Dec. 2, 2016

Whiskas Cat Food Reviews

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Top 5 Ingredients*
  1. Sufficient water for processing

  2. Tuna

  3. Soy oil

  4. Tricalcium phosphate

  5. Carrageenan

Artificial Ingredients Yes
Contains By-products Yes
Price Range $$
*Whiskas Purrfectly FISH Tuna Entree Cat Food Pouches was selected as the recipe for this ingredient list
What's good about this pet food
  • High level meat protein
What's not so good about this pet food
  • Cheap fillers
  • Inferior protein sources

Our Analysis

Whiskas Cat Food is a bit of a conundrum. Some formulas contain high levels of meat protein, while others contain cheap fillers and inferior protein sources. Based on this disparity, we give Whiskas Cat Food a middle of the road rating. The brand makes five different types of meals for cats. These are the Whiskas Trays, the Purrfectly Pouch, Whiskas Dry, Whiskas Pouch and Snacks. These all come in a wide variety of fish and meat flavors. All of the formulas except for the Whiskas Dry seem to have above average levels of protein from whole meat sources, and added vitamins and minerals. This bodes well for the health and vitality of cats.

However, the Whiskas Dry food contains corn and corn gluten as cheap meat substitutes, and the only form of protein is a meat by-product. In addition, wheat flour and brewer’s yeast further muddle the mix, and contain no healthy nutrients for cats. We suggest steering clear of the dry mix, and going straight for the other formulas.

The Word on the Street...

Cat owners consistently report that their cats go wild for Whiskas Cat Food. The gravy in the wet food seems to be particularly well loved by kitties, with many licking their bowls clean long after the food has been devoured.

Many cat owners like the fact that the wet formulas contain high levels of protein, which is good for the carnivorous diets that cats need. Cat owners also praise the juiciness of the wet food, and the fact that there are large chunks of meat that cats love. Some people comment that the pouches are a bit difficult to open, and that some flavors of the food are very smelly.

The main selling point of this food is the affordable price, which is great for cat owners looking to save a few pennies. Overall, Whiskas Cat Food is a good bet, as it seems to be well received by cats, and the protein content in the wet food is quite high compared to other low-priced brands.

  • Daughter_of_Ra

    My 4 months-old female brit got allergy from the Whiskas Junior wet food, accompanied by skin scabs and itchiness..I don’t recommend the wet food, although she seems to like it a lot. Turns out it’s just full of fillers, water and very limited amount of meat. Shame, you’d think they’d at least be careful about what’s inside the baby cat food…

  • Scrammincognito

    I have had cats my entire life. My childhood cats were raised on Purina Cat Chow (the blue bag). Somewhere along the line, my husband switched the cats to Friskies Seafood dry cat food mix. My Siamese began scratching his ears. I took him to the vet, thinking he may have ear mites or an ear infection. The vet told me it’s the quality of the food. I have seen skin problems in other cats who have problems with the quality of their cat food. After switching brands, the problems clear up. I am looking at Purina Naturals because of affordability and availability. Because of the report, I will continue feeding them the canned food since it seems alright. The vet tells me that the fewer the ingredients, the better the cat food.

  • thepuffington

    Whiskas is made by the Mars company, the same people that fatten kids with Mars bars, M&M’s, Snickers and the like. Don’t expect for one minute they are ethical about what goes into their cat food. Whiskas may not kill your cat, but it is not good for them either. In a quality cat food, the main ingredient should be MEAT, but the top ingredients in Whiskers is ground yellow corn, chicken by-products & corn gluten!! It is the human equivalent of sending your cat to eat at McDonald’s every day.

    Mars know that many families struggle to feed themselves never mind their pets and every penny counts. They offer a cheap product and spend millions advertising it, but the Whiskas wet food is only 4% meat, the rest are bulking agents which are bad for your cat, it is not natural for cats to eat corn, ground wheat, corn gluten, soy-bean meal, salt and the rest of the unnatural ingredients which goes into their cat food. This also goes for Sheba, Pedigree and Royal Canine products. There are many good products on the market which are healthier for your cat, or why not make your own and freeze it. Use Google and you will find lots of recipes and advice.

    • Freshly Grazed

      Great comment. What wet cat food would you recommend to transition two 5 year old male cats?

  • Guest

    Whiskers is made by the Mars company, the same people that fatten kids with Mars bars, M&M’s, Snickers and the like. Don’t expect for one minute they are ethical about what goes into their cat food. Whiskers may not kill your cat, but it is not good for them either. In a quality cat food, the main ingredient should be MEAT, but the top ingredients in Whiskers is ground yellow corn, chicken by-products & corn gluten!! It is the human equivalent of sending your cat to eat at McDonald’s every day.

    Mars know that many families struggle to feed themselves never mind their pets and every penny counts. They offer a cheap product and spend millions advertising it, but the Whiskers wet food is only 4% meat, the rest are bulking agents which are bad for your cat, it is not natural for cats to eat corn, ground wheat, corn gluten, soy-bean meal, salt and the rest of the unnatural ingredients which goes into their cat food. This also goes for Sheba, Pedigree and Royal Canine products. There are many good products on the market which are healthier for your cat, or why not make your own and freeze it. Use Google and you will find lots of recipes and advice.

  • R

    There are more things to take into consideration here. Everyone seems to be jumping to the conclusion that supermarket dry cat food is somehow dangerous for cats without actually reading up on what may be causing it.

    My immediate thought was allergies. It even says right here on this page that Whiskas contains corn and some cats are allergic to corn. Allergies can develop later in life, so that explains many of the cases posted here.

    It could also be improper storage of the food. Dry food expires, and if you buy it in bulk like most people, you have to be sure you’re going to use it all up before the expiry date. If you live in a hot or humid climate, the food will get rancid faster. Making sure the bowls are clean also helps prevent rotting dry food.

    Some people were mentioning that they pour water over the dry food. Water might make it more tasty for the cat but the food should be eaten as soon as it’s prepared. Leaving soggy kibbles out is a breeding ground for bacteria. Remember that the main ingredient in dry cat food is meat… and meat can be dangerous when not stored properly.

    Finally, you have to accept that cats do not live forever. Some people are posting that their cats passed away from the food.. but the cat was 15 years old! Indoor cats live until they are 13-17. That’s normal.

    Oh, and a side note for those cat owners switching to wet food. Please don’t feed your cat canned fish like tuna or salmon. The levels of mercury are too high for them. Stick to fresh meat or canned cat food.

  • Jelena

    My cat loves wiskas and he never got sick or feeling bad. I don`t understand why people are saying it`s bad for cats. Here is a photo of me and my Demian.

  • Jennifer Moore

    I have been feeding my cat Whiskas since he first started to eat as a baby…he is 12 years old now. I also feed him canned food twice a day. Maybe it’s not the best food on the market but he IS 12 and to this date he is a pretty happy boy and he has never had any medical issues at all. I think it really depends on the cat, they are unique just as we are. Also, I add water to the whiskas every other day and my boy likes this the best…I call it soup. :)

  • Ozzie

    I’d like to share a story about our cat and dry Whiskas. Oscar at age 11 or 12 began to show strange behavior after eating. Flinching and running around, then as if he had something biting his back legs. Would go away as quickly as it came. Off and on no particular timing to it but definitely after eating. Vet could not determine anything. We moved to Maui in 2010 and symptoms became worse as sometimes he would pout after flinching. Again vet there was not sure of symptoms. Had many tests, urine, etc with no remedy. Then in mid 2011, he got worse. Flinch, run and pout and now losing appetite. Lost 5 of his 14 lbs. Vet felt abnormality in intestine and thought cancer. He would not survive investigative surgery. One day from deciding to put him down, we awoke to find pool of black matter on rug. Don’t know what end it came from, but he felt better and began to eat again. Vet was mystified. He had two more episodes without expelling again. We tried switch to Hills food but he wouldn’t touch it. We remembered he loved Meow mix wet food in those yellow tubs, very expensive in Maui, but we bought it and he lapped it up and gained his weight back. He was still eating Whiskas dry too. We came back to California in 2013 and he would still exhibit odd symptoms of running and pouting. One day in Jan 2014 Whiskas was gone from Safeway shelves. Went to Petco and not there either. Encountered sales person who told us of Whiskas problems she had heard about. Googled it when home and Holy Cow! Same stories! Stopped feeding him what was left and so did his odd behavior. Now 17 or 18, we never knew exact age as he was adopted by us at same Petco in Novato in 2000, where his life was now probably saved once again. Don’t know 100% if it was the Whiskas, but we are 99% sure it was. Hope this story helps others.

  • http://www.facebook.com/arianellej AJ Natsume

    I was wondering, which one is better? Whiskas Junior Tuna (wet) or Whiskas Junior Mackerel (wet)? I tried both, my kitties went crazy over it, but I’m just wondering which one is better, ingredient wise. Mackerel pouch has “visible” fish.. Tuna doesn’t.

  • Kimberly Anne Robillard

    I honestly don’t think any of your cats died from the cat food. There
    was probably something wrong with them, and it just so happened that
    they died when you switched their food. I think it’s all just a
    coincidence. There is nothing wrong with my cat, and he has been eating
    whiskas hairball control form the 7 years that I have had him. He’s not
    over weight, and my vet says he’s very healthy.

    • YoungVolcanos

      that doesn’t have vitamins sourced from asia in it.
      you seem harse and mean.

    • Cara

      ur cat is healthy by eating this food doesnt mean others too. u r too subjective.

  • Janet

    I have a
    hard time understanding how modern society can give garbage to an animal. If
    you would not like to eat what you give your cat or dog, you should not be
    giving it. Their biological systems are the same as ours. Would you eat the
    junk you give to them? If not, then buy cheap real food — frozen fish, mince,
    real chicken – cheap cuts, specials. Your own good scraps

    • Gráinne O’Carroll

      “If you would not like to eat what you give your cat or dog, you should not be giving it.”
      Cats in the wild eat small birds, rodents, insects, lizards etc. Would you like to eat those things? Yes, we should feed our pets premium foods, but not base this on what we eat ourselves. I like grapes, but these are toxic to cats and dogs.

  • c g

    I switched my cat’s food over to whiskas salmon from the costco brand and within 7 days he died. Vomiting at first, 5 times or more a day and them crying all the time. the last 2 days he couldnt move. I picked whiskas cause the first 2 ingredients were chicken.

  • Julz

    My cat died yesterday. I had been giving her Temptations treats which caused uncontrollable vomiting. I took her to the vet and her gave her some antibiotics since she was running a fever. She was dead a few hours later.

  • Jen

    I have struggled with finding ANYTHING that my cat will eat after some STILL unexplained foam vomiting and nausea (and three mortgage payments worth of vet & emergency services). He did not respond AT ALL to Cerenia; he still appeared nauseous at the smell of baby food or any type of canned food. After four days of hardly eating/drinking at all, he is finally drinking water again, eating lunchmeat, and now Whiskas Temptations Catnip, Cheese, and Chicken flavor. Sorry to hear of everyone else’s trouble with Whiskas, but this “treat,” that can apparently be used as regular food as necessary, is helping me to transition him back to eating again. He’s a Purina One Hairball Formula type of guy, but he had NO interest in his regular diet until I started mixing in some treats. This is the only dry treat or food that he has wanted to try. Thumbs up to Whiskas Temptations.

