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post #1 of 37
Thread Starter 
So my local Costco started selling this grain free wet cat food called "I Luv My Cat" and I was wondering if you guys could help me see if this is decent or not.

http://www.lovecatfood.com/cuisine.php

One thing for sure, Googling is a butt even when using quotes.
post #2 of 37
The first thing that puts me off is that 'chicken dinner'... doesn't have any chicken! Also, they are both all fish which is high in mercury and other hard metals. And finally they both contain menodione which is banned for consumption by humans in the UK because of it's unsafe side effects.

So while they are plenty high in protein, I wouldn't use this food.
post #3 of 37
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.
post #4 of 37
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys, I will skip this. Glad I asked first.
post #5 of 37
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Originally Posted by SweetPea24 View Post
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.
That's the thing though. It literally doesn't contain ANY chicken. Not even chicken flavor.
post #6 of 37

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.

post #7 of 37

I don't see any chicken listed on the "Country Cookin' Chicken Dinner & Gravy

 

Ingredients:
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.

 

 

 

post #8 of 37
LOL, I bet there's a typo. Pretty sure chicken is the first or second ingredient and they just forgot to list it on the website ingredient list. Someone should e-mail them to let them know.
post #9 of 37
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Originally Posted by Willowy View Post

LOL, I bet there's a typo. Pretty sure chicken is the first or second ingredient and they just forgot to list it on the website ingredient list. Someone should e-mail them to let them know.

Or.. they changed the ingredients but haven't changed the labels yet. This is kind of a huge mistake...
post #10 of 37
Well, I'm pretty sure they aren't allowed to call it "chicken" if it doesn't have any chicken in it, under federal labeling rules. So if they changed the formula they have to change the name, too. . .
post #11 of 37

 

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.

 

post #12 of 37
So glad to have found this site. I've been searching for any reviews on this brand to give me peace of mind. I was at my local Costco yesterday and I came across this food. I was hesitant at first but after looking over the ingredients I decided to give it a try. I have 2 cats, one is older and has had urinary issues off and on for years, so I'm careful when it comes to what type of wet/dry food I give her. I used to feed her Iams and Friskies but when I learned more about by-products and things of that nature I immediately switched brands.
 
My sister turned me onto Blue Buffalo which currently I use; and both cats love it! The older cat is finicky and she sometimes won't eat dry food even when I put water in it, she eats the wet food but at times she snubs her nose at it too. I couldnt wait for her to try this I <3 my Cat food. As soon as I opened the can, both my cats went into a craze, the minute I put the bowl down, she deeeevoured it and quickly too!! Totally the same reaction I get when I give her actual chicken! I even gave my other cat a little (wet food gives her the runs) and I had no "issues" with her either. I was thrilled that they both loved it BUT I admit I was a little thrown off by the contents, definitely a lot of water; however the actual pieces of fish looked real not processed; definitely smelled like tuna. (yuck, i hate tuna) plus after having it in the fridge overnight the water has turned almost gravy like. Hopefully, the chicken will appeal to them just as much. For the price ($19.99+tax) its a bargain. I pay about $1.39 for a can of Blue Buffalo and its almost the same size, nonetheless as long as their happy, I'm happy..
 
I hope that I've been of some assitance to anyone looking to try this brand. Should anyone hear or feel different, please let me know!! I'd love to hear anyone else's opionion on this food-- good or bad. I just want my cats to be happy and healthy!!
 
Thank you!

 

Ronnie

post #13 of 37

What size cans for $1.00?

 

 

 

 

post #14 of 37

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!

post #15 of 37

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.

post #16 of 37

I just got a couple of free cans at Costco too, and my cat adores both flavors. 

post #17 of 37

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. 

post #18 of 37

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.

post #19 of 37

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.

 

post #20 of 37

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!!!!

post #21 of 37
Packaging is cute, though. biggrin.gif never tried this food as I don't shop at Costco, but the chicken dinner thing repels me as well. agree.gif
post #22 of 37

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!

post #23 of 37
If you look at the fish flavor, it does contain menadione. And originally, when the OP first posted the link, there was no chicken listed in the chicken formula's ingredient list tongue.gif. They appear to have fixed it now: http://www.lovecatfood.com/cuisine.php
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by Willowy View Post

If you look at the fish flavor, it does contain menadione. And originally, when the OP first posted the link, there was no chicken listed in the chicken formula's ingredient list tongue.gif. They appear to have fixed it now: http://www.lovecatfood.com/cuisine.php

yeah.gif This thread was started earlier last October. laughing02.gif I see that they did change the ingredient list. I wonder how they could have missed adding the chicken to the list of ingredients bluelaugh.gif Wonder what else might be missing. I have not seen this at my Costco as of yet. Will have to check next time I go and read their labels!! biggrin.gif
post #25 of 37

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!!

post #26 of 37

.....I'm going to try Merrick, it seems to have a lot of good reviews, hopefully he loves it and it's not poisonous!

post #27 of 37

Hello cat parents,

 

This foor is made in THAILAND STAY AWAY!!!

post #28 of 37
Soldi, I definitely understand your concern because I avoid products made in areas such as these too, but do you have any other reasons for this? I mean, Weruva is made in Thailand but I totally trust the brand and my cats did fantastic on it when they were eating it about six months ago. dontknow.gif
post #29 of 37

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!).

post #30 of 37

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.


Edited by lion-storm - 4/30/13 at 5:41pm
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