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Julia Ogden

Reviewed by Julia Ogden

Updated: January 18, 2024

Fussie Cat Premium Review

Updated: January 18, 2024

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

Fussie Cat Premium cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 5 stars

Fussie Cat Premium formulas all offer good quality animal protein which is listed as the first ingredient.  Each recipe has very high protein, in addition to low carbohydrates.  This food has added vitamins and minerals and provides a good diet option.

Pros
  • First ingredient listed as animal protein
  • High in protein
  • Added vitamins
  • Rich in moisture
Cons
  • Contains ​​carrageenan
  • More expensive than some cat foods

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

The Fussie Cat Premium Wet product line includes 12 cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Tuna With Chicken Liver Formula In Aspic 5 M
Tuna With Clams Formula In Aspic 5 M
Tuna With Prawns Formula In Aspic 5 M
Tuna With Salmon Formula In Aspic 5 M
Tuna With Shrimp Formula In Aspic 5 M
Tuna With Smoked Tuna Formula In Aspic 5 M
Tuna With Threadfin Bream Formula In Aspic 5 M
Tuna With Anchovies Formula In Aspic 5 M
Tuna With Mussels Formula In Aspic 5 M
Tuna With Chicken Formula In Aspic 5 M
Tuna With Ocean Fish Formula In Aspic 5 M
Tuna Formula In Aspic 5 M

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Tuna With Salmon Formula In Aspic 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.

Tuna With Salmon Formula In Aspic recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

75%

Protein

9.4%

Fat

7.6%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Tuna, water sufficient for processing, salmon, sunflower seed oil, calcium carbonate, locust bean gum, carrageenan, guar gum, choline chloride, potassium chloride, potassium carbonate, taurine, fructooligosaccharide, sodium chloride, zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), nicotinic acid (source of vitamin B3), calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), folic acid, potassium iodide, vitamin K3 supplement, biotin, 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 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 fourth 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 fifth ingredient is calcium carbonate, likely used here as a dietary mineral supplement.

The sixth ingredient is locust bean gum, a gelling or thickening agent found in some wet pet foods. Extracted from the seeds of the carob tree, locust bean gum can add a notable amount of dietary fiber to a cat food.

The seventh ingredient is carrageenan, which is a gelatin-like thickening agent extracted from seaweed. Although carrageenan has been used as a food additive for hundreds of years, there appears to be some recent controversy regarding its long term biological safety. 

The article, The Carrageenan Controversy, published in Scientific American, does a good job of addressing this topic.

The eighth ingredient is guar gum, a gelling or thickening agent found in many wet pet foods. Refined from dehusked guar beans, guar gum can add a notable amount of dietary fiber to any product.

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.

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Tuna With Salmon Formula In Aspic recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 75%, a fat level of 9.4% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 7.6%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 75.1% and a below-average fat level of 9.4%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 7.5% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 12%.

This means this Fussie Cat Premium 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 protein-rich, low in fat, packed with moisture and very low in carbohydrates.  The protein is derived from species appropriate animal protein.

The Cat Food Advisor 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. Its wet foods are made in Thailand and its dry foods in the USA. 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].

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