Holistic Blend Wrap Up #ChewyInfluencer

What’s Buddy gonna be eating next?

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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.

 Buddy poses with the Holistic Blend cat food bag

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

Holistic Blend Cat Food

And here’s da claims:

Key Benefits

  • 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.

 Buddy sniffing at the Holistic Blend in the measuring cup before it gets put in his plate

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.

 Buddy chowing down on his Holistic Blend dinner

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.


Buddy licking lips

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.

Till da next time………………………………….Be Blest!!!

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi with Buddy 

Buddy And The Holistic Blend #ChewyInfuencer

Well it’s Monday and time fur an update on Buddy’s 30 day challenge. As part of da Chewy bloggin’ furmily we were given da oppurrtunity to try a pawsum new cat food. Since it was kibble and you all know mommy won’t give me kibble ever again, we asked ifin it would be okay to let Buddy take it. So after we got him all signed up and received da noms, his challenge began. It’s been really cold and wet here lately so mommy trekkin’ up to mr. W’s to take fotos has been really funny to watch. You know since da wheelchair’s electric she has to walk up there. And of course we have armadillos and possums so there’s purrlenty of holes fur her cane to fall into and make mommy wobble all over da place. MOL Anyways, we’s here to talk ’bout Buddy today. Ifin you missed our furst posty, you can read it here. We told ya’ dat Buddy doesn’t eat a great quality food on a regular basis so da Holistic Blend Chicken and Salmon dry kibble cat food was gonna be a huge step up in his diet. All paws and fingers were crossed dat he would eat it. Mommy scooped out ’bout a cup of it to let us try it as a treat. Mommy had told mr. W to watch fur changes in Buddy’s activity levels, coat feel and look, stools and general overall well being; and to report back anything he noticed. And of course mommy subjects him to a thorough once over exam everytime she goes up there…Buddy, not mr. W. Mommy also made mr. W implement scheduled feedings and to use da resealable zipper to keep da food fresh fur da whole month. So now dat da business is outta da way let’s get on with da good stuff.

Buddy poses with the Holistic Blend cat food bag

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Did Buddy like da food and was he eatin’ it? Well, let’s ask him.  

Buddy checking out his empty food bowl
What? It’s empty and I’s starvin’!!!


Buddy: Fanks Dezi. Let me say furst off dat I’s really likin’ this scheduled meal time. I didn’t at furst cuz I’s was used to nibblin’ whenever I wanted. But hey, this scheduled thing means da food in my bowl is always fresh and tasty. And I gotta tell ya’ this Holistic Blend cat food is purretty nommy. It sure hits da spot. And I’s been feelin’ better too. My skin hasn’t been as itchy lately, and my furs seem lots softer. Even awnty Audra sed my furs felt and looked better. I’s even been more playful with my daddy lately. And daddy sed I’s seem to be sheddin’ a little less too. My litterbox habits haven’t changed, least not so dat anypawdy would notice. But I’s do like da food really well.

Buddy sniffing at the Holistic Blend in the measuring cup before it gets put in his plate
C’mon daddy what’cha’ waitin’ fur? Just give it to me now.

Thanks Buddy, glad you be likin’ da noms. And yes, mommy talked ’bout how your furs be lookin’ much better these days. She also sed you looked so cute waitin’ fur mr. W to put your noms in your bowl. Don’t’cha’ just hate it when you’re waitin’ to eat and mommy’s takin’ fotos? Da noms be so close you can smell ’em and almost taste ’em, but there she goes, snap, snap, snappin’ away. Mommy sez you was really patient and unlike me didn’t holler at her once to hurry up. Me still hasn’t gotten to try them, cuz mommy just hates dat da furst ingredient is chicken meal ‘stead of chicken, and then rice. Chicken is in da list, mommy just likes it to be da furst ingredient when da name sez “chicken”. Anyways, mommy talked with mr. W and he sed da pawdee box stench seemed to be da same. Da reason we mention dat is cuz one of da claims made by Holistic Blend is dat it “stimulates the breakdown of ammonia to reduce urine and stool odor.” However Buddy’s overall appearance seems to be much better. We’ll update you again at da end of da 30 days and let ya’ know if anything changed. We should note dat ‘stead of a slow transition, mr. W switched Buddy to da Holistic Blend food by serving it alone and taking away his other food. Buddy did start eating the Holistic Blend immediately without any tummy upsets. So based on his immediate acceptance we would say dat it is very palatable.

Buddy watching his meal being poured into his bowl
C’mon now, hurry up daddy.

You can find da Holistic Blend at Chewy fur $14.99 fur a 3 pound bag and $32.99 fur a 10 pound bag. They also make a grain free turkey option fur cats, and they have canine formulas as well. Chewy has lots of great purroducts fur all your anipal furmily members, so take a look around while you’re there. And they have a great auto ship purrogram so you never run out as well as speedy low cost or free shipping. All orders of $49.00 and over ship furee. And let me tell ya’ they have da bestest Customer Service ’round. You’re never stuck payin’ fur sumthin’ your anipal won’t eat, so you can order with confidence.

Buddy chowing down on his Holistic Blend dinner
Aaaaaaaw Yeah. nomnomnom, Dat hits da spot.

Disclaimer: As a #ChewyInfluencer we received the Holistic Blend in exchange fur our honest opinions. Neither Chewy nor Holistic Blend are responsible fur da content of our posts nor did free sway our opinions. We only bring you products we use or have tried and think would be of interest to you our friends and readers.    


Till da next time………………………………………………Be Blest!!!


Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi with Buddy