A Healthy Puppy with Purina ONE & a Giveaway

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Consider this our new puppy’s debut on The Mama Report.  It’s been crazy around here.  Three boys and one Labradoodle puppy.  Yeah, it’s insane.  But little boys need a puppy.  Don’t they?  Well, at least my husband and I thought so.  We each had a dog growing up so we finally bit the bullet and acquired one frisky little puppy.

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Umm….once we had the puppy my husband and I realized we needed to figure a few things out.  While both of us had experience with dogs, both of our experiences were when we were children.  You know what that means.  We weren’t really responsibly for them!  We were kids!  It was our job to play with our respective dogs and feed them every once and a while.  Clearly my husband and I needed a crash course in puppy care.

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It’s been a few weeks now.  We are still learning as we go.  I can’t claim to know a heck of a lot:)  So if you are coming to this post for puppy advice you’ll have to move on:) But after reading a few books I have figured out that dog nutrition is basically as important as human nutrition.  Just like people dogs need good food in their little bodies.  It’s a logical idea.  But of course, the problem is determining which brand fits that requirement sufficiently for your pocketbook and doggie palate.

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I received a bag of Purina ONE to try.  Purina is obviously a well known and respected pet food company.  We used to feed our cat Purina Cat Chow.  This new Purina ONE product is the puppy food of modern times.  It’s not just little pebbles of food.  It’s chunks of meat!  When I poured some into a bowl I could distinctly see the meaty chunks.  Gosh, it’s a good thing my husband doesn’t look for food in the dog closet otherwise he just might think it was a new kind of jerky!:)

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Purina ONE is all about using real food.  That should be an obvious choice in regards to food, right? But in a short amount of time I’ve come to understand that not all dog foods are created equally.  Some are merely full of fillers that will indeed leave your dog feeling full, but don’t necessarily aid his growing body in the way they should.

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Whatever type of dog you own, Purina ONE has a wide selection of options to make sure your little furry friend is well nourished.  Now that I have the food situation figured out I can move on to other issues like~ inappropriate chewing, playful nipping, and over course potty training:)

Two lucky Mama Report readers are going to win four FREE product coupons good for a Purina ONE bag of their choosing!

Please note this contest is available to U.S. residents only. The winner will be selected at random using Rafflecopter and contacted via email. The winner has 48 hours (2 days) to respond. If the winner’s email is incorrect or they do not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected. If a winner is selected, and their entries are found to be fraudulent, they are automatically removed from the list and another winner will be selected.The winner will be announced on this page.

GOOD LUCK!

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Comments

  1. Caroline B says

    My dog is Gusteau, like the chef in “Ratatouille”. 🙂

  2. I have a Puppy who is a 1 1/2 y/o lab/pit mix. CRAZY girl named Mollie, but we call her Mollie Bear

  3. Kathy Linklater says

    Fuji, a 14-year-old frisky cockapoo.

  4. I have 2 little ones~Buster and Sonnie.

  5. We have 5 dogs: Missy, Roxie, Daisy, Candy, and Babs. We could really use some free dog food. :0)

  6. susan smoaks says

    samantha clementine is her name, she is our baby girl!

  7. Tari Lawson says

    My dog’s name is Simba.

  8. My pup’s name is Dexter!

  9. Our dog was named by my dauthers, “Ariel” after the mermaid 🙂

  10. Michelle W. says

    We have a 10 yr old rotty mix named Cash.

  11. Cathy Truman says

    My little black cocker spaniel name is Bailey James.

  12. Sandy VanHoey says

    Tinker is the name of our Pomeranian

  13. Kimberly Schotz says

    We have a chocolate lab named Bosco

  14. JoAnn Holliday says

    My grandpuppy is a Chihuahua and we only buy dog food with good ingredients that look and smell like meat. His name is Oliver, Ollie when he’s a good boy 🙂

  15. crystle tellerday says

    max

  16. Our dogs name is Allie

  17. danny he is our boy

  18. Our dog’s name is Marvel as in Marvel Comics

  19. We have a cockapoo named Jaxxon and a whippet named Sam.

  20. I have two spaniel mix dogs named Kandy & Kody.

  21. Marti Parks says

    My dog just turned 6 months old and his name is Bullet.

  22. chesapeake named Diesel & mini schnauzer Nellie

  23. My lab’s name is Blondie

  24. Pepsi is our little pup

  25. Sue Ellison says

    Champ and Cocoa are our pups.

  26. We have a cute daschund named Salchiche (it means sausage in Spanish). We call him Cheech.

  27. Mary Casper says

    stormy my golden retriever

  28. Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames) says

    Our silly girl is named Mercy.

