One thing for sure, Googling is a butt even when using quotes.
I think, if I remember correctly, that per labeling regulations, if it says 'chicken dinner' or 'chicken flavour' it doesn't have to have the specified meat in it, just the flavour. Or maybe if it's a 'dinner' or 'entree' it has to have 25% chicken, something like that. It could have poultry digest but not chicken. If it says 'with chicken' it only has to have 3% chicken in the food. To label a cat food as 'chicken cat food' I think it has to have 70% chicken. I love how companies try to suck you in by clever labeling.
about the I LUV MY CAT new canned food at Costco. The first ingredient is water, the second is 'CHICKEN' Read the ingredients on the can. You can smell the chicken as soon as you open the can. It doesn't even smell like regular cat food. It smells like something people could eat. Anyway, my point is that I am very picky about what I feed my eleven cats. Although this food is costly at $l.00 a can, this is the first time every one of my cats loves this food so much that they eat every drop in the bowl. No more waste. I am so glad to have something to chose besides Friskies and all the different foods at Petsmart. I haven't tried the other can yet, THE OCEAN WILD, which also has water as first ingredient followed by tuna and salmon. I am sure they will also like it. This food sounds pretty healthy to me and I always read the ingredients on all the different brands of cat food. Hope this is helpful to other cat lovers.
I don't see any chicken listed on the "Country Cookin' Chicken Dinner & Gravy
Water Sufficient For Processing, Tuna, Salmon, Tapioca Starch, Sunflower Seed Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Folic Acid, Copper Sulfate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K), Vitamin B12 Supplement.
minka must be looking at some other food. The Costco "I luv my cat" wet canned food is full of real chicken, clearly labeled with chicken as the major ingredient. And the fish flavor is fine too.
our cats love it and it seems like an excellent choice. Smells and looks like humans could enjoy it tho I won't try.
I don't know what others are looking at but I have a can of the "Country Cookin' Chicken Dinner in Gravy" in front of me and the first items on the ingredient list are "Water Sufficient for Processing, CHICKEN, Mackerel" and so on.
I haven't opened it yet, but I did just feed my cats the "Ocean Wild Tuna and Grilled Salmon Dinner in a Savory Bisque" and it looks and smells like real tuna. One cat went absolutely crazy for it, while the other cat was hesitant and skeptical. She is usually skeptical about human foods, so although I'm hoping she takes to it soon, I'm looking at her hesitant behavior as a good sign.
I also like how much water is in this cat food because sometimes I have a problem with making sure my cats drink enough water. I'm hoping this cat food gets good reviews, I have high hopes!
I have an older cat that is finickly and she absolutely loves this cat food. I see some of the comments are concerns about the ingredients and if you look at Friskies, it says the same ingredients with the liquid first. I like that it doesn't have all the fillers - corn starch or soy flour. Lucy eats all of it and I don't have to throw it away. So it seems pricy but if you are throwing your food away either in part or all, it seems like a better investment. It does smell much better than any other food which like.
I just got a free sample can today at my Costco. I was given the choice of the Salmon or Chicken Dinner. I got the chicken one. I do not know what these other people, including Minka, are talking about. They have obviously never read the can. The first ingredient is "water sufficient for processing', and the second ingredient is CHICKEN. There are a few other pretty simple, non offensive ingredients, and then the vitamins, and other supplements. Whoever said it doesn't have chicken is pulling your leg. The chicken is advertised as cage free, and presumably more humane. There are no by products or other junk. I offered it to my cat tonight, and he really went for it. I don't give him a lot of wet food, it's more of a treat. But, I will definitely be buying this. It also smells like food a person could eat, if that person ate meat, which I do not. Most of the cat foods on the market are made from slaughter house left overs. Believe me, you do not want to even know what goes in there. Suffice it to say, this is real food.
The link in the first message brings up a photo of the cans. The top one is "Chicken Dinner," and the first ingredient, after water, is "chicken."
I need to go by Costco and get some of this to try. It looks like as good a food as the "Kirkland" dry food they sell.
All I know is my very picky eater can't get enough. I now have to bring her to an over eaters anonymous meeting ;)
I will look up the ing. Menodione that the other woman says is bad, but as far as I know it is a form of vit K. It looks to me as if it is pure without grain, soy or wheat. If this is correct then it is a wonderful food.
you must have a different brand- there is chicken in the chicken one plus makerel fish -one of the BEST fatty acids 'Good for you' fish....this product is the only cat food that looks like it has NO fillers....My cats LOVED it and it so far looks like the BEST canned cat food around- Kudos to the company!!!!
