Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Serve your Dog Breakfast with and Blue Buffalo

It sure is great to be a Chewy Influencer! This month sent us some awesome dog food to sample and review. Ike is my taste tester for this--he thinks that this is a fun job!

So, this food was kind of fun. It's breakfast for dogs! I feed dry food but sometimes add wet food for a treat, especially with my senior dogs who find it easier to chew. We got to sample Blue Buffalo Healthy Starts Country Skillets Turkey and Egg. I never thought of giving my dogs breakfast food before, although they have had, and love, scrambled eggs.

The Blue Buffalo wet food is grain free which is a must for Ike. It is also natural, complete and balanced with plenty of protein and extra B12 for energy and gastrointestinal health. Turkey is the number one ingredient, followed by chicken broth, chicken liver, dried egg.

Ike loves the taste. He rarely gets wet food, and couldn't get enough of it. I just use it for a bonus for him-- feeding instructions say 3 to 4 tubs per 10 lbs of body weight per day, so if this was the only food I used for Ike, I'd be serving him 24 or more tubs of food a day! Even Kelly would need 8 or more tubs a day if that was all she ate, which would not be cost effective. I find it works best as a dry food topper. I also mix medicine in with the wet food and the dogs gobble it right down, no problem.

The only negative for me was that the food is a very unappealing brown glop. The dogs don't mind of course but whenever I open a tub it looks kind of gross.

Of course one of the best parts is getting the food so fast through It was on my doorstep in two days!

If your dog enjoys wet food, or for an extra treat on top of their kibble, Ike thinks they'd like Blue Buffalo Healthy Skillets! In Egg with Beef, Chicken, Turkey or Salmon.


Full Disclosure: We were provided one case of Blue Buffalo Healthy Starts wet food tubs for our honest review. This in no way influenced our review. Opinions expressed here are 100%  my own.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

How to Give Your Dog a Pill

When your dog is sick and you have to give medication, how do you get that pill down?

Maybe you do the sticking-the-pill-down-the-dog's-throat thing, where you hold his mouth closed, and rub his throat until the pill is swallowed. That's fine, but I find that my dogs often struggle and resist. So I do the hiding-the-pill-in-some-irresistible-food thing.

My dogs mainly eat dry food. But recently, offered me some awesome wet food to review--Natural Balance LID wet dog food tubs, and I thought--this would be a good food in which to hide Kelly's medication.

Kelly has been diagnosed with Cushing's disease. Together with her veterinarian, we have decided to try a regimen of Flax Seed hulls and melatonin.

I break open the flax seed capsule and sprinkle it over the wet food. I add the melatonin pill. Mix it up. Spoon it on top of Kelly's kibble. And she gobbles it right up! This makes administering her medication so much easier, and no struggle and resisting involved--as far as she knows, she's only getting a yummy treat!

Natural Balance LID wet food is all natural, grain free and contains a single source of protein. We used white fish and sweet potato variety.

Kelly could stand to gain a few pounds, so the extra calories in her food are okay. But if you are worried about calories, adjust the amount of kibble you feed, and use only a spoonful or two of the wet food mixed in.

One of the best things about ordering your pet's food on is that it ships fast. I usually receive my order in one or two days. And no running around to the pet stores and lugging bulky bags.

If you have to give our dog a pill, try hiding it in something yummy, such as Natural Balance LID wet food.

*Full Disclosure--I was given 24 tubs of wet food in exchange for my unbiased opinion. This in no way influenced my review. Opinions here are 100% my own.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Merrick Thanksgiving Dinner for your Dog from #Chewy

While you're planning your Thanksgiving dinner, have you decided what your canine family member will be eating for Thanksgiving? How about Merrick Grain Free Thanksgiving Day dinner? 

 sent us some to sample, and Kelly and Ike really loved it. Ingredients include turkey, sweet potato, carrots, apples, green beans, and peas. It's grain free, with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. And everything about it says Turkey Day!

It's a fun way to share this special day with your special friend. Check it out on

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Ike and Kelly are Chewy Influencers and Chewy customers. To be honest, we never thought about having our dog food delivered to our home before we connected with I mean, it didn't seem all that inconvenient to stop at the pet food store. But then, when we found out that can deliver the food we use right to our doorstep, within just a couple of days after ordering, and all for the same price or less than the pet food store, I started thinking about what else I could do with all that time saved from going to the store! Plus, no more lugging heavy bags around...just from the front door to my pantry!

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FULL DISCLOSURE: We were provided with one case (24) of 5.5 oz cans of Merrick Thanksgiving Dinner dog food in exchange for our honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion. Opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Ike's Halloween Costume

It's a bird....
It's a plane....

Happy Halloween!

What costume is your pet wearing this year?

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