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A Healthy Dog Starts with Good Pet Nutrition #PinnacleHealthyPets

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 21, 2015 | Categories: Dogs, Pets
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This post is sponsored by Pinnacle and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping create awareness about Pinnacle’s Newly Formulated Grain Free Dog Food, but Blog by Donna only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Pinnacle is not responsible for the content of this article. 

Baxter Outside Closeup


As a family, we strive to live a healthy lifestyle… making the right food choices and getting plenty of exercise are the two biggies. Not only is it important to us that our son is healthy, but our almost 2-year-old Shih Tzu’s health is important to us, as well. Our Baxter is a member of our family, and his health and well-being starts with good pet nutrition and exercise just like it does with us.

I don’t want my son eating junk and food that isn’t good for him and I don’t want Baxter eating junk either. I recently learned about a new dog food brand, Pinnacle® that I’m excited to try with Baxter.

I look at the nutritional information on the dog food labels, just like I do our food when shopping, and have always tried to find dog food with limited ingredients, as well as food that is grain free. This is key for us because Baxter has a sensitive stomach.

Bless his little heart, he would eat anything he could get into his mouth, but his stomach won’t let him.

Pinnacle Dog Food

I’m excited to try Pinnacle pet food with Baxter and giving him a healthy diet to go along with his exercise. Good nutrition and exercise do go hand in hand. 

Getting outdoors, going on walks, the occasional hike in the Smoky Mountains, and just romping in our yard, is some of the ways we stay active and we love when we can take Baxter with us. We have a favorite trail at a nearby lake that we love to walk and Baxter loves it, too.

Cody and Baxter Outside


Baxter Outside 2

He has more fun in our yard than anywhere else, though. Fortunately, we live on over 2 acres so he has plenty of outdoor space to run and romp in. He has a lot of energy and good pet nutrition and plenty of exercise is important for his overall well-being.


About Pinnacle

Pinnacle launched in 1998 as a breakthrough brand in natural holistic dog food. While Pinnacle has always had holistic health ingredients like quinoa, pumpkin, kelp, flax seed, blueberries, sweet potatoes and cottage cheese, in May 2015, we took all dog recipes Grain Free to facilitate easier digestion.

If you are a natural, ingredient conscious pet parent like me, you will appreciate that Pinnacle pet food is providing your pet with high caliber ingredients, giving them the total nutrition they need for holistic health.

Pinnacle also provides…

  • Quality ingredients like Quinoa, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, Sea kelp, Cottage Cheese
  • Natural, healthy recipes that use high-quality proteins
  • Antioxidants to support healthy immune system
  • Fiber to encourage healthy digestion and small stool
  • Promotes general joint health and overall muscle tone

Pinnacle holistic limited-ingredient dog food is made in their California plant and I feel good knowing it is made in the U.S.

Check back next month for an update on how Baxter likes his new Pinnacle dog food.

Check out where to buy Pinnacle Grain Free. You can shop online for Pinnacle, too, like Amazon, which is great for Prime members like me. 

Keep up to date with Pinnacle by following them on Twitter and Facebook.


25 Responses to A Healthy Dog Starts with Good Pet Nutrition #PinnacleHealthyPets

  1. Oh Baxter what a lucky dawg you are to have such health-conscious parents! I’m thinking you are going to love that new food. Can’t wait to find out!

  2. Corina Ramos says:

    I like the sound of this pet food. Now that my furbabies are getting older I want to make sure the food they eat is good for them .

    Thanks for telling us about this brand and showing us where we can find it Donna! And your furbaby is adorable!

    Hope all is well hun!

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    How have I never heard of this brand before? It sounds awesome and I am going to look for it for our Milo.

  4. What an adorable little face!!
    We don’t have dogs so I’m not familiar with this brand.

  5. Cathy says:

    I’ve never heard of this brand of food before, but I’m pretty confident our 4-legged family member would love it because he’s not at all picky.

  6. Lindi Haws says:

    I’ll have to share this with a friend. She’s beed looking for a new brand!

  7. Erica says:

    I love your sons shirt! With my cat I always splurged on good cat food. He lived a long & healthy life 🙂

  8. Star Traci says:

    What a cutie! We love our dachshund like crazy. I will definitely check out this food. It’s nice to know that there are healthy options out there for the four legged members of the family.

  9. Carol Bryant says:

    For starters, I am melting for your dog and second, I know that Pinnacle is a fab food.

  10. Jen V. says:

    Your Shi Tzu is a little cutie! We don’t have any pets, but if we did, their nutrition would be just as important to us as the food we feed the rest of our family.

  11. Baxter is absolutely adorable! Our dog has never tried Pinnacle so I don’t know much about it but I love what I’m hearing so far!

  12. Amanda says:

    Aww. I had a Shit Tzu as a child that looked just like that!!

  13. Jeannette says:

    Your pup is just too precious and this really sounds like a great brand of dog food! I’m always looking to find something better for our Max and I’ll have to try this out!

  14. Rosey says:

    Oh my goodness those pictures. And I love the doggy bandana. Very sweet. 🙂

  15. So true, the most sickly dog can get better if put on the right formula sometimes. (obviously depending on his sickness)

  16. I’ve never tried this brand! I will check it out! I love giving my dogs the best, always!

  17. Two acres? Wow, that sounds fabulous and like a doggy playground heaven. I’m all about the nautral better dog food lately. We want our pup to live as long as possible!

  18. This sounds like healthy food for sure and Baxter sure looks super happy with it.

  19. Joanne says:

    Baxter is so adorable and I love his bandana! Thanks for the review – I’ll check this out when I shop for dog food.

  20. Censie says:

    Such cute photos! I have not heard of this brand before.

  21. Lorane says:

    I think Shih Tzu’s are so delicate. The pinnacle brand sure looks like it has various options for different breeds of Dogs

  22. sacha says:

    I don’t have pet’s but will recommend this post to my friends who do. Thanks for sharing.

  23. i love my doggy boys and wanT the best for them. I’ll be checking this food out.

  24. Niculina says:

    What an adorable little dog

  25. Kate F. says:

    I haven’t heard of this brand before, but I’ll have to check it out. Your dog is so cute! He looks kind of like my black and white lhasa apso.