Our 30 Day Nutro Ultra Dog Food Adventure…Halfway Through And Loving The Results

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As you all know by now, I am trying out Nutro Ultra dog food, courtesty of Chew.com,  with my senior dog Hermes and I thought I’d check in with all of you and let you know how we’ve been doing.

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You’ll all remember this handsome face…I mean…how could you not?  Hermes is my old dude that needed a little TLC in his life.  We embarked on a 30 day adventure trying out Nutro Ultra Senior Dry Dog Food and Nutro Ultra Senior Wet Dog Food a couple weeks ago and so far I am loving the results I’ve seen.  I did mention in the first post that the switch initially made him gassy, but after a few days that subsided and we started to see some major improvements in Hermes.

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Nutro seems to have reversed the signs of aging a bit which can be a difficult task for any product on a 13 year old dog.  The dander that Hermes was afflicted by has nearly vanished, and he seems to be much more comfortable with flake and itch free skin.  My family and I have also noticed a new-found level of energy that we hadn’t seen from Hermes and we’ve been thoroughly enjoying playing with this old man like he were a puppy…it’s one of the most adorable things you’ll ever see!  It also appears that when Hermes is settling in for a nap he is much more comfortable and gets to sleep much easier.  In the past, Hermes has had some trouble getting comfy for a nap and would roll around in the bed and make noises that I call his “old man groans” until he finally found a comfy position to lay in.  These days Hermes is having a blast playing around and getting right to sleep when he climbs into one of his dog beds.  It appears that my old man is living a better quality of life and it’s all thanks to Nutro!

***GIVEAWAY***

Thanks to the generosity of Chewy.com and Nutro, you have a chance to try out the Nutro formula of your choice!

One lucky winner will be able to chose the formula they’d like to try and have it shipped to them courtesy of Chewy.com!  Giveaway will begin 04/02/17 at 4 PM EST and will end 04/30/17 at 11:59:59 PM EST.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.  All giveaway entries will be validated.  Winners are randomly selected.  Click the link below to enter:

Click here to enter the Nutro dog food giveaway!!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Our 30 Day Nutro Ultra Dog Food Adventure…First Thoughts and Hopeful Expectations #Review #Giveaway

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I’m sure all of you know by now that I am an animal lover, and have a house full of furkids.  When Chewy.com offered me the chance to try out Nutro dog food for 30 days I was absolutely ecstatic!  I have a recently adopted senior pet that could really benefit from Nutro Ultra Senior dog food and I’m super excited to share this little experiment with you all.

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If you’re a frequent reader of my blog, I’m sure you’ll remember back in January when we added a new furbaby to our family.  When a local “rescue” was closed down by the county, there were 200 dogs needing immediate homes which is a big task to accomplish especially in our little tiny town.  I just knew that we had to help out, and although we could only adopt one, at least it was something.  I sought out the senior dogs as they are the most overlooked in adoption situations, sadly.  After my husband, myself, and my three children spent a couple hours meeting all of the dogs, we knew that “kennel #52” was our dog.  No dog should live without a name so before we even signed the adoption paperwork we named him Hermes…the perfect compliment to our other dog, Venus.  This sweet 13 year old has quickly become a great family dog, but I just haven’t been able to find a good food for him.

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I’m sure you can imagine that at 13 years old, there are a few issues with our handsome guy.  He’s got dander, he can’t see too great anymore, and he has a hard time going to the bathroom sometimes.  I can’t wait to see how the next 30 days go using Nutro Ultra Senior Dry Dog Food and Nutro Ultra Senior Wet Dog Food.

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I am pretty impressed with the quality of ingredients in Nutro Ultra Senior Dry Dog Food.  REAL CHICKEN is the first ingredient…what dog or pet-parent wouldn’t appreciate that?  This Nutro Ultra Holistic Superfood Blend contains the perfect mix of premium lean proteins, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, whole grains and healthy oils to help your dog be at his/her best.  Combined protein sources from high-quality natural and holistic ingredients ensure optimal Amino Acid levels and great taste for your dog.

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It should be no surprise that the Nutro Ultra Senior Wet Food is full of greatness as well.  Nutro’s natural wet dog food tastes great and helps provide the nutrients every senior dog needs.  You can clearly see the whole vegetables in the wet food which means you know exactly what your dog is getting.

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Hermes loves his wet and dry food served up to him mixed together and doesn’t like change much, so I decided that I will keep with his routine and mix the wet and dry together.  You can see that the new food went over really well with Hermes…he even licked the bowl clean which he never does, he lets my other dog do for him.

Today is day 2 on the Nutro Ultra Senior food and so far, so good.  Hermes is a little gassy today, but that’s something any pet parent should anticipate with a diet change.  I’m pretty confident that his gut will adjust in the next couple days and hopefully we’ll start seeing some benefits from the new food.

Key Benefits of Nutro Ultra Senior Food

  • Three lean animal proteins from farm-raised chicken, pasture-fed lamb and salmon provide unique and complementary Amino Acids that work together to promote strong, lean muscles. Precisely formulated with targeted levels of protein and fat to support the high energy levels of large breed puppies. Whole grains are nutrient-dense foods that nourish a healthy digestive system for proper nutrient absorption.
  • Premium natural diet made for senior dogs which contains just the right amount of protein, fat and carbohydrates. This product is also formulated to promote joint health while also helping maintain a lustrous coat and healthy skin.
  • This is a specially made natural diet made for senior dogs. Naturally sourced glucosamine and chondroitin, the nutritional building blocks of healthy cartilage, helps keep joints healthy. The right fiber balance from whole ingredients promotes an ideal digestive environment to help absorb available nutrients.
  • Made with absolutely no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. This is a high quality product that is produced in the manufacturer’s own facilities to ensure safety and quality.
  • Nutro’s dedicated team of experts tailor their formulas to your pet’s life stage and health condition. They only use natural ingredients that they directly buy and can trace back to their suppliers.

Chewy.com has also been generous enough to offer a giveaway as well!  The giveaway will run through the end of the month so you can follow along with our journey and have new chances to enter to win!

***GIVEAWAY***

Thanks to Chewy.com, one of you will have a chance to win a bag of Nutro dog food in your choice of formula.  One lucky winner will be able to chose the formula they’d like to try and have it shipped to them courtesy of Chewy.com!  Giveaway will begin 04/02/17 at 4 PM EST and will end 04/30/17 at 11:59:59 PM EST.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.  All giveaway entries will be validated.  Winners are randomly selected.  Click the link below to enter:

Click here to enter the Nutro dog food giveaway!!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***