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There's a variety of cat food available from the brand Felix. This brand is owned by Purina, who, once upon a time, were all tied up with Mars and Masterfoods. I have no idea whether that's still the case. I don't follow takeovers and business that closely.
So, anyway, to the cat food. Felix is a big brand name in cat food - perhaps not as big as it's behemoth rival, Whiskas, but still pretty darned large. It's also a little cheaper than Whiskas, usually, though not as cheap as the supermarket brands.
There's a variety of flavours and types available including your usual specific foods for kittens and older cats. My furry two like the poultry varieties a little more than the fish - but to be honest, they'll eat whatever you stick in front of them. They usually come in either jelly or gravy.
Some cats don't actually like Felix at all. My brother's cat doesn't like it - my last cat would eat it, but wasn't all that fussed on it. Cats can be very like people - and it really does depend on individual tastes as to whether they like a particular brand, or even a particular variety.
My two were quite used to eating Felix as this was the 'wet' portion of their food when they were in Cats' Protection. This is because Purina, fair play to them, have very close links with Cats' Protection, which enables them to get a good deal. Cats' Protection mainly kept them on dry food, but cats are stubborn b****rs, and in order to prevent dehydration and urinary infections in cats who wouldn't drink water, they made sure there was always some 'wet' food in their diet. Cats get a lot of their moisture, naturally, from their food.
WHAT IS IT?
Felix is cat food that is available in different packs like pouches and cans. That is convenient for me because I have got 3 cats so I can have the option of buying 3 pouches or buying a can between them. When I had one cat only I used to buy pouches all the time but that is very expensive when you have got to buy 3 every time.
WHAT I THINK
I like that Felix is available in quite alot of different flavours and there are meat, chicken and fish varieties for you to choose. My cats have liked all of the flavours equally and I think they have tried most of them because I buy different flavours when I go shopping to give them a selection.
My cats all enjoy Felix very much and I know when I put it in their bowls they will eat all of it. It does not smell good but I think the smell is alot better than most canned cat food. I do not buy Felix all the time because my cats eat other brands of wet food so I am not loyal to one brand, I know that they like Felix because they do not leave any in their bowls.
My cats do not seem to be hungry when they have had their meal of Felix and they do not rush for food until it is their usual feeding time again. I have one cat that stays in the house and she uses a litter tray so I am happy Felix does not make cats have a very bad smell when they go to the toilet.
You can buy Felix in cans that cost about 79p and pouches that are 60p. I think that is value because of how much my cats enjoy eating Felix and the way they eat their food without leaving any.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
This was bought in a multi pack and contains twelve in a box. The Felix logo is clearly shown at the front of the box along with a black and white cat. In this box the following flavours can be found: Beef, Chicken, Tuna and salmon. This product is made by a company called |Purina and make various products for pets daily needs. Each pouch contains your cats essential vitamins minerals and dietary requirements. More information can be found on the Purina website: www.purina.co.uk
This cat food comes in a foil pouch and has the Felix logo on each of them. You simply tear open the pouch at then top and remove the food. The meat is in jelly and contains animal derivatives. Each pouch has it's own smell and does smell according to the flavour in question. The salmon one does smell of salmon fishy with a hint of offal smell to it. The beef pouch smells of beef. Each pouch does the chicken and the tuna having their own smell of the flavours to them.
Splodge loves this food alot, he has become very fussy he has dry cat biscuits down all the time to nibble on and has a pouch of this in the morning and in the evening.
As soon as the box is opened or he smells the food he thinks he's in heaven. He eats every single last bite of food. The only down side to wet food is the smell it can linger for a good couple of hours.
Available from all good super markets for around £3.00 a box.
I bought this cat food because it seemed like the most reasonably priced food in my local Tescos last week. Money is very tight at the moment so whilst I would much rather be feeding Daisy and Duke the most expensive food, I just cant afford to at the moment. I bought a multi-pack of 6 cans in jelly. I paid £3.75 for 6 cans each weighing 400g (2400g) which was much better value than the pouches which were also on offer at £3.00 for 12x100g (1200g).
Usually I do tend to buy D+D food in gravy or pate style but they do also enjoy food in jelly. I think the key with them is variety!
