Sunday, August 13, 2017

Oh My Gravy! Weruva BFF OMG! 'People Food for Cats'

Gus:  With International Cat Day happening on August 8, and Happy Healthy Cat Month in September, now is the perfect time to address the 'cat in the room'—and that's your feline friend's diet. I'll be the first to admit my own diet isn't 'purr'fect.  I only like fresh running water.  As a result, I'm not nearly as hydrated as I need to be.  This can lead to urinary tract issues.. I struggled to understand how I could address this issue. After all, the Mama won't leave the faucet on all the time.  But then I realized I wasn't alone—I was just experiencing one of the three most common cat concerns: picky eating, weight gain, and urinary tract issues. 

I learned about the Big 3 by partnering with Weruva —a luxurious, natural pet food dubbed "people food for cats" which is launching a full line of gluten, grain, and carrageenan-free cat food in honor of International Cat Day. It's called B.F.F. OMG! (that stands for Best Feline Friend, Oh My Gravy), and it's all about preventing these Big 3 Cat Concerns.


If your cat has any of these, you might want to consider changing their diet: 
>> Is your cat picky? Picky eating is usually a problem with texture, since cats are carnivores whose tongues and teeth are perfectly evolved for meat-eating. It's easy to see why a cat might dislike something without real shreds of meat—would you eat a steak with the texture of tapioca? Weruva's food features these shreds of real meat right off the bone, which is why I cat took to it like a duck to water (or a cat to gravy)!
>> Got a fat cat? The problem is in the kibble. It's filled with unnecessary carbs, which are almost impossible for cats to process (they don't produce amylase, an enzyme which helps humans digest their food). Weruva’s B.F.F. OMG! has no kibble to worry about because it’s 100% real meats in their true form. 
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>> UT-why? Urinary tract issues often stem from dehydration—even if you're giving your cat plenty of water. In the wild, cats stay hydrated through the food they eat instead of what they drink. Cats are used to 'eating' their water—but most wet foods don't have nearly enough hydration to keep them satisfied. All of the products in Weruva's B.F.F. OMG! line are over 85% hydration, which satisfies my hydration needs.


I love Weruva products because they are considered ‘people food for pets.’ The new line of B.F.F. OMG! cans and pouches feature land proteins like boneless and skinless white chicken breast, salmon, beef, duck, lamb and more. All recipes are grain, gluten, and carrageenan free. And if you are a BPA-free home, check out the pouches because they are are BPA-free. Best of all, the Beatles Kittens and I love it!



Weruva sent us a BFF OMG bundle.  It included some Skittles and sticker for the Mama and a couple toys and delicious food for us kitties to try. 


Health isn't just for humans, and I'm glad I took the time to learn how to eat healthy. Even better, in the process, I found a great new food. I don't have a favorite flavor, but you can read about them all at http://www.weruva.com/. You can also explore the whole B.F.F. OMG! lineup there, and find a flavor your cat will 'paw'sitively adore, at Chewy.com


Has your cat experienced one of the Big 3 Cat Concerns? Share your experience in the comments!










Disclosure:  We received the Weruva's BFF OMG bundle free in exchange for our honest review.  We only share information that we believe is relevant to our readers.  

Monday, August 7, 2017

Things We Love #ChewyInfluencer

Gus:  These minions students eat a lot!  When Chewy offered to send us a Blue Buffalo Wilderness variety pack, we didn't turn them down!


The variety pack comes with three flavors - Duck, Chicken and Salmon.


It is high in protein and 100% grain-free.  Both things that growing kittens need.


The Mama likes it because it doesn't make the kittens gassy like other food and their poo doesn't stink quite as bad.


We weren't really concerned whether or not the kittens would like the food.  They like almost everything.


Instead we thought we would do a taste test to see if they liked a specific flavor more than the others.


So which one did they like best?


Whatever kind their brother was eating!


I tried all of the flavors as well.  Someone had to lick the bowls clean!  All flavors were delicious!



We love Chewy.com!  They have excellent customer service and their auto-ship feature makes it convenient to get things we use all the time like cat litter!

Wanna know the best part of ordering from Chewy?  The boxes!  We used a Chewy box to make the yellow submarine for the Beatles kittens.  They still have a a blast playing in it!





Disclosure:  We received the food from Chewy.com in exchange for our honest review.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun
Lyrics by George Harrison

Here comes the sun,
Doo, doo, doo, doo
Here comes the sun
And I say it's all right


Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it's all right

Ringo

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it's all right

George

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

John

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been clear
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,
And I say it's all right
It's all right

Paula
Gus:  We've had lots of rain and flooding here.  We thought everyone could use a little sunshine.

Gus:  I bet you are all singing "doo doo doo doo"  right about now!




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Saturday, July 29, 2017

It's Been a Hard Day's Night

It's Been a Hard Day's Night
Lyrics by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

It's been a hard day's night, and I been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright

John

You know I work all day to get you money to buy you things
And it's worth it just to hear you say you're going to give me everything
So why on earth should I moan, 'cause when I get you alone
You know I feel OK

Ringo

When I'm home everything seems to be right
When I'm home feeling you holding me tight, tight

George

It's been a hard day's night, and I been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright, ow

Paula

So why on earth should I moan, 'cause when I get you alone
You know I feel OK

John

When I'm home everything seems to be right
When I'm home feeling you holding me tight, tight
It's been a hard day's night, and I been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night, I should be sleeping like a log

Ringo

But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright

George

You know I feel alright
You know I feel alright

Paula

Hope you are all feelin' alright!
Love, the Beatles Kittens


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An Encore Performance

The band is back together at Purr's Training Acatemy for an encore performance.  They were neutered (more on that later) on Thursday.  While they were there, they were tested for FIV.  Unfortunately, three out of the four tested positive for FIV.  Because of this they were retested.  They are back with us while we are waiting the results from the lab.



Hopefully, the test will come back negative but even if it doesn't that doesn't mean the kittens have FIV.  Kittens can carry FIV antibodies from their mother for up to six months.  They do not necessarily have the actual virus. When testing they check for antibodies not the virus.  So even if these results are positive, they will keep testing over the next couple months to see if they've shed the antibodies from their mother.



Unfortunately, Kansas where we are located is the only state in the country that doesn't allow shelters to adopt out FIV+ cats.  If the results from the lab come back as positive, the Beatles Kittens will need to be transferred to another state.  Any shelter or rescue group outside of Kansas want four super sweet possibly FIV+ kittens?  ;)



I promised to tell you more about the Beatles Kittens being neutered.  Everyone but Paul was neutered on Thursday.  Don't worry!  Paul was altered as well but SHE was spayed.  Paul is actually Paula.  That's right!  Paula is a girl!  We don't know what the Mama saw when she checked the gender but she missed that one and didn't check again.  Oops!  Surprise!