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Speaking of new cat food

Post by jmcquow » Thu, 21 Mar 2013 08:59:40



I've seen ads for Sheba canned cat food but until recently I'd never
seen it on store shelves.  Persia was getting tired of the canned
Friskies.  I decided to give Fancy Feast another try.  Then I saw cans
of Sheba right next to it.  Oh!

I read the labels side by side.  Not only are the ingredients better, it
costs five cents less per can.  It's also an American product.

Persia loves it!  Of course she still has to eat her R/x food (and yes,
she does).  I give her a bit of off-the-shelf canned food to keep her
food interesting.  It's important to keep up her appetite.

I did make a mistake and buy three cans of the "in gravy" food.  Persia
does *not* like her canned food to be in gravy.  I exchanged them today
for the pate type and bought a few more cans to boot.  She's happy, so
I'm happy :)

Jill

 
 
 

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Post by Chery » Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:27:05



Quote:
> I've seen ads for Sheba canned cat food but until recently I'd never
> seen it on store shelves.  Persia was getting tired of the canned
> Friskies.  I decided to give Fancy Feast another try.  Then I saw cans
> of Sheba right next to it.  Oh!

> I read the labels side by side.  Not only are the ingredients better, it
> costs five cents less per can.  It's also an American product.

> Persia loves it!  Of course she still has to eat her R/x food (and yes,
> she does).  I give her a bit of off-the-shelf canned food to keep her
> food interesting.  It's important to keep up her appetite.

> I did make a mistake and buy three cans of the "in gravy" food.  Persia
> does *not* like her canned food to be in gravy.  I exchanged them today
> for the pate type and bought a few more cans to boot.  She's happy, so
> I'm happy :)

> Jill

Sheba used to be packaged in little plastic square tins with foil that
you peel off the top.  Was it still like that?  I haven't seen that food
in years.
 
 
 

Speaking of new cat food

Post by jmcquow » Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:35:22



Quote:

>> I've seen ads for Sheba canned cat food but until recently I'd never
>> seen it on store shelves.  Persia was getting tired of the canned
>> Friskies.  I decided to give Fancy Feast another try.  Then I saw cans
>> of Sheba right next to it.  Oh!

>> I read the labels side by side.  Not only are the ingredients better, it
>> costs five cents less per can.  It's also an American product.

>> Persia loves it!  Of course she still has to eat her R/x food (and yes,
>> she does).  I give her a bit of off-the-shelf canned food to keep her
>> food interesting.  It's important to keep up her appetite.

>> I did make a mistake and buy three cans of the "in gravy" food.  Persia
>> does *not* like her canned food to be in gravy.  I exchanged them today
>> for the pate type and bought a few more cans to boot.  She's happy, so
>> I'm happy :)

>> Jill

> Sheba used to be packaged in little plastic square tins with foil that
> you peel off the top.  Was it still like that?  I haven't seen that food
> in years.

Nope.  It's in the same size cans as Fancy Feast.

Jill

 
 
 

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Post by Chery » Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:23:09



Quote:


>> I did make a mistake and buy three cans of the "in gravy" food.  Persia
>> does *not* like her canned food to be in gravy.

> The last 3 cats I've had all refused canned WITHOUT gravy.
> They all***ed up the gravy first, then MAYBE ate the bits.

Mine like the gravy but they also like pate versions.  One of my cats
who really never eats canned food has been eating it lately.  He doesn't
really know how to eat it and ends up with it on his chin.  I just
noticed this recently when I thought he has some scabs or sores that
turned out to be dried canned food.  Now when I see him eating it I wipe
his chin clean.

The last time he was eating canned food it was because he was refusing
dry food due to a problem with his mouth.  This time he's eating dry
food just fine but has decided to eat canned too.  Believe you me I've
done an inspection of his mouth just to make sure.  I have cut back on
the dried trying to get him and Bonnie to eat more canned.  It's
starting to work.

