Lotus Just Juicy Venison Stew Grain-Free Canned Cat Food

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This Just Juicy Turkey Stew by Lotus contains 95% meat, which makes it the purr-fect recipe to suit your little carnivore’s natural desire for a protein-rich meal. Made with real venison as the very first ingredient and venison broth for lip-smacking moisture, this grain-free stew is sure to satisfy any kitty’s cravings. These meals are hand packed in California into cans with non-BPA lining and are 100% free of carrageenan, guar gum and xanthan gum. Lotus is a family owned and operated business that’s dedicated to crafting food you can feel good about giving your feline friend!

Key Benefits
  • Each can is hand packed in California with non-BPA lining.
  • Crafted with real venison as the very first ingredient and venison broth for plenty of purr-worthy moisture.
  • This grain-free recipe is paw-fect for sensitive kitties.
  • Made in the USA free from grains, carrageenan, guar gum, xanthan gum, or artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
  • Packed with vitamins and minerals to support a strong immune system.

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  • Item Number
    101911
  • Packaging Type
    Can
  • Food Texture
    Stew
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Food Form
    Wet Food
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, Pea-Free, GMO-Free
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Venison, Venison Broth, Carrots, Potato Starch, Calcium Carbonate, Monosodium Phosphate, Sunflower Oil, Salt, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Agar-Agar, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, 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

2.5 oz Can: 1202.0 kcal/kg 84.1 kcal/can; 5.3 oz Can: 1202.0 kcal/kg 180.3 kcal/can

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein13.0% min
Crude Fat3.0% min
Crude Fiber0.50% max
Moisture78% max
Feeding Instructions
Pet WeightDaily Feeding (2.5-oz Can) Daily Feeding (5.3-oz Can)
6 lbs21
8 lbs2 1/21 1/4
10 lbs3 1/41 1/2
12 lbs41 3/4
14 lbs4 1/22

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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Unique protein

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    My super picky eaters love this flavor. They’ve never tasted anything like it before. I like rotating as many different proteins as possible to proactively prevent food allergies. My kitties also love the juice in this product. They wolf down the juice first, then let the shredded meat sit for awhile before they eat every single bit of it in the bowl. This has been a great food choice for my 2 purebred Siamese cats.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    cat likes it but idk if I will buy again

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    My cat has so many allergies and food sensitivities so I was grateful to find this food! She loves it, however I don’t think I will be buying it again. The prices continue to rise, I remember buying this when it was $71, then $81, now $86. Way too expensive when there is so much inconsistency with the cans. Some have lots of gravy, some even have too much meat and not enough gravy and many cans have chunks of fat like the one in the picture. Pretty ridiculous considering the price of the food. If it was half the cost I would be more lenient. I will stick to Ziwi Venison (I add water to thin) after I use up what I have of this.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    a nice change of meat type

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    my cats really like this venison every few days. it has stringy meaty bits in gravy and they go crazy for it. it is a bit pricey but worth it and I just don't give it every day. the small size can is perfect. most cats need a break from chicken and fish so consider this.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a hit

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    Our 4 cats all really like this food, and I like the amount of liquid since they don't tend to drink much water. It is expensive, so I use it as a topper for a cheaper pate and the cats are happy.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    My cat loves it!

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    The only reason I give it 4 stars only is because there is a lot of liquid in the can which reduces the actual meat content. Otherwise it contains minimally processed and recognizable pieces of meat.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Kitties love but quality control issues

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    Both my cats have been eating this food for about a year. No doubt that it’s healthier than other brands, they love the taste and it helps with my cats IBS issues. Those are the reasons I continue to buy. However, the company really needs to focus efforts on production quality control. I’ve had cases where cans are 80% gravy and other cases where it’s 80% meat. I know my cats will always eat it but I don’t know what I’m always getting. Those cans that are 80% gravy result in cats who are still hungry so I’m either giving them double cans at a meal or supplementing with another brand. If I’m going to continue spending $86/Case, the company needs to regulate the meat content and reduce gravy amounts Both my cats have been eating this food for about a year. No doubt that it’s healthier than other brands, they love the taste and it helps with my cats IBS issues. Those are the reasons I continue to buy. However, the company really needs to focus efforts on production quality control. I’ve had cases where cans are 80% gravy and other cases where it’s 80% meat. I know my cats will always eat it but I don’t know what I’m always getting. Those cans that are 80% gravy result in cats who are still hungry so I’m either giving them double cans at a meal or supplementing with another brand. If I’m going to continue spending $86/Case, the company needs to regulate the meat content and reduce gravy amounts. … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Was not appealing

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    Cat’s did not like it despite the strong smell. My one cat who I purchased this for due to him needing a Venison diet....threw it up.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Crack.. for cats! My cats are freaks for this stuff!!!

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    They go crazy for this stuff. I gave it to them and they inhaled it. I've never ever seen them love a wet food like this. They are picky and have different tastes and for them to both love it is a miracle. I tried the lotus juicy turkey flavor and they didn't like it as much. I am always looking for high quality grain free wet food and I recommend that anyone try this.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Maybe a little too juicy

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    Clearly the meat is high quality, real meat, and my cats will eat it, but it is easily 50% - 60% gravy. One of my two Siberians is a gravy eater, and given the opportunity, she will just lick the gravy off and walk away. With so much “juicy” in each can, my fear is she is not getting enough nutrition from this brand.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    All 4 cats love it.

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    We recently adopted a cat who was having a bad reaction to poultry (vomit, diarrhea, and crud in the ears). And we have another cat that is allergic to fish. So we went as far away from those protein sources as possible, and tried this along with Natural Balance venison dried and wet food. Since we have 4 cats, we needed to find something they all could eat. They all go bonkers over this--(less enthusiastic about the NB wet venison). Too bad Lotus costs a fortune, but what are you gonna do?

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