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Monday, 21 September 2015

Come With Us As We Learn About Raw Diets For Dogs - #InstinctRaw

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Raw fed dogs seem like all the rage these days. Ever wonder why? I have, and I was anxious to learn more about raw feeding, and just exactly what the benefits of raw food for dogs are. Today, I invite you to come with me and the huskies on a journey into the raw diet world with Nature's Variety Instinct® Raw Bites.

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I have been interested in trying raw dog food for a while now, and have been doing loads of research. I have even dabbled here and there with different raw treats for the huskies, such as chicken hearts, and raw meaty bones. One thing holding me back from making the switch was that it just seemed like a whole lot of work to prepare raw meals. That is why I am excited to introduce you to Nature's Variety Instinct® Raw Bites.

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Instinct Raw Bites make raw feeding your dog super easy! Dogs are meat eaters by nature, so Nature's Variety has created a perfectly balanced raw diet for our 4 legged friends. Their food is never cooked, all natural, and packed with animal protein. The best part? All you do is scoop and serve! I don't think they could have made it any easier if they tried!!

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Since my dogs were fed dry food, I had to do a slow transition over to Instinct Raw. When changing foods, whether it is from one dry food to another, or dry food to raw food, a slow introduction to the new food is extremely important, as the quick change can be hard on your dog's system.

Transition your dog by slowly introducing the new food, while decreasing the old food. Do this over a period of about 7 - 14 days.


I was anxious to see how my dogs would take to the raw food. Huskies can be super picky about what they eat, so when Koda rushed over to his bowl and began eating it with no hesitation, I was thrilled! It was clear that he loved it, and with his sensitive tummy, I am excited to see the difference it will make for him and his digestive system. As we move forward with his raw diet, I will continue to give updates.

What are some of the benefits I learned about raw food?

  1. Healthy skin and coat
  2. Optimal digestion 
  3. Healthy teeth and gums
  4. Great for dogs with food sensitivities 
  5. Helps your dog keep an ideal body weight
If you're anything like me, you know how important it is to keep track of what goes into our dogs bodies. With Instinct Raw Bites, I feel safe knowing that these diets are 95% meat, organs, and bones, 5% fruits and vegetables, and 0% grain. Plus, with these easy scoop and serve bites, making the switch to this all natural, gluten free raw dog food is a simple solution to venturing into the raw fed world.

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If you would like to learn more about Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Bites, 
visit their website, and follow them on social media! 
Instinct also has an online feeding guide to help you get started. 
Check it out here.
Not sure where to find Instinct Raw? No problem! 
Use this handy store locator, to find a location nearest you!
Take advantage of this $3.00 off coupon!

The Sibe Tribe would love to know:
Do you feed raw, or have you thought about feeding raw?





43 comments:

  1. Yum! Those look great! I bet the girls would like it!

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    1. I'm sure they would! I know my picky huskies weren't so picky when they ate them!

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  2. The thought has been tossed around at my house, but for now we are sticking with grain free, raw infused kibble. Not sure if Mom is ready for raw. Instinct looks real yummy. I'm a picky eater too, my sisters are not.

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    1. Understandable :)
      Instinct Raw makes it so easy to test the waters of raw feeding, so I have been super impressed with the transition!

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  3. We are trying the Instinct Raw food too. We mix it in with our wet food.

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    1. Oh nice!!! How are you kitties liking it so far?

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    1. I bet they would! And it's so easy with their scoop and serve method, I just love it!

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  5. I am so glad you are taking the leap to raw!!!!! You will surely love it!
    Oz

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    1. I have actually learned a lot about raw from you Oz, and you are a big reason i began looking into it, so thanks for that! PLUS, having something as easy as Natures Variety Instinct Raw Bites makes it that much more fun!!!

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  6. This makes raw feeding so much easier. Thanks for the tips!

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    1. It really does!!! The huskies and I have been enjoying our new journey into raw feeding!

