Hi guys! Ernie here. We’ve mentioned before about how the mom is on a mission to feed us foods that are good for us. She wants us to have the best nutrition possible so we’ll stay healthy. She says a healthy cat is a happy cat…and she wants to keep us happy.
When the mom was at BlogPaws earlier this year, she talked with the people from Addiction pet foods and learned some interesting facts about it. Addiction is a New Zealand company started in 2002 by a leading holistic veterinarian who found that every day pet foods were under-nourishing pets. The unhealthy combination of fats, grains, by-products and additives in the foods were creating harmful food allergies and serious health problems. So he set out to develop pet foods inspired by cats’ and dogs’ natural diets. He formulated recipes around high-quality proteins and meats that were not only richer in nutrients, but also hypoallergenic and easier to digest.
Addiction believes in creating foods that are great for pets as well as for the environment. It’s the first pet food company to use eco-friendly meats like kangaroo and brushtail as an alternative to farming traditional meats like chicken or beef. They get the meat from suppliers that use sustainable and ethical practices that support their eco-friendly philosophy.
Addiction pet foods contain no artificial preservatives, flavors, fillers or by-products. They use wild or free-range meats that are not subject to growth hormones and steroids. Addiction pet foods are as close to what animals would eat in if they were in the wild.
The mom really liked what she heard about Addiction so when the Addiction people offered to send us some food for us to try, she of course said yes. I’ve been having lots of problems with my allergies lately, and she’s interested in seeing if the Addiction would help me since their pet foods are made to be hypoallergenic.
The Taste Test
We were sent a few different foods to try, but today I’m going to tell you about Addiction Wild Brushtail & Berries raw dehydrated food…which provides all the benefits of a raw diet but with the ease of a dry food. What’s a brushtail you ask? Google says it’s a type of wild possum found in New Zealand. Possum?!? Well, that’s a new one for me! In addition to the brushtail, Addiction Wild Brushtail & Berries also contains anti-oxidant rich berries and raw vegetables for added vitamins and nutrients. It is high in omega fatty acids and is low in allergy.
Addiction Wild Brushtail & Berries can be fed either dry or re-hydrated with water. It can also be used as a food topper. The mom chose to serve it to me re-hydrated. It’s suggested that whenever switching to a new food, to mix it with whatever you are currently feeding your pet, and with each meal increase the new food while decreasing the old. The mom mixed some of the Wild Brushtail & Berries in with my regular grain-free wet food along with a little water.
And lemme tell you…I could hardly wait for her to stop mixing. I dove right into that bowl and started eating, barely coming up for air. I give it big paws up! And the mom says if it helps with my allergies, she’ll give it paws up, too.
Would you like to try Addiction foods, too? We’re giving away an assortment of Addiction cat food including a box of Wild Brushtail & Berries raw dehydrated food (makes up to 6 lbs. of food). Just use the Rafflecopter below to enter. The giveaway is available for those in the U.S. only. Void where prohibited. You have through September 18, 2016 to enter. The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours in which to claim the prize or else another winner will be chosen. Good luck!
Disclaimer: We’re being compensated to share our experience with Addiction pet foods, but that did not influence our opinion at all. The Island Cats will always give a fair and honest review, and will only share information that we feel is relevant to our readers.