Product Review – ZiwiPeak Daily-Cat Cuisine Venison Canned Cat Food

Happy Monday everyone! I know, I usually blog on Sunday but Mom partied a little too hardy at her belated birthday party, so my blog had to wait. I guess I should be glad my blog is getting written at all!

20160106_201021I got two things free from Chewy.com to review this month. Today I’m going to tell you about the second thing – ZiwiPeak Daily-Cat Cuisine Venison Canned Cat Food. It’s grain free, has all kinds of good stuff like real meat and vitamins, it doesn’t have preservatives or added salt, and mom thought it looked pretty good. She also thought we might like to taste venison. It would be different than anything we’d ever eaten before.

It’s kind of thick and gritty and a little hard to get out of the can. The food sticks to the sides so it’s not easy to rinse out for recycling. Mom had to scrape what was left out to clean the can. She also watered it down a bit to make it smoother like we’re used to.

20160108_191328The first time we tasted it, we dug right in and cleaned our bowls. The second time, we ate about half of it. The third time we sorta tasted it. Each time mom put it out, we ate less.

Mom was bound and determined to get us to eat it, so then she added the Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers Rabbit Formula Freeze-Dried Cat Food Topper I reviewed last time. She buried a few pieces in the food, and we ate the venison to get to the rabbitty bits. Whether or not we eat the ZiwiPeak Daily-Cat Cuisine Venison Canned Cat Food is still kind of hit or miss. Some days this food gets a paws up from us and some days we turn up our noses at it.

That’s it for today! Have a great week everyone!

Disclaimer – We got the venison canned cat food for free for our honest review and received no other compensation. And you know we always tell it like it is!

Product Review – Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers

20160106_200736 (2)See this box? It’s another box for us from Chewy.com with more free things to review. Of course, Candy and I had to check the box out right away! This time we got two different things to review, but I’m only writing one of them up today.

20160106_200916This week’s review is Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers. We got the rabbit flavor. These are freeze dried bits to mix into your regular food. Here’s what’s in it: Rabbit, pork liver, pork heart, pumpkinseeds, carrots, apples, butternut squash, ground flaxseed, montmorillonite clay, dried kelp, broccoli, mixed tocopherols, apple cider vinegar, salmon oil, rosemary extract, blueberries, dried chicory root. Looks pretty good. I’m not sure about clay in my food, and I had to look up what tocopherols are (vitamin E compounds), but all in all it looks nice and healthy.

Mom gave us some to taste just by itself.20160106_201158 20160106_201220We dove right in and gobbled them all up. Those rabbity bits were very nommy. Even EK ate them, and he usually doesn’t like treats.

Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers are grain and gluten free, and have no artificial colors or preservatives. Mom was happy to see that. As you know, she’s pretty careful about what she feeds us. We love the way it tastes. Mom’s saving them for next time we won’t eat our wet food. She’s gonna mix it in the food to see if it will entice us. So far we’ve been eating our wet food ok, so the experiment hasn’t happened yet. But so far Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost Mixers gets a paws up from us!

Of course, the best part of any Chewy shipment is the box! We get to play in it for a week or so before mom puts it out in the recycling. MOL20160106_211051I know I’ve been doing a lot of reviews, but mom hasn’t taken any of us on any adventures lately. Mom did find a list of restaurants that are pet friendly, so maybe some outings are in my future come spring.

That’s it for today. Have a great week everyone!

Disclaimer – We got the rabbit bits free for our honest review and received no other compensation. And you know we always tell it like it is!

Product Review – Smart Cat All Natural Clumping Litter

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope the new year is being good to you so far.

I’ve got another product review for you – Smart Cat All Natural Clumping Litter. We got a bag for free from Pioneer Pet Products to try out.

Smart Cat All Natural Clumping Litter is made just from grass and nothing else. It’s biodegradable and has no fragrances or chemicals. It’s lighter than clay litter, softer under paw than the crystal litter we’ve been using, and mom thought it would be better for us than the crystals. It’s also a renewable resource so it’s easier on the environment.

20151220_120945Here’s the day mom set up the litter. I sniffed it, but wouldn’t use it at first. Candy and EK took to it right away. You can’t see because of where I’m standing, but there’s a low point in the litter box right there. An awful lot of litter got kicked out at that point. It made a big old mess. Mom had a picture of it, but couldn’t find it to put in the blog. If there’s anything bad to say about this litter, it’s that it tracks all over the place. It’s really really messy.

20151230_173809-001After a week, mom moved the old litter out of the bathroom and put the new litter in a higher sided box. You can see that it still made a mess, but not as big a mess as from the low sided box. I eventually started using the new litter, too. It controls smells better than any other clumping litter mom’s ever used. It clumps up well, too. The clumps do stick to the sides and bottom of the box, but not nearly as badly as the clay litter mom used to use for the kitties that came before me. As messy as it is, it works just as described and it’s made from good stuff. Like all clumping litters, it’s hard to sweep up because the pieces are so small, some of them go under the dust pan so mom has to vacuum it up. Mom hates the mess, but likes everything else about it. Compared to every other clumping litter she’s ever tried, this is hands down the very best she’s ever tried.

That said, we’re not a clumping litter household right now. Our comparison is to crystal litter, and the crystal litter is cleaner and more convenient to deal with, and controls odors just as well. So the consensus is, if we were a clumping litter household, we’d use Smart Cat All Natural Clumping Litter and we strongly recommend it to any of you using clumping litters. But since crystal litter is less messy, and we kitties like both litters the same, mom’s decided we’re going to stay a crystal litter household.

That’s it for today. Have a great week everyone!

Disclaimer – We got the litter free from Pioneer Pet Products to try out. As always, our opinions are our own.