Raw Pet Food Delivery to Your Door with #BalancedBlends


Mr. N was never a member of the clean plate club until we started feeding him raw food. He insists on eating a species-appropriate diet and turns his little nose up at eating anything else regularly. We sometimes have to make a mad scramble to the pet store because we’re out of raw food and he is affronted by the thought of having to skip a meal. But now there may be a solution so Mr. N never has to worry about starving again! 
This post is sponsored by Balanced Blends. Tenacious Little Terrier only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. And we only review food and treats that Mr. N will eat which is a short, short list. 
Balanced Blends is a raw food delivery company that sells convenient raw diets for cats and dogs. You can manage your subscription on their website and edit, change, pause or cancel your order as needed or you can also order without subscribing.They sent us a box of food to try out. It comes packaged with dry ice and all the food was still solidly frozen when we received it. The one-pound bars are in a plastic wrapping. Mr. N examined the package to make sure everything was there and the food to his satisfaction. 

The Boulder-based company was founded on the principles of providing species-appropriate diets for cats and dogs. The three founders initially started off making raw food for their own pets then decided to make their efforts commercially available for other pet parents. They worked with veterinarians and a PhD nutritionist to create a complete and balanced natural diet with fresh raw meat, bones, organs (fruits and vegetables for dogs only) and a minimal amount of vitamins and minerals. 
Currently, they have a beef and chicken recipe.We were provided with the beef recipe to try out (Mr. N is allergic to chicken). He carefully inspected the label. 

Ingredients: Beef, Beef Livers, Beef Hearts, Cabbage, Carrots, Peppers, Bone Meal, Berries, Salmon Oil, Psyllium Husks.
Vitamins: Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, D-Calcium Panthotenate, Biotin, Riboflavin, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12, Pyridoxine HCL, Folic Acid.
Trace Minerals: Salt, Iron Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate.

All of Balanced Blends’ recipes are made in the USA and formulated to meet the AAFCO nutrient profile for all life stages. The high-quality ingredients include organic fruits and vegetables, naturally raised beef (USDA approved, antibiotic-free, no added hormones), cage-free chicken (USDA Grade A, antibiotic-free, no added hormones).

Nothing is sourced from China. All of the main ingredients (meat, fruits and vegetables) are US-sourced, the vitamins and minerals from North America and Europe and the psyllium husks from India.

Balanced Blends prides itself on their transparency and welcomes any questions you may have about their food, ingredients and operations. They also take special precautions to make sure their food is safe including high pressure processing (HPP) which kills pathogenic bacteria through a water-based process that uses high pressure, lab testing by third-party laboratories before sale and pouch packaging to eliminate the risk of re-contamination after the HPP process.

Mr. N took to the food right away without any hesitation and licked his plate clean. He is always ready and eager for dinner and this is a dog that will starve himself if he feels like the food is not up to par. He thinks if he does his best Oliver Twist impersonation, someone might take pity on him and add some extra food to his bowl. “Please, sir, I want some more.” 

Balanced Blends is launching a Kickstarter campaign on April 26th so pet parents can try out their food at an early cat/dog special price. If you want the early special price, be sure to purchase on the first day as the special price is limited. All backers will get five pounds extra for every twenty pound order of the same item for three or six months (depending on the reward tier) after the campaign ends. There is also free shipping for all pre-orders. The company has also added a risk-free, money back guarantee so if you’re not satisfied, you can get a refund.

You can also use our referral link for a discount on your first order ($20 off). Disclaimer: we do get a small incentive if you purchase through our link.




57 Responses

  1. Lindsay Pevny

    April 27, 2016 11:08 am

    Wow, it looks like it's getting so easy to feed raw! One of my biggest worries about trying it is the availability of ingredients, but I love how excited my dogs get when they do get an occasional taste of raw foods – it just makes sense to feed them what they're meant to eat!

    • Balanced Blends

      May 7, 2016 2:21 am

      Hi Lindsay, it is a good idea too to incorporate raw into their diet. That way they can still get a lot of nutritious goodies from their occasional raw =) – Yik

  2. MattieDog

    April 27, 2016 12:40 pm

    We love raw food delivered to your door – we get ours done this way as well! Great options in this day and age – and keeps the preparing raw feed out of our kitchen. Let us know how Mr. N does with raw!

    • Balanced Blends

      May 7, 2016 2:28 am

      Hi MattieDog, if you are considering trying us, we have a money back satisfaction guarantee so you can try us risk free. We are also offering our pre-order pet parents an extended promo so you can get more savings later on too =) – Yik

  3. Kitty Cat Chronicles

    April 27, 2016 6:12 pm

    We have been loving our Balanced Blends! I've fed raw off and on for a few years, but have been unable to maintain because it is so time consuming to prepare food for 6 cats! Balanced Blends has made it so easy to feed a top notch diet!

  4. Chelle

    April 27, 2016 6:51 pm

    Looks good! I wish I could order raw like that but we just don't have the freezer space to store enough to make it worth it. I've been thinking of getting a second freezer just for the dogs though!

  5. Janet Keefe

    April 27, 2016 7:35 pm

    We're not doing much raw at this point, but I know enough to know that I would want raw foods that use that HPP processing. This sounds like a quality company and I would love the convenience of having it delivered to my door. If we ever make the switch or wanted to try more we'd definitely consider this.
    Jan, Wag n Woof Pets

  6. AliR

    May 1, 2016 9:42 pm

    We've been working on expanding the options as we build our rotational diet. These foods look like they'd make a great addition to the repertoire!

    • Balanced Blends

      May 7, 2016 2:43 am

      Hi AliR,
      Thanks for be interested in our raw diets. We have a money back satisfaction guarantee. You can pre-order and try our raw diet risk free =) – Yik

  7. Daily Dog Tag

    May 2, 2016 2:07 am

    Sounds like a terrific and convenient way to feed a raw diet. Home delivery is always easier than running out to the store. I got a kick out of the little gingerbread man!

  8. Wallas E Katt

    May 3, 2016 4:08 pm

    I find it hard to believe Mr N didn't clean up everything on his plate… is he a dog?? However, it's good to know that the little gingerbread man can work miracles!
    Annette @PetsAreFoudn

    • Balanced Blends

      May 7, 2016 2:46 am

      Hi Christy,

      Mom can try us as a supplement to her homamade =). You can try our diet risk free with our money back satisfaction guarantee. Thanks for checking us out! – Yik


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