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I've never bought a cat food that has made my cat this sick. All day he has had diarrhea and vomiting, he's a very active and healthy 5 month old who is pretty resilient to most things. I was not surprised when I saw others had the problem with this food, as the other cat in the house (16) turned her nose up completely to the wet food. Don't buy this. Complete waste of money and hopefully not a more expensive vet bill in the future.
Been purchasing Nutro dry and wet cat food for as long as I remember. One cat we have is about 16 and 2 other senior cats. Never had a problem with the Max line of dry or wet food. They went and changed everything completely. Essentials line is making my cats sick... Some cats can’t eat those tiny little pieces now. I didn’t know they discontinued. Only saw “new packaging”. It’s not like the company or places I purchased from for over a decade didn’t have all my CONTACT information.
Not sure why they decided on a complete formula change but our cat panel of consumers are COMPLETELY disappointed and now I’m trying to switch to a different brand. They have eaten Purina Cat Chow and it looks similar but much CHEAPER. We have too many rescues and community cats to feed. Hopefully we can save enough with the switch.
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We have provided Nutro's Dry food for indoor cats for 7 years. In April 2020, he came lethargic, and refused to eat ANY of his food suddenly. We got very spooked and took him to the vet who could find no reason for the issues. We switched to Friskies to get him eating and he began eating again. We thought he had a bug or something, so we slowly reintroduced the Nutro into the dry food mix with Friskies. Again our poor cat is suffering, this time terrible diarrhea as is our dog who scams a few kibbles here and there. We will not longer purchase Nutro for our cat and suggest you do not either.
I have been buying Nutro Pate Chicken in a can for 8 years. When I heard Mars bought out Nutro and cans would no longer be sold I searched far and wide and bought every case I could find. Cats are finicky. DON'T change what's not broken. Duo packs are horrible not the same color nor texture. My cats won't eat their new NOT improved product even my newly adopted 6 month old kitten born outside.
Sad Nutro Max Cat food Salmon was discontinued, I am a dog rescue and have 5 cats and this is the only food along with the chicken flavor they like. I will definitely be switching to another manufacturer. I see it's like $10 more a bag for the other Nutro Salmon, not interested, I bought Blue Salmon and Chicken. They don't care for either one so I will continue to look for another company.
We have been feeding our 3 cats NutroMax Salmon and Brown rice dry cat food and Nutro Pate Salmon and Tuna Recipe for several years now. Nutro recently switched the dry food to be smaller and softer pieces. Two of our three cats definitely like the change. (The third cat is a big cat and eats a lot and loves it too). It is easier for them (the two smaller cats) to eat. I preferred the soft food in the can, but my husband says that the cats really like this new soft recipe that is in the plastic container. It is juicer than the previous recipe. We do recycle our plastic. I like that it is split into smaller serving sizes so that you don't have to serve as much all at once if you don't want to. Overall the cats really like the changes and so do we.
Nutro used to have a very healthy wet cat food product line. Unfortunately, they made the decision a few months ago to replace their existing cans of food with new packages, called "perfect portion". It has been going down hill since then: the "perfect portion" products is packaged in plastic, not metal, which alters the taste of the food itself. Consequently, many cats refuse to eat it. In addition, their plastic containers are less eco-friendly than the old metal cans. In short, Nutro decided to move to the "perfect portion" packaging because it gave them an opportunity to increase their margin: cheaper container, and less food in it for a higher price than before. They just forgot one important piece in the puzzle: cats are notoriously finicky, and can't stand the new plastic packaging.
i switched my female cat from Purina to Nutro dry cat food (indoor chicken) last month. Although she liked the taste, she has had diarrhea for a week now, and after a vet visit it seems they suspect it may be the food. I noticed Nutro has had more than a few recalls in the past 20 years, I will avoid it like the plague and recommend others really watch their cats on this food as it may also upset their gi system.
My cat has finally found a food that doesn’t make him sick. He has an extremely sensitive system and this is the only dry food that has helped his digestive system. No more vomiting or diarrhea. I thought I was going to lose him.
So, I recently purchased this product, believing it to be a premium pet food. Within the space of a week I have one kitty that has had diarrhea so bad her little bottom is raw, and the other kitty has stopped eating. A quick search of the internet, proves I am NOT an isolated case, seems many people have pointed a finger at this pet food... Only wish I had done a bit more research myself before I wasted money on this product.
Nutro Cat Foods author review by Dr. Ken Tudor
NUTRO Cat Food is a company that offers premium cat food with a variety of flavors and textures to cats in all life stages. Tailored by the experts at The Nutro Company, it contains natural ingredients with added vitamins, minerals and trace nutrients to deliver the high-quality nutrition cats need to stay happy and healthy. With no poultry by-product meal, soy protein, rice flour, corn, wheat or vitamin K3, NUTRO Cat Food is free from many of the ingredients that are known to cause allergies in cats.
Fresh, natural ingredients: Dry food and wet loaf formulas contain real fish or poultry as the main ingredient.
Variety of textures: Products are available in sliced, minced, soft loaf and chunky loaf textures.
No artificial preservatives: All Nutro food contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
Quality control measures: All ingredients are tested to ensure they meet established nutritional and food safety standards, and all finished products go through rigorous testing to confirm freshness, quality and stability.
For all ages: Products are perfectly balanced to meet the dietary needs of indoor and outdoor kittens, adults and seniors.
Nutro Cat Foods Company Information
- Company Name:
- Nutro Cat Foods
- Year Founded:
- 1550 W McEwen Dr # 100
- Postal Code:
- United States
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