Happy Wednesday, Everyone. I hope your week is off to a great start!
I’m so excited for today’s post because I get to talk about one of my favorite topics ever, Grumples and Leo (my dogs!) If you’re familiar with my blog, then you know how obsessed I am with them. My dogs bring so much light and happiness to my life, and I want them around as long as possible.
I spend several hours walking them each day to make sure they are physically and mentally healthy. My dogs get so excited for our walks. As soon as I say “get your leash,” they jump up and start wagging their tails. It’s so important to let your dogs explore new places, new smells, and interact with other dogs. And there is nothing better than sleeping dogs after a long walk.
About a year ago, my older dog, Grumples, weighed in ten pounds overweight at the vet. After that, I made walking three miles a day part of our daily routine. He’s back down to a healthy weight, and we still love our walks together. It’s good for the both of us.
Physical activity is necessary, but so is the food that they eat. I make my health and food choices a priority of mine, and my dogs are no different. I am so proud to be partnering up with Earth Fare (my favorite grocery store ever) to talk about Tender & True, a healthy dog food that you can find right in their pet aisle. It’s the only USDA Certified Organic and Certified Humanely Raised pet food on the market. It’s important to set your dog’s food standard high, as you would for yourself.
When I heard about Tender & True, I was pretty intrigued because it almost seemed to good to be true. It ended up being so great that I have made the switch, and my dogs are pretty happy about it. Let me tell you why I made the switch.
One of the biggest factors in making the change was that Tender & True is Global Animal Partnership(GAP) certified. Gap uses a 5-step program that tells you exactly how the animals have been raised, and every farm partner is audited by an independent company every 15 months. There are no antibiotics, animal by-products in the feed, or added hormones. I love knowing that the meats I’m feeding my dogs, or myself, are from farms that ensure animal welfare.
The Tender & True ingredient list was very impressive, which also convinced me make the switch. Whenever I’m purchasing dog products, I make sure that they are always made in the USA, so I loved seeing that being made clear on the bag.
What makes Earth Fare one of my favorite stores is their Boot List. It’s a list of harmful and unhealthy ingredients that you will never see in your food, OR your dog’s food at Earth Fare. Tender & True is held to the same standards as human food. Why shouldn’t it be?
Along with the healthy superfoods found in Tender & True, it’s grain free, which is so great since my dog’s both have grain allergies.
When you look at the ingredients, you’ll see that organic turkey is the first one listed. That’s already a good sign! All of the ingredients are natural, organic, and you won’t find any harmful dyes, hormones, artificial flavors, or fillers. There are added vitamins, which is great for keeping my dogs healthy.
I love shopping at Earth Fare because of their Food Philosophy. I don’t have to spend too much time reading over the labels because they do it already. And if any ingredient is on their Boot List, it gets the boot!
Earth Fare pledged to keep their food free of added hormones, artificial fats, and trans fats, artificial sweeteners, bleached or bromated flour, antibiotics, high fructose corn syrup, artificial preservatives, or artificial colors or flavors.
If you head to their Food Philosophy, you can get more information on their departments and how they meet their Food Philosophy.
I’m not sure if he likes the chicken or turkey better…
If you have an Earth Fare close to you, make sure to stop in and pick up a copy of The Clean Plate! It’s their healthy lifestyle quarterly magazine. It’s filled with great deals and healthy tips to help customers “Live Longer with Earth Fare.” Leo and I had so much fun shooting these photos for The Clean Plate, and we’d love to see you pick up a copy!
While you’re there, you might as well pick up a bag of Tender & True for your pup 🙂 I promise they’ll love it. It was nearly impossible to get their heads out of the bags.
Questions for you!
- Do you pay attention to what goes into your dog’s food?
- What is your favorite activity to do with your dog?
- I get a kick out of names. What is your dog’s name?
Thank you guys for reading. This post was sponsored by Earth Fare and Tender and True, but ALL opinions are my own!