Tuesday, January 3, 2012

By Nature Dog Food Review!

The good people at By Nature sent us some kibble for me to try a few weeks ago. Now since I was a puppy, I've been eating the same dry dog food, which we won't name here. I liked it and it's supposed to be very good for me. But over the past few years I've developed a recurring yeast "condition" in my ears. I have long ears and mom tries her best to keep them clean and dry but this was getting very frustrating for her and for me! My V.E.T. gave her medicine for my ears, but because it keeps coming back, she thinks my diet may play a big part in this problem.

We tried the Adult Dog Formula, which has wonderful things like chicken and lamb meal, oats, brown rice, flaxseed and even berries like blueberries, raspberries and cranberries. All full of what mom says are antioxidants.

Mom was careful to slowly incorporate the By Nature food into my meals, so as not to "rock" my system. After the first week, that was all I was eating. I love it, even cleaning up the mess around my dish that happens when I eat. And mom sees a big improvement in my ears! So much less "flapping". And she says my coat is softer too. This is just the beginning with By Nature for me, so we'll see how things go in a few months, but mom thinks that even though it may cost more, after reading that Dog Food Advisor gives By Nature Adult Formula 4 (out of 5) stars, she thinks it's worth it. Less monies spent on ear medicine and one less trip to the V.E.T for me, so it's a win for both of us!

Disclaimer: By Nature sent us the kibble to review, and this is our honest opinion of their product. We're not authorities on dog food ingredients, but I know what I like!


  1. Glad to hear the food change helped clear up your ear problem...and might I add, your coat looks gorgeous and shiny!! What a nice mom you have to take such good care of you to keep you healthy and happy! :)

  2. You look like you really enjoy that stuff? Is it available in regular pet stores or just online—not that we have a dog or anything.

  3. I get the floppy ear crud too (and I HATE for mom to mess with my ears) but we thought it was because of my swimming but maybe we should check out this food.

  4. Glad you found something that is helping!

  5. You are very lucky to have such a wise and loving mom. Pam

  6. I, the Rocco, am an expert on what good food can do for a pup, and so is Leia! When I was a little puppy, I weighed just 1.2 pounds, and evewy thing my mom tried made me sick and sicker. Even really good food like Horizon. We finally tried Evo, and suddenly...


    I grew so much the shirt that was once big on me, now sits nicely on top of my head. I don't get hot spots or itch, and I only have bowel problems if I snag something spicy to eat...I looooove spicy food.

    This may sound silly, but if you occasionally pony tail your ears up (loosely!) the air flow may help reduce ear infections. ^^

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