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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Try Eukanuba with FOS!

YOU CAN TRY A 4-POUND BAG FOR FREE!

Feline American Charmee proclaims,
"It's MINE! All of the bags in this box are mine, all mine!"
Do you have the courage to deny him?

A couple of weeks ago, our good furriend Bev (who works for Eukanuba), contacted us about taste-testing the new and improved kibbles that should be arriving in your favorite pet supply stores now. Of course, we were THRILLED to be doin’ anything for Eukanuba because we are huge fans ... But even better, we were gonna get to try these delicious kibbles FOR FREE from Eukanuba! Yippee!

Bev told us that
Eukanuba was changing the look of all of the bags, and reformulating their kibbles to add a special prebiotic ingredient which they refer to as FOS. We were intrigued because the only “FOS” that we’ve ever heard of were the members of the Catster group Friends of Skeezix (the Cat).

But apparently the “FOS” in the Eukanuba food is actually somethin’ called Fructooligosaccharides. Hmmm ... never heard of ‘em. Thankfully, Bev knows all about those FOS an’ she provided some information to educate us ‘bout what they do:

“Fructooligosaccharides, a prebiotic fiber, provides a food source to the beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract, which helps reduce the bad bacteria. This helps maintain a healthy balance in the digestive system and supports healthy defenses. This prebiotic is now in all
Eukanuba cat formulas.”

If you wanna get some additional information about FOS an’ what it does, you can visit
Bev’s personal blog.

A few days after we accepted Eukanuba's offer to be taste-testers, our Man-in-the-Brown-Shorts arrived with a ginormous box of FREE Eukanuba bags! Bev sent food especially chosen for our unique needs: Charmee an’ Sparky Fuzzypants received bags of Eukanuba Indoor Hairball formula; Pumpkin got a bag of Eukanuba Kitten formula because he needs the additional nutrition after having a debilitating stroke; Cocoa Puff’s bag was Eukanuba Weight Control; and bein’ a “geezer-ette,” I got Eukanuba Senior formula.

When Mom put the box onto the dining room table, we all wanted to see what we’d gotten. It was better than CHRISTMAS! Charmee literally got into the box with the five bags of food an’ tried to open them with his teeth. Have I mentioned that we really love Eukanuba? When there’s a new bag of food in the house, Mom knows that she’s gotta open it up an’ let us have some right away. But not this time ... Mom had a job to do first an’ it didn’t have anything to do with “weaning” us onto the new formulation (Of course, efurryone knows that kitties with sensative tummies should eat a mix of their ”old food with their new food for a couple of days” just to be safe).

Why was Mom takin’ her sweet time before openin’ those bags an’ lettin’ us taste ‘em? Well ... She wanted to get the bags photographed first an’ they don’t look quite as pretty when one of us has his/her head stuffed into the bag an’ is gobblin’ away ...

Needless to say, we couldn’t detect any difference in the flavor, color, texture, size or shape of our Eukanuba kibbles. We plowed through bowls of it each and efurryday just like we always do. Personally, I don’t think that you’ll notice any difference either ... Other than the labels on the bags (which feature larger kitties on each bag and clearer item descriptions). I suppose the intention was to keep cats’ intestinal tracts healthier by reducing the bad bacteria and enhancing the beneficial ones. Mom has noted that our litter boxes don’t tend to smell as odoriferous (Mom actually says, “Rank nasty!”) than prior to the beginning of our taste-testing. The odor change happened within seven days. Even Grandma has noticed a marked decrease in fecal odor in addition to fewer loose bowel movements from those of us with more sensative tummies. We owe this improvement to Eukanuba with FOS. The bags of food have also lasted a bit longer than normal, too. Mom’s attributing that partly to the warm weather reducing our appetites, but we think that the new formula is more satisfying than what we’ve eaten in the past. Hmm ...

YOU CAN TRY IT FOR FREE!
In addition to the five bags of newly formulated
Eukanuba kibbles for kitties, Bev an’ her colleague, Emily, also sent us FIVE vouchers each good for a FREE 4-pound bag of Eukanuba Cat food. Five lucky commenters on this post will each receive a voucher (courtesy of Eukanuba) with a little prize-pack from me. If you wanna Eukanuba ... an’ your fambly lives in the United States (sorry international readers) ... leave me a comment on this post. If there is more than one kitty livin’ at your house, you can leave a separate comment from each kitty (up to five kitties total) ... to give efurryone a chance at a coupon. Only one coupon will be awarded to a household, so if Zoey, Cha-Ching, Chewie, Smoke, an’ Tigger each leave me a comment, an’ Chewie is selected to receive a coupon an’ prize-pack, then no other kitty at their house can get one. Unnerstand? Good.

In the interest of full transparency: DaisyMae Maus an’ the Feline Americans received the five FREE bags of new
Eukanuba Cat food an’ the five FREE 4-pound Eukanuba Cat food vouchers to give away to readers courtesy of the Eukanuba Company and at no cost. Additionally, FOS was already in Eukanuba Cat Sensitive Stomach formula, so no change there. FOS has been added into all of the other formulas. The biggest change is in how the packages look.

