A while ago, I signed up to be a Chewy.com reviewer. We get all of our food shipped from Chewy automatically and they are a life saver! So, when I saw the opportunity to provide reviews, I jumped at it!
Life has been a little busy and I’d kind of forgotten about it until my March email came. There were a variety of treats to choose from, but I requested the Nature’s Variety Instinct Rawboost Minis. I requested the minis for a couple of reasons 1) I like small treats so that the boys can eat the same thing and I don’t have to break it up for Boney to be able to use and 2) small treats are great for training when a certain someone has to have A LOT of reinforcement
I emailed with my choice on Wednesday last week and the treats were here on Friday. Of course, I had completely forgotten about them by Friday, so when the package arrived, it was exciting! The boys always seem to know when we get a package from Chewy and they gathered around to help open it. since it came in a small envelope, I handled the opening (they usually help when it’s the box).
The treats came in cardboard packaging (great for recycling!) and inside the package was a plastic RESEALABLE bag! I can’t begin to say how awesome that is! A lot of the treats that come in plastic bags inside a box aren’t resealable – so they tend to get stale or we have a box sitting around.
The treats are nice and firm with just a small crumble factor. If I wanted to break one in half (which I don’t have to because the size is perfect), I could and not worry about a million crumbs going everywhere.
Of course, during all this picture taking, the boys sat not-so-patiently to try them out.
Um…how long do I have to hold this sit?
I’m pretty sure it was just my name on the package, so I don’t have to share, right?
The treats were a hit with both of the boys – they asked for seconds, thirds and fourths! In fact, Boney was so sure I was hiding some in my pocket for later, that he followed me around the house for the next 15 minutes or so! When he realized I didn’t have any more to give at that time, he went back to his spot guarding the kitchen and asked for more whenever we approached the treat counter.
The ingredients in these made us happy as we don’t like to see a lot of weird stuff in our treats and try to keep it pretty simple when possible. Seeing that the top two ingredients were chicken and turkey followed by various fruits, veggies and spices, my husband thought we should try them. Although I would strongly caution against this, because of it being raw meat, we both took a tiny little piece and agreed they weren’t too bad. Yes, we’re the kind of weirdos that like to try what our dogs are eating…and believe that if we can’t eat it, they shouldn’t be eating it either. So, Instinct passed the test!
I’d highly recommend Chewy.com for any of your food or treats (their auto-ship is seriously awesome and the prices for what we get are better than Amazon!). I’d also highly recommend the Instinct Rawboost. At Chewy.com, you can get them in Chicken flavor (what we tried) or Duck. AND…they are currently on sale – even better!
** I was offered these treats in exchange for a blog post reviewing the product. While we appreciate free treats, it in no way affected how I wrote about Moby and Boney’s reaction to them. Regardless of the perk, I wrote how they truly felt about them.