John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Laura Ward

Reviewed by Laura Ward

Updated: May 14, 2024

Monge Natural Review

Updated: May 14, 2024

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

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

This range of food is delivered in easy to use pouches.  The first ingredient listed is good quality fish protein and in some of the formulas, there is animal meat too.

Pros
  • First ingredient listed as animal protein
  • Low in carbohydrate
  • High in moisture
  • Low in fat
Cons
  • Limited range
  • More expensive than other 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 Natural Yellow Tuna in Jelly 5 U
Monge Natural Tuna With Salmon in Jelly 5 U
Monge Natural Tuna With Prawns in a Jelly 5 U
Monge Natural Tuna With Duck in Jelly 5 U
Monge Natural Tuna With Chicken and Prawns in Jelly 5 U

Recipe and Label Analysis

Monge Natural Yellow Tuna in Jelly 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 Natural Yellow Tuna in Jelly

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

70.6%

Protein

5.9%

Fat

15.5%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Yellowfin tuna , rice, F.O.S. (fructooligosaccharides).


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 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 third ingredient is fructooligosaccharides. 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 Natural Yellow Tuna in Jelly recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 70.6%, a fat level of 5.9% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 15.5%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 70.6% and a below-average fat level of 5.9%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 15.5% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 8%.

This means this Monge Natural 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 range is limited, but each recipe is high in protein derived from fish and animal meat.  With carbohydrate and fat content low and moisture being high, this food offers a very good diet option.

The Cat Food Advisor recommends this food.

Has Monge Natural 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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