I always wonder if my kitties are ever even a fraction as excited as I am about trying out a new moist food. Finding a moist food that passes the refined taste test of these kitties of mine is a challenge, to put it mildly, and who doesn't love a good challenge? Perhaps that's why I always feel like a gold medal Olympian when a food is actually eaten by the felines around here.
I was especially excited to try this Purina® Muse® food because of its promising formulation. Chicken is indeed the first ingredient, with no chicken by-product meal. It also contains no grain, corn, wheat, or soy. And, it has added vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. That all sure sounded great to me, but, I wasn't the one to be eating it.
So, eager to have the kitties test it out, I started divvying it out. As you can see below, I chose the paté food, as my kitties consider chunks in moist food to be the root of all evil, or something like that.
To me, the food seemed promising at this point. It was indeed a soft sort of food, and just moist enough that I did not even have to add water to make it into the usual consistency of my furry felines' requirements. Even better was that food finicky Thimble came jaunting into the room, as if she had smelled it and was enticed.
The question, though, is did Thimble eat it?
She did lick it a few times, which is always a good sign for her. But, that was it. That's not to say this food is a total fail in Thimble's book, though. Thimble has been known to give a new food only a passing consideration one day, only to scarf it down the next.
On a good note, somebody else loves the food, and that would be my boy Evan!
I would honestly consider this a major plus for this food. Evan tends to ignore most moist foods these days, yet he swooped in and started gobbling this one right up.
Eddy, as always, paid no mind to the moist food whatsoever. Housemate Toby was too busy slapping around one of his new Christmas toys (which you'll see later this week!) to partake in this review, so he doesn't get a vote.
If we tally it up, Evan gives Purina® Muse® chicken and carrot moist food four paws up, and Thimble gives it something along the lines of two. At our house, that is not a bad rating at all. After all, we are a home of food snobs, and any paws up at all is a win.
(Disclaimer: As members of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program, we received Purina® Muse® chicken and carrot moist food 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.)
It's opportune that we tested this food out for today. After all, it's the Third Day of Christmas, that of the three French hens, and festive poultry goes with this review quite perfectly.
Merry Third Day of Christmas!
***Our Tip of the Day:
Whether it be a primary portion of their diet or even just a treat, always be aware of the differences between types of meat when feeding your furbaby. When it comes to white versus dark meat, keep in mind that white meat is leaner and would likely therefore be ideal if weight control is an issue, or even in the case of stool consistency. In other words, dark meat tends to have a higher fat content, which could potentially lead to weight gain or symptoms such as diarrhea. Always be cognizant, therefore, of which type of meat you might be offering to your furbaby. Of course, should you have any questions or concerns regarding your furbaby's diet and health, please do consult your veterinarian.