This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Castor & Pollux. As always, all opinions are my own.
Maizey has always been a finicky eater. Even as a puppy, she would go days without eating so my vet told me early on that I may need to add things to her food to create variety, like cheese, yogurt, or fish oil (which is also good for her joints!), or that I may need to switch her food up occasionally.
I recently switched Maizey over to ORGANIX dog food and am so happy to be partnering with them for the next couple months, so I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the dog food and how Maizey is responding to it. (Maizey would share her thoughts but she said her typing skills aren’t good enough so she’s delegated to me. 😉 She’s quite the diva.)
ORGANIX is made in the USA and doesn’t contain corn, soy, or wheat, common fillers in many dog foods. The first ingredient in every ORGANIX recipe is always chicken, turkey, salmon or lamb. Maizey is very muscular and lean (kind of like her mom! 😉 so I like knowing she’s getting enough protein and real-food ingredients to keep her healthy, rather than the junk in many dog foods.
ORGANIX is also grain free, which is a must for any food I feed Maizey. And not only because I’m gluten free. 😉 I noticed in the past when I fed her dog food with grains and other fillers (not really knowing that it was an issue), she had pretty consistent digestive woes like random diarrhea or days of constipation. She’s much more regular on a grain-free food, and dogs need consistent bowel health, just like humans!
ORGANIX is made with organic ingredients, e.g. the Grain-Free Chicken and Potato dog food recipe has organic free-range chicken, organic peas, organic potatoes and organic coconut oil. It sounds like something I would make at home.
I like that this food is produced without chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, artificial preservatives, added growth hormones or antibiotics. Since Maizey’s cancer diagnosis last year about this time, I’m much more cautious about what I feed her, so I like that all that crap is left out. Plus, given that she’s now considered a senior dog at 8, it’s important to keep her weight in health, which can be harder as her activity and metabolism slows. So, I definitely don’t want anything in her food that’s going to mess with her weight, like growth hormones! I need to keep her lap-dog sized after all.
ORGANIX tests their food before, during and after production to make sure it’s safe. Now that I think about it, Maizey miiiiight just be eating healthier and cleaner than I do. 😉
So far, Maizey seems to really like the food! Her face in this photo cracks me up!
You can find ORGANIX online, at PetSmart, Petco, and at natural grocery stores, like Whole Foods. I’ve seen it at some specialty pet stores in Winston-Salem, so check your go-to place for your pet shopping. To locate a store in your area, visit the Organix® site. If you want to save yourself a trip to the store, you can visit the brand’s shop online search menu.
I’d love to hear about your pets! Leave me a comment and tell me what kind of pet you have and their names. I know there are some other boxer dog mommas out there too!