Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How Do You Know Your Pet's Food Is Really SAFE? #WeBelieveinNB

Finding a healthy pet food you can trust can be confusing, but it doesn't have to be!  I've done my best to educate myself on what a high quality food for pets should look like.  Premium Quality Ingredients and Safety are the two most important factors for me in choosing a dog food.  Taste is another key factor, because what's the point in feeding my dog the best quality pet food if she won't eat it!  

I want to feed my dogs the most nutritious food I can, which is why I'm always reading pet food and treat labels.  A habit that drives my husband nuts when we're at the store!  I want to know what's in my dog's food and treats, where the ingredients come from, and how it's made.  For years now, I've trusted Natural Balance Pet Food®.  I've been feeding Icy Natural Balance since I first met them at a pet festival when Icy was a puppy.  I really liked what they had to say. I could hear their passion for healthy pets and for high quality natural pet food, in everything they said.  I read the labels on their food and treats and liked what I saw.  I tried a few samples of food and treats and was delighted with both the quality and how much Icy loved all their products.  We've been fans ever since!
Finding a healthy pet food can be confusing, but it doesn't have to be! You'll find Premium ingredients, Safety testing, Nutrition Experts to talk to, and 100% Satisfaction with Natural Balance pet food.
I want Icy to continue to be healthy enough to play like this, so I give her the best nutrition I can!
Natural Balance pet food is a high quality food made with the premium ingredients I want to see in my dog's food.  High quality animal protein, fruits, vegetables and grains (some varieties are grain free). Most importantly, I know it's safe for my pets.


This post is sponsored by Natural Balance® and the BlogPaws® Professional Pet Blogger Network™. I am being compensated for helping to share our thoughts about why we believe in Natural Balance as a quality food for our dogs.  Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Natural Balance Pet Foods is not responsible for the content of this article.

Natural Balance is committed to the Quality, Nutrition, and Safety of their pet food and treats.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE PREMIUM QUALITY INGREDIENTS YOU'LL FIND IN NATURAL BALANCE PET FOOD AND TREATS:


** PREMIUM PROTEINS 




SALMON: Provides essential amino acids that help maintain muscle tone and a shiny coat.








CHICKEN: A premium animal protein source that provides essential amino acids that help maintain strong muscle tone and a healthy, shiny coat.







VENISON: A premium animal protein alternative for pets who have food sensitivities to common animal proteins such as chicken.







LAMB: A great  option for pets who have food sensitivities to common animal proteins such as chicken.








DUCK: A premium quality protein source not commonly used in pet foods.  It's a great option for pets who have food sensitivities to common animal proteins like chicken.








BISON AND BUFFALO: Lean meats rich in amino acids, with fewer calories and less fat than many other meats.




** NUTRITIOUS VEGETABLES 



SWEET POTATOES: A premium quality, grain-free carbohydrates, rich in potassium.  A highly digestible energy source.








GREEN PEAS: With complex carbohydrates and protein, they're a great alternative to grains.









GARBANZO BEANS: An excellent source of fiber and protein, they're easy to digest making them a great carbohydrate alternative.




** WHOLE GRAINS (EXCEPT IN GRAIN-FREE FORMULAS)




Whole grains like OATS are a great source of energy in pet foods. 








FLAX SEEDS, a good source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which help promote healthy skin and coat.









BROWN RICE: A great source of fiber, along with the minerals  magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, as well as Key B Vitamins; Thiamine, Niacin, and B6.






** NATURAL PRESERVATIVES & INGREDIENTS 




Taurine: An amino acid that studies show is imperative for Cardiovascular Health in dogs, especially large and giant breeds. 







Salmon Oils: an excellent source of Omega 3 to support healthy skin and a beautiful coat.




Another thing that's really important to me is that you'll NEVER find these ingredients in Natural Balance pet food:

❌ Artificial Flavors
 Chemical Preservatives
 Soy
 Wheat
 Corn
 By-Product Meals

What's NOT in a pet food is as important as what is in it. I love that Natural Balance says NO to these ingredients!

IT HAS TO BE SAFE!
The best quality pet food has to be made with high quality healthy ingredients, has to be delicious, and absolutely must be SAFE.  I'm very careful about what I feed my dogs.  I have to feel confident that any food or treats I give them will always be safe for them to eat.  There's nothing more important to me than the health & safety of my pets!


Nothing is more important to me than the health and safety of my pets.  Quality ingredients and robust Safety testing of Natural Balances's food and treats gives me confidence.
Nothing's more important to me than the healthy & safety of my pets!
Natural Balance goes the extra mile in their Safety Testing. They test every batch of food and treats in their state of the art lab, an ISO 17025 Accredited Laboratory, one of the most technologically advanced labs in the industry.  

