What do Felix put in As Good As It Looks?

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I have spent a fortune on various super-duper human-standard-meat European cat foods from zooplus, but my 2 don't eat any of them as enthusiastically as AGAIL (& some they won't eat at all)

<cries>

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Mon 16-Dec-13 23:31:14

My two absolutely love it, the only other wet food we've tried so far has been Butcher's Classic in tins, they wouldn't so much as touch it. W've only had them two months so far, but I have been thinking about trying better quality alternatives. So, would love to hear what other cats who love Felix have liked.

DidoTheDodo Tue 17-Dec-13 10:27:20

Didokitty suddenly changed from eating everything to being really fussy and will now only eat James Wellbeloved kibbles. I don't really mind as they smell a lot les than wet food and make less mess. (Selfish cat mummy!)

Whiskas "oh so meaty" used to be a favourite of old cat and also Gourmet Perle stuff.

cozietoesie Tue 17-Dec-13 10:43:27

I have boxes of mixed food - Seniorboy is a fussy blighter and with one exception won't use anything for more than a couple of days. So I feed the stuff into the routine at random. I haven't tried Felix though.

(The exception is the Co-op own brand Gourmet Chicken in Gravy. That is used for every tea and has gone down well every night for well over a year - Thank Goodness because I need to know he'll eat something to get his meds into him.)

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Tue 17-Dec-13 10:49:27

My two love James Welbeloved dry food too, we started them on Go-Kat, realised it was not very nutritious and switched to Iams, which they didn't like at all, they love the JW though, when I first put it down they ate as though they hadn't been fed for weeks. They have one pouch of Felix each a day and JW dry the rest of the time. Their poos smell awful though. I have wondered about dropping the pouches, but they do love them.

Sparkling Cat only eats Felix AGAIL. i have to google where it's on offer. angry

cozietoesie Tue 17-Dec-13 11:11:31

I'll maybe try a pouch. Does it have good nutritional values?

Analytical constituents:

Felix As Good As It Looks 12 x 100g
proteinfatfibreashmoisturelinoleic acid
13.0 %3.0 %0.5 %2.2 %80.0 %0.2 %

I have found this ^ cozie

cozietoesie Tue 17-Dec-13 11:22:57

Ah. I'm seeing

Beef Pouch: Moisture 82%, Protein 7%, Oils and Fats 4%, Fibre 0.5%, Ash 2%. Chicken Pouch: Moisture 82%, Protein 7%, Oils and Fats 4%, Fibre 0.5%, Ash 2%. Lamb Pouch: Moisture 82%, Protein 7%, Oils and Fats 4%, Fibre 0.5%, Ash 2%. Rabbit Pouch: Moisture 82%, Protein 7%, Oils and Fats 4%, Fibre 0.5%, Ash 2%.

which is a bit lower on the protein levels than the Co-op one at 9%. Still - if it gets him to eat, that's something.

cozietoesie Tue 17-Dec-13 11:23:46

PS - 3 of selected 12 packs for £9 at Pets at Home at the moment, Sparkling.

cozietoesie Tue 17-Dec-13 11:26:51

Sorry - I forgot to add shipping. (I have no idea what that is.)

A single box of 12 was £3 at Morrisons last week & zooplus do 24 for £6.49. It doesn't smell disgusting, & poos don't either. Worth giving it a try for your picky one, cozie

There's not as much specified meat as in the European brands (eg Bozita Chicken & Turkey has "chicken (85% in chunks), turkey (7.2% in chunks), beef, pork, calcium carbonate, yeast")

but there's no cereal filler either. Sugar, though...??? Maybe that's the magic ingredient!

Ingredients (from zooplus site)

Tasty Meat Selection:
Meat & meat by-products (min. 4% of each listed variety), vegetable protein extract, fish & fish by-products, minerals, sugar.

Tasty Fish Variety:
Meat & meat by-products, vegetable protein extract, fish & fish by-products (min. 4% of each listed variety), minerals, sugar.

Tasty Vegetable Selection:
Meat & meat by-products (min. 4% of each listed variety), vegetable protein extract, fish & fish by-products (min. 4% of each listed variety), minerals, sugar.

Additives:

Nutritional additives:
Vitamin A (1,490 IU/kg), vitamin D3 (230 IU/kg), vitamin E (17 mg/kg), iron (10 mg/kg), copper (0.9 mg/kg), iodine (0.3 mg/kg), manganese (2 mg/kg), zinc (10 mg/kg).

