Lotus Just Juicy Venison Stew Grain-Free Canned Cat Food

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Lotus Just Juicy Venison Stew Grain-Free Canned Cat Food is the perfect meal to suit your little carnivore’s natural desire for meat. Made with lean venison meat as the single protein source and no grains, this tasty stew is sure to satisfy any kitty’s cravings. These delicious meals are hand packed into BPA-free cans with natural amounts of water and no fillers or processing aids like carrageenan, guar gum or xanthan gum.

Key Benefits
  • Each can is hand packed in California
  • Made with lean venison meat as the single protein source and no grains, this tasty stew is sure to satisfy any kitty’s cravings
  • Taurine is added to support normal vision, digestion, heart muscle function, and to maintain a healthy immune system
  • This wholesome cat food is formulated with omega fatty acids to promote healthy skin and a soft coat
  • Made with high-quality animal proteins plus vitamins & minerals, and vitamin E to support a strong immune system

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  • Item Number
    101911
  • Brand

    Lotus

  • Packaging Type

    Can

  • Food Texture

    Stew

  • Food Form

    Wet Food

  • Lifestage

    Adult

  • Made in

    United States

  • Special Diet

    Grain-Free

Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Venison, Venison Broth, Calcium Lactate, Carrots, Potato Starch, Monosodium Phosphate, Sunflower Oil, Agar-Agar, Salt, Salmon Oil, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Magnesium Oxide, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Betaine, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Niacin, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.

Caloric Content

1,202 kcal/kg, 180.3 kcal/can

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 13.0% min
Crude Fat 3.0% min
Crude Fiber 0.50% max
Moisture 78% max
Feeding Instructions
Body Weight 8 oz Per Day
6 lbs 1 can
8 lbs 1 1/4 cans
10 lbs 1 1/2 cans
12 lbs 1 3/4 cans
14 lbs 2 cans

Reproduction: Provide increasing amounts of food the latter half of gestation. The amount may be twice normal intake. Feed to consumption during Lactation.

Growth: Introduce wet food around the 5th week of age and provide as much food as kittens will consume from weaning till full grown. Always provide a source of clean fresh water.

FAQ

Why is baked dry pet food better than extruded dry pet food?

Because we bake our dog and cat foods, we are able to use up to twice as much fresh meat as extruded pet foods. Then there’s better palatability - in 1 third - party study, Lotus Wholesome Duck Recipe fed 11/2 times better as a first choice against the leading specialty dry duck formulas for dogs. And we do it all without any added flavors or sprayed on fats (Feel the difference - Lotus is not greasy like most extruded foods).Baked foods are cooked at 1 atmospheric pressure slowly cooking and browning each piece of Lotus. Extruders cook food at 2 - 3 times atmospheric pressure using steam. Extruded kibble gets its puffy appearance from being cooked at such high pressure, then being released back into normal atmospheric pressure after cooking. This is cooking from the inside out (think microwave).Oven - baked Lotus retains 100% of its vitamins. Extruded dog and cat foods typically lose an average of 40% of their vitamins. This means that all of Lotus’ fresh fruits and vegetables still provide all of those wonderful antioxidants to keep your best friend’s cells healthy. Lotus even retained 100% of its proteins compared to extruded foods that typically lose 20% during drying the drying process.Feed less! A bag of Lotus lasts 20% longer. This is because a cup of Lotus weighs only 4 oz and many extruded foods weigh an average of 6 ozSlow oven - baking takes about 3 times as long, but we think all the benefits are worth it.

Why do some of the lotus kibble pieces look like they have grill marks on them?

Lotus dry foods are baked in real ovens, like the 1 you have at home. So, of course, there will be some browning from the oven. The Lotus kibbles come out shaped slightly different from each other—the same way homemade cookies are never perfectly round.

Where does lotus source all of their ingredients?

All ingredients are sourced in North America (USA and Canada). There are 3 exceptions on our ingredient lists: New Zealand Green Mussel, Deboned Lamb and Lamb Meal - all these great ingredients come from New Zealand.