  29. I have 2 dogs Jack and Blue

  30. I have two dogs, frank and beans. 🙂

  31. my 15 pound chihuahua is name lily-rose riley and if anyone wants to know riley is her middle name not her last name

  32. Christy Anderson says

    My cat’s name is Regal.

  33. Katie Roch says

    I have three canine friends and their names are Duchess, Chloe and Neko.

  34. Charlene S says

    My dog is Fido.

  35. sandra davis says

    his name is Jake

  36. Megan Parsons says

    My Great Dane/ Mastiff mixed dog is Samson! He is always hungry!

  37. Sage

  38. “not all dog foods are created equally. Some are merely full of fillers that will indeed leave your dog feeling full, but don’t necessarily aid his growing body in the way they should.”

    I just wanted to say that this is very true. Purina brands are one of the brands that are especially full of fillers. If you take a look at the ingredient list, you’ll find a great deal more plant proteins and fillers than high quality meats and vegetables. I hope you’ll consider learning a little more about dog food ingredients.

  39. Wanda McHenry says

    Her name is Folly

  40. Our Dog is:
    Daisy Doris Duke
    We call her Dukie for short….LOL

  41. I have two Boston Terriers! My female is Daisy and my male is Oreo.

  42. We’ve only had our black lab for a week. His name is Luca!

  43. My girls are named Cid, Cinnamon and Lucy!

  44. Dawn Sweeps says

    Our dog is Rex.

  45. I have a Belgium malinois named kai, and a Australian shepard named blue.

  46. Sacha Schroeder says

    I have a black lab named Ryler and a beagle named Lily!

  47. My yellow lab puppy’s name is Dixie

  48. We have Smokey & Shelby and they currently eat Purina One brand food

  49. Cher, beagle-basset hound mix, and Minnie, beagle-chihuahua mix.

  50. Bailey is our Peekapoo!

  51. Ben, but he’s not very little!

  52. My furry little friends name is Nina. She is a Chihuahua/Toy Fox Terrier mix. I feed her Purina One Sensitive Systems

  53. Our little pups name is Heartly, I dedicated my first blog post to her 🙂

  54. (First)
    because he was the firstborn.

  55. I have a bull dog named Nala.

  56. Nicole Sender says

    A boxer named Logan!

  57. JRT named Day-Z
    xo

  58. I have two dogs. Named Sookie and Mac both are UKC American Pit Bull Terriers!

  59. I have 4- Lily, Liza, Annabelle and Bruno

  60. His name is Casey.

  61. joseph gersch says

    maggie and rags

  62. Penelope Merriweather says

    My furry little friend’s name is Sid short for Sidney..!

  63. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says

    Her name is Snowy!

  64. Otis! He’s about five, and we’ve had him for almost a year now. All he came with was his collar, a leash, and his name, but it suits him. Otis.

  65. Chewy is her name.

  66. Ariel Henry says

    We have two yorkies, Roxie and Tinkerbell!

  67. Susan Campbell says

    My girls name is Lilly!!

  68. Stephanie Larison says

    My dogs name is Belle

  69. We have a puppy named Rocky!

  70. 1 year old – Max!

  71. small world – our shepard is also Max

  72. kristin sims says

    our dog’s name is misha, and she is spoiled rotten! thank you!

  73. Maxine

  74. Max is my dog

  75. Jade and Kayla are my babies

  76. Anthony LaFrance says

    My two labs are Atticus and Scout

  77. I have a dog named Carlo.

  78. Our dogs’ name is Charm

  79. My puppy’s name is Nancy.

  80. We have two — Pepper and Mitzi.

  81. I have two Cattle dogs one is 13 and he is named Mac and I have a girl who is 4 named Summer. Both those fur babies are a pleasant handful but I would not trade them for the world. Besides they are the only two Cattle dogs that I know that live with two cats and don’t heard them around. Thanks for a great contest.

  82. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    Rainbow isn’t very little–she’s a Black Lab 😉
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  83. Our puppy’s name is Charlie and he loves Purina One! Thanks kmassman gmail

  84. my little black lab’s name is riley ann.

  85. My dogs name is Cooper.

  86. jennifer cecil says

    I have two… Harvick and Tesla

  87. Our dog’s name is Sushi.

  88. Our doggie is named Brownie and he’s a little cutie.

  89. Her name is Chloe

  90. I have a rescue puppy named Spirit!

  91. Laurie Pearson says

    Benjamin!!

