We Rocked the Nutram Optimum Transition Challenge!
As many of you know, we have taken the Nutram Optimum Transition Challenge! We are happy to report that Lincoln and Maverick rocked it and have fully transitioned into their way to better health. They were able to do so by using a formula that worked for them. In fact, the transition was pretty seamless.
I will be honest, ever since we have been dog owners, we have tried a few different types of dog food. When we were invited to take part in the challenge, we had just recently switched dog foods. We have always opted to buy natural options but, on suggestion of a friend, we tried one that was not. Maverick had been having a reaction on his skin and we were willing to try something different.
Getting the Right Formula.
Before I accepted the challenge, I made sure to scope out Nutram and what they had to offer. My poor little Maverick has always had a sensitive tummy and very sensitive skin. I call him my little Eeyore because he is super sweet and loving but, he always looks so melancholy. But, rest assured he is a happy dog and very loved!
That is why when I discovered that Nutram makes all of their foods with all natural recipes and by using meat grown without the use of hormones, I was excited. Each recipe is naturally preserved so you can guarantee it is super fresh when you buy it. The formulas are then paired for optimum benefits by Nutram’s certified holistic nutritionists. You know that your pets are getting maximum nutritional benefits of each ingredient PLUS the advantages of their combination.
By taking the Nutram Number quiz, I was able to determine which formula would be best for Mavi and his ailments. The quiz is super simple and you answer 6 questions and you’re automatically paired with the right formula. With the result being the T26 Nutram Total Grain-Free® Lamb & Legumes Natural Dog Food. Since Lincoln has a stomach of steel (very rarely has shown reaction to new food) and is all-around very healthy, we decided to have him try the same formula!
The kibble itself are neatly shaped into squares. You can definitely smell the food, it has a strong scent. It isn’t unpleasant, after all, it is dog food! We started the challenge on April 26th and with the help of Nutram and their personalized meal plans to help them transition. You can get yours by Starting the Nutram Challenge and answering a few questions about weight, intake and activity level and of course, your Nutram number.
More About T26 Formula:
T26 Nutram Total Grain-Free® Lamb and Legumes Natural Dog Food is a Holistic, multi-beneficial, and nutrient-rich recipe that improves your pet’s wellness from the inside-out. Our Holistic approach starts with wholesome ingredients you can pronounce, such as a blend of low-glycemic Lentils, Green Peas and Chickpeas as a source of healthy carbs and quality protein. This, combined with real Lamb, a gentle protein source and Pumpkin, with its natural fibers, provides an optimal environment for proper digestion. Nutram’s Optimum Combinations™ goes further and offers anti-inflammatory sources of Omega-3 fatty acids through whole foods, such as Flaxseed and Green Lipped Mussel, for improved mobility. You can be confident that your pet’s food is healing, wholesome and part of a total wellness lifestyle.
Available Sizes: 2.72 kg (6 lbs), 13.6 kg (30 lbs)
Day One to Five.
The first day, the dogs knew something was up. They’re like, what in the world is this new smell in our bowls? Not to mention, they were enjoying their shiny new bowls that Nutram sent along with other goodies for them. We mixed in the Nutram according to their personalized plans.
There was a lot of sniffing to be had and after a few good sniffs, they began to dig into their bowls. I love that Nutram’s kibble are on the larger side. Mavi has sensitive gums and we usually add some water in his bowl to soften the kibble up. It soaked it up really well but didn’t get soggy!
Following the plan, we added the appropriate amount of Nutram and began to phase out their old food. We watched for any signs that they may not be taking to the formula. In the first 5 days, there was no indigestion and their stool remained the same. Which is always a plus! Linc is always regular and has normal stool and Mavi tends to have softer stool.
Day Five to Ten.
Normally, our pups tends to be low-energy. They have spurts of energy and often tire easily. It is their breed after all but, I did find that their little spurts of energy lasted longer. All to our girls’ delight because that meant for more play-time! Mavi maintained his weight and dare I say, had more of an appetite. The biggest surprise of all was that after a week, Mavi’s stool was normal. No longer soft, but it was normal and firm! This is one of the biggest wins for us, as well as the fact he hadn’t had any nausea. This means that the formula with lamb and pumpkin is working for his tummy!
Day 10 and Beyond!
They are now fully transitioned to their new Nutram T26 food and we are very happy with the results. Both dogs have done great on the food and their bodies have adjusted. I was mostly worried about Maverick during the transition but, he came out better than before. Lincoln has had reaction to new foods before but, he didn’t with Nutram. He also lost a little pudge he was carrying around, which is a great thing!
We have found that a store that is less than 5 minutes away from us that sells Nutram. So, we are excited to be able to get more once they work their way through this big bag! Natural foods tend to be a bit pricier but, we are accustomed to this so it’s not a deal breaker for us!
We compared it to buying the medium sized bag of our old food every two weeks (which is what we did) in comparison to the large Nutram T26 bag that lasts much longer. It turns out to be almost the same and saves us gas due to fewer trips to the store!
We are happy that our boys are getting quality ingredients that are helping them and their specific needs. You can find where they sell Nutram near you at www.nutram.com/where-to-buy.
Take the Challenge!
Nutram has 3 different classifications for their food. Nutram Sound Balanced Wellness® —Natural, holistic and well balanced pet nutrition for all life stages, that provide complete nutrition with glycemic carbs. Nutram Ideal Solution Support® —Natural and holistic nutrition that supports pet specific health conditions. Nutram Total Grain-Free® —Natural and holistic pet foods that are grain-free options that provide complete nutrition with low glycemic carbs.
So go on, give them 30 days. If you’re thinking of transitioning your pet to natural food, this is a great way to go! There’s a formula for your pet, that is for sure!
What do you look for in your pet’s food?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.