Sep. 30, 2016

California Natural Cat Food Reviews

California Natural Cat Food Reviews, Ratings and Analysis
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Top 5 Ingredients*
  1. Chicken

  2. Chicken meal

  3. Brown rice

  4. Rice

  5. Chicken fat

Artificial Ingredients No
Contains By-products No
Price Range $$$
*California Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Formula Dry Cat & Kitten Food was selected as the recipe for this ingredient list
What's good about this pet food
  • Excellent proteins
  • Chelated minerals
  • Probiotics
What's not so good about this pet food
  • Nothing

Our Analysis

California Natural cat food is an excellent premium food with a high concentration of quality ingredients and few to no fillers. The brand offers a number of formulas, the majority of which contain a low concentration of grains such as barley and oat to provide carbohydrates. They also offer a grain-free formula for cats with allergies, which includes a higher concentration of peas to provide carbohydrates instead. The food contains a large amount of meat that is listed within the first two ingredients. This real meat is used instead of by-products, ensuring a high nutritional value and maximum digestibility.

Additionally, the formulas are enriched with chelated minerals to ensure that any nutrients lost during cooking are replenished. All California Natural formulas also contain probiotics to foster a healthy digestive system in felines. Overall, California Natural is a high quality cat food with ingredients that serve a specific purpose – contributing toward protein, carbohydrate, fat and fiber content in appropriate amounts – and no filler ingredients, making it one of the best foods on the market.

The Word on the Street...

Most customers review California Natural cat food very positively, citing a number of factors that contribute to their satisfaction. Customers are highly satisfied with the ingredient quality in California Natural, which is low in grains and does not use any of them as fillers. California Natural only uses grains as sources of carbohydrates and minimizes their use accordingly. The company does offer a grain-free formula for cats with special dietary needs or grain sensitivities.

The meat content is quite high, which is consistent with a high quality cat food, and contains only real meat with no by-products. Customers are pleased with the short ingredients list, which indicates no filler ingredients and the food easily digested by cats with allergies as well. Additionally, California Natural is readily available and reasonably priced compared to many competing foods. Overall, customers are highly satisfied with California Natural cat food and recommend it as a quality food.

  • Merlin

    I’ve been feeding California Natural Chicken and Rice dry cat food to my cats for several years now. They love this food and it is the primary food for several of them, especially the kibble addicts. They go through about 1.5 of the large size bags per month.
    I was discouraged to hear in 2010 that Natura had sold out to P&G, having witnessed what happened to Iams, which is now junk food, and gives some of my cats mouth rashes. I know better than to trust any claims of “Oh no, we won’t tamper with the product”, but I continued to feed CN, figuring at some point I will need to switch to something else.
    With the last few bags, I have been seeing more digestive upset with some of my cats than I had previously. More vomiting and diarrhea. I can’t swear its the food, it might be some digestive bug that keeps going around through them, but it never used to happen and is becoming more frequent now. I do feed a variety of wet and dry cat foods, but none as consistently as the California Natural chicken and rice. I actually came across this website when I was doing an internet search to see if anyone else was noticing problems with feeding California Natural.

  • Destiny & Shadow

    After trying sevral great-quality cat foods, my two 1-yr old cats have selected California Natural grain-free dry cat food as their favorite! They have beautiful coats & lots of energy. Having been rescue kittens, they still get the occasional cold. And one of our cats occasionally vomits immediately after her meal, but I believe this is due to the presence of fur balls (which we are trying to treat). The only wet food they will eat at this time is Tiki cat food. Overall, we are satisfied with this combination.

  • Marissa

    I think that the fact that California Naturals has been bought out by Proctor & Gable should factor into the category or “not so good” Many many people dropped Evo, Innova, and CN last year with worries that the quality would go down and it would not be reflected on the label.

  • Danielle

    This is from http://www.californianaturalpet.com/faqs

    Has Natura been acquired by P&G?
    Yes. In June of 2010, Natura Pet Products was acquired by The Procter and Gamble Company. Natura will operate as a separate business unit under the P&G Pet Care division.

