My husband likes to joke that our dog, Briscoe, eats better than the rest of our family. We make it a priority to feed him all-natural dry dog food containing high-quality protein plus healthy vitamins and minerals. It’s fancy stuff, for sure, so we feed it to him in a small Tupperware container. We’re don’t want to raise a pretentious dog.
Once upon a time he had a proper dog bowl, but we lost it somewhere between Nebraska and Washington, DC. The big red bowl in these photos is actually his water dish. See, we needed something heavy that could hold a decent amount of water because Briscoe used to get so thirsty running around our fenced-in backyard in Omaha.
(Now that we live in a townhouse without any enclosed grassy areas, Briscoe probably doesn’t drink enough water. He’s definitely lacking exercise out here.)
Briscoe’s been eating out of the Tupperware container since June, and while he doesn’t really care, I’m tired of looking at his sad excuse for a dog bowl. So, it’s time to shop for something new — specifically, a modern dog bowl that’ll complement the rest of our decor.
- Trendy Pet Elevated bowl
- Pet Lounge Studios Angled Bambú Diner
- Adam Lippes for Target Black & White Plaid bowl
- Melamine Couture Sculpture bowl
- Doca Pet Fare Feeder
- Doca Pet Squaremeal Feeder
- Waggo Dipper bowls
- Mark and Graham Wooden Acacia feeder
- Pet Fusion Elevated Anodized feeder
Which of these modern dog bowls would you choose?
Of course, what we feed to Briscoe is truly more important than what we feed it to him in. Since simple, natural ingredients are important to me, I was excited to be contacted by Rachael Ray Nutrish about their new Zero Grain Beef with Bison dry dog food. (Did you know Rachael Ray has her own line of pet food inspired by recipes from her kitchen? I didn’t either!)
Briscoe was more than happy to taste test her Nutrish Zero Grain Beef with Bison Recipe (but less thrilled about modeling for these photos, as you can see). He can be a picky eater, so it says something that he wanted to gobble it up. Makes sense since Nutrish is made with real U.S. farm-raised beef and wholesome vegetables and never any grains, glutens, or fillers.
Obviously, I can’t vouch for the flavor of Rachael Ray Nutrish, but I can be impressed that Rachael’s personal proceeds from sales of Nutrish go toward food, medical supplies and treatments for animals in need. To date, Rachael’s Rescue, a charity created to help shelter pets, has received over $9 million so far.
Why does this matter? Don’t forget, Briscoe was a shelter dog!
Try it for yourself (well, for your pet). Click here for $3 off Nutrish Zero Grain dog food.
(Thanks to Rachael Ray Nutrish for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all opinions are my own.)