The Monthly Meow: Halo Holistic Wild Whitefish & Salmon Dry Cat Food

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Welcome back to the Monthly Meow!

Yes, it’s been awhile, but a whole lot has happened in my life in the past few months, including traveling for my best friend’s wedding, dealing with some health problems, and my roommate getting a new puppy!

But today, we’re here to talk about my forever favorite furry creature in my life, Daechir.


As you can see, she’s clearly a big fan of the new puppy, Brutus, as she gives him the side eye.

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As you know, this series is made possible by! Easily my favorite place on earth to get all of my pet supplies. A big thank you to them for sending us the Halo Holistic Wild Salmon and Whitefish* dry cat food!


(Formally known as Spot’s Stew) 


This dry food formulation is packed with whole  wild caught meat, non-gmo sweet potatoes, blueberries, cranberries, and more, as well as completely avoiding any other artificial junk our cat food doesn’t need. Featuring the ‘Dream-Coat’ supplement to promote healthy skin and a silky coat! Available in 3 lb, 6 lb, and 11.5 lb bags, and ranges in price from $16.57-$36.02 on

If you’ve been a reader of this series, you’re aware that Daechir is incredibly picky with foods and will almost rarely even give something a try. As we can clearly see in the photo below, she loves this! As does my roommate’s cat, so it’s a crowd-pleaser all around.

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This has a very strong fishy scent that is irresistible to cats, but rather pungent to the rest of us, so bear that in mind.

However, I think this is a wonderful food packed with natural, healthy nutrients that are essential for your feline friend at a very reasonable price point. Two paws up from us!


And with that, we’ll end today’s post. I hope you’ve enjoyed it, and be sure to subscribe to receive email notifications of future posts!

Again, big thanks to!






The Monthly Meow : Purina Pro Plan Protein Crunch Cat Snacks

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Welcome back!

I know, it’s been a long time, but if you follow my Instagram, I’ve explained that my life got a little hectic in the past few months. To condense it all, I’ve moved into a new place and will be starting a new job come the new school year, boyfriend started a new job, etc. But as of now, we are back in motion and there will be regular posts again! Thank you to all of you who have been so patient with me during this time and stuck around. Now, let’s get into today’s post.


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This beautiful creature has been working hard on trying out the Purina Pro Plan Protein Crunch Cat Snacks*, which we received courtesy of!

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For a little info about this product; this retails for $4.46 for 2.1 oz, which equals out to about 60 treats per bag, approximately.

The key benefits are as follows: (copied from  

  • All natural, high protein snacks made with real turkey to feed your cat’s natural instinct
  • Contains 45% protein for energy, strength and lean muscle
  • Added taurine for maximum health benefits
  • With no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, you can feel good about offering your cat these delectable snacks
  • These treats were created with a taste and texture your cat will love! 

If you’ve been a reader of these posts for awhile, you’d know that I typically try to feed Daechir as healthy of food as she’s willing to eat, so I’m really happy that there are no gross ingredients in these!

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So, the ingredients definitely make me happy, but how did the pickiest cat EVER feel?

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I typically use a photo tent for my photography, so when I opened up the bag to take a photo of the treats she jumped right in the tent! She really enjoys these and comes running when she hears the bag.

So to wrap this up, these are awesome! Great ingredients, great price point, and they please my very hard to please kitty. These get a big thumbs up from me!

And with that, we end today’s post!

Thank you so much for reading, and thank you to for sending us this product to try out!

Thanks for stopping by!



**This post is NOT sponsored. Product was sent via for an honest review.

The Monthly Meow : Orijen Wild Boar Cat Treats

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Welcome back to the next installment of the Monthly Meow!

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This is the series where we review a kitty-friendly product with my favorite alien-faced furball, Daechir!

This month we had the opportunity to try the Orijen Wild Boar Freeze Dried Treats.*

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This product is made from pure and natural wild boar raised free-range in Alberta, Canada, and retails for $7 on for 1.25oz (approx. 100 treats)

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Orijen makes these treats in their own freeze dry kitchens without cooking or the use of preservatives so all nutrients are fully retained! As you can see, there are only 2 ingredients, boneless wild boar and boar liver, which I really appreciate.

If you’ve been here for any length of time, you’ll know that I typically go for food and treats that are very natural for Daechir, which can be incredibly difficult because she’s VERY VERY picky.

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However, I’m really happy to share with you that she really enjoys these treats! Something about these are very enticing to her, so if you have a picky cat too, I think these could definitely be a winner for you too.

