Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday Word—Chicken

I’m here on my prayer rug to talk about a topic near and dear to me. Food.

When TW was at Blogpaws last month, she brought home a lot of samples for me to try. She really scored at the Chicken Soup for the Soul® booth. They gave her a 5-lb bag of their Indoor with Hairball Control Formula kibble. Disclaimer: Even though we received the food for free, we received no green papers and the opinions are honest and my own. No one tells this little ghetto kitteh what to say or eat. Na mean?

Being as this is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month, I thought I’d begin this review by telling you how the company created their new pet food packaging which shows the loving, devoted relationship between humans and their pets. They partnered with Outreach to Pets in Need (OPIN), a shelter in Stamford, CT, and found 11 models who were recently rescued, looking to find their furever homes or adopted. The model on the Indoor with Hairball Control, Goblin, was adopted at six months of age after being surrendered twice. Goblin’s story is much like my own. I was finally adopted by the peeps at around six or seven months old after being returned at least once.

What kind of food does the company make?  Like the name implies, the company makes food designed to capture the warmth and comfort of eating food made from the highest quality ingredients but served with love. They make noms for kittens, senior cats, adult cats and indoor cats. Their kibble is enriched with antioxidants, vitamin E and Selenium. Slow cooking preserves flavor and goodness. It contains probiotics, chelated minerals and L-Carnitine to turn fat into energy and keep me healthy.


My Review. I couldn’t wait to taste this soul food. It contains chicken, turkey, duck and salmon! I’m just guessing TW served the food with love cos she slopped it down in front of me placed it down on my colorful summer place mat and started click click clicking away on the flashy box. Normally I get less than 1/4 of a cup of kibble to supplement my stinky goodness and that lasts me an entire week since TW doesn’t like to feed me kibble. Most kibble gives me itchies and early indications are this is better than most. She gave me a heaping 1/4 of a cup so it would look good for the camera. I scarfed it up like I hadn’t eaten in a week. See for yourself.


I gave it four paws up. TW was a little more cautious. She thought it contained too many fruits and veggies since cats are obligate carnivores. I love food with cranberries and superfruits so don’t listen to her. Make no mistake; it also contains healthy stuff like flaxseed and dried chicory root and has no artificial coloring or flavoring. It does contain two grains—rice and barley—but, hey, have you ever heard of good chicken soup without rice? This food sticks to my ribs.

I love love loved the kibble and TW admits as kibble goes, it’s healthier than the brand I was eating. She would buy it for me. I’d recommend it to my furrends who eat kibble but a cat’s diet shouldn’t consist solely of kibble. Cats need the moisture in canned food. The company does makes canned food which contain no byproducts or meal but does contain carrageenan so if you’re a fussy cat parent like TW, be advised.


Chicken Soup for the Soul® donates a portion of all proceeds to the Humpty Dumpty Institute and supports its commitment to improving the environment and the lives of people and animals around the world. They also donate food to rescue shelters and to new pet owners to encourage adoptions. It makes me feel extra good that by eating this soul food, I’m making a different for shelter cats. Remember, this is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.

Thank you Chicken Soup for the Soul for letting me try this delish kibble.


34 comments:

Kwee Cats and Art said...

Okay, you had us at the word "chick-hen". And we notice you left a handy link to these wonderful Chick-hen people. So, from here, we are going there. We appreciate TW bringing that home, and you bravely trying it out. We think now we gotta get our paws on some of this stuff.

Carma Poodale Allen said...

I didn't get any of that. Molly Mew has to have fresh tuna so I would want to eat the chickyum. Maybe its a good thing I didn't get to bring any home. Now I wish I had a piece of chickyum.
Glad you liked the food and its great to learn more about the company. I do trust your refined tastes in chickyum.

Patty Woodland said...

The Farm cats are enjoying this kibble too. You really are scarfing it down

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I keep hoping that enough humans complain about carageenan that they stop putting it in cat food and my human can buy me a wider variety of brands.

PL Keenor said...

My Toffee says: "Free fooooooddddd. Yummmmmmmmmmmmm!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Chicken is Ashton's favorite word, too! She isn't allowed to have kibble, but she wants you to eat a little extra for her.

