I’ve been wanting to write about this company since my husband brought me some samples from PepCom Tots & Tails a few weeks ago. Honestly, I’m glad I didn’t get a chance to write about them sooner, because the more I use their products, the more I like them!
The company is named after the owner’s two dogs, as she was inspired to find the best nutrition to keep them healthy and happy. I love that the products are all made in the U.S.A., and they are processed in a way that helps to minimize bacteria and keep the foods safe.
Ingredients are all responsibly sourced in the U.S. and include high quality ingredients from farmers and ranchers, grass-fed, cage-free, some wild-caught, and some farm-raised.
They offer a wide variety of frozen, freeze-dried, kibbles, wet food, treats and supplements. I’ve had a chance to check out two of their products, Wild Weenies Duck treats, and one of the Meal Mixers.
As you can see above, the Wild Weenies look like little hot dogs. They are freeze-dried and raw. They smell good, and contain 97% poultry and organs. They are grain-free. I was a bit shocked when I looked at the package and saw only four ingredients!
Cali will do anything for these treats! I keep the bag on my desk, and if I even move the bag, she is there, sitting and staring at me as she wills the treats out of the bag. One of Cali’s big faults is that she loves to bark. If she hears anyone come in the house, close a door, etc. she’s barking. With these treats, I show her the bag and tell her to “quiet” and she waits patiently for her treat. She’s stubborn, and the “Quiet” command doesn’t always work, but it definitely works better when these treats are involved.
Meal Mixers are the other product I’ve been sampling, and they are great! I will definitely be purchasing more of these when my bag runs out. Like the Weenies, the are freeze-dried and grain-free. The idea of this product is to mix it with your regular kibble to add a healthy boost of raw food nutrients to your pet’s diet. They are also supposed to entice your pet to eat, and they definitely do that for Cali.
I take Cali’s regular kibble, add 3-4 of these little chunks and break them up. The chunks are great in that they stay together well and don’t fall apart in the bag, but they are soft enough to break up easily in my fingers when I want to crush them. I add a little bit of water, swirl the bowl, and my picky-eater dives right in.
While these are called “Meal Mixers” they are, according to the package, a complete and balanced meal if you chose to just use this without added kibble.
I’m really impressed with the quality and palatability of these products and look forward to checking out other products in their line. Next time I’m at my local pet store, I’m going to look for their frozen patties and morsels, which they make for dogs and cats. I’d also like to try their “broth topper.” I’ll be sure to post an update when I get a chance to try the other products.
Check them out at: www.StellaAndChewys.com. Some of their products are only available in store due to the perishable nature, so check out the website for locations near you.