I’m a believer in keeping things exciting for your pet. I don’t know about you, but I hate eating left overs. As a self-proclaimed “foodie,” the thought of eating the same thing day after day nearly brings me to tears. I can only imagine how a dog who eats the same food every day of his life must feel.
That’s why I try to rotate my dog’s food. I’m always sure to make the transition gradual, but I find that buying high quality, organic/grain free foods pose fewer gastrointestinal upsets when changing foods than other low quality brands. As a blogger, I’m always looking for new foods and treats to try, and nobody enjoys these tests more than my 5 year old Shorkie, Bachaesh.
When Bachaesh’s most recent bag of food was nearly empty I decided that it was time to try something new this time. A friend told us about how her Standard Poodle loves Stella & Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble. We’ve been fond of Stella & Chewy’s Freeze Dried Mixers for a long time (we use them as treats!), so I was intrigued to learn that Stella & Chewy’s has added to their line of products.
If you’re like me, you may be wondering what it means to be “raw coated.” Essentially, Stella and Chewy’s oven bake their kibbles in small batches to ensure a less processed food, and then roll them in their freeze dried raw blend. The result? A kibble your dog won’t be able to resist.
If you’ve been one of our readers for a while, you may know that Bachaesh is a picky eater. He will either turn his nose up at something completely, or he will sniff and take time to “think about it” before he eats anything. As soon as I put some of the Raw Coated kibble down, he ate it right up!
What attracted me to the Raw Coated food was its fresh spin on kibble, and its list of ingredients. You won’t find questionable ingredients in this food. Instead, you’ll see ingredients like beef, chickpeas, beef tripe, organic fruits, organic vegetables, and added vitamins and probiotics.
Best of all, there are no ingredients from China, nor any wheat, corn or soy.
Stella & Chewy’s Raw Coated kibble comes in five main proteins (cage-free chicken, grass-fed beef, cage-free duck, grass-fed lamb, and wild-caught whitefish) and features two special chicken recipes, formulated for small breeds and puppies. The bags also come in three different sizes (3.5 lbs, 10lbs and 22lbs). This means that you can change up your dog’s food whenever it suits you, and if you want to try a new flavour, you don’t have to invest in a huge bag. But, let’s be honest… your pup is going to devour it.
I’m loving this new food, and will continue to purchase it in the future. I’m sure Bachaesh can’t wait to see what flavour we’ll try next. I’ll have to figure out what’s next pretty soon, though–the bag is almost empty!
TIP: If you’re looking to jazz up your dog’s diet but aren’t ready to commit to a full food transition, try using a raw coated kibble in your dog’s treat ball!