The Good: Very nutritious
The Bad: Super expensive, Does nothing for urinary tract health/dental benefits, Gollum completely ignores it
The Basics: Gollum refuses to eat NutriSource Cat Senior/Weight Management Chicken & Rice Formula catfood, which is what sinks it for me!
Because variety is the spice of life and I’ve noticed that Gollum will usually try anything I put in his bowl once, it says a lot to me when he absolutely refuses to eat something I try to feed him. Yet, I can think of no greater death knell for a product than his unwillingness to consume it. That is where NutriSource Cat Senior/Weight Management Chicken & Rice Formula catfood falls. I have tried for a week to get Gollum, who is nine years old (my gosh, how the years get away from me!) now, to eat this food.
Gollum, traditionally, only cries for me to feed him in the mornings when his bowl is empty. And yet, when his bowl only had the NutriSource Senior/Weight Management catfood in it, he cried, too. He was that adamant about not consuming this.
Chicken & Rice Formula NutriSource Cat Senior/Weight Management is a cat food formulated for cats who are older and the five ounce package we snagged represented one serving for a cat 10 – 14 lbs. Gollum has not been below 10 lbs. in years, so his serving size is 1 – 1 1/3 cups per meal. The NutriSource Cat Senior/Weight Management Chicken & Rice Formula catfood regularly comes in a sixteen pound reinforced paper bag that is priced online at $32 and in many premium cat stores for more. As a cheapskate and poor person, I do not have the resources to continually spoil Gollum at such a level, but given that he refuses to eat even the sample, shelling out for a full bag is utterly pointless to me.
The Chicken & Rice Formula NutriSource Cat Senior/Weight Management food comes with uniform, triangular wedge pieces with each side being approximately 3/8” long and a thickness of around 1/8”. The little brown wedges are hard and look like what one might expect out of catfood.
Ease Of Preparation
NutriSource Cat Senior/Weight Management Chicken & Rice Formula catfood is a hard catfood that comes in a large bag, so preparation only involves opening the bag and measuring out the proper serving size for your cat, as determined by its weight. A sixteen pound bag would – by the numbers – last Gollum two months . . . or indefinitely as Gollum might well starve himself to death before actually eating this catfood.
This cat food does not smell bad at all. The Chicken & Rice Formula NutriSource Cat Senior/Weight Management catfood has a slightly meaty, mostly mealy bouquet to it.
The smell did not entice Gollum. The first time I opened a sample for Gollum, he came running. However, then he refused to eat the sample I poured in his bowl. He has studiously avoided eating this catfood.
If Gollum would actually eat it, he would find this is a rather nutritious cat food. The guaranteed analysis of it indicates that it has a minimum of 27% crude protein and 6% crude fat. With no more than 7.5% crude fiber and 10% moisture, this is a food that is very balanced. Always have adequate water near your cat’s feeding area!
As well, those who are concerned about what goes into their pets will be pleased by how this is an all natural this cat food, which I do not understand because the bottom ingredients are all chemicals. The main ingredients, however, are chicken meal, brown rice and barley. While the last half of the ingredient list is a chemistry equation I can barely read, the primary ingredients are all recognizable and several are even human friendly! My point is that Chicken & Rice Formula NutriSource Cat Senior/Weight Management cat food is one of the healthier alternatives for cats and usually Gollum goes for that type thing. It does not, however, have any specific dental benefits, nor urinary tract protection built into the formula.
Ultimately, Chicken & Rice Formula NutriSource Cat Senior/Weight Management is a waste of money as far as I am concerned as Gollum refuses to eat it!
For other cat foods, please visit my reviews (with Gollum's help!) of:
Meow Mix Market Select Real Salmon & Ocean Fish In Gravy cat food
NutriSource Cat Senior/Weight Management Chicken & Rice Formula
Whiskas Grilled Cuts Turkey with gravy
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