Kitty does not get along well with one of the dogs, which means she spends most of her time asleep at the top of a spiral staircase. Twice a day, though, she plats herself halfway down the stairs and mews like she's starving. She’s not really being starved; she eats quite well. Her bowl always stocked with Blue Buffalo Basics dry food plus she gets a tablespoon or so of canned food at her twice-daily feedings. She doesn’t get Friskies or Whiskas, however; she deserves the good stuff, like Simply Nourish Tuna & Chicken Stew.
We find this brand at PetSmart; where it's one of two house brands. The chain sells Simply Nourish in 5-ounce cans of paté and 3-ounce cans of premium food like this one. Each 3-ounce can comes in a cardboard sleeve with its own plastic lid, a good thing, since aftermarket lids don't fit the can. The package promises "Natural, complete and balanced nutrition with recognizable, healthy ingredients.” It drops other reassuring words like “wholesome” and “quality.” Given how little she gets, whether our cat likes it is more important than the advertising - and she adores it.
It actually looks like human food: what seem to be chicken shreds mixed slivers of darker meat (the tuna), plus bits of veggies, all in a sauce. PetSmart's website says (as of this writing) the food’s main ingredients are tuna, chicken and carrots. The sauce is water sunflower oil, tapioca starch and xanthan gum, and doesn't gel in the refrigerator. The rest of the ingredients are vitamins like B complex, D, K, and minerals like taurine.
Kitty plows into her bit of Simply Nourish Tuna and Chicken Stew with the same wild enthusiasm as other Simply Nourish foods. We give it two thumbs up because of the quality, and Kitty gives it two paws up because she thinks it's downright yummy.