Spring Cleaning Life, an Update on de-cluttering ourselves and our home
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Spring Cleaning Life, an Update

Spring Cleaning LifeThis 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.

Spring Cleaning Life - PREY

About PREY

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.

Spring Cleaning Life - Taste of the Wild

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.

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  1. I never tried Prey before, but it looks useful. I am checking Taste of the Wild now. Thanks for this wonderful post.

  2. As long as there are no crappy added ingredients I am all for dry dog foods like this!!

  3. I have a rescue dog too. He has prescription food but I don’t see any results and he doesn’t like it. I’ll look into this food for him!

  4. I am so glad you found something good for Taffy! I totally agree about spring cleaning not just our homes but our lives!

  5. You’re doing better than me! I did a deep clean a few months ago and have barely done anything since. Ugh – I hate cleaning!!

  6. I love getting everything in order so that you can live better and not like a hot mess that I’ve been like lately. I spent all last week organizing three rooms in our house and I am hoping to do the same for my office area tomorrow. Prey seems like a wonderful brand and definitely more natural than what is in a lot of dog foods.

  7. I am often tempted to feed my dog better food than I feed myself. This looks like a quality product.

  8. Kim Croisant

    You know, I’m trying to think if I’ve ever seen this in stores. I’m thinking not, but very interested in checking it out.

  9. My dog doesn’t seem to love his food anymore. This is a new brand to me. Maybe he’ll go crazy for this one.

  10. Your dog seems to be thriving and I love that it is a rescue like my two guys. I don’t like switching from food that they are doing well with but Prey sounds like a nutrtious good choice.

  11. It’s so difficult when animals have something going on since they can’t tell you what’s wrong. I’m so glad your pup is adjusting well though! My mom’s dog has sensitivities to some ingredients so I’ll mention Prey to her!

  12. We have two Great Pyrenees dogs and I hadn’t heard of this brand before. Thanks for sharing. I’ll have to check it out.

  13. Your dog is so cute! I don’t own a dog but I am sure that it will be difficult to deal with dog that has sensitive to some ingredients. 

  14. I have never seen Prey Taste of the Wild Before, I know I would get bored if I had to eat the same thing everyday so I am definitely open to trying out new stuff for the furbaby. Thankfully my rottweiler pretty much likes everything!

    Let’s not even talk ‘deep cleaning’ I still haven’t done the spring cleaning yet! LOL

  15. Looks like a really good doggy food option. I need something good for Jenny the pug. I am not sure I trust the old brand anymore. Glad your family is doing well in the spring cleaning part of life too! That’s awesome!

  16. We haven’t tried this dog food in our home for our husky yet but it sounds like a great healthy choice. Our dog is 11 and definitely needs healthy and wholesome pet food to keep her feeling great.

  17. I am so glad you found something good for your dog! I always do Spring Cleaning! Every year is a different part of our home! 

  18. I remember reading about your spring cleaning ideas, I definitely took some notes to use in my house! That is so good that you found a pet food that works well for your dog. Their nutrition is just as important as ours.

  19. It’s really cool that you’ve already seen improvement in your dogs coat! I’d definitely want to pick a food like Prey too!

  20. Amy

    This looks like it is going to be really good for my dog. I love how the kibbles are flattish compared to other brands.

  21. Kathy

    I’ve never heard of this brand before. I don’t have any dogs, just cats. If I had one I think I would give this a try. Sounds like a really good brand of dog food.

  22. As a pet owner I’m always on the lookout for a better food for my animals. I love that Prey has no grains and is non-GMO so I definitely need to check this brand out.

  23. Rose Ann Sales

    I am not a pet owner bu knowing that it has no grains or anything that can cause a bad effect to your dog it looks like a good one. Will definitely share this to my friends who also pet owner like you.

  24. Glad to know you are everything seems good! Would love to try Prey for my dog too!

  25. Reesa Lewandowski

    This is a food my dog would love! I really need to find it for him. He has such a sensitive stomach and he loves fish!

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