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Tell All Tuesday: Keeping The Gut Healthy During Stressful Holidays

Hey everypawdy, it’s me, RaenaBelle, comin’ to ya’ live from the ranch. Can you believe it? It’s almost Christmas!!! I’s so x’cited, I’s can barely contain mine’s self. I’s been slidin’ down the hall on the piddle pads and zoomin’ up and down the liberty tree like a hunnerd times a day. Mommy says I’s make her head spin sometimes. I’s not seen her head spinnin’, but maybe I’s was zoomin’ too fast. Let me tell ya’, it’s turned cold, cold, cold again and I’s really been enjoyin’ cuddle time with mommy. Ya’ know, that’s mine’s favorite thing in the whole world.  

 

Dezi sits atop the cat tree while Raena sits on the small perch

 

 

 

          RaenaBelle, take a breath. Me’s x’cited too, but ya’ don’t see me flyin’ ‘round like a hooligan.  

 

Raena sits pretty in the hallway

 

 

 

Well of course not sissy, we’re kitties, we can’t fly. ‘Member, I’s learned that one the other day.  

 

          Yeah Raena, me ‘members. But, me wasn’t meanin’ me was literally flyin’, it’s just a figger of speech.  

 

Another figger of speech, sissy? Why is it okay fur you to use those figgers and not me? Every time I’s use one, you make fun of me or try to correct me. 

 

          Not always Raena, just the times you use one wrong, or say somethin’ really stupid.  

 

Raena sits pretty for the camera

 

 

 

I’s not stupid sissy. Mommy says that’s not nice to call somepawdy stupid. 

 

Tomlyn Products

 

 

 

          Me’s not callin’ you stupid Raena, just some of the things you meow. There’s a big difference. Mommy says even the smartest peeps in the world sometimes say stupid things. Anyways, we need to tell everypawdy ‘bout the new stuffs we’ve been tryin’ out from Tomlyn. The holidays can be a stressful time fur peeps and anipals alike. What with all the hustle and bustle of shoppin’, decoratin’ and visitin’/guests, our tummies can get upset, or we can get nervous or scared. There might even be days when our schedules get thrown all out of whack. During those times, good supplements can make all the difference. Now we don’t get lots of treats ‘round here, but the truth is, we’re kind’a picky and don’t like a lot of treats. So, it makes it kind’a hard fur mommy to know what to get fur us.  

 

Tomlyn pre pro biotics

 

 

 

Ain’t that the truth sissy. And sometimes we’ll eat one treat once and never touch it again. But one thing we do like is a good sprinklin’ of pre/probiotics on our noms. Mommy says they’re good fur helpin’ to keep our guts healthy. But, not all pre/probiotics are the same. We purrsonally don’t like flavored pre/probiotics, so we were happy to learn the Tomlyn Pre & Pro Biotics were flavorless and colorless. They come in individual packets and are a fine white powder that dissolves in the liquid mommy puts over our food. Let’s see what Tomlyn has to say ‘bout ‘em: 

   

  • Nutritional Supplement for cats to help maintain balanced intestinal health. Contains the highest colony forming units (CFU’s) on the market and is a source of live (viable) naturally occurring microorganisms.
  • Advanced formula with over 4 billion CFUs of probiotics per packet to help support proper digestive and bowel health
  • One prebiotic added to support the growth of beneficial bacteria & five probiotics
  • Contains direct-fed microbial cultures to supply beneficial microorganisms that occur naturally in the hind gut of healthy animals
  • Flavorless & easy to digest – all natural source of probiotics
  • 30 easy to use packets
  • Individually sealed packets are airtight to keep out moisture
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
  • STORAGE: FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND ANIMALS. STORE AT CONTROLLED ROOM TEMPERATURE.

    Freeze dreid food with Tomlyn pre pro biotics

 

 

         

          We can be picky, but we really liked these. They say to feed one packet mixed with food and water daily. So, mommy uses half the packet fur brekky and the rest fur dinner. While these are help maintain our gut health during stressful times, they’re purrfect fur every day use as well. They’re available online and in many local stores fur ‘bout $17.49 fur a 30 day supply.  

 

 

Mommy thinks they’re a bit on the ‘spensive side, but she does luvs to see us gobble down our meals. And mommy’s always happy when we’re happy. We also tried out Tomlyn’s tasty hairball treats and paste as well as the sterile eye wash. So far, we’re all paws up fur the Tomlyn products. 

 

Dezi eats treats

 

 

 

          Yeah Raena, me’s gotta meow, me really liked the hairball treats. They’re a little big, but they’re a soft chew, and easy fur mommy to break up into smaller pieces. And the hairball paste is in the tasty malt flavor that we like. Me’s two paws in fur these products too. And the last thing you want your holiday guests to step in is a hairball left by kitty in the middle of the night. MOL

 

Raena sits on cat tree

 

 

 

Well sissy, I’s guess that’s one way of lookin’ at it. MOL Anyways, let’s wrap this up. Mommy’s got a ‘purrtant meetin’ to attend and we’ve got a Gift Guide to put together. Don’t furget to join our Blessing Train this month. That’s it fur live from the ranch today. 

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue  

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

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

Tell All Tuesday: Filet O’ Fish #ChewyInfluencer

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. The colds are here. We went to bed last night with the air conditioner on and woke up as frozen pawp-sicles. Even mommy’s purrsonal summers didn’t keep her from shiverin’. She says that’s what happens at 17°. Even sissy got in on the cuddlin’. 

