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Julia Ogden

Reviewed by Julia Ogden

Updated: January 18, 2024

Fussie Cat Goat Milk Formulas (Wet) Review

Updated: January 18, 2024

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

Fussie Cat Goat Milk Formulas cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 5 stars

This range of food provides high levels of protein which are derived from animal meat.  Fat and carbohydrate is low and moisture high, so with added vitamins and minerals too, this food offers a very good diet.

Pros
  • High in protein
  • Animal meat listed as first ingredient
  • Carbohydrate and fat is low
  • Added vitamins and minerals
Cons
  • Relatively limited range
  • Contains Guar gum which some cats can be allergic to

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

Fussie Cat Goat Milk Formulas product line includes five cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Fussie Cat Tuna with Anchovies Formula in Goat Milk Gravy 5 A
Fussie Cat Tuna with Chicken Formula in Goat Milk Gravy 5 A
Fussie Cat Tuna with Oceanfish Formula in Goat Milk Gravy 5 A
Fussie Cat Tuna with Salmon Formula in Goat Milk Gravy 5 A
Fussie Cat Tuna with Small Anchovies Formula in Goat Milk 5 A

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Recipe and Label Analysis

The Fussie Cat Tuna with Oceanfish Formula in Goat Milk Gravy 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.

Fussie Cat Tuna with Oceanfish Formula in Goat Milk Gravy

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

70.6%

Protein

11.8%

Fat

9.6%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Tuna, water sufficient for processing, ocean fish, goat milk, sunflower seed oil, tapioca starch, tricalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, xanthan gum, choline chloride, taurine, fructooligosaccharide, guar gum, zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, nicotinic acid, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, manganese sulfate, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, potassium iodide, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, vitamin B12 supplement.


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 0.5%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is tuna. Tuna is an oily marine fish not only high in protein but also omega 3 fatty acids, essential oils needed by every cat to sustain life.

This item is typically sourced from clean, undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings of commercial fish operations.  1

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 ocean fish. This item is typically sourced from clean, undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings of commercial fish operations.  2

Unfortunately, the phrase “ocean fish” is vague and does little to adequately describe this ingredient.  Since some fish are higher in omega-3 fats than others, it’s impossible for us to judge the quality of this item.

In any case, fish meat is naturally rich in the 11 essential amino acids required by a cat to sustain life.

The fourth ingredient is goat milk. Goat’s milk is rich in calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D.  It contains slightly less lactose and can be considered nutritionally similar to cow’s milk.

The fifth ingredient is sunflower seed oil. Sunflower oil is nutritionally similar to safflower oil.  Since these oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids and contain no omega-3’s, they’re considered less nutritious than canola or flaxseed oils. 

Sunflower oil is notable for its resistance to heat damage during cooking.

There are several different types of sunflower oil, some better than others.  Without knowing more, it’s impossible to judge the quality of this ingredient.

The sixth ingredient is tapioca starch. The source of this starch is unknown but it is most likely derived from corn or wheat.  Without more information, it’s impossible to adequately judge the quality of this ingredient.

The seventh ingredient is tricalcium phosphate, a beneficial source of calcium and phosphorus.  In addition, this additive is used in wet foods as an emulsifier – an agent designed to disperse a food’s fats more evenly in water.

The eighth ingredient is calcium carbonate, likely used here as a dietary mineral supplement.

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 recipe has 2 notable exceptions.

Taurine, 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.

Next, this recipe contains fructooligosaccharide, an alternative sweetener3 probably used here as a prebiotic. Prebiotics function to support the growth of healthy bacteria in the large intestine.

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Tuna with Oceanfish Formula in Goat Milk Gravy recipe  looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 70.6%, a fat level of 11.8% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 9.6%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 70.6% and a mean fat level of 11.8%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 9.6% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 17%.

Final Word

Human-grade cat food products that always have high-quality protein first recipes. Free from artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.

The Cat Food Advisor highly recommends this food.

Has Fussie Cat cat food been recalled in the past?

No.  Fussie Cat Foods has no history of product recalls.

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

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About

This brand is manufactured by Pets Global, Inc., an independently owned, holistic pet wellness company.  Based in Valencia, CA, Pets Global, Inc. is also the name behind brands like Zignature and Essence.

Their wet foods are made in Thailand and their dry foods in the USA and Fussie Cat uses an FDA-approved human food facility.

Sources

1: [1. Adapted by The Cat Food Advisor from the official definition of other fish ingredients as published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials].

2: [1. Adapted by The Cat Food Advisor from the official definition of other fish ingredients as published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials].

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