Cats are supposedly finicky eaters, and our mini-kitty Winky is no exception. She’s pretty choosy about the canned food we feed her, and pretty much has “champagne tastes” even though I’m on a beer budget. I did find a can of Chicken Soup for the Soul Chicken Flavor Adult Cat Food on sale, though, and added it to the stack of cans in the cabinet. When it came around, kitty was… let’s say “pretty much OK with it.”
We were a little better than OK, since this is made like those premium cat foods. For one thing, it’s grain-free: no corn or wheat, and the only vegetable ingredients are things like potatoes and cranberries. For another, the only additives are vitamins and minerals like vitamin E, biotin and folic acid. It’s nutritious and healthy. Since it’s a chicken formula, the ingredients are as one might expect of quality food: the first seven ingredients are all chicken or poultry (except number three, which is salmon). There are neither chicken nor poultry “by-products,” nor is there any “animal digest.” That’s good, in our estimation.
What kitty somewhat less fascinating is that Chicken Soup Cat Food is a pate, not “filets” or “chunks in gravy,” which are more to her taste – even if the filets and chunks are actually compressed pate. That’s not to say that the food is unappetizing (for cat food); it’s a nice consistency of meat with little bits that are still recognizable as vegetables (the meat had better not be dark green).
The proof’s in the pudding, though: even if it isn’t kitty’s favorite texture, she still chomps it down with abandon. That, I like: it’s nutritious, lacks nasty ingredients, and kitty doesn’t leave it sitting to dry out. Chicken Soup also states that it’s “proudly made in the U.S.A.” (though I notice that they don’t say where the ingredients are sourced).