I bought this food because I read the good reviews, my cat love it he clean his bowl. Unfortunately something inside of this food made him sick he has a very sensitive stomach IBD he start vomiting and loose stool. I’m very disappointed because my poor baby loves this food. I have to hunt for the perfect food for my cat.
I purchase Lotus for my dogs. They love the food. I tried Rabbit Pate for my cats and one wouldn't eat it and the other scarfed it down then promptly vomited. That was not the cat food's fault, Baxter has a sensitive stomach and Betty is just plain picky. Neighbour cats loved the food.
I was feeding my IBD kitty Lotus Rabbit Pate for months and he was pretty stable on it. However, when I purchased a few cases last last month the color of the meat and the consistency had changed. The meat used to be dark in color and a thicker consistency. My cats diarrhea came back so I definitely knew something changed with the recipe. I contacted the company and they assured me it was still rabbit. I had to switch to another brand of rabbit pate and the meat is dark meat and my cat is back to having good poops. I don't know what they changed but this product unfortunately no longer agrees with my cat. I'm sure this food will agree with cats that have a healthy digestive system but if your kitty has IBD or GI sensitivities even with this brand of rabbit try a different brand of rabbit that is a darker meat...it just may agree with them! I hope this review helps some kitties and their humans out there!
My almost 16 year old cat has been dealing with diarrhea and loose stools since he was 13. Not long after his problems started, I tried many different supplements that I would mix into his food with some success. Sometimes his stools were good, but most of the time they were like a thick pudding type consistency. I felt so bad for my cat that I decided to read about IBS and IBD and how a novel protein such as rabbit, venison or duck diet might help. I decided to try rabbit first. The very first brand of canned rabbit that I bought for him really seemed to do the trick. Unfortunately, my cat was diagnosed with kidney disease a few months ago and when I looked at the dry matter phosphorus levels in that canned rabbit that I was giving him at the time, I had to do a switch. I have since tried 2 different brands of canned rabbit before I came across Lotus. This is the first canned rabbit that I tried that has consistently given him normal well formed stools without having to add any other supplement into his food. It also has much lower phosphorus levels than the other brands of rabbit that I tried which is helpful for his kidney disease. I wish I would have found this food sooner. I give it 5 stars because it gives my cat great stool consistency, but only 4 stars overall because it's a slippery food that makes it somewhat difficult for my cat to eat. I also sometimes have to put some freeze dried raw duck or turkey on top of it so that my cat will eat it, too. Overall though, I think it's a great cat food for sensitive cats like mine.
The food from the 12.5 oz cans does not have the same consistency as the 2.75oz and 5.3oz cans. Even though the ingredients are listed as exactly the same, they do not appear to be the same product at all. My cat absolutely loves and goes crazy for the small cans of this but flat out refuses to eat the food that comes out of these larger cans. So I’d give 4-5 stars for the small cans and 0 stars for the large.
My cats won’t eat this food. I’ve gotten the Just Juicy from Lotus before and everyone liked it. It was the pork variety, but they don’t like the rabbit pate.
My Cat is somewhat of a garbage can cat and will eat just about anything but she refused to eat this. its ingredients are the best so I was really disappointed. I kept giving it to her aside something with gravy throwing away most of it. At the final can... she now eats it, but only if she is hungry enough.
She seems to love this for a day or so, but then not so much, and then loves it again for short time. When this was first introduced to her she loved it: made dish shiny, begged for more, ate it all up as soon as it was in front of her. I was ecstatic. But, after a few days she started to ignore it. so, I had to give her another food for a day or so, and then tried this again, and once more she ate it all up. But, after a week or so of this on again/off again, it now seems that she may only want it for a day. Yesterday she loved it, and today she wouldn't touch it. So, while I was hoping for a food she would eat as her major diet, that doesn't seem to be what is going to happen. Will keep trying it to see how it goes. On to other benefits: the price is good, the can is easy to open, the size of can is good, etc. So, many positives, just not sure if she is going to keep eating it. Very confusing girl, my Tessa.
My 15yo Russian Blue has digestion issues. This food is easy on his system and he loves it. I’ve tried many foods, prescription and OTC and Lotus is well-liked.
I never purchased anything with rabbit in it so I decided to try it for a change. I have a multi-cat household so I wasn't sure if it would be accepted. One of my cats that is a very picky eater took to it right away. He usually goes to each plate to see what's out but he stayed with the rabbit pate. He needs to take a pill every day for hyperthyroidism so it's easier putting it in food that he likes. I also have two outdoor TNR cats and the female also enjoyed this food.