Tuesday, December 08, 2015
I and Love and You Challenge
BUDDY: Hey, you're getting your breakfast first again. Why are you always so privileged when we are tasting a new food?
MARCUS: Any time Jan takes pictures of us with food, I get to eat in my private dining car so none of you can steal my food.
BUDDY: You mean so you can't steal our food. You sure do manage to worm your way into most of the pictures around here.
MARCUS: Why I never! Okay, I was the first one to the new food when the camera appeared and I'm so handsome Jan just had to include me.
SAM: I never heard of I and Love and You. It says on the bag it's a Nude Food. Does that mean we have to be naked when we eat it?
MERCI: When's the last time you dressed for dinner around here, Sam? "Nude Food" means it's real food with high protein and grain free, no fillers or artificial anything. This is the Poultry Palooza Recipe.
MARCUS: It looks like regular kibble to me. What's special about it?
MERCI: Let's see. The ingredient list is a long one. It reads, "turkey, chicken meal, turkey meal, lentils, garbanzo beans, tapioca, chicken fat (preserved with natural mixed tocopherols and citric acid), dried beet pulp, sweet potato, chicken, natural chicken liver flavor, chicken liver, chicken hearts, blueberries, chia seed, apple, spinach, tomato, carrot, fish oil, potassium chloride, olive oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), calcium carbonate, new zealand green mussel - a whole host of vitamins and minerals - dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried Trichoderma reesei fermentation extract, yucca schidigera extract and rosemary extract."
BUDDY: Wow, that list is longer than you are, Merci. Enzymes, prebiotics and probiotics for our tummies. Omegas 3 and 6 for healthy coats. Fatty acids and superfoods for joint support. Antioxidants for vitality. No corn, wheat or soy.
SAM: By the way, don't let Marcus' innocent look fool you. When Jan reached for the container, he tried to scoop a mouthful of kibble.
MARCUS: Here is our breakfast, all measured with 1/4 serving of the I and Love and You mixed with 3/4 of our regular food. Buddy's bowl is on the bottom right and it looks different because he has recently been eating a different food from the rest of us.
BUDDY:: Jan didn't even ask us if we want to do a 30 day challenge. She read the ingredients list and some information on the brand and jumped at the opportunity. Each recipe is approved by their holistic veterinarian.
SAM: Today is day four of the challenge, so we will graduate to 1/2 our regular food and 1/2 I and Love and You. By day nine, we should be 100% on the new kibble.
MERCI: We will let you know how this change in diet affects us over the next three plus weeks of our 30 day challenge. We are looking forward to it.
We were provided the food through Chewy.com for the challenge review, but we are not being paid. And any opinions expressed are our own!