Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Raw feeding for dogs has never been so easy: Instinct Raw Boost Mixers #mixitup

Liam the pug sitting next to his bag of Instinct food
A few weeks ago, I shared some shopping snaps with you, as Liam and I headed out to pick up some Instinct® Raw Boost® Mixers. At that time, I promised you a longer, more robust description of what the product is and how it works. (Did you miss it? Click here). It's time for the followup post!

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 I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers. Instinct is not responsible for the content of this article. 

Liam the pug is a long-time raw food eater. I originally transferred him to raw after dealing with ages and ages of nausea, gas and loose stool. I tried making my own food, switching to different prepared food and feeding him in elevated bowls. Nothing worked, until I went to raw. Now, he eats raw for breakfast and dinner. And he gets a little kibble at lunch.

Liam the pug looking at a sample of the dog food

Pugs are gluttons, so I never have problems with picky eating. Liam will eat pretty much anything I put in his bowl. But sometimes, feeding raw for those two meals can be tricky. When we travel, I can't always pack a ton of raw.

The Raw Boost Mixers from Instinct are made just for this issue.

I can pop a few of these little nuggets right on top of Liam's kibble portion and serve that up to him. I don't need to add water, mash things up or otherwise manipulate the little bites. I can put them right down on top of his kibble when it's time to eat. So he gets the benefit of a raw diet as a topper, without the hassle of raw.

Liam's dog food bowl with topper

I chose the lamb flavor (yummy!), and Liam's been getting a few bites on top of his kibble at lunchtime. He loves the stuff, and I haven't seen any nausea or digestive upset with this product. That makes it a winner, for me.

This product also has other benefits. It's all natural, grain-free and freeze dried. That means the ingredients are great, and it doesn't need refrigeration or other fancy manipulations. Yay!

Would you like to try it? I thought so. You can get your own bag at PetSmart, and there's a special campaign during the month of January. Right now, you can buy a 4oz bag for 20 percent off, and you can pick up cool trial sizes for a lowered price, too. Not sure where a PetSmart is in your area, or would you rather shop online? Try this tool. And if you want to find out more about the Nature's Variety Instinct brand, click here.

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  1. That sounds like a good food. I commend you for feeding raw, I want to do that for the cats, but I am too lazy.

  2. Hello Liam the Pug! What a good looking boy! <3 We love Instinct Raw Boost Mixers too! :)

  3. My cat is a glutton just like Liam :)
    These Raw Boost Mixers seem like a great option for dog parents.

  4. We are also feeding raw and love the Mixers. It is ideal for travel.