Laura Ward

Written by Laura Ward

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: June 4, 2024

KatKin (Fresh) Review

Updated: June 4, 2024

Our Verdict


Highly Recommended

KatKin fresh product range is made of eight recipes which all receive the Cat Food Advisor highest rating, 5 stars.

This range is formulated to be high in protein and moisture. It is made with 100% human-quality meat and is free of grain and artificial preservatives.

All recipes are formulated by a vet nutritionist to be in line with FEDIAF (The European Pet Food Industry) nutritional guidelines.

The product is manufactured in the UK but is available to buy in the US.

  • High in protein
  • Suitable for home freezing
  • Human-grade recipes
  • Moisture-rich food promotes healthy hydration
  • Free from artificial ingredients
  • Low in fiber

The table below shows each recipe in the range including our rating and the AAFCO nutrient profile: Growth (kitten), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

Product line Rating AAFCO
KatKin Fresh Cluck 5 U
KatKin Fresh Mooo 5 U
KatKin Fresh Gobble 5 U
KatKin Fresh Bubble & Quack 5 U
KatKin Fresh Baaa 5 U
KatKin Fresh Splash 5 U
KatKin Fresh Quack 5 U
KatKin Fresh Oink 5 U

Recipe and Label Analysis

The KatKin Cluck 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.

KatKin Cluck

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Fresh chicken (thigh, liver, heart), KatKin Nutrient Mix: vitamin A 3844 IU, vitamin D3 120 IU, zinc (zinc chelate of methionine) 26 mg, iron (iron chelate of glycine, hydrate) 21 mg, manganese (manganese chelate of glycine, hydrate) 3mg, copper (copper sulfate pentahydrate) 2mg, iodine (potassium iodide) 0.683 mg, taurine 1111 mg

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 0.1%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

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.

Chicken liver is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.

Chicken heart doesn’t sound very appetizing, but heart tissue is pure muscle — all meat.  It’s naturally rich in quality protein, minerals and complex B vitamins, too.

From here the list goes on to include a number of nutritional supplements to balance the recipe.

There are no controversial ingredients in this recipe which indicates it is of high quality.

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, KatKin Cluck looks like an above-average wet product and is high in protein too.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 63.9%, a fat level of 26.7% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 1.4%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 58% and a mean fat level of 32.8%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 2.4% for the overall product line, alongside a fat-to-protein ratio of 61%.

This means the KatKin fresh food product line contains higher than average protein, above average fat and far below average carbohydrate content when compared to typical wet cat food.

In this case, KatKin have formulated their recipes to cater to a cat’s carnivorous nature, without carbohydrates.

Final Word

KatKin fresh food recipes are an excellent source of high-quality protein and nutrients. They are made with natural, wholesome ingredients free from artificial flavors and grain. They are also high in moisture.

Has KatKin cat food been recalled in the past?

No, there are no recorded recalls for KatKin.

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

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KatKin was founded by siblings Brett and Nikki O’Farrell.

All recipes are made in its company-owned kitchen in Park Royal, London, UK. Ingredients are also sourced in the UK.


1: Association of American Feed Control Officials

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