Oct. 1, 2016

Fancy Feast Cat Food Reviews

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Top 5 Ingredients*
  1. Fish broth

  2. Tuna

  3. Fish

  4. Chicken

  5. Liver

Artificial Ingredients Yes
Contains By-products Yes
Price Range $
*Fancy Feast® Flaked Tuna Feast was selected as the recipe for this ingredient list
What's good about this pet food
  • Good proteins
What's not so good about this pet food
  • Artificial ingredients
  • Fillers
  • By-products

Our Analysis

Fancy Feast is not a particularly well-loved food by the experts. Full of filler and less-than-stellar ingredients, it is considered to be one of the worst foods on the market. While it is quite inexpensive, experts are somewhat taken aback by the popularity of the food. There are relatively few ingredients in the food that can redeem it, and the top two ingredients are usually among the lesser filler portions of most other types of cat foods.

Reviewers would go so far as to say that the food should be avoided altogether, with some claiming that there is absolutely no redeeming value to the food. While the food is certainly not a danger to any pet, it does not fulfill the dietary requirements of a cat. If you are looking to have a healthier cat with a longer lifespan, this food is certainly not the right choice for you.

The Word on the Street...

The average Fancy Feast Cat food review is overwhelmingly positive. Most pet owners seem to appreciate the relatively low price, and most cats seem to really enjoy eating the food. Most owners note that their cats have relatively few problems with the food itself, and that the food does leave their cats full after each meal.

A few owners note that the food is not of the highest possible quality, though, and a few of the more vocal critics claim that the food is one of the worst available on the market.

The consensus, though, seems to be that Fancy Feast is a relatively reasonably priced cat food that both cats and pet owners love. If you are on a budget or are looking to get a picky cat to eat his or her food, you may be well served by attempting to feed him or her a can of Fancy Feast.

  • Sara stark

    this is the only cat food my cats will eat. I’ve tried expensive brands with more meat and no crude meat but they refused to eat it. They will only eat fancy feast in gravy. No pate, some of he broth creations they like, but they stopped liking the medley versions also. Both my cats Seem healthy. My Persian is ridiculously skinny but vet says that’s how she is, (reason we started buying different foods) but nope just fancy feast in gravy.

  • Marilyn Older

    My cat who is 8 and only eats 2 of the varieties of Fancy Feast started refusing to eat one of them Fancy Feast Flaked Tuna. She would smell it, lick it and then walk away vocally complaining. I tried several different cans of this before I noticed small white particles in the can. I check these out and they appear to be small flaked pieces of bone. She still eats the Grilled Tuna but won’t touch the flaked. Apparently she is smart enough to know there is something wrong with this. I am throwing out the 12 cans I have left as I wouldn’t even give them to stray cats. Glad my cat is so smart.

  • Connie Molitor Bergeron

    I’m so glad that I found this thread!
    Our furry baby kitty Shadow has been eating Fancy Feast caned food for about a month now and it wasn’t until only 3 days ago that we noticed that he had EXTREMELY SMELLY feces! Now just today he threw up. We are not giving him anything “Purina” ANYMORE!!!! NOTHING and I mean NOTHING BETTER HAPPEN TO OUR SWEET LITTLE BOY!!!!

  • dtb24

    I think every cat is different and sometimes, health issues are out of our control. Your will find cats that live to be 17, and cats that die soon no matter what the diet.

    But one thing is for sure – wet food is recommended over the dry stuff. So if all you can afford is some fancy feast and your cat seems to be ok, then stick with it.

    Since my budget sometimes allows me to get the grain free brands with no by products, I buy that stuff. But I do keep some fancy feast in rotation as a cost saving measure and as a treat. And only feed dry when I am gone for long periods of time with no one to babysit

  • Jay Morgenthal

    My cats have been eating Fancy Feast Grilled Chicken, Turkey or Beef for years and love it. One has some bladder stones from to much dry food so I switched to the 100% fancy feast and I add water it. They simply devour it.

  • SSNH

    We tried Fancy Feast Broths with our 13 year old indoor healthy cat. She will eat the broth and seems to enjoy it..but we have noticed she is throwing up a lot more than she ever did. We have stopped giving her the Broth and she has stopped throwing up. HMMMMMM…FRISKIES??? Sticking to Nine Lives Indoor formula…we don’t have the throw up problem with that.

  • AZDogMama

    Our cat is EXTREMELY finicky (I know many cats are)…which is interesting, because when he came to us as a feral kitten, he ate anything and everything that we put out for the other ferals. I have tried healthy brands, semi-healthy brands, and now classic canned Fancy Feast, out of desperation. He seems to like it better than anything else I’ve presented to him – except for Friskies dry food, which I refuse to feed him (he used to eat it as one the feral crew). I am desperate to have him find a wet food he enjoys because I know it’s far better for him to have that moisture…I do have a healthy dry that he seems to like on hand, for sprinkling on top when he needs more motivation…

  • Tahi

    I recently started feeding my older cat the broths in the range and have noticed a complete personality change – once a very placid cat – now very hyperactive and seems aggressive – has anyone else noticed anything similar?

    • Mary G

      My older (18-yo) cat is CRAZY for the broth style Fancy Feast product and literally RUNS to her bowl … exhibiting more energy than she has In a couple of years. In fact since we’ve been feeding her this stuff she seems to have a huge appetite (and she really isn’t a skinny cat by any stretch of the imagination) What’s in this stuff? Her “sibling” who is 16, could care less what or if she eats and is a shrimp by comparison.

  • orlandomike

    Buy the CLASSIC ones. They are low in carb. should always feed a cat less than 10% carbs in the food. Also, some debate on wet or dry. This isn’t a case of whether he will like dry or not. cats need water in their food. they do not drink enough on their own to get enough water. Many cats on long term dry food diets develop kidney issues. Stick with wet high protein, low carb food.

  • lg

    our cat started throwing up every time he ate fancy feast (any flavor, pate, grilled) he would eat a little then immediately throw it up in his dish. Took him to the vet, blood work all normal. Switched his food and no more throwing up. Mentioned it to a friend and her cat is also throwing up and also eat fancy feast….

    • Velma clawson

      What brand did you switch?

  • Mayathebee410

    I’m glad I found this site. Pistache, my 1 year old cat is sick since yesterday, and I suspect fancy feast turkey feat chunky is the culprit.
    I’m going to look on their Facebook page and see if others complained lately about this particular product.

  • Cupcake’s mama

    Oh, I do give her blue buffalo dry food. But wet food is for pill delivery. It works.

  • Cupcake’s mama

    My 14 year old little kitty came down with a thyroid problem and requires medication to live. At diagnosis I was feeding her different healthy, expensive wet foods, but she didnt’t always eat it. It’s awful to have to give a cat a pill, and putting it in that good food did not ensure she would eat it. I switched to Fancy Feast and she is saved, I am saved. I don’t care what’s in it, it’s calories and some nutrition. She gained 3 pounds… She was down to 5 lbs, now she’s 8…she’s happy and fluffy and sometimes wants two cans. What is in it that makes it so yummy? “hamburger, and fries,” maybe. Really, what do they put in it that makes her gobble meat by-products like it is ambrosia?

  • liz

    I have been feeding my cat wet fancy feast for about 6 months only as a treat,however, I have been noticing in the fish/shrimp cans I am finding fish bones, most are small but today I found a very large and thick one. So be aware that if it feeding your cat wet food any variety check it before giving…

  • Benjamin

    The trick with these is to avoid the ones with gravy (which is most of them), and obviously the ones that mimic elaborate people foods. If you stick to the straight, gravy-less chicken or turkey varieties its probably the best option regularly available at the grocery store (and actually has a better protein/fat/carb ratio than many ultra-premium cat foods). I buy it on sale and alternate it with chicken tiki cat, which is the best, but murder on the bank account.

  • Kathy Ragsdale

    The “Classic” varieties of Fancy Feast ingredients are okay. Flaked Fish and Shrimp is good too. I agree though, that most of the other Fancy Feast varieties are full of fillers. It bothers me that Purina has started adding more wheat gluten, corn and soy flours, just so they can put on their label a “higher” protein percentage. Cats need meat protein!!! I feed my cats several brands of canned cat food. Most brands have good and not so good selections from which to choose.

  • Sara

    My mom bought our cat Fancy Feast dry food to give him as a treat every once in a while. I’ve made the bag last a long time, but it’s driving me nuts. My cat still eats his regular food just fine, that’s not an issue, but he won’t not eat the Fancy Feast.

    If I walk in the kitchen he won’t stop crying. He knows exactly where I keep the treats, right by the door way to the kitchen. He essentially traps me in there. Stands in front of me and cries. If I try to just step over him with out giving him his treats he will literally attack me. Now, my cat isn’t the sweetest, but he doesn’t attack unless provoked.

    I’ve also noticed him being more clingy. He is always on top of me, very unusual. Normally I’d welcome it, but it’s gotten bad. He sits in front of me and practically screams. I don’t know what to do! He’s normally very independent and sleeps all day and plays all night. Lately, it seems like he mostly sleeps, or cries.

    He’s thrown up a few times, but not a lot. I just figured he got into something he shouldn’t have.

    I’m actually starting to resent my poor kitty a bit because he won’t stop crying. It’s all he ever seems to do. I think it may be linked to Fancy Feast for sure. Why does he seem so addicted to this stuff that he will attack me for not giving it to him?!

    • HMJ

      is he stealing food from you? Has he lost weight recently? What does his coat look like- does it have dandruff? Does he drink water alot? All of these are symptoms of illness that can be treated but will need blood work done.

      And all dry cat food has flori flora in it that is basically kitty crack- it is a candy coating that entices cats to eat it since they probably would not touch it in the first place unless they are starving.

    • Purplekat

      Sara,

      This behavior is not normal for a cat – something is wrong with the kitty. You need to get your cat checked by your vet!

      He may have hyperthyroid condition which basically means his metabolism is in major overdrive because his thyroid is overactive – this causes him to need more & more food. That is a life threatening condition for cats.

      Fancy feast does add “stuff” to their dry food to entice cats to eat it & it has major carbs in it (corn, wheat, soy, rice) that cats are not built to digest. Just like humans, cats can have issues with their pancreas & insulin levels if there are too many carbs in the diet.

      Also, dry food in general is not healthy for any cat – even high protein/low carb dry food. They are built to get their fluid from the food they consume at the time they eat it so their thirst drive is very low and they will not make up for that water they lack (by eating dry food) by drinking more water – it just isn’t in their nature.

      No, this is not internet dribble I am spouting – I have had a cat with hyperthyroid, a cat with bladder stones (blocked completely due to dry only diet), a cat with kidney disease, and a cat with throat cancer ………. all were rescues because their human families did not do right by them while they were growing up and then didn’t feel it was necessary to try to work with those diseases & were going to euthanize their cats ………. all of the kitties lived numerous additional years with the right diets, medicines, and love. Several different vets, over several years & all of them agree that preventive maintenance in the form of a high moisture, high protein, low carb diet is the BEST thing we can do for our kitties to prevent kidney disease, diabetes, FUTD, cancer, etc.
      Bottom line: unlike dogs, cats are a product of their environment ………. we as humans need to make their environment the best we can for them. =

    • lg

      oh no! my cat has been eating fancy feast his whole 8 years and his personality is the same as your cat!! We just recently switched him off of fancy feast because he was constantly throwing it up!

  • Javi Hartenstine

    so no more purina products, apparently it’s all the same poison – I read a lot of reports of food borne illness from fancy feast on this site, but I paid extra for my cat to get the same illness (Purina One) also Nestle

  • Serial Gramma

    Odd… our senior cat has had sensitive stomach since getting her when she was 7 and now 15…. always gave her Sheba, but store I was at stopped stocking it so I bought Fancy Feast. She eats about 1/4 can a day – by time we were on 2nd can, she couldn’t jump on bed anymore, she threw up 4-5 times a day for 2 days and was lethargic. Changed back to Sheba and within 3 days she was back to her old self!

  • jo

    I filed a complaint with Purina regarding my three cats getting ill from

    the last batch of Fancy Feast Chicken in Gravy and haven’t heard back from them. I searched for a recall notice and came across this website. I called Purina to file another complaint and their response was “we’re at a loss as to why your cats are sick – we haven’t had any recalls or any other pets that have been sick from our food”. OMG. I let them know that several people have also complained and that I reported them to the FDA for investigation as well. The woman advised me she’d send me coupons for replacement of the three cases that I just bought. What??? Like I’d ever feed them Purina again?!?

    If your pet is/was sick from Purina’s food PLEASE file a complaint with the FDA: http://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/safetyhealth/reportaproblem/ucm182403.htm

    • Danette

      What exactly was the food name and best by date?

      My cat is turning up her nose after gobbling chicken feast in gravy-grilled for months. Best by date is April 2016.

    • Javi Hartenstine

      *&%! I should have known better but I fed my poor sweet boy the purina one – ocean fish blend (didn’t realize liver was high on ingredient list and he never gets liver). He has been sick, vomiting 4 – 5 x a day for 4 days, not eating or drinking on his own. Requiring subcutaneous hydration at vet, syringe feedings and waterings and anti-nausea meds.

  • Leslie

    I received a free sample of Fancy Feast Broths in the mail a couple days ago. I gave it to my 16 year old cat and she ate it. Since then she has stopped eating. Tried giving her her usual canned food which is Friskies. Normally, she can’t get to it fast enough. But now, she wants nothing to do with it and I watched her rock back and forth after she’d walked away from refusing her food. She’s also not drinking as much. I’ve tried everything I can think of to get her to eat. No success. Shame on you for allowing this to leave the factory!

    • slowell

      Leslie, the same thing happened with my 18 year old cat. I am so upset. She won’t eat anything anymore. Just sits in the kitchen and begs for the broth. She seems so unhappy. Were you able to get your cat eating her regular food again? How did you do it, please? Sharon

  • PMLSU

    I have been feeding my cat Fancy Feast for years and recently started feeding him only the Turkey Gravy Lovers. He is turning it down and whining like he is in pain. Also been clingy and not wandering and playing like he did in the past. I noticed the food in his bowl was turning a fuchsia/pink/reddish color. I tried another can and the same thing happened. I quit feeding him this brand and now bought all organic cat food. How does Purina get away with this without any notification to its customers. I’m sick reading all these post. Good luck to all with your kitties. My lot# 40861162 exp March 2016

  • dawn

    My Daughters Hedgehog Has Been Eating This Food For Over 6 Months We Came Home Today And He Was Dead. I Wss Trying To See If There Had Been Some Kind OF Recall. He Was Fine Yesterday And Dead Today. Cage Is Always Clean And He Wasn’t Sick.

  • Liane

    I can’t believe all of these complaints. I felt like I was going crazy. I’ve been feeding the canned chicken feast classic food for a couple of months and the cats were fine. In the last two weeks, they stopped wanting to eat the food. Three of my cats have been sick, with two of them throwing up numerous times a day. Took them to the vet’s office and they could find no reason they were throwing up so profusely. Here’s one lot number from a can left in my recycling bin: 40811162L31340000

    • tammy

      I just starting feeding my 2 1yr old kittens fancy feast in the cans and the bag. One of my kittens is now at the hospital with Reno failure on IV for 3 days we are hoping to get his values lower to sustain his life. I do not know if it was from the food or not but his brother seems to be alright. But I have noticed as soon as I switched from meow mix to the fancy feast both kittens appetites seem to decrease,I am keeping an eye on the non sick kitten to monitor for any possible problems from the food. I have also thrown both out and will not be using it again. I will repost if the other cat starts showing any signs of being ill. If he does I think it would be pretty obvious its the food. Prayers for all sick kittys.

  • AB

    I have had indoor/outdoor cats in my life for 20 years and they always ate hard and wet food. The wet food they ate was Nine Lives. I now live in a state and area of the state where there are lots of wild animals, therefore my 5 1/2 yr old cat is an indoor only cat who occasionally gets to take walks on a harness. My vet told me to feed him higher quality food, so the first 4 yrs he ate Friskees for his wet food. He eventually developed a chicken and grain allergy from the food. He now eats expensive grain-free, non chicken product can food and hard food. I received a free trail coupon from PetCo to try the new Fancy Feast Broths and decided to give it a try. I thought since the one I selected did not have chicken in it, I could try it as a treat. This was my first, last and only time I will ever feed any cat a Fancy Feast product!! BIG mistake!! The night he ate it, he had diarreah like a human and threw up everything! He continued to have these issues for 4 days. I brought him to the vet and had blood work done, x-rays and urine tests done. They didn’t detect exactly the cause, but guessed it was a bacteria in the food. The vet said that Fancy Feast is very fatty and not good for cats. He was put on anti-vomitting medicine and antibiotic for a week. Five days later he developed a UTI from the bacteria from earlier and not completely changing out & scrubbing the liter box of all reminents. He is now on Clavomox for the UTI and Buprenex for pain. It’s been painful for him and $1500 of vet bills in less than 6 weeks. I highly recommend passing on the word to stay far away from Fancy Feast of any kind! Please spread the word. Bottom line, there is nothing good about it for your kitty, especially not health wise!

  • maria

    To all of you posting about your cats being sick. Same happened here, one ended up having surgery. Diarrhea, not eating, inflammation of the small intestine making it appear like a compaction, fever, lethargy, couldn’t even keep down water. It was turkey and giblets use by date October 2015. One cat first followed by the 2nd cat, never had any health issues, indoor cats. This was the only common denominator for them, the only possible reason. Food poisoning. Please contact their customer service at 18007787462, or you can fill out a form on line with upc codes and manufacturing date. Also file a complaint on the FDA website to ensure that your issue will be addressed. Please follow up or more cats will get sick or be put down. I was told my situation would be referred to the “brand team” but if I would like to file a claim for the vet bills she would have to transfer me. I don’t want their money, I want them to address the issue.

    • spenser

      Don’t get up too high hopes of Purina doing anything, as same thing happened to my cats, they sent me an envelope to send the unopened food back to them that matched the EXACT bath number of the food that made them sick. They were supposed to contact me with results. They did not, so I called and they said (quote) “we opened the cans and examined them and did not SEE anything or smell anything unusual”. I said you did not test them as you would not SEE salmonella or other toxins would you just by LOOKING? She said no, we would not. So I said “well then you do not have much quality control if all you do is visual exam of the food”. I will never use this food again. My friends cats also got sick this past weekend, very ill from ONLY eating Fancy Feast, no other food, indoor cats. She is waiting test results now. I will not use it again, but would not be surprised to see more cats ill, they just will not be mine. We should be able to trust any pet food company and it is sad we can not when feeding our pets who are family to us.

      • Ker

        My cat is sick now, all we fed him was Fancy Feast in the last couple of days. We were between paychecks and had to get him something to eat, so my husband picked up a couple of cans of Fancy Feast. Now he is lethargic, he puked yesterday, and he is just laying in weird places that he never sleeps. I’m very worried about him. I will never feed him this crap again. I hope he gets better.

        • Noelle

          My cat is having the same symptoms after eating fancy feast!! we are taking him straight to the vet in the morning, probably won’t be sleeping tonight. had no idea fancy feast was by purina, or else we never would have fed it to them in the first place!! :(

        • Noelle

          My cat is having the same symptoms after eating fancy feast!! we are taking him straight to the vet in the morning, probably won’t be sleeping tonight. had no idea fancy feast was by purina, or else we never would have fed it to them in the first place!! :(

  • Elizabeth Elsass

    I have 2 cats. One began vomiting 2 1/2 weeks ago. The 2nd cat vomited this morning. Now I am wondering if it is the food that is making them sick. Last night, one can was left entirely uneaten last night, which is very unusual. Two vet bills later ($600), I can say there is no obstruction. After reading the posts here (many from April 2014), I am going to switch foods and see if that helps. (We purchase Fancy Feast can (Salmon, Oceanfish/whitefish, Cod, Sole Shimp kinds) at Costco in Sunset Park/Brooklyn.) Codes on bottom of current cans (for whatever this is worth): 4051160L21650943 (Oceanfish/blue can), 40511160L21330120 (Cod/green can), 40521160L11660313 (Salmon/orange)

    • Patrick

      Elizabeth, same thing with our two cats. One vomited. The other cat which has been known to eat anything would not eat her food. We threw out the batch and bought new at a different store, same thing.

