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Choosing cat food for our four-legged friends is never easy, especially when the market offers such a vast choice as it does today.
Added to this is the fact that some cats (almost all the ones I know!) are very demanding and a little picky, so pleasing them is not an easy task.
However, we will begin with an overview of the world of “cat food”, trying to briefly list the most important aspects to consider when choosing the best diet for cats.
Cat food: essential nutrients
First of all, the first thing to know is how the cat’s digestive system works. Don’t worry I’m not about to give you a feline physiology lesson but I just want to give you some information that can help you better orient yourself in choosing the right food for your friend.
The cat, unlike the dog, is an obligate omnivore : the digestive system is designed to digest meat and not other forms of food
In fact, the cat, unlike other domestic animals such as the dog, is an obligate carnivore and its entire digestive system is designed and adapted to this type of diet.
For example, the pH of feline stomachs is much more acidic than ours, which allows them to digest bones well and to break down the microbial load that may be present on animal matrices.
Cats have a low number of taste buds and are unable to perceive sweet taste . The stomach is small and adapted to frequent small meals.
A metabolic peculiarity is what makes these animals obligatory carnivores: in cats the intestinal enzymes responsible for the digestion of carbohydrates have a low level of activity and furthermore the intestinal transport of sugars does not adapt to dietary variations of the latter.
These felines are able to maintain adequate blood glucose even on low-carbohydrate diets, as long as there are adequate amounts of protein . Conversely, an excess of carbohydrates (over 40%) can cause malabsorption and hyperglycemia problems in cats!
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Cat food: reading the label
The second most important thing to guide your choice and understand if a food is of high quality or not is learning to read the label !
All animal feed, therefore also those intended for cats, are divided into two macro-categories:
- Complete feeds : these are those preparations which, by themselves, are able to satisfy all the nutritional needs of the animal.
- Complementary feed : it does not satisfy all the nutritional needs of our cat.
The dry and wet cat foods that we buy in pet stores or online fall into the complete feed category. In fact, they are designed and prepared to meet all of the cat’s food needs, they provide the correct amount of macro and micronutrients , and do not require supplementation.
All that is complementary feed alone does not meet all the needs of our animals. It is good that this type of food is balanced by a professional within a well-studied diet, in order to avoid deficiencies or deficits. Except for specific cases and/or animals followed by a veterinary nutritionist, it is advisable to choose a complete feed that is able to support our cat throughout its life.
Complete foods can then come in wet or dry form, or rather tins or croquettes . Beyond the visual and format difference, how do these two types of preparation differ?
Well, the water content certainly makes the difference ; wet foods contain more than 30% water while dry foods contain about 10%. From this it follows that wet food is much more digestible and palatable for felines than dry food, and I believe that every owner can affirm it!
The choice between dry or wet food is very personal and depends on many factors. Surely wet is more digestible and is eaten very willingly, on the other hand it is less practical and has a greater impact on the family budget. However, by choosing a high quality croquette it is possible to achieve an excellent level of palatability while maintaining a lower cost and greater practicality.
As I was saying, in order to choose a good quality crunchy or tin, it is important to know how to read the label that the producer is required by law to include on the package. So let’s see in a little more detail how this label is structured .
First of all, the kibble label must consist of 3 items:
- Nutritional additives
- Analytical values
All that has been used for the formulation of the food must be reported under the heading ingredients . Very often the percentages of use are also indicated, but remember that the percentages shown often concern the fresh food including the water that is lost during the cooking phase, therefore the real percentages are lower.
In the event that the percentages in cat food are not expressed, by law the ingredients must be listed in order of decreasing quantity. To put it simply: the first one will be the most abundant and so on up to the last one which will be the one present in the least quantity.
Additives are anything that is added to a preparation in order to meet specific dietary requirements.
Finally, the item analytical values is comparable to the nutritional table that we find on foods intended for humans. Here the macronutrients must be reported, as a percentage:
- Crude protein
- Crude fats
- Crude fiber
- Raw ashes
The table of analytical values is certainly the first thing to look at to choose good food for our cat.