  • Tamara

    I just read on here that Natura was bought by Proctor and Gamble.Not true as they were merged with Mars Co. along with Sensible Choice and Royal Canin.I was in the meeting.As far as the big box giants buying out the small guys~ What i find is that when you have a food the is made in only 1 factory,it seems to be fairly consistent.What i have seen almost always is that companies with multiple location factories( i.e. USA,Mexico,etc…)and not to mention multiple sites in just the US alone. What happens is the food is different form site to site.It would be virtually impossible to match from site to site.
    In my opinion,that is why,with alot of lower quality foods/co’s with more than 1 plant produce inconsistent packages of food. You will be feeding you furbaby one bag of food only to find that the next bag is making him vomit,hairball or just not like it. I strongly urge people to research and CALL the manuf.so you can get the truth from the horses mouth.A clerk at a pet store(i managed one for 4 yrs.~they only knew minimum info either from no interest or plain laziness at times~some really do care..)is going to tell you what the may have overheard the food rep talking about.Or maybe there is a bonus incentive to whom sells the most of a food.Not the clerks fault as it is a business like all others fighting to stay above.
    So, to summarize,if i were looking for a great food i would not buy it at a grocery,hardware or big box store. Do research and get consumer reviews and call to see if the have more than 1 locale for production.Know 1 thing for sure~ The less waste you put into your pet,less you have to scoop and a quality food will last ALOT longer.Best of all it will add precious years to their life.Snacks too!Watch the ingredients….same rules.

  • Bert

    I just got my first cat ever about 4 weeks ago, and our neighborhood pet store recommended this food. We wanted to make sure that she ate healthy food, and the ingredients in this food are. We are happy.

  • Celia the cat

    This food is fantastic. My kitty was eating Science Diet, but she did not seem enthusiastic about it, and to be honest, she did not seem very healthy. Her fur was rough, and her energy low. My friend who has 3 cats, recommended this food, and my cat loves it. She seems healthier too. A+++++

More Information

California Natural Cat Food

Calfornia Natural is just one of the many brands produced by Natura Pet Products, a company that is now owned by Procter & Gamble. Is California Natural cat food a good choice for your cat? What are some other cat owners saying about California Natural cat food? Learn more about California Natural brand cat food here!

Who Makes California Natural Cat Food?

The company who makes California Natural cat food is called Natura Pet Products. Natura Pet Products produces food formulas for dogs, cats and ferrets. The brands produced by Natura Pet Products include Mother Nature, Karma, Healthwise, EVO, Innova and California Natural. Natura Pet Products was founded in 1992, by three people that were dissatisfied with the unhealthy ingredients in many pet food formulas. In 2010, Procter & Gamble purchased Natura Pet Products.

California Natural Cat Food Recall

On April 19, 2013, Natura expanded the recall for all dry food and treats. You can read about it on our blog.

In order to make sure that your cat’s food is safe, it’s always highly recommended that you check the FDA’s pet food recall website. This will help you to stay updated on the latest pet food recall information.

California Natural Cat Food Ingredients

The California Natural line of pet food formulas is marketed as being a hypoallergenic line of foods. The formulas have one protein source, one carbohydrate source and one fat source. The ingredients list on the formulas is short, in keeping with the “limited ingredient” focus of the formulas. California Natural does have a grain-free formula, which derives most of its carbohydrates from peas. The first ingredient of most California Natural formulas is a whole meat. In the formulas that aren’t grain-free, sources of carbohydrates may include barley and oatmeal.

California Natural Cat Food Allergies

Since California Natural formulas are designed to fit the needs of cats with allergies (or food sensitivities), they do not contain any of the most common allergens. However, if your cat has a very specific allergy (such as an allergy to chicken), you should always read the ingredients of any cat food formula.

California Natural Cat Food Coupons

Sometimes, pet food manufacturing companies will offer us coupons to share on our site. Are you searching for California Natural cat food printable coupons? We will let you know when they are available!

Please check back soon for California Natural cat food coupons!

California Natural Cat Food Ratings

Customer reviews of California Natural cat food are mostly positive. The short ingredients list was a positive factor for many cat owners. Also, the quality of the ingredients was well-received by many cat owners. Cats with allergies seem to do well when fed California Natural formulas. However, there were some negative ratings, mostly associated with the recent purchase of Natura Pet Products by Procter & Gamble.

