Best High Protein Wet Cat Food Brands- 2018

So, you’re looking for wet food choices for your cat now and don’t know where to start. Well, I can’t say I haven’t been there before, and its still frustrating for me sometimes. The best high protein, wet cat food brands ARE out there, its all a matter of having the right knowledge to help you find what’s best for your cat.

There are SO many choices and flavor options for your cat where do you even start? You’ve done your homework. You know that you plan to serve your cat wet food from now on, and you’re trying to keep it as natural or holistic as possible. Great! This is such a necessary first step.

Keep in mind, the fact that you’re making this jump to improve your cat’s overall health and life is such a monumental thing that you’re doing! There are many cat owners that wouldn’t even think about the ingredients or protein count in their cat’s dry, bland food.

Let’s do a quick overview on what to look for in a great quality wet cat food…

  • Grain free and gluten free if possible- look out for starch too (potatoes, rice, peas, etc)
  • HIGH protein- higher than 8% at the very least
  • Poultry is (not byproduct) is the first ingredient (I have a few exceptions)
  • High moisture- below 80% moisture is a general guide
  • Low carbohydrates- below 10% of your cat’s diet in a day.  Since it’s usually not on the can, the best thing you can do is to AVOID gravy as that is a source for high carbs.
  • Look at the ingredients- they can tell you a story on what makes up the percentages in your cat’s food without having to break out the calculators

Without going into super detail, these are definitely the KEY things to look out for in a great canned cat food brand. If you don’t have the patience for learning anything else about cat food nutrition, the points up above are your best bet!

I have hunted down the best quality wet cat food that I could find and I think you won’t find quite a list like this anywhere else. Note these aren’t in any specific order.

1. My Best Of Overall- Tiki Cat Puka Puka Luau

Tiki Cat Canned Cat Food Puka Puka Luau 2.8 oz
I have already reviewed Tiki Cat in a separate review, but it is quite an honorable mention that I HAVE to put it on the list. Tiki Cat Puka Puka Luau marks off everything on my list, minus the fact that they do not state themselves as gluten- free. This is the best poultry based can Tiki Cat offers.

This is a high quality wet cat food and offers so many things that many other cat foods fail to offer. For one, there are no vegetables in their ingredients and there is a very high protein percentage!

That’s right, take a look:

Chicken, chicken broth, sunflower seed oil, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, potassium chloride, taurine, magnesium sulfate, zinc sulfate, iron sulfate, vitamin E supplement, niacin (vitamin B3), biotin, copper sulfate, vitamin B12 supplement, sodium selenite, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin A supplement, riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), potassium iodide, folic acid, vitamin K3 supplement.

 

Tiki Pet is on POINT with their cat nutrition knowledge. Their “Why Feed Tiki Pets” page covers their standards and they even acknowledge the fact that cats do not need a lot of carbohydrates.

what it looks like inside

As soon as you open up the can to feed your cat, it smells great and looks like chicken you could actually eat yourself. Cats don’t care much about appearance, but its refreshing to see brands making human grade wet cat food that doesn’t look like mush from the cafeteria.

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein (min): 16%
  • Crude Fat (min): 2.6%
  • Crude Fiber (max): 0.0%
  • Moisture (max): 80%
  • Ash (max): 1%

Calories and Carbohydrates

  • 69 kcals in a 2.8 oz can
  • 1.1% carbohydrates

Container Size: 2.8 oz

Price:

  • $18.25 for a case of 12
  • $2.39 for a single can

As you can see, this wet cat food is almost perfection. My only issue is the fact that in the ingredients contains “sodium selenite” which you will see that a lot of cat foods carry. Sodium selenite can be toxic in large amounts, but the cat food uses such small dosages that the pros HEAVILY outweigh this fact.

Also a note, I had to do a little bit of research to find the amount of carbohydrates in this particular food. The chart that normally has this information is not available for some reason on Tiki Pet’s site.

Things I LIKED

  • High protein amount
  • Low carb amount
  • Looks AND smells great
  • Good moisture
  • Grain free
  • Human Grade
  • No fillers like veggies!
  • Great price point for great quality!