A good quality feed for a healthy adult cat should have a protein percentage of no less than 25-30% . These values vary in the case of puppies or animals with kidney or liver problems, so it is advisable to consult your veterinarian or nutritionist.
It is good that the main protein source of these proteins is of animal origin. Cats as carnivorous animals are not able to digest vegetable proteins completely and effectively. The latter also do not contain some types of essential amino acids for felines, such as taurine .
Fats are also molecules of fundamental importance in the feeding of felines. They represent the main source from which to draw energy, as well as having very important structural and physiological roles. Let’s not forget that the plasma membrane of all cells in the animal body is made up of lipids, and fats are also precursors of hormones that have key functions in the body.
The fiber content in a cat food should never exceed 5%
Fibers are particular types of complex carbohydrates of vegetable origin which by their nature are not digestible by the animal body (cellulose, hemicellulose).
The role of these molecules is to promote intestinal transit and give a sense of satiety. The ideal crude fiber content is greater than 2.5% but should not exceed 5% . Exceptions are low-calorie feed intended for obese cats where an increase in fiber content can help weight loss by promoting a sense of satiety.
A quality cat food should have a crude fat content of around 10-20% . Here the choice depends a lot on the physical and physiological situation of your cat: an overweight cat should not exceed more than 10% while an underweight one or one with particular needs (pregnancy or growth) can even reach 20%.
Generally speaking, for an adult cat in good health, a kibble with a fat level of about 15% is able to satisfy all its needs.
As you may have noticed, the table of analytical values does not report the percentage of carbohydrates present in the preparation. Since for the health of our cat it would be good not to exceed more than 40% with this class of macronutrients, it is possible to obtain the amount of carbohydrates with a simple calculation. Simply subtract the percentages of the other nutrients from 100.
The percentage of water is also indicated on the package, usually it varies between 8-15%; if it is not written, just use the average value between the two percentages that I have reported above (10-11%).
With this quick calculation we will be able to find out what the carbohydrate content of the food in question is . It is obvious that this is an approximate calculation but that it provides us with an important idea in guiding us in our choice.
Cat food: better wet or dry?
Now that we have dealt with the slightly more technical issues, but it is essential to know the real question that every equipped cat person asks himself is: is wet food or croquettes better?
Well I’m sorry to tell you but there is no answer if it doesn’t DEPEND . And what does it depend on? From various factors both human and feline. Let’s go see them.
Dry food for cats: Pros and Cons
As far as dry food is concerned, it is certainly much more practical for us bipeds. It doesn’t smell particularly bad, even if left in the bowl for several hours, and is the much cheaper alternative .
The kibble forces the animal to chew and this helps in the management of tartar . On the other hand, it is less palatable than wet, which can prove to be a useful strategy in managing overweight or greedy cats.
Wet food for cats: Pros and Cons
Cats like wet food better, it is a fact, but it is much more expensive for the owner’s wallet.
Among the advantages of the cans is the high water content which helps the animal’s hydration (let’s not forget that cats tend to drink very little) reducing the risk of bladder stones which is real in the case of dry food.
Cats tend to drink little. This is why they prefer moist food: because it combines a pleasant taste with greater hydration.
In terms of analytical values, it cannot be defined as better or worse than dry food for cats, because the producers are perfectly capable (if they are willing to bear the costs) of guaranteeing a complete food even in the wet preparation.
In short, in short, there is no one answer that fits everyone. It really depends on the needs and preferences of both the cat and its owner.
In our experience, a diet that manages to balance the two types of food is the trump card. Administering the can to the feline in the morning and in the evening and leaving him the croquettes available during the day is for us the best combination between the needs of his palate and those of his wallet.
Perfect, now that we have an overview of “what to look for” and how to choose the best cat food, let’s move on to the actual ranking we have drawn up.
