My cat Tinkerbelle has some health issues including Irritable Bowel Disease, Allergies, Feline Herpes, and FLUTD, a bladder inflammation disorder. With all these issues we have him on a few supplements and medications and he is totally under control for the first time in his nearly 13 years of age. I was looking at what we were spending on his food and it was about $80 a month so I am trying to find other foods that are good quality that I could substitute. I usually give Tinkerbelle a Chicken based diet Weruva Paw Lickin’ Chicken but I also like to add a fish meal every other day. The 3 ounce can of BFF Tuna and Tilapia is perfect for that meal and saves me a little money too.
I buy my pet food online at Chewy.com so I went there and did some research to see what I could come up with. I discovered Best Feline Friend, otherwise known as BFF. BFF cat foods all seem to be fish based so I could not find one that was only chicken. The price of the BFF was lower than what I had been paying for the Weruva fish food I had been feeding, plus I could get a small case of 12 3oz cans to try it out.
Packaging: BFF Foods come in 3oz or 5.5oz cans or pouches. This food is available in 3oz cans and 5.5oz cans. The 3oz cans come in a package of 12 for approximately $10. The larger cans come in a package of 8 for the same price. This is a bit less than what I was paying.
The food itself are pieces of what appears to be a dark meat tuna and lighter tilapia. You can see the pieces but they are all packed in a gel like substance. I do not see it in the ingredients but according to the website they call it aspic which is a powder not unlike gelatin that forms a gel when mixed with water and heated.
I felt like this was a hearty meal and smelled appropriately fishy. The gel substances actually helped all of it to slide out of the can and into the cats dish without having pieces stuck to the can. At 65 calories this was a good amount for a meal for Tinkerbelle. We are trying to keep his weight down because it can affect some of his issues and this was the perfect calorie count for him.
Grain Free: Cats are carnivores and more and more people are learning the benefits of feeding grain free and even carbohydrate free foods. This food is pretty close to being carbohydrate free and is 100% grain free.
Tinkerbelles Take on The Food
Tinkerbelle seemed to love the food. He gobbled it up quickly and licked the bowl clean. We had no stomach upsets from the food and everything was fine in the litter box as well. I know Tink really prefers foods that are pieces to chew rather than ground up mush. I also think that this type of food is better for his teeth.
We will definitely be buying this food again for Tinkerbelle. For us it is not an everyday diet but I will give it to him every other day to keep the variety in his diet.