Last week I needed to buy more canned cat food because I was completely out, but I also needed to buy human food and the two stores were miles apart. My first stop was Sprouts Farmer’s Market. If you are unfamiliar with them, they are similar to Whole Foods. While there I looked in their pet food section and saw they had Honest Kitchen Prowl Cat Food on sale for $20.
Prowl is a dehydrated food with relatively healthy ingredients. The box says it makes six pounds of food after hydration. I did the math and decided that six pounds for $20 was better than 8.25 pounds for $40, which is what a case of Earthborn Holistic Chicken Catcciaori cost at my local store (although I just noticed it is less money on Amazon). It also saved me from driving across town to get it.
My biggest concern, besides whether they would like it, is how much patience they would have waiting for me to prepare it. The answer is not much. I followed the directions and mixed one cup of food with one cup of water, which I thought was good for four cats. I waited what I thought was three minutes, although time seems to pass more slowly when hungry cats are waiting. I expected the soupy mixture to thicken up to a more solid consistency but it didn’t. It remained an awful looking soup. I added more of the Prowl and then more again until it looked like it was supposed to.
The cats were not impressed. Frankie ate some but everyone else just waited for the real food.
I tried to show them that it was good by letting them lick it off my finger. My hope was that they would then see that it was good and start eating from their bowls but that didn’t work.
I ended up buying their canned food and mixing the Prowl with it. I start with a heaping tablespoon and then add a small amount of water and mix it. I don’t wait the full three minutes because I have hungry felines to deal with so I open a can of food and add that to the mixture. I stir it all together and divide it onto four plates. I don’t have a picture of that but I can tell you they love it that way. I suppose it is a texture thing for them.
Once the Prowl is gone I will probably go back to making homemade raw cat food and mix that with their canned food like had done before I ran out of everything.
seems they are only fans of “finger food” :o)
You are right about that. They would probably eat spinach if I had it on my finger.
Well it was a good experiment but I agree that cats are more “texture in tune” than we think they are. Both Sammy and Teddy have to have their food “just so” or they won’t eat it. Picky picky!
None of our cats like pate very much so I can’t buy that.
Oh dear! It looks like what I sometimes have had to clean off the floor when one of=r the other cat had an upset digestive tract….
Maybe that’s why they didn’t like it. 😀
The first pic is great, the cats stearing the plates, and thinking what he means by this, we need food, not this …. So you found a solution and everybody is happy.
Yes. I think they like the taste but not the texture.
The Honest Kitchen food never seems to appeal to any cat I’ve heard of. At least not prepared with water the way the instructions say. I think mixing with the canned food if your best bet.
It seems like a good addition to canned food but not a replacement.
Oh Chuck! The food looks so gross I couldn’t watch the rest of the video I am sorry! It looks awful! I DO thank you for letting us know though, I will be sure NOT to buy it! MOL!
I’m here to help. 😀 I will say they like it mixed with solid food.
We tried the Honest Kitchen and didn’t like it either. We didn’t try mixing it in with our regular food. That was a good idea.
I was lucky I didn’t have to toss it.
That doesn’t look very appetizing.
I never had porridge but I imagine that’s what it looks like.
No, porridge looks more appetizing!
I too mix canned food with homemade raw food.
Thanks for sharing your experience with this food, and really good you could salvage it by mixing into their regular food! I think there’s a science and art to getting kitty food right!
They like the raw mixed with the canned but I ran out of the supplements for the raw so couldn’t make it. I need to order more.
Who’s recipe do you follow for the raw recipe???
I buy the raw premix from TCFeline but I still have not placed an order for it so I may try to find the individual ingredients locally. I’m not sure if I am ready for that yet. The TCFeline is so easy.