To wrap up my thoughts, Daechir loves these, and I love the quality and price of them. This is a total hit, and I’m very interested to try more from Orijen!

Big thank you to for sending us this product to try out, and thank you for reading it! If you enjoyed this, come back next month for another installment of The Monthly Meow.

As always,

thanks for stopping by!



*This post is NOT sponsored. Product was sent to me via for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

The Monthly Meow : Taste Of The Wild Rocky Mountain Canned Cat Food

Welcome back!

Today’s post is a personal monthly favorite of mine, The Monthly Meow, where we review a feline product sent to us by!

Before we get into things, let’s take a peek at today’s talent.

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You can see her here in her natural habitat, curled up in a pile of blankets. Something tells me she wasn’t appreciating the impromptu photo shoot.

This month we had the opportunity to try out the Taste of the Wild Rocky Mountain Canned Food.

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This is available in two options; 3 oz cans in a case of 24 ($17), and 5 oz cans in a case of 24 ($31) on

The key benefits of this food are as follows;

  • Grain-free diet with real salmon, chicken liver and roasted venison
  • Supplemented with vegetables and fruits, this formula delivers antioxidants to help give your furry friend a healthy lifestyle
  • A great-tasting complement to the Rocky Mountain Feline dry formula, or a stand-alone diet for your special cat
  • Perfect combination of animal proteins will provide your cat with ideal protein nutrition for a lean body and optimal amino acid nutrition
  • Lowers carbohydrate intake and increases water intake, both important features in feline nutrition

I’m relatively familiar with Taste Of The Wild, as it’s what we were feeding the puppies before we decided to make the switch to American Journey. The brand is typically known for having very high quality grain free food.

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As you can see, there’s a really interesting array of ingredients. However, the highest concentration of ingredients are all meat and meat products which I greatly appreciate.


This food isn’t a solid pate as you may think, but actual chunks of meat suspended in a thick broth.

As for the price, this is on par with other foods of this quality.

If you’ve been here for any length of time you’d know Daechir has become exceptionally picky when it comes to food, and I think I figured out why. After doing a little research a lot of people have noticed their cats having addictive responses to Friskies, so as a result of that, Daechir wasn’t super interested in this which I found strange, since something like this is usually right up her alley. Because of that, I take no points away from this food for that and I will be working to wean Daechir off of Friskies. If anyone has any helpful tips on doing so, please let me know!

Check back to my blog in a few weeks, because I’m going to have a kitty guest star try this out and give you his thoughts on this food, along with other things Daechir hasn’t particularly enjoyed in the past.

When it comes to quality and price, this food gets a HUGE thumbs up from me! I’m really a fan of the Taste of the Wild brand. If you have been looking for a good grain free food for your furry friend, this definitely has my seal of approval!

That’ll do it for today’s post, thank you for reading and thank you to for sending this to us!



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The Monthly Meow : VetriScience Perio Plus Feline Bites

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Welcome back to our latest installment of The Monthly Meow! February marks a full year of doing this series, so thank you so much to and those of you who enjoy these posts for supporting it! It’s been a wonderful year, and I’m looking forward to the next.


This month, my favorite black cat, Daechir, is bringing you a review on the VetriScience Perio Plus Feline Dental Bites*. 

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These come in a  4.23oz  (60 pcs) size and retail for $4.79 on


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A look at the ingredients above, and a the benefits of this product. (Copied from

  • Support dental health in between cleanings with a dual action delivery system
  • Outer layer contains natural ingredients such as Yucca Schidigera Extract, Champignon Mushroom Extract, Cinnamon, Spirulina and Parsley work together to freshen breathe and cleanse the mouth
  • Inner core contains minerals such as Zinc and Taurine to support gum health
  • High palatability that even the most finicky felines will love these chews
  • Helps reduce the buildup of bacteria 

As you can see, these have super high quality ingredients and come in at a low price tag, which is totally up my alley.


The little flower shape is super cute, and they’re not too hard, so they’d be good for mature cats or cats with dental issues.

However, Daechir just really isn’t a fan of these. She’ll lick them until they’re soggy and gross, but won’t actually eat them. The only way I can get her to eat them is by putting them into her food, which totally works for me. If I can get her to eat a healthy treat that is this good for her, I’ll do it any way I can. It isn’t necessarily inconvenient.

So to sum it up, I think these are great treats. Vet quality at an affordable price, doesn’t get much better than that. Even though Daechir wouldn’t eat them outright, she’ll eat them in her food so I give one to her every meal.

