Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers,
As I have mentioned our newest addition Kalista is a picky one. When we first brought her home she would only eat Friskies, Fancy Feast, and Pro Plan, although as soon as we placed down Nature’s Variety Instinct she started eating it very quickly, which is a good sign that she’s either getting less picky… or this is a great food! Let’s break down some information about this great product!
Crude Protein (min) 12.0%
Crude Fat (min) 6.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 1.0%
Moisture (max) 78.0%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min) 0.1%
*Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.2%
*Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min) 1.0%
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.
Caloric Content: (calculated): 103 kcal/can
I personally like the fact that the protein and fat are higher than most cans of wet food. The higher the fat and protein, the higher chance my cats are going to eat it and as long as my cats are eating, I’m happy! We did have a few days scare when Kalista wouldn’t eat anything at all, and I had to feed her using a syringe. Although, a lot of my experience came from Beau refusing to eat any wet food for the first few years we had him, even though he needed to be on an all wet diet due to his frequent UTIs which ultimately lead to his Perineal Urethrostomy and Double Cystotomy. All that aside, this guaranteed analysis looks great and with it alone, I had a hunch that Kalista would be a fan of this food!
Chicken, Beef Liver, Chicken Broth, Salmon (Source of DHA), Eggs, Montmorillonite Clay, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Minerals (Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3, Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Artichokes, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Tomato, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Parsley
I’m a huge fan of the first 5 ingredients. The fact that they are not bi-products and full meats (minus the broth, which is still great to have), is a great sign. I will say the next ingredient is something I’ve never heard of before, although a bit of research showed that it’s a fairly common ingredient in higher quality pet food that is to help the food not clump. It’s also all natural, and is safe for your pet, which is a great relief! The rest of the ingredients are fairly common and I recognize all of them. I’m fairly happy to see cranberries for urinary health, pumpkin for fibre, Blueberries for Antioxidants and parsley for breath/dental
- Contains three proteins to help expose my kitty to different meats and hopefully reduce her pickiness
- It’s grain-free, corn free, potato free, wheat free/gluten-free, bi-product free, soy free and has no artificial colours or preservatives
- There is plenty of DHA for brain & eye development
I’m more than happy to give this blend a 5/5. It’s hard to not like Nature’s Variety, and I’m so glad to see one of my kitties enjoying it! I’ll be trying out even more foods in the future to see if I can get our dearest Kalista on a rotation of some sort! Any foods to recommend for me? I’d love to try out some of your favourites!