Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Chewy.com: Tylee's Human Grade Dog Food - Mid-month Update

As you may remember, Chewy.com offered us a month-long test drive on their new human-grade dog food brand called Tylee's. My first review can be found here in case you missed it.

Now that we have been using it for a couple of weeks, I have lots of observations!

Jimmy and Wilson are both taking part in this trial. Chewy sent me the largest bag which was 6 pounds. I used the little blue scoop they provided and used the bag's chart as a guideline.

Jimmy is about 34 pounds and Wilson is a tad over 40 pounds. That put us in the 2 to 2 3/4 cups per day range. Now Corgis were bred through the centuries to be all around farm dogs and part of that is to be easy keepers. Those old farmers of yore didn't want to waste much food on feeding the dogs. As a result Corgis don't need a lot of food to hold their weight steady, and mine especially since they are both seniors. I opted to feed less than recommended, at about 3/4s of a cup, morning and night. This seemed to be about right as they haven't lost or gained any weight. It's always good to use the package recommendation as a starting point but every dog is different so adjust the amount you feed up or down so your dog maintains a nice trim figure.

Feeding at this rate, the bag lasted us exactly one week. The packaging says that food will last 10 full days thawed in your refridgerator. I tested that out by thawing the whole bag. While we went through the bag quicker than 10 days, I can say it smelled just as fresh on day seven as it did on day one.

Now I have to say, as the first bag was running low, I under-estimated the delivery time on the next bag. As a result we had a slight gap in our feeding. The web site does mention that delivery times may vary, but I missed reading that. Bag #2 was shipped on a Friday afternoon and I received it the following Wednesday. This is something to keep in mind if you decide to buy Tylee's. Allow enough time so you don't run out!

Just so you feel confident ordering frozen food, here's the well-packed box lined with styrofoam to hold in the cold. Keep in mind, it is kept frozen with dry ice. Don't let your excited pet, who is happy to see the Chewy's box, come in contact with the dry ice. For that matter, don't touch it yourself either!

Gloves are a must!

Even after a few days in transit, there was plenty of dry ice left. The bag of Tylee's was still quite frozen! It's been unseasonably warm here in Northern Virginia so that bodes well for summer deliveries!

Even the dry ice bags have a dog theme!!!

For our second bag, I opted for the beef flavor. The fruit and veggie mix is a bit different but the overall scent of the food was the same fresh smell of cinnamon. I didn't worry about transitioning. Turkey to beef happens here all the time, so I knew my dogs would digest it just fine. Neither flavor made my dogs gassy (thank goodness!) and they have had nice firm poops that weren't very big. I won't share any photos of that! LOL! I'll just give Wilson his moment posing with the box.....

So everything is going well with this experiment. The dogs still seems to love it and lick their bowls clean. I'll do one final report near the end of April.

Now for my disclaimer:
I was not compensated in any way, other than to receive this product at no charge for my honest review. Chewy.com is not at all responsible for the content of this post. The opinions expressed are purely my own and those of my dogs!

Thank you Chewy.com for allowing me to sample new products and foods!


  1. Jess: That is some neat info on the history of Corgis. And, I love that picture of Jimmy on the Chewy box!

    Mini: Tylee's is super yummy! Jess got me the pork and I am loving it!

  2. Licking bowls clean is always a good testimony!!

  3. Wilson looks quite majestic perched on that box!

  4. It's an interesting product, thanks for showing the ease of shipping a frozen pet food product. I was wondering about that. Human grade pet food is becoming quite popular with pet parents.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  5. We are also participating in the 30-day challenge for my Frenchie and Chihuahua. We are also at the halfway mark, and everything is going fantastically. Other than my home cooked food, this is the winningest food by far lol.

    We will do a full switch once all my other foods run out. Once the trial is over, we will scale back to using it as topping until all other foods are gone.

  6. I just ordered this food for my 3 yorkies, I'm thrilled to finally heave a healthy, appealing alternative to raw and kibble. My girls inhale it while looking for more. Good Job Chewy!!

  7. I was so worried when my dogs poops shrank on the tylees. Guess that's a good thing! Darn her sensitive stomach because now she a hooked on Tylees....but it's better for her so I'll foot the cost!

  8. Chewy is great too about making sure the product isn't compromised during delivery. I ordered the turkey and chicken flavors for my two yorkies. It was shipped Friday on Monday I got an email telling me that because my order was delayed they were sending me new ones. The new order shipped on Tuesday and I got it Wednesday. The first order came on Tuesday but chewy has fed ex pick it up when they delivered my replacement order.


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