Rated 4 out of 5
by LaurelAveCatLady No More "Issues"
I do a bit of TNR #Trap, Neuter, Return# with stray and feral cats and this summer I had an injured one whom I kept after taking care of her for so long. The "issue" was her stool. It was not diarrhea--she only went once daily-- but always too soft. I tried brand after brand with no luck. Every day, at litter cleaning time, the same...
I finally started reading and comparing ingredients listed on labels. I knew cats require a lot of protein and that rice 'binds' so I tried Purina One's Chicken and Rice formula first, thinking the rice might do it. No such luck.
So, although it has slightly less protein, I switched to Healthy metabolism--in part because she had also gained some weight and this one has less calories. Anyway, about three days later...SUCCESS! Although I have since switched to the Naturals formula, I would definitely recommend this to anyone with a cat who has similar "issues."
The main reason I switched to Naturals is the cost. I have five indoor cats and a colony outside of seven to ten #depending on who shows up# and it can get rather costly. I also like the fact that Naturals has no additives.
Nicely done, Purina! Now let's see the same or similar done for your other lines #Friskies, regular Purina Cat Chow, et al.#.
December 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
by CeeLee Quality food for the right price & great for young cats!
I have three cats that are all 1-2. My vet recommended I switch my 9 month old kitten to adult food since by this point he was 14.5 lbs! They are all pretty big male cats but this food really made it easy for me to know what this product was doing for my neutured cats and seems to keep their weight down. I have been feeding them this for about 6 months and I love it and I'm really grateful to have Purina One come out with a product I know is good for my cat's health.
May 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Soly4 Finally Purina One has the formula for my boy!
My boy Soly loves Purina One, so when I saw the metabolism dry cat food I grabbed a bag. Since he is a indoor neutered male he is getting the belly spread. I'm so glad he likes it and hopefully soon I will see it working in the weight area also.
November 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Panky Healthy Metabolism Is Great!
I tried this on my Monsieur because he is a neutered cat. I can't fill is bowl fast enough. He loves the taste! Haven't seen the weight loss, yet but he loves it anyways!
June 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Dolly Shelter Pet
I adopted my cat from the MHS on May 3rd,2013. I have had other cats all my life but my little Miriam, 2 years old has got to be the sweetest kitty I have ever had. She like everyone and loves to talk and play. She is very loveable and loves to play. She cuddles, purrs and just is so sweet. She goes to everyone and does not have any mean or nasty streak in her. She is the greatest and I am so thankful she was there for me to adopt.She tugged at my heart strings when I saw her and she still does that today. Love her
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Carolscats I have cats ranging from 14 years to 2 years they all eat Purina OneThey are healthy and active. Four are pedigreed American Shorthairs, two rescues
My cats, from kitten hood to adult all eat an appropriate Purina One formula for their stage in life. Our adult cats range from 14 years to 2 years. 4 are pedigreed American Shorthairs 2 are rescues. My pregnant and nursing cats are fed Purina One Kitten to give them the extra nutrition that the will need for raising healthy kittens.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JamieP Healthy beautiful coats on all three long haired kitty's
About 7 years ago I brought a cat home from a friend of mine from work. She's a long haired grey tiger calico named "Gismo". I asked my friend what she was feeding her and she said "just what ever was on sale. " I always feed my other cat "Spider's" Purina One so that's what I started feeding to "Gismo". With in 3 months both my kids and I all noticed that Gismo's coat had tripled in thickness and so much softer since we had got her. There's no question about it, I know it was the change in her diet to Purina One. After that I have never consided feeding my cats or dogs anything else. My other cat "Spiders" is now almost 16 years old and is still in excellent health, Gismo is 8 years old now and my new little boy "Desi" is about 3 years old. All of them are long haired with soft beautiful healthy coats. Over the years I have feed them different types of Purina One and they all always love it. I have finally settled on Healthy Metabolizm due to they're all getting slightly overweight.
January 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DSWV Great taste. Even better results!