Where is lotus made?

Our oven - baked foods are made in small batches in a family owned and operated Canadian bakery. all of our canned foods are made in small batches in our very own micro - cannery in California.

Why are whole grains beneficial?

We use whole grains because of the many nutritional benefits they provide. For example, brown rice provides vitamin E to help maintain healthy cells. Brown rice also supplies insoluble fiber which becomes food for the good bacteria in your pet’s large intestine.In fact, our brown rice is actually more expensive than chicken meal because it’s the same brown rice you’d cook at home. Although chicken meal is a nutritious ingredient, it’s not used in the household kitchen.Rye is another whole grain, but this 1 has the highest concentration of lignans, antioxidant like compounds that help keep cells healthy.Barley and oatmeal are a great source of B vitamins, as well as insoluble fiber, which can help feed good bacteria in the large intestine.

What makes the oil blend in lotus so good for my pet’s skin and coat?

We selected 3 special oils for our dog food, each with their own amazing benefits. We chose soy oil because it is a good source of omega - 6 and omega - 3 fatty acids in the form of Alpha Linolenic Acid. We chose olive oil because it’s a rich source linoleic acid (omega - 6). And we added salmon oil because it’s rich in 2 omega - 3 fatty acids - DHA and EPA. DHA has been shown to improve learning in puppies whose mothers were fed a diet containing DHA. All Lotus cat recipes contain chicken fat as well because cats have an increased need for fat, as compared to dogs.

How do I know that lotus is really ethoxyquin free?

Lotus only purchases proteins that are specified by the manufacturer to be preserved with vitamin E, citric acid, and rosemary. This means all our fish, fish meal, chicken, chicken meal, lamb, lamb meal, duck, and duck meal are all naturally preserved. We do this even though we could claim our food is natural by just adding a natural preservative to the food and not worrying about how our proteins are preserved. We feel it’s necessary to go the extra mile and commit to never buying proteins that are preserved with things like Ethoxyquin, BHT, or BHA even though they are cheaper.

I hear many pet food companies say their food contains no soy. will the soy oil in lotus cause an allergic reaction in my dog or cat?

No, the soy oil is 1 of the oils in Lotus that supplies both linoleic acid (an omega 6 fatty acid) and alpha linolenic acid(an omega 3 fatty acid). It is not a protein like soybean meal which is often used as an inexpensive source of protein in some foods. Allergies are primarily caused by proteins, not fatty acids or oils. In fact, Lotus does not use any concentrated plant based proteins like soybean meal, potato protein, pea protein or rice protein concentrate, for that very reason.

I’ve heard that taurine is a necessary nutrient for cats. I’ve seen added taurine recently in some lamb and rice foods for dogs. why doesn’t lotus add taurine to their lamb and rice formula for dogs?

Because dogs can produce taurine if they have all of the required amino acids. Lotus lamb supplies these amino acids with lamb meat, Pollock and lamb meal as protein sources and not just lamb meal. Lamb meal tends to be higher in ash (bone) and collagen than lamb meat and doesn’t have as much usable protein. Also, Lotus does not use ingredients like rice bran which is often combined with lamb meal which is often the only protein source in other dog foods. When a dog is fed this type of diet, he/she may not get all of the required amino acids to produce taurine, so those dog foods add taurine. A deficiency in taurine can lead to heart issues.

Who does the artwork on lotus’ packaging?

