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Tell All Tuesday: Who’s Eating What #ChewyInfluencer

Hey everypawdy, it’s me, RaenaBelle. Can you believe it? It’s almost Christmas!!! I’s just can’t wait. In t’ween tryin’ to ketch up on our visits, take care of mommy and nap, we’ve been shoppin’ hard fur the bestest gifts to put on our big Gift Guide next week. And yes, we’ve got ideas fur the whole family, men included…and no, they’re not ties, socks or underwear. Mommy said I’s needed to meow that so you all won’t worry. Ya’ know, cuz what could a house of girly’s know ’bout gifts fur men, right?. Sissy? Are ties, socks and underwear not good gifts? 

 

Dezi sits on scratcher watching Raena play in chewy box

 

 

 

          No Raena, there’s nuffin’ wrong with those things as gifts, but they’re not very creative. It’s like the gift one gives when they don’t know what else to think of. 

 

Hmmmmpht  Well, I’s can tell ya’ after seein’ some of the holes in mommy’s socks and drawers, I’s know she was thrilled with the new socklets awnty Cindy just sent her. Anyways, we didn’t pick any fur the menfolk. You’ll just have to stop by and check out the guide. We think we’ve got some pawsum picks that just ‘bout anypawdy would be happy to receive. 

 

          Me totally agrees Raena. But, that’s next week; today we need to tell everypawdy ‘bout this new food we tried the other day. 

 

We did sissy? I’s don’t ‘member tryin’ it, did you? 

 

Dezi and Raena eat out of their new dishes

 

 

 

          Uh, well, why don’t we get to that pawrt after we tell everypawdy ‘bout the basics. Like, mommy would purrfur that we could eat a variety of things, at least every once in a while. You know, ya’ just never know what might happen in the future, so it’s always good fur us kitties to have at least a couple of options so we don’t have to go hungry. As most of ya’ know, we eat freeze dried raw. 

 

Mommy would purrfur we eat all raw sissy.  

 

          That’s true Raena. But, mommy is happy enuff that we eat freeze dried raw, so she doesn’t push us…least not yet. Anyways, she would like to find a couple of quality canned foods that we could eat just in case. 

 

In case of what sissy? 

 

Miko poultry variety pack cat food

 

 

 

          Uh…Don’t ask me, me just knows she would like it. So, when Chewy offured to let us try the Miko Grain free Poultry and Tuna Variety Pack, she jumped on it. Let’s see what Chewy has to say ‘bout Miko.  

 

Key Benefits

  • Real chicken, turkey or tuna are the first ingredients for the animal protein needed to support healthy muscles, packed in a delicate consommé.

  • Complete and balanced meal in every can with added vitamins, minerals and taurine, an amino acid that’s essential to feline heart and vision health.

  • Made without any grains, wheat, corn, soy or carrageenan for a meal you can feel good about feeding your feline friend.

  • Delicious consommé is made with real broth to help provide healthy hydration to daily meals.

  • Crafted with real ingredients you can recognize, and comes in a variety of delicious recipes and textures cats love.

Ingredients
Chicken & Turkey Recipe: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Turkey, Sunflower Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Copper Glycine Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenic, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin Supplement.
Chicken Recipe: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Sunflower Oil, Potassium Chloride, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Magnesium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Copper Glycine Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenic, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin Supplement.
Chicken & Vegetable Recipe: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Sunflower Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Reduced iron, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Copper Glycine Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenic, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Biotin Supplement.
Tuna & Tilapia Recipe: Tuna, Fish Broth, Seabream, Tilapia, Sunflower Oil, Potassium Chloride, Tricalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Sulfate, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Salt, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc oxide, Reduced iron, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Copper Glycine Complex, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K).
Caloric Content
Chicken & Turkey Recipe: 959 kcal/kg, 81 kcal/3 oz can
Chicken Recipe: 920 kcal/kg, 78 kcal/3 oz can
Chicken & Vegetables Recipe: 949 kcal/kg, 80 kcal/3 oz can
Tuna & Tilapia Recipe: 938 kcal/kg, 79 kcal/3 oz can

 

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The ingredient list doesn’t look too bad. The variety pack, 12) 3 oz. cans comes in poultry and tuna or seafood and chicken for $14.99. You can also buy them in single flavor packs for the same price. As you can see from our fotos, the contents of the can look like shredded or pulled meat in water/oil. There’s purrlenty of juice in the cans. Mommy says the juice contains some oil based on it’s appearance. She also said that the longer it was on the plate, it appeared to oxidize. Three hours after opening the can and putting it out, the liquid had the appearance of dirty dishwater. I’s sniffed it from afar, but wouldn’t go near it. Furthermore, I’s wouldn’t touch mine’s regular food either till it was removed from mine’s mat. 

 

Dezi and Raena check out the Miko cat food

 

 

 

          As you can see by me’s foto, me did check it out and then me looked over at Raena’s pawtion, just to see ifin hers might have looked better or somethin’. Me sniffed it a few times and then ate me’s regular dinner. It smelled kind’a funny. Me would have normally at least lapped up the juice, but this one just wasn’t fur me. 

