Julia Ogden

Written by Julia Ogden

Laura Ward

Reviewed by Laura Ward

Updated: May 29, 2024

B.F.F. Minced (Wet) Review

Updated: May 29, 2024

Our Verdict


Highly Recommended

B.F.F Minced wet cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor highest rating, 5 stars.

It features real, high-quality proteins as the primary ingredient. The protein sources can include chicken, beef, fish, turkey, or combinations of these meats. The ingredients are typically minced into smaller, bite-sized pieces, offering a texture that many cats find appealing.

  • Animal proteins
  • Grain and gluten-free
  • Dolphin safe
  • Hydration focused foods
  • Not diverse in terms of protein sources

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

The B.F.F Minced wet product line includes eight cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Tuna & Chicken Chuckles (Tuna & Chicken Dinner in Gelee) 5 U
Tuna Too Cool (Tuna Dinner in Gelee) 5 U
Tuna & Chicken 4EVa (Tuna & Chicken Dinner in Gravy) 5 U
Tuna & Salmon Soulmates (Tuna & Salmon Dinner in Gelee) 5 U
Tuna & Pumpkin Valentine (Tuna & Pumpkin Dinner in Gravy) 5 U
Tuna & Shrimp Sweethearts (Tuna & Shrimp Dinner in Gravy) 5 U
Tuna & Tilapia Twosome (Tuna & Tilapia Dinner in Gelee) 5 U
Tuna & Bonito Be Mine (Tuna & Bonito Dinner in Gelee) 5 U

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Recipe and Label Analysis

B.F.F Minced Tuna & Chicken Chuckles (Tuna & Chicken Dinner in Gelee) wet cat food 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.

B.F.F Minced Tuna & Chicken Chuckles (Tuna & Chicken Dinner in Gelee) wet cat food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Tuna, fish broth, chicken (boneless, skinless breast), sunflower seed oil, calcium lactate, locust bean gum, guar gum, choline chloride, tricalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, taurine, zinc sulfate, vitamin E, nicotinic acid (vitamin B3), calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, vitamin A supplement, ferrous sulfate, riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement, copper sulfate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K), potassium iodide, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 2%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is tuna. Tuna is an oily marine fish not only high in protein but also omega-3 fatty acids, essential oils needed by every cat to sustain life. This item is typically sourced from clean, undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings of commercial fish operations. 1

The second ingredient is fish broth. Broths are of only modest nutritional value. Yet because they add both flavor and moisture to a cat food, they are a common component in many wet products.

The third ingredient is chicken. Chicken is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin… derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken”. 2.

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

The fourth ingredient is sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is nutritionally similar to safflower oil. Since these oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids and contain no omega-3s, they’re considered less nutritious than canola or flaxseed oils. Sunflower oil is notable for its resistance to heat damage during cooking.

There are several different types of sunflower oil, some better than others. Without knowing more, it’s impossible to judge the quality of this ingredient.

The fifth ingredient is calcium lactate, a calcium additive made by the action of lactic acid and calcium carbonate. The ingredient is most likely used here as a calcium supplement prized for its notably high bio-availability.

The sixth ingredient is locust bean gum, a gelling or thickening agent found in some wet pet foods. Extracted from the seeds of the carob tree, locust bean gum can add a notable amount of dietary fiber to a cat food.

The seventh ingredient is guar gum, a gelling or thickening agent found in many wet pet foods. Refined from dehusked guar beans, guar gum can add a notable amount of dietary fiber to any product.

The eighth ingredient is choline chloride, an essential B vitamin that naturally occurs in both plants and animals. It is found in meat, eggs, fish, liver, soybeans and wheat germ. Because a cat cannot store choline chloride in its body, the nutrient must be replenished to avoid a deficiency. Choline chloride is a supplement required by both AAFCO and the FDA.

From here the list goes on to include a number of other items. But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of the product.

This recipe receives a 5-star rating.

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, B.F.F Minced Tuna & Chicken Chuckles (Tuna & Chicken Dinner in Gelee) Wet Cat Food looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 70.6%, a fat level of 11.8% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 9.6%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 70.6% and a mean fat level of 11.8%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 9.6% for the overall product line, alongside a fat-to-protein ratio of 17%.

This means the B.F.F Minced product line contains above-average protein, below-average carbs and near-average fat when compared to typical dry cat food.

Final Word

B.F.F Minced wet cat food is an affordable range with quality ingredients, all products in this line feature tuna as the primary ingredient and the main source of protein. The recipes contain other natural ingredients like vegetables, fruits, and grains to provide cats with a well-rounded diet.

Has Weruva B.F.F. cat food been recalled in the past?

Yes, B.F.F cat food has had one recall.

In the spring of 2017, Weruva issued a voluntary stop-sale order for BFF cat food sold in Australia. It started with reports from Australia residents who’d fed their cats BFF food. Reports described vomiting, reduced appetite, fever, neurological problems, and lethargy.

By June of 2017, the food had been linked to hundreds of cases of illness and up to 20 deaths.

Weruva launched an investigation and froze sales of BFF food countrywide. After extensive testing, the company revealed that some batches of BFF cat food were deficient in thiamine or vitamin B1.

Though the details are vague, Weruva explained that they corrected the deficiency, ensuring that all future batches of Australia-sold BFF cat food were nutritionally adequate.

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

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B.F.F is a line of cat food created by Weruva, a Massachusetts-based company. The food is manufactured in Thailand from ingredients sourced from around the world.


1: Adapted by The Cat Food Advisor from the official definition of other fish ingredients as published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials

2: Association of American Feed Control Officials

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