Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Tuesday Taste Test (#ChewyInfluencer)

Last week, Astrid shared her thoughts in a review as part of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program. Today, it's the kitties' turn, and they got to try out Nutro™ Wild Frontier™ moist food.

This Nutro™ mulitpack comes with a chicken and beef recipe, as well as a salmon and trout recipe. Let's be honest, the kitties around here don't seem to have intestines equipped for fishy foods, so they just tried out the chicken and beef variety. (The neighbor cat, strays, and ferals outdoors are enjoying the fish flavor!)

The good thing is that this food is a paté variety. The kitties will essentially only eat paté, because chunks and morsels are apparently disgusting. Around here, we don't chew, we only slurp.

What's also great about this Nutro™ Wild Frontier™ food is that it's made with real chicken, or real salmon, as the first ingredient. It also grain-free and contains no corn, wheat, soy, or artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. That sure all sounds great, doesn't it? But, the main test is whether the finicky felines around here deem it worthy. So, what did they think?

Our housemate Toby was the first one to try it out. He gave it more than a few licks, which is a great sign from any kitty in this house.

Evan (the blur in that photo up there) gave the Nutro™ Wild Frontier™ food a good sniff, but did not at this time taste test it.

The real kicker was when Thimble gave it a few licks. Eddy is by far the most finicky kitty in the house and simply will not eat any moist food (hence why you never see her in our review posts, because she simply just couldn't care less). Thimble is probably the next pickiest kitty in the house, which is why her giving this Nutro™ Wild Frontier™ food a go is a great sign.

The kitties did not finish the Nutro™ food in their bowls in one sitting. That means nothing, though, as it takes them hours to finish even their most favorite moist food meals. The kitties around here are the epitome of grazing nibblers. Throughout the day, though, the bowls filled with Nutro™ Wild Frontier™ moist food got emptier and emptier, which means some kitties were stealthily enjoying the food, which also means it gets at least a few paws up from us!

(Disclaimer: As members of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program, we received Nutro Wild Frontier moist cat 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.)

We hope all of our friends have a terrifically tasty Tuesday!

Our Doodle of the Day:

Our little doodle today is in honor of the first day of spring, which just so happens to be today. 

I always know spring really is upon us when I start seeing and hearing robins, and I saw lots of robins on the beautiful walks I took with pup Astrid this weekend. Robins may look like a plain and simple bird, but they are my favorite.


Our Tip of the Day:
Today's National Pet Poison Awareness Month tip is one that relates to our previous tips on pesticides, but is also one upon which we failed to expand. The type of pesticide of which we speak today is none other than mothballs. Mothballs come in a variety of forms, and typically release gas vapors intended to repel or kill moths, or other pests. When it comes to our furbabies, mothballs can cause toxicity via inhalation, skin contact, or ingestion. Dogs are perhaps the most likely to ingest mothballs, but cats are more sensitive to their effects. Old-fashioned mothballs are the most dangerous, as they contain naphthalene. More modern mothballs are typically formulated to be less dangerous to kitties, pups, and ourselves, but they can still pose risks. Mothball poisoning can result in vomiting, lethargy, difficulty breathing, or even failure of organs such as the liver or kidneys.

Needless to say, it is likely best to avoid the use of mothballs altogether. There are alternatives to ridding your clothes or areas of the home of moths. Some of these methods may require more laborious cleaning and may indeed be more time-consuming than simply tossing in a mothball, but the health of your furbaby is well worth the effort.


Marg said...

It is a good sign, when the robins gather around. It does mean that Spring is not far behind. Sure glad some of you tried the new food. We are very fussy around here too. You all have a super good day.

The Island Cats said...

We've seen mixed reviews on this food...seems some cats love it, some not so much. Pretty typical for any food. :)

Eastside Cats said...

Your doodle kitties are so happy! Love them! Yay Spring!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guyz...salmon AND trout !!!!!!!! thiz iz like a dreem all most come troo { add sum donutz N now yur talkin :) ♥♥

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

My two have only had each flavor once ... and we had a clean plate club - which is a little odd because they usually refuse to eat pate!

The Swiss Cats said...

Great review ! We all have our preferences, right ? Purrs

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

texture matters. Cats are so interesting

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

That's great! Mudpie has some of this to try as well, and the consistency looks like what she prefers too!

pilch92 said...

I am glad it faired pretty well at your house with your picky eaters. Great review. Cute photo , robins are definitely a sign of Spring. :) Excellent tip too, no mothballs here, I could never stand that smell so I use cedar.

Cathy Keisha said...

I'm a slow eater too. TW has to chase me all over the condo to get me to eat even half what's in my plate.
Gramma used to use tons of mothballs. TW loved the smell until she read they caused cancer or something in humans. Then she made Pop stop using them in his closet. None of the cats exposed to the mothballs suffered any ill effects which isn't too say they're safe. I was never exposed to them and I have the breathing problems. Go figga.