Raja Road Tests “By Nature Dog Food” and Shares with the Burbank Animal Shelter

Posted by Raja on February 17th, 2011 — Posted in Pet Adoption, Pet Nutrition

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Officer McCullough and Raja in the Burbank Shelter's Lobby.

As part of a grass roots marketing strategy on the part of By Nature Dog Food, a division of the Kent Nutrition group, Raja was asked to weigh all of his 11.6 lbs in on taste and quality.  By Nature sent a humungous box of various flavors and products to his California address.  We explained that we never blog to push product, and By Nature said that was exactly what they liked about us. (We explained that Raja’s really, really not a chow hound, and By Nature accepted the challenge.)

Through research, we discovered that By Nature is a pretty good food overall, if one isn’t interested in or simply can’t do home cooking.  My vet’s office’s nutrition specialist endorses By Nature, so we felt confident to sample.  Raja prefers the Organic Turkey, Sweet Potato and Peas.  By Nature’s varieties address the current conversation about combating allergies through variety.

What we have to keep in mind with any dog food- whether a company makes it, whether you whip it up in your kitchen or whether the Puerto Rican soup stand in Luquillo makes a mild asopao just for your dog- every individual dog has his own physiology. Because of individual needs, your vet may recommend nutritional supplements, like Raja’s travel tummy probiotics.  No dog food can be expected to meet individual needs always and supplements can tweak the diet to make it more responsive-  which does not cast any negativity on By Nature or a home cooked pottage or Raja’s favorite Caribbean soup.

We had an enormous amount of By Nature for a small traveling pooch, so we loaded the remaining cans in the car and drove it to the Burbank Animal Shelter at 1150 North Victory Place in Burbank, CA. What a great place!  The staff is super dedicated.  A cadre of organized, educated and angelic volunteers assist with wonderful programs related to re-socialization, medical care and outreach.  This year, Warner Brothers Studios has made the Burbank Animal Shelter its targeted charity, so this year will be a very good year indeed for abandoned pets in the Verdugo Mountain and San Fernando Valley areas. If you live around Burbank or Glendale and have extra time, or even maybe an extra place in your home for another pet, you couldn’t go wrong checking this place out at www.basv.org.

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Comment by Cy, CT & Tasha

Raja, what a thoughtful thing to do sharing all that extra food with the animal shelter. We are all so lucky to have such good homes. We hope all the pets at this shelter are able to find forever homes but it sounds like they have a good place to stay while they are waiting.

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Comment by PAT & Buttercup

RAJA.. YOU ARE SUCH A GREAT MISSIONARY .. BRINGING FOOD TO SHELTERS IS SUCH A NEED IN THIS ECONOMY ., AND GOOD QUALITY FOOD TOO ! THANSK FOR THE INFO ..4 PAWS UP FOR YOU ! LUV THE PHOTO ALSO !

Posted on February 18, 2011 at 3:40 am

Comment by Donna Stansberry

I’m sure the food is excellent since you eat it. It was nice of you to share your bounty with the dogs at the Burband shelter.

Posted on February 18, 2011 at 7:24 am

Comment by Jeannie & Abigail!

Sorry we missed you Raj! What a thoughtful idea! We’ll have to check it out!

Posted on February 18, 2011 at 8:29 am

Comment by Sheryll & Critters.

Raja, you are the sweetest, most generous boy I know. Mine would not be so generous when it comes to food I fear. And I would not have guessed you weighing a whopping 11.6 pounds. It must be all fur… grin. Enjoy your vacation in sunny Burbank. It is 76 here in Jax, Fla at 11:22 AM.. hoping for 80+, but might not make it.

Posted on February 18, 2011 at 9:22 am

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