Wednesday, May 25, 2016

This Cat is Solid Gold #ChewyInfluencer

This Cat is Solid Gold #ChewyInfluencer

Last week I told you about Now Fresh Senior kibble I was sent by Chewy but there was something else in the box too. It was called Solid Gold but I soon found out that was not entirely truthful. The can was NOT made of gold—solid or otherwise. I will have to take my ad for gold cans down from Craig's List. The artwork on the label was very cool. However, free always tastes better so I couldn't wait for TW to open a can.

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Lemme give you the 411 on Solid Gold. The brand was founded in 1974 with a line of dog food. It wasn't until 2000 that they introduced wet cat food to their product line. Since then they've developed a line of natural and holistic dry foods, canned foods, treats, and supplements for both dogs and cats.

This Cat is Solid Gold #ChewyInfluencer

All the selections looked good but TW decided I'd like the Five Oceans Mackerel and Tuna Recipe in Gravy. She knows I like tuna but wanted to give me something slightly different. This grain- and gluten-free recipe with made with mackerel and tuna, tapioca and canola oil with vitamins and minerals added. It's perfect for both adult cats and growing kittens and is ideal as an accompaniment to dry food, to feed alone or as a treat.

This Cat is Solid Gold #ChewyInfluencer

This is all well and good but did this little ghetto kitteh like it? Yes! I'll be the first to admit TW had to chase me around the condo to get me to try it. She finally cornered me on Pop's bed. Once I tried it; I liked it. Unlike most wet food, I even ate it the next day after it had been refrigerated.

A few days later TW opened another can and I ate that. I'll be honest, kitties. I like it best with a bit of crust on it. TW will give it to me and I'll turn on my heels and walk away. An hour or two later, I'll come back and eat it. As is the case with all wet food, I lick the gravy and eat some of the "meat." I don't ever finish anything. Due to the fact that I don't drink H2O, TW scores it as a win when I lick up the gravy.

This Cat is Solid Gold #ChewyInfluencer

The only problem TW has is they sent the 6-oz. cans for review. That means she has to refrigerate over half of it and none of the cat food lids we have fit on the cans. These cans are wider than 3-oz. cans but not as wide as traditional 6-oz. cans. Perhaps one of my readers can suggest a lid that will fit these cans.

The particular Solid Gold line we were offered has five different recipes: New Moon Blended Tuna in gravy, Five Oceans Sardines & tuna in gravy, Mackerel & Tuna in gravy, SeaBream & Tuna in gravy and Shrimp & Tuna in gravy. They come in 6-oz. and 3-oz. cans. Chewy.com does offer a few flavors in another Solid Gold line that don't contain fish. All are discounted with free 1-2 day delivery on orders over $49. Right now, it has the CK stamp of approval. I'm a cat, I may change my mind tomorrow.

19 comments:

  1. We don't eat fish (unless it's a bit of salmon or tuna juice from the humans as a treat), so we'd be more interested in the non-fish flavors.

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  2. If those cans are the size we think, there are a handful of cat food manufacturers using them now, especially companies canning in Thailand. Before Pierre's appetite issues, he was eating from that size can every day. If you have one of the lids that has several lips inside for multiple can sizes, that's your best bet for finding a fit. The top of the can is roughly the size of the tall dog food cans. We had a couple promotional lids that the head peep had gotten at various events that fit, but the ones that you can buy at the pet store were hit or miss. Ones that had a raised section and then stepped down to a wider section (like a Devo energy dome hat, but only two levels) were the best fit.

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  3. That size does look bit different from traditional cans. Glad you liked it but we won't be surprised if you change your mind tomorrow, hahaha :-)

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  4. We woulda luvved to try da Solid Gold CK but all we saw was fish furmulas and mommy won't let me have fish and tune. MOL As fur lids, da little can lid turned upside down fits it. Me thinks it's da little can. It's been a long time since we've had any of those cans here, but try turnin' da plastic lids upside down. One of them fits it. It's a tight fit, but it works. Glad you liked it.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  5. Very nice review! Russell, Alice, and Scooter are very picky. Fortunately they all like the same products. I wish I could pinpoint the date they unanimously declared they were in charge around here.

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  6. Glad you enjoyed the food, CK! The cat food lids we use have different grooves to fit different sized cans - like a one-lid-fits-all kind of thing. Maybe that would work?

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  7. Too bad the gold wasn't solid after all CK!

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  8. I am glad you liked the food. That is funny that you prefer it to sit out for a while.

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  9. MACKERULL !!!!!! NOW YUR TALKIN GRATE EATZ !!! ☺☺☺

    & CK....tell TW ta chex in two whisker city cat food coverz; they fit three
    diffrunt size canz; de food gurl heer finded R'z at pet smart ♥♥♥

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  10. We are picky eaters too. Usually we hate the good for you stuff, but that sure looked tasty!

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  11. I'm glad that you found a new wet food that you like, CK! That is great. Manna likes to lick up the gravy first too. I'm just glad that she is getting the moisture that she needs. There is nothing wrong with taking your time with a meal. :)
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  12. Real gold or not, this stuff sure does sound good, CK. And you sound like my kitties - who needs fresh food when you can have it aged and a bit crusty?

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  13. Yayyy, I saw your stunning tongue! I leave my food for a couple of hours too before I come back and eat it.

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  14. Olive is our resident gravy licker over here. That is an odd sized can - hope you can find a lid!

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  15. That sounds like good food, CK! We don't get a lot of fish foods, but maybe we could have this once and a while.

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  16. We're glad you liked that food, CK! Good job making TW chase you around to get you to try it, though. ;)

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  17. Hi darling, The Human gets annoyed with me when she gives me gavy foods--I lick up all the gravy right away but I rarely eat the foods part. I wish they made cans of just gravy, ha ha meow!

    Hey--SCORE on the release from jury duty (I guess your reputation preceded TW--and also SCORE on a day of less-loud jackhammering. Come over and let's have a snooze!

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  18. Like Summer said, we don't get fish hardly ever. And that's ok cuz we like chicken tons better and it is totally not net caught!...ummmm...at least I don't think so? would be weird to see humans out there tryin' to scoop up those chickens with nets. I must raise this concern at the next Cat Convention of Free Range Chik'hen

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