John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Laura Ward

Reviewed by Laura Ward

Updated: June 12, 2024

Koha Poke Bowls (Wet) Review

Updated: June 12, 2024

Our Verdict


Highly Recommended

Koha Poke Bowls wet cat food is made up of seven recipes which each receive the Cat Food Advisor rating, 5 stars.

  • High level of protein
  • Includes more than one quality animal, or fish protein
  • High moisture content
  • Added vitamins and minerals
  • Non-GMO
  • Contains menadione

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 Poké Bowl Tuna & Salmon Entrée in Gravy for Cats 5 M
Koha Poké Bowl Tuna & Pumpkin Entrée in Gravy for Cats 5 M
Koha Poké Bowl Tuna & Lamb Entrée in Gravy for Cats 5 M
Koha Poké Bowl Tuna & Duck Entrée in Gravy for Cats 5 M
Koha Poké Bowl Tuna & Chicken Entrée in Gravy for Cats 5 M
Koha Poké Bowl Tuna & Beef Entrée in Gravy for Cats 5 M
Koha Poké Bowl Tuna & Shrimp Entrée in Gravy for Cats 5 M

Recipe and Label Analysis

Koha Poké Bowl Tuna & Pumpkin Entrée in Gravy 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 Poké Bowl Tuna & Pumpkin Entrée in Gravy for Cats

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Fish broth, tuna, pumpkin, natural flavor, sunflower oil, salt, tapioca starch, calcium sulfate, guar gum, taurine, choline chloride, celery powder, iron amino acid chelate, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin E supplement, l-ascorbic acid polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, niacin, manganese amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate, calcium iodate, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, sodium selenite, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity).

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is fish broth. Broths are nutritionally empty. But because they add both flavor and moisture to a cat food they are a common addition component in many canned products.

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

The fourth ingredient is natural flavor. Natural flavors doesn’t give us much information about the particular ingredients included in this cat food for flavoring purposes. 

We’re pleased that the flavorings used are natural, but more details are required to give any further information about these natural flavoring ingredients. Flavorings are used to make the foods more appealing and tasty for our cats.

The fifth ingredient is sunflower 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 sixth ingredient is salt. Salt is a common additive in many cat foods. That’s because sodium is a necessary mineral for all animals — including humans. Salt can often be found in cat foods to promote cats to drink more water too. This is a means of increasing their hydration and diluting their urine which helps to reduce the likelihood of urinary stones forming.

However, since the actual amount of salt added to this recipe isn’t disclosed on the list of ingredients, it’s impossible to judge the nutritional value of this item.

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

The eight ingredient is calcium sulfate, a source of supplemental calcium.

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 food also contains chelated minerals that have been chemically attached to protein. This makes them easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better cat foods.

However, it’s unfortunate the company chose to include menadione in its recipe. Without this controversial ingredient, we may have been compelled to award this line a higher rating. 

That said, menadione phobics may wish to ignore our rating and look elsewhere for another product.

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Koha Poké Bowl Tuna & Pumpkin Entrée in Gravy for Cats looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 50%, a fat level of 12.5% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 29.5%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 50% and a near-average fat level of 12.5%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 29.5% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 25%.

This means this Koha Poke Bowls range contains higher than average protein, near-average carbohydrate and near-average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

This range of food comes in pouches which contain a broth based food which is high in protein, which is derived from both animal meat and fish. This food is full of moisture and has added vitamins and minerals providing a very good food choice.

The Cat Food Advisor recommends this food.

Has Koha Poke Bowls cat food been recalled in the past?

No. Koha Cat Foods has not had any product recalls. 

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

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The Koha pet food company was founded in 2014

and has its headquarters in Delray Beach, Florida. 

Koha’s pet products are manufactured by 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 from the official definition of other fish ingredients as published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials].

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