Friday, March 3, 2017

Chewy.com Challenge Complete

At the beginning of February, our friends at Chewy.com presented us with a 30-day challenge to try the new Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak food in the Open Range beef, venison, and lamb recipe. At the beginning of the challenge, I was happy to see that Peak had a lot of the same qualities as the Rachael Ray food I was already feeding the girls. Two weeks into the challenge, Rye's coat was shiny, she was diving into her bowl, and it worked perfectly with some of our puzzle feeders.

Now that our 30 days of trying Peak are over, we're still pleased with it! 

The magic wore off a little bit and Rye was less enthusiastic to dive into her meals. That's not really a reflection on the food, though. Rye doesn't understand why anyone would want to waste time sitting still and eating when she could be playing or pouncing on Barley. When I put her food in her Rock 'n Bowl, she was still ready to stay in one spot long enough to finish a meal.


And Barley's fascination with it never wore off. As soon as she'd finish her meal, she'd come over to make sure Rye didn't leave anything behind. She's happy there's still some of the bag left now that the 30 days are over so I can mix it in with her other Rachael Ray food and she can eat some of it, too. 


Overall, we're thrilled with Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak Open Range. Rye stayed healthy and happy on Peak. The 23-pound bag we were sent in exchange for our review lasted much longer than 30 days--we still have about 1/3 of the bag left and Rye ate 1 cup twice a day all month. 

High Five!

Rye was really happy that she completed her first Chewy.com challenge with such positive results. 

Disclaimer: Chewy.com provided us with one bag of Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak in exchange for our honest opinion; however, we only share information we think is valuable or interesting to our readers. Always speak to your vet before beginning a new diet.

9 comments:

  1. That's great that you found a new food! They also say that after 2-3 weeks of an open food bag, the flavor dissipates which could also be the reason for less enthusiasm. If you were to get a new bag and open it and she had the enthusiasm back, you would know that is the issue.

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    1. That's a great point. I assume it's probably just Rye being Rye--one of the first things I learned about her is how hard it is to train her with treats because even if the treat is in my hand before I mark the behavior and it only takes one second to get it to her, she gets distracted before the treat gets to her mouth. We'll definitely be getting more of this food (we've been a Rachael Ray family for years, so new flavors are great!), so I'll test it out and see what Rye thinks of a new bag :)

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    2. Our kitty Sophie is rather picky. When Mom first opens the food bag, she eats all her meals but after about a week, her interest starts to fade. Since bigger bags are less expensive, we put the open bag in a sealed container and have another container that holds a week or so of the food. It seems to help keep the freshness.

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    3. We store food that way, too! I usually get smaller bags when I buy at the grocery store because the store sends me $4 off coupons all the time and when they have it on sale, I can use multiple coupons with little bags and get more food for less than the big bag price--but I keep a small container in the kitchen and the bags, big or small, in a another bin :) Rye's the first pet I've ever had that isn't crazy about meal time!

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  2. Rye did a great job on her challenge! It's so great to find a food that is a hit with the whole family!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. It is nice to find food everybody likes! It's so much easier than trying to keep several different foods straight :)

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  3. Sounds like a successful challenge.

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    1. Very successful! We had high expectations at the start since we'd been feeding a different Rachael Ray food already, so we were glad this food lived up to our expectations!

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  4. Sounds like it worked pretty well! Nola is spoiled and tends to get her food flavor switched every other day or so, haha. I have 2-3 bags of raw (frozen or freeze dried) open at any given time and trade off.

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