Julia Ogden

Written by Julia Ogden

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: May 14, 2024

Fromm Four-Star Wet Cat Food Review

Updated: May 14, 2024

Our Verdict



Fromm Four-Star cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 4 stars.

This range of canned food offers a well balanced diet, with good quality protein coming from high quality meat sources. Each recipe offers meat as the first listed ingredient.  It has low carbohydrate content and high moisture levels and has been formulated for cats of all ages.

  • High protein content
  • Good quality meat sources
  • Low in carbohydrate
  • High in moisture
  • Affordable
  • Limited range

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

The Fromm Four-Star product line includes 15 wet cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Shredded Chicken in Gravy Entrée 4 A
Shredded Turkey in Gravy Entrée 4 A
Surf & Turf in Gravy Entrée 4 A
Chicken, Duck, & Salmon Pâté 4 A
Chicken & Salmon Pâté 4 A
Chicken Pâté 4 A
Chicken & Duck Pâté 4 A
Lamb Pâté 4 A
Salmon & Tuna Pâté 4 A
Seafood & Shrimp Pâté 3.5 A
Turkey Pâté 3 A
Beef Pâté 4 A
Turkey & Duck Pâté 4 A
Beef & Venison Pâté 4 A
Turkey & Pumpkin Pâté 4 A

Recipe and Label Analysis

Fromm Four-Star Shredded Chicken in Gravy Entrée 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 Four-Star Shredded Chicken in Gravy Entrée

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Chicken, chicken broth, turkey broth, sweet potatoes, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), lentils, tapioca starch, natural flavor, minerals [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, xanthan gum,salt,potassium chloride, taurine, choline chloride, 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) = 1.2%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is chicken.  Chicken 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 and third ingredients are chicken broth and turkey 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 fourth ingredient is sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are a gluten-free source of complex carbohydrates in cat food. They are naturally rich in dietary fiber and beta carotene.

The fifth ingredient is salmon oil. Salmon oil is naturally rich in the prized EPA and DHA type of omega-3 fatty acids. These two high quality fats boast the highest bio-availability to dogs and humans. 

Depending on its level of freshness and purity, salmon oil should be considered a commendable addition.

The sixth ingredient is lentils, which are a quality source of carbohydrates.  Plus (like all legumes) they’re rich in natural fiber.

However, lentils contain about 25% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this cat food.

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

The eighth ingredient is natural flavor.  Natural flavors doesn’t give us much information about the particular ingredients included in this cat food for flavoring purposes. 

We’re pleased that the flavorings used are natural, but more details are required to give any further information about these natural flavoring ingredients. Flavorings are used to make the foods more appealing and tasty for our cats.

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

It is also worth mentioning 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.

And finally taurine has been added. Taurine is an essential amino acid for cats associated with the healthy function of heart muscle and eye sight, and is crucial for maintaining good health in cats. 

We view the presence of taurine in this recipe as a positive addition.

Recipe star rating 4

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Fromm Four-Star Shredded Chicken in Gravy Entrée looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 56.3%, a fat level of 9.4% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 26.4%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 56.3% and a below-average fat level of 9.4%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 26.4% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 17%.

This means this Fromm Four-Star wet range contains higher than average protein, lower than average carbohydrate and lower than average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

This food is formulated for cats of all ages and offers a well balanced diet.  The ingredients on the whole are good, with high quality meat protein sources, along with low carbohydrates and high moisture.

The Cat Food Advisor recommends this cat food.

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.


1: Association of American Feed Control Officials

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