      • Trisha

        Wow after reading these posts I can say it must be the Fancy Feast turkey gravy lovers that has made my cat so sick. She was vomiting for 3 days (eating Fancy Feast turkey GL) and then stopped when I removed that food. I gave her a teaspoon on Thursday evening and she vomited all over the house Thursday night.

        All day yesterday she was fine – I gave her people tuna (no salt).

        Thanks for the heads up. I will file claim on the FDA site so others will not have the same issues.

      • Beth

        I’ll never feed my cat this food again! Within one day she developed all the symptoms I read about this morning – lethargy, weakness in her legs, vomiting. Not realizing it was the food, I fed it to her again a few days later with the same results. The rest of box is in the garbage like what’s in their cans. Two days without this junk and she’s back to normal.

      • Nick Izk

        Glad others are having the same issue. I have 3 indoor cats and rotate their dry food between the green Fancy Feast bag and the purple one for almost 5 years now. The last two bags I bought the cats have been vomiting all over the place. And its not the hairball vomit, its like undigested Fancy Feast dry food vomit. I thought it was just the purple bag, so I quickly dumped it and opened up the green one. Unfortunately, earlier this week, my oldest cat jumped up on my desk and just vomited right in front of me. That was the last straw.

        I now have a smorgasbord of 3 high quality brands (Wellness, Organix and Blue Buffalo). Hopefully they will switch to one of them without starting a food strike. I think they have a serious quality control issue going on. Normally I won’t touch anything by Purina but Fancy Feast has always been the one exception up until now.

        I don’t have the LOT number of the purple bag, but the green bag (Ocean Fish Salmon) had an expiration date of Sept 2015. The numbers underneath were 4065 1082 0119 L11.

  • connie

    My 10 yr old female cat started to have severe bowel problems…finally I noticed right after she had Fancy Feast from the purple bag (I used no other type of FF)…she would literally run to the corner of the living room and do a horridly loose, very foul odor BM. I was using this brand as sort of a treat, not the regular meal food. Just the tiny handful I gave her would make her do this. I thought at first it was another type of problem but now that I see others, I know it was the FF. Also when I took it away from her, I have no problems. What are they putting in it to be so offensive to the bowel?

  • Dana Crocco

    I have been feeding my cats Fancy Feast dry for years and years. No problems. I have 7 cats. About a year ago I had a problem with them not liking the one in the purple bag. Now, my oldest male cat is have really stinky poop and it’s very soft. I switched him to Purina indoor formula for 2 weeks and his poop got better but he doesn’t like it much so I switched him back to Fancy Feast dry and within about 8 days his poop is soft and stinky. I’ve done this three times all with the same result. I really hate to stop feeding FF dry because they all love it but I think until the manufacturer pays attention to these reviews and fix the problems I’m going to stop using it. Now for the FF wet. All my cats have loved FF wet. Not anymore. When my ferals turn up their noses to FF wet, you know there is a problem. What the heck is going on with Fancy Feast these days?

  • john p

    I have a scottish fold who has been eating ff classic
    turkey & giblets for 10 years but for the last two
    years it has made her sick. She looks at it and walks
    away. I switched to classic chicken and now she’s fine.
    Anyone had a problem with the turkey & giblets?

    • Kathy Ragsdale

      My cats really liked ff Classic Turkey and Giblets, but stopped eating it rather suddenly about a year ago. It did not make them sick. I just stopped buying that flavor. It did look like the texture had changed. I really don’t know what to think after reading all these horrible comments. There seems to be something wrong with ALL pet food.

    • dan

      my cats wont eat the turkey and giblets, walk away from it. My red tabby has been getting fat and cant stop eating other fancy feast varities. I am currently trying to figure out what to feed them, they are very picky. And trying to find “safe” food is almost impossible

  • Theresa

    Glad I came upon this site! Confirmed my suspicions about what was causing the vomiting in my cats ($500 vet bill later). Something is definitely up with the food! It’s still on store shelves, too. I won’t be buying it again.

  • Neonmooz

    I have been feeding my three cats Fancy Feast Classic Chicken Feast for approximately five years. Last week, all of them starting repeatedly throwing up soon after I fed them. They also left most of the food in their dishes, which has never happened before. As soon as I quit feeding them Fancy Feast, the vomiting stopped. I tried feeding them another can a few days later, and the same thing happened again.

    • Pat Wagner

      Hi will you please say the type of food you gave them or post the expiration date and the numbers found on the bottom of the can. I had two of my cats throw up yesterday and today and they never throw up and they eat nothing but Fancy Feast. I called the company they said they had no complants or no recalls out. thank you

  • Dennis

    We had a very bad experience in March 2014 with this food. Our cat stopped eating with severe diarrhea. We changed his food and after a $400 vet bill got him recovered. Tried one more can of this food and the extremely smelly diarrhea returned and then recovered after switching back. We had to bribe him with canned tuna juice to even get him to eat that last can.
    Anyway, The “best by” date is DEC2015 with numbers 33601162 and L21341146 on a remaining can from that case. Fancy Feast Chicken Feast Classic 3 Oz.
    One of the things that helped him recover is a Flora supplement like Forti Flora.

    FYI

  • Clara

    I’ve been reading some of these messages, and they all seem to reference Fancy Feast canned food, has anyone had a bad experience with the Appetizers? (not sure if spelled correctly) My cat loves the shrimp and salmon, but lately he won’t even smell it. They are hard to find, and when I do, I always buy what ever the store has in stock. Just wondering if any bad effects from this. Thank you.

  • Lori

    I am so glad I found this site! My cats live on Fancy Feast and tonight, after just trying out the FF w/Cheese, poor Keeker is throwing up and has diarrhea all over the place. I’m really hoping it is just the cheese and not something else, but I am sure it is the food. He was his old self after eating…running around, playing, etc. Then it’s like he suddenly turned a corner and it all went south. This is the first time FF has made any of my cats sick. I REALLY hope it’s just the cheese…nothing more.

  • Linda Falion

    After week’s of trying to find a replacement food for ff I think I’m finally getting closer to something all 8 cats of mine will eat. It’s appropriately called fussie cat and I found it in a natural pet food store. As far as the dry food I am still working on it. Wellness salmon and turkey have won over half of my cats and Pure Vita is slowly winning a couple of them. I just tried a can of Wellness core Chicken turkey and chicken liver formula and all 8 of them ate it. ! It’s a miracle! Hope this helps. There is life after ff …good luck.

  • Danette

    It would be very helpful if your complaint (or praise) would include the name of the specific food and the expiration date on the bottom of the can. Also, go complain on Fancy Feast’s Facebook page with your story. It would be helpful for “drive-bys” like me that are thinking of possibly serving Fancy Feast to our cats.

  • Linda Falion

    I am so glad I found this site .I have fed my cats with Fancy Feast wet and dry food for 20 years. The bowls were always empty but lately they are refusing to eat any of it. I called the company and asked whats wrong. They told me my cat may just becoming picky and need a change. I said all 8 of them at the same time. They sent me free coupons.I asked if they were getting a lot of calls on it and she told me it’s a large call center and she has no idea of knowing that. In my search of trying to find out what’s wrong I found a lot of companies out source from China. .That’s great huh. . Now I am trying to switch them and it’s a nightmare.. I can’t find a replacement. .has anyone tried to switch. If so to what?

    • Karen Rudnick

      I agree. My cats won’t eat the food anymore. I have tried different varieties. None work. I recently found an old can in my closet. My cat ate it and actually showed enthusiasm by licking me – I think she said “thank you”. But the next day back to the no eating. Neither cat will eat it and I am having trouble with a replacement.

  • Courtney

    I agree–there is definitely something wrong with Fancy Feast right now. My two cats have been eating varieties of FF (classic and grilled) for about 1.5 years, and they used to devour it everyday. Starting a couple weeks ago when I opened new boxes, one refused to eat any of it, and the other would only eat a little. I thought maybe they were just sick or something, but I found some cans from July 2015 and they are eating again. Stay away from FF cans post-October 2015!!

  • Sandra

    I just fed my 6month old kitten FF ocean whitefish & tuna feast pate the colour looked off so I smelt it.Cat food kind of stinks anyway so I gave it to her and 20 minutes later she was throwing up all over the kitchen floor.It was a brand new tin BB Sep. 2015.That had to have been bad when it was put in the tin?I felt so bad seeing her get sick like that.I am not buying Fancy Feast again I think the quality is just not there for me.I hope this helps other people.It sounds like other people are having the same problem?

  • princessp

    My cat lived for 25 years on Fancy Feast. There you go.

    • Linda Falion

      Up until a month or so ago I would have agreed with you. But have you tried it lately?

  • Gretchen

    My two cats LOVE Fancy Feast canned food, dry food, and the new appetizers. However, a few weeks ago I noticed that one of the cats had what looked like a swollen belly and had really bad gas. Then the diarrhea started. Explosive. And then last week, the other cat started with the diarrhea. These two are brothers, 1 1/2 yrs. old, with a clean bill of health from their vet. They had just had checkups in January. They are normally healthy and active cats. The change I saw was dramatic. No energy, constantly nuzzling me as though they wanted soothing. They are normally very affectionate animals, but this was different. This was beyond affectionate, it was as though they were sick and trying to let me know by their behavior, trying to hide and protect themselves in my lap and buying their heads into my arms. Well it worked. After the last horrific bouts of diarrhea with BOTH of them that just got worse and worse and had a sickly odor, I took away ALL the Fancy Feast foods and appetizers because nothing else was new to their environment. Within 24 hours the diarrhea has stopped, their eyes are bright again, they are active, and hungry and thirsty. I am horrified, especially since I found this link and have read the experiences of all the cat owners who have had just as bad or worse experiences than mine. My guys will not get FF or ANY Purina products ever again. There is an obvious problem with the company and with either the ingredients, manufacturing, storage, shipping, or something of all their pet food. I have seen other Purina pet foods complaints, dog food AND cat food, and I’m sickened by it. Something is very wrong because this cannot be a coincidence. There are just way too many people having the same problems for quite a while now.

    • Karen Rudnick

      Today, my cat yowled in pain and proceeded to vomit and have horrible diarrhea for about 2 hours. It was leaking from him. I attribute it to the Fancy Feast food which he and his companion, now deceased (suddenly and for no apparent reason) had stopped eating after a few sniffs a couple of months ago. I noticed an unusual and foul odor in some of the cans which I tossed without even trying to feed it to the cats. Recently one can opened without the “pop” you hear from the vacuum seal breaking open. Tossed that one too. This food is now a waste of money because they won’t eat it and I now know that it is dangerous. I have continued to buy it thinking I got a bad batch, but it has been going on too long and the problem now appears to be a systemic change in processing. I will stop buying it now.

  • kim

    My cat only will eat the Florentine Collection w/Garden Greens. She is a indoor cat. The stray outside cats have eaten the other flavors she wont eat, some have thrown up. Did not know was made by Purina. Their dry food also causes the outdoor cats to throw up. My indoor cat wont touch it. I will have to find another brand of can food for all the cats. I quit buying Purina a long time ago.

  • holley r

    My indoor companion cat, who has access to the outside only through her caged window boxes, is at the vet’s for a serious bacterial enteritis … she’s at the vet hospital over night. The only factor that figures in is … the opening of a can of Fancy Feast. The vet says many cats are infected by contaminated canned cat food. The only brand I have used, with no ill effects until now, March 11, 2014, is Fancy Feast. Something bad is going on.

  • Christina

    We have four indoor cats and the three who have been eating Fancy Feast (the fourth won’t eat FF lately at all) have been throwing up and having diarrhea. Spoke to a friend in another state and her cat threw up yesterday after having FF also. What is going on?!

  • Grace

    Two weeks ago I opened Tender Beef Pate and almost gagged from the stench. I put some in the bowls and my normally ravenous crew wouldn’t touch it. Nov 2015 date.
    The vet finally got me to switch from dry to canned over a year ago. He suggested Fancy Feast. They all have slimmed down and have more energy but there has been some odd throwing up lately that wasn’t hairball related. I can’t afford to feed 9 cats the more premium brands but I’m reading what others have written and am really concerned.

  • Susan

    Have fed my cats FF for years but just the past week they’ve been turning their noses up at it and if they did eat some they’re throwing up all over the place. I threw away all of what I had purchased as part of a carton and used other cans I bought more recently. They’re still tentative about it but did eat a can of fish & shrimp. But I’m going to change to another brand of cat food because of this.

  • Mary

    We have 8 indoor cats. We have been using Fancy Feast for 12 years. Never had a problem until a few weeks ago. No one is eating the wet food they smell it some may take a few licks and walk away. A few have diarrhea and throwing up. I agree with another post and this needs to be looked into NOW !!!!!

    • Jeri

      I also suspect something is up. I have been feeding FF Classic to my diabetic kitty who went into remission on this food. He was doing great until a few days ago, when suddenly his symptoms returned, and one of my kittens has been vomiting.They won’t eat it either. Plus, I was ordering it from Amazon in bulk, and this month they said they were unable to obtain it “out of stock”. Something must have gone wrong in the factory. It is very upsetting to have no information from the company! Poor cats! The expiration dates on the food I have is December 2015, though.

    • Pat McCutchen

      I’ve been having the same problem Mary reports. We’ve used Fancy Feast (along with Purina Friskies pate varieties, Liver & Chicken and Turkey & Giblets)for years without problem. However, for the past 2 weeks my cats have been turning their noses up at Fancy Feast, esp. the Savory Salmon, Tender Beef, and Liver & Chicken Classic varieties. They’ve begun having diarrhea, several have thrown up, and today two have refused to eat anything at all! I’m very concerned, especially since other pet owners are experiencing the similar problems with Fancy Feast over the same time frame. I will switch them to Friskies Pate varieties only for a while in the hope that this will end the problem.

  • Rosalie

    Lately all the Fancy Feast food has been bad! I have 4 bengals and they have all been turning there nosies up when the food is put down. This has happened more than once over the past several years. I have found that when FF goes on sale its bad food, like they know it’s bad. I have one bengal that will ONLY eat FF Grilled Beef and if he doesn’t eat I know it’s bad. I’m really getting tired of put money down the garbage disposal and returning food. I also feed grain free Blue dry and everyone likes it and does well. I also feed Raw but I have that one that is addicted to FF Crack! I really wish Pet food was better regulated.

  • Kathy

    My cats eat canned Fancy Feast mostly however frequently I’ve noticed they will no eat certain cans. When this happens I exchange unopened cans for a different date. Stay away from all food with the expiration date of October 2015 – all the cats rejected it no matter what flavor. The one who ate it threw up within minutes.

    • Angela

      I’m having issues with my boy eating since we picked up new cases. One is dated Oct 2015 and the other Dec 2015, both are Classics, Chicken and the Beef. He’s been eating this food for a couple of years now with no issues. My gut keeps telling me something is wrong with this batch of food. Your post really makes me wonder now. Thanks for letting people know.

    • keith

      something is wrong…my cat who used to love the salmon feast cans refuses to eat them now.the whitefish and sole seem ok……cats are smart and they detect something

      • Angela

        So after a $250 vet bill this week, numerous cans of FF and other canned food going in the trash, we located some FF Classics dated prior to Oct 2015. He ate almost every bite this morning like he hasn’t eaten in weeks! IT HAS TO BE A BAD BATCH or something has CHANGED. I called Purina a few days ago and was assured nothing was changed and no issues with the food. Was told my cat was probably ‘bored’ and to try their different ‘flavors’. Same flavor he’s been eating for 2-1/2 years this morning, just a date prior, actually September 2015 date and again, no problems. Stressful, frustrating and expensive to go through.

  • Alice

    I just started feeding my cat Fancy Feast. He seemed to be doing ok until last night. I opened a new can and gave him half of it. A little later he has horrible smelling diarrhea and also vomiting.
    Today we are seeing the vet. The only thing I can see that has caused this is the cat food. He was perfectly healthy before. He’s hungry but I won’t give him more of that cat food. Taking rest of can of food and cat to vet this afternoon. Will let you know.

    • Linda

      My 4 year old male just came home from the vet less than an hour ago following an ordeal from hell. I fed him FF Mornings with trout in sauce and several hours later he curled up in a ball and refused to move. I brought him to the vet less than 7 hours after the initial feeding and his pancreatic levels were sky high. He was dehydrated and had a bowel movement with a smell that was rancid. The vet is still unclear what happened but is convinced it’s the food. We’ve had the same vet for years and he knows his job. My Perry is still not out of the woods and could have a relapse at any time. He still has the tubing in his leg for the vet to rehydrate him if necessary. I am worried sick and confused how and why this happened. I will be heart broken if he does not get better soon. Good luck with your babies’.

      • Pusa

        I have two girls. The older one about 6 years old was on FF wet food for more than 4 years. Yes she was vomiting once in a while and in the last year or so I noticed that her stool became loose. Last year she became very sick vomiting, no appetite, dehydrated and noticed very bad breath. Vet found a lot of gas in her intestine and very high level of bilirubin suggesting liver failure but he couldn’t find the reason for it . After $1,000 bill and few days of antibiotics and IV she was OK. Since then I feed her EVO, Weruva and Orijen. She is a different cat now, healthy, playful, I have never seen her so happy. The younger one, 1yr old was never on FF; few weeks ago running out of food and having one FF salmon pate can left in the house I gave it to her . Few hours later she started vomiting. Bottom line, FF is poison and in the end the medical bills, their health in the long run and everybody’s happiness are not worth the savings.

  • Adam

    This made my cat really sick. Unfortunately, she loves the taste, and its become hard to feed her anything else. Clearly, this is not healthy, so you shouldn’t give it to your cat. I’m really angry at the company for selling this.

    • Alice

      My cat is going to vet because he is vomiting and has Diarrhea. The only thing that he has eaten is Fancy Feast.

  • PetLover

    I have been feeding FF for many years, mostly as a treat a few times a week. For the past 6-7 months feeding in the morning and evening. Based on vet recommendation, moving away from the seafood varieties and feeding more chicken and beef. Lately, several of my cats have been throwing up and they are not eating it a much as before. PLan to try another natural type and see how it goes, but some are very picky.

  • Nick

    Reason I started feeding my cats Fancy Feast is because one of them is very finicky. I tried all sorts of different brands and he absolutely LOVES FF. Unfortunately, he’s been throwing up a lot lately, otherwise healthy and I believe it is because of this food. Even though his weight is healthy, he likes FF so much he tends to gorge himself on it. I hate to take away his kitty crack but I’m tired of cleaning the carpets every day. The other cat likes it too, although she is not as finicky and she almost never regurgitates. I may start using it as a special treat and only in small portions rather than making it their primary food. It’s a shame but has to be done.

    • fancyfeaster

      My cat (13 yrs) has only eaten fancy feast but lately has been throwing up after he eats. I was actually goggling to see if there has been a recall of some sort. I’ve been reading some of the posts and see the same has been happening with other pets. Food for thought.

