Monday 1 August 2016

Vet's Kitchen Review #VetsKitchenChallenge

As you can see from this pic, I am daydreaming of the yummy cat food I got the chance to taste last month!
day dreaming

Now, as most of you already know, Mum likes to give me only the best cat food. Quality food that will keep me healthy, happy and strong. So when Vet's Kitchen invited us to participate in their “Healthy Cat Food Challenge” she was happy to let me take part. 

A few days later we received a free month's supply of 4 bags of complete cat food. Two with 80% fresh chicken, two with 80% fresh salmon.

Athena can't wait to start the Vet's Kitchen challenge
Mmm... which one smells tastier?

I'll tell you which I preferred further down this post but first, let me tell you a bit about this food.

Because the people at Vet’s Kitchen work very closely with veterinary experts to develop some of the best high-quality natural pet foods in their own in-house practice, they believe in striving to produce the best pet foods they can, using only highest quality ingredients to create recipes that can only help to improve your pet's long-term health and well-being.

This is a new generation of nutritious dry cat food, using a new 'fresh meat extrusion technology' and probably the 'greatest dry pet food innovation in 50-years.' 

Available in calorie-controlled portions, the packs come in three different sizes: 2 days complete, 1 week's complete and 2 weeks complete. (We received four packs of 2 weeks' complete for our trial.)

grain free adult cat food
Grain free low calorie dry cat food with high meat content

10 reasons why Vet's Kitchen is the future of dry pet food

  1. It has a high percentage of animal protein - a must for carnivores 
  2. It's grain-free, so no cereals 
  3. It's hypoallergenic and contains no artificial evils
  4. It contains prebiotics for digestive health 
  5. Includes herbs to aid urinary tract health 
  6. Made with ultra-high levels of fresh meat 
  7. It's amazingly tasty and full of natural goodness 
  8. It is a single source protein
  9. Contains extra vitamin C & E 
  10. Only has moderated ash levels 

the future of cat food
All good reasons!

Now, I'm going to have to admit something here. You see, I am no stranger to Vet's Kitchen. I used to eat (and love) their Chicken with Brown Rice, which unfortunately made me put on weight so Mum stopped giving it to me and switched to another brand that had a much higher meat content (because she also felt the rice wasn't great for a carnivore like me.) The new brand of dry food she gave me was quite tasty too so I didn't mind the switch, and I loved the higher meat content and in fact, it did do me good!

So which flavour did I like best?

Though chicken is my favourite food, I didn't love the chicken version of this one that much. Yes, I enjoyed eating it (felt a bit hard to chew at times), but then when it came to tasting the 80% salmon pack I couldn't believe how good it tasted! This surprised Mum. And me even more. I mean, I am not a cat that goes mad for fish! In fact, I always find it too stinky.

tasty salmon
This one was my favourite!

In the video below I am tasting the 80% chicken for the first time. Mum tried me on this one first. If you can't see the video here click this link to view it on YouTube.

So now it's been 30 days on this healthy cat food challenge and I can tell you that I really liked this food. Especially the salmon one. It was delicious and Mum and I agreed that the smell isn't overpowering, unlike most fishy foods. For some reason, I found the salmon crunchies easier to chew, as opposed to the chicken.

I seemed to digest it well, but my poo came out quite dark though. As for coat quality, I do have a nice, shiny, soft coat, but then again, I always have done. But Mum thinks it is now even shinier and softer since I've been on this diet so that must be an improvement. As for my temperament, I was very laid back (Mum says lazy) and I slept a lot. But July has been a very hot month and the heat tends to make me lethargic, so can't really tell if the food made me calmer. Mum noticed I looked slimmer too, so it must be down to the calorie controlled portions!

I really hope Mum gets me more of this food (especially the salmon). She's a bit concerned about me eating salmon though, as she's heard bad stuff about it. But this is good quality food, and salmon is a protein-rich source of healthy energy full of Omega 3, which promotes healthy skin and a shiny coat and I will make sure she buys it for me! This is a complete cat food, but she doesn't like to give me dry food all the time, so I know she will continue to give me some wet too, which I don't mind.

contented cat

Disclosure: We received a month's supply of cat food from Vet's Kitchen in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Read full disclosure here.


Eastside Cats said...

Yummy food makes a happy Athena!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Best to keep your mom guessing with your palate! :-) But I'm glad you liked it.

Summer said...

This sounds like good food, Athena!

Sheila said...

Thanks for the review!

pilch92 said...

That sounds like a good food. Nice review.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

It does indeed!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

It's best that way :)

Athena x

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Yes, it is. Nice to know there are such pet food brands in the UK

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

You're welcome! Thanks for reading :)