 

Dezi sits in front of track toy

 

 

 

          Of course me did Raena. It was cold, what’d you x’pect me to do? 

 

Raena sits on cat tree in front of door

 

 

 

I’s don’t know sissy, you’re the one always complainin’ ‘bout me wantin’ to cuddle. You always meow that cuddlin’ with me makes you too hot. 

 

Dezi sniffs track toy

 

 

 

          Me wasn’t cuddlin’ with you Raena, me was cuddlin’ with mommy. You just happened to be in the same vicinity. MOL Anyways, me’s hopin’ mommy turns on the ‘lectric fireplace soon. Me luvs layin’ in front of it durin’ the cold ugly days of winter. 

 

Profile of Raena sitting on the cat tree

 

 

 

The ‘lectric fireplace? Is it new sissy? I’s don’t seem to ‘member a fireplace. 

 

          Nah Raena, it ain’t new. You purrobably don’t ‘member it cuz the lights burned out last year. But, mommy put new lights in it this year, so it should look fine now. We can enjoy the lights right along with it’s heat. 

 

Well sissy, that does sound like fun. Altho’ I’s do purrfur cuddlin’ with mommy fur heat and luvs. I’s actually purrfur cuddlin’ with mommy over purretty much anythin’. 

 

          Yeah Raena, me knows. On another note, we need to tell everypawdy ‘bout the new treats we tried the other day. 

 

New treats? What new treats? I’s don’t ‘member gettin’ any new treats.

 

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          You know, the Fancy Feast Purely Filets Natural Variety Pack Cat food toppers. They came in a 6 pack fur $12.99. There’s 2 of each flavor, Tuna, Oceanfish and Salmon. They’re also available in 10 packs of single flavors with the addition of chicken and chicken in tuna juice, fur $14.90 to $19.99. Let’s take a look at what Chewy has to say ‘bout ‘em.  

 

Key Benefits

  • Made with 100% natural oceanfish, tuna or salmon for a different, flavor-packed meal each night.

  • Prepared without by-products, so you can feed your fur baby a savory meal with real meat you can trust.

  • Contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives for a tasty meal complement as real as your love.

  • Features real, carefully selected ingredients you can be proud to put in your kitty’s bowl.

  • Serve whole, flaked or as a topper on dry food for a variety-packed menu that’ll keep your kitty curious about dinner.

Ingredients

Natural Oceanfish Filet: Mackerel. A-6524.

Natural Tuna Filet: Skipjack Tuna, Tuna Broth, Celery Powder, Salt. A-6528.

Natural Wild Alaskan Salmon: Salmon, Salmon Broth, Salt. A-6526.

Caloric Content

Natural Oceanfish Filet: 1,157 kcal/kg, 28 kcal/filet

Natural Tuna Filet: 1,078 kcal/kg, 30 kcal/filet

Natural Wild Alaskan Salmon: 1,113 kcal/kg, 32 kcal/filet

 

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Oh yeah, I’s ‘member those. We were really disappointed that the only option available was fish. We don’t get many treats in our house and we rarely get fish. But, since these were 1 ingredient only, mommy said we could try ‘em out. Turns out, we don’t like fish any more than mommy does. I’s didn’t even stick around to sniff the plate. 

 

Dezi sniffs a plate of Fancy Feast filets

 

 

 

          Well me did Raena. Me sniffed it several times. And then me sniffed yours. You know, maybe yours was better? Turns out yours wasn’t any better than what me had. Altho’ the pack we got didn’t have any chicken, we have tried the chicken purreviously and thought it was okay. Mommy thinks they’re a bit on the ‘spensive side. 

 

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I’s sure wish they came in rabbit sissy. Anyways, just cuz we don’t like ‘em, doesn’t mean other kitties won’t. They’d make a great gift what with Christmas comin’ and all. Each filet comes individually packaged wrapped fur fureshness and ease of use. And, Chewy has lots more treats and noms and purroducts fur the whole family. They offur speedy free shippin’ on all orders of $49.00 and up and speedy flat rate shippin’ on all other orders.

 

Disclaimer: We received the Fancy Feast Filets in exchange for our honest opinion. As always, we tell it like we see it; and only bring you products we use or have tried and believe would be of interest to you, our readers and friends. 

 

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          Don’t furget the auto ship program Raena. It guarantees you’ll never run out of your pet’s favorites and save an additional 5% on each order. But don’t worry, you can always skip, cancel or delay any time up to 24 hours prior to shipment. And one can never furget the pawsum box everythin’ comes in. You know how much we luv a good box. MOL 

 

So true sissy, so true. Well, we better wrap this up fur now. I’s got a few things to wrap up befur your pawrty tomorrow. Mommy and me worked hard all weekend and are just ‘bout ready. The band’s shapin’ up really well. It’s gonna be so much fun!!! 

 

Dezi and Raena on party invitation for the Masquerade party

 

 

 

          Me can’t hardly wait Raena. Me’s not sure me’s gonna be able to sleep tonight. 

 

Raena lays on the back of the chair one week post surgery

 

 

 

Well sissy, you better sleep, your gonna need your energy. Furiends, don’t furget to stop by tomorrow fur the pawrty and to vote on your favorite masked guest. 

 

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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