Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Peak Week 2 #Chewy Influencer

Last week we started a month long taste test of Rachel Ray Peak Grain Free Natural Wetlands Recipe with Chicken, Duck & Pheasant Dry Dog Food.
Chicken is the first ingredient but duck and pheasant are numbers 12 and 13. The ingredients also contain peas, potatoes, flaxseed, cranberries and menhaden fish meal. One statement that concerns me is "safely cooked in the USA with the world's best ingredients."  Cooked in the USA doesn't mean that the ingredients came from the USA. I like to know the sourcing of the ingredients in my dogs' food.

Another thing I noticed is the calorie count. Our regular dog food has 417 calories per cup. This food has 337 calories per cup. That's fine for Fudge, Sebastian and Mackey who all gain weight easily, but Noah and the girls have trouble maintaining their weight and need more calories, not less.  I compensate with more kibble and yummy toppings.

When I first opened the bag I noticed two things immediately. The kibble is a very dark color and has a very strong smell. Everyone except Noah was going to try it, so I started adding a small amount and increasing it a little each day. They all liked it alot.
Almost immediately we noticed that their stool was much darker in color than usual and a bit softer. We also noticed that they had a lot of really stinky gas, especially overnight. It doesn't seem to bother them but the humans don't much enjoy it.

As of now they're eating about half regular kibble and half Peak. We'll continue on and let you know if the air clears.

Chewy sent us a supply of Rachel Ray Peak for this trial at no cost to us in exchange for our observations and opinions.


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

It might be the duck that makes it so stinky. We hope you can get the food to work for you, but gassy is not liked much here either:)

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Thak you for your honest review. We are stinky enough as it is.

Molly the AireGirl said...

What is it about new foodables that make the hoomans so interested in our poop?! Great review, guys!

Ruby said...

STINKY GASES??! BOL! I do that sometimes too! Ma doesn't enjoy it eithers.....I don't knows what the peeps problems are with the stinkies! heheheee
Wells, I hopes the aire clears and your foodables work out! You can always try and put some sprinkles on it ☺
Ruby ♥