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A Trio of Tastiness

Halloween has come and gone, time to get ready for the yummy holiday! So many tasty things to eat, but half of them are bad for us. I think they keep adding things to the list, so they don’t have to share. I only get a small amount of turkey and potatoes. I sure would like some stuffing, but nope it has onions and seasonings that are toxic to us. Guess that means  I should get extra treats to make up for everything I cannot have.

This month we had a pretty big selection of stuff to use from. The kitties are taking a break this month. So just me with your news of what is tasty and what is not.  I decided to try out some treats from a company called I and love and you.

We have not heard of that company, so of course my human needed to do some researching. Anything that goes into my tummy must be human approved. She looked up their website and read through it. Wow, they are a pretty amazing company. They make sure they provide us with best food and treats possible by using no grains or anything artificial and they use real meat as the first ingredient. If you thought that was pawsome, they also are pretty cool humans that are doing their part to keep the Earth happy and healthy. Their corporate HQ is powered by WIND! That is so cool.  Caring that much about people, the plant, and us, show us that they are a company we can trust.

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The treats we got to test from I and love and you, were a three pack! I got three different types of jerky bites to try out. WOW! Lots of variety to choose from. The three flavors were Beef and Lamb, Chicken and Duck, and Chicken and Salmon. Lots of different proteins to nom on.

They are small in size, but high in protein, Prefect to use as a training treat and perfect for dogs of all sizes. The beef is American Beef, the duck is form France (oo la la!), and the lamb is from New Zealand (we have had New Zealand lamb before and it is delicious!) The treats are made right here in the USA, which makes my human very happy.

They are limited ingredient treats. Only 7 ingredients in each flavor!

Chicken + Salmon: Chicken, Salmon, Glycerin, Brown Sugar, Salt, Natural Mesquite Smoke Flavor, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Preservative).

Chicken + Duck: Chicken, Duck, Glycerin, Brown Sugar, Salt, Natural Maple Smoke Flavor, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Preservative).

Beef + Lamb: Beef, Lamb, Glycerin, Brown Sugar, Salt, Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Preservative).

Meat as the first ingredient is the stuff we like to see in treats and food. My ancestors did not chomp on carrots all day long and I don’t want to either.

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They are look the same, but had different levels of tastiness. I really like the Beef and Lamb and the Chicken and Duck the best. The Chicken and Salmon was stinky according to mom, but I am not much of a seafood person, so I preferred the other two flavors more. They are super easy to eat, a couple bites and it is gone. They did not have a calorie per piece on the bag, but did indicate that there are 104 to 114 kcal per ounce in each bag. The bags each contain 4 ounces of treats.

I really liked these treats. Having three different flavors to choose from can make training sessions fun. Sometimes a gal can get bored of one particular treat and having three different ones to choose is a little more fun when it comes time to practice my skills.

If you are looking for a bite sized treat, that is grain free and has a lot of variety, then check out the treats from I and love and you. They get four paws up from me!

I liked them so much, I even stole the bag from the counter and helped myself. I was caught in the act though. Usually I blame the cats for any treats that end up on the floor with the bag ripped open. They have those tiny daggers.

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Be sure to look at all the other great dog and cat products that I and love and you has to offer. If you want to learn more about these treats and have your human order some, then click here.

While you are on the website, take a look around, Chewy.com has just about anything you need for your favorite pup or kitty.

 

***********************We received this product at no cost to us in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone********************************

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Mary had a little lamb and boy was it tasty

Hi guys and gals, I’m Baby. I am one of Lily’s brofurs. Every once in a while Lily lets us pick out something to test out. She was feeling nice this month and let us pick out something to review. Bater aka icky kitty did not want to participate. He is more of a dry food kind of guy.  So just my brofur Sam and I are the taste testers this month.

We knew that Lily liked some treats from a company called Ziwi Peak. They are from New Zealand. Mom is pretty picky and only likes to buy treats and food made in the US, but she makes an exception for Ziwi Peak because of the high quality food and treats it provides for us kitties and pups.

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We were pretty excited when mom popped open the can, she could barely snap a picture or two before we were trying to dig right in.

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The recipe we tried was Lamb. When you look at the back of the can the first five ingredients are lamb, lamb broth, lamb liver, lamb lung,  and lamb kidney. That is a whole lot of lamb. Then after some chick peas, they have lamb tripe and lamb heart. You  practically get a whole lamb in one can. Well not really, I am pretty sure lambs are bigger than one of these cans. You also have some New Zealand Green Mussel, lamb bone, and dried kelp. When you really look at it, the can of food contains lamb, chick peas, mussel, and kelp. They do add some vitamins and minerals to make sure we get everything us mini lions need.

We devoured the can. Pretty sure it was a record of how fast we ate the food. We really liked this food. We are not huge fans of pate, but we had zero problems devouring this. Our usual food has 5.5 oz of food in each can, this can contains 6.5 oz. The extra ounce was nothing for us. We did not even bat a whisker at the extra amount. In fact we were pretty happy about it.

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Isn’t that a glorious plate? So much yummy goodness. That my furry pals is 93% meat, organs, and  NZ green mussels. This recipe is designed to mirror the whole prey nutrient dense diet using those very ingredients. We are tiny predators and we want to eat like our mighty feline relatives.

Ziwi Peak never includes grains, rice, corn, soy, potatoes, wheat, fillers, sugars, glycerin’s, rendered meals, preservatives, TSPP, BPA, guar gum, agar agar or carrageenan.  Not using any of those products helps keep the formula as natural as possible.

Their lamb is 100% single-sourced lamb which is  free-range and grass-fed on ethical and sustainable New Zealand farms; free of antibiotics, growth promotants and added hormones.

We know that is a lot of big  and sometimes confusing words, but what they are trying to say is that they want to make sure that they are providing the best possible food for us kitties by using only the best proteins and ingredients. Which is a very good thing. Quality food makes for a very happy and healthy kitty.

Sam and I give this food four paws up. We loved this food, we are hoping that mom gets more of it. Mom says she will, but it will just be in rotation and will not take place of our usual food. Sometimes we are being jerk faces and refuse to eat our regular food, so mom has cans of extra special food set aside that she knows we will eat. We definitely prefer this food to our normal food. It is very tasty and who knew that lamb could be so yummy? We usually eat just turkey or chicken. It is nice to have another protein for our supper time.

Ziwi Peak also offers recipes using beef, mackerel, venison, and rabbit. I think they should come out with a variety pack, so we could try them all!

If you are looking for a high protein food, that contains zero fillers, grains, or preservatives, then check out Ziwi Peak right meow. We are  pretty sure you will be purring rather than hissing after mealtime.

You can see what good eaters we are by checking out our Instagram post.

 

If you want to learn more about Ziwi Peak then click here.

To learn about all the other great things that Chewy has to offer check out there website here.

 

***********************We received this product at no cost to us in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are mine and Sams***********************