Saturday, December 28, 2013

#WholeFoodsPets Taste Test


Let me preface this Whole Pets® review by revealing that I am not only the World’s Most Stunning Cat but also the World’s Fussiest Eater. I won’t eat my food if it’s given at the wrong time or in the wrong dish. Let me also say kitty don’t play all this hippy-dippy grain-free food loaded with vegetables and sweet potatoes. OK, so I will eat cranberry.

When I was in jail before the peeps paid my bail money, I was fed nothing but kibble. The peeps were instructed what to feed me: a quarter cup of kibble twice a day. The peeps didn’t listen cos they don’t like me eating kibble. They give me around 10 pieces every night cos they say wet food is healthier. I still prefer kibble.

That said, TW was a little worried if I’d eat this new food when we were chosen to review Whole Foods Market’s new Whole Paws®, a line of premium pet foods formulated so the first ingredient is chicken, salmon and other proteins but she trusts the brand. She knows how picky I am and how I don’t dine on healthy food.


When we got our box of food from Whole Foods Market®, there was a bag of chicken and brown rice kibble, which contained no wheat, corn or soy. You could smell the goodness right through the bag. TW opened it and put some in my dish. I took to it like it was catnip flavor. Score 1 for Whole Paws.


Since I don’t drink H2O, the peeps feed me 2 1/2 small cans of stinky goodness every day. I’m an active cat so I don’t put on any weight. It’s the half can that kills me cos I don’t like food that’s been refrigerated. No way. No how. *scrape scrape* See I buried it.

TW started me on the grain-free Whole Pets stinky goodness gradually. She gave me a third of a can of the Beef and Chicken formula, knowing full well I don’t like anything with beef in it, grain-free or paté. That’s three strikes against it. (Incidentally, the peeps don’t eat beef either.) I don’t know why she chose that one first. I think she was looking for a miracle or maybe it was the one I was pointing to in the photo below. I wouldn’t even smell it. I just walked away. The next day, I got another third of a can. This time I sniffed it. The third day, she mixed it up with my other food and I couldn’t eat it fast enough. It was suddenly the nectar of the Cods. She got cocky and opened another can of Beef and Chicken. Same thing. I wouldn’t look at it the first 2 days and then on the third day, it arose as the nectar of the Cods.

I got to try the turkey and chicken paté next. That was a total fail. I’m not fond of paté or turkey. The final can she opened was shredded salmon & chicken in gravy. No cigar there either. Score one for the community cats in the park who will eat the remaining cans.

Just cos I didn’t go nutz for this food is no reason not to buy it for your own cats. I know several cats who only like paté and some who’s food people won’t feed them fish so the beef, turkey and chicken entrees will be a treat for them. My furrends who eat grain-free are going to love it, I’m sure, and their humans will like the price tag.

Let’s go back to Roman Reporter CK and see how the cats innerviewed in my original post liked it. You can click on the image to biggify it.

Whole Foods Market sent us both cat and dog food. TW gave the dog food to a neighbor, who promised to send us photos of her pooch, Madison, with the food. As of publication time, we hadn’t received them. Maddy’s brofur recently went OTRB, which made my peeps very sad.


Remember, when innerducing new food into your kitties' diet, it’s best to do it gradually, especially if they have a sensitive stomach. Transition the food gradually over 7-10 days.

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Disclaimer: I’ve written this post on behalf of the BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network for Whole Foods Market. This little ghetto kitteh is being compensated for helping spread the word about Whole Foods Market Whole Paws, but Stunning Keisha only shares information I feel is relevant to my readers.

21 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting. I'm sure the Farm cats would suck it down - well three of them. Pumpkin is a touch fussy.
    Great review CK

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  2. We LOVES the pate style...Mommy better get over to While Paycheck, PRONTO.

    Oh, and CK, the boys are ready and waiting for some more chesticle action...

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  3. Great review, CK! My human is terrible with new food - she just plunks it right down in front of us, no gradual introduction! Our review isn't until tomorrow, but I will say there was a surprise!

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  4. I'm with you on the picky eater thing. If Mom tries to change my foods, I just give it the old "hork" and voila - it's back to my fave. We have our ways....

    Sammy

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  5. Have a super Saturday Keisha.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. Dang CK, I sure am hungry now!!!

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  7. Great review, CK. Not every cat is going to like every food. We're sure the community cats will appreciate the donation!

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  8. We may have to try some of that food CK. I am a really picky eater.

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  9. Great review CK glad there was some food you really enjoyed!

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  10. Great review, Keisha! Truffles is quite particular too, pretty much only wanting her "fancy" stinky food :) She adored the kibble too! I wish we had gotten the turkey canned food...that's usually her favorite flavor.

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  11. I was never into pate before....but NOW I'm loving it.
    Glad to hear you enjoyed some of the food!
    : ) Katie

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  12. That was a good review, CK. We love pate food so we'd like this stuff. We just wish there was a Whole Foods closer to our house so we could try it.

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  13. Hmmm, M says maybe once I'm off this d.i.e.t. she'll try some of that for me. I'm pretty picky too and also I have no toothies, so I need pate usually.

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  14. Don't feel bad, CK. We are all a little picky here, too.

    We all have to eat Carmine's prescription noms, but we are sure there are lots of kitties who will like the new foods!

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  15. We all had various opinions on the food too, but since we don't get much kibble, we acted like we were eating Fritos...hog wild! Good post, and cute pix, too!

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  16. Sadly, CK, I am your kinda eater. I don't know how many green papers the Human has scraped into the trash can over the years--but it's prolly enough to fatten up her 403(b) account. I like Whiskas. And Fancy Feast. and ONCE IN WHILE Innova or Royal Canin--but hardly ever. I will eat higher quality (Royal Canin) kibble, but honestly? I am such a picky eater and I used to be sooo skinny the Human would just be glad that I ate AT ALL. She does go to Whole Foods once in awhile, so she might pick up a can or two just on the off chance. But I doubt it. Sigh. XOXOXOXO

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  17. That's a great review! We never tried Whole Foods kitty food before, but I love the store. Many fresh, yummy food there...only, it's too far away from where we live.

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  18. Reading so many reviews about picky eaters who love the food makes me want to give it a try with our cats. I didn't, because I was convinced they wouldn't be interested.

    Thanks!

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  19. How'd I miss out on this one? Who can I contact to get on the list to do a taste test? *pout*

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  20. Wow this looks great! I need a more affordable grain-free line of kitty food and my kittens are still young enough to try something new. I'll have go and get some of this food and I'll let you know how it went :)
    - Carolina
    www.purrfecttales.com

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