Our holistic approach to cat care is based on treating the “whole animal,” using pure, natural ingredients in optimum formulation to stimulate the body’s ability to heal and maintain itself. The result is a happier, healthier cat — inside and out. That’s why our Spot’s Stew has been the “Gold Standard” in natural cat food for over 20 years. Our commitment to using only the highest quality ingredients in our cat food has never wavered. We guarantee you will see a difference in your cat’s health when you use our products.
I ordered 2 cases of Halo cat food for a total of 24 cans. Fully half the cans arrived seriously dented to the point that I wonder if the food inside is still viable. It also makes me wonder if the supplier is offloading “seconds” to Amazon consumers….that would NOT be cool. I came to Amazon to avoid Petco, the only local supplier. But badly dented cans may force me to look elsewhere for the product which my cat enjoys.
My cat loved the dry version of spot’s stew. When she was sick with a UTI, I purchased this in hopes of adding some additional fluid to her diet. When I dumped it in her bowel, she looked up at me as if I were mad, and I couldn’t blame her. It is literally “stew,” with whole chunks of peas, carrots, etc. in it. Cats are carnivores. I have owned several, and I have never seen one of them willingly eat a piece of fruit or vegetable, grain products excluded, that hadn’t been completely ground up and disguised in something else.
She took one sniff and walked away. Of course, cats are unpredictable creatures and YMMV. But there are loads of good quality pate-style wet foods and all-meat wet foods that most cats are more likely to prefer.
I like all halo products but this canned cat food is just a little too soupy. My cats look at me with “What’s this?” .
They like a little something to chew on.
I was surprised to find that the canned Halo cat food is low in protein – even lower than Science Diet wet KD for cats. And my cat refuses to eat the Science Diet food anyway. She loves this (turkey) and also the chicken and salmon.
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CandaceMount Pulaski, IL
All 3 of my cats love this food. They were previously on Wellness Turkey and when the cans were recalled I tried this on the suggestion of a family friend since their one cat has the same crystal issues our oldest does. He eats his prescription dry in the morning and this at night. Normally he’s content to let the other two cats get to their food first and hold back with patience for his own, but with this it is the first time I have seen him muscle away the other two cats to eat. I’ll be sticking with this and the turkey flavor.
Also there is no fish in this or the turkey flavor wet or dry foods which is excellent! My cats don’t tend to enjoy food that has fish in it and this is one of the few foods I can find that is both good for them and has no fish. One of them does not like the peas in the food, he will eat around them, but one of the others eats them when he’s done. So if your cat hates bits of veggies they may not really enjoy it as much.
Oh and one more point, it doesn’t have that funky wet food smell a lot of other foods (even good ones) have. I really can’t smell it once I stand up after putting it in the bowl.
SondraMount Liberty, OH
Since my elderly cat has started eating a wet food diet, she’s become extremely finicky. She used to eat anything I’d put in front of her, until about a year ago when she decided nothing was good enough. I’d been through every brand in the store…she doesn’t like fish, plain chicken or lamb so my choices were limited. When I found this, I gave it a try since she primarily likes beef. The ingredients were excellent and I read great reviews from Vets about it online. She has been scarfing this food down from day 1 and still loves it. There are peas and carrots in it and the consistency of it is very mushy. She likes it that way, so she doesn’t have to chew much. I also noticed it doesn’t dry out if there’s any left in her bowl for several hours, like other brands have. I definitely plan to continue giving this to her. I’ve been ordering on Amazon since it’s been difficult to find it in my local pet stores lately.
my cat is going to be morbidly obese. she loves this food so much it’s almost dangerous to her health and my wallet. it looks and smells delicious. i would feel fine eating it myself. that’s how wholesome and REAL it is. we get the dry food too- my cat is KING OF THE CASTLE. sigh..
ArlindaHuntington Woods, MI
Whole peas may seem appetizing to a human but to cats, they’re junk food. Cats get all their nutrition by eating the whole animal. Cats have hard time digesting plant matter. This is closer to dog food than cat food since dog’s physiology will allow digestion of many plant based food itms. My cats ate about half of the yellow goo around the peas and carrots. If you want a true holistic approach for cats, veggies gotta go.
Called a stew, but it’s really a soft pate, and with big chunks of green beans and carrots. Overall my cat seems to like it okay — not a difficult task for him to work around the vegetables and leave them in the plate.
