Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Fun Day and yummy foodables!

Hello fellow furkids!

My sisters and i have missed you all SO much!Although we have not had time to update our bloggy in WAY too long Mommy has mad ensure that her busy schedule has not stopped us from having lots of fun. Mommy makes sure that any free time she has she spends playing and cuddling with us.

Here are a few things that mommy and i have done...

We have lots of visits to Grandma's house every Sunday and mommy made me a little hat out of petal from a HUGE tulip from a bouquet that me and my sisters got Grandma for mothers day:Mommy and i are on a mission for new furniture for me and my sisters that is made for our size so we went to Target and i butt-tested furniture:One thing that i have kept a secrete (until now) is that between my sisters and i some of us (maybe all three of us) have been put on a doggy diet. yea, serious pooble face regarding that! we get measured quantity of food twice a day and only ONE treat in the morning right before mommy goes to work. (for the record, my sisters and i are still contemplating going peepee in mommy's shoe(s) in protest of this diet)

Another secrete is that we have sensitive tummies and anything other than a small milk bone broken in half gives me and my sisters "the bad poop". As those of you who also have sensitive tummies know...this can be incredibly difficult for our mommy (and us) to deal with. We are fortunate that mommy feeds us Blue Buffalo and that works well on our tummies, but cookies are just don't agree on our tummies.

The week before last a super nice gentleman named Anthony contacted our mommy and wanted to introduce a new product by his company called Terra Paws. Terra paws is human grade treats that are freeze dried and contain absolutely NO crazy ingredients. Anthony understands that we are the loves of out humans lives. Anthony was so upset after finding out what was in his little Hailey's food that he started the Terra Paws company and quit his job!!! That's one cool dude to quit his job just to start a company to offer us food and treats that are good for us!

This is a photo of Hailey (Anthony's little girl):when mommy looked at the milk-bone ingredients what she found was incredibly disturbing. In fact, it was SO disturbing to my mommy (and us) that we thought it was important that you see all the garbage (literally - "dough conditioner" what the HECK is that!? and the rest of this garbage... you don't really have to read everything, but it is definitely something that you need to show your humans):

Ingredients: Wheat flour, wheat bran, beef meal and beef bone meal, wheat germ, beef fat (preserved with tocopherols), poultry-by-product meal, lamb meal, salt, chicken meal, dried beet pulp, dicalcium phosphate, bacon fat (preserved with BHT, propyl-gallate, and citric acid), brewers dried yeast, whey, artificial color (includes red 40, yellow 5, blue 1), vitamins (choline chloride, dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate [vitamin e], vitamin a acetate, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, vitamin b12 supplement, d-activated animal sterol [source of vitamin d3]), malted barley flour, iron oxide, casein, natural flavor (source of peanut butter flavor), sodium metabisulfite (dough conditioner), minerals (zinc sulfate, calcium carbonate, copper sulfate, ethylenediamine dihydriodide [source of iodine]), soy lecithin. (i cant believe i just typed all this! but my goodness was this a MAJOR eye opener!)

Calories per Biscuit - small/medium = 30
Fat per Biscuit - small/medium = 0.5 g

When we looked at the ingredients of the Terra Paws treats we found this:
Freeze dried chicken liver - under 6 calories per piece!
Freeze dried Beef Liver - approximately 9 calories per piece!
Freeze dried sweet potato - approximately 4.5 per piece!
- NO CORN, WHEAT, SOY, GLUTEN OR SUGAR! - NO PRESERVATIVES, ADDITIVES OR FILLERS! - NOTHING ARTIFICIAL, JUST 2 SIMPLE, ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS!

The Sweet Potatoe's are Organic. The Chicken and Beef Liver are Kosher but not "certified" organic. Tera Paws wanted to provide the healthiest product while remaining affordable as most Freeze-Dried treats to be priced way too high.

i was a little concerned that while there were no additives in the process of creating the treat but what about hormones used in most meat products (g-d forbid me and my sisters start ingesting cow hormones or pestacides!) but in doing research, mommy found that the products are all raised by farms located here in the USA and are completely natural.