      • Concerned

        I have three cats they are refusing to eat! After not eating for two days one of my cats ate it today and threw up after. My other two cats refuse to eat the canned fancy feast. I’m feeding them hard food now! Something for sure is going on my cats have been eating this 10+ years!!! Fancy feast fess up!!!! Your hurting our family!

        • Linda

          My male cat just spent 2 days at the vet with very high pancreatic levels. He needed to be put on fluids and he just arrived home and refuses to eat. I fed him Fancy Feast Mornings with trout in sauce right before this happened. My vet is concerned that his level jumped so high so fast and he is still not out of the woods. He still has a tube in his leg in case we need to hydrate him again. He is weak and is just so run down from this experience. I am beside myself with worry for fear that we will lose him. He is only 4 years old and I could just die thinking I might have done this to him with nasty food. What are you feeding your cats now that you’ve eliminated Fancy Feast?

  • Mary Belmore

    I gave Fancy Feast to my 15 year old cat as well as dry food for years. He would only lick off the gravy in the last year or so. My 6 year old female also refuses to eat the “meat” and licks off the gravy. After reading about the substandard ingredients I will throw out the remaining cans and get something with better nutrition. I urge people to check the ingredients before you feed your cats something that could potentially harm them.

  • Sharon

    Have used Fancy Feast canned food for 5 years with our 2 cats. Recently, our tabby began throwing up the food almost daily. She developed two spots on the sides of her neck where the hair fell off and she scratches them until they bleed. Vet has her on hypo-allergenic food now. I think they change pet food formulas around and obviously some of the food now disagrees with her.

  • jacquie

    Interesting to hear that other people are wondering if there has been a change in the FF recipe. My girl would only eat chicken and liver pate…no interest in any other FF or other brand either. For the past few weeks she isn’t touching it…and I am thinking it looks different. Does anyone know if they did change their recipe? I just noticed that it is liver & chicken now??? Didn’t it used to be chicken & liver?

  • Frances

    I had a kitty that lived to be 23 years old. She ate Fancy Feast wet and dry cat food for most of her life. I think that speaks well for Fancy Feast.

  • Don Hayes

    My vet calls Fancy Feast the McDonald’s of cat food. I fed my 20 1/2 year old cat Science Diet dry cat food for her first 15 years. After that she wouldn’t eat it, most likely because of her teeth and gums. So I went to FF. She loves the stuff, eats two cans a day and probably will eat three. She weighs 4 lbs and is spry for her age.

  • Fred

    This Web site is an eye opener. Fancy Feast apparently does a good marketing job to pull the fur over our eyes. The main diet of our cats is Science Diet, which a vet recommended. But, as a treat, once in the morning and once at dinner time, our two cats are fed a very small portion of FF. Our Siamese likes flaked tuna and we usually serve the chicken in gravy to our orange tabby. The tabby has a lifelong problem with too narrow a lower digestion track, so he needs a lubricant and a powdered fiber mixed in order or he can become impacted in his bowels. The chicken seems to be no problem, but I’m wondering about the quality control on the tuna. The other day, our Siamese turned his nose up at the tuna, which he never does. He took one sniff and walked away. This repeated over the next 24 hours until we opened a new can. Our tabby will sometimes finish the Siamese’s tuna and ate much of the uneaten tuna. The next day our Siamese had very loose bowels and it looked greenish. He was lethargic all day. I’m convinced on the preponderance of evidence that we got a bad can of tuna and it shakes my confidence in FF along with the reviews on this page. I’m probably not going to take chances and find another brand.

    • Beth

      I am having the same problem at my house with 5 cats. Only 1 picky eater but the rest are not eating anything from FF now. Throwing up and all seem sick. Indoor cats so we are thinking it is the food. Going to store to buy new brand to get them to eat. They also won’t eat their dry FF food at night that they love as treat. What is going on?

    • Are you kidding me…

      Your vet should be slapped silly with a wet trout.

      There is nothing wrong with Fancy Feast – Classic varieties. Go ahead and take a very close look at the ingredients.

      Now, compare those ingredients to your typical Science Diet, which is terrible by comparison to Fancy Feast – Classic.

      • Cindy

        I definitely think something is wrong with fancy feast. I returned 30 cans because all 3 cats stopped eating it. Now they barely eat the replacement ( totally different lot number and a month later) 2 of the three are throwing up
        First Iams now fancy feast. It’s terrible not to trust the pet food industry. But where else can you look when you have indoor cats that are well taken care if but are sickly! It has to be the food
        I don’t know what to buy tomorrow but its going to be something different

  • Rachel

    Let me just say that Fancy Feast is the crack of the feline world. When I first adopted my cat as a kitten (now three-years-old) my mom decided to give him and my other cat a treat, so she bought one can of Fancy Feast for the two of them. From that point on, he and my other cat were hooked! They would scream for the Fancy Feast, despite us not giving in, until we eventually couldn’t take the cries anymore and began feeding their addictions. After eating canned Fancy Feast for the past year, my male cat has been diagnosed with pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas. According to two veterinarians I contacted, the most likely cause of the illness is the Fancy Feast so be cautious when feeding your kitty this brand.

    • lisa blair

      we call FF kittycrack around here!! Thanks for the info. My cat is so hooked. I just said that there must something like MSG in it–

  • gabriella

    In 2008 one of my cats was diagnosed with diabetes. We researched everything we could, gave him beef insulin for a few days, his blood sugar went to normal and kept him on nothing but Fancy Feast pate foods until he died in April 2011. He was not on insulin again until the last couple of months of life. Then his sister died of thyroid cancer and he stopped eating. From then on it was downhill. He lived to 18.5 years. His full sister from an earlier litter lived to 19.

    I’ve been feeding Fancy Feast pate to all 6 of my cats since 2008. Other people also report that there are no problems with urinary tract, no blood sugar problems etc.

    However I do wonder if there is something missing. One of my cats (rescue older kitten with severe malnutrition history) had dental problems. She lost weight, had her teeth out and didn’t regain her weight for a year until I started to feed her with raw chopped beef steak three meals per week. She looks great now and is playing like a much younger cat.

    These days the cats get a bit of dry food with their Fancy Feast: Wellness Salmon. I figure a bit of the dry stuff isn’t going to make them sick and I find that their teeth are cleaner. I brush them all 2 times per week. When they are on an all wet diet, they get more stuff stuck on their teeth.

    The only ‘flavour’ I don’t buy is Cod, Shrimp and Sole. One of the cats is allergic to shrimp.

    Also even though they love it, the Tuna containing gluten is probably not a healthy choice. I picked up a flat of that by accident once and fed it to them anyway. It smells like gluten, not like tuna.

    Actually I think the regular 9 Lives is probably a better catfood even though it contains pork but some varieties contain no carbs either but this is not available in Canada.

  • Janet

    Have fed my cat FF for years, and often over past 2 or 3 years, if I get seafood variety packs, she throws up with them. Only one she does ok with is the Salmon, and she loves it. But the “Ocean Whitefish & Tuna” and “Cod, Sole & Shrimp” she throws up often, and many times refuses to eat it, so I am going to switch (probably should have sooner!) I mix it with her Eukanuba hard food which she likes, but prefers the soft foods. She does ok with the classics that have Chicken. Just like the price and convenience that I can buy at grocery store while I am shopping….but her health is important, so will switch to something better. Saw another reader that said she thought some of the stores let the food sit out in the sun when unloading….wonder if that could be a problem also.

  • Marilyn

    Both my cats have recently started having problems with the Classic variety of Fancy Feast. Something has changed with this cat food. The cats either eat it and then throw it up or refuse to eat it. I have one picky eater and a 15 lb fat cat that will eat anything. I’ve contacted Purina about this but am still waiting for a reply. I will no longer buy this cat food.

    • Beth

      In the past weeks all my cats got sick, been throwing up and won’t eat much. I feed them FF poultry, some grilled and a few others flavors. Took one cat to vet and no fever or cold to suggest virus so thinking it is the food. Going to put all their food away for now and buy different brand to see what is going on. Not sure if they changed their recipe or if it is coming from China,like all the other recalls on pet food.

  • Johnathan

    diane I have five cats they all act like something
    is wrong with the fancy feast in the green bag and
    throw up when they eat it. Something is wrong.
    started around date stamp Sept or Oct 2014.

    • Sue

      I came to this site because I was researching the possibility of another recall of FF cat food. I am suddenly unable to find Elegant Medleys at stores in my area. I live in northwestern Connecticut and have tried to contact the manufacturer to ask where the cat food is but have not been able to find a way to get in touch with them. Can anyone tell me how to reach them?
      My cat will not eat any other food. He has had that since he started eating canned food [7 years] and is very healthy. I have read the comments on this site and am sorry that other cats have had bad experiences. My heart breaks to hear of cats suffering! My vet is aware of the food I give him and he has no objection to his diet. I only need to find it!
      Thanks to anyone who can help.

      • alina

        Don’t know if you are still looking for a source to buy the Fancy Medleys.However, if there is a Walmart store somewhere near you then you could order it online and go pick it up from the store with no delivery fee. Other options are amazon.com and/or e-bay.I find the cheapest price at Walmart though.It is $.74/can .Good luck!

  • Monics

    I have been trying to find a good wet food for my 5 yo cat.
    She has stomatitis and hates wet food. Dry food is really
    Painful for her to eat. I tried the new ff mornings wild salmon
    with cheese and egg. Both my cats gobbled it down. The next
    day my 12 yo cat threw up 4 times. He’s never had a problem
    with any other food. I’m never giving either of them ff again. I’ll
    stick to newmans organic from now on. It’s pricey, but it doesn’t
    make them throw up and lethargic

  • Gia

    Hmmmm, this information seems to be lacking an update…. there is no mention here of Fancy Feast Appetizers which has NO by products or fillers. Just about 5-6 ingredients on list of which the first 2-3 are: water, chicken/ tuna/ salmon/ beef (depending on meat type).

  • diane

    Both my cats were sick on this food. I called Purina they said nothing about a recall. I am 100% sure that it was the Fancy Feast brand.

  • Stef

    Full of junk. More like a treat for my cat like chocolate is for me. His regular diet is Orijen. Free-run chicken and turkey, wild caught fish, whole eggs, fruit, veggies, botanicals and 0 grains. No added colours ( very damaging to the liver). Check it out on line. Use this other stuff as a periodic treat.

    • Trish

      I know exactly what you are saying, but at the end of my cat’s life, when he refused all food…baby food, boiled chicken breast, etc, the vet said “try Fancy Feast”, Ben doesn’t have much more time, so what could it hurt? Ben ate Fancy Feast for for the last 3 months of his life and could hardly wait for me to open the can. It was the only time he seemed “like his old self.” A food I would never have fed him for the long haul, made the last few months of his life a little happier, and to me, that was all that counts.

  • tiffany long

    My cat is not allowed to have fish. But almost every food has fish in it. Even the ones like beef or chicken have it. Can you please make different foods without fish, my cat will love you. Thank you so much.

  • THOMAS

    concerning ff dry food, my girl Gracie, will not eat any thing else. I’ve tried other expensive, super healthy brands, and she refuses it. she is quite healthy, but a little obese. She’s happy, plays alot, and drinks plenty of water. She hasn’t had any diarrhea. When I brought her home from the Dumb Friends League Shelter, they had been feeding her wet and dry science diet, and she had terrible diarrhea, and I had to take her to the Vet for help. She is my best friend, My people from the Veterans Hospital wanted me to get a companion pet, and it is one of the best treatments the Veterans Hospital has given me. I suggest any other veterans talk with their VA mental health provider, and see if they qualify for this kind of treatment.

    • Canucnik

      Tomas replies: “I eat FF Salmon every day since day one with a little water & DRY on the side, wouldn’t have anything else. I’m one of the healthiest, fastest, best lookin’ grey ‘n whites on the block.”

  • Roger Biduk

    The review is correct “full of filler and less-than-stellar ingredients, it Fancy Feast] is considered to be one of the worst foods on the market.

    Cats are obligate carnivores, the strictest carnivores on the planet and need up to a 100% meat diet. Looking at the Fancy Feast® Gourmet Cat Food Filet Mignon Flavor With Real Seafood & Shrimp, the ingredients are brutal. Fish is the eighth ingredient and is anonymous and generic, meaning Purina doesn’t even know what kind of fish is in it.

    All of these ingredients in this stuff must be avoided: Brewers rice, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, beef tallow, ground yellow corn, soybean meal, animal liver flavor, fish, phosphoric acid, added color (Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Red 40 and other color), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity).

    • Miranda

      Actually Fancy Feast Classics line is the preferred wet food of vets for diabetic cats, to keep their blood glucose counts. FF Classic has the lowest amount of carbs. High Carbs in dry food and some wet foods are very bad for cats and causes their blood sugar to rise out of control. Wet food with gravys and sauces and any dry food are loaded with carbs. Fancy Feast Classic is the only line in the FF brand that does not have a lot of carbs. So the Classic is the best one to give cats to treat and prevent diabetes.

      • Steffany

        Omg hope no one believes that.

        • Tw

          It is true, surprisingly. My vet who has been in practice 30 years told us to get Fancy Feast Classic for our 4 year old who refuses to eat the BEST food…we have tried many brands EVO, WELLNESS, EARTHBORN,WERUVA, WYSONG,BFF. We also had a diet formulated for him $250, by Dr. of nutrtion at a Vet University in TN and he picked at it. Fancy Feast Classic worked! for us.
          Doesnt mean I feel good about it but I trust my vet and if you really sit and think about it, those supermarket brands have been on market many,many years and you dont see as many recalls as you now see on the SO-CALLED good foods. My brother and sister had many cats who lived into their teens and two of them made it to 20 and 22;all they were EVER fed was supermarket brands. Makes you wonder if it isnt a HUMAN THING that we THINK our pets need certain foods. Cats do not need vegetables, fruits,etc..they are carnivores(what my vet educated us on) Most Holistic,Organic foods have those ingredients in them. Vet said that cats digestive systems are not designed to digest those types of food. Confusing?

          • msmith

            It’s true my cat was diabetic and I took him off dry and fed just fancy feast classics. He is no longer on insulin and sugar level has been normal for past 2 months.

      • Jill

        Switching by diabetic cat to Fancy Feast Classic. Has less carbs than the vet prescribed Hill’s MD dry food. Saw alot a good reviews with diabetic cats.

    • Miranda

      You don’t feed your cats Medleys or Mornings or Filet Mignon Fancy Feast flavors. Those are not good for the cat.
      BUT FANCY FEAST CLASSIC are very low carbs and have no grains or vegetable crap that cats do not need. There is no grains or vegetables is a dead bird or mouse and that is what cats in the wild eat because it is all meat! Feed the Classic FF and you will have no problem and you may prevent your cat from getting diabetes.

    • Rhiannon

      Actually a lot of the FF flavors have only meat in them and vitamins, no carbs at all. A lot of people who have cats with diabetes use those flavors to get their cats to lose weight and to lower their insulin requirements.

  • Lisa c.

    I have fed my 3 cats FF classics for about 6 months because our pet store closed and i can no longer get the holistics i use to buy. In the past 3 weeks 2 have had diarreaha and the other has a dry cough. I now believe it is FF causing this and will never feed them it again. Glad i read these reviews. Beware of this food!!

    • Miranda

      Your cats had diarreha because they were used to that holistic stuff and then you all of a sudden gave them this new food and their system was not used to it. You can’t just switch food brands like that of a sudden on cats and dogs.

  • kat

    I have fed all my cats fancy feast for decades until recently I started to notice that my cats were having terrible foul smelling Diarhea for a month! Then one day one of my cats had an accident on my white towel and I noticed alot of blood in my cats diarhea!! I thought oh no what did they get into, but the truth is they are indoor and my house is spotless and everything is locked away. I only feed them fancy feast, so I tried to switch foods, this helped a lot! I decided to try again with the fancy feast after a week, and the same thing happened, BLODDY DIARHEA!!
    PLEASE DON’T FEED YOUR CATS FANCY FEAST! IT MUST BE TAINTED!

    • Jay

      Kat,

      I read your review and I wish I had read it $400 in vet bills sooner! My cat has been eating Fancy Feast dry and wet ( the Tuscany Collection) for 2 yrs and in the last two months she starting having diarrhea and puking. There was blood in the bowel movements and she started using the carpet. This cat has NEVER failed to use a litter box and actually is so picky about it will go in it after my other cats use it to cover theirs up better! Well anyways, I took her to the vet had blood tests, nothing stood out… got antibotics, worked for 1 week, took her back to vet, done urine and fecal tests, nothing stood out, another round of antibotics… worked for 2 weeks, took her back to the vet, had xrays done of her to look for blockagaes, nothing showed up, was told to try Laxatone hairball formula, it worked about 3 days… and diarrhea again! I just switched her to Wellness cat food and already she is more energetic, running from one end of the house to the other playing and acting like a kitten, she is 10 yrs old! I can’t believe I spent so much money on that fancy feast and it was hurting my poor baby! I have also read similar stories on cat forums about fancy feast tonight… UGH!

    • Miranda

      If you fed your cats FF ‘for decades’ then your cats lived very long lives time by eating that.

      • JaneSays

        Lol! After decades of life in general, cats have problems! My cat is almost 20 and looooves fancy feast- the seafood classics, which are grain-free and comparable in nutrition to more expensive grain-free brands. I am always trying to get her to eat organic grain-free brands but she is never impressed. If I mix in some fancy feast with the “health food”, she is more interested. FF is very from being the worst on the market and is very palatable and enticing for elderly/sick cats who would rather starve then eat any other brand.

  • katey kilroy

    My poor cat(15 1/2 years old)-I learned my lesson about feeding him Fancy Feast. I do believe this is why he was scratching so much and so hard because of the gluten in the food. He lost a lot of face fur and his skin was scabby and bloody raw. After going to 2 different vets and giving my cat a couple different treatments I did some internet research and discovered the possibility of food allergies. Within 2 days of starting a gluten free diet his skin started to clear up and he stopped scratching all the time. From now on I will only purchase gluten free products.

    • JaneSays

      Not all of the varieties have gluten- the classics are grain-free and gluten free- you need to read the labels on all food that you feed your pets.

  • Don

    Check out the ingredients in the Classic line and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I learned about vegetable proteins as they relate to cats and immediately made a very important change in my Fancy Feast purchases. All FF canned food has wheat gluten EXCEPT the Classic line – not a grain or grain by-product to be found. I switched away from Garvy Lovers and Grilled to the Classic flavors and one of my cats that regularly threw up a couple of times a week stopped altogether.

  • Don

    I learned about vegetable proteins as they relate to cats and immediately made a very important change in my Fancy Feast purchases. All FF canned food has wheat gluten EXCEPT the Classic line – not a grain or grain by-product to be found. I switched away from Garvy Lovers and Grilled to the Classic flavors and one of my cats that regularly threw up a couple of times a week stopped altogether. Check out the ingredients in the Classic line and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

  • Leslie Leavitt

    I feed my cats the Classic Fancy Feast Chicken, Salmon, Cod, Sole and Shrimp and Salmon and Shrimp. They will eat it sporadically but they don’t seem to like other canned foods. If I try any of the other Fancy Feast kinds they get loose stools like crazy. I am not a hugh fan of this food but have had no real health issues

  • Lori

    I feed my kitty dry cat food…meow mix tender centers. I bought fancy feast as a treat. She got the diarrhea through the night after eating it…twice. i Thought she was just sick till I realized it could be the change. I’m sure now it is. She loves FF! She would rather starve than eat the dry cat food, but I cant handle the diarrhea especially if she doesn’t make it to her litter box..I do like to give her a treat every now and then, but don’t know if its good for her digestive system to just change her food. Will have to check with the vet to see if there is something else he can recommend. My recommendation..don’t give your cat fancy feast canned cat food!

