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Due to extreme allergies (food and environmental) Henry, and Reese have been following a raw diet for several months now. Most people have heard about the benefits of feeding a raw diet. It seems most of the hype (marketing), is around Raw Dog Food. We thought we would take this opportunity to treat the Rooster (Feline Ricky) to the benefits of a High Quality, High Protein diet.
From my experience, not all stores stock all brands, so I called my local PetSmart to check the availability of this product. On my third call, we located a store not too far out of the way that stocks Nature’s Variety® Instinct Raw Cat Food. Henry and Reese came along for the ride; they love a trip to PetSmart and know, with one puppy dog look we will walk out with extra goodies!
The friendly staff at the Markham North (Ontario) location made the experience worth the extra drive. I think every member of staff in the store greeted us including Manager Sasha, who helped us locate the product (in the freezer section). They were down to their last two bags! Sasha informed me their store takes product requests from customers and will order more of the Instinct Raw Bites for us to ensure continuity in the Rooster’s diet. Whenever you switch up your companion’s diet, you should transition into the new plan. After doing so, you want to maintain the new plan. Therefore, we were glad to learn of this service. I want to be sure that we always have at least one backup bag in the freezer.
With 4 flavors for cats and 8 flavors for dogs you are sure to find a protein your pet loves!
Raw Bites were easy to incorporate and did not confuse feeding time in the least. I simply added a few bites to a clean dish and a reduced portion of kibble. By the time I had fed Henry and Reese, and placed Ricky’s dish on his cabinet, the bites had thawed.
Previously, we would put a bowl of food out for Ricky and before it was time for the second meal of the day, he would be crowing for more. I wasn’t sure how this new meal plan would work. It turns out when it comes to a nutrient dense meal that includes real meat, ‘less is more.’ After a transition period of seven days, where we mixed increasing amount of the new food with decreasing amounts of the previous food we figured out the right quantity of food for Ricky.
When Ricky, the Rooster (with his long, blonde tail feathers), arrived at the shelter he was in bad shape; physically, and emotionally. He had ‘stud-tail,’ fleas and his hair was so matted he was given a ‘lion-cut.’ This did little for what remained of his confidence, and I chose to bring this terrified cat home to rehabilitate. Needless to say, he stayed with us and is part of our pack. His hair grew back into a long, red mane, although a bit dry and stiff – reminiscent of ‘feathers.’ He now has the confidence of a lion (without the disastrous cut) and is enjoying the finer things in life, including his new gourmet meal plan.
We love that Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw is a grain-free, all natural raw diet, providing pure animal protein for lean muscles and strong bones. The all natural ingredients ensure optimal nutrient absorption and nutritious oils for healthy skin and coat – and, after only a few weeks on his new diet, Ricky’s coat is shiny and soft. Try it for yourself!
Her and Her Dogs (plus the cat) are located in Ontario Canada. We cross the border regularly and find it reassuring to know that Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw is available in Canada and the U.S. This convenience means one less thing to worry about when traveling.
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