Julia Ogden

Written by Julia Ogden

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: January 18, 2024

B.F.F. OMG! Gravy Wet Cat Food Review

Updated: January 18, 2024

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

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

B.F.F is produced in a human food facility, with many ingredients and processes used in products made for people. There is a named meat or fish in every recipe which are all gluten and grain free.

Pros
  • Animal proteins
  • Grain and gluten-free
  • Dolphin safe
  • Hydration focussed foods
Cons
  • 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 OMG! Gravy wet product line includes 32 wet cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Tuna & Salmon Sweet Cheeks 5 U
Tuna & Chicken Charm Me 5 U
Tuna & Turkey Tickles 5 U
Tuna & Duck Devour Me 5 U
Tuna & Beef Baby Cakes 5 U
Tuna & Lamb Luv Ya 5 U
Purr-Fect Plannin’! 5 U
Seeya Sooner! 5 U
Ciao Baby! 5 U
Date Nite! 5 U
Booya! 5 U
Shazaam! 5 U
Chicken Charge Me Up! 5 U
Chicken & Turkey Text Me 5 U
Chicken & Salmon Shine Bright 5 U
Tuna & Chicken Chase Me 5 U
Tuna & Turkey Tell Me 5 U
Tuna & Salmon Start Me Up 5 U
Tuna & Duck Dilly Dally 5 U
Tuna & Beef Belly Rubs 5 U
Tuna & Lamb Lights Out 5 U
Chicken & Turkey QT Patootie! 5 U
Chicken & Pumpkin Love Munchkin! 5 U
Chicken & Salmon Crazy 4 U! 5 U
Duck & Tuna Lots-O-Luck! 5 U
Beef & Salmon Best Day Eva! 5 U
Chicken & Lamb Selfie Cam! 5 U
Chicken Cloud 9 5 U
Chicken & Salmon Stir It Up 5 U
Chicken & Duck Dream Team 5 U
Chicken & Beef Be Happy 5 U
Chicken & Lamb Live N’ Love 5 U

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Recipe and Label Analysis

B.F.F OMG! Gravy Tuna & Salmon Sweet Cheeks 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 OMG Gravy Tuna & Salmon Sweet Cheeks

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

64.3%

Protein

10%

Fat

17.7%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Tuna broth, tuna, salmon, tapioca starch, sunflower oil, guar gum, calcium sulfate, tricalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, celery powder, salt, vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, niacin supplement, zinc oxide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), taurine, vitamin A supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, manganese sulfate, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), biotin, copper amino acid complex, sodium selenite, folic acid, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K3), potassium iodide


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is tuna 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 second 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 third ingredient is salmon. Salmon is an oily marine and freshwater fish not only high in protein but also omega-3 fatty acids, essential oils needed by every cat to sustain life.

The fourth ingredient is tapioca starch, a gluten-free, starchy carbohydrate extract made from the root of the cassava plant.

The fifth 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 sixth 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 seventh ingredient is calcium sulfate, a source of supplemental calcium.

The eighth ingredient is tricalcium phosphate, a beneficial source of calcium and phosphorus. In addition, this additive is used in wet foods as an emulsifier – an agent designed to disperse a food’s fats more evenly in water.

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.

However, this recipe contains sodium selenite, a controversial form of the mineral selenium. Sodium selenite appears to be nutritionally inferior to the more natural source of selenium found in selenium yeast.

This recipe receives a 5-star rating.

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, B.F.F OMG! Gravy Tuna & Salmon Sweet Cheeks wet cat food looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 64.3%, a fat level of 10% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 17.7%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 56.1% and a mean fat level of 16.7%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 19.2% for the overall product line, alongside a fat-to-protein ratio of 31%.

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

Final Word

B.F.F OMG! Gravy wet cat food is an affordable range with a good level of animal protein.

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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About

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.

Sources

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

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