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Review:I remember the old commercials for Fancy Feast wet cat food, where a person would clink a deluxe crystal glass with a fork, and this gorgeous fluffy white cat would come and eat Fancy Feast out of the glass (or cup, whatever). That certainly was an effective campaign to make people think the product is high-class, that’s for sure! So when I got the 2 cats I have now, I was surprised that they actually made dry food!! Well it had to be good stuff, right?? Let’s see….
This is the only food I’ve seen that has brewers rice★ Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes. as the top ingredient. For those who haven’t read other reviews, brewers rice★ Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes. is the leftover rice after the brewing process at alcohol distilleries. It’s bought cheaply by pet food makers and is worthless nutritionally. Then we have “poultry” by-product, which tells us they don’t want to divulge just what bird they got the yummy by-products from. Corn gluten meal is third, which again is nothing more than the most worthless part of the already worthless corn. Pure beef fat is next, which anybody can guess probably isn’t the preferred type of fat for a cat (or human for that matter) to eat. The next 2 ingredients are pure filler (ground corn and soybean meal★★★ Dogs can not digest soybeans, can cause bloating or death. Good source of protein and fiber for cats.). So the question is…what exactly IS deluxe about this food?
Well, the question is answerable with one word: nothing. If you have that aforementioned glass, I’ll definitely take it. Don’t buy this food though, no matter how great the cat on the package looks.
What’s good about this food….
Nothing I can see.
….and what’s not so good.
By-products, corn gluten & ground corn, beef tallow★ Tallow, includes old restaurant grease, is very hard to digest, leads to diarrhea, premature aging., soybeans, and artificial color.
Brewers rice★ Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes., poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, beef tallow★ Tallow, includes old restaurant grease, is very hard to digest, leads to diarrhea, premature aging. preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative.), ground yellow corn, soybean meal★★★ Dogs can not digest soybeans, can cause bloating or death. Good source of protein and fiber for cats., animal liver flavor, fish, shrimp, phosphoric acid★ A sequestering agent for rendered animal fats — implies poor quality fats are used, source of phosphorous., calcium carbonate★★★ Standard source of calcium, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength, used as a buffer to acidic foods., natural and artificial flavors, potassium chloride★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., salt★ Used to cover up rancid meat and fat, can cause kidney and heart disease, hypertension — used to encourage cats to drink, source of sodium chloride., brewers dried yeast★ Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis., choline chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., added color (Yellow 5★ Artificial color, a salicylate which can be become deadly to cats with extended use., Red 40★ Artificial color, carcinogenic. and other color), natural filet mignon flavor, zinc sulfate★★★ Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., taurine★★★ Standard source, necessary for cats who are unable to manufacture taurine on their own, helps regulate nervous system, promotes thyroid and cardiovascular health. Some benefit to dogs., ferrous sulfate★★★ Standard source of iron, promotes oxygen-rich blood, immune support., manganese sulfate★★★★ Manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. supplement, niacin★★★ Standard source, promotes proper digestion, healthy skin and nerves., Vitamin A supplement★★★ Standard source of A, vital to immune function, develops strong eyes and bones, lowers risk to cancer., calcium pantothenate★★★ Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity., thiamine mononitrate★★★ Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude., copper sulfate★★★ Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism., riboflavin★★★ Standard source of Vitamin B2, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism. supplement, Vitamin B-12★★★ Standard source, involved in immune response. supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride★★★ Standard source, immune stimulant, major factor in protein metabolism and red blood cell production., folic acid★★★ Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis., Vitamin D-3★★★ Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth. supplement, calcium iodate★★★ Source of iodine, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength., biotin★★★ Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat., menadione sodium bisulfite complex★★★ Standard source of Vitamin K activity, necessary for blood clotting, aids as anti-parasitic for intestinal worms. (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite★★★ Standard source of selenium, powerful anti-oxidant protects the body from free radicals and heavy metals, supports immune response..