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It’s not often that our cat, Snickers, gets a chance to be featured here on the blog, but he and I feel strongly about sharing our latest yummy find: Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Grain Free Wet Food for Cats and Zero Grain Food for Cats. Snickers also wants me to tell you about a very cool DIY cat collar project that we think you’ll want to try with your very own kitty.
We found these delicious new cat foods in the pet food aisle at our local Walmart store and decided we’d give them a try. My Snickers is a bit of a picky eater, so trying something new is always a little bit of a gamble, but this was a gamble that paid off.
In case you’re not familiar with the Nutrish® line, it was started back in 2007 when Rachael Ray (with some help from pet nutrition experts) created a line of premium dog foods and treats.
In 2014, the line expanded to include cat food, and all varieties are made with the kind of wholesome ingredients that I can really get excited about, like real farm raised chicken and salmon from right here in the United States. It’s always the number one ingredient, and Nutrish® never includes corn, wheat, soy, or gluten, poultry by-products, fillers, artificial preservatives, colors or artificial flavors.
Snickers is a big fan of both the Zero Grain Food for Cats Whitefish & Potato Recipe, and the Grain Free Wet Food for Cats. In fact, those are his absolute favorites. As a senior cat, he really needs the high-quality protein and essential nutrients found in both of these varieties to support healthy organs and lean muscle mass.
Click here to see where you can buy Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® products. Remember, if you decide to make a change to your pet’s diet, it should be done gradually by incorporating the new food into your current food over the course of 7-10 days. Dietary changes are easier on your pet when you slowly replace his current food with Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® until it’s completely switched over.
Now, about that DIY cat collar project I mentioned above. You’ll find some really fun DIYs for cats on the @NutrishForPets Pinterest page. We chose an easy collar project because Snickers was so in need of a new collar. What I really like about this one is that the collar is perfect not just for cats, but also dogs.
Check out the step-by-step instructions below!
- Fabric of your choice
- 3/8" Breakaway buckle (or parachute clip) with adjuster - I got mine from Creative Design Works http://www.cdwplus.com/refillCATpage.html
- Split ring for I.D. tag
- Rotary cutter or scissors
- Ruler or cutting mat
- Sewing machine
- 1. Start by cutting your fabric into a rectangle 15" by 2.
- 2. With a hot iron and the wrong side of the fabric facing up, find the middle of your strip of fabric and fold each long ends inward and press, then fold that in half and press again.
- 3. Using your sewing machine and an 1/8" hem, stitch a straight line down each side of the fabric.
- 4. Take your adjuster and thread the collar through. Leave a "tail" about 3 - 3 1/2 " from the adjuster and fold back.
- 5. Stitch a rectangle with an X in the center for reinforcement.
- 6. Take your clip and thread the collar through.
- 7. Take the raw edge of the collar that you just threaded and bring it up through the adjuster.
- 8 & 9. Slide the split ring on the collar and thread the raw edge down through the other side of the clip.
- 10. Leaving another "tail" of about 3 - 3 1/2", fold back and stitch another rectangle with an X in the center.
See what I mean? Just a few simple steps, and you’ve got yourself a very cool new cat (or dog) collar like this one.
As you can see, because the required supplies are so limited, you can easily make lots of collars in a rainbow of colors and styles at very little cost. That’s definitely a win-win, right?
If you decide to try this fun project with your cat (or dog), please feel free to share a photo of your finished collar on The Lazy Pit Bull Facebook page!