Things I DIDN’T LIKE

  • Does not specify gluten free
  • Hard to find carb count
  • Sodium Selenite in ingredients

Buy Tiki Cat Puka Puka Luau HERE

2. Weruva Truluxe Grain-Free Glam ‘N Punk Lamb & Duck

Weruva Truluxe Glam 'N Punk 6 oz Case 24

Weruva canned cat food is another great, high quality brand that truly cares about their customers and cats. They have a few options for their cat cuisine but I really like their Truluxe line up, for the most part. I like it because Weruva Truluxe is grain-free, GMO free, AND carrageenan free, something a lot of other brands don’t bring up a lot. They still don’t state they are gluten-free, but I think it is safe to assume there is close to none in these cans.

I’ve chosen to review the Glam ‘N Punk flavor, because I think its the most well-rounded one of the Truluxe lineup. All the Truluxe flavors are great, but this one has a particularly high protein percentage, wholesome ingredients (some fish, but I’ll get to that) and good moisture.

But out of all the reasons, Glam ‘N Punk has one of the lowest percentages of carbohydrates I’ve ever seen in a canned cat food! Let’s get into it.

Here are the ingredients directly from the can

Water For Processing, Lamb, Tuna, Duck (Boneless, Skinless Breast), Sunflower Seed Oil, Locust Bean Gum, Potassium Chloride, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplment, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Copper Sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Pyrodoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K), Vitamin B12 Supplement.

 

You can see that there are no veggies in this flavor either, props to Weruva. However, you can see there is some tuna, but its not the MAIN protein source which is where the problems begin. I wrote a post about that if you want to read into it further. Also, no sodium selenite!

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein: 14.20%
  • Crude Fat (min): 10.10%
  • Crude Fiber (max): 0.023%
  • Moisture(max): 73.70%
  • Ash (max): 1.75%

Calories and Carbohydrates

  • 232 kcals in a 6.0 oz can
  • 116 kcals in a 3.0z can
  • 0.25% carbohydrates

Container Size: 6.0 oz or 3.0 oz

Price:

  • $38.64 for a case of 24 3.0 oz cans
  • $62.40 for a case of 24 6.0 oz cans.

You can also buy Weruva cat food single cans of 3.0 oz and 6.0 oz which I recommend for a few reasons.

There is quite a lot of fat content (10.10%!) for this particular flavor, and you may want to switch it up and buy a few other flavors. Depending on your cat’s needs (especially if you are getting your cat to lose weight), this may be for the best.

The feeding instructions say to feed 1 ounce for each pound of your cat’s body weight, but I suggest doing just a little below for THIS particular flavor if your cat has weight issues.

Other from the fat content, this is such an excellent choice to feed your cat! There are some other great similar flavors from Weruva Truluxe besides Glam ‘N Punk, I recommend the Quick ‘N Quirky and the On the Cat Wok flavors.

Things I LIKED

  • Good protein amount
  • Extremely low carb amount (one of the lowest I’ve ever seen)
  • Well balanced moisture so you aren’t just paying for water
  • No added veggies
  • Grain Free
  • No sodium selenite
  • Carageenan and GMO free

Things I DIDN’T LIKE

  • Very high fat amount
  • Water is the first ingredient, not entirely poultry based
  • Has tuna in it
  • Pricier than most other cat food cans
  • Doesn’t specify gluten-free

Buy Weruva Truluxe canned cat food HERE

 

3. Solid Gold Tropical Blendz with Coconut Oil

If you want a great holistic cat food choice at a cheaper price point but still excellent quality, turn your heads to Solid Gold canned cat food. The coconut oil is an interesting take on cat food, because I don’t normally see it in cans. I feed my cat coconut oil in very SMALL amounts, and he absolutely loves it every time! It’s not a part of his diet, but its a little treat every now and then.

Is it a case of shoving human health trends into cat food? Sort of. But its still worth talking about.

From the can, Solid Gold already advertises itself as gluten-free AND grain-free, ready to embrace the market. On top of that, they state themselves as holistic, which not every brand does. This means to me that they have confidence in their products.

