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Julia Ogden

Reviewed by Julia Ogden

Updated: January 18, 2024

Almo Nature HQS Natural Broth Wet Review

Updated: January 18, 2024

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

Almo Nature HQS Natural cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 5 stars

This range of food is made from ingredients which were originally fit for human consumption.  The first ingredient in each recipe is good quality animal meat and the protein levels are exceptional.  Fat and carbohydrate content is low, whilst moisture is high.

Pros
  • Human grade animal meat
  • Low in carbohydrate
  • High in moisture
Cons
  • More expensive than some cat foods

Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile: Growth (kitten), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

Almo Nature HQS Natural product line includes 24 wet cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
HQS Natural Chicken Drumstick in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Chicken with Pumpkin in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Mixed Seafood in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Chicken Breast in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Salmon in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Salmon with Carrots in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Salmon and Chicken in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Tuna and Whitebait Smelt in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Tuna and Cheese in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Tuna in Broth Atlantic Style 5 M
HQS Natural Tuna and Shrimp in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Tuna and Chicken in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Trout and Tuna in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Chicken and Shrimp in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Chicken and Cheese in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Mackerel in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Tuna in Broth Pacific Style 5 M
HQS Natural Tuna and Clams in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Ocean Fish in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Chicken and Liver in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Deli Chicken in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Tuna with Anchovies in Broth 5 M
HQS Natural Chicken Recipe in Broth - Kitten 5 G
HQS Natural Whitefish with Mackerel in broth - Kitten 5 G

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Almo Nature HQS Natural Chicken with Pumpkin in Broth was selected to represent the other products in the line for a detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.

Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.

Almo Nature HQS Natural Chicken with Pumpkin in Broth

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

84.2%

Protein

2.6%

Fat

5.2%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Chicken, water sufficient for processing, pumpkin.


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 0.1%

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Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is chicken.  Chicken is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken”. 1

Chicken is naturally rich in the 11 essential amino acids required by a cat to sustain life.

The second ingredient is water. which adds nothing but moisture to this food. Water is a routine finding in most wet cat foods.

The third ingredient is pumpkin.  Pumpkin is a nutritious addition high in complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene and dietary fiber.

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone,  Almo Nature HQS Natural Chicken with Pumpkin in Broth looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 84.2%, a fat level of 2.6% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 5.2%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 80.7% and a below-average fat level of 5.9%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 6% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 8%.

This means this Almo Nature HQS Natural range contains higher than average protein,  lower than average carbohydrate and lower than average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

Almo Nature HQS Natural recipes provide a very high level of protein, derived from animal meat which was originally human grade.

All Almo Nature cat foods are made with non-GMO ingredients and are free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives as well as thickeners such as carrageenan.

This food is highly recommended by the Cat Food Advisor.

Has Almo Nature cat food been recalled in the past?

No.  Almo Nature has not had a product recall.

You can view a complete list of all cat food recalls since 2021 here.

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About

Almo Nature was founded in 2000 in Genoa, Italy, by Pier Giovanni Capellino.  Since June 28th, 2019, Almo Nature has been owned by Fondazione Capellino.

Interestingly, Almo Nature declared in March 2018 that all of the company’s profits would be allocated to a non-profit organization benefiting cats and dogs.

Almo Nature’s United States operation is based in Miami, Florida and there is a Canadian subsidiary of Almo Nature based in Quebec.

Sources

1: [1. Association of American Feed Control Officials].

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