Buddy Biscuits Grain-Free Cat Treats reviewed for Chewy.com #ChewyInfluencer

Franklin and Dougie are curious.
Franklin and Dougie are curious.

Today’s review was done by Robin Duffy. Robin has been with the Homeless Cat Management Team clinic for six years, both during clinics and cleaning the place in between. But every day she is a multiple cat foster from neonatal bottle babies to geriatric and hospice fosters, difficult cats and friendly cats, special needs and not. She and her husband have outfitted their large older home for cats of all ages and abilities, with homemade climbing stairs on the walls and homemade cages to hold the cats who need to be isolated or who need more socialization. Over the years Robin has fostered probably hundreds of cats and kittens. She also has a 25-cat feral colony that lives in her yard and the yard and garage next door to her house, which she also owns, and has added more than on feral cat who couldn’t be returned to where they came from and had no other options.

Feral cats in a unique outdoor shelter.
Feral cats in a unique outdoor shelter.

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I foster many cats with special dietary needs. Finding healthy, grain-free and chicken-free food and treats for cats is difficult. They are often very expensive and for the number of cats I have it’s hard to fit them into the budget.

Even some of my ferals are sensitive to ingredients too. Treats are especially important with them because I want to teach them to trust me, even if I don’t pet them, so that they stay in their territory when I can watch over them. They are very feral but now will come to me at feeding time. One of my ferals has food allergies and treats that I can give her are hard to find.

The time came to see what the cats thought. Robin decided to try several cats to see if there was any difference of opinion.

First Charcoal gave the treats a try. He thought they were great.

Charcoal really likes his treats.
Charcoal really likes his treats.

Then Dougie and Franklin gave them a try.

Franklin and Dougie are ready.
Franklin and Dougie are ready.

Dougie wanted them all for himself.

Dougie wants them all for himself.
Dougie wants them all for himself.

Then laid-back Franklin gave them a try and he liked them too.

Franklin can't wait to get his treat.
Franklin can’t wait to get his treat.

Then Silly Tillie, one of Robin’s feral kitties with food allergies, gave them a try and they were really a hit.

Silly Tilly
Silly Tilly

So after four cats gave the treats a try and liked them it’s clear they beat the finicky test, we can figure just about any cat would like them.

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A little more about each of the cats

Charcoal is a three-year-old neutered male cat on the petite side, great with kids and calm dogs.

YHum!
Yum!

Franklin is two years old, very laid back and also very loving, “like a nanny cat”. He is FIV+, but we know that FIV+ cats, especially mellow, affectionate ones who love other cats, can live long healthy lives and you’d never know anything was wrong with them.

Franklin is FIV+ but gets along great with his foster siblings.
Franklin is FIV+ but gets along great with his foster siblings.

Dougie has been in foster care for 3 years, and is six years old, very friendly.

Dougie wants them all for himself.
Dougie wants them all for himself.

Silly Tilly is four years old and came from a high rise as a feral cat who needed to move from a place she wasn’t welcome. She has food allergies, and Robin remarked it was hard feeding her the right foods all the times because sometimes she roams and other people feed her and don’t know of her allergies, but she loves all her grain free foods.

Silly Tilly
Silly Tilly

All the cats were rescued through HCMT and all except Tillie are fostered and ready for adoption through Pittsburgh C.A.T.

More of Robin’s cats.

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About Pittsburgh C.A.T.

PittsburghCAT was founded by many of the same rescuers who TNR to provide a system of foster homes to raise and socialize the friendly kittens and cats taken in during TNR efforts, and these kittens and cats come to us with sometimes challenging physical and emotional needs. We find a number of orphaned litters whose mother is too ill to nurture or who has died or been killed, or simply disappeared and despite all our efforts we can’t find her. Litters up to eight weeks are vetted and taken into foster with their mother unless she is feral and is returned to live with a colony of community cats; sometimes even older kittens who may be able to be socialized are fostered as well. Still other cats were obviously once someone’s pet, ending up trying to survive and often being injured or contracting common upper respiratory infections and other illnesses that need full treatment along with resolution from their trauma before they can be presented for adoption. We also work with several shelters to take the overflow of cats and kittens, especially those considered unadoptable through illness or temperament, and have helped these large open-door shelters achieve a save rate above 90% for the first time in their history. For the past two years that Pittsburgh C.A.T. has been active we have adopted out over 400 cats each year. Visit Pittsburgh C.A.T.’s Facebook page to see cats for adoption.

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About these reviews

Chewy.com has a blogger outreach program through which they offer bloggers the monthly opportunity to choose from a list of products they sell to try out and review on their blog. I don’t have the inclination to write reviews, but the products are usually food, treats or toys, things our rescue, Pittsburgh C.A.T., uses all the time not just for our fosters to eat and play with, but as an important tool for socialization because most of our cats arrive right from the street, often with no socialization, or from traumatic situations. Food, treats and toys are often the best way to their little hearts. Thanks Chewy.com for this opportunity to provide a little something for our foster cats and kittens and help spread the word about the importance of and techniques for socializing rescued cats using products anyone can purchase!

FTC disclosure: This product was sent to the reviewer at no charge by Chewy.com. No one received any monetary compensation for this review.


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One thought on “Buddy Biscuits Grain-Free Cat Treats reviewed for Chewy.com #ChewyInfluencer

  • November 29, 2016 at 1:26 pm
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    Such cute kitties! I love the look on Dougie’s face! It is great that so many cats are able to receive care through this organization. Those treats sound great too! Finding grain free treats is important. There are a lot of cats that have issues when they eat grain. It can be so inflammatory. I bet my kitties would love these treats!

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