Live from the Katnip Lounge, The Kat Pack!

Starring: The Baby *Tiny Johnson * Felix * Rupert * Scouty * CC * Sweet Pea * Maui * May Ling * Salem

and...*Angels Grayce, KonaKitty, and Sylvester* always loved, never forgotten

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Munchies!


We've talked about Mr Chewy before:  it's an on-line pet supply store that we simply LOVE.
We have a standing order for Taste of the Wild kibble which we find very delicious.   More importantly, we haven't run out of kibble once since Mommy started the automatic delivery service.
Thank Cod.

So when we got an email offer to try a Natural Balance product we were verreh excited!
We all enjoy fishy flavors, so we picked out the Salmon Formula.
We could hardly wait for it to arrive.
It's here!  It's here!
Quit dawdling woman!  Dish this up IMMEDIATELY!
We normally get Friskies Pate canned food.
The peeps buy it in ginormous 48-can cases at Sam's Club, eight cases at a time.  We eat a lot!

The Friskies has artificial color in it, and it's not as nutritious as the Natural Balance.  Mommy says the Natural Balance has more of an odor, but it's a food smell, not gross or stinky or anything.

Here's what's in the Salmon Formula:
Salmon, Whitefish, Fish Broth, Chicken Liver, Chicken, Ground Brown Rice, Carrots, Eggs, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Guar Gum, Taurine, Dried Cranberries, Carrageenan, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Calcium Iodate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin, Vitamin A Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement.

Our opinion is that this can is chock full of wonderfulness!

We did a side by side comparison with our (former) favorite fish flavor.

OMC, is this new food most totally excellent!

The old stuff didn't even get one lick.

*nom* *nom* *nom*
The results:
Time after time, cat after cat, the Natural Balance won paws down in our highly rigorous scientific taste test.
We recommend it.  It is pricier than what we eat now, but Mommy thinks that we can afford the Natural Balance a couple times a week, especially because KonaKitty, who detests wet food, chows this down with gusto.


Now, a word about the Customer Service at Mr Chewy.
It's fantastic!
For example--

Mommy had an issue with her debit card on file and Customer Service called her before our order was scheduled to ship.  

With the recent food recall, our Taste of the Wild kibble delivery was delayed, and once again Customer service called to let Mommy know; they even had suggestions for a replacement food.

That's right, an actual phone call from a real live person!  Mommy was very impressed.  

And we are impressed with our new it supper time yet?

Happy Monday!

XX  The Katnip Lounge Swine Kats  XX


  1. what a great review. How nice of them to offer you food like that!

  2. Hehehe - this must be advertising Monday! But seriously, that stuff looks good. Äiti is now wondering how much the Katnip Loungers eat and comparing it to us. All we know is that none of us, of course, gets enough!

  3. whew! we're glad they contacted you about the recall! pawsome customer service! Pip eats one of NB's limited ingredient stinky goodness varieties (and actually we all like it ;)) we have a scheduled box delivery from Mr Chewy too :D

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  4. We love Mr. Chewy. It's about time for us to order more food, but it's also time for us to start eating adult food instead of kitten food, so Mom Paula is going to try individual cans first before ordering a case.

    Truffle and Brulee

  5. Interesting, thanks for posting this.

  6. Great review! I've ordered from Mr Chewy a couple of times now and I've had really good luck. The natural cat food does stink, but at least it smells like what it is (chicken, in our case).

  7. Cranberries? Huh. I don't think I ever eated a cranberry before. I think I needs me some a that.

    The only problem I can see with Mr. Chewy is that the Human would not be wandering the aisles of PetSmart making impulse purchases of exciting TOYZ to bring home as a surprise for me.

    Course, I guess I could send her there anyway. I dunno know, though--she's awful layzee.

    Hi darling Salem XOXOXO

  8. Yummy! We luf purrsonal references, especially the food kind. We'll haf our Mommy pick sum up! xoxo

  9. I love the food in my dish. So long as it is fishy flakes...

  10. When Megat first came to live with us, he was furry thin san says. The vet told her to give him better food and she gave him Natural Balance. He ate tin after tin until he came to a good weight and his fur becme very smooth and soft too. Now of cos he eats lingzhi :) None offur us, other than Megat likes it though.

  11. Oh wow! You kitties are such amazing scientists with your brave experiments and field research! Hooorah for Mr Chewy!! Take care

  12. Very good review - I guess you guys liked it. MOL

    Have a great Day.


  13. wow how nice, delicious treats!
    Enjoy dear friends!

  14. i was waiting for your to give the natural balance a big thumbs up and then i realized you don't have any thumbs. my bad.

