GNC Pets Superfood Complex Premium Cat Powder
won't eat it
Maybe this is a good nutrient supplement for cats but
mine won't eat it. I mixed it with food but no dice.
December 9, 2013
Nearly impossible to feed to my cats
So far this is the only GNC pet product that I have tried and disliked. I don't see how anyone could get the recommended amount into an entire day's worth of feedings, let alone one. We tried significantly smaller portions numerous ways (sprinkling on top, mixing in dry powder, mixing in a water and powder mix like gravy, and even syringe feeding). Out of six cats, the only ones who ate a minuscule amount mixed with strong food, were the two 5 month old kittens. They each ate about a 20th of the recommended dosage. In theory it is a great product with high nutritional value. If your kitty will eat it, then your kitty will be the healthier for it.
October 31, 2013
So far, so good
The reason I bought this is because a few months ago I lost a 6 month old Russian Blue to an illness I knew little about at the time called FIP (feline infectious peritonitis). Although not technically contagious, the illness evolves from a common coronavirus that many cats are explosed to. Many cats explosed to the coronavirus just shed it and never go on to develop FIP. But some with weakened immunity go onto to develop FIP. Well, I have 2 young Russian Blues that I have since adopted after losing the one and have been particularly worried about the little boy's health - poor appetite and some malaise. I got this product because a naturalistic vet stressed how important probiotics are to building immunity and this product contains a probiotic. I'm real lucky that both the Russian Blues seem to crave this, although my other 3 cats don't seem to care for it much. Like other reviewers I only mix in about 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon into the wet food - my idea being it is better to get them to eat this and spread out the feedings (with smaller measurements) than to have them turn it down. (Geez I'm pretty sure the 1/4 to 1/2 scoop provided would discourage them eating this) The Russian Blue that I was worried about has suddenly developed a stronger appetite since I've been mixing this in - much to my relief!
August 13, 2012
Now part of our normal "kit".
Being feral cat colony caretakers for over six years on a large city, you run into all kinds of health/medical situations. Recently we took in a pregnant cat to foster. Unfortunately she had the kittens about a week early and they were tiny, as was she.
While she was receiving calcium supplements in her food as all new mother cats should receive, it became obvious there was a problem.
When it came time for the kittens to learn to walk they all were frog legged. Doing some research and talking to our vet, I learned they may, along with their mother, be suffering from a mineral deficiency, in addition to being born early, and poor nutrition for the mother.
Started adding this to her food, and a few days later to the kittens' wet food when they would take it. [yes they were behind. Their eyes didn't open until around the 20th day as an example] Within a few days the kittens energy level exploded, their eyes were brighter, and while they were still a bit frog-legged, they were now pushing themselves off the floor and trying to jump. The mother even tries to eat the powder straight out of the can.
Many people complain that a quarter or half scoop is too much and dries the food out. Try mixing the powder first with water, then add to the wet or dry food as a gravy. If they don't like it at first, just add small amounts working up to the recommended amount. Something is better than nothing.
I prefer GNC products, and I use GNC supplements in my personal life, because most of their products are pharmaceutical grade. You won't find that in most human or pet supplements. The results between non-pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical are like night and day.
And remember with Petsmart, if you don't like the product, you can always take it back!
And no, I don't work for Petsmart or GNC. Just have a lot of experience with cats.
June 13, 2012