NB: THE CLASSIFICATION OF CAT FOODS IS REVIEWED PERIODICALLY . WE WILL SEE BOTH THE TOP DRY FOOD AND THE TOP WET FOOD
Cat Food RANKING – [UPDATED]
11. Orijen – Cat and Kitten – (5,4Kg)
With 40% nutrient-rich protein and limited carbohydrates with a low glycemic index, Orijen, an internationally renowned Canadian company, has created one of the best products for cats.
It was born as food for puppy cats, but is also perfectly suited to adult cats using the right doses.
2/3 of Orijen’s meats are fresh ( chilled, no preservatives) or raw (frozen, no preservatives), including the 10 main ingredients.
1/3 of the meat is dehydrated at 90°C and is made from fresh chicken, turkey and fish to create a concentrated source of nutritious protein.
Fresh, whole meat components include organs and cartilage, as well as whole fish and fresh eggs. all of which provide a natural source of virtually all the nutrients a cat needs.
Freeze-dried liver infusions enhance flavor and palatability , making Orijen tasty, despite being a dry food.
Overall the lineup is: 85% poultry + fish + egg ingredients; 15% fruit and vegetables; 0% cereals or potatoes.
According to Orijen’s philosophy there are no synthetic supplements in nature, that’s why you won’t find long lists of synthetic supplements in these foods.
Effectively this feed is made up of nutrient-rich intakes of fresh poultry, organs and gristle as well as fresh whole fish and whole eggs. Orijen provides a natural source of virtually all the nutrients a cat needs, especially as a puppy .
Fresh chicken meat (18%), fresh turkey meat (7%), fresh whole egg (5%), fresh chicken liver (5%), fresh whole Pacific flounder (4%), fresh whole herring (4 %), fresh turkey liver (4%), fresh chicken heart (4%), fresh turkey heart (4%), fresh chicken necks (4%), chicken (dehydrated, 4%), turkey (dehydrated , 4%), whole horse mackerel (dehydrated, 4%), whole sardine (dehydrated, 4%), whole herring (dehydrated, 4%), chicken fat (3%), whole red lentils, whole peas, lentils whole greens, whole chickpeas, whole yellow peas, lentil fiber, whole pinto beans, whole white beans, chicken cartilage (dehydrated, 1%), herring oil (1%), chicken liver (freeze-dried), turkey liver (freeze-dried), fresh whole pumpkin, fresh whole popone pumpkin,Fresh Whole Squash, Fresh Whole Parsnip, Fresh Carrots, Fresh Whole Red Delicious Apples, Fresh Whole Bartlett Pears, Fresh Kale, Fresh Spinach, Fresh Beetroot Leaves, Fresh Turnip Greens, Brown Kelp, Whole Cranberries, Whole Blueberries, whole saskatoon berries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rose berries.
zinc chelate 100mg, cupric chelate 11mg, choline chloride 1200mg. Zootechnical additives: Enterococcus faecium
Crude protein (min.) 40%, Fat content (min.) 20%, Crude ash (max.) 8%, Crude fiber (max.) 3%, Moisture (max.) 10%, Calcium (min.) 1.4 %, Phosphorus (min.) 1.1 %, Magnesium (min.) 0.1 %, Taurine (min.) 0.2 %, Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 3.1 %, Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 1 % , DHA (min.) 0.3%, EPA (min.) 0.2%
10. Taste of the Wild – Canyon River – (2Kg)
The line for cats of the Taste of the wild company is a high quality grain free product. Here we propose the Canyon River version based on smoked salmon. Looking at the label, it catches the eye that these are crunchies with an excellent protein content, as much as 42%, highly digestible for cats of all ages.
All ingredients are carefully selected in order to provide the right amount of essential amino acids, such as taurine, and a good quantity of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which ensure the health of the coat and skin. Adding fruits and vegetables ensures the presence of antioxidants such as zinc and vitamin E.
Without cereals, it does not contain gluten, the main cause of food intolerance in some animals. Its main ingredient, trout meat is a product rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and helps skin and coat health . Rich in vegetables that provide easily assimilable energy so that the cat maintains its vitality throughout the day.
The company also boasts of adding to its preparation, after cooking, important probiotics that guarantee good intestinal functioning.
