Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A Tasty Treat Without Tricks (#ChewyInfluencer)

It's almost Halloween, and Astrid is forgoing the tricks to try out a bit of a treat as part of's Blogger Outreach Program. Truth be told, it's not actual treats Astrid is trying out. Instead, we opted for her try some new canned food.

Though we haven't quite even reached Halloween, Astrid nevertheless tried out MerrickⓇ Grain-Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner canned dog food.

We've mentioned in previous review posts how Astrid is one picky pup. Honestly, she's a pickier eater than any of cats in the house, and that is quite a feat. That being said, there is only one specific type of moist food that we have been able to get Astrid to eat consistently, without her getting tired of it. Now, though, that moist food has been discontinued. Needless to say, we've been on the hunt for a new type of moist food to feed her. We have tried literally dozens of canned dog food, and Astrid either refuses to eat it, or gets bored of it after a handful of feedings.

So, here we are trying yet another canned food for Astrid. This pup is much like her kitty housemates and prefers paté food. What's more, food that is not paté often causes this pup to heave up a nice new stain on the rug.

The MerrickⓇ Thanksgiving Day Dinner canned dog food is not paté, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Astrid has the most trouble keeping down canned food that consists of large, distinct, hardy chunks. In this case, though, I held onto hope, because this MerrickⓇ food is more like a stew, with softer chunks in a thick gravy.

What I really like about this food is that turkey and chicken are the first ingredients, and that it also contains a good dose of vegetables and fruit. Astrid refuses to eat anything deemed "healthy" in and of itself, so if she'll eat food containing quality nutrients, then I'm one happy mom. That's why I was glad that Astrid was interested in this food right off the bat.

Uh-oh. Someone else was interested, too.

Once I distracted Toby with his own goodies, I gave Astrid a taste of the MerrickⓇ Thanksgiving Day Dinner food. Though I failed to get photographic evidence, guess what? Astrid loves this stuff! Guess what else? She doesn't puke it up!

I didn't want to post this review until Astrid had proven to me that she would not get bored of this food. She has made it through roughly half of the 12-pack we received, having eaten it for two weeks straight now, and she still loves it. We have finally found at least one kind of food that can replace Astrid's previous favorite that has been discontinued. That has me praising this food just as much as it has Astrid scarfing it down.

(Disclaimer: As members of the Blogger Outreach Program, we received MerrickⓇ Grain-Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner canned dog 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 you are having a week filled with treats!


If you are interested in entering our Halloween giveaway, be sure to visit Monday's post (which you can find here) and leave a comment on that post. 

The giveaway ends tonight at 6 pm CDT, and the three winners will be announced tomorrow.

This giveaway is approved by Toby.

Our Halloween Doodle of the Day:

Astrid's all ready to trick-or-treat in her costume. 

She hopes that candy bucket of hers fills up fast.

Our Tip of our Day:

Today's Halloween tip is to know your local area's trick-or-treat details in order to be prepared, whether or not you are handing out candy or otherwise joining in on the festivities. Two of the important things to know are when trick-or-treat hours are, and what indicates whether trick-or-treaters should come to your door. It's important to know these Halloween festivity details so that you can have your pup or kitty home from a walk before traffic increases, for example, or to have your black cats and other furbabies safely inside before people begin filling the streets in search of candy. If you are handing out candy, it's good to know trick-or-treat hours so that you can have your kitty or pup tucked securely away from the door before the first trick-or-treaters arrive. In many areas, a house with its post light on is one where trick-or-treaters can go for some loot. In the event that you're handing out candy, be sure to only have your post light on when you're furbaby is in a safe area of the home, again away from the door. If you are not handing out candy, it's of course still important to know the hours and other details of Halloween festivities in your area. This will ensure that you can have your post light off at the correct hours, in order to avoid knocks at the door or the doorbell ringing and scaring your furbaby needlessly.  It's always good to be informed of the details of anything that might affect your furbaby, and that includes Halloween night festivities.


Laila and Angel Minchie said...

How wonderful Astrid is liking and keeping down that new food! It sure does look good!

Eastside Cats said...

Astrid reminds me of my niece, who is now in college but she'd still rather eat macaroni-and-cheese, and she's pretty much eaten it since she was a little kid! Could never get her to eat much else...

CRYSTAL said...

That might be good for Daisy Mae. Hope I win the giveaway. Please enter me. She's eating Pate now but I'm wondering if it has to much oil. Hope I win the giveaway.

Dash Kitten Crew said...

Oh I had to laugh at your cartoon, a mummy dog is such a giggle.

World of Animals, Inc. said...

Great to see that Astrid loved the food and there was no puking involved. Always a great review and now we will give it a try. Toby is so adorable looking up seeing if that was for him. Thanks for sharing the great post like always. Have a great day.
World of Animals

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

That's wonderful, Astrid! It looks yummy. (Uh it available year round, though?)

pilch92 said...

I am so happy that Astrid has a food she loves and doesn't yack up ( happy for you too ). Very cute drawing of Astrid as a mummy. Excellent tips too.

messymimi said...

Hooray for this wonderful food! It probably actually tastes a lot like a real human meal, which is attractive to most pets. (Around here, at least.)

Astrid's costume in the drawing is quite fun, i hope she spooks up a lot of treats, too.

Kinley Westie said...

Glad ya liked it Astrid!

Catscue Catmom said...

Glad you liked the food - cute pics and darling doodle.

meowmeowmans said...

How awesome that Astrid is enjoying that food! And keeping it down. Yay!