First things first: this is not a horse-related review. Not obviously, anyway.
However, many of us who have horses also have other pets – dogs and cats particularly. Hannah first turned me on to chewy.com when we got our new puppy, and after my first order or two I have become an obsessed devotee.
Link here: chewy.com. Please know that the following is not endorsed in any way. I just love them!
First: price. Everything on Chewy is dramatically better priced than I’ve been able to find it ANYWHERE else. Truly, anywhere. Food, toys, necessities like poop bags – you name it, I guarantee it will be better than even the sales price at Petco or Petsmart.
Second: selection. I have only missed one or two things on Chewy, and they were in the nature of random/obscure things, anyway. Other than that, whenever I’ve gone looking for a new toy, new type of accessory, you name it, it’s there. That includes some of the more specific prescription and/or natural food out there.
Third: convenience. Wow, is it easy to just click a few buttons and have new food arrive, with a few bully sticks and new poop bags to round out the order. It’s so easy and so convenient I’ve only had to stop at a local pet store to pick up new food once, and that was after two solid weeks of major fail on my part.
Fourth: customer service. The BEST. Anything over $49 is two day shipping, which feels like it’s immediate. One bag of food for Arya hits that low bar. One bag of food for the cat, plus one or two toys for Arya, and we’re there. Then it’s on my front porch. Unboxing days are the best: the cat loves the boxes, Arya is excited about her new toys, I’m thrilled I don’t have to carry home 30lbs of dog food, everybody wins! They also sent a really nice note saying they hoped we were enjoying our new toys & treats after my first order, and I’ve heard phenomenal things from people who have called them up to discuss options.
Here are a few of my favorite things I’ve bought at Chewy.
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. We use this daily, sometimes three times a day. Whenever we leave Arya home alone she gets food in this; whenever we need her distracted while we’re eating dinner, this is how we feed her. It had a bit of a learning curve but now she loves it and she’ll sometimes bring it over to us to indicate that she is starving and has never been fed, ever. It keeps her mentally busy, keeps her from totally inhaling her food, and is a great distraction when we need one – 1 cup of food (which fits easily in the large size) takes her about 20 minutes to get out entirely.