The quality of the food varies greatly from batch to batch which gives me an impression of overall low quality product. The batches that have nothing drawn on the lids are very substandard and my cats refuse to eat it,so it always ends up in the bin.On the other hand, the tins that have pictograms drawn on the lids with opening instructions are of good quality. The problem is that you're always playing "Russian Roulette" when ordering any kind of Thrive Complete.
I have a 10 month old who only likes raw. I have been trying to find her a packet she will eat for emergencies eg if I forget to thaw the raw! This is the only one she will eat. I have another cat who has recently joined our family. She loves felix. I am trying to get her to eat better quality food. She has eaten other good quality wet but reluctantly. With thrive she wolfed it down. Infact I put the thrive out for the kitten and she came to investigate and decided to tuck in as well!
My BSH cat has always been a bit of a fussy eater, but absolutely loves the Thrive tins. They are full of real food and a big bonus is that it is a complete food and without any additives whatsoever. Very difficult to find a food like this, especially if you read all of the ingredients in other so called quality foods. My only gripe is the Tuna with Shrimp & Squid - the tin is only about half full of actual fish and the rest is made up of liquid. Unless, there was a manufacturing problem?
Love the thrive brand so pleased to see another protein option. Have to agree with previous comments regarding the peas!! I either mush them up of hoof them out but our MC enjoys the taste and licks the bowl clean. I do mix in Ziwi Peak freeze dried lamb to bulk it out so I will be buying it again to use in this way. Main plus point for me is that it contains no carrageenan so although it may not look pretty it's still a lot better to feed than most brands.
My two Ragdolls have sensitive stomachs and this food has been brilliant for them because it doesn't include any of the other cheap ingredients that other manufacturers add to bulk up the food (like rice! or barley!). You can tell that the food is good quality and much better than the other premium food brands. I have bought many of the other wet and dry varieties that Thrive produce and I have found all to be very good food. Highly recommended.
I have tried every cat food under the sun for my 5 month old kitten Leo and he never licked clean his bowl, maybe he's just a finicky eater but ever since I've switched him to thrive complete, chicken and liver being his favourite, he is in kitty food heaven.
He eats every morsel I'm happy he is getting a complete high meat content meal, he has gained a healthy weight as he was a tad skinny and he has a shiny coat and bundles of energy which has put a strain on my back keeping him exercised.😬😬😬
(This food does not contain any rice whatsoever, I am unsure what the other reviewer was talking about).
My cat loves this tuna tin. The product coming out of the tin looks and smells like proper tuna fillet and it has some added sauce. I don't want a tuna addict so this is a treat food for her (she gets six tins per month) but I can see she would have it every day if only she had opposable thumbs!
I feed both my cats on Thrive wet and dry food. By far the best cat food on the market and its complete. I used to feed my cats on another well known (and not cheap) brand, but 1 1/2 pouches later still did not fill her up. One tin of Thrive each meal and she's more than happy with a full tummy. It's not the cheapest but you definatley get what you pay for.
Friends gave us two sample tins that were being handed out at the BBC Good Food Show. Spider devoured both, one after another over two days. He is fussy and definitely a cat food snob, so we are always relieved to find a product he loves.
Bought this as supermarket foods just weren't filling my 1yr dsh at all she totally loves this she can't get enough I have bought the biscuits as well but she's not a biscuit fan but she is trying them. Zooplus need to extend the range as there are 12 varieties and I am also buying from Thrive direct but it is £1 MORE expensive from them???? A mixed bulk saver pack would be idea
I'm very conscious about what my BSH eats. I've searched hi and low for a healthy, grain free, carb free diet. She was on Applaws for breakfast which she absolutely loved but it irked me that it wasn't complete and was very expensive (had to add vitamins and vary her diet). Then I found this. Thrive looks like applaws but is complete! And cheaper too! I've also noticed the range of flavours has increased on Zooplus so I'm sure lots of ppl are realising how good this product is.
My cat also has granatapet, catz fine food and feringa for dinner.
I've literally tried every high quality, complete wet cat food on this site and I've finally found a wet food that my little biscuit addict likes! He actually LICKS THE BOWL CLEAN when I feed him the tuna variety =) I've finally been able to wean him off biscuits.
The only reasons that I didn't give this product five stars are that the shredded texture of the chicken variety is a bit off-putting for both my cats, and it's such a wet food that I have been splashed a couple of times when opening the cans - which isn't that pleasant as I'm vegan! (Although that's just a personal niggle, nothing to do with food quality!)
I'd also like to see more varieties - especially in the multipacks, as I'd prefer not to just feed my cats fish and as I mentioned, they don't like the chicken as much.
Overall though, great product!
Great replacement for non-complete foods like Encore
Our cats love Encore as a treat, but now I've found Thrive Complete I can give them this instead - and I think it's slightly cheaper than what we were paying for Encore.
Honestly, Ocean Fish variety looks very unappetising, but the cats aren't fussed about what it looks like, and the empty bowls suggest it tastes better than it looks.