We recently received a press release from Nature’s Variety informing us that they were getting ready to release some new products and asking us if we would like to taste test and review some of their products for them, to which we happily agreed. Within a matter of days a huge box of Nature’s Variety pet food arrived at our doorstep. The box contained one 5.1 lb bag of Nature’s Variety “Instinct rawBOOST Grain-Free Chicken Meal Forumla,” dry kibble, one 2.25 oz Nature’s Variety “Instinct rawBoost Minis,” cat treats, and six 3 oz cans of Nature’s Variety “Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet,” canned cat food. The six cans of cat food consisted of, three cans of their lamb formula and three cans of their duck formula. In other words, one can of each of their formulas for the three cats we have residing in our house. From the minute we opened the package, all three of the cats where instantly draw to the Nature’s Variety “Instinct rawBOOST Grain-Free Chicken Meal Forumla,” dry kibble. In fact, it smelt so good to them that they were trying to tear open the bag before I was even able to get the other remaining products out of the box which Nature’s Variety had sent. Upon actually trying the dry kibble, all three cats agreed that it was a winner. What I personally liked about the dry kibble was that it contained “no grain, gluten or potato.” (Moki was so eager to get at the canned cat food, that he even tried to bite up the cans himself until I stopped him!) Finding a dry kibble which works for everyone in our house can be a bit of a challenge. Mini Munch and Moki are pretty particular; Little Kitty is less so, but she also has IBD, which means that she is unable to keep a lot of foods down. While dry kibble seems to be more agreeable with Little Kitty in general, finding a healthy dry food, which all three cats will eat, and which I feel good about feeding them is no easy task. Nature’s Variety “rawBOOST Grain-Free Chicken Meal Forumla,” dry kibble, was up and met this challenge. As for the Nature’s Variety “Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet,” canned cat food, again this food also passed the test in our house. Now I have tried feeding other brands of lamb and duck cat food formulas to my cats in the past and they have always turned their noses up at it, so I wasn’t expecting much, but this proved not to be the case with the Nature’s Variety “Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet,” canned cat food. All three cats couldn’t seem to get enough of this stuff, and to my amazement, Little Kitty with her IBD, was even able to keep it down. (She never keeps down wet cat food!) The only item contained in the package which didn’t go over well in our house where the actual Nature’s Variety “Instinct rawBOOST Minis,” chicken formula cat treats. While the cat’s loved the smell of the cat treats themselves, they seem to equate the cat treats to more of a form of cat nip. They rolled around in them and batted them around the house, but for one reason or another would not actually eat them. What I found most interesting about the cat’s response to the cat treats was that the treats themselves are very similar to the bits of freeze draw raw food found in the “Instinct rawBOOST Grain-Free Chicken Meal Forumla,” dry kibble, which they willing gobbled up. So I think the cats were just being silly on this last one. All in all, Nature’s Variety was a huge success in our home and now that we’ve tried, I will most certainly keep my eye out for it the next time I am looking to pick up some more cat food… Thanks Nature’s Variety for giving us the opportunity to try your amazing food and for allowing us to share with others our experience. Sincerely, Moki The Wobbly Cat, Mini Munch, Little Kitty and Mom C. P.S. Nature’s Variety is releasing a new canned “Instinct,” Pork Formula and we will be trying that formula as well pretty soon. We’re just waiting for it to arrive, but will let you know what we think of it as soon as it does. In the meantime here is what they had to say about it in their press release: “We really do listen to pet parents who ask for variety, and Instinct canned Pork Formula is a great addition to our Instinct line,” said Eric Emmenegger, Instinct senior brand manager. “Instinct canned Pork Formula diets are formulated like our raw diets, made with 95% Pork and Liver, and 5% vegetables, fruits and wholesome ingredients. Our canned diets are a healthy choice and a smart way to make sure a pet stays hydrated because of the high water content.”
Many of you have requested a Moki The Wobbly Cat calendar and we are pleased to announce that it’s finally here! Pre-order your calendar now through Nov. 15, 2012 by submitting a payment of $20.00 via Paypal using the Paypal button located below. All of the proceeds from the calendar will go directly to Moki’s medical fund to help cover the cost of his ongoing medical treatments which include but are not limited to his physical rehabilitation and veterinary acupuncture treatments. Thank you so very much everyone for all of your support! P.S. don’t forget to include your shipping address with your payment.
This is Gunther everybody. We introduced you to him on our Facebook page on Friday. Gunther spent the last two nights with us and several of you had questions about Gunther, who he belonged to, what kind of dog he was, and how well he got along with the kitties. So today we thought that we’d answer some of those questions.
Image credit: Pet Therapy Jacket.com Ok, listen up all you kitties and doggies out there cause I am about to tell you about a pawsome thermal pet therapy jacket. This jacket is perfect for pets who have or are recovering from:
Image Credit: Doug Most responsible pet owners realize the dangers of placing their pets in airline cargo holds. We’ve heard horror story after horror story of pets being killed in such holds. We have in turn ran out and bought airline approved pet carriers and have patted each other on the back whenever we have made the choice to carry our pets on the plane with us instead of tucking them away in the planes cargo hold. The problem is while we have been busy patting one another on the back for being responsible pets owners, we have failed to give much thought to the actual safety of our pets when it comes to flying.
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