John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Laura Ward

Reviewed by Laura Ward

Updated: May 14, 2024

Monge Jelly Review

Updated: May 14, 2024

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

Monge Jelly wet cat food is made up of eight recipes which each receive the Cat Food Advisor highest rating, 5 stars

This range of food lists the first ingredient as fish protein.  Each recipe has limited ingredients which resembles a natural diet for a cat.

Pros
  • High in protein
  • Good quality fish protein
  • Low in carbohydrate
  • Low in fat
  • High in moisture
Cons
  • More expensive than some cat foods
  • Not complete & balanced to AAFCO nutrient profiles

The table below shows each recipe in the range including our rating. Although this food doesn’t meet any AAFCO nutrient profiles, it is a complete food for adult cats based on the European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF) nutrient guidelines.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Monge Senior Tuna With Sprats 5 U
Monge Kitten Tuna in Jelly With Aloe 5 U
Monge Jelly Yellow Tuna in Jelly With Surima 5 U
Monge Jelly Yellow Tuna in Jelly With Surima 5 U
Monge Jelly Tuna With White Fish in a Jelly 5 U
Monge Jelly Tuna With Spots in Jelly 5 U
Monge Jelly Tuna With Salmon in Jelly 5 U
Monge Jelly Tuna With Prawns in a Jelly 5 U

Recipe and Label Analysis

Monge Senior Tuna with Sprats 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.

Monge Senior Tuna with Sprats recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

72.2%

Protein

5.6%

Fat

14.2%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Yellowfin tuna, anchovy), rice, F.O.S. (Fructo-oligosaccharides).


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is yellowfin 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 second ingredient is anchovy. Anchovies are tiny forage fish which are considered as an oily fish. They are rich in omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. They also provide vitamins B3 and B12, selenium, iron and calcium. Anchovies should be thoroughly cooked to avoid the parasitic infection anisakiasis. Cured anchovies can be high in sodium. Generally anchovies are a healthy protein source and their omega 3 content is a beneficial addition to the diet.

The third ingredient is rice. Is this whole grain rice, brown rice or white rice? Since the word “rice” doesn’t tell us much, it’s impossible to judge the quality of this item.

The fourth ingredient is fructo-oligosaccharides. Fructooligosaccharides are included here as a prebiotic. Prebiotics support the growth of healthy bacteria in the large intestine and deliver digestive health benefits.

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Monge Senior Tuna with Sprats recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 72.2%, a fat level of 5.6% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 14.2%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 72.2% and a below-average fat level of 5.6%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 14.2% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 8%.

This means this Monge Jelly range contains higher than average protein, lower than average carbohydrate and lower than average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

This food is highly nutritious with fish meat as the main ingredient.  It has no additives, or preservatives and provides a good diet option.

The Cat Food Advisor recommends this food.

Has Monge Jelly cat food been recalled in the past?

No.  Monge 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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About

Monge was founded in Italy in 1963 and has a pet food factory in Monasterolo di Savigliano, in the Italian province of Cuneo.

The company exports to more than 90 countries around the world.

Monge has a production and logistics facility at its main site in northern Italy and as it is part of the European Union the company follows the FEDIAF directives rather than AAFCO.

Sources

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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