Skip to main content

Feeling Inspired? Try #InspiredbyCrafted Hill's Ideal Balance ($7 COUPON!)

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Ideal Balance® CRAFTED, but Some Puppy To Love only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

I’ve always been a curious kid. It is the reason, I believe, why I became a writer. I love nothing more than learning about how things come to be. Learning about the new Hill's Ideal Balance™ Crafted® line the past few months has been informative and helpful as a dog owner. But more than that, it’s been inspiring. 

To think that years ago, the quality of dog food was rarely ever mentioned…it’s an unsettling thought. Whether pet food contained natural ingredients was not on the minds of most pet companies, and the process by which it was made was certainly not a priority, except perhaps, in the respect of cost value. So a dog food company that dedicated a new line entirely to an innovative wholesome, slow cooked type of food for your precious pup was a novel thought to me.

From a very early age, I loved dogs. I mean, I was obsessed with dogs and taking care of them. I would often sneak mini meals (made from my own plate) on paper plates to my dogs when my mother was at work. I also put my Rottweiler puppy in my own baby pram and walked her up and down the block, much to the surprise of many old ladies on my block who peeked in the carriage. My dogs sported bandanas and sometimes nail polish, and I thoroughly enjoyed playing with them on a daily basis by doing whatever came to mind.

These memories stirred up as I was working on sharing the cooking process of Hill’s Ideal Balance, and it motivated me to conjure up the creativity I so freely shared when I was a child. It also stirred me to nudge my kids along in their own imagination by going back to the basics, cutting out all the social media noise and simply taking quiet time to create. Last week, the kids went biking while I walked Django. They rode, then would come back and gather around the park benches and talk, laugh, have a snack and a drink. 

Out of those quiet afternoons, came the questions surrounding the tall oaks that showcase our playground followed by drawings of the trees later at home. Another day brought impromptu games involving laps around the swings and Django becoming the referee. Django took the opportunity to spend time alone with me as the kids rode and became my ever-stellar companion, as always. The best things in life and the best ideas are rarely glitzy, loud, and over the top. Usually, they are simple but innovative.

Django thinks she's human so it's only natural she takes a seat beside me!

I tend to patronize companies whose core beliefs reflect my own and Hill’s has become a staple of my dogs diet for their simple yet innovative method of creating dog food. When I pour their kibble, often through bleary eyes in the early morning, it eases me to see the light colored, vegetable laden food fall into their bowls.

Check out this video, based on the Ideal Balance dog food shows the height of creativity as Toni Ellison creates miniature polymer clay dog food. The detail is amazing.

If you’d like to try Ideal Balance, click here for a coupon for $7 off a Crafted Product.

To learn more about Hill’s Ideal Balance Crafted pet foods, find them here:
—Follow Hill’s on Facebook
—Follow @HillsPet on Twitter


Popular posts from this blog

10 Strangest Items Swallowed By Dogs

My mother’s Schnauzer mix, Sha Sha, eats just about anything.  I didn’t quite believe just how often she would quickly snap up everything in her sight until a few weeks ago when she swallowed a quarter and a nickel in the blink of an eye. The vet advised my mother to watch her for the next few days as the coins would likely pass. It’s a very common issue among dog owners and it doesn’t only happen with puppies. The majority of dogs do grow out of the need to eat inedible objects. It can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what a puppy would eat so it’s best to be vigilant about where you dog is allowed to freely roam. Many dogs and puppies have been known to swallow seemingly unsuitable items, which  you might not find in any way enticing or preferable, but they do. Check out this list of the strangest things swallowed by dogs as witnessed by the  ASPCA :

Keep Your Dog Safe With These Holiday Safety Tips!

    ‘Tis the season for putting up decorations and eating delicious holiday treats, but that also means pets could be getting into serious trouble! Trupanion , a leading provider of medical insurance for cats and dogs, sees a 10% increase in foreign body ingestion claims and a 24% increase in toxicity claims during the holiday months each year. But you can keep your pets safe this holiday season with the below tips from Dr. Sarah Nold:

10 Most Common Medical Conditions That Send Dogs to the Vet

No one likes going to the vet, especially our dogs. Like many others, my dogs can sense when they are going way before we get there. They get nervous and hyper. Some dogs whimper endlessly at the vet’s office while countless others have fear-induced accidents right in the office. While regular check-ups and vaccinations are a necessary evil, we can try our best to keep our pups in optimal health thus avoiding another dreaded trip. Veterinary Pet Insurance  compiled a list of the 10 most common medical conditions that send dogs to the vet. Some are unavoidable while others may be caught early on. Dr. Carol McConnell, DVM points out that many of the conditions that most regularly require vet visits “can be stopped early or successfully managed in partnership with a veterinarian. To prevent some of the discomfort that so many pets experience from common diseases, the place to start would be by checking them regularly for developing problems.” Check out the full list here at Babb