The quality of dog food available in Mexico is much poorer than here in Canada. And that’s an understatement. I was shocked to find out that the first five ingredients in the food we feed our dogs are; ground cereal, wheat and corn byproducts, beef byproducts, pig or chicken, and soya or canola pasta. After the sixth ingredient (which was fat from a chicken or beef, they have to use the “or” because they don’t really know), there were a bunch of vitamins and words that I couldn’t pronounce or understand, in English or Spanish.
So, I was very eager to get Reina on a diet of Petcurean and provide her with the sustenance she needed and deserved. To make my selection, I used the online food selector on their website. After answering 10 simple questions, they provided a product line suggestion that catered to her advanced age (13), weight issues (slightly overweight) and her knee and joint problems.
NOW FRESH Grain Free Large Breed Senior Food
The ingredients in the Petcurean dog food were significantly different than what she had been eating in Mexico and they looked different too. Much more dense in colour and they actually smelled like food! The ingredient list looked like a meal that I would serve to my family; De-boned turkey, potatoes, peas, whole dried egg, and tapioca.
There were some unknown (to me) ingredients but, I trust that Petcurean won’t cut corners leaving my only concern to be whether the large breed croquettes (2cmx1.2cm) would be too big for her and if I should go with the smaller breed ones (in the same product line). I needn’t have worried.
Since I was changing her food, I gradually mixed in her new Petcurean food with the old stuff. However, she took every.single.piece of her old food and dropped it on the ground. I put it back into her bowl. Repeat. Twice. In the end, I just threw it out. Reina knows what makes her happy and that means feeding her Petcurean. With ingredients like de-boned salmon, trout and duck, I can’t blame her. Besides, it’s a small price to pay for all the love and security she provides us.
If you’re new to Petcurean or your cat or dog has developed a special need, head over to their website and get a FREE Trial Bag of NOW FRESH™ or GO!™ premium dog or cat pet food to try out****. You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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— Journeys of The Zoo (@zoojourneys) April 23, 2015
* We’ve been wintering in Mexico since 2003. Follow our Mexican adventures.
** We found two dead mice downstairs. Just lying there. I wonder if they’ll be there as long as the other mouse.
*** In case you forgot, Phoenix passed away this winter in Mexico.
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