1 Stars By vee on 2015-08-27
FDA WARNING SUPREME SUPPER INVOLVED
I could not understand why my cat was vomiting whenever he ate a can of Supreme Supper, which used to be his fave.
Thinking there might be a recall, I checked on internet and found out the Purina, the parent company, has received a warning from the FDA concerning "SIGNIFICANT DEVIATIONS FROM THE LOW ACID CANNED FOOD REGULATIONS"
FDA also had concerns that the pet food has not been heated to safe temperatures---this means raw pet food with bacteria!
FDA also cited concerns that Purina's response had not been adequate, and had not cited specific ways they would enact corrective action.
This report is on the FDA website, and on a site called "Truth about Pet Food.com".
Since my cat usually loves this flavor, which was listed as a concern (no lot #'s because no actual recall), and now he is vomiting it up and boycotting it, I am assuming that BTA-MALL has become the dumping ground for IFFY product.
I advise against buying this.
1 Stars By Gina on 2017-05-11
Found foreign objects in the cat food!
I bought the turkey filets, chicken filets and the turkey and chicken pate in April for my cat because I had been buying it from my local grocery store for the past two years and my cat loves it. As soon as the store bought food was gone I began opening the ones I bought on BTA-MALL. Everything seemed ok at first and then shortly after eating the turkey filets my cat began throwing up. She sometimes coughs up hair balls but very rarely, if ever throws up her food. She also had very loose stools and was getting poop all over her trying to cover it up in her cat box. Every time she ate the turkey filet she would throw it up and have loose stools. I started closely inspecting her food and found little hard black pieces in the turkey filets. No wonder she was getting sick! Of course now it's past the return window so I I can't return it or get my money back. I'm sorry I ordered it from BTA-MALL. I should have just stuck to buying it at my grocery store. My poor cat was eating who knows what and had been getting sick and was suffering. I felt horrible for putting her through that. Please be aware and inspect this cat food closely so you don't go through the same thing. It's so scary and sad when our pets are sick and can't tell us what's wrong.
1 Stars By Elizabeth A Blyth on 2017-02-15
EXTREME CHANGE in QUALITY - CAT GETTING SICK EVERYWHERE!!!!
My grumpy old man cat (16) normally LOVES Friskies. He's narrowed his palate down to two flavors: Turkey & Giblets or Mixed Grill. I've ordered before from BTA-MALL, but I think I must have received a (very) BAD batch this time. My cat has been throwing up after eating, and has pretty extreme diarrhea and gas- I watched him hunch over and poop on the basement floor last night for the first time, ever. Normally the only thing he's ever been really good at was keeping waste in the litter box, so needless to say this REALLY scared me. He's had hairballs occasionally, but NEVER had this kind of problem before. I'm worried about the quality of this food now, and I've seen a few similar reviews posted here. I don't think it's safe to order this product from BTA-MALL any more....
5 Stars By Doc E. C. on 1969-12-31
An Affordable Carnivore's Diet For Our Furry Little Carnivores
I rescued cats - feral and abused - for several years. I am now down to four that are wonderful for me but unadoptable. That's the backstory.
As with many ferals there is often struvite crystals. This is a genetic forms of crystals not just stress related though it can be exacerbated by stressors. I studied more about struvite crystals which is a very common issue for cats and often overlooked. So my tiny feral mommy cat and her two boys -- that makes three of my remaining four -- all have struvite. I finally found the easiest way to control struvite and now they don't get it. All it takes is a consistent diet of gluten free canned food. That means no "gravy" and other glutens. Mine love a mixture of Liver and Chicken pate mixed with Poultry Platter pate with a once a week Salmon pate thrown in. Putting them on a pate only diet has completely eliminated any chance of struvite crystals.
Pate only also puts the kitties on a carnivore diet, which is what cats are. Unlike dogs, who are omnivores like we are, a protein only diet is what their bodies prefer. According to those who espouse a carnivore diet they say that the feline body was not made to digest carbohydrates, particularly difficult ones such as glutens -- you know those as those nice gravies on the chunks, flakes, and slices of meat sold for our cats. They also say that the normal amount of carbohydrates a cat in the wild eats is whatever grass is in the stomach of the mouse it eats. Now mine are a bit different than that and, if I plant them good quality grass they will eat that. They will also eat kibbles but they are said to survive though not thrive on kibbles no matter how much they may love them.
I started my four on a carnivore diet and, within just a few months, I found they had all become sleeker, slimmer, coats were shinier, and my fat cat had lost almost two lbs while giving them unlimited wet food twice a day. It's amazing. My little feral mommy cat, all 7 lbs of her, is 12 years old but would pass for a six year old. The same is true with the boys. They are more active and play more even though the youngest, the two boys, are 11 years old.
I advocate for a pate diet if you want a healthier cat. And, since I cannot afford $25 to $30 for 12 cans of the "better brands" of wet cat food, I trust Purina who has been feeding every form of farm and domestic animals for longer than any of us have been around.
