Rated 1 out of 5 by Jaclyn Formula Change?
I'm not sure what happened, but this was a staple around here for a while. I have one cat with a sensitive stomach, so I have to be careful what I feed him. I've been feeding this, along with this brand of wet (LID Venison/Green Pea) for a probably a year now with no issues.
The last couple bags we have opened have caused no end of issues with these guys, not just the one with the sensitive stomach. This morning, I came down to the room one of the boxes is in and thought something had died. That's it. We're done with the dry food.
We had really good luck with the Primal freeze dried raw stuff we sampled a couple months back. Fed along with the LID wet, we had nearly no poo smell - which has steadily built back to unpleasant before peaking at the unholy abomination of poo that met me this morning, as we changed back to this dry.
I just ordered a couple bags of of the freeze dried stuff. Expensive? Yes, but I value not being assaulted by the level of stench we've been encountering with this.
February 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrendaLee Keep up the good work!
This is one of two dry foods I currently feed my cats. Let me tell you, if you haven't tried a LID (limited ingredient diet) with a novel protein like this yet for your cats, give it a good try. This food, and other foods like it, have helped bring our household into kitty heaven on earth. The cats like the taste, I like that it has a hypoallergenic focus on it, and the cats are happier and healthier because of it. Both cats have had bouts with pancreatitis and suspected IBD. This food has eliminated the irritation and bad symptoms of litter box "issues", hairballs, and overall bad feeling from other foods we used to feed---and those were quality foods. They just had too much stuff in them. Simple is better. Would love it if Natural Balance would consider coming out with a Limited Ingredient dry cat food of the venison/pea variety---to match the wet food we love. Our cats are on the LID all around, but they still need variety with the novel proteins. Thanks!
December 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by AnimalLover13 Didn't help w/ IBD
My 16 yr. old cat was just diagnosed w/ Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which a cats diet/food will greatly affect this. I thought this limited ingredient, no grains, no chicken food would help, but it didn't phase her IBD... still major diarrhea & vomiting. I had vet write Rx for prescription food so I can order it from Chewy.com
May 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pat2782 My 4 cats love this kibble(dry cat food)
They hear me pull out the container and they rush to their dishes. They flavor agrees with all 4 of their palates.
May 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jess58103 Awesome
Since switching to this cat food my cat has mostly ceased to have all stomach related issues. She used to throw up, have diarrhea and worst was the constant bleeding from her behind. The vet recommended a super pricey brand (which they of course sold in the vet's office); instead I opted to try this brand and it has been like a miracle for my cat. No more bleeding on furniture, no more diarrhea. She does occasionally still vomit but not nearly as much. Yay!
April 29, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Fredchlorineandgeorge Theyre not loving it.
My two gi challenged cats have been on royal canin duck and pea for years to the tune of 65$ a bag. I had hoped this could stand in at a better price. I put out bowls of each. They ignored the natural lid .bummer .
April 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MsTY Cats love it
I have 4 cats and they all love this food. It's great because it's limited ingredient and it's just what they need. The hardest thing is special diets for cats when they won't eat the food they are supposed to from the vet. Great alternative to expensive vet foods.
May 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gandalf Good for cats with IBS
My cat has a sensitive stomach/allergic reaction to many cat foods. Every day I give him both the wet and dry duck/pea protein food from Van Patten. He's doing very well with it.
April 30, 2016