    • June D

      Try this!

      Switch your cat to Blu Buffalo Finicky Feast…highest rated of the line. $$ but worth it.

      Mix it with warm water…the water will release the juices in the dry kibble. My cats crave this.

      I then leave some dry out for them to nibble on.

      Canned Blu Buffalo at night.

      No MEOW MIX, please!

      • Denise

        DO NOT feed your cat OR dog Blue Buffalo! Our neighbors just lost one dog and their other one is sick and not expected to survive either. GOOGLE Blue Buffalo complaints, DOGS and CATS are getting sick and dying.

    • Miranda

      No, its the Meox Mix – that stuff is Crap. All dry food is bad for cats and Meox Mix is one of the worst. its not the FF, its the Meox Mix, You were feeding her crap dry and now her system was adjusting to getting good food for a change, that why diarrhea. Now her system will be getting Good FF Classics.

      • Evelyn

        Miranda. You must work for Purina. That is the only reason that I can think of that you would waste your time coming to this website and and contradicting everyone who is having a problem with Fancy Feast. “Hmmm. I have nothing to do. Let me look up blogs about people who hate Fancy Feast and tell them its all in their heads.” Fancy Feast has changed and it is harming cats…mine being one of them. It all began with a new lot number and my cats turning their noses up at it. If you really are a customer, yours may be fine but have evidently not everyone’s is. Tainted food will not harm every animal, just the ones with a lower resistance to what contaminants are in the food. Yes it might have been ok in the past, but now it is not. If you are happy with your Fancy Feast then keep feeding it your pet. But for God’s sake stop telling people that their cats illness just can’t be related to your beloved Fancy Feast.

  • Tom

    I have 3 cats. Two of them ate almost 2 cans of FF every day and some dry. The 3rd liked dry. After 6 years, the 2 that ate all the FF developed acute pancreatitis. The vet bills are over 7,000 now. They were both in emergency care for 2 days. One got sick then 5 days later the other one started. Right now the 2 are stable. The 3rd is just fine and never had any problems. All 3 are 7-7.5 years old. You form your own conclusions about what happened and why……………

  • goodguy

    We switched to fancy feast chunky chicken, chunky turkey and a couple of purina pro plan like varieties after learning the hard way that dry kibble is not a good diet for our cats. Between bouts of food allergies and a blockage of urinary tract we switched to an all wet food diet. Not all varieties of fancy feast measure up with enough protein, or low enough carbs (cats should not eat carbs, or very little). So far, so good, the female is like a new girl!

  • Cat Mom Doo

    I recently purchased FF “ocean whitefish” and while smashing it up for my 16yo toothless wonder I discovered A SCRAP OF BLUE PLASTIC! I shudder to think how it got in there, WHY it got in there and WHAT would have happened had he eaten it. I absolutely despise this food. I much prefer “Against The Grain” (even though its made in Thailand), the ingredients are so much better and it even, *gasp*, looks and smells like FOOD.

    • Michael Cook

      I also found a piece of BLUE PLASTIC this week in a can of Fancy Feast Tender Beef Feast. It was about 3/16 to 1/4 of an inch long, and was shaped like 2 small tubes formed together.

      • KJ

        I found a piece of blue plastic as well. I called Purina. They are sending a “mailer”. I asked the woman there if this was reported by anyone else and she said “not to my knowledge”. What did you do about it?

    • KJ

      Hi. I as well, also found a piece of blue plastic as well. I called Purina and they are sending a “mailer”. I asked the woman there if this was reported by anyone else and she said “not to my knowledge”. What did you do about it?

    • Miranda

      You should not regularly feed your cats any seafood wet foods because of the mercury poisoning possibility. Only feed FF Classic non-seafood. Never ever found any plastic in any cans. With the others on here who say they also found blue plastic, sounds more to me like a group planned false reviews postings.

  • Johnny

    I switched my cat to Fancy Feast after he became diabetic (he had been on dry his whole life). This food has been great compared to some of the more expensive foods.

    The “classic” variety pack has resulted in a very consistent and regulated blood sugar level, and he only vomits maybe twice a month (although I think he always vomited about twice a month because cats are annoying like that)

    I guess the good thing is my cat will eat anything… that fat fuzzy punk used to even steal donuts and lick all the icing off the top. Guess that’s how he became diabetic.

  • Richard

    I want to thank all of you who have taken the time out of your busy lives to leave a reply here regarding the side effects experienced following consumption of Fancy Feast.
    I have a 17 year old who I give a helping of dry Purina One followed by a portion of Wellness can cat food.
    Generally it’s Turkey, Chicken, or Chicken/Salmon or Turkey Herring.
    The poultry takes a lot of the richness out of the food but still gives them some seafood pleasure.
    Being 17 he is getting very picky and often will snub his nose at the canned after a half a serving.
    I had heard of Fancy Feast and thought it might be tasteful enough to get his picky tastebuds going.
    After reading these reviews I am taking all the cans back to WalMart and stick with the Wellness.
    Thank you all once again for most likely saving my elderly fella from getting extremely sick.
    Last time he was sick from a furball, we almost lost him.

    • Rita

      Have a12yr old male cat, have been feeding him Wellness canned turkey for many years.When Wellness had that recall for the b vitamin deficiency he was staggering and vomiting, I thought it was the irritable bowel problem he had suffered with the past few years.He was doing good with the Wellness can turkey and Royal Canin dry for sensitive digestion.After Wellness fixed their problem I started him back on the turkey canned, but Sept.2013 he started to vomit the Wellness turkey and him weight dropped from 10lbs to 6lbs and he started staggering and falling.Even started to be incontinent bexause he was so slow getting to the litterbox.I stopped the Wellness , started him on b1 and a sublingual b12 and a friend recommended I try fancy feast(junk food I thought).In a few days he was hooked, vomiting once a week or so, screaming to be fed everytime I am in the kitchen, shoves his sister out the way and hogs the food.At times he is standing in the bowl to lick it clean.I tried the classic line , but he throws it up, we are doing well onFf Mornings chicken souffle and the Royal Canin sensitive digestion dry, he now wejghs 8lbs,still vomits occasionally, walks and moves like normal and makes it to the litterbox.I still question the use of FancyFeast, but my Honeybear is much better.Also, be careful of supplements you use on cats and dogs, lots of them contain artifical sweetners like xylilatol , mannitol and others that can be toxic to your pets.

  • linda calhoun

    i switched from my ordinary cat food kit & kaboodle, & one cat vomited copius amounts 7 times that i know of. the other one vomited once but didn’t eat as much. would like an answer to this please.it was all a bright orange.

  • carla

    I avoid fish cat food, esp. salmon or shrimp, as usually my cats throw it up. Doesn’t matter what brand. I was told by either friskies or Ff that there are 2 different mfrs, one does the salmon, the other does the rest. Pattern, I think.

  • Sara

    I was looking at this website because I was thinking of switching my cat’s food again, and came across a few of you saying your cats recently threw up because of fancy feast. Very strange…I had the same experience! This past weekend, my cat was going around the house vomiting after she ate a can of fancy feast and I couldnt tell if it was the fancy feast or the Blue dry food we feed her or if she had a hair ball, but she rarely gets those anymore. I’m guessing it was the fancy feast reading these reviews now! Has anyone heard any updated news on that??

  • Luane

    My cat has also had diarrhea and vomiting after eating Fancy Feast Cod, Sole and Shrimp. This has happened twice. I am wondering if it is comtaminated.

  • Pat

    We have tried our cats on different foods. Finally, we found that Fancy Feast worked for them. However, lately, as soon as they eat, they head for a heater & put their heads as close as they can to it. One cat seems to be having an allergic reaction. I hope it isn’t so, but off to the vet we go again.

  • Candice

    I have the EXACT same problem as Theresa! I have been giving my 2 kitties fancy feast since the day we rescued them (they’re 11 months old now) & they both loved it. They were eating one can each per day, as well as iams dry kitten food. All of a sudden, both of them got really sick & have terrible diarrhea with occasional vomiting. My vet gave me probiotic supplements for them, but it doesn’t seem to be helping. Now, when i put down the fancy feast, they sniff it & walk away; it’s like all of this happened overnight. I can’t find any recalls for fancy feast (purina), & i have thrown out all of the wet & dry food and purchased all new food (same brands) as I’m not sure if it was the dry or wet food that is causing the problem. I’m convinced now that it’s the fancy feast, & i will be switching brands immediately! If anyone else has had this same issue, please let me know. I’m on my way back to the vet :-(

    • Cindy

      Yes! The same thing happened to our cats. I will be taking two of them to the vet tomorrow. They vomitted after eating the Fancy Feast, one after another, and got diarrhea. The diarrhea really concerns me, so they are going to the vet. We believe The Fancy Feast caused the problem because when discontinued the symptoms stopped and started again when we gave them the Fancy Feast again.

      • Luane

        Have the same problem. First time it happened I thought my cat had a virus, but gave him Fancy Feast again two days ago and he had horrible vomitting and diarrhea. I think the food may be contaminated.

    • Jen

      I live in Australia and buy Fancy Feast. My cats have been eating it for years but in the last week they have both been vomiting & had diarrhea.
      I had just bought a few cases of it as it was on offer.
      I will never feed it to them again.
      Am cooking chicken for them and buying cat food made in Australia.
      They used to love FF.

  • Linda

    I just read Theresa’s comment. Interestingly enough, the same thing happened with my cat. Unfortunately, she refuses to eat anything else but the Fancy Feast so I’m trying to deal with that. I’ve bought some of the best cat foods and she turns her little nose up; the vet says she has to eat so I’ve been giving her Fancy Feast in the AM and Tiki Cat in the PM. I wonder if anyone else has had the problem with a sudden onset of diarrhea with their cat on the Fancy Feast???

  • Sylvia

    I’ve been feeding my cat fancy feast it seemed fine but recently I looked at the ingredients of fancy feast…. it has a lot of by product and added colors. And potassium cloride! Copper sulfate…. then I looked up true blue and I was very happy to see dried egg, fish, Turkey, and chicken none of all these odd sounding chemical everything on there that list I knew what it was and it just seemed so much safer it made of happy to see all natural cat food because she is my family I wanna feed her the best and I believe true blue is the best

  • Theresa

    I truly believe there is something our cats are all of a sudden allergic to in Fancy Feast or there is something in it that is harmful. Our cats ate it for months and all of a sudden developed diarrhea. We stopped the canned Fancy Feast (which was only 1/2 can per day) and the diarrhea stopped. I don’t think I want to take a chance to give it again to them and run the risk of losing them. We just give them dry Royal Canin Kitten food now.

    • Cindy

      We have just had the same experience! We have been feeding our two cats and 7 kittens Fancy Feast Classic canned food (variety of flavors) for quite some time. Now, in the last week or so, they are vomiting and have diarrhea. We stopped the Fancy Feast and they stopped vomiting. We resumed feeding our kitties the Fancy Feast and the vomiting started again and the diarrhea is back with a vengeance. No more of that for our babies! Just their grain-free dry food.

  • craig

    We have 6 cats and feed them nothing but fancy feast elegant with greens. We have been using fancy feast for 6 years. All of our cats love it. None have had an allergic reaction. They love it so much that they won’t eat anything else but fancy feast. We also use fancy feast dry food. No problems with it at all. All our cats seem to love it.

  • Kim Demarco

    Thank you for making Mornings,We leave for work early and My Old boy was not eating I found Fancy feast Mornings and Now he does the Jig waiting for me to put it down.We Love it.

  • Kat

    I have used Fancy Feast canned food for many years for our cats. They eat Science Diet dry and get a quarter of a can of Fancy Feast every evening mixed with water. They both lap it up. Because I am a concerned pet owner (like most everyone else), I purchase their food by the case a few months in advance of using it and hope that if there is a recall on any of the food that it will be on the fda website before I have to use it. So far I have only good things to say about Fancy Feast.

  • Fred

    There are only two varieties of Fancy Feast that I would feed my cat: she gets mostly Classic Chicken and one can per week Classic Salmon. No soy or grain in these, it’s made her coat thick and soft, and she no longer gets autoimmune problems with her eyes.

  • Karen

    I buy Fancy Feast for my cats all the time as recommended by my vet who is a “cat specialist” and they are very healthy. He said that a lot of people think Fancy Feast and Whiskas etc is junk food but it’s not. As it states on the label “complete and balanced” which has been approved by the AAFCO (Association of American Food Control Officials).Only buy pet food that says complete and balanced and AAFCO approved on the packaging. It contains all the nutritional requirements. There is also nothing wrong with your cat eating by products as in the wild they would eat the whole carcus not just the best cuts of meat etc. It is also not healthy for a cat to just eat raw meat as their bones can become brittle as they are not getting all their nutritional requirements. Hope this helps!!!

  • Lorrie

    Fancy Feast is one of the pricier brands of wet cat food, however it is the only one that doesn’t “come back up in the form of a present” by our older cat.
    Neither of our two cats (19 years old and 2 years old) are bloated after eating, and seem to enjoy their meals. The only sub-brands they do not like at all are the ones with cheese in them and anything turkey related.

    We feed them twice a day with Fancy Feast, but always leave out Cat Chow (hard food) in case they get the munchies — neither of our cats are overweight, and come with a clean bill of health from the vet.

    We tried the “cheaper” cat food (friskies, kroger brand, meijer brand) and neither of them would touch it.

  • Sophie

    I have to agree with a couple of the postings whereby in one her cat refuses to eat the better brand foods and is eating Fancy Feast like crazy and still hungry but gaining weight. My cats seem bloated, eat all the time. I am going through this food like no tomorrow. I too have tried organic foods, and the better protein brands, but they refuse to eat it. The other posting that states that this is like doughnuts to kids. It is kitty crack. I do not know what to do. I realize that this is bad for them. I had them to the vets and they suggested I put them on a Science Hill diet as they are getting too fat. But I read the ingredients on Science Hill and that does not seem any better!

    • notyrmma

      I agree!
      My 14 y/o cat recently had heart failure and may be hyperthyroid. I was about to give up on him when he wouldn’t eat for a couple days and I had to forcefeed him. Some neighbors with cats suggested I try this crap. After the vet put my cat on appetite stimulants,I first tried some healthier, grain free canned food. He ate some, then threw it ALL up. Then wouldn’t eat much more. I decided to try this stuff. Oh man, it IS kitty crack. In 24 hours my cat ate more than 4 cans of this stuff! Granted, he’s extremely underweight due to his recent heart failure and related problems AND on appetite stimulants, but I tried other food in the past 24 hours and he didn’t have any interest. I open a can of this and he scarfs it like no tomorrow. He’ll even eat some of the other food if mixed with FF. 4+ cans in 24 hours?? WHAT do they put in this stuff??

      • Corinne

        My cat is 18 years old and has been eating fancy feast since she was 4. I got her when she was 4. She has hyperthyroidism and the beginning of liver issues. She loves fancy feast and it has helped to keep her weight up. One thing: If your cat has hyperthyroidism and is taking oral methimazole or the equivalent, the meds may really be upsetting her stomach and causing her to lose weight. My cat almost died because she could not eat when taking the meds orally. She must have been in extreme discomfort and lost alot of weight. I changed vets and they put her on transdermal methimazole and it saved her life. I also feed her Royal Canin Sensitive dry food. The only food she eats regularly is fancy feast and it has kept her weight up.
        I only feed her classic or flaked.

  • joyce

    My adult male cat refused to eat the pricer brands of cat food like blue buffalo, likes the fancy feast florentine and tuscany. However, he has gained weight and seems to hungry all the time.

    • Andrea

      I rescued my new cat from the shelter in March. She loves dry food. However, eating a total dry food diet causes a cat to be in a constant state of dehydration. I tried many of the “healthy” kinds of wet food only to have her walk away. We have found a compromise that works for both of us! She gets 2 parts of a healthy can mixed in with 1 part of FF classic turkey/giblets. I really like that this flavor has no grains or fish. The by-product issue is something I have thought about. I know in the wild a cat will eat many parts of their prey that I think is gross! The cat seems to be Ok with it though. I am not happy if the by-product includes cancer-stricken protein. However, that is where I am happy it is only makes up 1/3 of her diet. A food is only good if the cat will eat it!

    • Kirsten

      My 16 year old diabetic cat shares a can with his house mates twice a daynwhen he takes his insulin injection. I only feed the classic formulas and not the fish. I do not feed the gravy or chunky formulas because of the inclusion of grains in them. I have nothing but good things to say about this food! My old guy is going strong and keeping his blood sugar low!

  • Dana

    I just got a 5 month old kitten and he loves this food , especially the kitten version , it makes him very hyper and active and he dislikes dry food , even after eating the whole can he chases me to the garbage for the can because it smells so strong . So I really like this food.

  • Lai-Lai

    This stuff is to cats what doughnuts are to kids. It’s bad, but when we’re tight on cash & can’t afford the usual & have to pick up a few of these until payday, the cats eat it like there’s no tomorrow. But is it because of the taste, or is it just the least filling catfood in the world?

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Fancy Feast Cat Food

Fancy Feast is one of the most well-known brands for canned cat food. It’s marketed as a luxurious, classy meal that provides a delicious meal for cats. However, Fancy Feast generally doesn’t have a high rating among pet nutritional experts. Is Fancy Feast cat food a good choice for your cat? What are some other cat owners saying about Fancy Feast cat food? Learn more about Fancy Feast brand cat food here!

Who Makes Fancy Feast Cat Food?

The company who makes Fancy Feast cat food is called Nestle Purina Petcare. Nestle Purina PetCare makes hundreds of different products, many of which are under various pet food brand names. Nestle Purina PetCare is the result of a merger between Nestle’s Friskies PetCare Company and the Ralston Purina Company. The headquarters of Nestle Purina PetCare are currently located in St. Louis, Missouri.

Fancy Feast Cat Food Recall

Fancy Feast cat food is not listed on the FDA’s pet food recall website, and has not been involved in any recent recalls. However, some of the brands that were on the list for the 2007 pet food recalls were produced by Nestle Purina PetCare. In order to make sure that your cat’s food is safe, it’s always highly recommended that you check the FDA’s pet food recall website. This will help you to stay updated on the latest pet food recall information.

Fancy Feast Cat Food Ingredients

The first ingredient in all dry fancy feast formulas is the same – brewer’s rice. The main source of protein in these formulas seems to come from poultry by-product meal, which is often the second listed ingredient. Fancy Feast dry cat food seems to be a very high carbohydrate brand, since corn is always among the first five ingredients. Soybean meal, animal liver flavor, ground corn and salt are a few examples of other ingredients in these formulas. All Fancy Feast formulas also contain added artificial coloring, such as Red 40 or Yellow 5.

Fancy Feast Cat Food Allergies

There are several ingredients in Fancy Feast dry cat food that could cause allergic reactions in some cats. Corn is one of the primary ingredients in Fancy Feast, and is also one of the most common allergens. Since Fancy Feast also contains soybean meal, it’s generally considered to be a poor choice for a hypoallergenic cat food formula. If your cat has a specific allergy, you should always read the ingredients of any cat food formula.

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Fancy Feast Cat Food Ratings

Customer reviews of Fancy Feast cat food are mostly negative. Nestle Purina PetCare has a bad reputation among many pet owners, due to the low quality of many of their pet food formulas. In general, most cat owners seem to view Fancy Feast as a low-quality brand that has extremely overpriced food. However, some cat owners were able to feed Fancy Feast to their cats without reporting any significant problems.