All that info is completely incorrect. There is chicken on the label of the can and it smells and looks exactly like chicken soup for human consumption. There are tons of little strips of white chicken in it, and it is marked as boneless skinless chicken breast. What is the menodione you are talking about? That is listed nowhere on the can so I'm wondering how you know it's in there?
My vet just switched my cat to all wet food because he needs to lose weight and had 3 teeth extracted. As a vegetarian I dreaded the idea of bringing that disgusting wet cat food stench into my home environment and putting it inside my cat. I went to Costco because my vet said Natural Domain was a good brand. They didn't carry it in the wet food so I had 3 brands to choose from - Friskies - yuck, Purina - yuck, and I luv my cat. I read the ingredients on I luv my cat and they looked really great and it's grain free, so I got 20 - 5.5 oz cans in a box, half chicken, half fish, for $20. I took them home, dreading to smell that disgusting wet cat food smell as I popped open the fish - it smelled exactly like a can of tuna and mackerel ~ !! It has a broth with real pieces of fish in it. I was amazed and so happy I didn't have to feed my cat animal waste by products! My cat, who was even still somewhat sedated from his tooth surgery, went kookoo when I opened the can! I never saw him act like that because I always fed him dry food. He LOVES this food and licks the bowl clean!! He is satisfied and doesn't want to keep eating more like he did with the dry food - that my vet said is mostly carbs and that's why he's overweight. I am so incredibly happy I just happened to find this cat food!! I am hoping it doesn't have any harmful ingredients of any kind, of course any fish from our polluted oceans is full of toxins, but these are the same fish humans eat. Pretty much anything is better for my cat than the garbage they grind up and put in most pet food - organs, intestines, rats and rat feces that fall into the works, fat, skin.
So far I can say I'm going back to Costco and stock up just in case the quality changes for the worst when people start buying a lot of it. The cans are marked with a 2 year shelf life until October 2014. I don't eat meat but even these cans of cat food smell really tasty to me. My Louie and I are very happy with I Luv My Cat canned cat food!
Thanks Willowy ~ very unfortunate news. Well I'm happy to hear they changed the ingredients on the chicken because it is quite nicely filled with chicken. I was looking for menodione -which is actually menadione- on the chicken can and did not see it, and when I looked on the fish can I did not notice it because it is in with the vitamins and says Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex (Source of Vitamin K). That is really tricky how they list it like that so I thought it was a vitamin and not a toxin. I've been reading up on Menadione and it looks like very bad news. I was really hoping there wasn't some toxic ingredient in these cat foods because my cat loves them so much. Of course it seemed to good to be true and once again it is. This makes me very sad and once again I will have to go on the hunt for non toxic cat foods. I don't understand why they even have to put Vitamin K in at all. Why ruin a stellar product with a toxin? I am very angry about this and will be contacting Costco as well as I Luv My Cat, very nice of them to poison my cat. This is so unfortunate, I cannot feed him the disgusting regular pasty wet cat food. That is just as toxic even if all the animal parts were originally a natural ingredient.
Any ideas on a very tasty non toxic cat food that is as nice as this one without the poison? I can feed him the chicken until I find another brand, hopefully they haven't forgotten to put the Menadione on the label of the chicken can too.
Willowy I thank you and my cat Louie Thanks You!!
Menadione (wikipedia link).
It's a vitamin K source, not a toxin!
Of course everybody knows that too much of any vitamin, supplement...or even water... can be potentially toxic.
It's obvious by the ingredients this company is putting in that they'd avoid adding toxins or any controversial stuff.
It's not cheap cat food, they are appealing to people who can feed their pets well.
Ok, I just bought a case at Costco. Our cat loves it right away, licking the plate. I looked around for reviews and wound up here.
The only 'con' I see is that it's really wet...like soup, so a little more difficult to portion-out than other brands (we were using Core).
Anyway, it's good stuff. If you get offered a free can at Costco, definitely check it out. (I want my free can!).
My 3 cats eat it up. The oldest is 17 years old, the younger two are 11 years old each. One of them would only lick the 'sauce' leaving the meat untouched, so I dump the can's contents into a Blender, blending the sauce and meat into a soft pate-like consistency. In fact, the Blender solved another problem too. They only wanted to eat the Ocean Wild, I toss a can of Ocean Wild along with a can of Country Chicken together into the Blender. They enjoy the resulting blend. My only concern is cost: each can only feeds a 5-7 pound cat, so each cat needs 2 cans to maintain body weight.
Added Note: now that I've read about synthetic vitamin k, I'm not buying any more of this cat food. If enough consumers call the manufacturer, it may substitute the synthetic with a natural source.