Rated 5 out of 5
by Snuffle Limited Ingredient Favorite, Lamb and also Turkey Flavor
My two kitties, sisters who are fifteen-years-old, needed special diets; one has early chronic kidney disease and the other has some gastrointestinal issues.
I sent a copy of the guaranteed analysis, plus vitamin, mineral, and amino acids content to our veterinarian who deemed the food excellent for my GI-challenged girl. Although I don't have the dry matter analysis, the protein and phosphorus levels are acceptable for my kitty with early CKD.
They both love the lamb, but turkey gets vote of only one. For both of them I add water and stir up in sort of a porridge that looks icky but which they like, and it gives them additional fluid.
I like the fact that it is available in small cans so I don't have leftover food sitting around. I recommend a trial of this food to those looking to reduce or eliminate the extraneous ingredients their kitties eat.
October 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by NancyA Almost All Protein
Both my cat and my foster cat love this food. What really bugs me is that I wish it didn't have the peas but the cats don't mind them. I feed my cats mostly a raw diet, but when I'm out of raw food this food is high in protein and grain free so it works well with my cats. Thank you Chewy for the awesome customer service!
October 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoeB Quality ingredients, affordable price
If you're looking for a cat food without carrageenan, guar gum, xantham gum, articifical colors/flavors, mystery meats/fillers, and grains, this is your best bet.
I believe the lamb is the best of the best, but it is quite pricey, so I ordered the LID turkey and found that you don't have to sacrifice any of the standards put into Nature's Variety with a different flavor.
I first fed my ten month about 1.5 oz three hours after his full breakfast and he went to town. Will your cat like this food, I don't know.
I know there tons of cat food brands to choose from, but you can't go wrong with this one. At roughly $1.90 a can, none of the other brands at that price point or below can boast the quality of what's in (and most importantly -NOT- in) this recipe.
I read that Nature's Variety recently underwent a change at ownership: a 50% partner bought out the rest of the company and now has sole ownership. Stay tuned to what's next for the company, though they assure nothing will change in terms of its commitment to a healthy at food.
May 24, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by catdad They are cutting corners on their food with poor results.
I used to feed NV line of wet cat foods to my previous cats and it helped with IBD etc. Now NV is using way way too much liquid not to mention sharp bone fragments. If I pour the liquid from a 5.5 ounce can it then weighs 4 ounces and it is a very very soggy 4. I actually have to paper towel it or both of my cats will get the runs. That results in more cans fed just to keep the cats from getting too hungry. NV is more interested in the bottom line financially then providing value for the dollar. I think they have changed hands or are just getting greedy. Don't waste your time calling; they don't really care about your concerns or opinions. They used to but not now.
August 29, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Brian Inconsistent apperance and interest from my cats.
I was attracted to this product because it does not contain questionable ingredients like carragenan. Unfortunately sometimes they will eat it and sometimes they will act like they are burying there business in the litter box. There is inconsistency from can to can in appearance and odor to me as well. Also, whole peas and other veges are not necessary for cats. It is just filler. I appreciate the company's attempt to limit ingredients and make a quality product but there is work to do.
September 6, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by MozAndLu Trusted product now seems contaminated
I have fed my cats this food for many months. They enjoy it, eat all that is in their bowl, and with no digestive complaints. Now, They take one sniff and will not touch the "same" food from a new batch. switched out with food from a few cans I had left of the old batch. Same result every time. Wouldn't touch food from the new batch, consumed all of the of the bowl from the old batch. Did this with six different cans and each time results were exactly as described above. I am informed there has been no change recipe. Obviously something is wrong with the food.
August 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by satisfied Great Food - Works for the Food Allergies
One of my cats has a tough food allergy. This food seems to be working! Finally! He loves it.
It is terribly expensive but has more appropriate ingredients for our animals -- more meat! Not all the fillers. I'm hoping that will keep him healthy over the long term. Expensive food, but offset by fewer health problems over the years. They put so much junk in most pet foods.
I believe this product did not have caarageen which I was trying to get around too.
August 25, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by chrischan Good ingredients, cats don't like
Not sure why they won't eat it, but I wasted a ton of money on something they don't like. :-( They do like the lamb, however.
August 30, 2016