John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Laura Ward

Reviewed by Laura Ward

Updated: May 14, 2024

Only Natural Pet PowerPate Review

Updated: May 14, 2024

Our Verdict

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Only Natural Pet PowerPate wet cat food is made up of three products all receiving the Cat Food Advisor rating of 4 stars

This small range of canned recipes comes in pate form.  The first ingredient is listed as animal protein and there are other animal protein ingredients contained in each recipe.  This food offers a good diet option.

Pros
  • Contains animal protein
  • Rich in fat and moisture
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Doesn’t contain carrageenan, artificial colors, or artificial flavors
Cons
  • Contains plant based proteins
  • Limited range to choose from

The table below shows each recipe in the range including our rating and the AAFCO nutrient profile

Product line Rating AAFCO
Only Natural Pet Powerpate Grain-free Turkey & Chicken Dinner Wet Cat Food 4 A
Only Natural Pet Powerpate Grain-free Rabbit & Pork Wet Cat Food 4 A
Only Natural Pet Powerpate Grain-free Chicken Dinner Wet Cat Food 4 A

Recipe and Label Analysis

Only Natural Pet Powerpate Grain-free Turkey & Chicken Dinner Wet Cat Food 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.

Only Natural Pet Powerpate Grain-free Turkey & Chicken Dinner Wet Cat Food recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

36.4%

Protein

22.7%

Fat

32.9%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Turkey, chicken, turkey broth, chicken broth, turkey liver, peas, natural flavor, agar-agar, tricalcium phosphate, carrots, green beans, ground whole flaxseed, eggs, clams, cranberries, blueberries, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), olive oil, salt, sodium tripolyphosphate, new zealand green mussel, calcium sulfate, potassium chloride, turmeric, kelp, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, betaine, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, niacin, vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid.


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 0.75%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first and second ingredients are turkey and chicken. Both meats are considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin derived from the parts or whole carcasses of turkey or chicken”. 1

They are inaturally rich in the 11 essential amino acids required by a cat to sustain life.

The third and fourth ingredients are turkey broth and 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 fifth ingredient is turkey liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.

The sixth ingredient is peas are a quality source of carbohydrates. And like all legumes, they’re rich in natural fiber.

However, peas contain about 25% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the meat content of this cat food.

The seventh 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 eighth 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.

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, Only Natural Pet Powerpate Grain-free Turkey & Chicken Dinner Wet Cat Food recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 36.4%, a fat level of 22.7% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 32.9%.

As a group, the brand features a near-average protein content of 36.4% and a near-average fat level of 22.7%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 32.9% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 63%.

This means this Only Natural Pet PowerPate range contains near-average protein, near-average carbohydrate and near-average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

This range of food is rich in animal protein and contains multiple sources of omega-3 fatty acids.  This food does contain plant based proteins, which need to be considered when evaluating the protein levels.

Has Only Natural Pet cat food been recalled in the past?

No.  Only Natural Pet 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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About

Only Natural Pet started as a pet store in Boulder, Colorado in 2004.

The company sources its ingredients from around the world, but refuses to buy any ingredients from Chinese suppliers. 

The foods are made by third-party manufacturers based in Thailand and the United States.

Sources

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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