Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Review & Giveaway: Feeding your Dog a Healthy & Affordable Diet with Only Natural Pet®

Review & Giveaway: Feeding your Dog a Healthy & Affordable Diet with Only Natural Pet®

The Chesnut Muttts were compensated in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are genuinely mine and we would not share a product that we did not fully believe in. Please do not use any image without permission. This post also contains affiliate links.

When it comes to choosing a food for your dog, there are a lot of options to choose from. Personally, I look at two important things: the ingredients and the brand. Let's take a look at a particularly spectacular brand who has similar values to many pet parents out there: Only Natural Pet®!

Only Natural Pet Logo

If you follow our social media channels, you will be familiar with Only Natural Pet. Last year we reviewed their natural flea and tick products and were pleasantly surprised with the results. What attracts me to this brand is their mission of keeping things as natural as possible to improve the health of our pets. Don't we all want to limit the unnatural things our pets are exposed to? Of course! One of the first steps is to get good food into our pet's tummies. Now, we first learned about Only Natural Pet at BlogPaws 2015 and won a gift card during the Pawject Runway event where the girls first got a taste of their dog food. They were founded in 2004 and sell mostly their own branded products in their online and physical store in Colorado. They have also recently started selling in PetSmart! We were asked to try some of their dog food and of course we said yes! Jada is on a food trial right now, so Bailey stepped up to the plate..get it? ;)

Only Natural Pet Small Breed Feast Canine PowerFood™


Bag of Only Natural Pet Small Breed Feast

Guaranteed Analysis of Only Natural Pet Small Breed Feast

Our first dog food is formulated specifically with small breeds in mind. Only Natural Pet Small Breed Feast is part of their Canine PowerFood™ line which is grain-free, has high protein (minimum 33%) and paleo inspired. If you aren't up to date on food fads, the paleo diet is where you eat how humans would eat before they started farms and having processed food. So it is a more natural way of eating while cutting out a lot of unhealthy things. For this paleo inspired dog food it is very similar. Just take a look at the ingredients:

Only Natural Pet Small Breed Feast Ingredients

I can tell a lot about a dog food by the first few lines of ingredients. If I know what they are and it isn't stuff like corn, grains, and by-products (to name a few), then I'm a happy dog parent. Everything is from the U.S. except for the vitamins and minerals which come from Europe. Nothing from China, no artificial preservatives (did you know rosemary extract is a natural preservative?), just good stuff like deboned turkey, field peas, garbanzo beans, fruits and veggies, and even green lipped mussels. I always wonder about the vague ingredient "Natural Flavor" which is in a lot of premium foods. That's my only qualm.

Only Natural Pet Small Breed Feast Kibble

So why feed a small breed specific food? Well every dog is different, but in general small dogs have a higher metabolism, need fewer calories, and of course, prefer smaller kibble. 

Bailey eating Only Natural Pet Small Breed Feast Dog Food

Bailey right off the bat really liked this food and she is really picky when it comes to kibble. (I literally just had to give away two big bags of some high-quality stuff!) So that was nice to see that she actually cleaned her bowl. The kibble size is very small which is what you expect in a small breed formula and Bailey handled it very well. With large pieces it can take her forever to crunch up. Let's take a look at a different type of dog food next!


Only Natural Pet Wholesome Homemade Dehydrated Dog Food


Only Natural Pet Wholesome Homemade Dehydrated Dog Food

Only Natural Pet Wholesome Homemade Dog Food Ingredients

So Wholesome Homemade is a dehydrated dog food which means you just add water, wait, and serve. Dehydrated is definitely trending as it is easier to store & travel with, it's fresh, and dogs generally seem to prefer it over kibble. So what makes Only Natural Pet's version unique? Besides the amazing ingredients, you can see there are morsels of meat, whole peas, and you can actually see the fruits and veggies. A big part of what makes this meal special is the price tag. A 6 lb box of their most expensive variety (Fish & Fowl) is $22.39 and it makes up to 18 lbs of food when rehydrated. That comes up to $1.24 a pound which is really great for a high-quality food!

Only Natural Pet Wholesome Homemade Dehydrated Dog Food

So all you have to do to prepare is pour the amount for your size dog and add equal parts warm water, stir, and wait for 10 minutes. That's the hardest part right there. ONP suggests making the food ahead of time and that may be what I need to do since the smell was so enticing both Jada and Bailey were going crazy waiting! After 10 minutes were up, I looked in the bowl and could see the beautiful colors of the green beans, peas, cranberries, spinach, and all the other rehydrated ingredients which gave off a nice stew-like aroma. 

a Bowl of Only Natural Pet Wholesome Homemade Dehydrated Dog Food

So what was the verdict? Bailey LOVES this food. If the Small Breed Feast was two paws up, then the Wholesome Homemade was four paws up! She cleaned her bowl over and over to make sure she got every lick of the stew.

Bailey eating Only Natural Pet Wholesome Homemade Dog Food

Now, Bailey is a particular fart (I say that in the most loving way possible). The day after introducing her to these two foods I filled up her breakfast bowl with the Small Breed Feast and soaked it in some warm water. I put the bowl in front of her and she sniffed and sniffed, sat down, then looked up at me. Oh ho ho, Miss Bailey. As her mom, I knew what she was up to. She tasted heaven and wanted more! Being the sneaky sneaker I am, I got a little bit of the Wholesome Homemade, sprinkled it on top, and added more water. As I put it down in front of her she took right to it and ate all her breakfast. I've been continuing to do this and that just goes to show that this food is also a great topper for super picky eaters!

