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My husband Matt and I don’t have kids, but our frenchie Gizmo may as well be our child. I like to think I’m not one of those ‘crazy dog moms’, but let’s be serious, Gizmo is my furbaby. I’ll keep it real, he lives a happy, simple life- enjoying long walks, play time at the dog park and time hanging out with the family. It’s no secret that we go out of our way to spoil our baby to give him the best life possible
Gizmo just turned 4 this year and we recently moved from Northern Michigan to Florida and Gizmo has been having a rough time with the transition. Since he’s officially ‘an adult dog’, Gizmo has been very lethargic, distancing himself from us, and avoiding breakfast and dinner in his bowl. Besides this out of character behavior, Gizmo has been excessively scratching his ears and biting his paws red raw. We have taken him to the vet countless times since being in Florida for these issues plus his bad breath and diarrhea. Originally, we thought it might be the weather or stress from moving but over time and countless vet appointments, and hours researching online we realized his food was the problem.
After thousands of dollars in “Premium”, “Natural”, and “Healthy” specialty supermarket and pet store kibble bags, Gizmo was still having skin issues, vomiting, and was not excited for our daily walks, trips to the dog park and he even had lost his appetite for TREATS! Normally, this word was the end all be all for his happiness, but now W-A-L-K and TREATS would barely get a tail wag. Something was seriously wrong with our furbaby and Matt and I made it our mission to find the best dog food possible for Gizmo.
I have to admit i’m embarrassed I never ever looked at the ingredients of Gizmo’s food. I was shocked to see over 40+ ingredients many of them grains, soy and synthetic!
Purina ONE SmartBlend True Instinct with Real Salmon & Tuna Adult Premium Dog Food:
Salmon, Corn Gluten Meal, Soy Flakes, Brewers Rice, Animal Fat Preserved with Mixed-Tocopherols, Whole Grain Wheat, Poultry By-Product Meal (Source of Glucosamine), Soybean Meal, Fish Meal (Source of Glucosamine), Whole Grain Corn, Tuna, Glycerin, Corn Germ Meal, Oat Meal, Animal Digest, Calcium Carbonate, Mono and Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Soybean Oil, Caramel Color, Fish Oil, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin D Supplement, Sulfur, Zinc Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Garlic Oil, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Biotin, Sodium Selenite. A-4173.
I COULDN’T BARE TO SEE HOW SAD MY BABY WAS FROM HOW SICK ALL THE DRY KIBBLE MADE HIM FEEL!
My best friend Alicia moved to Canada a few months ago and she raved about this new food she discovered up there called Smack Pet Food. At first I was thinking, ok its just dog food, relax! But she went on to tell me how happy her Golden Retriever, Maggy, was and how shiny her coat has become and how slender and in shape Maggy had become since she began feeding her Smack Pet Food. Alicia is just as crazy as a dog mom as I am, and she researched ALL of the top brands in Canada and Smack Pet Food was the overwhelming number 1 choice for all dog parents and veterinarians up there.
Why Did I Pick SMACK For Gizmo?
Alicia being a doctor herself, could not get over the REAL proteins in Smack Pet Food and the superfood ingredients they specialize in. She explained that ordering for your furbaby is so easy so of course I had to try this miracle to save my Gizmo.
I am a top rated Yelper so reviews are everything to me. I was sold when I saw that Smack has been enthusiastically recommended by Dog Advisor, and that they were picked #1 out of more than 3,500 commercially reviewed dog foods. Recently, Smack Pet Food had only been available in Canada and their secret brand formulas are not sold to stores or other brands claiming to offer the same raw food with the convenience of kibble. Thankfully, Alicia told me about Waggles.com where I could order food special for Gizmo. First I answered a few questions about Gizmo’s size, weight, and activity level and the right size bag was recommended, order and shipped!
Why Is SMACK So Different Than All Other Brands Out There?
After reviewing everything on Smack’s website, I started getting really excited. The SECRET behind Smack’s foods are made with raw, organic ingredients that are then dehydrated. This unique concept gave Gizmo the benefits of a raw diet but with the convenience of normal dry food. Also, the icing on the cake for me was Smack dog foods are made with “human grade” ingredients. Their food is grain free, gluten free, and low glycemic index. They also contain zero synthetics or artificial flavors. I couldn’t believe I had finally found the answer to all of my problems as a pet parent!
SMACK PROVIDES THE BENEFITS OF THE RAW DIET WITH THE CONVENIENCE OF KIBBLE!
At first, I couldn’t get over how few ingredients were in Smack’s different flavors.For example, Gizmo’s favorite is their Caribbean-Salmon Fusion. The ingredients are 55% wild salmon, millet seed, coconut, organic spinach, celery, organic carrot, organic pineapple, organic parsley, thyme, marjoram, and peppermint.