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175 Responses to Fancy Feast Cat Food

  1. Sara stark June 22, 2015 at 3:09 pm #

    this is the only cat food my cats will eat. I’ve tried expensive brands with more meat and no crude meat but they refused to eat it. They will only eat fancy feast in gravy. No pate, some of he broth creations they like, but they stopped liking the medley versions also. Both my cats Seem healthy. My Persian is ridiculously skinny but vet says that’s how she is, (reason we started buying different foods) but nope just fancy feast in gravy.

  2. Marilyn Older June 13, 2015 at 8:57 am #

    My cat who is 8 and only eats 2 of the varieties of Fancy Feast started refusing to eat one of them Fancy Feast Flaked Tuna. She would smell it, lick it and then walk away vocally complaining. I tried several different cans of this before I noticed small white particles in the can. I check these out and they appear to be small flaked pieces of bone. She still eats the Grilled Tuna but won’t touch the flaked. Apparently she is smart enough to know there is something wrong with this. I am throwing out the 12 cans I have left as I wouldn’t even give them to stray cats. Glad my cat is so smart.

  3. Connie Molitor Bergeron May 28, 2015 at 1:08 am #

    I’m so glad that I found this thread!
    Our furry baby kitty Shadow has been eating Fancy Feast caned food for about a month now and it wasn’t until only 3 days ago that we noticed that he had EXTREMELY SMELLY feces! Now just today he threw up. We are not giving him anything “Purina” ANYMORE!!!! NOTHING and I mean NOTHING BETTER HAPPEN TO OUR SWEET LITTLE BOY!!!!

  4. dtb24 May 10, 2015 at 7:33 pm #

    I think every cat is different and sometimes, health issues are out of our control. Your will find cats that live to be 17, and cats that die soon no matter what the diet.

    But one thing is for sure – wet food is recommended over the dry stuff. So if all you can afford is some fancy feast and your cat seems to be ok, then stick with it.

    Since my budget sometimes allows me to get the grain free brands with no by products, I buy that stuff. But I do keep some fancy feast in rotation as a cost saving measure and as a treat. And only feed dry when I am gone for long periods of time with no one to babysit

  5. Jay Morgenthal May 5, 2015 at 1:56 pm #

    My cats have been eating Fancy Feast Grilled Chicken, Turkey or Beef for years and love it. One has some bladder stones from to much dry food so I switched to the 100% fancy feast and I add water it. They simply devour it.

  6. SSNH April 28, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

    We tried Fancy Feast Broths with our 13 year old indoor healthy cat. She will eat the broth and seems to enjoy it..but we have noticed she is throwing up a lot more than she ever did. We have stopped giving her the Broth and she has stopped throwing up. HMMMMMM…FRISKIES??? Sticking to Nine Lives Indoor formula…we don’t have the throw up problem with that.

  7. AZDogMama April 15, 2015 at 4:47 pm #

    Our cat is EXTREMELY finicky (I know many cats are)…which is interesting, because when he came to us as a feral kitten, he ate anything and everything that we put out for the other ferals. I have tried healthy brands, semi-healthy brands, and now classic canned Fancy Feast, out of desperation. He seems to like it better than anything else I’ve presented to him – except for Friskies dry food, which I refuse to feed him (he used to eat it as one the feral crew). I am desperate to have him find a wet food he enjoys because I know it’s far better for him to have that moisture…I do have a healthy dry that he seems to like on hand, for sprinkling on top when he needs more motivation…

  8. Tahi March 17, 2015 at 5:13 pm #

    I recently started feeding my older cat the broths in the range and have noticed a complete personality change – once a very placid cat – now very hyperactive and seems aggressive – has anyone else noticed anything similar?

    • Mary G June 17, 2015 at 6:17 pm #

      My older (18-yo) cat is CRAZY for the broth style Fancy Feast product and literally RUNS to her bowl … exhibiting more energy than she has In a couple of years. In fact since we’ve been feeding her this stuff she seems to have a huge appetite (and she really isn’t a skinny cat by any stretch of the imagination) What’s in this stuff? Her “sibling” who is 16, could care less what or if she eats and is a shrimp by comparison.

  9. orlandomike February 25, 2015 at 11:08 am #

    Buy the CLASSIC ones. They are low in carb. should always feed a cat less than 10% carbs in the food. Also, some debate on wet or dry. This isn’t a case of whether he will like dry or not. cats need water in their food. they do not drink enough on their own to get enough water. Many cats on long term dry food diets develop kidney issues. Stick with wet high protein, low carb food.

  10. lg December 2, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

    our cat started throwing up every time he ate fancy feast (any flavor, pate, grilled) he would eat a little then immediately throw it up in his dish. Took him to the vet, blood work all normal. Switched his food and no more throwing up. Mentioned it to a friend and her cat is also throwing up and also eat fancy feast….

    • Velma clawson February 26, 2015 at 11:50 am #

      What brand did you switch?

  11. Mayathebee410 November 18, 2014 at 2:03 am #

    I’m glad I found this site. Pistache, my 1 year old cat is sick since yesterday, and I suspect fancy feast turkey feat chunky is the culprit.
    I’m going to look on their Facebook page and see if others complained lately about this particular product.

  12. Cupcake's mama November 14, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    Oh, I do give her blue buffalo dry food. But wet food is for pill delivery. It works.

  13. Cupcake's mama November 14, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    My 14 year old little kitty came down with a thyroid problem and requires medication to live. At diagnosis I was feeding her different healthy, expensive wet foods, but she didnt’t always eat it. It’s awful to have to give a cat a pill, and putting it in that good food did not ensure she would eat it. I switched to Fancy Feast and she is saved, I am saved. I don’t care what’s in it, it’s calories and some nutrition. She gained 3 pounds… She was down to 5 lbs, now she’s 8…she’s happy and fluffy and sometimes wants two cans. What is in it that makes it so yummy? “hamburger, and fries,” maybe. Really, what do they put in it that makes her gobble meat by-products like it is ambrosia?

  14. liz November 6, 2014 at 12:59 am #

    I have been feeding my cat wet fancy feast for about 6 months only as a treat,however, I have been noticing in the fish/shrimp cans I am finding fish bones, most are small but today I found a very large and thick one. So be aware that if it feeding your cat wet food any variety check it before giving…

  15. Benjamin September 29, 2014 at 6:52 pm #

    The trick with these is to avoid the ones with gravy (which is most of them), and obviously the ones that mimic elaborate people foods. If you stick to the straight, gravy-less chicken or turkey varieties its probably the best option regularly available at the grocery store (and actually has a better protein/fat/carb ratio than many ultra-premium cat foods). I buy it on sale and alternate it with chicken tiki cat, which is the best, but murder on the bank account.

  16. Kathy Ragsdale September 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

    The “Classic” varieties of Fancy Feast ingredients are okay. Flaked Fish and Shrimp is good too. I agree though, that most of the other Fancy Feast varieties are full of fillers. It bothers me that Purina has started adding more wheat gluten, corn and soy flours, just so they can put on their label a “higher” protein percentage. Cats need meat protein!!! I feed my cats several brands of canned cat food. Most brands have good and not so good selections from which to choose.

  17. Sara September 9, 2014 at 6:03 am #

    My mom bought our cat Fancy Feast dry food to give him as a treat every once in a while. I’ve made the bag last a long time, but it’s driving me nuts. My cat still eats his regular food just fine, that’s not an issue, but he won’t not eat the Fancy Feast.

    If I walk in the kitchen he won’t stop crying. He knows exactly where I keep the treats, right by the door way to the kitchen. He essentially traps me in there. Stands in front of me and cries. If I try to just step over him with out giving him his treats he will literally attack me. Now, my cat isn’t the sweetest, but he doesn’t attack unless provoked.

    I’ve also noticed him being more clingy. He is always on top of me, very unusual. Normally I’d welcome it, but it’s gotten bad. He sits in front of me and practically screams. I don’t know what to do! He’s normally very independent and sleeps all day and plays all night. Lately, it seems like he mostly sleeps, or cries.

    He’s thrown up a few times, but not a lot. I just figured he got into something he shouldn’t have.

    I’m actually starting to resent my poor kitty a bit because he won’t stop crying. It’s all he ever seems to do. I think it may be linked to Fancy Feast for sure. Why does he seem so addicted to this stuff that he will attack me for not giving it to him?!

    • HMJ September 11, 2014 at 9:33 am #

      is he stealing food from you? Has he lost weight recently? What does his coat look like- does it have dandruff? Does he drink water alot? All of these are symptoms of illness that can be treated but will need blood work done.

      And all dry cat food has flori flora in it that is basically kitty crack- it is a candy coating that entices cats to eat it since they probably would not touch it in the first place unless they are starving.

    • Purplekat September 30, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

      Sara,

      This behavior is not normal for a cat – something is wrong with the kitty. You need to get your cat checked by your vet!

      He may have hyperthyroid condition which basically means his metabolism is in major overdrive because his thyroid is overactive – this causes him to need more & more food. That is a life threatening condition for cats.

      Fancy feast does add “stuff” to their dry food to entice cats to eat it & it has major carbs in it (corn, wheat, soy, rice) that cats are not built to digest. Just like humans, cats can have issues with their pancreas & insulin levels if there are too many carbs in the diet.

      Also, dry food in general is not healthy for any cat – even high protein/low carb dry food. They are built to get their fluid from the food they consume at the time they eat it so their thirst drive is very low and they will not make up for that water they lack (by eating dry food) by drinking more water – it just isn’t in their nature.

      No, this is not internet dribble I am spouting – I have had a cat with hyperthyroid, a cat with bladder stones (blocked completely due to dry only diet), a cat with kidney disease, and a cat with throat cancer ………. all were rescues because their human families did not do right by them while they were growing up and then didn’t feel it was necessary to try to work with those diseases & were going to euthanize their cats ………. all of the kitties lived numerous additional years with the right diets, medicines, and love. Several different vets, over several years & all of them agree that preventive maintenance in the form of a high moisture, high protein, low carb diet is the BEST thing we can do for our kitties to prevent kidney disease, diabetes, FUTD, cancer, etc.
      Bottom line: unlike dogs, cats are a product of their environment ………. we as humans need to make their environment the best we can for them. =

    • lg December 2, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

      oh no! my cat has been eating fancy feast his whole 8 years and his personality is the same as your cat!! We just recently switched him off of fancy feast because he was constantly throwing it up!

  18. Javi Hartenstine August 12, 2014 at 8:08 pm #

    so no more purina products, apparently it’s all the same poison – I read a lot of reports of food borne illness from fancy feast on this site, but I paid extra for my cat to get the same illness (Purina One) also Nestle

  19. Serial Gramma August 2, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

    Odd… our senior cat has had sensitive stomach since getting her when she was 7 and now 15…. always gave her Sheba, but store I was at stopped stocking it so I bought Fancy Feast. She eats about 1/4 can a day – by time we were on 2nd can, she couldn’t jump on bed anymore, she threw up 4-5 times a day for 2 days and was lethargic. Changed back to Sheba and within 3 days she was back to her old self!

  20. jo July 14, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    I filed a complaint with Purina regarding my three cats getting ill from

    the last batch of Fancy Feast Chicken in Gravy and haven’t heard back from them. I searched for a recall notice and came across this website. I called Purina to file another complaint and their response was “we’re at a loss as to why your cats are sick – we haven’t had any recalls or any other pets that have been sick from our food”. OMG. I let them know that several people have also complained and that I reported them to the FDA for investigation as well. The woman advised me she’d send me coupons for replacement of the three cases that I just bought. What??? Like I’d ever feed them Purina again?!?

    If your pet is/was sick from Purina’s food PLEASE file a complaint with the FDA: http://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/safetyhealth/reportaproblem/ucm182403.htm

    • Danette July 14, 2014 at 9:37 pm #

      What exactly was the food name and best by date?

      My cat is turning up her nose after gobbling chicken feast in gravy-grilled for months. Best by date is April 2016.

    • Javi Hartenstine August 12, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

      *&%! I should have known better but I fed my poor sweet boy the purina one – ocean fish blend (didn’t realize liver was high on ingredient list and he never gets liver). He has been sick, vomiting 4 – 5 x a day for 4 days, not eating or drinking on his own. Requiring subcutaneous hydration at vet, syringe feedings and waterings and anti-nausea meds.

  21. Leslie July 12, 2014 at 11:41 am #

    I received a free sample of Fancy Feast Broths in the mail a couple days ago. I gave it to my 16 year old cat and she ate it. Since then she has stopped eating. Tried giving her her usual canned food which is Friskies. Normally, she can’t get to it fast enough. But now, she wants nothing to do with it and I watched her rock back and forth after she’d walked away from refusing her food. She’s also not drinking as much. I’ve tried everything I can think of to get her to eat. No success. Shame on you for allowing this to leave the factory!

    • slowell September 15, 2014 at 9:54 am #

      Leslie, the same thing happened with my 18 year old cat. I am so upset. She won’t eat anything anymore. Just sits in the kitchen and begs for the broth. She seems so unhappy. Were you able to get your cat eating her regular food again? How did you do it, please? Sharon

  22. PMLSU June 25, 2014 at 11:16 am #

    I have been feeding my cat Fancy Feast for years and recently started feeding him only the Turkey Gravy Lovers. He is turning it down and whining like he is in pain. Also been clingy and not wandering and playing like he did in the past. I noticed the food in his bowl was turning a fuchsia/pink/reddish color. I tried another can and the same thing happened. I quit feeding him this brand and now bought all organic cat food. How does Purina get away with this without any notification to its customers. I’m sick reading all these post. Good luck to all with your kitties. My lot# 40861162 exp March 2016

  23. dawn June 24, 2014 at 5:42 pm #

    My Daughters Hedgehog Has Been Eating This Food For Over 6 Months We Came Home Today And He Was Dead. I Wss Trying To See If There Had Been Some Kind OF Recall. He Was Fine Yesterday And Dead Today. Cage Is Always Clean And He Wasn’t Sick.

  24. Liane May 23, 2014 at 11:43 pm #

    I can’t believe all of these complaints. I felt like I was going crazy. I’ve been feeding the canned chicken feast classic food for a couple of months and the cats were fine. In the last two weeks, they stopped wanting to eat the food. Three of my cats have been sick, with two of them throwing up numerous times a day. Took them to the vet’s office and they could find no reason they were throwing up so profusely. Here’s one lot number from a can left in my recycling bin: 40811162L31340000

    • tammy June 14, 2014 at 1:56 am #

      I just starting feeding my 2 1yr old kittens fancy feast in the cans and the bag. One of my kittens is now at the hospital with Reno failure on IV for 3 days we are hoping to get his values lower to sustain his life. I do not know if it was from the food or not but his brother seems to be alright. But I have noticed as soon as I switched from meow mix to the fancy feast both kittens appetites seem to decrease,I am keeping an eye on the non sick kitten to monitor for any possible problems from the food. I have also thrown both out and will not be using it again. I will repost if the other cat starts showing any signs of being ill. If he does I think it would be pretty obvious its the food. Prayers for all sick kittys.

  25. AB May 14, 2014 at 12:54 am #

    I have had indoor/outdoor cats in my life for 20 years and they always ate hard and wet food. The wet food they ate was Nine Lives. I now live in a state and area of the state where there are lots of wild animals, therefore my 5 1/2 yr old cat is an indoor only cat who occasionally gets to take walks on a harness. My vet told me to feed him higher quality food, so the first 4 yrs he ate Friskees for his wet food. He eventually developed a chicken and grain allergy from the food. He now eats expensive grain-free, non chicken product can food and hard food. I received a free trail coupon from PetCo to try the new Fancy Feast Broths and decided to give it a try. I thought since the one I selected did not have chicken in it, I could try it as a treat. This was my first, last and only time I will ever feed any cat a Fancy Feast product!! BIG mistake!! The night he ate it, he had diarreah like a human and threw up everything! He continued to have these issues for 4 days. I brought him to the vet and had blood work done, x-rays and urine tests done. They didn’t detect exactly the cause, but guessed it was a bacteria in the food. The vet said that Fancy Feast is very fatty and not good for cats. He was put on anti-vomitting medicine and antibiotic for a week. Five days later he developed a UTI from the bacteria from earlier and not completely changing out & scrubbing the liter box of all reminents. He is now on Clavomox for the UTI and Buprenex for pain. It’s been painful for him and $1500 of vet bills in less than 6 weeks. I highly recommend passing on the word to stay far away from Fancy Feast of any kind! Please spread the word. Bottom line, there is nothing good about it for your kitty, especially not health wise!

  26. maria May 13, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    To all of you posting about your cats being sick. Same happened here, one ended up having surgery. Diarrhea, not eating, inflammation of the small intestine making it appear like a compaction, fever, lethargy, couldn’t even keep down water. It was turkey and giblets use by date October 2015. One cat first followed by the 2nd cat, never had any health issues, indoor cats. This was the only common denominator for them, the only possible reason. Food poisoning. Please contact their customer service at 18007787462, or you can fill out a form on line with upc codes and manufacturing date. Also file a complaint on the FDA website to ensure that your issue will be addressed. Please follow up or more cats will get sick or be put down. I was told my situation would be referred to the “brand team” but if I would like to file a claim for the vet bills she would have to transfer me. I don’t want their money, I want them to address the issue.

    • spenser June 2, 2014 at 11:04 am #

      Don’t get up too high hopes of Purina doing anything, as same thing happened to my cats, they sent me an envelope to send the unopened food back to them that matched the EXACT bath number of the food that made them sick. They were supposed to contact me with results. They did not, so I called and they said (quote) “we opened the cans and examined them and did not SEE anything or smell anything unusual”. I said you did not test them as you would not SEE salmonella or other toxins would you just by LOOKING? She said no, we would not. So I said “well then you do not have much quality control if all you do is visual exam of the food”. I will never use this food again. My friends cats also got sick this past weekend, very ill from ONLY eating Fancy Feast, no other food, indoor cats. She is waiting test results now. I will not use it again, but would not be surprised to see more cats ill, they just will not be mine. We should be able to trust any pet food company and it is sad we can not when feeding our pets who are family to us.

      • Ker June 9, 2014 at 10:20 pm #

        My cat is sick now, all we fed him was Fancy Feast in the last couple of days. We were between paychecks and had to get him something to eat, so my husband picked up a couple of cans of Fancy Feast. Now he is lethargic, he puked yesterday, and he is just laying in weird places that he never sleeps. I’m very worried about him. I will never feed him this crap again. I hope he gets better.

        • Noelle June 15, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

          My cat is having the same symptoms after eating fancy feast!! we are taking him straight to the vet in the morning, probably won’t be sleeping tonight. had no idea fancy feast was by purina, or else we never would have fed it to them in the first place!! :(

        • Noelle June 19, 2014 at 12:43 am #

          My cat is having the same symptoms after eating fancy feast!! we are taking him straight to the vet in the morning, probably won’t be sleeping tonight. had no idea fancy feast was by purina, or else we never would have fed it to them in the first place!! :(

  27. Elizabeth Elsass May 9, 2014 at 8:16 am #

    I have 2 cats. One began vomiting 2 1/2 weeks ago. The 2nd cat vomited this morning. Now I am wondering if it is the food that is making them sick. Last night, one can was left entirely uneaten last night, which is very unusual. Two vet bills later ($600), I can say there is no obstruction. After reading the posts here (many from April 2014), I am going to switch foods and see if that helps. (We purchase Fancy Feast can (Salmon, Oceanfish/whitefish, Cod, Sole Shimp kinds) at Costco in Sunset Park/Brooklyn.) Codes on bottom of current cans (for whatever this is worth): 4051160L21650943 (Oceanfish/blue can), 40511160L21330120 (Cod/green can), 40521160L11660313 (Salmon/orange)

    • Patrick May 10, 2014 at 11:57 am #

      Elizabeth, same thing with our two cats. One vomited. The other cat which has been known to eat anything would not eat her food. We threw out the batch and bought new at a different store, same thing.

