Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food

With the delicious flavors of chicken, turkey, salmon, and ocean fish, cats ask for Meow Mix Original Choice by name. It’s the perfect mix to help you connect with your cat over a healthy meal.

Quick facts

  • 18-oz box

Top reviews

Red dye in cat food ruins carpeting – don’t buy if you have carpet

Made the big mistake of buying Meow-Mix.

Cat vomited (as all cats sometimes due) after eating Meow-Mix. Unfortunately the cat vomited on carpet. Usually unfortunate but no big deal – just clean it up. WRONG! Meow-Mix has red food dyes that will not come out – even if you start cleaning right after the event. We have tried three different cleaners and a carpet machine. We still have two big red/pink stains in the carpet.

I called the MeowMix customer service number and asked for some help on how to clean their red dye out of the carpeting. They told me to use a carpet cleaner – Really? Wow. Insightful.

I asked them why they put in apparently un-cleanable red dye in the cat food when they know cats are virtually color blind (for reds apparently) and when the cat pukes it is going to ruin their customers carpet. They said market research indicated the human buyers prefer to see a red, meaty, color and their was nothing they could do about it.

Yeah, how about not putting the red dye in or using another red dye?

Through almost and entire 25lb bag of MeowMix out in the trash and purchased Iams which is no issue to clean up.

Thanks for reading. Don’t buy MeowMix unless you live outdoors .

ElveraUmatac, GU

Absolutely Awful Cat Food

I bought this cat food because of the wonderful low price and I enjoy they catchy jingle from the commercials. My cats did eat this food, but after reading the ingredients I completely regret purchasing it and feel just awful for feeding it to my cats. The first three ingredients (which indicates the most prevalent ingredients) are chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, and ground yellow corn. How disgusting is that?! The main ingredient is a corn filler. One thing my vet told me a while back that I never forgot: “When you eat corn, what comes out of the other end? The same thing happens with cats and dogs.” Basically, corn cannot be fully digested, it is just a filler and causes pets to actually eat more to feel full, poop out more (more for us to clean in the litter box), and retain less nutrients. The only meat in Meow Mix at all is a by-product, its not even a real meat! By-products are the stuff leftover once all the actual meat is harvested. We’re talking beaks, chicken feet, eyeballs, even chicken poop! I would not recommend this product to anyone, for any reason, ever. It is an absolutely awful cat food. I suppose you get what you pay for. I recommend to stay far away from Meow Mix, as it is simply a very low quality food. Even though the price is quite inexpensive, your cat will actually eat more than if you paid for a better quality food, because they will never feel full. Cats need to eat meat, and there just isn’t real meat in this food. When purchasing a cat (or dog) food, the most important thing to consider is the first 3 ingredients; just make sure those first three are decent ingredients that you would eat yourself. Now that I know what to look for, I usually buy my pets all natural, organic foods such as Blue Buffalo, Halo or Wellness. All of those brands contain real, whole meats that I myself would eat, with no added fillers or corn.
ChelseyFrankfort, IL