Rated 3 out of 5 by teee prime fillets
My cats love this ,come running before i can open it lol
April 2, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Emmy012 Moderately Tasty
My tabby cat really enjoys this beef fillet in gravy. However, I believe that the peices are way to big. After several minutes, when my cat finally gets a piece in his mouth, he usually spits it back out. I usually have to mash it up with a fork. Overall this fillet is fine, but could be much better!!
March 23, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by irishmom new formula?
Have you changed the recipe for the prime filet (beef)? My cats used to love it, but now they don't want it at all.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by pammy123 prime filets with beef
my 3 cats love it wont eat anything else, they also love the beef shreeds lots of gray and meat.
January 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Salt and Pepper My kitties love it.
Beef is their favorite flavor, and the dog doesn't mind helping them finish it!
December 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by widget Good but filets are too big
My cats like this okay but the filets are not consistently cut and more times than not too big for a cat to eat. It's obvious that the filets can be cut better but for whatever reason(s), there seems to be a lack of QA on this product
December 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cinderella no leftovers!
I have 7 cats and they all seem to prefer beef & poultry vs. seafood and they prefer bits & filets vs. pate & shreds. If I feed them their preference, there is no leftovers - they eat it all.
December 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Philocat A Good Basic Food for Your Cat
Friskies Prime Fillet with Beef and Gravy is a beef-based cat food that comes is small thin strips (as opposed, say, to the blob texture of pate). Out of several foods I serve my cat, this variety is one she eats fully and unhesitatingly. She rarely lifts her head from the dish before finishing her portion. A happy enthusiastic cat is likely a healthy cat, and I am not one to argue with a successful feed. And the food is substantially less expensive than many of its competitors. With its low price and its appeal to kitty, this food is easy to recommend. Let's look a little further.
It is interesting to note that this inexpensive brand includes beef as well as by-products.. Beef is listed as the primary ingredient following water for processing. The food meets the standard for complete and balanced cat nutrition established by an organization called AAFCO -- the Association of American Feed Control Officials. This is a reliable indication that the food is healthy and balanced for the cat.
Friskies and its parent company take substantial criticism for their products from competitors and from some users. Some of the criticism is undoubtedly overblown or ideologically based. I looked at several different ratings of the product under different standards. The discussion I found most persuasive is by a group called Goodguides, which rates a variety of products including several hundred varieties of cat food, wet and dry, by the leading manufacturers. The food is rated by experts under standards that are explained in assessing the different foods against one another. Standards for the quality of the food include nutritional adequacy, caloric content disclosure, life stage specificity, and specific ingredients that may be particularly desirable or undesirable. My examination of Goodguides gave me confidence that the rating was impartial and knowledgeable.
The Goodguides overall rating for Friskies Prime Filet with Beef in Gravy is 6.8 with a health rating of 7.8 (Goodguides also scores manufacturers on environmental and social policies, which slightly reduces this product's overall rating.) More meaningfully, the product was rated as 65th out of 360 tested varieties of wet cat foods. This humble Friskies product thus is within the top 20 percent of its peers.
With the combination of my own (and my cat's) experience with this food and what I have learned from reading, I think this is a solid product, particularly given its accessibility and low price. The cat loves it. As with all things, variety is important. I wouldn't feed this product to the cat every day. But it is nevertheless a staple of her diet and a healthy, inexpensive, and welcome meal. I am pleased to see my cat happy when she eats it. I have enjoyed learning enough about the product to try to write about it here.
June 10, 2014