Monday, October 16, 2017

When dogs want a treat for Halloween!

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and the leaves are starting to change color.  That can only mean that Autumn is here, and Halloween is right around the corner.  Feeling the Halloween spirit, we were excited to see that was offering a special, spooky treat for dogs this month!

The collies are always excited when a box from arrives, and they especially love when it is food or treats!  (They are definitely food motivated canines!)  This month our friends at Chewy sent us a case of Merrick Seasonals - Howl-o-ween Stew!  What could be a more perfect treat for Halloween?  Hopefully, with this food in their bowls, the collies will not be playing any tricks on me!

I can't tell you how happy I was to see actual veggies in every spoonful!  And the collies must have thought the smell was delicious, because they haunted my every step, like a pack of ghouls!

Of course being a cautious collie Mummy, I had to read the label.  Check out the ingredients:

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Broth, Peas, Dried Egg Product, Sweet Potatoes, Dried Pumpkin, Chicken Liver, Natural Flavor, Potato Starch, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodate, Cobalt Glucoheptonate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate), Potassium Chloride, Flaxseed Oil, Sunflower Oil, Guar Gum, Cinnamon, Xanthan Gum, Yucca Schidigera Extract.

Real deboned chicken, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin - no wonder the collies were drooling like hungry Werewolves!

Holly wants to caution all you pet parents, that her dear friend Bones didn't get any yummy Howl 'O Ween stew, and now look at him!    

And check out the key benefits:
  • Real, de-boned chicken is the very first ingredient along with fresh peas, sweet potatoes and seasonal pumpkin.
  • All-natural, grain-free recipe contains no wheat, corn or soy, so it’s easy to digest and great for the pooch with allergies or a sensitive tummy.
  • Formulated with essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients to provide complete and balanced nutrition.
  • Savory stew can be served as a complete delectable holiday meal or delicious topper over his dry kibble to add some festive variety to his diet.
  • Proudly made in Merrick’s Texas facility using the world’s best locally-sourced ingredients from farmers they know and trust.

So Ryder wants to know what are you waiting for?  This spooky and delicious dog food is the perfect treat for your little Goblin or Vampire to sink their fangs into, and it's only available for a very short time!

The collies all agree, Merrick Seasonals - Howl-O-Ween Stew is the perfect way to treat your dog this Halloween season!  They give it their highest rating, four paws way up!  And this canned food definitely has their Mummy's seal of approval!

We were sent Merrick Seasonals - Howl-O-ween Stew for free, in exchange for our honest opinion.


  1. Excellent review and photos!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  2. I was almost drooling myself.

  3. Pawsome review! I should try some this month!

  4. Oh boy! that sounds FABulous guys! I loooooooves your Halloweenie set....though I thinks that boney doggie is creepy! Probably is gonna try and steal your foodables...stay alert!
    Oh, and yes, i would likes to come hide at your won't even notice I'm there! okays, that's a lie....
    Ruby ♥

  5. That looks really good!!
    By the way - we got an answer back from Dave's Pet Food. Ethoxyquin is NOT used as a preservative for the salmon in their fishermans stew dog food
    Hazel & Mabel

  6. Poor Bones. He could use some of that delicious Halloween stew☺ Your post looks so festive! Great review, guys!

  7. We have tried that and really like it...loved your pictures. stella rose

  8. That looks like some yummy food. I love your pictures

  9. We can't get Chewy boxes in Canada. I hope someday they will ship here. We might be able to find that stew. Love your skeleton dog, Bones.

  10. We love all the Merrick can foods! The Grammy's Pot Pie and Turducken are delicious. We must try the Howl-O-Ween Stew!!
    ♥♥ Wyatt and Tegan

  11. that looks super good... and maybe it is better not to share with your skeleton friend... you would get a mess on the floor I bet ;O)