Would you like to review this cat food for PoC?
In the meantime, has anyone tried Instinct Raw Frozen Diet cat and dog food? It is an American product and may have been around for a while but I have only just bumped into it. It is the kind of cat food I have been looking for, for a long time. I suppose you can just buy raw frozen chicken but it is not the same. This manufactured cat food is specially prepared raw cat food. Things are added to it to make it balanced.
The bones are crushed (raw ground chicken bone). In fact there is a lot of strange but no doubt healthy things in it such apple cider vinegar (Elisa uses this for medicinal purposes) and blueberries (why are blueberries in it?). I should know, I guess.
The product comes in “medallions” or small chunks in plain English.
I am pleased to see this cat food on the market. This is the mainstream pet food market. Raw cat food is considered on the fringe. For some time I have advocated a raw cat food diet but there are dangers in making it up yourself. A lot of people don’t have the time or skills to get it right. There are distinct dangers too, with the possibility of bacterial contamination. You have to handle with care and common sense thawed raw chicken or other meats that have been frozen. Chicken goes off fast for instance.
For this reason Nature’s Variety® provide some interesting and fairly tight instructions for its use such as:
- Washing your hands before and after handling the food. This is too avoid transference of bacteria to the food and from the food to perhaps raw food for people.
- This cat food is ideally served slightly chilled having been defrosted in the fridge.
- Precautions need to be taken to avoid cross-contamination in the fridge.
I would be very pleased if someone could report on it. It seems to be very high quality and closely matches the ultimate in cat food: a mouse. It comes in various meat types such as duck and beef as well as chicken.
Expensive! it cost $40 for 3 pounds on Amazon at the date of this post. It is $0.74 per ounce. How do Amazon ship frozen products by the way?
How does this compare with conventional highly processed cat food usually made from waste meats etc. essentially?
Well Fancy Feast Gourmet (Purina®) cost $0.19 / oz. This is a good cat food of the conventional kind. It gets a good Amazon rating. The Instinct raw frozen diet costs almost 4 times as much. So there you have it.
Nature’s Variety Instinct Frozen Raw Diet for cats and dogs is very expensive compared to the usual kind of cat food we buy. But is it actually that expensive in an absolute sense?
Testing It – A Review
It is the kind of cat food cats should eat. It may improve a cat’s health or help prevent the development of health problems. I don’t know. Bengal cat breeders say that raw cat food improves their cats’ poo 🙂
I wonder if Ruth could buy some and try it out on Monty? PoC would be pleased to purchase it on Amazon and have it sent to Ruth.
If Ruth can’t do it does anyone want to try? PoC will place the order. All you have to do it see how you cat likes it and write 25 lines on the experience. You can email me your article.
Please leave a comment if you’d like to do this.