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Spotlight: MAXOTA RAW and URBAN WOLF NY

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For pet owners in Rockland   County, NY there   is a new specialty pet store in town- Urban Wolf.  What makes this Nyack pet shop stand out from others is their own small batch brand of all natural raw dog food called MAXOTA RAW.

Urban Wolf co-owner Gunner Williams was introduced to the concept of raw by his vet, a raw diet advocate.

“Nutrition is the key to your pet experiencing increased energy, improved skin and coat health, and better smelling breath. This is achievable by transitioning your dog to an all-natural raw food, such as MAXOTA RAW. A dog’s digestive system is built to utilize more nutrients out of a raw natural diet.”

Gunners has a background in preventative & holistic health practices. After seeing the benefits of a raw diet first hand with his own dog, he was motivated to make his own natural, fresh, wholesome dog food.

“At MAXOTA RAW, we produce, package and freeze all our all natural raw pet formulas in small batches and use only the finest, freshest, human-grade USA ingredients available. All our products are grain-free and contain zero additives, preservatives, hormones, steroids, antibiotics or fillers.”

If you are in Rockland County, URBAN WOLF is having its Grand Opening on January 29th, in Nyack, New York. The special event will include educational information about adopting a raw food diet for your pet.

 

ABOUT URBAN WOLF and MAXOTA RAW

Co-owner Gunner Williams, received a BS in Nutritional Sciences, has a background in preventative & holistic health practices and was a registered sanitarian and environmental health specialist.   While working at Canyon Ranch he was exposed to holistic health practices and alternative forms of preventive medicine.

URBAN WOLF is a specialty pet boutique in Nyack NY, specializing in healthy, all natural food and treats and featuring MAXOTA RAW, a small batch raw dog food formula.

MAXOTA RAW is currently available for purchase in-store or safely shipped frozen via UPS.  to local New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Vermont areas
http://www.maxotaraw.com/

Small dogs can win big- Royal Canin Treatment Sweepstakes

Free dog food sweepstakes , Royal Canin® Treatment Sweepstakes

To celebrate the launch of the Royal Canin X-SMALL line, the company is kicking off a sweepstakes called The Royal Canin Treatment. The nationwide promotion will award one lucky pet owner free dog food, grooming, along with an accessory shopping spree to pamper their extra small dog*. The Royal Canin Treatment Sweepstakes begins February 24 and runs through June 1, 2012.

Royal Canin X-SMALL food is designed for dogs under 8 pounds. It is available for puppy, adult, mature and aging life stages

Learn more and enter to win at www.RoyalCaninTreatment.com

About Royal Canin- Royal Canin USA is a forerunner of nutritional and technological advancement in dog and cat food.A health conscience dog and cat food line that includes breed specific diets, size specific nutrition and veterinary diets for all life stages

Grain Free Cat Food – Platefulls by Natural Balance

 
Platefulls™

 Natural Balance® Platefulls™ cat pouches, come in eight grain-free formulas with high quality ingredients, including four indoor varieties with garden greens and increased fiber, and four regular formulas.

Each formula includes a sauce to stimulate cats’ appetites while providing premium quality nutrition for cats. They do not contain corn, soy, wheat, artificial flavors or colors. Premium proteins—such as duck, salmon, mackerel and turkey—are combined with canola oil, biotin and flaxseed to help produce a great skin and coat.

 Platefulls™ are available in an array of flavors:

For more information, visit www.naturalbalanceinc.com.

Natures Variety Grain Free Instinct Dog Food

Natures Variety  Instinct Grain-Free Nutrition for Dogs

Site description: Grain-free and gluten-free, perfect for satisfying your dog’s carnivorous cravings and nutritional needs. Instinct is also highly digestible and nutritionally dense.