      • Trisha May 17, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

        Wow after reading these posts I can say it must be the Fancy Feast turkey gravy lovers that has made my cat so sick. She was vomiting for 3 days (eating Fancy Feast turkey GL) and then stopped when I removed that food. I gave her a teaspoon on Thursday evening and she vomited all over the house Thursday night.

        All day yesterday she was fine – I gave her people tuna (no salt).

        Thanks for the heads up. I will file claim on the FDA site so others will not have the same issues.

      • Beth May 18, 2014 at 12:04 pm #

        I’ll never feed my cat this food again! Within one day she developed all the symptoms I read about this morning – lethargy, weakness in her legs, vomiting. Not realizing it was the food, I fed it to her again a few days later with the same results. The rest of box is in the garbage like what’s in their cans. Two days without this junk and she’s back to normal.

      • Nick Izk May 24, 2014 at 4:02 am #

        Glad others are having the same issue. I have 3 indoor cats and rotate their dry food between the green Fancy Feast bag and the purple one for almost 5 years now. The last two bags I bought the cats have been vomiting all over the place. And its not the hairball vomit, its like undigested Fancy Feast dry food vomit. I thought it was just the purple bag, so I quickly dumped it and opened up the green one. Unfortunately, earlier this week, my oldest cat jumped up on my desk and just vomited right in front of me. That was the last straw.

        I now have a smorgasbord of 3 high quality brands (Wellness, Organix and Blue Buffalo). Hopefully they will switch to one of them without starting a food strike. I think they have a serious quality control issue going on. Normally I won’t touch anything by Purina but Fancy Feast has always been the one exception up until now.

        I don’t have the LOT number of the purple bag, but the green bag (Ocean Fish Salmon) had an expiration date of Sept 2015. The numbers underneath were 4065 1082 0119 L11.

  28. connie May 6, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    My 10 yr old female cat started to have severe bowel problems…finally I noticed right after she had Fancy Feast from the purple bag (I used no other type of FF)…she would literally run to the corner of the living room and do a horridly loose, very foul odor BM. I was using this brand as sort of a treat, not the regular meal food. Just the tiny handful I gave her would make her do this. I thought at first it was another type of problem but now that I see others, I know it was the FF. Also when I took it away from her, I have no problems. What are they putting in it to be so offensive to the bowel?

  29. Dana Crocco April 29, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    I have been feeding my cats Fancy Feast dry for years and years. No problems. I have 7 cats. About a year ago I had a problem with them not liking the one in the purple bag. Now, my oldest male cat is have really stinky poop and it’s very soft. I switched him to Purina indoor formula for 2 weeks and his poop got better but he doesn’t like it much so I switched him back to Fancy Feast dry and within about 8 days his poop is soft and stinky. I’ve done this three times all with the same result. I really hate to stop feeding FF dry because they all love it but I think until the manufacturer pays attention to these reviews and fix the problems I’m going to stop using it. Now for the FF wet. All my cats have loved FF wet. Not anymore. When my ferals turn up their noses to FF wet, you know there is a problem. What the heck is going on with Fancy Feast these days?

  30. john p April 28, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

    I have a scottish fold who has been eating ff classic
    turkey & giblets for 10 years but for the last two
    years it has made her sick. She looks at it and walks
    away. I switched to classic chicken and now she’s fine.
    Anyone had a problem with the turkey & giblets?

    • Kathy Ragsdale September 18, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

      My cats really liked ff Classic Turkey and Giblets, but stopped eating it rather suddenly about a year ago. It did not make them sick. I just stopped buying that flavor. It did look like the texture had changed. I really don’t know what to think after reading all these horrible comments. There seems to be something wrong with ALL pet food.

    • dan November 12, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

      my cats wont eat the turkey and giblets, walk away from it. My red tabby has been getting fat and cant stop eating other fancy feast varities. I am currently trying to figure out what to feed them, they are very picky. And trying to find “safe” food is almost impossible

  31. Theresa April 27, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

    Glad I came upon this site! Confirmed my suspicions about what was causing the vomiting in my cats ($500 vet bill later). Something is definitely up with the food! It’s still on store shelves, too. I won’t be buying it again.

  32. Neonmooz April 22, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

    I have been feeding my three cats Fancy Feast Classic Chicken Feast for approximately five years. Last week, all of them starting repeatedly throwing up soon after I fed them. They also left most of the food in their dishes, which has never happened before. As soon as I quit feeding them Fancy Feast, the vomiting stopped. I tried feeding them another can a few days later, and the same thing happened again.

    • Pat Wagner April 24, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

      Hi will you please say the type of food you gave them or post the expiration date and the numbers found on the bottom of the can. I had two of my cats throw up yesterday and today and they never throw up and they eat nothing but Fancy Feast. I called the company they said they had no complants or no recalls out. thank you

  33. Dennis April 22, 2014 at 9:44 am #

    We had a very bad experience in March 2014 with this food. Our cat stopped eating with severe diarrhea. We changed his food and after a $400 vet bill got him recovered. Tried one more can of this food and the extremely smelly diarrhea returned and then recovered after switching back. We had to bribe him with canned tuna juice to even get him to eat that last can.
    Anyway, The “best by” date is DEC2015 with numbers 33601162 and L21341146 on a remaining can from that case. Fancy Feast Chicken Feast Classic 3 Oz.
    One of the things that helped him recover is a Flora supplement like Forti Flora.

    FYI

  34. Clara April 17, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

    I’ve been reading some of these messages, and they all seem to reference Fancy Feast canned food, has anyone had a bad experience with the Appetizers? (not sure if spelled correctly) My cat loves the shrimp and salmon, but lately he won’t even smell it. They are hard to find, and when I do, I always buy what ever the store has in stock. Just wondering if any bad effects from this. Thank you.

  35. Lori April 13, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

    I am so glad I found this site! My cats live on Fancy Feast and tonight, after just trying out the FF w/Cheese, poor Keeker is throwing up and has diarrhea all over the place. I’m really hoping it is just the cheese and not something else, but I am sure it is the food. He was his old self after eating…running around, playing, etc. Then it’s like he suddenly turned a corner and it all went south. This is the first time FF has made any of my cats sick. I REALLY hope it’s just the cheese…nothing more.

  36. Linda Falion April 13, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

    After week’s of trying to find a replacement food for ff I think I’m finally getting closer to something all 8 cats of mine will eat. It’s appropriately called fussie cat and I found it in a natural pet food store. As far as the dry food I am still working on it. Wellness salmon and turkey have won over half of my cats and Pure Vita is slowly winning a couple of them. I just tried a can of Wellness core Chicken turkey and chicken liver formula and all 8 of them ate it. ! It’s a miracle! Hope this helps. There is life after ff …good luck.

  37. Danette April 9, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

    It would be very helpful if your complaint (or praise) would include the name of the specific food and the expiration date on the bottom of the can. Also, go complain on Fancy Feast’s Facebook page with your story. It would be helpful for “drive-bys” like me that are thinking of possibly serving Fancy Feast to our cats.

  38. Linda Falion April 3, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    I am so glad I found this site .I have fed my cats with Fancy Feast wet and dry food for 20 years. The bowls were always empty but lately they are refusing to eat any of it. I called the company and asked whats wrong. They told me my cat may just becoming picky and need a change. I said all 8 of them at the same time. They sent me free coupons.I asked if they were getting a lot of calls on it and she told me it’s a large call center and she has no idea of knowing that. In my search of trying to find out what’s wrong I found a lot of companies out source from China. .That’s great huh. . Now I am trying to switch them and it’s a nightmare.. I can’t find a replacement. .has anyone tried to switch. If so to what?

    • Karen Rudnick April 10, 2014 at 9:05 pm #

      I agree. My cats won’t eat the food anymore. I have tried different varieties. None work. I recently found an old can in my closet. My cat ate it and actually showed enthusiasm by licking me – I think she said “thank you”. But the next day back to the no eating. Neither cat will eat it and I am having trouble with a replacement.

  39. Courtney April 1, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    I agree–there is definitely something wrong with Fancy Feast right now. My two cats have been eating varieties of FF (classic and grilled) for about 1.5 years, and they used to devour it everyday. Starting a couple weeks ago when I opened new boxes, one refused to eat any of it, and the other would only eat a little. I thought maybe they were just sick or something, but I found some cans from July 2015 and they are eating again. Stay away from FF cans post-October 2015!!

  40. Sandra March 24, 2014 at 1:11 am #

    I just fed my 6month old kitten FF ocean whitefish & tuna feast pate the colour looked off so I smelt it.Cat food kind of stinks anyway so I gave it to her and 20 minutes later she was throwing up all over the kitchen floor.It was a brand new tin BB Sep. 2015.That had to have been bad when it was put in the tin?I felt so bad seeing her get sick like that.I am not buying Fancy Feast again I think the quality is just not there for me.I hope this helps other people.It sounds like other people are having the same problem?

  41. princessp March 19, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    My cat lived for 25 years on Fancy Feast. There you go.

    • Linda Falion April 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

      Up until a month or so ago I would have agreed with you. But have you tried it lately?

  42. Gretchen March 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    My two cats LOVE Fancy Feast canned food, dry food, and the new appetizers. However, a few weeks ago I noticed that one of the cats had what looked like a swollen belly and had really bad gas. Then the diarrhea started. Explosive. And then last week, the other cat started with the diarrhea. These two are brothers, 1 1/2 yrs. old, with a clean bill of health from their vet. They had just had checkups in January. They are normally healthy and active cats. The change I saw was dramatic. No energy, constantly nuzzling me as though they wanted soothing. They are normally very affectionate animals, but this was different. This was beyond affectionate, it was as though they were sick and trying to let me know by their behavior, trying to hide and protect themselves in my lap and buying their heads into my arms. Well it worked. After the last horrific bouts of diarrhea with BOTH of them that just got worse and worse and had a sickly odor, I took away ALL the Fancy Feast foods and appetizers because nothing else was new to their environment. Within 24 hours the diarrhea has stopped, their eyes are bright again, they are active, and hungry and thirsty. I am horrified, especially since I found this link and have read the experiences of all the cat owners who have had just as bad or worse experiences than mine. My guys will not get FF or ANY Purina products ever again. There is an obvious problem with the company and with either the ingredients, manufacturing, storage, shipping, or something of all their pet food. I have seen other Purina pet foods complaints, dog food AND cat food, and I’m sickened by it. Something is very wrong because this cannot be a coincidence. There are just way too many people having the same problems for quite a while now.

    • Karen Rudnick April 10, 2014 at 9:21 pm #

      Today, my cat yowled in pain and proceeded to vomit and have horrible diarrhea for about 2 hours. It was leaking from him. I attribute it to the Fancy Feast food which he and his companion, now deceased (suddenly and for no apparent reason) had stopped eating after a few sniffs a couple of months ago. I noticed an unusual and foul odor in some of the cans which I tossed without even trying to feed it to the cats. Recently one can opened without the “pop” you hear from the vacuum seal breaking open. Tossed that one too. This food is now a waste of money because they won’t eat it and I now know that it is dangerous. I have continued to buy it thinking I got a bad batch, but it has been going on too long and the problem now appears to be a systemic change in processing. I will stop buying it now.

  43. kim March 15, 2014 at 9:41 am #

    My cat only will eat the Florentine Collection w/Garden Greens. She is a indoor cat. The stray outside cats have eaten the other flavors she wont eat, some have thrown up. Did not know was made by Purina. Their dry food also causes the outdoor cats to throw up. My indoor cat wont touch it. I will have to find another brand of can food for all the cats. I quit buying Purina a long time ago.

  44. holley r March 12, 2014 at 1:08 am #

    My indoor companion cat, who has access to the outside only through her caged window boxes, is at the vet’s for a serious bacterial enteritis … she’s at the vet hospital over night. The only factor that figures in is … the opening of a can of Fancy Feast. The vet says many cats are infected by contaminated canned cat food. The only brand I have used, with no ill effects until now, March 11, 2014, is Fancy Feast. Something bad is going on.

  45. Christina March 11, 2014 at 1:47 pm #

    We have four indoor cats and the three who have been eating Fancy Feast (the fourth won’t eat FF lately at all) have been throwing up and having diarrhea. Spoke to a friend in another state and her cat threw up yesterday after having FF also. What is going on?!

  46. Grace March 9, 2014 at 1:22 am #

    Two weeks ago I opened Tender Beef Pate and almost gagged from the stench. I put some in the bowls and my normally ravenous crew wouldn’t touch it. Nov 2015 date.
    The vet finally got me to switch from dry to canned over a year ago. He suggested Fancy Feast. They all have slimmed down and have more energy but there has been some odd throwing up lately that wasn’t hairball related. I can’t afford to feed 9 cats the more premium brands but I’m reading what others have written and am really concerned.

  47. Susan March 5, 2014 at 10:42 pm #

    Have fed my cats FF for years but just the past week they’ve been turning their noses up at it and if they did eat some they’re throwing up all over the place. I threw away all of what I had purchased as part of a carton and used other cans I bought more recently. They’re still tentative about it but did eat a can of fish & shrimp. But I’m going to change to another brand of cat food because of this.

  48. Mary February 26, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

    We have 8 indoor cats. We have been using Fancy Feast for 12 years. Never had a problem until a few weeks ago. No one is eating the wet food they smell it some may take a few licks and walk away. A few have diarrhea and throwing up. I agree with another post and this needs to be looked into NOW !!!!!

    • Jeri March 4, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

      I also suspect something is up. I have been feeding FF Classic to my diabetic kitty who went into remission on this food. He was doing great until a few days ago, when suddenly his symptoms returned, and one of my kittens has been vomiting.They won’t eat it either. Plus, I was ordering it from Amazon in bulk, and this month they said they were unable to obtain it “out of stock”. Something must have gone wrong in the factory. It is very upsetting to have no information from the company! Poor cats! The expiration dates on the food I have is December 2015, though.

    • Pat McCutchen March 5, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

      I’ve been having the same problem Mary reports. We’ve used Fancy Feast (along with Purina Friskies pate varieties, Liver & Chicken and Turkey & Giblets)for years without problem. However, for the past 2 weeks my cats have been turning their noses up at Fancy Feast, esp. the Savory Salmon, Tender Beef, and Liver & Chicken Classic varieties. They’ve begun having diarrhea, several have thrown up, and today two have refused to eat anything at all! I’m very concerned, especially since other pet owners are experiencing the similar problems with Fancy Feast over the same time frame. I will switch them to Friskies Pate varieties only for a while in the hope that this will end the problem.

  49. Rosalie February 23, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    Lately all the Fancy Feast food has been bad! I have 4 bengals and they have all been turning there nosies up when the food is put down. This has happened more than once over the past several years. I have found that when FF goes on sale its bad food, like they know it’s bad. I have one bengal that will ONLY eat FF Grilled Beef and if he doesn’t eat I know it’s bad. I’m really getting tired of put money down the garbage disposal and returning food. I also feed grain free Blue dry and everyone likes it and does well. I also feed Raw but I have that one that is addicted to FF Crack! I really wish Pet food was better regulated.

  50. Kathy February 13, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

    My cats eat canned Fancy Feast mostly however frequently I’ve noticed they will no eat certain cans. When this happens I exchange unopened cans for a different date. Stay away from all food with the expiration date of October 2015 – all the cats rejected it no matter what flavor. The one who ate it threw up within minutes.

    • Angela February 18, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

      I’m having issues with my boy eating since we picked up new cases. One is dated Oct 2015 and the other Dec 2015, both are Classics, Chicken and the Beef. He’s been eating this food for a couple of years now with no issues. My gut keeps telling me something is wrong with this batch of food. Your post really makes me wonder now. Thanks for letting people know.

    • keith February 24, 2014 at 11:42 am #

      something is wrong…my cat who used to love the salmon feast cans refuses to eat them now.the whitefish and sole seem ok……cats are smart and they detect something

      • Angela February 28, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

        So after a $250 vet bill this week, numerous cans of FF and other canned food going in the trash, we located some FF Classics dated prior to Oct 2015. He ate almost every bite this morning like he hasn’t eaten in weeks! IT HAS TO BE A BAD BATCH or something has CHANGED. I called Purina a few days ago and was assured nothing was changed and no issues with the food. Was told my cat was probably ‘bored’ and to try their different ‘flavors’. Same flavor he’s been eating for 2-1/2 years this morning, just a date prior, actually September 2015 date and again, no problems. Stressful, frustrating and expensive to go through.

  51. Alice February 3, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    I just started feeding my cat Fancy Feast. He seemed to be doing ok until last night. I opened a new can and gave him half of it. A little later he has horrible smelling diarrhea and also vomiting.
    Today we are seeing the vet. The only thing I can see that has caused this is the cat food. He was perfectly healthy before. He’s hungry but I won’t give him more of that cat food. Taking rest of can of food and cat to vet this afternoon. Will let you know.

    • Linda February 27, 2014 at 7:21 pm #

      My 4 year old male just came home from the vet less than an hour ago following an ordeal from hell. I fed him FF Mornings with trout in sauce and several hours later he curled up in a ball and refused to move. I brought him to the vet less than 7 hours after the initial feeding and his pancreatic levels were sky high. He was dehydrated and had a bowel movement with a smell that was rancid. The vet is still unclear what happened but is convinced it’s the food. We’ve had the same vet for years and he knows his job. My Perry is still not out of the woods and could have a relapse at any time. He still has the tubing in his leg for the vet to rehydrate him if necessary. I am worried sick and confused how and why this happened. I will be heart broken if he does not get better soon. Good luck with your babies’.

      • Pusa July 9, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

        I have two girls. The older one about 6 years old was on FF wet food for more than 4 years. Yes she was vomiting once in a while and in the last year or so I noticed that her stool became loose. Last year she became very sick vomiting, no appetite, dehydrated and noticed very bad breath. Vet found a lot of gas in her intestine and very high level of bilirubin suggesting liver failure but he couldn’t find the reason for it . After $1,000 bill and few days of antibiotics and IV she was OK. Since then I feed her EVO, Weruva and Orijen. She is a different cat now, healthy, playful, I have never seen her so happy. The younger one, 1yr old was never on FF; few weeks ago running out of food and having one FF salmon pate can left in the house I gave it to her . Few hours later she started vomiting. Bottom line, FF is poison and in the end the medical bills, their health in the long run and everybody’s happiness are not worth the savings.

  52. Adam January 26, 2014 at 6:16 pm #

    This made my cat really sick. Unfortunately, she loves the taste, and its become hard to feed her anything else. Clearly, this is not healthy, so you shouldn’t give it to your cat. I’m really angry at the company for selling this.

    • Alice February 3, 2014 at 11:15 am #

      My cat is going to vet because he is vomiting and has Diarrhea. The only thing that he has eaten is Fancy Feast.

  53. PetLover January 26, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    I have been feeding FF for many years, mostly as a treat a few times a week. For the past 6-7 months feeding in the morning and evening. Based on vet recommendation, moving away from the seafood varieties and feeding more chicken and beef. Lately, several of my cats have been throwing up and they are not eating it a much as before. PLan to try another natural type and see how it goes, but some are very picky.

