Cat Food Reviews 2018

Best Cat Food

It's not a simple matter to do a complete and fair comparison of all the commercial cat food available. However, if we were to base judgment on ingredients alone, these brands emerge as the strongest. Bear in mind that the best food for your cat greatly depends on your cat's disposition.

Taste of the Wild Cat Food Review
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Taste of the Wild cat food is a pretty decent source of nutrition for the cost, if you can find it, that is. The idea behind the brand’s vision is to provide only those ingredients …

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Customer Reviews
8/6 by Weasel

You need to read this, please: https://www.petfoodsociety....

Didn't know that a necessary vitamin was a "toxin". *eyeroll*

3/9 by Susan Mallery

you are SO right...you can NOT feed cats a dry only diet!!! i give mine dark meat chicken and salmon or swai i DO cook mine just as i would...

Taste of the Wild Cat Food Review
Natural Balance Cat Food Review
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Natural Balance Cat Food is an average cat food brand when it comes to nutrients, taste and cost. Actor Dick Van Patten created the company in 1989 in an effort to create healthy and nutritious …

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Customer Reviews
6/1 by Jeff

I have noticed the same problem, the last case we went through was dark brown, lots of texture, chunky and even had "gravy" on top, it looked like if you...

5/1 by Kayleigh Crase Machado

It's made is the US

Natural Balance Cat Food Review
Orijen Cat Food Review
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Orijen cat food gets the highest possible rating of five stars for its healthy and nutritious cat food made from fresh proteins, fruits, and vegetables. This Canadian company uses human-grade meats such as free-range, antibiotic-free …

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Customer Reviews
1/2 by Kitty Onufer

I switched my cats to Orijen from Natural Balance about 8 months ago but after reading so many negative comments I think that I want to find a better alternative...my...

12/11 by Ping

My cat was raised with Orijen, we fed him with Orijen 6 fishes for Kitten and Cat since he's 2 months, and he is 3 years old now. he hasn't...

Orijen Cat Food Review
Halo Cat Food Review
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Halo Cat Food gets a very high rating for its healthy and nutritious cat food made with real meats and quality vegetables. The company only uses human-grade meats like chicken, turkey, lamb, wild salmon and …

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Customer Reviews
9/23 by Michelle

WOW!! You are an idiot! Why don't you try doing some research next time before you spout out complete ignorance! Not one thing you said has any validity!

9/23 by Michelle

WOW! You are a complete idiot! Do some research before you spout off complete ignorance!!!

Halo Cat Food Review
Newman
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We give Newman’s Own Organics Cat Food five stars for its extremely high quality organic ingredients. The company uses only organic meats, grains, and vegetables, and includes no animal by-products, preservatives, or chemical additives. The …

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Customer Reviews
7/21 by Leon Foonman M.D.

My cat is a person who just happens to wear a fur coat. He had a job, or so he says before they realized that he was covered in hair....

7/21 by Leon Foonman M.D.

Well, I do. I only eat what President Trump eats, and I am wildly successful, am better looking and have more money than anyone on this page.

Newman's Own Cat Food Review

Popular Cat Food

Iams Cat Food Review
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The experts tend to agree with consumers that Iams contains too many fillers to justify its higher cost. Though Iams is available at both discount stores and pet stores, they claim to be a premium …

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Customer Reviews
7/15 by Lor

I have 4 cats (ages 10, 8, 4, 3--all rescued as feral kittens). Science Diet changed about 5 years ago, neither of my 2 oldest cats would eat it anymore,...

12/9 by Linda Connolly

Not necessarily a flea issue. I've had two cats lose fur on their backs and legs because of food intolerance. One was yanking his fur out and leaving clumps all...

Iams Cat Food Review
Meow Mix Cat Food Review
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Meow Mix Cat Food is like junk food for cats as it tastes good but has little nutritional value. With inferior ingredients at the top of the list as well as the addition of artificial …

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Customer Reviews
6/20 by Smeg Theprez

Wet meow poultry mix pack is the only thing my adult "shelter cat" will eat. I tried all the high end special diet expensive cat food and he either wouldn't...

4/19 by Susan Raller

My cat has vomited too from Meow Mix...I switched to wet food and he isn't vomiting and loves it..

Meow Mix Cat Food Review
Purina ONE Cat Food Review
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Purina One Cat Food gets a very low rating from us. The company claims to make ‘super premium’ cat food with real poultry and fish and plenty of vitamins for a balanced diet. The ingredient …

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Customer Reviews
4/5 by Pavel

GMO corn extremely toxic? Oh. Really, isn't it? :D

1/31 by Baz Dionysos

The dogma on cat food review sites that good cat food only has meat or that grains are bad for the cats is misguided for 2 reasons:
1) Wild cats (lions,...

Purina ONE Cat Food Review
Whiskas Cat Food Review
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Whiskas Cat Food is a bit of a conundrum. Some formulas contain high levels of meat protein, while others contain cheap fillers and inferior protein sources. Based on this disparity, we give Whiskas Cat Food …

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Customer Reviews
5/15 by Christine Braithwaite

Not only have I fed Whiskas for two decades to my cats, but they have lived long and healthy lives. In fact, when I take them into the vet, the...

