Rolls royce of feeding regimes, albeit at a price. Aatu started off as manufacturing what they term as “evolutionary natural feeding” for dogs which essentially is food derived from what the animal would have obtained fo itself from the natural world. The key here being that there are no “packers” such as grain which can make up a high percentage of cheaper branded pet food (in short dogs, cats and their ancestors were around long before wheat) and the protein is derived from a single source. Their venture into the cat world appears to be new as there is no mention of the product on their website (its 100% dog) and the actual food is not actually released yet. The key differential between the cat 88/15 and other higher end brands is the fact that 85% of the protein content is single source meat (in this case chicken), after all cats are carnivores. As a comparative example, “iams proactive health adult chicken” contains 40% meat and even though it is labelled “chicken” the meat actually comes from both chicken and turkey and yes even the likes of iams contain fillers such as maize & wheat. That’s a pretty staggering c60% more chicken in the aatu as opposed to the iamswell they say the proof of the pudding is in the eating and in this test aatu excelled. Our cat is predominantly a wet food one although as he also has a voracious appetite we feed it dry food at least once a day. We’ve tried all the major brands from go-cat to iams and yes whilst he does like them the aatu is the only one today where the bowl is licked clean 100% of the time and no bits are left for later. This really was somewhat of a revelation and if using this product, you can feel pretty assured that your cat is actually enjoying what they are consuming.
Style name: aatu cat duckwe have a very fussy cat, and have found food she likes, as a test we mixed in some of this with her usual dry food, and the little sod picked all these out and left the rest, that’s how good they arei hope we haven’t made her even more fussy, as these do come at a premium price. :-)whilst all cats are different, and nothing is guaranteed in life, this did seem to hold up to the promise on the packaging.
AATU 85/15 Cat Food Chicken 3 kg
- Single protein 85/15 Ancestral diet for cats
- Made using 3 kg of ingredients for every 1 kg of finished product
- Super 8 – A bespoke combination of 8 Vegetables, 8 Fruits, 8 Herbs, 8 Spices & Botanicals
- Made in Britain using only the finest ingredients
- Grain, White potato, and Gluten Free -Hypoallergenic
We usually feed our cat dry food from a well-known brand with big orange bags, and the texture of this product is fairly similar (albeit the pieces a bit smaller). The simple test was that the cat liked and it came back for more. My only objection here really are the ingredients. 85% duck: (50% freshly prepared deboned duck, 35% dried duck), sweet potato, chickpeas, duck stock, peas, lucerne, tapioca, apple, cranberry, pear, blueberry, mulberry, orange, bilberry, cowberry, carrot, tomato, chicory, peppermint, parsley, cinnamon, marigold, stinging nettle, camomile, rosehip, yucca, spirulina, seaweed, aniseed, fenugreek, oregano, sage, marjoram, thyme. It reads more like the content of baby food than what you would expect to give a cat. So yes, i’m sure it’s healthy and has the best interests of the cat. I’ll probably stick with the standard dry cat food i usually get.
Pricey, but the cats really enjoyed it. Tried this with our two cats and they really attacked it. Normally, they’re a bit more reluctant to tackle dry food, preferring to eat wet food from tins, but they were really enthusiastic about this. The list of ingredients shows a higher than normal percentage of quality foodstuffs as well as various herbs which obviously made the food very appetising to cats – or at least it did to mine. The only negative is the price. For smaller cats, then the cost is more bearable, but when you have two greedy moggies like ours, the amount they eat makes this more of an occasional treat than a good choice as everyday food.
Very pricey and strange claim of ‘free run chicken’. There are a lot of bold writing claims on the pack, but at the end of the day, for me, it comes down to price and do my cats enjoy eating the product. Currently i can see amazon sell a 3kg bag for £29. Compared with your average ‘i try to do right by my cats’ food, say, royal canin fit 32, a 4kg bag is currently available (on amazon) for £19. That makes this an expensive food for your cats. I don’t mind treating them, but only if they are prepared to catch birds and mice that have been organically fed on ‘. ‘ otherwise the balanced diet i just paid for has been completed wasted. If you have house cats, then maybe this is for you. I’m not entirely sure what the statement ‘free run chicken’ means.
AATU 85/15 Cat Food Chicken 3 kg : High quality cat food reflected by the price, obviously the cat adores it. Cant really fault this stuff, the cat loves it (a bit too much to be honest – he gorged himself, i had to mix it with cheaper stuff so he slowed down a bit – trust me, if he eats too fast we will see it again. . Yes, that, im not going into details for the sake of politeness but if he really loves something he eats it so fast it rebounds off the back off his stomach) so this stuff gets a complete paws up from our resident kibbleaholic. Inspite of an enthusiastic paws up from the cat i really cant see me buying this, its just outside of our price range (especially as we have 4 cats) i could feed them raw for less money. It would cost us £7 a day and i dont spend that on usi really cant fault these though, if you want to feed kibble but dont like the fact they are usually mostly junk that cats cant digest (check the meat content on the labels) usually then these are the way to go. These are made of meat, no grains. Cats are obligate carnivores, they have to have meat, feeding them anything else is pointless. They need taurine from their diet so cat food is generally supplemented (as is this food). The ingredients list of these (i got the magnifying glass out) shows that they are 85% fish. That is waaaay better than any others i have read, including wet foods.