“ Brand: Whiskas / Type: Food „
Junk food for cats.
This food has unnecessary ingredients and colourants in it to appeal to the owner, rather than serve the nutrition needs of the pet. Cats are obligate carnivores, which means they cannot make use of nutrients from plant material, owners should be looking at the ingredients on a product and seeing how much animal protein vs other ingredients are included.
I have fed this, in a quest to give my cats as varied a diet as possible, and they do like the taste. Unfortunately several of them immediately regurgitate this stuff, and a day later, everyone in the house knows they have had 'cheap' food due to the stink in the litter trays.
This might suit a cat who isn't provided with a litter box and had free access outdoors, but otherwise, I wouldn't recommend it for either the cat, or the people who have to live with it.
Although a raw meat diet is the most appropriate for felines, it is inconvenient, time consuming and difficult to get right. Dry food certainly has its place in the modern cat owners life, mainly for the sake of convenience, but there are plenty of more 'feline attuned' foods around, rather than ones designed to entice the owner into parting with their cash for things irrelevant to your feline friend, such as coloured kibbles. Unless you have a multicoloured carpet and your cat is exceptionally good at colour matching when they vomit because it has gorged itself on this kitty candy.
One thing I buy weekly (if not more!) is cat food for my gorgeous furry companion, Myrtle. She appreciates a varied diet consisting of both wet food and dried 'kibbles'. I try to buy in as many different flavours for her as I possibly can, cos I wouldn't want to keep eating the same dull diet so I don't see why my cat should!
Getting dried cat food though that she likes can be a difficult task. She seems to (at the moment) only like Whiskas kibbles (kibbles are the dried cat food of course!) and other brands are really hit and miss with her.
I usually buy Whiskas dried cat food at about a pound a box, if not I buy it with my weekly shop in places like Tesco or Sainsbury's for about £1.39 a box and this is actually a review on the box that she been munching on lately.
This food comes in a bright pink and orangey coloured box with a side opening tab to the side of it and on the front of the box we are shown a photograph of a lovely cat and we are clearly told what it is and who it by as well as being told that it contains dental protection, the size is stated which in this case is 375g and where are a couple of pictures who if the actual kibbles and then on the rest of the box we are told a bit about the product and a feeding guide and ingredients and composition is all given along with contact details for the manufacturer. Nice enough and easy enough to open and close box this is.
The feeding advice on the box is clearly given along with little diagrams however I feed my girl on demand and because she likes a diet that consists of both wet and dried foods I don't tend to measure out what she has as she really isn't a greedy cat anyway so basically say of a morning I give her a couple of handfuls in her dish making sure she has plenty of fresh water to also sup on and if she eats those then she gets more of them of course but she really doesn't have a huge appetite for anything other than treats usually!
The Kibbles are dry to the touch and slightly rough in texture and have a slight meaty and cereal aroma to them. They are small and brown, rust and cream in colour in circles, pellets and crosses and all are small and dainty. They are a mix of meat and cereals and when Myrtle gets her gnashers around them she seems to really enjoy them and give them a really good crunch up!
These are said to be a healthy cat food option. They don't feel or appear greasy and are meant to be healthy on the teeth and gums as well as good for the urinary tract.
The main thing about these is that Myrtle likes them of course. They look nice and sound good as she chomps through them but also they stay fresh in the box for ages which is great for us seeming as she doesn't consistently eat just these and they don't harm my purse at all either!
These are great for us and like I say Myrtle really seems to the enjoy these as she does all the other flavours in this range so well done Whiskas!
Available from all good supermarkets and pet stores etc.