 

 

Raena looks at dinner and Miko cat food Uh, you need to move that stuffs so I’s can eat mine’s dinner now.

 

 

 

 

Me either sissy. And the fish formula’s have the bad vit. K ingredient, Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex. Since we don’t eat fish, this wasn’t a very big concern fur us, but should be fur the fish eaters. While this food doesn’t make the cut in our house, Chewy has purrlenty of things that do, and at great prices. They have pawsum customer service peeps and free speedy shipping on all orders of $49.00 and more. There’s a low flat rate shipping charge for all other orders. And they have products for the whole family.

 

 

Dezi peeks out from a chewy box

 

 

 

          Don’t furget some of the greatest boxes ever. While you’re there, check out the holiday shop. Ya’ just might find a gift or two to put unner the Christmas tree.  

 

Raena peaking out of a chewy box

 

 

 

We need to check out the Christmas shop ourselves sissy. Anyways, let’s get outta here and do some shoppin’ fur our Gift Guide. We’ve got a few more gifts to choose. 

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

Service Cats: Pet Food Ingredients: Pt. 1

What You Should Know About Your Pet’s Food:

 

MeOW  Welcome to Service Cats and Everything Feline on Furidays. We’re workin’ hard on exposin’ the truths behind the ingredients in your pet’s food. Who knew it could take so long to find definitions and reasons fur everythin’ pet food companies put in those bags and cans or pet feed. It’s fur sure nufffin’ like you humans walkin’ up to the butcher and orderin’ a grass fed steak as opposed to grain fed. Anyways, ifin you’ve missed any of the posts in this series you can ketch up by clickin’ the links on our Training Tips and Everything Feline page. And don’t furget to submit your own questions or topic suggestions by leavin’ a comment below or sendin’ us a purrivate email via our Contact page.

 

Dezi laying in cat tree in new harness

 

 

 

 

The following post will be written in human English for reader and translator ease. Our Service Cat posts aren’t intended to be an all inclusive Training Manual but rather Tips, Tricks and Techniques used/developed by mommy A thru her many years of animal training, cats in purr-ticular. And to offer insight into your questions about Everything Feline. Always remember, successful Training is all about Repetition and Rewards.

 

Raena sits posing in her tiger harness

 

 

 

     So, we thought we’d break things up a bit. There’s just too many ingredients in most pet feeds to list in one post anyways. We will be covering a lot of ingredients in this mini-series. Not all the ingredients we’ll cover are in every food/feed on the market. These posts are just to make you aware of what you need to look for and/or avoid. More than a few years back, the standard for label reading was to check for the first 3 ingredients listed. The idea was that those 3 ingredients made up the bulk of the contents of the bag or can. The problem with that theory is that you don’t often know where those ingredients come from, the quality of those ingredients or how they were processed.

 

Different meat cuts

 

 

 

Protein:

     Let’s talk about Protein. Protein is required for your pet to live. Cats being obligate carnivores must have Meat. We can’t survive, much less thrive without it. But, what kind of meat or protein is found in most pet foods? The truth is, you can never be completely sure unless you’re preparing it in your kitchen. Pet food companies want to put pretty pictures on their labels to make it appear as if top shelf meat is contained within the packaging. However, often the protein is comprised of meat meals and by products that you would never feed kitty or doggy if you actually knew the truth. Rarely do they contain anything that remotely resembles the photo on the package. Pet food companies are allowed to use not only appropriately sourced and rendered meats, but also diseased, and non slaughtered animals, such as those killed by lethal injection (phenobarbital), road kill, drowned due to acts of God, etc.. Not only are these animals used, but they also throw in the feathers, hooves, beaks and everything else.

 

     It’s then cooked at high temperatures, removing most if not all nutritional values, bleached/sterilized and then dried to be made into pet feed. At this stage it’s no longer called meat, it’s called meat meal. Now, pet food manufacturers would have you believe that meat meal provides a higher quality of protein for your pet than the actual meat does. If that’s the case, why don’t you humans eat meat meal? Why doesn’t the USDA (truthaboutpetfood.com) approve of these meats for human consumption?

 

Raena looks back from her dinner plateFanky fankfully, mine’s dinner is made with human grade meats

processed in a facility overseen by the USDA.

 

 

     Mommy says she remembers a time when all pet foods had a statement on the label that warned against using the same utensils for pet food as one would use for human foods, even though those utensils would be washed between uses. That’s when mommy got serious about looking into the food she fed. After all, if whatever is contained inside that package is so toxic that it can’t even be cleaned off a stainless steel utensil, then how could it possibly be safe for us to eat?.

 

 

Dezi lays on the floorTime fur a nap.

 

 

The reality is, that there are far more deceptive tactics and ingredients in the pet feed industry. However, Not every company or food is bad. The best thing one can do is to educate themselves, and know the products you’re buying and serving to Fluffy and Fido. We’ll delve into more ingredients in the coming posts. Until then, get your questions asked and topic suggestions in. Just leave them in the comments section below or send us an email. And don’t furget to check out the other posts in this series on our Training Tips and Everything Feline page in our menu. We’re joinin’ Comedy Plus fur Feline Furiday. Our purrayers go out to all affected by the weather and storms.