The Chicken and Sweet Potato are produced "for" human consumption so yes, they are completely "human grade" but because the liver is actually freeze-dried raw "to" human grade standards but since it's a raw organ meat it's not classified as "for" human consumption (so make sure that if your humans are reading this over you shoulder they don't go getting any crazy ideas). these are furkid treats and our humans have enough treats of their own that they don't share with us!

Our Cousin Abbie and her mommy Princess have two very different eating situations...

Abbie: eats EVERYTHING non-food related(wood, leaves, fabric, stuffies, grandma's kaiser card) but is INCREDIBLY picky about food and treatsPrincess: would LOVE to eat EVERYTHING but anything other than her doggy food will give her "the bad poop" for weeks!In fact, Princess had been battling a case of "the bad poop" for 4+ days because she had a milk-boneSo these treats came at the PERFECT time because Princess's poop just got good about 2-3 days ago and it was time to test her sensitive tummy out with Terra Paws and Abbie's super picky food/treat issue too!

Princess was a little hesitant (understandably) so i gave her some moral support and assured her that these treats would not upset her tummyand as for Abbie...the super picky eater of any kind of treat or food...well, I will let these next few photos speak for themselves:

The Introduction:The Results: (Note: you can see Princess and Abbie digging her nails into my mommy as they were BOTH trying to climb up mommy's leg to get closer to their next Terra Paws Treat!) (Notice the very happy wiggie buts)They even begged for more!in fact..Princess' evil outlook on cookies went from this (notice the horns):to THIS:she turned into a "Prinnie Bug" with red licorice antennas!!

Not to mention, Abbie who loves to eat anything that is NOT edible finally has an edible dogy treat that she LOVES and she is WILD about Terra PawsSo now that we are on the doggy diet, and now that we have these new super yummy treats that are WAY lower in calories and fat, all of us furkids were concerned that maybe this meant we wouldnt get to go to the bark park as often (you know, the whole less calorie intake, less exercise needed) but mommy and grandma assured us that this by no means meant that we would be going to the bark park any lessSo fellow furkids, if my mommy says that it is good enough for me and my fellow furkid family, its definitely worth discussing with your humans!For the month of June and July, if you go to the Terra Paws web site and enter the promo code BL20 you will receive a 20% discount on your entire order!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco the Princess, Lady Godiva, Truffle, Princess (Mami Dog) & Abbie!

5 comments:

Tessa the Maltese said...

Wow Coco that sure was a lot to say! I thinks you need to have a bark with your Mom and tell her she needs to help you do more posts! BOL

I thinks that sounds pretty good about the Terra Paws. I can almost smell them from here!

I sure am glad that you is feeling lots better now Coco! I was quite worried bout you!

Mom and I were not around since Thursday. We went from dial-up Mom says HBO Slow dial-up to FAST broadband internet! Woo Hoo. We can finally watch pups videos!

We will bark at you soon!

Hugs and woos, Tessa

Lorenza said...

Glad to know you all are doing well!
Not funny about the diets, right?
Those treats sure are yummilicious!
Nothing better than natural ingredients in them!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

We've been missing you guys too! We'll have to ask Mom to check out those Terra Paws. Mom is like super picky about what we eat and she always makes sure there are no nasty ingredients in anything we eat. You might also want to check out Three Dog Bakery. Their treats are also made with human grade ingredients and the cookies are oh so yummy!!

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

Pee Ess, just want to thank you again for turning us onto the Small Dog Mall. Mom has already bought us 3 new collars and tags!

Pedro said...

Coco,

Great info. I do not have a sensitive stomach and I love Milk Bones. Who knew they were so bad??? I used to only like Beggin Strips and my mom thought switching to Milk Bones was a healthier option... I'm weighing in at 8 pounds these days which I'm told is a little porky for me. After Marley got fix it surgery he came home smelling so good I had to try to hump him constantly and I lost lots of weight (down to 6.5 pounds). Being that skinny scared my mom though cause when Ziggy got skinny he went to the Bridge. So she fattened me up and now I need to diet again!!! Yoyoyoyoyo! Humans drive me nuts!

Pedro

Sharon said...

Hooray! Those treats sound really great. I'm very careful about what I feed Dobby, and always read the ingredients of the food and treats I give him. Thanks for the tip about Terra Paws!