Thursday, September 10, 2015

Halo Liv-a-Littles treats from Chewy.com #sponsored



This month in the Chewy.com's blogger outreach program we were offered one of several products in an exchange for blogging about it.  This month I chose Halo Liv-a-Littles treats. These seem to come up a lot in the offerings that are given out each month, and I am glad because I am limited in what I can feed my kitties. This month I did something I never thought I would do, I ordered the rabbit option.

As a former rabbit owner, I consider rabbits as pets. I know they are one of the normal prey animals of domestic cats, and can be part of a healthy diet for cats, but I have a very hard time getting over the idea of giving rabbits to cats and dogs (or even humans); to me it has been akin to giving cats to dogs. So why now? I'm not sure. I know that it is important to give cats a varied diet to hopefully cover possible nutritional deficiencies since meat from different animals have different nutritional profiles, and my cats have been getting a lot of chicken lately.  I just don't know, but I did it. I guess I came to the realization that I won't be owning another rabbit while Skippy is with us since he has chronic URI and URI is deadly for rabbits. I can't imagine that my cats would make the leap from any rabbit based meals or snacks and a living rabbit, but I certainly wasn't going to take the chance while they lived with one, but since that isn't going to happen.. Well .. I asked for the rabbit.

I seriously hoped they wouldn't like it and that would be that.


That was very much not the case. They really liked these and as you can see Jack did his best to help himself to a few of them. No one else realized what was going on, but when they did they also enjoyed the treats.

I do appreciate that there are single ingredient freeze-dried treats out there for my house carnivores. Yes I could give them fresh meat as treats, but that is not an easy thing to do and it doesn't keep as well.

11 comments:

  1. My human is a little squeamish about giving us rabbit too - but she still does occasionally. And I bet these are really tasty!

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  2. We didn't know that URIs are deadly for rabbits! We don't get rabbit treats often, either, but the fest times we have, we have to admit we ate them right up. It looks like those were a big hit with the crew!

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    1. Yes, my last rabbit Bri died with in twelve hours of her first symptom. Rabbits are pretty delicate when it comes to illness.

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  3. mom thinks about that sometimes too....but it sure looks like the treats were enjoyed

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  4. They were probably fascinated by this "new" kind of treat! I was curious about these but haven't ventured into freeze-dried rabbit yet.

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  5. WE haven't ventured into freeze dried yet either.

    Emma and Buster

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  6. I totally understand. When I was buying commercial ground raw food, the cats usually got chicken. Then one day I got the rabbit because, as you said, cats need a varied diet. Once they tried the rabbit, that was all they would eat. No more chicken or turkey. And of course the rabbit was the most expensive too...

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  7. The mom kinda feels the same way as you about rabbit. But when she's given it to us, we really like it. Sorry Bugs! ;)

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  8. I don’t get rabbit to eat either. I got some to try awhile back and it wasn’t a hit. I’m glad—should I say that?—that your kitties liked it.

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  9. Maxwell: Uhhh, Aunt Connie, I guess I'd better not tell you I eat wabbit kibble...?

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  10. My cats love rabbit - they'll even eat the dreaded pate style food if it is rabbit. I wish Stella and Chewy's did rabbit for cats in the freeze dried, but they'll settle for the Nature's Variety raw boost bits as treats. They don't like texture of Halo (but I haven't tried the rabbit since we don't carry the brand, they might go for that)

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