Stella & Chewy’s Meal Mixers With Freeze-Dried Raw Meat & fruit!
Eating the exact same thing every day for breakfast and dinner has got to get boring! We, humans, get to choose what we eat every day for our meals and snacks, but our dogs just get to eat whatever it is we get them. That’s kind of a bad deal for them.
Luckily in recent years, dog food toppers and dog food mixers have become quite a popular thing! These dog food toppers and mixers are often made with real meat, fruits, and vegetables and are meant to be mixed with your dog’s regular dry or wet food. Talk about an awesome spruce up!
Today we’re going to talk about Stella & Chewy’s Meal Mixer SuperBlends! Awesome blends of freeze-dried raw meat in freeze-dried, nutrient-rich superfoods like strawberries, bananas, and blueberries!
Stella & Chewy’s Meal Mixer SuperBlends
These dog food toppers are each made up of 90% raw freeze-dried meat. SuperBlends mixers come in four recipe varieties:
- Cage-free chicken
- Cage-free chicken for small breed dogs
- Grass-fed beef
- Cage-free duck and goose
Stella & Chewy’s creates these drool-ishious dog food toppers by mixing their original 95% raw meat Meal Mixers with a special blend of 100% organic vegetables and fruit!
About the Meat
The majority of the ingredients in the SuperBlends Meal Mixers are Stella & Chewy’s ‘regular’ Meal Mixers which are made from 95% meat, organs, and bone.
All raw freeze-dried proteins used in the Meal Mixers and SuperBlends are cage free, grass fed, and wild caught or farm raised. The proteins they use also have no added hormones or antibiotics!
Stella & Chewy’s obtains their meat proteins only from ranchers and farmers they trust. They are very transparent in where they obtained their animal proteins as can be seen from this clip from their website.
About the Fruit
Stella & Chewy Super Blends mixes in certified organic bananas, strawberries, and blueberries!
Their website indicates they only obtain ingredients
“sourced from farmers and ranchers that are recognized for their superior, human-grade quality ingredients and highest levels of food handling safety”.
Ingredients from China?
It seems dog food ingredients sourced from China are always getting a bad rap, but not without cause. China has had more than its fair number of food scandals. For this reason, consumers are often highly concerned about ingredients sourced from China.
So, to let you know …
Stella & Chewy’s indicates they source none of their ingredients from China!
Stella & Chewy’s makes big efforts to source only high-quality, nutritious, wholesome, and safe ingredients. If you’re curious about your products safety testing, you can look it up on their website!
Enter the lot number of your product in the spot found in the upper right-hand corner of your website and you will be able to see the full product safety testing report from that product! I’ve never seen any other company as transparent and forthcoming with food safety information!
How to Feed
What is interesting about this dog food topper is you have the option of using it as a topper (an extra scrumptious bonus to your dog’s regular food) or as their entire meal!
As a Dog Food Topper
Their website states to measure out a ¼ cup of the SuperBlends Meal Mixer; add it to your dog’s regular diet; mix it up, and serve.
Personally, I think the amount that you add will depend on the size of your dog. If you have a tiny little dog that only eats ½ a cup of food at a time (or something like that) adding ¼ cup of additional food onto that is an awful lot!
As a Complete and Balanced Meal
Stella & Chewy’s recommends rehydrating the super blends meal mixer in order to use it as their whole meal.
You can do this by adding 2 tablespoons warm water per ¼ cup of meal mixer.
Here is a feeding chart from their website for the cage-free chicken recipe SuperBlends Meal Mixers.
Calories, Calories, Calories
These meal mixers have a decent number of calories in them.
The website refers to a scoop as a ¼ cup, so with this in mind:
- Cage-free chicken recipe = 60 cal/scoop
- Cage-free chicken recipe for small breed dogs – 60 cal/scoop
- Grass-fed beef recipe = 75 cal/scoop
- Cage-free duck and goose recipe – 70 cal/scoop
An extra 60 – 70 calories for a large or extra-large dog probably wouldn’t amount to much, but for a small dog, that’s a lot of calories!
Be sure to decrease the amount of regular kibble or wet food you give your dog to compensate for the extra calories added by the dog food topper.
What Do People Think
Stella & Chewy’s is a well-loved brand!
155 Amazon reviewers give the Meal Mixer SuperBlends dog food toppers an average of 4.5 / 5 stars! Pretty darn good!
Some of those reviewers say:
Reviews on Chewy.com give the Stella & Chewy’s SuperBlends Meal Mixers 4.3 to 4.6 out of 5 stars!
Price, Size, & Availability
Not only is Stella & Chewy’s a well-loved brand but it is very popular as well!
The SuperBlends come in 3.25 and 8-ounce bags. All flavor recipes accept the small breed blend also comes in 16-ounce bags.
Here are prices for the 16-ounce bag at a couple of my favorite online pet retailers:
Amazon.com – $37.99 to $39.98 depending on the recipe. The 8-ounce bag of the small breed chicken recipe is $19.99. Prime members get free shipping.
Chewy.com – $38.99 ($37.04 with AutoShip). The 8-ounce bag of the small breed chicken recipe is $19.99 ($18.99 with AutoShip).
Pros and Cons
Maui didn’t get to try this one yet (she’s pouting) so we’re going to let you know what some reviewers said online.
- Dogs love it
- Picky eater loves it
- A dog with allergies was doing well on it
- Non–eating dogs began eating again
- Easy to hide pills in
- Some reviewers felt the price was too high
- A few dogs didn’t like it
- Some found the freeze-dried protein pieces to be in crumbles
These soft, yummy, flavor-boosting morsels of freeze-dried deliciousness are great additions to bring your dog’s regular dry or wet food up to the next level!
Freeze-dried morsels of beef or poultry mixed with delicious little pieces of banana, strawberry, and blueberry.
If you never tried a dog food topper before this one to be a great first choice! It comes in 3.25-ounce packages; a small bag to try out before spending the money on a big one.
Enjoy my frens!
What is your dog think of these Stella & Chewy’s Super Blends Meal Mixers?
Let us know in the comments below!