My cat gobbles it up
My cat is fed Thrive wet/dry combination daily and this is one of the wet flavours she absolutely loves! Yes it's stinky, but there's a variety of good quality fish. My cats clears her plate. Maybe we are lucky but have never experienced a bad batch so will continue to buy
Cats enjoy it
Yes this is a pungent cat food, but I like that you can see the various real fish pieces inside it, and that its a complete food. My two boys never leave any in their bowls so they like it. I've been ordering it for two years now.
Great for cat
I feel like the bad reviews don't do this justice, maybe it was indeed a bad batch? Now, this one does smell stronger than their other flavours, but as far as I know that's just how mackerel always smells! It's a pretty strong fishy smell. Our cat, however, has no problem and always gobbles it up. The vet was very happy to hear that he likes fish as it provides lots of nutrients for cats! Our cat recently got "tired" of the tuna flavour so this is a reliable alternative,
High quality food despite how it looks to humans
Our cat finds it a great food despite how it looks to us. Great to have such a variety of different ingredients to usual. Mackerel, whitebait and shrimp in mackerel stock so a very wet food that is a complete food and meal. Don't be put off by the look as the cat wont..
Great for my 14 yrs cat
Not sure why some people think the smell is quite unpleasant, perhaps just a bad batch? My cat loves all the fish flavours of thrive and it smells nothing but fish, which is what it should smell like. I’ve bought quite a few of the 24 packs with no issues at all.
fussy cats love this
at last a complete cat food that my cats will eat that is real fish. I've bought a few times this year also the chicken one & had no issues, smells nice & fresh & ordering more today :)
My fussy cat loves all the Thrive range including the Ocean Fish
It contains ocean fish and the clue is in the title, it contains oily fish plus crustaceans as I've found shrimp in it plus what looks like squid and my girl loves it. Yes it is definitely fishy smelling but not Rancid so maybe some customers have had a highly unusual bad batch but we've had this a number of times now and it is no more offensive than anything fishy. I keep trying other products but my girl turns her nose up at anything that isn't Thrive.
I normally dont write reviews but with this one I had to. Its terrible. Smells disgusting. My 2 cats just smell it and walk away not even touch it. Other tastes of this brand is lovely but this ocean one I would avoid.
I would give this minus stars if possible! Like other reviewers - I could not believe how fowl the smell was when I opened the can. Surely this has got to be a bad batch that should be returned to the manufacturer? The open tin went straight down the waste disposal with a gallon of water and disinfectant and Ive kept the others as potential return as you have to witness the stench it to believe it!! So much for trying a different flavour for our now 'highly offended' cat!!
I was hoping that recent bad reviews were just isolated incidents, but when I opened this food I knew something was off. It smells like actually rotting garbage, and my cats of course wouldn't eat it. Extremely disappointed as I feel other thrive wet food are very good and It's what I normally give my cats, so to have such a disgusting product being sold with a straight face is vile.
My cat hates Tuna and Salmon
My cat loves this variety and the Sardine and Mackerel. This is the first cat I have been owned by who hates Tuna and Salmon in any form.
My cats love the tuna, and tuna & salmon so I thought I'd try the Ocean Fish - there was more gravy than fish to start, and neither one of them had more than one taste! Walked away a few times, compared to the other flavours which they devour! Maybe if there was actual fish flakes? It was very soupy.
A dining disaster
My cats love the tuna, tuna/salmon so I'd thought I'd try to Ocean fish too. They did not like at all!! A sniff at best, I even tried to add real tuna to it to entice them but they were not interested. Waste of money sadly.
Also, it is mostly gravy and very little fish - usually they love gravy but not this one. Very disappointed.
This smells disgusting. The awful fishy smell permeated the whole house! My cat wouldn't touch it either. The Tuna and Salmon is a lot better and my geriatric cat loves that one.
Cat likes it but smells disgusting
Cat likes it but smells disgusting
Looks like a waste product
I love other Thrive products, but this looks and smells just awful, and none of my cats would even look at it let alone eat it. I ended up having to discard it. The content looks like thin fish soup with indeterminable, unsubstantial pieces of fish.
Great replacement for non-complete foods like Encore
Our cats love Encore as a treat, but now I've found Thrive Complete I can give them this instead - and I think it's slightly cheaper than what we were paying for Encore.
Honestly, Ocean Fish variety looks very unappetising, but the cats aren't fussed about what it looks like, and the empty bowls suggest it tastes better than it looks.
Tuna & Salmon
Tuna & Salmon gets absolutely devoured. No crumbs left. No grains, no sugar, and a high meat content. Which means it's not cheap either. And it even has responsible and sustainable sourcing. What else could you want? I will buy a few tins now and again to mix things up at home.
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Smells good and cat eats it all
This is one of the very few foods my 18month old female cat will eat all of - she's a bit of a fusspot but this is always eaten up and she comes running when she hears me opening the tin! It's pricy but good and I would rather pay more and have it eaten than use a cheaper bbrand and throw half of it away...