If you are one of the five lucky kitties to receive a voucher for a FREE 4-pound bag of
Eukanuba kibbles, please send Bev some feedback via her bloggie: Pet Care Bev. We think that you’ll enjoy Eukanuba Cat kibbles with FOS as much as we have. The five voucher recipients will be selected at 12:01 AM on Thursday, October 1, 2009 (Grandad's birthday!).

DaisyMae Maus an’ the Feline Americans are Eukanuba cats for life!

You can click on this link to visit Eukanuba!


54 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow. You are lucky you get to do all that taste testing. We only eat organic food and now the Woman wants us to eat her own recipes! YUCK!!!

momsbusy said...

moms is havin a time finding something all of like the taste of. since i have gotten sick, i have gotten very picky about my food. moms is havin a hard time just gettin me to eat.

kimiko of kazoku neko

Derby said...

Very cool that you get a whole box of special foods. Does it taste good?

Noir in Texas said...

We LOVE to eat--and our human Tommy tries to find the majority of us will eat (there's 6 of us)--so sign us up for a free tasting!!

Noir in Texas!

PS. You look like a nice kitty.

Nina the Torbie said...

Oh, if Victor eats it, I'll eat it, but it would be nice too if our litter box was a bit less... odorous. I get a little loose whenever we change foods.
Purrs and thanks for sharing!
~ Nina

Benjamin Fuzz said...

this sounds like fun! i'm all for new stuff...especially when it's kitty food. you know that i won't eat anything that's supposed to be for peeples.

here's hoping i win!

ben

cyclone Cats said...

we've never tried Eukanuba so we'd loves to win!!

Pick us Pick us!

The Cyclone Cats

Furkidsmom said...

That sounds like good food! We hope we win!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Tuck said...

You are so lucky to get all that food in the mail!!!

The Meezers said...

wow! that's pretty psawsome

Sweet Praline said...

I used to eat Eukanuba a lot as a younger kitty! I think it would be great to try it again! I hope I can win a free voucher because my 14th birthday is this Friday and that would be a wonderful present.

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

The eight of us don't have sensitive tummies, but we do eat a BUNCH!!! We are on Science Diet now, but would give this food a try and respond to the lady as requested. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win a voucher! Queen, Bogie, Noel, George & Gracey, Lucy and Pat (Hughes) and Ron (Santo)....

Skeezix the Cat said...

Hey, do yoo know that Bev and Emily are my vary best frends? Emily even tride to trak down sum foods for Rocky (vakyoom-seeled Eukanooba hareball releef), but they don't make that kind of bag anymore. So tell Emily that Rocky sez thanks fur trying!

And Bev roks my werld!

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

We'd love to try the Eukanooba kitty food!
signed Ollie and Friends

ps.... Many thanks to Eukanooba for making dis possible

The Whiskeratti said...

Contests are so very exciting. Our Mom will only let us eat Evo - Toby has some medical issues - but we can't wait to see who wins!

The Creek Cats said...

Our beloved Cal used to be on Eukanuba and he loved it! We'd love to try some too!

Millie said...

Sounds good! I'd love to try some!

Smootches!

Willow said...

Sweet Charmee, I'm with you - I would be right in their proclaiming the Eukanuba bags as All Mine! I would love to win a voucher to get a bag of Eukanuba food and I would even be nice and share with China Cat!

Purrrrrrrrrs, Willow

P.S. You are certainly looking very handsome, Charmee! I was so happy to see your picture!

China Cat said...

Wow, you are lucky to have a great friend like Bev to send over Eukanuba samples! I would love to win a voucher to try some Eukanuba cat food. Willow and I used to eat it when she was still a kitten. So it would be fun to taste it again! And I am a FOS (Friend of Skeezix) so I'm sure that I would like to taste that FOS in the Eukanuba!

Purrrrrrrrrs, China Cat

Cocoa Puff, I'm not sure that you really need "weight control", you are just floofy and I think that you are a very handsome mancat, indeed!

momsbusy said...

tt here, i am always hungry. free food is always good. moms says i will pretty much eat anything that dont eat me first. how am i gonna grow big and strong if i dont eat? kittens have gots to eat! food rocks! got food? moms! i ams hungry! i needs to eats now! i gotta go hunt down something to eat. bye!

tt of kazoku neko

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Yoo's furry lucky to git them foods. Foods is gooooooooood!
Purrrrrrrrrrs,
Alla Us Hotties

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

You are so right...we are STARVED over here. Please send us food before we waste away.

Latte

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We like the 'old' Eukanuba, it is yummy and they are making it better?? Nice!
You are very kind to offer your coupons!
~ Gracie

Angus Mhor said...

I want to see pictures of the Feline Americans with their heads stuffed into the bags gobblin' away!

Eukanuba sounds good. I've eaten Meow Mix all my born put-togethers-oh, and SG.

