Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Spring Naturals Cat Food Review & Giveaway!


The day Tara was diagnosed as diabetic, the very first thing the vet advised me to do was pick up her dry food. It really wasn't an issue; while she always had a dish of dry food down for in-between meal snacks, she was never addicted to the kibble.

For many cats, the transition away from a dry food diet isn't so easy. They get hooked on the "kibble crack" and cat parents find it nearly impossible to wean them off of it. So what are you supposed to do when the food your cat is determined to eat is contributing to an extremely serious chronic disease? It's not like you can make kitty understand that a drastic change in diet is necessary for their health.

I was recently asked if Truffles would be interested in trying out a bag of Spring Naturals™ Dry Dinners, which uses only real meat, poultry or fish in their recipes, making for a leaner, low carbohydrate, highly digestible and extremely palatable food. They promise that every Spring Naturals product is made from premium quality, domestically sourced ingredients right here in the US.


What intrigued me is that the super-premium brand was recently deemed low glycemic and diabetic friendly by the Glycemic Research Institute of Washington D.C., and it’s one of the few dry kibbles made in the USA to gain such certification.

Cat foods with a high glycemic index lead to elevated blood glucose levels. This in turn can increase the risk of epilepsy, hypothyroidism, allergies, yeast infections, cancer and diabetes. Diets formulated with low glycemic ingredients are digested slower than high glycemic foods, allowing all of the nutrients to be properly absorbed. When food is digested slower and the nutrients are properly absorbed, pets will remain fuller longer which helps maintain weight control.

While I still firmly believe that the #1 way to achieve remission and keep a diabetic cat "off the juice" is with a low carb, high protein wet food diet (Spring Naturals also has a line of canned food), I am so happy there are alternatives out there for cats that are hopelessly addicted to dry food. After all, the best diet in the world doesn't mean a thing if the cat won't eat it.

For Truffles, a non-diabetic cat who enjoys eating dry food as a treat, I am happy to add Spring Naturals to our rotation of grain-free kibble. She's not so concerned that it's good for her, she just cares that it's yummy!

If your cat is diabetic, please discuss any diet change with your vet because insulin doses may need to be modified. 

Spring Naturals is generously offering our readers a giveaway so you can give their food a try! TWO lucky readers will win a 5 pound bag of dry food, their choice of flavor. Unfortunately, the giveaway is only available for those in the U.S., but non-U.S. residents are welcome to enter and donate their winnings to a U.S. shelter! Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. The giveaway runs through June 25, 2015. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

To learn more about Spring Naturals’ fresh, new approach to pet nutrition, visit them at www.SpringNaturals.com or any of their social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

FTC Disclosure: We received free food from Spring Naturals in exchange for our fair and honest review. Receiving free product did not influence our opinion about it; all opinions expressed on this site are our own. We only feature products we have used or would use or that we feel are of interest to our readers. Spring Naturals is not responsible for the content of this article.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yous so wight. Mommy sez dat she wants to give sissy da bestest food pawssible fur hers, but she wuld rather see hers happily eatin' than a bowl full of da "good stuff". Gweat weview. Weez never heard of this, hope we get to twy it. Pawently mommy wuld like me to eat better too; and get off da kitty cwack wagon. MOL

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

AnnaZed said...

I would pick Grain Free Tuna & Chicken Dinner for my cat, Leonardo.
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Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

What a great opportunity for someone to try this food! We're going to pass on entering this one since we are on canned only these days, but everykitty deserves high-quality food!

The Island Cats said...

We would go for the chicken dinner. Ths sounds like a good food.

skkorman said...

Thanks for hosting this great giveaway—I would choose the Grain Free Turkey & Salmon Dinner!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Fur Everywhere said...

This food sounds really cool. I wish I could feed Lita something like this. I think it would really benefit her.

I'm glad Truffles likes it! :)

Laura Collins said...

I would choose the Grain Free Turkey & Salmon Dinner for my 3 cats, they would love to try some. weluvdopey@sc.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Great info, Melissa! Thanks!

Two French Bulldogs said...

We bet our kitty friend would like that stuff
Lily & Edward

Robin Coxon said...

I think our boys would enjoy the chicken and tuna dinner. Sometimes they can be fussy although still fuzzy about their food selections. One likes dry better than wet, the other prefers wet more than dry. They're just like kids. robeader53@yahoo.com

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Unknown said...

I think the turkey.\/salmon would be popular with my 3 cats
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Helga said...

I would pick the turkey and salmon for my four babies.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

I would pick grain free chicken. WE are a chicken house here! Great post!!!

Diane said...

I think my 3 kitties would enjoy the Grain Free Chicken Dinner


pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That sounds like a good food.My kitties like chicken too.

Robin Mudge said...

This sounds like some pretty good stuff. I'm with you on the wet food diet for optimal health. There are just too many problems associated with a dry diet. However, we don't live in a perfect world where we can just make cats eat what we want them to eat. Perhaps this food would be a great way to transition to healthier foods. My kitties would definitely prefer chicken.
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Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

options are good yes. but I am not sure I believe chickpeas are really good for diabetic cats. and at 29% carbohydrates I'd be very careful with diabetics..

the canned food looks much better, but I'm curious about the natural flavorings added to all of them. Is the meat not enough of a flavor?

traveler said...

Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. Grain Free Turkey and Salmon dinner would be great. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

D Johnson said...

Grain Free Tuna & Chicken Dinner sounds great.

Tina Woo said...

I would choose Grain Free Trukey and Salmon.

kellyr78 said...

I would choose the Grain Free tuna.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Fish! Fish! I love tuna, I love salmon! Fish! Fish!
Would they be interested in donating food to rescue groups?

Cathy Keisha said...

Either Tuna or Chicken & Salmon please. TW doesn’t like me eating kibble but I love it.

Momma Darby said...

grain free chicken dinner! OR the Salmon!

Madonna said...

I think my cats would like the Grain Free Tuna & Chicken Dinner best. I feed them grain free because one of them has a delicate tummy and if not on grain free throws up a lot.

Sarah D. said...

Tuna and Chicken or Salmon would be my cat's most likely choice!

Susan P. said...

I would choose Grain Free Tuna & Chicken Dinner.

Mary said...

My cats like fishy stuff so we choose Grain Free Tuna Dinner.

Amy Orvin said...

Grain Free Turkey & Salmon Dinner

Emily Endrizzi said...

My daughter would like the grain-free chicken dinner for her 2 cats. Our cat doesn't eat dry food anymore as his teeth are bad.

Krissie said...

I would choose the Grain Free Chicken Dinner
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mmstarla said...

This sounds so awesome. I know my big boy, Milo would love this. I would choose the Grain Free Turkey & Salmon Dinner!

Linda Szymoniak said...

I think I'd pick the Grain Free Turkey & Salmon Dinner flavor if I'm lucky enough to win.

Theresa Spaid said...

Just say the word tuna and Sneaky Pie and Mushu gets excited so it would have to be the grain free tuna dinner

bearsbearsbearswoo said...

I would choose the grain free chicken dinner

Michelle Spayde said...

I would choose the Grain Free Turkey & Salmon Dinner.