BFF Cat Food Review

I really tried to resist the adorable packaging of BFF Cat Food (a.k.a Best Feline Friend).  I was clearly their target market.

My inner dialogue upon seeing it on the pet store shelf went something like this…

B.F.F Cat FoodAww, look it’s a girl and a cat, in CARTOON form, in super cute colors!  OMG, look at the sweet names of the different formulas…’Tuna & Chicken 4Eva‘, sooo cute!  I have to get…. NO!!!  Don’t fall for it.  Put it back.

I’m always scared of being marketed to, because clearly I’m easy!  But, as I was so intrigued by their unbelievably cute and unique labels, I did a little research to find out what BFF Cat Food is all about.  Guess what?  It’s not all presentation – there is some great food inside that impossibly cute can.

Grain free canned food is expensive, and the price of some brands seems to be increasing a little too rapidly.  B.F.F is made by Weruva, and is intended to be a lower cost option for high quality, low carb, grain free cat food.  All of the formulas are fish based, and made in a human food facility.

The first thing I noticed when opening up a can of  “Tuna & Salmon Soulmates” was just that – tuna and salmon.  BFF has a very natural texture, at least it does in the 4 flavors we’ve tried so far.  Genuine pieces of chicken and fish – cut, shredded, etc.  Not a puree or a paste.  Pixie ADORES texture, so she was very happy to see this in her bowl.  Weetzie is a little texture-phobic, and often greets a dish of meat that actually looks like meat with great apprehension bordering on fear, often not finishing the meal.  But not this stuff.  She’s cleaned her bowl every time, which is a pretty good indicator that BFF probably tastes GOOD.

So, we’ll definitely be adding BFF to the food rotation around here.  Two paws up!

Pixie's BFF Cat Food Review

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catsparella December 14, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Aww, I love the packaging too!! That last pic is so cute! :)


Weetzie's December 14, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Thanks! Maybe the most adorable cat food packaging ever, right? Perhaps it will start a trend…


Carey January 12, 2011 at 11:30 pm

The packaging caught my eye, so I bought a can for my boys to try.
I rolled the dice & got the Tuna & Shrimp variety

Like Pixie…my cats licked the dish clean and obviously loved it.

They’ve had Wellness, Newman’s own, Natural Balance, Before Grain.
I like the Newman’s because it’s ‘organic’, but I’ll be getting more of the BFF too.


Weetzie's January 13, 2011 at 12:33 am

I’m eager to try Newman’s Own, I’ve heard a lot of great things about it. Sadly, I haven’t been able to find it anywhere locally yet.


Carey January 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Not sure where you live, but in So. Cal. you can find Newman’s at Von’s markets & ‘For Pets Only’


Weetzie's January 13, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Oh I’m a looong way from So. Cal. – Toronto, Canada :) According to the Newman’s website they stock it at the Pet Valu up here that I go to all the time, but I’ve never seen it. I’m going to have to ask the staff what gives!


karen January 24, 2011 at 3:54 pm

my cat loves the tuna chicken and i love the picture :)


Helene March 10, 2011 at 8:04 pm

My cat adores the tuna and pumpkin…….I mean cleans the plate \………but always leaves a smidgen to come back to 5 minutes later and than looks hopefully for more.


laura April 24, 2011 at 2:32 pm

My cat developed severe grain allergies over the past year. Some of the other brands tout an allergy-friendly mix, but then kitty just ends up scratching or puking. This brand, BFF, went over real well with the putty. She liked it (it’s definitely not pretty to look at) and her allergies were kept in check with absolutely no symptoms and no stomach upset. I thought the price was way more reasonable in comparison. I can’t wait to try the other flavors…mmmm.


Weetzie's April 26, 2011 at 4:02 pm

It’s amazing how a simple change in diet can get rid of so many problems, isn’t it? Yeah, the price is one of my favorite things about BFF. :) Much more reasonable than some… actually MOST.


Alexndra July 27, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Hi there,

Where do you find BFF here in TO? I feed my little ones Weruva regularly and a few other brands (wellness, BG, etc) but one of my kittens has had enough with pureed foods and prefer texture ones. I also feed them raw meals once in a while and hope to have it make at least 50% of their diet. Would love to experiment with BFF as well…


Weetzie's July 27, 2011 at 11:33 pm

I’ve bought it at a few locations of Global Pet Foods, and also at Small Wonders on the Danforth ( I know they don’t carry it at PetValu, and I sure wish they did.

