By Nature Active Defense+ Dog Kibble

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There’s not much that Bear loves more than reviewing a bag of dog food or dog treats. The way to that boys’ heart is absolutely through his stomach! ;) When we were asked to give the new By Nature Active Defense+ Dog Kibble a try, he jumped at the opportunity. This isn’t the first time we’ve reviewed or written about By Nature Dog Food- we reviewed their original formula back in 2013 and Bear did so well on it that we switched him to their food full-time after the review. After that Bear and Scooter both got the opportunity to review (and giveaway!) some of the By Nature Dog Treats that they love so much.


By Nature is back with a brand- new formula now, called By Nature Active Defense+. The By Nature Active Defense + formula is a grain-free dry food for dogs. It is made in the USA and the #1 ingredient is real, de-boned poultry, meat, or fish. There are three different flavors for your pet to choose from:

Turkey & Sweet Potato

Ocean Whitefish & Peas 

Pork & Sweet Potato 


There are also several options of the Active Defense+ Balanced Diet formulas which include high quality proteins, whole grains, fruits & veggies:

Lamb, Lentils & Duck

Ocean Whitefish, Green Peas & Herring

Pork & Sweet Potato

Turkey, Green Peas & Herring

By Nature has a team of pet nutritionists that have carefully chosen the best combination of natural ingredients that will give your pet a balanced set of nutrients. Using advanced dietary science, they have created an optimal blend to protect your pets health. The Active Defense+ pet foods have SuperFusion® Advanced Nutritional Blend, which is created to support your pet in all that they do.

We trialed with the Ocean Whitefish & Peas formula, and both the dogs happily devoured the kibble. I did notice it smelled a bit more ‘fishy’ than other fish blends we’ve tried. I’m taking that as a good sign that it’s of higher quality and containing more fish than other kibbles we’ve had in the past.

Disclaimer: SheSpeaksBark was provided with the By Nature Active Defense + dog food for the purpose of this review. SheSpeaksBark was not compensated in any way to write this post. All thoughts and opinions are exclusively my own, and we only share products and services on SheSpeaksBark that we feel are relevant to our readers. As always, thank you for supporting brands that make SheSpeaksBark possible!

{Black and White Sunday} Fuzzy Friend

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Introducing you to Bear and Scooter’s newest fuzzy friend….Locket. She’s our first foster dog since living in Oregon and we’re so excited to have her here!


Locket is a 4 1/2 month old havanese/poodle mix. We are fostering her for Panda Paws Rescue, which is the stuff of my dreams! Panda Paws Rescue specializes in medically needy and hospice dogs, and they are not only incredible at what they do, but I’ve also never seen a rescue hold themselves to higher standards than this one! Locket was brought to PPR because she was thought to have some sort of heart issues. It turns out that happily she does not! :)


These are Locket’s BEFORE & AFTER photos from her recent grooming appointment. She looks so much better with a cute hair cut and she has purple bows in her hair which take her after photos over the top- we have the full color version on Instagram if you want to see.