Here are the ingredients

Chicken, Water Sufficient For Processing, Tuna, Tapioca Starch, Dried Egg Product, Coconut Oil, Carrots, Pumpkin, Salt, Spinach, Tricalcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Magnesium Sulfate, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Carob Bean Gum, Celery Powder, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Reduced Iron, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Glycine Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K).

 

I have a couple of issues with the ingredients Solid Gold uses sometimes, but I have seen brands use much worse. Solid Gold chooses to use veggies in almost all of their products, which is a real shame. They claim they don’t use fillers but that’s what veggies are used for in cat food… as fillers.

Solid Gold likes using the word “super foods” a lot, which is great in human health, but its not quite the same in cats. Anyways, the guaranteed analysis is looking pretty good…

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein: 10.0%
  • Crude Fat (min): 4.0%
  • Crude Fiber (max): 1.0%
  • Moisture(max): 78.0%
  • Ash (max): 3.0%

Calories and Carbohydrates

  • 111 kcals in a 3 oz can
  • 223 kcals in a 6 oz can
  • 4% carbohydrates.

Another note, I couldn’t find the carb count for this one so I had to calculate it myself. 4% is not terrible, but it could be a little bit better.

Container Size: 3 oz or 6oz

Price:

  • $27.01 for a case of 24 3 oz cans
  • $24.89 for a case of 16 6 oz cans

Not bad for a cheaper brand. Solid Gold is very wholesome and definitely a great starter for a person who wants to start buying wet food for their cat that is grain-free and holistic, without committing too much.

Things I LIKED

  • Decent protein
  • Grain AND gluten-free
  • Great price point for good quality
  • Excellent moisture
  • Amazon states the cans are BPA free and carrageenan free

I am not sure if I should include coconut oil as a positive. Great, it has it, but what is it doing for your cat? Coconut oil is great for essential fatty acids but a lot of brands use other, naturally occurring fatty acids in the food for that. Well, the good thing is that there aren’t really any negatives about it.

Things I DIDN’T LIKE

  • Tuna in ingredients
  • Too many veggies
  • A bit more on the fattier side with 4.0%
  • Sodium Selenite in the ingredients

Buy Solid Gold Tropical Blendz with Coconut Oil HERE

 

4. Ziwi Peak Moist Rabbit & Lamb

This brand is a little bit different from the others I have reviewed so far. Hailing from New Zealand, Ziwi Peak touts the fact that their canned cat food has free ranged and grass-fed meat. On top of that, they include parts of the bone from the meat, adding a more raw feeling to the food. I’ve never seen this in canned cat food so this brand is truly a treat and something different!

I really have to applaud Ziwi Peak for using bone in their cat food. It really mirrors what a cat in the wild would eat. Another different addition was the New Zealand Green Mussel and cold-washed tripe, which they state helps to provide a natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin and helps with digestion and palatability.

The ingredients have nothing to hide either and Ziwi Peak is really open as to what ingredients they use.

Rabbit Meat, Lamb Broth, Lamb Liver*, Lamb, Lamb Lung*, Lamb Kidney*, Chick Peas, Lamb Tripe*, Lamb Heart*, Hare Meat, New Zealand Green Mussel, Lamb Bone, Dried Kelp, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B1 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement). *Depending on seasonal availability will be temporarily substituted with sheep.

 

You’ll see something a little bit different here- Lamb liver, lamb lung, lamb kidney, and lamb heart are all stated in the ingredients. Now if you want to get technical, these are similar to by-products, but not in the way they are normally used in cat food.

Cats in the wild eat every part of the animal, minus a few things, so this isn’t so different from that. What separates Ziwi Peak and other cat foods that use “meat by-product” is the fact that we KNOW where the meat is coming from, and what type of meat it is with Ziwi Peak. If you have any experience searching for the best cat food for your cat, you will understand that most cheap brands just state “meat by-product” without stating the sources.

Ziwi Peaks’s practices are truly a breath of fresh air!

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein: 9.5%
  • Crude Fat (min): 4%
  • Crude Fiber (max): 1.0%
  • Moisture(max): 78.0%
  • Ash (max): 3.0%

Calories and Carbohydrates

  • 207 kcals in a 6.5 oz can. I had a hard time finding and reading this information but here is where the chart is located if you want to download and look at it yourself.
  • 3.0% Carbohydrates

Container Size:

  • 6.5 oz or 3 oz. The 3 oz is hard to find at the moment.

