My Cat Person Review
What did my cat think of this combo of fresh and dry food?
Cat Person is a cat food subscription that boasts "No complicated names or confusing labels. Just high quality, high protein meals made for cats and the people who love them."
I have three pups and one cat, which I guess actually makes me more of a dog person if we are just using quantity as a deciding factor. But my cat Birdie has a very special place in my heart and my home! She is a rescue kitty turned bedwarmer and recent home-gym training coach. She is the only one who lets me sleep in and the very best at bird and squirrel watching. Birdie has been enjoying mostly dry food since we brought her home, but I have been trying to supplement her diet with various canned cat foods. Cat Person seemed like a nice change of pace for her, and the packaging and ingredients were wins for me! She has never complained about her diet in the past, but New Year, New Birdie! Or, at least, more variety in her menu. It is something I can do to pay her back for all of the free labor and work she does around the house, like keeping us on our toes and protecting us from wayward moths and stinkbugs.
About Cat Person
The Subscription Box: Cat Person
The Cost: Birdie's plan landed at around $1.53 a day. Pricing depends on your cat's lifestyle and nutritional needs.
The Products: Dry and wet high-quality, high-protein meals specially selected for your kitty.
Ships to: The 48 contiguous states via USPS. Shipping with meal plans is free!
Pros & Cons
|Is It Worth It?||
|I’d Recommend Cat Person Food If You||
The Sign-Up Process
The first thing you'll do when signing up is fill out a super easy and pretty quick quiz about your cat(s).
Just a few super easy questions about your cat's eating habits. I was surprised it didn't ask Birdie's weight (which I don't know anyway) but I think it was smarter to ask how and how much she generally eats instead since cats have such different habits and activity levels that often don't seem to correlate with weight.
After answering the questions, your starter box is displayed. This is what I will be reviewing today:
This is also your chance to edit anything you might not like in terms of food flavors or shreds vs. paté.
On the same page, your regular delivery will also pop up. It is enough food for about 4 weeks and is also customizable.
Birdie's plan ended up costing about $1.53 a day (auto-ships have a 10% discount).
Birdie, My Boss and Our Test Subject
Birdie is a rescue from West Virginia who loves boxes and has a mostly sweet personality.
She is a smaller kitty with tabby stripes, orange splotches, and cute white mittens. We are unsure of her age but we believe she's a young adult.
She is also a professional painter.
But she does enjoy sleeping under and admiring art in our house when she isn't eating or playing with string.
The Cat Person Starter Box
Before we dive into this, I thought it might be important to calculate how much I actually spend on cat food right now, though the prospect terrifies me.
Cat Person VS Birdie's Normal "Menu"
Birdie typically eats Blue Buffalo Healthy Living Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food. It costs about $22 for a 7 lb bag and ends up being cheaper per pound with a larger sized bag. We free-feed her, but I am guessing she consumes about 1/2 - 3/4 cup a day. I am also guesstimating that every 4 cups of food equals to about a pound, meaning her 7 lb. bag has about 50 servings inside. This brings her total in dry food to about $0.44. Which is a lot lower than the cost of this subscription. BUT WAIT! Queen Birdie also likes wet food and we usually put out a can a day (of random Blue Buffalo assortments) that costs around $1.00. She doesn't always finish the can, but she devours enough for me to not save the leftovers. So her total per day is around $1.44, which is just a little less than this subscription.
How Cat Person is Packaged
Our box arrived with a super cute illustrated design. The box also turns into an interactive Paw Puzzler for your cat to play with. Birdie just wanted to sleep in it, though.
The Serve & Store Set
The Starter Box arrives with a bag full of pieces to help you serve and store your food.
These lids are probably the most useful of the pieces because, as I mentioned before, Birdie doesn't always finish her wet food. This trio of lids will make it very easy to stash the rest for later and be less wasteful. They are made of super flexible silicone and fit the cans included perfectly.
We free-feed Birdie (she has a lot more self-control than I do). Even so, it might be a good idea to keep a closer eye on how much she is consuming and this pretty blue scoop has a marker for both 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup.
Lastly, a trio of tiny spoons was included. These are actually SO cute. Cute enough to use in your salt bowl, even. Just make sure guests maybe don't see the Cat Person logo on the bottom! For cat food purposes, these are great for scooping out the leftovers in a can or perfectly portioning out a few scoops for your kitty.
Salon & Tuna Recipe Shreds, 5 2.75 oz cups
I was a little surprised at just how much liquid was in this little container. I guess I was expecting more shreds? Since Birdie is much more of a broth fan though, this might be genius. With her normal shreds, she does tend to nibble some of them, but mostly she likes the juice and will just lick all of it up until it's weirdly dry and I have to toss what's left. Even though I hesitated at how much liquid was in here, she love, love, loved it. I found that the trick was to stir and then divide the portion.
Also, open the shreds facing away from your face unless you want some fish juice on your face!
Here is what a whole cup looks like in one of Birdie's bowls.
And here is a shot of Birdie trying it out! She absolutely loved this stuff. I think the fishy aroma helped! It was strong, but not offensive, and reminded me of a can of tuna.
Chicken Recipe Paté
Birdie has mixed feelings on paté. In fact, she never really chews them but just kind of licks them until they are all dry. I still wanted to try it out for her from Cat Person. It is less firm/stiff than her normal paté and kind of jiggles! It smells like those little canned baby food chicken finger meals.
Here it is inside the cup.
And here it is flipped upside down onto a plate.
Birdie started by licking but did end up actually taking bites! She managed to finish about half before going up to nap on my bed. I stored the rest back in the cup with one of our new lids.
Duck & Turkey Recipe Dry Food, 2 lbs.
Though Bird's diet is usually mostly dry food, I think she was really into the Cat Person wet food and less concerned with these kibbles. I found that the trick was to serve her dry for breakfast and save the wet stuff as a dinner treat/supplement.
The kibbles resembled her normal fare but also had these little chewy pieces that looked like little jerky churros.
Though she was less enthusiastic about the dry than the cans, she still enjoyed this noticeably more than her normal food. She also ended up eating less, probably because this food had more protein than her Blue Buffalo fare (40% vs 34%). On a TMI note, I also noticed her litterbox was less full and less stinky after a week than I would usually expect!
Birdie really liked this food. Like, a lot. She has always been a grazing sort-of cat who probably just mostly eats because her biology dictates that she should, but she seemed to actually enjoy these formulas as a special event if that makes sense. Like, she has actual excitement over dinner now. And it is kind of adorable! I think Cat Person is a great alternative to her normal routine or at the very least, an incredible supplement. Sure, this food costs significantly more than a bag of Friskies, but it also just has better stuff inside than many other brands and lacks fillers like corn, soy, grain, wheat, rice, and potatoes. If you are already paying more for higher-quality cat food, this would be a great service to try. I totally think we will keep ordering her the wet food to replace her other choices and if she sticks with this level of enthusiasm as we get to the bottom of the bag of dry food, we might just make the switch entirely!
What did you think of Cat Person? Would your cat enjoy this food?
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