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We Made the Move to Grain Free Dog Food with Pinnacle #PinnacleHealthyPets

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 26, 2015 | Categories: Dogs, Pets

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. 

Pinnacle grain free LID quality ingredients dog food

Last month I shared with you how a healthy dog starts with good pet nutrition and that we were going to try grain free dog food with Baxter… Well, we did it. We made the move to grain free, limited ingredient dog food with Pinnacle® brand dog food.

Pinnacle Dog FoodIt was easy and relatively uneventful. And by this I mean, I was worried that we might have some adverse effects since he does have a sensitive stomach, but with the exception of a looser, softer stool the first two days, he adapted to the change in dog food well. He seems to find the Trout & Sweet Potato Recipe very much to his liking.


According to the Pinnacle website you should switch your dog over to Pinnacle from their current dog food slowly to help avoid disrupting their digestive pattern. They recommend transitioning to Pinnacle dog food  over a 5-day period and by day six your pet will be fully transitioned to Pinnacle…

  • For the first two days, feed your pet 20% Pinnacle® and 80% of the old brand.
  • For the next two days, feed your pet 50% Pinnacle® and 50% of your pet’s old brand.
  • On day 5, feed your pet 80% Pinnacle® and 20% of the old brand.
  • On day 6, you can feel confident in feeding your pet Pinnacle pet food for the rest of your dog’s life.


We followed the above advice and everything went great. As I mentioned above his stool was much softer for the first two days, but he never had diarrhea or vomiting.

Pinnacle grain free pet food

Pinnacle pet food

Can you tell he can’t wait to get some Pinnacle Dog Food?

Pinnacle Grain Free Pet Food

Pinnacle dog food

Baxter loves Pinnacle grain-free pet food. We love that it is good for him! 


Natural Balance Wild Pursuit healthy dog treats

Baxter is happy, healthy, and dare I say… even more active if that’s possible. And this makes us happy. We feel good knowing we are providing Baxter with a dog food that contains quality ingredients. And since Baxter has some stomach sensitivities, Pinnacle grain-free has been much better on his digestion. That’s a big plus for all of us.

Check out where to buy Pinnacle Grain Free dog food for your pet. You can also shop online for Pinnacle. Since I’m an Amazon Prime member I’ll probably shop for it there a lot.

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What ingredients do you look for in a pet food?

33 Responses to We Made the Move to Grain Free Dog Food with Pinnacle #PinnacleHealthyPets

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That sounds like an awesome brand of food. I would love to get some for my dog.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Grain free food is the way to go for any dog. They’re not mean to process things like corn and wheat and gluten.

  3. Pam says:

    Baxter is such a cute little doggy! I am glad that this pet food is working so well for him!

  4. Isn’t it great when you can switch foods without any hassles? So glad it worked for Baxter and made his tummy happy! He looks great.

  5. Baxter is quite a cutie! We love Pinnacle, too. Glad to hear the transition went well for you.

  6. Baxter seems to be a very intelligent dog! I mean, he loved this healthy food, right?!

  7. Stacie says:

    This looks like a great brand of dog food. It is very important to switch over gradually. Thanks for sharing this.

  8. Jeanine says:

    This sounds great. I wonder if my pups would enjoy this food? They seem to be super picky though, so I’m not too sure! I will have to check it out.

  9. Shauna says:

    Okay, I totally love Baxter. He is so sweet. We made the change, as well, and love how active our Precious is

  10. Baxter definitely seems to approve! I have never heard of this brand before but I think it’s great that their dog food is grain free.

  11. Jeanette says:

    My old dog was allergic to grain so we needed to find something for him, which was hard back when we had him. I am glad to see there are a lot more choices now.

  12. Stefany says:

    Your dog is adorable! I will have to try this food because we are going grain free as well!

  13. Jenn says:

    It sounds like a great brand of food. I’ll keep it in mind. I love that they give detailed instructions on how to make the transition. It’s so important.

  14. Liz Mays says:

    I really like the idea of doing a grain-free food. I think I need to do the same for my cat.

  15. This is sounds great food. I would like to buy this for my dogs. Thanks for sharig this.

  16. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says:

    We have to take care of our furry friends! If you carefully manage their diet, they’ll be around much longer!

  17. Pauline Gorczycki says:


  18. Mykidsguide says:

    That little cutie seems to be enjoying the food.

  19. I think Trout and sweet potato sounds much better for Baxter. It’s great Pinnacle has such flavor inspirations for him.

  20. Amber Ludwig says:

    I look for natural ingredients and no fillers!! All those China recalls were so scary!! Dogs are our family and we should not ever feed them anything we wouldn’t feed ourselves 😉

  21. Dorothy Boucher says:

    Your dog is such the cutie 🙂 This food does sound very healthy and natural for dogs, not stuffed with all that junk,

  22. MeltheCrafter says:

    Baxter is precious! Thanks for sharing

  23. Heather S says:

    You dog makes my heart melt! ADORABLE 🙂 And the food doesn’t look bad either 😉

  24. Trish F says:

    Pup and I both went grain free a few years ago but now I buy her only organic too. Just like people food, you never know what is in these prepackaged processed foods, so I at least try to keep out the pesticides and gmos.

  25. Pauline Gorczycki says:


  26. krystel says:

    your dog it too cute for words so cutee .

  27. Shannon says:

    This sounds like great dog food and thank you for sharing your review.

  28. Starla B says:

    Baxter is such a cutie. Love that he actually likes the food. Such a better and healthier alternative for our dog babies.

  29. Rawone says:

    I have a dog and this would be so amazing. And haha your dog looks so cute and adorable!

  30. krystel says:

    Very good review. Your dog is so cute!

  31. Edna Williams says:

    That seems like a great food! Thanks for sharing!

  32. Judy Thomas says:

    Your dog is adorable!

  33. Terry Poage says:

    Thanks for sharing. I have been thinking about switching my dog’s food to grain free so thanks.