With all the dog foods out there it can get confusing on which one to pick for your pup. Grain-free, healthy weight, skin & coat, which protein should I choose, and what about supplements? Well, now you can get help with pawTree®'s customized nutrition plan where you answer questions about your dog and get recommendations on which of their food you should buy.
pawTree started just because of the reasons I stated above. It makes it easier for pet parents to choose a quality food without being overwhelmed by all the options out there. We learned about pawTree last year at the 2015 BlogPaws conference and were first impressed with their pawTreats (a review just for those coming soon), but then learned about their customized nutrition plan that was developed by veterinarians and nutritionists. Also, you can become a petPro and make cash selling their products with your own schedule.
This year at BlogPaws, we met Roger Morgan who is the founder and CEO of pawTree! Just by talking to him I could really tell the passion he had behind his products. Let's get started by walking you through what it is like setting up a Pet Profile.
I decided to do the nutritional plan for Bailey. Even though they do ask about allergies in the questionnaire, Jada's are too severe. So they ask you the basics, name, breed, gender, if they are spayed/neutered, size. Some of the more in-depth questions are the ideal weight you want your pet to be, their energy level, if your dog is a picky eater, and there is a long list of issues you would like to address like hot spots, seasonal allergies, bad gas, oral health, and many others.
After you complete the questionnaire, you can customize the bag of food with your dog's name and photo. I decided on Bailey's Bites! They will recommend you a recipe based on the Pet Profile questions, but if you want to change it you are welcome to. Besides food, they also will recommend you supplements and treats and show you how much it would cost to feed daily for all the items. So for Bailey, she got the Real Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe, Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil, and two bags of pawTreats.
Looking at the ingredients, I like seeing the chicken, dried peas, dried chickpeas, dried sweet potatoes, coconut and salmon oils up at the top of the list. We have vitamins and minerals with some added dried fruits and veggies after that such as pumpkin, cranberries, blueberries, apples, spinach, and parsley. I do like seeing whole foods like that higher up as the lower it is in the list means there is less of that ingredient.
|Ok, that is kinda cute. Helpful for people with multiple dogs with multiple needs!|
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This food contains lots of great benefits and should help your dog in all parts of their body from heart health, bone health, brain development, healthy skin and coat, joint health, and even reducing stool volume. This is all because of all the good stuff you will be feeding your pet with no added preservatives, colors, or flavors, and no corn, soy, or wheat!
So did Bailey like the food? Yeah, I'd say she enjoyed it! pawTree says that I should see a difference in Bailey's overall health after feeding their food for 90 days. It really depends on what food you switched from, but I am pretty happy with the ingredients and everything is made in the U.S.A. so that is always nice! Compared to a lot of retail kibbles this one is a lot better. So if you want to stick with kibble, give pawTree a chance.
So what about the other items you can get in your nutritional plan? Compared on what issues you chose, you will be offered different items. For Bailey, I said she had seasonal allergies (what dog doesn't at this point, honestly) and their Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil was recommend. For her size, she gets one squirt of the bottle a day and she scarfs up her food with a lot more gusto compared to plain kibble.
We also got two bags of pawTreats which are these amazing limited ingredient freeze-dried treats! We will be doing a full review on them in the next couple of weeks so keep an eye out for that. But the only ingredients they have are the ones that are listed on the front of the bag.
In a Nutshell...
- pawTree® was started to give better food choices to pets and to help pet parents narrow down all those food options
- What is cool about pawTree is that you can get a customized nutritional plan for your dog based on a questionnaire
- The food has great ingredients and the supplements and treats are also so great for your pup
- Everything is made in the U.S.A.
pawTree really helps beginners get on the right path in terms of dog nutrition. I know a bit, but it can get confusing and I know this will be so helpful for most of you out there who are struggling to figure it all out. So relax, and let pawTree do the work for you!
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We are also having a giveaway!
5 readers will win a bag of Chicken, Apples & Spinach pawTreats ($14.99) and 1 grand prize winner will get a full customized nutrition plan for one dog. (up to $150)(You must fill out a Pet Profile for the grand prize)
Ends 7/30/16 at 11:59 pm EST
Ends 7/30/16 at 11:59 pm EST