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Julia Ogden

Reviewed by Julia Ogden

Updated: November 24, 2023

Feline Natural Pouches (Wet) Review

Updated: November 24, 2023

Our Verdict

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Feline Natural wet cat food pouches receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 4.5 stars

This range of food contains good quality animal protein, in addition to animal organs.  It is low in carbohydrates and has added vitamins, so provides a good diet option for your cat.

Pros
  • Contains animal protein
  • High protein levels
  • Low in carbohydrate
  • Added vitamins
Cons
  • More expensive than other cat foods
  • Limited range unless you buy the variety pack

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

Feline Natural Pouches product line includes three wet cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Chicken & Lamb Feast 4.5 A
Lamb & King Salmon Feast 4.5 A
Hoki & Beef 4.5 A

Recipe and Label Analysis

Feline Natural Chicken & Lamb Feast Pouch 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.

Feline Natural Chicken & Lamb Feast Pouch Cat Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

55%

Protein

25%

Fat

12%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Chicken, water sufficient for processing, lamb heart, lamb lung, lamb liver, lamb kidney, New Zealand green mussel, flaxseed flakes, dried kelp, 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 chicken which is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken”.  1

Chicken is naturally rich in the 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  lamb 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 fourth ingredient is lamb lung. Lung is a protein-rich organ meat that’s also low in fat.

The fifth and sixth ingredients are lamb liver and lamb kidney, organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.

Lamb kidney is low in fat and rich in protein and essential minerals.

The seventh ingredient is New Zealand green mussel.  Mussels are clam-like animals notably rich in glucosamine and omega-3 fatty acids, nutrients proven to support long-term joint health.

The eighth ingredient is flaxseed flakes, one of the best plant-based sources of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.  Flax meal is particularly rich in soluble fiber.

However, flaxseed contains about 19% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this cat food.

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.

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Feline Natural Chicken & Lamb Feast Pouch Cat Food looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 55%, a fat level of 25% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 12%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 51.7% and an above-average fat level of 34.6%.  Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 5.7% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 68%.

This means this Feline Natural Pouches 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 provides high protein content sourced from good quality animal protein.  Carbohydrates are low 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 not been recalled.

However, in April of 2018, one of the company’s dog food lines – K9 Natural – was recalled due to possible contamination of listeria. You can read more details about this on the Dog Food Advisor.

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

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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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