  92. My beagle’s name is Gracie

  93. Her name is Daisy.

  94. Philip Downer says

    Piper

  95. My golden retreiver’s name is Biscuit. 🙂

  96. Wayne Dougherty says

    The oldest is PICKLES, and our youngest is CHOCOLATE.

  97. Paula Michele Hafner says

    We have 3, Paco, Milly (Milicent), and Sammy (Samantha).

  98. Rick James

  99. Roxy

  100. janice muegge says

    my doggie baby is ginger

  101. My doggies names are Booger Bear and Bandit!

  102. My dogs name is Rex

  103. Her name is Jango

  104. Bailey, aka Mr. B!

  105. Chewie, Mollie, and Tito

  106. We have a Pom a Poo named Saydee and a Yorkie named Cutie 🙂

  107. His name is Bumper

  108. I have a rat terrier named Lagniappe.

  109. Bear and Houston

  110. Ashley Pichon says

    My babies name is Buckley. We call him Buck

  111. Paula Tavernie says

    His name is Rocky!

  112. My dogs Name is “Dag” Short for “Dagnabitt”

  113. My dogs name is Midnight.

  114. our dogs name is miller

  115. our are named minnie and chico

  116. phuz, lol hes a golden

  117. melissa Resnick says

    troy

  118. Rebecca Lock says

    Elvis

  119. My little dog is named Fred
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  120. Beaux

  121. Christian Alejandro says

    My dog’s name is Oakley

  122. my dogs name is bella

  123. Danielle Lindquist says

    I have a mastador named Caliber

  124. My dog’s name is Demon.

  125. Brenda Elsner says

    Our little canine pet’s name is Lucky!!

  126. Kelly Britton says

    We have three dogs, Winkie (16 yr old Yorkshire terrier), Iggy (10 yr old lab/shep mix), Meyers (9 yr old dappled dachshund). We also have two cats, Charlie and Krazy! 🙂

  127. Kayci Stanley says

    We have two little dogs, Puff and Farnsworth.

  128. Cheyenne is my grand dog…a miniature collie

  129. We have 2, Nellie & Dixie

  130. Lzzy and Bud

  131. krystal wethington says

    Buddy

  132. Our girl is named Sammie.

  133. i have a six month old puppy named luka

  134. His name is Max!

  135. Denise Donaldson says

    I have 2. The oldest is Lucy and the youngest is Belle.

  136. I have a pitbull named Marley.
    Shes pretty crazy, but i love her !

  137. christina givens says

    Mosey is a mixed breed. she’s about 8 years old.

  138. Eileen Burke says

    Baxter and Hank.

  139. I have two Lucky and Junie.

  140. Sarah Harding says

    Lily and Diddy

  141. Mallory Bailey says

    We have two…Rocky and Riley. 🙂

  142. my fur babys name is Cain.

  143. Our goofball dog is Beza, and the cats are Eleanor and Mouse.

  144. we have an english bulldog named Zero. he is awesome.

  145. I have a Yorkie named Hercules

  146. We have a pitbull named Skully.

  147. We got a puppy in May a lab mix. He is now 7 months old his name is Shadow but he seems to get called Dumb Puppy quite often (never learning that chasing the cat ends up in him getting hurt)

  148. My puppy’s name is Widow 🙂

  149. babe is her name

  150. I have 2 female dogs. Bella, the inside Rat Terrier, and Sadie, the outside half Lab.

  151. Teresa Thompson says

    Her name is Prissa.

  152. Toby

  153. Donna Kellogg says

    Our furry friend is Taco 🙂

  154. My dogs name is Cosmo.

  155. Donna M Byrd says

    My “Dog’s” names are: Daimon, Gizmo, Jasper and Harley 🙂

  156. I have two doggies… Miles & Gnarley 🙂

  157. Claire McKeon says

    Our doggie is named Dink.

  158. Vikki Billings says

    I have Winnie, she is 8yrs old and Elvis, he is 3yrs old.

  159. His name is Oreo!

  160. roscoe, diamond, and truth

  161. Anita Roberson says

    My adorable dog’s name is Zeus and we just love him.

  162. Charlene Kuser says

    My dogs name is Snickers

  163. Winter Bisbee says

    We have two rescued blue furbabies. Budbud and Little Girl.

  164. Marcy Strahan says

    Tootsie & Sammy!

  165. Michelle Tucker says

    My neighbor has a fluffy dog, and she could really use this. Her dogs name escapes me though.

  166. Ginger is our girl. I gotta say this puppy is beyond cute beautiful eyes.

  167. Cassie Mae is our chihuahua mix and Siku is our Alaskan Malamute puppy.

  168. Rudy

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