As a certified crazy cat lady, I get a kick out of trying out new products for my cats, especially those that are a little different from the norm. I jumped at the chance to let a company called Petbrosia send a customized bag of food for my cats because hello, how cool is that? Instead of shopping from a set range of food, you fill out your cat or dog's profile on their site and they put together a mix just for them. They take your pet's age, weight, breed, allergies and health into consideration to work out a formula that's just right.
Besides the custom nutrition, there's another benefit to the food being mixed just for your pet - it's super fresh! There's no real way to know how long bags of food at the grocery or pet store have been sitting on the shelf, but Petbrosia food is made to order so only a matter of days go by between when it goes into the bag and when it arrives at your doorstep.
A few other cool things to note:
*All of the meat, fruits and vegetables used for the food are grown or raised in the US, and the chicken and salmon they use are antibiotic and hormone-free.
*None of the food contains wheat, soy or corn.
*There are no artificial colors or flavors, and no preservatives.
*As your pet's weight, age, or other factors change, you can update their profile so that their mix of food evolves, too.
*You can join their Gold Club for free shipping! I have to admit, I love when cat food shows up at my door instead of me having to lug it home from the store!
*If you have a multi-cat or dog household, you can request a blend that's averaged out for all of them, although they do recommend still doing separate blends if possible for the best nutrition.
*They even provide a guide to switching your pet's food!
I customized a 10 pound bag for my kitty Jasper, although all of the cats ended up trying some of it. (Except Ten, who still flat out refuses to touch dry food.) Jasper's bag of food arrived in a Petbrosia box with info about his custom blend inside.
You have the option to upload a photo, so clearly I went with one of Jasper looking like a weirdo hovering between bookshelves in his winter coat. He's a special snowflake.
And here's what his actual food looks like:
For the first few days, Jasper (and his buddies who kept stealing bites) was pretty much obsessed with this stuff and almost acted like I was giving him a bowl of treats instead of food. The initial enthusiasm wore off after the first few days, but they still continued to like it (just not quite as excitedly) through the rest of the bag. I'd love to buy more of this in the future (and most likely will), but while I think it's a great value for what you get (especially if you have trouble finding food for a pet with allergies), it's unfortunately a little out of the range of what I can realistically afford on a regular basis.
If this sounds like something you'd like to try out for your dog or cat, you can get $10 off of your first purchase of Petbrosia by entering the promotional code: BRL10 at checkout! Even better, they're going to hook one of you up with a code for a free 3 pound box of food customized for your cat or dog! Just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below! (Note: They are only able to ship to the lower 48 states we do not ship to Hawaii or Alaska.)
For more info, you can also find Petbrosia on Facebook and Twitter!
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.