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October 24, 2017

Living the Lake Life with Stella & Chewy’s

There is nothing better than fall in Minnesota—except for fall walks by the lake with Molly. She and I have been roaming these city trails since she was a pup. She knows the way like the back of her paw, and I know that spending an hour here is better than therapy. Early mornings are the most magical, when it’s crisp and quiet and we can find a corner to ourselves on one of the grassy knolls.

Rarely does a day go by when we don’t at least pop down for a quick stroll or to throw a stick. I swear that any time in nature keeps us both younger, as does diet. Anyone else pickier about what they feed their pet than themselves?!

We always want to go above and beyond for our girl, especially when it comes to her food. Which is why when Stella & Chewy’s reached out earlier this year to introduce Molly to its Raw Blend Kibble, it was a no brainer.

What I appreciate most about Stella & Chewy’s Raw Blend Kibble is that not only is it grain, gluten, and potato-free, but responsibly sourced meat is the #1 ingredient, including cage-free quail, chicken and duck, and grass-fed lamb, beef and venison. Blended with organic fruit and veggies, it’s the complete package.

Of course, Molly’s favorite part is the freeze-dried raw pieces of meat sprinkled throughout the kibble (which are also coated in their freeze-dried raw meat!). She goes for those nuggets of goodness first (and sometimes I root out a few for her as a special treat). When we spend the day by the lake or take a big hike outside of the city to see the fall leaves, I always pack a meal for her (Stella & Chewy’s makes a super convenient 3.5 pound bag).

None of this, of course, would make a difference if it where for how healthy and happy Molly is since starting her raw-food diet. Her coat is so soft and shiny, her body is lean and muscular just like a lab’s should be, and she has a spring in her step that everyone smiles at when they see her walking around the lake. I’m not sure which one of us is more proud!

P.S. Receive $5.00 off your own bag of Stella & Chewy’s by visiting!


This post is brought to you by Stella & Chewy’s but all opinions are mine—and Molly’s!

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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