John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Laura Ward

Reviewed by Laura Ward

Updated: June 12, 2024

Koha Limited Ingredient Diet (Wet) Review

Updated: June 12, 2024

Our Verdict


Highly Recommended

Koha Limited Ingredient Diet Pate is a wet cat food range made up of four recipes with ratings that vary from 4.5 to 5. The average rating of the brand overall is 5 stars.

This range contains a minimal number of ingredients, typically focusing on a single protein source with essential nutrients.

  • First ingredient listed as animal meat
  • Contains animal organs
  • High in protein
  • Low in carbohydrate
  • Rich in fat and moisture
  • Limited range

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
Koha Limited Ingredient Diet Duck Pâté for Cats 4 M
Koha Limited Ingredient Diet Rabbit Au Jus for Cats 5 M
Koha Limited Ingredient Diet Turkey Pâté for Cats 5 M
Koha Limited Ingredient Diet Chicken Pâté for Cats 5 M

Recipe and Label Analysis

Koha Limited Ingredient Diet Turkey Pâté for Cats 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.

Koha Limited Ingredient Diet Turkey Pâté for Cats

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Turkey, water sufficient for processing, turkey liver, ground flaxseed, pumpkin, New Zealand green mussel, agar agar, potassium chloride, choline chloride, salt, taurine, dried kale, cranberries, ginger, turmeric, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid.

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is  turkey. Turkey is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin… derived from the parts or whole carcasses of turkey”. 1

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

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

The fourth ingredient is ground flaxseed, one of the best plant sources of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. When ground into a meal, flax seeds are also rich in soluble fiber.

However, flaxseed contains about 19% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this cat food.

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

The sixth ingredient is New Zealand green mussel. Mussels are clam-like animals notably rich in glucosamine and omega-3 fatty acids, nutrients proven to support long-term joint health.

The seventh ingredient is agar agar, a natural vegetable gelatin derived from the cell walls of certain species of red algae. Agar is rich in fiber and is used in wet pet foods as a gelling agent.

The eighth ingredient is potassium chloride, a nutritional supplement sometimes used as a replacement for the sodium found in table salt.

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.

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Koha Limited Ingredient Diet Turkey Pâté for Cats looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 45.5%, a fat level of 36.4% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 10.2%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 44.3% and an above-average fat level of 32.3%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 15.4% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 75%.

This means this Koha Limited Ingredient Diet range contains higher than average protein, lower than average carbohydrate and higher than average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

This range of food offers a good source of protein, whilst being low in carbohydrate and rich in fat and moisture. Each formula is relatively simple with limited ingredients and yet provides a rounded diet option.

Has Koha Limited Ingredient Diet cat food been recalled in the past?

No. Koha Cat Food has not had a product recall.

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

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Koha was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida.

Its pet products are manufactured by three different companies: Simmons Food in Toronto, Canada; Thai Union in Thailand; and Asian Alliance in Thailand.

Most of the proteins are sourced from the United States, Canada, France, Germany, or Denmark. A few ingredients are sourced from New Zealand and Australia. The kangaroo, lamb, and venison are free-range, but the rest of their animal meats are farm-raised. Finally, their tuna is wild-caught.


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

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