We have 2 cats, both from a rescue center. Emily, who is a white female (originally called donna, because she was found behind a kebab shop) eats anything and we never have any problem with her. She’s pretty timid, so i think she only eats what we give her (she’s hopeless at catching birds/mice etc). The other cat is a black male, peppy. Not helped by one of our neighbors (one of those crazy cat ladies) who goes out and buys him choice cuts of chicken and turkey. He usually turns his nose up at the food we give him. So, with him it’s been a bit more of a task. The first 2 times he ate iams he chucked it straight back up, not too unusual as when he does eat, it’s like there’s no tomorrow. We persevered with him though as when you read the back of the bag (and these are big bags. – 3 of them) it sounds like the equivalent of us eating a meal that has been prepared by a world class nutritional expert. 3rd time lucky, he ate it with no cat puke anywhere (this is probably disgusting, but it’s not really that bad, it kind of goes hard after a while and you can scoop it up like a bit of wood) and now this is all he’s eating. As far as i know anyway, unlike emily he’s a demon hunter.
The only possible way to assess any pet food is to see if your pet accepts it, and our cat seems to eat iams dry cat food senior and mature chicken with gusto. The cat is probably about 10 years old, maybe more, but we don’t really know because he came to us as a semi-feral stray about 7 years ago, and a vet at that time guessed him to be 3 or 4. We don’t and have never used any dry food as the cat’s sole diet, he also has a moist food from pouches and is very partial to peeled prawns, so for us the iams is a well-formulated supplement.
Our cat has been going through one of his intermittent dietary crises recently – turning his nose up at old favourites and driving us mad with his pickiness. Iams has been part of the rotating menu for some time, but this recipe certainly seems to have pleased him in the months we have tried it – no guarantee of that continuing of course. As part of a feeding regime this is great, (i wouldn’t want any cat of mine just to live of dried food, however much manufacturers tell you that that’s ok): we use sachets, tins, foils and fresh food as our faddy feline’s taste changes. But a recent constant has been that this recipe has been readily accepted each day as part of the ‘menu’. Of course, no cat owner would want to have the outlay of buying this package without sampling the product first, but for our cat at least, so far, so good. But rather like another reviewer, i do wish the bag had been designed to make it resealable: that’s my only complaint. This food has been surprisingly successful: we have not used any other dry food, though that has been supplemented with sachets etc in a rough 50:50 ratio. Herman hasn’t got bored with it, amazingly.
Great all round diet for the fussiest of cats. I got this for my 15 year old fussy female feline who has been driving me utterly mad of late by not eating the types of food she’s eaten regularly for years. Just like humans even animals find the same food day in day out rather monotonous & eventually they just won’t eat it. So i was rather sceptical initially that she would bother much with this – she’s usually not overly keen on dry food, but she was up & interested as soon as i opened the packet, & wolfed her first portion down in seconds. Wonderfulthe beauty of dry food is its longer life span – you don’t have to worry too much if it’s not eaten immediately. I had another cat who’d hide his dry food around the house returning to eat it anything up to a week later. Also, if you keep it in a good airtight container it will last indefinitely – at least 6 months i would suggest. Overall, an excellent product that will stand the test of time. Definitely one to get if you’ve a busy lifestyle and/or a fussy feline.
I’d never tried my cat on dry food, so it was a bit of a gamble getting him this. Looked at the food again and did the closest thing a cat can to a weary sigh. He’s very happy with this, and eats it. It does go stale in the bowl fairly quickly though, so don’t expect to be able to leave him a huge pile in a bowl to work through – you will need to feed him ‘fresh’ from a fairly sealed pack.
Iams Dry Cat Food Senior and Mature Chicken, 2.55 kg – Pack of 3 : Premium quality dry cat food – although sadly our cats haven’t really taken to this particular flavour. Our two cats are pretty fussy when it comes to cat food. And because of recurring cystitis in our ten-year-old cat, since about a year or so ago, we’ve had to go with purely dry cat food. Previously we’ve gone with ‘burns ocean cat food’. However, recently we’ve been trying our two cats out on a few different varieties of this iams dry cat food. And on the whole we’ve been pretty pleased with how they’ve taken to it (the senior and mature ocean fish one in particular). It has also kept our older cat’s cystitis problems in check, which is our main concern when choosing the cat food. However, our ten-year-old hasn’t really taken to this particular flavour. I don’t know if it’s just her personal preference for ‘fishy’ food. However, she doesn’t really go for this flavour like she does with other ones.