“ Brand: Purina / Type: Cat food „
We were told not to change our kitties' diet too much for the first couple of weeks after getting them home from the shelter, so to keep feeding them Purina One. Purina One is a dry cat food with a lot of nutrients etc. to keep the kitty cats healthy, and their teeth good. It's not cheap as a rule, but buying bigger packs works out more economically - it will be about £10 - £15 for a big bag though.
Unfortunately, since we've been introducing other types of both wet and dry cat food slowly into their diets, my kitties have decided that they will stick their little triangular noses up at the Purina One unless they're *really* hungry. If they are actually hungry, and not just mooching for what's on offer (they are little furry dustbins) then they will eat it. But they will also give you the look which suggests you are betraying their tiny trust. I know they like the stuff - they couldn't get enough of it before they knew there was tastier fare on offer, so I can only put it down to the fickleness of feline tastes.
I may buy some small bags of this to pad out their meals and keep their teeth in good condition - but I won't be buying the big bag again, no matter how economical it is. It's better to buy a little and have them eat it, than buy a load and have trouble getting them to co-operate.
The main thing to remember when giving cats dry food is that they can dehydrate easily, so it's very important to provide fresh water, as well as supplementing with wet food.
I'm sure this is what my little cats are shouting at me every meal time. Thinking about it they do eat the same things day in and day out so I can imagine they do want something new and different. My fury friends normally have wet food pouches for breakfast and dry food in the late afternoon. I recently got a bag of Purina One adult formula dry food for the little ones to try. They were very interested in the bag sniffing and meowing at me as I opened it. Normally the dry food is kept in a container but they seemed to know what this royal blue bag was full of. I haven't had the cats climb up my leg since they were tiny but they were almost clawing at me for the food. I had to use my leg to push the away from the bowls so that I could get the food to them.
The cats fought to get to the bowls and pretty much licked them clean. They seemed very pleased and went off to have a snooze after filling their tummies. I have wondered if when I try them on new food they eat and love it merely because it's something new and different. Always worth waiting a few days to form an opinion.
One of our cats has a habit of eating and then being sick on my carpet which I don't enjoy at all. They have been having the Purina food for a week now and he. Has only been sick once which is a huge improvement. I wasn't sure before if it was him eating so fast that when the food hit his stomach he wasn't able to keep it down or if the food itself wasn't agreeing with him. I think if he continues not being sick I may vary their dry food between different Purina One flavours instead of bringing home any other variety.
Little fat cats:
Our male cat is a big boy and not long ago our Vet told us he was a little bit tubby. Thankfully the weather is getting nicer so he can start going outside more and get some exercise. Something my mother has noticed as she is trying the food too is that her very fat cats are eating the food and then waiting for their morning feed ... normally they are waking her up at 5am begging which drives her mental. As the diet foods haven't done anything to help maybe the Purina will keep them fuller for longer and help.
Using Tesco as my example a 3kg bag will cost you £10 (price correct on 15/05/12). I have found that cat food is rather expensive and I tend to shop around and where possible bulk buy over the internet, but the Tesco price is in the same ballpark as other leading brands. One thing I look closely at is the meat content in my pets food. Purina One has 17% chicken to our normal dry foods 26%. Obviously this is a big difference and something that made me at first think Purina One wasn't as good as the other brand. After reading the back of the bag I think I was being a bit snooty basing my opinion on one ingredient. All pet foods have various vitamins and other healthy bits. Purina One in particular has Actilea natural defence science at work. This addition developed by Purina's nutritionists and vets contains probiotics, antioxidants and yeasts to aid a healthy gut, cell function, healthy urinary tract, and helps to maintain strong bones. Sometimes it's worth reading the print ... I would with my own food so I do with theirs too (They are our other children, they lived with us before our youngest child was even a glimmer so they deserve it really).
Our male cat has lovely clean teeth but our little lady has a bit of tartar build up. For some time now our vet has told us she has a bit of build up but doesn't require cleaning so I haven't thought much more about it. I have noticed on the Purina pack that it is proven to reduce tartar build up by up to 40%. Sounds good to me!
Looking to the future:
I think the future of dry cat food in our house will always be varied. I like them to have nice things and food being the most important. Purina One will always be in the mix but maybe not a constant.
Think about buying something new on your next food shop because Purina One is worth a try. Check out more details about Purina One on their website http://www.purinaone.co.uk/ you could take a look and become part of their 3 week challenge if you fancy.