Have you fed your cat any of the California Natural cat food dry or canned formulas? Do you have feedback that could help other pet owners? Please share your review of California Natural cat food!

Ingredient List*

California Natural Cat Food Ingredient List

*for California Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Formula Dry Cat & Kitten Food

Cat Food Coupons

Cat Food Coupons

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7 Responses to California Natural Cat Food

  1. Merlin February 22, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    I’ve been feeding California Natural Chicken and Rice dry cat food to my cats for several years now. They love this food and it is the primary food for several of them, especially the kibble addicts. They go through about 1.5 of the large size bags per month.
    I was discouraged to hear in 2010 that Natura had sold out to P&G, having witnessed what happened to Iams, which is now junk food, and gives some of my cats mouth rashes. I know better than to trust any claims of “Oh no, we won’t tamper with the product”, but I continued to feed CN, figuring at some point I will need to switch to something else.
    With the last few bags, I have been seeing more digestive upset with some of my cats than I had previously. More vomiting and diarrhea. I can’t swear its the food, it might be some digestive bug that keeps going around through them, but it never used to happen and is becoming more frequent now. I do feed a variety of wet and dry cat foods, but none as consistently as the California Natural chicken and rice. I actually came across this website when I was doing an internet search to see if anyone else was noticing problems with feeding California Natural.

  2. Destiny & Shadow December 4, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    After trying sevral great-quality cat foods, my two 1-yr old cats have selected California Natural grain-free dry cat food as their favorite! They have beautiful coats & lots of energy. Having been rescue kittens, they still get the occasional cold. And one of our cats occasionally vomits immediately after her meal, but I believe this is due to the presence of fur balls (which we are trying to treat). The only wet food they will eat at this time is Tiki cat food. Overall, we are satisfied with this combination.

  3. Marissa August 15, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    I think that the fact that California Naturals has been bought out by Proctor & Gable should factor into the category or “not so good” Many many people dropped Evo, Innova, and CN last year with worries that the quality would go down and it would not be reflected on the label.

  4. Danielle May 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

    This is from http://www.californianaturalpet.com/faqs

    Has Natura been acquired by P&G?
    Yes. In June of 2010, Natura Pet Products was acquired by The Procter and Gamble Company. Natura will operate as a separate business unit under the P&G Pet Care division.

  5. Tamara May 10, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

    I just read on here that Natura was bought by Proctor and Gamble.Not true as they were merged with Mars Co. along with Sensible Choice and Royal Canin.I was in the meeting.As far as the big box giants buying out the small guys~ What i find is that when you have a food the is made in only 1 factory,it seems to be fairly consistent.What i have seen almost always is that companies with multiple location factories( i.e. USA,Mexico,etc…)and not to mention multiple sites in just the US alone. What happens is the food is different form site to site.It would be virtually impossible to match from site to site.
    In my opinion,that is why,with alot of lower quality foods/co’s with more than 1 plant produce inconsistent packages of food. You will be feeding you furbaby one bag of food only to find that the next bag is making him vomit,hairball or just not like it. I strongly urge people to research and CALL the manuf.so you can get the truth from the horses mouth.A clerk at a pet store(i managed one for 4 yrs.~they only knew minimum info either from no interest or plain laziness at times~some really do care..)is going to tell you what the may have overheard the food rep talking about.Or maybe there is a bonus incentive to whom sells the most of a food.Not the clerks fault as it is a business like all others fighting to stay above.
    So, to summarize,if i were looking for a great food i would not buy it at a grocery,hardware or big box store. Do research and get consumer reviews and call to see if the have more than 1 locale for production.Know 1 thing for sure~ The less waste you put into your pet,less you have to scoop and a quality food will last ALOT longer.Best of all it will add precious years to their life.Snacks too!Watch the ingredients….same rules.

  6. Bert March 17, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    I just got my first cat ever about 4 weeks ago, and our neighborhood pet store recommended this food. We wanted to make sure that she ate healthy food, and the ingredients in this food are. We are happy.

  7. Celia the cat March 17, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    This food is fantastic. My kitty was eating Science Diet, but she did not seem enthusiastic about it, and to be honest, she did not seem very healthy. Her fur was rough, and her energy low. My friend who has 3 cats, recommended this food, and my cat loves it. She seems healthier too. A+++++