Cat Food Recommendation: Natures Menu
The kitten version has a vitamin complex. All have minimum 70 percent meat and my cat sleeps well after a pouch... I won't use standard cat food at 11 percent meat. Meowlie actually growls if anyone comes near him while he eats it. :)
Editor's note and Update:
After a bit of confusion over Nature's Garden versus Natures Menu, and then further confusion over two products with similar names, I believe I have this sorted out. I'm renaming the original URL to reflect the correct product name. Please read on...
-Kurt natures:menu versus Nature's Menu
OK, I've determined that the cat food that our reader, Catman has recommended is natures:menu
and uses the tag line "Real food pets love."
They make both dog and cat food, including canned food for dogs, and they have some amusing commercials on Youtube, although they'd be better if they used lots of cats instead of dogs. Just my opinion. :)
They position their cat food in a pouch as "a premium natural food for cats" that is "cooked in a pouch."
They also have information on the benefits of feeding raw food to pets, and the UK BARF Club
(BARF = bones and raw food).
On their website, they state:
"Established in 1981 as Anglian Meat Products Ltd, Natures Menu Petfoods has been improving its range of quality petfoods for 30 years."
Their cat food is available in UK at some stores (although the store locator was broken
when I tried it) and online as well. It looks like you can order right from their site, and they have distributors as far away as New Zealand.Petsathome
offers the kitten and adult cat food products from natures:menu (once at their site, search under "Wet Cat Food" to find it) as well.
Here's the ingredient list for the Chicken and Turkey cat food pouch:
Chicken min. 43%. Turkey min. 28%. Minerals. Various sugars.
OK, 'nuff said.
Now... there is another product called Nature's Menu
, which is a raw cat food product (they have dog food too). It looks like this product is available in some US states at various pet boutiques in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Oregon, and Louisiana.
You can, however, order from their website as they ship direct (to US locations). The company is based in Wisconsin and has a toll free order line posted on their website.
Their meat products are made into 1/4 lb. patties. On their site, they state:
"...our two veterinary nutritionists have formulated a superior blend of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements which is added to the diets to exceed the daily recommended nutritional needs of dogs and cats in all stages of life."
So that's that (I think!).
Note: I thought that was it. It appears that the Wisconsin company I talked about is now gone, and there is another company using the name "Nature's Menu," but they appear to be offering dog food only.