This is a review by Dorothy Wandruff of Nature’s Variety Instinct Frozen Raw Food for cats. Personally, I was attracted to it. The concept appealed to me. I feel there is a need for cat food that is more like the cat food of wild cats and less artificial. It should be better for a cat’s health if it is a more natural food….
Dorothy’s Experience with Nature’s Variety Instinct Frozen Raw Food
….I read the ingredients and it all looked fine and delicious. Even with the busy weekend ahead, I placed a few of the nuggets in various cat bowls, wrapped them well and put them in the fridge to thaw overnight.
It was an adventure trying to get the cats to like it! I started by putting only the thawed nuggets down, and no other food. Marvin was the only one to even give it a lick, and I think he was just being polite. He never really ate any. Nor did any of the cats. Daisy the dog however, loves it!
To be fair, I have tried many premium canned cat foods that have been manufactured in what they describe as human-grade food product for cats. For whatever reason, the cats are not interested. I think it has something to do with smell. The only quality brand I’ve found that they do like is Weruva. Of course they love friskies too, which certainly smells awful, but I prefer not to feed it to them. So many cereals, grains and animal by products they just don’t need. I had high expectations for this brand, but they did not go for it.
Perhaps if it was raw mouse! Or maybe even the chicken version? If you would like me to try that too I’m happy to order it up. I’m sure Daisy will eat it if the cats don’t.
Here are a few more pictures of the study:
Disappointment. But not surprised. It seems that theory does not translate into practice. This food should be attractive to cats as it is designed to be natural and high quality.
I wonder whether the fact that it is frozen and then thawed is a factor? Perhaps not. Even a freshly killed mouse would probably be ignored. It is probably more about cats being used to the usual commercially manufactured cat food.
You can see from the packaging that it arrived frozen. This seems amazing to me. Is it viable to send out frozen food in the post? Is it going to thaw out partially? Will that have an influence on palatability?