  • None Ofyourdamnbusiness

    We have a lot of cats and several months ago, they all started throwing up the “Friskies” cat food we’ve been feeding them for years. As an experiment, I bought a large bag of Whiskas (dry) labeled something like “High Protein” at HEB (grocery) here in San Antonio, Texas, and the mass-vomiting suddenly stopped.

    I figured I had the problem solved, and Whiskas “High-Protein” was the answer.

    3 weeks later, I cannot find the product anymore, nor does the neighborhood Wal-Mart sell it. And I cannot find a mention of this specific variety “High-Protein” online. And the “Contact Us” page on the Whiskas website renders wrong, and cuts off the “Send” button at the bottom of the page, as well as most of the “Captcha” anti-spam verification area.

    So what gives? You sell a good product for a short time, and now I can’t find it. No mention of the product online, and no way to contact the manufacturer to tell them they have something that seems to be better than a top-competitor. We spend maybe $500 a month on groceries, and will spend that money at whatever grocery store carries this particular variety of Whiskas, so it seems mind-numbingly stupid that the situation is they way it is.

    The failure to provide a means to contact the manufacturer is unforgiveable, and someone needs to lose their job. In case you haven’t noticed, the economy is bad and jobs are in short supply, and keeping the incompetent employed is a stupid thing to do in any economic environment, made even more aggravated 1st by a bad economy and 2nd by the fact that you have a product that this customer is willing to put extra effort into acquiring and due to your incompetence the manufacturer may not even know what they have, and what opportunities they may be squandering.

  • Chris

    I received two bags of Temptations for my cat for Christmas. She ate most of the first bag before I realized she was throwing up all. I stopped feeding her the treats and she got better. I gave her one treat again and she got sick. I had a bag of the Tuna flavor and tried that thinking maybe the other flavor just did not agree with her. She got sick off this one too. I gave some to an alley cat that lives behind my office and observed him getting sick after eating the treats. One of the other alley cats even refused to eat the treats. There must be a bad batch or the ingredients somehow must be contaminated to cause three different cats to get sick off the same bag of treats.

  • pj sully

    I had 3 healthy cats, but 2 were diagnosed with diabetes within 2 months of each other. Whiska temptations were given to all from the beginning, but their regular meal foods were changed from time to time. But everything I’ve read says NO dry food should ever be fed to a cat. Diabetes in cats is a recent ailment that seems to coincide with increase in free feeding cats dry food (convenience) and the crap–sent they put it in to squeeze more profit out of each bag. Do yourself a favor, research what you feed your pets. It will save you a lot of heartbreak and MONEY in the long run.

  • Dani

    I have fed my cats Whiskas dry (meaty selection) for almost 15 years. Presently I have 4 cats and have fed them Whiskas as always until they all started vomiting and at times diarrhea. It was my eldest daughter who suggested it may be the food they are eating. Sure enough, we stopped feeding them whiskas and it stopped. We tried them on it again….same thing, vomiting and diarrhea. I have tried Whiskas since then another 4 times all with the same results.
    It used to be that they loved it, would not eat any other cat food but Whiskas but all of a sudden they have no interest and when they ate…they got sick. I have no idea what changed in the food but obviously something has been changed as myself and several other people I know that have cats have experienced the same thing.

    • lucenatraveler

      To what food did you change?

  • Denyse

    Both my cats vomited shortly after I gave them 4 treats each of the dairy flavour last night.

    They rarely get treats such as these, but on the few occasions that I have given them these treats, they vomited. I’ve thrown out bags of Temptations, thinking that they spoiled and were no longer fresh and that was the reason why my cats vomited.

    I purchased 2 new bags over the weekend, and again, both cats vomited after being given those treats.

    My cats rarely vomit, they may chuck up a small furball 2-3 times a year.

    I have written to Temptations about my concerns and I am waiting to hear back from them.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem with these treats?

    • Ashley Lamore

      Yes . We have a orange and white tabby cat that pukes quite a bit and it is because my mom puts some temptations in a bowl next to the regular food . We are have 3 cats total . we are getting ready to change the food to a healthier brand .

  • MelRoze

    This is the SECOND time that my Persian cat that’s only 3yrs} Has began to throw up and have the runs bad! When u google symptoms as general as that it says it came be several things ect-But now afrer twice this happened pretty soon after she ate the “Temptations MixUps”{I tore off the top part of stupid bag so can not see exact name of food,sry!} Its the DARK NAVY BLUE BAG of Temptations Treats tho AND the “Temptations Tuna” AND “Temptations Beef”.So my poor cats{I got 3 but only 1 is affected as of now ect} My poor cats r NEVER eating to eat anything by your company-Be a cold day in hell first!!! The first time she got sick after eating these treats she recovered praise god and I am praying that she will this time too,,,sigh
    Whats happening to these INNOCENT animals is a DISGRACE.

  • Karen

    Have been feeding my cat the Whiskas Choice Cuts Poultry Selection but the last two boxes I purchased are awful! I will be throwing out remaining pouches as the ones I opened were bad. The food didn’t smell good, the consistency wasn’t like it has been in the past and it was jelly instead of a liquid. So disappointed……… My cat didn’t eat any of the pouches I had opened and I don’t blame her. Maybe it’s time to find a different brand of cat food.

    • missy

      yes i have found my cat was vomiting after every pouch of whiskas. Now i only cook him poultry and fish and he has not been sick since.

  • Marion

    Been feeding my 3 cats Whiskas Meaty Selections New Formula. They were fine before the new formula but recently all 3 have been ill with vomiting and diarrhea. Don’t know what they put in those new pieces, but they seem to be having a terrible reaction in my cats.

  • mo

    Just fed my young cat whisKas fish pouches in jelly and now he is now seriously ill, vomiting all the time and body is shutting down he has lost lots of weight and Food smells like it is stale and am horrified at what has happened as a result of feeding him this brand. Would never ever buy whiskas brand again. What has happened to this food is it all off. Why are so many peoples cats being ill on this food and no-one cares.my cat is only just 1 yeAR old.
    He hides all day now and he looks terrible so does his fur.

  • Brenda

    I have discovered our cat can’t handle the Whiskas Temptations Cat Treats. She vomits soon after eating them. All packages went into the trash. I wouldn’t feed them to strays or pass them off to a friend for fear of the cats getting sick to their stomachs or worse.

  • Tracey

    I have found it’s important to buy a cat food that is only one color. Mufti-colored bits are not good and watching to see if there is a “Food Modification” notice. Cats don’t like change and will stop eating and get “fatty liver disease”. Be careful!

  • Lisa

    Whiska’s indoor dry cat food variety seems to be causing my cat to become incredibly sick and he is having what I believe to be seizures. He is howling, hiding, and his pupils are completely wide open when this is happening while his eyes look to be vibrating. It happens ONLY when he has had a very small amount of the food. He then hides and goes limp in the corners of the house and basement. Has anyone else experienced these strange occurrences?? He has eaten Whiskas meaty center type dry food nearly his whole life (16 years).

    • sky simone

      WOW!!! My cat vomited yesterday, monday, and has been having tiny head seizures since Tuesday.
      I believe the 2 symptoms are related and more so now that I have read your case and the lady below.

      I believe that I have maybe got a contaminated tin.. the cats havn’t wanted to eat it, and normally they’re all over meat..

      Tuesday morning Teddy had 5-6 head jerks in 5 minutes
      Wednesday morning and night again
      Thursday morning and night he had 1 only
      this morning he had about 7

      I only give them 1/8th of a can each every day so a tin lasts almost a week

      I’m going to throw away this tin and just give them vet bikkies and see if it improves

    • patricia ballard

      I have 3 cats: 11 years, 9 years and 1 year old.

      I have given them Whiskas dry food forever and never had a problem. They don’t get it now because I can no longer find it in local stores.

      They have also been on Whiskas wet food (the square tins) for several years and did fine. About 6-8 months ago they stopped eating the wet food. I tried it again last night and my 11 year old promptly vomited the tuna (which WAS his favorite). No more Whiskas wet food for these 3.

      I felt so bad that he threw up the tuna, I gave him some Temptations Catnip Treats – he threw up all over the house – bright green (which is the color of the treat).

      I’m no detective, but it is fairly clear to me that WHISKAS SUCKS and my cats and the local retailers agree. Thank you local retailers!
      !#$%$@$^#$%&^ you Whiskas.

    • Martha Canada

      You are not the only one to have seizures happen to your cat. My cat only ate Whiskas dry catfood and would not eat anything else. She started having seizures when she was six. The seizures grew more frequent as she aged. Her pupils would dialate and she would become rigid. Her body would also give off a weird chemical stench. We put her down at the age of 14 when she had an ongong seizure. By the time we got her to the vet she had 12 seizures and the vet told us that she was blind. DO NOT feed your cat this food. It will KILL your beloved pet.

  • Mollie

    Purrfectly Fish made both my cats sick…..

    My 2 fur babies are both sick today. This comes after we introduced Purrfectly Fish as a treat. They only received a quarter package each at noon once a day. BOTH of them began vomiting after a short time.

    Internet searches show that this is a more common practice than this site indicates and that many of the fur babies end up in critical condition at the vet. My advice is STAY AWAY from this product. It seems to be adversely affecting the cats.

    My experience was horrible and I will NEVER buy this again. EVER.
    Whiskas dry was a good choice for my babies, too, till now……that is also never going to be in my house again since apparently Whiskas quality is questionable.

  • Anabell

    We used to feed our 17 year old cat with dry food until he started vomiting, our veterinarian suggested to change the brand of the dry food and to alternate with canned food, for years we fed him with Whiskas canned food, the one he liked the most. A few weeks ago he started walking strange, vomiting and he didn´t wanted to eat. At the vet he was taken a blood sample, and we found out he had serious kidney issues, he was intoxicated with Urea, because his kidneys were not working anymore, we had no choice but the euthanasia… Vet told us all the health issues he had were caused by Whiskas canned food, we feel very guilty.

  • darcy

    our cats loved their salmon in juice cuts. Recently we opened a package and found it to look like the chicken in juice. We thought it was a misprint on the package. After contacting the company it turns out that they moved their manufacturing from Thailand to USA making a new recipe to be used. Now, instead of the top ingredients being mackerel, sardine, salmon like before it is now chicken, meat by-products, wheat gluten, liver, salmon. The recipe for all their cuts is the same with chicken in juice being the same except no salmon and the beef in juice just has beef as the third ingredient. We are now looking for a new brand of cat food for our cats because no matter how you slice it chicken is NOT a seafood.

  • jarrad

    we changed our cat over to whiskas biscuits recently when his usual brand was discontinued. we thought he had something wrong with him as he lost a lot of weight and his coat went all dull and lifeless and generally off his food, but after feeding the mice some whiskas biscuits (they have cat biscuits occasionally) and they both died the next day , we changed to purina. its taken 3 months to get him back closer to his usual weight and his coat is better but still not quite as glossy as before ;(

  • Judy C

    I have been buying Whiskas easy open pouch, choice cuts, chef’s favorites for me two indoor cats. I usually buy the 24 pack with four different flavors. In the past few months I have experienced four or more pouches per box with NOTHING BUT A LIQUID “gravy” or “Sauce”. The pouch contains NO food product and has an off smell. These are current packages, not stale dated. Since I have not been able to contact Whiskas through their web page and hopefully they monitor these comments boards, here are the bar code numbers: 23100 01259, and the stamped numbers: 88 051714 21 3
    303FKKCVA 0046 1
    I’m very unhappy with this cat food and I hope the company will respond to my e mail address.

