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Caru Natural Stews for dogs

Baloo flipped over the Caru Natural Stews.
Baloo flipped over the Caru Natural Stews.
Tom Eldredge

Caru Natural Stews for dogs

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Caru Pet Foods has a wonderful solution for people who prefer to cook for their dogs and feed naturally. A "stew on the go" in eco friendly packaging can be the perfect way to handle dog meals on the road or for a busy week at home.

Caru Natural Stew meals are an excellent nutritional option for your dog.
Deb Eldredge

The company produces four flavors of wonderful "stew" meals for your dog. Flavors are beef, pork, turkey and chicken. These meals are made in the USA and do not contain any ingredients from China. The meats are from hormone and antibiotic free animals. The stews contain some fruits and vegetables but no grains. They are gluten free making them a perfect choice for dogs with gluten intolerance.

In addition to having healthy ingredients, the company uses a very eco friendly type packaging - the Tetra Pak. The Tetra Pak cartons are easy to open and use. There is no need to worry about BPA contamination. The package is about 70 per cent paper so it is easy to rinse and recycle. The cartons pack neatly and would be perfect for a road trip. No refrigeration needed if you feed the full package and no need to bring along a can opener.

The stews are prepared under the guidance of an animal nutritionist. They can be used as "stand alone" meals or added to kibble to improve flavor and appetite. The packaging has complete nutritional information including the caloric content. That can make it easy to balance calories for a dog who needs to watch her weight.

The website has a handy page for finding suppliers online and possible local retailers so you can get the meals easily. Each meal retails for about $4.99.

The test dogs got to try beef and turkey versions of the stews. Due to avoiding abrupt diet changes, the stew was used as a supplement to their normal diet. No hesitation at all! All four dogs dove right into their meals and literally licked their bowls clean. No preference between flavors was noted. The one test dog sometimes is fussy about meals on road trips. The Caru Stew meals would be the perfect way to entice him to eat with a healthy option while traveling.

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