They don't just perform one test, they perform 9 different safety tests and they provide transparency by making their test results available online! That gives me a lot of confidence and peace of mind.

At the cornerstone of what Natural Balance believes in are the 4 Pillars of their  Buy With Confidence™ Promise.

> Premium Quality Ingredients

> Safety Testing

> Nutrition Experts

> 100% Satisfaction

These 4 Pillars work together to give pets Nutritious, Safe, High Quality nutrition!

Premium quality ingredients, Safety Testing, Nutrition Experts you can speak to, and 100% Satisfaction with Natural Balance pet food.


Visit Natural Balance online today and learn more about the 4 pillars of the Natural Balance Buy with Confidence™ Promise.  You'll be so glad you did!


Learn more about the Pet Nutrition Experts at Natural Balance and how you can have a conversation with a Nutrition Expert about your pet's unique food needs.  They'll help you select the right food for your pet!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Natural Balance. The opinions and text are all mine.

29 comments:

  1. I use to eat the Duck and Potato. Good stuff
    Lily & Edward

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    1. Oh, it's so yummy! We love all the flavors, actually.

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  2. We love Natural Balance's quality and commitment to pets. It is so important with so many recalls these days. I trust NB ♥

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    1. I fully agree! I've trusted them for years and Icy loves all their products & flavors, she never met a NB product she didn't LOVE!

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  3. Great information! We like the NB treats!

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    1. Thanks Nichole! We love all their food & treats. Our favorite treats are the Salmon & Legume belly bites!

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  4. Natural Balance is such great food! We definitely trust NB!

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    1. It totally is! I love all the ingredients they use. We like the Limited Ingredients (LID) food and the food rolls best.

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  5. I really love that they go the extra mile when it comes to safety. Testing every batch is AMAZING! Also, love that they don't use any of the by-product meals.

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    1. Oh me too! Safety is number one for sure, and we don't really like by-products much. There are different grades of by-products, but I'd just as soon not have them in their food.

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  6. Quality nutritious food is so important to maintaining good health. This applies to both people and our pets. I wish I knew then what I know nowadays.

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  7. Quality nutritious food is so important to maintaining good health. This applies to both people and our pets. I wish I knew then what I know nowadays.

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    1. You're so right! I wish I knew years ago what I know now about both pet food and people food! We are what we eat, like they say.

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  8. I really respect the Natural Balance commitment to safety and good ingredients. Love the sound of those meats and veggies. You are right that it is just as important what is not in the food and treats. Kilo has tried and enjoyed one type of their food. Will keep it in mind next time we switch.

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    1. I love that they do a lot of safety testing, there have been a lot of recalls out there in the last couple of years and that scares me! I trust Natural Balance and I love all the great ingredients. Icy loves pretty much every food and treat they make!

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  9. My pets love Natural Balance pet food and I like their safety testing and guarantee!

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    1. I'm so glad your pets love Natural Balance too! I love the safety testing as well, it's just good peace of mind.

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  10. This is one heck of a good post. People worry about their dog's food as much as their budget will allow so have info. like this can make a real difference.

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad you think so! Yes, many people do try to get the best pet food their budget can buy.

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  11. we just make our food fresh. Can't fly with dog food so ... not an option anyway!

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    1. I didn't know you can't fly with packaged dog food? That would be a big issue for us! You're lucky you can get healthy ingredients & have the ability to cook your own pet food on a regular basis while you travel!

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  12. What a great shot of Icy and that ball. Food is so important, it's the cornerstone of good health. I'm glad Icy is doing well with her food.

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    1. Oh thank you, I was so proud of that shot! I tried really hard to get a good action shot of her and this was my fave. True, food is so important for pets as well as people - like they say, We Are What We Eat! My dogs actually eat better than I do, I cannot for the life of me stay away from sweets!

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  13. Natural Balance makes some great pet foods! My kitties have enjoyed the foods they have tried from them. I love that they give customers so much information about the quality of the food in each bag/can.
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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    1. Yes, they sure do Robin! I'm so glad Manna and Dexter enjoy Natural Balance too, Icy goes wild for all their food & treats. I love their transparency too, it shows they have total confidence in their products.

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  14. We've been hearing a lot about Natural Balance foods lately. Perhaps we need to give them a try! It sounds like they've got some great options out there, which is awesome when so many foods on the market these days are full of crap!

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    1. You should definitely try Natural Balance. You're right, there are so many foods that are totally full of unhealthy ingredients. I love the ingredients and the safety testing Natural Balance does.

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  15. I've tried new proteins with the girls lately with their cat food. They like some, but will totally ignore others.

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    1. Truffle & Brulee are very discriminating kitties! It's important to find a quality food that also appeals to a pet's taste buds. What's the point if they hate it and will only eat it when they're starving!

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