Wow, 50% raw sounds amazing! I’d love to take our cats in that direction, but one of them just won’t do it. It would be hunger strike city over here!


Alexandra July 28, 2011 at 6:37 am

Oh, mine would eat 100% raw and maybe I’d go that way once they are older and not eating quite as much (they are only 5 months old). But they didn’t take it right away. I found that one way to get them to eat raw meat was to crush some kibble and sprinkle it on top. When I want them to eat a chicken wing, for example, I “bread” it in it… I’ve found that the younger the kitten, the more readily they take to it. I foster for Annex Cat rescue and the little ones always eat the meat right away.

I read in another thread that you give your cats dental kibble from the vet. If it’s Hill’s, be careful with that stuff. It’s pure marketing; it won’t clean your cats’ teeth. It gave my dog a tumour in her liver…


Weetzie's July 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm

We give them the Medi-cal dental formula, but not much of it at all – a kibble placebo, pretty much. And yeah, ingredient wise, it’s not really any better than Hill’s.


Suzanne July 31, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I just bought this brand at Pet Valu in Burlington so check around. These stores are franchisees and they don’t all carry the same thing.
Good luck.


Carlene November 27, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Actually Weetzie, some PetValu stores do carry it. Check with other stores in your area, or ask the staff at your local one.


Taylor March 7, 2013 at 1:35 am

I actually work at a Pet Valu in Alberta, Canada and we sell all the flavors for cans and some in packets. (:


Richard July 28, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Patches loves this too but i think she is having a reaction to it all of her paws look like baseball mits now. what should i do?


Weetzie's July 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Well, that could be any number of things, and I think you should probably take Patches to the vet, asap!


Richard July 28, 2011 at 2:24 pm

We took her to the vet,the only thing new is BFF, she will be going back to the vet soon


Karoline July 29, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I just bought this a few days ago! I haven’t gotten around to feeding him this yet (we’re finishing the old food first) so I hope he’ll like it! I fell for the packaging too! :D


Weetzie's July 29, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Cool, I hope it’s a hit! And really, who could resist that packaging? Who?!?


Nancy August 9, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Thanks for the review of BFF! My two boys, Jasper and Nemo, love this food. The Tuna and Pumpkin flavor was an especially big hit. What a wonderful blog this is–keep up the great work.


Weetzie's August 9, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Thank you so much! Our girls like the Tuna and Pumpkin flavor, too.


Angela August 26, 2011 at 8:51 am

“Skinny” Simon (confirmed pate feline), took to BFF with relish. I’m very skeptical though feeding a fish diet more than once a week as it’s been said that humans should avoid eating fish more than once a week due to high mercury content. The fish ingredient is what makes some felines addicted to specific foods. I will feed this food as a special treat – once a week.


Weetzie's August 26, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Yeah, I’ve also heard that, from a nutritional standpoint, you shouldn’t feed a cat an *entirely* fish based diet. I think a big variety of proteins is the way to go. Thanks for stopping by, all the best to “Skinny” Simon!


Alexandra August 27, 2011 at 5:52 pm

The cat’s digestive system is very different from human’s. Food goes so fast through them that they don’t absolve heavy metals the same way we do… It’s fine to feed them fish…


Angela August 27, 2011 at 10:23 am

Thanks. Picked up different varieties of Weruva with meat and pumpkin and fed it to Simon. Wow, he finished half the can and didn’t bother eating the kibble California Natural. There’s something about this food that the kitties find enticing, well, 5 out of 6 ate it. Jules will not make the switch and prefers his Wellness Chicken and Herring. I would love to stop feeding Wellness completely. oy


Alexandra August 27, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I’m curious – why stop feeding Wellness?


Carlene November 27, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Feeding your cat a variety of foods is actually very good for them. Wellness is a pretty good food and I believe the Chicken and Herring is grain free. Keep trying different flavors/brands with your finnicky feline. Its important that we don’t cater to their finnickyness (sp?). For my cats, I wanna know that should they ever require a hospital stay or boarding somewhere that they will eat whatever is given to them.


Angela August 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm

After the acquisition by Proctor and Gamble, I notice inconsistencies in the odor and texture of the food and a couple of my felines starting vomiting 2-3 hours after eating it. At other times, they would take one sniff and walk away! Mind you, I’ve been feeding this brand for many years (my Vet originally recommended it). I feed 3 cases of 12.5oz cans every 2.5 weeks for 8 cats, plus I give 15-20 kibbles each of California Natural. I’m not happy about switching but I feel the quality is now compromised. You can read more here.

