What is the advantage of buying this over buying the human chicken in a can? I brought some from the grocery store thinking it might be a nice treat. It was ok, not overwhelmingly enjoyed, but ok. I don't think they liked the texture. Just curious about the chicken cattitorie and Chicken of the Sea chicken in cans we might eat.
Earthborn Holistic Chicken Catcciatori:
Chicken, Chicken Broth, Potato Starch, Sunflower Oil, Guar Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Carrageenan, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide.
Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken Breast:
Cooked Chicken Breast Meat, Water, Contains less than 2% of the Following: Modified Food Starch, Salt, Sodium Phosphates.
As you can see, there's a big difference. The cat food has minerals and vitamins added that a cat needs. A mineral/vitamin deficiency can result in a very sick or even dead cat. The canned chicken chunks doesn't have any of this and it has added salt which isn't exactly ideal.
For what it's worth, I did feed low sodium canned chicken chunks to one of my chihuahuas for nearly 6 weeks. I added a lot of Nutrical to it to attempt to provide the necessary nutrients. She refused to eat any dog food at all when I first got her. I'm pretty sure that the people that had her didn't feed her dog food. With some persistence, I did get her to eat kibble by slowly adding it to the chicken. She now happily eats Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural without issue.