Opening the can is simple as they are ringpull and the ringpull is actually 'easy lift' which means it is angled so it is much easier to grab. This is great for people like me as it means I dont end up chipping my nails! Opening the can, the food is in small, manageable chunks about 1cm squared. The chunks are all in a thick jelly. Serving this up, the cats came and ate their dinner. However, neither of them cleaned the bowls and when I went back into the kitchen half an hour or so later Duke followed me and sat by his food wanting to be fed despite there being food in his bowl still. He did this again about an hour later.
I gave them fresh food in the evening and whilst Daisy ate most of hers, again Duke wasnt impressed. Usually he likes beef food because I dont tend to let them have it too often but he doesnt seem to like this too much.
The food is a complete food which means it gives Duke and Daisy their vitamins and minerals they need. For an adult cat your probably looking around feeding a can a day which is a usual amount of wet food. The cans work out as costing just over 60p each so this is very good value.
I probably wont buy this food again. Personally I dont tend to feed Felix anyway but its just not worth it if Duke refuses to eat it!
When I first brought home my cat, Shadow, 5 years ago I was happy to feed him Whiskas, Felix and other supermarket cat food believing that they were high quality. I have since learned more about pet food and learned that Felix is actually a pretty low quality junk food for cats.
Even though I do have some misgivings about the quality of Felix, it is still a brand I feed to my cats on occasion. I live in the middle of nowhere and thus miles from my nearest pet shop and when I run out of cat food Felix is readily available from the local shops. It generally costs around £3.50 for a box of 12 sachets although it is frequently on special offer meaning it is more likely you will pay £3 for a pack.
One thing that I like about Felix is the packaging; each 100g pouch comes individually sealed. Each pouch is the perfect size for one meal meaning you do not have to store half opened cans of cat food. The outer packaging is a sturdy cardboard box which is easily recyclable and there are also vouchers to cut out to redeem for Felix branded gift from an online store.
Felix comes in a variety of different flavours, the fish pouches in jelly is the one my cats like the least preferring either poultry or meat. The box has 4 flavours, tuna and cod, salmon and shrimp, shrimp and plaice and Pollock and sardine. Of those, the salmon and shrimp is the cat's favourite but they will eat all of the flavours. If I feed fish sachets daily for a long period of time then they get fussy and start to turn their noses up at them so rotating flavours is a good thing.
The cat food itself is small chunks of reformed fish in a thick jelly, you cannot make out any real pieces of fish in there. The cats really enjoy the jelly and tend to lick it off first before eating some of the chunks. It smells pretty foul to my human nose but the cats definitely like it.
Reading the list of ingredients, you will see that fish only makes up a tiny proportion of the ingredients. The Pollock and sardine flavour contains Meat and meat derivatives, fish and fish derivatives (Pollock 4%, sardine 4%), minerals and various sugars.
The meat and fish used in the pouches is likely to be low quality scraps, meat and fish derivatives means that the food contains any meat or fish unfit for human consumption and scraped from the carcass. Sugars are not good for a cat and not part of their natural diet whilst the meat is such low quality that the food needs to be fortified with artificial minerals. In other EU countries the laws concerning cat food are a lot stricter and only human quality meat may be used, the labelling laws are also stricter so you can understand exactly what grains and sugars are in the food.
I have been researching better quality cat foods lately and the difference between the really good food and Felix is stark. The better quality food smells and looks a lot nicer, the cat's coats look better when they eat it and even their poos are nicer and less smelly. Feeding a higher quality cat food will be slightly more expensive than feeding Felix but by shopping around and using special offers then it is not much dearer and I think my cats deserve better.
My housemate always brought our cats up on a strict diet of dry food only, however since he moved out I've been a lot softer, and I also read that a little bit of wet food is good to aid digestion.
Since then I've been buying foil packets of the wet food in the Felix range. This is generally a treat for my cats, and I'm mean enough to split one packet between the three of them so they don't have too much. I know it's not good for them really, but it's so cute to see them running at top speed to get to the food bowls - occasionally even running into each other in their eagerness to get there. Yeah, I'm a bit mean. We have had quite a few Felix-related incidents - heads getting hit on the bookshelf, sibling fights, tantrums, pleas for more. I almost feel like I'm running a nursery in some ways!
