Feeding Raw with Balanced Blends
As a pet parent, making sure my cats have a top notch diet is a huge priority for me. Unfortunately, with the pet food market the way it is, it is difficult to find a commercial diet that meets all of my standards. Because of that, I started feeding my cats a homemade raw diet a few years back. In my opinion, the benefits of a raw diet are indisputable; however, it is time consuming to research and make a complete and balanced raw diet yourself. It is not something I can consistently keep up with, so when I heard about Balanced Blends, I was sure they were heaven-sent!
This post is sponsored by Balanced Blends. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about their company, but I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers. All opinions expressed are my own.
Balanced Blends was founded on the principles of providing species-appropriate diets for our pets, blending both nature and science. They have created a natural diet with minimal amounts of vitamins and minerals added, which makes for a balanced and complete raw diet that meets the optimum nutritional needs of our cats. What I love is how they recognize the nutritional needs of cats specifically — their raw diet for cats contains raw protein, organs, bones, vitamins, and minerals only. NO vegetables. NO grains. NO gluten. NO fillers. NO artificial coloring. NO artificial preservatives. I don’t know about yours, but my aforementioned list of diet standards is quickly being fulfilled. And as the saying goes, “But wait, there’s more!”
These diets, which meet the nutrient profile for “all life stages,” are made with top quality and fresh ingredients. Right now, they offer two protein sources – chicken and beef (more protein options to come). Their chicken is USDA Grade A, cage-free, and antibiotic free with no added hormones. Their beef is USDA approved, naturally raised, and antibiotic free with no added hormones. Also, none of their ingredients, including vitamins and minerals, are sourced from China.
I know one of the biggest arguments against a raw diet is the risk of contamination and contracting a harmful bacteria. Balanced Blends is on top of all the best and safest practices in making their food, so you can be sure the meat you are feeding is not contaminated. Not only do they follow HACCP, SSOP, and GMP protocols, all of their diets are applied with high pressure processing in their final packaging to eliminate recontamination. They also use the “Test and Hold” protocol, where their foods are lab tested by a third party and only released for sale after the pathogen test results come back negative. So not only are their diets top notch nutritionally, they are absolutely safe!
The KCC Gang has been eating Balanced Blends chicken and beef recipes for a couple of weeks now, and we give them 24 paws up! Seriously, the cats have been scarfing the food down like there’s no tomorrow. They have been thoroughly spoiled now, and I don’t think they’ll ever eat anything else – which is fine by me!
Now to answer the question that’s on all of your minds – “How can I get some of that?!” Luckily for you, Balanced Blends is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise awareness for their company and encourage trials of their convenient raw diets. Between now and May 27th, you can give Balanced Blends a try at the “Early Cat Special” price and save $20 to $30 on 10 lbs. of raw food. Also, all backers will get 5 lbs. extra for every 20 lb. order of the same item for 3 or 6 months after the Kickstarter campaign ends, depending on the level backed. Plus, there is FREE SHIPPING for all pre-orders! (They only ship to the lower 48 U.S. states.) er
Balanced Blends also offers a subscription service. That’s right – you can have their complete and balanced raw diets conveniently delivered right to your home. You can also manage your subscription on their website by editing, changing, pausing, or canceling your subscription at any time. Online raw cat food delivery has never been so easy!
If you’ve never tried a raw diet before – no worries! Balanced Blends offers a Risk Free, Money Back Guarantee! If you order from them and are unsatisfied for any reason, they will refund your money in full. How can you say no to that? Now hurry on over over to the Balanced Blends Kickstarter page now and place your first order before the “Early Cat Special” pricing runs out!