Bailey licking her lips after eating Only Natural Pet Wholesome Homemade Dog Food

In a Nutshell...

  • Only Natural Pet is a pet product company who started in 2005 with the mission of helping you pursue a natural lifestyle for your dogs and cats
  • They do this by selling high-quality natural pet products like food, treats, and supplements
  • They have many varieties of dog food including their own brand
  • Small Breed Feast is paleo inspired with great ingredients and is formulated for breeds under 50 lbs
  • Wholesome Homemade is a dehydrated stew-like dog food that is great for picky eaters and for people looking for an easy way to give a more homemade food. Comes in 3 flavors and sizes.
  • You can find both recipes and many other products over on their website.
  • Want to save on your online order? Don't forget to check out our Coupons tab for online coupon codes!

Only Natural Pet has really opened my eyes to providing high-quality dog food at an affordable price. Now, if we can get the news out to all those owners who are feeding their dogs junk food-like brands maybe we can help dogs live longer and more healthy lives. Who's with me? :)

Bailey loves Only Natural Pet Dog Food
"Is there something on my lower lip?"
What do you like the most about Only Natural Pet?
Let us know in the comments below!

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48 comments:

  1. I like that they only use high quality natural ingredients in it!

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  2. I love this food because it has higher protein and the kibble has smaller bites. I have been considering the dehydrated food for awhile and like that it had less fat in it.

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  3. I like that they have the Small Breed Feast. All of mine are small dogs.

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  4. I like the small kibble bites and that they have a dehydrated food.

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  5. I love that they have so many kinds of foods to choose from like organic or weight control.

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  6. I like that it's natural - and that you get to mix it up, my dogs like that type, they think it's a treat!

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  7. I love the variety and that it is natural ingredients and high protein!

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  8. Nala and Cody love Only Natural Pet! They have tried the Powerfood, EasyRaw, and the PowerStew and some of the treats. They loved all the products they have tried so far and I recently bought some of the Wholesome Homemade for them to try and I am sure they will love that too.

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  9. I love their dedication to quality and holistic products that are safe for pets!

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  10. I love the high protein and natural ingredients!

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  11. We love their high-quality chews! Their bully sticks and tracheas are top-notch and I feel 100% comfortable giving them to Henry.

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  12. I love that they carry many high quality brands with great ingredients including their own.

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  13. I love the attention to quality & that it is made in the U.S.!

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  14. I love that the food is high in protein.

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  15. I like that they use all natural ingredients.

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  16. I love that they put probiotics in their food. It's so important for people and animals to have a healthy gut.

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  17. I like that their site offers recipes!

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  18. i get their emails now. i like that they have a section where you can search for problems, information regarding your pet. they also have a ask the vet section. their products are all natural and made from reliable resources. i like that they have no grain, meat is the first product, has veggies and fruit, no chemicals or fillers.

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  19. Thank you for the review! This is super helpful! Ive been searching for a healthier alt. for my Belgian Malinois.

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  20. i love that it's so high protein!

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  21. I love that Only Natural Pet makes high quality pet food at an affordable price.

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  22. I like the chews and that it is organic.

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  23. I like the Dog and Cat Health Conditions section,lots of info.

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  24. All natural, in this day and age, is the best way to go if You love anything enough to feed it the best.

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  25. I love that its all natural. I want to keep our two as healthy as can be.

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  26. I love that their products are natural and the prices are reasonable compared to so many other brands. (I have three rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds, and they eat a LOT, so price is as important to me as quality.)

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  27. It's natural and the price is reasonable.

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  28. this would be good for my service dog i just had heart surgery an have to eat less and this would be great for both they are under 10 lb combined

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  29. I like that they make such a variety of dog food. Our Bella is really picky so it takes a while to find her one she likes. Thank you!

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  30. I like that their products are natural.

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  31. I love their wide variety of all natural products. Their flea/tick tags are our favorites.

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  32. I don't know what is going on with so many pet foods, but my dog and cat are both having issues from so many of them. I love that their products are natural.

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  33. I like that they also carry cat food particularly theOnly Natural Pet EasyRaw Dehydrated Cat Food Rosanne

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  34. I like that it is dehydrated and easy to take camping with us!
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  35. Of course the natural ingredients but also for picky eaters caught my eye. I do have one of those.

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  36. I like that it's high quality, yet affordable food

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  37. I like the grain-free food for cats and dogs, 100% Guarantee and that everything they carry meets their rigorous product standards

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  38. I like that it is made special for the little guys!

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  39. I like that it uses the best ingredients for our pets

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  40. I like that it is dehydrated and you just add warm water

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  41. I love that they have so many kinds of foods to choose from like organic or weight control.
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  42. Before this review, I never heard of Only Natural Pet. However, this is exactly the kind of dog food I have been trying to find for my ageing shih tzu. I love the all natural ingredients. Usually the dog foods that I do find like Only Natural Pet, is priced to high for my budget. I will be going to my locale Petsmart to find Only Natural Pet Small Breed Feast Canine PowerFood.

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  43. I love that it's all natural. I definitely will let my dog try it!

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  44. I not only love the natural ingredients but also being able to add the water to make a broth with it. My dogs would go nuts!!!

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  45. I like that their is no grains in it

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  46. I love their products, as well their selection of other brands.

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  47. Thank you so much for informing us of the food varieties and natural ingredients with affordable price. With the high protein diet for dogs, security is also important for them. For the pet safety I would suggest to make a pet drivers license, it’s also necessary for your pet safety.

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