“ Brand: Harringtons / Type: Food „
When it comes to eating my kitten Myrtle Rose has always been quite fussy. One minute she will like a certain brand and then suddenly she will turn against it but over time I have come to realise that she prefers wet kitten/cat foods and those in gravy and not in jelly, she is not a fish fan and so on......
However a while back she had to have her first injections and after a chat with her vet I decided that Myrtle should be on dried food as its better for your kittens/cats teeth and there is evidence to support a dried kitten/cat food diet is better to prevent diabetes in your beloved furry friend. After the appointment I tried everything that I possibly could to encourage a dried biscuit/kibble type diet but no avail and all I could get away with was a nibble or two and so then I reverted back as she went into starvation mode and I got stressed about it however from time to time I did try and tempt her with dried kitten/cat food.
One day I spotted this Harringtons complete cat food in my local Poundland store of course costing a pound and decided it had to be worth a go at that price for a 500g box and low and behold guess what......? I was right these have gone down a storm with my little girl!
This complete cat food comes in a peach and white striped box with a picture to the centre of the front of it of two cats and we are told what it is and who it is by and that it is 'Prebiotic for healthy digestion, has taurine for a healthy heart and eyes, has cranberry for urinary tract health, omega 3 for supple skin and a glossy coat' and then we are told it has 'No added wheat, dairy, soya, beef, artificial colours, flavours or preservatives' and that of course it is a complete adult cat food and that it weighs 500g. On the back of the box other information listed includes more information on the good it can do for your cat, we are told bit about the comepanyand its history, the ingredients, nutritional guide and some feeding advice is given and contact details for the manufacturer are listed. Its a nice box this with a side opening to it you can fold over and into the box as well to keep the biscuits fresh.
Well the food is dried kibbles/biscuits and dark brown in colour and round in shape and to me smell cereal based really. They contain chicken, salmon and rice in the main along with cranberry extract and poultry fat (along with a few other bits and pieces) and my Myrtle goes mad for them believe me! My kitten is 9 months old now and been proffering adult food along time which my vet tells me is fine as she has now been neutered and for a kitten who doesn't like dried food she loves em and will even meow at the box at me to get me to give her some!
They sound crunchy and she eats a good portion of them. On the back of the box feeding advice is given as to the portion size and I give her some as a medium sized kitten around 100g a day when I weigh them out however that's a whole days portion and she wont eat them more than for one meal and so she gets one meal a day occasionally of these which is about 25g if not a bit more and I split them over a few days.
As she likes them I am also happy of course. I know these are nutritionally good, kind to teeth and not junk food for cats and so can't wait to try other flavours of them with her in the future and now we are both great fans of Harringtons!
Available in several flavours and sizes and from places like Tesco and Asda though do Google for best prices too!
My little cat Simba was ill with a urine infection recently which the vet believed was caused by stress. He went into the cattery run by one of the vetinary nurses from the practice when we went on holiday so that she could give him his medicine and keep an eye on him in general. They also sell cat supplies there and they recommended that I try the Harringtons food since it contains cranberry which is good for urinary health.
Harringtons is a brand that I had never heard of before but I was happy to try it since it was recommended by someone who I trusted to be an expert in feline health. It is a fairly new brand, the cat food has only been manufactured since 2012 and the dog food since 2010 which explains why I had not seen it in the shops. I have since seen Harringtons in Asda but it is also available in a few shops both online and offline. It is manufactured in Yorkshire.
I was pleased to see that this was a natural cat food. It contains none of the common allergens which are dairy, soya, wheat, beef and artificial falvourings and colourings. It has a high meat content at 14% salmon, curiously chicken is higher in the list of ingredients in the salmon food but not giving a percentage composition but that will mean that it has a higher meat content than 14%. It also has added fish oil, yeast, cranberry and yucca extract.
The biscuits are dark brown in colour, about half a cm in diameter and smell slightly fishy. The cats have enjoyed the biscuits from the first day I fed them and are not fussy at all about eating them. The biscuits are bigger than the likes of Whiskas biscuits so crunching them will be good for the cat's teeth. The only problem is that the cats get bored of eating the same flavour every day and then get slightly fussy so I have to change brands or flavours to keep them happy.
The cats have done really well health wise while they have eaten the Harringtons biscuits. Their coats are healthy and shiny and Simba has had no more urine infections although I cannot say whether that is due to the new food or not.
Harringtons costs just £1 for a 500g pack when it is on offer in Asda and the 2Kg pack costs £6 from the cattery so it is really good value for money. It is around the same price as Whiskas which only has a measly 4% meat and is full of additives. When you consider that James Beloved is a similar quality food and costs around £12 you can see that you are getting a bargain by buying the Harringtons.
I shall continue to feed my cats with Harringtons since it is a quality food at a bargain price which they enjoy eating.