Del Monte Foods - Pet Food 18 Oz Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food 29274-4
Kittens generally nibble solid foods at 3 - 4 weeks of age. Keep moistened Meow Mix® Kitten L'il Nibbles® cat food available to these kittens at all times. After weaning at 6 - 8 weeks of age, kittens will normally eat dry or moistened food at will. If water is added, use no more than one part warm (not hot) liquid to three parts Meow Mix® Kitten L'il Nibbles® cat food, changing frequently to ensure freshness. Always provide your cat with a fresh bowl of water.
Meow Mix Kitten Li'l Nibbles Dry Cat Food is specially formulated to help kittens grow up healthy and happy. To maintain wellness in their early months, kittens need specific nutrition to support their proper growth and development. Meow Mix Kitten Li'l Nibbles provides all the essential nutrients they need, including high-quality protein, essential fatty acids and DHA to help support muscle growth, vision and brain development. It’s packed with tons of wholesome ingredients and the irresistible flavors of chicken, turkey, salmon and ocean fish. This tasty food is complete and balanced for kittens with all the vitamins and nutrients they need for optimal health.
When you visit the Meow Mix website you will find a wide variety of product choices including seven dry food varieties, six wet food varieties, and three lines of treats. The “About Us” section of the website provides very little detail about the history of the brand or about its manufacturing process – it simply plays upon the pet owner’s desire to care for their pet with a quality, nutritious diet. If you follow the link to the Big Heart Pet website, you will find more of the same – generalized claims and promises without any real information. When perusing the Meow Mix website, it becomes clear that the brand’s biggest draw lies in its variety – pet owners can choose from a large assortment of formulas and flavors, all at highly affordable prices. If you review the ingredients list for many of Meow Mix’s products, you will find that the brand makes heavy use of corn, wheat, and soy ingredients which are generally considered to be non-nutritive fillers when used in cat food products. In terms of protein, Meow Mix uses a lot of by-product meals and supplemental plant-based proteins. Overall, the Meow Mix brand cannot be considered a high-quality cat food brand and its products have a high risk for aggravating food allergies and sensitivities in cats.When it comes to their cat food products, Meow Mix offers seven different dry varieties, six wet varieties, and three lines of treats – all with an assortment of flavors to choose from. The Meow Mix Bistro Recipes line of products is inspired by restaurant flavors like Rotisserie Chicken and Grilled Salmon while the Tender Centers line of products features dual flavor combinations in crunchy kibbles. Meow Mix offers a dedicate line of dry food products to help control hairballs as well as a line of Kitten Li’l Nibbles which consist of smaller pieces formulated with the protein and fatty acids kittens need to grow big and strong. There is also a line of Seafood Medley dry foods and, of course, the Original Choice recipe featuring chicken, turkey, salmon, and ocean fish. Meow Mix also offers an Indoor Cat formula which is designed to maintain healthy weight for indoor cats.The Meow Mix cat food brand has not been affected by any FDA-issued recalls to date. However, if you do a little digging, you will find that the Meow Mix brand was involved in an extensive consumer-funded test in 2015. This test was funded with an IndieGoGo campaign and it revealed that 11 out of 12 tested pet food varieties contained bacteria that were considered serious health threats by the FDA – it also revealed that 4 out of 8 brands had medium or high levels of mycotoxins – the Meow Mix Tender Centers recipe was one of these products. In fact, the Meow Mix product was found to have more than three times the high-risk level of mycotoxin content. The Meow Mix Tender Centers Salon & Turkey Flavor dry food was also found to contain various types of bacteria.Right off the bat, the first ingredient for this Meow Mix Indoor Health Dry Cat Food formula raises a red flag. Ground yellow corn is the first ingredient followed by corn gluten meal. There are two problems here – the fact that corn ingredient appear on the list at all and the fact that the first protein source doesn’t appear until the third slot on the ingredients list. Not only is corn an ingredient that provides low nutritional value for cats, but it is also fairly difficult to digest and it has a high risk for triggering food allergies or sensitivities. The fact that ground yellow corn is the main ingredient in this product is highly troubling, especially when paired with another corn ingredient listed second.