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Primal Pet Food Review and Giveaway

August 31st, 2015 · 10 Comments · Diet, Manufacturers

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Most of us are here because our Tripawd was diagnosed with cancer. That dreaded condition really makes us think about what goes into our pet’s food bowl. We constantly wonder: “Did that cheap pet food cause the cancer?” “What can we feed to keep it from coming back?”

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They depend on us for healthy food.

It’s simple: dog or cat, human or otherwise, we are what we eat. The food we scoop into our pet’s bowl affects their skin, coat, eyes, brain and more. We enjoy hunting down the best foods we can feed our cats and dogs so today we’re shining the spotlight on Primal Pet Foods, one of the first and most respected U.S. pet food producers to create a highly nutritious, commercially available raw food diet for cats and dogs.

Get ready for the hunt! You’re going to love what you find.

Wyatt goes Wild for Primal

Going on the hunt for nature’s healthy food.

Enter The Primal Pet Foods Giveaway!
Read on for a chance to win one free bag of Primal Pet Food for dogs! We’ll tell you how to enter below.

This post is sponsored by Primal Pet Foods. We are being compensated for spreading the word about their product, but Tripawds only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Primal is not responsible for the content of this article.

Going Wild Over Primal Raw Pet Foods

Raw food for cats and dogs isn’t a new craze – it goes back thousands of years. Also known as “BARF (Bones and Raw Food or Biologically Appropriate Raw Food),” it’s the only real “pet food” to come out of Mother Nature’s pantry.

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Yes, he devoured this raw elk bone.

The BARF (raw) diet is based on feeding raw meaty bones, muscle meat, organs and raw, fresh fruits and vegetables to our pets. Why do it? Because in the wild animals subsist on the flesh, bones and innards of their prey. By feeding these uncooked ingredients to our pets, we can mimic the eating habits of animals in their natural habitat.

The problem is that feeding a raw pet food diet on your own is tricky. Most online recipes for raw food for dogs and cats are inadequate. Not this one.

Primal Freeze Dried Nuggets Dog Food

Primal Freeze Dried Nuggets Dog Food Review

Primal Pet Foods is the easiest and safest way to feed a nutritionally balanced raw food diet for cats and dogs.

Primal gives your dog or cat optimum nutrition through raw ingredients packed with active enzymes, unprocessed amino acids and necessary vitamins and minerals that are so important for a natural, long, happy and healthy life.

Primal Freeze Dried Nuggets Dog Food

These freeze-dried nuggets turn into a meal!

  • Fresh, human-grade, antibiotic-free and steroid-free meats, poultry and game from U.S. and New Zealand ranchers utilizing natural, sustanable agricultural methods.
  • Certified organic produce, minerals and unrefined vitamins in every bag
  • Nothing sourced from China. Ever.

Primal has an entire line of complete and balanced, frozen and freeze-dried raw-food, like the Pork Formula we gave Wyatt. There’s currently over 13 types of protein sources to choose from, making it easy to rotate foods into your pet’s feeding routine.

Primal Freeze Dried Nuggets Dog Food

Raw food, like nature made it.

Primal also has “Mixes and Grinds” to supplement DIY raw meals, Raw Meaty and Rreational Bones for better oral health and a whole line of Primal treats too.

When Wyatt heard we had Primal, he went on the hunt to find it!

Wyatt goes Wild for Primal

Wyatt goes Wild for Primal

Feed Raw with Peace of Mind

We always wanted to put our Wild Boy Wyatt on a raw food diet but stocking our tiny apartment-sized RV freezer and refrigerator with raw meats just didn’t. Now that we’ve had the chance to do this Primal Pet Foods review, we’ve got no excuse not to get the Wild One on the most complete raw food diet for cats and dogs available.

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He found his prey!

Here’s how our hunt went down:

  • It pays to watch Primal’s education videos about preparing their freeze-dried or frozen foods. Silly us, we just dumped the freeze-dried nuggets into a bowl without breaking them up, which is necessary to add moisture to the food.
  • We also learned that heating it up is a no-no because heat kills the beneficial enzymes and nutrients in those little raw nuggets. Check out Primal’s tips for preparing raw pet food.
  • Primal’s Feeding Calculator is a handy tool for understanding the different ways to make the switch to a BARF diet.
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Wyatt loves Primal raw food for dogs.