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  7. Earl and Ethel would love raw! But then again, they love ALL food, BOL! Enjoy!

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    1. hahaha!!!! I bet they would just love these Instinct Raw Bites!!! Take advantage of our $3.00 off coupon if you'd like to give them a try!

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  8. I think I agree with Earl Lover; Poppy would love raw, - she's a big fan of meaty stuff especially - but wouldn't she love all food, BOL!?

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    1. BOL!!! yes yes! But I highly recommend Instinct raw bites, and don't forget, there is a $3.00 off coupon you can try out as well!!!

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  9. I think I agree with Earl Lover; Poppy would love raw, - she's a big fan of meaty stuff especially - but wouldn't she love all food, BOL!?

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  10. Mom says she is pretty sure we would love it too. She had actually considered switching us to Primal Raw but the cost for two bigger dogs is pretty steep. Guess we will stay with our good kibble for now. Thanks for the review and we hope it is good for all.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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    1. I know what you mean about cost, which another thing I was thrilled to see with Natures Variety Instinct Raw Bites. They are quite large bags, and reasonably priced!!!!

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  11. Oh, would love to try this! I've been so low on funds recently, but I'm planning on trying this brand with Bain next year.

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    1. Wonderful!!! I know he will just love them!!!

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  12. I fed prey model raw all of last summer, and wasn't impressed. Horrible coats, runny eyes, shedding, weight loss on dogs that couldn't afford to lose, low energy, ear infections (and this was past the "detox" phase). I happily quit, and put them back on kibble primarily. I now feed kibble, canned, dehydrated and freeze dried raw, and occasional raw meaty bones.

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    1. Wow! That's interesting to hear, I wonder what would cause that? I don't think I have heard of such negative results from raw feeding!

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  13. I don't feed raw, although I have thought about it. I'm surprised to learn that a raw diet is good for dogs w/ sensitive stomachs. My Husky has a super sensitive tummy, and changing food is always a delicate matter. This product looks easy to use and convenient. Thanks for sharing!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. I know what you mean, Koda is the same way with his tummy, I have slowly transitioned him to the Natures Variety Instinct Raw Bites, and so far so good!!!! I will keep you posted!

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  14. After my cat got quite sick from her bought food, I did my research and the switched my cat, and my dog, Cody to a homemade raw food diet. The benefits are endless! And you can really tailor it to suit your dog and lifestyle! Great post :)
    pavedbypawprints.com

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    1. Yes, you really can! Thank you for sharing your story!

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  15. Wow mew guys get to try the bestest food! MOL

    Purrs

    Basil xox

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    1. Nothing but the best for my furry family!

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  16. Mom is thinking about trying the raw for us kitties! Good post!!!

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    1. Oh nice! I am anxious to hear if you kitties like it!!

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  17. You know that I've been wanting to switch to raw for some time now, but Miss Koda doesn't seem to like anything but her bones raw. I think this is something she would eat for sure. I'm going to get some the next time I go to the store.

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    1. Awesome Michele!!! Let me know what she thinks!! Mika was never overly fond of anything raw either, but with these Instinct Raw Bites, she didn't even hesitate!

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  18. I've always been interested in a raw diet, but like you, thought it would be too much work. This is good to know and we'll keep it in mind!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. Definitely! And you have a busy house just like me as well. With 3 huskies, 3 cats and 3 kids, I just couldn't imagine having time to prepare raw meals all the time, so this easy, quick, scoop and serve balanced meal for dogs is just perfect!

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  19. We feed raw and love this product!! It's so easy to feed and such a great quality product. We've seen huge difference with our dogs and find raw is the best diet for them.

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    1. Wonderful! I had done so much research on raw, and am just thrilled to have found such a simple solution!

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    1. It really is, and the huskies love it!

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  21. Truffle liked the Instinct Raw bites, but Brulee is still out on whether she likes it.

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    1. Ah good to hear! Has Brulee had any experience with raw before now?

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