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My cat only eats Purina or Iams. Turns her nose up at anything else. When these are on offer in tesco we buy them because they appear to be in competition with Iams on price so we usually buy whichever happens the cheaper of the two.
A bag lasts our cat about a week but because they are a dry food we have to make sure we give her plenty of water. The smell isn't too strong or off putting, unlike other cat foods I have experienced and they don't make her hyperactive either, unlike other brands.
The packaging is a handy re-sealable blue foil bag. I like this because we keep the cat food under the kitchen sink and have experienced a wet and soggy paper or cardboard box of cat food getting wrecked and having to be chucked out.
Our cat gets about a handful of purina 3 times a day. Her coat remains smooth and glossy so I can only say good things about it. It comes in different flavours if your cat's like ours and into a bit of variety!
Harvey the cat is a very fussy cat. Basically he will eat one thing and one thing only. Purina One Cat Food is the one and only food that he'll eat - and even then he'll only eat the chicken and rice flavour.....he really is a little bit of a pain (albeit a fluffy cute one!).
Purina One Cat Food is a dry cat food which is a complete nutritional meal for a cat. It comes in 3 different sizes, 300g, 800g and 3kg. I personally prefer to buy his food in bulk and so I always buy the 3kg bag which is a big bag and will last him for about a month. The large 3kg bag costs £11.00 from Tescos - which I feel is a really good price as it lasts him so long, but it is still more expensive than some other brands.
There are only the flavours of chicken and rice or salmon to choose from, and while Harvey really enjoys the chicken and rice flavour, he won't touch the salmon and turns his nose up (even though they smell exactly the same to me). Actually the smell isn't that strong at all, unlike some of the wet cat foods that really can smell very fishy!
For a dried cat food, this food has a relatively high meat content - which is 16% which may not sound a lot, but compared to some other dried foods, this is higher. It contains all of the nutrients that he needs in order to maintain health. There are different concentrations depending on the age or condition of the cat - and with Harvey I give him the standard Adult version (for cats over 1 year). It contains all the vitamins and irons that an adult cat needs, and I like this idea so that I don't have to give him any extra supplements.
Overall, I recommend Purina One and think that it's a high quality cat food that seems to be holding him in good stead!
I have an extremely fussy cat who has now decided that this is the only food she will eat, so I have been buying Purina One for her for the past year or so, much to my annoyance. Purina is owned by Nestle and I never buy any other Nestle products due to their terrible ethical record (Ethical consumer magazine ranks companies by various criteria and Nestle are one of the worst).
I used to feed her Trophy cat food (I have done a separate review of this). This was good value for a quality dry food and much better ethically. This was fine for over a year, then all of a sudden she decided she didn't like it anymore and stopped eating it. I have also tried cheaper dry foods, such as Whiskers, Go cat and supermarket own brands, which only have to have 4% of the named meat in their ingredients. I also tried Iams, which she liked for a little while, but now she will only eat Purina One. Purina One is what I call a good quality dried food, which has a higher meat content, 16% chicken in the chicken and rice flavour.
Purina One only comes in a couple of flavours, chicken and rice, and salmon. I have only tried the chicken flavour as I am reluctant to risk buying a flavour she might not eat so am just sticking to what I know she likes! There is also a kitten and a senior variety. The quantities you can buy are 300g, 800g or 3kg. I think it is only the chicken flavour you can buy in the 3kg size. I normally buy 3kg as this is better value for money. This has a handle on the side and you can open the other side to form a spout which makes it easier to pour. I find it easier to decant some into an old 800g bag I have saved and use this for everyday feeding. This bag has a resealable top to keep the food fresh.
I have noticed that supermarkets regularly have Purina One on special offer (it seems to alternate with Iams) so I tend to only buy it when it is reduced, which brings a 3kg bag down from around £14 to around £11. Even though it costs more than poorer quality dried food it does not work out too expensive per day as you only need to feed between 30g and 60g per day for a 2-4kg cat.
Even though cats supposedly do not overeat I have found that I have to regulate the amount of food she eats as she was getting overweight when I fed her as much as she wanted. The weight suggested is not very much by volume, so she always seems to meow for more when she has eaten what little she is allowed that barely covers the bottom of her dish. So if your cat will eat it they might prefer a food with less meat content that they can eat more of so they feel they have enough!
Cats are notoriously fussy little creatures and my three are no exception but the one thing two of them always love is Purina One dried cat food. I have 3 cats Layla who is 1 and Poppy and Daisy who are both 5. The two older ones eat Purina One but Layla seems to prefer Go Cat ( previous review).
