Rachael Ray’s Nutrish for Cats

by Cate on April 14, 2014


Since a lot of our animal-centric posts center on our own dogs, and the ones that we foster, our (two) cats sadly have not received their chance at the spotlight. Nor have they received any of the fun packages that our pups have gotten from clients.

Well the tides have finally turned.

We have two cats. Callie and Luke. We’ve had them forever and I’m pretty certain these hale and hearty felines will outlive us.

Cats are feisty like that.

Callie is our Calico. So named because I am terrible at pet names. Clearly. Luke was named by Nick when he was two. He was enamored with my sister’s new brother-in-law, Luke, a sort-of free spirit with wild red curls. When you’re two years old, these are things that fascinate you. The Ex had driven down to a shelter that I wanted to support with a box of donated items and strict instructions not to come back with any pets.

And the self-professed non-cat lover came back with Luke.

And so it goes.

As far as cats go, these two are pretty much the most low maintenance pets we have ever had. Food, water, and an open door. They made themselves outside cats a few years ago. Something I initially was adamantly against, but after them seriously throwing themselves at the door every time someone went in or out, it was a battle that I just gave into.

To be quite honest, even though I routinely cook for the dogs (Exhibit A and Exhibit B), and feed them grain-free, holistic food, I don’t give as much thought to the cats’ food. Hardly seems fair, does it? Which is why when there was an opportunity to try out Rachael Ray’s Nutrish Natural Food line, I figured it was a good time to get my act together.

Real meat (like chicken) is always the number one ingredient, which is exactly what you want when looking at a cat food label, and there are no by-products, artificial flavors or preservatives, which is exactly what you want when looking at ANY food label.

Clean eating for cats! Ha, ha.

There are six different wet flavors available, including sardine and mackerel. Totally not my cup of tea, but definitely definitely something that our cats are all over.

And lastly, if you’re a regular reader, you know that helping homeless and abandoned animals is a passion of ours. All the proceeds from the sales of this Nutrish line goes to help animals in need (to the tune of over $6 million so far!).

And THAT is totally a cause I can get behind.

Nutrish is having a Purrsonality Sweepstakes and you can like Nutrish on Facebook and enter for your chance to win. Weekly prizes of kitty items, plus the opportunity to win the $1000 grand prize and a supply of Nutrish. The contest is open until May 31st.

*This is a sponsored post on behalf of my work with The Motherhood and their client. As always, all opinions are completely my own.

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Jaylyn April 15, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Dear Rachel,

Regarding your Real Chicken & Brown Rice dry cat food recipe, on the front of the bag you have stated, “No poultry by product “Meal”. On the back of the cat food bag you have stated that it has “Chicken Meal” in this recipe. You are contradicting yourself!! You really need to be fully aware of what you are printing on your packaging!


Sarah Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) April 17, 2014 at 7:26 am

I feed my dogs the dog version of this kibble, and they like it. After years of having to head 30 minutes out of the way to buy expensive dog food (or hours each week making their food), it’s a relief to have this option for when I need something quick and easy for them.
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Yvonne May 3, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Rachael, is your wet cat food grain free?


Brendalyn Drews June 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Sometimes we will cook plain chicken or steak for our cats to mix things up a bit, always good to focus on healthy eating for your pets!


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