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Reviewed Sept. 26, 2023

To make a long story short I have been feeding my two-year-old cat Friskies since he has been born and able to eat regular food. Yesterday around three o’clock in the morning he started making horrible moaning noises so me and my husband got really concerned because this was something he never done before. We rushed him to the vet and was actually sitting outside of the vet before they even opened. Once we got in there and as soon as we got in the back the vet stated to examine him. The first thing she did was squeezed his stomach and automatically knew it was a blockage.

The second thing she asked was what does he eat and when we told her she was enraged and notified us that Friskies is like the McDonald’s of cat food. She also informed us that Friskies does not do well with male cats and that most of them get blockages in their kidneys. She told us that the food builds up like sand. After that she took him for a X-ray and of course it confirmed that he had a horrible blockage and needed a procedure within 24 hours or he will die. Of course we paid the 800 for the procedure because Fancy is such a big piece of our family. So we left so that the vet could start working on him only to find our hours later that the procedure didn’t work.

She physically had to cut my cat open to get all of the backed up sand like substance that had built up. Of course he’s still there so now I’m up the next day waiting on a update. The vet informed us that if he doesn’t start to urinate on his own we will have to see a specialist and it’s not 100 percent that they can cure him or we will have to put fancy down. To add fuel to the fire I contacted Purina corporate office only for them to say yes that food will do that. Are you kidding me.

Why isn’t it warning signs put on this food. So you mean to tell me I have been basically slowly killing my cat for two years straight. This is unacceptable and I’m taking this as far as I can take it. They don’t realize the hurt that they have caused my family and I’m determined to get justice for Fancy. His vet took pictures of everything she took out of his kidneys, she has pics of his kidneys, X-rays, and bloodwork and I will be picking all of that up today as evidence. This company needs to be shut down. People do yourselves a favor and don’t buy this food, you have been warned.

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Reviewed April 25, 2023

My cats used to love a variety of Friskies Pate but lately even the outside feral cats are walking away unless they are starving. The quality has decreased significantly as I am finding bones in the food. The bones are mostly sharp claws of apparently chickens. Sometimes I cannot tell the origin of the bones which can be up to 4mm. I am spending a lot of time removing these bones to decrease the choking Hazard. However, when I am rushed I find their food not eaten and several bones on the plate when I pick up the plates to wash them. I have seen up to 6 such bones in a can. This problem has been is in "liver and chicken" and "mixed grill." I have decided to stop buying Friskies Pate as it is a choking hazard and too time consuming to check every bite for these bones. I hope Purina improves the quality of this product even if it means having to raise the price because a veterinarian visit would be a lot more costly.

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    Reviewed Feb. 28, 2023

    My pets love most of your products however you know all the bad health issues. Red40 and all other dyes create for their health. Why do you continue to laden some dry food products especially Tender Crunchy dry with tons of toxic food dyes? It doesn't make sense.

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    Reviewed Oct. 7, 2022

    My cat ate Friskies Pate from a new box of the seafood. She began having diarrhea and vomiting. Then went into kidney failure and died. I'm finding out now that so many have went through the same thing with their pets. This has to stop. I'm heartbroken.

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    Reviewed Aug. 31, 2022

    I have 2 cats that have been vomiting and now will not even eat because this cat food is making them sick. They need to start a recall on this product immediately. They were fine until I bought this brand of food 2 days ago and now they are so sick. Lot #1159.

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    Reviewed July 5, 2022

    Cat became violently ill after eating Purina Friskies Salmon Pate with Gravy from lot #20551157 L8HR51026 use by FEB 2024. UPC 50000 16874. We have used this brand and flavor for years with no reaction, this time an emergency room visit was required ($900). After fluids and anti-nausea meds were administrated, cat recovered in 24 hours. Purina and the FDA have been notified.

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    Reviewed June 12, 2022

    My cat just died about 15 minutes ago after eating Batch 1161 of this Friskies Cat Food. My wife is devastated. Our Ginger Love was our baby. This is the 4th time we have tried to go back to Friskies and this is the 4th cat who has died because he/she ate it. My wife blames herself because she gave it to our cats. This wet canned cat food should be recalled but Nestles wants money so they don't care. We will never buy anything "Nestles" ever again. Have fun in Court. There is an animal bill of rights now that you have broken and enough is enough.

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    Reviewed April 17, 2022

    I’m not sure what has happened to this cat food recently, but it made my cat extremely sick. He’s been eating it for 12 years but every time he would eat it the last few months he’d puke and have diarrhea (sometimes not even in his box). We thought he was just being picky when he didn’t want to eat it so didn’t think anything of it at first but he would just stop eating altogether. Around the same time he also started growing a lump on his side. We tried different food and he ate it no problem but still got sick if we gave him Friskies. He only ate the shreds but looks like this was a problem with pate as well. One day we decided to not give him friskies at all and the constant puking and diarrhea stopped. We will never give him this again. He hasn’t had an issue with Fancy Feast and even though it’s more money it’s worth him not getting sick anymore. Do not buy if you want your cat healthy.

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    Reviewed March 7, 2022

    My cats have been eating Friskies for years. They loved the Mariners Catch and Ocean Whitefish & Tuna Pate when the can was not full and gravy. Now that the cans are full and smell bad. They won't eat it. I don't know what you did but you are hurting your company. Also, the gold top cans smell like diesel fuel. (Mariners Catch) the stray cat won't eat it. And they are hungry. The bad part is I have 240 cans of food. That is a lot of money. And it is hard to find cat food. Why? I will try to look other brands. Thank god for American greed...

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    Reviewed Jan. 23, 2022

    Our cat will only eat Friskies chicken and tuna pate wet food. Unfortunately, all Friskies canned cat food has been out of stock recently at all the stores, but we were fortunate enough to be able to find some online. Also, the price is SO good for us! We realized just how great the price was when we had to look at some other brands. We did try giving our cat another brand of more expensive food, more than twice the price, and she would have none of it. Friskies is the best!

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    Friskies author review by Dr. Ken Tudor

    Friskies is a company that manufactures cat food products and other assorted pet items, under the umbrella of its parent company, Nestle Purina. Founded in 1965, Friskies continues to be one of the most famous names when it comes to giving cats something delicious for dinner. They are committed to nutrition, pet food quality and safety, pet welfare and sustainability.

    • Fifty-plus varieties: Friskies offers over fifty varieties of cat food, so pets will never get bored.

    • Dry and wet food: Friskies offers their furry customers both wet and dry foods to appease even the pickiest of palates.

    • Wide selection of treats: With their Pull 'n Play and Party Mix treats, cats have endless choices when it comes to treats and rewards.

    • Indoor formula: Indoor cats have different nutritional needs, so Friskies provides cat food specifically for cats that stay inside the house.

    • Cat games and apps: Not only does Friskies make food and treats, they also develop apps and games just for cats such as the popular Cat Fishing 2.

    by Dr. Ken Tudor Pet Food Advisor

    A recognized expert and leader in pet nutrition, Dr. Ken Tudor has written over 200 articles on the subject. He also has a featured weekly blog on petMD, is published in major veterinary journals and is a frequent internet media guest expert. He is the founder of Hearthstone Homemade, a recipe and supplement program for pet parents wishing to feed nutritious homemade dog food.

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