Purina One now has a new formula , Purina One Actilea, which has been formulated to ensure your cats are in excellent health.
You can get Purina One in Chicken and rice or salmon and rice flavours. They do sell others but I think they are for the more specific varieties such as sensitive, light, indoor and neutered. The price of Purina One from Tesco where I get mine is:-
£1.54 for 300g
£3.95 for 800g
£14.00 for 3kg
Purina also cater for all ages too.
The Purina comes in a large foil pouch which is resalable so it stays nice and fresh right to the end. It is a shiny blue colour and has the variety written on an orange band across the bottom. It has the Purina logo and cat on the front. There is a long list of ingredients on the back of the pack along with the daily feeding guides which are :-
Weight------------ Purina One
To be honest though, I think this depends on your own cat. They are all different but as long as mine are the correct weight and get a clean bill of health from the vet I figure I must be doing something right.
The actual crunchies are small and triangular shaped. They are a mid brown colour and to be honest don't smell too good in the packet. Once in the cats bowls they don't really smell at all. When you feel the cruchies they seem to have an almost greasy feel to them, they also feel slightly gritty, like they have some sort of coating.
As for taste, well I only have Daisy and Poppy's verdict on that one and by the look of contentment on their faces, their lovely shiny coats and their empty bowls I would guess its pretty good!
I would not hesitate to recommend Purina One, its a bit more expensive than most boxed dried food but there is never any waste and I know they are getting a good quality product.
When my cat was a kitten (you can see her in the picture), she had a bit of a runny tummy and it was difficult to know what to feed her, as everything seemed to disagree with her. At first I gave her cooked chicken, but I didn't want to get into the habit of feeding her expensive chicken all the time, so I needed a cheaper solution!
It was by chance that I found a link via the fantastic moneysaving expert website, for a free sample of Purina one kitten food via their website. I registered online and the sample came quickly. It claimed to be gentle on my kittens digestive system, containing chicken and rice. She loved the little brown kibbles and ate them up with relish. When they got to the other end...no runny poo! I was impressed!
Since then I have given my cat a variety of different foods, but Purina is by far my favourite. Her favourite variety is the chicken and rice flavour, although it comes in different flavours,such as salmon, which some cats may prefer.
A big 800g bag costs about £3.50, but lasts me a couple of weeks, making it competitively priced with other cat foods. as it is a dry food I always supply water with it.
Purina one has many benefits. It is good for the teeth.My mom had a big bill from her vet when her cat had problems with its teeth, so this is insurance. Another benefit is that it promotes a healthy urinary tract, and healthy joints.
Purina contains ACTILEA, which has been developed by nutritionists to support the cats natural defences. It includes antioxidants and prebiotics, to promote a healthy gut.
My cat loves Purina and I am happy to give it to her because I feel it has more benefits than normal tinned catfood.
Purina One Pet Food
This is a complete, dried food for cats (they produce food for dogs too but I am reviewing the cat one), available in all good pet stores. You can usually get samples from the bigger pet stores too so that can be a great way to try this on your pet before buying.
The prices vary but this pet food can often be found on offer.
It is probably the favourite food of my 2 Siamese cats. They are a bit fussy, and can happily turn their nose up at certain foods. This one is always gratefully received, no matter what the flavour. They will gladly eat the same one until a large bag has run out and as it is nutritionally balanced to provide all that a healthy cats diet needs, I am happy to keep feeding them it.
As with all dried foods, please ensure that your cat has an adequate supply of fresh water available at all times. This food can be fed as part of their main diet, or as a complete food. I tend to give them sachets of meat in the evening and leave them Purina to eat during the day. Because it is dried, it stays fresh and they can eat what they want. when they want to.
There are different flavours to choose from, and all seem to be a hit with my cats. We have tried most of the brands available and this one is definitely one of their favourites. Purina have been around for 75 years so have a wealth of experience in creating pet foods. If you are a cat lover and want to please your feline friend, then try serving up some Purina One, it is sure to be a success!
More information is available from the Purina website, there is loads of great information and advice on all aspects of pet care, so it is worth having a look there too;
It's expensive - you need to understand that from the start. It only comes in a few flavours, so you might think your cat would get bored. These are chicken, salmon, ocean fish and duck, with rice or oats. There are also special foods for feline conditions, such as good urinary tract health or as a hairball combatant.