3/10 by Anne Johannes Browning

I am desperate to find the answer to Temptation allergies for my Lulu, she has licked the fur off her hind legs and belly, yes we brought her to the...

Whiskas Cat Food Review
Friskies Cat Food Review
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We give Friskies Cat Food a very low rating for its lack of quality protein and inclusion of cheap fillers. A quick look at the ingredient lists reveals that corn and corn gluten meal are …

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Customer Reviews
8/3 by Kingtubbythecat

Ok... my cat was THIRTY POUNDS. Having had Maine Coons for the past twenty years, I know they are big cats. This cat, however, was not supposed to be 30...

2/13 by Pc Bob

My two cats have been eating Friskies wet cat food for years and have had no issues but my older cat started to lose lots of weight and I had...

Friskies Cat Food Review

Latest Cat Food Reviews

Kirkland Cat Food Review
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Kirkland is a well-known, reputable brand name that seems to be getting it right with their cat food products. Both the Super Premium Maintenance Cat Formula and the Adult Cat Healthy Weight and Hairball Control …

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Customer Reviews
11/7 by Shelley Shipt

Contact a Cat Rescue to help get them all Fixed and needles. That's why so many. Sometimes Humane society has Great Rates for Feral Cats to be Fixed. Do you...

8/8 by Deanna Huber

My kids love it and so did their predecessors. Two boys, now 4 years old, only routine vet bills. My one prefers Kirkland over the wet food, Fancy Feast variety...

Kirkland Cat Food Review
Wellness Cat Food Review
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We give Wellness Cat Food five stars for its natural, nutritious ingredients. All of the formulas use some form of healthy meat as the main ingredient. The company claims that the meats used in the …

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Customer Reviews
1/9 by Gina Faraci

It's from the wellness food my cats also got very sick from it the company should be shut down!!!

12/31 by Orange Cats

Yes, mine all experienced diarrhea too. I stopped the food and it went away. Tried again and it returned. The new formula definitely caused diarrhea for all of my cats...

Wellness Cat Food Review
Evolve Cat Food Review
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We believe that although Evolve Cat Food does contain a moderate level of carbohydrates, it still has the makings of a highly nutritious and tasty cat food. The food comes in three formulas, Kitten, Cat, ...

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Customer Reviews
11/25 by Klansee Stevens

I recently started purchasing this brand of food for my cat who is kind of a picky eater and goes through phases where he eats a lot and then doesn't...

8/23 by Molly Swipas

Now it's up to $24 :/

Evolve Cat Food Review
Castor and Pollux Cat Food Review
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We give five stars to Castor & Pollux Organix Cat Food for its healthy, natural ingredients and lack of fillers. The company uses USDA certified organic meats in their formulas, which means that the meats …

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Customer Reviews
12/12 by Sarah

Doesn\u2019t mean the food is good.

12/12 by Sarah

I\u2019ve been feeding our 3 boys Merrick for some time and all 3 started getting violently ill. So stopped feeding them the can food and all gained there weight back...

Castor and Pollux Cat Food Review
EVO Cat Food Review
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EVO Cat Food is a definite winner in the cat food market. Natura Pet, the creator of EVO cat food, made a revolutionary step by eliminating all grains from their pet food formulas. The dry …

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Customer Reviews
8/8 by Sandy

My cat also is hyperesthesia. I feed him Tiki Puka Puka. All chicken white meat. No fillers, grains, or gravies. I avoid anything with fish as he reacts immediately. Tiki...

8/4 by Dee Walter Kruleski

I feed FORTY cats with this food. Luckily, the pet supply store I buy it from knows I run a cat sanctuary and they knock off $12 off of every...

EVO Cat Food Review
Blue Buffalo Cat Food Review
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Blue Buffalo Cat Food gets our highest rating of five stars. The company works with veterinarians and animal nutritionists to create wholesome pet foods that contain a blend of real meat, garden veggies, and whole …

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Customer Reviews
8/14 by Weasel

Most cats are smarter than Trump.

8/14 by Weasel

No, it isn't and don't be such a snowflake.

Blue Buffalo Cat Food Review
Science Diet Cat Food Review
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Science Diet is a relatively popular brand that is high on the cost spectrum but unfortunately low on the nutritional spectrum. Although it is touted as a premium diet, it contains nearly all the same …

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Customer Reviews
7/15 by Lor

From 1976 to 2003 I fed my cats Purina Cat Chow exclusively. Tonka lived 18 years (died 1994), Jessica lived for 12. I don't dare buy Purina these days... In...

1/2 by The Backto India

JUST what I was afraid of and maybe even gmo cattle /meat.....this would explain the weird symptoms....i had to put my cat on yd thyroid health because of extremely high...

Science Diet Cat Food Review
Fancy Feast Cat Food Review
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Fancy Feast is not a particularly well-loved food by the experts. Full of filler and less-than-stellar ingredients, it is considered to be one of the worst foods on the market. While it is quite inexpensive, ...

