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I took 3 feral kittens in when they were left with nowhere to go and winter was right around the corner. They did best with wet food and snack on dry food. You would think that feral kittens would eat anything but that was far from the truth. Over time I found if I shook the can and could hear the liquid sloshing around. Fancy Feast won out each time. Turkey does not seem to be a favorite but as long as it is fancy feast they will eat it. The flavors have changed over the years and now the Florentine, Tuscany and Primavera (all with greens) are their favorites.
Fancy Feast has a plethora of choices for the finicky cat. Turkey, chicken, beef, organ meat, tuna, mackerel, salmon, scallops, shrimp, sea bass, sole, trout, and whitefish. They all come in a variety of textures including pate', chunky, flaked, minced, shredded, grilled, seared, and roasted. The sauces are in gravy, with milk, garden greens, savory sauces, gravy lovers, creamy delights, natural gravies, and savory centers. There are treats, appetizers, broths, duos, medleys, and that is just the wet food. There is just as much variety in their dry food such as filet mignon & shrimp, turkey & chicken, ocean fish and salmon. The choices are endless as are the sizes from one can to a case. The ingredients are from only the best cuts and fine meats, the sauces delicately blended by a gourmet chef. Your cat will never find boredom in all the choices.
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My cats are extremely picky. (As most cats are) I have tried a wide variety of different foods. They will only eat Fancy Feast. They will literally turn their little noses up at all other canned food brands. I have tried to sneak in cheaper one like Friskies but they are too smart to fall for it. I like how I am able to split a can of Fancy Feast between the two of them and it’s the perfect amount. I have found all other canned cat foods portions are too much even when splitting between cats. The fancy Feast canned food is the perfect size and taste for my fur babies.
I fed my Egyptian manx cat Fancy Feast for his entire 17 years of living - I never had a single health issue with him. I was faithful to the brand and also ALWAYS GAVE HIM BOTTLED WATER- NEVER TAP WATER. I never had a single health problem with him. I just had to make the hardest decision ever one week ago and put him down. But he lived 17 happyyyyy spoiled fancy feast years with me. I'll miss purchasing the cans of food every 3 days - but I'll refer every chance I get.
I have two cats with different food preferences. In addition to a high quality dry cat food they get two of the Fancy Feast cans each morning. I have tried better quality canned food but they don't eat as much of the good stuff. Like people, they go for the less healthy stuff. I have followed this regimen for the last 15 years. My cats (both rescues) routinely see the vet for health maintenance and their health is very good.
I have 4 cats. Two of them eat Fancy Feast Savory Centers (chicken, beef). Two of them eat Fancy Feast regular Pate' (no fish flavors). The Savory Ctr cats are absolutely perfect, no issues. The Pate' cats have suddenly developed jello like diarrhea. There's been no changes in their diet, there is nothing in my house that they could have gotten into (no plants, no human food, no cleaners, nothing - I've very particular about having a cat safe home). The ONLY thing different in their lives vs the other two is the Fancy Feast Pate' vs Savory Ctr's (which has been VERY difficult to acquire for the past 8 months, it's a hit and miss with a can here and there if I'm lucky - of course, Purina gives you some ** excuse why). So, it's impossible to have all 4 cats on the Savory Ctr's due to supply shortage.
There is something going on with the Pate' food (chicken, chicken feast, and beef feast) that has generated this jelly blob-like stool, parasites are negative and it has to be the Pate' that has changed. I am seriously disappointed in whatever Purina has done to change this food resulting in this diarrhea!!!! They are not vomiting, but what they are expelling from the other end has such a NASTY odor that it clears the room where their boxes are - they have NEVER had this kind of foul odor. I have 1.5 cases of this stuff now and it's getting trashed!!! Purina has gone in the crapper this past year and it's time to move on. AVOID FANCY FEAST - find another reputable food for your cat(s)!!!
I have been fostering local kittens since April 2020. I buy a 24 pack case of Fancy Feast Pate Kitten every 2 days. EVERY kitten I've fostered has been mildly to severely ill. I attributed their poor health to being born outside, under houses, in barns or abandoned and unvaccinated. However, even after they had been properly cared for, they would end up sick again every 3-4 weeks. It's been a vicious cycle and they only seemed to be getting sicker every time. They throw up, had diarrhea, even blood in their stool, followed by upper respiratory infections and conjunctivitis. In the past few weeks, my 7 month old foster (Taki) lost 1.3 pounds and she was already struggling to keep weight on. I have always trusted Purina Fancy Feast as they have never had a recall "officially". I never even considered the food being the issue.
