By Nature® Cat Food Testimonials
We have a beloved geriatric cat named Clio (the Muse of History) who 4 years ago was diagnosed with that sad malady common to older cats: chronic kidney failure. As with many kitties in her condition, her appetite is low and her stomach often gets upset. She rejects all of the special diet foods, especially the Rx ones. Desperate to find a food that wouldn't further stress her renal function - and one that she would actually eat! - we started researching foods with natural ingredients and moderate phosphorous levels. After some failures with other brands, we decided to try two By Nature products: organic chicken and turkey. Bingo! Since starting on this food 3 years ago our old girl is eating like a champ most days. Kitty says, "Nom, nom, nom." The vet says, "Whatever you're feeding her, keep it up." Her kidney numbers have held fairly steady, and she's got some spring in her step again. Thanks, By Nature, for supporting her good quality of life!
— Kelly, Silver Spring, MD
My 14 year-old cat, Dixie, has recently been diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). The poor thing has had stomach upset, awful diarrhea, vomiting, etc. I tried the food that my vet recommended to no avail. I was doing research on-line when I came across someone blogging about their cat with IBS and how your product had helped, so I tried By Nature canned cat food. In a matter of 2 days the IBS symptoms came to a screeching halt. I was lucky enough to find only 1 store in my area that carries By Nature. Iíve had to change her diet totally so I am so please that Dixie loves the Salmon, Mackerel & Sardines. I canít thank you enough for your product. I really believe it has extended her life and the quality of it. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
— Lee, Swanzey, NH
My 16 year old cat is going through renal failure and it is often difficult to get her to eat. I have made food for her with organic ingredients, but I just do not have time to make it all the time, so I thought I would give your organic canned food a try. I tried your Chicken and Mackerel food and she kept going back for more. I am very pleased that I have found something I feel good about giving her that I can purchase off the shelf! Thank you!
— K T, Gold Beach, OR
My female GSD had a major yeast problem. I tried switching her food to all grain free. The problem was she wouldn't eat. So I went to a local pet store and had the owner help me look for a good grain free can food. She suggested, By Nature, Turkey and Bacon. My GSD licks her bowl clean now. The problem is, that is the only store that sells that brand here in our Island. They run out fast. So I have to try different flavors. Thank you for an awesome food.
— Michelle, Makawao, HI
I lost a kitty during the pet food recalls in 2007. Ever since, I have been very particular about what I feed my cats. I found By Nature, and since I am convinced of the health benefits of organic food for myself, I have opted to also feed organic to my cats. It has proven to be an excellent choice, as all three of my cats, who are rescue cats, are in excellent health. They are active, have shiny coats, and clear shiny eyes. Their muscle tone is excellent. The oldest is 7 years, and she runs and jumps like a kitten when she plays. I believe that a cat's coat tells the tale on the condition of the cat...and I have never had any other food match the condition of my cat's coats since using By Nature Organic. I am a believer!
— Marcy, Sun Valley, CA
My little Ripple swears by your Rabbit Stew. She is a small cat anyway, but now she is getting old and doesn't want to eat much. It makes me happy when she comes right up close when I open the can. I always give her first choice at feedings (I have 4 cats). I wish you made big 12oz cans of cat food. I use 2 5oz cans per feeding for the group. And I do mix and match flavors for the kitties.
— Angela, Jefferson, IA
When we were adopted by a little black kitten from a feral litter found in Georgia over 3 years ago, we had no idea what we were in for, that Wingnut would totally take over the household and be an irreplaceable part of our lives. We're now out in California, and Wingnut recently battled cancer: mast cell tumors on her neck and hip. She is thriving post-op, thanks in part to her super-healthy diet, mostly her new favorite canned food, By Nature venison stew. She goes nuts for it! Typically, she won't eat the same canned food twice in succession, but she cannot get enough of By Nature. What the heck do y'all put in it, kitty crack?!? Whatever it is, Wingnut's a fan. And, a happy kitteh is a happy household!!!
