Rated 5 out of 5 by 2Medicis Nutritious, highly palatable & user friendly
I've tried several iterations of raw diet cat foods over the years. Vets and other experts all seemed to agree they were the gold standard for nutrition. However, whether frozen and thawed or freeze dried, my cats would never touch the stuff.
A local pet food store offered me some samples of the Stella & Chewy freeze dried chicken. My two Burmese boys, 7 & 9, went nuts for it, after rejecting one premium canned food after the next if they had to eat for > 2-3 days. Their coats have never been so shiny and conditioned as they are now.
I particularly like that the freeze-dry process kills harmful bacteria, and thus there is no danger of parasites or other issues related to raw meat. Of course, taurine and other nutrients are added for complete nutrition.
It comes in in easy to crumble pellets about the diameter of a dime. You can rehydrate it, but it turns into kind of a sticky paste. Instead, I crumble it on top of their canned food, which they are now eating more readily. My 9 yr old boy had lost some weight during a recent illness, has now regained it and looks terrific. He likes a pellet or two as a between meal snack too.
I doubt there is ANY food that all cats will eat. They are cats after all. My 15 yr old girl is not wild about this food, but she demands cream gravy with absolutely everything. (She is from Texas; the boys are from Pennsylvania. Figures.)
August 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aussiemom5 Cats love chicken
Our 13 year old cat can't eat beef or fish, so this product is purr-fect for her. Very easy to use and smells great. We put it on top of her canned food, and she really looks forward to it.
August 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by jackiecreasy Excellent product
Chewy recommended product. I had never heard of this freeze dried product and it now is a part of each meal for my 2 cats. I have found that freeze dried products have literally stopped the hairball problems that have plagued my cats. I believe that the dried product makes my cats thirsty. The thirst causes them to drink more water which helps the fur through the gut. Chewy basically saved my cat's life.
August 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by MDrRedhead They love it!
Both of my cats love this! They like it dry and not mixed either with water or chicken broth. Our sweet black boy cat has a serious chronic disease, and was feeling badly. We started him on treatment and he had no appetite, for the cat food we were giving him. It is Weruva which both cats loved, before Lucas was sick. I bought this freeze-dried raw food and Lucas really dug into it. Georgie, our honey and cream cat enjoyed it too, she has always preferred dry food. This can be put out and won't go bad, so it becomes the favorite "overnight snack". Also, this is completely healthy for cats and this is what we want!
July 23, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by maggie07 My Can't Won't Eat It
I wanted this to work, and my vet recommened Stella & Chewy. I initially offered them a couple of pieces dry from a sample, but after a couple of weeks of trying to introduce this into my cats' diet, I had to try something else. They have never liked food with gravy, but I mixed with water, and they will not even lick it. I tried giving them can food and the freeze dried mixed with water, separate on a plate, and no luck. They ate the small amount of canned food only. They were very vocal....they did not like this. For the past year, I have been feeding them a frozen raw food, but the store I buy from was out and I wanted to keep them on a raw food diet....so I will have to try something else.
June 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bsfgcc Best food ever
Best food ever. My cats go nuts for this. Can hardly find it in the store i go to. Finding it online was a bonus. Shipping was very fast.
July 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by LaurieD Very easy to use!
My cat, Phoebe, has nasty food allergies and had been on a frozen raw diet for the past several years. She got sick with an intestinal bug last July and has refused to eat the raw food ever since. I'd been feeding her BFF canned food and she loves it, but it wasn't the best thing as far as her allergies go. She was throwing up, her skin was all scabby and her coat didn't look very nice (allergy symptoms). I was given a bag of Stella & Chewy's freeze dried raw turkey to try and she loves it! I love the ease of use and not having to remember to take several meals worth of frozen out of the freezer every day. I just put 5 or 6 pieces of the food in a small amount of water and it's ready in a few minutes.
I ordered the chicken and the duck/goose to try and she doesn't seem to like to chicken as well as the turkey. So, I ordered a couple more bags of the turkey for her. She's not spoiled at all :) Her skin is much better and her coat is nice and shiny again. No throwing up, either, which is a wonderful thing for me!
November 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kris Cats can hardly wait for chow time
Both of my cats love, love, love this food. I like the fact that they are both eating well.
July 10, 2016