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ArfurFacksake Wed 06-Apr-16 17:41:11

Can you recommend a wet cat food with a very high meat content?

My cat eats a complete biscuit and occasional raw meat diet.

I have been giving him an 85g tin of Cosma complementary food and am now looking for an alternative.

Thanks in advance!

PinkSparklyPussyCat Wed 06-Apr-16 19:04:40

Harry has Wainwrights tuna which is 45% tuna. They also do a chicken one but he won't touch that. I've tried him on other wet food and this is the only one he eats.

My breeder feeds mainly raw but with a small amount of wet foods too and sent a huge diet sheet - here's the list of tins/wet food she had:

If your cat likes the sardine Cosma (which is basically just chunks of sardines) then Sainsburys do tins of sardines but in spring water - normally cats can't have "human" sardine because of the oil/brine etc but apparently spring water are ok.

I'm currently weaning my adult cats on to raw food...

ArfurFacksake Thu 07-Apr-16 12:38:01

Thank you Pink.
Statistically,* those links are great, can I ask what you're giving them as raw food?

I've been giving mine cubes of steak which is not infinitely sustainable so I'd appreciate some advice.

He has turned his nose up at raw minced beef, scallops, cooked lamb, cooked pork and duck.

He'll go nuts though for the blood in the beef packaging and has stolen lamb steaks on more than one occasion. The bloodier the better it seems grin

I've only just started it - the kitten arrived 10 days ago - but at the moment I'm using prepared minces from honey's ( which have bone and heart etc in them so are cat appropriate. Keep them in the freezer, they come in nice neat little tubes. I think I've tried their chicken, rabbit, duck, wild game, lamb and beef. There's a few other suppliers I found (some a wee bit cheaper) which I'll dig out for you but these guys could deliver quickly which was a bonus and they were very helpful...I also spoke to these guys who needed a few days notice but have pretty decent prices.

They need the bone (which will be missing from human minces) but most raw dog foods are suitable as long as they don't have grains and veggies added as cats don't need them.

I'm currently transitioning my adult cats across from dry to raw which is fun, not. They're getting there though - my latest trick was to grind up some of their dry food and mix it in very thoroughly with the mince which seems to have helped a lot. They also seem to like the sardines which is progress as these guys wouldn't eat tuna, chicken...basically anything that wasn't royal canin maine coon, they weren't interested!

Kitten loves a raw chicken wing every so often - I cut it through the joints for her and she literally eats every scrap, bones and all.

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 07-Apr-16 15:53:52

Butchers classic gluten free high meat content.

RoastChickenDinner Thu 07-Apr-16 17:26:52

I second Butcher's classic, it's 40% meat and PreciousPussGirl loves it!

RoastChickenDinner Thu 07-Apr-16 17:27:40

It's also v reasonably priced - £5 for 12 tins from Asda.

ArfurFacksake Fri 08-Apr-16 08:43:41

Thanks all, I don't want to change him over to full wet/raw.
I'm looking for something in addition to his complete dry food.
Your tips are appreciated smile

HonniBee Fri 08-Apr-16 14:16:08

We like applaws tins and pouches. It's a complementary food of all natural ingredients. HonniCat is not a fan of the mackerel but loves the chicken. It is mostly meat, with the odd veggie or some rice thrown in.

RubbishMantra Fri 08-Apr-16 21:19:51

Another one for Butchers Classic. As well as being grain free it's very reasonably priced - £2.60 for a pack of 6 in Tesco. It's a complete food, but I feed it alongside Applaws bicuits.

I used to feed mine Cosma, but most of it went in the bin.

RubbishMantra Fri 08-Apr-16 21:26:41

* ... oh, and the cats love it. Empty bowls every time. Although I know suspect MCat helps himself to Little Monsieur's food.

ThisIsme2 Fri 08-Apr-16 21:27:58

Butchers Classic here too, feeding all three cats on it and they love it.

hollinhurst84 Fri 08-Apr-16 21:57:05

There's a few about
Natures menu (my cat loves)
Applaws (he used to love)
Wainwrights (won't touch it)
Pets at home purely holistic (poison apparently)
Forthglade (bought today, cat is suspicious)

He doesn't get any dry but gets the odd bit of raw, loves heart mostly or turkey mince

My cat IS fussy, stable cat will eat any of the above but then she also eats leek and potato soup so possibly not the most normal tester cat

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