Delectables Squeeze Up Cat Treat Review

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Delectables Squeeze Up cat treats are made by Hartz, a company that has made pet products for decades. Delectables Squeeze Ups are one of many varied cat products made by the company. Learn more about Squeeze Ups in our unbiased review.

The We’re All About Cats Standard – Rating Delectables Squeeze Ups Cat Treats On What Matters

We have analyzed Delectables Squeeze Up cat treats and rated it according to our standards here at We’re All About Cats. Our grades are based on the species-appropriateness of the food, the quality of the ingredients, product variety, price, customer experience, and recall history. You can read more about our ratings here.

Here are our ratings for Delectables Squeeze Ups in these key areas:

Ratings

  • Species-Appropriateness – 6/10
  • Ingredient Quality – 6/10
  • Product Variety – 7/10
  • Price – 8/10
  • Customer Experience – 9/10
  • Recall History – 9/10

Overall Score: 7.5/10

We give Delectables Squeeze Ups cat treats a 45 out of 60 rating (75%) or a B+ grade.

About Delectables Squeeze Up Cat Treats

Delectables Squeeze Up cat treats are made by Hartz, a well-known pet products company based in the United States.

According to the company website, Hartz was started in 1926 by young German immigrant Max Stern. Stern established his business in New York City with singing canaries, soon expanding to packaged bird food. This began the Hartz line of pet products. In the 1950s, the company expanded into fish and aquarium products. In the 1960s they added products for dogs and cats, including the Hartz flea and tick collar. Their flea and tick collar is still the top-selling flea and tick collar for dogs and cats in the United States today.

Since 2000 the company has been sold and merged several times with other companies. The dominant shareholders today are a Japanese-based company. Hartz makes over 1500 different products for all kinds of pets and their products are sold globally.

Per Hartz, their Delectables treats were the first gourmet wet cat treat. The treats are available as lickable treats, squeeze-ups, broths, stews, bisques, and in other textures. They also make kitten, adult, and senior formulas.

Delectables Squeeze Ups are described as the first interactive wet cat treat. The treat is a rich puree in a lickable tube for hand feeding. They can also be served in a bowl or as a topper for your cat’s normal meal.

Delectables have recently rolled out a new ad campaign for their products.

Sourcing And Manufacturing

Delectables are made in Thailand, according to information on the Hartz FAQ page. They state that Thailand is one of the world’s richest sources of tuna, which is a key ingredient in their treats.

We would guess that many of the brand’s ingredients come from Thailand or nearby countries. That’s not uncommon for many of the cat foods that are made in Thailand today. However, that’s only a guess and we don’t can’t verify it at this time. We didn’t find that information from Hartz.

Have Delectables Squeeze Up Cat Treats Been Recalled?

We did not find any recalls for Hartz cat treats in general, or for Delectables Squeeze Up treats in particular in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration database. Hartz has had several recalls for dog treats in the past. They have also had several recalls for fish products.

We only looked at foods and treats and didn’t look at the other products made by Hartz.

What Kinds Of Cat Treats does Delectables Squeeze Ups Offer?

Delectables mainly come in Squeeze Ups and Lickable Treats. The textures available include the Squeeze Up tubes, soft pate, stew, bisque, chowder, and savory broths. The treats are made for kittens, adults, and for senior cats.

We found the following Squeeze Up recipes on the Hartz website.

  • Delectables™ SqueezeUp™ Tuna & Salmon – 4 Count
  • Delectables™ SqueezeUp™ Variety Pack – 20 Pack
  • Delectables™ SqueezeUp™ Variety Pack – 48 Pack
  • Delectables™ SqueezeUp™ Variety Bag 24 Pack
  • Delectables™ SqueezeUp™ Chicken Veggies – 4 Count
  • Delectables™ SqueezeUp™ Chicken & Tuna Variety 10 Count
  • Delectables™ SqueezeUp™ – Senior 10+ Chicken – 4 Count
  • Delectables™ SqueezeUp™ Tuna & Shrimp – 4 Count
  • Delectables™ SqueezeUp™ with Tuna – 4 Count
  • Delectables™ SqueezeUp™ Chicken – 4 Count

Delectables Squeeze Up Cat Treat Reviews

#1 Delectables SqueezeUp Tuna & Salmon

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Hand-held treats for cats have become very popular recently. Not only can you feed them to your cat directly from the squeezable tube, but you can spread some over your cat’s regular cat food or simply put some in a dish for a fun in-between meals treat. These treats can be a great savory toppers to entice finicky eaters.

Delectables Squeeze Up cat treats are said to be the first gourmet wet cat treat that encourages interactive feeding. You can have fun and bond with your cat while he paws at you, begging for more!

