We recently were surprised to receive a free bag of Spring NaturalsGrain Free Turkey Dinner dog food. As usual, the boys were very excited to see the delivery truck stop in front of the house. Since this was an unexpected delivery, I have to admit to being pretty excited myself.
I had been considering trying a grain free diet for Bentley and Pierre so this was a great way to try a new type of food. Both of them are thrilled to be able to give their honest opinion on this tasty new food. Boys, the blog is all yours today.
Bentley: “Thanks Mom. Just like she said, we were all thrilled to try a different type of food. The Spring Naturals blend that we received was turkey with chickpeas, carrots, and berries. I didn’t know what a chickpeas was, but I do love my carrots and berries. I asked Mom why the turkey was not mixed with dressing and gravy. She said dressing and gravy wasn’t good for dogs.” *Sigh*
Pierre: “I explained to Bentley that a chickpea is a garbanzo beans or a legume. They are very tasty and full of protein. Of course, there are a lot of other tasty ingredients in the bite-sized food. Since I like to know what I am eating, a quick check of the label told me all that I needed to know. The first ingredients are turkey, then chickpeas, peas, and dried eggs. They also add sun-cured alfalfa, flaxseed, sweet potatoes, and spinach. As you can see, it is chocked full of nutritious veggies.
Bentley: “That’s all true Pierre. They also add lots of yummy fruit. I could taste blueberries, cranberries, apricots, carrots and dandelion greens. At least I got my cranberries with my turkey. That is sort of like a Thanksgiving dinner. I know that I was giving thanks for this food.”
Pierre: “I hate to bring this up, but you are pretty much thankful for all food. I tend to be a bit more finicky than you are. I wanted to make certain that we were eating healthy, so I checked Spring Natural Grain Free Turkey Dinner out on SlimDoggy’s Food Rating widget. It was ranked 8.5 out of 10 and received a high rating with a smiley dog face. So, what is not in this food you ask?”
Bentley: “No, I didn’t ask, because I know. *snicker* It does not have any turkey meal, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, or by-products. I am not sure what by-products are, but they sound yucky. There are also not any artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors. It sounds like the people at Spring Naturals are very careful about what they use to make their dog food. That is really important to my mom and dad.”
Pierre: “Yeah, ever since we began Barking from the Bayou, Gramma has gotten very picky about what we eat. She also measures our food out as if she is some sort of chemist. If she starts putting on a lab coat and goggles, I can’t say that I’ll be surprised. I only got one cup twice a day. You wolfed down one and three-fourths cups twice a day.”
Bentley: “That is because I am a larger dog than you are, Pierre. It takes more food to keep my body in
Pierre: “I am not so sure about cats. That is just, because I don’t really like cats too much. Still, I guess they do deserve to eat great food. Cats cannot live by mice alone. So, what did you think of this four pound bag of food that we received? I thought it was okay. I tended to eat it a few pieces at a time. It is not my favorite taste, but it was still good.”
Bentley: “Well, you are entitled to your opinion even if it is wrong. I loved this food. You should have spoken up so I could have eaten the entire bag by myself. Even when it was gone, I still stuck my head in the bag to get the leftover pieces. Mmmm, I didn’t want it to end.”
Me: “Okay boys, have y’all covered all the bases on this review? Let’s see; you’ve said what terrific ingredients are blended, how much you each ate each day, Slim Doggy’s ranking, and how you each like it. Good job. Well, except for the few sarcastic comments that y’all always seem to add. Do you have your paw rating ready? One means yuck and five is superb.
Bentley: Yes ma’am, we are ready but don’t agree on the amount of paws. Can we each rate it?”
Me: “Sure, we want to give our readers your true feelings about the products that we review. What are you ratings?
Pierre: “That’s true Gramma. I can only give this dog food a four paws rating. Not because it isn’t super good for me, I just wasn’t crazy about this particular blend.”
Bentley: “Well, we just have to agree to disagree. I loved my Spring Natural Grain Free Turkey Dinner. I have complete confidence in giving it my five paws. Thanks so much Spring Naturals!!”
**We received a 4 lb. bag of Spring Natural Grain Free Turkey Dinner for an honest review. We were not compensated for this review and all of our opinions are based on the boys’ reaction to this product.
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