Thursday, August 6, 2015

Road Trip for Flat Truffle and Brulee for Natural Balance #PetSmartStory

This post is sponsored by PetSmart, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word the word about the launch of Natural Balance products at PetSmart, but Sweet Purrfections only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article.
Flat Truffle and Flat Brulee outside of our local PetSmart #PetSmartStory

Lately, it appears that the only road trip the two of us get to take is to the vet.  We usually send Mom Paula off on her own to run our errands to get our cat supplies and food, if it's available within driving distance.  However, many times, she must purchase the food online because premium and natural pet food isn't found on the shelves. This is very difficult because she must purchase a case at a time and it's all one flavor and brand.  You can imagine our excitement when we heard that PetSmart® began carrying Natural Balance® in their stores the middle of July. Since our last road trip was to the vet, we sent our Flat Selves to the local PetSmart to check out the Natural Balance displays and food.
Flat Truffle and Flat Brulee paused for a photo op with John

Flat Truffle, Flat Brulee, and Mom Paula were greeted by John, a member of the management team at our Lexington PetSmart.  We couldn't believe he was wearing a Natural Balance t-shirt for our road trip to PetSmart.  John directed us to the displays of the Natural Balance cat food!  On the way to the cat aisle, we passed a huge display for Natural Balance dog food, but we saved the battery in our camera for the cat food.
Natural Balance display at the end cap.

Natural Balance was co-founded by Dick Van Patten (from Eight is Enough fame) in 1989.  Mr. Van Patten believed that pets are part of the family and he made it his mission to see that "every animal was treated with love and respect, beginning with pet food that was based on sound scientific principles and nutritional truths."  We can't believe we haven't tried this food, especially since it's been around for over 25 years.  We'd heard of Natural Balance, but it was never carried at our local PetSmart where Mom Paula could buy a couple of flavors at a time for us to try.  After all, we cats tend to be very finicky and buying a case can be expensive if we won't eat it. Mom Paula did bring home a couple of samples of Natural Balance from BlogPaws that we liked, so we were very interested in what was available at our local PetSmart.  Natural Balance's premium formulas (Original Ultra® Formulas, L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets®, and Primal Wild Pursuit™, weight management, pouches, and stew) cat foods encompass unique proteins and ingredients that you can feel comfortable feeding your cats every day.  Just look at all the choices we could choose.
Flat Truffle and Flat Brulee demonstrating the varieties of food

We're very lucky there are two PetSmart stores within 12 miles from our house.  We were excited to find on the PetSmart Store Locator that a new store (16 miles away) will have a grand opening on August 22, 2015!  Now we have three stores within a 10-20 minute drive for Mom Paula to purchase our Natural Balance food and other cat supplies.  We were even luckier that there was a sale on Natural Balance this past weekend when Mom Paula and the Flats went shopping, so we were able to sample a large variety of the food.  
Mom Paula, the Flats, and a loaded cart of Natural Balance

Flat Truffle, Flat Brulee, and Mom Paula were honored to experience the launch of Natural Balance in our local PetSmart.  The food was easy to find, the employees were pleasant and helpful, and Mom Paula brought home a wide variety of Natural Balance for us to eat.
Brulee wants to know when she can eat all of this!

We are proud of Flat Truffle and Flat Brulee and their successful road trip to PetSmart.  The next step is for the "real" Truffle and Brulee to sample all of this food.

37 comments:

  1. We have one PetSmart that is not too far from us... but we wish it were closer!

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  2. Now that is a good reason for a road trip!
    Enjoy the goodies :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  3. It's nice to have a PetSmart nearby when you need cat necessities in a hurry. We have one near home and the head peep's office. She's in the one near the office even more often than the one not far from home!

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  4. We were excited to find that PetSmart is carrying Natural Balance now too. We include NB into our food repertoire.

