I switched my 7 year old female to Chicken & Brown Rice Adult after adopting her last October. She clearly prefers dry food to canned food, and seems to like the Blue Spa as much as the 9 Lives that she was fed while at the shelter. The transition went much more smoothly than I expected. So I bought a few bags of it. But since then I came across JM Peerson's Dry Food analysis chart (available here
) and I noticed that this food is comparatively rather high in calories. As my cat is indoors only and rather inactive, I don't necessarily think that this is the most appropriate food for her. She's not overweight and she doesn't seem to overeat, but I think she would be better off with something that contains fewer calories, like the Chicken & Brown Rice Lite. Or a different brand altogether.
Overall, and this is strictly IMO, I perceive Blue Spa as being a second-tier food, and I don't mean that in a derogatory sense. Solely from an ingredients standpoint, I look upon it as being on the same level as, say, Avoderm or Eagle Pack. Premium for sure, head and shoulders above anything you'll find in a grocery store, but not a top-tier food like Wellness Core or Orijen, for example. But as I said yesterday in an separate thread, one of the most important considerations in food selection (if not the
most) is whether your cat likes a particular food and does well on it, with no adverse side effects. That carries much more weight than a slick advertising campaign or the recommendations of others.