We have three active dogs – two aging seniors and one young adult. Bringing Luke into our household brought a new energy to his older siblings. Cricket recently turned 11 and Sheba will be there in just a few days. When Sheba and Luke get playing, whether it’s tug-o-war or just arguing over a toy…you’d be hard pressed to guess which one is almost 11 and which one almost 2.
We do everything we can to keep all three dogs healthy; that includes lots of fresh air and exercise, supplements, and a grain free, limited ingredient diet. We had been on the lookout for a new food for them recently. We were pleased to be selected to try Pinnacle Pet Food®. The idea that it was holistic and made from quality ingredients right in California appealed to me. They started in 1998 as the breakthrough company in holistic foods and just this last May they took all their dog recipes to grain free.
We chose Sheba to be the one to make the switch and be our “spokesdog” for this new food. However, once I learned more about it, and we received our Trout & Sweet Potato food, I decided all 3 dogs could give it a try. They are all fish lovers so they were excited.
Of course we did the changeover slowly, following the recommended 25% new food mixed with old for 3 days, then 50% for 3 days, and 75% for three days. I noticed some softer stools during the changeover, but nothing major and by the time we were at 100% everyone was doing fine. The dogs find it tasty and I know that it is easy on Luke’s sensitive stomach.
During this time we were doing extra walks for Walk Your Dog Week, along with our usual daily play time in the yard. I noticed Sheba especially being full of energy. I think part of it was due to the cooler fall weather, but to keep a senior dog like her acting like a puppy, you need all the factors in place.
Not only does she seem more energetic, but her coat seems especially soft, and her ears are less gunky than usual. She has been chasing the ball more, and often chasing her brother as well. I had just commented to my hubby last week that she had been running a lot on one particular day. She was actually just a bit gimpy that night, but by the next day she was fine. Neither she nor Cricket seem to act their age much of the time, but if they overdo it a bit, they feel it in their arthritic joints. As long as they recover quickly, we like to let them do what they want, within reason.
Knowing this food provides total nutrition for holistic health makes me feel good about feeding it to them. If you are an ingredient conscious pet parent like I am, I think you’ll find these things about Pinnacle Pet Food appealing as well:
- They have natural, healthy recipes that use high quality proteins like trout, turkey, and salmon.
- Other holistic ingredients include sweet potato, pumpkin, quinoa, flax seed, blueberries, kelp, and cottage cheese.
- Antioxidants are included to support a healthy immune system – this is especially important for seniors and cancer survivors like our Sheba.
- Plenty of fiber to encourage healthy digestion and small stools.
- This food promotes general joint health and overall muscle tone, both of which are very important for active dogs.
- This grain free food is also less expensive than what we had been feeding previously, and even though that’s not the most important thing about a food to me, we try to get the best quality food we can while not breaking the bank. When you have multiple pets that can be an important factor.
But the most important thing to me is that everyone is feeling good and they are healthy and happy.
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