After my cat was diagnosed with renal failure, he refused to eat any of the canned versions of his vet prescribed food for kidney disease although he would eat Hill’s Science Diet k/d dry food, but he was vomiting it up regularily. Since his diet requires low protein after searching online I finally found Spot’s Stew. My cat really likes it and readily eats the chicken, turkey and salmon varieties. Granted sometimes he eats around the carrots, peas and green beans, but he does eat them. I really like that Spot’s Stew is an all natural cat food with no by-products or fillers, and especially that it is an alternative for my cat that he really enjoys.
Oh, this is some good cat food!
Have you ever opened a can of Friskies and gagged at the awful smell? How can your cat eat that?
This cat food smells pretty good, and it simply looks and smells like good food. My kittens made so much noise when I opened that can! They gobbled it right up, and I have to admit that it smelled pretty good.
This stuff looks disgusting, it really does. It’s like meat soup that has been pureed. My cat goes nuts for it. She chirps her tiny cat meow at me whenever I get up in the morning and when I come home from work. I put her dry food in, that she used to love (will definitely switch to Spot’s Stew dry next time I buy) and she looks at me like I’m evil. All she wants now is her succulent salmon.
I purchased this for my 15 year old cat who has health issues. Unfortunately, this cat decided after about 2 cans that she was not going to eat any more health food. She didn’t eat the first cans very well even though I tried giving it in the morning when she’s the hungriest and she licked a couple times and then followed me around meowing for something else. I finally gave up and gave it to the other cats. Two of the seven other cats will eat it but they leave the peas and anything else that is not mashed. So as far as I’m concerned it is great food, but the cats weren’t impressed.
I’ve seen other reviewers say their cats wouldn’t eat the vegetables in Spot’s Stew. Before deciding for or against this product, try just a couple of flavors from Petco or Petsmart first. My cat goes ga-ga for all of this product, including the vegetables. Every cat’s different. I know this product is healthy from looking at the label. I used to buy Blue, but one of the top Blue ingredients is chicken meal, which, if you look that up on the internet, is chicken skin. Uggh! I wouldn’t ever want my furry loved one to eat skin – that’s like feeding a human infant McDonald’s, no offense to McD’s.
EdmundoCrab Orchard, TN
Wow! I have the pickiest cats in the whole universe. The only wet food they eat is Spot’s Stew Chicken. I can get them to eat the Chicken/Beef flavor if I add some shaved Bonito but with three cats Slinky, Jester and Regal, only Slinky and Jester scarf the food down. They will eat the chicken without the Bonito but Regal is another story. She won’t eat it at first but might come back later and eat some. She will ONLY eat the Chicken and does not like Bonito so with her, it gets a little more tough. However, this food is a wonderful consistency, smells good (to me the human) and I assume to the kitties as well because they LOVE this stuff. For the vegetables, I don’t know if cats really need them however, I mush them up with the meat and they don’t notice. If I miss mushing some, then yes they try to eat around the peas/carrots. All I can say is thank goodness for this food. I spent lots of money and time trying to find something they would like. I also feed them a mix of Halo dry Sensitive Formula Turkey and Purina Dental Health. In order to prevent urinary symptoms, I give my cats only fresh bottled water every day that I put in bowls all over the house. With the good water, the good food and lots of petting, I have the happiest cats in Arizona! Thank you Halo!!
I feed my cats Halo dry food and supplement it with a little of the canned food. They love it and they are very happy and healthy. The canned food is amazing – looks and smells like people food. I’ve been buying this for years and have no intention of switching to something else. If you read the labels you’ll see how good this stuff is.
My furry little friend, who happens not to enjoy eating and who has turned down many cat food brands, LOVES Spots Stew chicken.
The consistency and texture are soft and fluffy, much like mousse. I am gathering by the clean plate that the flavor is just the thing to get any picky little eater to ask for seconds.
This even smells good!! Not like any other cat food I have ever purchased. My cat dove into this and didn’t look back. She loved it. I AM REORDERING because she is my little sweetie.
Our 2 fussy kitties hate any seafood but love beef with gravy, so we gave this a try & they licked the dish clean!
It’s the best food my cat has loved for a long time, there’s nothing left after I put it down and she craves it, I’ve a very happy cat!
I have 5 cats and they all love this Chicken and Beef Recipe. Whenever I put it out at feeding time, there is a rush to the bowls that have Spot’s Stew in them. With 5 kitty mouths to feed, the whole case would be gone in about 4 or 5 days if everybody got the Spot’s Stew, so I put some other favorites out also and pretty soon everyone is satisfied. Since no cat eats a whole can at one sitting, those poor things that had to “settle” for Trout or some such later wander over and get their fair share of the stew. I have been so pleased with it, that I plan to order in other flavors that are also 5 star winners.
