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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Second Verse, the Same as the First - Only THIS Time for Dogs



The Chewy.com box referred to in Monday's post contained two kinds of foods - the afore-reviewed Cat Food (Now Fresh Senior formula) and a box of weird shaped containers of Natural Balance LID (more on that later). This was from the MAY NEWSLETTER that we get from Ms. Sydney each month. It is filled with wonderful choices of products to review and we spend MINUTES poring over them and choosing.

We had a hard time limiting ourselves to one item but Mommy insisted she cannot juggle too many reviews so we picked the LID. Why? Because the LID stands for Limited Ingredient Diet and is especially for (1) dogs with dietary restrictions; (2) dogs with allergies; and (3) picky Molly-type eaters. Sounded like a good challenge so we ACCEPTED it.

Because I am not too keen on fish (I will eat it but just not as excitedly as chicken) we chose the Chicken and Sweet Potato one. It sounded like a win-win to me. Here is what it contains straight from the horse's (in this case www.chewy.com) mouth:

Chicken, chicken broth, sweet potato canola oil

That's four but WHO'S COUNTING? Well. . . then there was a bunch of other things listed

guar gum, tricalcium phosphate, natural flavor, salt, calcium sulfate, potassium chloride, minerals (zinc glycine complex, iron glycine complex, copper glycine complex, manganese glycine complex, sodium selenite, potassium iodide), vitamins (vitamin e supplement, niacin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin a supplement, riboflavin supplement, vitamin d3 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin, beta-carotene, vitamin b12 supplement), choline chloride, carrageenan

Some of these are thickeners, some are minerals and vitamins and maybe one is a naturally occurring preservative (vitamin e acts as a natural preservative). So even though that is technically more than THREE INGREDIENTS, the truth is the bulk of this food is REAL MEAT PROTEIN and REAL SWEET POTATO. That is really really special.

The package arrived pretty close to dinner time so we got to try it RIGHT AWAY! I was happy dancing all over the kitchen and then Molly joined in and we got a CONGA LINE going. Sunshine was the last to join us but she completed the line and we danced and danced until our bowls were filled (that's a metaphor because our bowls are NEVER full! One-fourth of a cup does not fill any bowls big enough for our heads).


Then we got to FINALLY eat the Natural Balance LID Chicken and Sweet Potato. One tub was split THREE WAYS because we never eat just canned food. Why, you ask, was it split THREE ways when one of the THREE is a CAT? Simply because it is high protein and REAL MEAT. That means it is good for cats as well as dogs because CATS need higher protein than dogs. So when we get REAL MEAT, Mommy always includes Sunshine when doling out toppings. She's be a ROYAL pain in the butt, otherwise. Molly prefers soft food probably because her teeth are so week (a Maltese trait). I prefer a little CRUNCH, myself. The next time we tried the food, though. Mommy gave us our portion of Natural Balance LID alone and then gave us all our kibble. We thought we got an after dinner treat! That was exciting. You guessed it - we loved it just as much.

In summary, we'd like to tell the COURT that we loved the food. We all quickly ate the food. We all begged for MORE of the food. So this COUNSELOR concludes that SAID food is of fine quality and flavorful demeanor and is worthy of consideration of a FOUR PAWS UP times THREE.


*We were not paid for this review. That is not to imply that ANYONE is negligent in their accounts payable, that is. We did not ASK for nor were we given any moneys for this review. All of the opinions are our own without suggestion nor prompting from anyone save Mommys #1 and #2. We did receive a quantity of the product sufficient enough for us to taste, test and develop and opinion of it.
















3 comments:

Julie said...

Oh wow, it ALL sounds very very tasty!
I do wish Chewy would deliver over here so I could try sum of these scrumptious foodables myself!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Two French Bulldogs said...

Sounds good. Bailey found all kind of bones in her fish and sweet potato Yikes!
Lily & Edward

Idaho PugRanch said...

We get a couple of bites of wet food in the morning. Hazel needs it to take here medicine so we all get some
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel