I just completed my SECOND week of my new Chewy.com 30 Day Challenge: Hills Science Diet Youthful Vitality.
|Yes. I caught it|
I gotta tell you - this food is TASTY! I simply cannot wait to eat it because it tastes so good. And why not? Look at the ingredients
Chicken, Brewers Rice, Yellow Peas, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Oats, Whole Grain Corn, Egg Product, Chicken Fat, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, Pork Liver Flavor, Soybean Oil, Flaxseed, Lactic Acid, L-Lysine, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Carrots, Dried Tomato Pomace, Dried Citrus Pulp, Spinach, Fish Oil, Iodized Salt, Lipoic Acid, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Natural Flavors, L-Tryptophan, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, L-Carnitine, Beta-Carotene
It is pretty chock full of natural flavors, minerals and vitamins. I am not a fan of the corn (two kinds) and the liver flavors rather than actual livers, though. I like real whole meats, fruits and vegetables. But other than those things, the rest of the ingredients are very GOOD FOR ME.
Here are some of the KEY BENEFITS of Youthful Vitality (from the Chewy.com website)
- Powerful antioxidants support a healthy brain and a desire to interact.
- Protein, phytonutrients, and L-carnitine help get your dog moving and interested in playing.
- Vitamins C and E support a healthy immune system.
- Chicken kibble recipe is delicious and the high-quality ingredients are easy to digest.
- Essential fatty acids help keep the coat soft and shiny.
I get 1/3 of a cup twice a day and I am just Koo Koo for Cocopuffs when meal time comes around.
A good thing that has come out of eating this food - my, ahem, BELCHING has dramatically lessened supporting my belief that the pea proteins in the last two foods I tried were causing the reaction. I have farted a little less, too. Come on! We all know FARTING is part of PUG LIFE.
Energywise I feel pretty good. In fact, DANCIN' good.