What’s Buddy gonna be eating next?
Well just as me purromissed, today we’s gonna wrap up Buddy’s 30 day challenge on da Holistic Blend Chicken and Salmon cat food. Ifin you missed any of our posts ‘bout this you can read them here and here. Furst let me remind ya’ dat Buddy was eatin’a really cheap and badly furmulated store brand food. Mr. W be really cheap when it comes to Buddy. He straightens up every now and then when mommy gets on to him, but then he falls back into old habits. So when this oppurrtunity came ‘round we were really glad he agreed to let Buddy eat da new noms and committed to at least a month. As you know we don’t eat kibble in our house, so Buddy was da purrfect candidate. And since he would be transitioning from a poor quality food to a high quality food we had hoped to see improvements in his coat, activity levels and over all health.
Here’s da ingredient list taken from Chewy.com
Chicken meal, whole brown rice, whole barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of vitamin E), chicken meat, natural chicken flavor, whole millet, wild salmon meal, flax meal, dried whole egg, yeast culture, alfalfa, cranberries, apples, cinnamon powder, rosemary extract, taurine, yucca schidigera extract, vitamin E supplement, L-ascorbyl (source of vitamin C), niacin, inositol, vitamin A supplement, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, beta-carotene, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, choline chloride, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, iron proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite
And here’s da claims:
Hypoallergenic recipe for all life stages
Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids promote healthy skin and coat
Provides low dietary magnesium
Highly digestible and palatable
Quality ingredients allow for smaller feeding portions
Promotes healthy stools
Promotes balanced urinary pH
Stimulates the breakdown of ammonia to reduce stool and urine odor
No animal by-products, antibiotics or growth hormones
No corn, wheat, sugar or salt
Me told you dat Buddy liked da noms and ate them right up. Mr. W didn’t transition Buddy slowly, he just took away da old food and started da Holistic Blend. So what changes did mr. W and mommy see in Buddy? Well da furst is dat even with da immediate change in food, Buddy didn’t have any tummy upsets or loose stools. Dat’s always a Yay and cause fur a paw up. Of course we’s in purrime shedding season ‘round here, but mr. W sed dat Buddy seemed to shed less, and his coat was lots softer and shinier. Mommy agreed. When she went up to check on Buddy his coat did seem much softer and shinier. Mr. W sed there wasn’t any changes in da amount or smell of Buddy’s urine or stools, so we can’t say dat claim is valid. Mr. W did say dat Buddy was eating less but getting full. And mommy had insisted on a scheduled feeding routine as opposed to the free feeding method Buddy was accustomed to. Buddy took to the scheduled feeding routine like a champ.
As me sed befur, da Holistic Blend doesn’t contain carrageenan or da gums, so ifin your humans are concerned ‘bout those controversial ingredients, they can choose Holistic Blend without worry. A 3 lb. bag costs $14.99 and da 10 lb. bag is $32.99. Buddy is a big kitty and typically eats ‘bout an 8 lb. bag of food every month so we received da 10 lb. bag fur him to try. Now me knows you all wanna know ifin mr. W is gonna order this food fur Buddy now dat da challenge be over. Me told you all dat he asked mommy to check da price and let him know how much it would cost to keep Buddy on da Holistic Blend. So da final verdict is…Yep, mr. W just ordered a new bag fur Buddy. It should be here any day now. WooHoo Buddy gave da Holistic Blend 4 paws up, and mr. W gave it 2 fumms up. It’s a winner in their house fur sure.
Mommy sed she still hated dat da furst couple ingredients was chicken meal and rice, but dat doesn’t make it a bad food as chicken meal is reported to be higher in protein than da meat itself. So all in all mommy gave it a fumm up too. Me never got to try it, but it sure smelled good. So there ya’ have it, our final thoughts on da Holistic Blend chicken and salmon cat food. As always you can shop with confidence at Chewy. They have lots of purroducts to meet da needs of your furry or furryless furmily member. And speedy low cost or free (fur orders over $49.00) shipping. You can also set up auto ships so you never run out of your pets favorites. And don’t worry, you can skip cancel, delay or edit dat auto ship any time. Chewy has great customer service reps and they are available 24/7/365. What more could you ask fur? Oh and their purrices? Well they have pawsum purrices. You all know we luv Chewy.com.
Disclaimer: We received the Holistic Blend at no cost in exchange for our honest opinion. This in no way influenced our thoughts. Chewy nor Holistic Blend are responsible fur the content of this post and you know we always tell it like it is. We only bring products we use or have tried and think will be of interest to you our readers and friends. Altho’ we didn’t personally try the Holistic Blend, we had hands and eyes on Buddy the whole time since he lives in our apartment complex.