Howdy! I had indicated in the past that I am honored to be part of the Chewy Influencer Program. What this means is that monthly, I choose a product for Dash & Bolt to try, and then I share my thoughts on the product. Chewy provides the product to me free of charge, but not a single person or entity compels my opinion on the product(s) at any time. From time to time, we will also be reviewing other products (there’s a big surprise coming soon!), but as always, all opinions are my own, and no one even tries to influence what I write.But, before we go further, I do want to make one thing clear. No one influences my opinion, but you should know from the get-go that none of my reviews are unbiased. What I mean by that is that I would not even review the product if I had not thought that the product has potential. I love my pups, and that means I am never ever going to have them try anything that I do not think would be good for them. Phew! Sorry for that flood of words haha.
So, this month, I chose this
I’m a huge fan of food toppers, just to add variety. We have some faves (I’ll share those with you in another post), but because variety is the spice of life, I give D&B new things to try. The ingredients in this product are very decent: Deboned salmon, dried potatoes, potato protein, gelatin, salmon meal, dried kelp, salt, mixed tocopherols (a preservative), potassium chloride, apples, carrots, blueberries, minerals (zinc amino acid complex, iron amino acid complex, potassium chloride, copper amino acid complex, manganese amino acid complex, sodium selenite, calcium iodate), vitamins (vitamin e supplement, vitamin a supplement, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin d3 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin b12 supplement, folic acid), choline chloride.
I picked the salmon, but there are also freeze-dried chicken or beef.
I tried to look, but I can’t find anywhere that states the “grade” of the ingredients. In my experience, if the food is human grade, the company will make sure you see it in big letters somewhere. So, more likely than not, it’s not human grade. There are some ingredients I don’t particularly care for, like gelatin, potato protein (what is that?), and the list of supplements is a bit long. So, I do have some reservations about the ingredients, but overall, it seems OK and certainly worth a try.
What did D&B think? Actually, they loved it. And because we were doing this while I was moving, I didn’t even get to a chance to take a pic of them with it. But they ate it up.
So, there it is, I think it’s a decent food. The price is roughly in the same ballpark as other companies that make freeze-dried toppers.
Would I add this to my rotation? Probably not at this time, since we already have 3 “musts” on this rotation already. I don’t think I’ll rotate more than that on a regular basis, and the a product would have to be pretty darn good to knock any one of those three out of the top.
In conclusion, let’s try to systematize the reviews a bit by giving it a rating system across the reviews. Since Dash is the pickiest of them all (and Bolt basically not at all picky), we’ll rate the products with Dashes (hehe).
This product gets: 6 Dashes on a scale of 10.
Thank you for reading!