Thursday, January 21, 2016

Variety is the Spice of Life #MixItUp

My dogs are fed a 100% raw diet.  I know this is not doable for some, due to a variety of factors - cost, space, ability to source meat.  Variety is a key component of a dog's diet.  Kibble rotation diets are popular because dogs receive a variety of proteins and tastes.  An easy way to add variety to your dog's diet is with Instinct® Raw Boost® Mixers.


This post is sponsored by Instinct® and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Instinct® Raw Boost® Mixers but My Rotten Dogs only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Instinct is not responsible for the content of this article.

My dogs LOVE their raw diet.  But they also love new flavors, textures, and forms of raw.

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how some raw is better than no raw, and Instinct Raw Boost Mixers are an easy way to add the goodness of raw to a dog's (or cat's) diet.

I have been adding the Raw Boost Mixers to their raw meals for the last few weeks, and my dogs love them.  They immediately pick them out to eat first.

Bruce isn't allowed to be present during meal prep, he gets a bit too excited.
Faolan got tired of waiting! (I was prepping, setting the timer on the camera, prepping, etc.  Little boy is typically more patient than this.)
As you can see, Faolan got a little impatient, knowing he was about to receive some delicious Raw Boost Mixers!  I have been feeding/treating my dogs with the beef and lamb Mixers.  My dogs are fans of red meat, and I sometimes have difficulty sourcing lamb for them otherwise.

Instinct Raw Boost Mixers can boost your dog's meal, no matter what you feed.  They are made with pure animal protein for lean muscles and strong bones and nutritious oils for healthy skin and coat.

I could preach all day long about the many benefits of including raw in a dog's diet. Increased energy, improved skin and coat condition, and healthy digestion are just a few.  Did you know that raw fed dogs typically have smaller poops?  True story.

As an added bonus...

My dogs love these so much, that they are willing to work hard for them, so I have also been using them as a high value treat.

It's wintertime in Indiana.  Which means the sun sets at 5 pm, the weather is frigid, and it's snow, rain, thaw, mud, snow, thaw, mud, rain, ice, etc.  Because of this, the dogs sometimes get fewer walks, and less running time in the big yard.  I try to counteract this by doing indoor training.  Instinct Raw Boost Mixers make a perfect training treat!



I will run my dogs, either individually or as a group, through their litany of behaviors and tricks.  After each desired behavior or trick, they get a Raw Boost Mixer.

Neeko, who is typically my steadfast, patient girl, proved to me just how desirable these are.  I was having Faolan perform "watch me" while holding some Raw Boost Mixers in my hand.  I hadn't requested anything of her, and she decided to help herself to them.


TLDR; Instinct Raw Boost Mixers are an easy, convenient way to add some variety and the goodness of raw to a dog's diet.  They can be used on top of kibble, canned, or raw food.  No need to add water.  They are enticing to the pickiest of treat snobs (I'm looking at you, Faolan) and make an excellent treat as well.  These are currently on sale at PetSmart.  Large bags are 20% off, and the trial bags are 3 for $5.00, through January 31.

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Have you tried Raw Boost Mixers?  How would/do you use them?







This post is sponsored by Instinct® and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Instinct® Raw Boost® Mixers but our Blog only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Instinct is not responsible for the content of this article.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nature's Variety. The opinions and text are all mine.



8 comments:

  1. These are a favorite here! They do make great training treats.

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  2. Oh yes, I can attest to the smaller poops on a raw diet ;-)
    I would definitely use the meal mixers as training treats as well, especially on those crappy winter days when we're pretty much stuck inside. Great post!!

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  3. I am curious about the calorie count of each piece. Is is high to use as a training treat?

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  4. We're not ready to go raw...we may never be, but I have recently started adding some homemade food to the dogs' kibble. If I don't have the time to cook meat, I've been using these instead, and I think they're great! The dogs think so too!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  5. Awesome post & Great photos! My dogs tried Instinct Raw & loved it.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  6. Awesome post & Great photos! My dogs tried Instinct Raw & loved it.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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