Saturday, December 28, 2013

Caturday Saturday...Whole Paws® Style Taste Test #WholeFoodsPets 


We are back, the feline epicureans, having had to wait 2 whole weeks to be able to indulge ourselves in dining on the new Whole Paws® box of delights!



We were given the opportunity to talk about (and eat!) this new line of pet food courtesy of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network  and Whole Foods Market®.






As we talked about in our first post about the Whole Foods Market® new line of Grain Free pet foods, Teri told you that she considers the quality of the food we eat as important as the quality of the food she eats! That's why she was excited to share the info on Whole Paws® Pet Foods.



But she also knows that just because something is good for us, we may turn our noses up at what's being served for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

So it was with some trepidation that she opened up the first can... but as we have some foster kitties here right now, there are 9 of us who get to join in on this taste testing of the new Whole Paws® cat food!

We had a choice of four different canned foods to choose from! Two were in 5.5 ounce cans and were of the shredded varieties, which we often just lick the gravy off and leave the 'shreds'... so Teri was very interested to see what we thought of the Whole Paws® Grain Free Shredded Salmon and Chicken Dinner in Gravy and the Whole Paws® Grain Free Shredded Chicken Dinner in Gravy.


Kely was offered the Whole Paws® Grain Free Turkey, Chicken & Giblets Dinner first. 



Umm, she sniffed and walked away. It was still on the plate when Teri got home from work...



Then Sammy got to try the Whole Paws® Grain Free Beef & Chicken Dinner and he said Yummy in my Tummy! He cleaned the plate!






Can you hear the slurping sounds in this video??


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So, on to the next course... and Disco and Coco repurrted that it was tasty and well worth waiing for! They got to share a cab of the Whole Paws® Grain Free Turkey, Chicken and Giblets Dinner, and unlike Kely, they cleaned up their servings! 




As you can see, there were 3 plates down, but Brighton thought Teri was going to trim his nails or something because he led her on a wild goose chase around the house and wouldn't settle down to eat! 

Then Spot and Dot dined on the Whole Paws® Grain Free Shredded Salmon & Chicken Dinner in Gravy. Spot must have thought the same thing as Brighton and made herself scarce, but Dot loved the shreds and the gravy, cleaning up the plate, something they don't usually do with the shredded varieties of cat food Teri has offered them before!




All the Whole Paws® pet food line meets all of Whole Foods Market's strict quality standards. And it's the first private store brand to have both a dry and wet dog food that's grain free, and there are no artificial flavorings, no artificial preservatives, no animal by-products, and no corn or soy.

                             

As we don't get dry kibble very often and then only as a treat, Teri was pretty sure we'd go for the Whole Paws® Indoor Formula Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe dry food!


The bag says it's a Natural cat food with added vitamins and minerals, with no wheat, corn or soy and no meat by-products and has nutrient rich ingredients.

We all thoroughly enjoyed crunching our way through a dish of this kibble, but only Disco consented to having his photo taken while devouring the food!




And as we promised, we want to list the ingredients of the new Whole Paws® product line of cat food, so here is a list, right off the bag:

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Rice Flour, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavors, Fish Meal, Dried Tomato Pomace, Dried Egg Product, Taurine, Calcium Sulfate, Salt, DL-Methionine, Dried Skim Milk, Dried Kelp, Dried Cheese Product, Cranberries, Blueberries, Lactobacillus Casei, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum, Enterococcus Faecium, Vitamins: Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Minerals: Zinc Polysaccharide Complex, Iron Polysaccharide Complex, Manganese Polysaccharide Complex, Copper Polysaccharide Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite. C
alorie content (ME, Calculated): 3930 kcal/kg; 401 kcal/cup.



And here's the ingredients on the Whole Paws® Grain Free canned food...



Teri had to use her magnifying glass just so she could see it, something she usually doesn't take the the grocery store with her, hahameow! But she wanted to be able to tell our readers the ingredients as she couldn't find them anywhere online!

Beef & Chicken Dinner: 
Beef broth, beef, chicken, beef liver, poultry liver, dried egg product, guar gum, tricalcium phosphate, potassium choride, salt, carageenan, minerals, vitamins, taurine, choline chloride. Guaranteed analysis: Crude protein (Min) 9%, Crude Fat (Min) 6.5%, Crude Fiber (Min) 1%, Moisture (Max) 78%, Ash (Max) 2.5%, Magnesium (Max)0.028%, Taurine (Min) 0.05%. Calorie Content (ME, Calculated): 1240kcal/kg; 105kcal/can. 

Turkey, Chicken & Giblets Dinner:
Turkey broth, turkey, chicken, poultry giblets, dried egg product, guar gum, tricalcium phosphate, potassium choride, salt, carageenan, minerals, vitamins, taurine, choline chloride. Guaranteed analysis: Crude protein (Min) 9%, Crude Fat (Min) 6.5%, Crude Fiber (Min) 1%, Moisture (Max) 78%, Ash (Max) 2.5%, Magnesium (Max)0.028%, Taurine (Min) 0.05%. Calorie Content (ME, Calculated): 1240kcal/kg; 105kcal/can. 

Shredded Salmon & Chicken Dinner in Gravy:
Fish broth, salmon, chicken, chicken liver, dried egg whites, potato starch, dried egg product,   natural flavor, sodium phosphate, salt, guar gum, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, minerals, vitamins, taurine, choline chloride. Guaranteed analysis: Crude protein (Min) 9%, Crude Fat (Min) 6.5%, Crude Fiber (Min) 1%, Moisture (Max) 78%, Ash (Max) 2.5%, Magnesium (Max)0.028%, Taurine (Min) 0.05%. Calorie Content (ME, Calculated): 883kcal/kg; 138kcal/can. 

Shredded Chicken Dinner in Gravy:
Chicken broth, chicken, chicken liver, dried egg whites, potato starch, natural flavor, dried egg product, sodium phosphate, salt, guar gum, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, minerals, vitamins, taurine, choline chloride. Guaranteed analysis: Crude protein (Min) 9%, Crude Fat (Min) 6.5%, Crude Fiber (Min) 1%, Moisture (Max) 78%, Ash (Max) 2.5%, Magnesium (Max)0.028%, Taurine (Min) 0.05%. Calorie Content (ME, Calculated): 910kcal/kg; 142kcal/can. 

We feel the proof of how much we enjoyed our Whole Paws ® food is in the photos, and while not each and every one of us cats enjoyed every variety, Teri said she'd certainly offer it to us again...maybe when she's not trying to take photos of us while we eat, hahameow! 


And the next time your servants are shopping at Whole Foods Market®, we urge you to remind them to pick up some Whole Paws® food for you, too!






Disclaimer: 
I have written this post on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network for Whole Foods Market®. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Whole Paws®, but Curlz and Swirlz only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. 

6 comments:

  1. That food looks and sounds delicious. I only eat shreds or small chunks in gravy. I don't like pate at all.

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  2. We just LOVE the calorie content since SOMEkitty (*cough* Allie *cough*)is going on a DIET now!

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  3. Great post! We loved our doggy treats and canned dog food! It was really yummy!

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  4. Stopping by to say happy new year!

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  5. This is a great report! I never thought to comment on the ingredients and breakdown. I don’t usually eat kibble either so it was a real treat. I notice the cans are cheaper than some Fancy Feast. What I don’t understand is why Whole Foods Market doesn’t have this food on their website.

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  6. Thanks so much for including the ingredients.

    Your review was amazing! I wish we had a store near us so that our cats could give it a try.

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