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Cat food is going to a whole new level, with Ideal Balance™ Crafted®, one batch at a time. And the 5 cats in the Paws for Reflection household were quite impressed with the slow-cooked cat food, chock-full of succulent flavors that delighted their palate.
They were ready to jump into the bag head first to try it out when a sample arrived for them to try before Paws for Reflection wrote this blog post about the new Hill’s® Ideal Balance™ Crafted™ product, available at pet specialty retailers and online at Amazon.com.
Hill’s developed this new line of pet foods, taking note of pet owners’ trends including the fact that more and more people want less processed, small batch production of their foods and specialty products. The growing popularity of craft beers and artisan cookies, coffees and chocolates are driving the expectation of food based on quality, not quantity and mass production. These health-conscious individuals expect the same for their beloved pets, wanting food that’s not only healthy, but also prepared with the same attention to detail they use when preparing their own dinner.
For the cats that like a catch from the sea, there’s the Seared Tuna Barley & Peas dry variety, made with seared tuna and wholesome grain-free barley blended with vitamin-packed green and yellow peas and accented with rosemary, natural spearmint and green tea.
In addition, the grain-free cat food doesn’t have any corn, wheat or soy. Nor does it have any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. And it is made in the USA.
The felines at the Paws’ household were happy with the gluten-free aspect, but they admit they are not particularly fond of fish. They are all about chicken and turkey. They share that with their human mom. The Grain-Free Herbed Chicken and Chickpeas made them very happy kitties. This dry foot is natural chicken seasoned with rosemary, natural spearmint and green tea paired with iron-rich, gluten-free chickpeas for a delectable, grain-free indulgence.
While we didn’t have a chance to try out the wet slow-cooked stews before writing this post, we are looking forward to seeing which the kitties like best. Will it be the Savory Chicken Pot Pie with Buckwheat, the Roasted Tuna & Vegetable Variety, or the Simmered Salmon Chowder with Quinoa? We’ll keep you posted, but chances are the Chicken Pot Pie will win out.
What is the best diet for pets is a very controversial subject, but one thing is for sure, pet owners want to provide the healthiest, yummiest, and safest diet possible for their furry friends.
Hill’s wants to address those concerns, and that’s why the new Crafted line.
Increasingly consumers want cat food prepared with the same care and attention to detail they use when preparing meals at home. As our cats become more like family, and less like pets, we humans want to show them the same love and attention we show our human family. One big way we share that love is through food.
Hill’s Ideal Balance™ Crafted® is made by their experienced, dedicated master bakers, who are creating unique recipes in small batches using high quality meats, wholesome vegetables and ancient grains. What better way to share the love?
They’ve also incorporated the research that utilizes new and unique custom shapes and textures to provide maximum appeal to finicky feline palates.
Paws for Reflection was impressed to find a whole host of vitamins including the taurine that is so very essential to cats.
Keep in mind, the cats at the Paws for Reflection household have been using Hill’s Science Diet consistently for over 10 years. We do not blog about foods or other items that we would not use ourselves. Keep in mind there is 100% Balanced Nutrition Guaranteed or your money back.
What do you think of the whole grain-free, gluten-free momentum for people and their pets? Do you want your pets to eat the same wholesome, safe food that you spend hours preparing? Please weigh in on the discussion and share your comments.