Price

  • $60.63 for a case of 12 6.5 oz cans
  • $4.47 for a single 6.5 oz can
Even Ziwi Peak knows!

If you don’t want to make the commitment of $60.63, I would recommend buying a few single cans to start out. You are really getting what you pay for here though, and if you are looking for a high quality cat food with high protein, this could be it.

Here’s a calculator Ziwi Peak has provided to help you decide on portions as well!

Ziwi Peak also states that their food can help with allergies (decreased sensitivity) weight management, a healthy skin and coat, improved joint health, digestion, mobility, and better urinary health. It’s a lot to claim, but this is the reality of what feeding wet food can do to improve your cat’s health. I can honestly believe this and you will see a difference, especially if your cat has been fed dry food for most of their life.

Things I LIKED

  • No sodium selenite
  • Excellent moisture
  • Grass-fed, free-ranged
  • Carageenan free, grain- free, and gluten- free
  • Minced raw meat, including bone
  • Allergy friendly
  • Refreshing honesty from the brand

Things I DIDN’T LIKE

  • Strange lower protein count for such a great quality product. It is higher from the average can, but I wish there just a tad more.
  • Very pricy- you get what you pay for though
  • Hard to find sometimes
  • Looks to be a very high calorie count

Buy Ziwi Peak Moist Rabbit & Lamb here

5. Soulistic Chicken Dinner

Soulistic is another brand I reviewed on its own because of how impressed I was by it. You can read it here. It is on the cheaper side but provides excellent and good quality ingredients while still calling themselves “holistic.” I think its such a feat to be able to do that with a cheaper priced food.

Here’s a look at the ingredients:

Water Sufficient For Processing, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Chicken Heart, Chicken Gizzard, Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sunflower Seed Oil, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement

 

Compared to some of the other canned cat foods I have reviewed, Soulistic is a little bit on the lower protein side. They are still grain-free and gluten-free, which is important. Soulistic also claims that their cans are BPA free and the meats are non GMO! This is excellent for a such a low price. You really can’t ask for much more.

Out of all the other flavors available, I like the regular chicken dinner because of the simple ingredients and single poultry source.

Most importantly, Soulistic is another great entry level brand if you don’t want to break the bank! Now, let’s get into what makes Soulistic’s chicken dinner tick.

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein: 8.0%
  • Crude Fat (min): 2.5%
  • Crude Fiber (max): 0.5%
  • Moisture(max): 87%
  • Ash (max): 2.0%

Calories and Carbohydrates:

  • 166 kcals in a 5.5 oz can
  • 1.07% carbohydrates

Container Size

  • 5.5 oz can

Price

  • $14.32 for a case of 8 5.5 oz cans

There are a few issues I have with this brand, but you’re getting such a great product for the price, I try not to complain too much. The moisture level is too high and protein count remains to be desired. I still believe it to be one of the best on the market!

Things I LIKED

  • Grain and gluten-free
  • Low price point for the great quality
  • BPA free and GMO free
  • Low carb count
  • One source of meat/poultry
  • No veggies
  • Simple Ingredients
  • No sodium selenite

Things I DIDN’T LIKE

  • Very high moisture
  • Lower protein percentage
  • Water is the first ingredient

Buy Soulistic Chicken Dinner HERE

6. B.F.F Best Feline Friend Tuna and Chicken Chuckles

BFF Canned Cat Tuna & Chicken Chuckles 5.5 oz

B.F.F Best Feline Friend is owned by Weruva. You could say this is their more affordable lineup, with a cute name to boot! Upon looking at the different flavors available, all the cans have almost the same guaranteed analysis and ingredients, which makes choosing a little easier.

My biggest concern is that all B.F.F. cat food cans all have tuna paired with another protein, or just tuna on its own. So this is not an allergy friendly brand, but Best Feline Friend is still worth checking out for sure. I am aware of Best Feline Friend’s “OMG” lineup, but they all have gravy and less protein. The originals are a better choice in this case, if your feline friend doesn’t have allergies.