All of the Lotus packaging artwork is done by Bay Area artist Nicholas Wilton. The natural, organic shapes and textures represented in Wilton’s work reflect the organic, holistic nature of Lotus foods. That’s why we chose Wilton to illustrate the images that our art director, Betsy Nathane designed. Wilton’s work can be found at nicholaswiltonpaintings.com

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    One of a cat's primary sources of moisture is its food, not water. They are designed to get 70 to 80% of their moisture from their prey. When we feed dry kibble alone, our feline friends aren't getting enough liquid in their diets which can lead to kidney failure, which is one of the most common causes in death for cats over 5. I have first hand experience of this unfortunately. I switched my senior girl to this food and she absolutely adores it (she can be extremely picky). I have no problem with the amount of gravy in it, as I was specifically looking for that for her. I do keep a bowl of high quality kibble out for her in case she wants a snack in-between but she doesn't eat it often, and One of a cat's primary sources of moisture is its food, not water. They are designed to get 70 to 80% of their moisture from their prey. When we feed dry kibble alone, our feline friends aren't getting enough liquid in their diets which can lead to kidney failure, which is one of the most common causes in death for cats over 5. I have first hand experience of this unfortunately. I switched my senior girl to this food and she absolutely adores it (she can be extremely picky). I have no problem with the amount of gravy in it, as I was specifically looking for that for her. I do keep a bowl of high quality kibble out for her in case she wants a snack in-between but she doesn't eat it often, and since finding Lotus, she has gained weight (she's always been too thin). Other than that, people seemed to be worried about connective tissue, etc. Cats are designed to eat these things, whether the look appealing to us or not. I don't count this as a mark against the food. Thanks for providing a cat food that gives my girl the liquid she needs and a taste she loves! … more

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  • Disappointed

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    My cats LOVE this venison stew. However, NO SINGLE CAN is filled all the way to the top. You don't really see much meat, you only see water. It's not "JUST juicy," it's "WAY TOO juicy." NOT BUYING AGAIN. Very disappointed. I'd rather buy ziwi peak's venison can. At least I know I'm paying for the meat.

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  • Perfect Novel Protein for a Finicky Cat

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    I've been searching for a novel protein food that my diabetic/IBD/allergic pate-hating finicky cat will actually consent to eat and this is it. He loves it! Yes, it sometimes has globs of congealed broth in it. I just mash them up with the back of a spoon. Yes, it sometimes has connective tissue. Cats eat this in the wild and he hasn't had any problems with it despite missing a few teeth. Yes, it has a lot of liquid, but since he doesn't tend to drink much water that is a good thing!

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  • informed cat food expert

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    Great quality product from a good manufacturer. Sometimes product is inconsistent in the amount of gravy vs meat thou. Lotus customer service poor when asked about it.

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  • venison stew

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    My cats love this food however lately i have to pick through the can and get out some gelatanous lumps that are in there and just recently there was some connective tissue. GROSS! The only reason im puttting up with this is cuz my cats love it. I did email LOTUS themselves and they wanted me to send a picture of it and the lot # on can. Havent heard back yet. Someone suggested to me that maybe they are using some of that crap as filler because venison is hard to come by lately. Just WRONG!!! I have read some reviews with the same issues with venison. Their cats wouldnt even touch it Hope it gets rectified soon!!!!

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  • Very Poor Quality

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    I was extremely surprised to see when I opened the can of venison stew, it was all gravy except for one small chunk of meat. It was disgusting looking and not the quality I had been used to getting from lotus just juicy. I will not purchase it again. Very disappointed.

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  • Excellent quality food

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    My cat loves this food! When you open the can it’s truly a venison stew for cats. Will continue to repurchase

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  • First time trying Lotus for my 1 yr. old

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    My cat is a little hesitant with this food at first serving, but comes back to it within an hour and finishes it. I think he would like it a little more minced, chopped. This mornings portion had a couple of large white chunks in it. No idea what they were, but he left those behind.

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  • Manna from heaven

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    As far as my 8-month old kittens are concerned, Lotus’ just juicy venison is manna from heaven. Their digestion has improved enormously and they’re infinitely more pleased with their food (as am I). Judging by their response, venison is manna from heaven, pork is just below, followed closely by chicken and turkey. Unfortunately, the salmon & pollock was a failure — but as long as the kittens are thriving, I’m happy.

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  • Twinkie loves it

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    My cat just loves this flavor!!! He literally cleans....licks the bowl clean

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