However, Daechir does prefer the Prime Taste Dental Treats* (specifically the Super Salmon flavor), also available at

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These are $2, and they’re tooth-shaped, which is cute, and something about the shape actually forces her to chew them instead of just inhaling them.


They work really well, and keep her breath not smelling exactly like Friskies, which is a huge plus when she’s breathing in my face at 2 in the morning. (I did purchase these myself, in case you were wondering. I blog with Chewy, but I’m also a loyal customer!)

Either way, if the VetriScience treats seem like something your furry friend would enjoy, I do recommend them. If you’ve got a super picky cat like I do, slip one in their food at meal time or go with the Prime Taste treats, since they seem a little more appealing to finicky cats.

And that’ll do it for today’s post! I hope you’ve enjoyed it, and if you have please be sure to stop by next month for the next Monthly Meow post!

As always,

thanks for stopping by!




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The Monthly Meow: Evanger’s Nothing But Natural Gently Dried Beef Heart Treats

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Welcome back to the next installment of The Monthly Meow! Can you believe we’ve been doing these for almost a year? Crazy!

If you’re not familiar, The Monthly Meow is when we review a product for our feline friends, courtesy of and my cat, Daechir.

This month we’ll we talking about the Evanger’s Gently Dried Beef Heart Treats.* These are not only for cats, but dogs and ferrets.

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This 3.5 oz bag retails for $8.39 on, very fair for 100% whole meat hand cut treats, in my opinion.

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As you can see, the only ingredient is beef heart, which is exactly what I want to see from pet treats.  Now, let’s look at some of the benefits listed from

  • Single ingredient beef hearts are nutrient dense treats that can be a treat, training award, food topper, or reconstituted in warm water for 3-5 minutes for a savory snack.
  • Grain-free, gluten-free product, endorsed by the cRc Kosher for Passover.
  • No additives or artificial ingredients
  • Highly palatable treats are perfect for finicky or picky pets
  • Suitable for both dogs & cats  

Now I initially thought ‘gently dried’ meant that they would still have a bit of softness to them, and completely neglected the fact that they say “extra crunchy” on the front of the package. Let me tell you, that is 100% true. These say they can be reconstituted in warm water, but it didn’t really work for me.

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Because of the extreme crunchiness, Daechir just really didn’t have any interest in them. She would maybe lick them, but they were just a little much for her. However, the dogs LOVED these. They absolutely couldn’t get enough, and loved the super crunchy texture. So if your cat (or pet) has dental issues, I wouldn’t recommend this for them. But for our 7 month old puppies, these were a smash hit.

As you can see in the photo, these are actually very large treats. Before giving them to the dogs I would snap them in half, because one per each seems like a lot to me and a possible choking hazard, but that’s up to your discretion.  If your dogs don’t double as Dysons, that may not be a concern to you.

Overall, my cat had zero interest in these. But, I think they’re an excellent value for quality, and the puppies were head over heels for these super crunchy beef heart chunks. Even though Daechir wasn’t a fan, I still give these a big thumbs up, and am interested in trying more from Evangers.


And with that, we’ll end today’s post. I hope you’ve enjoyed it, and if you have, be sure to subscribe to see more like this.

As always,

thanks for stopping by!



*This post is NOT sponsored. Treats were sent to me by for an honest review.

The Monthly Meow: VitalEssentials Freeze Dried Rabbit Treats

Welcome back to our next installment of The Monthly Meow, Halloween edition! So obviously, I have to share a few throwback photos of some of my favorite Halloween moments with my favorite black cat.

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This October, we had the opportunity to try out the VitalEssentials VitalCat Freeze Dried Rabbit Treats!


If you’ve been a fan of this little series, you’ll know that my favorite treats to feed Daechir are natural, grain free snacks. And these might be a new favorite.


As you can see, the ingredients are just rabbit meat and organs. I love how the back of the packaging really gives you all the information you would want and need about the product, even detailing the process of how they freeze dry the products.

These retail for $4.49 on, making it the most affordable place to purchase these.

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From an owner’s standpoint, these are the BEST freeze dried treats I’ve ever come across. I’ve had issues with other brand’s being very flaky and falling apart before I even get a chance to give them to Daechir. These are much more solid, and completely keep their shape, while still being easy for cats and kittens to eat. I would even feel comfortable traveling with these, because they’re completely mess free.

I also really appreciate how you can actually see the difference between the meat and the organ meat in the treats. I can’t get over how wonderfully simple these are, and they are exactly what I look for in a treat.