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Post by Lesle » Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:30:20



Quote:
> Sheba used to be packaged in little plastic square tins with foil that
> you peel off the top. ?Was it still like that? ?I

Over here in the UK that's the only way Sheba is packaged

Lesley

Slave of the Fabulous Furballs

 
 
 

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Post by Jane » Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:34:18


Quote:

> I've seen ads for Sheba canned cat food but until recently I'd never

> seen it on store shelves.  Persia was getting tired of the canned

> Friskies.  I decided to give Fancy Feast another try.  Then I saw cans

> of Sheba right next to it.  Oh!

> I read the labels side by side.  Not only are the ingredients better, it

> costs five cents less per can.  It's also an American product.

> Persia loves it!  Of course she still has to eat her R/x food (and yes,

> she does).  I give her a bit of off-the-shelf canned food to keep her

> food interesting.  It's important to keep up her appetite.

> I did make a mistake and buy three cans of the "in gravy" food.  Persia

> does *not* like her canned food to be in gravy.  I exchanged them today

> for the pate type and bought a few more cans to boot.  She's happy, so

> I'm happy :)

> Jill

I tried to feed it to Rita, but she hates it.  *sigh*   So I'm still stuck with Fancy Feast, pate ONLY, for her royal PITA-ness.  lol
But the new FF mornings?  She LOVES IT.  She actually***s her plate clean every time I give that to her.  Don't know why.
Jane
- owned and operated by the Princess Rita
 
 
 

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Post by jmcquow » Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:12:15



Quote:


>> I did make a mistake and buy three cans of the "in gravy" food.  Persia
>> does *not* like her canned food to be in gravy.

> The last 3 cats I've had all refused canned WITHOUT gravy.
> They all***ed up the gravy first, then MAYBE ate the bits.

She used to like the food in gravy, but yes, as you say she wasn't
really eating much of the food, just the gravy.  I guess her tastes
changed because now if I give her *any* canned food in gravy she sniffs
it and looks at me like I'm crazy.

Jill

 
 
 

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Post by dgk » Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:21:19




Quote:

>> I've seen ads for Sheba canned cat food but until recently I'd never
>> seen it on store shelves.  Persia was getting tired of the canned
>> Friskies.  I decided to give Fancy Feast another try.  Then I saw cans
>> of Sheba right next to it.  Oh!

>> I read the labels side by side.  Not only are the ingredients better, it
>> costs five cents less per can.  It's also an American product.

>> Persia loves it!  Of course she still has to eat her R/x food (and yes,
>> she does).  I give her a bit of off-the-shelf canned food to keep her
>> food interesting.  It's important to keep up her appetite.

>> I did make a mistake and buy three cans of the "in gravy" food.  Persia
>> does *not* like her canned food to be in gravy.  I exchanged them today
>> for the pate type and bought a few more cans to boot.  She's happy, so
>> I'm happy :)

>> Jill

>Sheba used to be packaged in little plastic square tins with foil that
>you peel off the top.  Was it still like that?  I haven't seen that food
>in years.

It's different, apparently the same company but that food was
considered a treat (by the packaging if nothing else) whereas this is
clearly meant to compete with FF.

It showed up at Target a bit cheaper than FF ($.55 instead of $.59).
But, there were boxes of four cans each which were something like
$1.59 although there were only four varieties in the boxes, Tuna,
Chicken, Turkey, and Salmon. There were more varieties as single cans.
So I bought a bunch of the boxes and a few individual other flavors.

Mr. Picky (Scooter) won't eat the chicken but is ok with the others,
and actually seems to like the salmon. Marlo and Nipsy will eat any of
them if they are actually hungry. Salmon is Pate, and I think the
Turkey is too. The Chicken and Tuna are, I think, gravy.

I was at Target the other day and the boxes were already on clearance
at $.136 each! So I bought most of the stock, except for the chicken
in deference to Scooter. I think I ended up with about 15 boxes each
(60 cans) of the Turkey, Tuna, and Salmon. Naturally the cats will no
longer eat them.

 
 
 

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Post by Jack Campi » Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:09:55


Quote:
> Sheba used to be packaged in little plastic square tins with foil
> that you peel off the top.  Was it still like that?  I haven't seen
> that food in years.

