I've been doing dog food all wrong.

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I always think to myself, "How much of an impact do commercials actually make?" Welp, they got me this time. You know all of those commercials with animals scarfing down their bowls of food?

That's never been Baxter. Ever.

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He's the pickiest eater on the face of the Earth (it must run in the family...ahem...Ava) and I thought it was just him. We've always bought him the expensive brands of foods, hoping that meant they were "better" and more delicious but clearly, we had it all wrong.

So back to those commercials I see every day...they really got me thinking.

Is it possible that we're just not feeding Baxter delicious dog food? It is possible that the most expensive food in the store is just not to his liking? Yep, it's true. If only I'd listened to the commercials years earlier, he could've been more spoiled all of these years and scarfed down his food like he does now with Purina® Pro Plan® Savor adult dog food from PetSmart.

We've been giving him a variety of flavors, wet and dry, and he's loving it. He's just like the other pups now! AND it's healthy too! Wouldn't you love it if your favorite foods were also healthy? Because I sure would. 

Luckily for him, we don't have to compromise taste for health. And because I didn't want to just buy a brand because the TV told me to, I did a little dog food research to ensure we were actually feeding him the best of the best with Purina Pro Plan Savor.

Here are 5 things to look for on a dog food label:

1. Texture: Purina Pro Plan dry food has a mixture of hard kibbles and shredded meat for variety.

2. Protein: Animal protein at the top of the ingredient list.

3. Vegetables + Grains

4. No "flavoring" used to cover up for low quality meats. Opt for specifics, "beef flavoring" rather than "meat flavoring."

5. "Natural" showing that no harmful chemicals have been used.

What to look for in a dog food -- Purina Pro Plan Savor Dog Food -- PetSmart -- Mommy Blogger-Vlogger - The Overwhelmed Mommy

We love PetSmart because they've really got everything we need for Baxter -- toys, food, pet stocking stuffers, treats, beds, bowls and so much more. PetSmart is a one-stop shop for all of your pets needs! Here are some PetSmart deals going on right now:

In Store Offer (10/30/17 - 12/3/17): All Pro Plan dry dog food 47lb-50lb bags are only $49.99, save $4 on all Pro Plan wet dog food 12ct Variety Packs, save $2 on Pro Plan dry cat food 5.5-7lb bags

Shopkick Details (Promotion runs through 11/30/17): Earn 10 kicks by watching an educational video. Earn 50 kicks for scanning the barcode on select Purina Pro Plan cat food, dog food or treats product. Earn 200 kicks for purchasing select Purina Pro Plan products and submitting your receipt.

If you want to learn more about keeping your pets healthy, visit Purina university and use the myPlan tool to find the best food for your pet's needs.

What to look for in a dog food -- Purina Pro Plan Savor Dog Food -- PetSmart -- Mommy Blogger-Vlogger - The Overwhelmed Mommy
What to look for in a dog food -- Purina Pro Plan Savor Dog Food -- PetSmart -- Mommy Blogger-Vlogger - The Overwhelmed Mommy
What to look for in a dog food -- Purina Pro Plan Savor Dog Food -- PetSmart -- Mommy Blogger-Vlogger - The Overwhelmed Mommy
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What to look for in a dog food -- Purina Pro Plan Savor Dog Food -- PetSmart -- Mommy Blogger-Vlogger - The Overwhelmed Mommy
What to look for in a dog food -- Purina Pro Plan Savor Dog Food -- PetSmart -- Mommy Blogger-Vlogger - The Overwhelmed Mommy
What to look for in a dog food -- Purina Pro Plan Savor Dog Food -- PetSmart -- Mommy Blogger-Vlogger - The Overwhelmed Mommy
What to look for in a dog food -- Purina Pro Plan Savor Dog Food -- PetSmart -- Mommy Blogger-Vlogger - The Overwhelmed Mommy
What to look for in a dog food -- Purina Pro Plan Savor Dog Food -- PetSmart -- Mommy Blogger-Vlogger - The Overwhelmed Mommy
What to look for in a dog food -- Purina Pro Plan Savor Dog Food -- PetSmart -- Mommy Blogger-Vlogger - The Overwhelmed Mommy
What to look for in a dog food -- Purina Pro Plan Savor Dog Food -- PetSmart -- Mommy Blogger-Vlogger - The Overwhelmed Mommy
What to look for in a dog food -- Purina Pro Plan Savor Dog Food -- PetSmart -- Mommy Blogger-Vlogger - The Overwhelmed Mommy