Is the Food Your Cat is Eating Really Healthy?

Happy Tuesday everyone! I have been getting a lot of emails lately asking me if I want to share infographs, guest posts and all kinds of information. At first, I tried to accommodate everyone because I don’t like to hurt anyone’s feelings. This year, I am being more discriminate. I want to make sure the information is relevant to my readers and that it hasn’t already been posted in several places.

Reviews.com recently asked if I wanted to share their research on pet foods. It took me a while to have time to review it because it is so thorough, but I definitely wanted to share it. As you know purchasing a cat food made with high quality ingredients that your cat will actually eat is no easy task. Science has never been my strong point and I feel like one needs to be a scientist to understand labels.

This study was done on 1, 759 cat foods ( I had no idea there were that many). Only 163 made the cut to be considered the best for cats. 457 were disqualified because of questionable ingredients like carrageenan. Some brands had certain formulas removed, but others the entire brand was removed including Fancy Feast, Friskies and Rachel Ray.

The pet food store in my town, Dave’s is a small chain of stores in 2 states, but they have their own brand of food. I was amazed this study even included that and sadly, it got disqualified because the manufacturer is unknown. If they don’t want to tell you where it is made then it can’t be good.

Here is the link: http://www.reviews.com/cat-food/   

If you click on top picks, there is a list of all the recommended foods. There is a filter on the side to search for wet, dry, adult, etc. I hope you find this as useful as I do. I need to do an overhaul on the foods our cats eat.

And now: marbles Phoebe thinks we must have lost some marbles to waste this on marbles, but I think it looks good. My hubby was fortunate to have found his childhood marbles recently.

Our First Chewy Review!!!

Happy Friday everyone! Instead of reviewing a book this week, we are proud to write our first review for Chewy.com. My kitties are always excited to see a box and this was no different. 004 005Lucy figured it must be for her.  007Joanie figured if Lucy was getting the box, she was getting the goodies inside. And were there ever goodies enough for all 15 kitties. We chose the Nutro Natural Choice Perfect Portions Salmon and Tuna  because they are grain free. I also thought the small size was a great choice for Snowball and Lucy. I feed everyone in the morning and evening, I also give out small portions at noon and 10 PM. The small portions are usually just treats or a little dry food, but Lucy and Snowball get some extra wet food. Lucy, because she is old and getting frail, Snowball because she only has a couple of teeth left. 010 011Lucy got right to work and didn’t come up for air until she was almost done. Then Joanie bullied her out of the rest. Joanie always vomits when she has wet food, but she stole some of this and later, she stole some more and she did not get sick.

018Snowball did not want the pawparazzi to photograph her, but she gave in when she got a whiff of the food. She cleaned her bowl. 019

017Phoebe loved it and so did Sammy….015Actually, 14 out of 15 cats loved it. KaTwo will not touch wet food. 14 out of 15 is pretty darn good though. We highly recommend this food. My only complaint was that it contains Carrageenan, which can cause tummy troubles. I don’t usually purchase fish flavors for my cats, but I think once in a while is OK. Here is the link to purchase your own : http://www.chewy.com/cat/nutro-natural-choice-perfect/dp/115246 . The chicken flavor does not list carrageenan in the ingredients.

Don’t forget to comment for a chance to win this kicker fish:017Phoebe will announce the winner on Sunday.

Special thanks to Chewy for letting us be part of your blogger review program it is an honor.