Service Cats: Proper Training Methods

Well here we are, another Miserable Monday. Da end of da weekend and da start of peeps goin’ back to work. We had sun fur da furst time in days yesfurday, but woke up to gray skies and dense fog today. Da weather just doesn’t know what it wants to do. Anyways, today is also Service Cat educational posty day. We didn’t get any questions after last weeks posty, so we’re not sure ifin ya’ll are losin’ innerest in these posts or not. So, ifin ya’ could let us know in da comments, we’d ‘purreciate it. As with all our educational postys, da following will be written in human English. Ifin you’ve missed any post, you can ketch up by clickin’ da linkys below.

 Dezi cocks head to the side in thought

Service Cats: What to Look For

Service Cats: Training Foundations 

Service Cats: How to Train Kitty to Massage Without Claws

Service Cats: Smelling Disease 

Service Cats: Do You Need One 

Service Cats: Who Bears the Cost

Service Cats: Housing Laws and Exceptions 

Service Cats: Accommodations and Common Sense 

Service Cats: What Happens When the Handler Dies 

We were asked a few posts back to talk about proper training methods. Training is something we think all animals, not just Service Animals can benefit from. We’ve all seen the totally out of control doggy and the doing as it pleases kitty. Unfortunately behavioral problems account for a large percentage of animals taken to shelters; and some of those behaviors could be changed with just a little training and patience. In our Training Foundations post we covered the beginning process mommy chooses to use.

 Raena laying on perch

 You’s have mines full attention mommy.

There are several acceptable methods of training. If your cat doesn’t respond to one, try another. Hitting, yelling and chasing your kitty Does Not work. Neither does drenching them with water from a water bottle or water gun. Clicker training is probably the best known method these days. It involves a small clicker that the trainer holds and clicks as the animal does what is asked for, followed by a treat. This method is very successful in dog training. Dogs are generally ruled by their tummy and will perform for a treat.

Clicker training can be successful with some cats. Mommy has never used this method per se’, but she does sometimes use a form of it. Long ago when mommy decided to start training Service Kitties she looked in to a clicker. We don’t know the cost these days, but back then it was pretty pricey, and mommy couldn’t afford it. She was already training kitties successfully so she couldn’t justify the cost. However, you can use a finger snap to mimic a clicker. Mommy usually snaps her fingers to get us to pay attention. She doesn’t however follow it up with a treat.  

 Raena playing with Petafe cheese and mouse toy

 What’s dat mommy? Did you need somethin’?

Treat rewards are the biggest problem mommy has with clicker training. Cats aren’t generally ruled by their tummies and a lot of cats don’t like treats. And too many treats means kitty won’t eat their meal, or they will, and then gain weight and become obese. Positive reinforcement is crucial to train any animal to perform a specific task. Mommy uses praise and love as our reward. It’s not fattening, and it means we will repeat the task even when we don’t get a treat, which would be impossible for her first thing in the morning. Something you may not know, is that most of the handlers of those Service dogs have to carry treats with them to reward the dog off and on throughout the day.

But what about training kitty NOT to do something, such as climb your curtains, stay off the kitchen counters or scratch your brand new leather sofa? Remember, hitting, screaming, chasing or drenching them with water Does Not work. Mommy says the water bottle has it’s place, but if you’re soaking kitty and he/she is still doing the inappropriate behavior, then it obviously isn’t working. And truly, you don’t want kitty to develop a fear of water. Let’s say you’ve ruled out any health issues for kittys’ behavior. Your next step is to offer an appropriate alternative.

Raena sits pose while playing Who me? I’s would never climb da curtains or

jump on da counters.