  • C&B

    My cats have been eating whiskas wet and dry food for a while and I have discovered that they have lots have dandruff and dry skin on their fur and their coats are very dull, unlike before.

  • Jacinta

    Im having problems with my ktties with the pouched foods containing beef. My cats get bad diarreha after consuming this product.

  • Ronda

    We have two kittys. The one kitty will eat ONLY Whiskas savory pate ocean whitefish & tuna. If we give him Whiskas with gravy, he licks the gravy and comes back and asks for more, without eating the bits of meat (I say meat eaters? Hah!). Have tried all other savory pates and he will not eat them. With the other store brands in our area he tries to cover them up as he would after going potty. He enjoys some people foods when offered, if he desires. lol Now the quandary… All of the stores in our city have stopped offering the Whiskas savory pate ocean whitefish & tuna. He does eat Iams kibble as does our other kitty. The other kitty will not touch anything but the kibble. So here I am checking out what everyone else finds their cats will eat for canned cat food.

  • Gina

    My cats experience vomiting after eating Whiskas dry cat food. I had to take them off of it all together. No problems with the new food we use.

  • Avery

    Do NOT feed your cats Temptation treats. I just had two cats in and out of the vets office the last week. Finally one of them had to be hospitalized! Nobody could figure out what was going on. Why both cats were sick at the same time with serious vomiting and dehydration. I also have a third kitty, but she was not affected. After I finally got my cat back from the hospital today, I wanted to give them a treat. LUCKILY my cat from the hospital wouldn’t eat any, but my other cat had about 6 of them. In about 20-30 minutes he started vomiting again. Has vomited 3 times already. Now I KNOW what was wrong with them. That just totally sucks!! Plus I would love to get my $5,000 dollars back for all the treatment and even an exploratory surgery performed on my one poor kitty! By the way, my third kitty from above will not eat anything but her food, that’s why she never got sick! So distgusted with this company! Now that I know, I have been reading about other people whose cats have the same problems. I will be telling everyone I know, DO NOT give them Whiskas anything especially Temptations Treats!

    • Sam

      Perhaps you should ease up on the DO NOT’s and just say your cats had a problem with the Treats… My two cats have been eating them and loving them for ages with absolutely no ill effects. And our dog (boxer/retriever mix so not a small breed!) loves them even more than the cats!

    • Grace

      I am so sad, because I had to have my beloved cat euthanized, due to acute kidney failure. My husband and I have been crying for days. We fed her dry food, and gave her Whiskas Temptation treats, and she began losing weight, and not eating, although she would eat the treats. I have seen many reviews, now, warning against Whiskas Temptation treats for cats, and I am so sorry I ever gave my cat those treats. She was my loyal friend and companion for 8 years, and I loved her more than I ever thought it possible to love an animal.

      • Lisa

        I am so sorry about your kitty. Then again, I am happy to hear that she had such a loving owner and enjoyed a wonderful life with you. The three of you were so fortunate to have each other in your lives. I do hope you plan to adopt another cat, although they will be quite different from each other I believe that that their is another cat out there who needs you and deserves a chance to enjoy the love you have to offer.

  • Evan

    Whiskas DOES NOT care about cats. Our cat has an undiagnosed problem where he throws up dry food. We ONLY feed him Whiskas Purrfectly Fish. We are both unemployed and asked the company if we could #1 Buy it in bulk (to save money), or #2 Receive coupons. They simplly said “its for sale in stores”.

  • Chris Lloyd-Staples

    My cat has taken a sudden dislike to any of the pouched food containing Beef, and when we had another cat to stay with us, there was the same reaction. All other mixtures are eaten hungrily, but the beef ones are ignored. It was not previously the case – the cats used to eat the beef as much as any other of the sachets.

    Has something changed in the formulation or preparation of the beef meals?

  • Anonymous

    For years, Whiskas Meaty Selections is the only thing my cat would eat. Recently, they have changed the formula (claiming higher protien) “new improved flavor?”; any way, now he’ll hardly touch it and I’m at a loss of what to try.
    Why can’t people go with the old saying; “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it”
    It’s bad enough they shrink the bag size, while still charging larger size, but they really should have left the formula alone.
    Any suggestions from other finicky owners would be appreciated. Before we had to stick to Whiskas, I tried several other dry brands which he wanted no part. Thanks

    • Mark Brennan

      I am in the UK so some of the names Whiskas use for their food are different to names used in America. One of my cats used to love Whiskas supermeat cans. Several months ago she became very picky with it; to the point where she would only eat one of the flavours (rabbit) whereas previously she loved the Tuna version. She also started having stomach upsets. I mentioned this on a cat forum (catchat) and spmebody pointed out that they had started putting cereals and ingredients ‘of vegetable origin’ (soya I assume) this explained the diarrhea because Alice is allergiv to wheat (as well as dairy). One of the forum members also had cats that had stopped eating it. She phoned their customer care line and was told that they had changed the formula ‘by popular customer demand’ (which is rubbish – who in their right mind would ask a cat food manufacturer to start adding cereals?) another member posted a question on their Facebook page about the change of ingredients. The question was promptly deleted. It reappeared a few days later and had received an answer claiming that it had always contained cereals – which is not true. At the time, some of us were still able to find old cans in smaller stores stating that the ingredients were ‘Meat & meat byproducts’ I have stopped buying Whiskas products. It isn’t only Whiskas (Mars) that have done this – Last year, Purina changed the recipe of Purina One from chicken & rice to ‘chicken and wholegrains’ (wheat) – it seems we have to check the packaging every time we shop in case they have ‘improved’ the recipe.

  • lottie

    after feeding my kitten whiskas kitten and whiskas treats shes had chronic diarrahea and onli when she eats this does this happen so will not be buyin your products again.

    • Pnn

      Oh god, Is Whiskas Junior Tuna-wet food any good for kittens??

    • fea

      i gave my kitten whiskas junior wetfood in pouch, one of my kitten seems okay, but we found the other one vommiting frequently since we fed her that :'( whiskas junior dry food is good though, my kitten loves the dry food

  • Wayne M cKenzie

    I have been buying your product for seven &a half years–since you thought it best to change the food our cat gets sick & now doesnt even want it. So now have to start on a new brand. To bad you couldn’t leave well enough alone.

    • Amanda

      This is happening with our cat now also. He has been heathly the last four years on Whiskas and now he throws up and gets bad diarhea from it. I was just doing a search to see if they changed something and came across your post. This is really sad.

    • carrie

      have an 8 year old cat and Iam having the same experience ,she started vomiting and having bad diarhea..I bought this whiskas protein plus..my cat likes it but makes her sick I won’t be getting it any more.

  • D&S K

    We have 13, yes THIRTEEN, rescue cats – from 12 yr old, one-eyed, 3-legged Tortie named Callie, to Dino, the 4 month old Ragdoll and his sis, Pepper the Calico!! Our 13 cats (and 3 ‘homeless’ others) are FED, any Blue Buffalo – Wilderness™(high protien)~~be it Duck, Chicken, Salmon~~it’s all at 40% protein~~this product runs $19.95 at Petsmart for a 5 lb bag – ergo, it’s $4 per pound. Yeah, I know. YOU could eat EXTREMELY well at $4 per pound, too!! That is why we augment/surplus/backup/and extend our Blue Buffalo with a high protein, NO GRAIN filler—Whiskas Protein Plus Cat Food – 12 lbs, purchased at Sam’s Club for $7.84~~~it’s the best – 41% Protein!!! For every 10 lbs of Blue, I miss in 12 lbs of Whiskas PROTEIN PLUS!!! We have 13 very happy cats!!! and 3 ‘happy to be alive’ homeless kitties!

  • Brenda

    Our 8 yr old Siamese twins really enjoyed Whiskas Senior pouches with chicken, lamb, rabbit and poultry. During the last few weeks the 12 pouch box has changed its design and the pouches seemed to be more solidly packed. As my cats usually eat a half pouch each four times a day I found it difficult to divide the pouches as a the food was heavy and slablike. The cats just look at it and walk away – one will eat it if I mix it with Go-Cat dry but is sick after a couple of days. I am having a job finding the boxes with the original packaging which they will still eat. The original packaging had an envelope type pull-down flap – the present one has a semi-fixed lid which has to be torn off. Has anyone else had this problem.

  • Lisa

    My cat has eaten Wiskas ( dry and wet pouches) for the last 6 years. Suddenly 2 weeks ago he started to get diarrhea. I had to wait till payday to take him to the vet, so he’s lost a lot of weight. He’s an indoor cat doesn’t go outside. Within 36 hours of changing his food friday nite to a different wet brand – his diarrhea is now clearing up. If his diarrhrea is all cleared up by payday this week, then, I know forsure it was the cat food. Right now, I won’t take the chance with the box of pouches I have BB 07/11/2013 212c1pchp3 13:19 bar code: 0 58496 38548 4 or the bag I have 30015 19:21 222c2bpp02 bar code 0 58496 70312 7

  • CD

    Shortly after giving my 3 healthy cats temptations cat treats, 2 cats were diagnosed as Diabetic. I completely believe the treats were the cause. I had never given treats to any of my cats before this, received a bag from someone and my cats went crazy for them, so I bought a bag each month for about a year. Both cats are Siamese, I’ve been trying to find out if there is explination of how this happened to both of these healthy cats. The only thing I can think of is the cat treats.

  • Brian Middleton

    Why have you changed your cat food to the silly little bits. Our cat has always eaten super meat, all different flavours and always cleared the dish. Now he goes to eat, smells at the dish and walks away. After 2 days of this we went from shop to shop looking for super meat but had no luck so we have now started feeding him dry food. When are you going to revert back to super meat?

  • Sharon D

    I have been feeding my cats (a rather large number of them; all indoor and spayed/neutered) Whiskas dry Meaty Selections for a number of years with no problem. All of a sudden it seemed, they were all vomiting. I do know that with a large number of cats that regurgitating from time to time is normal for a variety of reasons, i.e. hairballs, eating too quickly, etc. but this was every day. One of my cats seemed to also be losing weight. I changed in the last month to Purina Indoor and the excessive vomiting has stopped (except for the usual hairballs, etc.). I was quite amazed to read Tracy’s comment that the food had been changed, so I assume my cats’ reaction is due to the retooling of the food. I am also very alarmed to read of many stories of the Temptations Cat Treats…fortunately, I do not give my cats treats that often. I have a few bags unopened here which I will now throw out rather than risking my kitties’ health! Thanks to all of you for posting your comments here; without your sharing, I would only have had to guess at what the problem was.

    • Tina Burdick

      My cat just got back from the vet with.E-Coli he ate the.Whiskas Savory.Pate Turkey and giblets…vomitting, bloody diarrhea…so sick…indoor cat…had to be hydrated and multiple antibiotics…221 AKKON 1850…be careful…my cat is now a very very.sick kitty.

  • Anonymous

    My cat ate Whiskas and soon after had a seizure and had to be put down. Not long after I told a friend what happened and about the food. They said the same thing happened to their cat. Seems too similar to be a mere coincidence.

