Tag: veggies

Wild Boar? How about Wildly Delicious!

Hey all! It is March and spring is on its way. That means more walkies, more park trips, and St. Patrick’s day. Mom and dad have Irish ancestors, so I get to celebrate the guy who according to legend got rid of those pesky snakes in Ireland.

How is my look? Too much?


This month we had lots of things to choose from. First you will hear from me, then later this month Icky Kitty will talk all about Fussie Cat food. He is pretty excited about that.

I have heard lots of good things about Canidae brand dog food and treats, so I decided I would give their treats a try. I picked out Canidea Grain-Free Pure Wild Boar and Cherry chewy dog treats.


These treats also come in the following flavors: Sweet Potato & Duck, Rabbit & Kale, Turkey & Apple, Bison & Pumpkin, and Trout & Pomegranate.  What a great mix of protein and fruits/veggies.

We figure it was time to broaden my protein pallet and try a new member of the animal kingdom out. It was tough choosing between bison and wild boar. In the end, wild boar was chosen. I absolutely love rabbit, duck, and turkey, but who wouldn’t want to try wild boar? (side note, the wild boar makes us think of an old movie called “The 12 Tasks of Asterix” )

The treats are grain free and contain zero corn, wheat, soy, or fillers. They are made proudly in the USA. This flavor has 25 calories per treat, but can easily be broken up to make smaller pieces for those watching their calorie intake.


It is the perfect size for me, but smaller dogs may need them to be broken into smaller pieces for easier consumption.

It was really hard to wait to take the treat from moms hand. It smelled so good and I wanted it in my mouth to see if it tasted as good as it smelled. I was not disappointed. It was delicious. Mom let me have 4! I was not too happy when she put the bag away. I think I could have eaten the whole bag in one sitting. They are chewy treats, so pretty easy to chomp. I only made a small mess on my bed, unlike the mess I usually make when I eat crunchy treats.

These treats are definitely a keeper. They are everything I want in a treat.  Tasty ingredients, limited amount of ingredients, no fillers, and they are made in the USA. I cannot wait to try the Bison flavor. Are these the best treats ever? They might be. I went crazy for them.  These treats get four paws up and a tail wag. They were that good!

Mom wishes they had a smaller calorie count, but that is normal with her. Always looking out for my well being and my weight. She does like that they have lots of options when it comes to flavors. She also likes that all the ingredients for each of the flavors are similar except when it comes to the protein and the fruit/veggie. She is looking forward to getting me other flavors to try out.

If you want to look at the other flavors of these treats, then click here.

Don’t forget to look at everything else that Chewy.com has to offer. They have just about everything your pup needs or wants.

**************I received this product at no charge to me in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are mine and mine alone****************









5 ingredients served 3 different ways

Wow! Is it already June? Seems like this year is flying by. I would prefer it to move straight on to September. I am not a fan of hot weather. I do not like water, so no jumping in pools to keep me cool or have fun swimming in. I am a cool weather kind of pup. It has already been pretty hot here in the Midwest, so I have been staying indoors where the ac is going.  I have always been a fan of indoor fetch, so I get some exercise that way.  I am still on that darn diet, so any exercise is good for me.

This month, we let the stinky kitties choose something to test out. They are working hard on their review, so I went and decided to get mine done first. They are pretty excited to talk about the food they tried, but today is all about me! (like it isn’t about me every single day) I really liked the previous food topper I tried, so I decided to try a different brand out. This month I picked out Honest Kitchen’s Proper Toppers Grain Free Turkey Recipe. It also comes in fish, beef, and chicken.


Proper Toppers contain 5 whole food dehydrated food ingredients. It also contains vitamins and minerals, so if you choose to feed this as a meal, you can assure that we are getting the nutrients we need. It also can be fed as a treat in addition to being fed as a meal or meal topper. The turkey toppers ingredients include Turkey, apples, pumpkin, blueberries, and chard.  Super yummy super foods that pups love.

These super foods not only have a lot of great vitamins and minerals, but they also have a lot of great health benefits. These super foods help aid in our digestive health, keep our joints happy and healthy, and the antioxidants support our immune system.