Let’s talk about inappropriate scratching. All scratchers are not created equal, and not every cat likes the same surface. There are vertical, horizontal and hanging scratchers. Watch kitty to see if he/she has a preference. There are many different textures as well, corrugated cardboard, carpet, sisal and wood. Again, your cat probably has a preference for one of these textures. It may take some time to figure out which, but once you do, you can successfully offer kitty an appropriate scratching surface. The best option would be to have several scratchers of different textures available, as well as vertical and horizontal. Always make sure the scratcher is the right size for your kitty and that it is stable. You can also make a scratcher for your kitty by covering a surface with their favorite material, especially if it’s leather. Place said scratcher next to the area kitty’s scratching and the next time kitty scratches, move him/her over to the new scratching surface and place their paws on it. Initially it might be helpful to take kittys’ paws and mimic scratching on the new surface, as this encourages kitty. And a little catnip on the new scratcher never hurt any kitty either. You must be repetitive in order to stop the offensive behavior completely.

 Dezi lays on cardboard scratcher

Dezi uses sisal scratcher

Raena lays on scratcher

Mommy says that you must speak with a firm tone when training, but Never react in anger. And if there are several people in a household, all parties must be on the training bandwagon. Especially for correcting inappropriate behavior. Now let’s talk a minute about that water bottle so many cat peeps have on hand. And yes, mommy has one too. Here’s mommys’ list of reasons to use the water bottle:

  • To break up a Cat Fight

  • To stop a fight you see coming on by distracting kitties

 Dezi sits on bench

Mommy says NEVER aim the water stream directly at kitty, especially not the head area. Depending on the proximity you are from kitty and where you hit them, kitty could actually be injured. (Mommy has seen some really powerful water bottles and water guns in the market) Instead, spray a few inches above kitty or in between kitties. Mommy says that clapping, snapping fingers, or a shaker can will also work. Again, don’t do this right in kittys’ ears. A clap from across the room is more than sufficient to get kittys’ attention. Whichever action you take, you should include a firm NO at the same time. Mommy always includes our name. She says that doing so makes sure there’s no mistaking who she’s correcting and what behavior is objectionable. There’s a lot of “No Raena’s” going on around here right now.

 Dezi bathing on top of the Liberty cat tree

 Me’s gonna get a quick bath in befur a nap.

Well, me’s just realized this is a really long posty, so me’s gonna wrap it up now and try to get a nap befur Raena starts in again. She’d put dat battery bunny to shame she has so much energy. Anyways, hope you all have a pawsum day.

Till da next time…………………………………..Be Blest!!!

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Deztinee and RaenaBelle    

A Playful Blest Sunday

Welcome to a wonderfully sunny Blest Sunday. It’s been rainin’ here fur days. Fankfully, there were no thunder boomers  to go along with said rain, so me didn’t really spend much time UTB/UTC. Of course Raena didn’t even seem to notice. Ya’ know, dat girly has No fears. None, nada, zip, zilch. Mommy even told her a couple times dat she was so purroud of her, but dat a little fear is a good thing.

 Dezi atop the cat tree

Dezi: Raena thought we oughtta play a game of whacky paw on da cat tree with her hangin’ from da top ledge. Sure ‘nuff, she fell and just ‘bout gave mommy a heart attack. Dat’s when she got da, “a little fear’s a good thing” speech. But of course, she didn’t pay no attention, cuz she was right back at it a few minutes later.

 Raena hanging on the Liberty cat tree playing whacky paw with Dezi

 Are you crazy Raena? You’s gonna fall and then you’re

really gonna get it.

Dezi:  Mommy also played ‘fly fishin’’ wand toy with us till me was exhausted and mommy was exhausted. Raena tho’…she was still rarin’ to go. So mommy set up da pawsum Cat’s Meow toy we received from our angel furiends and Raena played till da batteries died and she tore it up. Okay, me got in on a little of dat action too, but me couldn’t keep up with da kid. 

 Raena fly fishing with the wand toy

     Raena:  Oh sissy, are you talkin’ ‘bout all da fun we had playin’ yesfurday?

 Raena fly fishing with a wand toy

Dezi:   Me was till you butted in Raena.

 Raena playing with the Petsafe toys, Flitter

     Raena: Who knew there were so many fun toys to chase? Fur some reason tho’, they all kept slowin’ down and quittin’ over time.

