My cat lady self loves to try different cat foods for my felines and I spoil them pretty often. There’s always a risk that they won’t like something, though, so I’m sometimes nervous to buy something new. Most recently I stumbled upon Deck Hand Premium Cat Food tuna with shrimp at Whole Foods. You get three cans in a pack and it was only $1.99 so I thought I would give it a shot.Something I look for in cat foods is a small amount of ingredients, and this gluten-free cat food attracted me with its lack of fillers and preservatives. It’s a good protein for the cats without animal byproducts, but with lots of added vitamins.
Ingredients: Tuna 74.5 %, Water, shrimp, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, (Vitamin B2), Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin A Supplement, Taurine, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite (Vitamin K), Calcium Panthothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin and Folic Acid.
Nutrition aside, my cats loved it! When I opened the can, it really smelled like fish, though it said it would have shrimp and there were only two small ones in a can (it was mostly tuna). The cats seemed to really enjoy it, and I feel better giving them a more natural food. Though Fancy Feast is one of their favorites, this seems like a good one to add into their diet a few days a week. In addition to simple ingredients, it is made with fish from sustainable fisheries within the Marine Stewardship Council, so you can feel better about feeding it to your cats.
Something to keep in mind with any fish cat food, is to feed it in moderation. Daily fish feeding can have a negative effect on cats, as fish has high levels of mercury. This fish food, however, has a way lower level of mercury significantly under the U.S. and International Safety Standards, so it is a better choice.
Overall, I think this high-protein, omega-3 filled cat food is a good choice for feeding multiple times a week. It is pretty natural, and with vitamins that cat needs, plus my cats enjoyed it!
Let me know in the comments what your cat’s favorite food is!
5 thoughts on “Review: Deck Hand Premium Cat Food”
is Deck Hand cat food only available at WHole Foods or elsewhere in the WEst Palm Beach area?
I’ve only seen it at Whole Foods, but you may be able to find it at a pet health food store, or you can order it online.
My cat, Baxter, is 12 and very picky! He liked gravy. I tried other healthy foods but he would not eat them. I weeded him off the gravy and now he eats the Deck Hand variety with no problem. He has lost weight and his poop does not smell as bad.
Deck Hand Tuna nearly killed my cat! I bought a can at Wholefoods for the first time. Fed it to my 3 cats and all 3 vomited multiple times. I fed a small amount, less than a 1/3 of the can to adjust them to the new food. One cat, my male siamese was found a few hours later deep in my closet unresponsive. He was barely breathing! I rushed him to the emergency vet. He had an IV in him for 12 hours and was hypothermic. He’s in perfect health and never vomited from any food before. After a VERY expensive vet bill we got him back and will never buy that brand again. I tried talking with the company but they didn’t care. Something in that Tuna made my cats sick and I’m working with the FDA to get it tested. I highly recommend NOT buying from this company. My cats have had tuna from more well-known brands and were just fine.
Oh no! Thank you for your comment, I’m so sorry you went through this. I don’t feed my cats this anymore, fortunately.