Rated 5 out of 5 by Aj08 Great food
One of my cats who prefers wet food loves this brand of food. He eats it as if it was a human tuna treat.
My other cat is beyond picky and I've not had success yet on getting her on a wet food diet. Hopefully I can get her to switch however she goes on a hunger strike which can cause fatty liver disease by not taking in at least some calories.
I mix Stella's freeze dried with plenty of water to make my one cat drink alot. Since switching to wet food he gets most of his water intake via the wet food. I checked with our vet and she said this is normal.
I have tried an assortment of kitty water fountains but the cat on wet food isn't interested. The cat on dry food drinks alot since she isn't getting enough fluids from dry food.
Even though freeze dried is a bit expensive I find it worth it. My one cat eats less wet food than he did while on dry food. He poops less which the vet says is completely normal when on a wet food diet. Also his bowel movements are less frequent and odor free.
Win win for my one one cat.
July 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Conniekc11 I & kitty like this product. EZ to prepare-the cost a little pricey
Stella & Chewy's is a great choice if you want good food for your cat. Other freeze-dried food that I tried my kitty wouldn't eat. This brand the Duck/Goose variety he eats it all w/o leaving a few morsels for later, which is what he does with all the other brands(grain free top brands) of wet food I rotate in the diet. As I remember he wasn't fond of the seafood of this brand -but every cat's different. Mine can be finicky, He doesn't like the stew-type canned food for instance.
June 20, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by CatMc One cat likes it but my elderly cat doesn't
I bought this product based on the wonderful reviews, thinking that I finally found something that my 20 year old cat would like. Unfortunately she doesn't. My 11 year old cat does like it but he prefers it sprinkled over his kibble rather than mixed with water. He also likes me to toss it for him to chase before he eats it, like he would a regular cat treat. I'm fairly certain that I won't buy this product again, but I'd still recommend it with an explanation.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dawn16 Cats love
All 4 cats loved. When we open the cabinet where we keep the bag they all come running and crying for us to put some out for them.
May 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ElAzar My cat loved this
El Azar ate this up. Wanted more. Loved this. He enjoys the other flavors but this one is definitely his favorite.
May 20, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by TenneSue Mushey
I find when I rehydrate these Stella&Chewy morsels, it comes out mushey/gummy. Not sure if that is why none of my 4 cats are big fans of it, but this is the second time I have tried the duck duck goose (due to all the great reviews) to give my kitties variety, but they continue to show very little interest (compared to Primal, which they seem to love, and does not come out mushey). Seems to have very good ingredients, but due to lack of interest, for us, we have to give it a thumbs (paws) down.
May 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fairydust6963 What A Surprise!
My 14 year cat has IBD and cancer. I had gotten used to him not eating for a meal or 2 every couple of days. I have gone through a ridiculous amount of different foods trying to find something he'll eat. He is ridiculously picky. Also, almost everything upsets his stomach. I actually bought this by accident thinking it was something else I had given him to try a while ago. My vet had put him on a "prescription" food that was full of by products and things I really don't want to give him. He refused to eat it anyway so I gave him a couple of bites of this and he loses his MIND over it! He has not missed one meal in over 2 weeks. When I put it down he actually starts purring. I don't know how long he has left but knowing that I am giving him something of quality that he loves, I'm happy.
February 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by catzmom Yummy!
Finally, a high-quality food that 'Bella Bella Cinderella' will eat. >^..^< Bella is a senior rescue kitty with food allergies. My vet wanted Bella off chicken and suggested duck, rabbit, or venison. It's been an expensive adventure finding a food that piques Bella's taste buds. Sadly, her favorite frozen raw duck food has been discontinued.
Stella and Chewy's DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE is saving the day!! Bella enjoys it straight from the bag (there is plenty of water available) and occasionally will eat this freeze-dried food in pate form.
DDG is pricey but well worth the money. I'm no longer tossing uneaten wet food and feel good knowing my kitty is enjoying her groceries. :)
March 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by devonrexlady Great substitute for treats!
My cats love this product and it is so much better for them than the regular treats. I will reorder for sure.
