Fromm PurrSnickety cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 3.5 stars.
This wet food is designed to be easy for cats to eat and digest. It contains a single source of high-quality animal protein, like chicken, salmon, or turkey, as the primary ingredient. Along with the protein source, it also includes other essential nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, and taurine, to ensure a balanced and complete diet for cats.
- First ingredient listed as meat in all recipes
- Average carbohydrate content
- Low protein content
- Limited range
Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile: Growth (kitten), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.
The Fromm PurrSnickety product line includes three wet cat foods.
Recipe and Label Analysis
Fromm PurrSnickety Chicken Pâté 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 PurrSnickety Chicken Pâté
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Chicken, chicken broth, chicken liver, pearled barley, white rice, flaxseed, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), 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, dl-methionine, locust bean gum, 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
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 ingredient is chicken 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 third ingredient is pearled barley. Barley is a starchy carbohydrate supplying fiber and other healthy nutrients. However, aside from its energy content, this cereal grain is of only modest nutritional value to a cat.
The fourth ingredient is white rice, a less nutritious form of rice in which the grain’s healthier outer layer has been removed.
The fifth ingredient is flaxseed, one of the best plant sources of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Provided they’ve first been ground into a meal, flax seeds are also 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.
The sixth 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 cats and humans.
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.
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.
Recipe star rating 3.5
Based on its ingredients alone, Fromm PurrSnickety Chicken Pâté looks like a near-average wet product.
The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 34.1%, a fat level of 27.3% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 30.6%.
As a group, the brand features a below-average protein content of 34.1% and an above-average fat level of 24.2%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 33.7% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 71%.
This means this Fromm PurrSnickety range contains lower than average protein, near-average carbohydrate and higher than average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.
This range of cat food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO cat food nutrient profiles for all life stages.
Although protein levels are low, the primary source of protein in every recipe is listed as a good quality meat. With moisture content high and carbohydrates lower than average, this suggests that the nutritional combination is well balanced.
Has Fromm cat food been recalled in the past?
No. None of Fromm’s cat food recipes have ever been recalled.
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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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