    • Lorie

      My mother’s beloved white cat passed away yesterday. She had been feeding him Whiskas Temptations treats anytime he wanted them but this time was different. He had eaten more than he usually eats and became ill almost immediately. He became lethargic and would no longer eat food on his own. He had trouble using his back legs and his breathing became labored. He had to be fed softened food and water with a syringe. My mother took him to the vet who took x-rays and blood tests. His creatine levels were very high and his red blood cell count was very low. The vet told her that he had some type of autoimmune system illness similar to leukemia but was not leukemia. This was attacking his liver and kidneys causing them to fail. They had no idea why this illness suddenly appeared. He had been very active until he had eaten the treats. My family is convinced that Whiskas Temptations Cat Treats are the culprit of the sudden immune system failure. Your company needs to look into these complaints and destroy this product. You have no idea how much pain and grief you have caused families because of your negligence. This cat was my mother’s whole life.

      • Stacey

        Hi Lorie,

        I just came across your comment…and have to share that my cat too had the exact same experience after I began feeding him these treats. However, to be fair…I had been feeding him ‘dry Iams’ (Extremely BAD!)cat food for years as well. He eventually began exhibiting the same symptoms as you described so I took him to my vet. He was diagnosed as Diabetic..which I believe was due to the many years of feeding dry Iams food…and his condition was made acute when I began feeding him the (“Au Natural” even) Whiskas Temptations treats. Both combined together…sent his system into diabetic overdrive. He’s been on insulin for about a month now…and strictly on a high protein/LOW to NO CARBOHYDRATE diet and he has inproved dramatically. I now give him very small amounts of insulin and if he continues his remarkably recovery…I will soon be able to completely stop the insulin altogether.

    • Lorie

      My mother’s beloved white cat passed away on Saturday. She had been feeding him Whiskas Temptations treats anytime he wanted them but this time was different. He had eaten more than he usually eats and became ill almost immediately. He became lethargic and would no longer eat food on his own. He had trouble using his back legs and his breathing became labored. He had to be fed softened food and water with a syringe. My mother took him to the vet who took x-rays and blood tests. His creatine levels were very high and his red blood cell count was very low. The vet told her that he had some type of autoimmune system illness similar to leukemia but was not leukemia. This was attacking his liver and kidneys causing them to fail. They had no idea why this illness suddenly appeared. He had been very active until he had eaten the treats. My family is convinced that Whiskas Temptations Cat Treats are the culprit of the sudden immune system failure. Your company needs to look into these complaints and destroy this product. You have no idea how much pain and grief you have caused families because of your negligence. This cat was my mother’s whole life.

    • Dan

      I have two cats. I bought some
      Whiskas temptations snacks, Salmon flavor. The larger of my two cats died yesterday morning. I was up with him the night before thinking he was having a hair ball problem then went to bed when he seemed better. The next morning I found him dead. I thought he choked on the hair ball. Then I found four vomits from my other small cat, he hardly ever vomits. I think my larger cat could not vomit up the snacks for some reason and I think the snacks are contaminated. The day I first fed them some of the snacks I handled them in my bare hands and in the morning I felt nauseated for a while not connecting the dots until now. It may be that the snacks are bad. I am very Sad !

    • sky simone

      My cat is a 10 yo burmese and Tuesday morning he began showing what could be mycroscopic seizures.
      His head jerked 4-6 times in the morning, and then wednesday morning and night also.
      Thursday morning and night his head only jerked once.
      This morning (friday the 18th of October) his head jerked 7 times in 5 minutes at 8am.

      Yesterday Teddy vomited a lot in my bedroom. 3 spots on the floor, and on my bed.

      He also vomited on monday or tuesday morning, and hasn’t vomited in a month or so

      After reading the above post about 2 ladies whose cat had seizures after eating whiskas, I am thinking perhaps I have a contaminated tin.

      I usually spread 1 tin over 4 days.
      I have 2 cats eating the same food, but it’s possible the one could be affected and the other perhaps not. I will throw the food away now.

  • Kathryn

    This afternoon I was in Pet’smart buying my kid his favorite food. I am in the isle looking and saying ‘oh good what is going to be good for his taste buds.

    I thought okay back to the Whiska’s Bag of cat food. I purchase the Indoor Whiska’s small bag for try~outs and brought it home and open it up and he sniff at it and looked at me as if saying ‘you got to be kidding’ and just walked away. I leaned down on the cupboard to smell the dish of dry cat food and to me my own nose said no way at all this sucks. So I am heading back out to Pet’smart and taking the bag with me plus some bags of Whiska’s moist chicken pouch. It comes in a set of four and well one was partially open and dumped from a disgusted cats look. Hopefully the store will understand the dislikes of this new stuff it won’t sell. Maybe the company will shape up and go back to the original Whiska’s crunchy dry cat food then what they recently are making. The ones my cat Dude likes it looks like Whiska’s Temptations Treats. The meaty kind with the crunch crunch and the meow smile. Now that is good mom right on. But lately nothing doing mom you screwed up again. HELLO out there to the CAT WORLD.

  • Dolf Patijn

    Hi All.
    I live in the south-west of Ireland and buy my cat food at MaxiZoo, a chain of pet shops. I buy Select Gold tins. I also buy their own brand: Real Nature. Only give dried food every now and then. The advantage of these foods is the higher meat content. Whiskas and other supermarket brands are stuffed with fillers. I heard and read that it is better for cats to get more wet food than dry food. Ours is a tomcat and tomcats have a higher risk of getting urinary tract problems. By giving them wet food they get more fluids than with dry food. It is said that dry food helps to prevent dental problems. That’s actually a load of rubbish. You can find good info on this site: catinfo.org

  • johanna

    my cats did not like, nor eat anything other than the old whiskas… they absolutely will NOT eat the new stuff whiskas has put out… i have tried other brands of cat food, and they won’t eat anything… why did they change it? My cats are literally losing weight because they refuse to eat anything other than the old Whiskas

  • Alice

    One of our cats has always been a Whiskas meaty selection dry cat food junkie. I was worried when I discovered they had changed it, sure that she would reject it. Not so, she loves it as much as the old version. Yes, I know you should feed your cats all “healthy” stuff but, first of all, I do not have the money to buy the “healthy” stuff, the prices are sometimes outrageous. Secondly, I and my family don’t always eat what’s best for us so why should we try to force food on our cats that they don’t like, sometimes won’t touch and we spent a small fortune for? Each of our 4 cats has favorites in both dry and wet foods. If they’re happy, we’re happy. If they aren’t we aren’t because they hound us continuously for their favorite. Now I’m off to make myself a lovely garden fresh salad for lunch, organic veggies only, hold the dressing…..NOT!

  • mp

    I, too am very disappointed with the new Whiskas dry cat food. My 13 year old Siamese, who are very set in their ways, will not eat the new formula. He has eaten Wiskas since he was very young. He has continued to loose weight recently, and we too, are looking for a different brand. I have emailed the company several times and have not received one reply on this topic. It’s interesting to find that the company really is not concerned with the consumer’s concerns. Well, I will no longer purchase any products for my cat that is made by Mars/Whiskas

    • Darl Wilson

      I have been online for over an hour searching for information about my cat’s current condition and found this string of comments when I searched under Whiskas Indoor Cat Formula. My cat was perfectly healthy and is due to turn 3 yrs old the end of July. About a month ago I switched to a different dry food — whiskas indoor cat formula — which he refused to eat. I did not discover his lack of eating for a few days because when I saw his dish full I assumed one of my sons had filled his food dish. I eventually discover though, this was the same food that has been given. I purchased his old dry food and at this point, he wouldn’t eat that either. In the meantime, he had been losing a lot of weight, with a little bit of vomitting. As the next step, I bought some wet food, chicken in gravy which he has loved forever and I can’t describe how he scarfs that down, eating a whole can. He licked at this food, mostly eating the gravy off it. Took him to vet and was told liver disease. When cats do not eat for a couple days or so, liver is damaged. He is very jaundiced. I am told he may need to be put to sleep. Right now I am giving him Methocol from the Vet, gravy from the canned food, lots of water, and hoping he can recover.

  • Tracy

    Our cat does not like the new whiskas dry food either and has lost weight.
    It’s disappointing that a food my cat lived so much she can no longer have. The hunt is on for a new dry food that she will like. This is going to be hard to find.

  • Noreen Cordeiro

    I am so sick of these big companies trying to cut corners to save money by introducing these “new and improved” flavors!! My cat is now starving herself to death. She will not eat ANY of the new formula Whiskas pate wet cat foods, nor will she eat any competitive cat food product.

    Why can’t they just leave well enough alone! Who the heck tests these “new and improved” flavors anyway? Did their cat tell them they liked them better – I think not.

    Well, I guess I will just have to sit by and watch my cat starve herself to death because, despite what all the vets tell you, she WILL NOT EAT WHEN SHE IS HUNGRY if she doesn’t LIKE the products – and she doesn’t like the product any longer.

    Thanks a lot Mars / Whiskas – as usual you managed to screw up a good think again!

  • Noreen Cordeiro

    My cat also hates the “new and improved” Whiskas wet cat food flavors. She is now literally starving herself to death. Does anyone know where I can buy cases of the original “unimproved” flavors to keep in stock? They seem to have a shelf life of about 1-2 years and if I can purchase them by the case, I can at least keep her alive a little longer.

    Please advise if there is any store where I can buy up the original blends.

    Thank you.

  • http://Californiajw@msn.com Carmenrella

    I switched to your “New & Improved” Wiska cat food and my cat rejected the food. I spent about $10 for a box of 24 packets of cat food and my cat does not like it the way she liked the older version of Wiskas.

    I’m a senior on limited income and this latest thing with my 17 year old cat not wanting to eat the “New & Improved” Wisha cat food does not settle well with me.

    Carmenrella

  • Susan

    My cats really like Whiskas, but after reading the nutritional values I give it only occasionally as a change. The grocery store price is $.75 per can, which is high in comparison to other premium cat foods – especially since it appears to be more “filler” & carbs than protein

    • John

      I have never given my cat anything but Whiskas dry cat food. Per the vet, her teeth are those of a 3 year old vs her actual age of 13. Whiskas is all my cat will eat.

      My concern is only if they stop selling it in my area.

More Information

Whiskas Cat Food

Whiskas Cat Food has a large variety of foods to choose from. Whiskas produces a large variety of foods, that have different levels of ingredient quality. Read on to find out if Whiskas Cat Food is the right choice for your cat, and which formula is best.

Who makes Whiskas?

The company who makes Whiskas cat food is called Masterfoods. Masterfoods is currently a part of Mars, which is a widespread manufacturing company for many food products. Mars is currently headquartered in McLean, Virginia. According to publicly available information about Whiskas, the Whiskas brand of cat food formulas is currently manufactured at a location in the United Kingdom.

Whiskas Cat Food Recall

Whiskas cat food is not listed on the FDA’s pet food recall website, and has not been involved in any recent recalls. However, 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.

Whiskas Cat Food Ingredients

Some of the Whiskas’ formulas use high-quality proteins for their first ingredients but others do not. Many of the formulas contain a high amount of fillers. There are artificial preservatives in Whiskas cat food, usually in the form of BHA and BHT. The main source of protein in Whiskas cat food seems to come from chicken by-product meal. Wheat flour is also present in most Whiskas cat food formulas.

Whiskas Allergies

Corn is a significant ingredient in some of Whiskas Cat Food formulas, which is bad news for cats with allergies. Even if your cat doesn’t have a previous allergy to corn, feeding your cat a corn-heavy diet could cause them to develop allergic symptoms. Wheat is also included in Whiskas cat food, which is another allergen. If your cat has a specific allergy, you should always read the ingredients of any cat food formula.