5 Stars By Kat on 2017-05-18
Pretty healthy for a cheap cat food
If you get the pate, it doesn't have "gravy" so it doesn't add flour and other carbs that cats are not meant to eat. My cat has lost a pound since we switched to this (he used to eat the Friskies fillets in gravy, which was much higher in carbohydrate).
Much more affordable than specialized "weight loss" or "just meat, no carbs" foods, but still seems to give a lot of the benefits. It does still list "rice" and the ever-ominous "meat byproducts" as ingredients, but if you can't afford fancy cat food it's probably one of the healthiest cheap foods you can feed your cat.
3 Stars By Katie M. on 2017-01-29
Let me open by saying, my cat loves Friskies. He's probably tried all of the flavors. However, I think I must have received a bad batch. I've ordered this package from BTA-MALL before in the Salmon Dinner variety, but once I switched over the the Seacaptain's Choice my cat started throwing up after eating. He's had the Seacaptain's Choice before when I've purchased it from the grocery store and never had this problem before. I'm worried about the quality of this food now, plus it's always been suspicious how the different flavors and package sizes are constantly in and out of stock with BTA-MALL. Needless to say I will no longer be ordering it from BTA-MALL.
5 Stars By TheHobbyGuy on 1969-12-31
A great wet food that all the cats like.
This food has been great for my cats. They seem to be partial to fish flavors and this is the only flavor that they all will eat every time. It is definitely a form-keeping pate that has a small amount of gravy on the bottom. This can is a 5.5oz can and it can be refrigerated if you do not use the whole thing right away.
The food I purchased a week or so ago has an expiration date of June 2018. So this stuff can be bough a few months ahead of time no problem.
Each pack has 24 cans included.
Dimensions of the can are exactly the same as any typical 5.5oz can.
*All the cats love it
*Just the right amount of gravy
Paired with a good dry food, this food can be a good backbone of any felines diet.
Overall: 5/5 stars (>=.5 rounds up, <.5 rounds down) => 5 stars
If you have any further questions regarding the product in my review please leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
5 Stars By FJMShopper on 2018-02-17
I'm a loyal customer for this brand
I think the pate varieties of this are the best value. I only buy the pate because you get the most food for your money vs. paying for gravy and flavors. I also think the pate varieties of this are the best value in cat food. They do have some rice, so if I had a diabetic cat I would give it fancy feast or a premium brand that has meat only, but for generally healthy cats who get this for one meal and grain free dry for their other, this is perfect. It does have by-products, but if you've ever watched your cat eat a mouse, they clearly are fine with by-products. They eat everything but the stomachs and the jaws, and if the mouse is small enough they eat the whole head too. I have yet to find a flavor of the pate that that don't like, and I've tried them all, so I watch for sales and buy cases of whatever pate is least expensive. They will eat 9 Lives or Petsmart label, and those are less expensive, but for the small difference in price this is better and they prefer it. If you watch for sales and coupons this is less expensive anyway. I'm feeding five rescue cats, so I've checked this out pretty thoroughly.
2 Stars By Laureenie Beanie on 2018-01-10
Fast delivery but .....
Quick delivery but my cats don’t like it . I don’t understand why my cats don’t like the cans in the case I got delivered because this is their favorite canned food . I give them a can to share everyday when i come home from work & they normally gobble it up. They free feed dry food because i work long hours so i know their not hungry ( or too full ) i won’t buy online again because I’m throwing some away .
*** updated and removed a star because i went to store to buy a new can just for giggles & they ate it all !!! I have no idea why they won’t eat the cans that i received in this case but i won’t be buying it again ***
5 Stars By Janet on 2016-01-10
Great for geriatric finicky eater's with sensitive tummies!
I have 2 male brother cats that have had very sensitive/finicky stomachs from birth. It took a good 9 months in the beginning to find a food they would keep down....ironically after trying virtually all of the brands, including Rx food, regular old Purina cat chow was the winner. I've attempted over the many years to get them on a healthier/more natural food but they have not tolerated any of it. FatCat and Ezra will be 20 years old this year and while FatCat has lived up to his name, Ezra has lost weight. There is nothing medically wrong with either if them thank goodness but in an effort to stop the weight loss and put some back on Ez we decided to see if he would tolerate wet food. Again after trying LOTS of options, the winner was Friskies Country Dinner paté! Ez LOVES it and eats it 4 - 6x a day while still grazing on the dry chow as well. The weight loss has stopped and we've managed to get a bit of weight back on the old fella!! FatCat also LOVES it as well. However, because he is at a very healthy weight already he gets a spoonful, any of Ez's rare leftovers and always licks the plate clean :) I am beyond thrilled to have found my old boys something they really like and their tummies tolerate in Friskies Country Dinner pate! If you have a finicky eater or one with a sensitive tummy I would absolutely recommend trying this out!! Although I would absolutely have paid for whatever brand they liked regardless of price, it is pretty nice my boys don't have expensive taste ;)