Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Spring Naturals Dog Food Review & Adoptable Dogs

   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
tiptop shape.  Here, feel my muscles.  Pretty daunting, isn’t it.  This impressive physique didn’t just happen.  I’m a combination of great food, exercise, and lots of belly rubs.  I like to call it my Basset trifecta.  At Spring Naturals, they believe that all dogs and cats deserve the nutritious and balanced foods and treats available.  I believe they are right.”
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!!”
Pierre’s Paws

Bentley’s Paws

 **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.

This is our Tasty Tuesday blog hop food review.  Thanks to Sugar the Golden Retriever and Kol’s Notes for hosting this yummy hop!

We are also proud to join Dogs ‘N Pawz and Talking Dogs for our weekly Tuesday’s Tails blog hop.  It is a chance to share adoptable pets in hopes of finding permanent loving homes.  Please take a moment to click and share these dogs to your social media.  I am including darling Duke again this week in hopes that this will be his week to find a home.   These dogs are at PetSavers. You can see more adoptable dogs here.

 *I changed my home page layout and now only have the two columns.  How do you like it?  Is it easier to read?  I’d like to hear your opinions as I strive to make Barking from the Bayou a great place to visit and enjoy.  Thanks so much.  www.mkclinton.com


  1. Turkey dinner yummy. She makes sure she keeps a beady eye on how much food I eat, big sigh. Good luck to Misty and Duke. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. That food looks very tasty and both those adoptable dogs are adorable

    retro rover

  3. I love turkey meat, but the vegetables not so much. Vaks on the other hand loves vegetables so he can eat the vegetables and I can take the turkey. That's a fair deal.... I think. Sniff from Laika and Vaks.

  4. Turkey sounds yummy, I'm not a big veggie fan, though. I also am not a real grain free fan, so I would probably pick at it like Pierre. You sound more like an eat everything guy. My sisters are like that too. Enjoy the rest of the food. <3 Emma

  5. Hi Y'all!

    What a pair of cuties! Are you sharing your yummies with them? No? Oh they aren't at your house. Okay.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  6. Good review guys. Hope those dogs find their forever homes soon.

  7. Great review, love the picture of Bentley on the table! Also love your paws up rating system. Hope those two get their forever home soon.

  8. Loved your review! We feed grain free food here always. Surprises from the delivery guys are great! My huskies always get so exited when that truck pulls up!!!!
    Thats funny that you just changed your blog to two columns, I just added one to mine!!! BOL! The reason I added one is that I have been reading a book called get rich blogging LOLOLOL!!!! (hey, i'm tryin!) And anyways, they said it was a good idea, because that way you can organize your side bar better and numerous other reasons. I love your blog either way!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  9. Hey, we recognize that bag - Jack & Maggie eat the salmon Spring naturals and love it!

  10. Awwww...I hope those two pups find their forever homes soon. They are both adorable. Great review!

  11. Woofs! Sugar can't wait to try Spring Naturals. We are doing a June campaign with them cause its Golden Retriever month. ENJOY! The Tasty Treats. Golden Woofs

  12. Oh my, that food sounds good! Plus those sweet pups... sharing!

  13. Mr Reilly is unfortunately allergic to all types of poultry - so we never get anything like this. Luckily he loves his bison and venison food :)

  14. Turkey my favourite yummy, I hope Misty and Duke find there forever homes soon, Sharing.


  15. Misty and Duke are adorable! Misty reminds me of the dog that my mom and dad had when I was growing up. He was an awesome dog! Hope they both find homes real soon. Sharing.

    Visit us at Dogs N Pawz!

  16. Turkey sounds darn good to me. I sure hope that Misty and Duke find their happy really soon. Hey, your blog layout looks really nice.

  17. Sounds like yummy food, but then brown dawgs never turn down food. :)

    Hope the pups find good homes.

  18. I always joke that my dogs get more mail than I do. But it's true!

  19. Sounds like yummy food guys!

  20. Hope Misty and Duke find their forever homes really soon!

  21. Good job Bently maintaining your review intergrity. You wanted to give it 5 but you gotta tell it like it really is :) Duke and Misty look like wonderful dogs and I've already pinned them. I hope they find furever homes soon!

  22. I just love the reviews you two boys do! I enjoy that little bit of sarcasm in there. :)
    We have tried some Spring Naturals treats and the dogs loved them. I love the high quality ingredients in their products.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets


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