Review – Harringtons Cat Food – Chicken With Rice

Harringtons cat food chicken with rice
Harringtons cat food chicken with rice

As you can tell from the title my guys received some Harringtons cat food in chicken with rice flavour and there has been much munching going on with it for the last few weeks.

Both our boys are a bit fussy when it comes to food… something’s they will eat with such enthusiasm and leave their bowls looking like they were just taken out of the dishwasher yet totally ignore another seemingly equally yummy food – like with wet cat food – give them pouch and it is gone in seconds but give them the same food but from a tin and it would stand there for weeks (or in reality just a few minutes until Lilly the Labrador comes along and hoovers everything up). Same with dry food… with some of them they just walk around making extremely unhappy sounds, bemoaning their imminent demise due to starvation. Therefore I always worry when I am getting a new brand for them as I am not sure if it will be to their liking. This time we got lucky and Harringtons cat food with chicken and rice was very much to their liking.

My cats and Harringtons cat food chicken with rice

Harringtons cat food – chicken with rice – is a complete food for adults cats. According to the information on their website it can be eaten by kittens from 8 weeks onwards.

It is important to know and understand what is “inside” our pet’s food. Have a look below if you are interested to see how this is breaking down.

Composition: Chicken Meat Meal (40%), Maize, Rice (10%), Poultry Fat, Digest, Fish Oil, Beet Pulp, Minerals, Yeast (0.1%), Cranberry Extract (0.05%), Yucca Extract (0.02%).

Additives (Per Kg): Nutritional Additives: Vitamin A 21,000 iu, Vitamin D3 1995 iu, Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol acetate) 220 iu, Taurine 750 mg, Iron Sulphate 165 mg, Calcium Iodate 2.5 mg, Cupric Sulphate Pentahydrate 20 mg, Manganous Oxide 65 mg, Zinc Oxide 135 mg, Sodium Selenite 0.2 mg. Antioxidant – (contains tocopherol rich extracts – a natural antioxidant).

Analytical Constituents: Protein 30%, Fat Content 12%, Crude Fibre 2.5%, Crude Ash 7.5%, Omega 6, 1.7%, Omega 3, 0.3%, Calcium 1.4%, Phosphorous 1%.

To give you a comparison – Harringtons cat food with chicken and rice has 40% chicken meat meal and yet a household name and well know brand available in every superstore for your convenience and starting with “W” has only 4%! Shocking isn’t it?

Harringtons cat food chicken with rice comes in the form of flat disks roughly 1cm in diameter. All kibbles look the same (more or less I guess) just like this…

Size of Harringtons cat food chicken with rice

Many pet owners do not check what’s inside the box when it comes to pet food. It is sad but true. We all should be aware of what exactly we feed our pets.

It is hard to write a review for a product I did not actually try myself. Not like I can ask my boys – “Hey, what do you think?” What I can tell you is that my cats liked it. They have nice shiny coat, bags of energy, sparkly eyes and both seem most content while munching on their dinners. Yes I know, they probably go out afterwards and hunt some half asleep bird for their pudding but at least I know that I gave them a quality meal at home after that the rest is up to them. It may be a coincidence but we have noticed that we are experiencing a far higher demand for hugs and strokes since feeding them on the new Harringtons cat food, we like to think that it’s a karmic balance thing and we have been getting more love because they are pleased with our choice of grub…

Ode enjoying Harringtons cat food chicken with rice

To give you some more information about Harringtons cat food chicken with rice these are the product benefits as per the manufacturer description:

  • No added wheat, dairy, soya, beef, artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
  • With Taurine to help support a healthy heart and eyes.
  • With MOS a prebiotic yeast to help support a healthy digestion.
  • With Cranberry, beneficial for urinary tract health.
  • With Calcium and Phosphorous for healthy teeth and bones.
  • With Vitamin E to help support immune function.
  • With Omega 3 for a healthy supple skin and glossy coat.
  • With Yucca to help reduce stool odour.

Harringtons cat food chicken with rice is available in 500g boxes or 2kg bags. Packaging comes with a printed panel that provides you with feeding instruction regarding the correct amounts according to the size of your cat (this is not very clear to be honest – I can see small, medium and large cat but no weight specifications). Food comes with no measuring cup and bag is not re-sealable. All other relevant information present on the packaging include: benefits, ingredients etc and best before date (yes, pet food can go off as well).

The plus is that Harringtons cat food is also available in some supermarkets for your convenience (Asda and Tesco). Next time you are doing your groceries take a minute to check the pet aisle and read what exactly goes inside your pet food!

And if you are not a cat person, Harringtons also makes dog food and dog treats as well as rabbit and guinea pig food.

How do you choose your pet food?

Do you read the labels?

* I received one 2kg bag of Harringtons cat food for free for review purpose. All opinions about the products are honest and my own.

12 thoughts on “Review – Harringtons Cat Food – Chicken With Rice

  1. I had a very overweight female cat brought to me in Alberta Canada. She was dangerously overweight, therefore needed a good balanced diet to bring her back to health. I saw Harrington’s dry food on a shelf in WalMart – liked the look of the ingredients, so bought a bag. The vet said it was a good food for this lil podgy 4-leg! 🙂 ‘Gangsta’ lost 350 grams in weight to begin with, then slowly lost another 100 grams! She was, according to the vet, much healthier weight-wise and in her overall general appearance! Nice soft coat, good teeth, no odour in the litter box and an overall, happy cat, who enjoyed being a more ‘slender’ version of her old self! Since coming back to the UK, I’ve inherited yet another, older cat, who has now been diagnosed with liver cancer. She too is on Harringtons, and loves her dry food. Her coat has got silkier, her litter box has no odour, and despite her failing health, is happy and well looked after – some of this by Harrington’s dry food! Thanks for a great product – I hope more people find out about it and feed it to their cats – its one of the best dry foods going! Keep up the good work Harringtons!! Lots of happy cats out here 🙂

  2. We recently tried Harrington’s and our pets loved it. There are telltale signs with ours whether it’s good for them- and this got this big paws up. Our only disappointment was that whilst the dog food seems well stocked at local supermarkets, the cat food seems rather harder to come by.

  3. I have a very picky cat, even some wet food she ignores,
    I now buy new food in the smallest quantities available just incase!! She’s not so fussy when it comes to eating dead mice and rabbits though.

  4. We feed our cats Harringtons too and they love it! I think it’s important to check what you feed your kitties too, after all you wouldn’t feed your baby something without checking exactly what it was before. Great review!

  5. we always read the labels and sometimes we were surprised (10% meatlike substances at some canned food…what’s meatLIKE?) I like Harringtons very much, it even solved Easy’s fart-problem :o)

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