This is a good food for when you bring home a new kitten. It seems to go down well, no stomach upsets. It contains the nutrition required for growth and was a food recommended by our vet.
This food is not available in the supermarket and is only available in pet shops and online. It comes in a box of 12 sachets for around £7 but can be found online for around £5 which is great if you want to bulk buy.
Our kittens initially loved this food and it was a handy food to transfer them from their previous dry food diet. They seemed to have a slight preference for this Lamb version over the alternate Turkey flavour.
This is a complete type food so can be fed exclusively and doesn't need supplementation though my experience with cats is that variety helps to avoid fussy cats.
It contains 35% lamb and 9.5% protein. It is a nuggeted style food in a gravy where the meat is nor very recognisable.
The sachet size is good at 85g. Any bigger and wastage could start to be a problem for a single kitten especially as part used pouches are less easy to store than cans. Serving recommendation is for between 1 & 5 pouches per day depending upon the cat's size and age, however cat's appetites vary so much it only offers a rough guidance.
After a while we did find that our cats started to refuse this food and we moved them onto a higher meat content option that was available in many more flavours. This seems to have worked but I still think this is a good option.
This is the first food I bought for Duke when I knew my baby was finally coming home with me!! I went for this option because I wanted a good brand which was going to have all the right vitamins and minerals for him and wasnt going to upset his tummy.
The James Wellbeloved pouches are very limited - you have the option of kitten adult or senior and then the choice of turkey or lamb, they are the only options you get but Duke has had both of these. I cannot moan that there are a limited choice of flavours because I would imagine the reason for this is that these are the only ones that can be produced to their high standards.
The pouches come in a pack of 12 85g pouches and they used to retail at around £7.50 but I have now spotted them in various places for around £6.50. Pet Supermarket actually have a 3 for 2 offer on at the moment which I have taken advantage of!
The pouches look exactly as shown above and there is some key information displayed on the front of the packet that lets you know exactly what the food is. From the pack we learn that the food is hypoallergenic meaning that there should be nothing in them that the vast majority of cats would have problems with. We are also told that the recipe contains no egg, pork, artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. The food contains cranberry extract which will promote healthy urinary tracts in cats - something that is essential.
Ingredients are: Lamb meat, pea protein, tomato pomace, cassava, potato flakes, sunflower oil, linseed oil, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, chicory extract, xylose, cranberry extract, yucca extract.
Kittens are supposed to be fed little and often so I usually give Duke half a pouch at a time but it depends what time of day it is. If its breakfast I will give him a whole pouch because hes always starving!
The food is small chunks in gravy. It is a light brown colour and looks different to whiskas, felix etc. Initially I did think the colour was very similar to that of a hairball. However, Duke was not put off by this and he began eating it and enjoying it straight away.
Duke has this food alongside a number of other brands. This is definitely one of his favourites and his bowl is always left clean after I have given it to him. It is gentle on his tummy and if he has had a bit of an upset stomach I am more than happy to feed him this as I know it is a very gentle food and will not cause anymore problems.
This food is extremely expensive when you consider the pouches are only 85g when other brands tend to be 100g. A box is also double the price of your regular cat food. However, it is a naturally produced food which you can feed to your cat confident that you are not filling them with cereals and fillers. I will continue to feed this alongside other brands. Duke loves it and since getting him in June this has always been one of his favourite foods.