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Meow Mix Original Dry Cat Food, 6.3-Pound
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67 of 73 people found the following review helpful
on July 23, 2009
I was raised in a house that always had at least one cat being fed Meow Mix. Owning my own cat now, I've done some research on available food choices. Meow Mix is one of the cheapest--and one of the worst.

Not quite like humans, cats will eat until they are nutritionally satisfied *or* full. The problem with cheap brand cat foods is that they use synthetic products, carbohydrate-based fillers, and processed meat by-products. Cats are obligate carnivores. The first two ingredients on Meow Mix's list (the ones used in most abundance in the product) are corn. As a result, cats are getting fewer needed nutrients per serving, causing them to eat until they get full and to eat more over the course of the day.

Healthy food results in a healthier cat. Weight control, shedding, disease development, and more are all influenced by a cat's food. The excessive use of carbohydrate-based fillers in cheap cat foods, as part of this reality, can lead to weight gain and a higher risk of diabetes. Many cat owners use Meow Mix without experiencing some of these problems--but very few will use it without noticing *any* of them.

Brands sold in quality pet stores start with Iambs as the "baseline," and even Iambs isn't what I'd call good for your cat. Many of my local shelters feed their cats Iambs as the least expensive acceptable cat food. Even better, companies such as Orijen and EVO make premium cat foods made with very little or no grain content, which are ingredients cats would not naturally eat. Whatever you decide, check the ingredients list. Make sure some kind of meat is listed as the primary ingredient with other meats as close to the top of the list as possible. Also make sure those are actual meats. Meats are better then meat meals, and meat meals are ok (and usually unavoidable). Meat by-products are what you want to watch out for.

The reality is that your cat is not biologically designed to eat a diet consisting mostly of corn or grain. Healthy cat food is more expensive, but your cat will eat less of it, helping to mitigate the cost a bit. I recommend premium cat foods for this reason. They're better for your cat in every conceivable way, and they won't break your bank. Even if you are on a budget, consider the cost medical concerns due to obesity or diabetes could incur. If you are currently using this food, maybe it's time to switch.
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60 of 71 people found the following review helpful
on March 27, 2012
I bought this cat food because of the wonderful low price and I enjoy they catchy jingle from the commercials. My cats did eat this food, but after reading the ingredients I completely regret purchasing it and feel just awful for feeding it to my cats. The first three ingredients are (which indicates the most prevalent ingredients) are chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, and ground yellow corn. How disgusting is that?! The main ingredient is a corn filler. Basically, corn is just a filler and causes pets to actually eat more to feel full, poop out more (more for us to clean in the litter box), and retain less nutrients. Most inexpensive low-quality foods have lots of these fillers and cheap ingredients with little to no nutritional value. The only meat in Meow Mix at all is a by-product, its not even a real meat! By-products are the stuff leftover once all the actual meat is harvested. We're talking beaks, chicken feet, eyeballs, even chicken poop! I would not recommend this product to anyone, for any reason, ever. It is an absolutely awful cat food. I suppose you get what you pay for. I recommend to stay far away from Meow Mix, as it is simply a very low quality food. Even though the price is quite inexpensive, your cat will actually eat more than if you paid for a better quality food, because they will never feel full. Cats need to eat meat, and there just isn't real meat in this food. High-quality foods tend to be more nutritionally dense, meaning you will be feeding a much smaller amount for the same number of calories. If you do the math to figure out the cost for the number of calories you need to feed your pet, many premium foods are CHEAPER than the awful crap you're buying at the grocery store. When purchasing a cat (or dog) food, the most important thing to consider is the first 3 ingredients; just make sure those first three are decent ingredients that you would eat yourself- provided that you eat a typical (non vegetarian or other restricted) diet. Now that I know what to look for, I usually buy my pets all natural foods such as Blue Buffalo, Halo, Wellness or Natural Balance. All of those brands contain real, whole meats that I myself would eat, with no added fillers or corn.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2012
Meow Mix is a very awful cheap cat kibble that has carcinogenic food colorings, and other unhealthy ingredients in it. The price is high and can be purchased cheaper at Walmart, Target or Petsmart but to feed this junk to your cats is like feeding them poison.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on April 16, 2012
Have 4 cats and gradually worked in this cat food over the course of a month. Result was 2 cats apparently have an iron constitution.

One cat puked every other day although he continued eating the food so he did like it. Discovered that the reason I couldnt get it out of the beige rug is because they add RED DYE! That must be to impress the consumer, doubt cats care about the color of the food.

My other cat got very sick. Was puking alot, stopped eating, went to the vet and they kept him overnight. His Xrays showed "something" in his stomach which they could not tell was an object or serious gas. Ended up being gas. Put him on Prescription Diet ID (VERY pricey). He's back to normal but it took almost 2 weeks (and $500 later). He's worth it though. I wont even put this crap out for the feral cats that come up at night to eat.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on March 27, 2012
I bought this cat food because of the wonderful low price and I enjoy they catchy jingle from the commercials. My cats did eat this food, but after reading the ingredients I completely regret purchasing it and feel just awful for feeding it to my cats. The first three ingredients (which indicates the most prevalent ingredients) are chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, and ground yellow corn. How disgusting is that?! The main ingredient is a corn filler. One thing my vet told me a while back that I never forgot: "When you eat corn, what comes out of the other end? The same thing happens with cats and dogs." Basically, corn cannot be fully digested, it is just a filler and causes pets to actually eat more to feel full, poop out more (more for us to clean in the litter box), and retain less nutrients. The only meat in Meow Mix at all is a by-product, its not even a real meat! By-products are the stuff leftover once all the actual meat is harvested. We're talking beaks, chicken feet, eyeballs, even chicken poop! I would not recommend this product to anyone, for any reason, ever. It is an absolutely awful cat food. I suppose you get what you pay for. I recommend to stay far away from Meow Mix, as it is simply a very low quality food. Even though the price is quite inexpensive, your cat will actually eat more than if you paid for a better quality food, because they will never feel full. Cats need to eat meat, and there just isn't real meat in this food. When purchasing a cat (or dog) food, the most important thing to consider is the first 3 ingredients; just make sure those first three are decent ingredients that you would eat yourself. Now that I know what to look for, I usually buy my pets all natural, organic foods such as Blue Buffalo, Halo or Wellness. All of those brands contain real, whole meats that I myself would eat, with no added fillers or corn.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 18, 2013
I'm not too fond of it myself, but my cat seems to really enjoy it. Well, she enjoys steak a lot more, but she does complain if I let her bowl of this stuff to get empty.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2014
my cat, velvet, is a picky eater...but totally could not wait for me to open this bag. not exaggerating here. he's an indoor/outdoor cat...since i received the shipment, he shows up on the porch and sits waiting for the delivery person to leave and he'll come inside and watch closely as i open the boxes. i'm sure after that experience when we received his Meow Mix he expects every box to have something inside just for him. of course, i know they're known for their curiosity..but he's an interesting character.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 4, 2015
Great transaction all around. Five star shipping and price. Happy cat. Ty.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 12, 2014
My feral cat cluster really loves this food. They enjoy it and the bowls are always licked clean. I will say I have been informed from many People and other readers, This food has been called 'One of the worse cat foods EVER". I will feed the them something else for a while and see how it goes. They may be outside pets but, they do deserve a healthy diet.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 27, 2014
meow mix is their favorite dry cat food brand. they like all the flavors except for the indoor and hairball formulas. The tender center line is their paws down favorite.
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