Here's why Stella & Chewy's rocks!
, November 12, 2013
I currently have small 3 dogs who have each eaten Stella & Chewy's since they were adopted, and an immunocompromised foster puppy who's been on it since she came to us a few weeks ago.
Barley is 2.5 and has been eating it since he was a puppy. He has PERFECT teeth, a coat like molten silver, and crystal clear eyes. His weight is perfect and he's never gassy (which is great because he sleeps practically on my head sometimes).
Mr. Growley was 4-5 when we adopted him almost 2 years ago and had an itchy coat, constant gas, and some tooth tartar and decay. Since he's been with us his skin has cleared up, his coat is snow white and thick and soft, he doesn't have gas (thank god), and the tartar on his teeth has actually gotten better without any brushing or dental work.
Molly was 5 pounds when we got her, somewhat emaciated, and was supposed to be 2 years old. Since she's been with us, just over a year, she grew 4 pounds (!!!) and is a stocky, but not fat, little bundle of bossy energy. We're assuming she was younger than 2 and had some growing to do, but the difference is amazing.
All 3 of the dogs have great breath (for dogs) and very firm, not stinky poop. Being small dogs they sometimes have accidents in the house but you can NEVER tell it's happened by the smell - it doesn't smell at all (weird, huh!). You don't know until you see it.
Baby Girl is a foster and has been with us for about a month (she belongs to the rescue Leave No Paws Behind). She's about 10 months old and came to us eating whatever the vet was feeding her. She has a genetic immune disorder called dermatomyositis. Her skin was in terrible shape, her eyes were inflamed and runny, and she was very underweight. She had significant hair loss in certain places too. Demodectic mange was ruled out. For the first week I fed her canned puppy food trying to get some weight on her. She STANK. She was so gassy that she'd fart when she squatted to pee. She had runny poop. It was really gross. I decided to hell with the cost and put her on Stella & Chewy's. She wouldn't eat the frozen, but went crazy for the freeze-dried. Almost right away the gas and runny poop stopped and her eyes cleared up and looked less inflamed and her skin got much less red. After the first bag was done I switched her to a different brand (I and I Love You) and the results were disastrous. Within a day or two she was itching and scratching, her eyes were gummy, and worse, her skin was breaking out again in little sores and scabs. It was bad enough that I took her in to the vet just to check.
I threw the rest of the bag of that food and put her back on Stella & Chewy's. Within a day or two she had vastly improved, her skin had returned to a light pink instead of red and begun to heal, and her eyes were bright and clear and she was back to her energetic puppy self.
Luckily she has now started to eat the frozen version, so that will reduce the cost by about half, but I'll keep the freeze-dried on hand just in case.
I just cannot say enough good things about Stella & Chewy's. I was laid off a few months ago so money is tight, but we decided this is one place where we will not skimp. There is just such a difference in the dogs' condition (for the better) when they're eating Stella & Chewy's.
Disclaimer: I am NOT affiliated with Stella & Chewy's and have never received anything from them. I just really love their product!
Did I mention our cats eat Stella & Chewy's too? :)