Too often, I find myself comparing my current dogs and cat to pets from my past "Oh, Brychwyn leaps onto the bed the same way Tynan did" or "Amelia comes to the door when we get home just like Gryphon used to" are phrases muttered frequently by me to Jason, friends, family, and neighbors. While it does warm my heart to notice similarities in pets from my past and present, I work hard to remember that each pet is an individual and those unique personalities deserve recognition and space to flourish. Yet this is also something I have said about all of my pets, present and past.
When it comes to what I feed Wilhelm, Brychwyn, Huxley, and Amelia, I end up comparing to the past again. The right diet significantly extended the life of Emily and Tynan. So that right diet, raw food, is what I rely on for my pets health today. Similar to how each dog and cat are not the same, each kind of raw food is not the same. It is very important to me that the raw dog and cat food I feed my pets is complete, safe, and convenient. I was thrilled when I learned about Balanced Blends, a new company founded with the simple idea of creating a well-balanced raw diet to cover all nutritional needs of beloved dogs and cats. Balanced Blends has everything I want in a raw cat/dog food and all of my dogs and cat have been enjoying this food for the past couple of weeks. There is no comparison to how happy all four pets and I have been with our Balanced Blends experience.
Complete diets for dogs requires more than just fresh raw meat, bones, organs, fruits and vegetables. Dogs also need just the right blend of vitamins and minerals. Obligate carnivore cats may not need the fruits and vegetables, but they also need proper vitamins and minerals along with their raw organ, bone, and meat mix. Balanced Blends dog food contains a 10% produce, vitamin and mineral mix and the cat food contains a 0.5% vitamin and mineral mix. And the rest is grain, gluten, filler, artificial coloring, artificial preservative free meat, bone, and organ (the cat food also has egg yolks.) Balanced Blends uses chicken that is USDA Grade A, cage free, antibiotics free, with no added hormones, beef that is USDA Approved, naturally raised, antibiotic free, with no added hormones and in the dog food the fruits and vegetables are organic. It's time for another comparison: this natural, simple, and complete diet is comparable to what I strive to feed myself.
Convenient raw dog and cat food is more that just having the food delivered right to the front door. Wait. That is really awesome. I have been feeding raw for over a decade and before Balanced Blends arrived on my porch, I had always trudged to the store, rushed the food home before it defrosted, filled the freezer, then did it all again what seemed like five days later. Balanced Blends offers amazingly convenient online raw cat/dog food delivery subscriptions, easily managed on their website. Two boxes arrived on my porch, I emptied the coolers inside into the freezer, defrosted and served! There is no comparison to how easy Balanced Blends makes feeding raw food. Granted this is coming from someone who defines easy as driving across the country with three dogs as easier than finding a new pet sitter, but still, Balanced Blends is seriously porch, freezer, fridge, dish, happy dogs and cat easy. Having food that makes my pets so happy show up at the door means I have more time to spend with my happy pets!
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Balanced Blends is a fully funded company but they are running a Kickstarter campaign to raise awareness for their wonderful new brand and encourage people to try their complete, safe, and convenient foods. Some of the pre-order deals on Balanced Blends Kickstarter campaign include
- “Early Cat/Dog special” price to save $20 to $30 on 10 LB of raw food
- All backers will get 5 LB extra for every 20 LB order of the same item from our website for 3 or 6 months, after the Kickstarter campaign ends, depending on which tiers you backed
- Free shipping for all pre-orders*