Monday, February 27, 2017

30 Day Food Challenge Part 2

We are now a couple of weeks in to our

 30 day Rachel Ray Nutrish Peak food challenge 

posed to us by our good friends at Chewy.com


First let me tell you that the transition to this food 
was easy peasy.
No tummy or poop problems. 
Hazel & I both like the food but then I like just about anything. Hazel had been hesitant to start eating her dinner  before and mom was hoping to see an improvement with this food but she still has to be coaxed to get started
(it is probably due to her medicine on her food than the food itself)
but once she gets started she eats with gusto

Unfortunately about a week into the challenge Hazel started doing the Butt Scootin' Boogie a lot. 
Mom put her back on our other kibble
 and the scootin' has stopped. 




A note from Mom
The recipe says Turkey, Duck and Quail with Turkey as the #1 ingredient
Looking at the ingredients I was disappointed to see that the Duck and Quail are low on the list, meaning less duck and quail than even beet pulp and cranberries. In fact chicken meal is much higher on the list. I would have expected it to be higher since it is promoted as "turkey, duck & quail" 

Ingredients

  1. Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Dried Peas, Pea flour, Whole Dried Potatoes, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Whole Flaxseed, Cranberries, Duck, Quail, Menhaden Fish Meal, Natural Flavor, Sweet Potatoes, Salt, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Choline Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.


So I guess it is up to me to finish the 30 day challenge


We will give you our final thoughts in a couple of weeks!

disclaimer: as a #chewyinfluencer we were provided one bag of Rachel Ray Peak kibble in exchange for trying this food for 30 days and giving our honest review



We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Mabel



30 comments:

Murphy said...

Very good review! Are you having fun with your mom home now?

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

NanaNor's said...

Great Review! Miss Natalie asked us to do it too, but Hunter is so picky and I knew I wouldn't be able to post as many pics as they wanted. Glad at least one of you liked it. Hunter has tried RR's dog kibble before but wouldn't eat it either.
Silly dog!
Noreen and Hunter

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

EXCELLENT review.... We can understand the disappointment... The NAME of the Kibble should be DIRECTLY correlated to the ACTUAL ingredients list. BUTT your mom was ON TOP of the situation.
HEY... that is another reason to LOVE having her HOME with you all of the time. RIGHT?

Sketching with Dogs said...

Glad the new food didn't cause any problems.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your trial.
Elliot and Cricket x

Sully said...

Glad there were no pooping issues, cause nobody likes that.

Aroo to you,
Sully

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

The duck and quail thing is a disappointment. Wonder what was upsetting Hazel? We usually find grains are the annoying ingredient.

Noodles said...

Oh I like your take on the food . . . aside from the butt scoot. I was a little disappointed at the ingredient list. I expected all of the BIRD MEAT to be at the top of the list and not pea after pea after pea.
Love Noodles

rottrover said...

such adorable photos!

Julie said...

Mmmmm….not the greatest foodable success butt a PAWSOME review all the same
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
PeeS How did Mom enjoy NOT having to go to work on a Monday morning?

Madi and Mom said...

Now that was a great review until we got to Hazel doing the butt scooting boogie....then mom fell out of her chair LOLing. Now she will have Brooks and Dunn's song in her head all the rest of the day.
Happy day 1 of retirement to your mom
Hugs madi your bff and mom

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Well, not every food works for every pup. You are great to give it a taste test. Thanks for the honest review.

Woos - Lightning and Misty

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

I am sorry you were disqualified for scooting

M. K. Clinton said...

I would think those proteins would be higher on the ingredients list too. I am always skeptical of protein "meals" instead of the actual meats but I know most kibble has it. I hope this works well for you. ♥

Mark Muller said...

thanks for a great review, it sadly happens that the food fits not to all pups... but I'm curious for the final results after the challenge is finished...

Louis the Blogging Dog said...

That was a woofy review. Let us know what happens after the 30 days.
Your Furend,
Louis Dog Armstrong

Molly and Mackie said...

Great review, guys! We're glad your mom is on top of everything, Hazel!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Hope that Hazel's butt/tummy feels better soon.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Good to know. It sounds like a good blend
Snorts,
Lily & Edward

The Army of Four said...

Is it dinner time? Cuz I'm getting HUNGRY!!!!
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Dory and the Mama said...

Great review gals! I'm with you Mabel and like just about everything while Arty and Jakey can be a bit picky and well, Bilbo is very picky about most things!
Smileys!
Dory

Molly T. said...

Wonderful review!! I have tummy issues and am extremely allergic to chicken...So this wouldn't be the kibbies for me!!

Now that Mom's noticed it's actually is lunch time I'm hoping to get my dinnies now. BOL

Molly and my Mom @The Fast and The Furriest

http://thefastandthefurriestat.weebly.com/

Poodle At Play said...

Turkey Duck and Quail does sound good...but my mom agrees with yours about how that ingredient list looks.

Sweet William The Scot said...

The Butt Scootin' Boogie oh no ~ when I do a scootin I get the dreaded finger up my bum and a squeeze.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Wyatt said...

Thank you for the review. We avoid Chicken, chicken meal, chicken by-products...it makes us itch!
♥♥
Wyatt and Tegan

KB Bear said...

It's a tough job but somebuddy has to to do it!! I see that it has no rosemary so it's actually possible for us to use this food. I hope that the rest of the challenge goes well!

The Daily Pip said...

I am sure you are up to the job of continuing the challenge on your own! Sorry it didn't work for Hazel.

The Daily Pip said...

I am sure you are up to the job of continuing the challenge on your own! Sorry it didn't work for Hazel.

tubby3pug said...

Yum

K9friend said...

I've seen the canned version at the grocery store and wondered about getting it. Thanks for the report.

Pat
www.patwahler.com

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Pawsome review even if the ingredient results were somewhat disappointing. I don't know why dog food companies play this "semantics game" with their ingredient list. [insert eye roll here]