Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tuesday Taste Test (#ChewyInfluencer)

Astrid would first like to thank all of our furiends for the birthday wishes yesterday! She had lots of fantastic fun celebrating with all of you!

But now, though, the kitties around here recently tested out some new food as part of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program. Feeding these kitties can be so very interesting, since they all have such refined tastes, you know.

Since we hadn't tried out any new moist food lately, we figured we'd give the Solid Gold Purrfect Pairings™ food a try. My little kitties more often than not prefer anything having to do with chicken, so we went with the chicken and goat milk variety of this food.

This food is labeled as being holistic and free of grains, gluten, corn, and soy. It is also indicated as being a mousse, or paté, and the first thing I noticed upon opening the container was indeed how soft and smooth it is.

Since the kitties around here will only eat food in a soft paté form, I hoped they'd enjoy this food. But since I don't get to be the judge of that, I set it on the floor and let the feline flock swoop in.

The thing is, all of the kitties (save for Eddy, who thinks any and all moist food is poison) licked it once or twice, and that was it. Even a lick is sometimes great news for these finicky felines, but in this case it simply meant they tried it, rejected it, and didn't give it a second thought. Though I left it out for a while in hopes they would come by later and give it another chance, no one took me up on that offer. Well, pup Astrid did, and she says this food is great, but I don't think her vote counts in this one.

I did take some of the food to my parents' house for their 7 kitties to try. And you know what? Their kitty who refuses just about every moist food loved it, while the kitty who scarfs down everything you put in front of her simply refused to eat it. What it comes down to, I guess, is that the Solid Gold Purrfect Pairings™ chicken and goat milk moist food landed me with lots and lots of mixed kitty signals. But, while my kitties will have none of it, that doesn't mean other kitties out there won't enjoy it.

(Disclaimer: As members of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program, we received Solid Gold Purrfect Pairings­­™ chicken and goat milk 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.)

And now, as for our doodle of the day, I'll let this one explain itself.

Happy Tuesday, everybuddy!

Our Tip of the Day:
If your kitty or pup doesn't eat a full can of a food, be sure to wrap up the leftovers and store it in the refrigerator. Keeping an opened can of moist food out in warm or room temperatures, especially for an extended period of time, can lead to spoilage, and ingestion of spoiled food could potentially lead to vomiting and diarrhea or even pancreatitis. That being said, many furbabies don't like to eat cold food straight out of the refrigerator, and many might even get an upset stomach and vomit if cold food is ingested. In this case, consider setting refrigerated food out slightly ahead of time, so that it warms up to room temperature prior to feeding it. You can also microwave food to warm it, but do be careful if using this method. Use a microwave safe bowl, of course, and also be careful not to warm it for too long, and to ensure the food is at an even and tolerable temperature prior to feeding it to your furbaby. Sometimes a microwave will unevenly warm food, making some of it painfully hot while the rest of it is still cool, so please do be sure that your kitty or pup doesn't end up with a burnt mouth. You can help combat this by stirring the food or putting a safe covering over it while it warms in the microwave.


pilch92 said...

Cats are so funny with what they like and don't like. You sure have plenty of taste testers between your cats and your folks' cats :) That is a cute drawing. And an excellent tip. We never leave food out, it is impossible because Sammy would eat it all and then upchcuck. I microwave cold food for 7 seconds.

Marg said...

Well, that was a good test. Guess we won't try that one. Great review. Have a good day.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guyz...we iz crackin UP at yur momz doodle !!!!! itz awesum !!!!!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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

It's a good thing our fussy kitties are so cute, right?

meowmeowmans said...

Gracie and Zoe are pretty picky eaters, too, so we can only imagine how trying new foods would go here. MOL!

That drawing is perfect!

Hugs to you all, sweet pals.

Anonymous said...

I thought that package said, "Mouse"! but, it said, "Mousse"...not to be confused with MOOSE! *wink*

Timmy Tomcat said...

Our crew is not very finicky and we rotate quite a lot of flavors. With 7 we can't do the higher cost ones though. Good Honest Review. Thanks
Timmy and Dad