Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tasty Tuesday - Nutram's 30-day Optimum Transition Challenge

We are teaming up with Nutram for the next 30 days to take their 30-day Optimum Transition Challenge.

Hailey very curious about the big boxes that arrived
There are so many choices of dog food on the market, I often feel overwhelmed trying to find the healthiest food for the best price. I am also always hesitant to try a new food incase Zaphod (Hailey is far less picky) doesn't like it. I really don't like to waste food. I was really excited to be asked to join Nutram for this challenge. The company is based in Elmira, Ontario, Canada. (Not to far from where I grew up). They can be found in 25 countries and have food for both dogs and cats. All the meat they use is raised without hormones and each recipe is naturally preserved. When I was reading about the company, I really liked the emphasis they placed on an overall healthy lifestyle. We all know that food alone doesn't make you healthy, you need to be active too!

My very active boy! 
The next step was determining what food (there were 21 formulas) would be best for Hailey and Zaphod.  Nutram  made it easy with their "What's your Nutram number?" (You can click HERE to find your number). I ran this for both Hailey and Zaphod and one food came up for both of them, T-26. I have decided that in order to keep my life easy, they need to be eating the same food. I knew if I tried different foods, I would spend meal time running interference as they tried to eat each others!

One of our bags
About T-26:
For a full list of ingredients click HERE
It is a grain-free, lamb and legumes food. There wasn't one ingredient I didn't recognize from the label. 
This formula also has Omega-3 fatty acids to help improve mobility. This is important for Phod who at age 5 has already shown "stiffness" if he is over exercised (and regular readers know how much he loves to play fetch).

How does it taste?
We can't say yet. As many of you are reading this (Tuesday morning), it will be the first time I feed the dogs this food. Nutram sent us a detailed chart on transitioning, and we will be following it for the 10 day transition. I have never formally transitioned a dog food like this, so it will be interesting. I can say that the bags have been sitting in the garage for a week, and Hailey has been seen many times trying to open the bag. It clearly smells good! 
Next week on Tasty Tuesday we will check in and tell you how it tastes and how we are enjoying week one!

If you want to join us in the challenge click HERE to learn more.

To find out more about Nutram you can find them at a lot of places on the web.
Not that you should pick a food based on packaging
but I love the back of the Nutram bag. I thought it
was very clever. 
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Disclaimer: We were provided with a month's supply of food and compensation for sharing our honest experience of Nutram's products. We only share information we feel may be relevant to our readers. 


  1. Good luck and happy eating.

    Aroo to you,

  2. Hari OM
    Well that sounds like an interesting experiment with potential to 'go live'!!! Look forward to reading updates. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Yum. Hope it's all good for you
    Lily & Edward

  4. Yummmy I know it will taste Xrata good cause it comes in a very pretty bag. I am a visual kinda gal...
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. When we get a NEW foodable... Mom always does the transition thingy... a Little of the NEW with the normal stuffs... so it is GOOD that you are doing it the Slow and Steady way...

    We can't WAIT to see the foodable and to hear how you like it... We are betting that you will LOVE it... and that it will be good fur your innards and even your FURS...

  6. Well we hope you like this new food, and that it makes you feel super good. stella rose

  7. We hope you love this food Phod cuz if not Hailey will offer to eat yours too!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  8. Don't ya just love it when you get new food to try for free!!!
    Hope you both like it
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  9. This sounds like a great product. Mom so agrees with you about finding a food that both can eat. Ciara has a hard time with transitions so we try not to change kibble too often, but this company sounds like one worth taking a look at. Good luck with the challenge.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  10. Very interesting. Does it have poultry in it? Lots of dogs are allergic to poultry and lots of parents are looking for poultry free food.

  11. I hope that they both love it!!!

  12. They have some interesting combinations. It will be interesting to see how this goes.

  13. OMD, those sound FABulous!!! I thinks I can taste those delectable kibbles now....oh, nevermind, that's only in my head...☺
    Ruby ♥

  14. What is the new thing about dog?They chew their food many times while food is in dog's mouth.I loved this blog it is wonderful.I got immense knowledge about dogs.Moreover,love this post.

  15. I had the same thought... I probably would buy it because there is a "Phod" on the bag :o) I would like to hear what you think next week :o)

  16. Sounds like a good food. I sure hope it is a hit!


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