 Raena playing with the Pet Safe Flitter

Dezi:  Dat’s cuz you deaded ‘em Raena. Dat’s what happens when ya’ play with somethin’ elebenty billion hours 3 hours straight. Eventually, it dies. Hmmmmm Me thinks there might be a lesson in there. Now lissen, we don’t have mouseys, but ifin we did, dat’s ‘zactly what you’d do to a mousey, Dead it. Altho’ me would recommend you do it purretty quick or mommy might have dat heart attack fur real. And by da way, you can tear up da mousey like you did our Cat’s Meow.

 Dezi and Raena playing with the cat's meow

Dezi and Raena playing with the cat's meow

Dezi:  You know dat’s da second Cat’s Meow we’ve done in at our house. Sis Lexi and me played da furst one to death and now you’ve done it to this one. Fankfully mommy can change out da batteries in da other toys and they’ll still work. And fanks to some amazin’ anonymous angels who put some money in our paypal account, mommy can buy some new batteries. We are so blest.

 Raena playing with the cat's meow

     Raena:  Oh sissy we are. And we’re blest to have all our dear furiends in our lives too. Good weather, good friends, fun toys and full bellies, what more could a girly ask fur?.

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Dezi: Well Raena, me wouldn’t have put it dat way ‘zactly, but you’re right. ‘Course those treats we had durin’ da little break was good too. ‘Member to take a minute today and everyday and give fanks fur da many blessings in your life. We’s joinin’ da Kitties Blue fur Selfie Sunday. We didn’t actually take any selfies, but mommy did get some close ups.

 Dezi and Raena eating treats on the liberty cat tree

Raena: Mmmmmm These treats are lick your lips good.

Till da next time………………………………..Be Blest!!!

Dezi: Vibrant Blue  

Raena: Navy Blue

 

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

No Biteys Allowed

Welcome all, it’s furinally Furiday!!! Me thought it would neeeeeeeever get here. It’s been a crazy week. But furst, didn’t ya’ll think our fly fishercats and doggies were pawsum? We really do wanna fank all of ya’ again fur purrticipatin’. This was our furst year ever purrticipatin’ ourselves. We had so much goin’ on we didn’t have da chance to enter any of da events, but we had a wonderful time hostin’ fly fishin’. There was so many cute inter-purrtations. You know we told ya’ll dat any foto of ya’ playin’ an inneractive game of ____________ was good enuff. We were so purroud to have some doggy entries, and we thought they were just as pawsum as da kitties. Anyways, we just wanted to share our thoughts on this. After readin’ some of da comments yesfurday, we didn’t want any kitty/doggy to feel slighted.

 Dezi stands back and sniffs Lexi's travel carrier

So,Why has our week been crazy? Me knows you wanna know. Well ‘member when Raena came to live with us and awnty Ellen sent her a pawsum Made with Luv ‘nip’ mat and she actually reacted to da nip? You know dat’s not normal. Kittens aren’t normally “nip” reactive till ‘round 6 – 8 months of age. Now let me tell ya’ there’s no real answer as to why dat is, but it’s purretty much common knowledge dat kittens just don’t respawnd. Da respawnse to catnip is caused by da scent, so it would seem dat ifin a kitty has a nose they could respawnd. But alas…  Anyways, dat silly Raena did respawnd!!! Sure nuff, she started rollin’ ‘round and wallerin’ all over dat nip mat. And then mommy gave her da Made with Luv toys dat awnty Ellen had sent with special nip blends included, and OMC  Raena couldn’t get enuff. Mommy’s respawnse was, “Well now, you’re gonna be an early bloomer little one.” Yep, an early bloomer is all mommy said.