For comparison, Taste of the Wild’s Salmon dog food has 43 ingredients, and Blue’s Life Protection Formula has 69 ingredients. And both Taste of the Wild and Blue’s formulas include all kinds of weird ingredients that nobody but a chemist could pronounce. For example, some of these “Premium” dog foods sell millions and millions of dollars of dog food with the number one ingredient as ground yellow corn lullaby chicken by-product meal. All this time I thought I was feeding Gizmo “Premium” proteins but actual meat is not anywhere to be listed. No beef, chicken, lamb, fish any type of raw REAL proteins that Gizmo’s body craves and requires for an optimal life. If I wouldn’t eat it, my Gizmo shouldn’t have it in his bowl!
What IS Dehydrated Raw Dog Food?
I was curious to what “raw dehydrated dog food” really was. After doing some research, I got the scoop and really understood why Gizmo made a 180 degree transformation in just 4 months!
Smack Pet Food makes their pet food fresh each day from their site just outside of Winnipeg in beautiful British Columbia Canada. All of their recipes start with 95% percent fresh meat, organs, and bone. Their ingredients mirror the whole prey meat rich diet that dogs and cats require which is what Gizmo was clearly missing. They add in super foods packed with vitamins and minerals known to fight cancer and have improved Gizmo’s overall health.
As a pet parent in today’s world we feel the pressure from society for our dog to look their best , be the healthiest at the dog park, and love everyone, or we have failed as a parent. For the effort and love we put into training our babies, taking them to the groomer and making the best choices for them we can’t slack when they need us the most, what they eat! I realized how much Gizmo relies on me and I was letting him down but not feeding him Smack Pet Food before. The prices of vet bills, medicine and kibble these fly by night companies make can really put a dent in your wallet. Thankfully, this breakthrough by people who were sick of the same ongoing issues, changed Gizmo’s life. After seeing the life changing effects Smack Pet Food had on Alicia’s dog and plenty of others, I decided I had to try out this revolutionary formula for Gizmo and document the effects during my test.
What Happened Next?
Smack’s proven formula is completely natural since its made from the animal proteins and fresh veggies Gizmo’s body was missing. I was not sure what was going to happen at first so I kept a feeding journal and I couldn’t believe how it got better and better, and I got my Gizmo back!
Gizmo actually got up to eat when I put the food in his bowl immediately, it was obvious he could smell a difference.
The first thing I noticed when switching Gizmo to Smack was his energy increased and he waited by his bowl every time I said, “ Are you hungry?! Or “Do you want your dinner?!’. It had been months since he even bothered getting up when I opened his bag of food. He wanted to play more and he was much more loving and wanting to cuddle on the couch after dinner!
Gizmo’s breath didn’t smell like rotten fish anymore and his farts stopped clearing out the room! His “number 2” was also solid everytime, which was a change from the runny issues Gizmo was having before. And because I feed him less cups because there is no filler, there is much less waste to clean up off his puppy pad and in the yard!
Gizmo’s coat is so much shinier, and he is not scratching as much. His is not biting his paws after eating all the time and the redness in his paws and on his belly has disappeared. I learned that his coat is so much healthier because 40% of the protein a dog eats goes into their skin and coat, so with him eating more protein and REAL meats his body was getting the nutrients it needed to be at its best!
Gizmo has slimmed down and filled out! He is so much more muscular and defined and has been jumping from couch to couch with ease which is so much stronger than before. Since moving he was struggling to jump on my lap, now he has more energy and strength.
We went for our vet check today and our vet could not believe Gizmo’s transformation since his appointment when it was discovered his food was causing all of his issues. His weight was normal, his gum health was the best it has ever been and the vet explained his boost in energy and temperament was do to the reduction in carbohydrate fillers his body was being overfed with on his previous “Premium” kibble.
In addition to saving Gizmo’s life, I am winning as a pet parent because I never run out of food for him and I don’t have to worry about going to the store anymore!
The secret behind the Smack Pet Food story begins with the excellency of the formulation of their food.In the pursuit of making the world’s best food for pets, all Smack Pet Food five-star rated raw dehydrated foods feature a short list of the world’s best organic and conventional whole superfood ingredients that are proven highly beneficial for health and are also lip-smacking good, without any fillers, gluten, or grain.SMACK begins working immediately on Day 1. However, once used regularly for 6-8 weeks, the gradual permanent effect is even more mind blowing.
Smack Raw Dehydrated Dog Food contains ingredients known to:
- Fight Cancer
- Help Muscles Recover
- Increase Longevity of Health
- Improve Protein Digestion
- Blood Sugar Regulation
- Reduce Inflammation
- Improve Insulin Sensitivity
- Raise Serotonin Levels – Improve Mood
- Reduce Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Improve Vitamin & Mineral Absorption
In Conclusion, I was a little doubtful trying something new for my Gizmo, but the proof is here. Smack knows exactly what they are doing! You need to try the effects of this food for pet; the results are real. After conducting my own personal study I am pleased to see that people are really finding success with it, myself included. And you have nothing to lose, only your dog’s life to save!
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