31 January 2019

Halo Wild Salmon & Venison, fancy eats for your petite pup

I'm always amazed to see dog food companies offer up fish options. It's not only for cats you know? Fish in a dogs diet provides many benefits including being extremely high in protein and omega-3s. For the most part, fish is high in protein but a dog cannot get all of their nutritional needs through fish alone, which I was delighted when I saw that Halo came out with a blend of Salmon and Venison wet dog food.

Salmon has many benefits in a dogs diet. It is a fatty fish which is also a good source of omega- 3 fatty acids. These fats support the immune system and can be beneficial for skin and coat health. There has also been some indication that they may benefit dogs with allergies. 

While venison, or deer meat, has less protein than beef, it also contains less fat and cholesterol, making it an increasingly popular meat source in commercial dog foods. Venison is a good source of B vitamins and minerals such as zinc, phosphorous, and iron. It helps dogs maintain healthy energy levels and many dogs enjoy the taste.

This pet food is jam-packed with nutrients and is contains non-GMO fruits and vegetables. I am at ease feeding them this because I know that they are getting a balanced nutritious meal, and they think of it as a treat.
Normally I feed my dogs dry kibble, but I do entice their taste buds with wet dog food from time to time. My dogs love this stuff so much they actually start doing tricks once I peel back the top of the can. That makes us all happy! I'm also delighted in knowing that the recipe is specially formulated for smaller sized breeds for a healthy weight point calorically. Since my dogs are seniors now and have had pancreatitis scares, I do monitor what they eat quite often. This, once again, gives me peace of mind. 

Another key benefit from this food is that the texture provides additional hydration which is important when your pups live in Arizona. Sometimes my girls won't drink a lot of their water, but they are always hungry, so I add water or supplement wet dog food to make sure they stay hydrated.

  • Yes, I sometimes spoon feed my dogs their meals with a pink spoon. Are you surprised?
  • I received these goodies free of charge from Chewy.com in an exchange for my honest review.

30 January 2019

Gimme some fresh kisses!

If you've been following us for a while you know we love the Merrick brand. Six years ago we were introduced to their Power to the Paw line of yummy and healthier food options. Now, back then not too many people were really focused on quality and transparent food items for their fur kids. You can find the review of this pawsome company here. Coming at you this month from Merrick is their Fresh Kisses Double-Brush Coconut Oil & Botanicals Extra Small Grain-Free Dental Dog Treats. Now I have been personally using coconut oil for years to do oil pulling, removing makeup and cooking with it. It really is a super product. I also used to use coconut oil on Bebe and Jolie's paws in the cold winters in NJ to prevent them from cracking. I was delighted to see that this dog treat came in a plethora of different sizes as well as contained coconut oils and botanicals!I obviously picked up the extra small size for my extra small dogs, and I was not disappointed. Even though my dogs are missing some teeth they didn't shy away from chewing these small treats. Each treat has a double brush action design and it's natural ingredients help keep teeth clean, fight that nasty plaque and tartar and freshen their breath. What better name to call a product than Fresh Kisses? Those kisses will be infused with a mixture of coconut, peppermint, lemongrass, and rosemary oils. You can keep the chew game strong knowing that these treats are cooked in the USA without any grains, gluten, corn, soy, or artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.

  • I almost lost a finger during the process of this photo shoot.
  • I have slobber all over my face, but it's botanically fresh slobber.
  • I received these goodies free of charge from Chewy.com in an exchange for my honest review.