Say “raw diet” to most conventional veterinarians and they panic: “There’s too much bacteria!” “Your dog will choke on the bones!” Fear not: learn why so many holistic-minded vets agree that raw feeding is beneficial for dogs and cats. Still unsure? Learn why Primal raw food for cats and dogs is super safe, even for pets with cancer.

Here’s how to find Primal Pet Foods at a pet supply store near you.

Win a Bag of Primal Freeze Dried Pork Formula

Ready to win a sample bag of Primal Freeze-Dried Nuggets Pork Formula for Dogs?

HOW TO ENTER THE PRIMAL GIVEAWAY:
1. Enter name and email in the Giveaway box below.
2. Click Begin to reveal mandatory question.
3. Enter your name and click Submit.
4. LEAVE COMMENT WITH ANSWER!

Enter every day if you’d like! We’ll pick one winner at random from all blog comments below on September 15 and notify by email.

Learn Why Primal is the Best Way to Go Raw

 


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Friday Freebie! Enter the Dr. Harvey’s Goody Bag Giveaway

August 21st, 2015 · 13 Comments · Diet

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Hey folks! Did you know there’s An Easy Way to Feed Dogs Real Vegies and Meat? Home cooking dog food isn’t as hard as you think. Dr. Harvey’s Veg-to-Bowl is the easiest way to feed real foods for a healthy life. Find out just how easy, by entering your name in a random drawing for a Dr. Harvey’s goody bag!

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Dr. Harvey’s fresh home cooking for dogs.

This post is sponsored by Dr. Harvey’s. We are being compensated for spreading the word about their product, but Tripawds only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Dr. Harvey’s is not responsible for the content of this article.

HOW TO ENTER DR. HARVEY’S GIVEAWAY:
1. Enter name and email in the Giveaway box below.
2. Click Begin to reveal mandatory question.
3. Enter your name and click Submit.
4. Leave a comment with your answer at the bottom of this blog post.

One winner will be chosen at random on September 1st. Can’t wait to see if you won? Use this special coupon from Dr. Harvey’s to try some right away!

Veg-to-Bowl is the Easy Way to Home Cooking Dog Food

If you’re already home cooking for your dog, do you know if it’s complete and balanced nutrition?  Veg-to-Bowl by Dr. Harvey’s lets you know for sure that you’re serving up the best nutrition for your dog.

Dr Harvey's Veg-to-Bowl

Real food for real dogs.

All Goodness, No Artificial Ingredients

See how Dr. Harvey’s Veg-to-Bowl gives you peace of mind when home cooking dog food for your pack:

  • Just add water, a raw or cooked meat of your choice, and oil
  • Vitamins and minerals for optimal health are already in every scoop – no more guessing!
  • Nine different dehydrated/freeze-dried vegetables and organic herbs are in every meal.
  • You won’t find any preservatives and additives, coloring agents and dyes.
  • No sugar and salt either! Yes, many dog food brands have them!
  • No grains, fillers, corn, wheat or soy. Just grain-free goodness.

For more great information, check out our post, “An Easy Way to Feed Dogs Real Vegies and Meat!

Dr Harvey's Veg-to-Bowl

“Oh my Dog what is this?!”

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Enter the #TeamGlycoFLEX Joint Support Supplement Giveaway

August 17th, 2015 · 13 Comments · Supplements

All Tripawds are at greater risk of joint stress and osteoarthritis than four-legged dogs. But the good news is, we can do three simple things to minimize that risk and give our Tripawd the best quality of life.

#GlycoFLEX Giveaway

Enter The #TeamGlycoFLEX Giveaway!
Read on for a chance to win one free bag of veterinarian formulated Glyco FLEX® joint support supplement for dogs! We’ll tell you how to enter below. If you have a Tripawd kitty, you’ll want to stay tuned for next month’s Glyco FLEX joint supplement for cats giveaway contest!

This post is sponsored by VetriScience Laboratories, makers of Glyco FLEX joint support supplement. We are being compensated for spreading the word about their product, but Tripawds only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. VetriScience is not responsible for the content of this article.

3 Easy Ways to Help Your Tripawd Stay Strong

After many discussions with canine rehabilitation therapists we’ve learned there are three things we can do to minimize the risk of joint injury or osteoarthritis in a Tripawd dog:

1. Maintain low body weight

Every extra pound on a dog is the equivalent to five pounds on a human body. That additional weight puts a dog’s skeletal system under excessive stress. If your Tripawd is overweight, start taking those pounds off, now with these Tripawd diet tips.

