When Natural Balance® Pet Foods gave us treats for our Herd Of Three to try, they told us these would be worthy of each pet's unique personality. Given that Faraday is such a character, and his diet includes Natural Balance Platefulls on a daily basis, he was eager to try them out.
I'm always interested when a brand offers grain-free options, and Natural Balance has two: Dental Chews & L.I.T. Limited Ingredient Treats®. They also offer their low-calorie Perfect® Bites formulas for cats like Allie who are watching their figures. Pardon me, having their figures watched FOR them since Allie would much prefer to be unrestricted....
Natural Balance treats are free of artificial ingredients and colors. So we ran over to Petco and found the Natural Balance Perfect Bites Chicken and Salmon Formulas.
Each treat is only one calorie. Considering that a mouse is around 30 calories (according to Allie's vet) and Allie is allowed the equivalent of 5 to 6 mice a day, a few of these one calorie treats won't carve a big hole out of her dinnertime allotment.
First taste test impressions? Check it out:
|Maxwell: You want a piece of this? Well, do ya kid?|
|Check it out, Maxie: 30 treats - that's equivalent to an entire mouse!|
No worries: the girls represented quite well:
|Allie: Delish, Mother!|
|Allie: Do you see the problem here, Mother? There's ONLY ONE LEFT!|
To be honest we use treats far more often at the shelter than we do at home, and since the taste-test was successful, I decided to branch out. So I headed over to Wayside Waifs to let a few of the residents sample the treats, too.
Have you ever tried clicker training your cat?
Clicker training can be an invaluable way to help reduce stress in shelter cats. And treats play an important and motivational part.
Take a look as we use Natural Balance Chicken Formula Perfect Bites in this clicker session with Diego, our adorable, adoptable Waif:
Interested in trying these treats for your dog or cat? They're available at Petco and PetSmart as well as online.