May 7, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Gilbert Good brand but not this product
I love Stella, but This breaks apart to almost nothing, I recommend the biscuits, we buy for our dog, but I give them to our cat. He lives it.
May 1, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by abcd small ants in the food
I've always kept my bowl clean for my kitten. However after I mixed stella&chewy with water small ants(many) started coming out. This food is palatable and nutritious I thought I would stick to this food for a long time and have this as my kitten's primary diet. I know this doesn't happen to all the stella&chewy bags but I won't be taking the chance.
April 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elle Best catfood.
This is the best catfood ever! It's healthy AND my cat loves it. Great price offered @ Chewys.
April 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by NamasteEmily WOW--The BEST Food Ever says my 3 cats!
So, I have been reading the reviews of this for a long time and I'm not sure why I didn't try it sooner. My cats have been eating the Primal Raw Dehydrated food for some time but recently turned their noses at it. I ordered this for them and WOW. All three of them love it!! Even the one that didn't really care of the dehydrated foods. My 3 cats rarely agree on any one food in particular but they all seem to LOVE this stuff. I also feed them the brand "I and Love and You" canned foods, as well as this one. I will see if they have different flavors, but as far as quality and like-a-bility goes I do give this a RAVE rating and review! 2 paws up :)
March 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CharlieGracie Cat goes crazy for Stells & Chewy's
If I could afford to feed this strictly to my kitties, I would! I use it as a treat and occasionally mix a handful up with water as a special dinner for my cat Charlie - a domestic short hair Tuxedo. He goes crazy for this stuff. My female Gracie is indifferent but eats it when it's in front of her.
February 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by kddCT Not my cat's favorite flavor
I am overall thrilled with the Stella & Chewy freeze dried cat diets! I have completely weaned my cat off of addictive and carbohydrate-filled dry food using their products. I couldn't achieve that with high quality canned foods. He no longer sits at the water bowl for a long time trying to make up for the lack of moisture in his diet. Unfortunately, with that being said, my cat does not like this Duck Duck Goose variety of their product. I won't use the varieties that contain fish as they are not recommended for cats, so that leaves us with the Chicken and Turkey varieties. Be sure to rehydrate this food - that is half the point of using it! Of course it is pricey; one bag should feed one cat for an entire week, give or take.
September 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Elmtr My furkid didn't like it.
I heard the duckduck goose was the best one so I ordered it because I didn't want them getting Salmon.
Well she didn't like the duck at all and our foster ate it.
Now we got the chickchick chicken and she likes that one. We're sticking to that.
February 9, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by AnniD Stella and chewy
The raw idea dehydrated is excellent. Getting the cats to like it and eat it is another. They hated the chicken, chicken and salmon. Liked the goose but left it for last if given canned options instead.
February 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Morningblossom84 Thumbs Up
Stella & Chewy's freeze dried is probably one of Petey's, my maine coon, favorite. It's easy and high quality. The only downfall, it's expensive. I use it as a treat daily along with his wet food. He loves it and meows for it!
January 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by crazy Cats love it!
My 2 cats ages 5, both absolutely go nuts over this food! It is by far a favorite!
February 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Val99 Very good
My very picky cat Pandora can't wait I open the bag of her favorite food.
She just loves it.
January 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by TequilaSunset2060 Grace Loves It
My Gracie has hepatic lymphoma and my holistic veterinarian suggest I give her a diet of raw based foods. Even some of the best natural canned wet foods still contain gluten and /or some other form of starch for a binder. These starches turn to sugar, which feeds cancer. I was shocked to see that the crude protein of this product is 40% and most top dollar canned foods it's only 9-12%. Miss Gracie loves it and we are on our second bag so far this evening. She loves that there's REAL bone for her to chomp on, just like if she were a wild kitty. Plus, it doesn't smell up my house like the traditional canned foods!! It still has wet kitty food smell, but some of the ones I had caused me to perpetually burn incense to keep the odor at bay.
April 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stephie Kitty LOVES Stella and Chewy's
I switched my 3 year old boy to Stella and Chewy's as a recommendation from his holistic vet and after reading about the raw diet. He is dealing with some health issues and the vet recommends the raw diet. The product is easy to prepare and he Loves it.
