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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.

NYC Pet Show Great Line Up

The NYC Pet Show is an event for the urban pet lover. The show provides attendees with an interactive experience comprised of activities, meet & greets, seminars and panel discussions. More than 75 exhibitors will provide dog and cat owners with products and services .

Some of the top natural pet food lines such as Blue Buffalo. Ark Naturals, Fresh Pet, Merrick,  Stella & Chewys will be exhibiting as well as smaller specialty companies that offer grooming products, treats, pet apparel, and of course pet food lines. Products will be available for purchase at the show.

Besides the expo   there will be informative sessions and special appearances by Victoria Stillwell, host of Animal Planet’s It’s Me or The Dog!, Rescue Ink and reality TV celebrities Doggie Moms. There will also be workshops scheduled on both days “Ask The Professionals” -Vet, Cat and Grooming questions.

Check out NYCPETSHOW Twitter Page for a Promotional Code to save on Advance Ticket Purchase http://twitter.com/NYCPetShow

NYC Pet Show

May 21, 2011 to May 22, 2011 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: $20 in advance; $25 at door

Informative Sites Pet Weight and Nutrition

What is Your Pets Ideal Weight?

Is your pet packing on the pounds, or just slowing down? Overweight people may nurture overweight pets. Lack of exercise, indoor living, eating calorie dense human food, out of control serving size or adding empty nutrient -calorie filled foods can all be causes.

Animal Cancers, Arthritis, Hip Dysplasia are just a few down sides of excess pet weight

Check out this handy reference list of ideal weight ranges for dogs and cats on the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention website

 http://www.petobesityprevention.com/ideal-weight-ranges/

Another interesting resource for nutritional information on petfood is GoodGuide.com. Their mission is to help consumers make purchasing decisions that reflect their preferences and values. They provide green product reviews and information. Good Guide has produced a video: How To Choose Healthy, Green Pet Food: GoodGuide’s Pet Food Ratings or visit their website under Best Pet Food Ratings