Rated 2 out of 5 by KtB5 Item was stale :(
I absolutely love ordering my pets' food stuffs from Chewy's, so I hate having to write a less than exemplary review. Truly.
However, I have been purchasing Stella & Chewy's freeze dried foods from a local brick & mortar store & when the product is fresh, it's crisp-ish and has a bit of a snap - it's an obvious difference. When this product came, sadly the chunks were bendy with no snap to them & they even have a traditional stale smell.
It wouldn't be a HUGE problem, except that our male maine coon is very picky and he cannot eat this stale. It's the ONLY non-kibble food (we use kibble as snack & wet food primarily) he'll eat as a treat. We were SO excited to discover this as a treat food because he is so picky.
I tried giving him some non-stale S&C TTTD that I still had, and he gobbled it up.
So, I have to say I'm very disappointed and sadly don't know that I'm comfortable purchasing this item from you again.
And I really wish that wasn't true. I LOVE you guys. But this was sadly a waste that we can't use (the girls have plenty of their own treats, so it's hard to say when we'd actually use this.
August 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnneB Cats Love Them!
Really do appreciate having a clean, natural product to feed our cats and they are crazy for Stella & Chewy's freeze-dried cat food! We have tried four of the flavors and they liked every one (especially the Chick, chick, chicken). Initially, we rehydrated it per instructions, but our cats have never liked 'wet' food. So we just crumble up the bits, toss with some kibble, and keep bowls of fresh water next to their food dishes.
September 14, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mclan 18 oz morsels are very different in color and water absorption
This review is only for 18 oz bag.
What has happened to the morsels? I usually get the 12 oz bag and was pleased to see the 18 oz. But I will not buy it again. The morsels are of a very much lighter color than the usual "Tummy Ticklin'" turkey. And they simply don't want to absorb the water. The first day I used them, I put in the water and waited a couple of minutes--no water had been absorbed and I had to chop for several minutes to achieve the consistency that my cat likes.
I'm giving 3 stars only because of the high quality of the food, otherwise, I'd give it one star because of the impossibility to get it wet enough to mix in a reasonable amount of time.
This morning an hour before the cat's breakfast time I tried an experiment. I put the morsels in the cat's bowl and added the water, then waited for 15 minutes--still hard as a rock. Tried again at 1/2 hour, the morsels had *still* not absorbed enough water to easily mix into a sort of lumpy mush my cat loves. Finally, *one full hour later* I was able to mix the food properly. And still he got one stuck in his teeth and went through all kinds of gyrations to get it dislodged. This NEVER happened with the morsels in the 12 oz bag.
Further, I'm afraid in the near future all the morsels will soon be like this--then I'll have to move over to the other brand of freeze-dried raw turkey. I like Stella & Chewy's much better, but going to those lengths to get the morsels wet is simply unrealistic. (My cat can eat only raw, freeze dried turkey because any other food gives him diarrhea.)
Please, Stella & Chewy's, fix this problem!!
September 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by DAVID1 YUMMY
Milo, our 17 year old, Tonkineese loves it. He eats it dry.
September 5, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lifeinspires Love/hate Stella's Freeze Dried
I'm copying and pasting my review for freeze dried chicken because it applies to this flavor as well:
We feed our cats wet food, but we can't leave wet food when we go to work...so this was the perfect solution. We feed it dry because my cats won't eat this if we add water and they don't or won't eat dry food, so we thought freeze dried would be the perfect snack. BUT the chicken flavor is way too hard and has way too many LARGE bone pieces in it. Some of the bones are pointy and I actually saw my little girl starting to choke on this food several times! I have to crush every piece with my fingers and take the bones out, but it just isn't worth it. This flavor and turkey have too many bones. The duck freeze dried is softer and doesn't have as many large bone pieces. If you feed this re-hydrated then this may not be an issue. It was for us!
May 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KublaiKhan Finally, a no waste food.
Khan, my Lynx point Siamese, developed rodent ulcers, possibly related to a chicken allergy. I tried this food based on reviews and it's limited ingredients. He loves it. He consistently licks his plate clean with this food. I've had waste with every other wet food I've tried, and they were all high end, limited ingredient, as well as vet prescribed foods. He loves the turkey and is fed 3 times a day. I do keep a limited ingredient dry food out for in between meals, because he likes it too, but the Stella and Chewy turkey is his mainstay.
May 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ConcernedCatOwner Wonderful Food for Ferrets
I've recently switched my ferrets to freeze dried raw. I tried vital essentials initially, but the bits were too large/ hard for them. I ordered Stella and Chewys, because I've heard lots of other ferrants recommend it. It's more expensive, but my buddies took to the food right away- which is amazing considering that ferrets have a hard time eating new foods.
May 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by capecodder easy to prepare and have on hand. no strong smell
both of my young cats love all of the Chewys freeze dried and frozen products that they have tried (turkey, chicken and duck) I just hope they are as good as they claim. Just a slightly higher cost than the canned I was serving and I don't have all those cans to recycle . Still looking for coupons or frequent buyers rebate to bring down cost a bit
May 13, 2016