Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Chewy.com review: Weruva Cats in the Kitchen canned food

Our second review this month is the Cats in the Kitchen variety pack. There are four flavors in this pack, each in big 6-ounce cans: Goldie Lox (chicken, tuna, salmon), Funk in the Trunk (chicken, tuna), The Double Dip (chicken, beef), and Chicken Frick 'A Zee (chicken).

Each flavor has a pate/broth mix with chicken shreds in it. This is the Goldie Lox:

This is the Double Dip:

The ingredient lists for these is quite good--no by products/fillers or anything unusual. No rice, corn or wheat.  Nothing odd, no veggies or fruits. The only odd ingredient we noticed was sunflower seed oil, which seems pretty benign. We appreciate a meat-based food, that given that cats are carnivores.

Three out of four cats ate this food (Ringo being the only holdout). Even picky Benny ate it up.

Lucy was so excited about this food that she sneaked in to eat some of Benny's portion.
I'm busted.
We give this food three paws up (out of four). The texture of it is interesting and it would be a good food to feed a kitten. We know that cats get their "ideas" of what food is as a kitten, so feeding different types of food is important, and this food is one we haven't encountered before. It could also be something you mix in with other foods or use as a topper to entice a picky kitty.

Disclaimer: We received some food in exchange for an honest review. The opinions here are our own.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Benny's vet check up

In December, we learned that Benny's iron levels were low, and he was nearly anemic. A week or so later, based on a suggestion from our friend Connie, we started him on a supplement of Liqui-Tinic 4X. We did a blog post about it here.

On Friday Benny had a re-check at the vet. I'm pleased to say that his iron levels have improved by 5%, pretty good for just 8 weeks! His overall blood work looked pretty good, the only downside being that his kidney values continue to worsen over time due to his age.

We are pleased that he is doing decently for being such an old kitty! Go, Benny!

He got to snuggle with me in my lap later that night. (He gets a sedative before his appointment to make it easier on everyone, and he zonks out pretty hard afterward.)

Friday, February 15, 2019

Still a shoulder kitty

Ringo wants you to know that he is still a shoulder kitty. In fact, on this particular day he was up on my shoulders four different times!

Happy kitty.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A cup of coffee with Lucy

Sometimes Lucy demands cuddles, and it doesn't matter what you are doing. . .

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Chewy.com review: Tiny Tiger Chunks food


Our first review this month is for Tiny Tiger Chunks food with extra gravy, beef and poultry assortment.

This pack contains three flavors: beef (pink can), turkey (orange can), and chicken (yellow can).

The ingredients aren't too bad. The first three or four ingredients are either meat or organ (liver), followed by meat by-products. There is potato starch and some dried egg product further down the list, followed by supplements/minerals/vitamins. 

The description touts this food as having "extra" gravy, but it didn't seem like more gravy than other chunky foods I've seen. Some brands of food with extra gravy are more soup like, but this is more like the "old style" of chunks covered with gravy.

Ringo would not go near this food. He sure is a strange boy sometimes.

Sadie ate it so quickly I could not get a photo!

Benny dug right in.

Lucy started eating the food. . .

.. but then left behind most of the chunks, licking most of the gravy instead.

Overall, we had a mixed reaction to this food, but at least three out of four were willing to give it a try. In my experience, it can make many feedings of the same food before a cat will accept it as "food." Chewy is offering an amazing 50% off your first pack on their site right now, so you could try this food for a good price.

Disclaimer: We were given some food in exchange for our honest opinion. The thoughts stated here are our own.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

We want our bird tv back!

This isn't fair.  My mom said she won't be refilling the bird feeder for a while. This window faces the bird feeder quite nicely and I can watch all of them from here.

She said the backyard is very icy because of our winter weather.

She said she fell on the ice a couple of days ago because she was trying to fill the bird feeder. (She is ok but has a nasty bruise on her knee and hip.)

While I don't want my mom to slip and fall, it seems unfair that we won't have as many birds to watch for a while. I sure hope spring comes soon so mom can refill the feeder again safely.

Monday, February 11, 2019

People are strange sometimes

This is Lucy. My mom was squeeing about how cute I was.

She thought it was so cute that I was holding down my tail with my paw. People sure can be happy about strange things sometimes.

Chewy.com review: Weruva Cats in the Kitchen canned food

Our second review this month is the Cats in the Kitchen variety pack . There are four flavors in this pack, each in big 6-ounce cans: G...