9. Acana – Pacifica – (1,8Kg)
Acana pacifica is a dry food for cats that has fish as the only protein source, therefore it is a food suitable for even the most sensitive cats who cannot eat chicken meat.
It contains 75% ingredients of animal origin and more than half of the fish used for production is used whole, mimicking the natural concept of Whole Pray. This allows the company to minimize artificial additives, as most of the nutrients needed by the animals are already present in the whole prey.
Interestingly, Pacifica contains 5 wild-caught fish types in WholePrey ratios that include fish, organs, and cartilage. In particular:
Herring, Sardine, Pacific plaice, Silver hake, Redfish. All fish are caught in the Pacific North of Canada.
One of the best fish-based cat foods ever , winner of several awards for the quality of the ingredients offered. Definitely a great choice for any type of cat, as well as very tasty.
Fresh whole Pacific herring (16%), fresh whole Pacific sardine (13%), fresh whole Pacific plaice (8%), dehydrated whole herring (8%), dehydrated northern cod (8%), dehydrated whole whiting ( 8%), whole peas, whole red lentils, whole chickpeas, whole green lentils, Alaskan cod oil (6%), whole fresh Atlantic hake (4%), whole fresh redfish (Sebastes Proriger) (4%), Whole Pinto Beans, Whole Yellow Peas, Cold-Pressed Sunflower Oil, Sun-Dried Alfalfa, Dehydrated Brown Kelp, Fresh Squash, Fresh Popone Squash, Fresh Parsnip, Fresh Kale, Fresh Spinach, Fresh Indian Mustard, Turnip Greens fresh, fresh carrots, fresh Red Delicious apples, fresh Bartlett pears, freeze-dried cod liver (0.1%), fresh cranberries, fresh blueberries,chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rose berries.
Choline, Vitamin E, Zinc, Copper, Vitamin K.
Crude protein (min.) 37%, Crude oils and fats (min.) 20%, Crude ash (max.) 7.5%, Crude fiber (max.) 3%, Moisture (max.) 10%, Calcium (min.) ) 1.5 %, Phosphorus (min.) 1.1 %, Taurine (min.) 0.15 %, Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 2 %, Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 2.2 %, DHA (min.) 1 %, EPA (min.) 0.8%.
8. Purina – One Salmon (9,75Kg)
Purina is an excellent compromise for those looking for decent quality food at an excellent price.
Interesting and tasty One, which contains proteins derived from fish and is particularly suitable for cats that have developed intolerances towards chicken meat over time (it is really difficult to find kibbles that do not contain chicken!).
The protein content is not very high, but suitable for cats that do not practice too much physical activity and live mainly at home (therefore with a limited calorie content).
One thing I really appreciate in this feed is the addition of glucosamine and chondroitn sulphate which promote joint well -being , making it an excellent feed even for older cats.
In addition to the beneficial functional bacteria, a fair amount of Omega 6 fatty acids are added to the recipe, which are essential for joint health.
Salmon (17%), Dehydrated Poultry Protein, Whole Wheat (17%), Maize, Soybean Meal, Wheat Gluten Meal, Maize Gluten Meal, Animal Fat, Dehydrated Chicory Root, Maize Semolina, Pulp dehydrated beetroot, minerals, flavoring innards (with the addition of Lactobacillus Delbrueckii and Lactobacillus Fermentum in powder 0.025%, heat treated), yeast
Protein: 34.0% | Crude oils and fats: 14.0% | Raw ash: 7.5% | Crude fiber: 2.5% | Omega 6 Fatty Acids: 2.0%.
7. Lifelong – Salmon & Rice – (10Kg)
We have been asked by many readers to find a reasonable value for money cat food.
We tend to prefer quality over quantity, but it is also our job to find a compromise between both of these important aspects.
For this we have tested the waters and selected the Lifelong brand, a new brand produced by Amazon , which combines both of these characteristics.
At a more than reasonable price we take home a substantial amount of adult dog food, with a recipe that also contains natural prebiotics, ideal for a sensitive digestive system.
