Monday, September 24, 2012

Annoyingly Messy And Small, It Is Nevertheless Impossible To Deny That Gollum Loves Fromm Surf & Turf For Cats!

The Good: Gollum absolutely loves it, Very nutritious
The Bad: Super expensive, Does nothing for urinary tract health/dental benefits, Small and messy!
The Basics: Gollum got a real kick out of Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Surf & Turf For Cats, despite making a mess with it!

There are some cat foods that are harder to endorse for me. There are so many good cat foods out there, but it’s rare for me to find one that Gollum, my little black cat, absolutely loves, that I do not endorse vigorously. But, that is the case with Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Surf & Turf For Cats cat food. Gollom absolutely loves this food. He adores it and it has been one of the few foods that whenever I pour it into his bowl, wherever he is he comes running. He is crazy for it.

But, it is super expensive (comparatively) and the pieces are so small that Gollum always makes a mess with it. The pieces end up all over!


Surf & Turf For Cats Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals is a cat food formulated for cats at all stages of life and Gollum gets a three ounce serving, given that he is a cat 10 – 14 lbs. The Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Surf & Turf For Cats cat food regularly comes in a sixteen pound bag that is very expensive. As a cheapskate and poor person, I do not have the resources to continually spoil Gollum at such a level.

The Surf & Turf For Cats Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals food comes with uniform, cylinder pieces which are approximately 1/4” long and a diameter of around 3/16”. The little brown cylinders are hard and look like what one might expect out of cat food. This cat food smells potently like seafood. This is a very, very fishy smelling cat food.

Ease Of Preparation

Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Surf & Turf For Cats cat food is a hard cat food 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 a month and a half.

Gollum’s Reaction

This cat food smells very strong and that instantly attracted Gollum to it. The Surf & Turf For Cats Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals cat food is very fishy and meaty. This is the least grainy smelling catfood I have ever smelled. Gollum is able to smell it two rooms away, which does not surprise me, given how aromatic it is.

Gollum absolutely loves this cat food. He gobbles it down . . . or tries to. He starts eating it, but about one in three pieces he tries to lick up falls right out of his mouth and he makes a mess with it.


This is a very nutritious cat food. The guaranteed analysis of it indicates that it has a minimum of 34% crude protein and 19% crude fat, it is a good food to put to rest my wife’s concerns that Gollum has gotten too thin. With no more than 3.5% crude fiber and 10% moisture, this is a food that Gollum frequently eats and then drinks a lot afterwards. 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 a very natural cat food. The main ingredients are salmon, duck meal, and salmon meal. 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 Surf & Turf For Cats Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals cat food is one of the healthier alternatives for cats and Gollum actually likes it. It does not, however, have any specific dental benefits, nor urinary tract protection built into the formula.


Ultimately, Surf & Turf For Cats Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals is one of Gollum’s favorite foods, but because it is so expensive, lacks specific benefits and is much more messy than others makes it harder for me to get real excited about.

For other cat foods, please visit my reviews (with Gollum's help!) of:
NutriSource Cat & Kitten Chicken & Rice Formula cat food
Whiskas Grilled Cuts Turkey with gravy
Nature’s Recipe Chicken with Beef Recipe in broth cat food


For other cat products, please be sure to visit my index page by clicking here!

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