Food For Thought. Chapul, The Original Cricket Bar Giveaway

Chapul Sampler pack

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Worried About Salmonella? Hill’s Pet Nutrition has Zero Tolerance

Raw Ingredients

Most of my life I have been in the product development, manufacturing and distribution of  food products. Having owned my own food company, I understand how important not only choosing the right ingredients but also where those ingredients come from is to the quality and safety of the finished product.  Just as people are becoming more concerned about where and how their own food is produced, we are demanding better quality and transparency in the food that we choose to feed our pets.

How Ingredients are Sourced is Important

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Petcurean Helps Feed Cats at PurrEver Ranch Sanctuary

Petcurean Helps Feed Cats at PurrEver Ranch Sanctuary

BlogPAws Award


In May, the same weekend that we lost Gracey, we won the Best Facebook Award in the 2013 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media Awards.  Pets Add Life, Natural Balance Pet Foods and Petcurean, were the official sponsors of the awards.  Pets Add Life provided the after party food and drink and Natural Balance and Petcurean each provided prizes for the winners with donations of 200 lbs. of food each (400 lbs. total) to the shelter/rescue organization of the winner’s choice.

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Hill’s Ideal Balance Cat Food Created From Consumer Input

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This is a sponsored post; we have been compensated by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is not responsible for the content of this article.


Hill’s®  Ideal Balance™ natural cat food provides balanced nutrition

Most of my working life has been in the product development and marketing of food for humans.  And as I am sure you are aware, when you walk into a traditional grocery store you are hit with a multitude of products, everything from items with ingredient labels that look like they might have been created in a lab to the products with clean labels; meaning they are produced with natural ingredients.  In fact, there are so many products in a larger format grocery store, a new product only has about 3 seconds to grab the attention of  the consumer.

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Pet Food Preference Survey for Cat and Dog Parents

Pet Food Preference Survey for Cat and Dog Parents

As part of our zoology studies, we are super interested to learn what is important to you when choosing food for your cat and dog.  Your opinion matters!  Thank you for your consideration!

Click Here to Take Survey!

INNOVA Coupon Giveaway!

Gracey's cousin Mercy


My cousin Mercy is super lucky. Not only was he rescued by my parents from the back alley when he was just a tiny kitten, but he does not have any food allergies or feline diabetes so when I receive super exciting food products in the mail to review, I rely on Mercy to test out the delicious food and treats.  I try not to be envious of him, but if I am completely  honest, I am just a little bit.

Mercy gave his approval for the Innova cat treats that came in the box.  He said they were super tasty and they are made with chicken, turkey, eggs potato, rice, apples and carrot. In fact, he gobbled them up pretty quickly.

Innova was the first holistic, natural pet food on the market when it started in 1993. The #1 ingredient in Innova products is always high quality protein. Their food contains no artificial colors or preservatives, meat by-products, fillers, wheat, corn or soy.  I know that many of you have expressed concern over the ingredients in your cat’s food, so knowing that this food contains only what your cat needs  needs and nothing that they don’t is great news, isn’t it?

Innova dog and cat food is produced in Fremont, Nebraska, right in the heartland.  There are over 100 quality control checks that are conducted throughout the manufacturing process. All ingredients are tested for safety and nutritional value even before they enter the plant.  Because Innova is dedicated to  manufacturing standards, you can feed your cat with confidence!

The nice folks from Innova sent me Innova Coupons for a FREE BAG of Cat or Dog food up to 6.6 lbs!  They even sent me the envelopes with the stamps already on them to make it super easy for me to drop the coupons in the mail to two lucky readers!  See, their quality checks are in place even in their coupon giveaways!

Innova Products for CatsSo, here is all you have to do.

Leave a comment here below this post about why you would like to try a free bag of Innova for your family member.

Leave your comment by  July 31, 2011.

The recipients of the coupons will be drawn by random number generator on August 1, 2011 and will be on their way via Mailman Phil and the USPS.  Hurrah!

The Tiniest Tiger Giveaway Winner ImageThe Winners of the Innova Coupon Giveaway are Rose Saunders and Elizabeth Flynn!

Super Hurrah!

*Innova gave us the coupons for one free bag of Innova cat or dog food up to 6.6 lbs.