There are days when it seems like your pup had four hollow legs, and then there are days where it can be a struggle to get them to eat something–anything!– at all.
After a recent change in work environment my own pup had to adjust back to life as a stay-at-home dog. After nearly 3 years in a pet-friendly office it’s been a bit of a challenge for him (and me).
To help make the transition easier I knew it was important to make sure that he was eating a regular diet at consistent intervals throughout the day. TO accomplish this I turned to Petcurean’s new line of GO! Meal Mixers.
Each of the four Meal Mixers features a different protein (pork, turkey or salmon) and a variety of ingredients aimed at targeting certain health concerns. Just like how we take a multi vitamin each day to help fill in any gaps in our own nutrition, the Meal Mixers are ideal for supplementing your dog’s daily diet based on his or her specific requirements.
The Hip+ Joint formula, for example, includes Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulphate– two key components in the maintenance of healthy joints– and ingredients such as Tumeric which help with inflammation.
The Skin + Coat Care on the other hand targets dull and dry fur and skin with salmon. Salmon is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which are essential for shiny, healthy looking coats.
Lastly, Petcurean offers two Turkey-based Go! Meal Mixers: Digestive Health and Weight Control.
As you can see above, the ingredients in the turkey formulas are very similar. The primary difference is that the Digestive Health formula includes good bacteria (probiotics and prebiotics) that are essential for healthy gut flora.
Anyone who has ever had a small breed dog can likely attest to the fact that they tend to be a little picker when it comes to food. For this reason, we put our tiny taste testers Leo (7 year old Pm-Chi) and Chewy ( 7 year old Corgi) to work, to help Bachaesh try out the new delicious incentives.
Leo reviewed the Skin and Coat Care formula because as a Pom-Chi he has a lot of fur to keep looking lush and well maintained.
Chewy has had his fair share of tummy upsets. For this reason, we thought it would be a good idea to keep things neutral with the Digestive Health formula. The added pumpkin is great for keeping sensitive tummies settled.
After sampling the GO! Meal Mixers until the bags were emptied, the results were unanimous across the board- the Meal Mixers were a success! Not only were they great as a mix in with their daily meals (kibble or stews), but due to their small size they were also a fantastic addition to their treat balls, snuffle mats and kongs.
I was initially curious whether the fruits would be picked over by the dogs. Both Leo and Chewy’s owners found that the pups didn’t seem to mind having the fruit added…with the exception of the raspberries.
Bachaesh, despite loving the crunchy apple pieces, tended to eat around the two or three raspberries in his bowl which wasn’t a big deal for me. After all, we all have a food we tend to dislike more than others. My only word of caution would be to pick out the raspberries if your pup isn’t fond of them to ensure that they don’t leave any marks on light carpets.
Overall, the Go! Meal Mixers have been such a resounding success. It’s been great not having to worry about Bachaesh opting out of his morning meal. I feel reassured knowing that what he sees as a tasty treat is also a healthy supplement to his regular food. Also, the Meal Mixers are grain and potato free which is fantastic for extra sensitive breeds.
We’ll be adding GO! Meal Mixers to the shopping list for our next trip to the pet store!