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Needs more gravy!!!

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Hi,

Our cat is currently on Friskies for his wet food, but I'd like to switch him to something more nutritious for him. Problem is, he likes the Friskies brand because they have several flavors that have a gravy. He LOVES gravy (he'd take a bowl of that over food, anytime, if he could). Does anyone know of any healthier brands that have lots of gravy?

We've been mixing his food with Nutro (wet) in an effort to slowly convert him over, but he's not touching it.

Thanks

Kris
post #2 of 26
My cats love the Nutro pouches. They seem to have lots of gravy.
post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
Hmmm, didn't know Nutro had pouches. I'll look for them next time I'm at the petstore.

thanks!
post #4 of 26
Yep....lots of gravy!! My guys actually slurp up all the gravy and then eat the morsels! Good luck!
post #5 of 26
By the way....Welcome to the boards!
post #6 of 26
yup, I feed Juicy a packet of Nutro every night as his dinner. Lots of meat squares and lots of gravy!!! HE LOOOOOOVES IT!!! The even better part is that Nutro is a good brand!

Try it and let us know how it goes!!!
post #7 of 26
I just did a search for this before I started a new post, and I'm glad I did. I was beginning to think my cat was wierd!
She only likes the gravy from the Nutro pouches, she barely even eats the meat squares!
I tried to feed her wellness a while ago, and it obviously upset her stomach so I never tried it again.

I wonder if maybe my cat just doesn't like wet food. Its such a waste to buy the Nutro packets just for the gravy.....

I also feed her Nutro dry mixed with Friskies (trying to wean her off).
post #8 of 26
Try squishing the meat squares with a fork then mix them in the the Nutro Pouch gravy. Maybe that will help.
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by xocats
Try squishing the meat squares with a fork then mix them in the the Nutro Pouch gravy. Maybe that will help.
good idea, will try tomorrow.....
post #10 of 26
it worked! she ate practically all of it today!
course she probably was hungry from all the coughing up hair balls last nite.
post #11 of 26
Thread Starter 
I realize it's been a while since I first posted this thread, but Snicker's asked me to send a thank you to everyone who suggested Nutro pouches for his gravy intake. He LOVES this stuff. He cleans his plate every time!

post #12 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mom2Snickers
Hmmm, didn't know Nutro had pouches. I'll look for them next time I'm at the petstore.

thanks!
Mine also love Nutro pouches. Gravy is their favorite part. They never finish the meat but they sure to eat all the gravy.
post #13 of 26
Thanks for the update Snickers. Dexter & Sadie love their Nutro Pouches too. They lick the gravy then eat all of the meat squares. Yum Yum
post #14 of 26
It's so funny how all of them does the same thing! Hobbes will lick all the gravy dry before even starting on the meaty stuff. For me, i'd save the best for last.
post #15 of 26
my older one loves the gravey... my younger one doesnt touch it..
post #16 of 26
My kitties lick it all dry too before eating the meat chunks, but they do clean it all up.
post #17 of 26
Mine get one pouch each at 6 pm. I love hearing them slurp slurp slurp as they suck up all the gravy. They eventually get around to the meat, but it's the gravy they love.

I have also tried the nutro canned food that has chunks, not the pate, but they don't like that as much.
post #18 of 26
I can't wait until we get those just gravy pouches here in NZ. My boy Elmo LOOOOOVES gravy!
post #19 of 26
my cat licks the gravy and leaves the food.
her habit is getting expensive!

I feed her Iams pouches mostly, but I always add water to it then microwave. Seems to give it lots more gravy.

I like the gravy in it and the Nutro.
Havent seen the friskies.
post #20 of 26
Two of mine LOVE the Nutro pouches with the gravy. They both lap up all the gravy, then go after the meat pieces. Harvey doesn't like the pouches...he'll only eat the Nutro Gourmet Classic canned food.
post #21 of 26
My foster Sugartoes loves gravy, too. I always give her a can of food with a little extra water mixed in so she gets extra gravy. She does eat the food, too.

I even have trouble moistening the kitten's food, because she will drink the water out of the kibble, then the kibble doesn't soften! Silly girl. But now that they are nine weeks old, they are paying her back by nosing into her one can of food a day. (I have increased it to two since they are such piggies!)
post #22 of 26
I was thinking about getting some Nutro pouches for my cats to try. I read on Nutro's website that the recommended feeding is 2 pouches per 5 lbs of cat. Are they low in calories?
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by MissCharlotte
I was thinking about getting some Nutro pouches for my cats to try. I read on Nutro's website that the recommended feeding is 2 pouches per 5 lbs of cat. Are they low in calories?
Is that per feeding or per day?

I put out one pouch for my two kittens to share (6.5-7 lbs between them) and it takes them a while to finish it up, so I definitely wouldn't put out two at a time.
post #24 of 26
Quote:
Feeding Guidelines
Shake pouch to settle food and tear the pouch open. Pour the cat food out. No fork needed. Feed adult cats about 2 pouches per 5 lbs. of body weight per day. Adjust as needed to maintain optimum weight. Provide fresh drinking water at all times.
I took this directly from Nutro's website.

Can anyone tell me how much one pouch costs?
post #25 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by MissCharlotte
I took this directly from Nutro's website.

Can anyone tell me how much one pouch costs?
.49cents at my petsmart just bought them today and trhey are a HIT all the way around.
post #26 of 26
jUst like all canned type food they have around 1/4 the calories of dry... the wt mgmt is very low in calories..
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