The Good: Cats seem to enjoy it, Fairly good ingredients, Does not smell bad
The Bad: Does not entice our kitten, Comparatively expensive.
The Basics: Friskies Turkey & Giblets Dinner Pate cat food is enough to delight two of my three cats!
Over the years, my cats have become more and more acclimated to wet cat food. Wet cat food was not something that I used to get; it was usually so expensive compared to the dry cat food and I've long lived on a budget. But, as the price has come down and my cat Elim has had special needs that require him to eat wet cat food in order to maintain his weight and get him up to a healthy weight, I have bought more and more wet cat food. One of the new staples around my home has been the Friskies Classic Pate Turkey & Giblets Dinner Cat Food. The Turkey & Giblets Dinner Pate is a cat food that both Elim and Timber seem to enjoy, even if our newer cat, Evie, does not go for it.
Friskies Turkey & Giblets Dinner Classic Pate comes in a metal 5.5 oz. single serve container. Supposedly, Elim for his weight and age should eat two of these containers per day! Even on sale, that would be a pricey endeavor, though $1/day might not seem pricey, it adds up compared to dry cat food that Elim and Timber are used to. Ironically, the directions state that kittens might need twice as much of a serving, but Evie (our one and a half year old) cannot be enticed into eating even a little of the Friskies Classic Pate Turkey & Giblets Dinner Cat Food.
Ease Of Preparation
The Turkey & Giblets Dinner Classic Pate opens up easily enough in the 5.5 oz. metal container. The small metal container has a thin aluminum lid that easily pulls off. Opening the container reveals the food inside. Classic Pate Turkey & Giblets Dinner looks like a lump of ground beef, dark brown with a fatty gravy around the edges. This cat food may be dispensed into a cat's food dish by either smacking it against the bottom of the dish or spooning the contents out into the dish. Alternatively, this wet cat food may be eaten right out of the can, though the metal edges are sharp and that method is not recommended for cats.
Elim And Timber’s Reactions
The Friskies Turkey & Giblets Dinner Classic Pate smells generically meaty, not specifically like turkey. Despite that, Elim and Timber both go for the Friskies Classic Pate Turkey & Giblets Dinner Cat Food pretty much the moment I open a can. When I plate it, both cats will stand around the plate to eat it until the other is done. The cats both seem to love the Friskies Classic Pate Turkey & Giblets Dinner Cat Food and will eat it whenever it is out and they are hungry!
The Friskies Classic Pate Turkey & Giblets Dinner Cat Food does not leave either cat with any sort of smell on their breath.
The Classic Pate Turkey & Giblets Dinner is very nutritious for cats and it has nothing noticeably bad in it. Considering that the primary ingredients are meat by-products, water sufficient for processing, and turkey, the Friskies Classic Pate Turkey & Giblets Dinner Cat Food seems pretty good. According to the guaranteed analysis on the container, there is a minimum of 10% crude protein and 5% crude fat and no more than 1% crude fiber, 3% ash, and 78% moisture. This is food appears to be wheat-free and it most definitely requires refrigeration after it is open!
I cannot afford to give Elim and Timber this regularly, though Elim gets it quite often - especially since our local discount store started stocking it pretty regularly. Hard cat food has clear dental benefits that the Classic Pate Turkey & Giblets Dinner does not have. When the cats chew (to split into bite-sized pieces) their hard cat food, it scrapes plaque and tartar off their teeth. There is no such physical operation going on with this cat food.
Friskies Classic Pate Turkey & Giblets Dinner appears to be loved by two out of my three cats, which makes it well worth giving to most cats!
For other Purina cat foods, please visit my reviews of:
Beyond Barley, Egg & Cranberry Recipe Cat Food
ONE Smartblend Healthy Metabolism cat food
Friskies Mixed Grill Classic Pate Cat Food
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