— Gina, Foothill Ranch, CA
My cat Holley is allergic to chicken and wheat so I'm thankful I found your products, which offer options with no chicken or wheat, which is VERY hard to find. Holley is a healthy, happy cat and I know she will continue that way even with her issues because there are companies like yours that provide quality food for the pets who are really our family!
— Gabrielle, Baltimore, MD
I have two cats... Ernie, one who threw up any kind of wet & dry cat food and was very thin, while the other, Pirate Kitty who started having seizures before his first birthday, had gained a tremendous amount of weight. I was convinced I could help both by adjusting their diets so I did a LOT of research and discovered ByNature. They both love the variety of flavors. Ernie eats only canned ByNature and stopped throwing up, putting on the much needed weight. Pirate Kitty slimmed down to a healthy weight and the bonus was that he could eventually come off the seizure medicine. I have now started my overweight dog on the canned ByNature dog food and hoping for similar results. I can't say enough good things about the ByNature products, the food has really made a difference in my pets.
— Marcia, Caldwell, NJ
Snickers, my petite little tiger kitty, started having a problem with diarrhea around age 13. The vet determined it was probably related to what she was eating after some testing and advised I try feeding her other foods. She was very picky so not much changed for a while. When a couple years later it was found her kidneys were failing I was told to avoid feeding her protein because it harder for her kidneys to process and usually higher in phosphorus which can be really bad for a cat with kidney failure. If on the rare occasion she would eat any of these new foods, the diarrhea was worse than ever and she was losing weight. And even though I was giving her subcutaneous fluids nightly her kidney values were degrading. After much research I sought to at least eliminate the cause of the diarrhea which I suspected to be grain related, despite higher protein content. The cupboard was filling up with the canned food she was rejecting when I came across the By Nature cans. Her single food of choice became the organic turkey / chicken. Diarrhea went away, she put on weight her kidney values stabilized and her dandruffy coat became lush & silky & more vibrantly colored. My kitty seemed to come back to life and had 8 more great months (with sub-Q fluids) until bladder cancer took her at age 17. Her 3 glossy-coated replacements love the beef & liver best.
— Katie, Sparks, NV
I have an 8 year old Himalayan and she has had terrible skin problems, they said allergies and dermatitis. When I began feeding her the By Nature canned 95% meat variety foods her skin problems and allergies cleared up! She has been a normal kitty ever since. I love this food and my kitty does too. Thanks! :)
— Brianna, Bluffton, SC
Our Maine Coon, Cisco, was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 11. His glucose levels were close to 500, so he was getting insulin several times a day, along with prescription foods for his condition. We have other cats so feeding time was NOT the easiest time for us. After doing extensive research, and spending hours reading labels at the pet food stores, I found By Nature. He and his pals love the dry food, and Cisco's levels are in the normal range now. He hasn't had any insulin in two years, and at his last vet check up, no one could believe he is now 16. He looks wonderful, is active, plays, and is so happy. Our vet attributes this all to his diet! Thank YOU! — Joyce, Scottsdale, AZ
We switched from the major brands, such as Purina, about 2 years ago due to urinary tract problems with 2 of our male cats. The diet provided by those brands includes ingredients that cats would not normally eat if they were wild. Our vet said that these ingredients were causing the urinary problems.
After trying many good brands our cats just didn't eat all of their food. We have 8 cats so wasting food can be expensive.
Recently I found out about By Nature foods and decided to give them a try. Our cats love it. Not once has a can not been eaten completely.
We feed them the 95% meat cans and the grain free chicken and potato formula dry food. We do wish the grain free chicken and potato formula dry food came in bigger bags but if that is the only complaint we're doing pretty good. Oh, we have not had any urinary problems since changing foods. Keep up the good work! — Joseph, Lakewood, WA
My veterinarian recommended that I put Brummel on a special diet for diabetic cats. He had measured her glucose level at 410. I did some research and discovered that cats are not vegetarians and
should be fed wet foods that are all meat high protein, moderate fat and ultra low carbohydrate. After 2 weeks on By Nature Organic Turkey and Chicken,
I took her back for a glucose check and her level was 88.5, so no insulin necessary!!!! My vet is going to start trying this on other diabetic cats. Thank you for the fine cat food. — Helen, Phoenix City, AL
Our cat has chronic pancreatitis. Your product has helped her stay healthy and away from the vet's office. We can't thank you enough. — Rae, North Royalton, OH
Sweetie Pie Trouble
I feed my two cats the By Nature Organic dry food. It is an excellent product, and I am very pleased with how my cats look.
