Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 1, 2023 by Crystal Uys


I spend a lot of time looking at cat food labels so I can stay on top of all the latest information on feline nutrition, so it was a refreshing change to spend some time looking at cat food labels purely for fun. Cat Food for Thought: Pet Food Label Art, Wit & Wisdom is a charming little book featuring cat food art from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.


The cute labels are paired with quotes and snippets of wisdom, making browsing through this book a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I also found the book fascinating from a branding and marketing perspective. The vast difference in style between today’s pet food labels and the labels pictured in this book makes you realize how much our world has changed over the last fifty years.


This little book will equally delight cat lovers, pop culture fans, and anyone with a love of graphic design.

Enter to win an autographed copy of Cat Food for Thought

To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment letting me know why you’d like to win this book. For an additional chance to win, share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest, and leave a separate comment for each social network, letting me know that you shared. No need to post the link to your share. This giveaway is open to readers in the United States only. This giveaway ends Friday, May 23. Winners will be chosen by random drawing*.

Images reprinted from Cat Food for Thought: Pet Food Label Art, Wit & Wisdom by Warren Dotz and Masud Husain, published by Insight Editions © 2014, used with permission.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

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21 Comments on Review and Giveaway: Cat Food for Thought

  1. I’d like to win the book to use as a coffee table piece and add to my very small collection of cat books.

  2. This would be a neat book to add to my cat books library. I love vintage cat advertising and this books sounds very unique and interesting.

  3. I love seeing things from the old days and seeing how much things have changed. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. This book looks like it would be so much fun to look at! As a child of the 70’s, I love and appreciate that period style…plus, it would be a early birthday present for me! :oP

  5. I would love to win that book because it looks so cute and I am pawsitive I would enjoy reading it!!

  6. I love viewing historic pop culture artwork such as this! I would greatly enjoy giving this book multiple viewings. Thank you! 🙂

  7. What an interesting idea for a book. It would be fun to see how the labels have changed over the eyars.

  8. Maybe this makes me a crazy cat lady but I actually collect cat books, so I’d love to get my hands on this fun,informative book. Thanks 🙂

  9. I’ve been a cat-lover since I was a little girl, & I love cat art. This would be a delightful addition to my collection, & be a keepsake for my daughter Mary & grandson Xavier, who both love cats as much as I do!

  10. What a cool little book to have. To see the Then’s and Now’s in labeling and how we’ve changed what we feed our furry friends.

  11. I will like and share on Facebook and Twitter, but since I won the last book I will withdraw from the drawing!

  12. I would LOVE to have a copy of this just for the nostalgia value!! Beautiful!!! <3

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