Saturday, July 2, 2016

Summary post for Chewy Food Challenge



Lightning has been enjoying some Stella and Chewy's Chicken Patties as toppers for his regular kibble.  We have come to the end of his 30 day Chewy Challenge with this new food from Chewy.com.

As we told you in our first post, these grain-free chicken patties are made with raw, farm-raised cage-free chicken. The all-natural meal contains no added hormones or antibiotics, just easily digested ingredients dogs are sure to love.


You can soak the patties in warm water to make them softer. But this does take some tim.e


Mom discovered that the easier way is to crumble the patties first and then add warm water.  Of course, you can also serve them dry as crumbled toppings.  Lightning preferred them moistened.

Overall Mom was happy with this food and Lightning loved it.  It is very easy to prepare, has very little odor (as compared to some of the canned food we like to eat), and would be very easy to take along on a trip.  We even let Ciara have some of the chicken patties and she loved it too.  Another plus was a noticeable decrease in the size of Lightning's "output".  He IS a big boy and tends to have large movements, but with these patties, they appeared to be firmer and smaller.

As noted on the Chewy.com site, the key benefits of the patties are:

  • 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!

We were satisfied enough with this food to place an order for some more. The one negative for us is the cost.  For a dog the size of Lightning, it would be out of the question to feed it exclusively.  It would require him to have 13 or more patties a day.  The bag we received free of charge from Chewy.com in exchange for an honest review is on sale now for about $40.  Mom counted approximately 54 patties in the bag so Lightning would consume a 25 oz. bag in about 4 days.  That is way out of our budget. BUT we are going to continue to use it as a topper for our regular kibble, reducing the amount of kibble accordingly.  

Here are the two new bags Mom ordered on the left next to one of the original free bags we received from the nice lady Sydney from Chewy.com.  Mom goofed - no big surprise there:) - she thought she was getting a good deal because the bags she ordered are on sale for about $26 each.  BUT they were the 15 oz. size, not the 25 oz. we already had.  Oh well, she learned to read more carefully.


From the pups' point of view, Ciara and Lightning give this product 8 paws up - super delicious!!!

Mom gives it 5 stars for quality and easy use and 3 for price.

Thank you, Chewy.com, for the opportunity to try Stella & Chewy's Chicken Dinner Patties.  Our readers can find them and many other wonderful products by clicking HERE for Chewy.com.


Now, don't you think it is about time to fill our bowls with some deliciousness, Mom?

Woos - Ciara and Lightning (and Mom)

11 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my motto is 'the stinker the food the better....'
That being said, it sure does sound like it tickled your taste buds and that is good!!
Hugs madi your bfff

Robin Whiskers said...

BOW WOW, what Madi said is SO accurate!

Your pal,
Christmas

Brian said...

That must have been pretty darn good! Bowl are not supposed to be empty are they? I hope you both have a calm weekend, especially you sweet Ciara.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Oh man! Now we are hungry all over again! Mom!

Rebekah Ward said...

My crew loves these, and I'm glad to hear Lightning did so well with them!

Idaho PugRanch said...

Sounds like it is good stuff and smaller output is always a plus!
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Pee es
We have our paws crossed for a calm weekend for Ciara!

Molly and Mackie said...

These patties sure do look yummy. Thank you for an awesome review, guys!

Mark Muller said...

thanks for a great review! we will look for this patties, maybe they are a great food when we go on howl-i-day where the mama can't cook for me... welll I mean she can order my food in a restaurant too, I'm fine with that...
Have a good 4th of july tomorrow

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Glad you found something to top off your dinner (it does sound very expensive).

Huskies622 said...

Looks quite tasty! To bad it cost too much to have a whole bowl of it!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

That food looks mighty good to me!
love
tweedles