It shows how much they love the food - but then again I guess it's the same as humans enjoying a takeaway. My cats have put on weight since I started giving them Felix wet food, although this ties in with some pretty big changes in their lives (reaching adulthood, moving across the country, and settling into a lifestyle of being indoors/asleep more often due to their living conditions being much better). So I couldn't blame weight gain solely on that, and only one of them is actually overweight - I'm about 90% sure he gets fed somewhere else as well. My parents feed the family cat on Felix, and she's average weight, and one of my cats is a little skinny thing despite the amount of food she eats).
You can buy the packets individually, but it makes more sense to buy the big multipack boxes - I think the highest you can get as standard is about 48. If you get a box of sachets, you tend to get equal numbers of four or five flavours such as tuna, salmon, chicken and so on. I have noticed that one of my cats has particular preferences, much preferring tuna over salmon, but to be honest they aren't fussy and will eat whatever's there.
If you buy online, a box of 48 100g pouches will set you back just over £20, which you might as well buy if you know your cat likes them as they work out a bit cheaper buying in bulk and it saves you carrying them home. You can also buy Felix cheaply from cash and carrys and places like Costco to save a bit. It's never really 'on offer' as such, but they do tend to advertise getting however many pouches 'free' on the box.
The cats do tend to gobble Felix pouches down though, and the food will never get left in their bowls longer than five minutes. If they could eat it faster, I'm sure they would. They also seem to have accidentally been trained Pavlov-style in that the sound of foil immediately grabs their attention, whether it's one of their pouches or not.
Felix is one of the cheaper brands available on the market, and it's a little bit cheaper than Whiskas which is why I tend to buy it - in my mind it is a bit better than supermarket own-branded pet food. However, Felix wet food is only a small part of my cats' diet and I try to give them higher-quality nutrition the rest of the tine. To be honest, it's nothing particularly special about Felix wet food in particular, as all wet food is a treat to them and they love it. It has been known for the family dogs to gobble this up as well, so it's a bit of a favourite all round.
I think it's a reasonable price at my cats only get it as a treat, and it does keep for a really long time thanks to the foil packaging. I'm just waiting for the day when my cats figure out how to open the packets on their own!
They keep buying me this food. I'd much rather actual chicken or rabbit, I'd even attempt a cow... but no. This keeps being squeezed out into my bowl. It comes back from the local pet shop, I understand from their random babbling that it is important to note it is £1.99, on special.
My meat arrives in a cardboard box, this is quite a lot of fun to play with when empty, sometimes I'm sure there is a small mouse inside, but when I reach in to skewer it upon my razor sharp claws it somehow escapes. I shall continue to check on this. There are 12 pouches inside this mouse-box... 3x Duck & Lamb, 3x Turkey & Liver, 3x Rabbit & Poultry, 3x Chicken & Kidney, in general, this is known as the Gravy Selection. I do wonder why there is no Sparrow & Eyeball flavour, or Rat with Snail. Hmmm maybe soon.
I am given half a pouch in the morning and a full pouch in the evening, accompanied by some ridiculous biscuit type things. I am an obligate carnivore... why are they giving me this rubbish? Unlike the Iams cat, I can read, and upon inspecting the box it tells me that 4% of each featured flavour is present along with other meat and animal derivatives. Next up is cereals... nothing but unnecessary filler, as a cat I shouldn't have any need for carbohydrates, and can actually become addicted, this can lead to mood swings. Strange and wrong that a cat food manufacturer would chose to use this, cheap filler. Minerals... these are needed, in fact back in the 80's pet food makers omitted taurine and many cats died from heart and breathing issues, not to mention actually going blind. Finally the last ingredient is sugar... WTF?? I'm a cat, not a child.
In recent years pet food manufactures have been forced to publish the analysis of their food. In practice this a actually very confusing but essentially you need to look out for the moisture content being above 80% (this is 82%) and as high a protein % as possible. This is 7%. Kind of average for high street pet food. Sugar and carbs (cereals/rice/corn) is utterly unnecessary and simply makes cats fat. Having said that, unless the humans spend hours grinding bones and half stewing giblets for me this is the only real choice. It is very hard to find actual meat in cat food these days. High Life is the best that is easily available.
But I shall continue to force it down... except for when I decide not to.
I have 2 cats, and one of them is 18 years old and doing quite well for her age and I also have a neighbours cat, who visits everyday as my neighbour is at work and the cat thinks he owns my home and thinks he lives with me lol.
