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Fancy Feast Classic Gourmet Cat Food

88% Positive Reviews
Rated #1 in Wet Cat Food


Pros: most cats love the taste so good for those not eating

Cons: it's basically junk food, expensive

I use to think this was a good quality food until I read reviews on a reputable website. They all were horrible. Then I started studying up on good vs. bad ingredients and Fancy Feast was at the bottom of the list. It's said to be a junk diet but it did help my 6 month old kitty when he got sick to promote eating but then I quickly switched him back to his normal diet when he was feeling better. Although, it was not the Fancy Feast that helped with his health. For the price, it should be a quality food.


Pros: Variety of flavors, grain free

Cons: Meat by-products, raising price

It seems like everything my kitten eats makes her puke! FF Classic is one of the very few things she can keep down! She loves the taste, begs for more, it basically saved her life! 


Pros: My cats eat it.

Cons: It's not the most nutritious wet food on the market.

The only wet food my cats will eat is Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers or Fancy Feast Grilled in Gravy. I can only imagine that the cats find this food tasty, because if I try to feed them another kind of wet food (as I have, on occasion) they will boycott all food until "theirs" comes back. I do have a couple concerns about this food. It cannot be left out for a significant length of time or the gravy develops a disgusting looking "scum" on top of it and the bits of meat (I assume it's meat) hitting the air will dry out. This happens relatively quickly, around twenty minutes after putting it down. If your cats eat this product I recommend feeding it at a time when they'll eat all of it. It does not refrigerate well either.


It has been repeatedly brought to my attention that there are more nutritious wet foods on the market (hence my disinclination towards simply going with this food), but I see no reason why the nutrition can't be given in the dry food.


There are good points to this food. As I've mentioned in a previous post, nutrition matters not a clipped copper coin if the cats won't eat it. Another good point is that, if a nursing cat is losing weight (as our very own Momma cat did when she was nursing), the gravy makes it easy to add powdered formula to in order to bring the cat's weight back up to healthy levels. I've also been told, by other cat owners that I know around town, that the Gravy Lovers is also easy to hide powdered medicine for cats in as well, and that the cats will eat it. I can only say that this is hearsay, as I've never had to hide medicine for my cats in food. However, I will say that my cats love this food and have always loved this food. As AWM says, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."


Pros: Just enough for a meal, does not smell like other wet foods

Cons: A little pricey but worth it.

Zander walked away from other wet foods. It's the only wet food that she has actually devoured. She will not leave her bowl until it is empty. That says a lot. I like that it don't have the nasty smell of other wet foods.


Pros: I raised 2 cats on Fancy Feast which they enjoyed; One lived for 20 years and the other 15; endorsement enough.

I also fed my cats Science Diet dry food but only occasionally.  I don't think it is wise to give too much dry food as there can be possibility of negative health issues. 


I presently feed Penny the same and also add Iams and Greenies pet dental treats.  


Pros: It's middle-of-the-line cat food, ubiquitous in almost any store

Cons: Marketed as high-end food

What can I say? Fancy Feast is ubiquitous, middle-of-the-road cat food that you can find almost anywhere that carries pet food. To its credit, Fancy Feast does have chicken, turkey, etc., listed as the first ingredient in this line of canned food, and it isn't padded out by non-meat filler, so it's not as bad as some people seem to believe. On the other hand, it does include meat by-products, and the idea that Fancy Feast is some sort of gourmet cat food is entirely the creation of a marketing team, no different from the classic Grey Poupon ads that inexplicably featured wealthy men eating elaborate meals while being chauffeured in their Rolls Royces. Personally, my cat will eat the pate non-seafood flavors, but will not go anywhere near any of the "in gravy" flavors.


Pros: inexpensive, kitten liked it, helped my kitten gain weight

Cons: not many flavor options for kittens

I bought this type of canned food for my kitten when she was younger. This was the only food that she liked eating when she was sick with a URI and it helped her grow up well. My only real complaint is that there aren't many flavor options for kittens. My kitten soon tired of the flavor and became more interested in her dry food. Otherwise I love the ingredients for the food and that it enticed my kitten to eat.


Pros: Appetizing, decent ingredients, consistent quality

Cons: Slightly expensive per ounce, wish it came in bigger sizes

My cats like this food, probably more than a few premium brands in their rotation. It's healthy enough that I feel good feeding it. Easy to find.
Fancy Feast Classic Gourmet Cat Food

Fancy feast gourmet cat food, tender liver & chicken feast, 3-ounce cans (pack of 24) is a smooth paté made from a combination of liver and chicken feast.

BrandFancy Feast
FeaturePack of twenty four, 3-ounce cans (total of 72-ounces) Refrigerate unused portion Formulated to meet the nutritional levels for all life stages
LabelFancy Feast
ManufacturerFancy Feast
PublisherFancy Feast
StudioFancy Feast
TitleFancy Feast Gourmet Cat Food, Tender Liver & Chicken Feast, Classic 3-Ounce Cans (Pack of 24)
Size3-Ounce Cans (Pack of 24)
ProductGroupPet Products
Item Weight3 pounds
Package Height3 inches
Package Length10.8 inches
Package Weight5.45 pounds
Package Width7.9 inches
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