  54. Nick December 16, 2013 at 6:13 am #

    Reason I started feeding my cats Fancy Feast is because one of them is very finicky. I tried all sorts of different brands and he absolutely LOVES FF. Unfortunately, he’s been throwing up a lot lately, otherwise healthy and I believe it is because of this food. Even though his weight is healthy, he likes FF so much he tends to gorge himself on it. I hate to take away his kitty crack but I’m tired of cleaning the carpets every day. The other cat likes it too, although she is not as finicky and she almost never regurgitates. I may start using it as a special treat and only in small portions rather than making it their primary food. It’s a shame but has to be done.

    • fancyfeaster January 4, 2014 at 7:38 pm #

      My cat (13 yrs) has only eaten fancy feast but lately has been throwing up after he eats. I was actually goggling to see if there has been a recall of some sort. I’ve been reading some of the posts and see the same has been happening with other pets. Food for thought.

      • Concerned January 23, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

        I have three cats they are refusing to eat! After not eating for two days one of my cats ate it today and threw up after. My other two cats refuse to eat the canned fancy feast. I’m feeding them hard food now! Something for sure is going on my cats have been eating this 10+ years!!! Fancy feast fess up!!!! Your hurting our family!

        • Linda February 27, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

          My male cat just spent 2 days at the vet with very high pancreatic levels. He needed to be put on fluids and he just arrived home and refuses to eat. I fed him Fancy Feast Mornings with trout in sauce right before this happened. My vet is concerned that his level jumped so high so fast and he is still not out of the woods. He still has a tube in his leg in case we need to hydrate him again. He is weak and is just so run down from this experience. I am beside myself with worry for fear that we will lose him. He is only 4 years old and I could just die thinking I might have done this to him with nasty food. What are you feeding your cats now that you’ve eliminated Fancy Feast?

  55. Mary Belmore December 5, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    I gave Fancy Feast to my 15 year old cat as well as dry food for years. He would only lick off the gravy in the last year or so. My 6 year old female also refuses to eat the “meat” and licks off the gravy. After reading about the substandard ingredients I will throw out the remaining cans and get something with better nutrition. I urge people to check the ingredients before you feed your cats something that could potentially harm them.

  56. Sharon November 15, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    Have used Fancy Feast canned food for 5 years with our 2 cats. Recently, our tabby began throwing up the food almost daily. She developed two spots on the sides of her neck where the hair fell off and she scratches them until they bleed. Vet has her on hypo-allergenic food now. I think they change pet food formulas around and obviously some of the food now disagrees with her.

  57. jacquie October 21, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    Interesting to hear that other people are wondering if there has been a change in the FF recipe. My girl would only eat chicken and liver pate…no interest in any other FF or other brand either. For the past few weeks she isn’t touching it…and I am thinking it looks different. Does anyone know if they did change their recipe? I just noticed that it is liver & chicken now??? Didn’t it used to be chicken & liver?

  58. Frances September 29, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    I had a kitty that lived to be 23 years old. She ate Fancy Feast wet and dry cat food for most of her life. I think that speaks well for Fancy Feast.

  59. Don Hayes September 26, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    My vet calls Fancy Feast the McDonald’s of cat food. I fed my 20 1/2 year old cat Science Diet dry cat food for her first 15 years. After that she wouldn’t eat it, most likely because of her teeth and gums. So I went to FF. She loves the stuff, eats two cans a day and probably will eat three. She weighs 4 lbs and is spry for her age.

  60. Fred September 16, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    This Web site is an eye opener. Fancy Feast apparently does a good marketing job to pull the fur over our eyes. The main diet of our cats is Science Diet, which a vet recommended. But, as a treat, once in the morning and once at dinner time, our two cats are fed a very small portion of FF. Our Siamese likes flaked tuna and we usually serve the chicken in gravy to our orange tabby. The tabby has a lifelong problem with too narrow a lower digestion track, so he needs a lubricant and a powdered fiber mixed in order or he can become impacted in his bowels. The chicken seems to be no problem, but I’m wondering about the quality control on the tuna. The other day, our Siamese turned his nose up at the tuna, which he never does. He took one sniff and walked away. This repeated over the next 24 hours until we opened a new can. Our tabby will sometimes finish the Siamese’s tuna and ate much of the uneaten tuna. The next day our Siamese had very loose bowels and it looked greenish. He was lethargic all day. I’m convinced on the preponderance of evidence that we got a bad can of tuna and it shakes my confidence in FF along with the reviews on this page. I’m probably not going to take chances and find another brand.

    • Beth September 21, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

      I am having the same problem at my house with 5 cats. Only 1 picky eater but the rest are not eating anything from FF now. Throwing up and all seem sick. Indoor cats so we are thinking it is the food. Going to store to buy new brand to get them to eat. They also won’t eat their dry FF food at night that they love as treat. What is going on?

    • Are you kidding me... December 2, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

      Your vet should be slapped silly with a wet trout.

      There is nothing wrong with Fancy Feast – Classic varieties. Go ahead and take a very close look at the ingredients.

      Now, compare those ingredients to your typical Science Diet, which is terrible by comparison to Fancy Feast – Classic.

      • Cindy December 12, 2013 at 11:42 pm #

        I definitely think something is wrong with fancy feast. I returned 30 cans because all 3 cats stopped eating it. Now they barely eat the replacement ( totally different lot number and a month later) 2 of the three are throwing up
        First Iams now fancy feast. It’s terrible not to trust the pet food industry. But where else can you look when you have indoor cats that are well taken care if but are sickly! It has to be the food
        I don’t know what to buy tomorrow but its going to be something different

  61. Rachel September 9, 2013 at 2:57 am #

    Let me just say that Fancy Feast is the crack of the feline world. When I first adopted my cat as a kitten (now three-years-old) my mom decided to give him and my other cat a treat, so she bought one can of Fancy Feast for the two of them. From that point on, he and my other cat were hooked! They would scream for the Fancy Feast, despite us not giving in, until we eventually couldn’t take the cries anymore and began feeding their addictions. After eating canned Fancy Feast for the past year, my male cat has been diagnosed with pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas. According to two veterinarians I contacted, the most likely cause of the illness is the Fancy Feast so be cautious when feeding your kitty this brand.

    • lisa blair October 25, 2013 at 11:49 am #

      we call FF kittycrack around here!! Thanks for the info. My cat is so hooked. I just said that there must something like MSG in it–

  62. gabriella August 25, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

    In 2008 one of my cats was diagnosed with diabetes. We researched everything we could, gave him beef insulin for a few days, his blood sugar went to normal and kept him on nothing but Fancy Feast pate foods until he died in April 2011. He was not on insulin again until the last couple of months of life. Then his sister died of thyroid cancer and he stopped eating. From then on it was downhill. He lived to 18.5 years. His full sister from an earlier litter lived to 19.

    I’ve been feeding Fancy Feast pate to all 6 of my cats since 2008. Other people also report that there are no problems with urinary tract, no blood sugar problems etc.

    However I do wonder if there is something missing. One of my cats (rescue older kitten with severe malnutrition history) had dental problems. She lost weight, had her teeth out and didn’t regain her weight for a year until I started to feed her with raw chopped beef steak three meals per week. She looks great now and is playing like a much younger cat.

    These days the cats get a bit of dry food with their Fancy Feast: Wellness Salmon. I figure a bit of the dry stuff isn’t going to make them sick and I find that their teeth are cleaner. I brush them all 2 times per week. When they are on an all wet diet, they get more stuff stuck on their teeth.

    The only ‘flavour’ I don’t buy is Cod, Shrimp and Sole. One of the cats is allergic to shrimp.

    Also even though they love it, the Tuna containing gluten is probably not a healthy choice. I picked up a flat of that by accident once and fed it to them anyway. It smells like gluten, not like tuna.

    Actually I think the regular 9 Lives is probably a better catfood even though it contains pork but some varieties contain no carbs either but this is not available in Canada.

  63. Janet August 22, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

    Have fed my cat FF for years, and often over past 2 or 3 years, if I get seafood variety packs, she throws up with them. Only one she does ok with is the Salmon, and she loves it. But the “Ocean Whitefish & Tuna” and “Cod, Sole & Shrimp” she throws up often, and many times refuses to eat it, so I am going to switch (probably should have sooner!) I mix it with her Eukanuba hard food which she likes, but prefers the soft foods. She does ok with the classics that have Chicken. Just like the price and convenience that I can buy at grocery store while I am shopping….but her health is important, so will switch to something better. Saw another reader that said she thought some of the stores let the food sit out in the sun when unloading….wonder if that could be a problem also.

  64. Marilyn August 20, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    Both my cats have recently started having problems with the Classic variety of Fancy Feast. Something has changed with this cat food. The cats either eat it and then throw it up or refuse to eat it. I have one picky eater and a 15 lb fat cat that will eat anything. I’ve contacted Purina about this but am still waiting for a reply. I will no longer buy this cat food.

    • Beth September 21, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

      In the past weeks all my cats got sick, been throwing up and won’t eat much. I feed them FF poultry, some grilled and a few others flavors. Took one cat to vet and no fever or cold to suggest virus so thinking it is the food. Going to put all their food away for now and buy different brand to see what is going on. Not sure if they changed their recipe or if it is coming from China,like all the other recalls on pet food.

  65. Johnathan July 27, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    diane I have five cats they all act like something
    is wrong with the fancy feast in the green bag and
    throw up when they eat it. Something is wrong.
    started around date stamp Sept or Oct 2014.

    • Sue September 2, 2013 at 9:48 am #

      I came to this site because I was researching the possibility of another recall of FF cat food. I am suddenly unable to find Elegant Medleys at stores in my area. I live in northwestern Connecticut and have tried to contact the manufacturer to ask where the cat food is but have not been able to find a way to get in touch with them. Can anyone tell me how to reach them?
      My cat will not eat any other food. He has had that since he started eating canned food [7 years] and is very healthy. I have read the comments on this site and am sorry that other cats have had bad experiences. My heart breaks to hear of cats suffering! My vet is aware of the food I give him and he has no objection to his diet. I only need to find it!
      Thanks to anyone who can help.

      • alina October 31, 2013 at 3:14 am #

        Don’t know if you are still looking for a source to buy the Fancy Medleys.However, if there is a Walmart store somewhere near you then you could order it online and go pick it up from the store with no delivery fee. Other options are amazon.com and/or e-bay.I find the cheapest price at Walmart though.It is $.74/can .Good luck!

  66. Monics July 13, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    I have been trying to find a good wet food for my 5 yo cat.
    She has stomatitis and hates wet food. Dry food is really
    Painful for her to eat. I tried the new ff mornings wild salmon
    with cheese and egg. Both my cats gobbled it down. The next
    day my 12 yo cat threw up 4 times. He’s never had a problem
    with any other food. I’m never giving either of them ff again. I’ll
    stick to newmans organic from now on. It’s pricey, but it doesn’t
    make them throw up and lethargic

  67. Gia July 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    Hmmmm, this information seems to be lacking an update…. there is no mention here of Fancy Feast Appetizers which has NO by products or fillers. Just about 5-6 ingredients on list of which the first 2-3 are: water, chicken/ tuna/ salmon/ beef (depending on meat type).

  68. diane June 7, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    Both my cats were sick on this food. I called Purina they said nothing about a recall. I am 100% sure that it was the Fancy Feast brand.

  69. Stef May 5, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    Full of junk. More like a treat for my cat like chocolate is for me. His regular diet is Orijen. Free-run chicken and turkey, wild caught fish, whole eggs, fruit, veggies, botanicals and 0 grains. No added colours ( very damaging to the liver). Check it out on line. Use this other stuff as a periodic treat.

    • Trish May 21, 2013 at 11:19 am #

      I know exactly what you are saying, but at the end of my cat’s life, when he refused all food…baby food, boiled chicken breast, etc, the vet said “try Fancy Feast”, Ben doesn’t have much more time, so what could it hurt? Ben ate Fancy Feast for for the last 3 months of his life and could hardly wait for me to open the can. It was the only time he seemed “like his old self.” A food I would never have fed him for the long haul, made the last few months of his life a little happier, and to me, that was all that counts.

  70. tiffany long May 1, 2013 at 4:38 am #

    My cat is not allowed to have fish. But almost every food has fish in it. Even the ones like beef or chicken have it. Can you please make different foods without fish, my cat will love you. Thank you so much.

  71. THOMAS April 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    concerning ff dry food, my girl Gracie, will not eat any thing else. I’ve tried other expensive, super healthy brands, and she refuses it. she is quite healthy, but a little obese. She’s happy, plays alot, and drinks plenty of water. She hasn’t had any diarrhea. When I brought her home from the Dumb Friends League Shelter, they had been feeding her wet and dry science diet, and she had terrible diarrhea, and I had to take her to the Vet for help. She is my best friend, My people from the Veterans Hospital wanted me to get a companion pet, and it is one of the best treatments the Veterans Hospital has given me. I suggest any other veterans talk with their VA mental health provider, and see if they qualify for this kind of treatment.

    • Canucnik June 6, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

      Tomas replies: “I eat FF Salmon every day since day one with a little water & DRY on the side, wouldn’t have anything else. I’m one of the healthiest, fastest, best lookin’ grey ‘n whites on the block.”

  72. Roger Biduk April 2, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    The review is correct “full of filler and less-than-stellar ingredients, it Fancy Feast] is considered to be one of the worst foods on the market.

    Cats are obligate carnivores, the strictest carnivores on the planet and need up to a 100% meat diet. Looking at the Fancy Feast® Gourmet Cat Food Filet Mignon Flavor With Real Seafood & Shrimp, the ingredients are brutal. Fish is the eighth ingredient and is anonymous and generic, meaning Purina doesn’t even know what kind of fish is in it.

    All of these ingredients in this stuff must be avoided: Brewers rice, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, beef tallow, ground yellow corn, soybean meal, animal liver flavor, fish, phosphoric acid, added color (Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Red 40 and other color), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity).

    • Miranda April 4, 2013 at 12:48 am #

      Actually Fancy Feast Classics line is the preferred wet food of vets for diabetic cats, to keep their blood glucose counts. FF Classic has the lowest amount of carbs. High Carbs in dry food and some wet foods are very bad for cats and causes their blood sugar to rise out of control. Wet food with gravys and sauces and any dry food are loaded with carbs. Fancy Feast Classic is the only line in the FF brand that does not have a lot of carbs. So the Classic is the best one to give cats to treat and prevent diabetes.

      • Steffany May 5, 2013 at 10:41 am #

        Omg hope no one believes that.

        • Tw May 26, 2013 at 10:47 am #

          It is true, surprisingly. My vet who has been in practice 30 years told us to get Fancy Feast Classic for our 4 year old who refuses to eat the BEST food…we have tried many brands EVO, WELLNESS, EARTHBORN,WERUVA, WYSONG,BFF. We also had a diet formulated for him $250, by Dr. of nutrtion at a Vet University in TN and he picked at it. Fancy Feast Classic worked! for us.
          Doesnt mean I feel good about it but I trust my vet and if you really sit and think about it, those supermarket brands have been on market many,many years and you dont see as many recalls as you now see on the SO-CALLED good foods. My brother and sister had many cats who lived into their teens and two of them made it to 20 and 22;all they were EVER fed was supermarket brands. Makes you wonder if it isnt a HUMAN THING that we THINK our pets need certain foods. Cats do not need vegetables, fruits,etc..they are carnivores(what my vet educated us on) Most Holistic,Organic foods have those ingredients in them. Vet said that cats digestive systems are not designed to digest those types of food. Confusing?

          • msmith September 1, 2013 at 8:39 am #

            It’s true my cat was diabetic and I took him off dry and fed just fancy feast classics. He is no longer on insulin and sugar level has been normal for past 2 months.

      • Jill June 23, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

        Switching by diabetic cat to Fancy Feast Classic. Has less carbs than the vet prescribed Hill’s MD dry food. Saw alot a good reviews with diabetic cats.

    • Miranda April 4, 2013 at 12:59 am #

      You don’t feed your cats Medleys or Mornings or Filet Mignon Fancy Feast flavors. Those are not good for the cat.
      BUT FANCY FEAST CLASSIC are very low carbs and have no grains or vegetable crap that cats do not need. There is no grains or vegetables is a dead bird or mouse and that is what cats in the wild eat because it is all meat! Feed the Classic FF and you will have no problem and you may prevent your cat from getting diabetes.

    • Rhiannon April 13, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

      Actually a lot of the FF flavors have only meat in them and vitamins, no carbs at all. A lot of people who have cats with diabetes use those flavors to get their cats to lose weight and to lower their insulin requirements.

  73. Lisa c. March 30, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    I have fed my 3 cats FF classics for about 6 months because our pet store closed and i can no longer get the holistics i use to buy. In the past 3 weeks 2 have had diarreaha and the other has a dry cough. I now believe it is FF causing this and will never feed them it again. Glad i read these reviews. Beware of this food!!

    • Miranda April 4, 2013 at 12:43 am #

      Your cats had diarreha because they were used to that holistic stuff and then you all of a sudden gave them this new food and their system was not used to it. You can’t just switch food brands like that of a sudden on cats and dogs.

  74. kat March 12, 2013 at 6:24 am #

    I have fed all my cats fancy feast for decades until recently I started to notice that my cats were having terrible foul smelling Diarhea for a month! Then one day one of my cats had an accident on my white towel and I noticed alot of blood in my cats diarhea!! I thought oh no what did they get into, but the truth is they are indoor and my house is spotless and everything is locked away. I only feed them fancy feast, so I tried to switch foods, this helped a lot! I decided to try again with the fancy feast after a week, and the same thing happened, BLODDY DIARHEA!!
    PLEASE DON’T FEED YOUR CATS FANCY FEAST! IT MUST BE TAINTED!

    • Jay March 27, 2013 at 6:54 am #

      Kat,

      I read your review and I wish I had read it $400 in vet bills sooner! My cat has been eating Fancy Feast dry and wet ( the Tuscany Collection) for 2 yrs and in the last two months she starting having diarrhea and puking. There was blood in the bowel movements and she started using the carpet. This cat has NEVER failed to use a litter box and actually is so picky about it will go in it after my other cats use it to cover theirs up better! Well anyways, I took her to the vet had blood tests, nothing stood out… got antibotics, worked for 1 week, took her back to vet, done urine and fecal tests, nothing stood out, another round of antibotics… worked for 2 weeks, took her back to the vet, had xrays done of her to look for blockagaes, nothing showed up, was told to try Laxatone hairball formula, it worked about 3 days… and diarrhea again! I just switched her to Wellness cat food and already she is more energetic, running from one end of the house to the other playing and acting like a kitten, she is 10 yrs old! I can’t believe I spent so much money on that fancy feast and it was hurting my poor baby! I have also read similar stories on cat forums about fancy feast tonight… UGH!

    • Miranda April 4, 2013 at 12:39 am #

      If you fed your cats FF ‘for decades’ then your cats lived very long lives time by eating that.

      • JaneSays June 13, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

        Lol! After decades of life in general, cats have problems! My cat is almost 20 and looooves fancy feast- the seafood classics, which are grain-free and comparable in nutrition to more expensive grain-free brands. I am always trying to get her to eat organic grain-free brands but she is never impressed. If I mix in some fancy feast with the “health food”, she is more interested. FF is very from being the worst on the market and is very palatable and enticing for elderly/sick cats who would rather starve then eat any other brand.

  75. katey kilroy March 5, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    My poor cat(15 1/2 years old)-I learned my lesson about feeding him Fancy Feast. I do believe this is why he was scratching so much and so hard because of the gluten in the food. He lost a lot of face fur and his skin was scabby and bloody raw. After going to 2 different vets and giving my cat a couple different treatments I did some internet research and discovered the possibility of food allergies. Within 2 days of starting a gluten free diet his skin started to clear up and he stopped scratching all the time. From now on I will only purchase gluten free products.

