Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Please Pass the Pawsta (#ChewyInfluencer)

Last week, the kitties here got to review some food as part of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program. This week, much to her delight, is Astrid's turn. I wanted to let Astrid try out some new treats. After all, it is her birthday month. Now, as I've mentioned before, Astrid much prefers treats that are soft and chewy. She considers having to eat hard and crunchy treats to be all shades of animal cruelty. I know, the horror.

But this month, I did find a treat that looked right up Astrid's alley. They're the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Pawsta™ beef-filled treats, and they looked good enough that even my mouth was watering.

Seriously, who doesn't like beef-stuffed pasta? To be honest, though, I was worried I was taking a bit of a gamble trying these out on Astrid. You see, while the girl loves beef, she hates pasta. If you offer her a plain old pasta noodle, she'll practically retch, I kid you not. If it's covered in cheese or accompanied by some meat, though, she'll usually at least give it a try. So, with these treats, I hoped for the best.

Mmmm. The Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Pawsta™ treats certainly look like something a pup would love. Even better, they're made with real beef. They also contain no corn, wheat, soy, artificial flavors, or meat by-products. That's the kind of treat I always hope my furbabies will love, the ones that are the real deal.

Luckily, they must smell good, too, because soon enough I had company.

Then came the real test, though. I asked Astrid if she wanted a treat, and of course she said she did. But, did she like them?

Gobble, gobble.

Yummy! Astrid sure did like them!

(Disclaimer: As members of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program, we received Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Pawsta™ beef-stuffed dog treats 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.)

Speaking of pasta, anybuddy hungry for some spaghetti?

We hope everybuddy has something extra tasty to eat today!

Our Tip of the Day:
Here's yet another tip reminding you to always be cautious when feeding your furbaby human food! Not only can table scraps lead to weight gain and obesity in your pup or kitty, but many of them can lead to uncomfortable or even fatal side effects. What's more, some human foods contain hidden dangers that you might not think to consider when giving your kitty or pup even a small taste. Take spaghetti sauce, for example, which can often have a surprising abundance of less than ideal ingredients such as sugar and salt, not to mention the dangers of garlic and onion. The same goes for many common dressings and dips, as well as a variety of flavored potato chips. And also always be cautious when it comes to restaurant food, as you might not be aware of every spice or other ingredients used to prepare it. Of course, the size and health status of an animal will affect whether or not even a small taste of a potentially hazardous food will have a noticeable effect. Nevertheless, it is always best to err on the side of caution for you furbaby's sake.


Marg said...

WEll Astrid, so glad you like those treats. They do look really good.So what did I miss Astrid. Do you have a sore hind paw?? I see a wrap on the paw. Hope it isn't anything serious. You all have a great day.

The Island Cats said...

What could be better than treats that are fun as well as tasty??

pilch92 said...

Those do look good- I am glad Astrid enjoyed them. That is a cute drawing, reminds me of the spaghetti scene in Lady and the Tramp. Excellent tip too.

The Swiss Cats said...

Those treats look very tasty ! Purrs

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hmm...looks good.

Anonymous said...

We luv pasta. Glad she liked da treats and didn't wretch. Altho' ifin she has, dat woulda been okay too. We can't all like everythin'. Big hugs

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

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

YUM! Mudpie is a huge Nutrish fan and she's waiting for them to make cat treats!