Brian said...

That was a mighty yummy review CK!

Jeanne Melanson said...

Hey there! Great review! I also have to say that I LOVE your "about yourself" blurb. I didn't know you'd been a ghetto cat. My Jessie Cat was a feral cat too so you have something in common! Take care!

Simba said...

Great review, CK.

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

That food sounds great...sign us up! Great review :)

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

What a great review. We do wish a lot of these companies offered a small bag to try before committing to a big 5lb+ bag of food. so many times individual cat tastes vary.

Penelope TheCatFromHell said...

Oh WOW! That sounds yummy! Mommy is going to look for it the next time she goes shopping in the states!
Kisses
Nellie

Mariodacat said...

Good post CK and I will give it a try once the vet releases me from a diet. Shhh, I gained .04 last time. So I have to lose that plus .02 more for a total of .06. Then I'll be at goal.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Wow, looks like good stuff! I saw chicken and I was all, wooo might be good for my kitties! But then they had to sneak in salmon.. fish! Why can't someone make chicken food without adding fish? Poor Leo, so hard to find him food without the fish that causes urine crystals, sigh! So glad you liked it though, love the idea of putting adopted cats on the bag!

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Lovely post!!!

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

I love their canned food!!

Jean Neilson said...

Very interesting. I didn't realize dry food could be one of the reasons for itchiness. Kali has now scratched all the fur out of one patch and at times when I touch her she acts like I touched her with a hot poker. This calls for more investigating. They are on Siamese dry food which Shoko is thriving on but Kali has this dryness problem.

Jean

meowmeowmans said...

That stuff sounds pretty delicious, CK! Moosey says he understands about the cranberries and superfruits. Of course, his favorite snack is lettuce...

Hugs to you, TW and Pop!

The Swiss Cats said...

Great review, that sounds yummy ! Purrs

Robin Mudge said...

I got some of this food too and my kitties loved it! I really like that they are helping all of those homeless kitties by putting their stories on the bags :) You look like you couldn't get enough of this food, CK! That first photo is very stunning by the way.
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

Anonymous said...

Aaaaaasw Ck yous look so adowable. And yous look like yous weally enjoyin' dat bag of noms. We haven't twied ours yet, but it duz look good. Hope yous have a gweat day.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

da tabbies o trout towne said...

ck...thiz iza grate ree view & how awesum iz that they give back like they due !!! ♥♥♥

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

It sure looks like you haven´t been eating for a week or two , CK :)

XOXO

Christy Paws said...

We aren't allowed to have dry food but you sure make it look yummy!

Tamago said...

Wow looks like you really liked it! This is a great review and information with some pros and cons. Overall it sounds a great food! I love your colorful place mat. It's very pretty :-)

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Clearly TW has been starving you. I am glad you enjoyed your dry kibble. I agree that dry food isn't the best, but I have one kitty that won't eat anything but dry. Last week, I got a free sample of the same brand, but it was weight loss and KaTwo really likes it.

The Island Cats said...

Hey, how did the mom miss out on this food at BlogPaws? She's got some 'splainin' to do.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I am going to send the Human to Pet Smart to see if she can find me some-a that stuff. Cause you make it sound so good I WANT a bag of my furry own. XOXOXOXOX

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Ohh I used to feed this kind to my kitties! Love this stuff!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Fur Everywhere said...

We are really glad you like this food, CK! The Mom used to go to a special natural pet food store to get us our noms, and hers always wondered about this brand. Hers wanted to let us try it someday, but then Carmine got so sick and we have been eating prescription noms ever since. It does sound quite yummy, though!

Noodle Cat said...

Looks nummy! Happy Thursday...

Noodle and crew

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Great review, CK! It looks like the food is super yummy.

Deb Barnes said...

Chicken aside, since I am a vegetarian, the food sounds yummy enough for me to eat! Great review! Purrs from Deb and the Zee and Zoey kitties

Groovy Goldendoodles said...

Even though I don't have a cat, the food sounds like a real kitchen winner!