i buy the 40 lb bags for my barn cats i have close to 20 of them. i tnr so most have an ear tip and cannot make babies! my cats like this food especially if i add a little more protein to it! a can of tuna or mackerel, fresh chicken etc., i sometimes add a bag of rachel ray dry cat food to it. it does not have any dyes in it and so i'm going to continue to buy. i had health issues with two cats that ate meow mix it's junk food.
I found out one if my ferals has renal issues. I tried prescription renal food, but he would not touch it. This has lower-ish phos, adequate protein and he likes it. Win for us! Not sure I would feed it to my house cats, but maybe someday. Definately try this if you need a low phos diet.
I have a horse farm so nice are a common occurrence. I adopt feral cats from the local Humane Society so I do not have to put out poison. I keep dry cat food available during the day. Since I have a large hay barn I currently have 20 cats and that requires a lot of dry food. I discovered this brand on Chewy and I will never buy anything else. The cats like it, it is easy to feed and incredibly economical for me. A good QUALITY food at a reasonable price.
I bought 2 40 lb bags, as my cats (and fed strays) have always eaten without issue. But these last 2 bags really missed the mark. My cats seem to be hungry all of the time, their fur is now very oily yet it appears they have dandruff. 2 have lost weight, which is always a concern. Vet visit proved negative on all tests. We are going for a different brand.
I feed about 10 ferals, and will go through about 70 lbs every 4-6 weeks. I usually mix one 30lb bag of Friskies with a 40lb bag of Diamond, but Chewy and all the local stores have been out of Friskies for weeks. So I mixed the Diamond with a bag of basic Kirkland cat chow, and it seems to be just fine for them. In fact, I've noticed that since I switched out the Friskies for Kirkland, the mix seems to be better for their skin and coats. The ones that let me pet them, I've noticed they're softer to the touch, and more shiny. Less dry skin and dandruff. Its a bit more per lb, but not so much more. Not sure what caused the shortage, but it was damned inconvenient, so for now at least, I'll keep them on this blend. None of my feral cats are picky eaters, they'll eat whatever I put out.
So I live with 5 cats and they all have different opinions of it. Most of them like it while one is not set in stone but I think it depends on the cat. It does have a weird smell but other then that I would give it 4 stars. I think you should mix it with other food and it would be perfect for just a side meal.
The food is great my cats love it but I have had ripped bags the last two times I purchased this cat food and never had it replaced or refunded the first time this took place I let it go but this time I'm not going to this is getting ridiculous
I have multiple cats, multiple ages. They are still deciding if this is their favorite. But none of them are complaining. Which is a good sign.
For financial reasons, switched cats and a dog to the Maintenance, bad idea. I even blended it with old food for almost 2 weeks on the 2 cats. The smelliest poo litter box and diarrhea, lots of extra fur balls. They did not do well with this food at all. We went back to the brand they were on before in an effort to keep any stomach issues to a minimum. Didn't finish the bag.
We got thia dry food on a whim when the normal Meow Mix we get for the outside strays/possums wasn't available. We have one baby, whose inside only, but feed and care for a growing number of outside strays/neighborhood cats. They are all picky eaters and the last bag we had as a stand by they literally wouldn't touch, but devoured this stuff! The price is a little higher but a really great quality food, which I appreciate being able to give those babies. Overall very happy with this and will be purchasing again for our porch crew!