 Raena rolls around in her catnip mat

Can you believe it? Mommy had told me dat me wouldn’t have to share da Yeowww nip toys till Raena was old enuff to know not to slobber all over ‘em. And here she was, wantin’ to play with da new Yeowww nip rainbow we got from Timmy and furmily fur Christmas. Don’t even get me started on how it was way to big fur her to be carryin’ ‘round. Then there’s those special times when mommy puts a little nip on one of da scratchers fur me to roll in and eat a bite or two. There me was rollin’ in utter joy, and here come Raena stickin’ her nose in my nip business. Me just can’t get away from her. Anyways, while all this was happenin’ she started getting’ mean and bitin’ like she meant business. Well now, we don’t allow no bitin’ in this house. No bitin’ lessen it’s food or treats or da occasional toy. What’s a girly to do, but tell mommy. Yep, me went and told on Raena. 

 Raena bunny kicks her made with love fish

     You sure did sissy. You tattle tale. Dat wasn’t very nice of you at all. 

Wasn’t nice of me? Well you bit me!!! Dat wasn’t very nice either.

     Maybe not sissy, but mines mouthy hurt and I’s didn’t feel so good. I’s didn’t mean to hurt you. I’s really sorry.

Yeah sis, me knows dat now, and me accepts your ‘pawlogy. Mommy ‘splained dat you were teethin’ and dat made your mouthy hurt and sometimes made you run a fever. She ‘splained dat there’s a lot of confusion ‘bout what age kittens get their adult teefies and so me asked her to tell everypawdy what da feline medical journals say. Mommy, will you tell everypawdy why Raena be teethin’ and what we do to keep her from bitin’ us?

Sweet Dezi on cat tree

Sure baby. Sometime around 3 – 4 months of age, the incisor teeth start coming in. Then between 4 and 6 months the canines, premolars and molars erupt. A kitten should have all 30 adult teeth by the age of 7 months. Of course there are always exceptions due to health and environment and the health of the mother. But as a general rule, teething begins around 3 months of age. Whether it’s painful or not is debated. I can tell you from personal experience, it’s painful for the kitten. They usually start biting or chewing hard objects. A kitten that didn’t previously bite, may now lash out. They sometimes run a fever. So just like with human babies who are teething, your fur babies are in some pain while teething also. There are a few toys on the market that your kitty or doggy may find appealing and satisfactory, but a thick box will also do.

You should also keep an eye on the baby (milk) teeth to make sure they all fall out. It’s not uncommon for a tooth to be retained. The reason for this isn’t clear, but could cause future problems. If you see any of the following symptoms, please see a VET to have the teeth looked at and removed if necessary.

  • Bad breath

  • Abnormally positioned permanent teeth

  • Swollen, red or bleeding gums around the baby teeth

  • Overcrowding

Now, kittens should learn about biting from their mothers and/or littermates. This doesn’t always happen and sometimes there isn’t a mother, or biting starts later. To deal with this and train motherless kittens (which was my specialty when I fostered), I gently bite the tip of the kittens ear when they are biting me and then say firmly, No or No Biting. Only apply enough pressure so that the kitten notices. They will immediately stop biting and may shake their head or look at you in horror, but it is effective and humane. Water bottles, squirt guns, air spray and yelling doesn’t work. Pinching the area works as well, but because of fingernails and amount of feeling in the fingers, I recommend the biting. Just because you know the exact amount of pressure you are applying. And of course the tip of the ear is the cleanest part of the kitten.

Fank you mommy. Me really purreciates you ‘splainin’ it to me and everypawdy else. Me was thinkin’ Raena was gonna be mean or somethin’, but she’s only bein’ normal, and fankfully it won’t last furever. 

 Raena bites box

 I’s really like chewin’ on boxes. 

     Yeah? Well I’s just glad to hear mines mouth ain’t gonna hurt furever and dat mommy ain’t gonna bite me again. Who knew I’s could break skin thru da sheets?. I was just so…so…and she just looked so…so… Well I just had to bite down. I’s had no idea she could jump like dat. Or dat blood was dat color. And I fur sure never ‘spected her to bite me back. I won’t ever be doin’ dat again. 

