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Julia Ogden

Reviewed by Julia Ogden

Updated: November 24, 2023

Edgard Cooper Cat Food (Wet) Review

Updated: November 24, 2023

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

Edgard Cooper wet cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 5 stars.

The company prioritizes the use of natural ingredients in its cat food. The recipes include real meat or fish as the primary protein source and typically avoid artificial additives such as colors, flavors, and preservatives. 

Pros
  • High protein levels
  • First and second ingredient animal based
  • Carbohydrates low
  • Many free-range options
Cons
  • Expensive

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

Edgard Cooper wet product line includes 21 cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Chicken - Chunks in Sauce 5 M
Salmon and Chicken - Chunks in Sauce 5 M
Turkey and Chicken - Chunks in Sauce 5 M
Lamb and Chicken - Chunks in Sauce 5 M
Duck and Chicken - Chunks in Sauce 5 G
Codfish and Chicken - Chunks in Sauce 5 G
Chicken and Turkey - Chunks in Sauce 5 M
Chicken - Paté 5 M
Salmon and Chicken - Paté 5 M
Turkey and Chicken - Paté 5 M
Lamb and Chicken - Paté 5 M
Duck and Chicken - Paté 5 M
Codfish and Chicken - Paté 5 G
Chicken and Turkey - Paté 5 M
Organic Chicken - Paté 5 M
Organic Salmon and Chicken - Paté 5 M
Organic Turkey and Chicken - Paté 5 M
Fresh Tuna - Fillets 5 A
Fresh Tuna and Chicken - Fillets 5 A
Fresh Tuna and Shrimp - Fillets 5 A
Fresh Tuna and Squid - Fillets 5 A

Recipe and Label Analysis

Edgard Cooper Duck and Chicken – Chunks in Sauce 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.

Edgard Cooper Duck and Chicken - Chunks in Sauce recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

55.6%

Protein

30.6%

Fat

5.9%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Free-run chicken,, free-run duck, beef, minerals, glucosamine, dried cranberries, dried rosemary, dried blueberries, vitamin D3, vitamin E, zinc, manganese, iodine, taurine.


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 0.1%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first and second ingredients are free-run chicken and duck.

Both are considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin  derived from the parts or whole carcasses of the bird” 1

The third ingredient is beefBeef is defined as “the clean flesh derived from slaughtered cattle” and includes skeletal muscle or the muscle tissues of the tongue, diaphragm, heart or esophagus.  2

All these meats are naturally rich in the 11 essential amino acids required by a cat to sustain life.

The fourth ingredient is minerals.  Minerals are included in this ingredients list, as in Europe ingredients are declared a little differently. 

Here, in the US, our nutritional additives are listed within our ingredients.  In Europe, ingredients and additives are listed separately. 

For that reason the category of minerals can be included, to include those elements which are classed as an ingredient, rather than an additive, such as calcium carbonate and magnesium oxide.  These elements contribute to the nutritional balance of a food, so we see their inclusion in this product as a positive.

The fifth ingredient is glucosamine which is included within cat food as a joint support.  

Glucosamine regulates the synthesis of collagen in cartilage and may provide mild anti-inflammatory effects, it may also contribute to the creating cartilage building blocks (glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans).  

However, despite some evidence that a combination of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulphate nutraceuticals improves symptoms associated with joint disease in dogs and cats, strong clinical evidence of efficacy is lacking and these compounds are understudied (Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine, 2010).  

In summary, although further research is needed to confirm the effect of glucosamine in cat foods, we see the addition of it in this product as a positive.

The sixth ingredient is cranberries, a nutrient-rich fruit that’s also high in fiber.

The seventh ingredient is rosemary.  Rosemary is an herb frequently used in cat food as a natural antioxidant and preservative.  3

It’s also considered an anti-cancer agent.  4

The eighth ingredient is blueberries which are a good source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.

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.

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Edgard Cooper Duck and Chicken – Chunks in Sauce recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 55.6%, a fat level of 30.6% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 5.9%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 56.4% and an above-average fat level of 25.5%.  Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 10.1% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 52%.

This means that the Edgard Cooper wet range contains higher than average protein, lower than average carbohydrate and higher than average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

This range of food offers high protein levels sourced from good quality animal protein.  Carbohydrate is low, fat and moisture is high providing a very good diet option.

The Cat Food Advisor highly recommends this food.

Has Edgard Cooper cat food been recalled in the past?

No.  Edgard Cooper cat foods have never had a recall.

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About

Edgard & Cooper pet food company was founded in 2014 by Koen Bostoen, Louis Chalabi, and Jürgen Degrande. Its headquarters and warehouses are in Kortrijk, Belgium.  

The company is committed to sustainability and uses eco-friendly packaging, including biodegradable and compostable materials.

Sources

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

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

3: [1. Bhale SD et al (2007), “Oregano and Rosemary Extracts Inhibit Oxidation of Long-Chain n-3 Fatty Acids in Menhaden Oil”, Journal of Food Science, Nov 2007, 10.1111/j.1750-3841]

4: [1. Teuscher E (2005), Medicinal Spices (First edition), Stuttgart: Medpharm]

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