When we were asked to review some of the dog foods by Royal Canin, I will admit that we were a little hesitant to accept as it is such a touchy subject for many pets and owners. Be it kibble, raw, gluten free, freeze dried, canned, puppy, performance, homemade, etc everyone has an opinion on what the right food is for their dog.
Most of our dog food purchases are made based on fancy packaging or things that owners as “untrained experts” think are good for our pet (I am very guilty of this). Most of us do not understand the science behind dog food and how our pets eat. .
Did you know that different breeds and species eat in different ways? Royal Canin does. .
I had no idea that Persian cats picked up kibble using the bottom of their tongue and that different breeds need different shaped kibble for optimal chewing and digestion needs!! Mind Blown I was given the task of heading down to a Royal Canine/Pet360/PetMD event where I had the chance to ask as many questions as I wanted and get some free samples for the pups to taste test thanks to their two week bonanza in NYC (you can find out more details and how to get your free samples here) This was a very special mission for us as it was Folly’s (the new puppy) first adventure in the big bad city and she did great. We will make an agent out of her yet!.
The event took place outside of Beasty Feast (one of our favorite pet shops in NYC) and seemed to be drawing huge crowds of people to chat to the vet, the Royal Canin rep and also get some free samples to try.
The display was outside the store and showed most of the selection of dog and cat foods available to consumers (more detailed list of foods here where they have diets for 2lb to 200lb dogs!)
Just like with any food, the proof is in the tasting so armed with 3 bags of food (for 3 different dogs) we headed back to HQ to see how the pups enjoyed the formulas
First up was Folly. As she had worked the hardest on this assignment, I felt she deserved to try the food first
Next up was Harley Quinn and Houdini
All pets loved the Royal Canin formulas. We should have picked up some for Chaos the Cat also….next time!
Grab your free bag as soon as you can.