And dat’s why she did it Raena. Me thinks me ‘members her bitin’ me too. She even bit me once when me bit me’s sis Lexi. She said somethin’ ‘bout sissy not havin’ teedies and so she was defendin’ her. Well me learned real quick dat bitin’ with intent was off da menu. Anyways, Raena be teethin’ so she’s all over da place. Me can’t believe we’s in fur months of this. Strap in and get ready cuz we’re all in fur da ride of our lives. Me’s gonna try to get in a nap befur Raena starts up again. We’ll be by to visit with ya’ shortly.

 Dezi sleeps

     You furgot sissy. It’s Furiday and we’s joinin’ Rascal and Rocco fur da weekly Pet Parade. Hop on over and check it out. 

 Pet Parade banner new

Till da next time……………………………..Be Blest!!!

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Deztinee and RaenaBelle 

Pawlympics: Fly Fishin’

WooHoo, It’s here!!! Pawlympics Fly Fishin’ Day!!! Are ya’ ready? We had some pawsum entries. Both cats and dogs went all out to ketch those “flies and fishies” and a few other things too. We think they all deserve da gold. We’re not gonna draw this out and make ya’ wait, so let’s get on with da show. 

 Blogville Pawlympics badge for sidebar

Blogville Pawlympics Fly Fishin' badge

Furst up we have da always bootyful Daisy from Da Tabbies of Trout Towne 

Daisy fly fishing

 Daisy da Queen looks gawjus even while fly fishin’

 

Repurrsentin’ all da kitties from 15 and Meowing are Millie and me’s fellow Cat Scout Sammy P.

Millie fly fishing

Lookit dat form on Millie. Check out da paw action.

Sammy fly fishing

 Sammy be ketchin’ like a well trained Scout

Another newcomer to da Pawlympics is LouLou from Living with LouLou.

louLou Fly Fishing

Check out da teefies on LouLou. She’s ready to give it what fur.

Let’s take a look at one of Blogville’s favorite ladies, Madi from Down Home in NC

Madi Fly fishing

 Check out Madi’s moves. Composure even under fire.

 

And check out our favorite doggy brofur furiend and Blogville Comedian, Easy from Easy Weimaraner. 

Easy fly fishing

 Lookit dat face folks, don’t’cha’ just luv it?.

Repurrsentin’ Toby’s Wreckin’ Crew from da archives are Armand, Frankie and Jade. Toby’s grammaws kitties. 

Armand and Frankie

 Dat Armand gets ’round. But he’s ’bout to be schooled by Frankie

Armand and Jade

Fly Fishin’ panfurs, what a sight!!!

And check out me’s fellow Cat Scout Pete Hartley when he was just a wee thing. 

Pete fly fishing

 Check out da moves on this Tuxie boy. Go Pete go!!!

 

We’ve got a real treat fur ya’ next. Check out Ernie from Frankie Furter Price ketchin’ da fly him’s mommy made. Yep kits and cats, pups and dogs, ladies and gents, furred and unfurred,  they went above and beyond. Let’s give Ernie and Frankies mommy a round of applause.

Ernie fly fishing

Lookit da form Ernie has. So confident. You go Ernie.

Next up from Bird Brains and Dog Tales we have Millie and Walter

<illie and Walter fly fishing

Now Millie and Walter are really into this fly fishin’. Me thinks they’ve

caught it fur sure. Check out da tail action.

 

Let’s check out da crew from Timmy Tomcat Commentaries. Furst up is elder brofur Buddy Budd. Next is young floofy Einstein, and lastly but definitely not leastly is Timmy himself.

Buddy fly fishing

Buddy Budd’s schoolin’ all da youngsters. You go Buddy.

Einstein fly fishing

Einstein isn’t gonna let dat floofy tail get in da way here.

Timmy fly fishing

 Whoa Timmy, You’s really got da moves. Check out da form

in da long lean body and da grip those paws have.

Here’s our sweet Facebook furiends Pepper  and Smokey Joe fly fishin’ like pro’s.

