Anything that is going to go inside of my dogs has got to be good which is why I am always skeptical to do a product review on dog food.
We all know that there are foods out there that claim to be great for our dogs but many of them don’t live up to our standards of feeding our dogs the very best that we possibly can , so when I was contacted to do a product review on Rachael Ray Nutrish Naturally Delish, I was hesitant.
Don’t get me wrong, I am a big fan of Rachael Ray, but I am always skeptical when a celebrity comes out with a line of dog food.
What could a celebrity possibly know about dog food and nutrition?
From my experience with this product I would have to say that Rachael Ray may be the first celebrity that has a pet food line out that I would feed to my dogs.
So let’s talk about her new line of food, Nurtish Naturally Delish.
The product claims to be made with simple, wholesome ingredients plus essential vitamin and minerals.
- Has no corn, no wheat, no soy.
- Has no meat by-products or fillers
- Has no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
Naturally Delish comes in four flavors.
- Chicken Muttballs with Pasta
- Hearty Beef Stew
- Savory Lamb Stew
- Chicken Paw Pie
The products come in 8 ounce resealable containers and the suggested serving size for adult dogs is one 8 ounce container per 9-11 pounds of body weight, daily.
Because my dogs weigh about 140 pounds each I would not be able to feed just this food to them. In case you are struggling doing the math, that would be about 14 containers for one dog each day. 28 containers for both dogs for one day. While the food is reasonably priced at about $1.89 – $2.09 per container, I don’t think that I would have enough room in my cupboards to store that many containers for one week.
Instead I split one container between the 2 of them and mixed it in with their regular kibble.
This is the Chicken Muttballs with Pasta, which was the favorite among the 4 flavors for Sherman and Leroy.
The food looked and smelled great. In fact when I was preparing their dinner the other night I had the container set out on the counter and Bobby walked up and asked, “What this?”
“It’s the dogs dinner.” I said.
“That’s not dog food, that’s people food.” Bobby responded.
“No, it’s dog food.” I said.
“It looks like people food.” Bobby said.
“It’s dog food.” I stated firmly.
“It’s looks better than our dinner.” Bobby laughed.
“That’s because it’s made by Rachel Ray, she’s a professional cook.” I firmly said.
“Maybe you should get her cook book.” Bobby said.
“Maybe you should go to your room.” I said with authority.
So after Bobby went to his room to stare at the wall, I gave the dogs their food.
By the way they scarfed it down, I would have to say they liked it.
Leroy even went back to the counter looking for more when he cleaned his bowl.
Remember how I said we measure the tastiness of a food or treat?
By the amount of slobber.
Check out the side of my oven. Yeah. It’s covered in Leroy slobber.
Leroy’s a picky eater and his main goal when he eats is to be the first one downstairs waiting to go out, and if that means leaving food in his bowl because he thinks Sherman is going to beat him outside, so be it. The fact that he took the time to finish his food and go to the counter looking for more means that this was something that was way better than being the first one outside.
So my conclusion is that Nutrish Naturally Delish is a winner in the Newf’s book and in mine, and while I would not solely feed just this product to them, I would give it to them as a bonus a few times a week, and feel good about it.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nutrish for BlogPaws. I received one promo pack of food to review and one to giveaway! Stay tuned for that! All opinions expressed here are mine and mine only.