When packing for a recent camping trip I made sure I had everything I needed for all five pets before gathering what I needed for myself. This meant I had very little room for anything for myself in our tiny station wagon. After spending over four hours setting up the campsite, I decided that I deserved a treat. But all I had packed for myself were my favorite chocolate covered espresso beans. Delicious, yes, but not a good just before dinner snack. The dogs, however, had toted along a picnic box of dog treats from Merrick Pet Care. Well, if I can't treat myself, I may as well treat them. In all honesty, treating Wilhelm, Brychwyn and Huxley is more fun than treating myself and when I choose quality ingredient dog treats, like those made by Merrick, feeding dog treats is definitely more healthy than munching even the most nutritious of my own human snacks.
Speaking of my own "healthy" snacks, I know what is best for myself and for the dogs but even though I tend to do a better job at choosing the best treats for the dogs how I decide what we snack on shares some commonalities. The source of what the dogs and I snack on matters. Merrick dog treats are made in the USA, the ingredients are sourced in the USA as much as possible and never from China. I have a lot of food sensitivities and allergies so the ingredients of my snacks matter as does what is in the dogs treats. Merrick offers an entire line of gluten-free, grain-free treats- Kitchen Bites, Power Bites, Dental Chews & Jerky Chip Treats- all of which were in the picnic pack that we took camping. What matters most about treating myself and treating the dogs is that what we are having is truly a treat. The definition of treat is "anything that affords particular pleasure or enjoyment." Wilhelm, Brychwyn and Huxley do truly enjoy Merrick treats. And seeing them take pleasure in their treats, is a treat for me too.
Just minutes after arriving home from our camping trip, my mom dropped off her corgi Morgan to stay with us for a few weeks. That's right. For the duration of Multiple Pet Mania month, we will have four dogs and a total of six awesome pets. We are pet maniacs who are really glad that all of the Merrick picnic pack dog treats weren't devoured on our camping trip. I though a little comfort food might help Morgan settle down after my mom left. And I was right! Thank you Merrick. It is a treat to have been treated both while on the road and at home to the pleasure of feeding Wilhelm, Brychwyn, Huxley, Amelia and Morgan such healthy pet food.
Merrick Pet Care provided dog treats for review in this post and paid a fee to be a Multiple Pet Mania Month sponsor. Cascadian Nomads purchased the Merrick cat food ourselves and were not asked by Merrick for a review. Cascadian Nomads only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers and all opinions are always our own. Merrick Pet Care is not responsible for the content of this article.
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