Recently, TruDog contacted me, asking if I’d review their Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Booster, a freeze-dried raw topper. Because I love sharing new products with fellow Dog Moms, I agreed to write a review in exchange for a package of Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Booster. And in honor of Maddie’s 8th Birthday–which is this Saturday, May 1st–I thought a special edition blog post to review TruDog Boost Me was in order. But before telling you about TruDog Boost Me, we must get the legalize out of the way…
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Though I did receive a free package of TruDog Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Booster, this is NOT an advertisement, but an honest review with some Dog Mom musings thrown in. I did not receive monetary compensation for this post. Though if you purchase products from TruDog using my affiliate link, I will earn a small commission.
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A Dog Mom Review: TruDog Boost Me Freeze-Dried Raw Topper
In 2017, after resigning from teaching and beginning my blog, I started cooking for Maddie. There were a few reasons for this…
- I had the time since I was (and am) a work-from-home dog mom & wife.
- I want our girl to be as healthy as possible and live as long as possible. And I believe quality nutrition is key to this.
- Preparing Maddie’s meals is one way I am redefining momhood, taking care of my fur baby as I would take care of any kiddo…
From Store-Bought to Homemade…
I first told the Not So Mommy… community about my decision to cook for Maddie in a blog entitled, “Food for Fur Babies: From Store-Bought to Homemade.” (You can read that blog here.)
In 2020, I once again talked about dinnertime at our house in “Redefining Dinnertime: From Before Infertility to Embracing a Dog Mom Life.” (Read that here.) In “Redefining Dinnertime,” I discussed that meal-prepping for our girl isn’t always easy. Sometimes—like during our remodel or when we are out-of-town—we used to give her what we call “fast food,” which is store-bought canned dog food. Unfortunately, while staying at a hotel after we had refinished our hardwoods, Maddie got really sick after eating her “fast food.” (I mean, like had to get a bath because I couldn’t clean her up any other way sick.)
So, we stopped giving her canned food. That means, I have to make time to meal-prep for Maddie.
When cooking doesn’t happen…
And usually, I do make the time. But every now and then, during a particularly busy week or a week when I’m having an endo flare, the cooking simply doesn’t happen. So, I end up giving her baby carrots (which we always have on hand for treats), blueberries (which I put in her breakfast every morning), coconut oil, and some type of meat that I can find in the fridge. The problem is she really shouldn’t eat a piece of lunchmeat or left-over chicken that I’ve seasoned or pepperonis. (Honestly, I feel like a really bad fur mama right now sharing my not-so-stellar Dog Mom moments with you…)
Could TruDog Boost Me help?
So, when TruDog contacted me, asking if I’d like to try out their Boost Me Freeze-Dried Raw Topper, I was excited to see if Maddie liked it. Because I thought it might be the answer to our “problem.” I could give Maddie the Mighty Meaty Beef Booster on top of her veggies when I just don’t have time to cook a meat for her.
Now, TruDog’s freeze-dried raw topper is to be used as a supplement and/or intermittently. So, it’s NOT the only thing I should feed Maddie. And it’s NOT the only meat I should give her. In other words, it’s not meant to be fed as a meal. That being said, TruDog Boost Me Freeze-Dried Raw Topper is a nutrient-rich food topper made with premium cuts of USA sourced beef meat, organs, and a bit of herring oil. It is freeze-dried to lock in the nutrients, with a shredded texture. Also, it is a rich source of amino acids to support muscles, as well as the over-all health of your fur baby.
I know. I know. That sounded a bit like a commercial. But I think it’s important to give you some general information about this product. Especially since you might not be familiar with “food toppers.” I know I wasn’t, as this is the first time I’ve ever used a product like this with Maddie.
Maddie’s Review of TruDog Boost Me . . .
Speaking of Maddie… What did our girl think about TruDog Boost Me?
Well, she gobbled it right up!
The first time I gave Maddie TruDog Boost Me, I sprinkled it over the top of some broccoli. Now, Maddie adores broccoli. Truly, it’s one of her absolute favorite foods! So, a couple of days later, I gave her a plate with broccoli on one side and Boost Me Freeze-Dried Raw Topper on the other. I was shocked when Maddie sniffed the broccoli, then the topper, and decided to eat the Boost Me first!
Even though Maddie loved Boost Me, I wanted to make sure that it didn’t upset her tummy. Though I checked that it is grain-free, I was still a bit concerned. Perhaps because it is a freeze-dried raw topper. And I’ve never fed Maddie raw before. I always cook her meats. Luckily, she hasn’t had any issues. Whew!
TruDog not only offers the Boost Me topper (in 5 different flavors—beef, turkey, rabbit, duck, & whitefish), but food, treats, and supplements, as well. I might just have to get Maddie some of the Treat Me Savory Salmon Diced Delight. Made in the USA from 100% Wild Alaskan Salmon, with NO wheat, corn, grains, sugar, fillers, chemicals, by-products, refined carbohydrates, or added salt, this Dog Mom likes the sound of that!
Honestly, I think I’ve finally discovered what I can keep on hand for quick Maddie meals when I don’t have meat prepared for her. I’ll just add a bit of Boost Me Freeze-Dried Raw Topper to her carrots, blueberries, and coconut oil. That way, I won’t feel like a bad Dog Mama giving my fur-baby left-over hotdogs!
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TruDog is a woman-owned company. Founder, Lori Taylor, created TruDog® (in honor of her late dog, Truman) after being “frustrated by the lack of healthy options available on the market.”
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