The best thing about these treats? Daechir the Pumpkin Queen totally approves.

I haven’t seen her get this excited over new treats in a really long time. She is incredibly picky,but she really enjoys these.

The texture is crunchy, while still being comfortable to eat, and she LOVES the rabbit flavor. I haven’t really given her much that’s been rabbit flavored, but I think I should start, because she really seems to like it.

This is probably the first time I can say that I really don’t have a single con with this product. It’s user friendly, an Daechir can’t get enough. This is the perfect treat, and if I don’t buy a replacement bag, Daechir might not love me anymore, and who could blame her?

To sum it all up, these are awesome treats. Great quality for a great price point, and I really couldn’t be happier with these. Big thumbs up from me, and I think I need to explore the VitalEssentials line a little more!


Last but not least, tiny photo of Daechir in her hot dog costume from a few years ago. I know, she is really enjoying it. But don’t worry, she was only willing to wear it long enough for a photo anyways.

And with that, we end today’s post. I hope you’ve enjoyed it, and please sign up for email notifications for future posts to see more like this!

As always,

thanks for stopping by!



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The Monthly Meow: NEW Purely Fancy Feast Natural Treats

Welcome back!

I certainly hope you guys didn’t think we forgot about Daechir because of the new puppies! My favorite kitty is still going to be here to bring you a new review courtesy of, like we have for the past 6 months.

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This month we’ll be talking about a new product from Fancy Feast that I’m very excited about, the Purely Fancy Feast Natural Treats!

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This variety pack retails for only $3.75 (on for 10 stay-fresh packs of 3 different flavors.

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The pack contains 3 packets of the tuna and salmon flavors each, and 4 of the chicken flavor.

We can probably all guess what the ingredients are. Just the meat. That’s it! This is a pretty big deal, especially for an affordable treat. Most treats I come across at this price point are not nearly as natural as these are. I am so glad Fancy Feast brought this out, because spoiler alert? This might be a new must have.

These treats are all steamed and hand flaked, and completely natural. The treat itself is suspended in a small amount of broth inside the packet, so don’t go crazy and just tear this guy open, because you will make a mess. The broth being there is great, because it helps the food to stay preserved without having to add an unnecessary preservative, and keeps the treat moist (I know, worst word ever. I’m so sorry.). 

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The actual piece of meat is relatively large, as you can see in comparison to my thumb. If we’re being honest, I have small fingers. But still, it’s decently sized. If you wanted to just use half of the treat and put the other half back in the packet and store it in the fridge for later, you could definitely do that.

Now for what everyone is waiting for, how does Daechir (Aka, the world’s pickiest cat) like these treats? And the answer is, she loves them! She always gobbles up the whole thing and very clearly enjoys it. Her favorite treats are the Temptations ones, and I’ll continue to give her those here and there, but I really want to have these as her main treat. I couldn’t be happier with the price point, it’s very fair for what you’re getting, and I’m happy to give her a snack that’s healthy and affordable.

To wrap up this post, I TOTALLY recommend these! Probably one of my favorite things I’ve ever received for Daechir, and she likes them just as much as I do. If you’ve got a picky kitty at home, definitely log onto and pick this little gem up!

And that’ll be it for today’s post! I hope you’ve enjoyed it, and be sure to sign up for email notifications of my future posts.

As always,

thanks for stopping by!



*This post is NOT sponsored. sent this to me for review purposes, all opinions are 100% my own.

The Monthly Meow: Catit Treat Ball

Welcome back!

It’s that time of the month again, where Daechir and I bring you a review for a product just for your furry friends, courtesy of!

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This month we’ll be talking about the Catit Treat Ball Toy.

treat ball packaing.jpg This is a toy that you can put your cat’s treats in, and they have to knock it around to get the them out!

There are very few claims about this product, basically all stating to keep your cat occupied, and reduce feline obesity by making them work for their snacks.

This retails for $4.99 on, and are available in pink and blue.

Now, with all of these details out of the way, let’s take a look at the actual product!

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The ball itself is actually pretty weighty and sturdy, so the chances of your cat breaking this are incredibly slim, in my opinion. Unless your cat is The Hulk. Very small cats wouldn’t get a whole lot of use out of this, because it would most likely be too heavy for them to really knock around. Any larger cat shouldn’t have an issue, though. Daechir weighs about 4 lbs, and she has no issue playing with this.

