Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday Taste Test (#ChewyInfluencer)

Pup Astrid got to try some new treats recently, thanks to the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program. As we've mentioned before, Astrid far prefers soft and chewy treats. That's why I chose the Earthborn Holistic® Earth Bites for her to taste test this time around.

There are a number of flavors and types of these treats available. Since Astrid is a cheese fiend, though, and since she hasn't really had any cheese dog treats lately, I went the cheesy route for her. The best part is that Earthborn Holistic® treats are indeed pretty darn natural. The first ingredient is dried cheddar cheese, and they are also grain-free and gluten-free, as well as contain a lovely blend of fruits and veggies.

Even better? They are perfectly soft and moist, just how Astrid likes them.

And they must smell pretty darn good, too, because no matter how sneaky I was, I quickly attracted a spectator.

She's a patient girl, Astrid is, but how patient can one be when cheesy goodness is on the docket?

"Cheese please!"

"Oh my dog, Mom, could you take any longer?!?"

At that, I gave the poor, patient girl a taste. Did she like it?

Not that you can tell from that masterpiece shot, but Astrid loved her some cheesy treats! In fact, she liked the Earthborn Holistic® treats so much that she gave me her best pouty puppy face in hopes to earn some more.

Don't worry, I gave in to that face quite easily. You can even see her drool marks she left on the floor during her slobbery inhalation of the treats. Yum!

(Disclaimer: As members of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program, we received the Earthborn Holistic® Earth Bites moist cheese 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.)

We hope all of our furiends have a day as cheesy as Astrid's!

Our Doodle of the Day:

Our Tip of the Day:
Don't forget that some cats and even dogs are lactose intolerant. Though they may like dairy foods such as cheese, sometimes it simply won't agree with them. However, if your furbaby likes the occasional cheesy treat, also remember that there are a number of cheeses that are in fact essentially lactose-free. Natural, hard, aged cheeses, such as cheddar and parmesan, often have no more than trace amounts of lactose. So, if your furbaby has a fondness for cheese, the occasional treat of these such types of cheese are your safest bet. Also keep this in mind when purchasing cheesy pet treats, and look at the ingredients to ensure that safe, quality cheese was used in the production of any such treats. Of course, still keep an eye out for any negative reactions, and also still be sure to keep all human food and even pet treats to a safe minimum in order to keep your furbaby healthy and therefore happy.


Marg said...

Oh Astrid, those treats sure look yummy. Bet you really enjoyed them. And they look very healthy too. You all have a most wonderful day.

The Island Cats said...

We love the Earthborn cat food so we bet those treats are yummy too. Astrid, we hope you got some more. :)

pilch92 said...

A picture is worth a thousand words and that drool photo says it all. They are clearly winners. Very cute drawing of Astrid, you should get that on a canvas for your kitchen wall. Thank you for the tip on cheese, I didn't know cheddar was mostly lactose free. A lot of my cats like their dairy, but it doesn't like them so it is good to have a safe option.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Astrid you are really enjoying those cheesy treats. Ration them a little so they last

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

it is always fun when you find a treat they really like

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

It's interesting ... I read that cats aren't born lactose intolerant ... they become that way after weaning. It makes perfect sense ... they stop making the enzymes to process lactose when it stops being a regular part of the kitten's diet. I've had mixed results ... Kitty LOVED dairy ... she'd scarf down cheese like you wouldn't believe. Bear won't touch it - or even the Cat Sip I got as a sample. Astrid DEFINITELY looks pleased with you choice!

The Whiskeratti said...

Hi! Our Mom wants you to know that she saw your comment on Bear Cat's blog today. She loved that dino show too. It was adorable.

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

What a sweet face! I can see why you couldn't resist. So happy Astrid loved her new treats!

Johnny said...

I absolutely love earthborne!