I have purchased this food because I've had trouble finding cat food that had no grain and no chicken. I've been very concerned about the deal the US Government has made with China allowing chicken, grown in the US, to be processed in China (the origin of the bird flu). What's more, the companies using this processed chicken do not have to reveal this information to the consumer.
I also have been concerned about pets poisoned by food processed in China.
So, finding the right food for my cat has been difficult.
Honest Kitchen's Grace is perfect. No chicken and no grains. And my cat loves this food.
All I have to do is pull the food out of the cabinet to begin the preparation and she goes nuts. She jumps up onto the kitchen counter (a no-no in this house) and becomes very vocal.
She's a very active but large cat and keeping her weight in check is not easy. This food seems to fill her up and she doesn't wake us up at 2am begging for an early breakfast.
It's expensive, but considering the fact that I was having so much trouble finding the right food, I think it's worth it.
My kitty loves this food! I was seeing that his stomach was starting to get upset every now and then and wanted to add a wet food on top of his kibble for health reasons. I've had a lot of problems with foods in the past (lost a cat from switching his food) so I'm extremely nervous to change anything now and I spent a lot of time researching and decided to try this. I love the product, not hard to make, and love that it is GMO-free (why shouldn't my cat be GMO-free too?). I plan on continuing to use this product as my kitty can hardly wait long enough for me to make it, plus his tummy seems to be feeling better.
I really wish this were a 5 paw review. I was given the turkey sample packet and followed the directions adding pure water, not tap water. The water was warm and I mixed it well but it remained soupy. After waiting 3 minutes as the directions recommended, I put it down on the fabric placemat that I use to place the food dishes on to feed my cat who is 6 years old. She was a feral the first 6 months of her life. Because she has IBD, I've been trying to find a good quality food so I was excited when our local pet store began carrying this. Nutmeg smelled it and immediately walked away even with coaxing and stroking which I briefly usually do whenever I feed her. Nope. She wasn't interested after she smelled it. Later, she returned and tried to bury it with the placemat. :( I was really disappointed. Am not sure why she didn't like it--whether it was the consistency or smell, or what! She certainly didn't taste it. Very disheartening as I had great hopes.
My cats seem to like Prowl a little more, but they did eat Grace and enjoyed it. I like that this food is so healthy for my cats.
Our current platoon of kitties is 5, the only one to turn her pretty little pink nose up at these tasty vittles was the old gal who is almost 17. I'm still hoping to slowly ease her into accepting this, though. As for the other 4, it's clean plates and whisker-lickin' good. Before Honest Kitchen arrived, it was a task getting everyone fed twice a day. Two needed lower minerals for UTIs, and one that could not tolerate any canned food whatsoever. I am happy to report so far that this goes down and stays there :) Thanks, Honest Kitchen for finally allowing me to find nourishment for our pets that I feel good about serving them.
The second packet of the trial size is when my cat really started to accept this food. I mixed it in with her other wet food a tablespoon at a time and now and She is finally starting to like it. I ended up ordering a full box, which got here just as we finished the sample. I'm really liking this food, and like that my cats eating it now!
I have a few rescue cats that I recently acquired that have skin issues. Flea and dust allergies that had two of them covered in weeping hot spots and sores. One of the rescues is perfectly healthy but still had some dandruff, and half of these felines are very picky about their food. While I got two switched to a ground raw, the other two would not touch it. Having had my working dogs on The Honest Kitchen products for a while, I decided to see if these finicky felines would try it. One loves Prowl, the other loves Grace! Gone is the dandruffy, greasy coat, and I know with proper nutrition and further management that I can keep the hot spots and misery at bay!
I had been feeding my dogs the base mix and adding meat for a few months with stellar results; their coats are shiny and my older dog's eyes are getting clearer. It was time to get my 10 year old cat switched over. I ordered both Grace and Prowl and her reaction was immediate. She loves your food! She has been on your food for a month now and, many times, while I am fixing her meal, she does 'zoomies' up and down her cat tree before coming to the kitchen to eat. Her energy level is definitely higher and demeanor tells me she REALLY likes what I am serving her. Thank you so much for making it so easy to provide my animals with excellent nutrition.
My cat has had a history of urinary tract infections, and he never wants to drink water on his own. I ordered both the chicken and turkey to try with him, and he started tearing into the bags before I even had a chance to open them up, so I know he likes the taste! I just add a little more water in then needed, and he licks the bowl clean, so I can finally feel assured he's getting enough liquid. He also seems to be more energetic. He seems to prefer the taste of the chicken one more then the turkey, but he'll eat them both. I personally think the turkey may be slightly better for him, since it has a lower fat content.
I tried the Honest Kitchen Grace cat food sample. I followed the instructions by adding 1/3 cup warm water to the packet. The product stayed like a soup and never thickened. Is that the way it is supposed to turn out? Though it had that texture, I did offer a couple of tablespoons to our cats and they did ultimately eat it. I don't think they were very enthused with the texture. I have another packet since I ordered 2 to try. Before I use that, I'd like to know if the way my first try turned out is the way it's supposed to be. Thanks.
My female cat is finally gaining weight back (yay) since being on this food. She is older so I was worried about her, but she eats it now (took a couple days, persevere those with picky cats! be creative in how you get them to eat it) and she seems to really love it. She's been running around more and not as cranky as she was before.