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Fancy Feast

KE McCormackKE McCormack SeattleMember Posts: 236
edited 24 April, 2007 in Food & Nutrition
Mama would like to ask if anyone knows whether Fancy Feast is really OK? She hasn\'t seen any recall info on it. Our grandpa is in the hospital and has been really ill for a long time; she is very distracted (to our distress). Since WAY before the recall, she has struggled with the best food for us. We DID have some of the Natural Choice, because we ate it as kittens and still got it occasionally for treats. But mostly, all she can get us to eat is Fancy Feast. She\'s tried other supposedly better things, to our total disgust and disdain. So this is a quick note to ask whether anyone knows that Fancy Feast IS or ISN\'T OK???? Thanks, MacIntosh & Pixel, too!

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  • Donna LenzDonna Lenz BethelMember Posts: 4,600 ✭✭✭
    edited 19 April, 2007
    We are all eating Fancy Feast and there is no problem with it. I am a Diabetic Kitty and Fancy Feast is one of the best foods for me to eat. Plus it tastes good!!!!!
  • Julia HarrisJulia Harris Member Posts: 185
    edited 19 April, 2007
    Fancy Feast is safe in regards to the recall thus far, BUT it does contain wheat gluten in several varieties. Generally, I joke around that FF is "kitty crack" as it's addictive (due to high amounts of artificial flavours, your cats will be difficult to convince to eat anything else. It's not very good ingredients-wise either. Sure *some* varieties don't have by-products (like one or two), but that's not enough to redeem it. IF that's all you'll eat, there is a reason behind it. The amount of artificial junk pumped into that food makes it taste SO good, while other foods, without all that junk, pale in comparison (flavour wise). Your mum is under a time of great stress. Adding cat food to the mix isn't going to help. Wait until things start to settle down and then re-evaluate the cat food situation :)
  • Karen LeeKaren Lee The kingdom of Mer-lotMember Posts: 89,020
    edited 19 April, 2007
    Here is a list of wheat gluten free Fancy Feast: List
  • KE McCormackKE McCormack SeattleMember Posts: 236
    edited 19 April, 2007
    Oh me, thank you so much for the responses!! Mama has been scared for a long time, because we BOTH ONLY eat fish, whether it\'s Natural Choice (now banned by mama) or Fancy Feast. Mama just looked at the gluten free list, and guess what . . . We don\'t eat those. We eat (1) Ocean Whitefish & Tuna (NOT in aspic, and NOT grilled ~ refuse both!), and (2) Grilled Salmon in gravy (lime green label). We would eat Natural Choice dry food, somewhat, if mama let us. And I eat \"people\" bites of chicken or ham, and ham baby food. But PIXEL won\'t touch anything except the Fancy Feast flavors above and the Natural Choice dry food. Oh dear, mama says. She\'s awfully worried. :(( But thank you SO MUCH for the feedback and help!!! :D
  • Lisa WalstonLisa Walston SmyrnaMember Posts: 3,917
    edited 20 April, 2007
    All meat baby food is fine but make sure there is NO ONION or garlic in it. If you eat a lot of that, your mom should add Taurine to it, which is a supplement that is available at any health food store. One capsule a day should be enough, per cat. Even cooked human chicken or fish is fine, but again, your mom should add Taurine and supplement with a good pet multi-vitamin to make sure you are getting proper nutrition. Most pet supply stores will carrry multi-vitamins for cats. At my group http://www.catster.com/group/Rowdy_naughty_bawdy_cats_and_dogs-6165 my sister started a thread for home cooking with lots of recipes. Membership is open at the group, but if you join, set your mail to read at group page because it's an extremely active group.
  • Lisa HoweLisa Howe ToledoMember Posts: 513
    edited 20 April, 2007
    Mom went back to feeding us Chicken Soup for Cat Lovers, it has no corn, corn fillers or wheat gluten, I'm a very picky eater, but I really like it. She had to switch us only because of my brother BW, he had to have Lamb and Rice.
  • D GarmanD Garman RichmondMember Posts: 745
    edited 23 April, 2007
    MacIntosh, I have the FF fever as well. Mom gave me the pate style (NOT the cuts in gravy) when I first moved in and I will not eat anything else. I'll munch my dry crunchies when desperate (aka between breakfast and dinner) but I have turned my nose up at the "better" foods. Mom didn't know about the flavors and such until she read it here, just now! Now she knows I am a kitty crack addict. MOL! We should start our own club!
  • D GarmanD Garman RichmondMember Posts: 745
    edited 23 April, 2007
    MacIntosh, I have the FF fever as well. Mom gave me the pate style (NOT the cuts in gravy) when I first moved in and I will not eat anything else. I'll munch my dry crunchies when desperate (aka between breakfast and dinner) but I have turned my nose up at the "better" foods. Mom didn't know about the flavors and such until she read it here, just now! Now she knows I am a kitty crack addict. MOL! We should start our own club!
  • Robin PinkhamRobin Pinkham BangorMember Posts: 1,601
    edited 23 April, 2007
    Hi , I have eaten Fancy Feast for most of my life. I am 18 now, Also I have dry food . We like the little cans. When I have tried bigger cans I will eat the food, but not the whole can and once its be refrigerated - forget it... The best cat food in the world won\'t do any good if you won\'t eat it..... We tried the bigger cans of other brands when the giant kittens came home, but too much was left on the plate...so back to FF.We eat mostly the pate type flavors, especially now with the gluten scare. We saw a web site with some comps on nutrition between brands and FF was really not bad- most flavors are low on carbs which I understand we cats don\'t digest so well. Food is totally personal, but FF has worked well for me Purrs, Muffin
  • Robin PinkhamRobin Pinkham BangorMember Posts: 1,601
    edited 23 April, 2007
    Hi , I have eaten Fancy Feast for most of my life. I am 18 now, Also I have dry food . We like the little cans. When I have tried bigger cans I will eat the food, but not the whole can and once its be refrigerated - forget it... The best cat food in the world won\'t do any good if you won\'t eat it..... We tried the bigger cans of other brands when the giant kittens came home, but too much was left on the plate...so back to FF.We eat mostly the pate type flavors, especially now with the gluten scare. We saw a web site with some comps on nutrition between brands and FF was really not bad- most flavors are low on carbs which I understand we cats don\'t digest so well. Food is totally personal, but FF has worked well for me Purrs, Muffin
  • FelixFelix Member Posts: 45,573 ✭✭✭
    edited 24 April, 2007
    Hi, MacIntosh. I have always eaten Fancy Feast canned, and have done just fine on it. In fact, I won't eat any other kind of canned (Mom has tried). I only eat the traditional ground variety and prefer the fish flavors. Mom has checked the ingredients and has not seen wheat gluten listed, so she's comfortable continuing to feed it to me.
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