Suffice it to say, even if P&G were not involved, I have to base my decision on the kitties reaction to the food and my nose.


Angela August 27, 2011 at 7:06 pm

My apologies for the error in my previous post. Berwind Industries purchased Wellness from Old Mother Hubbard. They previously purchased Eaglepack and formed Wellpet, LLC.


Alexandra August 27, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Good to hear. You are right to question what you feed, of course.

I have two kittens of my own and one foster. They eat a variety of foods: some raw (Tollden Farms) and a few canned food (Wellness grain free and core, Weruva, Nature’s Variety, Felidae, and Now ). I use kibble from Acana as treats.


Angela August 27, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I recently picked up a sample bag of Acana kibble. It’s gaining in popularity but cannot replace California Natural just yet. The Cal Natural contains some mystery ingredient that cats cannot seem to resist! It’s become their McDonalds, I’m afraid.


Alexandra August 27, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Orijen and Acana are favourites here. When I was trying to get them to eat raw food, all I had to do was sprinkle some Acana or Orijen on the chicken wing and they would devour it.


Carlene November 27, 2012 at 12:33 pm

And its Canadian!!! The company is Champion Pet Foods, a family-owned business in Alberta. They do not import any of their ingredients including the fruits and vegetables. Everything is purchased through local farmers or thru partnerships with farmers across Canada. They also never freeze any of their ingredients – it all goes in fresh. In their cat food line, they automatically make it grain free because they know cats are obligate carnivores and so the main ingredients are meat, meat and more meat. I love their mission: Biologically Appropriate!


Kara January 7, 2012 at 3:07 pm

My cat Sassy went a good straight week of not eating, being a typically small siamese runt of 6 lbs her whole life she can’t miss a meal, so I took her in to the vet. Turned out she had a UTI and the vet said that could have very well made her not want to eat. So after treatment I kept trying the same canned food (she also had dry california natural she wasn’t touching) still wouldn’t eat and I started getting concerned. I went to my local holistic animal store and the lady HIGHLY recommended BFF. I brought her Tuna & Tilapia and she licked the plate clean! I also added Solid Gold Seameal in here diet and now she’s the healthiest I’ve ever seen her. I feel like I owe a lot of my gratitude to BFF.


Weetzie's January 7, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Thank you for commenting. A week without eating is so scary to watch. I’m so glad to hear Sassy is doing well again!


Connie January 10, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Alexandra, I would love to read where you read that cats don’t absorb heavy metals!! I know cats have a shorter more acidic digestive tract and as such ecoli and and other food born pathogens don’t stand a chance. They are unable to replicate and cause serious problems (unless a cat is immunocompromised to start with)

I also really wanted to like this food. It is really cute and it is grain free which is a plus for me, but I prefer not to feed fish. It is an allergen and can cause problems if a cat develops an allergy. I also prefer to reserve fish foods for the “oh my goodness my cat isn’t eating it needs to eat” food. If a food is fed regularly then it doesn’t have that treat feeling. Not to mention that fish smell that seems to hang around the cat (and the litter box) after they eat it.

My cats eat mostly raw (they get canned when we forget to thaw enough out) but I’m always on the look out for foods for emergency situations. If BFF would make a few non fish foods, I would be all over them!!


Alexandra January 10, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Hi Connie,

I’ll try to dig up that reference again.

Do you prepare your own raw food or do you buy it ready? How much do you thaw at a time? I’m slowly feeding them more raw but it’s a little tricky in the morning since one of my cats is quite impatient to get his food then and waiting for it to read room temperature (I put it in a bag and dip it in lukewarm water) can be difficult.

BFF doesn’t seem to have non fish foods but the same folks who make BFF also make Weruva, which has a few non-fish options (particularly chicken and duck).


Tina January 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I was initially impressed with BFF because I was told it was made by a local company & was grain free. It seemed like a high quality product at a reasonable price & I am all for supporting local companies. I then discovered it is made in Thailand (read the can)!!! I absolutely refuse to feed my little girl anything that is not made in the USA!


Angela January 13, 2012 at 6:43 pm

As I understand it, BFF is an American company that produces the food at a family facilty in Thailand. The facility also produces human grade food.