I buy lots of cat food of different varieties to feed the gang, as they like a different choice of food the same as we do and they eat almost any type, except a supermarkets own brand, I have tried a couple of the lower brands but the cats tend to not eat it, but they do like the lower brands of cat biscuits but not the canned variety.
Felix is one of their favourites and I am doing a review for the Chicken in jelly flavour, it is available in cans or pouches and at the moment my cats are eating the canned and the quality of the meat is excellent, the contents are small pieces of meat in the jelly and scooped out of the tin, it just breaks perfectly, it does not need to be chopped as with some of the other brands I have bought.
The texture is very soft and can easily be placed into the cats dish and it is inviting for the pet, and my cats run to me when they hear me pull the lid off the can with the ring pull. The pieces of meat are just the right size for cats to chew as they are quite small and in tiny pieces, not huge chunks.
There are lots of flavours some of which are Beef, Tuna, Cod and Plaice, Salmon and Prawn and they come in cans, pouches, and foil containers, and sometimes my eldest cat prefers the pouches, although it is the same meat, she just prefers them for some reason.
When I buy a single can which is rare it is usually priced at around 56p for a 400g can but I usually buy them in packs of 6 at a price of around £3.35, and quite often all supermarkets have them on special offer and are excellent prices.
They are available in jelly or gravy and my cats love both types and the quality is excellent for a good price in my opinion.
The pouches are very good if you have more than one pet and one of them prefers a particular flavour to the other one, and then there is no waste as it can be quite expensive if you have picky cats.
I recommend this cat food for anyone to try and I think for the price it is very good quality and well worth the money.
I think it is important to have a happy cat as it makes a happy owner in my opinion.
I give 5 stars for this brand.
Thank you for reading my review.
Felix In Jelly
Felix Cat Food In Jelly comes on a box which contains 12 x 100g pouches. They are widely available in most supermarkets and come in meat variety pack, fish variety pack or mixed (meat and fish) variety pack. A pack of 12 usually costs £3.12 but they can often be found on special offer - 2 boxes for £5.
This cat food is really easy to serve, the top of the pouch has a small part to tear, so just tear along the top of the pack and dispense the cat food into your cat's bowl.
My old cat Mitsy lovely this cat food and it is the only kind of cat food he will eat. I like the fact that it comes in sachets and you get 12 x 100g sachets in a box so I only buy 3 boxes a week - 36 x 100g sachets in total.
His favourite is the meat in jelly varieties but if he is stuck then really any variety of Felix will do. I have 3 other cats and this will shock you but they all hate Felix, they are British Shorthairs and are 3 divas - if they don't get what they want then they just huff! 3 Huffy girls.
Anyway Mitsy is now 18 years old and he really is a Felix boy - Felix is very good quality and in my opinion it is a good price for good quality cat food.
It's a good choice, a bit smelly but what do you expect as it is cat food!!!!!!!!!!!
Here I am going to review Felix's Rabbit and game in gravy tinned cat food.
As I return home from college my little cat Maisy greets me with a miaw. Clever cat ; she knows what time it is! Yes , of course , it's Kitty's Teatime.
So , what's for kitty's tea tonight then ? oh looks like it's Felix's Rabbit and Game in Gravy. She hasn't tried this one before , so lets see what the verdict is.
As I open the can I am greeted with a nice meaty smell and someone calling out that they are hungry.
As I pour the contents into the bowl she begins eating it straight away. I guess that means it's tasty. Within seconds (literally!) the food in the bowl is gone and Kitty licks the bowl.
* Felix *
Felix is a brand of cat food. It is availble throughout Europe.
* Tin *
The tin is very attractive with the background being in blues and greens. On the front is a picture of the cat Felix who is the face of the brand. He is a black and white cat. In front of Felix is a white plate with the contents on. To the right is a "Taste and approved" symbol with a paw print in the middle. Below the word Felix are the words "Made with Quality Meats".
The can is a "ring pull" one which makes it easy for the consumer (well the owner , not the cat itself!) to open and does not need a tin opener.
For a single tin , it costs approximately 60p and can be bought from supermarkets and most convenience stores. The tins are also available in 4 , 3, 8 , 12 and 16 which is good.
