Tuesday, December 27, 2016

French Hens and Food Snobs (#ChewyInfluencer)

This month, because this here human was a bit slow on the uptake, the furbabies' Chewy.com goodies for review more or less served as supplementary Christmas gifts. As part of this Blogger Outreach Program, the kitties got to try out a new moist food this month. Knowing that chicken with a little side of carrot has been one of the very few accepted flavors of moist food for the kitties around these parts, we went for none other than that flavor of Muse® by Purina®.

I always wonder if my kitties are ever even a fraction as excited as I am about trying out a new moist food. Finding a moist food that passes the refined taste test of these kitties of mine is a challenge, to put it mildly, and who doesn't love a good challenge? Perhaps that's why I always feel like a gold medal Olympian when a food is actually eaten by the felines around here.

I was especially excited to try this Purina® Muse® food because of its promising formulation. Chicken is indeed the first ingredient, with no chicken by-product meal. It also contains no grain, corn, wheat, or soy. And, it has added vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. That all sure sounded great to me, but, I wasn't the one to be eating it.

So, eager to have the kitties test it out, I started divvying it out. As you can see below, I chose the paté food, as my kitties consider chunks in moist food to be the root of all evil, or something like that.

To me, the food seemed promising at this point. It was indeed a soft sort of food, and just moist enough that I did not even have to add water to make it into the usual consistency of my furry felines' requirements. Even better was that food finicky Thimble came jaunting into the room, as if she had smelled it and was enticed.

The question, though, is did Thimble eat it?

She did lick it a few times, which is always a good sign for her. But, that was it. That's not to say this food is a total fail in Thimble's book, though. Thimble has been known to give a new food only a passing consideration one day, only to scarf it down the next.

On a good note, somebody else loves the food, and that would be my boy Evan!

I would honestly consider this a major plus for this food. Evan tends to ignore most moist foods these days, yet he swooped in and started gobbling this one right up.

Eddy, as always, paid no mind to the moist food whatsoever. Housemate Toby was too busy slapping around one of his new Christmas toys (which you'll see later this week!) to partake in this review, so he doesn't get a vote.

If we tally it up, Evan gives Purina® Muse® chicken and carrot moist food four paws up, and Thimble gives it something along the lines of two. At our house, that is not a bad rating at all. After all, we are a home of food snobs, and any paws up at all is a win.

(Disclaimer: As members of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program, we received Purina® Muse® chicken and carrot moist food in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own. We only review products that we believe will be of interest to our readers, and we never recommend a product that we do not believe in.)

It's opportune that we tested this food out for today. After all, it's the Third Day of Christmas, that of the three French hens, and festive poultry goes with this review quite perfectly.

Merry Third Day of Christmas!

Our Tip of the Day:
Whether it be a primary portion of their diet or even just a treat, always be aware of the differences between types of meat when feeding your furbaby. When it comes to white versus dark meat, keep in mind that white meat is leaner and would likely therefore be ideal if weight control is an issue, or even in the case of stool consistency. In other words, dark meat tends to have a higher fat content, which could potentially lead to weight gain or symptoms such as diarrhea. Always be cognizant, therefore, of which type of meat you might be offering to your furbaby. Of course, should you have any questions or concerns regarding your furbaby's diet and health, please do consult your veterinarian.


Marg said...

That does sound like good food. Glad you liked it Evan. Love the drawing.Love the expression on the fat hen outside the house. You all have a great day.

pilch92 said...

Your kitties crack me up being so picky, most of mine will eat anything except KaTwo who doesn't touch canned food. I am glad Evan liked it. Very cute drawing, I like how 2 of the French hens are hiding. And as always, great tip.

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I just wish they didn't include the carrots..

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

On average wet food is about as successful in your house as it is in mine! (Your French hens are too cute!)

Cathy Keisha said...

TW always worries when she orders Chewy food for review cos I don't like much either. OR, I'll like it until the review is written and then won't eat it. We got the Muse paté too cos it's moist and doesn't contain carrageenan like the food in gravy.

The Island Cats said...

We've tried this food and we really like it.

meowmeowmans said...

Hey, that's a pretty solid review from Evan and Thimble. :) And we love the festive French Hen house! :)

Kitties Blue said...

Most reviews for Muse have been four paws up, but we too are a house of finicky eaters, so it may go ignored in our house. Mom still wants us to try it though. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Great honest review. We eat raw so Mom L doesn't let us review other foods anymore because she won't let us eat canned again. My tummy doesn't do well on any canned food,,,sad, huh?