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.
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* 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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Sounds like a really high quality food. Nice to know about it in case we’re ever able to not get our regular food! We feed our guys Acana Lamb and Apple (also made in Canada like Petcurean) because of food sensitivities and they have thrived on it. They are both turning 8 this year which I guess makes them officially seniors, yikes. How is Reina doing without her buddy Phoenix?
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Great to hear that your pups are healthy and that you’ve made a conscious decision about what you’re feeding them. I find that people often don’t even think about what they’re feeding their pets and there are a LOT of poor quality foods out there, including in Canada!
Reina is not the same dog that she was when Phoenix was here. Far from it. She’s aged a lot in the past three months and I have no doubt that losing him will be the death of her. We never realized how close they were until he was gone.
I think of you and your family often and hope that you are all in good health.
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Pets grieve just like we do, probably more because you can’t explain to her what’s going on. Poor thing. Our guys are the same age and I can’t bear to think about what it is going to be like when they get to that stage. Two peas in a pod is an understatement! We’re all well thanks. A million times better than at this time last year!! Hope you and your family are well and are settling back into Canadian life again after your winter in the sunshine!
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I won a bag of this food. was amazing.
Very excited to get my trial bag. The better quality food also means less picking up after your dog…something I can definitely see the benefits of! Thanks for continuing to share the story of a great company doing great things. 🙂
Sounds like good quality
I don’t have a dog but I have two cats and they have tried the Petcurean brand food and really liked it. 🙂
I baby sit dogs so this is wonderful
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Picked up my sample bag from Pet Valu in Kemptville. My little dog loved it !!
That’s where I get my dog food too. The people that work there are so friendly and helpful. Glad that it was a success!
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Yes I have come to love that store. They are always very nice and Helpful. xoxo
I have heard really good things about Petcurean. I will have to try it with our fussy pug.
I’ve never had a dog more’s the pity but my daughter has a one and I do know from her that the right food is very important. Her dog (a Shih Tzu) got ill and that’s when the vet told her that her dog had to have different food since that was one of the things that was making her ill.
this sound like kind of food that my dog would like