It is hard to believe that Joey is 7 years old! Looking back, it is hard to remember that scared and shaking little puppy in the back of the cage at the pet adoption event that somehow caught my eye. From the moment that I picked him up in my arms and he settled right down, I knew that he had to be a part of my family. Little did I know at that time just how much things would change in 7 years 🙂 All of my sisters and I would get married within that time period, my nephew was born and now my other twin nephews will be making their appearance in a couple of months! My stepson, lil man, and Joey would become best buddies!! Joey would be Dad’s first mate on the boat (he has been boating with us since he was a couple of months old)…
I have always strived to go above and beyond to ensure the best for my furbabies! After all their love and friendship means the world to me and they are members of my family, so maybe I indulge them just a bit… For Joey, that means that he goes on all of our family vacations to the lake and most boating trips, goes to the doggie spa on a regular basis, gets mule rides each night, gets full access to coaches and beds and the lists goes on and on… He is also a very picky eater but I want to optimize his health so I am very particular about what he eats. He won’t even eat people food, unless it is meat and it has to not be breaded and not too hot or too cold. He will also will NOT eat on command…exhibit A…
And that is why this is the best picture that I could get of him and his new food (which he loves BTW), Natural Balance 😉 Did you know that just like in human food, even when the best ingredients are used in pet-food preparation, there is always a risk for food poisoning or contamination. That’s why rigorous testing is CRUCIAL to ensure the safety of all pet-food and thus optimizing pet health. I learned that Natural Balance performs nine safety tests on every batch of food! You can actually go to the Natural Balance website, enter the product info of your bag of Natural Balance food and get the safety report on your bag of food or treats, in real time. They call this their Buy with Confidence® promise!! That is just one way that they do everything they can to make sure you and your pet love their products just as much as they do! In an industry full of food recalls and issues, Natural Balance really stands out. Normally, paying more for a product means that it is higher quality but that isn’t a guarantee in today’s world. That is why Natural Balance goes the extra mile to test all of our products for safety. They care about your pet’s health and happiness above anything else!
After being invited to try out Natural Balance for Joey, I decided to use their “Help Me Choose” tool on their website to determine the right food for my Joe Joe Bear. Since he doesn’t have any special health needs or considerations (except that he is uber picky and likes his meat), I decided to try a few, then I made my list and headed down to our local PetsMart to pick up a variety of Natural Balance Pet Food (it is available at your local pet specialty store: PetSmart, PetCo, independent retailers, or online). I was impressed that they craft each of their formulas with quality ingredients like sweet potatoes, legumes and brown rice, and premium animal proteins such as chicken, lamb, salmon and venison.
I also grabbed him some of the Natural Balance treats and I love that they are as healthy as they are tasty! Just like in the pet food, the treats have no artificial flavors or preservatives, so I can feel really good about giving my baby a few!
I actually got him to look at me!! As long as I had a Natural Balance treat in my hand 🙂
This is my Joey trying to keep his Natural Balance treat from our cat, Gabbi 😉 He is very protective of his new goodies!! He has the whole thing in his mouth…LOL 🙂 Have I mentioned how much he hates cameras? You have to sneak shots of him when he isn’t looking…you pull out a phone or a camera and point it at him, he turns away or walks away! He just somehow knows that it is a camera 😉 But enough about that…are you ready for a fun giveaway from our friends at Natural Balance?
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