Simply Nourish® Source Adult Cat Food
My Cat chose this one
I recently adopted a 1 year old cat that was eating Meow Mix dry food at the shelter. While he liked it I wanted to put him on something healthier. I tried IAMS with chicken as the main ingredient and he would just pick out the Meow Mix and leave all the IAMS in the bowl. Next up I decided to buy several small bags of different food all at once and let my cat decide. I bought Blue Buffalo Wilderness Chicken recipe which he ate and seemed to like well enough. Next up was the Royal Canin Picky Cat 3 pack sampler in which he nibbled at 2 of the 3 but didn't like one of them. Finally was the Simply Nourish Source Rabbit and Chicken in which he seemed to like as well. This morning I awoke to chaos in the kitchen where he had jumped on top of the refrigerator, knocked down all the food except the Iams. The bag he actually tore into to get at was the Simply Nourish, I guess he made his decision. I will try the other flavors and wet food as well. Now I need to just keep Smokey Joe off the top of the fridge.
December 14, 2014
This is the first Rabbit cat food I found. I saw this even before I saw the Blue Rabbit food. I like having variety in my cats diet and I will only give my cats Simply Nourish or Blue. The other brands are too expensive and still use corn or by product meal. I'm trying to switch my Mom's cats to a better food as she has two obese cats. All 6 of them are now eating this. The first healthy food that they all like.
October 19, 2014
Taste Test Winner-cats loved Simply Nourish Source
After searching for grain free cat foods due to intolerance by two of my cats (all eat together), I taste tested dry grain free brands. After fighting to get them to eat grain free dry foods, different dry foods were compared using 3.5 to 4.5 lbs bags, as sold by the manufacturer, with cats consuming each bag until nearly gone, and then mixing servings for 2 days with the next dry brand to be tested to allow transition without gastric problems; we would then move exclusively to the next brand in the taste test. Roughly, one cup of dry food was made available for picking all day to all five cats until gone. Dry cat food was refreshed twice daily by replacement with 1 1/2 to 2 fresh cups, and accompanied by one can (plastic tub) of grain free (Natures Recipe) cat food for morning and night feedings.
I recorded my general observations (not very scientific but based on my knowledge of my pet's overall behavior) based on cat's enthusiasm, general consumption of refreshed, general consumption of food out all day, attraction to the food when refreshed. My observations were based not only on the five cats as a whole, but also for each individual cat. My cats preferred Simply Nourish over all foods named and tested, showing heightened enthusiasm and consumption. A variety of other brands were offered in the taste test. Observations were: my cats did not like Hill's Natural Balance (some totally ignoring or and the remainder barely picking at); they ate Nutro (low enthusiasm by most ate modestly); they liked Royal Canin Limited Ingredient PD and PV foods (they had previously been on and loved the Persian-targeted food before moving to grain free) with some being "pickers"; they tolerated and modestly ate Natural Balance, Iams and Eukanuba; they disliked Blue Buffalo (this made a big impact on me as they were leaving it in the bowl untouched for most times with little or no consumed until stale and tossed for refresh); they moderately ate Natures Variety Instinct; they ate Natures Recipe moderately well, with only two being "pickers"; they modestly consumed Science Diet, Wellness Core, Indigo Moon, Innova, and Evo, but with limited enthusiasm.
These cats consisted of (all exclusively indoor) one Persian, one Exotic Shorthair (Persian), one Himalayan, and two domestic shorthairs. All were fosters and rescues. Some of the cats the (three bracycephalic or flat face breeds) have trouble picking up kibbles and must be persistent in eating dry food. When fed Simply Nourish Source, all cats showed enthusiasm not shown in eating the other brands. Even those cats that generally ate little or no dry food showed heightened interest. However, no other brand incited the enthusiasm I saw for the Simply Nourish Source. The winner was Simply Nourish Source. I will be feeding Simply Nourish Source from this date forward.
P.S., As of this time, we have not tested grain free canned foods, and not yet fed Simply Nourish canned. We have so far seen a preference in canned fed to date for Natures Recipe. Will soon try the grain free canned Natures Recipe against the Simply Nourish Source canned.
September 7, 2014
SimplyNourish Grain-Free Rabbit & Chicken Dry Food
I originally purchased this product to introduce to a litter of young foster kittens that were graduating to solid foods. As a way to supplement between feedings of canned food, I wanted a dry product that was grain-free and high protein. I was pleased that all five of the kittens immediately took to nibbling on the food, indicating that it was taste pleasing to them. What I found out is that all of my other cats also found this to be a new treat. Needless to say, I have had to resort to buying the larger bags and a lot more frequently. Everyone seems to do really well digesting and processing this product, so I would definitely recommend it. As a bonus, it is the lowest priced grain-free dry cat food product available, and the fact that they are offering primary ingredients like rabbit and duck is a welcome change from the ample chicken, turkey and fish products.
August 21, 2014