Natural Balance Fat Cat Food Review 2013
Anyone who has seen Catobear in the flesh really any time since she has been an adult will understand that she takes after me. She prefers napping or lying around, and enjoys a good meal. She’s not really into exercise or restraint when it comes to diet. She literally licks her food bowl once all the food is gone (for the most part, I avoid doing that, at least in the presence of others). Since I am the one with the opposable thumbs, I can exert my will upon her and for her own good, Miss Bear eats diet food measured out in four feedings a day (if only someone would do that for me…).
Maxy takes after Bob. He is active and loves to run around and play. He eats until he is no longer hungry, then walks away. However, due to his competitive nature and Cato’s desire to eat anything that doesn’t walk away from her first, Maxy is on the same food and the same schedule.
We have tried several kinds of food through the years. Up until fairly recently, Cato and Maxy were on the Eukanuba Indoor Weight Control + Hairball Relief. Then Petco stopped carrying it.
At that time, we switched back to Natural Balance. Dick Van Patten’s animal food. Really. He’s the father from Eight is Enough. Anyhow, we generally buy the Reduced Calorie Dry Cat Formula. Both Cato and Maxy really love it. They actually dance around for their dinner, four times a day. It’s good stuff.
Weekend before last, we were out of food, so we went to Petco. I had a nice coupon, too…cat food is not cheap. While we were in the cat food aisle, we saw a product we hadn’t seen before: Natural Balance Fat Cats Low Calorie Dry Cat Formula. Even with the diet food, Cato is still a porker. So we thought we’d give it a try.
I should have had my camera ready when I put the food in Cato’s bowl for the first time. She put her face to the food and then literally turned around and looked at me with the most dramatic look of disgust I have ever seen on a cat. She then walked away.
Four times a day for a week, the same drama would play out. Maxy hated the new food, too. They would eat a few bites, then walk away. Yesterday we had to make things right. We went back to Petco and got the Reduced Calorie Dry.
Happiness has returned to the feline population.