Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers,
At this point, no one should be surprised that we have fallen in love with Fruitables Beef Broth Bowl Pet Safe Natural Food Topper. Although we still haven’t found a wet food Beau will eat constantly, we did find a product that makes sure that there is a much higher chance he will eat the wet food!
Here’s a bit of information about the product:
Crude Protein: 1.0% (minimum)
Crude Fat 0.1% (minimum)
Crude Fiber 1.0% (maximum)
Moisture 99.0% (maximum)
Beef Stock, Roasted Vegetables (Carrot, Celery, Mushroom), Yeast Extract, Salt, Potato, Cabbage Extract, Natural Flavor, Bay Leaf.
WHAT WE LOVE THE MOST…
We try to feed Beau diets that are extremely simple and have the least amount of fillers in them. We were feeding him a “natural holistic” diet until he got a UTI and we had to switch to the Science Diet C/D until the crystals disappear. As mentioned in previous blogs, we have always tried to incorporate wet food into Beau’s daily intake, but he has a picky, picky kitty and will waste about 80% of a can of food if not the full can. Since adding Fruitibles into the mix, we’ve found Beau will eat at least half a can if not the full thing in one sitting and if we throw the food back in the fridge, the broth keeps it wet enough for Beau to want to continue eating it later in the day. So if you’re a pet parent who has the issue of little ones being picky about leftovers, this may be the solution for you!
Because this broth is very low sodium it makes it perfect for your little ones. We actually use the “dog” mix (which is the exact same as the cat mix from our understanding) and makes it a lot cheaper for us (the cat mix is definitely priced more for less product… *sigh* marketing.) The mix is also filled with some yummy produce which is cat safe and will add some extra fibre into your little one’s diet (although not very much…) This mix will also help you figure out whether or not your little one likes broth! (Beau will actually lap up an 1/8th cup of this immediately after it’s placed. Yum, yum!)
TIPS I CAN RECOMMEND
As mentioned, the dog version of this is much cheaper than the cat, so I would recommend freezing a good portion of it in an icecube tray upon opening the bottle. This is a trick we discovered when we first started feeding Beau pumpkin. Unfortunately, the bottle says the broth only lasts 10 days in the fridge, and I’m not about to test my luck and see if it actually lasts longer.
If your little one isn’t 100% about this product on it’s own, I would really recommend mixing it with a bit of their kibble or their wet food. That usually does the trick!
If your little one is interested, you can also start making your own broth for them (unfortunately we don’t deal with many bones in our household as we’re primarily fish and veggie eaters… but shhhh, don’t tell Flub and Blub!)
So here’s the part where you let me know: have you ever tried this product before? What sort of mixes have you tried with your little ones to entice them to eat?