I have started feeding Weruva to my skinny boy Simon and while he prefers the BFF, I abstain feeding fish because of the mercury content and, the addiction that cats develop to it.


Angela February 5, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Update to feeding fish food on a regular basis. This article reinforces what i’ve been told by my Vet.


Alexandra January 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Part of the reason Weruva is made in Thailand and not in the US is because the producers have much more control of the entire process in Thailand than they could have had in the US, where they would have had to send their food to be packaged by central packaging facilities that also process many other brands, which exposes the whole thing to cross-contamination. It’s part of the reason the makers of Acana here in Canada (which has similar rules) does not get into the canned petfood business.

I have read detailed reviews of third parties that visited the facility in Thailand and I’m confident that the quality far surpasses any canned food available in Canada or the USA. I notice that even on the cans themselves – the cans here are all lined with BPA. Not so with Weruva.


Vicky January 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Someone asked where to find BFF in Canada. The Pet Value in Richmond Hill (10850 Yonge St) carries it which is where I first bought it. However they only have the small cans (3 oz) does it come in a larger size? My cats also like to have beef and do you know how hard that is to find in cat food??? However, I found the Performatrin Ultra brand (I think this is Pet Value’s own brand) has a Beef Stew and Turkey Stew my cats love as a treat. Normally they are addicted to Weruva and now BFF as well.


Weetzie's January 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Yeah, there’s a 5.5 oz size, which they have at Global Pet Foods. There’s also a 10 oz size, apparently, but I’ve never actually seen one!

Yeah, beef is harder to find. Wellness does both a Beef and Chicken and a Beef and Salmon, which my cats like quite a lot. But, you know what you never, ever see? Pork.


Clover, Lilly, Bella February 4, 2012 at 10:40 pm

All of my cats love this cat food! For many years I have tried all kinds of natural and grain free canned cat food and my cats would like it for a while and then just stop eating it all together. This food is a different story Ive been buying this food for about a year now and they still are in love with the food like it was the first can!


Angela Thetford February 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Well i was looking for a grain free, poultry free food for my cats with IBD. I have tried so many foods. Well i got 2 cans to try and OMG my one cat as soon as she smelled the can was going crazy. They all inhaled it and then just looked at me like, that is it. So it is safe to say if i want to go home i need to buy more cans first


Weetzie's February 25, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Haha, yeah, they’ve got you where they want you now! :)


Donna May 22, 2012 at 11:16 am

Bought several cans yesterday – gave my Maxx his first try of it last night – he loved it!!! I also was attracted to the label, but after reading the protein content and grain free I gave it a shot, I’m glad I did and I’m sure Maxx is happy too!!!!


Angela May 22, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Resubmitting this important link regarding fish foods for cats. Please take a moment to read it.

There are a few individuals here that always post logical explanations as to why it’s safe to feed fish to your feline friend. If you do, try to feed it in moderation.


cassandra August 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm

please put a review on meow mix


Weetzie's August 9, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Sorry, we only review food that gets eaten around here. We only do grain-free, so, no Meow Mix.


Angela August 9, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Just one final comment about Meow Mix, please. My neighbor’s 2 year old male cat developed crystals from eating this and could not be saved. The Vet said his diet was responsible. The food is full of artificial ingredients. Please, avoid it.


JohnM August 11, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Read the labels before you buy. ALL the flavors of BFF list the following two ingredients at the top of their lists: Tuna & water. Every single can is full of sub-standard, shredded tuna, with only traces of other substances. Cats love tuna, but this food is a total waste of your money. Instead of buying this stuff, just go to the grocery store and buy your cat a cheap can of tuna. Even the cheapest cans of tuna are far superior in quality to what’s in these cans, and they’re less expensive than this so-called “cat food”.


Anthony November 14, 2012 at 12:16 am

Please, nobody listen to this idiot.


Angela November 17, 2012 at 10:55 am

John, I respectfully disagree with your assessment about BFF or Weruva cat canned tuna vs human grade tuna. Yes, canned human tuna is cheaper than BFF and weruva but it is void of all the minerals cats need, particularly taurine which is essential for their vision.

If you opt to feed your feline a human canned tuna, please fortify it with the necessary minerals and vitamins.


