So, as I've mentioned in past posts, my kitties sort of tend to be food snobs. I'm always on the lookout for new moist foods that they'll actually eat. Since there are roughly a total of two that currently meet their seemingly insurmountable standards, I'm always in for a real challenge.
As part of this past month's Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program, we had a lot of wonderful goodies to choose from. The one we ultimately chose for the kitties around here was Natural Balance® Limited Ingredient Diets® moist food, in the chicken and green pea formula.
This food is advertised as being grain-free, containing no artificial flavors or colors and no wheat or soy, and containing vitamins and minerals. It is also indicated a being made from high quality protein, and with limited carbohydrates. I was indeed happy to see that the label lists quality protein and vegetable sources as the first ingredients. What's more, this food is advertised as being for sensitive digestion as well as promoting skin and coat health. That all sounded pretty good to me. But, the real test was still to come.
Knowing my kitties' preferences, I was very happy to find a soft and juicy pate food inside these cans.
The consistency of this food is almost creamy. Whereas most pate foods require that I still smash it out for my picky little feline furbabies, this smooth food more or less just spreads around the bowl with ease.
But, all that aside, we still needed to perform some taste tests. (Now, prepare yourselves for some blurry test subjects at work.)
First up was housemate Toby, who excitedly found me brewing stuff up in the kitchen.
This boy sniffed and sniffed and sniffed, but did he eat it? No, he did not. I lost a bit of hope at that point, as Toby is by far the least picky kitty in the house.
Next came Thimble. At the sight of her bowl (yes, the "spoiled" bowl was indeed purchased with this little princess in mind), she did what I like to call her happy dance. Then she came over and...
...immediately started eating! This surprised me. Arguably the most picky cat in the house, Thimble hardly took more than one sniff before deeming this food worthy. I was certainly not disappointed, though, simply surprised.
After Thimble had her fill (which, for her, is never all that much), momma's boy Evan came over.
He sniffed and sniffed, and smacked his lips. But, alas, he did not take a bite. At least, not at this point. Before bed that night I put the rest of the open can in their bowls, and Evan immediately started licking at it then. Go figure.
So, while Toby was not impressed, Thimble and ultimately Evan seemed to find this food edible. (Eddy doesn't get a vote, as she won't even look at moist food.) Given the finicky nature of my kitties, I'd say that this Natural Balance® Limited Ingredient Diets® food in chicken and green pea met with success here at our home!
(Disclaimer: As members of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program, we received Natural Balance® Limited Ingredient Diets® moist food in chicken and green pea in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own. We only review products that we believe will be of interest to our readers, and we never recommend a product that we do not believe in.)
On another note, we're on Day 4 of JNW's Halloween Challenge. Today's prompt is none other than cat. Given that that's already a usual subject for my drawings, I tried to think hard on how to make this one unique. I ended up choosing to go back to a previous drawing and give it a sequel. Remember this drawing, that I created for #RememberMeThursday?
I mentioned when originally posting that drawing how I had a bit of a story for it in my head, and how that story indeed included that little witch adopting that little black kitty. So, for today's Halloween prompt of cat, I chose to give this little black kitty and its little witch a followup piece. Hence, this:
So, do these two buddies look happy together?
My furbabies and I want to wish all of you a terrific Tuesday!
Our Tip of the Day:
Please be sure to always keep in mind each individual cat's needs when selecting a food. Some cats are best served by a food with as little protein as possible, while other cats thrive best when on a high protein diet. And while one cat may do perfectly well on a low carbohydrate diet, another might not be able to thrive on that same diet. To further expand on this, cats with renal disease, for example, should be on a diet with as little protein as possible. On the other hand, cats suffering with pancreatic issues often require a high protein diet. And a healthy young cat may not need elevated fiber in their diet. A cat suffering from megacolon or frequent constipation, though, will indeed likely need extra fiber in their diet. So, since diet does in fac play such a large role in health and well-being, please always be cognizant of the food your kitty is consuming. When in doubt about your kitty's particular dietary needs, please do not hesitate to consult a veterinarian.