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I have always fed my cat on Whiskas cat food and usually opt for the grilled range of wet food but occasionally this is not available in my local stores so I have occasionally purchased the chicken in jelly pouches. These are currently available to buy in my local Tesco Express store for 42p per 100g pouch.
These chicken in jelly pouches are a complete food for cats with 3 pouches per day recommended for an adult cat up to 4kg in weight. My cat has 21/2 pouches per day with a small amount of biscuit to offer a variety in taste and texture.
One thing I like about these whiskas pouches is that they do not contain any artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and have added vitamins and minerals.
The pouch is made from foil which keeps the food contained as well as nice and fresh. It is easy to open the pouch by simply tearing the top off along the pre cut tab at the top of the pouch. This allows me to simply squeeze the contents of the pouch directly into my cats bowl with no mess.
The food itself is made up of pieces of meat encased in a jelly. It doesn’t look particularly appealing being a light brown colour but my cat seems to always be impressed which is the main thing. As soon as her bowl hits the floor she cannot wait to dive in and it is only a matter of a minute before the bowl has been licked clean.
Overall this is a good all round food for my cat, she enjoys this chicken flavour meat in jelly and seems happy and healthy when she has eaten it. 5 stars from me.
I have two cats, Bailey and Alfie, Bailey is a typical man, will eat anything is sight cat food wise, try giving him real chicken, he turns his nose up, won't eat ham, cheese, milk, fish, none of it. Within cat food he will eat till he is ill. Alfie is a fussy little so and so who won't eat the same flavoured food more than once in a row!
Buying cat food is a nightmare; Bailey now eats Whiskers complete biscuits as it is easier than buying different tins for each cat. Alfie I have to alternate between numerous brands and flavours daily or he just refuses to eat. I used to buy Whiskers for Bailey and he always seemed to enjoy it, Alfie however is a totally different kettle of fish. He is going through a phase at the moment that unless the food he eats is in gravy he won't touch it. He will go to his bowl, sniff it then look at me in disgust and walk away. I have tried him on the complete biscuit food but he won't entertain that either. Seriously even my kids have never been this fussy and picky.
When he was going through his I will eat cat food in jelly stage, I would give Alfie half a pouch and he would eat the jelly and leave the chunks. If Bailey was allowed near his bowl he would eat them for him but more often than not, Alfie would protect his bowl to the death then ignore the food and walk away. I have found that the Whiskers in Jelly does seem to be quite a dry mixture, the chunks do look quite appetising though, obviously not for Alfie but to a human eye, they are not as horrible as some other brands. All in all Whiskers is not either cats favourite pouched cat food, I also prefer to buy the food in a tin as it does tend to last longer so works out as better value.
My kitten Myrtle is only almost 5 months old but ever since I first got her she's been a really fussy eater whether it be at mealtimes or with treats. Being a kitten still till she's one years old, by rights she should be eating kitten food as its more vitamin and mineral enriched as a rule and less chunky and its better for a kittens digestive system.
However because she wasn't eating and looking as scraggy as hell I took her to the vets convinced she was ill and after a thorough check up Myrtle is fine thank goodness. However like some human babies she has decided that she's a big girl now and wants more than kitten food has to offer her so in the end the vet said to let her eat some adult cat food as well as kitten food because its no good me demanding she eats what I want and not what she wants.
Because of this I started off with the branded food like Whiskers and Felix most of us have heard of. I thought that would probably be more tempting than cheaper stuff and hopefully better for her and this is one that I now buy her regularly as she seems to like it and to me, well it looks good quality too!
The pouch is bright yellow and pink in colour and plastic on the outside, silver foil on the inside with a small nick to one side of it so you can rip it open with ease. On the front of the pouch there is a photograph of a cat along with a photograph of the food and we are told that it is Whiskers In Jelly With Chicken and that it weighs 100g then on the back of the back of the pouch other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, a feeding guide is given, ingredients are listed and contact details for Whiskers are listed. Nice enough, high quality and informative pouch this is.
The Food Itself:
Well the food is small pinkish in colour, squishy looking chunks of meat in an orangy coloured set jelly and when you squeeze this out of the pouch it comes out as a thin block of food so I have to mash it up a bit which is very easy and straightforward to do.
This contains meat and animal derivatives however I was surprised to see only 4% of this food is actually chicken the rest is just the derivatives as I have mentioned really.
However it looks and it smells meaty enough to me and I was worried about the portion size being a bit on the small side but Myrtle can't eat all this in one go but will go back and polish off a bit later on!
This though does contain no artificial colours or preservatives and is meant to be the perfect balance of Vitamins and Minerals and like I say Myrty seems happy enough with this one. The feeding guide tells us to feed a cat over 4kg two pouches of this a day along with dry food however Myrtle will not ever touch dried food so instead of giving her that I give her about 3 pouches of this in a variety of flavours throughout the day. Whiskers in my opinion is a good cat food in general and we're happy enough anyway and it keeps her tummy full so thumbs up from us!
Available in all good supermarkets and pet stores and so on.