Feline Holistic Select Wet Food: My Cats Try It

June 19th, 2010

When asked by email whether they’d like to review a particular cat food, both Choco and Oscar, being the gluttons they are, eagerly agreed. A package of Feline Holistic Select dry food and two cans of wet food arrived shortly thereafter.  (Coming up next, the review of Feline Holistic Select dry food.)

They are most ravenous for their wet food first thing in the morning, so that’s when they had the Duck & Chicken Recipe wet food for cats and kittens.

Oscar, a kitten still and the more finicky of the two, took a whiff and walked away. Choco, my seven-year-old darling, dove in and stayed for a bit, but never finished the serving. Oscar returned later for a second whiff and repeat performance. There you have it — one of two cats like the taste.

When the cats tried another variety of the wet food, Salmon & Shrimp Recipe, Oscar went for it and ate the whole serving while Choco hesitated and merely nibbled.

In general, my cats tend to be much more finicky when it comes to wet food, but they liked Holistic Select much better than the last new wet food I offered to them: Halo Spot’s Stew, which seemed to greatly offend them though they like Halo’s dry food. For reasons I don’t understand, my cats regularly turn down more natural and even organic wet food to go for Fancy Feast! I’m encouraged though my their response to this wet food. Plus, there are three more varieties we can try.

What’s Inside

The overall color and consistency of the wet Feline Holistic Select food reminded me of Science Diet, except that Holistic Select has fine little chunks of veggies like carrots and a less mushy texture overall. In their protein-based canned cat recipes, Holistic Select includes fruits, vegetables and added vitamins, Taurine and minerals. Specifically, both varieties the kitties tried contain Yucca schidigera extract, which is supposed to reduce urine and fecal odor, as well as cranberries for better urinary health. The food is free of artificial preservatives, colors and flavors.

For whole-cat health, the company uses a foundation of natural foods, adding ingredients like micro-organisms, enzymes, botanicals and phytonutrients. They believe that these powerful ingredients combine to promote health of the entire body, a holistic philosophy that guides all their unique recipes.

To sum it up, this food is worth a try, especially if you’re looking for natural, holistic food that may be fed to both cats and kittens. And who knows, it may even reduce fecal odor. Fancy Feast doesn’t help much in that arena, as I have to scoop quickly while holding my breath.

Disclosure: Choco and Oscar received two free cans of Holistic Select wet food and two free bags of Holistic Select dry food for review purposes.

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