The quantity of nutritional additives is excellent, including the presence of glucosamine and chondroitin, to support the joints and the addition of taurine, for eye and heart health.
We note that even the “rice and salmon” version contains mostly chicken, contrary to what one might think, therefore unsuitable for those looking for food without this protein.
So so instead the meat content . In a cat’s diet, the analytical content of meat should be on average high, let’s say at least above 35%. In this case, however, we are at about 28% for the chicken flavour, while at 30% for the salmon.
In short, for us it is undoubtedly an ideal cat food if we have many cats to feed, capable of combining an excellent relationship between quality and price .
If, on the other hand, we only have 1-2 cats to love and feed, we would opt for more specialized brands with higher protein content . The choice is ours!
Dehydrated and minced chicken meat* (min. 18%), rice (min. 6%), corn, poultry fat (min. 6%), corn proteins, fresh salmon (min. 5%), peas (min. 3%), hydrolysed animal proteins, beet pulp (min. 1%), minerals, dehydrated carrots (min. 1%), brewer’s yeast, sunflower oil (min. 0.7%), fructo-oligosaccharides ( min. 0.7%), yeast husks (0.05%), source of mannan-oligosaccharides and beta-glucans, yucca schidigera (0.027%), glucosamine hydrochloride (0.02%), chondroitin sulphate (0. 01%).
Vitamin A 22000 IU, Vitamin D 1150 IU, Vitamin E 350 mg, Vitamin C 150 mg, Biotin 10 mg, Taurine 1300 mg, Fe (Ferrous (II) sulfate monohydrate) 90 mg, Zn (zinc chelate of amino acids, hydrate) : 90 mg, Mn (manganese sulphate monohydrate) 36 mg, Cu (cupric sulphate pentahydrate) 10 mg, I (calcium iodate anhydrous) 1.9 mg, Se (sodium selenite) 0.05 mg, vitamin B1: 10 mg /kg, vitamin B2: 14 mg/kg, vitamin B6: 8 mg/kg, vitamin B12: 100 μg/kg
Protein 27%, fiber 3%, fat: 16%, inorganic material: 7.5%
6. Orijen – Regional Red – (5,4Kg)
Orijen’s Regional Red recipe is rightfully among the highest-level products intended for felines.
For the production of this food, 85% of ingredients of animal origin and 15% of fruit and vegetables are used , once again there are no cereals and in this case not even potatoes or vegetable protein concentrates.
More than half of the animal ingredients are used fresh or raw and the rest is dehydrated to obtain a protein concentrate. Finally, to make the preparation of this cat food more palatable in a natural way and without chemical additives, the company uses freeze-dried liver infusions.
Unlike the previous version, dedicated to kittens, this one is specific for a more caloric nourishment intended for adult cats.
The meats used are not poultry based , but: fresh angus beef, wild boar, plains bison, romney lamb and yorkshire pork. All foods used as WholePrey.
The WholePrey concept consists of fresh meat, organs and cartilage in proportions that mirror nature and eliminate the (partial) need for synthetic additives.
In this way the food manages to include all the essentials to define itself as complete. Proteins and fats, as well as vitamins A, B, D and K, copper, chromium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium and zinc, vitamins and minerals.
