What Kind of Cat Food Does I and Love and You Offer?
I and Love and You cat food is a natural and grain-free diet designed by top Ph.D. pet nutritionists and then approved by Dr. Angie Krause, a holistic vet who aims at prolonging the life of our furry companions with the use of holistic medicine.
As the brand understands that fillers do good to the bottom line of any company and harms the felines’ health, it doesn’t use any fillers in its recipes. All their foods are free of potato, corn, soy, wheat, and other ingredients that just add weight to the bag but deliver no nutritional value.
I and Love and You pet food company always adds meat as the first ingredient. The nutritional value is enhanced with Omega 3 and 6 obtained from flaxseed and fish oil to ensure a soft coat and healthy skin of your feline. Besides, all their kibble recipes are enhanced with prebiotics and probiotics that help combat digestion issues, bad breath, soft stool, gases, and more.
There are both dry and wet formulas in I and Love and You. Without any further ado, let’s see what they have to offer.
I and Love and You Dry Cat Food Reviews
At I and Love and You, they believe that life is already filled with complex stuff. Thus, they would like to make the choice of the cat food stress-free and simple and manufacture nourishing recipes for cats from natural and fresh ingredients avoiding any “scary” stuff and additives.
Real meat is always the first ingredient in all their dry formulas. In this way, they support the natural craving of your furry friend for a high-protein diet. All the recipes are grain-free, so they replace grains with peas, sweet potatoes, and other vegetables that are packed with protein, healthy carbs, and other vitamins. I and Love and You brand also adds probiotics and prebiotics to support the healthy digestive system and eliminate tummy rumbles.All dry recipes of I and Love and You are broken down into three product lines:
- Naked Essentials
- Nude Food
- Lovingly Simple
Naked Essentials is the largest kibble lineup and includes four flavors. There are chicken & pumpkin for digestive health, chicken & duck, salmon & trout, and chicken & turkey recipes for indoor cats. These are grain-free formulas that contain meat as the first ingredient and are then packed with the essentials required in the cat’s diet. No fillers, by-products, or artificial additives. Just natural ingredients that deliver maximal nutritional value for the cat.
Nude Food by I and Love and You is the cat food series made with felines with tummy issues in mind. Featuring only two recipes, Poultry a Plenty and Surf ’n Chick, this lineup contains prebiotics, probiotics, enzymes, flaxseeds, coconut oil, pumpkin, turmeric for overall cat’s health.
And, finally, I and Love and You Lovingly Simple is a limited-ingredient series that exclude common cat allergens to ensure every feline enjoys a delicious and healthy meal.
The I and Love and You Naked Essentials Chicken and Duck recipe is one of the company’s bestsellers, so let’s dive deeper into this formula and find out if it’s any good than other kibbles. The brand says that cats love this kibble as it has meat as the first ingredient (which they definitely enjoy). There are no grains, fillers, or by-products as well as artificial colors or flavors. Even finicky eaters will love this dry food as it’s made of ingredients that are both delicious and beneficial for every furry friend in the household.
I and Love and You Naked Essentials Chicken and Duck
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Garbanzo Beans, Ground Peas, Pea Starch, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Lentils, Flaxseeds, Dried Beet Pulp, Duck, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Natural Flavor, Salt, Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Dried Whole Egg Product, Pea Protein.
Chicken, chicken meal, and turkey meal are the core of the whole recipe. They deliver quality proteins that are essential for the well-being of a true carnivore, i.e. your cat. Garbanzo beans, peas, lentils bring the combo of plant proteins and carbs. Because of other ingredients like sweet potato, beet pulp, the carbohydrate content is slightly higher than you’d expect to see in the cat’s diet. A long list of vitamins, minerals is then completed with probiotics and prebiotics to promote the tummy’s health and ensure all the nutrients are broken down and delivered to the cat’s body.Warning!
The formula includes menadione sodium bisulfite complex, the synthetic source of vitamin K, which, unfortunately, doesn’t have a good reputation among vets and pet lovers. It is said to be toxic for the cat’s liver and lungs.Good Stuff about This I and Love and You Naked Essentials Chicken and Duck Recipe:
- Chicken and chicken meal are the first ingredients
- Includes turkey meal and duck
- Free of by-products and fillers
- Too many plants
- High carbohydrate content
I and Love and You Canned Cat Food Reviews
All I and Love and You wet cat recipes come in cans. There are two texture types to choose from: paté and stew. You are free to treat your feline with the beef paté or chicken stew, turkey paté or tuna stew, or pick between other flavors. I should admit that the selection of tastes and textures is not that huge but is definitely enough to find the recipe even the finicky eater will love.
There are also variety packs of 12 cans, so you can provide your furry baby with the delicious variety every single meal intake.
As you open the can of the I and Love and You wet cat food, you can be sure that every piece is free of carrageenan, artificial colors, fillers, grains, or other red-flag ingredients.
If your feline is a fish lover, you should definitely consider this I and Love and You Tuna Fintastic Stew. Of course, fish is not the best product to feed your cat with, but it might be a great treat after all. This grain-free formula is free of any undesirable ingredients and contains tuna as the first ingredient. Fish and vegetable broths are also added to increase the moisture level of the meal. Guar gum is used as a thickener to make the stew look more appealing. This recipe is enhanced with chicken and chicken liver to bring more proteins.
I and Love and You Tuna Fintastic Stew
Tuna, Fish Broth, Vegetable Broth, Chicken Liver, Chicken, Dried Egg Whites, Pea Flour, Carrots, Natural Flavor, Cranberries, Apples, Spinach, Guar Gum, Sunflower Oil.
As tuna is the first ingredient on the list, it is the primary source of proteins in this recipe. The protein content is also increased with the use of chicken and chicken liver. The formula is rich in veggies and fruit like carrots, pea flour, cranberries, apples, and spinach to add the natural vitamins, minerals, and other essentials to the feline’s diet. Guar gum is used to thicken the broth and make the stew look more appealing. Warning!
Like all wet recipes, this one should be stored following the instructions. Do not keep the cans under direct sunlight and store the leftovers in the fridge till the next meal. Good Stuff about This I and Love and You Tuna Fintastic Stew:
- High moisture content
- Tuna is the first ingredient
- Free of carrageenan and by-products
- Pleasant texture cats love
- Some finicky eaters do not approve