* Ingredients *
Meat and animal derivatives (of which rabbit 4% game 4%) , cereals , fish and fish derivatives , derivatives of vegetable origin , minerals , cloured with EC additives.
* Feeding Guide * (as stated on the tin)
Felix cat food is a complete pet food for adult cats. For an average adult cat (3.5kg) feed up to 1 can per day , preferably in 2 seperate meals. For pregnant or nursing cats , feed as much as your cat will eat. Food should be served at room temperature.
There is a phoneline which you can call for free : 0800 21 21 61
Replublic of Ireland : 1800 50 93 68
Felix has a website which includes lots of helpful information and fun.
* My Opinion *
I think Felix is great. Although it's slightly more expensive than other tinned cat foods I'm assured with the fact that my cat is getting good quality food. I reccommend Felix tinned cat food to all cats!
Thanks For reading!
xd-o-n-z-x (also posted on ciao under xdonzx)
I don't know if it is the weather being warm at the moment, but my cat seems to be right off his food. I usually buy him Whiskas which he laps up very eagerly usually, but not the last few days. So I thought that maybe a change is called for to get his tastebuds back on track.
On going down the pets aisle in Tesco's where do I begin they have so many different brands, once I have chosen a brand the choice doesn't stop there. Do I want one in jelly or gravy, Do I want poultry, fish or assorted meats!
On choosing a single tin ( in case he doesn't wants this either !) I went for the Felix brand with chicken in jelly. This label is very eye catching with the
black and white cat on the front, looking the same as the one on the television commercial. This cat reminds me of one of my cats that died a couple of years ago, I still miss him as he was exactly the same as the one on TV very mischievious and funny!
The lid has a large paw print on the top of it with a ring pull. On pulling the lid off I can see a firm jelly with tiny little chopped up squares of meat. When
spooning into his bowl I can break it up very easily. He has heard the ring pull go and decides to wander over at his own pace for a look!
Hooray He Likes It!!!
The tin says that it is made from quality meats which I believe that it is and so does he! This is a complete cat food and for an average cat (3.5kg) they should be fed a tin a day. My cat likes to eat little and often, where my other cats in the past prefered to eat in the morning and at night. they are all so different!
You can buy this cat food in single cans, which isn't a bad idea if trying for the first time. They also sell them in packs of 6 and you can get packs of 12 as well. They come in a variety of different fish and meat combinations for example:
~~~ Felix Meat Variety ~~~
2 x Duck and Heart
2 x Beef
~~~Felix Gravy Selection ~~~
2 x Tuna and Salmon
2 x Chicken and Turkey
2 x Rabbit and Game
~~~Felix Fish Variety~~~
2 x Tuna
2 x Cod and Plaice
2 x Salmon and Prawn
~~~Felix Mixed Selection~~~
2 x Tuna in jelly
2 x Beef in jelly
2 x Chicken in jelly
~~~Felix Senior Mixed Selection~~~
2 x Tuna
2 x Beef
2 x Chicken
The Senior car food is for cats that are 8 years and over, as at this age their
nutritional needs change and this is catered for in the senior range.
They also do a kitten range which comes in foil trays or pouches.
The prices at Tesco's are as follows at this present time:
1 tin 56p
6 pack £3.49
12 pack £6.46
these are 400g tins.
The pouches vary in price depending on which flavour you choose:
1 pouch 36p
12 pouches from £3.42-£4.26
24 pouches £8.36
48 pouches £15.37
these are 100g pouches.
The foil trays vary again accordingly to which flavour you choose:
1 foil tray from 29p-35p
12 foil trays are on offer at the moment 2 for £5.50 which is good as they are usually around the £3.50 mark each. These are 100g each.
This food is made by Purina who also are the makers for the first complete
dry cat food over 30 years ago and that was Go-Cat. They also make :
Purina Veterinary Diets
Gourmet ( the posh one!)
So they seem to know what they are doing when it comes to pets food. Well
at least I've got my cat eating again as it can be a bit of a worry. Two years ago one of my cats stopped eating ( she was this ones mum ) she was only
9 years old so not that old. She seemed like she had a slight eye infection
with which I took her to the vets, he put her on some antibiotics and wanted to see her in four days time. She was no better and on further
tests he discovered that she had a turmour that was possibly cancer. He said that she was to weak to operate on and that she should be put to sleep. Which is what I had to do. That was a week and a half as the night before my beloved 12yr dog had a stroke and died, so all was not good that week!!
