Valetine’s Day Giveaway: THK Quickies!

You guys!

It’s the week of love and so I have prepared a few things for you pertaining to, that’s right, love. Today, I am giving away some delicious Quickies from The Honest Kitchen. These little heart-shaped treats look pretty tasty and come in a cute little can that’s all ready to be used as a Valentine. I realize the label has a dog on it, but I’ve been assured cats can eat them, too. Luckily, we have a varied committee here, so let’s see what the tasters thought of the Quickies:

The product. Notice the question mark where my Valentine's name should be.

The product. Notice the question mark where my Valentine’s name should be.

The testers arrive on scene. Two of them could not be roused from afternoon nap time.

The testers arrive on scene. Two of them could not be roused from afternoon nap time and so our panel was comprised of ladies only.

 

Made with only one ingredient, dehydrated haddock, these treats are a nice way to tell your pet you love them without giving them a bunch of nonsense, fillers, or unnecessary ingredients. Although, I can’t lie to you: I ate it before I realized it was heart-shaped.

This is the moment just before Mrs. Peabody used both claws to puncture MomFOD's hands to get the treat. We omitted that photo due to its violent nature.

This is the moment just before Mrs. Peabody used both claws to puncture MomFOD’s hands to get the treat. We omitted that photo due to its violent nature.

Doodle says "delicious!"

Doodle says “delicious!”

Verdict: They smell strong, they make an enticing sound in the can to let us know it’s time, and they taste great! Stumps up!

Love,

Crepes.

To enter to win a can of Quickies, leave a comment below letting me know you want to be entered before 10 pm CST on 2/13/14 (This Thursday.) ! One winner will be picked using Random.org and announced on Valentine’s Day! U.S. Residents only, please. (I’m so sorry, I love all my exotically located readers but must comply with shipping rules.)

**Disclosure: We were provided with Quickies to sample and to give away on our blog. No financial payment was received for this post and all opinions are our own.**

PS. Take a look to the right over there and just slightly up? See it? I am officially a Cat Writer’s Association Professional Member! It has finally happened and I am very proud. I feel so legit. Here it is again:

PPS. Have you been voting for “The Inheritance?” You know, just wondering. PLEASE don’t forget to click “I accept the terms and conditions,etc.” box BEFORE clicking “yes, enter me” or “no, thanks but count my vote anyway” or your vote doesn’t count!

 

Review & Giveaway: The Honest Kitchen’s ICE PUPS!

You Guys!

The Honest Kitchen sent me a free box of Ice Pups to review. Yes, I know I’m not a pup, but we have one in the house, so the demographic isn’t entirely biased towards cat. We cats here also figured we’d give it a whirl to see what it was all about. So, without further ado, let’s get on with our taste test!

Ice Pups

The Package

Ice Pups is a powdered product that comes in 16 individual packets. The ingredients list is: Dehydrated chicken, turkey, whey, dandelion, asparagus, watercress, honey, and parsley. I looked it up and, according to petmd.com, dandelion is on the list of ten herbs to improve cat health, having anti-inflammatory properties. Excellent.

Inside the box

Inside the box

The directions say you can make this cold, which requires you to whisk it with warm water and then chill it, or you can freeze it into actual pupsicles, OR, you can serve it as a Steamy Pups when it’s a little chilly outside.

We tasted it warm. MomFOD whisked it with a fork, and she had to whisk hard because it stays a little clumpy. The whisking action brought forth the taste testers, who were eager to get started.

Rocky was the first tester to arrive on scene.

Rocky was the first tester to arrive on scene.

One packet made 8 ounces of liquid, which was promptly consumed by the five of us. We repeatedly switched bowls to make sure no one else got a better tasting one. Turns out, they all tasted the same.

Five bowls for five tasters.

Five bowls for five tasters.

In the end, it was all consumed within minutes, though the package says we have two days to drink it after mixing. I think it’s an excellent product to help get extra fluids into your dog or cat, particularly if they’re dehydrated, ill, or have constipation like my brother Rocky. Maybe that’s why he was so eager to try it out.

Let me taste or I'll perish!

Let me taste or I’ll perish!

So, we give Ice Pups TWO STUMPS UP!

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The singular dog taster hoping to get in on the tasting action.

All the tasters hard at work.

All the tasters hard at work.

 

And now for the exciting part! We’re giving away a box of Ice Pups to one lucky reader.

Click here to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway!

It starts today, Monday the 12th and ends Friday the 16th. The winner will be contacted by email and announced by Monday the 19th. US Residents only, I’m afraid. Good luck! 🙂

Love,

Crepes.

Review: Pro Bloom Instant Goat’s Milk – Stumps Up or Down?

You Guys!

Today, I’d like to do a review of The Honest Kitchen’s Pro Bloom Instant Goat’s Milk. It was given to us as a sample in our BlogPaws bags and we gave it a try here at home. (Please note, I am also one of The Honest Kitchen’s Blog Partners, and we do receive 10% off in their online store for being a partner, but not for writing reviews.)

Me inspecting a few of the packets of Pro Bloom

Me inspecting a few of the packets of Pro Bloom

 

Last week, my mom FOD wrote a post about goat’s milk.  She feels like it’s healthy for us. I feel like it’s delicious. Mom FOD was getting her goat’s milk from a farmer, but it was often arriving frozen in large portions, which was hard for us little guys to polish off, so she was pleased to see this product from The Honest Kitchen in her BlogPaws bag. So, what is it?

Pro Bloom, pre hydration

Pro Bloom, pre hydration

Pro Bloom is a dehydrated goat’s milk that contains probiotics and digestive enzymes. According to The Honest Kitchen, it is not a raw food, because the milk is pasteurized prior to dehydration, but they do add in the probiotics after, which is helpful in maintaining some of goat’s milk’s health benefits. Some other nice things about Pro Bloom:

  • it’s pesticide- and herbicide-free
  • it contains no growth hormones
  • it contains no antibiotics
  • it’s from milk that comes from pasture-raised goats from the Pacific Northwest

The box comes with 16 packets of the powdered milk. After adding 8 ounces of warm water, you get to serve it to your pets. Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to two days, although in our house, there are no leftovers. The whole box makes 16 cups of milk and it retails online for $23.99.

After mixing

After mixing

Mom FOD has served it to us so far on three occasions. On the first two, all five of us loved it. On the most recent, four out of five pets enjoyed Pro Bloom. The other one had just eaten dinner and didn’t feel like indulging (he’s sort of a pansy when it comes to food. He actually stops when he’s full.)

Mom FOD appreciates that it’s a great way to get us to drink extra water, which cats don’t do much of on their own. It also helps get more water in Rocky’s diet. He gets constipated a lot and the extra water keeps things moving along.

Verdict: It’s a great product to have on hand for intermittent supplementation. It stores and travels well, is free of bad things and full of good things, and seems to be very palatable. It is a bit pricey to use for every day consumption, especially in multiple pet households, and we’d like to see that come down a bit, but I suppose paying for quality and convenience is not cheap. Overall, we give it two stumps up!

Four out of five in our household have never turned it down

Four out of five in our household have never turned it down (that’s me licking my lips because it’s tasty)