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Natural Instinct - Raw cat mince now available on their site

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by hobbs2004, Apr 7, 2011.


  1. hobbs2004

    hobbs2004 PetForums VIP

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    Hey guys, you probably got the email too but the cat mince that some peeps on here tested for NI is now available to buy from their site: Cat Food - Natural Instinct. They came down in price too :) but still only one flavour (chicken and beef)
     
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    I'd really like to buy some, Loki really liked it, but being 10 months old and weighing nearly 5kg he still hasn't quite grasped that he doesn't need to eat one whole pack a day!!
     
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    I was just coming to make a thread about this :p
    I am certainly going to be ordering some at that price, i worked out for roughly £12 i can feed my 2 boys for 2 weeks. Which i don't think is too bad really, I am going to rotate fortnightly between mince and grau/smilla/animonda carny :)
    Nellie unfortunately won't touch the raw but she eats mostly dry anyway much to my disgust :eek:
    They said their sending 8 free trays aswell which is very helpful isn't it! :D
     
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    Oh hang about, shipping kind of changes those prices :eek:
     
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    Ok so £26.00 for 3 1/2 weeks, still isn't too bad actually. ahh sorry i should have edited, it's before midday which is still morning which is too early for sums :p lol
     
  6. Chez87

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    What's the shipping costs?
     
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    Cost of shipping:
    5-10 kilos =£6.00
    11-20 kilos =£8.00
    21-30 kilos =£10.00
    31-39 kilos = £12.00
    40 kilos plus FREE SHIPPING
     
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    I thought the price of £1.70/400g is pretty good actually, it's equivalent to feeding high quality raw mince for the price of Whiskas pouches (non promo prices are around £4.50ish for 12x85g). The S&H prices is a bit of a turn off, but seeing it's frozen food, it does need to be couriered.

    If the cat likes it that much though, I may stock up well and proper.

    Consistency (based on the website photos) still look very mushy though, I was expecting perhaps they would make it slightly chunkier to encourage chewing and cleaning of teeth with the feedback received from the trial.
     
  9. BSH

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    I have received an email from them regarding this too. I was waiting patiently for this announcement :) My 3 loved the free samples NI sent for the trial. They are kindly sending us another free sample to try :D

    I think the price is great. The ingredients list and nutritional analysis look good too. The consistency is more mushy than some would maybe like, but my cats ain't complaining. They do get some other raw bits to have a good knaw on, so it is no biggy.

    Overall this looks perfect for my needs, so I am delighted to see it available now for purchase. I do hope their brave venture pays off for them, they seem to have done their homework.

    I am not fussed about there being just one flavour tbh, and doubt the cats will be either.
     
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    That is actually a good price I think. Also they have put lids on the trays so it can be kept fresh in the fridge. I am sure they will do well.
     
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    Going on their feeding recommendations, that's a fantastic price and would cost exactly the same for 24 days worth of food as I currently pay for Bozita.. Shipping throws it out, but still not bad at all.

    Therefore I'm sure I will be placing an order shortly!
     
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    do those feeding recs really work. If i feed mine dog mince as a treat they would eat at least 200g a day each easy plus other food.
     
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    My cats did seem much fuller on mince than they do with normal wet food, they probably had about 120g a day
     
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    Feedong recomendations 3e a different for dogs especially ones larger than cats.

    I agree the pricing is reasonable on this. I was offered 8 packs. I will take up the offer as my cat did seem to enjoy it.
     
  15. BSH

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    I found a pack (400 g) was enough to last 2 meals for my 3 cats, so that equates to 130 g a day per cat. Mine do eat a few dry Applaws biscuits in addition though.

    Shipping does add to the cost but being able to feed a balanced raw diet with minimal fuss (I would never be organised enough to prepare my own raw food for them I confess!) is most definately worth it I feel. For our needs, this product is the perfect solution for my cats dietary needs.

    Edit: the order, placed yesterday afternoon online, arrived this morning at 07.55. Now that is good service!
     
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    Hobbs....what is your opinion on the balance of the final mix they have come up with? Would it still be advisable to add some extra B vitamins for example? And is the bone:meat:eek:ffal ratio spot on?
     
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    I didn't get an email, even after asking them a couple of weeks ago about what was happening :mad:
    Will have a look now
     
  18. hobbs2004

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    No, they already include brewer's yeast for B-vitamins. I don't think I would add anything - essentially they only provide the macroanalysis (protein, fibre, ash, moisture), which is pretty useless. However, a more detailed analysis of the macromineral content and the micronutrient content costs money.

    So, no, don't add anything, apart from still a little more taurine.

    No idea what their final formulation looks like (i.e. how much liver they are using) and whether they are using more offal (e.g. kidney) and that is part of the meat or whether they have just decided to leave that out.

    I don't have much time today - would someone be a sleuth and phone them up to see what they put in (meat %, bone%, liver %)?
     
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    Mobile Pet Foods Ltd
    This company currently sells the dog food, and have just told me they will look in to getting the new cat food. They deliver to various areas of London on a named day and charge £2.95 for delivery.:p
     
  20. Dante

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    :eek: Looks like I'll have to set an alarm for delivery haha.. I'd never wake up otherwise!
     
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