Treat your pooch right

By Mir
June 13, 2011
Category Contests | Pets

Anyone who knows me knows that my dog is spoiled beyond all reason. She probably eats better than my kids. (Hey, it’s not my fault. One, just look at that face, and two, she’s not nearly as picky as the children.) So when the nice folks from DOGSWELL contacted me, they knew exactly what to say—instead of pitching me, the adorable PR rep 1) addressed the email to Licorice, 2) offered to “do her up right” with some DOGSWELL goodies, and 3) complimented my shoes. We are now BFFs.

The catch with Licorice, of course, is that I only feed her premium grain-free food, because she’s a delicate flower who has skin problems when she eats wheat (just like her mom… which is a little spooky). They said no problem at all, because their newest line of food, Nutrisca, is grain-free! And by the way, would I also like to give some away?

For this contest, three lucky Want Not readers are each going to receive a 4-pound bag of the latest DOGSWELL Nutrisca kibble flavor, salmon and chickpea. As a reminder, I really don’t fool around when it comes to what I feed my dog, so before agreeing to do this I went and looked up Nutrisca on my favorite dog food analysis site, but was unable to find any info (maybe it’s too new?), but after some hunting around I found this analysis, which makes me feel confident that this truly is a premium food for your beloved pal. In other words, yes, I am going to feed it to my own precious baby.

Want to win some of this cool kibble for your canine friend? First go review the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post by 8:00 a.m. Eastern time (that’s 5:00 a.m. Pacific) on Thursday, June 16th, 2011 for a chance to win. Winners to be determined by random number generation and whether or not you retrieve your comment and bring it back to me when I yell “Fetch!” (Not really. But the mental image is amusing me.)

Ready? Go!


  1. Fetched and placed at your feet with NO drool. yourwelcomeverymuch.

  2. This is so perfect, because less than five minutes ago I returned home from buying nearly thirty dollars worth of natural treats for our puppy who is currently suffering from a few complications after her spaying. Evidence: Hooray for DOGSWELL!

  3. Have you found it at a store?

  4. I’m not too awfully picky about what I feed my dog (I figure, he happily eats dead animals, so Kibbles n Bits can’t be THAT big an insult to his taste buds, and he has no health issues that require special ingredients), but I certainly won’t pass up an opportunity for free dog food!

  5. I know a 4# bag won’t last my 3 big kids very long–but I’ve been wanting to try this brand! Unfortunately, with a Newfoundland in the house, this comment cannot be considered drool free 😉

  6. Our little Bichon, Pompy, says he loves your shoes too! Please choose him!!!

  7. Lolly (our mini poodle) and Falcor (our Bichon Cavalier mix) would love to try something new. Little Lolly has skin issues, and Falcor loves everything edible – win win for both!

  8. Shelby (our angel-face Morkie) would love to try this new product.

  9. Yes, please! I obsess over human and pet food alike! 🙂

  10. Fred would like to join the party.

  11. I would love to try some for my dog – trying to switch him over to grain free but he’s really picky and hasn’t found ‘the one’ yet. =)

  12. Libby the basset hound and Molly the shih tzu would like some very much 🙂

  13. Lucy Mae would love some kibble 🙂

  14. I’m sure willie wouldn’t mind trying this out!

  15. Stormy would love it, bless her 14 year old heart!

  16. Our Golden Retriever Bolt would love some!

  17. Bet my little man would love this!

  18. Our Yorkie didn’t start gaining weight until we started feeding him organic dog food. I’d like to try this.

  19. Sounds lovely!!

  20. It’s only right that the dogs and cats get the best food, since they can’t go out and shop for themselves.

  21. the only thing better than getting something for my kids is getting something for my furry friend jethro!

  22. xhdf b bnghm,.hczx v rt5e (My parents’ dog just typed that she wanted to win this.)

  23. Our Lab, Cecelia, is already drooling.

  24. Dog one is on special Rx food, dog two eats anything and everything and dog three has horrible ear problems probably related to allergies. I need to suck it up and put#3 on grain free kibble but haven’t spent the time researching yet. I’d love to try this and see if it helps.


  25. Our white Boxer has the worst allergies. We are gradually working towards grain free food. I would love another option!

  26. Daisy and Lily love shoes! And delicious kibble! Enter us please.

  27. Kodiak would love to try a new food. 🙂

  28. Yesterday was my sweet li’l Macy Moo’s 5th birthday– she would love to try a new food in celebration of her 6th canine year!

  29. Dillon does scratch a lot….

  30. My dog loves their “happy hips” line and well, anything they make. This would be awesome to win!

  31. My dogs, Truman and Chloe, love to try new food!

  32. looking for something new and healthy for my 80 pound baby

  33. Grain free is worth a try for the skin issues we are battling. Thanks for your research!

  34. My dog would love to try this!

  35. Ralphie would really like a new kibble in his diet!

  36. Cricket would be very pleased!

  37. Jada would kidney bean her boxer self into a lather over this! Thanks!

  38. My sister’s boxer eats grain-free food and I would love to give her this!

  39. Gunner says Thank YOU!

  40. I have been looking for a different dog food for my precious baby too!

  41. My Mady can’t eat wheat or corn, we would love to try this.

  42. Shooter, Sassy, Bandit and Boo have been doing taste tests lately to try to find a new kibble. They would love to try this out.



  43. Arlie, our Shih Tzu, is a very healthy eater and would love to give this a try!

  44. My black lab, Bella, loves to eat 🙂

  45. We’d give it a try with Missy! 🙂

  46. We just got a dog, Max, and while he is a normal dog who would eat anything dead, I wont say no to free food!

  47. Cool!

  48. Count me in – I have to buy special food for my dog since she also has skin allergies.

  49. My aging yet still delightful Chi-dog would love the opportunity to chow down on premium kibble!

  50. Our four pooches will love you forever if they get chosen. We have two labs, a german short hair, and a tiny Morkie.

  51. We have an English bulldog that is allergic to her own shadow. After spending an obscene amount of money on allergy testing we found that one of the things that gives her hives and cause her skin irritations is indeed Wheat. Wheat along with several types of grass, cotton, lamb, oak, spruce, pine, smoke, and many, many other things including the cat!

  52. I would love to try this!

    Thank you.

  53. Bosco is one of those “special” dogs with food allergies. This would be great! Thanks.

  54. woof woof.. pant pant.. (standing on hind legs dancing) gimmee treats please

  55. Heck yeah!

  56. Buddy the 1/2 beagle would love to try a different brand.

  57. If Buddy’s a half of a beagle, who owns the other half?

  58. Oh yes — My Princess fluffy bottom McPoofypants needs some of that. She’s a delicate flower and can’t eat grains. . .

    Thanks Mir!

  59. I’m looking for a new food for my pups…this one sounds like a good one to try!

  60. Rex, (DUMBA**), would liek some relief from the itchies pleasepleaseplease. He is tired of taking all those pills. But, the cheese the humans wrap them in is mighty tasty….

  61. Mrs. Harry-dog says woof yes please!

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