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The Most Natural Thing About Our Dog Is Her Diet #MixItUp

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Momma Told Me: Normal is a setting on the dryer.


Every mother likes to think her child is one-of-a-kind, unique, and very special. So it will come as no surprise when I remind you, once again, of how unique Nora is. I knew, from the very minute we saw her, immediately that she was not your everyday run of the mill house dog. We drove 8 hours up the coast and 8 hours back to bring home that tiny 2 pound ball of fluff and she immediately began developing a personality all of her own. At 4.5lbs soaking wet, and 3 years old, she is the strangest, most lovable, dog I've ever known. From her obsession with water to her never-ending energy and the way in which she greets every human as though they are the most exciting part of her day, to the full spins and flips she does when it's time to 'get dressed.'
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Yes, there is nothing ordinary about my fur child. Some would even say there is little natural about her. She was bred from a 2.5lb Maltese male and a 5lb Yorkie female; quite the strange pairing, no? She weighs next to nothing but spans over a foot from snout to tail and exerts enough energy and enthusiasm to make 100lb dogs hide behind their owners. I guess you could say she's the crazy eyed, wild haired child with two different colored socks in the checkout line at the department store singing rock music at the top of her lungs.

And Nora LOVES her onesies. Yes, my dogher has a problem. She quite literally pouts and refuses to play or eat when she is left 'naked' this time of the year. One could say she feels 'ashamed' and 'naked' without them. I used to be one of those 'judging' mothers when I saw a dog walk by in clothing, but here we are one of 'those' pet parents. It started out of practicality, really. A small skinny dog in need of some extra warmth in the Winter. Now we actually ask her what she prefers to wear, and she spins in circles until we put it on. Thankfully I can pass a decent harness off as 'clothes' in public most of the time-.
shopping at PetSmartNature's Variety Instinct® Raw Boost Mixers feature protein rich RAW ingredients you can mix in to your pet's everyday food for an ancestral diet boost they crave and need. Pick up a sample pack in 1 of 4 delicious varieties at PetSmart today and #MixItUp. AD
Nature's Variety Instinct® Raw Boost Mixers feature protein rich RAW ingredients you can mix in to your pet's everyday food for an ancestral diet boost they crave and need. Pick up a sample pack in 1 of 4 delicious varieties at PetSmart today and #MixItUp. AD
So, as you can imagine, when we go out in public with a small fluffy dog wearing a cutesy onesie we turn a lot of heads. A trip to our local PetSmart is No exception. Nora's not the only one so excited she quite literally vibrates with anticipation- the staff flock to us like she's a movie star. Jay says they do that with all the dogs who pass through, but I'm a bit prejudice. Just look at that face, no?
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As extraordinary as Nora, and her lifestyle, is we like to keep one thing quite natural. Her diet. You may recall, over the past few months, we've been moving her towards a more protein rich ancestral inspired diet. Her veterinarian suggested we increase Nora's protein intake as part of a solution for her tendency to over hydrate herself. So, when we came across Nature's Variety® Instinct® Raw Boost Mixers I was immediately intrigued by the idea of a raw protein based food we could add to her everyday dry food servings.
I'll be honest, I had no idea what to expect from Instinct® Raw Boost Mixers, but the concept of introducing raw food into Nora's diet was intriguing, so I decided to pick up a few sample sized packs. There are 4 Instinct® Raw Boost Mixers flavors for dogs; chicken, beef, turkey and lamb, and 2 varieties for cats (chicken and rabbit.) Since I wasn't quite sure which flavor would suit Nora best, and what to expect, I picked up a few of the sample pouches for just $1.99 each. PetSmart even had a coupon available to try a larger bag!
Nature's Variety Instinct® Raw Boost Mixers feature protein rich RAW ingredients you can mix in to your pet's everyday food for an ancestral diet boost they crave and need. Pick up a sample pack in 1 of 4 delicious varieties at PetSmart today and #MixItUp. ADNature's Variety Instinct® Raw Boost Mixers feature protein rich RAW ingredients you can mix in to your pet's everyday food for an ancestral diet boost they crave and need. Pick up a sample pack in 1 of 4 delicious varieties at PetSmart today and #MixItUp. AD
While we were there we shopped for a few gifts for her sister, Truffles the Cat, and picked out a brand new food bowl. Hot Pink is SO Nora's color- and we were in need of a new dish for a little 'fast eating' solution I've been planning. Nora is notorious for inhaling her food so I planned to introduce a new bowl and feeding system with the delicious new Instinct® Raw Boost Mixers additions. She was so excited by the whole event she could hardly wait to check out and get home. Of course we didn't escape without the cashier insisting she hold Nora as she rung up our goods- like I said, she's a rock star there. Sometimes I worry it will so to her head!
The trip home was considerably less eventful. Nora did ask if she could open her new toys, or have a snack, several times. I had to use 'Mom' voice a few times, but she soon settled in with only a few pouting glances from her father's lap. I know you're just as curious as I am about this new 'raw' mixer for pet food, so I promise to share all of the details and what I learn very soon. I gate to say it though, but it seems the dog might be eating better than the humans these days! Have you ever heard about raw foods formulated for pets? Would you consider serving them?


What Daughter Says: So my Dogher isn't the most natural canine- inside her ancestral diet craves a protein rich diet with raw ingredients. We want her to still be springing around in those onesies 10 years from now, after all!





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10 comments:

  1. I've heard of raw food and the raw diet, but hadn't heard of these mix ins before. They look like they'd be totally up Trixie's alley (and Trixie is just as unique as your Nora LOL!). I'll have to check them out... they look to be a little high in fat, and she's on a low fat diet, but perhaps as a treat once in awhile it would be ok.

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  2. What a little cutie pie. I have heard of the raw food diet. I have a pet sitting business and a few clients feed their pets that way. I'll have to see if I can find these.

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  3. She's so darn cute. We are rather strict about our Bull Mastiff's diet as well. Her appearance improved and her overall energy increased when we changed her diet as well.

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  4. I've never heard of raw food formulated for pets! I'll have to let my BFF know for her babies. I just love your litte Nora :).

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  5. I have heard of this before! I don't have a dog but if I did, totally something that I would look into for him / her. Cute pup!!!

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  6. What an adorable dog. We've never tried a raw food formula. I would like to try this.

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  7. I always thought animals were embarrassed by the clothes people put them in, but I can tell your little bundle of fur is just ecstatic about it. I also had no idea how important it was to feed them raw food formula, but I can tell by the images that it must be great for them.

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  8. She is adorable! I used to feed a raw diet that I made myself for my shepherds but it was a lot of work. This might be a lot easier!

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  9. oh my goodness, she is adorable!
    I love all the photos you got in PetSmart. You gave me ideas for the next time. I am so loving she felt like she was a big part of picking it out!

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  10. Nora is absolutely adorable, and so is her onesie! Instinct Raw boosters however, aren't adorable, they're a smart way to get the benefits of raw feeding without all the mess & hassle of actually handling raw food. Loved your review & photos!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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