Tuesday, August 11, 2015

People Food for Pets: Weruva Review and Giveaway

Brulee sits up for Weruva - "People Food for Pets"

We've eaten Weruva since we were young adolescent kittens (when we could find it).  Mom Paula remembers visiting her former boss (Gail) to see her new Ragdoll kittens: Minks and Max who were about the same age we were.  Gail pulled out a can of Weruva Paw Lickin' Chicken and told Mom Paula that her vet had recommended this food for her Ragdolls, but they didn't like it.  Gail asked Mom Paula if she'd like to try it with us.  Mom Paula had never heard of it either, but she gladly took the few cans Gail gave to her and brought it home for us to try.  Truffle had already turned one year old and Brulee was a couple of days of turning a year old, so Mom Paula felt it was okay to let us have adult food.  When she opened the can, she couldn't believe what the food looked and smelled like.  It was shredded chicken that looked and smelled good enough to eat.  We LOVED the food and Mom Paula added it to our diet.  Very few stores in SC carried the Weruva food on the shelves where we could try out the various flavors and varieties, but Mom Paula would buy it whenever she could find it and it was always one of our favorites.  More and more stores are beginning to carry Weruva on their shelves and you can locate your nearest store by visiting Weruva's store locator.  

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Brulee and Truffle guarding their basket of Weruva food

Mom Paula was thrilled to see Weruva at BlogPaws in Nashville and she told the very nice representatives how much Truffle and Brulee liked the food, but that she wasn't able to find it on the shelves at our local pet stores.  She explained that she would like to try the various varieties and flavors before ordering cases of food online.  The Weruva gentlemen gave Mom Paula several samples to bring back to us to try.  A few weeks after BlogPaws, Weruva contacted us about reviewing their food and we gladly accepted.  There are four main varieties of Weruva cat food.,


Original Weruva Cat Cuisine Cans

This was the first variety of Weruva that we tried 3 years ago.  The Original Cat Cuisine is Grain, GMO, MSG, and Carrageenan free.  The people at Weruva begin by flaking the "fleshy, meaty cuts off the bones and hand place them in the cans."  We still remember the first time Grandma Faye came to feed us when Mom Paula was out of town and she called Mom Paula to make sure she was giving them the correct food because it didn't look like any other canned cat food she'd seen before. She thought she'd mistakenly opened a can of "people food" chicken.  There are 5 flavors of chicken and 7 flavors of seafood.  The Paw Lickin' Chicken is still our favorite.
Truffle at one-year old eating her first can of Weruva Paw Lickin' Chicken

B.F.F. (Best Feline Friend)

BFF is produced in a facility that also produces food for people.  The main ingredient is a red meat or dark meat from tuna, primarily skipjack or bonito.  The cuts contain lean muscle meat and include added toppers such as boneless chicken breast, duck, lamb, salmon, shrimp, and pumpkin. BFF comes in pouches (with gravy) and cans (with gravy or aspic).  When Mom Paula opened the first pouch of BFF, Brulee immediately came to the plate and began eating.  You should have seen her little white mouth covered in tuna juice.  Mom Paula doesn't feed us too much fish, but since we like this so much and it's good for us, we get it about once a week.
 Brulee and Truffle sharing a pouch of B.F.F.


Cats in the Kitchen

Cats in the Kitchen comes in both cans (10 flavors) and pouches (6 flavors).  Weruva got its name from the first two letters of the owner's three rescued cats: Webster, Rudi, and Vanessa.  The Cats in the Kitchen variety of foods came about because we all tend to enjoy family time and conversation when eating in the kitchen and most of our furchildren are also fed in the kitchen.  The Cats in the Kitchen cat food is made up of cuts of white breast met chicken and duck breast with gravies (some with pumpkin to aid in healthy digestion), loins from tuna, salmon, and mackerel, and lean cuts of beef.  
Brulee enjoyed her first taste of lamb with the Lamb Burgini recipe.

TruLuxe

TruLuxe is the newest line of canned cat food from Weruva.  TruLuxe features five of Weruva's old favorites, as well as five new flavors featuring grass fed Australian beef, pink salmon, basa (a white fish) and turkey.   We were allowed to try the Meow Me a River, which has basa in gravy.  Basa is a fresh water white fish similar to catfish.  Mom Paula loves the flavor of basa and eats it at one of her favorite restaurants in S.C.  Mom Paula put the entire can of TruLuxe Meow Me a River on one plate, trying to see if Brulee liked it.  Before she knew it, both of us were eating congenially out of the same plate.  We never do this, so it must have been good!
Brulee and Truffle sharing a plate of TruLuxe Meow Me a River

Giveaway

We could go on and one about how much we like Weruva cat food but we thought we'd take a break to give you an important announcement.  The kind people of Weruva are allowing us to host a giveaway for one case of the Weruva TruLuxe canned cat food in the flavor of your choice (The list and descriptions of  the flavors can be found here).  All you need to do to enter is to complete the two required categories in the Rafflecopter widget below. There are optional entries to complete for more chances to win.  The giveaway will last until midnight EST, August 17, 2015.  The giveaway is for our friends who live in the United States.  If you live in another country and win, you could donate to another kitty friend or a rescue/shelter.

