Saturday, August 20, 2016
There are actually four important benefits to adding canned pumpkin to the diet of your cat. Pumpkin is 90% water and high in fiber making it a good source of soluble fiber content making it particularly good for preventing hairballs -- as an owner of three Himalayans this is good news. Zoey is checking it out!
The amount of canned pumpkin you should feed your cat can be a tricky business depending on size and eating habits of your cat, but the new cat food by Tiki Cat called Aloha Friends that includes pumpkin makes the addition of pumpkin to your cat's diet easy as pie! And, the flavors of this new food are not only healthy because they are grain free but also cat gourmet fare -- just ask Sabu ! He inhaled the entire pouch of Tuna, Shrimp and Pumpkin in record time barely looking up from the dish while eating it!
The case of Aloha Friends by Tiki Cat is available at www.chewy.com and is 20% off this month. The case includes four 3 oz pouches of: Tuna with Tilapia & Pumpkin, Tuna with Ocean White Fish and Pumpkin, Tuna with Shrimp and Pumpkin and, my cat's favorite and most unusual, Tuna with Calamari and Pumpkin.
This food is grain and gluten free and is made with big chunks of flaked tuna. The tuna and shrimp pouch actually has baby shrimp in it ! All the pouches have small pieces of pumpkin in a moisture packed broth that my cats really seem to enjoy. Sabu is now satiated (note the fleck of pumpkin on his face!) and will spend the rest of the afternoon cleaning himself and cat napping...and dreaming of another pouch of Tiki Tuna and Shrimp with pumpkin or for total decadence Tuna with calamari!
Check out www.chewy.com for all your pet needs. The auto ship is easy to use and you can change it up to two days before your product ships. When you purchase more than $40 the shipping is free! Another bonus when scheduling autoship with www.chewy.com besides not having to run to the store is that you save an extra 5% -- and for first time users of autoship, you save 20% !
Friday, July 29, 2016
www.chewy.com I just had to try them. Bonito is a fish whose home is in the waters of the Western Pacific Ocean. It is a schooling fish that is part of the "tuna" family. Unlike a tuna, a bonito is a bony fish that is rarely eaten for its meat; rather this dark oily fish is dried and shaved into very fine, intensely flavored flakes; the Japanese use these flakes in a savory broth. As for cats, well, my cats beg for them everytime they see the package or hear me take it out of the cabinet... they will do almost anything to get one of these treats... usually I hear a chorus of meows until they get one!
Saturday, July 23, 2016
The treats are light and airy and you can break them up easily... although for my Tonks... that is out of the question... they savor these tasty morsels! I like the fact that there is just pure white chicken. Weruva Paw Lickin Chicken Freeze Dried Treats treats come in a variety of sizes in a handy cardboard container with a tight lid to keep all that goodness fresh and easy to store.
A recent study from GfK* shows that 34% of all pet food consists of grain free pet food and that 48% is in the "natural" category. As a relatively new offshoot of the natural grain free trend in pet food, freeze dried pet food/treats saw a 33% growth rate.
Saturday, July 2, 2016
As the owner of five cats, two tonkinese and three himalayans, chewy.com made life convenient; rather than having to run to the petstore to purchase their favorite dry food, Royal Canin for Persian cats. The kibble of this dry cat food has a special shape making it easy for my cats to eat it as himalayans have small mouths. This food also contains a series of special nutrients to help maintain the gorgeous long coats that this breed is known for. Best of all, chewy.com offers this food at a 34% discount with an additional 5% discount if you sign up for auto shipping. For well over a year, the auto ship has worked like a charm and the food has arrived like clockwork, even when I have had to change the shipping dates.
Feeding cats healthy snacks help to give their diet variety keeping them from getting finicky and freeze dried snacks are a source of healthy grain free protein that are easy for cats to digest.
A great find on the chewy.com website are freeze dried wild salmon treats by Haro. My cats fell in love with them. These treats, called "Live -A -Littles" are all protein, and made of 100% "wild" salmon. They can be broken into little pieces making it easy to put as a topper over food or just to serve as a treat.
Another great snack alternative is the turkey lover raw freeze dried treats by Sojos. The single ingredient is freeze dried turkey is a high source of omega-3s and amino acids and this treat doesn't have any preservatives or artificial colors or flavors, plus it is high in protein. Chewy.com offers this treat at a 14% discount. This is the second favorite healthy treat that is enjoyed by all my cats.
For more cat food reviews and information about Himalayan and Tonkinese cats visit the adventure and review website
Saturday, June 25, 2016
3. Grain Free - The real duck recipe and other protein options by Whole Earth Farms are grain free which means there are no fillers like rice or barley; there are also no by-products such as corn, soy or any other fillers. Even though these are considered to be healthy in human nutrition, the digestive system of cats have a hard time digesting these unnecessary carbs.
Speaking of farms, in Litchfield Hills, there is a great farmers market at South Farms in Morris Connecticut. This iconic and historic farm highlights a farmers market every Sunday with the best of the best highlighted. The White Barn is a perfect venue for parties and events and weddings in a setting of great natural beauty.
South Farms’ vision is to redefine New England agriculture to create a farmland venue that offers a diversity of agricultural products, services, and attractions. By co-locating a portfolio of unique, entrepreneurial, and complementing businesses onto the homestead, South Farms intends to emerge as a great American farmland destination accessible to anyone between New York and Boston. They believe farmland preservation is best accomplished by creating and nurturing sustainable farmland businesses that excel within a blended, value-added agricultural and agri-tourism environment. Their doors are always open to other farm entrepreneurs who believe they can grow the South Farms’ experience.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
This wobbly cat toy comes with Cheese Pulls and with Party Mix. The most evocative part of this little exercise was putting in the long string cheese strands into the “ears” of the wobbly cat toy. Mocha was the first to try them and when pulling the strings he accidently shifted the toy so some of the goodies spilled out the side! They were all curious about this toy and spent quite some time investigating it… I don’t know who had more fun, them or me watching them play!
It did take them a while to figure out exactly how it worked. As a matter of fact, I had to spin it around in order to show them that the party mix spills out the side as it spins. There is no doubt about it… they love the party mix which must be like a cat version of potato chips because they can’t eat just one!
After they got the hang of it, they had a fine time of batting poor "Wobberly" around actually one of them went missing as Mocha dragged it under a cabinet by pulling on the cheesey strings that he loves to eat! Of course, once they have eaten their fill of treats... and they have had their fun...it's nap time!
This is a great toy for cats that allows them to interact for treats in a playful way. It is fun to watch them walk by and give this wobbly toy a swat for a treat! My only reservation is that the ingredients of the treats are so so and I have thought about replacing them with a freeze dried variety from time to time in order to keep them engaged and to encourage a healthy diet. A plus is that this toy is easy to put together and easy to keep clean. Friskies also sells a variety of string cheese in different flavors as well as bags of Party Mix ! Check for them on chewy.com.