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Julia Ogden

Reviewed by Julia Ogden

Updated: January 18, 2024

Feline Natural Canned (Wet) Review

Updated: January 18, 2024

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

Feline Natural canned cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 5 stars

This range of food lists animal protein as the first ingredient.  Protein levels are high and carbohydrate content low.  Fat and moisture content is also good and with added vitamins, this food is a worthy option to consider.

Pros
  • Animal protein listed as first ingredient
  • Protein levels are high
  • Added vitamins
  • Low in carbohydrates
Cons
  • Relatively expensive versus other cat foods

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

Feline Natural wet product line includes seven cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Beef Feast 5 A
Lamb Feast 5 A
Chicken Feast 5 A
Chicken & Lamb Feast 5 A
Chicken & Venison Feast 5 A
Lamb & King Salmon Feast 5 A
Beef & Hoki Feast 5 A

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Feline Natural Beef Feast Canned Cat Food 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.

Feline Natural Beef Feast Canned Cat Food recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

41.7%

Protein

41.7%

Fat

8.7%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Beef, water sufficient for processing, beef tripe, beef heart, beef kidney, beef liver, beef spleen, beef blood, new zealand green mussel, fish oil, flaxseed flakes, sunflower oil, dipotassium phosphate, dried kelp, salt, taurine, vitamin e supplement, magnesium oxide, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement.


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1.6%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is beef.  Beef 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.  1

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

The second ingredient is water which adds nothing but moisture to this food. Water is a routine finding in most wet cat foods.

The third ingredient is beef tripeTripe usually consists of the first three chambers of a cud-chewing animal’s stomach.  As unappetizing as it may seem to us humans, tripe is a protein-rich organ meat for cats.  The meat itself can sometimes include the stomach’s contents, too.

The fourth ingredient is beef heart.  Although it doesn’t sound very appetizing, heart tissue is pure muscle — all meat.  It’s naturally rich in quality protein, minerals and complex B vitamins, too.

The fifth, sixth and seventh ingredients are beef kidney, beef liver and beef spleen. These are all organ meats which are low in fat and rich in protein and essential minerals.

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 food also contains chelated minerals that have been chemically attached to protein.  This makes them easier to absorb.  Chelated minerals are usually found in better cat foods.

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Feline Natural Beef Feast recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 41.7%, a fat level of 41.7% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 8.7%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 48.3% and an above-average fat level of 35.2%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 8.5% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 75%.

This means that the Feline Natural canned 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 levels of protein and lists animal meat as the first ingredient.  Moisture and fat content is good and with added vitamins, this food offers a good diet option.

Has Feline Natural cat food been recalled in the past?

No.  Feline Natural cat food has never been recalled.

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About

Natural Pet Food Group is the parent company of Feline Natural which was founded in 2006 by Geoff Bowers. The company also owns K9 Natural and is based in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Sources

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

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