Friday, September 18, 2015

Small bites for small pups, and Taste of the Wild #giveaway

Do you have a small breed dog?


My dog Ike is large, and Kelly is medium. What works for Ike doesn't always work for Kelly. Kelly uses a collar for walks, but Ike does better with a harness. Kelly loves stuffie toys, while Ike prefers tennis balls. Kelly's bed is small, while Ike's is larger.













Okay, they don't always get that one right.

And then there's food. You want to choose the right food for your particular dog. And if you have a small dog, you wouldn't choose the same food as you do for a dog like, say, Ike. So what do you consider when choosing a food for your small breed dog?

1. Kibble size – Kibble size is one of the most common differences between small breed and regular pet foods. Small dogs have smaller mouths and often have trouble eating a larger kibble.

2. Protein and fat – Small dogs require extra nutrients to meet their needs, it’s important to choose a small breed dog food that has higher levels of protein and fat than ordinary dog food.

3. Ingredients – Like all dogs, small dogs should be fed a formula with high-quality ingredients including a good quality protein.

4. Price –High-quality formula specific pet foods can be pricey. It's important to find the most affordable option that meets your needs.

5. Picky eaters – Many small dogs are picky eaters, which can be harmful to their health. Small dogs have a faster metabolism and need regular calories to keep them healthy--meaning skipping or only picking at meals is not an option.

 Now, what can you do about this? One great option is new Taste of the Wild Appalachian Valley (TM) Small Breed Canine Formula with Venison and Garbanzo Bean.










It features a smaller kibble size to make chewing and digestion easier for small mouths. It also is formulated to meet the needs of small dogs by offering a diet that is more energy dense with higher protein and fat ratios. It's first ingredient is venison, offering pet owners a unique, lean protein source that is highly digestible and heart-healthy.

The Appalachian Valley formula offers higher protein and fat levels, which allows finicky dogs to eat smaller portions and still meet their nutritional needs. It includes tasty ingredients like real meat, garbanzo beans and peas.

And all Taste of the Wild formulas are grain-free.

If you have a small dog, consider checking out Taste of the Wild Appalachian Valley.

Now how about a giveaway?! Enter here to win some Taste of the Wild samples, a dog car seat organizer, Little Dogs activity book, scoop and bandanna.














a Rafflecopter giveaway


* FULL DISCLOSURE: I am being compensated for spreading the word about Taste of the Wild and also provided with Taste of the Wild samples, a dog car seat organizer, Little Dogs activity book, scoop and bandanna to give away. The Writer's Dog only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Taste of the Wild is not responsible for the content of this post.

33 comments:

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  3. A Martin is entered in the giveaway.

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  4. Vunda Vall is entered in the giveaway.

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  5. Good stuff right there!
    Peace baby
    Lily & Edward

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  6. We need food for small dogs at my house! I live with 2 chis :)

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  7. I entered your giveaway! I know what you mean about different needs for big dogs than little dogs. While I own a 50lb. dog myself, I dog walk several little dogs every day that I love like my very own. I enjoy seeing what each of them like and don't like or need and don't need.

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  8. We sell Wild Calling in Bentley's Bargains. There is even a discount code for it today! That is quite a coincidence.

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  9. My Shunta is getting old and this sounds like it would be good for her tummy and easier for her to eat.

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  10. Taste of the Wild! Yumm! Been wanting to add this to our rotation list!
    www.DzDogs.com

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  11. Thank you for sharing your post! Looks like their products are pretty great!

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  12. Have heard good things about this brand.

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  13. Layla my HaShiPoo loves Taste of the Wild, its the only kibble she eats :)

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  14. taste of the wild has some good food. i like their High Prairie Canine® Formula with Roasted Bison & Roasted Venison and Pine Forest™ Canine Formula with Venison & Legumes, good ingredients and a low fat content which i need for my mini schnauzers. i also like some of their canned foods which i keep on hand for emergencies or when my girls have had their teeth cleaned. bison and venison are excellent sources and have very, very little problems with dogs that have food allergies.

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  15. My dogs haven't tried this food yet but I'd love for them to. Thanks for the chance to win this nice prizepack.

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  16. My pups loving trying new things. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. Yes my pup loves to eat being a lab!!!

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  18. I have never heard of this food and am very interested. My dog, known as Señor Mike the Senior Dog, is a chihuahua & corgi mix that I adopted as a senior this year (he's about 9 or 10 years old they think). He loves food and will eat most things. I'm pretty sure that in his last environment the food was pretty rotten and not much of it! I work hard to get him the best nutrition now. He arrived with a dull, brittle patchy coat and it all fell out (!) I thought I was doing something wrong to him; then he grew a gorgeous glossy curly new coat. That's obviously nutrition at work.

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  19. **not an entry** Sorry, have to add**
    {in the contest I am Margot C__ on the Rafflecopter}

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  20. I've always wanted to try those collapsible bowls.

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  21. Thanks for the chance, nice little goodie package!!
    -same email, but @Hotmail.com

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  22. This would be great for our new puppy Pepper!

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  23. This would be great for my three dogs! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  24. I wuv Taste of the Wild! My entire furfamily does :) This would be a pawsome prize pack for us to win! Wooferoo!!

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  25. I'm excited to come across your blog about the smaller pups. I've always had large dogs, but a little boy just grabbed my heart :)

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  26. What a great prize package, I love the car organizer perfect for the treats.

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  27. Taste of the Wild is an excellent dog food. I love that it'a made in the USA and not in China. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome prize package.

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  28. What a wonderful prize package my dogs would love it

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Kelly and Ike say thank you for your comments!

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