The fact that we own a “small” 1oo-pound Newfoundland named Ayla probably comes as no surprise to you. But did you also know that she’s managed to score you an awesome giveaway? Now unfortunately she won’t get to test this food out herself because By Nature is only available to you lucky folks in the United States. But from what I hear, it’s fabulous. And if you treat yourself to homegrown or organic foods, shouldn’t your best friend get the same privilege?

About By Nature

By Nature Pet Foods was founded in 2006 and is a division of The Kent Nutrition Group Pet Division. Based in Muscatine, Iowa, By Nature provides pet food diets of the highest quality, using only ingredients that deliver supreme nutritional benefits to support a pet’s natural defenses against the effects of aging, illness, physical and environmental stress. The company carries a full line of dog and cat food and treats, which are available through pet specialty retailers across the United States.

If your pets enjoy By Nature Pet Foods, you should also be sure to join their frequent buyer program and earn yourself a free bag of pet food after every ten bags you purchase.

By Nature® Pet Foods also has a heart. In 2010, the company donated more than 34,000 pounds of pet food to 10 different animal shelters and nonprofit organizations in the United States. “We believe all animals should have the healthiest nutritional ingredients in their food to ensure they can live healthy and active lives,” says Brand Manager Jean Broders. “Rescue animals need a little extra love; if we can help them stay healthy while waiting for a good home through quality nutrition, we feel like we’ve done our part.”

About By Nature Organics Chicken Formula Pet Food

By Nature Organics pet food contains quality organic ingredients that you can feel happy about your pet ingesting. Organic chicken and chicken meal are at the top of the ingredient lists, in front of rice or other filler, which signifies a premium brand of pet food.

Here’s a few key points about the Organics line:

  • Multiple protein sources: organic chicken, fish & lamb (the latter is only in the dog food)
  • Organic grains & natural fiber
  • Organic fruits, vegetables & natural spices

By Nature Organics Chicken Formula for Cats and Dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles and AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adult maintenance.

After doing a bit of additional research about the food, I found that “enthusiastically recommends” their dog food, and they seem to look at the food pretty rigorously.

By Nature Organic Dog Food

The Giveaway & How to Enter

By Nature is offering one 8 pound bag of Organic Chicken Formula Dog or Cat Food to two lucky winners. PLUS a bag of Mixed Berry Wheat-Free Dog Treats!by nature organics

That’s right. two winners will each receive an 8-pound bag of By Nature Organic pet food plus a bag of dog treats. Don’t have a dog? Give the treats to a friend or donate them to a local shelter. Or hold on to them to pass out to lucky dogs you meet on the street.

Main entry (required)

Tell me what your dog or cat’s best trick is.

Ayla gives high fives, shakes your hand and we even taught her to crawl. Our cats’ best trick is disappearing under the bed before Mackenzie gets into the room!

This contest is open to U.S. residents only!

Additional Entries

(please leave an additional comment below for each additional entry *after* you’ve answered the main entry question)

  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Follow By Nature on Twitter
  • “Like” this giveaway on Facebook (you must first “like” NOH on Facebook, then click “Like” on the post about this giveaway)
  • “Like” By Nature on Facebook
  • Visit the By Nature Pet Foods website and tell me what food you think your pet would love the most.
  • Follow NOH on Google follow (right side of blog — please leave your username on GFC in your comment)
  • Subscribe to (and confirm your subscription to) one or both of the NOH newsletters (right side of blog)
  • Tweet about this giveaway (please use @txblond @ByNaturePets in your tweet) – You can retweet this daily until the contest ends, but please remember to leave a comment each day. For example, “I just entered to #WIN a bag of pet food from @ByNaturePets & @txblond ! Enter until 1/13. #Giveaway”

If you already follow, “like”, subscribe, etc. you can still count these as extra entries…you do not need to subscribe again or refollow. Just leave your comment for each entry below.

If you have questions about any of this, please just drop me an email (tiffany at or leave a comment below.

**Why all the extra ways to enter? By growing the following of NOH, you are helping me to let other companies know you are out there reading and participating. Acknowledging your presence helps me to secure more partnerships for the future so you have even more chances to win incredible prizes!

The contest will be open until midnight EST, Thursday, January 13th, 2011.

Winner Selection

Two winners will be chosen via Each of those winners will be able to choose whether they would like to a bag of By Nature Organic Cat Food or Dog Food.

Once the winner is announced, you will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond. If you do not respond, another winner will be drawn.

Good luck!!