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Disclaimer:  Sweet Purrfections received some Weruva food as payment for doing this review and giveaway, but that did not influence our opinion at all.

33 comments:

  1. We love Weruva and would really like to win this! We've tried Truluxe and know how delicious it is.

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  2. We're big fans of Weruva, too! We've tried many flavors , and Pierre especially loves the TruLuxe.

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  3. We love Weruva and if we won we would like Truluxe Peking Duck. Yum!

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  4. sounds like you ladies love this stuff.....we tried the BFF and enjoyed what little was left over after the kittens got it :) that salmon TruLuxe sounds yummy

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  5. We won some of the quick n quirky chicken and turkey and everyone loved it. I agree it did look good enough to eat- I almost tried it almost. I love that first photo- too cute :)

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  6. We used to love Weruva and then after the woman had several cases, we of course, decided to stop liking it... But you know, a cat's gotta do what a cat's gotta do...

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  7. How funny that you would post this today! I have been at my wit's end the last couple days trying to get Mudpie to eat wet food. The shelter said she preferred junk food while there, and all she would eat for me is dry. So she's been eating a variety of grain free kibble until this morning when I opened a pouch of BFF Tuna and Salmon that I've had for quite awhile. She practically inhaled it! Ate every last crumb and was still looking for more. I am SO happy that she's a Weruva girl and look forward to trying her out with all of their other lines.

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    1. That's how Brulee is with the BFF! She really likes the fish flavors, but I'm trying to keep her eating a variety of chicken, turkey, duck, etc.

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  8. If we win, we'd love to try On the Cat Walk.

    Jewel loved Weruva. It got her to eat :) Unfortunately, it is also hard to find here. There's only two stores we know of who sell it and they are not easy to get to by public transit.

    It looks like the classic Weruva offers a lot of chicken varieties, which is *perfect* for Carmine! I really need to figure out if there are other stores near us that sell it. Do you know how I can find that out? Carmine can only eat chicken, turkey, or beef, and many other brands have very few choices for him. I know that Weruva is high-quality, and the variety would help ensure he wouldn't get so bored of his noms.

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    1. Some of our local stores (Pet Supplies Plus) carry some of the varieties. I know the Weruva representatives said they are working on getting it into the larger chain stores. Right now, I buy it through chewy.com.

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  9. We love Weruva too! Our tummies are rumbling!!!

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  10. Pink salmon sounds like it would be good!

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  11. I gotta say, they do make some pretty yummy stuff and y'all did a great review!

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  12. Great review! They look like an awesome brand! If we won we would love to try the turkey!

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  13. We tried a couple of flavors that we got for free. Mom needs to go out and get some more for us. we devoured all that we got.

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  14. That food looks and sounds delicious.

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  15. OMC We luv Weruva and it's good fur sis Lexi wiff hers CKD. Weez s glad y'all was able to twy da falvors and pick yous favowits. Weez luv da paw lickin' chicken too,

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  16. Weruva is the most amazing food out there on the market. It is pretty much all my little furry horde eats. We would love to win a case of the meow me a river flavor.

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  17. Weruva is so yummy! It is really high-quality pet food. Cinco and Manna would love to try the Peking Duckie (I think that's what it's called).
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  18. Weruva is so yummy! It is really high-quality pet food. Cinco and Manna would love to try the Peking Duckie (I think that's what it's called).
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  19. My cats love this brand! We buy 2 cases a month and would love a break with some freebies haha!

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  20. I never pictured Brulee as a meer cat! She must really love her Weruva!

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  21. Fish. Fish. Anything Fish! And If I don't like it, the rest goes right to Feline Rescue of St. Paul! So it wouldn't go to waste!!
    I tried Weruva once, and it was pretty awesome.

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  22. What cute names for the food! I think my cats would prefer the Quick 'N Quirky (chicken and turkey)
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  23. I think my cats would love the Meow Me A River.

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  24. The Farm cats would like to try Peking Ducken - in honor of the ducks on the Farm. Is that tacky?

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  25. If we win, we're going to donate it to Oliver's Orphan Oasis!

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  26. I kinda liked the Quick ’n Quirky but I’d love to try On The Cat Wok cos I love Chinese food and pumpkin soup.

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  27. Great review! We love BFF and want to try the others.

    The Florida Furkids

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