|Price Per Unit|
|Top Ingredients||Duck, Duck Broth, Duck Liver...||Turkey, Turkey Broth, Turkey Liver...||Lamb, Lamb Broth, Lamb Liver...||Turkey, Water Sufficient For Processing, Cassia Gum...||Chicken, Water Sufficient For Processing, Cassia Gum...|
|Food Flavor||Poultry, Duck||Poultry, Turkey||Meat, Lamb||Poultry, Turkey||Poultry, Chicken|
|Special Diet||Gluten Free, Grain-Free, High-Protein...||Gluten Free, Grain-Free, High-Protein...||Gluten Free, Grain-Free, High-Protein...||Grain-Free, High-Protein, Limited Ingredient Diet...||Grain-Free, High-Protein, Limited Ingredient Diet...|
|Food Form||Wet Food||Wet Food||Wet Food||Wet Food||Wet Food|
|Health Feature||—||—||—||Appetite Stimulation, Digestive Health, Skin & Coat Health...||Appetite Stimulation, Digestive Health, Skin & Coat Health...|
I have been feeding my cats Hound & Gato for years, I was excited to find a clean company that supported my ideals. I was so sad when they stopped manufacturing the Rabbit. I stuck with them through their huge cost increases. I am fed up with the quality decrease especially in the gamebird. It use to be a pate and now it is super liquidy and my cats hate to eat it. I am on the fence about continuing the Duck and Lamb formulas as they are so expensive, however I will no longer buy this food.
The only wet food I can find with clean ingredients, no species inappropriate nonsense added. When I started feeding this my cats weren’t interested. I put some on my finger and then on their mouth so they had to try it, which worked for 2 straight away. The 2 picky ones needed a couple days to decide it was okay. We’ve been feeding this for a year now and it’s the BEST. Their coats are better, their poo doesn’t stink, and best of all - it’s appropriate for all the health issues. One has pancreatitis that needs no added carbs. Basically a diabetes diet but the prescription diets are so full of horrible ingredients it’s appalling. One has megacolon that can flare up with lesser quality foods. Add that to my budget and finding food is HARD. This food is a miracle and I don’t know what I’d do without it!
One of the foods I usually order has been out of stock for a long time and when comparing ingredients I thought this Hound & Gatos brand would be a good replacement. The cats didn't think so, and I guess we'll be waiting until Essence Gamefowl comes back in stock. I'd recommend the brand because it really looks and smells great...my two just won't eat it.
Overall I'm pleased with most of the pate flavors offered by H&G though this flavor seems much wetter in consistency. Nevertheless both my cats will eat it without any issues.
According to the nutrition info labeling, this cat food looks great; very nutritious, with practically no undesirable additives. Even the texture appears reasonably palatable for felines. However, at least as far as the Gamebird Poultry formula goes, my 12 y/o boy would not even go near it. I'm very aware that senior cats pose a big challenge when it comes to finding healthy food that they'll actually eat, so your experience may vary. Hopefully the local ASAP Cats will find a resident that enjoys it.
Both of my cats love these treats! I used the treats to train them to come in from the patio when called at night. They learned very quickly since they were very motivated to earn these crunchy little snacks.
This is supposed to be one of the more kidney safe foods for cats. Unfortunately, it made my cat with CKD barf on the first try. Usually, it takes about 3 feedings before that happens. I really don't care for the texture either. It is very crumbly and loose which makes it difficult to portion out for 3 cats. The 2 non-CKD cats like it though. That is not saying much since one tries to eat aluminum cans and bags of flour.
While I really like the wholesome ingredients, my three male cats (one of whom is the least picky kitty ever) seem only so so about this particular flavor. They do all like the Pork Flavor. Go figure...they are cats after all.
I have been studying wet & dry cat food now for probably 4 years. I have learned so much about ingredients. I have learned you must read all ingredients for each recipe do not assume it will be the same for another if it’s from the same company. With Hound & Gatos I will feed my cats the Game-bird, Turkey, Chicken, & the Duck formulas, the others have ingredients I say away from. Such as synthetic phosphates, or vitamin K3, this company is good, they do not add any natural flavors, because we don’t really know what that is, could be animal digest. My cats love these 4 flavors, I am happily with the ingredients.
I was excited for my cats to try this food, it being my first time using this brand and the ingredients seeming very promising. Texture is nice, moisture content is nice, but my chubby boy who eats just about everything and has enjoyed other poultry based foods will not touch this food. On to the next.