Whiskas Recipes:

Dry

  • Meaty Selections
  • Indoor
  • For Kittens

Trays

  • Chicken & Liver Dinner in Meaty Juices
  • Salmon Dinner in Sauce
  • Filet Mignon Flavor in Meaty Juices
  • Roasted Turkey & Giblets Dinner in Meaty Juices
  • Captain’s Catch™ with Crab in Sauce
  • Roasted Chicken Dinner in Meaty Juices
  • Seafood Selection with Tuna in Sauce
  • Ocean Whitefish & Tuna Dinner in Sauce

Purrfectly® Pouch

  • Tuna Entrée
  • Sardine & Mackerel Entrée
  • With Snapper
  • Tuna & Whitefish Entrée
  • With Salmon
  • Oceanfish Entrée
  • With Shrimp
  • Chicken Entrée
  • Chicken & Duck Entrée
  • Chicken & Beef Entrée

Whiskas Pouch

  • Pouched Salmon in Sauce
  • Ocean Whitefish and Tuna Dinner
  • Chicken Dinner in Gravy
  • Tuna in Sauce
  • Cod and Shrimp in Sauce
  • Beef in Gravy
  • Mixed Grill in Gravy
  • Turkey in Gravy
  • Turkey and Giblets in Juices
  • Chicken Dinner in Juices
  • Ocean Whitefish and Tuna Dinner in Juices
  • Beef in Juices

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Where can I buy Whiskas?

You may be wondering, “Where can I buy Whiskas Cat Food?”. To assist you, we have included links on the specific Whiskas formula pages to purchase Whiskas Cat Food.

How much Whiskas should I feed my cat?

A common question that many pet owners have, is “How much Whiskas Cat Food should I feed my cat?”. Since the answer is dependent on several factors (such as your cat’s age, weight, activity level, etc) always follow the specific instructions on your formula’s packaging.

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84 Responses to Whiskas Cat Food

  1. Daughter_of_Ra May 14, 2015 at 8:25 am #

    My 4 months-old female brit got allergy from the Whiskas Junior wet food, accompanied by skin scabs and itchiness..I don’t recommend the wet food, although she seems to like it a lot. Turns out it’s just full of fillers, water and very limited amount of meat. Shame, you’d think they’d at least be careful about what’s inside the baby cat food…

  2. Scrammincognito May 1, 2015 at 3:13 pm #

    I have had cats my entire life. My childhood cats were raised on Purina Cat Chow (the blue bag). Somewhere along the line, my husband switched the cats to Friskies Seafood dry cat food mix. My Siamese began scratching his ears. I took him to the vet, thinking he may have ear mites or an ear infection. The vet told me it’s the quality of the food. I have seen skin problems in other cats who have problems with the quality of their cat food. After switching brands, the problems clear up. I am looking at Purina Naturals because of affordability and availability. Because of the report, I will continue feeding them the canned food since it seems alright. The vet tells me that the fewer the ingredients, the better the cat food.

  3. thepuffington March 21, 2015 at 5:47 pm #

    Whiskas is made by the Mars company, the same people that fatten kids with Mars bars, M&M’s, Snickers and the like. Don’t expect for one minute they are ethical about what goes into their cat food. Whiskas may not kill your cat, but it is not good for them either. In a quality cat food, the main ingredient should be MEAT, but the top ingredients in Whiskers is ground yellow corn, chicken by-products & corn gluten!! It is the human equivalent of sending your cat to eat at McDonald’s every day.

    Mars know that many families struggle to feed themselves never mind their pets and every penny counts. They offer a cheap product and spend millions advertising it, but the Whiskas wet food is only 4% meat, the rest are bulking agents which are bad for your cat, it is not natural for cats to eat corn, ground wheat, corn gluten, soy-bean meal, salt and the rest of the unnatural ingredients which goes into their cat food. This also goes for Sheba, Pedigree and Royal Canine products. There are many good products on the market which are healthier for your cat, or why not make your own and freeze it. Use Google and you will find lots of recipes and advice.

    • Freshly Grazed July 9, 2015 at 11:20 am #

      Great comment. What wet cat food would you recommend to transition two 5 year old male cats?

  4. Guest March 21, 2015 at 5:44 pm #

    Whiskers is made by the Mars company, the same people that fatten kids with Mars bars, M&M’s, Snickers and the like. Don’t expect for one minute they are ethical about what goes into their cat food. Whiskers may not kill your cat, but it is not good for them either. In a quality cat food, the main ingredient should be MEAT, but the top ingredients in Whiskers is ground yellow corn, chicken by-products & corn gluten!! It is the human equivalent of sending your cat to eat at McDonald’s every day.

    Mars know that many families struggle to feed themselves never mind their pets and every penny counts. They offer a cheap product and spend millions advertising it, but the Whiskers wet food is only 4% meat, the rest are bulking agents which are bad for your cat, it is not natural for cats to eat corn, ground wheat, corn gluten, soy-bean meal, salt and the rest of the unnatural ingredients which goes into their cat food. This also goes for Sheba, Pedigree and Royal Canine products. There are many good products on the market which are healthier for your cat, or why not make your own and freeze it. Use Google and you will find lots of recipes and advice.

  5. R March 9, 2015 at 3:37 pm #

    There are more things to take into consideration here. Everyone seems to be jumping to the conclusion that supermarket dry cat food is somehow dangerous for cats without actually reading up on what may be causing it.

    My immediate thought was allergies. It even says right here on this page that Whiskas contains corn and some cats are allergic to corn. Allergies can develop later in life, so that explains many of the cases posted here.

    It could also be improper storage of the food. Dry food expires, and if you buy it in bulk like most people, you have to be sure you’re going to use it all up before the expiry date. If you live in a hot or humid climate, the food will get rancid faster. Making sure the bowls are clean also helps prevent rotting dry food.

    Some people were mentioning that they pour water over the dry food. Water might make it more tasty for the cat but the food should be eaten as soon as it’s prepared. Leaving soggy kibbles out is a breeding ground for bacteria. Remember that the main ingredient in dry cat food is meat… and meat can be dangerous when not stored properly.

    Finally, you have to accept that cats do not live forever. Some people are posting that their cats passed away from the food.. but the cat was 15 years old! Indoor cats live until they are 13-17. That’s normal.

    Oh, and a side note for those cat owners switching to wet food. Please don’t feed your cat canned fish like tuna or salmon. The levels of mercury are too high for them. Stick to fresh meat or canned cat food.

  6. Jelena March 1, 2015 at 9:00 am #

    My cat loves wiskas and he never got sick or feeling bad. I don`t understand why people are saying it`s bad for cats. Here is a photo of me and my Demian.

  7. Jennifer Moore February 13, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

    I have been feeding my cat Whiskas since he first started to eat as a baby…he is 12 years old now. I also feed him canned food twice a day. Maybe it’s not the best food on the market but he IS 12 and to this date he is a pretty happy boy and he has never had any medical issues at all. I think it really depends on the cat, they are unique just as we are. Also, I add water to the whiskas every other day and my boy likes this the best…I call it soup. :)

  8. Ozzie December 19, 2014 at 5:47 pm #

    I’d like to share a story about our cat and dry Whiskas. Oscar at age 11 or 12 began to show strange behavior after eating. Flinching and running around, then as if he had something biting his back legs. Would go away as quickly as it came. Off and on no particular timing to it but definitely after eating. Vet could not determine anything. We moved to Maui in 2010 and symptoms became worse as sometimes he would pout after flinching. Again vet there was not sure of symptoms. Had many tests, urine, etc with no remedy. Then in mid 2011, he got worse. Flinch, run and pout and now losing appetite. Lost 5 of his 14 lbs. Vet felt abnormality in intestine and thought cancer. He would not survive investigative surgery. One day from deciding to put him down, we awoke to find pool of black matter on rug. Don’t know what end it came from, but he felt better and began to eat again. Vet was mystified. He had two more episodes without expelling again. We tried switch to Hills food but he wouldn’t touch it. We remembered he loved Meow mix wet food in those yellow tubs, very expensive in Maui, but we bought it and he lapped it up and gained his weight back. He was still eating Whiskas dry too. We came back to California in 2013 and he would still exhibit odd symptoms of running and pouting. One day in Jan 2014 Whiskas was gone from Safeway shelves. Went to Petco and not there either. Encountered sales person who told us of Whiskas problems she had heard about. Googled it when home and Holy Cow! Same stories! Stopped feeding him what was left and so did his odd behavior. Now 17 or 18, we never knew exact age as he was adopted by us at same Petco in Novato in 2000, where his life was now probably saved once again. Don’t know 100% if it was the Whiskas, but we are 99% sure it was. Hope this story helps others.

  9. AJ Natsume December 5, 2014 at 7:24 am #

    I was wondering, which one is better? Whiskas Junior Tuna (wet) or Whiskas Junior Mackerel (wet)? I tried both, my kitties went crazy over it, but I’m just wondering which one is better, ingredient wise. Mackerel pouch has “visible” fish.. Tuna doesn’t.

  10. Kimberly Anne Robillard October 4, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    I honestly don’t think any of your cats died from the cat food. There
    was probably something wrong with them, and it just so happened that
    they died when you switched their food. I think it’s all just a
    coincidence. There is nothing wrong with my cat, and he has been eating
    whiskas hairball control form the 7 years that I have had him. He’s not
    over weight, and my vet says he’s very healthy.

    • YoungVolcanos November 14, 2014 at 5:56 am #

      that doesn’t have vitamins sourced from asia in it.
      you seem harse and mean.

    • Cara December 27, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

      ur cat is healthy by eating this food doesnt mean others too. u r too subjective.

  11. Janet September 29, 2014 at 7:00 am #

    I have a
    hard time understanding how modern society can give garbage to an animal. If
    you would not like to eat what you give your cat or dog, you should not be
    giving it. Their biological systems are the same as ours. Would you eat the
    junk you give to them? If not, then buy cheap real food — frozen fish, mince,
    real chicken – cheap cuts, specials. Your own good scraps

    • Gráinne O'Carroll January 21, 2015 at 9:55 am #

      “If you would not like to eat what you give your cat or dog, you should not be giving it.”
      Cats in the wild eat small birds, rodents, insects, lizards etc. Would you like to eat those things? Yes, we should feed our pets premium foods, but not base this on what we eat ourselves. I like grapes, but these are toxic to cats and dogs.

  12. c g September 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

    I switched my cat’s food over to whiskas salmon from the costco brand and within 7 days he died. Vomiting at first, 5 times or more a day and them crying all the time. the last 2 days he couldnt move. I picked whiskas cause the first 2 ingredients were chicken.

  13. Julz August 26, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

    My cat died yesterday. I had been giving her Temptations treats which caused uncontrollable vomiting. I took her to the vet and her gave her some antibiotics since she was running a fever. She was dead a few hours later.

  14. Jen July 9, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    I have struggled with finding ANYTHING that my cat will eat after some STILL unexplained foam vomiting and nausea (and three mortgage payments worth of vet & emergency services). He did not respond AT ALL to Cerenia; he still appeared nauseous at the smell of baby food or any type of canned food. After four days of hardly eating/drinking at all, he is finally drinking water again, eating lunchmeat, and now Whiskas Temptations Catnip, Cheese, and Chicken flavor. Sorry to hear of everyone else’s trouble with Whiskas, but this “treat,” that can apparently be used as regular food as necessary, is helping me to transition him back to eating again. He’s a Purina One Hairball Formula type of guy, but he had NO interest in his regular diet until I started mixing in some treats. This is the only dry treat or food that he has wanted to try. Thumbs up to Whiskas Temptations.