L. Abbott November 12, 2012 at 5:28 pm

A new concern about tinned cat food. I’m watching a cat for a family member, and she loves b.f.f. cat food. However, it does not name the source of the tuna in so much of their products. I very recently viewed a map of tuna being caught off of Japan’s coast; much tuna fishing is concentrated within the Fukushima Da ichi nuclear plant, and all along that coast line! The tuna being fished there include: Blue fin tuna, Yellow fin, Big eye and Albacore. So unless you KNOW your source of tuna, be extremely cautious about your own and your pets’ fish. Our family must reconsider buying the wild Pacific salmon (some of us) love so well, at least ’til we learn more about those salmons’ travel routes.
A single particle of Plutonium can apparently “hide” within tissue, can go undetected. So I guess that means we should scrutinize every source of seafood from now on. What a despicable state of affairs, right? I also listened to Dr. Helen Caldicott, who has been an opponent of the nuclear industry for decades(Youtube, of course!). In one video, she shows us a map of Europe depicting the bad and worst agricultural lands for radiation fall-out from Chernobyl; she advocates NOT buying European food, period. Thank you, nuclear industry jerks! Sorry to be so grim, but is it really so bad to look at facts square-on?


Angela November 17, 2012 at 11:04 am

L. Abbott, I agree with you 100%. Shortly after the Fukushima incident, I pick up a case of “human” canned tuna. I know it sounds nutty but I personally do not consume a lot of fish after reading (years ago) that saltwater fish have to be gutted not just for presentation at the market, but to remove the tumors and cysts that riddle their innards.

The mercury issue has been well known for decades, so it is discouraging to hear so many pet parents feed fishy foods exclusivily. And now we have Fukushima!


L. Abbott November 17, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Thanks for the tip about tumors and cysts inside of ocean fish. You know, it makes sense, once you think about it. Apparently, many of the world’s honey bees are riddled with traces of viruses and other pathogens, which has caused the to be weakened/vulnerable. And a current theory is that that has made them much more susceptible to “Colony Collapse Disorder”, thanks to too-strong EMF waves (cell towers, wireless smart meters, etc). Well, they could be right. Anyways, re: eating fish – some people are suggesting it’s best to eat fish caught in the Southern Hemisphere, now, as it (maybe) much less contaminated from Fukushima fallout and waste water being dumped (still) in to the Pacific. Bears checking out, I think. And lake-caught fish in many countries should be safer, too. Also, has a food info section which is somewhat helpful. Sorry to go on about the nuclear thing. It’s just something I’m researching lately. I am actually an optimistic person, a wife and a mother. So I happen to give a damn about all life forms in our environment. ‘Tis good to share knowledge, it being powerful and all!


Angela November 17, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Colony Collapse Disorder is directly linked to GMO’s and Roundup, IMO. We rely on bees for pollinating all our fruits and vegetables. I oppose any food genetically modified. Sorry – Off Topic now.


Amy February 1, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Just read your article and all the comments and I’ve got good news!

Our little brood loves the Weruva pouches and a few of the BFF cans. Imagine our surprise and joy when we found BFF pouches on our last visit to the pet store! Even our super finicky calico licks her plate clean. It’s 40cents cheaper than Weruva pouches and the packaging is still adorbs. We do tend to mix meals up with Wellness Chicken and Beef cans and some Weruva Duck pouches as we don’t want to serve them tuna at every meal.


Connie Wallace February 13, 2013 at 8:38 pm

My 19 year cat has discovered that BFF is the best thing since sliced bread. She had been loosing weight and up until lately had only wanted dry kibble, I won’t mention the name. She had lost some weight and her checked by vet and she is very healthy for her age. Someone at pet supply store suggested she might be allergic to the grain in the wet food so I switched her to BFF and have created a monster! I feed her small portions with warm water to make it soupy. She has been eating this for two weeks and I can tell that she has put on a few ounces…her spine and hips aren’t as sharp. Thanks for making a healthy food that she really enjoys!


Toni Weaver March 14, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Enjoyed reading these comments. Just started doing research on this b.f.f. Bought one of each flavor for my kitties Turbo an Rascal last week. They absolutely love this food. There was only one other food they ate. After feeding my boys, the other food turned bright reddish, drying with hair in it. Gross. Been giving them regular tuna. Saw this food, ingredients were reasonably good. Thought packaging was cute so I decided to try it. They seem to be doing good since on it. I don’t believe in giving my animals grain either. They mostly eat Blue Buffalo Wilderness, the canned is a plus. My doggies are on a raw diet. Can’t get the kitties switch. I wish I could, but so far this will do wonderfully. We are all glad I found it.


