Thursday, June 2, 2016

A Challenge for Lightning - #ChewyInfluencer


During the month of June, we have been invited by Chewy.com to take part in a food challenge with a product by Stella and Chewy - Chewy's Chicken Dinner Patties.  First a little about the company Stella and Chewy's:

From their website, here is their mission statement:

"We believe that selecting the best food is one of the most important decisions an owner can make for their furry companions.  Stella and Chewy's was built on the philosophy that pets thrive when they're fed the same diet they would find in the wild.  We believe they deserve premium raw ingredients like grass-fed meat, cage free poultry and wild-caught fish; because we believe that unconditional nutrition is as important as unconditional love."

You can read more about the company and how they came to be by visiting their website HERE.




This all sounds quite wonderful to me.  Now let's see the goods!



There we go!  We received not one, but TWO, big bags of Chewy's Chicken Dinner Patties.

Here is some information about the product from the Chewy.com website.  (Stella & Chewy and Chewy.com are two different companies.)


Product Description

Healthy pups are happy pups, and with a bowlful of Chewy's Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner from Stella & Chewy, you're sure to have the happiest pup around. These grain-free chicken patties contain a minimum of 42% crude protein, and are made with raw, farm-raised cage-free chicken. The all-natural meal contains no added hormones or antibiotics, just easily digested ingredients your pal is sure to love.
Key Benefits
  • Suitable for all stages of life
  • Taurine protects the heart
  • Grain-free & Gluten-free formula reduces allergic reactions
  • Beets maximize nutrient absorption
  • Contains chelated and non chelated trace minerals that improve mineral availability and help support your pets health
  • With additional vitamins and minerals in order to meet and exceed the AAFCO requirements
  • Freeze-dried to lock in nutrition and flavor
  • Made in the USA!


Here is a little peek inside the packaging at what these patties look like.


But here is an up close look at them.




Each pattie is about 2 inches in diameter.


And almost 1/2 inch in thickness.










Here are the details about what is in the patties:


Ingredients

Chicken Ground with Bone, Chicken Liver, Chicken Gizzard, Pumpkin Seed, Potassium Chloride, Organic Cranberries, Organic Spinach, Organic Broccoli, Organic Beets, Sodium Phosphate Monobasic, Organic Carrots, Organic Squash, Organic Apples, Organic Blueberries, Choline Chloride, Dried Pediococcus Acidilactici Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Longum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Taurine, Tocopherols (Preservative), Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Proteinate, Thiamine Monohydrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement.



Okay, Mom, now that you have gotten all those details out of the way, can we have some?





Look - we have TWO bags, one for each of us, right?


Mom's turn now:  Well, Ciara and Lightning, this is the deal.  We have the month of June to test this product and it will only be Lightning doing the testing.  Ciara, you know you have a sensitive tummy and change is not always easy for you. Given all the other things you have going on, I don't want to take a chance on changing your diet.  I may let you have a taste or two here and there, but Lightning will be doing the main testing.








Huh???  That doesn't seem fair to me - you MUST be going to give me lots of extra treats, right?





No worries, Ciara, I will be sure to let you know how good these chicken patties are!!!

We will tell you more about these chicken patties in another post in a week or so.  We have always wanted to try a raw food diet, so this sounds like a good way to try it. Thanks to Chewy.com and Ms. Sydney.  We received this product at no cost to us from Chewy.com in exchange for a fair and honest review.  

Woos - Lightning (and Ciara)


25 comments:

Molly and Mackie said...

We can't wait to hear what you think about the patties, Lightning. They sure do look yummy!

Julie said...

Mmmmmm CHICKEN!!!!! I luffs CHICKEN!!!!!!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Jeanne Pursell said...

We are huge fans of Stella and Chewy's and we are sure that you will love it!

Marg said...

That sure sounds like some great food. What a super review. Chicken is good so it must taste good. So it is up to you Lightning to let us know how you like the food. You all have a great day.

Robin Whiskers said...

Bow wow, looks good!

Your friend,
Christmas

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We once got 4 patties to sample and WE loved them.... except fur the WAIT fur them to get Softened an hydrated... THAT was HARD... We can't wait to hear what YOU think of it...

BEETS are a super food... BTW...

Mark Muller said...

Lightning, you can call me if you need help.... and I hope Chiara is not sad... see my mom is with you, she said she is on a STRICT die-t and my dad bought a truckload of ben&jerry... :o)

onespoiledcat said...

WOW.....those look yummy Lightning! Let's hope they taste as good as they look. Ciara I bet you might get a tiny bit just for fun but I expect more treats than EVER will be coming to you since you're not pawticipating in the taste test!

Hugs, Sammy

Brian said...

They do look right tasty and I hope you enjoy the yum!

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

hope the boy enjoys them - you can also mix them with a little of his regular food so he doesn't notice the change to much

Casey said...

Oh Ciara, that's NOT fair at ALL!! You need to do ALL the treat testing this month to make up for it!

Dory and the Mama said...

Oh Lightning, we can't wait to hear how you like these!!

Ciara, we bet your Mama gives you extra cuddles (and maybe a few extra of your treats) to make up for not being able to taste test these!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Two French Bulldogs said...

We have no doubt the patties would be a hit here
Snorts,
Lily & Edward

Idaho PugRanch said...

those sound really good, we hope it goes well for Lightning
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Madi and Mom said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh Lightning an entire month of deliciousness...that is gonna be fun and you can LET Ciara smell your breaths every so often. We agree with your mom no need to tempt fate with her sensitive tummy.
We look forward to the tastiness reports. They are really big too

Hugs madi your bfff

The Army of Four said...

Ciara, I think you need to lay a big ol' guilt trip on your mama! That's what I'd do! She owes you. Big time!
Cammie!

Ludo van Doggy said...

I bet you'll love it Lightening! We love our raw food diet!
~lickies, Ludo!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Bwahaahaa Lightning. "Tell Ciara how good they are"...you scored BIG!

We usually have raw food with our kibble.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

That sounds like a great challenge! You're a lucky boy, Lightning! I would insists on lots more treats, Ciara!

Woofs,
Tommy

The Florida Furkids said...

Those Chick-hen patties look yum-a-roo! We can't wait to hear how you like them.
The Florida Furkids

Rebekah Ward said...

Here's hoping he enjoyed them! It's a great product!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I think I will be hearing some yum yum yums!!!
love
tweedles

Wyatt said...

We look forward to Lightning's review, they do look super delish!

Wyatt and Tegan

Ruby said...

OMD, dude!!! I'm doin' the same challenge, and I gots the same foods!!! OMD, we can do it togethers!!!! Though, Ma STILL has to puts the first postie togethers tomorrow, butts man, isn't it DELISH!!!!
Ciara, gurl, I am so sorry you can't gets any of this, butts I'm sure your Moms will gives you some very tasty treaties instead...right Moms...hehehe
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Huskies622 said...

Wow! You two get some great stuff! We are VERY jealous!