Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Fun Match Fun

This past weekend, my flyball team hosted our first event, a flyball fun match for local teams. We had a great turnout, and a ton of fun.

Fun Match



A friend snapped a picture on her cell phone of me and Koira as we finished up singles racing.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Chewy Review: Weruva Caloric Harmony

This month, we reviewed the Weruva Chicken, Turkey, & Salmon Dinner with Pumpkin from Chewy.com.

When I started feeding this, Koira was off on vacation with my mom, so Ptera got to try it out first. My dogs are pretty used to switching foods, so I didn't do a gradual swap, just switched her over cold turkey. She did great with the swap. No gas, no stool issues. She was eager and excited to eat right away, regardless of if the food was served in a kong wobbler, puzzle bowl, or normal bowl with water. At 10 lbs, Ptera ate 1 cup per day, which is within the recommended amount on the bag, but is likely too much for most dogs her size, given that she is both very, very active and still a puppy.

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Ptera totally does the same dance that the dog on the bag is doing when mealtime comes, followed by dashing and and out of her crate repeatedly until I stick her bowl into the crate.


When Koira arrived home, she had a similarly positive response to this food as well. Enthusiastic at meal time and quick to eat.

Both dogs had good stools the entire time they ate this food (which was longer for Ptera than Koira), formed, but not super hard, and not giant.

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Yes, they got more than three kibbles in a meal. I forgot to take a picture of the kibbles until we had finished the bag off, and three kibbles is was was left at the bottom of the bag when I went to take pictures.

Overall, the ingredients are great, the food has good balances of fat, protein, and carbs, and no ingredients that I object to. It also does not have any nasty grimy smells and doesn't leave my hands stinking if I touch it, which some kibbles do (normally cheap crap kibbles, but occasionally an expensive one as well), making it easy to use this as training treats if needed.

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I can haz kibbles?

While certainly not cheap, Weruva is very similarly priced to other high quality foods, and would be great fed alone or as part of a rotational diet.

As usual, while we did receive this product for free to review, all opinions are entirely our own, and we were not compensated in any other ways.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Chewy Review: Evanger's Super Premium Cat Food


On the cat side of things, this month, we reviewed Evanger's Super Premium Cat Food from Chewy.com

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Slightly crinkly bag after we've been feeding out of it, since it has to be shoved into a bin to keep the cat from breaking into it.





Cats, as opposed to dogs, tend to be a good deal picker when it comes to food. My dogs, at least, are both food hounds, and while Theodore Trex is a total fatty when it comes to food, he is also strangely picky sometimes as well. So while I switch my dogs cold turkey between foods, in order to get Trex to eat a new food at all, I tend to have to mix the foods together with his old stuff to convince him the new stuff counts as food. And even then, he tends to complain a bit that the food is wrong.

All of that said, he did accept this food pretty quickly compared to some others I've tried. I never did get him to eat a meal of it unmixed without meowing at me a bit before or part way through eating, but that is pretty typical of a cat set in his ways, and he never refused to eat the food entirely.
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Triangular kibbles

The ingredients for this food are great, though I've always been of the opinion that fish is included in cat food not because cats like it or need it, but because people think cats do (fish by itself is not a healthy diet for cats, as it lacks many things cats need to thrive). That said, there are other protein sources in this kibble that are great for cats with Pheasant and Duck both in the top 6 ingredients.

The price is very similar to other high quality cat kibbles, so I think it is a great one to consider as a stand alone kibble or as part of a rotational or varied diet.

As usual, while we did receive this product for free to review, all opinions are entirely our own, and we were not compensated in any other ways.