Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Nulo canned food vs Bunnies #chewyinfluencer


What contains no grains, carrageenan, meat by-products, corn, wheat, soy or artificial preservatives, colors or flavoring? BUNNIES! but do you know what I don't like to feed my cats? BUNNIES!

When Chewy.com offered some Nulo canned food as part of their influencer program this month, I thought I would give it a try. I have heard of Nulo before, and even spent a fair amount of time talking to the Nulo rep at the Global Pet Expo I went to earlier this year.



I will say while I'm not thrilled about a few things that Nulo does, such as there is fish, pumpkin, and tomato in every grain free pate food and that they make and promote dry food, there are a few things I am very impressed that Nulo was founded by people who wanted to make a difference in the obesity and diabetic epidemic that was working through the dog and cat populations. Nulo formulates their foods to be lower in carbs (although I REALLY wish their carb counts were listed right on their website and they didn't make you do the math to figure it out)

But all the nutrition in the world doesn't mean much if your kitty won't eat it.. so what did The Crew think of the food?



I chose the Beef & Lamb flavor because lamb is a traditional spring meal and it was the only other flavor besides poultry that wasn't seafood based. I don't mind giving my cats seafood despite having two that blocked with crystals because it isn't a main source in their diet and I believe in rotating proteins, but since there is whitefish in this as well, they are getting three forms of protein, none of which are in their usual fare.

The Crew was so interested in trying out this food that we had to open a decoy can and put it down in a far part of the house to get these photos.. Here is what the food looks like when it is taken out of the can.


but the question is.. do they want food or do they want bunnies??


Looks like the food is the winner. There would have been a few more faces around that plate if they weren't in the other room cleaning off the decoy plate. If you would like to try Nulo out, Chewy.com sells it for $40.52 per case of 24 cans with free shipping available if you spend $49

  *disclaimer - no bunnies were harmed in the making of this post*

14 comments:

  1. We've had Nulo before and Boodie and I love it... unfortunately Binga doesn't, so we haven't gotten it lately.

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  2. Those little erasers (bunny shaped or not), wouldn't be allowed in my house, my cat Jake would try to eat as many as he could stuff in his mouth. 😛 The food looks good though.

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    1. They were immediately put away after I took the photos. Fortunately, the kitties were so distracted by the food that they took very little notice of them.

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  3. What? There's fish in every flavor? Fie on that. I have avoided feeding fish to my cats since I read The Natural Cat years ago and she said that fish flavors are so strong, cats will think nothing else is food if they get used to fish.

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    1. Interesting. I've not heard that specifically about fish cat food. I know that dry cat food has flavorants sprayed on it that make it addicting so cats won't eat other types of food, even if they have been acclimated to it prior. I also know that cats fed one type of food can also end up shunning all others after a while, which can make it very troublesome when a beloved brand of food changes their formula or goes out of business.

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  4. I used to feed Sebastian Nulo. It was the only food he wouldn't throw up.

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  5. very interesting...we like the background info on the people behind the company. and while no bunnies were eaten, it does look like they took a beating in that last picture

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  6. I have not heard of this brand before, and just so you know, my holistic vet thinks fish is GOOD for cats, because it's less full of injected steroids and antibiotics than beef, chicken, turkey. He was okay with venison; we didn't discuss rabbit. I know that humans should limit their fish intact, so it's a quandry. I've read Natural Cat too, as CatonsvilleCats mentioned above; guess I need to re-read.

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    1. Sadly, there is a lot of differing opinions when it comes to nutrition, both animal and human.

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  7. Thank you for this review. It will be something we can try if Pooh stops eating again. The pictures are cute. Hugs and nose kisses

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  8. hmmm - we think WE should taste test this too!

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  9. I'm not sure if Parker has eaten rabbit flavored food or not. Or wild rabbit in her farm cat days, for that matter. She has eaten duck flavored food on special occasions.

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  10. Those bunnies sure are cute. That is odd that fish, pumpkin, and tomato are included in all the grain free pates. But glad the food went over well.

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