Pepper fly fishing

We’ve got us another pawsum panfur. Check out dat stand

Pepper’s displayin’.

 

Smokey Joe fly fishing

 Lookit those teefies on Smokey Joe.

Da Florida Furkids have lots of oppurrtunity to puttactice fly fishin’, gator wrestlin’ and more. Let’s take a look at Ellie and Raz

Ellie fly fishing

Y Pure beauty dat Ellie is. Even while fly fishin’

Raz fly fishing,

Oh Raz!!! Lookit those wild eyes. Raz is sure to make mincemeat

of dat fly, and maybe da fishy too.

Let’s take a look at Purrseidon of da blog by da same name. She’s doin’ a bit more than fly fishin’.

Purrseidon fly fishing

Check out Purrseidon, sittin’ on da docks calmly fishin’ da day away.

And let’s check out those crazy cute meezers from da Canadian Cats, Kali and Shoko.

Kali fly fishing

Check out da paw placement on dat firey meezer Kali.

Shoko fly fishing

Shoko won’t be shown up by her sisfur tho’, check out her

seal mitted paws. 

And lastly, sis Raena and me luv fly fishin’.

Raena plays with the flying toy

I’s gonna ketch it this time sissy. 

Dezi stretches non nonchalantly at the Cat Dancer

You come here fly!!!

    We sure do sis Dezi. What a great bunch of kittys and doggys we had enter. From da bottom of our little kitty hearts, Fank you all. You all win da gold. Purrlease ‘member to take your medal and display it purroudly. We of ‘course are linkin’ up to Dory’s Backyard. Go by and check it out. There will be closin’ ceremonies you’ll all wanna be a pawrt of.

 Blogville Pawlympics Fly Fishin' badge

We’re gonna close out now and do some pawlympic nappin’ on da cat tree. MOL  Fanks fur comin’ and have fun.

 

 

 

Till da next time………………………………..Be Blest!!!

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

Raena: Navy Blue

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Deztinee and RaenaBelle          

I and Love and You #ChewyInfluencer

Raena peaking out of a chewy box

Hey, It’s me Raena, is anypawdy out there?

     Raena, you don’t have to ask dat every time.

 Raena peaking out of a chewy box

Are you sure sis Dezi? I’s wanna make sure I’s not just whistlin’ Dixie.

     What do you know ‘bout whistlin’ Dixie Raena?

 Raena resting on the edge of a box surrounded by packing paper

Well dat’s what mommy says she’s doin’ when she’s talkin’ but nopawdy’s listin’. 

     Okay Raena, but this is different. Anyways, we gotta get on with it. We’re gonna be talkin’ ‘bout Chewy.com today, cuz we’ve got a review to post. 

 Raena crawling over the contents of a chewy review box

Oh Dezi, I’s luvs those chewy boxes. They’re pawsum!!! 

Dezi sits in a chewy box

Chewy Logo

 

     Yep Raena they are dat fur sure. But we’s gonna meow ‘bout da contents of said box today. As ya’ know we’re Chewy Influencers and as such get products to try out every month. Well ya’ know how mommy’s always sayin’ how much she luvs us? This month there was a food called I and Love and You. With a name like dat, we just had to try it out. When it got here and mommy opened da furst can, she said, “Oh No.” She hadn’t seen anythin’ dat said it was a pate’, but sure ‘nuff, it is a pate’. No gravy in da can. There are lots of little specks of color what are veggies. But mommy knows we don’t eat pate’. Never da less, she put half in a plate fur me and half in a plate fur Raena and served it to us. Now befur we get to taste testin’ let’s tell ya’ a little more ‘bout this I and Love and You food.

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. We received compensation for our honest opinion of the I and Love and You food from Chewy.com. All opinions are our own. We only bring products we use or have tried ourselves and believe would be of interest to you our readers and friends.

