John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Laura Ward

Reviewed by Laura Ward

Updated: June 12, 2024

Koha Pure Shreds (Wet) Review

Updated: June 12, 2024

Our Verdict


Highly Recommended

Koha Pure Shreds cat food is made up of four wet recipes which each receive the Cat Food Advisor rating, 5 stars.

This range of food offers low calorie meal options. Two of the four recipes list animal meat as the first ingredient which provides high levels of protein.

  • First ingredient listed as animal protein in two of the recipes
  • Low in carbohydrate
  • Rich in fat and moisture
  • Includes some vegetable fats
  • 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 Pure Shreds Shredded Beef Entrée for Cats 5 M
Koha Pure Shreds Shredded Duck Entrée for Cats 5 M
Koha Pure Shreds Shredded Chicken Breast Entrée for Cats 5 M
Koha Pure Shreds Shredded Chicken Breast & Duck Entrée for Cats 5 M

Recipe and Label Analysis

Koha Pure Shreds Shredded Chicken Breast Entrée 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 Pure Shreds Shredded Chicken Breast Entrée for Cats

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Chicken broth, chicken, pumpkin, carrot, sunflower oil, tapioca starch, tricalcium phosphate, guar gum, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, taurine, spinach, magnesium sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, ferrous sulfate, vitamin E, supplement, niacin, zinc oxide, vitamin A supplement, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, manganese oxide, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, copper chelate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, potassium iodide, vitamin D3 supplement.

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is chicken broth. Broths are of only modest nutritional value. Yet because they add both flavor and moisture to a cat food, they are a common component in many wet products.

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

The fourth ingredient is carrot. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, minerals and dietary fiber.

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

The seventh ingredient is tricalcium phosphate, a beneficial source of calcium and phosphorous. 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 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. This description doesn’t tell us what kind of gum is used in this food. Gums are a plant extract likely used here as a gelling agent and providing no nutritional value to this food. Some gums contribute fibre to the food. Without knowing what kind of gum this is, we can’t give more details.

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 Pure Shreds Shredded Chicken Breast Entrée for Cats looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 57.1%, a fat level of 21.4% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 13.4%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 55.2% and an above-average fat level of 17.4%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 19.4% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 31%.

This means this Koha Pure Shreds 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 excellent protein levels derived from animal meat. The savory broth delivers rich moisture and can help towards good weight control if that is what you are trying to achieve.

The Cat Food Advisor recommends this food.

Has Koha Pure Shreds cat food been recalled in the past?

No. Koha Cat Food has not been 

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

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


1: [1. Association of American Feed Control Officials].

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