    • JaneSays June 13, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

      Not all of the varieties have gluten- the classics are grain-free and gluten free- you need to read the labels on all food that you feed your pets.

  76. Don March 2, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    Check out the ingredients in the Classic line and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I learned about vegetable proteins as they relate to cats and immediately made a very important change in my Fancy Feast purchases. All FF canned food has wheat gluten EXCEPT the Classic line – not a grain or grain by-product to be found. I switched away from Garvy Lovers and Grilled to the Classic flavors and one of my cats that regularly threw up a couple of times a week stopped altogether.

  77. Don March 2, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

    I learned about vegetable proteins as they relate to cats and immediately made a very important change in my Fancy Feast purchases. All FF canned food has wheat gluten EXCEPT the Classic line – not a grain or grain by-product to be found. I switched away from Garvy Lovers and Grilled to the Classic flavors and one of my cats that regularly threw up a couple of times a week stopped altogether. Check out the ingredients in the Classic line and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

  78. Leslie Leavitt February 25, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    I feed my cats the Classic Fancy Feast Chicken, Salmon, Cod, Sole and Shrimp and Salmon and Shrimp. They will eat it sporadically but they don’t seem to like other canned foods. If I try any of the other Fancy Feast kinds they get loose stools like crazy. I am not a hugh fan of this food but have had no real health issues

  79. Lori February 4, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    I feed my kitty dry cat food…meow mix tender centers. I bought fancy feast as a treat. She got the diarrhea through the night after eating it…twice. i Thought she was just sick till I realized it could be the change. I’m sure now it is. She loves FF! She would rather starve than eat the dry cat food, but I cant handle the diarrhea especially if she doesn’t make it to her litter box..I do like to give her a treat every now and then, but don’t know if its good for her digestive system to just change her food. Will have to check with the vet to see if there is something else he can recommend. My recommendation..don’t give your cat fancy feast canned cat food!

    • June D March 28, 2013 at 10:38 am #

      Try this!

      Switch your cat to Blu Buffalo Finicky Feast…highest rated of the line. $$ but worth it.

      Mix it with warm water…the water will release the juices in the dry kibble. My cats crave this.

      I then leave some dry out for them to nibble on.

      Canned Blu Buffalo at night.

      No MEOW MIX, please!

      • Denise March 29, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

        DO NOT feed your cat OR dog Blue Buffalo! Our neighbors just lost one dog and their other one is sick and not expected to survive either. GOOGLE Blue Buffalo complaints, DOGS and CATS are getting sick and dying.

    • Miranda April 4, 2013 at 1:05 am #

      No, its the Meox Mix – that stuff is Crap. All dry food is bad for cats and Meox Mix is one of the worst. its not the FF, its the Meox Mix, You were feeding her crap dry and now her system was adjusting to getting good food for a change, that why diarrhea. Now her system will be getting Good FF Classics.

      • Evelyn June 7, 2014 at 8:27 am #

        Miranda. You must work for Purina. That is the only reason that I can think of that you would waste your time coming to this website and and contradicting everyone who is having a problem with Fancy Feast. “Hmmm. I have nothing to do. Let me look up blogs about people who hate Fancy Feast and tell them its all in their heads.” Fancy Feast has changed and it is harming cats…mine being one of them. It all began with a new lot number and my cats turning their noses up at it. If you really are a customer, yours may be fine but have evidently not everyone’s is. Tainted food will not harm every animal, just the ones with a lower resistance to what contaminants are in the food. Yes it might have been ok in the past, but now it is not. If you are happy with your Fancy Feast then keep feeding it your pet. But for God’s sake stop telling people that their cats illness just can’t be related to your beloved Fancy Feast.

  80. Tom January 20, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    I have 3 cats. Two of them ate almost 2 cans of FF every day and some dry. The 3rd liked dry. After 6 years, the 2 that ate all the FF developed acute pancreatitis. The vet bills are over 7,000 now. They were both in emergency care for 2 days. One got sick then 5 days later the other one started. Right now the 2 are stable. The 3rd is just fine and never had any problems. All 3 are 7-7.5 years old. You form your own conclusions about what happened and why……………

  81. goodguy January 16, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    We switched to fancy feast chunky chicken, chunky turkey and a couple of purina pro plan like varieties after learning the hard way that dry kibble is not a good diet for our cats. Between bouts of food allergies and a blockage of urinary tract we switched to an all wet food diet. Not all varieties of fancy feast measure up with enough protein, or low enough carbs (cats should not eat carbs, or very little). So far, so good, the female is like a new girl!

  82. Cat Mom Doo December 21, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    I recently purchased FF “ocean whitefish” and while smashing it up for my 16yo toothless wonder I discovered A SCRAP OF BLUE PLASTIC! I shudder to think how it got in there, WHY it got in there and WHAT would have happened had he eaten it. I absolutely despise this food. I much prefer “Against The Grain” (even though its made in Thailand), the ingredients are so much better and it even, *gasp*, looks and smells like FOOD.

    • Michael Cook January 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

      I also found a piece of BLUE PLASTIC this week in a can of Fancy Feast Tender Beef Feast. It was about 3/16 to 1/4 of an inch long, and was shaped like 2 small tubes formed together.

      • KJ February 6, 2013 at 10:15 am #

        I found a piece of blue plastic as well. I called Purina. They are sending a “mailer”. I asked the woman there if this was reported by anyone else and she said “not to my knowledge”. What did you do about it?

    • KJ February 6, 2013 at 10:16 am #

      Hi. I as well, also found a piece of blue plastic as well. I called Purina and they are sending a “mailer”. I asked the woman there if this was reported by anyone else and she said “not to my knowledge”. What did you do about it?

    • Miranda April 4, 2013 at 1:09 am #

      You should not regularly feed your cats any seafood wet foods because of the mercury poisoning possibility. Only feed FF Classic non-seafood. Never ever found any plastic in any cans. With the others on here who say they also found blue plastic, sounds more to me like a group planned false reviews postings.

  83. Johnny December 20, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    I switched my cat to Fancy Feast after he became diabetic (he had been on dry his whole life). This food has been great compared to some of the more expensive foods.

    The “classic” variety pack has resulted in a very consistent and regulated blood sugar level, and he only vomits maybe twice a month (although I think he always vomited about twice a month because cats are annoying like that)

    I guess the good thing is my cat will eat anything… that fat fuzzy punk used to even steal donuts and lick all the icing off the top. Guess that’s how he became diabetic.

  84. Richard December 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    I want to thank all of you who have taken the time out of your busy lives to leave a reply here regarding the side effects experienced following consumption of Fancy Feast.
    I have a 17 year old who I give a helping of dry Purina One followed by a portion of Wellness can cat food.
    Generally it’s Turkey, Chicken, or Chicken/Salmon or Turkey Herring.
    The poultry takes a lot of the richness out of the food but still gives them some seafood pleasure.
    Being 17 he is getting very picky and often will snub his nose at the canned after a half a serving.
    I had heard of Fancy Feast and thought it might be tasteful enough to get his picky tastebuds going.
    After reading these reviews I am taking all the cans back to WalMart and stick with the Wellness.
    Thank you all once again for most likely saving my elderly fella from getting extremely sick.
    Last time he was sick from a furball, we almost lost him.

    • Rita December 4, 2013 at 8:57 am #

      Have a12yr old male cat, have been feeding him Wellness canned turkey for many years.When Wellness had that recall for the b vitamin deficiency he was staggering and vomiting, I thought it was the irritable bowel problem he had suffered with the past few years.He was doing good with the Wellness can turkey and Royal Canin dry for sensitive digestion.After Wellness fixed their problem I started him back on the turkey canned, but Sept.2013 he started to vomit the Wellness turkey and him weight dropped from 10lbs to 6lbs and he started staggering and falling.Even started to be incontinent bexause he was so slow getting to the litterbox.I stopped the Wellness , started him on b1 and a sublingual b12 and a friend recommended I try fancy feast(junk food I thought).In a few days he was hooked, vomiting once a week or so, screaming to be fed everytime I am in the kitchen, shoves his sister out the way and hogs the food.At times he is standing in the bowl to lick it clean.I tried the classic line , but he throws it up, we are doing well onFf Mornings chicken souffle and the Royal Canin sensitive digestion dry, he now wejghs 8lbs,still vomits occasionally, walks and moves like normal and makes it to the litterbox.I still question the use of FancyFeast, but my Honeybear is much better.Also, be careful of supplements you use on cats and dogs, lots of them contain artifical sweetners like xylilatol , mannitol and others that can be toxic to your pets.

  85. linda calhoun December 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    i switched from my ordinary cat food kit & kaboodle, & one cat vomited copius amounts 7 times that i know of. the other one vomited once but didn’t eat as much. would like an answer to this please.it was all a bright orange.

  86. carla November 22, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    I avoid fish cat food, esp. salmon or shrimp, as usually my cats throw it up. Doesn’t matter what brand. I was told by either friskies or Ff that there are 2 different mfrs, one does the salmon, the other does the rest. Pattern, I think.

  87. Sara November 6, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    I was looking at this website because I was thinking of switching my cat’s food again, and came across a few of you saying your cats recently threw up because of fancy feast. Very strange…I had the same experience! This past weekend, my cat was going around the house vomiting after she ate a can of fancy feast and I couldnt tell if it was the fancy feast or the Blue dry food we feed her or if she had a hair ball, but she rarely gets those anymore. I’m guessing it was the fancy feast reading these reviews now! Has anyone heard any updated news on that??

  88. Luane November 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    My cat has also had diarrhea and vomiting after eating Fancy Feast Cod, Sole and Shrimp. This has happened twice. I am wondering if it is comtaminated.

  89. Pat October 31, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    We have tried our cats on different foods. Finally, we found that Fancy Feast worked for them. However, lately, as soon as they eat, they head for a heater & put their heads as close as they can to it. One cat seems to be having an allergic reaction. I hope it isn’t so, but off to the vet we go again.

  90. Candice October 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    I have the EXACT same problem as Theresa! I have been giving my 2 kitties fancy feast since the day we rescued them (they’re 11 months old now) & they both loved it. They were eating one can each per day, as well as iams dry kitten food. All of a sudden, both of them got really sick & have terrible diarrhea with occasional vomiting. My vet gave me probiotic supplements for them, but it doesn’t seem to be helping. Now, when i put down the fancy feast, they sniff it & walk away; it’s like all of this happened overnight. I can’t find any recalls for fancy feast (purina), & i have thrown out all of the wet & dry food and purchased all new food (same brands) as I’m not sure if it was the dry or wet food that is causing the problem. I’m convinced now that it’s the fancy feast, & i will be switching brands immediately! If anyone else has had this same issue, please let me know. I’m on my way back to the vet :-(

    • Cindy October 29, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

      Yes! The same thing happened to our cats. I will be taking two of them to the vet tomorrow. They vomitted after eating the Fancy Feast, one after another, and got diarrhea. The diarrhea really concerns me, so they are going to the vet. We believe The Fancy Feast caused the problem because when discontinued the symptoms stopped and started again when we gave them the Fancy Feast again.

      • Luane November 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

        Have the same problem. First time it happened I thought my cat had a virus, but gave him Fancy Feast again two days ago and he had horrible vomitting and diarrhea. I think the food may be contaminated.

    • Jen January 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

      I live in Australia and buy Fancy Feast. My cats have been eating it for years but in the last week they have both been vomiting & had diarrhea.
      I had just bought a few cases of it as it was on offer.
      I will never feed it to them again.
      Am cooking chicken for them and buying cat food made in Australia.
      They used to love FF.

  91. Linda October 5, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    I just read Theresa’s comment. Interestingly enough, the same thing happened with my cat. Unfortunately, she refuses to eat anything else but the Fancy Feast so I’m trying to deal with that. I’ve bought some of the best cat foods and she turns her little nose up; the vet says she has to eat so I’ve been giving her Fancy Feast in the AM and Tiki Cat in the PM. I wonder if anyone else has had the problem with a sudden onset of diarrhea with their cat on the Fancy Feast???

  92. Sylvia September 28, 2012 at 3:15 am #

    I’ve been feeding my cat fancy feast it seemed fine but recently I looked at the ingredients of fancy feast…. it has a lot of by product and added colors. And potassium cloride! Copper sulfate…. then I looked up true blue and I was very happy to see dried egg, fish, Turkey, and chicken none of all these odd sounding chemical everything on there that list I knew what it was and it just seemed so much safer it made of happy to see all natural cat food because she is my family I wanna feed her the best and I believe true blue is the best

  93. Theresa September 26, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    I truly believe there is something our cats are all of a sudden allergic to in Fancy Feast or there is something in it that is harmful. Our cats ate it for months and all of a sudden developed diarrhea. We stopped the canned Fancy Feast (which was only 1/2 can per day) and the diarrhea stopped. I don’t think I want to take a chance to give it again to them and run the risk of losing them. We just give them dry Royal Canin Kitten food now.

    • Cindy October 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

      We have just had the same experience! We have been feeding our two cats and 7 kittens Fancy Feast Classic canned food (variety of flavors) for quite some time. Now, in the last week or so, they are vomiting and have diarrhea. We stopped the Fancy Feast and they stopped vomiting. We resumed feeding our kitties the Fancy Feast and the vomiting started again and the diarrhea is back with a vengeance. No more of that for our babies! Just their grain-free dry food.

  94. craig September 12, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    We have 6 cats and feed them nothing but fancy feast elegant with greens. We have been using fancy feast for 6 years. All of our cats love it. None have had an allergic reaction. They love it so much that they won’t eat anything else but fancy feast. We also use fancy feast dry food. No problems with it at all. All our cats seem to love it.

  95. Kim Demarco August 21, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    Thank you for making Mornings,We leave for work early and My Old boy was not eating I found Fancy feast Mornings and Now he does the Jig waiting for me to put it down.We Love it.

  96. Kat August 4, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

    I have used Fancy Feast canned food for many years for our cats. They eat Science Diet dry and get a quarter of a can of Fancy Feast every evening mixed with water. They both lap it up. Because I am a concerned pet owner (like most everyone else), I purchase their food by the case a few months in advance of using it and hope that if there is a recall on any of the food that it will be on the fda website before I have to use it. So far I have only good things to say about Fancy Feast.

  97. Fred May 18, 2012 at 1:08 am #

    There are only two varieties of Fancy Feast that I would feed my cat: she gets mostly Classic Chicken and one can per week Classic Salmon. No soy or grain in these, it’s made her coat thick and soft, and she no longer gets autoimmune problems with her eyes.

  98. Karen May 2, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

    I buy Fancy Feast for my cats all the time as recommended by my vet who is a “cat specialist” and they are very healthy. He said that a lot of people think Fancy Feast and Whiskas etc is junk food but it’s not. As it states on the label “complete and balanced” which has been approved by the AAFCO (Association of American Food Control Officials).Only buy pet food that says complete and balanced and AAFCO approved on the packaging. It contains all the nutritional requirements. There is also nothing wrong with your cat eating by products as in the wild they would eat the whole carcus not just the best cuts of meat etc. It is also not healthy for a cat to just eat raw meat as their bones can become brittle as they are not getting all their nutritional requirements. Hope this helps!!!

  99. Lorrie April 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    Fancy Feast is one of the pricier brands of wet cat food, however it is the only one that doesn’t “come back up in the form of a present” by our older cat.
    Neither of our two cats (19 years old and 2 years old) are bloated after eating, and seem to enjoy their meals. The only sub-brands they do not like at all are the ones with cheese in them and anything turkey related.

    We feed them twice a day with Fancy Feast, but always leave out Cat Chow (hard food) in case they get the munchies — neither of our cats are overweight, and come with a clean bill of health from the vet.

    We tried the “cheaper” cat food (friskies, kroger brand, meijer brand) and neither of them would touch it.

  100. Sophie March 21, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    I have to agree with a couple of the postings whereby in one her cat refuses to eat the better brand foods and is eating Fancy Feast like crazy and still hungry but gaining weight. My cats seem bloated, eat all the time. I am going through this food like no tomorrow. I too have tried organic foods, and the better protein brands, but they refuse to eat it. The other posting that states that this is like doughnuts to kids. It is kitty crack. I do not know what to do. I realize that this is bad for them. I had them to the vets and they suggested I put them on a Science Hill diet as they are getting too fat. But I read the ingredients on Science Hill and that does not seem any better!

    • notyrmma June 25, 2012 at 5:55 am #

      I agree!
      My 14 y/o cat recently had heart failure and may be hyperthyroid. I was about to give up on him when he wouldn’t eat for a couple days and I had to forcefeed him. Some neighbors with cats suggested I try this crap. After the vet put my cat on appetite stimulants,I first tried some healthier, grain free canned food. He ate some, then threw it ALL up. Then wouldn’t eat much more. I decided to try this stuff. Oh man, it IS kitty crack. In 24 hours my cat ate more than 4 cans of this stuff! Granted, he’s extremely underweight due to his recent heart failure and related problems AND on appetite stimulants, but I tried other food in the past 24 hours and he didn’t have any interest. I open a can of this and he scarfs it like no tomorrow. He’ll even eat some of the other food if mixed with FF. 4+ cans in 24 hours?? WHAT do they put in this stuff??

      • Corinne April 20, 2013 at 9:22 am #

        My cat is 18 years old and has been eating fancy feast since she was 4. I got her when she was 4. She has hyperthyroidism and the beginning of liver issues. She loves fancy feast and it has helped to keep her weight up. One thing: If your cat has hyperthyroidism and is taking oral methimazole or the equivalent, the meds may really be upsetting her stomach and causing her to lose weight. My cat almost died because she could not eat when taking the meds orally. She must have been in extreme discomfort and lost alot of weight. I changed vets and they put her on transdermal methimazole and it saved her life. I also feed her Royal Canin Sensitive dry food. The only food she eats regularly is fancy feast and it has kept her weight up.
        I only feed her classic or flaked.

  101. joyce January 18, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    My adult male cat refused to eat the pricer brands of cat food like blue buffalo, likes the fancy feast florentine and tuscany. However, he has gained weight and seems to hungry all the time.

    • Andrea August 5, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

      I rescued my new cat from the shelter in March. She loves dry food. However, eating a total dry food diet causes a cat to be in a constant state of dehydration. I tried many of the “healthy” kinds of wet food only to have her walk away. We have found a compromise that works for both of us! She gets 2 parts of a healthy can mixed in with 1 part of FF classic turkey/giblets. I really like that this flavor has no grains or fish. The by-product issue is something I have thought about. I know in the wild a cat will eat many parts of their prey that I think is gross! The cat seems to be Ok with it though. I am not happy if the by-product includes cancer-stricken protein. However, that is where I am happy it is only makes up 1/3 of her diet. A food is only good if the cat will eat it!

    • Kirsten August 31, 2012 at 1:28 am #

      My 16 year old diabetic cat shares a can with his house mates twice a daynwhen he takes his insulin injection. I only feed the classic formulas and not the fish. I do not feed the gravy or chunky formulas because of the inclusion of grains in them. I have nothing but good things to say about this food! My old guy is going strong and keeping his blood sugar low!

  102. Dana December 24, 2011 at 3:15 am #

    I just got a 5 month old kitten and he loves this food , especially the kitten version , it makes him very hyper and active and he dislikes dry food , even after eating the whole can he chases me to the garbage for the can because it smells so strong . So I really like this food.

  103. Lai-Lai August 16, 2011 at 8:40 am #

    This stuff is to cats what doughnuts are to kids. It’s bad, but when we’re tight on cash & can’t afford the usual & have to pick up a few of these until payday, the cats eat it like there’s no tomorrow. But is it because of the taste, or is it just the least filling catfood in the world?