How Chewy.com helped to get my fussy cat eating a food I can feel good about!
Disclaimer: We received a case of Tiki Cat cat food in exchange for our honest review. Wag ‘n Woof Pets only shares products we believe will be of interest to our readers, and all opinions are our own.
It is said that wet food can be healthier for cats because it gets more water into them. Samantha is good about drinking water, she loves her fountain, but I still like the idea of her eating something other than dry food. It also makes it easier to include a joint supplement in her diet if we can just sprinkle it on her wet food.
She has always preferred dry food, so we let her have that in the evenings. In the morning we try to get her to eat wet food, but she’s extremely fussy about what she’ll eat. I can’t even tell you how many brands we’ve been through. She stuck to a brand I don’t think too highly of for quite a while.
We thought she liked it because it had a lot of gravy, but often she’d leave the chunks of food behind, and she started doing that more and more. We tried a different brand of similar food, but we’d have to keep adding warm water to the leftover chunks to get her to eat more. Frankly, we were throwing out a lot of cat food, and if she didn’t finish she also wasn’t getting her supplement which at 14 years old, we feel she should have.
I refused to give up on getting her to eat wet food! We tried more, she ate less. I read about a brand called Tiki Cat somewhere and thought it looked interesting. When Chewy.com offered us a chance to try some as part of their #ChewyInfluencer blog program, I knew it was our chance. If Sam refused, I could always outsource our review to Cousin Nina (my sister’s cat).
Long story short: Sam LOVES it. We started out with small portions and she kept cleaning the bowl, so we kept giving more and more. She cleans the bowl every time, even when there are big chunks of food in it. Look at the fish in the Mackerel & Sardines flavor! I mushed it down for her a little bit but that was it. We don’t have to add water or anything to entice her.
Tiki Cat is a grain free, human grade, gourmet cat food. Their nutrient profile mimics wild prey, and is “biologically appropriate”. I feel good about feeding it to Sam, and we may even try some of their dog food.
This King Kam grill comes in a 6 flavor variety pack with several different fish options. So far Sam likes them all. Now, she is sometimes known to eat something and then lose interest after a while, so we will keep our paws crossed. We’re almost through her 12 can pack and have ordered another from Chewy.
As always, Chewy gets our orders here quick as they can, almost always within 2 days; and shipping is free if you spend over $49. Problem with your order? Chewy’s customer service is impeccable. You can call or chat with them online.
As regular readers know, Sam has some health issues: hyperthyroidism and high blood pressure. Both are under control with meds. The last time we took her to the vet I was concerned she’d lost weight; she felt so light when I picked her up. She had only lost a little, but still. Well, guess what? Since she started eating this food, I’m picking her up and she’s feeling heavier again!
Of course, we don’t want her getting too heavy, so we’ll monitor her and cut back her food if needed. But for right now, I’m just thrilled that she’s eating so well and happy I did not give up on her! Thanks for the help, Chewy!