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Julia Ogden

Reviewed by Julia Ogden

Updated: March 28, 2024

Amazing Grace (Fresh) Review

Updated: March 28, 2024

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

Amazing Grace cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 5 stars

This small fresh range provides a very high source of protein derived from animal meat.  In fact, the first three ingredients in each of the two recipes are listed as animal protein. Other ingredients are minimal, but provide good sources of vitamin A and C.

Pros
  • High in protein
  • Animal protein listed as first three ingredients
  • Green vegetables providing vitamins A & C
Cons
  • Very limited range
  • More expensive than some cat foods
  • Not a complete and balanced food

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

The Amazing Grace product line includes two fresh cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
All Natural Chicken Recipe for Cats 5 U
All Natural Beef Recipe for Cats 5U

Recipe and Label Analysis

All Natural Chicken Recipe for Cats recipe 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.

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

58.3%

Protein

25%

Fat

8.7%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Chicken thigh, chicken liver, chicken gizzard, spinach, green beans, pumpkin, eggshell.


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1.0%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is chicken thigh. 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 chicken liver, an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.

The third ingredient is chicken gizzard which is one of several edible by-products of poultry slaughter such as internal organs.

Although the thought of eating an animal’s internal organs may not be appealing to most humans, these unfamiliar ingredients can be considered a natural part of an authentic feline diet.

The fourth ingredient is spinach. Due to its exceptional vitamin and mineral content, spinach exhibits a remarkably high nutrient Completeness Score [1. Completeness Score is a measure of a food’s relative nutrient content and is computed by NutritionData.com from the USDA’s National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference] of 91. For cats who are predisposed to oxalate stones, spinach should be avoided, due to its high oxalate content. 

The fifth ingredient is green beans, a healthy vegetable notable for its vitamin, mineral and natural fiber content. 

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

The seventh ingredient is eggshell, used here as a natural source of dietary calcium.

Recipe star rating 5

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, All Natural Chicken Recipe for Cats looks like an above-average product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 58.3%, a fat level of 25% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 8.7%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 56.8% and a mean fat level of 29.7%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 5.5% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 53%.

This means this Amazing Grace cat food contains higher than average protein, lower than average carbohydrate and higher, average than average fat, when compared to typical fresh cat food.

Final Word

This range of food might have only two recipes, but both provide very high levels of good quality animal protein.  

The Cat Food Advisor recommends this food.

Has Amazing Grace cat food been recalled in the past?

No. Amazing Grace has not had any product recalls since it started trading in 2019.

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

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About

Amazing Grace Pet Food, LLC is a family owned business founded by Katherine Sumner in 2019. It is based in Centreville, VA. The company’s mission is to improve pet health and longevity through quality homestyle nutrition.

The recipes are veterinarian-formulated, but only for supplemental or intermittent feeding—the foods do not meet AAFCO requirements for complete and balanced feline nutrition.

Sources

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

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