Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A post about Duos, sponsored by Chewy.com


This month's blogger outreach offer by Chewy.com offered us products that I can't feed The Crew because of Jack's food limitations. One of the products offered was Wellness Duos and I thought that would be good for the foster kittens, so after a bit of thought I wrote back and asked for that.

Well my email went astray, and when I hadn't heard back from them after nearly two weeks, I wrote back and lamented that I was so sad that I hadn't gotten product - and on my birthday month too..

Several days later a nice big box showed up at my door and was promptly claimed by The Crew


I decided to open up on my birthday to see what goodies were in there. Before the box showed up I was just expecting a couple of cans, but I'm sure you agree that box is designed to hold a lot more than that.  Wasn't I surprised when I saw what was inside..


Whitley and Rose were all too happy to participate in our little taste test..


They were not even distracted by the great ghost escape during Ghostbusters.. These kitties like their food.  They also like their boxes..


The good.  It is made by Wellness. They have a very good reputation and are known for some pretty good foods. It doesn't contain corn, wheat, soy, artificial colors or flavors. The kittens ate it. They have turned their noses up at some other foods, so they have met foods they didn't like.

this is what the food looked like halfway through
they ran off to play with the boxes for a while
The not so good.. well the obvious carrots didn't amuse me. The fact that it is made in Thailand was also another thing that gave me pause*, and the fact that there is no recycling information on the plastic cups the food is in so I have no idea if they are recyclable.

So I won't be buying this for my cats, but it will be nice to be able to offer this to the foster kittens who rely on donated foods for all of their nutrition.

Thank you Chewy.com for sending this to us, and we look forward to next month!


*edited to add a comment by a reader: "HollyAnne wrote: "I have heard that food safety requirements in Thailand are way higher than that in the US and the FDA will basically just rubber stamp you if you pass Thai standards because they are some of the highest in the world. My source is a rep for a company (not Wellness) that manufactures there"  

As I said, Wellness has a good reputation, and that takes them a little further in my book in giving them the benefit of the doubt. I wish it was made in the US for several reasons, but the fact that they don't doesn't necessarily get them written off as bad in my book.. but it still gives me pause. (paws?) :D

16 comments:

  1. We got ours the other day too - will probably talk about it next week.

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  2. I was actually looking forward to Duos because I like Wellness and the fact that the products were made in the USA. So am a little surprised it's made in Thailand.

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  3. I, too, am a little leery of products made in Thailand and the Soulistic and Tiki which are grain free are made there. I do mix Fancy Feast in with these foods but who knows where the USA gets some of their ingredients. My inside kitty will only eat Soulistic chicken and turns up his nose at other grain free foods. Looks like Rose and Whitley love the Duos. Great photos.

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  4. I see these posts and it's always disappointing that Chewy doesn't ship to Canada.

    I'm not familiar with Soulistic and haven't see the Duos here, though stores do carry Wellness. I've never been able to get the boys to eat any of the Wellness products I've offered them, though. At least the kittens liked the food!

    P.S. Thanks so much for stopping by to wish Derry a happy birthday yesterday.

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  5. I had no idea this product was available, and yes, it's disappointing to learn it's not made in the USA. Also, a big disappointment on containers that are probably not recyclable. :-(

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  6. Chewy sure was generous this month, weren't they? I couldn't believe the amount that they sent. How wonderful that your fosters are enjoying the Duos.

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  7. wow - lots of foods and a big box

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  8. That's a great review. Good point about recycling containers!
    My boys were on Wellness Core wet food before changing to raw diet. Never heard of Duos until recently. Maybe new product? Glad kittens liked it :-)

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  9. Very good review. My kittehs like most pouch food, and they used to get Wellness pouch food as a "garnish" on top of their regular food. Then, when I discovered Weruva pouch food, they decided THAT was the best, and now they just sniff at Wellness.

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  10. Whoa! Wellness is really pushing their Duos this month. I’m doing the Blogpaws campaign and apparently Chewy also has a campaign although I wish Chewy would pass some of the money they’re getting from Wellness to the bloggers.

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  11. It's nice to see that these are hitting the market, since i saw them (but wasn't able to get a sample) at January's Global Pet Expo. Wellness was obviously really proud of them, and I'm interested in trying the dual texture thing for Pierre to see if it makes any difference to him.

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  12. We hadn't heard of Duos, so thanks for the review!

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  13. That food is almost as good as the boxes it came in!

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  14. Isn't it hard to work with "paws"?
    lol

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  15. Yum yum! My crew eats Wellness canned food when they aren't eating raw. We've never tried the Duos before though.

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  16. Looks as if the two fosters rather play than eat. We haven't tried this food before and will probably stick to U.S, manufactured brands. We aren't much on obvious veggies in our food anyway. XO, Lily Olivia, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Mauricio, Misty May and Calista Jo

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