Fresh Angus Beef (8%), Fresh Wild Boar (4%), Fresh Lowland Bison (4%), Fresh or Raw Romney Lamb (4%), Fresh Yorkshire Pork (4%) ), fresh beef liver (4%), fresh wild boar liver (4%), fresh beef tripe (4%), fresh whole sardine (4%), fresh whole egg (4%), lamb (dehydrated, 4 %), beef (dehydrated, 4%), whole herring (dehydrated, 3.5%), whole sardine (dehydrated, 3.5%), mutton (dehydrated, 3.5%), beef fat (3.5 %), fresh beef kidney (3.5%), fresh beef heart (3.5%), pork (dehydrated, 3.5%), whole red lentils, whole green lentils, whole peas, lentil fiber, whole chickpeas, whole yellow peas, whole pinto beans, fresh pork liver (1.5%), fresh lamb liver (1.5%), cod (dehydrated, 1.5%),herring oil (1%), lamb tripe (1%), beef cartilage (dehydrated, 1%), sun-dried alfalfa, freeze-dried beef liver, freeze-dried beef tripe, freeze-dried lamb liver, lamb tripe freeze-dried, fresh whole squash, fresh whole butternut squash, fresh whole squash, fresh whole parsnip, fresh carrots, fresh whole Red Delicious apples, fresh whole Bartlett pears, fresh kale, fresh spinach, fresh beet leaves, fresh turnip greens, Brown Seaweed Kelp, Whole Cranberries, Whole Blueberries, Whole Saskatoon Berries, Chicory Root, Turmeric Root, Milk Thistle, Burdock Root, Lavender, Marshmallow Root, Rose Berries.Freeze Dried Beef Tripe, Freeze Dried Lamb Liver, Freeze Dried Lamb Tripe, Fresh Whole Squash, Fresh Whole Butternut Squash, Fresh Whole Squash, Fresh Whole Parsnips, Fresh Carrots, Fresh Whole Red Delicious Apples, Fresh Whole Bartlett Pears, Fresh Kale, fresh spinach, fresh beet leaves, fresh turnip greens, brown seaweed kelp, whole cranberries, whole cranberries, whole Saskatoon berries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, berries of pink.Freeze Dried Beef Tripe, Freeze Dried Lamb Liver, Freeze Dried Lamb Tripe, Fresh Whole Squash, Fresh Whole Butternut Squash, Fresh Whole Squash, Fresh Whole Parsnips, Fresh Carrots, Fresh Whole Red Delicious Apples, Fresh Whole Bartlett Pears, Fresh Kale, fresh spinach, fresh beet leaves, fresh turnip greens, brown seaweed kelp, whole cranberries, whole cranberries, whole Saskatoon berries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, berries of pink.Fresh Beetroot Leaves, Fresh Turnip Greens, Brown Kelp, Whole Cranberries, Whole Blueberries, Whole Saskatoon Berries, Chicory Root, Turmeric Root, Milk Thistle, Burdock Root, Lavender, Marshmallow Root, Rose Berries.Fresh Beetroot Leaves, Fresh Turnip Greens, Brown Kelp, Whole Cranberries, Whole Blueberries, Whole Saskatoon Berries, Chicory Root, Turmeric Root, Milk Thistle, Burdock Root, Lavender, Marshmallow Root, Rose Berries.
zinc chelate 100mg, cupric chelate 11mg, choline chloride 1200mg.
Crude protein (min.) 40%, Crude oils and fats (min.) 20%, Crude ash (max.) 9.5%, Crude fiber (max.) 3%, Moisture (max.) 10%, Calcium (min.) ) 2.1 %, Phosphorus (min.) 1.6 %, Magnesium (min.) 0.1 %, Taurine (min.) 0.2 %, Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 2.5 %, Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 1.1 %, DHA (min.) 0.25%, EPA (min.) 0.2%.
5. Farmina N&D – Grain Free, Lamb and Blueberry – (1,5Kg)
Farmina N&D always confirms its excellence in pet food. Within the grain free line there are various flavors including the recipe based on lamb and blueberry.
It is a tasty and excellent dry cat food for pets with intolerances. It is also a good alternative to vary a little from the more classic tastes. It is a food rich in highly digestible proteins , it contains fruit and vegetables which provide vitamins and minerals.
The addition of fibres, fruit and oligosaccharides makes it particularly suitable for cats suffering from constipation and gastro-intestinal problems , promoting daily bowel regularity.
