January 31st, 2008, 09:13 PM
I got a little container of it from the Dollar Store (for a dollar) and I wondered if it would be 'good' quality.
The due date is a bit blurry it says '30/01/(either 08 or 09) I can't tell..
I searched it flavour on the internet, but there is everything but this flavour.
Does anyone else have this? Do their cats like it??
I smelled it and I didn't like it, but I tossed one to the little cat in my backyard and they seemed to like it...
January 31st, 2008, 09:30 PM
I always find it suspicious if you cannot find the ingredients either on the packaging or on the internet. Also, Pounce was involved in the recall.
If a deal sounds too good to be true, it usually is. I personally would not trust any food from the dollar store, one with an unclear expiration date and especially one where you cannot find the ingredients list.
I found the following ingredient lists for similar products:
Ingredient for for Pounce Moist Chicken: (recalled)
Wheat flour, animal digest, beef, glycerine, water sufficient for processing, soybean flour, dried fish protein digest, torula dried yeast, chicken, animal fat (BHA used as a preservative), calcium sulfate, dried egg product, phosphoric acid, dried cheese product, potassium chloride, salt, sorbic acid (used as a preservative), natural flavor, titanium dioxide, yellow 5, BHA (preservative).
Ingredients for Pounce Moist Tuna Flavour:
Wheat flour, beef, liver, water sufficient for processing, wheat gluten, glycerine, dried egg product, chicken meal, torula dried yeast, calcium sulfate, tuna, animal fat (preserved with BHA), phosphoric acid, dried cheddar cheese, potassium sorbate, salt, potassium chloride, titanium dioxide, red 40, BHA (preservative).
January 31st, 2008, 09:48 PM
I was about to say the same thing as Masha. Most of the stuff in dollar stores comes from China, not to mention that the ingredients in even 'legitimate' Pounce treats are abhorrent. It would be a much better idea to make your own kitty-snacks with fresh chicken or turkey (raw or lightly boiled), or else pick up some freeze-dried treats like Halo Liv-a-Littles (http://shop.halopets.com/category.cfm?SID=1&Category_ID=15) or Real Food Toppers (http://www.realfoodtoppers.com/).
February 1st, 2008, 10:20 AM
Prior to our cat's demise in Dec. 2006 and before he was diagnosed with diabetes, we occasionally bought him the Pounce but in the Chicken Flavour -but bought it a Loblaws for the normal price. I found that generally the Chicken was the flavour most commonly sold out so asked the one of the pet food stockers and he said it was the most popular with the Shrimp being the least popular. Go figure. Perhaps the Shrimp was sourced out to the Dollar stores due to this and also due to recall. The cat did like the Chicken ones.
February 1st, 2008, 12:16 PM
I agree with everyone and the ingredients posted are just :eek: :yuck:
Please do your cats a favour and toss the container in the garbage. :o
February 1st, 2008, 04:15 PM
I wouldn't buy pet food or treats from the dollar store. I love dollar stores, but not for foodstuffs. A lot of companies who sell premium brands (I'm not just talking pet food), will destroy product that is under 6 months expiry dating before they will allow it to be sold to dollar stores or deep discount stores. They feel it damages their premium brand status, so if you see a premium brand food item at one of these places, check the expiry dating carefully and make sure it's what it's supposed to be in case it's a counterfeit.