Technological additives:
E499 (2,650 mg/kg).

Analytical components:
Moisture (80%), protein (13%), fat (3%), ash (2.2%), fibre (0.5%), linoleic acid [omega-6-fatty acids] (0.2%).

Thanks cozie I have a PAH nearby. The best deal I found (a few weeks ago) were when Countrywide were selling 44 pouches for £11.99. i should have stocked up.

Sparkling Cat doesn't seem to drink much water-I imagine it's down to the food.

I agree it smells fine. the Whiskas pouches are so smelly-she won't touch them either.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes mine used to love Bozita (from zooplus) which is Scandinavian, made with fit-for-human-consumption meat, & very reasonably priced. But they have gone off it lately sad

Felix is one of the recommended brands on there & also one of the cheapest. They helpfully give you a per-kilo price for everything & some of them are over £10 per kilo - Felix & Bozita both only £2.70.

cozietoesie Tue 17-Dec-13 12:21:57

In a moment of madness, I bought Seniorboy some Encore a few weeks back - and he liked one of the flavours very much. So he should. I reckon that's one of your 'over £10 a kilo' ones. I think I'll try Felix to see if he'll eat it.

cozietoesie Tue 17-Dec-13 12:25:47

Dear Goodness - I just costed it properly. The cat eats better than I do!

I am going to try the Coop stuff for Sparkling cat. She is taking the mickey with the Felix.

according to mysupermarket it's 2 for £6 at Tesco & Sainsburys atm

cozietoesie Tue 17-Dec-13 12:40:18

If she likes it (it's in a black pouch which they sell singly) then buy it subsequently in multiples of 3. (They frequently have an offer of 3 for a £ and nobody seems to tell the Head Office computer when the offer stops - or maybe it's a near permanent offer and my Co-op forgets to advertise.) smile <looks furtively around>

They also do an own brand Gourmet salmon in jelly (black pouch again) but I haven't tried that because Seniorboy won't eat fishy flavour food.

but Tesco's deal ends today

cozietoesie Tue 17-Dec-13 12:42:13

It certainly is on offer there (just looked) and I've got a delivery on Thursday. Hmm.

cozietoesie Tue 17-Dec-13 12:43:02

The Sainsbury's deal (the one I looked at) lasts until 1st January. Phew.

Thanks TheOne seems there's more offers on than usual at the moment.

I will have a mooch in the coop cozie, I can't believe she will only eat Felix-I think she's being difficult.

I opened a tin of sweetcorn the other day and she came running down the stairs all excited. So she has eaten tins. hmm I got her a tin once, and she ate the first bit from the top of the open/fresh can-then rejected any further meals from it. hmm

I was making the Foxes cat food sandwiches the other day with some 39p stuff from Wilko-I should have offered her some!

cozietoesie Tue 17-Dec-13 12:47:14

She certainly has the look of a cat who might be awkward. It's those considering eyes, Sparkling.

Mmm. She ended up at the CP because her owner couldn't afford to keep her. I should have known. grin

AGAIL is like cat-crack. Once they've had it, they'll always remember the buzz.

We had to bring our Megatron down slowly by using half AGAIL and half normal lumpy Felix... With a few Wellbeloved biscuits.

Shes now off the hard stuff but looks like a barrel with feet.

DD2 bought some in Morrisons this week & says it didn't look like a special offer - the ordinary shelf edge label said £3 - so worth a look

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Tue 17-Dec-13 19:18:44

I've been getting the Felix 44 for £13.65 from Ocado and delivered free with the shopping.

48 for £12 from Morrisons/Sainsbos/Tesco is best deal (if not too inconvenient)

FushandChups Tue 17-Dec-13 21:09:08

I have the opposite problem - bought the posher version if her food with higher protein, less fats etc and she turns her nose right up and won't touch it. Sounds like I should count myself lucky smile

Countrywide not far from me so £11.99 for the 44 to collect is good then.

£12 for 48 from Morrisons or Sainsburys is better grin

I will have to calculate my distances and factor in petrol TheOne. grin

Hopelass Tue 17-Dec-13 21:19:36

Hopecat goes on hunger strike (and regularly bites my ankles) if we attempt to give her anything else blush

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