Fresh deboned lamb meat (28%), fresh dehydrated lamb meat (26%), sweet potato, animal fat, dehydrated egg, fresh herring, dehydrated herring, fish oil (herring), pea fibre, dehydrated carrot, grass dehydrated alfalfa, inulin, fructo-oligosaccharides, yeast extract (source of mannan-oligosaccharides), dehydrated blueberries (0.5%), dehydrated sweet orange, dehydrated apple, dehydrated pomegranate, dehydrated spinach, psyllium (0.3%), sodium chloride, dehydrated brewer’s yeast, turmeric root (0.2%), glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate.
vitamin A (18,000 IU/kg), vitamin D3 (1,200 IU/kg), vitamin E (600 mg/kg), vitamin C (300 mg/kg), niacin (150 mg/kg), pantothenic acid (50 mg/kg kg), vitamin B2 (20 mg/kg), vitamin B6 (8.1 mg/kg), vitamin B1 (10 mg/kg), vitamin H (1.5 mg/kg), folic acid (1.5 mg /kg), vitamin B12 (0.1 mg/kg), choline (2,500 mg/kg), beta-carotene (1.5 mg/kg), zinc (910 mg/kg), manganese (380 mg/kg) , iron (250 mg), copper (88 mg/kg), selenomethionine (0.40 mg/kg), DL-methionine (5,000 mg/kg), taurine (4,000 mg/kg), L-carnitine (300 mg/kg kg), aloe vera extract (1,000 mg/kg), green tea extract (100 mg/kg), rosemary extract.
Crude protein 42.0%, Crude fat 20.0%, Crude fiber 1.8%, Crude ash 8.9%, Calcium 1.6%, Phosphorus 1.3%, Magnesium 0.11%, Chondroitin 900.0mg/kg, Moisture 8.0%, Glucosamine 1200.0mg/kg, Fatty acids Omega 3 0.9%, Omega 6 fatty acids 3.4%, Metabolisable energy 4178.0 MJ/kg, EPA / DHA fatty acids 0.3 mg.
4. (wet) Purina – Felix Mix – (80x85gr)
Purina is a brand dedicated to the creation of pet food belonging to the Nestlè group.
Although it cannot be said that they are “artisans” of food, it must be admitted that they are one of the top brands in terms of value for money.
In fact, Nestlè has no intention of having “Public” accusations of poor quality of its products, and in fact there are historically no accusations for the quality of the products, which on the contrary are complete and at a good price.
What we offer is the wet mix, a winning choice for an affordable price and variety of tastes.
In fact, in the package that we mention we find stewed sachets with 4 different flavors . Beef, Chicken, Cod and Tuna. In the box we find 20 sachets for each flavour, for a total of 80 sachets.
This solution allows you to constantly vary the taste of the wet food, preventing the cat from getting tired of a certain taste.
Furthermore, thanks to this solution proposed by Purina, all the sachets can be taken home at a price that is about 50% less than almost any other solution .
The meat content is good, and the food is enriched with Vitamin E and D, Omega 6 and Minerals.
The ideal solution for those who want to save money , while maintaining variety and palatability of their cat’s meals!
Meat and derivatives (of which beef 4%). Vegetable protein extracts, fish and fish by-products, minerals, sugars. Chicken: meat and derivatives (of which chicken 4%), vegetable protein extracts, fish and fish by-products, minerals, sugars. Cod: meat and derivatives, vegetable protein extracts, fish and fish by-products (cod 4%), minerals, sugars. Tuna: meat and derivatives, vegetable protein extracts, fish and fish by-products (tuna 4%), minerals, sugars.
Vitamin E and D, Omega 6 and Minerals.
3. (wet) MjAMjAM – Wet feed for cats – (6x800gr)
MjAMjAM is a German brand that produces an excellent, but expensive wet food for cats. The main feature is the high protein content in all its formulas.
The best way to contain the cost of food is to take advantage of the “mix” offers for the largest packages, such as those of 800 grams.
The mix we offer here consists of 6 packs each with a different taste. We find wild boar, rabbit, turkey and pumpkin, duck, chicken, beef.
All packs are rich in zinc for healthy skin and coat , vitamin E which contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system and taurine for heart and eye health.
We also note that the wet food of this cat food is grain-free, corn-free, gluten-free, single-protein. Therefore ideal in case of allergies, itching or loose stools.
