Friday, July 21, 2017

Eat Those Veggies # Chewy Influencer

This month we decided to try something a little different, so I selected Halo Vegan Garden Medley Canned Dog Food as one of our review choices from Chewy. I have mixed feelings about this food and I'll explain.
I do believe in feeding fruits and veggies to my dogs. I think they get a nice mix of vitamins and other benefits from eating veggies. When my pups were little I gave them cold baby carrots to chew on. They loved them and the cold helped sooth their gums when they were teething. I credit those carrots for saving the legs of my chairs as well as my ankles from those sharp little teeth.
When they were a little older we used carrots and apple chunks as their afternoon snacks. As they grew we started giving them other veggies and they now love broccoli,

green beans,

spinach and Brussels sprouts. Whatever veggies we have, they share.
Sebastian came to us already an adult and had never eaten veggies. It took awhile to introduce them to him and today he loves them almost as much as the others, except for carrots. He's never really learned to like carrots, though he sometimes takes them to please me.

I knew the dogs would probably like the Halo Vegan Garden Medley and I was right. It doesn't look as I expected, it's a pate that I mix with their kibble. I told them they were getting salad with their dinner.
 It's made of vegetable broth, chickpeas, potatoes, pea protein, carrots, olive oil, peas, spinach, dandelion greens and lots of vitamins and minerals.  My dogs all liked it.
 I'm not really sure why anyone would buy vegan dog food unless their dog had a severe meat allergy or some other health issue. If you can't give your dog fresh veggies or he refuses to eat them, this might be a solution.

We've tried Halo products in the past and I like them. I don't think, however, that I would buy this particular food again unless one of my dogs was ill and needed a special veggie diet. It's a good product, but I prefer to feed fresh vegetables.

One other thing to mention, we learned during the evening that veggie farts are just as bad as fish farts.

Chewy provided us with a case of Halo Vegan Medley at no cost to us in exchange for our honest review.


Brian said...

That was a darn good review but I can understand prefering fresh veggies! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We don't like veggies much. Carrots mixed with rice is okay, but we like meat best!
We also don't get tinned food much either.

Marjie said...

In re: your last comment, you should be glad you were never here when Thor had broccoli. The building needed to be evacuated. But he loved his veggies, too. Like you, I don't see much sense in vegan dog food when you can just share your own veggies - like we do with Bebop!

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

That is a good food to know about since so many dogs have food allergies.

Molly the AireGirl said...

I love my fresh veges too and there's not one of them that I don't like. Great review, guys!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

THANKS for the review! We really do share a lot of the same thoughts about our dogs in feeding them, etc. I also do raw and steamed veggies, and do buy canned food for the finicky eaters.
I don't like the pate canned food, because I think it's too processed. My favorite canned food is "Weruva" where the contents are recognizable. ANYWAY, this is good to keep in mind, and again, I appreciate knowing about it!

Hope all is well, and you're enjoying your weekend!