Hello divas! I hope that your week has gone well and that you have fabulous plans for the upcoming weekend. Today I want to talk about something that is near and dear to my heart – my dog, Dixie the chihuahua. As the hubby and I do not have children yet, our cats and dog are the loves of our lives. They are truly apart of our family and we try very hard to make sure that they stay healthy and happy. So I was super excited when I got the chance to work with Rachael Ray Nutrish and let Dixie try out their new Zero Grain Beef with Bison dog food. I am also sharing my top 3 tips to keeping your dog healthy and happy so that you can have many years together.
Right after my hubby and I bought our house, we decided we wanted to get a dog to join our family (we already had my 2 cats from before we got married). Before we could head to the local animal shelter to adopt a new member of the family, however, fate stepped in. A friend of a friend had found an adorable stray chihuahua mix puppy in the woods on a hike but could not keep her. So my friend posted on Facebook to ask if anyone wanted to take her. My hubby and I saw the photo and fell in love – we brought her to our new home that very week.
From the very beginning, it was important to us to do everything we can to keep her happy. We already had 2 housecats that were, shall we say, well-loved (i.e. spoiled rotten) and we set out to make sure the same went for Dixie. Which is why we strive to only feed our fur babies the very best food we can, such as Rachael Ray Nutrish pet foods.
In 2007, Rachael Ray(with help from pet nutrition experts) created Nutrish ultra-premium food and treats for dogs. The brand grew to include cat food in 2014. But whether intended for dogs or cats, Nutrish recipes are made with simple natural ingredients and do not contain meat or poultry by-product meal or fillers. In fact, real meat is the #1 ingredient and all recipes were inspired by Rachael’s kitchen. And even more impressive than the food itself is that Rachael’s personal proceeds go to Rachael’s Rescue, a charity created to help shelter pets in need. This money has gone toward food, medical supplies and treatments for these unfortunate animals. Also, Rachael Ray Nutrish is the first premium brand of pet food that is only available in grocery/mass retailers like Target, Walmart and Amazon.
I was super excited to get to work with Rachael Ray Nutrish again (I shared my tips for healthy pets back in the spring, working with them so my cats could try out their new cat food). Dixie was super excited when the goodie box arrived with her new food and a steak squeaky toy (because we all need a steak sneaky toy to play with). The box also included some goodies for me and recipe ideas which I can’t WAIT to try out.
So what does it take to make sure your dog is healthy and happy in your family? Here are my top 3 tips for a healthy dog.
Quality food. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I focus a lot on eating a healthy diet. I want to make sure that my body is getting the nutrients that it needs to run efficiently. The same goes for Dixie. Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Zero Grain™ Beef with Bison Recipe is made with simple, natural ingredients like real U.S. farm-raised beef (always the number one ingredient) and wholesome vegetables. And there are never any grains, glutens or fillers. There are also zero poultry by-product meal and zero artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors.
Get to the doctor. Like the hubby and myself, it is important that Dixie visits the doctor every year for a check-up. We want to make sure that everything is going well, she gets her yearly booster and rabies shots and we get flea and tick treatment so we don’t have any pests around.
Playtime. Lots of playtime. Also like the hubby and myself, it is important that Dixie gets plenty of exercise. She loves to go for walks down the street to see her doggie friends in the neighborhood. And when she is not walking, she loves to play. Whether it is with her favorite toys or rolling around in the grass with daddy, she is happiest when she gets to have playtime. This also makes it much easier to cuddle in the evening and not be up all night.
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If you would like to try out Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain dog food for your furry friend, I have great news. You can give any Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero grain pet food and get $3 off your purchase. Also, be sure to follow Rachael Ray Nutrish on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Do you have pets? How do you keep them healthy and happy?