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In my home, we are definitely very pet-friendly. With an adorable Yorkie named Trouble, and 6 kitties, all of whom were rescues, you could certainly say we have a full house. Of course we don’t complain, since this just means more love to go around.
Plus, my kids positively thrive with 4-legged companions to help care for. My 5 year old, Xander, even wants to be a “Pet Doctor” when he grows up. That, or a superhero. It really depends on the day. Maybe he could be a pet-saving hero that battles all of the high-kill shelters worldwide?
Anyway, my kiddos love helping to care for our pets. They enjoy giving belly rubs, refilling the water bowls, and even helping choose the best foods and snacks for our canine and feline family. And yes, since they’re family, we always want to offer them the best that life has to offer.
That’s why we were so excited to try Blue Buffalo™ foods and treats, available at our local PetSmart store. Blue Buffalo™ offers cats and dogs nutrient rich, grain-free foods and treats that help them thrive.
My kids LOVE heading to PetSmart, by the way. Not only do they help choose treats to pamper our pets with, they also get to say hello to all kinds of animals like birds, fish, small mammals, reptiles, and of course, the cats and dogs that are present at local adoption events.
Sophie and Xander were really excited to head to PetSmart in Akron, OH to pick up an assortment of Blue Buffalo products for our pets.
Since we’re homeschooling, we try and make everything a learning experience. When we arrived at the store, we allowed the kids to lead us, letting them practice their reading skills and locate Blue Buffalo products on the shelves.
In almost no time flat, Sophie was able to find the Blue Wilderness Lynx Lair, a very special area that caters to the primal cravings of cats. They also offer a great Wilderness line for dogs!
Inspired by the diet of wolves for dogs and the wild lynx for cats, true omnivores whose endurance is legendary, BLUE Wilderness is a protein-rich, grain-free food that contains more of the delicious meat your pets love. This line of food is ideal for active pets and pet parents who want a high concentration of meat with no grains.
We also discovered BLUE Life Protection Formula. BLUE Life Protection Formula always features real chicken, fish, or lamb. They use whole grains, garden veggies and fruits and LifeSource Bits®, a precise blend of nutrients that have now been enhanced with Super 7 package of antioxidant-rich ingredients. Importantly, BLUE Life Protection Formula contains no chicken (or poultry) by-product meals, no corn, wheat or soy and nothing artificial and is formulated for all breed sizes and life stages.
We ended up choosing a fairly wide variety of products for our pets. We grabbed a couple bags of hard kibble, including the BLUE Wilderness Natural Evolution Salmon Recipe for Cats and the BLUE Life Protection Formula for Small Breed, Adult Dogs.
We also decided to try an assortment of wet foods for both cats and dogs, as well as some rather interesting looking treats.
How about BLUE Wilderness Bayou Biscuits, which include Alligator and Catfish? Thankfully, Trouble has a taste for the exotic, and loved this flavor! She loves the taste, and I love the fact that these treats are grain and gluten-free, which make them a wonderful source of protein and easy for my pets to digest.
Once we got home with our massive BLUE Buffalo haul of deliciousness, we decided to see how our furry family enjoyed everything. It was so hard to decide which flavors to try first. Salmon? One of the tempting Wolf Creek Stew varieties?
We let Xander decide, since he’s so passionate about animals, and wants nothing more than to make our pets as happy as possible.
He chose to give Trouble some of the seasonal, Holiday inspired Santa Stew first. This Stew looked…Well…Like actual Stew. There was a lot of meat, as well as some veggies like beans. Yep. My pup was eating like a Queen….
Until the cats decided to check things out.
Trouble got ganged up on by 3 cats, and ran away before finishing her meal. Much to our surprise and amusement, the kitties even LOVED the Santa Stew, and didn’t seem to care that this was dog food.
Rather than letting them steal Trouble’s special meal, we grabbed another dish and filled it for the cats to sample. We chose the BLUE Wilderness High Protein, Grain Free Salmon Recipe wet food.
What cat can resist Salmon, after all?
Needless to say, this was an instant hit with my favorite felines, so I had to open up another can to make sure there was enough to go around.
Overall, we are absolutely thrilled that we chose to give BLUE Buffalo a try. Not only are these products made from the highest quality ingredients that speak directly to our pets’ natural, primal instincts, they are also grain and gluten-free, making them a natural choice for our pets.
Since we love them like family, we feed them like family with BLUE Buffalo.
It doesn’t get much better than that, folks!
Visit PetSmart to check out the extensive line of Blue Buffalo products for your cats and dogs. Not sure which product is right for you? Every weekend BLUE sends their Pet Detectives to your local store to help you make the best decision for your family.
Be sure to pick up BLUE Buffalo’s Limited Edition Santa Stew Dog Food and Santa Snacks while you’re at PetSmart! They’re only available during the Holiday season, and are sure to please your pup.
You can check out the awesomeness that BLUE Buffalo has to offer on their website.