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!