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Julia Ogden

Reviewed by Julia Ogden

Updated: January 18, 2024

Fussie Cat Super Premium Gold Review

Updated: January 18, 2024

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

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

This range of food offers exceptionally high protein derived from high-quality animal meat.  Each recipe offers a lot of moisture and is also low in carbohydrates. All are great formulations offering premium ingredients.

Pros
  • High in protein
  • Contains animal protein
  • Low in fat
  • High in moisture
  • Low carbohydrate
Cons
  • More expensive than other cat foods

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

Fussie Cat Super Premium Gold product line includes seven wet cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Chicken & Chicken Liver In Pumpkin Soup 5 A
Chicken With Egg Formula In Gravy 5 A
Chicken With Sweet Potato Formula In Gravy 5 A
Chicken & Beef In Pumpkin Soup 5 A
Chicken With Duck Formula In Gravy 5 A
Chicken & Vegetables Formula In Gravy 5 A
Chicken Formula in Gravy 5 A

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Fussie Cat Super Premium Gold Chicken & Chicken Liver In Pumpkin Soup recipe was selected to represent the other products in this line for a detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.

Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.

Fussie Cat Super Premium Gold Chicken & Chicken Liver In Pumpkin Soup recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

68.8%

Protein

18.8%

Fat

4.5%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Water sufficient for processing, chicken, chicken skin, chicken liver, pumpkin, tapioca starch, tricalcium phosphate, sunflower seed oil, xanthan gum, calcium carbonate, tuna oil, choline chloride, taurine, fructooligosaccharide, zinc sulfate, sodium chloride, vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), nicotinic acid (source of vitamin B3), calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, vitamin A supplement, riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), folic acid, potassium iodide, vitamin D3 supplement, 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 water, which adds nothing but moisture to this food. Water is a routine finding in most wet cat foods.

The second and third ingredients are chicken and chicken skin. 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 third ingredient is chicken liver.  This is an organ meat sourced from a chicken and thus considered a beneficial component.

The fourth ingredient is pumpkin. Pumpkin is a nutritious addition high in complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene and dietary fiber.

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

The sixth 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 seventh 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-3s, 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 eighth ingredient is xanthan gum, which is a food additive used here as a thickener to create gravy-like consistency.

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, there is one notable exception: the list also includes an item identified as vitamin K. Is this the safe natural version of vitamin K or is this a cleverly disguised version of the synthetic (and controversial) form of the vitamin also known as menadione?

Without knowing more, it’s impossible to judge the nature of this ingredient.

 

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Fussie Cat Super Premium Gold Chicken & Chicken Liver In Pumpkin Soup recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 68.8%, a fat level of 18.8% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 4.5%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 65.7% and an above-average fat level of 19.7%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 6.6% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 30%.

This means this Fussie Cat Super Premium Gold range contains higher than average protein, lower than average carbohydrate, and higher than average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

If you are looking for a high protein diet, then this Fussie Cat Super Premium Gold range is a great choice. It contains a variety of real meat, and a high moisture content.

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. Association of American Feed Control Officials].

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