  15. None Ofyourdamnbusiness May 30, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

    We have a lot of cats and several months ago, they all started throwing up the “Friskies” cat food we’ve been feeding them for years. As an experiment, I bought a large bag of Whiskas (dry) labeled something like “High Protein” at HEB (grocery) here in San Antonio, Texas, and the mass-vomiting suddenly stopped.

    I figured I had the problem solved, and Whiskas “High-Protein” was the answer.

    3 weeks later, I cannot find the product anymore, nor does the neighborhood Wal-Mart sell it. And I cannot find a mention of this specific variety “High-Protein” online. And the “Contact Us” page on the Whiskas website renders wrong, and cuts off the “Send” button at the bottom of the page, as well as most of the “Captcha” anti-spam verification area.

    So what gives? You sell a good product for a short time, and now I can’t find it. No mention of the product online, and no way to contact the manufacturer to tell them they have something that seems to be better than a top-competitor. We spend maybe $500 a month on groceries, and will spend that money at whatever grocery store carries this particular variety of Whiskas, so it seems mind-numbingly stupid that the situation is they way it is.

    The failure to provide a means to contact the manufacturer is unforgiveable, and someone needs to lose their job. In case you haven’t noticed, the economy is bad and jobs are in short supply, and keeping the incompetent employed is a stupid thing to do in any economic environment, made even more aggravated 1st by a bad economy and 2nd by the fact that you have a product that this customer is willing to put extra effort into acquiring and due to your incompetence the manufacturer may not even know what they have, and what opportunities they may be squandering.

  16. Chris March 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    I received two bags of Temptations for my cat for Christmas. She ate most of the first bag before I realized she was throwing up all. I stopped feeding her the treats and she got better. I gave her one treat again and she got sick. I had a bag of the Tuna flavor and tried that thinking maybe the other flavor just did not agree with her. She got sick off this one too. I gave some to an alley cat that lives behind my office and observed him getting sick after eating the treats. One of the other alley cats even refused to eat the treats. There must be a bad batch or the ingredients somehow must be contaminated to cause three different cats to get sick off the same bag of treats.

  17. pj sully February 27, 2014 at 12:00 am #

    I had 3 healthy cats, but 2 were diagnosed with diabetes within 2 months of each other. Whiska temptations were given to all from the beginning, but their regular meal foods were changed from time to time. But everything I’ve read says NO dry food should ever be fed to a cat. Diabetes in cats is a recent ailment that seems to coincide with increase in free feeding cats dry food (convenience) and the crap–sent they put it in to squeeze more profit out of each bag. Do yourself a favor, research what you feed your pets. It will save you a lot of heartbreak and MONEY in the long run.

  18. Dani February 25, 2014 at 12:10 am #

    I have fed my cats Whiskas dry (meaty selection) for almost 15 years. Presently I have 4 cats and have fed them Whiskas as always until they all started vomiting and at times diarrhea. It was my eldest daughter who suggested it may be the food they are eating. Sure enough, we stopped feeding them whiskas and it stopped. We tried them on it again….same thing, vomiting and diarrhea. I have tried Whiskas since then another 4 times all with the same results.
    It used to be that they loved it, would not eat any other cat food but Whiskas but all of a sudden they have no interest and when they ate…they got sick. I have no idea what changed in the food but obviously something has been changed as myself and several other people I know that have cats have experienced the same thing.

    • lucenatraveler November 27, 2014 at 2:02 am #

      To what food did you change?

  19. Denyse December 2, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    Both my cats vomited shortly after I gave them 4 treats each of the dairy flavour last night.

    They rarely get treats such as these, but on the few occasions that I have given them these treats, they vomited. I’ve thrown out bags of Temptations, thinking that they spoiled and were no longer fresh and that was the reason why my cats vomited.

    I purchased 2 new bags over the weekend, and again, both cats vomited after being given those treats.

    My cats rarely vomit, they may chuck up a small furball 2-3 times a year.

    I have written to Temptations about my concerns and I am waiting to hear back from them.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem with these treats?

    • Ashley Lamore March 30, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

      Yes . We have a orange and white tabby cat that pukes quite a bit and it is because my mom puts some temptations in a bowl next to the regular food . We are have 3 cats total . we are getting ready to change the food to a healthier brand .

  20. MelRoze November 28, 2013 at 4:37 am #

    This is the SECOND time that my Persian cat that’s only 3yrs} Has began to throw up and have the runs bad! When u google symptoms as general as that it says it came be several things ect-But now afrer twice this happened pretty soon after she ate the “Temptations MixUps”{I tore off the top part of stupid bag so can not see exact name of food,sry!} Its the DARK NAVY BLUE BAG of Temptations Treats tho AND the “Temptations Tuna” AND “Temptations Beef”.So my poor cats{I got 3 but only 1 is affected as of now ect} My poor cats r NEVER eating to eat anything by your company-Be a cold day in hell first!!! The first time she got sick after eating these treats she recovered praise god and I am praying that she will this time too,,,sigh
    Whats happening to these INNOCENT animals is a DISGRACE.

  21. Karen November 20, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    Have been feeding my cat the Whiskas Choice Cuts Poultry Selection but the last two boxes I purchased are awful! I will be throwing out remaining pouches as the ones I opened were bad. The food didn’t smell good, the consistency wasn’t like it has been in the past and it was jelly instead of a liquid. So disappointed……… My cat didn’t eat any of the pouches I had opened and I don’t blame her. Maybe it’s time to find a different brand of cat food.

    • missy October 20, 2014 at 1:55 pm #

      yes i have found my cat was vomiting after every pouch of whiskas. Now i only cook him poultry and fish and he has not been sick since.

  22. Marion November 17, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    Been feeding my 3 cats Whiskas Meaty Selections New Formula. They were fine before the new formula but recently all 3 have been ill with vomiting and diarrhea. Don’t know what they put in those new pieces, but they seem to be having a terrible reaction in my cats.

  23. mo November 10, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    Just fed my young cat whisKas fish pouches in jelly and now he is now seriously ill, vomiting all the time and body is shutting down he has lost lots of weight and Food smells like it is stale and am horrified at what has happened as a result of feeding him this brand. Would never ever buy whiskas brand again. What has happened to this food is it all off. Why are so many peoples cats being ill on this food and no-one cares.my cat is only just 1 yeAR old.
    He hides all day now and he looks terrible so does his fur.

  24. Brenda October 25, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    I have discovered our cat can’t handle the Whiskas Temptations Cat Treats. She vomits soon after eating them. All packages went into the trash. I wouldn’t feed them to strays or pass them off to a friend for fear of the cats getting sick to their stomachs or worse.

  25. Tracey October 23, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    I have found it’s important to buy a cat food that is only one color. Mufti-colored bits are not good and watching to see if there is a “Food Modification” notice. Cats don’t like change and will stop eating and get “fatty liver disease”. Be careful!

  26. Lisa August 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    Whiska’s indoor dry cat food variety seems to be causing my cat to become incredibly sick and he is having what I believe to be seizures. He is howling, hiding, and his pupils are completely wide open when this is happening while his eyes look to be vibrating. It happens ONLY when he has had a very small amount of the food. He then hides and goes limp in the corners of the house and basement. Has anyone else experienced these strange occurrences?? He has eaten Whiskas meaty center type dry food nearly his whole life (16 years).

    • sky simone October 18, 2013 at 9:15 am #

      WOW!!! My cat vomited yesterday, monday, and has been having tiny head seizures since Tuesday.
      I believe the 2 symptoms are related and more so now that I have read your case and the lady below.

      I believe that I have maybe got a contaminated tin.. the cats havn’t wanted to eat it, and normally they’re all over meat..

      Tuesday morning Teddy had 5-6 head jerks in 5 minutes
      Wednesday morning and night again
      Thursday morning and night he had 1 only
      this morning he had about 7

      I only give them 1/8th of a can each every day so a tin lasts almost a week

      I’m going to throw away this tin and just give them vet bikkies and see if it improves

    • patricia ballard February 9, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

      I have 3 cats: 11 years, 9 years and 1 year old.

      I have given them Whiskas dry food forever and never had a problem. They don’t get it now because I can no longer find it in local stores.

      They have also been on Whiskas wet food (the square tins) for several years and did fine. About 6-8 months ago they stopped eating the wet food. I tried it again last night and my 11 year old promptly vomited the tuna (which WAS his favorite). No more Whiskas wet food for these 3.

      I felt so bad that he threw up the tuna, I gave him some Temptations Catnip Treats – he threw up all over the house – bright green (which is the color of the treat).

      I’m no detective, but it is fairly clear to me that WHISKAS SUCKS and my cats and the local retailers agree. Thank you local retailers!
      !#$%$@$^#$%&^ you Whiskas.

    • Martha Canada May 28, 2014 at 11:18 am #

      You are not the only one to have seizures happen to your cat. My cat only ate Whiskas dry catfood and would not eat anything else. She started having seizures when she was six. The seizures grew more frequent as she aged. Her pupils would dialate and she would become rigid. Her body would also give off a weird chemical stench. We put her down at the age of 14 when she had an ongong seizure. By the time we got her to the vet she had 12 seizures and the vet told us that she was blind. DO NOT feed your cat this food. It will KILL your beloved pet.

  27. Mollie August 1, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    Purrfectly Fish made both my cats sick…..

    My 2 fur babies are both sick today. This comes after we introduced Purrfectly Fish as a treat. They only received a quarter package each at noon once a day. BOTH of them began vomiting after a short time.

    Internet searches show that this is a more common practice than this site indicates and that many of the fur babies end up in critical condition at the vet. My advice is STAY AWAY from this product. It seems to be adversely affecting the cats.

    My experience was horrible and I will NEVER buy this again. EVER.
    Whiskas dry was a good choice for my babies, too, till now……that is also never going to be in my house again since apparently Whiskas quality is questionable.

  28. Anabell July 15, 2013 at 2:12 am #

    We used to feed our 17 year old cat with dry food until he started vomiting, our veterinarian suggested to change the brand of the dry food and to alternate with canned food, for years we fed him with Whiskas canned food, the one he liked the most. A few weeks ago he started walking strange, vomiting and he didn´t wanted to eat. At the vet he was taken a blood sample, and we found out he had serious kidney issues, he was intoxicated with Urea, because his kidneys were not working anymore, we had no choice but the euthanasia… Vet told us all the health issues he had were caused by Whiskas canned food, we feel very guilty.

  29. darcy June 27, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    our cats loved their salmon in juice cuts. Recently we opened a package and found it to look like the chicken in juice. We thought it was a misprint on the package. After contacting the company it turns out that they moved their manufacturing from Thailand to USA making a new recipe to be used. Now, instead of the top ingredients being mackerel, sardine, salmon like before it is now chicken, meat by-products, wheat gluten, liver, salmon. The recipe for all their cuts is the same with chicken in juice being the same except no salmon and the beef in juice just has beef as the third ingredient. We are now looking for a new brand of cat food for our cats because no matter how you slice it chicken is NOT a seafood.

