If you follow our Facebook or Twitter accounts, you’ve probably seen a few pictures of us with food (and the dogs with food, and the cats with food, etc). So it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that the whole family is a family of Foodies. We love food. We love GOOD food – wholesome, tasty, natural foods that are good for the body and mind. When we were approached to take part in a review for Rachael Ray’s Nutrish Naturally Delish, her newest dog food, both us AND our awesome foster dog Angel were only too happy to help. We’ve teamed up with the Nutrish crew to help shelters before so we know what awesome folks they are.
Naturally Delish is Naturally Delicious!
Right off the bat, I loved this product. Look at the awesome packaging it came in! How pretty! (What? I’m a designer and brand strategist – I LOVE great package designs.) Rachael Ray’s got great style. But on to the food…
Due to our budget, we can’t always feed our fosters up to the same standard that we feed our own kids, so we’re really excited to have this chance to feed Angel food that we’d be happy giving to our dogs. The ingredients list impressed us before we even opened the container. Naturally Delish “is made with simple, wholesome natural ingredients plus essential vitamins and minerals, has no corn, no wheat*, no soy, has no meat by-products or fillers, and has no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.” For instance, the first ingredients in the Hearty Beef Stew recipe are beef broth, beef, dried egg product, chicken, pea protein, potatoes, carrots, and peas. Yum right?
*The Chicken Muttballs recipe contains pasta made with semolina wheat flour.)
Angel’s Verdict: Yum?
Angel thinks so! Look at her go at it! She absolutely loves it and ate it within minutes. And boy did it smell good – all the other puppies were so jealous (and it smelled good to us too)!
Big Dog Tip: Angel is a big dog, she’s a beautiful pit mix after all, so often times when we get good food like this, to make it last, we’ve found that wet food makes a great supplement to her hard food – gives it some pizzazz! So if you have a big dog too and you’d like to spice up your canine friend’s dinner, make it a yummy side dish. The stews especially make a very nice gravy for any dry dog food.
Nutrish was awesome enough to send us an identical package to do as a giveaway. Because we do quite a bit of local rescue work, we decided to take this opportunity to share our good fortune with one of our local rescues or shelters. Below you will find links to four of our favorite local animal shelters – please take a moment to check out each of them and cast your vote by telling us who should get the package of Nutrish Naturally Delish in our comments!
We’ll close the poll and announce the winner on Friday, August 17th. Don’t forget to comment!
Another Reason to Love Rachael Ray
Have you heard about Rachael’s Rescue? Rachael Ray isn’t just an awesome chef (we love her cookbooks in our kitchen!) – she’s also an animal advocate and proceeds from her Nutrish dog food have gone on to help so many animals in need.
“Heartbroken by the thought of the millions of mistreated and abandoned animals taken in by shelters each year, Rachael has created the Rachael’s Rescue website to highlight organizations that are dedicated to helping animals in need. In support of their work, she’s also launched a new line of pet food called Rachael Ray Nutrish™. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of these products will go to organizations such as North Shore Animal League America, Bad Rap, ASPCA, and more.”
To date, Rachael Ray and Nutrish have donated more than four million dollars to non-profit animal welfare organizations. How awesome is she? She makes great food for people AND dogs AND she gives back to a community in need. Thanks Rachael Ray!
This is a sponsored post written by us on behalf of Nutrish for BlogPaws. All opinions however are ours.