Patty Skypants said...

Hai! U iz kewt. Mai mom sez U remind her of a speshul kitteh she had when she was a little gurl. xxoo Bhu

Daisy said...

I have been hearing a lot about prebioitics lately! I'm glad the new foods worked so well for you!

ps: Guess what!?? My word verification today is "RAWBUG"! hahaha!

Morgan the Pirate Gato said...

My siblings would LOVE to try the new kitty food! They LOVE Kibbles!

Sadly I am not allowed kibbles (I am diabetic) so I am entering fur them!

I love my siblings

Purrs

Morgan

Lakoda said...

New kibbles? Taste Testing? Raises paw and says - Me Purrlease? I love to taste new foods!

Maybe this would stop me from stealing the doggys kibbles?

Purrs

Lakoda

Apache said...

Meowmy has been trying to find something that works for all of us - maybe one of these would be purrfect!

We would LOVE to be testers fur new kitty food!

Thank Mew fur having this contest!

Purrs

Apache

Bev from Eukanuba said...

Oh sweet kitties!! I'm so thrilled to know that our improvements to Eukanuba Cat have the DMM/Feline Americans seal of approval! I just wanted to remind all kitties that when you're trying something new it's always good to mix your old food with your new food. Remember, for some cats changing food too quickly can cause tummy upset.

Big Bad baby Twinkle said...

Foodies!! Foodies!! I LUUUV Fooodies!!!

Meowmie adoptid me from the sheltur when I was but a little skiiinnnny kitten!!!

Now, I am a Biggiuss Kittiuss who is fed controlled-porshuns (pardun my spelling -- Iyam not a literate Kat), so I do not become my former huge-iuss self again. I am now a svelt 12 pound -- 30 inch long kitty.

Oh... but I do LUUUVV my foodies...!!

Big Bad Baby Twinkle

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

you are so lucky! i wish Prescription Hill would do something like that. i am on a strict diet cause of my IBD and FIV and that stuff costs lotsa green papers. sigh.

my beans had Joel's picture taken with the pretty blanket your mommy made him. we should get the pictures in the next coupla weeks and we'll send you a copy. mommy says it was "darling"

PS i think " Fructooligosaccharides" would be a cool name for a rock band...

Linda K said...

I have a houseful of cats that would love to have this.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Lucky said...

Seeing how I'm always hungry.....I sure wish I were one of the taste testers!!!

Wendy Riley said...

I would love to try a new food. I get kind of tired of my old stuff.

Chesney Cats said...

Wow, that sounds like tasty food!! We're crossing our paws hoping we win a voucher!

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Hi DaisyMae and all the FAs -

I'm not eating much at all these days and Mom finally got the test results that, like Jake, I have hyperthyroidism. Maybe some new food will make me eat better.

~Bathsheba

I'm Emerson (as in Ralph Waldo) and I just joined the household though I'm being kept in isolation because I had been sick. I LOVE to eat. I can't wait to meet my big sister Bathsheba. Do you think she'll love me?

~RW Emerson

calico said...

I'm Snowball and would love to try the new formula. Thanks

calico said...

I am Snowball's sister Molly and I would love the chance to try the formula too.

calico said...

I am also Snowballs sister,Grech and don't want to be left out.

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

Well, we actally never met a dry food we dint like, and since The Big Thing been readin about Probiotics and was plannin ta buy a bottle of liquid stuff, this new stuff in the kibble souns like a great idea anwe would love ta try it.

LC

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

I wanna try it too!

Ayla

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

Iffen Ayla wants ta eat it I want ta eat it...

Iza

Mojo and Mookie said...

Yumm!! Just thinking about it makes us hungry!! Wait, my mom says we are always hungry! You sure are lucky to get to try this new food, we hope that we get to be as lucky as you!

Mojo and Mookie

Cameobaker said...

My name is Bonnie and my meowmy told me I had to write and try and get some free food. She likes free things. I guess I do to, 'cuz then there's more money for ME!!!! (and my sister too, I guess).

Cameobaker said...

I am Oopy - Bonnie's little sister. I'd love to win some free food 'cuz - well - it's food and I LOVE food!

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Mommy says sign us up for less odorous kitty boxes. With five of us inside, it seems like one of us has always just made a smelly deposit!

Tae Tae said...

My kitties would love to try this new food. What a great concept!

Benjamin Fuzz said...

the 'eukanuba' link doesn't seem to work.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

WE would try it but if it does not say Fancy Feast on the label, there might be a problem.
--JB

DaisyMae Maus said...

Thanks, Ben! I think that the final link on the post works now. Yay!
DMM

Boy n Beethoven said...

Woah! That sounds awesome! What a pity I live all the way over here, and cannot get a chance to twy it out!

Boy

cs said...

Hi

I'm interested in the Eukanuba sample. Just leave a comment here, that right?

cs

Alex the Blogging Kat said...

I aint neber eated dat. Mybez my hoomin bean willz getz me somez. OK?