Disclosure: No compensation was given for this review. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review.
If you are anything like me, you look at your furry kids as family. Just like my family I want my cat and dogs to enjoy life,to live long and be healthy. I always think about these things when choosing toys, bedding, treats and food for our animals. When I notice a change in my animals the first thing I think about is thier diet, and whether it may need a change. It’s always important to have them checked at the vet first, but it’s also a great idea to see if what’s in thier current diet could be effecting them.
My oldest dog Roscoe who is 6 often gets very itchy skin on his feet which causes him to chews his paws. He also gets a couple hot spots during the year. My other dog Passion who is almost 3 gets very itchy and bumpy on her stomach threw out the year as well. I never in the past thought that they could be suffering from a food intolerance or internal inflammation. So we decided changing our pets gradually to a better high quality diet like Addiction Pet Foods to see if this will help alleviate or even eliminate some of thier symptoms.
Addiction Pet Food started in 2002 when the founder who is a leading holistic veterinary surgeon, and clinical nutritionist with over 20 years of experience took notice of the everyday pet foods many of us feed our pets today were under nourishing our pets and, causing them harm. Such as: painful skin and gastrointestinal problems. He then researched the pet foods available, and found most of these foods were not providing nutrients our pets need to be active, fit, and healthy. He found that in these foods the unhealthy combinations of grains, fats, by-products and additives were creating harmful food allergies and serious health problems.
“That’s when the founder of Addiction Foods developed a completely new range of foods inspired by our cats’ and dogs’ natural diets and based on providing them with all the nutrients they need to thrive. He formulated recipes around premium proteins and high quality wild game meats – meats that were not only much richer in nutrients, but also hypoallergenic and easier to digest. He added vegetables, fruits, herbs, nuts and seeds to these meats to intensify their flavor and wholesomeness. The results were simply amazing. Each patient who tried the new food would devour it and ask for more. These pioneer dogs and cats were soon refusing their normal food and only eating these new dishes (hence the brand name ‘Addiction’). More significantly, those patients that were regularly fed Addiction showed significant improvements in skin and coat health and greater overall vitality.
He added vegetables, fruits, herbs, nuts and seeds to these meats to intensify their flavor and wholesomeness. The results were simply amazing.”
Addiction Pet Foods was nice enough to send us over some of these wonderful pet food for our animals to try. Their reaction was amazing. Four out of seven of our pets are very picky eaters, and all three dogs and fours cats enjoyed almost all of the food. It went surprisingly well. I can’t wait to see what the continued use of Addiction foods can do for thier lives.
For the dogs they tested Addictions Raw Dehydrated Herbed Lamb & Potatoes. Which is New Zealand Lamb flavored with fragrant Rosemary and Thyme. Topped off with Spinach, Potatoes and Carrots. This is also a grain-free recipe. All of our dogs enjoyed this food. The raw hydrated foods by Addiction are very easy to make by adding just 1 part food to 1 part warm water. You can even see meaty chunks as you stir it up. You can feed the raw dehydrated food with warm water or serve it dry. Unlike traditional pet foods that are processed at very high temperatures, Addition air dries the raw meat, fruits, and vegetables to keep the ingredients in thier food fresh, and lock in vitamins and enzymes.
The Raw Dehydrated Herbed Lamb & Potatoes dog food as you can see was a huge hit. TheY each licked thier bowls clean. Our little dog Mia was being camera shy today however she also enjoyed every bit!
The next food we had them try was Addiction Pet Foods New Zealand Venison & Apples Entree canned food. This soft canned food is made from 100%, pure New Zealand Venison meat, with no by-products. It’s a hypoallergenic formula designed as a low allergy and healthier alternative to diets made from chicken, beef or lamb. The formula enhances the vitality of your dog by incorporating Apples which have fiber, protective flavonoids and beneficial phytochemicals.
Again we had another huge hit with this food. My dog Passion below who is a Pitbull tends to get sick often after eating normal dry foods we have tried, and some canned foods. So far with both of these foods made by Addiction she has tried, we have seen no issues with her throwing up. She seems to eat more, and have more energy, and does not lay around as much since we started gradually adding the new food. This makes us so happy to see her happy, and not throwing up all the time after eating. We have been getting so frustrated and thought of going to totally raw food for her, but the cost and time would be so overwhelming for us. I am grateful to have heard about Addition Pet Foods. I feel like this food could really help her have a better life. We will certainly be ordering this food online for her.
Don’t forget to keep your dogs hydrated after they eat, play outside, and also on long road trips. Just like us, our dog’s bodies are also about 80 percent water. Water helps to dissolve and carry substances throughout thier bodies, and is the basis for most processes and chemical reactions that keep them healthy. Dehydrated dogs, can suffer kidney and heart damage, as well as other problems.
The next foods our pets tried was for the cats. We have four cats, Baby, Blaze and Angel which decided to participate in photos, and the other one not pictured Panini. The first they tried was Raw Dehydrated Wild Brushtail & Berries Entree. Combining nutritional benefits of premium New Zealand Brushtail, known to promote optimal skin and coat health, they also added a boost to this recipe with an antioxidant-rich blend of three beneficial berries that help cats achieve its deserved wellness and beauty. Balanced with essential vitamins and minerals.
Below is baby who enjoyed every bit of the Wild Brushtail & Berries Entree. Blaze would not try it, however Angel and Panini also loved it. 3 out of 4 ain’t bad if you ask me.
The next food they all enjoy is the Black Forest Rabbit & Blueberries Entree that is a soft canned food. This is a heart-healthy rabbit formula that includes antioxidant-rich blueberries. Never thought I could get my cats to eat blue berries, but every single one of them enjoyed this dish!
Don’t be fooled. These are not the same kitties. Baby has the red collar on, and Blaze is wearing no collar. Baby also has extra toes, and Blaze is a smaller thinner cat.
Another food they tried that was a huge hit with all of the cats was the New Zealand Venison & Apples Entree soft canned food. This food is made from 100%, pure New Zealand Venison meat, no by- products are used in this holistic formula. This hypoallergenic formula is designed as a low allergy and healthier alternative to diets made from chicken, beef or lamb.
Licking his lips after trying Addition Pet Foods. This picture says it all. My animals love Addiction Pet Foods!
Addiction Pet Food was a big hit with my 7 furry kids. All 3 dogs and 4 cats tried a food they really enjoyed from each formula. I highly recommend you give this food a try with your pets. It’s healthy for them and clearly as you can see great tasting!