2. Play core-strengthening and balance games

Choose the right kinds of activity and exercise to avoid joint stress. Focus on building up muscles in the core area (abdominal) and back, which will better support your dog’s skeletal system. Start with these fun core-strenthening games your Tripawd will enjoy.

3. Feed a high quality, daily joint support supplement for dogs

Give your Tripawd a premium, clinically-tested joint support supplement for dogs to cover all your bases. There are tons of joint supplements for dogs to choose from, but one sure way to know your money is well-spent: find a product that can prove it does what it claims. One that lives up to this standard is Glyco FLEX.

#TeamGlycoFLEX Giveaway

Glyco FLEX is a veterinarian formulated joint support supplement for dogs that’s been clinically proven to boost hind leg strength in dogs by 41%, in just four weeks.

You can check out the entire study here, but in a nutshell, researchers discovered that dogs who were given Glyco FLEX® showed significant improvement in lameness after treatment and a 41% increase in peak vertical force after just four weeks!

Made by VetriScience® Laboratories, Glyco FLEX is a chicken liver flavored chew that vets recommend for building maximum joint and connective tissue support. One thing makes it stand out from others is Glyco FLEX is the only joint support product made with “Perna canaliculus,” a powerful ingredient that’s rich with vital joint support substances like amino acids, minerals, fatty acids, vitamins and glycoproteins.

#TeamGlycoFlex Giveaway

In addition to Perna, Glyco FLEX also includes DMG, glucosamine, MSM, and other active ingredients that have been studied for use in dogs requiring advanced joint support.

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Enter the #TeamGlycoFLEX Giveaway!

The good people at VetriScience want your Tripawd to have a chance at benefiting from Glyco FLEX, so they’re giving us one bag to giveaway to a lucky Tripawd dog member! Here’s all you have to do to enter:

HOW TO ENTER GLYCOFLEX GIVEAWAY:
1. Enter name and email in the Giveaway box below.
2. Click Begin to reveal mandatory question.
3. Enter your name and click Submit.
4. Leave a comment with your answer at the bottom of this blog post.

We love what Glyco FLEX has done for dogs of all ages, whether they have four or three legs. This is why we’re happy to spread the word and give your pup a chance to enjoy successful results like these:

Thanks for entering the #TeamGlycoFLEX giveaway contest! The winner will be contacted via email. Good luck!

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An Easy Way to Feed Dogs Real Vegies and Meat!

July 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Diet

Feeding fresh, “real” food to our dogs is the first step to good health. It’s also the first step to any cancer-fighting strategy. Yet how many of us have time to home cook for pets every day? We sure don’t, but we know an awesome way to get around that – Dr. Harvey’s Veg-to-Bowl grain-free dog food pre-mix.

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Dr. Harvey’s fresh home cooking for dogs.

This post is sponsored by Dr. Harvey’s. We are being compensated for helping spread the word about their pawesome food, but Tripawds only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Dr. Harvey’s is not responsible for the content of this article.

Veg-to-Bowl Takes the Guesswork Out of Home Cooking

You’ll find many DIY pet food recipes on the Internet, but most vets agree that many home cooked pet food recipes are nutritionally deficient. Instead of hoping that your home cooked food will meet the needs of your dog, Veg-to-Bowl lets you know for sure that you’re serving up the best nutrition for your dog.

Dr Harvey's Veg-to-Bowl

Real food for real dogs.

Easy and Nutritious Homemade Dog Food

With Dr. Harvey’s Veg-to-Bowl, you control the fats and protein, not a pet food factory:

  • Just add water, a raw or cooked meat of your choice, and oil
  • Vitamins and minerals for optimal health are already in every scoop – no more guessing!
  • Nine different dehydrated/freeze-dried vegetables and organic herbs are in every meal.
  • You won’t find any preservatives and additives, coloring agents and dyes.
  • No sugar and salt either! Yes, many dog food brands have them!
  • No grains, fillers, corn, wheat or soy. Just grain-free goodness.

We all know that eating fresh, unprocessed foods will help our own health – well the same is true for our pets! There’s no denying that what comes out of the produce and meat sections of our grocery store is less processed, fresher and more nutritious. Now we have the ability to put that into our dog’s bowl, every single day, with no hassles at all!

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Veg-to-Bowl before adding water.

Veg-to-Bowl Doesn’t Look Like Dog Food – Because It’s Not!