Upon checking out their website, its refreshing to see that the nutrition info is very readily available, a simple thing a lot of other brands fail to do, so definitely check those out if you want the super juicy deets.

Check out their list of ingredients

I chose the Tuna and Chicken Chuckles simply because its the only one that offers poultry as a protein besides the Tuna and Chicken 4EVA. I didn’t like the 4EVA one as much because it has gravy, and I believe “Aspic” (basically gelatin) is a little better for the carbohydrates count.

As per usual, Best Feline Friend cat food is grain-free, which is always something to look for. They claim to be BPA free, MSG free and gluten- free as well. Their fish is wild caught and dolphin safe.

Here’s the ingredients from the can: (image)

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein: 12%
  • Crude Fat (min): 2%
  • Crude Fiber (max): 0.2%
  • Moisture(max): 83%
  • Ash (max): 1.78%

Calories and Carbohydrates

  • 119 kcals in a 5.5 oz can
  • 65 kcals in a 3 oz can
  • 0.50% carbohydrates

Container Size

  • 5.5 oz or 3 oz cans

Price

  • 3 oz choices: $0.98 a can or $23.52 for a case of 24
  • 5.5 oz choices: $1.25 a can or $30.00 for a case of 24

These are great prices in my opinion. I suggest mixing and matching some of the cans as well! You have nothing to lose since these already contain fish. I would not have B.F.F as a part of your cat’s MAIN diet because of the fish, but its not bad to mix it up either.

Things I LIKED

  • BPA, MSG, grain and gluten-free
  • Cheap for the quality you are getting
  • Sustainable ingredients
  • Good protein percentage
  • Low carbs in most of their product
  • No veggies

Things I DIDN’T LIKE

  • Fish in all of their flavors
  • Higher moisture than I would like

Buy Best Feline Friend Tuna and Chicken Chuckles HERE

7. Wellness Complete Health Chicken Pate


Wellness canned cat food is a popular brand for grain free cat food because of the easy access to find, and lots of variety to choose from. And when I say variety, I mean it. There are tons of flavors and lineups to choose from! I like to stick to the simpler and original lineups if I can, to make it less confusing.

I chose chicken again because it is poultry and simple. Wellness cat food cans advertise grain-free but also are carrageenan free, have NO artificial flavors or preservatives, and include cranberries in a lot of their flavors. I don’t have a big problem with this at all, cranberries can be useful for urinary tract health in cats and humans. They are used a lot in certain supplements for cats and added in treatment plans for cats with urinary tract difficulties.

Why not add them in?

You can see the cranberries in the ingredients list here

Chicken, Chicken Liver, Turkey, Chicken Broth, Carrots, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Cranberries, Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Salt, Cassia Gum, Xanthan Gum, Choline Chloride, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Beta-Carotene, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid.

There’s also a good variety of can sizes to choose from. Wellness is one of the few brands I’ve seen that offers a 12.5 oz option. I’ve always wanted a bigger can size to choose from the typical 5.5 oz, so this is worth looking into if you want to store your cat’s food with less clutter, or just be more in control of portions. 

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein: 10.50%
  • Crude Fat (min): 7.00%
  • Crude Fiber (max): 1.00%
  • Moisture(max): 78%
  • Ash (max): 0.10%

Calories and Carbohydrates

  • 101 kcals in a 3 oz can
  • 186 kcals in a 5.5 oz can
  • 422 kcals in a 12.5 oz can
  • 4% carbohydrates

Container Size

  • 3.0 oz, 5.5 oz or 12.5 oz

Price

  • 3.oz choices: $2.19 a can, or $29.49 for a case of 24
  • 5.5 oz choices: $3.09 a can or $39.99 for a case of 24
  • 12.5 oz choices: $4.79 a can or $33.99 for a case of 12

The single cans are only available on onlynaturalpet.com and the cases are a bit better priced on Amazon.