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Customer Reviews
2/16 by Carol Maryea

I need someone to send pics of the meat meat meat

2/16 by Carol Maryea

Consider this,in order to stretch hamburger,and keep the price down they add what many are calling "pink slime" it bubbles out of the top and sides and it is disgusting...

Fancy Feast Cat Food Review
Royal Canin Cat Food Review
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Some cat owners need to know that they are feeding their felines the finest food on the market. Many cat lovers have gravitated to Royal Canin’s lineup of food products, believing that the brand offers …

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Customer Reviews
2/25 by Ucuz K\U00f6pek Kul\U00fcbesi Fiyatlar\U0131

Thank you
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8/16 by Vicki Shepherd

The royal canin urinary SO was a prescription for my cat that had urinary problems and this food helped her so much but I disagree with most of their ingredients...

Royal Canin Cat Food Review
9 Lives Cat Food Review
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9 Lives Cat Food gets an average review for its mixed bag of varieties. Some varieties of the dry and wet food contain healthy ingredients for a balanced cat diet, while others seem to miss …

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Customer Reviews
3/25 by Gentler Reader

What did your vet say about your suspicions?

11/28 by Lena

I have just adopted a outside cat to be my cat and iv'e been feeding him 9 lives and he loves it no sickness or anything and he's been eating...

9 Lives Cat Food Review

Business / Industry

The Pleasure of Their Company

There's a lot of science behind those little tins.

Big Business of Cat Food
The commercials begin with a can being opened gently, with each tasty morsel spooned out into a crystal bowl. The dinner bell beckons. The cat runs swiftly, anxious to begin such a luxurious feast. The owner watches nearby, glad to see that her cat's finicky behavior towards dinnertime is over. In cat food commercials the owner seems to eat, if not exist, on the same level as the cat. Dog food is placed in bowls then lowered to the floor; not so with cat food. The owner invariably follows the cat's lead, stretching out in comfort and relief that all is right with the world. She props her head on her hand, the cat a study in contentment. How pet food is packaged, sold, and promoted mimics, or at least reflects, the larger view that there are "dog people" and there are "cat people."

Belts were tightened, but apparently not collars

Little wonder. There are 38.9 million households in the United States that own cats - though most cat lovers would grant that "ownership," as commonly understood, is often a two-way street. Further, there are within those dwellings, a total of 86.4 million cats meaning that where there is one cat there is often at least one other, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA).1 Cats may indeed display more independence for days on end, even being able to find food for itself out of doors, but they all come home for dinner at last. The sales of pet food was expected to jump 4%,2 to just under $53 billion dollars in 2012 over 2011, according to the same organization. With each household spending about $220 annually on cat food, producers are aware of how valuable the market is. What is more notable, however, is that even the most cursory survey of industry statistics shows a massive sales jump of about a billion dollars more in annual cat food sales over the past decade - a period of severe economic slump. Belts were tightened, but apparently not collars.

... the FDA ensures that standards are met within our borders even when components come from countries ...

Many factors are at play of course: the trend towards smaller families means that more and more homes can accommodate a pet; cats especially are more adaptable to smaller spaces so are ideal for apartment dwellers; and pet food manufacturers are putting more care into their product, with a consequent rise in consumer confidence. Cat food is such a lucrative market that ingredients are monitored by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA).3 While most of the food supplied comes from within the US, the FDA ensures that standards are met within our borders even when components come from countries with less stringent ideas of safety or label integrity.

Cat food, moreover, is not simply meat and vegetables assembled into some tasty stew

Cat food, moreover, is not simply meat and vegetables assembled into some tasty stew. The chemistry behind the composition could be crafted by nutritionists and dieticians - as indeed they are. The Pet Food Institute (PFI), a lobbying group for the industry, extols the care and reliability taken when producing food for the household tabby. Care is taken especially, says the PFI, to remove any trace or remote chance of bacteria or mold in cat food, as cats can be particularly vulnerable to food-borne illnesses. The APPA offers guidelines on its Web site outlining and enforcing strict adherence to guidelines set forth by the federal government and other pet associations. Higher end cat food is readily available with assurances of quality and universal appeal to the more choosy eaters of the feline world. Cat owners claim that the calming effect of cats can help their owners through miserable times such as having illnesses or during stressful periods so a splurge on upscale food might be a just reward. Female cats, which make up approximately 80% of single-cat households, are called queens, after all.

There is little reason to foresee a decrease in the amount of money spent annually on cat food. Cats above all are creatures of habit more than of training, and attempts to go off-market or shop with an eye towards lowering your cat food bill will meet with little success once the cat hears the clinking of spoon on bowl.

Joseph Logue, Contributor

References

1U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook (2012): https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Statistics/Pages/Market-research-statistics-US-Pet-Ownership-Demographics-Sourcebook.aspx

22011/2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey: http://www.euromonitor.com/dog-food-in-the-us/report

3How Wet Pet Food Is Made: http://www.petfoodinstitute.org/Index.cfm?Page=WetPetFood