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  5. We haven't been able to find a Petco here--all we have is Petsmart--and yes they do carry Natural Balance. But we don't like it. Of course not. But that's Chey.

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  6. this was one of the brands mom considered when we switched foods....

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  7. That is certainly an impressive display of varieties of Natural Balance. I wish we could get it here.

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  8. Carmine and Milita have eaten Natural Balance in the past and liked it. Since they recently took Carmine's wet food off the market, I have been thinking seriously about going back to Natural Balance wet for him. I didn't know there was a limited ingredient diet. That would probably be best for his IBD. Thanks for letting us know about this.

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  9. Love that your Flats got to take a trip to PetSmart! How fun and what a great assortment of Natural Balance products they helped your mom pick out for you.

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  10. Excellent and very cute photos review! We have a PetSmart so close Mom Peggy could walk to it if she absolutely had to. Next time she is there, she'll be sure to pick up a few cans so we can try it

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  11. Your flats are just adorable! I'm so happy that Natural Balance is now in PetSmart and I'm anxious to see how you ladies like it...it's always been a huge hit at mine with my last 3 cats!

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  12. Food is a wonderful reason to go shopping!

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  13. What a cute road trip and a fab food at PetSmart. We love shopping there.

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  14. Great photos! I love your flat versions :) My cats love the venison flavor in the Natural Balance.

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  15. Whoa! What an adventure. I may send Plush CK on this mission. Don’t think I’ve ever tried the wet but I used to like one of the kibble flavors.

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  16. I've heard this is good pet food. I've got to try it out for my Jessie Cat and Jake the dog. Thanks! Fun pics, by the way. :)

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  17. You have such pretty kitties - I loved that you used the flat versions to shop with. Got to love Natural Balance for all your needs!

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  18. Niiiiiiiice!!! Looks like the flat pets had a great trip!

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  19. You got a lot of great goodies there! I think that Flat Truffle and Brulee did a great job leading your Mom to all of the best stuff. Natural Balance is some great food!
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  20. Great reporting girls! We only have a PetCo here in Sumter, but maybe if Mum goes to Columbia she could go get this food for me. William

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  21. Sounds like a good premium cat food - I didn't know about the Dick Van Pattern connection which was interesting.

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  22. We have a PetSmart right by our house! How great that they are carrying another good quality pet food now.

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  23. Oh your post made us smile!!! Good you don't have to be tried to the 'One Flavour Shops' Anymore Yaaay

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  24. Love your Flat Cats and the fact that you got to try Natural Balance as it sounds really good. Kilo the Pug and I enjoy our trips to PetSmart. Luckily we have one 10 minutes away from the house. It is one of the few places real Kilo gets to go sometimes. Nala the Cat never went anywhere except the vet. XS

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  25. That was a pawesome write up - and I lub dat UR Flat Cats got to go on a trip to pick up some Natural Balance yum yums from PetSmart! It looks like such a fun trip!

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  26. Love the road trip :) It's always so nice when a pet store has some great nutritious options available. Variety is the spice of life, isn't it?

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  27. Natural Balance is a great food! Unfortunately, my dogs' tummies don't agree with it, but we have a lot of friends who love it!

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  28. Even though the flats had to stand in for Truffle & Brulee, I think they did a great job! Wonderful post! I'm so glad I can get all our Natural Balance yummies at PetSmart stores now!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  29. Nice post! I'm so happy to see "real" Brûlée!

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  30. Look at that basket of basket of goodies you have! Someone is going to be eating great! :)

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  31. Wow, look at all that good food! Great job! Our cat, Bella only gets to do road trips to the vet, too...

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  32. I love their names! I also love that you took flats to the store, considering how challenging it would be go shopping with real cats. As for Natural Balance, my dog loves this brand, too! :)

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  33. I love your cat's names! My cat loved the Natural Balance line, too! They are having a sale this upcoming weekend at our store on it - I wish they had the day we went, too! Now waiting for the treats....

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