  30. jarrad June 15, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    we changed our cat over to whiskas biscuits recently when his usual brand was discontinued. we thought he had something wrong with him as he lost a lot of weight and his coat went all dull and lifeless and generally off his food, but after feeding the mice some whiskas biscuits (they have cat biscuits occasionally) and they both died the next day , we changed to purina. its taken 3 months to get him back closer to his usual weight and his coat is better but still not quite as glossy as before ;(

  31. Judy C April 28, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    I have been buying Whiskas easy open pouch, choice cuts, chef’s favorites for me two indoor cats. I usually buy the 24 pack with four different flavors. In the past few months I have experienced four or more pouches per box with NOTHING BUT A LIQUID “gravy” or “Sauce”. The pouch contains NO food product and has an off smell. These are current packages, not stale dated. Since I have not been able to contact Whiskas through their web page and hopefully they monitor these comments boards, here are the bar code numbers: 23100 01259, and the stamped numbers: 88 051714 21 3
    303FKKCVA 0046 1
    I’m very unhappy with this cat food and I hope the company will respond to my e mail address.

  32. C&B April 14, 2013 at 11:38 pm #

    My cats have been eating whiskas wet and dry food for a while and I have discovered that they have lots have dandruff and dry skin on their fur and their coats are very dull, unlike before.

  33. Jacinta April 8, 2013 at 4:15 am #

    Im having problems with my ktties with the pouched foods containing beef. My cats get bad diarreha after consuming this product.

  34. Ronda March 19, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    We have two kittys. The one kitty will eat ONLY Whiskas savory pate ocean whitefish & tuna. If we give him Whiskas with gravy, he licks the gravy and comes back and asks for more, without eating the bits of meat (I say meat eaters? Hah!). Have tried all other savory pates and he will not eat them. With the other store brands in our area he tries to cover them up as he would after going potty. He enjoys some people foods when offered, if he desires. lol Now the quandary… All of the stores in our city have stopped offering the Whiskas savory pate ocean whitefish & tuna. He does eat Iams kibble as does our other kitty. The other kitty will not touch anything but the kibble. So here I am checking out what everyone else finds their cats will eat for canned cat food.

  35. Gina March 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    My cats experience vomiting after eating Whiskas dry cat food. I had to take them off of it all together. No problems with the new food we use.

  36. Avery March 9, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    Do NOT feed your cats Temptation treats. I just had two cats in and out of the vets office the last week. Finally one of them had to be hospitalized! Nobody could figure out what was going on. Why both cats were sick at the same time with serious vomiting and dehydration. I also have a third kitty, but she was not affected. After I finally got my cat back from the hospital today, I wanted to give them a treat. LUCKILY my cat from the hospital wouldn’t eat any, but my other cat had about 6 of them. In about 20-30 minutes he started vomiting again. Has vomited 3 times already. Now I KNOW what was wrong with them. That just totally sucks!! Plus I would love to get my $5,000 dollars back for all the treatment and even an exploratory surgery performed on my one poor kitty! By the way, my third kitty from above will not eat anything but her food, that’s why she never got sick! So distgusted with this company! Now that I know, I have been reading about other people whose cats have the same problems. I will be telling everyone I know, DO NOT give them Whiskas anything especially Temptations Treats!

    • Sam March 14, 2013 at 10:39 pm #

      Perhaps you should ease up on the DO NOT’s and just say your cats had a problem with the Treats… My two cats have been eating them and loving them for ages with absolutely no ill effects. And our dog (boxer/retriever mix so not a small breed!) loves them even more than the cats!

    • Grace June 26, 2013 at 11:41 pm #

      I am so sad, because I had to have my beloved cat euthanized, due to acute kidney failure. My husband and I have been crying for days. We fed her dry food, and gave her Whiskas Temptation treats, and she began losing weight, and not eating, although she would eat the treats. I have seen many reviews, now, warning against Whiskas Temptation treats for cats, and I am so sorry I ever gave my cat those treats. She was my loyal friend and companion for 8 years, and I loved her more than I ever thought it possible to love an animal.

      • Lisa August 5, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

        I am so sorry about your kitty. Then again, I am happy to hear that she had such a loving owner and enjoyed a wonderful life with you. The three of you were so fortunate to have each other in your lives. I do hope you plan to adopt another cat, although they will be quite different from each other I believe that that their is another cat out there who needs you and deserves a chance to enjoy the love you have to offer.

  37. Evan February 12, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    Whiskas DOES NOT care about cats. Our cat has an undiagnosed problem where he throws up dry food. We ONLY feed him Whiskas Purrfectly Fish. We are both unemployed and asked the company if we could #1 Buy it in bulk (to save money), or #2 Receive coupons. They simplly said “its for sale in stores”.

  38. Chris Lloyd-Staples January 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    My cat has taken a sudden dislike to any of the pouched food containing Beef, and when we had another cat to stay with us, there was the same reaction. All other mixtures are eaten hungrily, but the beef ones are ignored. It was not previously the case – the cats used to eat the beef as much as any other of the sachets.

    Has something changed in the formulation or preparation of the beef meals?

  39. Anonymous December 9, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    For years, Whiskas Meaty Selections is the only thing my cat would eat. Recently, they have changed the formula (claiming higher protien) “new improved flavor?”; any way, now he’ll hardly touch it and I’m at a loss of what to try.
    Why can’t people go with the old saying; “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it”
    It’s bad enough they shrink the bag size, while still charging larger size, but they really should have left the formula alone.
    Any suggestions from other finicky owners would be appreciated. Before we had to stick to Whiskas, I tried several other dry brands which he wanted no part. Thanks

    • Mark Brennan December 31, 2012 at 7:08 am #

      I am in the UK so some of the names Whiskas use for their food are different to names used in America. One of my cats used to love Whiskas supermeat cans. Several months ago she became very picky with it; to the point where she would only eat one of the flavours (rabbit) whereas previously she loved the Tuna version. She also started having stomach upsets. I mentioned this on a cat forum (catchat) and spmebody pointed out that they had started putting cereals and ingredients ‘of vegetable origin’ (soya I assume) this explained the diarrhea because Alice is allergiv to wheat (as well as dairy). One of the forum members also had cats that had stopped eating it. She phoned their customer care line and was told that they had changed the formula ‘by popular customer demand’ (which is rubbish – who in their right mind would ask a cat food manufacturer to start adding cereals?) another member posted a question on their Facebook page about the change of ingredients. The question was promptly deleted. It reappeared a few days later and had received an answer claiming that it had always contained cereals – which is not true. At the time, some of us were still able to find old cans in smaller stores stating that the ingredients were ‘Meat & meat byproducts’ I have stopped buying Whiskas products. It isn’t only Whiskas (Mars) that have done this – Last year, Purina changed the recipe of Purina One from chicken & rice to ‘chicken and wholegrains’ (wheat) – it seems we have to check the packaging every time we shop in case they have ‘improved’ the recipe.

  40. lottie November 21, 2012 at 6:41 am #

    after feeding my kitten whiskas kitten and whiskas treats shes had chronic diarrahea and onli when she eats this does this happen so will not be buyin your products again.

    • Pnn November 25, 2012 at 3:16 am #

      Oh god, Is Whiskas Junior Tuna-wet food any good for kittens??

    • fea November 17, 2013 at 12:02 am #

      i gave my kitten whiskas junior wetfood in pouch, one of my kitten seems okay, but we found the other one vommiting frequently since we fed her that :'( whiskas junior dry food is good though, my kitten loves the dry food

  41. Wayne M cKenzie November 17, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    I have been buying your product for seven &a half years–since you thought it best to change the food our cat gets sick & now doesnt even want it. So now have to start on a new brand. To bad you couldn’t leave well enough alone.

    • Amanda November 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

      This is happening with our cat now also. He has been heathly the last four years on Whiskas and now he throws up and gets bad diarhea from it. I was just doing a search to see if they changed something and came across your post. This is really sad.

    • carrie November 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

      have an 8 year old cat and Iam having the same experience ,she started vomiting and having bad diarhea..I bought this whiskas protein plus..my cat likes it but makes her sick I won’t be getting it any more.

  42. D&S K September 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    We have 13, yes THIRTEEN, rescue cats – from 12 yr old, one-eyed, 3-legged Tortie named Callie, to Dino, the 4 month old Ragdoll and his sis, Pepper the Calico!! Our 13 cats (and 3 ‘homeless’ others) are FED, any Blue Buffalo – Wilderness™(high protien)~~be it Duck, Chicken, Salmon~~it’s all at 40% protein~~this product runs $19.95 at Petsmart for a 5 lb bag – ergo, it’s $4 per pound. Yeah, I know. YOU could eat EXTREMELY well at $4 per pound, too!! That is why we augment/surplus/backup/and extend our Blue Buffalo with a high protein, NO GRAIN filler—Whiskas Protein Plus Cat Food – 12 lbs, purchased at Sam’s Club for $7.84~~~it’s the best – 41% Protein!!! For every 10 lbs of Blue, I miss in 12 lbs of Whiskas PROTEIN PLUS!!! We have 13 very happy cats!!! and 3 ‘happy to be alive’ homeless kitties!

  43. Brenda August 12, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    Our 8 yr old Siamese twins really enjoyed Whiskas Senior pouches with chicken, lamb, rabbit and poultry. During the last few weeks the 12 pouch box has changed its design and the pouches seemed to be more solidly packed. As my cats usually eat a half pouch each four times a day I found it difficult to divide the pouches as a the food was heavy and slablike. The cats just look at it and walk away – one will eat it if I mix it with Go-Cat dry but is sick after a couple of days. I am having a job finding the boxes with the original packaging which they will still eat. The original packaging had an envelope type pull-down flap – the present one has a semi-fixed lid which has to be torn off. Has anyone else had this problem.

  44. Lisa August 5, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    My cat has eaten Wiskas ( dry and wet pouches) for the last 6 years. Suddenly 2 weeks ago he started to get diarrhea. I had to wait till payday to take him to the vet, so he’s lost a lot of weight. He’s an indoor cat doesn’t go outside. Within 36 hours of changing his food friday nite to a different wet brand – his diarrhea is now clearing up. If his diarrhrea is all cleared up by payday this week, then, I know forsure it was the cat food. Right now, I won’t take the chance with the box of pouches I have BB 07/11/2013 212c1pchp3 13:19 bar code: 0 58496 38548 4 or the bag I have 30015 19:21 222c2bpp02 bar code 0 58496 70312 7

  45. CD August 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    Shortly after giving my 3 healthy cats temptations cat treats, 2 cats were diagnosed as Diabetic. I completely believe the treats were the cause. I had never given treats to any of my cats before this, received a bag from someone and my cats went crazy for them, so I bought a bag each month for about a year. Both cats are Siamese, I’ve been trying to find out if there is explination of how this happened to both of these healthy cats. The only thing I can think of is the cat treats.

  46. Brian Middleton July 31, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    Why have you changed your cat food to the silly little bits. Our cat has always eaten super meat, all different flavours and always cleared the dish. Now he goes to eat, smells at the dish and walks away. After 2 days of this we went from shop to shop looking for super meat but had no luck so we have now started feeding him dry food. When are you going to revert back to super meat?

  47. Sharon D June 22, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    I have been feeding my cats (a rather large number of them; all indoor and spayed/neutered) Whiskas dry Meaty Selections for a number of years with no problem. All of a sudden it seemed, they were all vomiting. I do know that with a large number of cats that regurgitating from time to time is normal for a variety of reasons, i.e. hairballs, eating too quickly, etc. but this was every day. One of my cats seemed to also be losing weight. I changed in the last month to Purina Indoor and the excessive vomiting has stopped (except for the usual hairballs, etc.). I was quite amazed to read Tracy’s comment that the food had been changed, so I assume my cats’ reaction is due to the retooling of the food. I am also very alarmed to read of many stories of the Temptations Cat Treats…fortunately, I do not give my cats treats that often. I have a few bags unopened here which I will now throw out rather than risking my kitties’ health! Thanks to all of you for posting your comments here; without your sharing, I would only have had to guess at what the problem was.

