Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Speed Read | Tiki Cat Raw Cat Food, Walmart Pet Rx, Chewy's IPO

The Daily Cat Speed Read

Tiki Cat Introduces Raw Cat Food
Walmart Opens Pet Pharmacies Prepares For IPO

Tiki Cat Introduces Raw Cat Food But There's No Sushi

Tiki Cat raw cat food will be available later this spring
Tiki Cat raw cat food will be available 
from retailers later this spring

Tiki Cat raw cat food almost sounds like a fish out of water. The brand cats love for its chunky, chewable seafood is now making raw food. But don't expect sushi. Tiki Cat's new raw cat food is chicken and turkey, not fish.

It's available frozen in eight- and 24-ounce tubs from independent pet supply retailers.

Tiki Cat began in 2005 with a line of mostly fresh caught fish cat food. Tilapia and Wild Salmon were, and still are, favorites at my house. My cats also love the Chicken with Egg.

The Daily Cat Quote

“Human beings are drawn to cats because they are all we are not — self-contained, elegant in everything they do, relaxed, assured, glad of company, yet still possessing secret lives.”
― Pam Brown

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Flying Into The Future With Insect-Based Cat Food

Black fly larvae cat food may be the next big thing
Cats love eating bugs but will they
love insect-based cat food?
So your cat just caught a fly and ate it. Eeeuuu... But it turns out that cats like the taste of bugs, whether they're on the fly or in insect-based cat food.

Researchers recruited 20 taste testers and offered them food that contained either black soldier fly larvae meal or oil. Ugh...

The cats ate both, although they seemed to like the kind with meal better than the food with oil. 

In a world where our cats dine on white meat chicken and fresh caught fish, pouring insect-based cat food into their bowls may seem to fly in the face of convention. But our planet is running out of the resources it needs to feed animals and humans. And if nothing else, insects are plentiful and leave a teeny carbon footprint, if they leave a carbon footprint at all. 

Insect-Based Cat Food: It's All About Sustainability

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Daily Cat Quote

"I realized that cats make a perfect audience, they don't laugh at you, they never contradict you, there's no need to impress them, and they won't divulge your secrets.”
--Elle Newmark, The Book of Unholy Mischief