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Special Kitty Cat Food
 
2.7

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45%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

My cats eat this brand only and love the varieties.

Special Kitty is a brand of cat food I have bought for a long time because of the price. There are several varities and my cats have tried every one. I have tried other...Read complete review

Special Kitty is a brand of cat food I have bought for a long time because of the price. There are several varities and my cats have tried every one. I have tried other inexpencive brands but end up wasting my money because they won't eat it. I am on a fixed income and rely on cost effective cat food.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

This should have been on the recall list! It killed my cats!

Despite all the pet food recall lists, this Special Kitty dry food was NOT on the list. I lost two cats within one month and both were eating this type of food. The...Read complete review

Despite all the pet food recall lists, this Special Kitty dry food was NOT on the list. I lost two cats within one month and both were eating this type of food. The first one died so quickly I was unable to get him treated. He was acting fine and within 24 hours he was gone. The other one I took to the vet at the first signs of sickness and the vet confirmed that it was indeed kidney failure due to blockage. The vet did what he could but there wasn't much he could due to save him. He died within 24 hours as well. Even though the "problem" may have been fixed, I will never return to this brand of cat food. Much too risky. Buyers Beware!

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1.0

special kitty cat food NO!!!!

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from phillipsburg,nj

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

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    • Pricey / Poor Value
    • Unhealthy

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      Comments about Special Kitty Cat Food:

      I always used 9lives cat food but decided last week to try special kitty for my 3 cats well I've noticed they barely touched the food and were getting thin. I went to inspect the food further this morning and noticed the food in my sealed container was clumped near the middle of the bin and was white in the middle. I was disgusted I'm guessing it was mold I've only had the food for a week in the container I always keep there cat food in n never had this problem before. I'm now taking my cats to the vet to be checked out and have saved samples from this food. So it can be tested. I will never buy this food again n pray my cats are not sick!!!!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      really bad

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      from Milford,Pa

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

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          Comments about Special Kitty Cat Food:

          Have a farm and farm cats.. got the outdoor special kitty.. the turkeys, ratcoons, posums, squirals etc all eat with the cats..well NONE of the animals will eat it!!!!! Thats bad... most of them will eat anything and be happy. I dumped it out in the woods and nothing ate it!! When it rained it washed into the ground! Save your money,don't know how they can put it on the market.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Rather STARVE than eat Special Kitty

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          from Woodbridge, NJ

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

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              Comments about Special Kitty Cat Food:

              We have outdoor cats that we feed. We've been feeding them for years. Of course they have babies and they grow in numbers and some go. Right now there's 8 out there. We buy large bags of food and feed them twice a day.

              Since we've been feeding them this 44 lb bag of garbage, 5 have left and three just meow for food.

              These cats would rather starve than eat this. How BAD does a product have to be that a animal that will eat anything won't eat this?

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Ok once in a while

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              from Pennsylvania

              Comments about Special Kitty Cat Food:

              There are a lot of kitten foods out there. Some have higher quality ingredients than others. However, higher quality usually means much more expensive. This kitten food has gotten really mixed reviews. I think it is ok. I don't think it is the worst food for my cat and I don't think it's the best. My cat seems to eat it and enjoy but she is not a picky eater. I am on a very tight budget and this is fairly inexpensive compared to many cat and kitten foods out there. The ingredients do compare to many other cat foods that are name brand. Yes there are fillers and things that may not be the best but are not terrible. I don't buy this all the time. I do look for coupons and will rotate between brands since my cat seems to like most anything I buy.

              Quality of Ingredients
              These aren't the highest quality ingredients but they are ok and will give your cat needed nutrition.

              Flavor Selection
              There are different flavors and varieties of this cat food. My cat enjoys them all.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Special Kitty Cat Food

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              from Saint Petersburg Fl

              Comments about Special Kitty Cat Food:

              This is the cat food I buy when it'as an emergency situation. I forgot to get their regular brand and it's a holiday or the store I'm at is out of their regular brand. I generally buy a small container of this till I can get what I normally buy for them. They do like it fine and it's a much less expensive option. They do prefer their regular dry food to this but it's fine every now and then.

              Quality of Ingredients
              It looks to have basically the same ingrdients as most of the leading dry cat foods but it's kind of an off name so I really don't feed them this on a regular basis but I have friends that do and their cats seem very healthy. It's certanly a good option if you have multiple cats or or on a tight budget or are buying food for a stray and want to feed them till they find a home or get adopted.

              Flavor Selection
              I really don't see much in the way of flavor selection. It's generally on the shelf by itself and I never noticed different flavors other than the original.

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Do not buy this cat food.

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              from Kansas

              Comments about Special Kitty Cat Food:

              My cat will basically eat ANY food. Special Kitty Cat Food is one she will NOT eat though. She refuses to eat it and just walks away from her dish. I only bought it for her once. I didn't think much of it until I read the ingredient list and then looked at some reviews online.

