|Price Per Unit|
|Top Ingredients||Venison, Venison Broth, Carrots...||Pork, Pork Broth, Carrots...||Chicken, Chicken Broth, Calcium Lactate...||Turkey, Turkey Broth, Carrots...||Pollock, Pollock Broth, Carrots...|
|Food Flavor||Meat, Venison||Meat, Pork||Poultry, Chicken||Poultry, Turkey||Seafood & Fish|
|Special Diet||Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, Pea-Free, Non-GMO, Premium||Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, Pea-Free, Non-GMO||Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, Pea-Free, Non-GMO||Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, Pea-Free, Non-GMO||Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, Pea-Free, Non-GMO|
|Food Form||Wet Food||Wet Food||Wet Food||Wet Food||Wet Food|
I rarely write any reviews on anything...but this gone too far. Lotus had been one of the most loved can food in my household. Its one of the canned cat food I repurchase multiple times in the past. I need to admit, they were great, both my cats loved them. Ever since the last two purchases, which were very recent, I noticed something changed, either in the recipe, or packaging...It has more liquid, and come with a strange smell, that neither human or the cats like. Both cats got upset stomach after taking the first couple sip. Not sure if I wanted to make another purchase of this again. Same issue with the pork recipe as well.
My cat has had food allergy/sensitivity issues since she was a kitten. She is now 13. Many venison products have come and gone in that time. It is hard to even find truly limited ingredient venison because others products can have items added like green lipped mussel or egg. She can't eat those proteins. She ate prescription venison but canned venison is gone. Jyoti loves this food and so far she is fine. It is such a relief. It is expensive but she is happy and healthy and it is far less expensive than vet appointments or medication to keep her allergy symptoms away.
Normally my cats love this food. They literally lick the bowls clean. They have eaten 2 cases of 24 cans with no problem. I just received a new case, and they won’t touch it. I noticed it smells odd in comparison to what I’m used to. Normally it smells like fresh meat, the meat is pink and in chunks, but this batch the smell is a bit acidic and tinny, and the meat is shredded mostly, and it’s all brown. I’m worried there is something bad about this batch. Not to mention this food is pricey, and I have a whole case that they won’t eat, with three opened cans that they literally turned their noises up at. I’m bummed.
When I purchased Lotus Juicy Venison last year, my two cats loved it. It was full of rich red venison meat and a light gravy. Earlier this year the cans of venison I received had a white thick starch and a little venison I contacted Lotus who acknowledged a change in the recipe and informed me that they had problems with new supplier who was using too much starch and had switched back to old supplier. They advised me to wait until later in the year before ordering again to be sure that I receive a new batch. Even though the price increased, I still ordered it but even the "new" batch of venison has more starchy gravy than venison and my two girls absolutely refuse to get near it! No more Lotus Venison, it is a waste of a very expensive order of cat food.
Seriously?? I was shocked when I opened my first can! It is a few measly chunks of flesh floating in almost an wentire can of just gravy. At THIS price. My cats love the flavor, but this is unacceptable, in terms of what I'm gettiing for my money. I've tried the turkey flavor, which is nice and saubstancial, and I just bought some salmon flavor but haven't received it yet. I guess we'll see. There is something very wrong happening with the venison, and I hope it gets corrected soon.
I just started buying the Lotus Just Juicy brand of cat food this year. I mix 1 large can of Lotus venison with 2 large cans of Ziwi Peak venison cat food. Then, I freeze it in 3 to 4-inch long skinny ice molds to use throughout the week. I prepare the cat's food the night before so it has time to thaw overnight. When, I'm ready to feed the cats, I just add a teaspoon or 2 of extra water, microwave it just until it's slightly warm & add a tiny bit of kibble on top. My cats really go crazy for their food! One of my cats is very vocal, as if she's "complaining" that I'm taking too long to place it on the floor so she can start eating. LOL! Before mixing this food with the other brand, I do go through it thoroughly and pull out any yucky pieces that I may find and break up the pieces of meat with my fingers. Overall, I am very happy with the Lotus Just Juicy cat food and use their other flavors as well. Yes, it is a bit pricey, but I would much rather pay for good quality cat food for my fur babies rather than use some of the other garbage cat food that's on the market.
I had high hopes for this one for my poultry-allergic girl because she will eat their pork version of this food. But no, she won’t touch this one. Offered it to eight other cats and one gave it an unenthusiastic lick, but all snubbed it repeatedly. I’ve been trying for weeks to introduce it into the rotation (these cats will eat the frozen venison version of Lotus food), but still getting the big nope on it. Still worth a try for cats on restricted diets, imo. Just not for my crew.
I ordered this as a food trial for a cat with IBD. He's done well on a dry hydrolyzed protein food for the past two years but I wanted to try to find a wet food he could eat. My vet recommended trying limited ingredient novel proteins and this was the second wet food I tried. Leo has been eating this for the past week with no ill effects (previous food trial of novel protein wet food resulted in diarrhea within 3 days and the wet hydrolyzed food caused the worst flare-up of IBD symptoms within 12 hours). It's relatively low calorie (79 kcal per can) so managing calorie intake is easier but it does mean two cans per meal for my 12 lb boy which increases cost somewhat. However, it's comparable cost-wise to hydrolyzed protein food, doesn't cause irritation in his digestive system and most importantly--he absolutely LOVES this food. He licks the bowl clean. So, obviously quality ingredients and truly limited ingredients that don't aggravate my cat's IBD. This will be changed to an auto-fill order with the next shipment. Successful food trial.
Our cats LOVE this food. One of our cats has an allergy to chicken. BUT, why oh why do they add salt to this food? One of our cats now has high blood pressure. Is it due to this added salt? Please stop adding salt to this food.
I have tried so many types of food for my cat with IBS. He is 2 years old and has always had a sensitive stomach. I’ve tried 4 different probiotics, digestive food, prescription food, limited ingredient duck, chicken, rabbit and pork food. This one finally seems to do the trick and my cat loves it. I can also feed it to my other cats which is a plus for sure! I have one cat that is picky and he eats this up! I still give my IBS kitty prescription dry food that I leave out all day but he absolutely loves this venison! I’m crossing my fingers this food continues to be a good fit.