Building a Better Bowl for Sam:
A Working Example of Enhancing Your Pet’s Mealtime

Building a Better Bowl for Sam: A Working Example of Enhancing Your Pet’s Mealtime Building a Better Bowl for Sam: A Working Example of Enhancing Your Pet’s Mealtime
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All Primal products, from our whole food supplements to our complete raw formulas, are designed to keep your pet feeling healthy and vibrant. Not only is a biologically-appropriate diet crafted to satisfy your animal’s needs, but many of the nutritional benefits of whole foods and quality protein can provide authentic and specific day-to-day differences to your dog or cat’s overall health.

Purposeful and consistent additions of Primal products to your pet’s daily meals can help with joint health, digestive support, or even a general immunity boost. Read on for a working example of how the addition of fresh food can truly enhance your pet’s mealtime!

Who is Sam?


Sam is a 10-year-old Shepherd mix. Sam has plenty of spunk for his age, but he is starting to slow down a bit as he enters his senior years. Sam is generally in good health, but his owner has noticed more and more issues with his digestion, despite no real change to his diet or daily routine.

When he’s feeling his friskiest, Sam loves visiting the dog park, as he enjoys chasing after other dogs just as much as any ball or frisbee.

What is Sam’s current diet?


Sam typically eats traditional kibble alongside a water dish. Sam’s owner also gives him a dog biscuit twice a day for an after-meal snack.


How could a change in diet help?


With dry kibble and bone-dry biscuits, Sam’s diet is seriously lacking in hydration, which might explain some of his sluggishness. A lack of moisture can lead to dry skin, dehydration and even joint stiffness  all making an active life more difficult.

What’s more, Sam’s diet is providing no real support for his digestion. Highly processed proteins and starches in his kibble and dog biscuits could actually be making it more difficult for his stomach to process everything quickly and comfortably.

What would Sam’s better bowl look like?


To Build a Better Bowl™ for Sam, we would start with our Winter Squash Purée Edible Elixir, a powerhouse mixture of organic vegetables, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, and apple cider vinegar, which help settle his stomach and promote a healthy GI tract. If we want to take it a step further, Primal Bone Broth can add even more hydration to Sam’s mealtime, as well as heart-healthy fats and liver support. These Toppers & Hydrators can be added to any meal, whether it’s kibble, canned, raw, or a mix of all!

Replacing Sam’s kibble with a biologically-appropriate, balanced base like Primal Frozen Nuggets would elevate his bowl even further by providing him with the nutrition he needs—but, with much more moisture than traditional kibble.


Want to discover a better bowl for your pet? Get started with the Primal Bowl Builder!