Friskies Meaty Bits Review

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GOOD CANNED CAT FOOD. Most of the meat in Friskies Meaty Bits consists of byproducts, but cats don't seem to mind. Some aren't wild about the bits but reviews indicate they go for the tasty gravy.

When we informally polled cat owners about their cat food preferences, one respondent who runs a shelter for cats in Florida said she buys Friskies canned cat food by the pallet for all the animals that come through her door, and it's rare when a cat spurns it. A Friskies Meaty Bits cat food review at Amazon similarly notes that a colony of feral cats enjoys this product as a periodic treat, adding that it's an effective lure for catching cats that need medical attention. Other cat food reviews at the same site and at Walmart report very satisfied diners, not to mention owners who grin at the budget price. Still, several reviews say some cats reject it completely and others just lap up the gravy, leaving the solid bits behind. A couple of commenters ding what they consider to be low quality ingredients.

Like other budget canned cat foods, the first ingredient in Friskies Meaty Bits is water needed for processing. After that comes either meat byproducts or unspecified poultry or chicken, depending on the variety; wheat gluten and soy flour also make an appearance. The guaranteed analysis for each of the three Meaty Bits products (chicken dinner in gravy, gourmet grill, and Meaty Bits with beef in gravy) specifies crude protein at a minimum 11 percent and fat at a minimum 2.5 percent, with maximum moisture of 78 percent and crude fiber of 1 percent. Other wet cat food offerings from Friskies include lineups of pates and flaked, Gravy Sensations, Prime Filets, Savory Shreds, Senior Diet, and Tasty Treasure products.

While some cat owners may find the Meaty Bits recipe less than appetizing, reviews suggest that few cats complain. And yes, the price is right.

Elizabeth Sheer

Elizabeth Sheer is a Brooklyn-based writer and researcher. In addition to researching and writing about household appliances and other consumer items, Elizabeth draws on her history of preparing cooking-related articles to conduct taste tests on all things delicious.

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