Grain-Free plus Freeze-Dried Raw- the #SubZeroDifference
New Canadian Dog Food In PetSmart® – Nutrience® SubZero™
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My Rescue Dog Kilo the Pug Loves Food
Kilo the Pug has been part of our family for 16 months now. He is 3 years old. He came to me with a big bag of lamb kibble so we have kept going on North American high-quality kibble.
He is very food-motivated (I mean greedy). He has a few behaviour and anxiety issues and I often use kibble for our frequent training sessions. I confess that I also share a teeny taste of my half a piece of whole wheat toast and peanut butter every morning. I know I shouldn’t, but it is a bonding time each day that we both enjoy immensely so that is his main grain allowance, along with occasional treats for training.
Grain-Free plus Freeze-Dried Raw = #SubZeroDifference
I have been researching grain-free as Kilo doesn’t need grain and fillers in his regular food.
I have also been reading about, and considering raw feeding. There certainly seem to be health benefits. I am not prepared to go full raw yet so freeze-dried raw protein is very appealing.
I was so excited to get invited to review Nutrience® SubZero™ and understand the #SubZeroDifference. These new products seemed to incorporate the latest research and the best high-quality Canadian ingredients. The timing was perfect for me given my own research on nutrition for Kilo. They ticked all my boxes, so I went to my local PetSmart and chatted with a sales executive. See my post about my shopping trips here.
He gave very positive feedback on the Nutrience brand (Kilo and I both like the Nutrience canned food which I sometimes buy and mix with kibble). The displays in PetSmart were also very informative. I chose two of three new SubZero varieties to start – The Fraser Valley and the Prairie Red.
What is Nutrience SubZero?
Nutrience Grain Free Subzero™ is a new Canadian made ancestral diet combining protein-rich kibble and freeze-dried NUTRIBOOST™ including raw protein.
The Nutrience Subzero product range comes in 3 regionally inspired formulations: Canadian Pacific (various wild-caught fish), Fraser Valley (chicken, turkey and wild-caught fish) and Prairie Red (beef, wild boar, bison and wild-caught fish).
The products are made in British Columbia, Canada in small batches for superior quality control which I find reassuring. They are prepared with fresh, never frozen Canadian sources of meat, poultry, Pacific wild-caught fish and real freeze-dried protein for a superior flavor.
Kilo certainly looks like he would like to taste it – licking his lips.
Kilo’s Review- Big Paws Up
Kilo LOVES the new food. The size and texture of the pieces work well for him. Sometimes I mix with a tiny bit of yoghurt, water, banana, sweet potato or pumpkin. Other times he just enjoys plain pieces of kibble. He likes crunchy bits and they are probably helping keep his teeth a little cleaner.
He seems to really enjoy the taste and the smell. However, the smell is not overpowering which is good.
I usually make Kilo work for part of each meal and regularly do training through the day. We play chase and go find with kibble around the house, plus we use puzzles and practise behaviours and tricks.
7 Easy Ways to Taste and Feel the #SubZeroDifference
We found 7 Easy Ways to Taste and Feel the #Subzerodifference:
- In a new special bowl designed for pugs from The Loving Bowl- those pieces of kibble disappeared pretty fast, almost like magic.
- In Puzzles
- In a Treat Ball
- In a Treat Bone
- In a Kong
- Playing Go Find and Chase
- As a reward for Tricks or Posing for photos from Mom
Nutritional Benefits plus Convenience
I know I juggle production work, blogging, events and family (especially little Kilo). I never have enough hours in the day, especially at this time of the year. I look for products that fit my busy lifestyle and my needs. Nutrience SubZero aims to deliver the nutritional benefits of raw in a convenient and easy to use recipe. Sounds great to me!
Features of Nutrience Subzero- Why is is so Great?
I am always looking to keep Kilo the Pug healthy and happy. I really like what I am learning about this new high-quality dog food range:
- We are both proudly Canadian! Wild-caught fish, meat and poultry are sourced in Canada and delivered fresh to the production facility in British-Columbia, Canada. They are produced in small batches to ensure optimal quality control. I love all these facts.
- Multiple sources of proteins for a complete and more diverse essential amino acid profile. Sounds healthy.
- Low-glycemic carbohydrates to maintain a healthy weight and normal blood sugar levels. Important for my greedy Pug (I should be doing the same).
- Coconut oil and marine source omega-3 for a healthy skin and coat. Great.
- Wholesome fruits, vegetables & botanicals to support a healthy immune system. Makes sense.
- Prebiotics and probiotics for healthy digestion. I am very interested in the benefits of probiotics and give them to the rest of the family.
- Glucosamine and chondroitin to support hip and joint health. I take these as well. It is important for Kilo as he is always jumping up on things. I want to protect his joints.
- Contains Nutriboost- fresh protein, infused with a unique blend of nutritionally beneficial ingredients, and gently freeze-dried to lock in the natural goodness of raw foods.
What is in the Nutriboost?
Nutriboost is fresh protein, infused with a unique blend of nutritionally beneficial ingredients, and gently freeze-dried to lock in the natural goodness of raw foods.
Freeze-dried Nutriboost contains 4 Main ingredients:
- Green-Lipped Mussels – A natural anti-inflammatory to support joint health.
- Pacific Cod Liver – A rich source of omega-3 fatty acids for a healthy skin & coat.
- Pumpkin – A good source of dietary fiber to support digestion. We are big pumpkin fans here.
- Acadian Kelp – A variety of seaweed loaded with natural antioxidants to support a healthy immune system.
We have converted to this great new food. To find out more valuable information and get your own packages, head over to your local Canadain PetSmart or check online:
How does your Pet eat their food- do you need to slow them down? Have you tried Nutrience food? Are you feeding grain-free or raw? Let me know in the comments.
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