My hubby and I do, of course. Three of the best dogs ever, as a matter of fact! I suppose you probably think you’ve got the best dog ever……of course you do.
I was excited to be selected to join in Merrick Pet Food’s #BestDogEver campaign. I love their slogan, “The best dog ever deserves the best food ever“. I have heard nothing but good things about Merrick pet food and I was happy to be given the opportunity to give it a try. We weren’t unhappy with our current food. Over the years I have become more and more selective about what we feed our pets, so the latest food we’d been feeding scored high at websites that rank dog food. Merrick scored even higher……the highest rankings on both sites I check, as a matter of fact, for the variety that I selected to try.
Merrick actually has 125 dog food, cat food, and pet treat recipes, so there’s a lot to choose from! Their recipes are sourced locally with farm fresh ingredients to ensure the highest quality, and do not contain any ingredients from China. They are made with quality protein and healthy fats, with each product specifically formulated to give your dog the most nutritious food they can get.
I feel confident that my dogs will do well on a food made using natural and holistic recipes, knowing that it is manufactured in a five star kitchen in the USA where they uphold the guidelines set by the FDA.
I selected a grain free dog food to try. I’ve been wanting to try grain free for a while, even though I’ve been on the fence about whether it’s necessary and lives up to the hype it’s been given. I’ve read both sides of the story. Some of the advantages are said to be: less waste and shedding, less digestive problems, better breath, more energy, and fewer allergies. No, my dogs don’t currently have any allergies that we are aware of. But I feel they could develop allergies at any time, so why not avoid some of the things known to cause them? Grain free is said to be closer to the carnivorous diet dogs are meant to have.
However, we all know that the bottom line here is: do my dogs like it? We received the Real Pork & Sweet Potato recipe, and the dogs love it. I love that it is appropriate for all breeds of all ages, so we can feed the same thing to all of the dogs. It contains glucosamine for joint health and omega fatty acids for healthy skin and coat. We had to keep in mind that the calorie content is higher than our current food, so we recalculated the amount of food they should get. One thing that can offset the higher cost of grain free food is the fact that they need less of it. We won’t know right away whether grain free lives up to our expectations, and I’m not committed to feeding them only grain free at this point in time. I’ve heard it’s best to switch your dogs’ foods every so often, so this may just be one of many we try.
Would you like to try Merrick dog food? Your perfect opportunity is here because they are having a very generous giveaway! Just fill out the rafflecopter below for your chance to win ONE YEAR’s worth of dog food!! Good luck!
*Update – I forgot to say that the contest is open to USA residents only over 18 years of age. I apologize for any confusion!*
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