Julia Ogden

Written by Julia Ogden

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: October 26, 2023

Furry Wonder Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Food Review

Updated: October 26, 2023

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

Furry Wonder freeze-dried raw cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor highest rating, 5 stars

This food is rich in animal-based protein which is listed as the first ingredient across the range.  Fish is used in some of the recipes which provide omega-3 fatty acids.

Pros
  • High animal-based protein content
  • Low in carbohydrates
  • Contains Omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • Limited range
  • Low moisture content

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

The Furry Wonder product line includes two freeze-dried raw cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Grow & Thrive 5 A
Sensitive Digestion 5 A

Recipe and Label Analysis

Furry Wonder Sensitive Digestion 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.

Furry Wonder Sensitive Digestion recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

50.5%

Protein

30.1%

Fat

11.4%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Lamb, chicken, chicken with bone, lamb liver, chicken liver, chicken hearts, chicken gizzards, wild-caught whole ground krill, pumpkin, slippery elm, FOS, chicory root, green lipped mussels, glucosamine, psyllium, sea salt, Choline Chloride, mixed tocopherols, zinc proteinate, B vitamins (Niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamine, vitamin B12, Pyridoxine, and Folic Acid).


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 3%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is lamb. Lamb is considered “the clean flesh derived from slaughtered” lamb and associated with skeletal muscle or the muscle tissues of the tongue, diaphragm, heart or esophagus. 1

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

The second and third ingredients are chicken and chicken with bone

Chicken is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken”. 2

It is also naturally rich in the 11 essential amino acids required by a cat to sustain life. The ground bone is an excellent source of natural calcium.

The fourth and fifth ingredients are lamb liver and chicken liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.

The sixth ingredient is chicken 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 seventh ingredient is chicken gizzard. The gizzard is a low-fat, meaty organ found in the digestive tract of birds and assists in grinding up a consumed food which can be considered a natural part of a feline diet.

The eighth ingredient is wild-caught whole ground krill. Krill are small crustaceans closely related to shrimp. Krill is a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids

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.

Recipe star rating 5

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Furry Wonder Sensitive Digestion recipe looks like an above-average product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 50.5%, a fat level of 30.1% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 11.4%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 52.2% and an above-average fat level of 30.1%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 11.4% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 60%.

This means this Furry Wonder contains higher than average protein, lower than average carbohydrate, higher than average fat, when compared to typical freeze-dried raw cat food.

Final Word

This food is high in protein and the first listed ingredient is animal based.  Freeze-dried raw food offers a very good diet for your cat and can be rehydrated before serving to contribute to your cat’s hydration.

Has Furry Wonder cat food been recalled in the past?

No.  Furry Wonder is a fairly new company and has had no product recalls.

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

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About

Furry Wonder Pet Food is a new entrant to the pet food industry and is based in Seattle.  In 2023, Furry Wonder was a silver winner in the MUSE Design Awards in the Packaging Design category for animal and pet products.

Its products are made in the USA.

Sources

1: 1. Adapted by the Cat Food Advisor and based upon the official definition for beef published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials, 2008 Edition

2: Association of American Feed Control Officials

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