Lately I have been sharing treats and ideas for the humans in our home. Well today I am going to share about the two dogs in our home. I have talked about Max and Jack before. These two dogs are an important part of our family – if you have a dog you know what I mean. It is important to keep them happy and part of the family.
One way I keep them happy is buy feeding them good quality dog food. Nutrish Zero Grain dog food from Rachael Ray is one of the dog foods we feed Max and Jack. I have shared about Zero Grain in the past on this post Nutrish Dog Treats and this post on Zero Grain dog food. It is a food both Max and Jack love and enjoy. We received another box from Rachael Ray and were excited to open it.
I made a little unboxing video to show everything that came in the box and our dogs reaction.
Max and Jack received a fun “Steak” chew toy, a bag of Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain Beef with Bison Dry Dog Food and I received a nice set of Rachael Ray cutting knifes and cutting board. I can’t wait to use them!
When you start your dogs on a new food, like Nutrish, you need to follow a transition plan. Mix it slowly with the regular food your dog’s eat until your dog’s system is acclimated to the new food. This can take five to ten days until your dog is only eating Nutrish. Since my dogs already eat Nutrish I did not need to acclimate them to a new food.
Out of the two dogs Jack is the oldest at 8 years old. He is a mix between a Jack Russel and a Jack Rat Terrier. We were super clever giving him the name Jack, right? He is actually named after the pirate Jack Sparrow. His full name is Jack Sid Explorer Rumsey. The kids all got to give him a name and the kids were rather young so that is what he ended up with.
Jack is extremely smart and always trying to outwit Max. He loves time alone with us so he will go and hide something of Max’s and while Max is searching for it he gets to be all alone with us. I have realized this alone time is important to him so I try and make sure we have some good one on one time.
Jack also reminds me of a cat. He doesn’t really come when I call him, likes to sleep in all day while lying in the sun and is a great mouser. We have a canal behind our home and he can catch a mouse in our yard better than any cat I know.
He sure loves playing with the kids – his favorite game is tug of war with his toys.
Max is such a special dog. He really is the sweetest dog I ever met. He thinks he is still a baby and wants to fit his entire body on my lap whenever I sit down. He is 6 years old and the most loving dog. If you couldn’t tell he is a German Shepherd. His full name is Maximus VanHelsing Rumsey – named after the Gladiator and Vampire Slayer.
Even though Max is still young he has started to go blind. What he has is hereditary and can occur in German Shepherds that live at high altitudes. Through a lot of treatment at a specialty vet eye clinic he has received good care and has been put on medicine that has been helping. It is helping to keep the blindness from getting worse (and helping it get a bit better). He can already see a lot better but his sight is still not the best. He will be on meds the rest of his life and we keep our fingers crossed that the medicines keep working so he can have a good quality of life.
These two dogs have given our family such joy and that is only one of the many reasons it is important for me to see them happy and have a good quality of life. So one way I do this is provide for them good quality dog food. Let me tell you more about Rachael Ray Nutrish dog food.
Rachael Ray created Nutrish in 2007 with help from pet nutrition experts. They added in cat food in 2014. Nutrish recipes are made with simple natural ingredients and do not contain meat/poultry product meal or fillers. I just love that real meat is the #1 ingredient and the recipes are inspired from Rachael Ray’s kitchen.
I also thought it was so awesome when I heard that Rachael’s personal proceeds from Nutrish go to Rachael’s Rescue. Rachael’s Rescue is a charity created to help shelter pets in need. To this date they have donated over $9 million towards food, medical supplies and treatments for these animals in need. Rachael believes in providing in making quality food available to everyone. Because of that you will be able to find this premium dog food in mass retailers like Target, Walmart and even on Amazon.
The Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain Beef with Bison Dry Dog Food my dogs are enjoying today (which they absolutely loved) is made with real U.S. Farm-raised beef (the #1 ingredient) and wholesome vegetables. Here is what is included in this brand of food:
- Real beef, raised on U.S. farms is always the #1 ingredient
- With real bison raised on U.S. farms
- Zero grains, glutens or fillers
- Zero poultry by-product meal
- Zero artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors
If you would like to try it today then be sure to grab this Rachael Ray Nutrish coupon for $3 off a Zero Grain pet food.