Things I LIKED

  • 12.5 oz can!
  • Cranberries are an interesting addition in ingredients
  • Decent protein
  • Hormone and steroid free guaranteed
  • Grain-free and carrageenan free

Things I DIDN’T LIKE

  • Sodium selenite in ingredients
  • High amount of fat
  • Higher carb count

Buy Wellness Complete Health Chicken Pate HERE

8. Holistic Select Feline Turkey Pate

This is another brand that has a higher ounce can, so rejoice for that! Holistic Select cat food reminds me a lot of Wellness, even down to the guaranteed analysis. They are another brand that has pretty good quality food at a cheap price. It’s hard to pass down an offer like that, but there are cons for sure.

Holistic Select offers wholesome grain-free cat food, and claims that they have better digestive properties in their foods. They’ve added prebiotics and probiotics and even live yogurt cultures. This is one of the first brands I’ve ever seen do this, and the reviews on Amazon tell me that it does work quite well! I would recommend this if your kitty has a sensitive stomach.

They are dedicated to proving their ingredients are the best they can offer. Holistic Select has an extensive quality assurance program, and all of their ingredients for their wet food are tested through a rigorous quality and safety program. It’s reassuring for sure to see a brand care so much about product source and quality!

Ingredients listed in the can:

Turkey, Chicken Liver, Chicken Broth, Chicken, Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Apple Powder, Cranberry Powder, Pumpkin Powder, Cassia Gum, Xanthan Gum, Salmon Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Taurine, Chicory Root Extract, Choline Chloride, Salt, Tricalcium Phosphate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Blueberry Powder, Papaya Powder, Pomegranate Powder, Vitamin E Supplement, Peppermint Leaf Powder, Cinnamon, Fennel Powder, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract.

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein: 10%
  • Crude Fat (min): 7.0%
  • Crude Fiber (max): 1.0%
  • Moisture(max): 78%
  • Ash (max): 2.5%

 

Calories and Carbohydrates

  • The calories are vague, this is the best I could find: 1,293 kcal/kg or 476 kcal/can. I am sure this is referring to the 13 oz can.
  • 2% carbohydrates

Container Size:

  • 3 oz, 5.5 oz or 13 oz

Price

  • $30.99 for a case of 24 3 oz cans
  • $41.99 for a case of 24 5.5 oz cans
  • $34.99 for a case of 12 13 oz cans

Pretty general price range at this point, but that is certainly what its worth. I appreciate the lower carbohydrates. The fat content in the turkey pate is quite high, so I would review the serving size your cat needs specifically. The Holistic Select site says to feed half a can per 6-8 pounds of body weight per day, but this depends on if your cat needs to lose weight.

Things I LIKED

  • Decent protein
  • Low carbohydrates
  • Poultry is the source of protein
  • Grain-free
  • Great for sensitive stomachs
  • Intense quality assurance
  • Great moisture

Things I DIDN’T LIKE

  • A bit too fatty
  • Single cans are hard to find
  • Sodium Selenite in ingredients
  • “Super foods” clog up the ingredients- not to be confused with digestive ingredients

Buy Holistic Select Feline Turkey Pate HERE

9. I and Love and You Whascally Wabbit

I love this brand’s name! I and Love and You cat food offer the same high quality grain-free cat food that I’ve mentioned for these reviews. As claimed by ILU, their cat food is developed with the help of holistic veterinarians that have wholesome and premium ingredients.

Their product is sustainable, using wind powered energy. Apparently, their employees use alternative methods to get to work as well! That’s impressive. I and Love and You also purchases carbon offsets for all of their travel. If you want a sustainable cat food brand that cares about the environment, I and Love and You is it.

This brand is also has no carrageenan in their products

Unfortunately there are some veggies and fruits, but the pros outweigh the cons in this situation. Interestingly, ILY adds sweet potatoes into their cat food. It’s just another source of carbs and makes it harder to digest, so I’m not sure what they were trying to go for here.

I know I go on about poultry, but rabbit is a flavor that is hard to find, and in my opinion just as good. This flavor I and Love and You offer is hard to find as well because of the popularity, but I have managed to find a good source for this flavor.

Worth the mention, ILY only produces 3 oz cans, so that keeps it simple for you.