Proper toppers contain 90% meat! It also is 100% human grade and made in a USDA inspected facility. Even though it says human grade, it does not mean that humans should be eating this. It is meant to be given to us pups only. Each tablespoon has 44.9 calories. If using as a food topper, then give 2 tablespoons per 20 lbs of body weight. I would get 5 tablespoons.


It does not contain a measuring device, but my humans have three million sets of measuring spoons and cups, so not a big deal.  5 tablespoons is just about 1/3 cup. We found a chart online that converted tablespoons to cups to make it easier to measure properly. If you do choose to feed this as a complete meal then splash a little warm water on top before serving.

We are just using this as a topper, so 5 tablespoons it is. (more or less, she did not measure the first time)



I got to test out a few pieces as a treat first, to see what my thoughts were. I thought it was super tasty and wanted more. When it was time for breakfast, I got less than my usual amount to make up for the additional calories that the toppers would bring to the bowl.  I went straight for the toppers and ate all of those first. I then proceeded to walk away. I was hoping for more toppers, but mom nixed that idea. I can’t help that I find something I like and want more of it!

I really liked this food topper. It has a lot of tasty ingredients (no peas!). It contains zero ingredients from China , and because it is human grade, we can feel better that they are making sure we only get the best meat available.  While mom would not feed me this as a meal due to costs, she would give this to me as a meal topper and a treat.

I give this meal topper 4 paws up!

If you would like to learn more about this and other great products from the Honest Kitchen, then click here.

Don’t forget to check out all the other great things that Chewy.com has to offer. They have super fast shipping and the best customer service!

Be sure to check out my Instagram post of me enjoying the Proper Toppers!


*****************************I received this at no cost to me in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone***************************


Meat free can be pretty tasty!

You did not actually think I would allow the cats all the tasty goodness this month did you? I noticed that there were many other dog options to test out. Those stinky cats trying to trick me by saying it was cat only stuff to test out. You can teach us tricks, but you certainly aren’t going to trick us.

Icky kitty aka Bater likes two brands of food to eat. One of those brands is called Halo. I noticed that this month, Halo dog treats was one of the things we could test out. They are called Halo Healthsome. They are also vegetarian treats!  That means that the treats contain zero meat. Now I know I have gone on and on about how I am a descendant of the mighty wolf and I need my meat. Well that is very true, but this is a treat. Totally different rules apply when it comes to treats. Food = meat, treats = whatever is good and tasty, but also healthy.


These are crunchy biscuit treats that contain peanut and pumpkin.They also have lots of other veggies. The complete ingredient list is as follows: Potato Flour, Ground Peanuts, Tapioca Flour, Ground Peas, Canola Oil, Pumpkin, Tomatoes, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Cranberries, Carrots, Split Peas, Broccoli, Parsley, and Ascorbic Acid (a Preservative).

We like that these treats have ingredients that you can actually pronounce with ease and can find most of those ingredients in the produce section at the grocery store. Even though peas are in the list twice, they make it so you cannot actually tell that peas are inside. It is trickery, but tasty trickery.


The treats are pretty big. They are 27 kcals a piece. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while now, know that I am on a stupid diet. My treats are limited to 80 calories a day. My dental chew takes up 40 of that, so only 40 calories left for my treats. I can have one of these with my dental chew and still have calories left for a couple training treats. A girl that has to watch her calorie intake will indeed make sure that she gets the max amount of treats allowed.


Now that we got all the stuff about calories and ingredients out of the way, you probably are wondering what I thought about these meatless crunchy treats? I loved them! They are super crunchy and tasty. I licked them and crunched them, and made sure I licked up all the pieces that fell. I even got to have three whole treats! It was for testing purposes, so that one extra calorie is okay. I tried to get one more treat from mom, but that was not  happening. She said I had enough and would have to wait until the next day to get one more.

Mom says the treats smell just fine. They are not stinky at all. She is weird like that. She smells all my treats. She said they smell like people food. Duh! It is made from people food. She wishes that they were less calories, but they can easily be broken in half to cut down on the amount of calories.

So mom and I are both happy with these yummy vegetarian treats! I give them 4 paws up. If you would like to learn more about Halo Healthsome Treats then you should totally click here

Chewy.com has other Halo food and treats to look at as well as so many other things!

Since we had to say goodbye to Vine, we are using Instagram to showcase my treat eating skills! Check me out here.


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