I bought cases of both the fish and chicken flavors since they were on sale. My cat liked the fish but not the chicken! It could have been just the flavor she didn't like, but I trust animals' instincts about what food not to eat (if they are otherwise eating normally) and switched right away. Petco graciously let me exchange the uneaten chicken variety for something else.
Recently adopted 2 kittens from the ASPCA as companions to my 11 year old cat. The 11 year old had eaten another brand's wet food but it made one of the little ones VERY gassy. Oldie and younguns alike love the Halo Spot's Pate Chicken and there are no more digestive issues. The kittens also get some kitten-formula wet food but if they have a choice they opt for the Halo.
I started my cats (3) on Halo foods about a year ago because their coats were so dry, a friend recommended a holistic brand he was using so I tried it - they hated it. I gave Halo a chance and they all seem to like it - right now they seem to like the pate more than the regular but next week that could change (they are finicky) Since using Halo (wet and dry) their coats are shiny and no signs of dandruff, all very healthy - eyes, ears, weight, etc.. I didn't want to buy it because of the price (some say I'm cheap) but I do want to give my cats the best health I can without going bankrupt and I have to say I would never go back to a "big box" brand - it has made that much difference in their appearance and overall health, mind and body.
My cats will eat anything BUT they have sensitive stomachs. This food passed the ultimate test, the "not reappear on my rug" test! I am happy to say they gobbled this up and kept it down - a win-win for mom!
We adopted within the past year a new feline to our household. She was three months old and found in pouring rain and was suffering through a laundry list of illnesses. She was thankfully rescued from the brink and eventually adopted by us from her caretaker. Knowing this background (and even without this background) I prefer to go organic or natural.
The Halo pate has worked wonders and between two cats the plate is usually picked dry. The smell is not that noticeable (except on their breath for a short time!) and overall they seem to enjoy it. We use a mix of two feedings a day and leaving dry food out (neither cats are over eaters). They're both at appropriate weight, never get sick (we only take them to the vet for shots) and they tend to be full of energy. The only question is: why deprive your pets of a good balanced meal?
It costs a bit more then the non-organic brands but the difference is: quality of life, they don't eat as much (since it's packed with more nutrients per bite) and definitely less vet visits (balancing out the costs to about the same).
Don't just read this, go, there's no reason not to switch!
We have happily fed Spot's Stew to our finicky kitty for about a year, but got tired of watching her pick around the veggies. Now we feed Spot's Pate and we have a very happy kitty and no leftover bits of green beans in the dish.
The pate has a nice firm texture and we actually use the spoon to break it up into little chunks. As a bonus, it doesn't have the awful smell that some gushy food has, so she's happy and we're happy too.