If we take into consideration the 800 g packs , it also becomes excellent in terms of quality + quantity / price ratio!
93.9% meat and offal (meat, liver, chicken heart), 5% baby carrots, 1% minerals, 0.1% catnip.
12.0%, fat content: 6.0%, crude ash: 1.8%, crude fiber: 0.4%, moisture 78%. .0% Cal. cium 0.30% phosphorus 0.25%, potassium 0.15%, sodium 0.12% vitamins and minerals
2. (wet) Lily’s Kitchen – Cereal Free Daily – (32x85gr)
Lily’s Kitchen is a UK company that manufactures a wide range of cat food products. Among its offers, the Everyday Patè line is an excellent category wet cat food .
Just look at the components to understand that this is truly a healthy, holistic and rich in real meat cat food as intended by a carnivore’s diet. It contains as much as 65% of meat which undergoes a delicate treatment so that it does not lose its important nutritional characteristics. It contains salmon oil, an important source of omega 3 and 6, essential nutrients for the body, and is free from cereals and bone meal. Pomegranate seeds provide antioxidants that promote cellular and tissue health.
When opened, it looks like small fillets of meat immersed in a jelly that forms naturally. Palatability, needless to say, meets the tastes of even the most demanding palates: the typical cat food that allows you to (or almost) stop washing the bowls!
The package of 32 packs of 4 different flavors makes it one of the best ever for value for money.
lamb 30%, chicken 20%, pork 15%, salmon oil, chelated minerals
Vitamin D3 (200 IU/kg), Vitamin E (30 mg/kg), Biotin (300 mcg/kg), Taurine (1,500 mg/kg), Zinc [as zinc sulfate monohydrate] (15 mg/kg), Manganese [as manganese II sulphate monohydrate] (3 mg/kg), iodine [as calcium iodate anhydrous] (0.75 mg/kg), selenium [as sodium selenite] (0.03 mg/kg).
Crude protein 10.0%, Crude fat 4.6%, Crude fiber 0.4%, Crude ash 2.0%, Moisture 82.0%.
1. (wet) Almo nature – Kitten Legend – (30x70gr)
Other wet cat food. Almo Nature is an Italian company to be really proud of.
It is in fact the first company in the world to introduce wet and dry dog and cat food on the market (respectively in March 2000 and February 2016) with HFC ingredients, i.e. with ingredients originally intended for human consumption . A choice that has introduced a new standard of quality in the world of pet food.
In terms of ingredients, the quality of the recipes rich in meat, which drive the cat crazy, is to be appreciated. Over 40% protein ingredients . In this case I chose the formulation with chicken, but you are spoiled for choice.
Almo Nature wet cats is also characterized by being one of the very few completely without artificial additives. This is because high quality ingredients are already naturally rich in these substances. Preservation takes place in the food broth, so that nutrients and flavor remain unchanged.
They are all cereal-free recipes that offer a diet that recalls the carnivorous nature of the cat. Through the selection of refined meats they provide all the nutrients that felines need.
A wet food not too rich in protein, but healthy, and made in Italy. For the price at which it is offered, it is one of the absolute tops in terms of value for money.
We also point out the innovative wet food for “anti-lint” cats: in the case of long-haired cats, it helps to prevent licking from causing vomiting and stomach bumps.
meat and derivatives (chicken 4%, beef 4%), by-products of vegetable origin, vegetable protein extracts, vegetables, mineral substances.
Nutritional additives: vitamin D3 140 IU/kg, vitamin E (3a700) 28 mg/kg, vitamin B1 (3a821) 2.16 mg/kg, taurine (3a370) 203.77 mg/kg, copper 0.54 mg/kg (cupric sulphate pentahydrate), iodine 0.14 mg/kg (3b201), manganese 1.66 mg/kg (manganous sulphate, monohydrate), zinc 14.09 mg/kg (zinc sulphate, monohydrate). Technological additive: Cassia gum 95 mg/kg.
crude protein 9%, crude fiber 0.1%, oils and rohfette 9%, crude ash 3%, moisture 82%.