The Squeeze Up Tuna & Salmon recipe has a rich and thick flavored puree that comes from a 4.5-ounce lickable tube. There are four tubes per pack in this product.

This treat is grain free with no added fillers or by-products. It has no added preservatives. It is made with real tuna and real salmon. These treats are low in calories.

Remember that treats are only intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding. They do not replace a cat’s complete and balanced diet. These treats may be fed up to three times per day.

This food is also high in moisture which is good for your cat’s health. Many cats don’t drink enough water or get enough moisture if left on their own.

This treat gets high ratings from lots of customers. We think most cats will enjoy them.

Delectables™ SqueezeUp™ Tuna & Salmon has 530 kcal/kg (calculated), 7.4 kcal ME per 14 grams.

Ingredients

Water, Tuna, Salmon, Tapioca Starch, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Natural Tuna Flavor.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 8%
Crude Fat: 0.1%
Crude Fiber: 0.5%
Moisture: 90%
Ash: 3%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 80%
Fat: 1%
Fiber: 5%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 97.05%
Fat: 2.95%

Ingredients We Liked: Tuna, salmon

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Natural flavor

Common Allergens: Fish (tuna and salmon) can be allergens for some cats

Pros

  • Grain-free with no added fillers or by-products
  • Made with real tuna and salmon
  • Great reviews from thousands of customers

Cons

  • “Natural flavor” is vague

#2 Delectables SqueezeUp Chicken Veggies

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We all probably know that cats are obligate carnivores, meaning that they really really need meat in their diets. Your cat may not need fiber in the same way that we do – or that dogs do – since cats have a much shorter digestive tract. But that doesn’t mean that a little fiber isn’t appreciated by your cat, especially if you have an indoor cat. Some cats like to nibble on grass, for example. And some cats enjoy cat food and treats that have a little vegetable matter.

Delectables SqueezeUp Chicken Veggies are one of the most popular cat treats sold by Hartz. Made with real chicken and a few vegetables, the pureed, lickable treats seem to have a taste that cats love.

This recipe is grain free with no added fillers or by-products. It has no added preservatives and no added colors. Ingredients include tuna, chicken, carrots, pumpkin, and spinach.

This package includes 4 half-ounce tubes that can be fed to your cat straight from the tube for hand-feeding. Or, you can squeeze some of the puree over your cat’s regular cat food to make it tastier. You can even put some in a dish for a special treat.

This treat is only intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding. It should not take the place of your cat’s regular meals. You can feed your cat up to three tubes per day for a regular-sized cat.

This is a very popular treat. We think most cats will like it.

Delectables™ SqueezeUp™ Chicken Veggies has 530 kcal/kg (calculated), 7.4 kcal ME per 14 grams.

Ingredients

Water, Tuna, Chicken, Tapioca Starch, Natural Flavor, Carrots, Pumpkin, Spinach, Guar Gum, Natural Tuna Flavor.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 8%
Crude Fat: 0.1%
Crude Fiber: 0.5%
Moisture: 90%
Ash: 3%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 80%
Fat: 1%
Fiber: 5%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 97.05%
Fat: 2.95%

Ingredients We Liked: Tuna, chicken, carrots, pumpkin

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Natural flavor

Common Allergens: Fish (tuna) and chicken can both be allergens for some cats

Pros

  • Tuna and chicken are both good sources of protein
  • Grain free with no added fillers or by-products
  • No added colors or preservatives

Cons

  • Natural flavor is a vague ingredient

#3 Delectables SqueezeUp – Senior 10+ Chicken

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Senior cats love treats, too. They can also be inclined to become picky about their food. As cats get older, their senses of taste and smell can start to fade so a tasty treat can be a good way to help encourage them to eat.

Delectables™ Squeeze Up™ – Senior 10+ Chicken cat treats is made especially for older cats. Not only does it taste good so it will appeal to your senior cat, but this senior formula has some added vitamins and minerals to make it healthier for older cats.

This recipe is made with real chicken. It contains no grains and it has no added fillers or by-products. It has no added preservatives and no added colors.

This treat is not intended to take the place of your cat’s regular diet. It is only intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding. You can feed a regular-sized cat up to three tubes per day.

This is another very popular – and highly rated – Squeeze Up treat. We think many senior cats will like it.

Delectables™ Squeeze Up™ – Senior 10+ Chicken cat treats has 530 kcal/kg (calculated), 7.4 kcal ME per 14 grams.

