But Mr Chewy is a very persistent fellow! A couple of weeks ago he emailed me again, saying that he would still like for me to review his website and would still offer the discount. In the meantime I had heard from several friends who had ordered from Mr Chewy very successfully. The service was good. Shipping is free if you order at least $49 (which is easy to do at today's dog food prices, plus the vast selection from Mr Chewy). With gas prices over $4/gallon in most places that free shipping probably sounds pretty enticing. I thought to myself, I should have no problem giving Mr Chewy a good review! And, I was discovering that I would be doing some traveling this year, so it might be good to find some dry dog food that my guys could transition to, temporarily, for those trips. As much as I adore feeding them raw food, it is a pain (which I do endure) to feed them raw on trips, especially trips longer than a night or two away from home. Fridges in motels seem to be constantly in Arctic mode, so that the food never thaws out; I end up keeping the food in the ice chest so it can thaw but not spoil, which defeats the purpose of having the mini-fridge. But I digress.
I did some inquiring on Facebook and email with border collie and other doggie friends as to what dry foods they have found successful for their dogs. Mainly I was looking for something not manufactured by Diamond (which leaves out a whole huge sector of the marketplace). I'd also had a bad experience with a very popular brand not made by Diamond. One friend on Facebook happens to be a consultant at a popular non-chain pet food store. Oh boy could she tell the tales! Before I knew her actual job title, I thought she must be a hair dresser, based on her comments about her clients. I looked through Mr Chewy's website and easily found the brand that most folks recommended: Orijen.
So, that's what I ordered, along with these two Wysong products, just to try them out. I thought they looked interesting, and I hadn't seen them in the local feed store where I have bought other Wysong (Synergon - see below). I have used Wysong off and on for a while, as an emergency back up food.