Rated 5 out of 5 by TexasCat Turns Out To Be Well-Worth It !
I have all sorts of "picky" things I have written about this brand.
The only challenge with this recipe is the salmon because of the mercury thing and the source of the salmon. But, if you write to the company, the response regarding the salmon source will possibly be an eye opener for you; it was for me. And, it will show you, as it did me, the thoughtfulness that is going into the food this brand is creating for our critters.
Taste and texture is an individual cat preference as it is always.
I was surprised, pleasantly. I am a prude aka cat person. There are a couple of brands that I know won't let me down. There are a few other brands that I am always reasonably certain will not be of inferior ingredients combos that I select from on a regular basis. This brand is new experience for us, here.
Pride is not 100% in agreement on the same day about this brand of which I currently have both flavors of in this month's rotation cycle. (Agreement, straight across the board does happen, sometimes.)
However, if there is not any go-to kibble in any of the bowls, then, yes, it will get eaten. That particular action is not a given.
So, it still is getting their stamp of approval. Just taking their Texas time doing it. Since we live in an extremely arid climate, timing the when to serve this up is the challenge because it will dry out if uneaten in a relatively short span of time.
Okay. So! I read a review that said that mushing up the bits and bites made a difference for the better for kitty/ies. I will be giving that a go this week.
It is not a repungent aroma. They all like the abundance of gravy. For some of them this goes first and then they probably will get around to eating the meat portion by the by.
The little diced into tiny-enough fat rectangles of meat - - this is important, just in case you have not run across this in other brands: are moist and chewable. The meat texture is not rubbery.
That last statement is the one thing that causes gratefulness to wash over me every time I open one of this brand's cans. Texans, though they are (ha! including our most recent kitty that came to live with us after we had been on this side of the divide for a year and she came to our home a year or so ago. She, in her mid-teens and her human already having crossed over that Rainbow Bridge. Like energies gravitate toward one another, I suppose.), Pride simply does not like wienies.
It is a good quality brand. When needing to stretch the budget a bit this brand, thank you Chewy, is worthy of putting into the food rotation cycle.
Due to salmon's propensity to hold lots of mercury and all kitty cats inability to filter it out of their organism and this brand having salmon in it - - it has to be served up sparingly.
I have not read what, if anything, helps kitties get rid of mercury build-up. Am keeping an eye out for this data as our pride really likes salmon!
(Dear Chewy, is it possible to add a feature wherein customers can submit sidebar data that they have discovered helpful in caring for our critters? Perhaps, organize it via critter type? Since I am not a computer savvy person, I realize that this might be asking too much. Still, request is now on the table.)
Eldest Momma Cat always eats all of her food from this brand. She likes all of it all that much. She leaves nothing for later. Eldest Kitty, La Senora de El Paso (obviously I do not know Espanol, but that is where she spent the first 14 years of her life, El Paso) either eats it all when it is served or abstains until next food is served. Getting her to transition from all-kibble to wet with some kibble on the side for mostly snacking was a concentrated activity for the first year of her living with us. The ferals that tamed down for us or got us to embrace the feral within ourselves just a bit or some of each - they need to be ready to chow down and then it's: "ehh, not so bad as far as canned foods go".
It is of superb quality, this brand, when compared to most of what's "out there". It does give some budget breathing space.
It will be in pride's food rotation cycle each month for the next few months. It will be purchased each month. That's 48 cans of this brand for my pride every 5 weeks. It's presence in the rotation cycle, a solid footprint.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by cashmerecat My kitties love this!
I have three very different cats with three very different preferences for food. All three love this food. It is chunky, not a pate, and they seem to enjoy the texture.
June 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lin11 My cats love this food.
I ordered Taste of the Wild canned cat food and my cats love it. I will definitely be ordering more. And the quick delivery was great. Thank you.
April 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gunpackingrandma Good wet food for kitten
Didn't think my kitten would like this food as is is chunks instead of pate but she loves it and cleans her plate. However, my adult Exotic Shorthair will only lick the gravy off the chunks.
April 16, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Skip My cat will not eat this.
I've tried mixing it with other food and mashing the chunks but my cat will not eat it. He has been eating the Taste of the Wild dry food for a long time and likes it, especially when I first open the package. I bought the canned because of all the good reviews, but I can't recommend this one. Buy one or two cans and try it before buying the 24 cans.
April 4, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by GoldenRocket chunky
This food is 1/2-inch chunks in gravy. My semi-feral cats won't eat it unless I mash it with a fork. The previous cans of this food were shredded--my cats liked the shredded
April 11, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Linda13 Good but issues
I thought I was purchasing the pate form of product. Received small chucks. Pete would not eat the product in chunk form. I pureed the chunks and he eats it. In fact he cleans his bowl. As I buy in large quanity, this is a major pain. I will not buy this product again due to this issue.
March 9, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Durango52 Great product...but damaged cans
Our cats have been eating this for years, love it, and seems great for their digestion. Chewy has a good price, but we were disappointed that about 1/4th of the cans in the case were really beat up.
March 10, 2016