Laura Ward

Written by Laura Ward

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Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: November 2, 2023

Fromm Cat-A-Stroni Wet Cat Food Review

Updated: November 2, 2023

Our Verdict



Fromm Cat-A-Stroni cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 4 stars.

This cat food range contains quality meat sources, providing high levels of protein. Moisture level is high and carbohydrate content low, creating a well balanced range of recipes for cats at all life stages.

  • Good quality meat sources
  • High protein levels
  • Low in carbohydrate
  • Contains plant based protein
  • Expensive

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

The Fromm Cat-A-Stroni product line includes four wet cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Chicken & Vegetable Stew 4 A
Lamb & Vegetable Stew 4 A
Salmon & Vegetable Stew 3.5 A
Turkey & Vegetable Stew 4 A

Recipe and Label Analysis

Fromm Cat-A-Stroni Salmon & Vegetable Stew 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.

Fromm Cat-A-Stroni Salmon & vegetable stew recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Salmon, salmon broth, fish broth, chickpea pasta, chickpea flour, dried egg product, chicken liver, pea protein, sweet potatoes, peas, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), flaxseed, xanthan gum, dicalcium phosphate, zinc sulfate, magnesium sulfate, ferrous sulfate, zinc proteinate, calcium carbonate, copper sulfate, ferrous proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, manganese sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, dl-methionine, natural flavor, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, taurine, vitamin e supplement, niacin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1.5%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first 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 second and third ingredients are salmon broth and fish broth.  Broths are nutritionally empty. But because they add both flavor and moisture to a cat food they are a common addition component in many canned products.

The fourth and fifth ingredients are chickpea pasta and chickpea flour

Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are a good source of carbohydrates. Plus they’re naturally rich in dietary fiber.

However, dried chickpeas contain about 26% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the meat content of this cat food.

The sixth ingredient is dried egg product, a dehydrated powder made from shell-free eggs. Eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.

The seventh ingredient is chicken liver.  This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.

The eighth ingredient is pea protein,  what remains of a pea after removing the starchy part of the vegetable.

Even though it contains over 80% protein, this ingredient would be expected to have a lower biological value than meat.

And less costly plant-based products like this can notably boost the total protein reported on the label — a factor that must be considered when judging the 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.

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.

It is also worth noting that this food 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.

Recipe star 4 rating

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Fromm Cat-A-Stroni Salmon & Vegetable Stew looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 44.4%, a fat level of 16.7% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 30.9%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 44.4% and an above-average fat level of 23.6%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 23.9% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 53%.

This means this Fromm Cat-A-Stroni 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 cat food provides a well balanced meal as it is low in carbohydrates and high in protein.  The protein source comes predominantly from meat, which is listed as the first ingredient in all recipes.

It is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO cat food nutrient profiles for all life stages.

Has Fromm cat food been recalled in the past?

No. None of Fromm’s cat food recipes have ever been recalled.

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

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Fromm has been privately owned and family operated since it was founded in 1904.  Fourth generation family member, Tom Nieman is the current president, owner and head chef. 

The company manufactures its own wet and dry food for dogs and cats.  Its dry facilities are located in Mequon, Wisconsin, and Columbus, Wisconsin, and the wet food cannery is in Eden, Wisconsin.


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