The Good: Very nutritious, Gollum enjoys it, Made with good ingredients, Generally affordable, Aids in urinary tract health!
The Bad: Does nothing for tartar control.
The Basics: Gollum enjoys 9 Lives Plus Care Grilled Tuna & Egg Cat Food, but it is a basic cat food that necessitates the use of cat treats for dental health benefits.
Gollum, as my loyal readers know of my ten year-old (almost!) housecat, loves variety. Even so, when he has a standard food to return to for a little while, he seems to like that. He might like it because he knows that if the food is a typical, average one that he gets day after day for a few months, he is likely to get new and interesting treats every few days as well. Regardless, coming off a series of weekly diet changes, Gollum seemed unusually excited for the 9 Lives Plus Care Grilled Tuna & Egg cat food, which I began serving him last week and he remains excited for. While he might not come running for it, Gollum clearly enjoys the 9 Lives Plus Care Grilled Tuna & Egg cat food. It is very good for him, but because it requires additional treats to balance out his nutritional and dental needs, it is far from perfect.
9 Lives Plus Care Grilled Tuna & Egg Cat Food is a cat food formulated for adult cats. The 9 Lives Plus Care Grilled Tuna & Egg Cat Food catfood regularly comes in a thirteen point three pound reinforced paper bag that is priced in stores around $10. As a cheapskate and poor person, this is one of the more affordable cat foods and one that is a good basic food.
The 9 Lives Plus Care Grilled Tuna & Egg Cat Food food comes with three different pieces. The red fish (or boot?! This is a weird, twisted shape!) shapes are 7/16” long and wide and a thickness of around 3/16”. They are hard and red with a softer brown center. The light brown egg pieces are 7/16” long by 1/4” wide. The little green eggs are 3/8” long and 1/4" wide. All are 3/16” thick.
Ease Of Preparation
9 Lives Plus Care Grilled Tuna & Egg Cat Food 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. For Gollum, that means a 1 cup serving and that lasts about two months at that rate of consumption.
This cat food smells very mealy, with almost no smell of meat. Regardless, Gollum seems engaged when he hears the rustling of the bag and can smell the 9 Lives Plus Care Grilled Tuna & Egg Cat Food.
Every time I open the bag of 9 Lives Plus Care Grilled Tuna & Egg Cat Food catfood, Gollum comes to eat it. He has been known to leave some in his bowl, but whenever I refill his bowl, he comes to eat some, so it is clear he enjoys this food.
The Plus Care Grilled Tuna & Egg Cat Food is a rather nutritious cat food. The guaranteed analysis of it indicates that it has a minimum of 31% crude protein and 9% crude fat. With no more than 3% crude fiber and 12% moisture, this is a food that is very balanced. Always have adequate water near your cat’s feeding area!
The main ingredients in this food are whole ground corn, corn gluten meal, and poultry by-product meal. While most of the ingredient list is a chemistry equation I can barely read, the primary ingredients are recognizable. 9 Lives Plus Care Grilled Tuna & Egg Cat Food could be a lot worse. It is hard enough to have the basic dental benefits of physically scraping plaque and tartar off cat’s teeth, though the pieces are so small that I have seen Gollum eat this food without much chewing. There are, however, urinary tract benefits, at least from the fish-shaped pieces!
9 Lives Plus Care Grilled Tuna & Egg Cat Food is a good basic cat food and the urinary tract benefits are enough to encourage me to stock up on it. As Gollum sits here purring next to the bag of food, it is hard to deny that this is one of the better staple cat foods!
For other cat foods, please visit my reviews (with Gollum's help!) of:
Purina Cat Chow Healthy Weight Cat Food
NutriSource Cat Senior/Weight Management Chicken & Rice Formula
Fromm Surf & Turf Cat Food
For other cat products, please be sure to visit my Pet Review Index Page for an organized listing!
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