Angela March 15, 2013 at 1:32 pm

While we avoid grain based foods, we ignore the reasoning to avoid fish based diets.
“Predatory fish at the top of the food chain, such as tuna and salmon, may contain very elevated levels of heavy metals (including mercury) as well as PCBs, pesticides, and other toxins. Tilefish (listed on pet food labels as “ocean whitefish”) are among the worst contaminated, along with king mackerel, shark, and swordfish. These fish are so toxic that the FDA advises that women of child-bearing age and children should avoid them entirely’; and they recommend only 1 serving of albacore tuna per week due to its high mercury levels. If these fish are dangerous to children, cats are at even more risk!”
“The fish used in canned pet foods usually includes bones, and are high in phosphorus and magnesium, which can be an issue in cats with a history of urinary tract disorders or kidney disease. In practice I have seen quite a few cats develop urinary tract infections and blockages if they eat much fish–even boneless fish.”
“While cats can synthesize their own Vitamin K from most food sources, fish-based foods may not support sufficient Vitamin K synthesis. Vitamin K is necessary for proper blood clotting. The most common synthetic Vitamin K supplement, menadione, has toxicity issues. We do not recommend feeding any cat food containing menadione.”
You can read more here
Why not err on the side of caution. When the melamine scare occurred, pet owners were appalled that they didn’t know they were poisoning their pets. All anyone knew is that their pet loved the food placed in front of them. Would you knowingly add toxins to your pets food because they love it and it’s all they’ll eat?


Barb S April 25, 2013 at 7:07 pm

My cat WAS diabetic and this was a great food to feed her due to its very low carb content..she loved this food.will definitely make it a regular purchase.more flavours would be nice.


Lanette May 20, 2013 at 2:10 pm

My concern with BFF is the inclusion of carrageenan, which Weruva’s other brands do not have. There are numerous studies linking carrageenan to serious health concerns:


Mary June 2, 2013 at 8:47 am

I tried a few cans of BFF as we have 6 little felines who can be very picky. Trying to find a brand they all love is a challenge! Well they all licked the bowl clean every time… Haven’t found a flavor they don’t like. I order it from it’s at least 8-11 cents cheaper a can and they offer free shipping.
Its’s a winner!!


sedona September 23, 2013 at 12:42 pm


My cat was right off her food
dx 50% kidney operation

she is to be given fluids soon at home by the vet

now Pet Value told me to get this food
she loves the Salmon Tuna in gravey

i dont want to give her too much due to the kidney issue
but thing is now to get her to eat

anyone else in Toronto area
give me a shout by e mail


Angela November 28, 2013 at 9:12 am

Sedona, my Vet gave me the ‘quality of life’ lecture when my cat ‘Kitt’ had kidney failure (less than 30%) function. I could still see the life in Kitt’s eyes and refused to give him up. Cats with renal failure lose their appetites and the rapid weight loss contributes to their demise.

I took him home with a low protein prescription diet which I mixed with Azodyl and Epakitin and since he had no appetitie so began 18 months of feeding through a large irrigation syringe.

I also learned to give fluids daily (the Vet techs showed me how to do this). I purchased the fluid (lactated ringers), needles, syringes, through a reputable medical website and gave 100ml fluids to Kitt daily.

Please visit Tanya’s website This site was invaluable to me and gave me all the information and resources to provide proper care for Kitt. To my Vet’s surprise, Kitt survived for 18 more months until his kidneys finally gave up. He was 20 years old.

For everyone here…of course we all want our cats to eat well and enjoy what we feed them – it makes us happy as pet parents. However, fish food on a daily basis should be avoided at all costs. It is addictive and your cats will turn their nose up to anything else offered. Don’t relent and feed fish once a week if you must feed it at all. Go back and read the posts and one more thing…be very weary about any site singing the praises of one brand of food. The site is usually sponsored by the food manufacturer – not sure about this one but this practice is so commonplace now it is difficult to know who is really behind the product. Do your homework, become educated about diets and read the ingredient labels. Did you know pet food producers are not held to the same standards as human pet food producers? So you have to be twice as diligent.


Connie W January 23, 2014 at 12:00 am

My 20 yr old cat is completely, totally addicted to the BFF Pouches! She can go through 3-4 pouches in a day. She had started loosing weight but I think she has put on a few ounces. The only thing is…it is so hard to find! I finally found a pet store that seems to be able to keep it on hand. She does not like Weruva…only BFF! Thanks for making something that keeps her in good shape.


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