On a cheerier note I hope your cats enjoy their Felix as much as mine has at least he is eating again!!!!!
I bought some Felix Rabbit & Lamb in jelly cat food for one of my cats today.
It's made by Purina who are a division of the Swiss company Nestle. Previously the Felix brand was owned by Dalgety and before that by Quaker. For many years Felix have used a Black and White Body and Face cat in their advertising on television and this is also reflected on the outer packaging of their cat food.
In Sweden the Felix brand is known as "Pussi".
My cat loves this Rabbit & Lamb in Jelly. It cost me 35p and is in a silver metal square (almost ash tray like) container with a peelable foil lid on the top. I don't know its weight but it is approximately 3 inches (7.5 cm) square
and 7/8ths of an inch deep (2cm).
When you open the lid the container is full of meaty chunks in a generous amount of jelly. It does smell a bit strong to the human nose but nearly all cat foods do.
One of my cats loves this stuff and particularly adores the jelly, sometimes licking the jelly off first before tucking into the meat.
Having bought many brands of cat food I would gauge this particular offering from Felix as being towards the luxury end of the market, but my cat is worth it.
I would recommend this cat food to any cat.
My 'team' waited patiently as I opened the colourful box (helpfully illustrated with a generic cat photo just in case I had thought this was dog food I suppose) of 12 pouches in the As Good as it Looks range of Felix cat food (Ocean Feasts). This was not the first type of Felix my team had tried but the mild interest turned to pure excitement as I ripped open three of the pouches (in this case, one Salmon, one Cod and one Tuna).
The actual food, described on the box as 'Ocean feasts of succulent steaklets' to my mind resembled yukky shredded lumps in a brownish runny jelly but my team were still very keen to sample it. Oh ok... before anyone throws up, I'll confess that my focus group are a little unusual being one black, one tabby and one hotchpotch coloured cat but I felt sampling the food was outside the remit of a Dooyoo reviewer!
Well, there was a little jostling for position, some envious stares and some swapping of dishes (no table manners here) but all three bowls were wolfed up with relish and focus team retired to consider their verdicts and have a quick wash and brush up!
Sadly, I wasn't able to extract any definitive data from my team but I would say, from past experience with their other missions, that this went down very well.
So, what did I think of it? Apart from the fact that it is one of the less whiffy cat foods and, being in easy-tear pouches, is convenient, it is also frequently on special offer in supermarkets. It normally sells for about £4 a box (which is a little pricey) but I would definitely not buy it at that price.
My team are not particularly fussy (unlike my brother's Persian who can't stand it!) so perhaps they are not entirely representative but I will buy it again.
Summary: Pricey but not whiffy.
Varieties: As Good as it Looks (Ocean Feasts - fish or Succulent Steaklets - meat)
My Burmese Cats like Felix and in particular Hake & Sardine and less so Shrimp & Plaice. Why do I have to buy the 12 Pouch packet to get these selections?? I am constantly looking for alternatives to avoid having to pay for 12 packs and only using 3 or 4.Felix Pet Care Team cannot offer any help-- Hake & Sardine is not available as a separate Item.
My cats have been on many types of cat foods, ive tried cheaper cat foods from tesco, ive tried go cat, ive tried kitty kat, you name it ive tried it. But they will only eat felix as good as it gets, mainly.
From a personal point of view i can see a difference in the as good as it gets range, to all the other cat foods ive tried. For a start, the meat seems very delicate and the smell is quite nice, the food looks like real food, and i can understand why they like it so much.
My cats specifically like the felix as good as range, which can be in a meat pack or a fish pack, both go down well with my pair. Felix also do a normal range, in jelly. Now this is cheaper and you can definetely see a difference in the 2 types, but they will eat the food, but after a week they want there as good as range, so i try to alternate.
The as good as range is £4+ for a box of 12 sachets. The cheaper range in jelly or gravy is about £3.50. However, sometimes there are deals on, and my advice is if you see any get them, but dont get the same satchets, or your cats will get bored. I always get one fish range and one meat range.
Overall felix is top notch for cats, and my cats love it most.