Tuesday, August 30, 2016

What's In A Name?

Last year we were introduced to a dog food that we'd never heard of and it had a memorable name. When Morgan was refusing to eat we tried Weruva and it was a big hit with the picky old girl. At that time we tried some of their canned food and Morgan loved it.
Because I'd never heard of Weruva, I had to do some research first and I learned some interesting things. First, the name Weruva is a combination of the owner's pet's names, WEbster, RUdi and VAnessa. Next I learned that though Weruva canned food is made in a plant in Thailand, it is a human food facility that doesn't produce any other dog food brands, so no cross contamination. They have had no recalls and that's a very good thing.

When Miss Sydney, at Chewy, told us our review options this month, I was pleased to see another Weruva food. This time is was dry food, Caloric Harmony.
I chose New Zealand Venison and Salmon Meal. I was impressed by the ingredient list which started with venison, venison meal, salmon meal, herring meal, oatmeal, barley, whole eggs, pumpkin, split peas, chickpeas

On the Weruva web site, the countries of origin are listed:

No Chinese Ingredients
Chicken/ Chicken Meal & Turkey/ Turkey Meal - US and Canada
Salmon/ Salmon Meal - US,  Norway and Canada
Venison/Venison Meal & Lamb/ Lamb Meal - New Zealand and Australia
Legumes - US and Canada
Taurine - Japan

Quality Control
BRC Approved Facility - First in Canada
Moisture, Protein and Fat Levels Monitored Every 30 Minutes During Production
Traceable and Sustainable Ingredients
Toxin and Peroxide Testing of Incoming Ingredients

When our Bag of Harmony arrived, I had to make a decision. A 4 pound bag of kibble doesn't go far with nine dogs, so I chose Lola and Bailey to be our reviewers.
 The pieces are a nice size.
 The food does smell quite fishy, but my dogs tell me that's a sign of good food. The smellier, the better. I topped their regular kibble with the Weruva.
 So, what did the girls think? Well, they ate it so fast that I could only get a shot of Lola eating. But both girls licked the bowls clean, then licked each other's bowl, so it must have been good. When I asked if they wanted it again the next day, they twirled and bounced around the garage.
I was as pleased with dry Weruva as I was with the canned food. We hope to try it again in the future.

Chewy sent us a bag of Weruva Harmony at no cost to us in exchange for our honest review.


Amber DaWeenie said...

We may have to check that one out. Our 16-year-old Jack Russell is beginning to lose her appetite and only wants to eat every couple of days. Maybe a change would help to perk her up a bit. Great review!

kathy b said...

Love the story of the company name. Our cats have tried it and liked it for a bit. THen they decide they dont like it

Molly and Mackie said...

It sounds wonderful and we can see your girls twirling and bouncing for their meal!

The Daily Pip said...

We LOVE Weruva for both Ruby and the kitties. We did a review of the dry food last spring and liked it so much we kept Ruby on it. She also loves the wet food, too. It's great stuff!

Two French Bulldogs said...

It seems hard to find potato free foods. Looks good
Lily & Edward

Casey said...

It sure sounds yummy!

Nichole Burke said...

The Lapdogs LOVED the Chicken and Pumpkin!