Purina vs. Meow Mix. Which will win the taste test?

Home Builder with The Flooring Girl

I've been feeding my 2 cats (Jackie and Blackie) Meow Mix. And, they've been very happy with it.


BlackieBut, lately, I've gotten very annoyed at my Grocery store...they stopped carrying the right size bag - the mid sized bag.  So, I've been forced to buy a smaller bad 3 pounds or a very large bag 13.5 pounds...too heavy for small me ,and doesn't fit well in my car or small kitchen (I live in an apartment).  


So, I buy the small bag.  I get annoyed that I have to pay more per oz or pound or whatever.  But, what annoys me more is that I run out of food too often and then I'm in a bind.  (I have several moist food cans as back up and they prefer that anyway).  Anyway, I got really annoyed when I got home Friday night after buying groceries before the storm and realizing when I got home, that I was almost out of cat food.  I've been using the moist food...and, of course, they are loving life.


purina vs meow mixThis afternoon, the roads cleared up so I made a special trip to the grocery store for more cat food.  A special trip for my babies...and I don't mind doing it for them, but annoyed at the store/Meow Mix.  As I was on the phone w/ Ginny Gorman, I spoted a mid sized 6.5 pound bag from Purina.


So, it's taste test time!  Half the bowl has Purina and half has Meow Mix.  The cats looked curious and knew something was up as I prepared the bowl.  Jackie started off as if she was going to go for the Meow Mix, but then moved to the opposite end and exclusively ate the Purina.  I'm not sure if Blackie has eaten yet...he just wanted to cuddle.  I went back and some more of the Purina was gobbled up, so not sure which one of them ate it...I will have to stay on the look out.


Not sure what I will do if they disagree.  Since they are brother & sister, I'm hoping their taste preference is similar.  I'll report back later.  Oh, and yes, I will twist the bowls to make sure there is no advantage or disadvantage based on side of room.


purina vs. meow mixjackie prefers purina

Comments (8)

Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Debbie, actually mixing 1/2 and 1/2 is a better way to introduce them to new foods - less chance for upset tummies.  So, your "taste test" is actually a blessing in disguise.  

Feb 09, 2013 06:59 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Juli - interesting.  That is funny (and of course unintentional.

Feb 09, 2013 07:04 AM
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
Our cats won't eat it. Even the neighborhood community cats that we also feed. However they love Science Diet.
Feb 09, 2013 09:05 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debbie, I can see why you would shy away from that 13.5 lbs bag.  That bag is about a big as you are ..... LOL

Hope you the results with the cat food are what you are hoping for :)

Feb 09, 2013 09:29 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Debbie, with the weather you guys are having, you need a couple of cats to cuddle!  My guess is they'll love the Purina. 

Feb 09, 2013 10:01 AM
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

let the games begin!  we do not have any expertise in this matter so we will wait with baited breath

Feb 09, 2013 10:11 AM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Looking forward to hearing the results of the kitty taste testing Debbie.

Feb 09, 2013 03:33 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Jeanne & Ralph - cats are finicky and they have different tastes.  Funny, isn't it?

George - I know LOL...I said the same thing to Ginny!

Patricia - Yes, that's for sure.  So far, Purina looks like the winner.  When I woke up, more of it was gone and it looks like the Meow mix wasn't touched.

Mark - Yes, only my 2 cats can be the judges.

Tom - Thx.  So far Purina is in the lead!

Feb 09, 2013 06:37 PM