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein: 10.0%
  • Crude Fat (min): 4.0%
  • Crude Fiber (max): 0.75%
  • Moisture(max): 78%
  • Ash (max): n/a

Calories and Carbohydrates

  • 89 kcals in a 3.0 oz can
  • It’s hard to calculate the carbohydrates on this one without knowing the ash content. I would guess its around 1.5 to 2%, so that makes the carbs around anywhere from 4% to 5.25%. On a dry matter basis, it makes up around 26% of the food, which isn’t the greatest. This is probably because of those fillers.

Container Size

  • 3 oz only

Price

  • $1.19 for a single can
  • $28.56 for a case of 24

Again, the carb count is a little disappointing because of a poor choice to include certain fillers, but it doesn’t detract too much from the quality.

Click here to find out the serving size for your cat!

Things I LIKED

  • Very sustainable cat food
  • Grain free
  • No carrageenan
  • Great flavor option that is not used a lot
  • Decent protein
  • Good moisture

Things I DIDN’T LIKE

  • Veggies and fruits.
  • Addition of sweet potatoes makes the carbohydrate count too high and makes it harder to digest
  • Can’t find ash percentage. Ash itself isn’t a big deal, but it makes it harder to calculate carbs

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10. Freshpet Select Tender Chicken with Garden Vegetables


You might be thinking “Wait a second, what’s this cat food doing in here?” Well I have a special case for Freshpet cat food that is worth a look. It looks like dry food, but its not dry. It’s more on the wet side but its in kibble shape.

The reason I’m bringing this food up is that this is a great wetter food for cats that are stubborn in trying wet food. I used Freshpet Select cat food to help transition my cat into his wet diet that he eats today. The reason is that it looks like kibble, and if you mix it in with your cat’s dry kibble to start off, your cat will start eating it naturally.

It is not a bad choice to feed either, but there are vegetables in here, as advertised. To be honest, there aren’t a lot of ingredients in this one, which is a special surprise! There is some fish though, so this brand is not allergy friendly.

The Ingredients…

Chicken, Chicken Liver, Ocean Whitefish, Natural Flavors, Carrots, Eggs, Spinach, Pea Protein, Pea Fiber, Vinegar, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Beta-Carotene, Taurine, Celery Powder.

This brand slow cooks their food at low temperatures, leaving their nutrients intact as much as possible. I’ll be clear as well, this brand of Freshpet is not certified grain free, so watch out for that.

Freshpet Select is also Made in the USA, so if that is important to you, this is a great feature.

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein: 18.0%
  • Crude Fat (min): 10.0%
  • Crude Fiber (max): 2.0%
  • Moisture(max): 65%
  • Ash (max): n/a

Calories and Carbohydrates

  • 226 calories a cup
  • 8% carbs

Container Size

  • 1 pound

Price: $17.99 for a pound.

I’m not sure why the seller here has overpriced it on Amazon, but I’ll be completely honest. You can buy this at Walmart for about $4.26, so if you are truly desperate to get your cat started on a wet food diet, I would start there.

Once you have your cat comfortably on a wet food diet, come back to this review and check out these other wholesome options! There are much better options once your cat is well accustomed to wet cat food.

What I LIKED

  • High protein
  • Made in the USA
  • Great transitioner to wet food
  • Easy to find in most retailers

What I DIDN’T LIKE

  • Not certified grain free
  • Overpriced on Amazon
  • High fat content
  • Veggies and fillers are used
  • Sodium selenite in ingredients
  • Lower moisture- be sure provide a lot of water with this one. You can even moisten the food a little with water

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These are my top 10 wet cat food brands. Some of them are better than others, but I made sure that each one of them provided their own benefits for your cat. Each cat has a different need, but there also should be some standards too. There should be a good variety from this list to choose from, and I hope your cat is happy with one of them!

If you have any questions about which cat food to buy for your cat, please do NOT hesitate to get in contact with me. The health of all cats around the world is extremely important to me and we could all use a little bit more of an education on how to take care of them.

Don’t forget to listen to your cat. If your cat starts vomiting from trying a new food, slow down the transition a little bit. Or your cat could have an allergy and its time to look elsewhere for another product.

Thank you for reading!