Wednesday, May 20, 2015
MARCUS: Hey, why is my picture in black and white? It's supposed to be in color so folks can see how handsome I am.
RUSTY: Don't worry, Your Handsomeness. You look great in black and white.
MICAH: Yes, Jan was given the old camera with a 4 or so gb card, but it is evidently incapable of handling too many pictures at once.
CYNDI: The picture quality has deteriorated so badly with it only 1/3 full, she turned you black and white so we could at least see you.
PERCY: On the other hand, the camera could be getting ready to ... *whisper* die, so don't complain. You're the only canine whose picture made it into this post.
MARCUS: Okay, this is me waiting for the word so I can commence eating. Notice how I'm crouched over the bowl in order to be closer to the food. A cunning tactic for a smart dog.
MERCI: What is so enticing to Marcus? We dogs are about to taste test some Hill's Ideal Balance Crafted Shredded Beef Stew canned dog food.
High-quality protein helps maintain lean muscle & is easy to digest
Provides a nutrient rich taste that your dog will love
Made in Small Batches
Perfectly Balanced Nutrition
Made in the USA
PERCY; Well, when Jan opened the can, I did some taste testing of my own. I know I'm a cat but it was pretty good.
BUDDY: It does look tempting in the can, doesn't it. I wonder what is in it?
SAM: According to the label, the first ingredients listed are: Beef Broth, Beef, Carrots, Pork Liver, Green Peas, Rice, Potatoes, Rice Starch, Spinach, Powdered Cellulose, Chicken Fat, Sunflower Oil ... etc.
MERCI: Wait! Powdered cellulose? Isn't that sawdust?
MARCUS: Yes, according to a web search, it is. It's an indigestible fiber used as a filler. Jan just discovered there is powdered wood pulp in her parmesan cheese. She said she'll switch to the shredded but that has it too, to keep it from clumping.
SAM: It's evidently used in a number of pet and human foods, including some breads, ice cream, puddings, baked goods, crackers, and I don't know what all else. So if the humans can't get away from it, let's dig in!
BUDDY: Hmmm, this is good. What is it called again? Hill's Ideal Balance Crafted Shredded Beef Stew canned dog food.
We were not paid for this review. Chewy.com did provide samples for us to taste test, but any opinions are strictly our own.