Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tasty Tuesday (#ChewyInfluencer)

The kitties around here were excited to try something new this month as part of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program. I wanted them to have a go at something a little different and new this month. So, what did they try out?

The kitties tried out Hartz Delectables™ Stew Lickable Treats, made with real chicken and tuna. And you know what? I'm not used to having cats in the house who are actually intrigued by the thought of new food. The big kids around here all, well, sticks in the mud. Now, though, I've got two kittens running around who think anything and everything will make for a wonderful snack. What I'm getting at is that photo shoots for reviews are now roughly equivalent to being circled by sharks.

So many little toesies trying to steal the goods. Oh, and if you see little black Winky's bald spot on her leg, that's where her catheter was during her spay surgery. And in case you're wondering, both Winky and Tonks are doing great post-surgery.

I struggled so hard to distract the kittens elsewhere long enough to get photos of the food without their little kitten faces intruding and scarfing it down.

Honestly, I gave up even trying. The counters have never successfully been a "no cats allowed" zone around here. The kittens were running amok all over the counter, fuming over the fact that I was keeping them from the food. Finally, to combat the risk of being eaten alive, I let them win.

Little calico Tonks quite enjoyed the Hartz Delectables™ Stew Lickable Treats in chicken and tuna. So did her sister Winky.

They cleared out their bowls in something like 10 seconds.

Winky even tried to check the empty treat pouch for more.

Then, to be completely honest, I had to lock the kittens in another room just so that the big kids around here could actually have a turn to try out the new lickable treats. When it came to the big kids, my guess was that both Evan and Toby would love the stuff, because both of them love eating tuna and licking up tuna water. Surprisingly, though, the only big kid who liked it was Toby.

Evan and Thimble did both give it one lick, but it was Toby who cleared out those bowls up there. That part wasn't really all that surprising, though. I can't eat tuna myself without Toby demanding some. Now, though, he can have this all to himself! Well, if the kittens let him, that is.

(Disclaimer: As members of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program, we received Hartz Delectables™ Stew Lickable Treats for cats in chicken and tuna 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.)

Have a tasty Tuesday, friends!

Our Doodle of the Day:

Our Tip of the Day:

We're still in the midst of our series of tips on taking that kitty of yours to the vet. Today's tip on this topic is a plain and simple one, and that is to take with you to the vet your kitty's favorite toy(s) or treats. This might not work for all cats, but in some cases, toys or treats can make for great distractions or positive reinforcement during your cat's exam or vaccinations. That being said, though, do try to choose wisely when it comes to what you take as a distraction. For example, does your cat get hyperactive or even aggressive when under the influence of catnip? If so, try to avoid toys laced with catnip, and avoid taking anything else that might cause a problem rather than assist during the vet visit. So, all in all, consider whether a simple toy or some treats might help your cat make it through a vet visit. If so, pack those so that they can go along.


The Island Cats said...

Wow, that was a big hit! The mom likes to use these to mix our meds in since we'll eat them up too.

Eastside Cats said...

I find that I have a weird, low-level nervous reaction to this time of year, even though I haven't been in school for a loooonnnnggg time! I may be too cool for school, but seventeen-plus years of school have left a mark!

World of Animals, Inc. said...

Thanks for the wonderful review. Tonks and Winky wouldn't give the older kitties a chance. Looks like it Toby will have to hold off the little ones to get some delicious dinner. Love the photos that you shared. Have a wonderful day all you little furbabies.
World of Animals

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

Mudpie loves lapping up those pouches! (Well, the gravy part anyways LOL)

pilch92 said...

My Pheoebe used to love those, I should get some for Emmy. I knew Tonks would like it :) Cute drawing and excellent tip. Years ago, I brought a portable dvd player and played Stuart Little for KaChoo on the way to TUFTS because it was a long ride.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

We tried a different flavor and Bear wouldn't eat it ... then he would ... and now he won't again. Just when you think you have everything figured out ...

messymimi said...

It looks like a hit with the littles, but that does not surprise me. We have a couple of bigs that eat anything, too.

Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa! I love the Hartz Delectable chowder and bisques! I'll bet those stews were good too. They're small enough for my midnight snack.

meowmeowmans said...

Hysterical! Those kittens are like little voracious sharknados! :)