That one is commonly available in UK supermarkets.  It's very
expensive but the furries seem to like it.  I save it for a
special treat.  It's made by Mars in the UK, which presumably
means the ingredients could be from anywhere.

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Post by Divamanq » Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:38:53


Quote:

> Sheba used to be packaged in little plastic square tins with foil that
> you peel off the top.  Was it still like that?  I haven't seen that food
> in years.

Must depend upon how well it sells in different areas - all the stores I
patronize here in Arizona still carry it.  It's expensive, so I only buy
it for special occasions.   (And not the more *** flavors - my cats
seldom eat them.)
 
 
 

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Post by Divamanq » Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:41:32


Quote:



>>> I've seen ads for Sheba canned cat food but until recently I'd never
>>> seen it on store shelves.  Persia was getting tired of the canned
>>> Friskies.  I decided to give Fancy Feast another try.  Then I saw cans
>>> of Sheba right next to it.  Oh!

>>> I read the labels side by side.  Not only are the ingredients better, it
>>> costs five cents less per can.  It's also an American product.

>>> Persia loves it!  Of course she still has to eat her R/x food (and yes,
>>> she does).  I give her a bit of off-the-shelf canned food to keep her
>>> food interesting.  It's important to keep up her appetite.

>>> I did make a mistake and buy three cans of the "in gravy" food.  Persia
>>> does *not* like her canned food to be in gravy.  I exchanged them today
>>> for the pate type and bought a few more cans to boot.  She's happy, so
>>> I'm happy :)

>>> Jill

>> Sheba used to be packaged in little plastic square tins with foil that
>> you peel off the top.  Was it still like that?  I haven't seen that food
>> in years.

> Nope.  It's in the same size cans as Fancy Feast.

> Jill

How strange!  Here it is still sold in the little square tins.
(Foil-like, actually - not the heavier aluminum most cat food comes in.)
 
 
 

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Post by Divamanq » Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:43:26


Quote:



>> I did make a mistake and buy three cans of the "in gravy" food.  Persia
>> does *not* like her canned food to be in gravy.  

> The last 3 cats I've had all refused canned WITHOUT gravy.
> They all***ed up the gravy first, then MAYBE ate the bits.

Same with mine.  (Although, since I feed the canned food only once a day
just before I go to bed, the dishes are generally empty by the next
evening.)
 
 
 

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Post by jmcquow » Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:02:11



Quote:
>>> Sheba used to be packaged in little plastic square tins with foil that
>>> you peel off the top.  Was it still like that?  I haven't seen that food
>>> in years.

>> Nope.  It's in the same size cans as Fancy Feast.

>> Jill

> How strange!  Here it is still sold in the little square tins.
> (Foil-like, actually - not the heavier aluminum most cat food comes in.)

Don't take my word for it:

http://www.sheba.com/Products

Jill

 
 
 

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Post by Bastett » Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:20:15


 >> Sheba used to be packaged in little plastic square tins with foil
 >> that you peel off the top.  Was it still like that?  I haven't seen
 >> that food in years.

 > That one is commonly available in UK supermarkets.  It's very
 > expensive but the furries seem to like it.  I save it for a
 > special treat.  It's made by Mars in the UK, which presumably
 > means the ingredients could be from anywhere.

Does it have sweetened, shredded coconut? :)

--
Joyce

The sun rose slowly, like a fiery furball coughed up uneasily onto a
sky-blue carpet by a giant unseen cat.               -- Michael McGarel

 
 
 

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Post by Christina Websel » Mon, 25 Mar 2013 05:24:46



Quote:
> I've seen ads for Sheba canned cat food but until recently I'd never seen
> it on store shelves.  Persia was getting tired of the canned Friskies.  I
> decided to give Fancy Feast another try.  Then I saw cans of Sheba right
> next to it.  Oh!

> I read the labels side by side.  Not only are the ingredients better, it
> costs five cents less per can.

 It's also an American product.

Are you sure about that?
http://www.uk.sheba.com/siteowner