I’ve often considered feeding the dogs either a homemade or a raw diet, at least partially. When I got a book to research Sheba’s cancer and see what we could to help her stay healthy safely, diet is one aspect that was mentioned (I’ll be doing a full review of the book soon). Time is really the one thing that holds me back from either, but I really do enjoy cooking sometimes, so why not for the dogs?
There are easy ingredients to put together for a healthy meal, not just for Sheba with her cancer; but the other dogs benefit from fresher ingredients as well, even though we do feed high quality kibble and canned food. I only want to supplement their kibble, not replace it completely, so anything I cook is added to their current meal (with the amount of kibble adjusted to reduce calories). I don’t always have the time to cook meat specially for them though, and there are a lot of meats on the recommended list that my hubby and I don’t eat, so I’m not as likely to cook it separately for the dogs.
So when Chewy.com gave us the opportunity to try Instinct Rawboost Mixers, it seemed like the perfect way to let the dogs try some lamb, which I don’t care for. I had some leftover broccoli and oatmeal that I had previously cooked for them, so that was an ideal time to use that up and add some meat as well, in the form of these freeze dried raw meal toppers.
Here are a few of things I found attractive about this product:
- Made from grass-fed lamb.
- Packed with protein and other quality ingredients such as carrots, apples, squash, flaxseed, and salmon oil just to name a few.
- Manufactured in the USA.
- Helps with proper digestion, healthy skin and coat, and energy and vitality.
Supper time is quite a process at our house! The dogs are on various supplements and on this particular night I also added coconut oil and fresh basil to the mixture I had made.
I’ll be sharing more about some of the other things we are adding to some of the dogs’ meals in the future. We have also switched Sheba to a higher quality kibble as recommended in the book. By the way, we are able to buy that kibble through chewy.com (they carry 400+ brands)! We buy all of our dog and cat food as well as some treats and toys from chewy. Their customer service is fast….I often place an order and just hours later get an email that it has been shipped! Their prices are competitive and usually lower than our local store. Since we live in a rural area, there are really not many stores close by that carry the brands I like. Besides, I’d rather be home with the dogs than out shopping for their food!
*Disclaimer: We received a bag of Instinct Rawboost Mixers to review from chewy.com, but were in no other way compensated for this post. All opinions are our own.