 Raena poses with a case of I and Love and You cat food

We received a variety case of 12) 3 ounce cans. Included in this case is Chickin Lickin’ Good, Purky Turkey and Oh My Cod. There was 2 cans of each and it costs $13.99 everyday. Now da ingredient list on Chewy says this:

Chicken Lickin� Good Recipe: Chicken, Chicken Liver, Chicken Broth, Cranberries, Spinach, Carrots, Natural Flavor, Sweet Potatoes, Alfalfa Meal, Flaxseed, Guar Gum, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Dl-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Cassia Gum, Xanthan Gum, Salmon Oil, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid.

Oh My Cod! Recipe: Cod, Chicken Liver, Chicken, Fish Broth, Cranberries, Spinach, Carrots, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Sweet Potatoes, Alfalfa Meal, Flaxseed, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Dl-Methionine, Cassia Gum, Xanthan Gum, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid.

Purrky Turkey Recipe: Turkey, Turkey Liver, Turkey Broth, Cranberries, Spinach, Carrots, Natural Flavor, Sweet Potatoes, Guar Gum, Alfalfa Meal, Flaxseed, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Dl-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Cassia Gum, Xanthan Gum, Salmon Oil, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Magnesium Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid.

It’s good fur all life stages. Now we seperated da ingredient list fur ya’ based on flavor. It’s much easier to read than da one on Chewy. Chewy.com lists these as da key benefits.  

Key Benefits

  • For all stages of life

  • Real meat is the first ingredient

  • Free of grain, corn, wheat, soy and rice

  • No artificial preservatives, flavors or colors

  • Free of carrageenan

  • Made in the USA

 Raena poses with a case of I and Love and You cat food

Notice these furmulas don’t contain any carrageenan, but they do have a lot of da gums. We do like dat it’s made in da USA and dat meat is da furst and really da second ingredient, as liver’s a protein fur us kitties. We also like dat it’s grain free with nuffin’ fake included. But ‘member, it’s a pate’. So let’s get back to da taste testin’. Me wouldn’t go near it. Mommy had to remove da plate befur me would eat anythin’ else. It really smells strong of fishies. And well, since Salmon oil is in all three furmulas, dat would make sense. Anyways, so me gives it a paw up fur good ingredients and bein’ made here in da US.

 I and Love and You cat food in the can

     Can I furinally meow again sissy? 

Yes Raena, tell everypawdy what you thought ‘bout da I and Love and You food. 

 I and Love and You cat food in a plate

     Fank you. I’s luvs it. Dat pate’ dislikin’ was you and Lexi, God rest her (Raena says reverently and quietly). I just might likes this pate’ stuffs. I did purrfur it when mommy added water to it so it had a little gravy, but I’s think it tastes really good. So I’s givin’ da I and Love and You noms 4 paws up. And Chewy gets 4 paws fur da box and packin’ paper too.

Raena, we’re not reviewin’ Chewy boxes. Altho’ me’s sure they’ll be happy to hear you liked da box, today’s all ‘bout da noms. Me asked mommy what she thought and like me she liked dat meat was da furst ingredient and dat it is made in da US. She isn’t crazy ‘bout all da gums or veggies, but was thrilled to find somethin’ else you would eat. So a thumb up from mommy too. Dat means 5 paws up and 1 thumb up fur I and Love and You. So ifin ya’ like pate’ foods with quality ingredients, give this a try.

 Chewy blog hop badge

Head on over to Chewy and check out all da pawsum things they have fur da furry, scaly, feathered furiends in your life. As always they offer speedy, free shipping on all orders $49.00 and over and a flat rate speedy shipping fur all other orders. And you can set up an auto ship so you never run out of your pets favorites again. Don’t worry, you can skip, cancel or delay anytime. And shop Chewy with confidence. They offer a money back guarantee. And their Customer Service team is da bestest. Well, we’re joinin’ up with Sugar fur da Chewy blog hop, so you can check out other pawsum products dat chewy offers. We’re gonna wrap it up now and hang on da cat tree fur a while. 

 Raena plays with the chewy box packing paper

Till da next time……………………………………Be Blest!!!

 

 

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