But, at our house, WHOLESOME CHICKEN AND BEEF are definite winners and we all recommend them to all who are looking for something to hit the spot with their felines!
My two cats somehow never figured out how to use their teeth to bite into their food–given dry food, they’ll just use their tongues to lick it up and swallow the kernels whole, with an occasional bite with the teeth to crunch on food that’s already been delivered into their mouths. For a while I despaired of getting them to eat wet food, as they would just sit there and lick up all the juices, without getting much of the meat. Typical canned food is just packed too tight, and the texture is not amenable for breaking off little bits with just their tongues. Finally, I tried out Spot’s Stew, which solved the problem. This food is much looser, I think due to the inclusion of peas and other veggies, and the meat part is just the right consistency where they can lick it up successfully. At first the cats would eat around the veggies, but they now lick up every morsel, and even prefer the Spot’s Stew over the Wellness pouches. I also like that the food doesn’t contain any fish, as one of my cats is allergic to something or other (his back legs are always itchy, and he’ll pull out the hair), and the vet suggested it might be fish. Anyways, thank goodness for Spot’s Stew, otherwise my teeth-challenged cats would never have been able to enjoy wet food!
Well, all of my babies love this food. They are sometimes a bit picky, but this food was a sure fire hit! It is in pate form, but you can see the veggies.
I wasn’t sure what would come of my venture in buying this food for my 2 cats that can eat poultry after reading the mixed reviews, but thought it was worth a try. I am so glad I did! I was expecting a stew like another reviewer said, and I guess you could refer to it that way. When I opened the first can that is what I was expecting to see, but instead it is a course pate with chunks of veges in it. Kind of like a toddler food. Cats are tricky to please for sure, but mine loved everything about this food. They not only ate the chunks of veges, but licked their bowls clean. I love the fact that it was such a hit, and will continue to buy it for them. I also love that is like something you would make for them at home, only with all the right vitamins and minerals added. Very user friendly. My 3rd cat cannot eat poultry, so until Halo makes one without chicken in it, she will be fine with her Nature’s variety instinct rabbit and Tiki foods.
UPDATE – 11-16-2011 My cat has been eating this now for a little while and she always seems hungry when she gets this! I don’t think I will be buying more for her. I do think it is a good food and probably perfect for cats that need the lower protein, but mine need less moisture in the food and more meat. I always add about a tablespoon of water on their canned food anyway. Cost wise, this is about the same as Natures Variety, Natures Logic and even Addiction which are wonderful foods. I like it better when I add the moisture and am paying for meat in their food.
I used to buy this at Whole Foods, which seems to have discontinued it. Glad to find it at Amazon!
This is one of the few foods all 3 cats will eat. And none seem to pick out the veggies! The soft texture, and good nutrition, is excellent for (1) the elderly cat (2) the cat who’s sick and (3) the cat who will literally eat anything, but you’d prefer he eat something healthy!
This is “human quality” cat food, meaning the ingredients are pure enough for a human to eat, and it smells a little like chicken pot pie filling!
I have a kitten that just LOVES this stuff. The breeder I got him from didn’t give me any of his old food, and I had heard that switching food quickly causes stomach upset… but I read about Spot’s Stew being great for problem tummies and it’s true! My kitten has never had any problems on this food since we brought him home. Also, from the human perspective, this stuff smells like chicken/turkey/fish and not like dog vomit, like certain brands of cat food. Big plus for me.
The texture of this food is like cooled pea soup. It’s not as stiff as some of the pate style foods and my cat likes it. All but the veggies that is. So she leaves not only the veggies, and there are a lot of them, but also a good bit of the chicken surrounding each veggy. This makes for more waste than I am willing to tolerate so I won’t be buying any more Spot’s Stew.
The first time I served this they both chowed down on it…except for the veges as everyone seems to complain about…but then a little while later they both came back and finished up the veges too! So I thought this was the greatest thing…but the next time I fed them the one cat decided the novelty had worn off and wanted nothing to do with it. The other one though continued to chow down, and again left the veges, but came back later and ate most of them. The next serving -what do you know -neither of them wanted it anymore. I don’t get it -I’ve never had cats like something so much one day and the next day be turned off from it. I’m very disappointed, I wanted them to like it, knowing how good it is for them.
MartinNewberry Springs, CA
Halo makes great food. Good ingredients. Safe and healthy! My cats leave the veggies for last, but always come back and eat them. I put them on a can food only diet. They are loosing the extra pounds I could not get off any other way!!!