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on May 26, 2016
We all know what it's like to have a loved one, who has always been a junkfood addict, have to straighten up and go on a diet. It's not just hard on them, it's hard on us, too. For instance, when it was too obvious to ignore that Katya, my Maine Coon, had a serious junkfood problem from eating Meow Mix--putting on weight, throwing up, having asthma--I knew I had to do the hard thing and put her on a balanced, healthy diet.

This has not made either of us happy. While she will eat Rachel Ray's Zero Grain catfood, she makes it very clear as she broods over her cat dish and picks at it that she no longer has the joy she once had when she approached the cat food dish. She slides me glances that say: "I hope you're happy. I do this now for you, only out of a sense of duty. There is no sense of fulfillment. You've taken all the joy out of living with this move."

It's even worse when I indulge in a little junkfood myself. I feel compelled to hide in the bathroom and munch my potato chips furtively while she stalks around outside, pretty sure what I'm up to in there while forcing her to nibble on her healthy cat food. She doesn't seem to appreciate, as I do, the way her asthma has disappeared, she no longer throws up, and she's lost weight.

I don't think the small furbearing animals in this area appreciate it either. I have a dark, nightmare suspicion that she's taking out all of her angst on these poor defenseless creatures. She has that look in her eyes when she goes from her unfulfilling dish and then outside. I tell her that I'm only doing it out of love, but she doesn't seem to believe it.

All I'm saying is that while I think this cat food is top of the line and will help your cat to be healthy, don't expect to be appreciated by your feline friend for exercising your tough love muscles.
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I have a 2 year old Maine Coon and a 3-1/2 year old Tuxedo cat. The Tuxedo was diagnosed with IBD over a year ago, which I found it hard to believe as she was/is so young. I didn't have the endoscopy done due to it being invasive so the vet started her on a prescription diet. Even after a year on the prescription diet, she was still regurgitating her food 2-3 times a week.

I researched IBD and grain-free foods. Most web sites say canned grain-free is the best, but my cat won't touch canned food. Strange, but true. So I decided to try a bag of Zero Grain. Happy to say (knock on wood!) that after 3 weeks of gradually switching her from the expensive prescription diet to Zero Grain, not once has my kitty regurgitated her food within 5 minutes of eating it.

While researching IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), I read that corn is the #1 reason for cats to have food allergies. The prescription diet had corn as the #2 ingredient. So with my cat, it may have been the corn that caused the vomited/regurgitation all along.

NOTE: I have not a veterinarian; check with your own cat's vet before diagnosing IBD or food allergies.

One thing's for sure: my vet's going to be unhappy when I return two unopened bags of the Hill's I/D for a refund.

I also have a long-haired Maine Coon, and although I brush her almost daily, she would still have hairballs. I was afraid this food didn't have enough fiber to move the hairballs out the rear end. In the past 3 weeks, she's had only 1 hairball. I also give her hairball gel.

Both my cats absolutely love this food. The kibble is very tiny, it measures about 1/4" by 1/8" in size. Cats usually don't chew their food well, and the size of this kibble almost seems like they've chewed it.

On certain days of the week, my job requires me to be away from home for up to 12 hours a day. I use an automated food dispenser to feed them controlled amounts while away because neither cat is good with free-feeding. This kibble works very well with no jamming in this dispenser: PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed 12-Meal Automatic Feeder
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on May 24, 2016
I have had my cat on the food Friskies for a couple of years and lately he has been going to the bathroom a whole lot more plus it has been pretty stinky. I talked with my vet and she said that he needed to be switched to a zero grain food so I remembered that Rachael Ray had a zero grain cat food so I bought it. Ever since he has been on this food, he has not gone to the bathroom as much as he did plus his poops haven't been as stinky either. I highly recommend this food not only would it help a cat whose digestive system isn't the greatest but also because it actually has real meat and veggies in it! I know I will keep buying this cat food for my cat and I've been actually thinking about switching my dogs to the zero grain dog food that Rachael Ray sells as well!
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on October 15, 2016
DO NOT BUY. Your cat will revert his age by 5 years. The obnoxious little kitten you had will come back and annoy you to play and cuddle and be full of life. You will be awaken at 3am, you will be played with, and cuddled and won't be left alone. Your old cat will become a young kitten and all the problems that come with it
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on October 27, 2017
I bought this with high hopes that my cats would enjoy it. I didn’t realize this is made by the same company that makes Dad’s cat food(cheap).. found in tractor supply, Dollar General etc.. our cats wouldn’t eat this or the Dad’s and they look identical too. I’m sorry that I spent this much for a mark up.
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on March 31, 2018
My cats (and my neighbor’s cat, now) love to eat this food. It is one of several grain free foods we’ve tried, and the ONLY one that actually works for our 17 YO kitty. He was vomiting all the time. Our vet recommended we try a grain free food, and this was the first one we used. The difference was amazing. Max went from vomiting 2-3x a day to zero. Then, our grocery store quit stocking it, and we tried another grain free food—he was back to vomiting again. So glad I could order this here. Max is back to normal now, and we’ll never switch again!
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on April 30, 2017
My cat loves this food. After much research on cat food, I realized that the "friskies" brand that I was feeding her was absolutely terrible for her. Filled with grains, fillers, and nothing I feel comfortable feeding my cat. I wish I would have known that 6 years ago when I first started feeding it to her! Now that I switched to the zero grain, her coat has gotten so much thicker and softer, she's gaining healthy weight.. super happy with it.
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on May 19, 2016
This is the best cat food I have ever purchased!! One of my kitties has IBS and his stomach started going down immediately once he started eating Nutrish. Both of the cats have beautiful, shiny, soft coats (now) and both love this food. When it arrives, it smells like fish...not cat food and you can smell it before opening the package!!! I only wish it was more available.
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on March 31, 2017
My cats love the taste of this cat food and I love the fact that it doesn't smell bad or fishy, plus it has no grains. I have two cats and they've had significantly fewer hairballs and their coats are getting softer and glossier since they've started eating this food. I free-feed, so they control their own intake, and I'm confident they are getting high-quality nutrition. The nutritional data is excellent, and my dog begs for this kibble as a treat.
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on September 28, 2017
I am sure very healthy cat food. Only problem is my cats are not crazy about this. They like the cheaper Rachel Ray food better.

Addition: The Rachel Ray Company emailed me about the above review and offered a coupon for a bag of Brown Rice and Chicken, which the cats do like. So I have increased the rating to a 4 Star. 5 Star if you are talking about the Brown Rice and Chicken recipe.
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