But then you have to consider why you might have a cat in the first place. (Or a dog.) The chief reason must be to share in love with an animal. So if you go for that, then you should get them best food you can find that they will enjoy. All right, so if you're buying 15kg it's going to cost you around £50: if your cat likes the food, he or she will eat it all up. Cats rarely overeat, so 15 kg will last a long time. They don't get bored with the same flavour any more than humans get bored with bread or beer or a thousand other good foods.
Our cats love Purina and they enjoy excellent health. we will continue to buy it for them as much as they want.
If you are serving dry food for the first time, then introduce it gradually and always supply fresh water. You can get sample packs from Purina or from good pet stores like Pets At Home, and they will give you good advice there. What is more, Purina have a very informative website, that reassures you about all the nutritional goodies in the packet. I think you can put your trust in this food and give your cat a happy time!
I have two cats, brother and sister, both four years old. Just recently the female cat got a bout of cystitis, so I did my research on the internet to see what could be done to help.
Food was one of the things it mentioned - a good quality food with vitamins and health benefits should help her fight it off. My Mum feeds her cats Purina One, and I remember seeing the words "Urinary Tract Health" on the packet, so I thought I'd try my little cat on some to see if it helped her.
I bought a 300g bag from my local supermarket for £1.39. They also do 800g bags and 3kg bags, for around £3.50 and £11.50 respectively. I'll point out now that this is not a cheap cat food - you can get 4kg of Go-Cat biscuits for under £8 - but you don't get the health benefits.
They do a variety of flavours, I bought the chicken and rice but they also do Salmon and rice, and hairball control varities. All have the same benefits.
The blue shiny bag has the slogan "Visible health for today and tomorrow" on it, and boasts it helps maintain a strong immune system, healthy urinary tract and optimal digestion. On the back it also states that it provides oral care for gums, teeth and breath by special minerals contained in the biscuits, and maintenance of the skin's moisture and firmness by the Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids in the food.
This food is targeted at cats aged 1 - 7 years, as they also do kitten and senior ranges.
The biscuits are brown in colour, and shaped like little triangles. For a 4kg - 6kg cat, they recommend feeding 60 - 95g a day. If you feed 95g a day, this bag is only going to last you three days - Eeek!
My cats do seem to prefer these biscuits over any other brand I try with them - they wolf them down like there's no tomorrow. They like all the flavours as well! They do have a lovely shiny coat, perhaps one of the health benefits from the food, and the cystitis cleared up in no time after feeding this food - and it hasn't been back since.
Normally I like to feed Whizz the cat Whiskas products but as she is getting older I wanted to feed her something that was really good for her health. It's not that Whiskas is bad but I just wanted something that is known to be very healthy for cats. That is why I decided upon Purina. I have heard good things about this product and so was excited to try it.
Purina is actually part of the Nestle company. It actually traces its roots back to 1894 when the founder William H. Danforth began producing feed for various farm animals. Purina One was introduced in 1986 as their first super-premium pet food.
Purina say that the beauty and behaviour of a cat is a true sign of her overall health. Feeding Purina One, you will see visible results in your cat's health and her outstanding body condition. This was why I was excited for her to try it.
I bought the 800g bag for adult cats in the chicken and rice flavour as this is her favourite flavour. They do have other flavours as well though like turkey, salmon and rice, chicken and oats and fish and oats. They have a nice selection which is nice as I think it's important for cats to actually like the food they are eating. An 800g bag costs £4.13. You can get smaller bags in 300g measures and the bags also go up to 3kg as well but unfortunately we don't have room in our house for one of those although if you do I definitely recommend it as it works out cheaper in terms of weight.
The food comes in foil bags which are shiny blue and have a picture of a cat on the front. They have a seal at the top which allows you to open and reseal the bag which is handy because this allows you to get into the bag easily and then keeps the food inside fresh for quite a long time.
The food itself is in little crunchy morsels (I only know they are crunchy because Whizz crunches when she eats, I haven't tried them myself) and they are in the shape of a triangle. They have a bit of texture to them and you can see that there are lots of different ingredients mixed together. Purina One adult is targeted towards cats aged 1 to 7 and is known to promote a strong immune system, healthy urinary tract as well as oral care for gums, teeth and breath. It does this by having a special blend of vitamins and antioxidants in the food, as well as the lots of balanced minerals. The food has actually been prepared by nutritionists and vets so you know it's been studied well and made to their specifications which they know will help cats. This is good to know and in my opinion gives Purina an edge over the competition due to this fact.