While the cost may seem high, he only eats about 2 ounces or 15 pieces per serving so 1 bag lasts for several weeks.
October 26, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ginny Stella & Chewy's Duck Duck Goose Dinner Freeze-Dried Cat Food
I ordered the Stella and Chewy's Duck Goose, because of the great reviews, and my cats would not eat it. We ended up donating it to the Humane Society. I will not be purchasing it again.
November 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Morgan44 Excellent choice for growing kitten
My kitten Higgs is now 4 months old and he loves his Stella and Chewy food. He always comes right to the food bowl when I give it to him! He is growing so well, his coat looks fabulous, and his poo has stopped smelling so horribly. Before, when I tried regular wet food, it was just nasty. This is my first cat, and I had no idea how BAD regular, store-bought cat food was for them. It is absolutely criminal. This may be expensive, but the packages last me quite a while (3 weeks per package) because I also feed him Evo dry food. At least none of it goes to waste, because he enjoys every last drop! He loves the Duck and the Sealicious flavors especially.
September 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by crazyanimallady Cat loves it but only dry
I'm trying to transition over to this food and my cat loves it but only dry so far. I'm adding this flavor slowly to the other flavors since so far he is in love with the fish flavors. Trying to get more meat based proteins in him. I do add more water than is recommended since he has had problems with struvite crystals in the past and hydration is key. I don't hesitate with this food!
October 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Izzy8 This product has worked miracles!!!
Duck Duck Goose has significantly helped my cat who suffers from IBS. He's gained weight, his coat looks healthy and has less stomach issues. I have been trying to help him for eight years and finally think this will be the fix he needs !
November 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Heynonynony A good way to start on raw
After switching my cat to grain-free, I started looking up raw foods to introduce into her diet slowly. Considering Stella and Chewy's is one of the cheaper brands on the market for this, I've been very pleased with how well she's taken to the Duck, Duck Goose formula. I tend to over-hydrate the mix so that 1) I can force my cat to take in more moisture in her diet, and 2) I can use it as a wet topping for other grain-free cat foods while her taste buds and natural stomach bacteria get used to raw foods. My cat has been very happy with the food, so I plan on making the Duck/Goose formula a permanent part of my cat's food rotation.
October 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lotsacatz good for picky eater
I bought this because i have a dry food junkie, and this was recommended as a possible way to shift him into more wet food. What I like is that I can add quite a bit more water than the package directs, and he will still eat it. this extends the life of the bag (and makes it less expensive per serving) and gives him the moisture in his diet that he really needs. A word of caution - if you have a cat who makes crystals in his urine, as this one does, you can't feed this exclusively because of the ground bone. However, as a once in a while add on to perk up appetite and get liquid into him, it is great.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LUCY12 WOW!!!!!
Our cat is beyond finicky............SHE LOVES this!!!!
October 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SueP Hearty food filled with protein; great for outdoor cats.
We have a small herd of over a dozen indoor and outdoor cats – no kidding! – because we live on a farm outside Milwaukee. We neuter and care for feral cats, and I wanted a hearty food filled with protein to keep them satisfied during the winter.
I decided to try Stella & Chewy’s products after researching them online – and because it’s a hometown company. I started with Heavenly Herring and Tuna and was amazed to see every single cat – even the pickiest eater – zero in on it like a heat-seeking missile. Our indoor cat kept sneaking into our pantry to nose around the bag, which was closed tight, much to her chagrin.
The latest product I’ve tried is Duck Duck Goose – it was on sale online, so that was a definite bonus. Our cats will eat it dry as well as mixed with water. I know this because after I poured out a handful of Duck Duck Goose pellets on a dish, by the time I went to get water, all of it had disappeared. But when I do add warm water, I feel like a mom giving a kid a hot bowl of oatmeal before they run off to school.
I enjoy feeding Stella & Chewy’s because I know our kitties are getting wholesome food that they also think is yummy! It is more expensive than traditional cat food, so we don’t feed it all the time, but during the winter, it gives our cats the boost they need to withstand the weather. Our gang enjoyed the DDG, but the Heavenly Herring is still their favorite, because they are fish fiends.
January 1, 2014