 

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

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

 

Tell All Tuesday: Simply Shreds #ChewyInfluencer

Raena:  Hey, Is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle!!! Mommy!!! I’s can’t hear mine’s self over the noisy lawn crew machines!!! I’s hate yellin’!!! (Raena jumps off the back of the chair onto the scratcher beside mommy’s chair and looks around) Hey sissy, where’d you come from? Can you not hear the lawn crew? I’s thought you would’a been unner the bed?. 

 

Dezi eats

 

 

 

          Dezi:  Me’s headin’ there Raena, me just wanted to grab a bite of brekky furst. See ya’. 

 

Raena: Wait sissy!!! (Raena runs after Dezi who heads down the hall and UTB) C’mon, sissy, wait fur me. I’s wanna tell ya’ somethin’. 

 

          Dezi:  Go away Raena, this is me’s spot. 

 

Raena lays on cat tree

 

 

 

Raena:  But sissy, I’s wanna learn how to hunt fur intruders too. 

 

          Dezi:  Go hunt somewhere else Raena, this is me’s spot. 

 

Raena:  (Dezi and Raena hear mommy calling them to come to breakfast. The lawn crew’s still making a lot of noise outside but the girls are hungry and start to slink towards the living room)  Sissy, do we have to crouch down so low? I’s have longer legs than you do and this isn’t all that comfurtable. 

 

          Dezi:  Nopawdy said you had to follow me Raena. Don’t you have somethin’ else you could be doin’? 

 

Raena sniffs the Simply Shreds box

 

 

 

Raena:  Well yeah, sissy. We need to tell everypawdy ‘bout the noms we tried this month. You know, the ones we got from Chewy

 

Dezi sniffs wellness core box

 

 

 

          Dezi:  Me ‘members Raena. Mommy thought we’d really like the Wellness Core Simply Shreds Grain Free food topper. It comes in 4 different flavors, Boneless Chicken, Salmon and Tuna, Tuna and Shrimp, and Chicken and Mackerel. A case of 12) 1.75 oz pouches costs $15.84. We got the Boneless Chicken to try since we’re not really fish eaters. Me really wishes these food companies would offur more of a variety in their non fish proteins. Anyways, let’s see what Chewy has to say ‘bout ‘em: 

 

 

Key Benefits

  • Provides a boost of pure protein and hydration with just three ingredients—lean chicken, chicken broth, and water.
  • Lean protein helps maintain healthy muscle mass while chicken broth helps keep your kitty hydrated and supports urinary health.
  • Unadulterated, low calorie protein source with no fillers, grains, or starches, so it helps support a diet similar to that of your kitty’s primal ancestors.
  • Convenient tear-away pouch makes it easy to top dry food or wet food, or give as a side dish or high-protein snack.
  • Contains no grain, meat by-products, wheat, corn, soy, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

 

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Broth, Water Sufficient For Processing

Caloric Content

585 kcal/kg, 29 kcal/pouch

 

Wellness Core Simply Shreds

 

 

 

Raena:  As you can see, these Simply Shreds are pure protein. Us kitties thrive on meat proteins, so these would make a great addition to our diet, you know, as a snack or special treat. These are not considered a balanced meal. Besides, there’s no way 1.75 ounces would get us full. MOL  Anyways, mommy says you should open the pouches over the sink, cuz they’re full of water/broth and can be a little messy.

 

Dezi eats simply shreds

 

 

 

          Dezi:  Me thinks the juice is the bestest pawrt, Raena. The chicken shreds are a bit stringy and dry. So, me would give these 2 paws up.

 

Dezi and Raena eat simply shreds

The juice is good, huh sissy?

 

 

 

Raena:  I’s agree sissy. 2 paws up fur me too. Mommy gave ‘em a thumb up cuz they purrvide us with much needed hydration. Ifin you think you’d like to try these or any of the other flavors out, you can shop fur them right now at Chewy. As always, all orders $49.00 and up ship speedy and free and all other orders have a flat rate shipping of $4.95. Chewy has great customer service peeps who are available 24/7.

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: We received the Simply Shreds in exchange for our honest opinion. As always, we tell it like we see it. Neither Chewy, nor Wellness are responsible for the opinions in this post unless otherwise stated. We only bring you products we use or have tried and believe would be of interest to you, our readers and friends.

 

Dezi eats simply shreds

 

 

 

          Dezi:  Don’t furget the auto ship option Raena. You can save an additional 5% off your orders and not have to worry ‘bout runnin’ out of your pet’s favorites. And you can always skip, cancel or delay any shipment, as well as add some extra treats now and then. We deserve ‘em, ya’ know. 

 

Dezi sits on scratcher watching Raena in box

 

 

 

Raena:  And the boxes, sissy. Don’t furget ‘bout the pawsum boxes that come with our shipments. We luvs a good box. You can check out reviews of other great products from Chewy here.

 

          Dezi:  True Raena. Meowin’ of, me will race ya’ to ours.

 

Raena:  Let’s play sissy. 

 

Till the next time………………………………………………………Be Blest!!! 

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

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