We have three rescue cats. One has been diagnosed with chronic digestive issues. We tried a wide array of cat foods in order to find one that all three would enjoy the taste of, while still addressing the needs of our guy with the stomach issues.
No matter what we tried, we could not find a food that all three enjoyed and that actually seemed to help with digestive issues.
We saw this particular blend of Purina One and gave it a try.
Within 2 weeks of feeding this on a daily basis, our guy with the stomach issues was experiencing better results in the litter box. All three cats displayed a leaner silhouette as well! This is the first food that all three of our cats have enjoyed eating. Prior to this, they became disinterested in their dry food every few months.
I would recommend this food to any one!
February 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarrieRo It works!
I have two cats and one needs to lose weight while the other needs to gain. Big surprise, the big guy loves to eat. Both cats had previously been on Purina One (Salmon formula) and all of us were happy.
The vet wanted the big guy to switch to a higher protein prescription diet for big bucks, but I found the healthy metabolism diet with a similar nutritional profile and it was the same price as the rest of the Purina One line. The transition was very easy since it was the same brand. He loves the new food. Since the other cat gets very similar food they are both good about staying at their own bowls.
Six months later he is down from 13.9 to 12.3 lbs. Yes, he still begs for food, but he is energetic, playful and I've even noticed that his dandruff is much better. Hopefully he will be at the goal, 11lbs, at the next vet check.
November 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gaby Yumm!
My cat loves Purina One. Since my cat Ninja is spayed this food is perfect for her. I dont have to worry much about her since shes a pretty active cat . This food is great & I can tell Ninja loves it.
February 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rina my cat loves this
This is the best cat food my cat loves this stuff!!
February 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rickie it delivery what is promise.
We have been trying a lot vet foods to help our 4 years old cat Joe loose weight with no sucess. I was very discorage and decided to look up your site. 3 months ago we switched to Purina One Smartblend Healthy Metabolism and he lost 4 pounds. Chiquinho 7 years old and Michael 13 years old not just enjoy the food but kept their weight. All 3 have more energy and play a lot!
December 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PitMixRescuer Has helped my overweight cat shed a few pounds!
My tuxedo kitty, Figaro, has always struggled with his weight. He LOVES to eat! On every other "Healthy Weight" food, I would feed him the recommended amount only for him to gain weight, still be hungry, or BOTH! I would cut back the portions only to end up with a very loud and needy kitty! This food seems to keep him full and he enjoys the taste! He gets a can of the Healthy Metabolism food with a quarter cup of dry food at night, and half a cup of straight dry in the morning! This routine actually seems to help keep him trim and full and I don't get woken up by my hungry kitty alarm clock at 5 am anymore! Thank you Purina One!
March 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sneezy210 Causes nightly sneezing fits
Am sorry to report that every since I took my 3 cats ages 10,7 and 2 off of this product their nightly wet sneezing fits have
stopped and I can sleep through the night again. Iams is no better and also induces their wet sneezing fits. I can see maybe one cat having allergy to whatever is in this product, but all 3 is more than coincidence. When I went to Advanced Nutritional Formula brand all the sneezing stopped, it does not have the grain contents of Purina and has other additional superior nutrients. Sorry I cannot recommend this
product for my own cats, others' cats may do very well on this food.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cleopa Incredibly, both my cats love this!
I have two cats, rescues, with diet and stomach issues. Amazingly, both cats love this food and both can easily digest it. This is the first and only food they will both eat.
I am buying a second bag today. The protein content is what drew me to try this brand. My cats seem to have more energy and their coats are getting softer.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by treeguyus Changed Food Been Using For Years
Our local store ran out of our favorite brand of food. We shopped for another and found Purina One Smart Blend Healthy Metabolism, I liked the high protein content over other cat foods. Our boys (both rescue cats) took to the food very easily after a week of gradually changing it. So far, what we have noticed, is the litter box odor is gone or so slight we can't even tell at all as compared to the other food. My wife pointed this out to me first. Secondly, we have noticed activity levels has increased a bit, Makes sense that higher protein levels will help lose or maintain weight. It worked for me when I wanted to drop a few pounds. In a few months I will revisit and do a updated review. We are very pleased so far with this product
March 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tiffany Quality food for my cats sensitive system
I went through about 6 different cat foods before I found one that didn't bother my cat's digestive system. I finally found Purina One and have been feeding it to my cats for 10 years now. I would never change because it was the best fit for my cats!
