Burns Cod and Rice Wet Cat Food
Burns Cod and Rice Wet Cat Food is a complementary cat food, the manufacturers say. It is available in the UK. I thought I would try it. I am (almost desperately) looking for something that is of a higher quality than the cat food found in Supermarkets in the UK.
This short post is a brief review of this cat food.
At the moment I am feeding my cats a range of foods including Whiskas Delicious Meals in Jelly. They all pretty much like it. It contains the usual levels of protein (8.5%) and ash (2.5%). It costs £3.75 at a local supermarket. It can be bought considerably cheaper at the big supermarkets.
How does Burns compare?
Well, on the box it says that the protein level is lower than for Whiskas at 1.1% (is this a vegetarian food!) and the other ingredients are at similar levels.
But on the website it gives these figures:
Protein 11%, Oil 2.8%, Ash 4.4%, Fibre 0.7%, Moisture 76.8%
Am I missing something? Protein is stated as being at 11% and further it says on the box and website that the product contains 88% cod minimum. Well, I thought fish was protein but of course there is a lot of "moisture" (water to you and I).
The Weight Loss For All website says that there is 22 grams of protein in 100 grams of baked cod (22%)
So things don't really stack up as far as I can see. Except if we conclude that the cod is mainly water. Manufacturers do inject water into fish even fish for human consumption.
Did my cats like it? Three cats tried it and two didn't like it. The third left large amounts of it. It does smell nice though (to me! but apparently not the cats). It is hypoallergenic, it is said.
The price?: A box of 12 sachets is £9.69 (6th Jan 2010). This is more than 2.5 times the price of Whiskas. Delivery though is very quick when ordered from the Burns website.
Conclusion? It just is not worth the price. And in any event it is complementary and the cats don't like it that much.