- One (1) 7-Pound Bag Of Fancy Feast With Savory Chicken & Turkey Dry Cat Food
- 100% Complete & Balanced Nutrition
- Nutritionally complete and balanced
- Perfect For Everyday Feeding
- Exquisite Taste
happy with the pet food but not the service
Has a ton of fillers, but the cats like the taste
I was sucked in my the most adorable, romantic commercials for a cat food product that I have
ever seen. I vowed to buy at least some Fancy Feast each week just to show my support for that commercial! LOL
The cats love the wet food. It is very expensive, and from what I have read on the labels, you are
definitely paying for the IMAGE, not the quality or quantity of the food. (The cans are only 3 ounces
compared with 5.5 ounces in the other can styles.) I still get it, and they love the ones with cheese the most.
So, I thought we’d give the dry food a try. I had my husband grab a bag when he was at the grocery store.
How bad could it be, right? Same company, same “gourmet” promotion on the foods, so surely it has great stuff
in it, right? Well, shocker – NOPE.
Fancy Feast is made by the Purina company in St Louis, MO. They are the same ones who make the generic dog chow,
cat chow, rabbit chow, ________ (fill in the blank) critter chow. They are all full of fillers that animals don’t need,
because it is cheap to manufacture. Why I thought this might be different, I do not know.
First off, food mfgs have found the kitty equivalent of addictive MSG, and load their foods with it.
This one is no different. Note that BOTH our cats went crazy over this food, inhaling it out of my hand
before I could even get more out of the package. Fancy Feast knows how to make things that smell/taste good to cats.
However, most food mfgs know how to make things that TASTE good – how they got there, well, you might not really want to know.
Here’s the ingredients list (which is in the order of the QUANTITY of the item) for this “gourmet” cat chow – bear with me, this is
a really long list of iffy ingredients, artificial junk and food coloring):
Poultry By Product Meal
CORN GLUTEN meal
Animal fat preserved with mixed tocopherols
Ground Yellow Corn
Animal Liver Flavor
Calcium Carbonate (in case they get indigestion?! This is what’s in Tums!)
Natural & Artificial Flavors
Added Color, Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 2 and “other colors” (Why?!?)
Vitamin E Supplement
Vitamin A Supplement
Vitamin B12 Supplement
Vitamin D3 Supplement
Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (a form of Vit K)
Sounds yummy, huh?
The meat is way down the list, after all the corn, soybean and rice fillers and glutens.
How on earth does cat food need artificial food dyes? The cats won’t care.
There are many known reactions to food dyes in people – I am sure our pets don’t need it either.
Was the food too yellow with all the grain meal and gluten, or too white from all the fats?
So, the cats love it. I will now consider this the equivalent of a bag of potato chips for humans –
okay some times, but NOT all the time. I’ll have to watch our oldest cat. He gets super itchy with wheat
grain or gluten in foods, so I’ll watch for reactions to the corn.
Cats are carnivorous, and do not eat grains in the wild. However, especially with the manufacturing plant
smack dab in farming country, they can apparently get all kinds of leftover grains cheap?
If you buy this for your kitties, just know that you are buying the IMAGE more than a quality food.
This is not really different than the super cheap pet food.
Overall, I was really disappointed to read that ingredients list, when they could do SO much better for our pets.
We’ll use this as their treats, rather than their main dry food. We’ll stick with our Blue Buffalo for that, which is
grain free and actually has meat for the first ingredient!
Fancy Feast – marketing genius, but sloppy on the nutrition.