John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Laura Ward

Reviewed by Laura Ward

Updated: April 26, 2024

Bella & Duke Adult Raw Review

Updated: April 26, 2024

Our Verdict


Highly Recommended

Bella & Duke Raw cat food is made up of four recipes which each receive the Cat Food Advisor rating, 5 stars.

This range of raw food contains muscle meat, organs, and bone broth for moisture.  Only two sources of fat are used. We like the simplicity of these recipes.

  • High in protein
  • Contains animal muscle meat and organs
  • Rich in moisture
  • Raw, so handle with care
  • Not a complete and balanced diet

The table below shows each recipe in the range including our rating. Bella & Duke cat food is not formulated to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles. It is formulated to be complete and balanced for adult cats, meeting the FEDIAF nutrient guidelines. FEDIAF is the equivalent to AAFCO within Europe.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Bella & Duke Tempting Turkey with Rabbit and Lamb| Cat Food 5 U
Bella & Duke Terrific Turkey & Chicken with Lamb | Cat Food 5 U
Bella & Duke Lip Lickin’ Chicken & Salmon | Cat Food 5 U
Feline Lucky Lamb & Ducky | Cat Food 5 U

Recipe and Label Analysis

Bella & Duke Tempting Turkey with Rabbit and Lamb 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.

Bella & Duke Tempting Turkey with Rabbit and Lamb Cat Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Turkey (turkey meat with bone, turkey heart), rabbit (rabbit meat), lamb (lamb kidney, lamb liver), lamb bone broth with gelatine, olive oil, herring oil.

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first, second and third ingredients are all named meats – turkey, rabbit and lamb

Turkey is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin… derived from the parts or whole carcasses of turkey”.

Rabbit and lamb are considered “the clean flesh derived from slaughtered rabbit/lamb and associated with skeletal muscle or the muscle tissues of the tongue, diaphragm, heart, esophagus or other tissues accompanying the flesh. 1

They are all naturally rich in the 11 essential amino acids required by a cat to sustain life.

The fourth ingredient is lamb bone broth with gelatine. Although they add both flavor and moisture to a cat food, bone broths are a common component in many wet products. However, since broths consist almost entirely of water, the trace nutrients they contain account for only a fraction of the overall finished cat food.

The fifth ingredient is olive oil. Olive oil contains oleic acid, a healthy monounsaturated fat. It’s also rich in natural antioxidants and carotenoids.

The sixth ingredient is herring oil. Herring oil is naturally rich in the prized EPA and DHA type of omega-3 fatty acids. These two high quality fats boast the highest bio-availability to cats and humans. 

Depending on its level of freshness and purity, herring oil should be considered a commendable addition.

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Bella & Duke Tempting Turkey with Rabbit and Lamb Cat Food  looks like an above-average raw product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 67.5%, a fat level of 26.2% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 0%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 56.2% and an above-average fat level of 34.9%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 3.1% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 64%.

This means Bella & Duke cat food contains higher than average protein, lower than average carbohydrate and higher than average fat, when compared to typical raw cat food.

Final Word

This range of food contains plenty of animal protein, with muscle meat, organs and bone.  It is rich in moisture and free from by-product meals and artificial additives.

Has Bella & Duke Adult Raw cat food been recalled in the past?

No.  Bella & Duke has not had any product recalls.

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

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Bella & Duke is based in Perthshire, Scotland. The company was founded by Mark Scott and Tony Ottley in 2017.

The company sources ingredients from UK suppliers and produces its food in Scotland.


1: [1. Adapted by the Cat Food Advisor and based upon the official definition for beef published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials, 2008 Edition].

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