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Oh My Gravy! is ‘People Food for Cats’

NOTE: I was given free cat food in return for this review/post for Oh My Gravy! Weruva BFF OMG! ‘People Food for Cats.’ 

September is Happy Healthy Cat Month, so Weruva asked me to review their Oh My Gravy! cat food, which they bill as people food for cats.

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Bubba is checking out the booty in this package.

Here’s some of the copy I was asked to share:

With International Cat Day happening on August 8, and Happy Healthy Cat Month in September, now is the perfect time to address the ‘cat in the room’—and that’s your feline friend’s diet. I’ll be the first to admit my own cat’s diet isn’t ‘purr’fect. [CAT NAME] can be a picky eater, or ignore her water bowl even when it’s placed right next to her food. I struggled to understand how I could address these issues. But then I realized I wasn’t alone—my cat was just experiencing one of the three most common cat concerns: picky eating, weight gain, and urinary tract issues. 
I learned about the Big 3 by partnering with Weruva [http://www.weruva.com/]—a luxurious, natural pet food dubbed “people food for cats” which is launching a full line of gluten, grain, and carrageenan-free cat food in honor of International Cat Day. It’s called B.F.F. OMG! (that stands for Best Feline Friend, Oh My Gravy), and it’s all about preventing these Big 3 Cat Concerns.

If your cat has any of these, you might want to consider changing their diet: 

>> Is your cat picky? Picky eating is usually a problem with texture, since cats are carnivores whose tongues and teeth are perfectly evolved for meat-eating. It’s easy to see why a cat might dislike something without real shreds of meat—would you eat a steak with the texture of tapioca? Weruva’s food features these shreds of real meat right off the bone, which is why my cat took to it like a duck to water (or a cat to gravy)!
>> Got a fat cat? The problem is in the kibble. It’s filled with unnecessary carbs, which are almost impossible for cats to process (they don’t produce amylase, an enzyme which helps humans digest their food). Weruva’s B.F.F. OMG! has no kibble to worry about because it’s 100% real meats in their true form. 

>> UT-why? Urinary tract issues often stem from dehydration—even if you’re giving your cat plenty of water. In the wild, cats stay hydrated through the food they eat instead of what they drink. Cats are used to ‘eating’ their water—but most wet foods don’t have nearly enough hydration to keep them satisfied. All of the products in Weruva’s B.F.F. OMG! line are over 85% hydration, which satisfies my cat’s hydration needs.

I love Weruva products because they are considered ‘people food for pets.’ The new line of B.F.F. OMG! cans and pouches feature land proteins like boneless and skinless white chicken breast, salmon, beef, duck, lamb and more. All recipes are grain, gluten, and carrageenan free. And if you are a BPA-free home, check out the pouches because they are are BPA-free. Best of all, my kitty loves it!

Health isn’t just for humans, and I’m glad I took the time to learn how to feed my BFF properly. Even better, in the process, I found my kitty’s new favorite food. She especially likes Weruva’s [YOUR CAT’S FAVORITE] flavor, which you can read about at http://www.weruva.com/. You can also explore the whole B.F.F. OMG! lineup there, and find a flavor your cat will ‘paw’sitively adore, at Chewy.com

Has your cat experienced one of the Big 3 Cat Concerns? Share your experience in the comments!

 

OK, so here’s what I think about this food.
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Bubba is our designated taste-tester since he’s the most finicky of the bunch.

First of all, for a food touted as human-grade, it looks like chipped beef and has no smell whatsoever. The other cats ate it, but in all honesty, they will eat most anything, especially Yella Fella.

But Bubba wasn’t having it, even with the flavor that has “real tuna” as an ingredient.

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He sniffed and tasted, but no big interest.

As for the copy, I feel I must refer you to a recent Washington Post article that states grain-free and other fad diets have not been shown to be any healthier for our pets.

Look, far be it from me to tell you what you should or shouldn’t feed your cat. That is a decision that should be made in consultation with your vet and based on your cat’s needs and what your pocketbook can afford. 

Bottom line: don’t jump on the latest fad bandwagon. Do your homework before you make a decision that can drastically impact your cat’s health.

 

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Discussion

13 thoughts on “Oh My Gravy! is ‘People Food for Cats’

  1. I have 4 cats. One is a barfer. She does better on grainfree diets. The others it doesn’t seem to matter. My chubster can eat air and gain weight!

    Posted by Kate Crimmins | August 16, 2017, 1:48 PM
    • And thank goodness for food out there for your barfer. But there’s no need to spend twice as much on cat food just because it’s trendy to do so, and a lot of folks do, then try to shame the rest of us for not doing so.

      Posted by rumpydog | August 16, 2017, 1:52 PM
  2. I don’t have a cat, but I was interested in reading your review. I think that a lot of blogging people are endorsing all kinds of products. I didn’t necessarily think that they would give an honest opinion. I’m delighted to read you review.

    Posted by corkscot | August 16, 2017, 6:48 PM
  3. Thank you for your honest review.

    Posted by 15andmeowing | August 16, 2017, 7:54 PM
  4. Jamima used to do pre-wash before the dishwasher after certain meals. Minestrone. Bolognaise. Even ham from my onlette. Makes it really hard with her no longer here. Missing my fur-baby. Cheers,H

    Posted by helentastic67 | August 16, 2017, 10:42 PM
  5. funny how Bubba wasn’t interested,how is he doing?xx Rachel

    Posted by speedyrabbit | August 17, 2017, 12:40 AM
  6. thanks for a honest review ;o) maybe Bubba wants a whole tuna in one piece? cats sometimes think big ;o)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | August 17, 2017, 2:02 AM
  7. Thank you for this very honest review, Jen. Our Zoe is a picky eater, so now that we’ve found something she’ll eat, we’re staying with it.

    Posted by meowmeowmans | August 19, 2017, 8:14 PM
  8. Finding what our cats want to eat is always problem for me because their tastes change very often…..besides, what they love to eat are mostly not good enough for their nutrition….thank you very much for sharing your experience with your cats, Jen. 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | August 20, 2017, 9:03 AM
  9. Loved your take (and Bubba’s leaving it) on cat food and hype. Marketing seems to be in overdrive this decade.
    Like humans, yes have their specific dietary needs. Once you find out what works – stick with it – don’t be swayed by trends…or there’ll be barf to clean up!

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | August 22, 2017, 3:10 PM
  10. I didn’t know before that 8 August is the international day of Cats. And come to know after reading your article. Thanks for the useful information.

    Posted by Gail A. Passmore | August 27, 2017, 4:04 PM
  11. I also have a cat.From now onwards I will surely celebrate this day 🙂

    Posted by Gail A. Passmore | August 27, 2017, 4:05 PM

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