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Cat food Sachets are a ripoff

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johnnygriff Wed 24-Jan-18 15:28:35

Why are people buying sachets when they are about 4 or 5 times the price of tins? Smaller supermarkets are stopping selling tins. Why are people falling for this non recyclable con? Makes no sense to me.

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PinkSparklyPussyCat Wed 24-Jan-18 16:10:22

1. Because the food my cat likes is in pouches and not tins
2. Because even if he did like it he couldn't eat a tin in one go
3. Because pouches are easier to store than tins

RainingOutside99 Wed 24-Jan-18 16:12:05

Are the sachets not recyclable? I thought they were!

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Wed 24-Jan-18 16:17:26

My cat likes the Aldi ones. They aren't stupidly priced, and we make up for it with good quality dry cat food on top. The tins were smelly once open, and then you have to wash and store them to recycle them. I'm not saying it makes me a Good Green Person, but lifes too short.

Vinorosso74 Wed 24-Jan-18 16:18:00

Perhaps the food in the sachets is better quality? Less cereal fillers and higher meat content? Personally I think most pet food sold in supermarkets is pretty shit.
As for the packaging, I have no idea if the sachets are recyclable but I think packaging on all sorts of things should be changed to recyclable or biodegradable.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Wed 24-Jan-18 16:19:33

I'd rather feed Harry a Natures Menu pouch than the rubbish in some tinned food!

BIWI Wed 24-Jan-18 16:21:52

Because pouches are more convenient - one serving per pouch.
Because tinned food has to be kept in the fridge, and smells horrible!

I agree with you re recycling though.

thecatneuterer Wed 24-Jan-18 16:25:47

I feed most of mine with tinned food, but if I didn't have such a ridiculous number of cats then I would give them sachets - because they much prefer them!

I also agree about the recycling though.

SleepFreeZone Wed 24-Jan-18 16:57:53

Because when has a cat she’s wouldn't touch anything that came from a tin.

Praisebe Sun 28-Jan-18 03:13:54

Ha! I noticed this too op so i bought the tins not realising that its chunks not flakes like the pouches so the cat refused to eat it. Pouch texture is different to tinned texture according my my 🐱

BikeRunSki Sun 28-Jan-18 03:19:03

Because my cat has a very small appetite and it would take her several days to finish a tin.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Sun 28-Jan-18 19:15:03

Ok, so we've told you why Op. Any thoughts? Or have you just abandoned the thread as it appears?

Rudeolf Sun 28-Jan-18 19:17:53

My Cat has one a day (£10 for 44 days)

She has Applaws dry food for protein.

Praisebe Sun 28-Jan-18 20:55:18

Also the pouches are recycled mine go in the plastics recycling

Boatsonthewater Mon 29-Jan-18 10:15:56

one pouch or two a day? My kitten has two a day and dry food. Is that too much? Science Plan.

Sparklingbrook Mon 29-Jan-18 10:17:39

Felix as Good as it Looks (fish flavour only) does not come in tins. So it's pouches for Sparklingcat.

Ginorchoc Mon 29-Jan-18 10:21:52

I don’t because I have 3 cats but how do you get the gravy ones out without leaving bits behind and getting on your fingers! Tesco have just sent me some samples again I find them so messy!

Iamnotacerealkiller Mon 29-Jan-18 10:25:09

Seriously, buy good quality dry food (e.g. royal canid) from amazon. our cat was a gravy lover and 18 years old and he prefers this stuff and would choose it over any soft food. you can buy it in 6/7kg bags. less wastage, less smelly, if he leaves it, it doesn't go off. utter revelation for us. we just have a big tub that we decant it into every 3 months or so.

BIWI Mon 29-Jan-18 10:26:17

I agree, @Ginorchoc - I avoid the gravy ones for that very reason!

IntoTheFloodAgain Mon 29-Jan-18 10:27:39

@Ginorchoc I push everything out of corners whilst the sachets are still closed, then spoon the leftover bits out. It doesnt get everything, but nearly.

Sparklingbrook Mon 29-Jan-18 10:28:30

The worst ones are those cat soup sachets. You rip the top off, get covered in it and about a teaspoon of food comes out onto the plate. confused

italiancortado Mon 29-Jan-18 10:29:16

Because convenience.

The same reason people buy melon chunks and pre chopped vegetables. It's easy.

Theresnonamesleft Mon 29-Jan-18 10:33:40

Oh the soup ones. Picked up those by accident.
Poured the puke looking stuff into their dishes. They smelt it, they prodded it, they stared at me with a wtaf look, and they screamed at me for days.

Anyway The pouches are for convenience. When I can be bothered with tins I buy those little ones.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Mon 29-Jan-18 10:56:42

Also the pouches are recycled mine go in the plastics recycling

I checked and the Natures Menu ones aren't recyclable unfortunately.

Iamnotacerealkiller feeding only dry isn't great for cats, especially males. Harry was on dry only for years until he broke his jaw but I'd never do that now. I also don't think of Royal Canin being particularly good quality. He has James Wellbeloved, which isn't brilliant but is better than a lot of dry.

Bluelonerose Mon 29-Jan-18 11:01:23

If you can get my 2 cats to change their cat food I will be forever grateful grin

Mine are fussy to the point if they haven't actually seen me putting the food in their bowl they won't eat it hmm

Welcome to cats grin

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