by Nature Organics: Organic Turkey & Chicken
Feb 27, 2012
Review by Karyn Walden-Forrest
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:organic, good ingredients, recycleable containter
Cons:juicier than I expected, my cats weren't too keen on it
The Bottom Line: seemed quality, like my cats should have liked it, but..they didn't so much.
Today my son (who feeds the cats) let me know that the dry food was completely out. We'd already ordered more but it hadn't arrived yet, so it was time to bring out the canned cat food. One that my cats ate today was by Nature Organics: Organic Turkey & Chicken. My cats were not the hugest fans.
Recommend this product?
I had a 6 oz aluminum can (which I threw in the recycling bin when it was empty). I opened it with its pull tab and knocked it into their food bowl. I did need to use a spoon to get the last bits out of the can. The consistency was sort of like a pâté. It had a bit of a smell, but not too overpowering. I did notice that once in the bowl it had a bit of juice (or maybe oil) around the food. The color is a darkish brown and there are little flecks/pieces in it that reminded me of wheat germ though that's not in the ingredients list.
The ingredients (per their website) are: Organic Turkey, Organic Chicken, Well Water, Guar Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Carrageenan Gum, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Proteinate (Chelated Source of Zinc), Copper Proteinate (Chelated Source of Copper), Niacin Supplement, Manganese Proteinate (Chealted Source of Manganese), Sodium Selenite, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid.
I am glad the first two ingredients were the meats that made up the name of this food. Besides the water and gums the rest all appear to be healthy vitamins and minerals. This food "provides complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages." The packaging didn't look like it had preservatives but it had a decent shelf life of over 6 months. And while some might think organic for your cat is overkill, I believe in organic practices and want to support their use whenever I can.
Feeding instructions are one can (served in two meals) per 8-10 pound cat. My cats are about 9 pounds so I'd need to serve each one can a day. I generally only feed my cats wet food as a treat or when we are waiting for more dry food to arrive, I can't afford to feed my three cats canned food all the time.
So, organic, good ingredients, easy storage, but the most important thing..my cats didn't really like it all that much. They did initially want to find out what it was all about, but the two that generally eat the most canned cat food, eat only about half of it. The third cat, who occasionally will eat canned cat food, sniffed it and then started meowing wondering where the good stuff was.
I don't think I'll get this again. I won't give up on the brand, but not this flavor.
Thank you to Ladysmom for adding this to the database for me.
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