  15. Looks like there is a clear winner here!!
    xo Catherine

  16. This is a review I am glad to see..thank you. I will see if we can get some.

  17. We just wish that Mr. Chewy had an online store in France...

    The Chans

  18. We've had good luck with Mr. Chewy too- plus they donated treats to the Shelter cats!
    Thanks for the review.

  19. Morning to my favorite baker's dozen...just a little heads up to let you know I'm on my way to live with you all. I don't think your peeps will notice one more mouth to feed.
    Hugs Madi

  20. A recommendation from KonaKitty is high praise indeed!
    Our food will probably be switched at the end of the month when Shaggy visits the v-e-t because he is f-a-t once again.

  21. Food showing up at your door is always a wonderful thing!

  22. Adorable review... heheheh! I love the Photobomb!

  23. We thinks any different food is wonderful! Really irritates our human--especially since Sissy has a limited diet.

  24. Mr. Chewy needs to ship to Canada! And the new food looks great. I have given my cats that (before I started feeding raw) and they loved it!! The colour even looks better in the photo. :)

  25. How exciting! We wish they,d come to malaysia!

  26. well we are getting new food will definitely check this out since our cats eat the other food you had there...we need to feed them healthier stuff so this will be on my list..glad the kittehs gave it 2 paws up.;)

  27. We are furry impressed wif Mr Chewy too! Mommy had us on auto delivery then had to cancel because we just decided to get finicky on her. As soon as we settle on a few flavors, she'll reinstate it. She hopes. We're keeping her wondering MOL!

  28. Mommy picks up our canned Wellness from Petfood would be tons of green papers to get delivered! She buys the 12.5oz cans which feeds 6 of us...1 can 2xs a day. Setzer has to have a different food.......he was on IV for almost a week due to the 2007 recall. Boomer wanted him on dry then. Mommy got scared with this new recall and Wellness had one item they out sourced to Diamond. She was going to try Blue Buffalo....a Diamond product, so that was out! We love lunchtime, real chicken YUM!!!

  29. Sounds likee it was aall purrfect.. Enjoy... HUgs GJ xx

  30. This wet food is all I would feed my 6 until they discovered that Fancy Feast crap. BUT, They still love this and I love knowing it's healthy. They refuse to eat it out of the fridge however or even slightly warmed back to room temp in the microwave. Glad yours are slurpin it up!
    That Woman

  31. Well if the Katnip Kitties all KNOW it's got to be good! Mr. Chewy rocks!!!

    So do you think you could convince Mr. Chewy to change his name to Mr. Nippy? heh heh
    ; ) Katie & Glogirly

  32. We had a good experience with Mr Chewy too. That is a good food test...we may have to try that kind and see if the boys will eat it. They can be quite picky!

  33. While we haven't ordered from Mr. Chewy, we have tried most flavors of Natural Balance. We especially like the limited ingredient diet ones.

  34. Wow! sure soundz Good to us ! ^..^ and by da list ov ingredientz it lookz like sumfin da mom & dad would get us,,,,,,,
    but Spitty iz right, no Petsmart no impulse buying no new toyz and live nip and...... ^..^

    Maybe good fur winter time,,,,, yeah, when it snowz and da mom & dad can't get owt ;;) ^..^
    Fankz guyz ~ ♥♥ xoxoxo♥♥

  35. That is great that the herd likes the natural Balance. We tried some of it and didn't like it. But we didn't try the fishy flavor. We might have to do that. We like Mr.Chewy too. Wish they took Pay Pal. Anyway, glad you kitties like that great food.

  36. Love your feeding station! Did you know that some Natural Balance was recalled last week?? I also didn't see that all-impawtant disclaimer that the FTC just made even stricter. You are truly rebels. I'll bet Mr Chewy is trying the old bait-and-switch to get you to buy a more expensive brand of food. How cool, tho, that you found a food you like.

  37. YAY for Mr.Chewy! YAY for your review! We are going to be doing a review for them too, (after BlogPaws) will be on Dakota's blog!!

    Great job!

  38. We love Mr.Chewy and have been customers for a few months.

  39. Gosh we wish there was a Mr. Chewy here. We've gots to rely on Mom's memory and with this men a paws thingy she keeps harping on about she sometimes forgets! Then we only get kibble and not stinky goodness, boo, hiss.

    Sami, Saku, & Sasha (Mom Eileen)

  40. We love Natural Balance foods...Ernie has allergies and eats the limited ingredient food all the time!! And we think Mr. Chewy is great too! We have never had a problem when we order from them.

  41. I used to like my Natural Balance dry food...but I had chronic bladder now I am on my Vet's food which actually...I luvluvluv even more...and no bladder problems. Not sayin Natural Balance 'caused' my problem...don't even think that...

  42. After seeing Salem's sexy legs on that first picture it was hard to concentrate on any food :)

  43. We could Almost smell the stincky goodness from here!


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