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Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a pet make you feel guilty for eating your food.
You can’t see this, but I have both of my hands up.
Phoebe likes to pace back and forth when I’m eating while Chloe sits and stares at me longingly. They both turn into furry vacuums at the first sign of crumbs, which makes mealtime stressful, to say the least.
Yes, I’m guilty of giving the occasional bites of human food to my pets. I can only take the begging for so long and somehow they make me feel cruel for enjoying my meals when they won’t even touch their own. I was desperate for dog and cat foods that would make them stop begging for my food and get them excited to eat theirs.
Then it happened. Phoebe and Chloe got to try some new food and I found a little slice of happiness myself. Both of my fur babies are excited about Petcurean NOW FRESH™ wet food and things have started to look up.
Chloe is high maintenance when it comes to how and what she eats. She’ll only eat out of a plate – no bowls and nothing metallic or dark colored. There must be a clean pillow slip beside her food or she won’t go near it. She “buries” the food with the pillow slip and goes back and forth covering and uncovering it, eating a bite here and there. Also, she won’t eat kibble unless it’s served on the side – none on top or underneath -of her wet food.
She’s a weirdo, but I love her and her quirky personality.
The first time I sat a plate of the NOW FRESH Grain Free Small Breed Shredded Turkey recipe she completely ignored the pillow slip and dove right into her food. It usually takes her a while to warm up to a new food, but she went right for it this time. There were no leftovers either, but she did use the pillow slip to cover her plate when she was done.
I think she did it just to annoy Phoebe. They bicker like cats and dogs, wink wink.
I’m not sure if it was the smell of the food, the obvious signs of vegetables (this girl loves her veggies!), or what that drew her in. All I know is that she loves NOW FRESH wet food recipes, so I do too.
And best of all, Petcurean’s NOW FRESH Grain Free Small Breed recipes are made with ingredients that support oral health and fresh breath, which never hurts. There’s definitely an appreciated difference, her kisses aren’t nearly as smelly!
I also love how NOW FRESH stew, pâté, shredded and minced recipes can be a complete and balanced meal or a midday snack or even a meal topper. That makes it a great food to have on hand so you can change up mealtimes. Chloe doesn’t like having the same thing over and over so variety is important with her. I can’t wait to pick up some NOW FRESH Grain Free Small Breed Pork Pâté to add more variety and texture to her diet.
Phoebe has his own little quirks, mainly he wants everything Chloe has, including her food. Thankfully Petcurean NOW FRESH also over delivers on cat food, too. The new NOW FRESH Grain Free Cod Pâté recipe was an instant hit with Phoebe and he’s always begging for seconds.
I love that I’m feeding my cat and dog fresh foods that are healthy, and that they are actually excited to eat it.
All of the NOW FRESH recipes are non-GMO and made with 100% fresh meats. Even the fruits and vegetables like potatoes, carrots, peas, cranberries, sweet potatoes and apples are fresh.
The NOW FRESH wet food recipes are also made with bone broth, which adds a meaty flavor that pets love and for cats, encourages moisture ingestion which is so important for those that are water-averse.
Since the dog and cat NOW FRESH wet food packaging is similar to each other, they don’t bicker over each other’s food. Phoebe doesn’t even seem worried that Chloe may have something better in her plate. It’s like he knows they’re equally delicious and nutritious.
When I first saw the NOW FRESH Tetra Pak® cartons I had a flashback to grade school. They remind me of the juice boxes we had at lunch, minus the foil covered straw hole. The cartons open similarly and can be reclosed to keep food fresh between meals.
These cartons are a nice change from aluminum cans and plastic tray. Tetra Pak® cartons are made from 69% renewable materials and FSC-paperboard. They’re 100% recyclable and BPA-free.
Petcurean just added seven new recipes to its popular NOW FRESH wet food line for dogs and cats. Be sure to pick up a variety. The new NOW FRESH recipes are available at pet specialty retailers nationwide. You can pick them up for $3.99 for the 12.5oz dog recipes, and $2.99 for the 6.4oz small breed dog and 6.4oz cat recipes.
Head over to the NOW FRESH website to learn more and find a retailer near you.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Petcurean.