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Spring Cleaning Life, an Update
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Taste of the Wild PREY. All opinions are 100% mine.
Spring Cleaning Life, an Update
Not that long ago I wrote a post about my family's plan for spring cleaning life. For those of you that missed the first post, spring cleaning life means cleaning and de-cluttering more than just your home. Cleaning the house is certainly a part of the process, but the overall goal is to clean everything, from our home to our habits. We take a moment to evaluate what we are eating and how we are exercising, and we do this for everyone….even our pets. We hope that you enjoy this Spring Cleaning Life, an Update post.
So how did we do?
Well, I can say the house is clean. O.k., there may be a pile of dirty clothes laying around somewhere, but I can honestly say that we gave our home a good scrubbing and everything still looks good.
On the personal spring cleaning life front, I think we have done pretty good as well. I've been hitting the gym with a bit more consistency and intensity, and my husband and son have started training hard for mountain biking season. Both of my girls are now on the swim team and working out as well, so on a whole I think we made some good strides in the exercise department.
Our eating habits weren't too bad to begin with, so we didn't have to change a whole lot there. We cook most meals at home, so we really have control over what the family eats. We did talk about eating habits with the kids, and I have seen a difference. I caught my one of my daughters reaching for a second piece of fruit instead of chips yesterday after school. When I asked her about it, she said it was because the fruit was better for her. Seriously…those words came out of the mouth of an 11-year-old. Score one for the team!
Our dogs started eating PREY by Taste of the Wild, and they love it. I love that it is a nutritious, balanced, limited ingredient diet. I have seen changes in the dogs as well, particularly our female rescue dachshund. Ever since we brought Taffy into our home, she has suffered from very dry skin. Her coat was very coarse and just plain unhealthy looking as well. We have tried suggestions from the vet in the past, but nothing ever seemed to help.
Since switching up her food though, she has absolutely thrived. Her coat looks about a million times better, and now just feels soft. It's like she is a different dog. Before, she wasn't into playing all that much. We figured that it had something to do with her past (she had a rough life before being rescued), but apparently she just needed a different diet. Her vet suspects that she has an allergy or intolerance to some ingredient that isn't present in the PREY food, and that is why we are seeing a change.
PREY is the newest pet food line from Taste of the Wild. What initially drew me to the product was the limited ingredients. PREY is made with no grain, is non-GMO, and contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. It is made simply with only four key ingredients; real cage-free turkey, spring-fed trout or pasture-raised Angus beef, plus lentils, tomato pomace and sunflower oil. Pretty simple.
That simplicity is what I suspect helped our dog Taffy. Figuring out what an animal is allergic to can be a bit of a guessing game, and the limited ingredients contained within PREY really helped her find relief. We still haven't figured out her sensitivity (we will with time), but it's good to know that there is a product out there that helps her. PREY is a limited ingredient dog food, which is just what she needed.
If you would like to learn more about PREY and Taste of the Wild, check out their website. It is chock full of useful information. We hope that you enjoyed this Spring Cleaning Life, an Update post.