What you see with Dr. Harvey’s Veg-to-Bowl is what you get – the kind of real food that we put in our refrigerators! The only difference is that it’s dehydrated for convenience, and all we do is add water, oil and meat or fish when we need to make it. Just as we do with our own diets, we control the protein source and fat content that go into our pet’s dish every day.

Instead of wondering if we’re serving up nutrition that can fight a condition like cancer, we know we are. That’s because for the last 30 years, Dr. Harvey Cohen has made it his mission to provide better nutrition for our pets at every life stage, for every health condition, including cancer.

Dr Harvey's Veg-to-Bowl

Homemade dog food is this easy.

A Day in the Life of a Veg-to-Bowl Dog

We gave Veg-to-Bowl a try, knowing that Wyatt Ray would leap at the chance to have real meat in his dish. See, we’re vegetarians, so serving up meat is a rare occasion in our kitchen. When we started preparing turkey for three days of Veg-to-Bowl servings, Wyatt went crazy! His powerful olfactory sense knew something was different.

Dr Harvey's Veg-to-Bowl

Easy home cooked food for dogs.

By the time the meat cooled and was ready to mix into his meal, he was climbing the walls! It was hard to keep him from leaping up at the bowl.

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Wyatt starts devouring Veg-to-Bowl

Veg-to-Bowl Tips

  • If your dog doesn’t eat raw, cook the meat ahead of time. If your dog eats raw, prepare meat as usual.
  • Store Veg-to-Bowl in one container, meat in another. Combine at mealtime.
  • Rotating your oils is important. Each oil contains different fatty acids that are essential to your dog’s well being. We recommend using either flaxseed oil, salmon oil, sesame oil, hemp oil, olive oil etc. or you can use Dr. Harvey’s Health and Shine.

Crazy But True Fact: Some dogs who’ve been fed commercial diets all their lives might not be familiar with “real food” and actually turn their noses up at it! To introduce Dr. Harvey’s to a dog who has never had fresh vegetables, rotate Veg-to-Bowl into your dog’s existing food very slowly. Use a super yummy meat source and mix 25% Veg-to-Bowl into to the old stuff each day, until Dr. Harvey’s equals 100% of the meal.

Dr Harvey's Veg-to-Bowl

“Oh my Dog what is this?!”

Ask Dr. Harvey

If you have any questions about Dr. Harvey’s Veg-to-Bowl, he and his team are ready to answer them. Just contact the company and let them know what you’re wondering about, they’re always happy to help.

Remember; we are what we eat. If we want our dogs to thrive, it’s critical that we feed them unprocessed, fresh foods. Dr. Harvey’s is how you can do it, without the guesswork of free home cooked dog food recipes from the Internet.

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Wyatt licks Veg-to-Bowl clean!

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Save on Real Meat and Vegetables for Cancer Dogs

July 13th, 2015 · No Comments · Diet

When your dog is diagnosed with cancer, it is important to be proactive. The first thing to do is to give them the best nutrition.  Start now with this 10% off coupon code for Tripawds when ordering Dr. Harvey’s exceptional health foods for companion animals.

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Nutrition-as-Medicine Starts in Your Kitchen

Dr. Harvey’s foods are the best you can buy for dogs, especially those who are fighting cancer.

The decision to prepare homemade dog food is one of the most important steps that you can take for your companion.

It’s home cooking for dogs made easy: Just add water, meat and oil and offer your dog the gift of health from you kitchen. In just minutes, Dr. Harvey’s best-selling Veg-to-Bowl makes the perfect healthy homemade dog food.

Veg-to-Bowl Makes Home Cooking Easy

  • Allows total control of protein amounts because you add the protein.
  • Is natural with vitamins and minerals and uses the finest dehydrated and freeze-dried vegetables.
  • Free of all preservatives and additives, coloring agents and dyes, sugar and salt.
  • Contains no fillers, no corn, no wheat, no soy.
  • Veg-to-Bowl can be used daily to make a fresh, homemade meal

Learn how easy it is to make Dr. Harvey’s home cooking dog food a part of your cancer fighting strategy. And save with this special coupon code just for Tripawds members:

NOTE: This offer has expired! Please see sidebar for any current Dr. Harvey’s promotions.

Don’t miss the full Dr. Harvey’s home cooked dog food review from Tripawds Spokesdog Wyatt Ray!

This post is sponsored by Dr. Harvey’s. We are being compensated for helping to spread the word about their food and nutrition products, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Dr. Harvey’s is not responsible for the content of this article.

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