THANK YOU, Natural Balance, for giving my dog more options!
Dec 21, 2010
My 3-yo Shih Tzu has had tummy problems for most of the 2+ years since I adopted her. She had an ongoing vomiting/acid tummy spit-up problem that completely ruined the carpets in my home. The vet was helpful in some respects (indicating that it was probably an allergy to the food she was eating, even though it was very high-quality food); but it was a neighbor who had been through the same thing with her now-older Border Collie when he was young that really got me on the right path.
What is that right path? Natural Balance products. Missy now eats the Natural Balance Vegetarian dry food because it is one of their allergy products and I just recently started supplementing the dry food with this Duck and Potato Formula Dog Treat Roll. It is intended to be used as a treat during training and I'm sure we'll get to that eventually but, for right now, it is the "icing on the cake" to motivate Missy to eat her food. I cut one small slice off the roll and then cube it very small and mix it in with her food--she goes BONKERS for it (if I wasn't sick with the flu right now, I'd have done a video of her reaction!).
The roll comes in at least two sizes that my pet food store carries--this wonderful little 8-oz roll and its much bigger cousin. I am averse to the smell and look of canned dog food, so I avoid it except when it has been necessary for Missy to have prescription food when she's been sick. What I loved about this roll is that it really doesn't look or smell like dog food at all! It smells sort of like duck jerky and looks and has the texture of a firm salami. It is firm enough to slice and dice VERY easily. Most importantly, my dog LOVES it and ever since I started mixing it into her food, my picky eater who just grazed the top layer off her food to get whatever special stuff was on top is now snarfing down the bowl and leaving very little!
I got all new flooring in my home last month and Missy is a changed dog. Thank you, Natural Balance, for realizing that not every dog can eat chicken and beef and that some dogs have tummy or allergy problems requiring other options!
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