Hello everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates–we’ve all been mad busy! Please forgive us!
To distract you, here’s a lovely product that we don’t have (yet) here in Singapore! hehe!
Stella and Chewy’s!
It’s a big packet! Only one size for cats, though!
As with most freeze-dried/dehydrated goods, Stella and Chewy’s isn’t cheap. This cost $24 USD without shipping! As Singapore isn’t quite ready for better feeding of pets just yet (because better feeding often equals to more money spent), I doubt if you’d be able to find this any time soon, OR that it would stay for very long.
Right now (or rather, some time ago already) , Ziwipeak has begun disappearing from the shelves of shops, and even Pet Lovers Centre stock it only at selected outlets. A quick trip down to NEX to grab a bag of Ziwipeak dried had me all disappointed 😦 The sales person said they only stock a couple of bags a week.
I live in mortal fear that one day K9 Feline Natural will either 1.) be recalled or 2.) not stocked locally because of dwindling customer interest.
BIG BIG SIGH!
What you’ll find inside. Sort of like K9 Feline Freeze Dried, BUT more crumbly. It annoys me a bit because when I pick one of these up:
I’d get crumbs all over my fingers. And then inexplicably I feel like licking them hehe. 😛
You know that feel you get when you finish a bag of cheese balls and have cheesy fingers? Yep, that’s it! It doesn’t help that this smells edible as well.
This is good for training!
Here are the ingredients:
Ingredients: Chicken (ground with bone), Chicken Liver, Chicken Gizzard, Pumpkin Seed, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Phosphate Monobasic, Choline Chloride, Dried Pediococcus acidilactici fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, Taurine, Tocopherols (preservative), Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Riboflavin, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement.
I like that it has only one plant material here for fibre: Pumpkin Seed! Many dehydrated products out there have too much plant material in them.
Just a word of caution though: many companies will claim that their product is ‘free of artificial preservatives’ because of growing awareness of feeding better food for their pets. So instead, they use Vitamin E and C, because these are ‘natural’. As always, ‘natural’ does not mean ‘good’–a belladonna plant is certainly natural, but it’ll kill you anyway!
Using Vitamin E and C as preservatives has led to all sorts of problems in pets (because companies already add vitamin E for supplement, so that’s just extra vitamin E in the food), so do read the labels carefully and rotate your pets’ food.
Here’s a video of the cats with Stella and Chewy’s Chick Chick Chicken dinner. Decided to do taste-testing after dinner to see how much the furry ones would like it! And they do!
At the time of posting, we have 3/4 of a bag of Stella and Chewy’s Chick Chick Chicken Dinner left to share! Is anyone interested? Do email us or drop us a text message!
Categories: Freeze-dried Raw, Raw Snacks and Tidbits
Just to add that pumpkin seeds are a good natural intestinal dewormer. Dewormers from vets are chemicals and more often than not, will cause diarrhoea (sign of poisoning!) than to do what it’s supposed to (kill and remove the worms) because there aren’t worms in the first place but pumpkin seeds are natural and won’t cause these problems.
With regards to S&C’s Chick Chick Chicken, I’ve written to S&C myself and clarified that the formula meets the nutritional needs of dogs as well, although I won’t feed their chicken formula for dogs to cats due to the added fruit and vegetables and the differences in the nutritional balances, although owners who find the cat formula too crumbly may prefer the medallions of the dog formula easier to manage (just feed less and you need to close 2 eyes to the added veg and fruit!)
Tip for those who are looking for Ziwipeak in Singapore: Here’s a list of retailers (Psst… psst… most of them, especially those in the neighbourhood pet shops sell at least 10% cheaper than PLC)
MANY KITTY KISSES FOR YOU. AWESOME!