Food for Thought: 21 Fascinating Vintage Cat Food Ads

Here’s some fascinating food for thought! These 21 vintage cat food ads prove that as much as things change, they also stay very much the same.

Take a walk down memory lane with these 21 vintage cat food ads! Some brands you’ll recognize as popular foods still on shelves today. Others will ring no bells at all – and some will have you scratching your head – Carnation made cat food?!

Make sure you read the ad copy, too – how different were the feline foods of yesteryear? From the ingredients (horse meat! jellymeat?!) to manufacturers boasting about the nutritional benefits of by-products, it wasn’t only the food that was different, different things apparently mattered to cat owners, too.

Kinda makes you wonder what we will think about today’s cat food ads 5o years from now…

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  1. Matthew J. Rosa

    Jul 5, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    I Am Looking For An Old Magazine Cat Food Ad From The 1980’s Or 1990’s Which Features A Man At A Zoo With A Cat On His Shoulder Both Looking At A Lion (or Tiger) In A Cage. To The Reader Of The Ad, The Small Cat Seems To Be Saying To The Big Cat: “Don’t Worry Cousin, I’ll Get The Best Lawyers Money Can Buy To Spring Ya’!”

  2. Benita Fahnestock

    Jul 5, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    My kitties loved CADILLAC cat food in the 50’s. The only one in this article that I’ve never heard of if PURR. My cats have chowed down on all the others over the years. My current babies love Fancy Feast.

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