    • Tina Burdick July 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

      My cat just got back from the vet with.E-Coli he ate the.Whiskas Savory.Pate Turkey and giblets…vomitting, bloody diarrhea…so sick…indoor cat…had to be hydrated and multiple antibiotics…221 AKKON 1850…be careful…my cat is now a very very.sick kitty.

  48. Anonymous April 17, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    My cat ate Whiskas and soon after had a seizure and had to be put down. Not long after I told a friend what happened and about the food. They said the same thing happened to their cat. Seems too similar to be a mere coincidence.

    • Lorie May 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

      My mother’s beloved white cat passed away yesterday. She had been feeding him Whiskas Temptations treats anytime he wanted them but this time was different. He had eaten more than he usually eats and became ill almost immediately. He became lethargic and would no longer eat food on his own. He had trouble using his back legs and his breathing became labored. He had to be fed softened food and water with a syringe. My mother took him to the vet who took x-rays and blood tests. His creatine levels were very high and his red blood cell count was very low. The vet told her that he had some type of autoimmune system illness similar to leukemia but was not leukemia. This was attacking his liver and kidneys causing them to fail. They had no idea why this illness suddenly appeared. He had been very active until he had eaten the treats. My family is convinced that Whiskas Temptations Cat Treats are the culprit of the sudden immune system failure. Your company needs to look into these complaints and destroy this product. You have no idea how much pain and grief you have caused families because of your negligence. This cat was my mother’s whole life.

      • Stacey July 22, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

        Hi Lorie,

        I just came across your comment…and have to share that my cat too had the exact same experience after I began feeding him these treats. However, to be fair…I had been feeding him ‘dry Iams’ (Extremely BAD!)cat food for years as well. He eventually began exhibiting the same symptoms as you described so I took him to my vet. He was diagnosed as Diabetic..which I believe was due to the many years of feeding dry Iams food…and his condition was made acute when I began feeding him the (“Au Natural” even) Whiskas Temptations treats. Both combined together…sent his system into diabetic overdrive. He’s been on insulin for about a month now…and strictly on a high protein/LOW to NO CARBOHYDRATE diet and he has inproved dramatically. I now give him very small amounts of insulin and if he continues his remarkably recovery…I will soon be able to completely stop the insulin altogether.

    • Lorie May 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

      My mother’s beloved white cat passed away on Saturday. She had been feeding him Whiskas Temptations treats anytime he wanted them but this time was different. He had eaten more than he usually eats and became ill almost immediately. He became lethargic and would no longer eat food on his own. He had trouble using his back legs and his breathing became labored. He had to be fed softened food and water with a syringe. My mother took him to the vet who took x-rays and blood tests. His creatine levels were very high and his red blood cell count was very low. The vet told her that he had some type of autoimmune system illness similar to leukemia but was not leukemia. This was attacking his liver and kidneys causing them to fail. They had no idea why this illness suddenly appeared. He had been very active until he had eaten the treats. My family is convinced that Whiskas Temptations Cat Treats are the culprit of the sudden immune system failure. Your company needs to look into these complaints and destroy this product. You have no idea how much pain and grief you have caused families because of your negligence. This cat was my mother’s whole life.

    • Dan June 27, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

      I have two cats. I bought some
      Whiskas temptations snacks, Salmon flavor. The larger of my two cats died yesterday morning. I was up with him the night before thinking he was having a hair ball problem then went to bed when he seemed better. The next morning I found him dead. I thought he choked on the hair ball. Then I found four vomits from my other small cat, he hardly ever vomits. I think my larger cat could not vomit up the snacks for some reason and I think the snacks are contaminated. The day I first fed them some of the snacks I handled them in my bare hands and in the morning I felt nauseated for a while not connecting the dots until now. It may be that the snacks are bad. I am very Sad !

    • sky simone October 18, 2013 at 9:08 am #

      My cat is a 10 yo burmese and Tuesday morning he began showing what could be mycroscopic seizures.
      His head jerked 4-6 times in the morning, and then wednesday morning and night also.
      Thursday morning and night his head only jerked once.
      This morning (friday the 18th of October) his head jerked 7 times in 5 minutes at 8am.

      Yesterday Teddy vomited a lot in my bedroom. 3 spots on the floor, and on my bed.

      He also vomited on monday or tuesday morning, and hasn’t vomited in a month or so

      After reading the above post about 2 ladies whose cat had seizures after eating whiskas, I am thinking perhaps I have a contaminated tin.

      I usually spread 1 tin over 4 days.
      I have 2 cats eating the same food, but it’s possible the one could be affected and the other perhaps not. I will throw the food away now.

  49. Kathryn March 17, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    This afternoon I was in Pet’smart buying my kid his favorite food. I am in the isle looking and saying ‘oh good what is going to be good for his taste buds.

    I thought okay back to the Whiska’s Bag of cat food. I purchase the Indoor Whiska’s small bag for try~outs and brought it home and open it up and he sniff at it and looked at me as if saying ‘you got to be kidding’ and just walked away. I leaned down on the cupboard to smell the dish of dry cat food and to me my own nose said no way at all this sucks. So I am heading back out to Pet’smart and taking the bag with me plus some bags of Whiska’s moist chicken pouch. It comes in a set of four and well one was partially open and dumped from a disgusted cats look. Hopefully the store will understand the dislikes of this new stuff it won’t sell. Maybe the company will shape up and go back to the original Whiska’s crunchy dry cat food then what they recently are making. The ones my cat Dude likes it looks like Whiska’s Temptations Treats. The meaty kind with the crunch crunch and the meow smile. Now that is good mom right on. But lately nothing doing mom you screwed up again. HELLO out there to the CAT WORLD.

  50. Dolf Patijn March 4, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Hi All.
    I live in the south-west of Ireland and buy my cat food at MaxiZoo, a chain of pet shops. I buy Select Gold tins. I also buy their own brand: Real Nature. Only give dried food every now and then. The advantage of these foods is the higher meat content. Whiskas and other supermarket brands are stuffed with fillers. I heard and read that it is better for cats to get more wet food than dry food. Ours is a tomcat and tomcats have a higher risk of getting urinary tract problems. By giving them wet food they get more fluids than with dry food. It is said that dry food helps to prevent dental problems. That’s actually a load of rubbish. You can find good info on this site: catinfo.org

  51. johanna January 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    my cats did not like, nor eat anything other than the old whiskas… they absolutely will NOT eat the new stuff whiskas has put out… i have tried other brands of cat food, and they won’t eat anything… why did they change it? My cats are literally losing weight because they refuse to eat anything other than the old Whiskas

  52. Alice January 21, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    One of our cats has always been a Whiskas meaty selection dry cat food junkie. I was worried when I discovered they had changed it, sure that she would reject it. Not so, she loves it as much as the old version. Yes, I know you should feed your cats all “healthy” stuff but, first of all, I do not have the money to buy the “healthy” stuff, the prices are sometimes outrageous. Secondly, I and my family don’t always eat what’s best for us so why should we try to force food on our cats that they don’t like, sometimes won’t touch and we spent a small fortune for? Each of our 4 cats has favorites in both dry and wet foods. If they’re happy, we’re happy. If they aren’t we aren’t because they hound us continuously for their favorite. Now I’m off to make myself a lovely garden fresh salad for lunch, organic veggies only, hold the dressing…..NOT!

  53. mp November 25, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    I, too am very disappointed with the new Whiskas dry cat food. My 13 year old Siamese, who are very set in their ways, will not eat the new formula. He has eaten Wiskas since he was very young. He has continued to loose weight recently, and we too, are looking for a different brand. I have emailed the company several times and have not received one reply on this topic. It’s interesting to find that the company really is not concerned with the consumer’s concerns. Well, I will no longer purchase any products for my cat that is made by Mars/Whiskas

    • Darl Wilson June 22, 2012 at 9:51 am #

      I have been online for over an hour searching for information about my cat’s current condition and found this string of comments when I searched under Whiskas Indoor Cat Formula. My cat was perfectly healthy and is due to turn 3 yrs old the end of July. About a month ago I switched to a different dry food — whiskas indoor cat formula — which he refused to eat. I did not discover his lack of eating for a few days because when I saw his dish full I assumed one of my sons had filled his food dish. I eventually discover though, this was the same food that has been given. I purchased his old dry food and at this point, he wouldn’t eat that either. In the meantime, he had been losing a lot of weight, with a little bit of vomitting. As the next step, I bought some wet food, chicken in gravy which he has loved forever and I can’t describe how he scarfs that down, eating a whole can. He licked at this food, mostly eating the gravy off it. Took him to vet and was told liver disease. When cats do not eat for a couple days or so, liver is damaged. He is very jaundiced. I am told he may need to be put to sleep. Right now I am giving him Methocol from the Vet, gravy from the canned food, lots of water, and hoping he can recover.

  54. Tracy November 11, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Our cat does not like the new whiskas dry food either and has lost weight.
    It’s disappointing that a food my cat lived so much she can no longer have. The hunt is on for a new dry food that she will like. This is going to be hard to find.

  55. Noreen Cordeiro November 6, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    I am so sick of these big companies trying to cut corners to save money by introducing these “new and improved” flavors!! My cat is now starving herself to death. She will not eat ANY of the new formula Whiskas pate wet cat foods, nor will she eat any competitive cat food product.

    Why can’t they just leave well enough alone! Who the heck tests these “new and improved” flavors anyway? Did their cat tell them they liked them better – I think not.

    Well, I guess I will just have to sit by and watch my cat starve herself to death because, despite what all the vets tell you, she WILL NOT EAT WHEN SHE IS HUNGRY if she doesn’t LIKE the products – and she doesn’t like the product any longer.

    Thanks a lot Mars / Whiskas – as usual you managed to screw up a good think again!

  56. Noreen Cordeiro November 6, 2011 at 12:32 pm #

    My cat also hates the “new and improved” Whiskas wet cat food flavors. She is now literally starving herself to death. Does anyone know where I can buy cases of the original “unimproved” flavors to keep in stock? They seem to have a shelf life of about 1-2 years and if I can purchase them by the case, I can at least keep her alive a little longer.

    Please advise if there is any store where I can buy up the original blends.

    Thank you.

  57. Carmenrella August 6, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    I switched to your “New & Improved” Wiska cat food and my cat rejected the food. I spent about $10 for a box of 24 packets of cat food and my cat does not like it the way she liked the older version of Wiskas.

    I’m a senior on limited income and this latest thing with my 17 year old cat not wanting to eat the “New & Improved” Wisha cat food does not settle well with me.

    Carmenrella

  58. Susan April 2, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    My cats really like Whiskas, but after reading the nutritional values I give it only occasionally as a change. The grocery store price is $.75 per can, which is high in comparison to other premium cat foods – especially since it appears to be more “filler” & carbs than protein

    • John January 25, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

      I have never given my cat anything but Whiskas dry cat food. Per the vet, her teeth are those of a 3 year old vs her actual age of 13. Whiskas is all my cat will eat.

      My concern is only if they stop selling it in my area.