I thought I was going to lose my foster Taki a few days ago. She refused to eat (my other 5 fosters were barely eating too) so I whipped up some homemade cat food. I made sure to follow all the nutritional advice and my cats scarfed it down. I've never seen my cats devour their food. Even Taki (who refused to eat and was very lethargic and dehydrated) enhaled her food and was full of energy and playing with the other cats after. Taki's health (as well as the others) have dramatically improved in just a matter of days. There is definitely something wrong with Purina's Fancy Feast Pate Kitten food. It needs to be investigated immediately. I will be first in line for a class action lawsuit! I have poured so much money into this food and vet bills trying to save these fur babies, while this whole entire time the FOOD was the problem. I am frustrated, angry, disappointed and disgusted with Purina! DO NOT BUY THEIR PRODUCTS!!!!
My healthy 11yr old cat was changed from Science Dry food to Fancy Feast wet food. He loved it and all was well. We started with chicken pate and moved on to beef/liver. He started leaving food on his plate. Within one month he stopped eating and drinking. Took him to emergency where he was diagnosed with fluid around heart and lungs. The prognosis was dire and we had him put down. Fancy Feast cat food killed my never sick healthy indoor cat - practically over night. We are devastated.
All 4 of our cats have been weird since Xmas day. We had received a new 24 can vase of FF from Amazon, FF seafood pate. We usually order the beef pate or the seafood pate. One of our cats is severely ill. Vomit, diarrhea, lethargic, fever. He is on 4 medications now. Another cat is not eating at all and lethargic as well. Our 2 other cats are also turning their nose at the seafood batch received. All the cats have eaten it and all all have either had diarrhea or vomit since Christmas. Anyone else having issues. Fancy is no longer welcome in our home. The vet said this is for sure something they ate.
I have fed my cats Fancy feast off and on for 5+yrs now. Every now and then, I get a case or batch that seems to make them very ill. This summer all 3 of my cats became violently ill. Puking, diarrhea, lethargy, all the bad stuff. I came home one evening to a litter box full of blood/mucus and 2 of my cats seemed sick, but still ate/drank. My 5yr old, the eldest, I found laying in my basement unable to stand or move in a pile of vomit. $2,500 in vet bills and a 5 night stay at the vet she's back home. I vowed not to buy this brand again.
However, another rush of panic buying meant fancy feast was all that was left in flavours my cats ate. The last 4 days, I've been cleaning up vomit. I wasn't positive it was the food at first, until I opened a can and my youngest gobbled it down, started heaving, and proceeded to vomit it all back up into the bowl. The middle cat ran to my bedroom and threw it up, the eldest wouldn't touch it. I wish I could include a photo, but I will give detailed information of the batch code/box/flavour instead. It was a case of Medleys, Florentine collection. Wild salmon florentine was the one immediately puked back up within seconds. Best before date Aug 2022, 02428331 11:17 L020272.
I will never, ever buy again!! Especially after reading the horror stories similar to mine. My cats kidneys were so far gone by the 3rd day that her crea level was in the 980s. The vet was floored. He said he had never seen a cat as young as she was with kidney levels resembling late stage kidney failure. He thought she was poisoned. My youngest had seizures.
Fancy Feast author review by Dr. Ken Tudor
Fancy Feast is a company that is committed to preparing gourmet cat food selections, and has been doing so for over 25 years. Their headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri, and they offer a wide array of product types and flavors. Their products will appeal to almost any feline; in fact, Fancy Feast understands that cats have very specific tastes and they endeavor to please even the pickiest cats while providing them with nutritious food. Fancy Feast is especially known for its high quality wet cat foods.
High quality: All Fancy Feast products are made with high quality and natural ingredients.
Wide variety: Fancy Feast offers both wet and dry foods, and over 80 varieties of wet food alone.
Nutritional value: Fancy Feast products are fortified with vitamins to provide the feline pets of its customers with great nutrition.
Competitive pricing: The company offers high quality products at prices comparable to other brands.
High consumer ratings: Their products are consistently rated highly in comparison to other cat food brands.
Fancy Feast Company Information
- Company Name:
- Fancy Feast
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- PO Box 1326
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- United States
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