Saturday, April 20, 2013

Timber Likes Purina Original Kit & Kaboodle More Than Gollum Does!

The Good: Very nutritious, Timber loves it, Made with good ingredients, Affordable!
The Bad: Does nothing for urinary tract health/dental benefits, Gollum is a lot more neutral to it.
The Basics: Timber is enthusiastic about Purina Kit & Kaboodle Original Cat Food, though Gollum is a little more neutral to it!

I have to admit; I am still figuring out my new cat Timber. Unlike Gollum, Timber seems to be pretty indiscriminate when it comes to foods and snacks. Timber was a shelter rescue, whereas Gollum has been domesticated for years and is something of a snot. When he likes something, he likes it, when he doesn’t, he doesn’t even try to fake it. With Purina Kit & Kaboodle Original cat food, I ran into their first real culinary disagreement and I lean more toward believing Gollum’s consideration of the Original Kit & Kaboodle as “average” as opposed to extraordinary. Timber goes for the Kit & Kaboodle with a vigor that Gollum reserves for the foods he loves. Gollum, for his part, is pretty much ambivalent toward this cat food; he never tries to confront Timber to get to this food and, as a result, seems to be indicating he will eat it, but he is not thrilled by it.


Purina Kit & Kaboodle Original Cat Food is a cat food formulated for adult cats. The Purina Kit & Kaboodle Original Cat Food catfood regularly comes in a sixteen pound reinforced paper bag that is priced in our local grocery store at about $12.99. As a cheapskate and poor person, this is one of the more less expensive cat foods and it is unsurprising as a result that corn meal is near the top of the ingredients list.

The Purina Kit & Kaboodle Original Cat Food food comes with four different pieces. They are each 3/8” to 1/2" long and wide and a thickness of around 3/16”. The pieces range from yellowish rings (like kitty Cheerios), rust colored fish-shaped pieces, red triangle, and dark brown plus signs. The mix is evenly distributed between the various shapes and all are quite hard.

Ease Of Preparation

Purina Kit & Kaboodle Original Cat Food 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. For both Timber and Gollum, that means a 1 – 1 1/2 cup serving (each) and the sixteen pound bag lasts about a month at that rate of consumption with the two cats.

Gollum And Timber’s Reactions

This cat food smells very mealy, but not unpleasant. The Purina Kit & Kaboodle Original Cat Food catfood has an aroma that is more grainy than meaty.

Every time I open the bag of Purina Kit & Kaboodle Original Cat Food catfood, Timber comes running. Timber will devour this food and defend the food dish when I fill it. By contrast, Gollum – who has shown the same behavior for other foods and will take on Timber when he is invested in a food – shows no real interest in so engaging for this food. So, one loves it, one is indifferent, though he will eat it.


The Original Kit & Kaboodle Cat Food is a rather nutritious cat food. The guaranteed analysis of it indicates that it has a minimum of 30% crude protein and 8% crude fat. With no more than 4.5% crude fiber and 12% 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 a mostly natural cat food this is, with only the bottom half of the ingredients are chemicals. The main ingredients, however, are ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, and soybean meal. While only the end of ingredient list is a chemistry equation I can barely read, the primary ingredients are all recognizable. My point is that Purina Kit & Kaboodle Original Cat Food cat food is could be a lot worse. It does not, however, have any specific dental benefits, nor urinary tract protection built into the formula.


Purina Kit & Kaboodle Original Cat Food is a split product that is not reviled by any of my cats, but only enthusiastically enjoyed by one, making it a much tougher sell than some.

For other cat foods, please visit my reviews (with Gollum's help!) of:
NutriSource Cat Senior/Weight Management Chicken & Rice Formula
Fromm Surf & Turf Cat Food
Meow Mix Market Select Real Salmon & Ocean Fish In Gravy cat food


For other cat products, please be sure to visit my Pet Review Index Page for an organized listing!

© 2013 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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