So as you can see, you basically drop the treat in the ball, and it spirals to the bottom. There are different openings if you rotate the top, from fully open, to the small hole you see above, to completely closed.

treat ball openings I typically fill the ball with 3 or 4 treats (Daechir’s favorites are Temptations) through the wide opening, and then I close it off to the small hole so it’s a little more challenging for her to get the treats out.

The ball rolls really easily, but the treats will get stuck in the bottom, so I occasionally have to shake it a bit to get the treats rolling around again.

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Now for the most important part, how does Daechir feel about it?

As we recall, Daechir tried out the Friskies Pull and Play toy a few months ago and really wasn’t interested at all. However, I’m happy to report that she actually has been having a lot of fun with this!

She doesn’t necessarily go out of her way to play with it, but if I initiate, she has a lot of fun chasing it around and sniffing the treats out.My cat is incredibly picky when it comes to toys, but something about this just really gets her interested and engaged.

Ultimately, I would definitely recommend this for cats who are in need of a little more exercise, or a very active kitty who needs to blow off a little steam. This is definitely the best treat dispenser type toy I’ve found, and if this sounds like something your cats would enjoy, definitely give it a try!

And that’ll be it for today’s post. I hope you’ve enjoyed this, and if you have please subscribe to receive email notifications of future posts!

And as always,

thanks for stopping by!




*This post is NOT sponsored, this product was sent to me via for review, all thoughts and opinions are my own, as always.




The Monthly Meow: Cat-Man-Doo Extra Large Dried Bonito Flakes for Cats & Dogs!

Welcome back!

Today is our July edition of The Monthly Meow, where our guest, Daechir, helps us review a pet friendly product courtesy of!

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July has been a busy month for us, as I’m sure it was for everyone! We had family here for the 4th, and took an impromptu trip to Mt.Rushmore!

Luckily, we had plenty of time to try out the Cat-Man-Doo Bonito Flakes!

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Unlike all of the other products I typically talk about, these are suitable for both cats and dogs, and that’s because all that’s in it is fish. Yep, just dried bonito tuna flakes. No preservatives, no additives, just fish.


This is the extra large flakes in a 4 oz bag, but there is an alternative with crushed dried flakes called “sprinkles” that comes in a 2.5 oz bottle, if you’re more interested in that.

This is meant to be used as a treat, or as a meal additive. So if your pet is a finicky eater like Daechir, the smell of this is very enticing for them, so you can sprinkle a few flakes onto their food to really stimulate their appetites.

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As you can see, the flakes are pretty large. Not all of them are this size, and are very easily crushed, but that really isn’t a big deal to me. I don’t mind if they’re more sprinkles than flakes.

One thing that really needs to be mentioned is that these have a very strong scent. I find it pretty offensive, but my boyfriend says it smells like smoked salmon and it doesn’t bother him. After giving these to Daechir, my hands will reek like these so I wash them pretty much immediately.  Ultimately, it’s not a huge deal because Daechir loves the smell.


If you’ve been reading The Monthly Meow for any length of time, you’d know that Daechir is very picky. Her favorite treats are Temptations, and she doesn’t even usually give other treats the time of day. But I’m happy to report that she is really a fan of them. She can smell the open bag from a mile away and comes running.

I ask her if she wants some “stinky fish flakes”(what they’ve been dubbed at our home) and she knows exactly what I’m talking about, and goes nuts, as you can see in THIS video from my Instagram!

From an owner’s standpoint, I think this is really a great product. Daechir loves them, they’re useful as not only treats, but as a food additive and appetite stimulant.  I’m also really impressed with how straightforward it is. There’s no concern for harmful ingredients, it’s just dried fish.

As for Daechir’s thoughts, she’s a big fan.Which says a lot, since she’s so particular about her treats and food. This is actually something I see myself repurchasing, because I think if we run out with no backups, there may be mutiny in the ranks.

And that’ll be it for today’s post! Thank you to Chewy for giving us the opportunity to do this every month, we always have fun trying out the products and adding  new things to Daechir’s life!

If you’ve never ordered from Chewy, I strongly recommend doing so. I have never shopped with a company that has better customer service than they do. Before I ever blogged with them, I was and still am a shopper. So I don’t just say this because we do this every month. Every time I have an interaction with anyone on the Chewy team, I am so impressed by how they connect with and truly care about all of their customers. People I have referred to Chewy have nothing but good things to say. So don’t just take my word for it, make an order and experience it for yourself, because I guarantee you’ll be a happy customer.

And as always, thanks for stopping by!



*This post is NOT sponsored. Chewy sent me this product for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions expressed are 100% my own.