Why I Feed My Dogs Like Family
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I joke that if we get any more critters here that I'm going to start charging admission at the gate.  We currently have goats, chickens, two cats, and two dogs.  We bought the chickens and goats, but the dogs and cats are all rescues.  We are just one critter short of a zoo around here.  

My dogs couldn't be further apart from each other in size or personality.  Nacho is my seven pound chihuahua mix with the typical small dog attitude.  He's definitely a momma's boy though.  He's sits beside me or on my lap while I'm writing or working on my social media posts.  If I go to my craft room, he follows me in and sits behind me in my office chair so he doesn't disturb my work.  His important job in the family is being my muse.

Dolph is a 60-something pound rottweiler and German shepherd mix.  He's big and happy-go-lucky.  He loves to play, especially outside.  He's happiest just chilling on the deck or playing with one of the kids.  He loves to chase a ball or stick and will bring it back over and over again before he wears out.  His job is being a work dog on the farm.  This means he chases the tractor or the four-wheeler while we do our chores, but it makes him feel important.

What the dogs do have in common is that they both love Nature’s Recipe® Grain Free dog food.  While they will happily eat any of the varieties, both boys are big fans of the salmon, sweet potato, and pumpkin dog food.  


I buy the boys their Nature's Recipe Grain Free dog food at Walmart.  I visit Walmart at least twice a week, so it's nice that I can pick it up while I'm there anyway and don't have to make a special trip.  I also like that it's available in several sizes from a  4pound bag to a 24 pound bag.

Nature's Recipe has been making natural pet food for 35 years, so it's a brand that I trust.  It's made with vitamins, mineral, and nutrients and has real meat as the first ingredient.  

It's grain free, which is important to me as I switched my dogs to grain free food several months ago.  Nature's Recipe uses nutrient dense pumpkin and sweet potato for carbohydrates.  

All of their formulas are made without corn, soy, wheat, artificial flavors, preservatives, and poultry by-products.  

I feed my dogs premium dog food because they deserve it.  Nacho is my companion and buddy.  He turned 8-years-old this year, so he's middle aged.  I want him to live a long and happy life, so I take care of him to keep him healthy.

Both boys are so happy since we switched to Nature's Recipe Grain Free food.  I've always joked that Nacho was born a little old man because he was always a little grumpy and wanted to be left alone.  Now he wants pettings and love from his humans.

Dolph has always been a generally happy dog.  His coat is softer and shinier since I switched him to premium food.  

As a larger breed, Dolph doesn't have as long of a lifespan.  At 5-years-old, he is also middle aged. He spends a lot of his time running and playing while we work around the farm, so he is a very active dog.  He needs quality food to keep him fueled to play hard.

Both of my boys come running when they hear us touch the Nature's Recipe dog food bag at dinner time.  I think it's pretty obvious how much Dolph loves his food from his wagging tail!

I'm happy when my dogs are happy.  Be sure to check out Nature's Recipe dog food at Walmart for premium food for your furry friend.

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.