Monday, October 26, 2015

Holistic Health for Active Senior Dogs #PinnacleHealthyPets

This post is sponsored by Pinnacle and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated to help spread the word about Pinnacle's reformulated Grain Free dog food, but Pawsitively Pets only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Pinnacle is not responsible for the content of this article. 

Shiner is my active senior dog. She's a healthy 12 year old senior dog that still acts like a puppy often. Many people are surprised to hear that she's 12 years old. I keep Shiner lean and in good shape by playing and walking with her outside, going on small "adventures" when we can, and feeding her proper portions of healthy food.

Holistic Health for Active Senior Dogs #PinnacleHealthyPets

For the past few weeks, Shiner has been eating a new food that we've been excited to try - Pinnacle® Pet Food. I've been feeding her the Grain Free Duck & Sweet Potato formula. If you missed our introduction to Pinnacle, you can read it here.

I wanted to try this food for a variety of reasons, but I specifically chose duck because it's a protein that she hasn't eaten before and have heard it's good for dogs with allergies. She handled the switch to this food with no problems at all.

Shiner gets itchy skin sometimes, so I like to feed her grain free LID food. LID stands for "limited ingredient diet". There have been times when she'll be constantly licking her paws or belly. Fortunately for us, she hasn't experienced any of this while eating her Pinnacle dog food. I'm very happy with how her skin is doing right now. Her fur looks nice and she has no hair loss.

While I keep a close eye on Shiner's diet for her allergies, I also like to make sure she eats good food that can fuel her active senior dog status. It's true that Shiner enjoys a good nap on the couch as much as any other dog might, but she also loves to run and play. She always surprises me with what she's able to do too.

Active Senior Dog fueled by Pinnacle #PinnacleHealthyPets

For being a 12 year old senior dog, Shiner has excellent swimming skills. She can even swim and dive underwater. She loves zooming super fast in the field after her toys and sticks. She's so fast, not even her little humans (or myself) can catch her most of the time! She is always eager to get up and go when I get her leash out.

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And for the past few weeks that Shiner has been eating her Pinnacle Grain Free Duck & Sweet Potato dog food, she's been active, happy, and playful. I hope to keep her as active as possible for as long as possible and Pinnacle is helping us to achieve this.

About Pinnacle Pet Food

Pinnacle first launched in 1998 as a breakthrough brand in natural holistic dog food. While Pinnacle has always had holistic health ingredients in their foods, they took ALL of the formulas to grain free in May 2015 to facilitate easier digestion. Pinnacle's grain free, LID foods are made in their California plant. Pinnacle holistic dog food delivers tasty good health!

Here is some more information about Pinnacle's dog food and ingredients:
  • Quality ingredients like Quinoa, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, Sea Kelp, and Cottage Cheese. 
  • Natural, healthy recipes that use high quality proteins. 
  • Antioxidants to support a healthy immune system. 
  • Fiber to encourage healthy digestion and smaller stools. 
  • Promotes general joint health and overall muscle tone. 
  • Good for dogs with sensitive stomachs. 
For ingredient conscious pet parents who look for a natural LID food, Pinnacle provides high caliber ingredients giving your dog the total nutrition they need for holistic health.

Holistic Health from Pinnacle Dog Food #PinnacleHealthyPets

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How do you keep your dog active, happy, and healthy? Tell us in the comments!


  1. I love the mix between ducks and seet potatoes, that's a perfect food what fits to fall.... I will look if we can find it somewhere online :o)

  2. We're glad that the Pinnacle food is working out so well for Shiner.

  3. It's so great to see Shiner thriving!! I always forget that she's a senior lady too, she really looks great. It is so wonderful to see the seniors running and playing, and just enjoying life!

  4. Shiner looks like she's loving life! You're doing a terrific job keeping her active!

  5. Shiner looks great! We like to go on hikes with N.A.S.H.A. to keep active, and in the summer, when it's too hot, we swim. Pinnacle is a great food...we love it, too!

  6. I am glad that Shiner is enjoying this food. Having itchy skin is terrible. We have had good luck with the trout and sweet potato recipe for Nelly.


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