Our home is more complete with our pets in it. We love them just like they were members of our family. We have two cats (Henry and Sophie) and one dog (Wrigley). Growing up I was always surrounded by pets. They were a source of comfort, fun, and unconditional love. So many of my childhood memories involve my pets and I can't imagine not having them.
My hope is that Hudson develops a love and respect for animals...just like I did. Raising your child with pets helps them to learn to care for and love something other than themselves. Animals teach your children how to have compassion and treat all living things with kindness and respect. Caring for pets, cleaning up after them, exercising them, and taking them to the vet for regular check-ups helps kids learn responsibility.
When I was little I was in charge of feeding our pets dinner every night and walking, brushing, and bathing our dogs. I'm sure I complained at times about the level of responsibility, but I wouldn't change my experiences for anything. Having lots of pets was a highlight of my childhood, hands down.
We recently introduced our cats to Rachael Ray's Nutrish cat food. Nutrish recipes are made with simple natural ingredients and do not contain meat or poultry by-product meal or fillers. Real meat is the #1 ingredient in the food and all recipes were inspired by Rachael’s kitchen. Which, hello, she's amazing, so my cats are super lucky!
When switching over Henry and Sophie's food, I slowly mixed it with their old food for several days so that it didn't mess up their tummies. And they really love their new food! And I love that it is healthier for them.
Henry and Sophie tried the Zero Grain Whitefish and Potato Dry Cat Food and really like it! Real whitefish is the #1 ingredient and it helps to maintain strong muscles and helps minimize litter box odors. It has zero grains, glutens or fillers. Zero artificial preservatives, colors or flavors and is the first zero grain dry cat formula from Rachael Ray Nutrish. Click here for a $3 off coupon!
Rachael’s personal proceeds go to Rachael’s Rescue, created to help shelter pets. As of today, over $9 million has gone toward food, medical supplies and treatments for animals in need. Rachael Ray's Nutrish is the first premium brand that is available in your local grocery store, as well as mass retailers like Target, Walmart and Amazon, which makes shopping super easy for me!