Whole Life Pet has released a new range of daily supplements to support your cat’s health. We tried two of them – one that’s aimed at improving gut health, digestion, and bowel movements, and another that’s designed to promote healthy skin and coat, as well as boost digestion and immunity. Read on to see what I thought of them both.
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First impression of the Whole Life Pet Daily Supplements
Before accepting any product for review, I try to understand it and check it out as much as I can online before saying yes to reviewing it. Such was the case with the Daily Supplements – they were pretty much what I thought they would be. I did think they would be more powdery than they are – they’re not as dry as the freeze-dried Whole Life “dust” that you get at the bottom of their Just One treats. They’re richer and have more moisture.
They do have the same quality and class that I have come to expect with Whole Life Pet. I was also not surprised that my sister’s cats, who reviewed them, were immediately interested in them. They come in the same type of stand-up pouch that they associate with the Whole Life Pet Just One Turkey treats they love. You can see in my review video at the end, what I mean by this.
Packaging of the Whole Life Pet Daily Supplements
Each supplement comes in its own plastic stand-up pouch. They’re resealable, so you can make sure the supplement stays fresh and secure, but because it’s a wide-opening pouch it’s easy to scoop the supplements with a spoon.
When you order the Whole Life Pet Daily Supplements, the pouches will be shipped to you in a simple cardboard box with just some recyclable paper padding added to keep them safe. You won’t get a scoop with the supplements, so you’ll need to use your own tablespoon to measure out a daily serving.
Size of the Whole Life Pet Daily Supplements
Each packet of Whole Life Pet Daily Supplement measures 4.5 oz (128g). A serving is a level tablespoon, which means that a single packet will last you for 30 days. The actual packets aren’t too big, but they have a wide-opening top so scooping out each day’s dose is simple enough.
Best Benefit of the Whole Life Pet Daily Supplements
Each of the Whole Life Pet Daily Supplements is designed to support a different part of your cat’s functions. I received the Healthy Gut and the Healthy Skin supplement which, as the names suggest, are targeted at better supporting gut health and skin health respectively. There’s also a third option for UTI support, helping to keep the bladder and urinary tracts healthy.
I’m not a cat nutritionist, nor am I a veterinarian, so I can’t tell you that the best benefit of these supplements is how they improve the health of your cat as I don’t have the expertise to back that up. You can speak to your regular veterinarian if you want to find out if they’ll be beneficial to the health of your kitty, but the company has designed each supplement blend to use ingredients that are known to support cat health.
What I can comment on is the palatability of the supplements. It’s no good buying a supplement that your cat will refuse to eat, or that could put them off their food when mixed in. And based on my experience testing these with my sister’s cats, there are no problems there. Obviously, every cat is different, but these aren’t a texture or a taste that would be instantly off-putting to most cats.
Most cat owners will have no trouble getting their cats to enjoy these supplements either mixed into their food or as a separate snack when added to a small amount of water.
Pros of the Whole Life Pet Daily Supplements
- Human-grade ingredients including chicken, salmon, pumpkin puree, plain Greek yogurt, and berries
- Fully FDA registered with ingredients traced to the source
- Uses ingredients that are designed to promote healthy functions in your cat
- No nasty flavors or smells for your cat
- Easy to mix into food or prepare as a standalone snack
Cons of the Whole Life Pet Daily Supplements
- Currently only available with chicken or salmon proteins – it would be good to have other options such as turkey or cold meats
- While the pouch does recommend a daily dose, I think there should be a warning to start slowly and build up to the desired amount. Many kitties have sensitive stomachs, so it could be a nasty situation in the litter box. Also, I am unsure if cats of different weights like 9-lb vs. 20-lb should both be getting 1 tablespoon. That’s why I always take these things as guidance and just start very slow and small with my cats, to make sure there is no vomiting or diarrhea with something new.
- There’s no guidance on the pouch on where you should be storing the supplement once you’ve opened it.
Video of the Whole Life Pet Daily Supplements
There are only a couple of safety points to mention with these daily supplements. Firstly, you should always examine the ingredients of any supplement that you feed to your cat, in case they contain something that your kitty can’t eat. They do contain either chicken or a mix of salmon and chicken, so if your cat is on a limited diet that rules these out then you shouldn’t give them the supplements. If you’re unsure at any point, check with your veterinarian on whether they are safe for your cat to eat.
And even if you think they are safe, you may want to start off with smaller doses just until you know that they aren’t going to upset your cat’s stomach and cause any gastro issues. Once you’ve built it into your cat’s diet for a day or two with smaller amounts, and seen no adverse reactions, you could then step up to the full tablespoon per day.
Jenny’s Personal Take Away
The two Whole Life Pet Daily Supplements that we tried are an easy way to integrate fiber or omega 3s into your cat’s diet, since they can easily be sprinkled on top of their food. Whenever introducing a new food – since these supplements are food – it’s important to go slowly and not start with the full recommended dose.
I also like how much the kitties liked them. They are an easy way for the cats to be interested in eating their wet food when they are not interested. After losing my parents’ cats in 2020 and 2021, I recalled what a challenge it can be to get a cat to eat. So these supplements also have the added benefit in that they can help a kitty eat.
I don’t like to state a specific price for a product when I review them, because they can change even just after I’ve published the review and I don’t want to give false information. But as a ballpark, you should expect to pay in the region of $20 for a month’s supply of one of these supplements, so less than $1 per day.
Where to Buy the Whole Life Pet Daily Supplements
You can buy Whole Life Pet Daily Supplements from Amazon or Chewy.
Discount on Whole Life Pet Daily Supplements
If you’re looking for a discount on Whole Life Pet Daily Supplements, you likely won’t find one at Amazon since they don’t tend to have discount codes or vouchers. You might get more luck at Chewy – follow them on social media, and they may post a code you could use.
If you choose the Autoship option at Chewy, which delivers the supplements to you on a regular basis, you’ll save 5% on each order. You can subscribe on Amazon too, but you might not make a saving when you do.
Are Whole Life supplements good for cats?
You should speak to your veterinarian to determine whether Whole Life Pet Daily Supplements are good for your cat to take and whether they are likely to offer a health benefit for your specific kitty. The ingredients used are designed to offer numerous health benefits.
Does ‘Human Grade’ matter?
Pet foods and supplements that are ‘human grade’ simply mean that they are made from ingredients that are completely safe for humans to eat – but you may not want to, since the taste of the food is aimed at cats. Does ‘human grade’ matter for your cat? Only in that, it is a stamp that shows that no harmful ingredients or processes have been used.
How old should my cat be before they start taking Whole Life Pet daily supplements?
Whole Life Pet’s supplements are designed for all life stages, so you should be safe to feed them to your cat as soon as they are fully weaned, from around 8 weeks plus. But speak to your veterinarian if you want reassurance on whether you should be giving your cat supplements.
Whole Life Pet Daily Supplements passed our own tests in terms of palatability, although every kitty is different, and some may not take to it. If you’re looking for a supplement to help boost your cat’s health, the ingredients used in these supplements could have some benefits. But if you’re concerned about your cat’s gut or skin health then it’s best to speak to your veterinarian for help. These aren’t medication and are more aimed at maintaining good health than fixing a problem.
We received the Whole Life pet supplements for review from the manufacturer. Receiving the free supplements did not influence this honest post.
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