My SHEBA® Cat Food Kitty Project

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I recently wrote a post in the SHEBA® Entrées for Cats series about our four cats and each of their different personalities. You can read that post here. The next step was to actually try out the SHEBA® food, formulated without gluten or grain, to determine how much they would like it.

I wasn’t too worried about that part of the project. I mean our cats love to eat, so it was kind of a “no-brainer.” Interestingly, each cat went about investigating and eating the SHEBA® cat food the same way they do everything else…

Foof, perpetually worried and deeply concerned about the environment, sniffed at the SHEBA® Tuna Cuts entrée for a few seconds and then looked up at me as if to say “Is this really for me? Are you sure I can eat this? It IS responsibly sourced tuna, right???”

Foof loves Sheba

“Yes Foof, yes it is!” SHEBA® brand is committed to only using responsibly sourced seafood in their products, and they even follow the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® recommendations, so you can eat their delicious cat food guilt free!

Suitably reassured, she delicately chowed down, and then cleaned herself thoroughly and took a siesta.

Next up was Peach – she saw the commotion with Foof eating the good stuff and immediately came running over. After she jumped up and took a sniff, she looked up at me as if to say “Are you kidding me with this, you know I hate seafood!? I thought I was your FAVORITE?!?!?”

Peach loves Sheba

I assured her that she was indeed still our favorite, and gave her some of the SHEBA® Chicken Pate Entree instead. Crisis averted, we hugged it out and she got down to the business of eating.

The fact that all SHEBA® recipes are formulated without grains, corn, gluten, artificial flavors or preservatives didn’t escape her notice – I could tell by the alacrity with which she consumed it compared to her usual fare.

Sheba cat food

I figured the inside cats would be the hardest sell on something new, but I wasn’t really worried because the SHEBA® brand promises a money back guarantee if your cats don’t find their cat food irresistible. I highly doubt that they are required to give out many refunds, it smelled pretty good – I’d probably eat it myself if I was hungry enough. Don’t judge – it’s formulated without gluten & grain, and probably keto friendly too!

The one cat I wasn’t concerned about liking the SHEBA® cat food was Piggy Russell. In fact, giving him premium cat food is like giving your dog filet mignon – he doesn’t care, and he doesn’t appreciate the difference. Piggy will eat anything with alarming ferocity – so it’s really hard to tell if he’s thinking it’s better than the usual when he’s eating it. It still made me happy though, because I knew that it was good for him – even if he didn’t care.

Piggy Russel loves Sheba

The only cat I don’t have a photo of in the process of eating the SHEBA® cat food is Rusty (aka “Cooda”), because she was out and about in the neighborhood while I had the camera out. Shortly after I put it away, she came home and was sniffing the empty bowl that Piggy Russell had devoured an hour earlier.

I brought her out her own bowl of the SHEBA® Salmon Pate Entree and she loved it. I couldn’t take pictures to prove it even if I tried though, because I literally had to use both hands to hold Piggy back from shoving her out of the way and eating her share too. He really is shameless. Left unmolested while I held him back, she finished the entire can’s worth and licked the bowl clean.

The final verdict? Four out of four of our cats enjoyed the SHEBA® cat food immensely. I enjoyed knowing that it is a high quality product that contains mostly animal proteins, and it’s formulated without gluten or corn. After all, if I’m not eating gluten and grain for better health, shouldn’t my pets be too???

While the cost is a few cents more per can than your typical grocery store cat food, I think that the quality of the product definitely warrants the price difference.

As a result of this experiment, I’m happy to say that our family of cats will be enjoying SHEBA® cat food on a regular basis from now on. It’s officially Peach, Foof, Piggy, and Cooda approved.

What SHEBA® Entrées for Cats does your cat love?

This program is sponsored by SHEBA® Brand and BlogHer, I was compensated for my writing but all opinions are my own.






  1. Jeanne
    Jeanne04-15-2014

    Sadly, I have a cat that is allergic to chicken and none of the Sheba food is poultry free, not even the beef or fish flavors.

    • Mellissa Sevigny
      Mellissa Sevigny04-15-2014

      Sorry to hear that Jeanne – we had a dog that was allergic to chicken and it made things very difficult!!!

  2. Rachel
    Rachel04-15-2014

    I love that you set up your beautiful backdrop as usual..and then lured the cats in with food to get pretty pictures. I think it’s funny that each kitty got a different flavor at a different time. I have to feed my kitties the same thing at the same time or fights break out.

    • Mellissa Sevigny
      Mellissa Sevigny04-15-2014

      My cats are funny that way Rachel – they have their own pecking order so they rarely fight about food. When it comes to who gets the sunny spot on the couch though? Then all bets are off and the fur starts flying! :)

      • Rachel
        Rachel04-15-2014

        Have to say…Foof really does look concerned about the enironment.

        • Mellissa Sevigny
          Mellissa Sevigny04-15-2014

          I know right??? Instead of Grumpy Cat she could be Concerned Kitty or something like that. I have to take some photos of her and create some Memes with them! :)

  3. movita beaucoup
    movita beaucoup04-19-2014

    The only time I can get a photo of my kitties near food is when they are photo bombing pictures of my cakes… You’re basically the Cat Whisperer.

    • Mellissa Sevigny
      Mellissa Sevigny04-19-2014

      Cake/cat photo bombs are the best! If only I could make money off of my cat whispering powers I’d be in Aruba right now…

  4. Pam Goad
    Pam Goad04-23-2014

    Hubby and I are so happy you brought the new Sheba grain free cat food to our attention. We have two rescue siamese mixes, Pixel and Yahzi, who are brother and sister. They are pretty darned picky, too, not to mention grain sensitive. We had to change all their dry crunchies to grain free because one developed respiratory allergies and one last a ton of hair. Unfortunately, they did not like the grain free wet food that was available, until we tried a couple of the Sheba varieties this weekend. Surprise! They really like it. Thank you!

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