Ingredients

Water, Tuna, Chicken, Tapioca Starch, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Natural Tuna Flavor, Vitamin E Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Viamin B12 Supplement.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 8%
Crude Fat: 0.1%
Crude Fiber: 0.5%
Moisture: 90%
Ash: 3%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 80%
Fat: 1%
Fiber: 5%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 97.05%
Fat: 2.95%

Ingredients We Liked: Tuna, chicken, vitamins, minerals

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Natural flavors

Common Allergens: Tuna (fish) and chicken can be allergens for some cats

Pros

  • Tuna and chicken are good sources of protein for cats
  • Grain-free with no added fillers or by-products
  • No added preservatives or colors
  • Added vitamins and minerals for the senior cat

Cons

  • “Natural flavors” is a vague ingredient

What Do Customers Think Of Delectables Squeeze Up Cat Treats?

Delectables are extremely popular. We found lots of reviews online.

Positive Reviews

Three months ago, I adopted a 1.5 year old cat. Needless to say, she’s been spoiled rotten. Simone is a little chunky, so she needs to lose a little. She’s on a wet food diet but does get the occasional treat. I was looking for something other than the crunchy treats that she would like.

… My goodness-I brought these home and she loved them from the start! She would eat them 24/7 if she was able to open them herself. 😄 I give her one when I leave for work and another before bedtime. She follows me around when it’s close to treat time. Once I say “Let’s go and get your treat!” it’s like some lit a fire under her and she flies down the stairs and into the kitchen. They are definitely a hit around this house! – by Donna, reviewing Hartz Delectables Squeeze Up Interactive Lickable Wet Cat Treats on September 29, 2022

Cats love this stuff more than I’d’ve believed possible. My herd (five of them) come running when they hear the top of the container unscrewing. And even my feral kitty – who won’t let me come near her under normal circumstances – will rub on my ankles and reach up with her paws to ask politely for a taste. If I hold the Squeeze Up in one hand I can even apply flea preventative to the feral while she licks at the pouch, she loves it that much.

I also use Squeeze Ups to mix with medicines when my babies require them. Rather than squirt medication into their mouths and have them spit half of it back out I just mix it with a Delectables, and have yet to *not* have a cat lick up every single drop.

Best part is that even my oldest cat, who doesn’t have many teeth left, can enjoy these treats; no chewing required! – by Kindle Customer reviewing Hartz Delectables Squeeze Up Interactive Lickable Wet Cat Treats on September 25, 2022

Negative Reviews

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I thought my cat would love these but h didn’t she turned her nose up at them and walked away – by mechelle_nv_jg96p reviewing Hartz Delectables Squeeze Up Variety Pack Interactive Lickable Wet Cat Treat

I’m actually angry over this treat. I failed to read the list of ingredients and that’s my fault but why name a product “CHICKEN” if the first ingredient is fish? My cat developed a fish allergy due to the ubiquitous use of tuna in so many cat products. In spite of the Mercury levels in tuna, manufacturers continues to use it in most foods for cats. Irresponsible choice of profit over the heath of the consumer. – by Kaeen reviewing 10-Pack Variety Squeeze Up Cat Treats a year ago.

How Much Do Delectables Squeeze Up Treats Cost?

Delectables Squeeze Ups are very modestly priced in the U.S. We found the 10-pack variety package online for $6.49 at a feed store.

Walmart carries packages of four tubes for around $2.43.

Chewy carries Delectables in larger packs and bundles.

Delectables are also available in Canada. We found them online in a number of countries but Hartz doesn’t provide a listing of countries where they are sold so you will have to check individual sites.

Overall, Are Delectables Squeeze Up Cat Treats A Good Choice?

Delectables Squeeze Ups are a favorite with cats and many customers. The ingredients appear to be average. Hartz doesn’t provide any detailed information about the ingredients or where they are sourced. However, cat food and treats made in Thailand are generally made according to EU regulations which are high.

There are better quality treats but we would recommend Squeeze Ups. They seem to be good value treats. You could compare them to Temptations Creamy Puree and Friskies Lil Soups.

How Do You Order Idelectables Squeeze Ups Cat Treats?

Delectables Squeeze Ups are widely available in North America. They are found in supermarkets, Walmarts, pet stores, and many places that sell pet foods. You can order them online from the same stores. Chewy.com also carries them in bulk.

Overseas, you can find them on some of the pet food specialty sites.

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About Carlotta Cooper

Carlotta Cooper is a long-time contributing editor for the weekly dog show magazine DN Dog News. She's the author of The Dog Adoption Bible, a Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) award winner. In addition, she is an American Kennel Club Gazette breed columnist and the author of several books about dogs and other animals. She has been reviewing pet foods and writing about dog food for more than 10 years.

One thought on “Delectables Squeeze Up Cat Treat Review

  1. bernadette

    I think coupons could be provided for these treats. Purina gives coupons on their food and treats and because of this I
    would rather stick to Purina.

    Reply

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