 Instinct Dry Kibble

70% pure animal- 30% vegetable and fruit source and 0% grain/gluten /potato. The product line indicates a grain free diet may :

    • Provide relief from most food allergy symptoms
    • Helps your dog reach and maintain an ideal weight
    • Exclusive freeze dried raw coating for great taste and nutrition
    • Specially formulated for rotation feeding ( see below)
    • Complete and balanced for all life stages and all breeds

            I recently offered Nature’s Variety Instinct Rabbit Meal Formula to my test dog who always eats dry kibble- standard commercial brands- with grain.  I chose rabbit to add a little flavor variety. I incorporated some of the higher protein- grain free Natures Variety kibble in to his regular food.  Top ingredients in the Rabbit Meal dry kibble:  Rabbit Meal, Salmon Meal, Tapioca, Chicken Fat, Tomato Pomace,Pumpkinseeds, and more…

http://www.naturesvariety.com/Instinct/dog/kibble/rabbit

My Results- the kibble was well received by my test pooch and he enjoy it very much. Later that day his poop texture was different but I was expecting this.  Nature Variety’s website  indicates their foods are formulated to make rotating easy.  Rotation diet is based on the premise that variety will provide better overall health. This is accomplished thru rotating both protein sources and food types ( kibble, canned, raw or a combo).

If you are interested in incorporating a grain free product or more protein sources their website has a resource and video that explains the benefits of a Rotation Diet http://www.naturesvariety.com/learning/rotation

Those looking for a grain free regime may want to look into the product line..

ABOUT Nature’s Variety – a small, independent pet food company that believe the best nutrition comes from healthy, natural ingredients. Their foods are 100% free of corn, wheat, soy, chemicals, and artificial colors & preservatives.  Each diet is rich in meat, poultry or fish proteins. Brands: Instinct Raw Frozen Diets, Instinct Grain-free kibble ,  Instinct Grain –free Cans, Prairie kibble and cans.

This blog  is not an endorsement of any specifc product or company but provides informational reviews on a variety of natural pet  products available in the marketplace.

Dogswell Happy Hips Treat Review

Thors Review:  Dogswell Happy Hips Biscuits

Dogswell Happy Hips line of dog treats come in a variety of flavors such as Chicken, Beef, Lamb & Rice, Sweet Potatoes and Bacon & White Cheddar which I supplied to my test subject- Thor , a 105 lb Rottweiler with aging hip issues and arthritis onset. The biscuit line touts “Helps Maintain Healthy Hips & Joints with Glucosamine & Chondroitin”.

I try to include healthy natural dog food and treats, in addition to natural supplements, in Thors diet to ease his aches and pains.  These treats were well received.  I like that the biscuits add to his daily Glucosamine & Chondroitin supplement intake  and are made  from all natural ingredients that nutritonally make sense. DOGSWELL® products are made from natural meat and poultry with absolutely no added hormones, processed gluten, and no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives

The only comment I will make on Thors behalf-  “what about a bigger biscuit?” I top off his meals with one-two of these tiny tasty biscuits at each meal time and he like s finding the added treat in his bowl.  For large breeds a larger biscuit version would be a nice option.

Key Ingredients= Chicken – cage-free chickens raised without added growth hormones or  steroids. Bacon– They use real bacon, not synthetic bacon flavor. White Cheddar– Bacon and White Cheddar biscuits contain real white cheddar, not artificial cheese flavoring. Oats – healthy whole grains that supply B-complex vitamins, fiber and complex carbohydrates. Glucosamine & Chondroitin – Natural sources of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate help maintain joint mobility.

Buy Dogswell Happy Hips Functional Dog Treats


Dogswell Happy Hips Functional Dog Treats Happy Hips Chicken 32 oz

Free Dog-Cat Food Sweepstakes! March 2011

Sponsor: The Nutro Company

Only a few days left to enter. Win 1 year of free NUTRO® Dry Dog or Cat Food* in the “Tell Us Your NUTRO® Story Sweepstakes”. Write a review on your favorite Nutro product.  Contest details and link to site