Their coats are so soft, silky and beautiful. Sonny, my 11 year old long hair, had digestive problems from excessive hairballs. I have tried every quality
brand on the market and brush him 2 times a day. By Nature is the only food that has helped Sonny; it is amazing. Sweetie Pie Trouble was rescued, and her coat was dry as hay.
It is so soft and silky now.
Thank you for such a wonderful product. I have many friends that have begun using it now. —Margieanne
The life of my beatiful cat Lulu was cut short due to chronic cystitis (complications with her bladder). She had significant pain at times; as a pet owner and her Mama, I felt terrible for her - wished there was something I could do. I decided to switch her food to try and give her any bit more comfort I possibly could - figured it couldn't hurt to try. I saw a significant change in her one I got her switched over 100% to By Nature Organics pet food. She has less frequent spells of pain/discomfort and lived out the remainder of her life with a little better quality. My second cat, Olive, has been on this food all along with Lu and she is just the healthiest, happiest cat I've ever seen. Thank you for your wonderful pet food - I look forward to MANY healthy years out of my cats. — Andrea, Island Lake, IL
Lucy is a calico domestic short hair that I adopted when she was 4 months old. Her diarrhea was so bad the
kitty litter really had its work cut out for it! This continued for 5 more months. The food the veterinarian
recommended did not make a difference. I even started cooking for her but she only turned up her nose.
I started her on a specific probiotic product that did wonders, but is no longer available in Canada and I
needed another alternative. I then found By Nature Organic canned and dry food. She loves her organic food
and we have no more puddles in the litter box!
Lucy has a shiny coat, her markings are more pronounced and symmetrical Ė she has become a real beauty;
and her brain functions well. She has lots of pep and has acquired a taste for anything that is on my plate! — Rae
I bought my first bag of BY NATURE dry cat food because I liked that it does not contian any soy or wheat additives. Well, little did I know that both of my cats will love it too! Everytime they hear me refill their bowls, both Josie and Vinny are by my feet, rubbing, meowing, purring away ... And their fur is soooo smooth and silky! Thank you for such a wonderful product! Purrr-meow! — Aryna, North Easham, MA
My 14 year old cat, Joseph, who is a diabetic, was overweight and lethargic. After reading about the
benefits of raw meat diets for cats, I decided this might help his health. But finding organic meats and
liver (great source of vitamins) was impossible. Then I found your organic canned food and decided to give it
Joseph loves it!! He eats every morsel, licks the bowl and cries for more! I do add some flaxseed and
probiotics because he is a diabetic. The results of feeding him By Nature Organics are amazing and well worth
the added expense. His fur is soft and shiny, and even though it is summer, he sheds very little now. Chronic
eye infections have cleared up, his body is leaner, and he needs less insulin, too. Perhaps the most amazing
benefit has been to his personality and huge increase of energy. He seems genuinely content, walking with me
outside and playing again at night. I can tell that he is happy. Thank you for a product that has given my
little companion his life back. — Liz, Scranton, PA
Our Siamese "Odin" was rescued from a high kill shelter hours before he was set to be euthanized. After bringing him home it took him awhile to come around but he couldn't hide his extremely loving and friendly personality. Another issue he couldn't hide was his sensitive stomach. He would regurgitate his food on a regular basis, up to 4 times a day, much to his and my unhappiness. We tried at least five different high-end brands before being introduced to By Nature by our vet. Odin was put on the kitten food at first since he was skin and bones (5.3 Lbs) after a month on the food we started to see many improvements to his health. He no longer had the issues with regurgitation and he started to gain weight along with having visible improvement to his appearance. Two years later Odin is still eating By Nature (adult version) he is the sweetest cat and is now healthy, handsome and happy. — Stephanie, Hamlin, NY