The food will also promote excellent mobility and healthy joints which I definitely think owners need to think and worry about when their cat gets a little older. We want our pets to enjoy a good quality of life and if we can help and promote this in any way then we should do all we can. The food also has Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and zinc in it to maintain skins moisture.
The packet has a handy guide on the back that shows you how much food to give your cat depending on their weight. All in all, although Whizz cannot tell me if this food is nice so definitely seems to always finish what is put in her bowl and still enjoys a very fun, active life so, so far, so good!
"The beauty and behaviour of a cat is a true sign of her overall health. Feeding Purina One, you will see visible results on your cat's health and her outstanding body condition. Our nutritionists and vets have prepared a complete and balanced diet with a high quality and tasty ingredients your cat will love. Purina One is formulated to noticeably enhance your cat's health for today and tomorrow".
I normally feed my cats on IAMS as I have done since they were kittens. They started on Science Plan but seemed to prefer Iams when I tried them on it one day. It is nice to vary their diet every so often so when Purina brought out 'One', complete balanced dietary care I bought them a packet for them to try. All the information on the packaging looked promising and I felt sure that my babies would enjoy it.-
I was first attracted to the packet as it was in a bright shiny foil packagng in an eye catching shade of blue. Sitting at the top of the packet was a picture of a beautiful white pedigee cat looking extremely healthy, with a glossy coat and bright eyes and the words beside the picture which state, 'Strong immune system'. It seems to be the way these days with the growing popularity of the dried, complete cat food, that the makers concentrate on including ingredients that promote and support a strong immune system, healthy urinary tract and optimal digestion for our furry friends.-
--THE PURINA ONE PRDUCT--
The packet is re-sealable and by tearing the marked strip from the top, the packet snaps together to seal itself. The variety that I have chosen is Adult rich in 'Chicken and Rice' which is written within an a bright orange flash. The package weight is 300g and the price is £1.39 which I purchased from the Co-Op. The actual dried cat food is in the form of small hard nuggets which are pale brown in colouring. My cats like the action of crunching this food as opposed to the wet cat food which they lick and then eat easily. Crunching down the dried nuggets must be quite satisfying for the cat and exercises their jaw, gums and teeth. They seem to enjoy the crunchiness of the nuggets and make quite a racket whilst doing so.
The Purina One complete cat food promotes a strong immune system supported by a special blend of vitamins and antioxidants. It promotes a healthy urinary tract which is aided by balanced minerals. There is high nutrient absorption for optimal digestion which is promoted by superior quality ingredients. PURINA One provides total oral care for the cat, taking care of their teeth, gums and breath. Their active minerals in the crunchy morsels aids exercise to the cat's teeth and jaw. Purina One promotes healthy joints for easy mobility and a lean body. The fish oils and Omega 3 and 6, zinc and fatty acids in the Purina One maintain the cat's firmness and moisture of their skin also. All in all this is an excellent complete care food for your cats. Remember at all times that a bowl of clean cold water should be on hand for the cat to drink from.-
According to the instructions on the packet, the recommended daily amounts should be judged by the cat's physical condition, the cat's activity level and the weather. Though I am not too sure why the weather conditions should be taken into consideration when considering the portions; this food is targeted at a cat between the ages of 1-7 years old and is complete dietary care. There is no need for any additional supplements or vitamins to be added to their food. Purina One recommend that when switching your cat onto this food, that it should be introduced slowly into their current food, then gradually make Purina One their main diet and this process should be done over a period of 7-10 days. There is a weight chart on the packet which states how much you should feed a cat pertaining to its weight. For storage, this product should be kept in a dry, clean place.-
Chicken - Rice - Dehydrated Poultry Proteins - Maize Gluten Meal - Maize - Wheat -Animal Fat - Wheat Gluten Meal - Liver Digest - Fish Oil - Yeasts - Potassium - Chloride - Minerals -
As an alternative from the dearer Iams or Science Plan I feel that Purina One is an excellent cheaper option. My cats easily adapted to the different mix offered by Purina One and were quite happy to sample this food for a while. It is nice and crunchy and has a nice appetising aroma to it. I didn't go as far as sampling it;) But my cats let me know that they were impressed with its flavour and crunchy texture. They seemed quite taken with it and got quite excited when I came home with this blue bag again. They seemed to recognise it and circled around my legs wrapping their tails around them and purring loudly. High praise I think. So yes I would recommend Purina One. An excellent inexpensive complete cat food with lots of great heath promoting ingredients.-
Purina One 330g: £1.39 from the Co-Op.
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