Whole Life Pet Products deVour for Cats – Floppycats.com Review
When Whole Life Pet Products sent us a bunch of their gourmet cat treats to try, they included samples of their deVour for cats.
Whole Life’s deVour is a topping to put on top of cat food. Whole Life says it is specifically for dry food, but I tried it on wet food for Mr. Charlie and Trigger-man.
Whole Life’s deVour is made of:
- Whole Life Freeze Dried Chicken
- ground dried green peas
- cranberry powder
- molasses powder
The dried cranberries are added to help promote a healthy urinary tract.
I love that is is low in fat and calories (only 8 calories per serving) and made from 100% human-grade ingredients.
As you can see in the video below, it is easy to use because all you have to do is just sprinkle it over the food and serve.
Here’s a run down of the Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein not less than ……… 46.5%
Crude Fat not less than …………….. 11.6%
Crude Fiber not more than …………. 2.9%
Moisture not more than …………….. 2.4%
- Small to Medium Cats: 1Tsp per meal
- Large Cats: 2 Tsp per meal
You don’t need to refrigerate it – just want to keep it in a bag in a cool and dry place and out of reach from your kitties because they will find it and open the bag!! Mine did!
Charlie and Trigg love the Whole Life Pet deVour – thanks to Whole Life Pet Products for sending!
Here are videos I shot of Charlie and Trigg chowing down on deVour:
Have your kitties tried deVour? How do they like it?
Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,
Peas, cranberry, molasses are all inappropriate cat food. it is due to accumulated toxins that our cats can’t eliminate and it’s due to something of FAR greater importance than alkalinity with respect to cranberries in cat food (or any other fruit and/or plant-derived substances for that matter) It’s due to the unchangeable, undeniably unique, DESIGNED BY NATURE liver physiology of the domestic feline.
As an obligate carnivore, their liver simply lacks a crucial detoxifying enzyme. This specific liver enzyme lack means our kitties cannot properly detoxify plant-derived substances and so ingestion of inappropriate plant-derived materials means trouble as these substances build up over time in our kitties’ bodies to toxic levels which inevitably do damage and the kidneys appear to suffer first and the most. This liver physiology unique to the cat is a FACT. It’s indisputable and unchangeable and as such, I’ve never been able to understand how commercial cat food companies are able to consistently ignore it! I mean, how do you ignore basic physiology? The domestic cat was PURPOSELY designed by nature to get its nutrition primarily from flesh and insects, and secondarily from the digested stomach and intestinal contents of the herbivores it eats (mice, moles, voles, rabbits, birds, etc etc etc.) It doesn’t eat plants, fruit, seeds, nuts directly…these must be digested by its herbivoric prey first…it doesn’t get any simpler than that.
So due to this unique physiological lack in the feline liver noted above, it makes no difference whether or not cranberries have an alkaline effect in the body! (that would be the ‘human’ body by the way since the research supporting cranberries for urinary tract health arose from human research, not feline and so totally overlooks
the feline liver detoxification problem with plant materials). Protecting the cat’s gut bacteria from death from wrong environment and from lack of fermentable fiber as their food – because then an essential aspect of cat nutrition.
It means we need to be aware that what food cats eat, determines the
*ratios* of their nutrients from the gut – as well as the amounts. If we
feed plants (vegetables) then this ratio and quantity of SCFAs goes for
a loop, especially the butyrate. If we feed mostly meat protein, the
butyrate ratio goes up and that’s better. If we expect plant proteins to
work, it’s a myth, the bacteria quit making SCFAs and the cat is
deficient in nutrients.
Even if we feed herbs like rosemary extract it puts paid to the delicate
balance of correct gut environment for health.
In fact just feeding cats a few vegetables can cause enough change of pH
in the gut to cause change in the right bacteria to the wrong ones.
I like and use the Whole LIfe freeze-dried chicken. It’s sad to see this company put out a product like this with peas, cranberry and molases.
Nancy, this is the only product they make like that. Other than that – it’s just the freeze dried meat (we’ll be reviewing the others). I will let them know about your comment.
Jenny, if the boy like this, use it to help transition to raw, sprinkle on the raw food and see if they take to it.
Yes, I have thought of that – thank you!