January 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Esmeraldurr Yummy! Need more!
My cat absolutely loves this food, the only down side is that they don't carry it at my local Walmart, but I don't mind driving a little more to buy this! My two cats really love Purina products, and I will never change to another brand, this is absolutely the best budget cat food out their! She doesn't eat anything else, I really feel better knowing my cats eat a healthy meal for them.
June 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keishap Losing weight steadily
I have two littermates, one of whom was severely overweight. None of the 'light' blends were working for him, and more importantly, keeping his brother full. I was getting 2am wake up calls from very hungry 'skinny' cat. Since switching a month ago, I have seen a huge uptake in activity in the fatty, and I only have to a small extra 1/4 cup feeding before bed to keep his brother satisfied. (we feed on a four time a day timer). The activity uptick is the most important and impressive part.
April 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KristiK83 All 4 cats like this food
We have four cats, aged 1-7 years, with four very different taste preferences. We used to buy different types of foods to satisfy all of their desires and keep them happy. One bag of Purina One Healthy Metabolism, and all four are happy and eating the same food! And I find I'm not having to feed them as often due to the fiber keeping them feeling fuller longer. I have one spayed female that is several pounds overweight, I am hopeful this will help her lose some weight!
September 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by esm398 Well made cat food
My 7year old shelter cat love this food. It's crunchy enough to help with her plaque on her teeth and also as advertised, is great on her metabolism. I feed her this at night before bed, and wet food in the morning. She is in great health and this was vet recommended.
July 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CatButler My cats really are more active.
I have 2, cats, sisters that are 2yrs old. They were turning into lazy cats. One sister had a weight problem. I was feeding a wild formula food, no corn, meat and veg. No grains. It is a very good food, but this Healthy Metabolism is amazing. Almost immediately both of my cats had increased energy. The fat cat is noticibly thinner after 1 bag.. I'll stick with this food for awhile and see what happens.
September 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marcial Great food
My 3 cats are seniors and love this food. I have tried other more expensive brands, but they are very happy with this brand.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catjo44 High Recommend
I highly recommend this product, we feed this to all our cats & they absolutely love it. They have never looked better.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NaeDawg My cats love the taste.
I have 2 spayed females and 1 neutered male so I thought finding a dry cat food they would all eat would be impossible. All 3 love the taste of the Healthy Metabolism dry food. They have more energy and less body weight.
December 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by eal617 My cats love it!
I recently received a free sample of this and after feeding it to my cats I just had to write a review. It has been a long time since my cats have reacted the way they have to this food. I swear they think they are treats! I've had to hide the food to keep them out of it. I did not receive enough of a sample to tell if it actually helped with the weight but I will definitely be buying them a bag!
May 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fern My cat LOVES the taste!
We got a sample in the mail and my cat has gone crazy for the taste. He loves it so much that he sits on the bag asking for more, several times a day. I have never seen him act this way with any other food, although the Purina One salmon and tuna comes close. However, my sample bag is almost gone and my grocery store does not carry this variety yet. Hope I can find more soon or we will have one unhappy kitty!
May 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LBrown Our girl loves it!
Our girl took right to our changing her food. We had her on One kitten chow for her 1st year and then change to One Healthy Metabolism. We liked the increased protein and reduced fat as compared to her kitten chow. It even looks like she has slimmed up a little since she's been eating it (approx 3 weeks). We are very pleased.
May 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JanK Good for picky eaters
Good stuff! It was hard to find this type of food that my cats would like. Tried this one and bingo!
June 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shermitz Salmon is her Favorite!
I feel good about feeding One to my cat, Kabuki. It's nutritious and evidently flavorful as she loves it! Hubby has bought other brands on sale and we end up giving it away, because she won't eat it. Thanks Purina!
July 11, 2013