We recently did a post telling you a little bit about Proportions™ dog food, the new innovative way to feed your dog and how to get a $5 Trial Pack. Since we’ve had the chance to try it ourselves, we thought we’d tell you a little bit more about it, what we think, and why YOU should let your dogs give it a try too!
Lately, I’ve been really curious about what our readers have been feeding their dogs? Everyone has their own opinions and thinks what they are feeding their dog IS the best. To feed raw or not? To go Organic or Premium? Or make your own diet at home? I really enjoy the topic of dog food because it is so controversial.
Since the infamous dog food recall of 2007, the subject of commercial dog food is a hot debate, and probably won’t go away soon, nor quietly. And why should it? Most dog food companies are still not giving us and our dogs what they need and deserve. In all seriousness, what would you do if THIS happened to you? Or go HERE to read some comments about what other dog owners are going through right now. Honestly, the huge wake up call for me came when I found out they used “spray on flavoring”. Just like you, I’ve been living under a rock when it comes to commercial dog food. No more! I don’t know about you, but if Bubbs became sick because of something I offered him, I’d feel so gulity. And hurt. And mislead. And Angry. And every emotion under the sun.
The truth is, if they won’t change…WE will have to.
I think a lot of us are just plain tired of the mystery. How can any of us really know what is in our dog’s food? How can we really be sure that what we are feeding our dogs is safe and nutritious. The answer is simple, and obvious. We can reject mass produced, artificial “junk food” for dogs and begin to feed them meals we have prepared for them in our own kitchens where we make our own meals, for our families. They are a part of the family after all! It’s time we stop scooping mystery formed-kibbles from a bag into their bowls and expect them to be excited!
Since we’ve been thinking of switching Bubbs over to something a little more nutritious, and more us his alley ‘taste-wise’, we’ve been seriously considering a couple different brands, Proportions™ being one of them. Proportions has been around since 1999 and is a SmartPak™ sister company that specializes in pre-packaged, complete, and balanced meals that are designed specifically to YOUR dog and his or her needs. They are also one of the fastest growing private companies in America, making the Inc. 500 list twice!
According to the Proportions website:
Proportions customizes your dog’s meals according to the seven key factors a canine nutritionist would review. Our easy-to-use online Calculator determines the precise daily caloric requirements for your dog, enabling us to customize his portions in proportion to his size, age, energy level and body mass. Each meal you receive has only the calories your dog needs to stay fit and healthy.
And instead of buying a large bag of food that may go rancid before you get to the bottom of it, our meals are individually portioned and wrapped, preserving freshness naturally, and labeled with your dog’s name. Every 28 days, your dog’s meals are delivered to your door.
Wholesome nutrition and sensible portions means higher energy levels, healthy coat and skin, a happier demeanor, better body condition and, in many cases, a longer life.
It makes sense right?!
Well, we certainly believe so and so does Bubbs. Our little guy was very enthused to try this stuff from the get go. You have NO IDEA how hard it was to get photos of the packaging and of the actual food in his bowl (below)! He was whining and jumping all over me! First, I read the instructions on how to serve it. I opened the ‘Crunchy Blend’ and poured about half the package into his bowl. *sniff sniff sniff* *looks at me* *Okay, I’m interested* I then went to Step 2 and opened the ‘Stew’. It all went downhill from there. *sniff sniff sniff sniff* *sniff sniff sniff* *jumping whining* *please give me* *give me plleeeeeaaaasssee* *maybe if I give her kisses, lots of kisses she’ll let me have some!* I could barely put on Step 3, the ‘Harvest Blend’! The ‘Stew’ is definitely his favorite.
Here is a beautiful photo of it all put together in his bowl…it’s the only one I could get.
This stuff is 5 Star Restaurant-Quality dog food, I’m telling you.
Bubbs has never been THIS excited to eat. Never. And you know what, that made ME feel like I’m finally doing my job as his mom. I was excited that HE was excited. No more dry, mystery kibble for us.
I’ve been getting extra kisses all morning and he’s sleeping off his delicious breakfast on my lap. He’s happy, comfortable, and FULL! When he’s happy and comfortable, I’M happy and comfortable!
Proportions™ Dog Food Review (out of 5 stars):
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Okay, okay…I know I mentioned and promised FREE Samples! We’re getting there!
All Dog Blog has teamed up with Proportions and their wonderful PR Rep, Caitlin to give you and your pups a chance to try this amazing food for FREE too! No catch. No shipping fee. Nothing but a delicious, nutritious, balanced meal for your pup arriving on your front door step. We couldn’t be more excited about this, and excited for YOU and your dogs to be able to bring you this great opportunity!
Here is how to get your FREE Samples of Proportions dog food:
****UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand from our awesome readers sending emails (poor, Lea!), Proportions is asking that we please call 800-860-4956 M-F, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM and mention All Dog Blog to receive your free samples! Again, I apologize for any additional inconvenience this may have caused you on our behalf, as well as on Proportions! Don’t worry, you can still receive your FREE samples, we’re just going to have to get them to you a different way! We’d like to thank everyone for being so patient and adaptable to this situation! BTW…You guys ROCK!
Thanks, Proportions™. Thanks, for being an honest, reliable company dog owners can trust. Thanks, for finally being the company to step out of the norm and offer us what we want, and most importantly, what OUR DOGS WANT. We are so grateful we’ve had the opportunity to try and review your wonderful, amazing, out of this world, and ‘out-of-the-bag’ dog food. And Bubbs is too!
Disclosure: My opinions are my honest and thoughtful reviews and were not influenced by any source. I was not monetarily compensated for this post. We received two samples of Proportions™ Custom Whole Food Meals to facilitate this review.