              Special Kitty Cat Food is extremely cheap. It's cheap for a reason. The ingredients are awful quality. If you have a bag of this around, go look at the ingredients. There is basically no nutritional value to this food. Also look at the color of the food compared to other brands. The dye they use has got to be horrible.

              My cat turned down this food. She doesn't turn down any food. Eating is her favorite hobby. At first I thought she wasn't feeling well but that wasn't the case. I went and got a different food and she ate it right away.

              I do NOT recommend this horrible quality food. There is no nutritional value and the ingredients are horrible. Even my "eat anything in the world" cat refused to eat it. You know there is something weird with the food if that occurs.

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              5.0

              Great food, great price

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              from Des Moines, IA

              Comments about Special Kitty Cat Food:

              My cats have always had Special Kitty and all lived long, healthy lives. Yes, I'm a cheap person, but I wouldn't feed my cats anything they won't eat. I have even tried more expensive brands, and my pickier cats didn't like those brands. I hear things about the quality of this food, and the lack of nutrition, but to be honest, I don't believe any of that. What matters is my cat is eating what she likes and she stays healthy. I've never had a cat with a serious ailment or malnutrition from eating this food, so I believe it's fine for her to eat this.

              Quality of Ingredients
              Quality of ingredients doesn't matter very much to me. If she is eating what she likes, then I am happy.

              Flavor Selection
              If she eats it, then that is what I go by. I never understood the flavor aspect of cat food and people hounding on brands for flavor selection. If she's going to eat it, then why does it matter what the flavor actually is? This "original" flavor is perfect for my cat and she's never had problems eating it.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Special Kitty: Not too bad for the price.

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              from USA

              Comments about Special Kitty Cat Food:

              While Special Kitty isn't one of the top-ranked foods out there, its quality is pretty good, especially when it comes to feeding a brood of cats such as we have out here in the country.

              Quality of Ingredients
              The overall quality of ingredients seems to be okay, though I must confess, I'm not sure what's best outside of freshly cooked meats. I DO know that the semi-feral rescue cats that we keep and feed outside have nice, glossy coats and all appear to be quite healthy when compared to how they first looked prior to arriving at my home. This says a lot to me about how well their diet is working for them. And if a little bit of water is added to this dry food to soften it, even the kittens seem to thrive quite well.

              Flavor Selection
              I haven't had any complaints about flavor selection from the felines in my crew, but I can tell you that rarely does one of the cats miss a feeding time. This leaves me believing that the flavor selections just fine by them. I'd like to add that I really like how the flavor selections Special Kitty has aren't overloaded with artificial coloring to try and mimic something attractive. Cats don't need food colored to appeal to humans. They need foods that promotes wellness, and Special Kitty seems to have that covered.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Special Kitty is anything but "Special"

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              from USA

              Comments about Special Kitty Cat Food:

              Special Kitty cat food is generic and low cost. The ingredient list is mostly fillers, some of which, such as ash, have been linked to poor health in cats. There is no comparison between this and Iams or Science Diet, which have higher quality and healthier ingredients. The makers of Special Kitty, Menu Foods, had a massive recall of pet foods in 2007 linked to multiple animal deaths. Due to this and the low quality of the ingredients, I would recommend something else.

              Quality of Ingredients
              This is low cost cat food and it shows in the quality. The ingredients are mostly fillers and provide no special benefits to your cat, other than making them feel full.

              Flavor Selection
              The Special Kitty line of cat food has multiple flavor labels to choose from, but my cats seemed to have no preference for one over another, so I wonder how different they really are. If given a choice, my cats prefer other brands to Special Kitty.

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              4.0

              Not as bad as all that.

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              from Blackwell, OK

              Comments about Special Kitty Cat Food:

              I feed Special Kitty to all three of my cats. I don't feel Special Kitty is that bad of a cat food as people make it out to be. It's probably not the worst cat food out there. I've checked ingredients on other brands, and there's the exact ingredients in more expensive brands just like Special Kitty. Such as animal by products, and a lot of wheat and corn gluten. People that give it such a bad review don't take in the fact that it has to pass industry standards! I know there's probably better choices. I have switched my cat's food about a year ago, and they didn't like the few brands I had given them. I wish Special Kitty would improve their ingredients, but my cats seem to enjoy it. If your cat likes Special Kitty, then feed it to them. There's worst choicest out there, and some more expensive brands have just as bad ingredients in it! My eldest cat is almost 9 years old, she's lived this long eating it and she is in perfect health.

              Quality of Ingredients
              The ingredients are not as good as other brands. There are however, many more expensive brands that have the same ingredients in them as well. If everyone went by what experts say, a cat shouldn't eat dry cat food as it's loaded with carbohydrates. Cats are meant to be meat eaters, and should be on a diet of eating mostly meat, not carbohydrates. That would get to expensive for me, so I'm alright with Special Kitty.

              Flavor Selection
              All I could say is my cats love the taste, so far, it's their favorite cat food.

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