Written by John Seeberg

Julia Ogden

Reviewed by Julia Ogden

Updated: December 19, 2023

Perfect Fit Wet Review

Updated: December 19, 2023

Our Verdict

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Perfect Fit wet cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 4 stars

This range of food is high in protein and lists the first ingredient as animal meat. In addition to this, each recipe contains other meat and animal derivatives.  It is rich in both fat and moisture content and is designed to support whole body health.

Pros
  • First ingredient listed as animal protein
  • High in protein
  • Low in carbohydrate
Cons
  • More expensive than other cat foods
  • Contains plant based protein

Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile: Growth (kitten), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified

The Perfect Fit wet product line includes six cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
PERFECT FIT™ Advanced Nutrition 1+ Cat Food Pouches Salmon 4 U
PERFECT FIT™ Advanced Nutrition 1+ Cat Food Pouches Chicken 4 U
PERFECT FIT™ Advanced Nutrition 1+ Cat Food Pouches Beef 4 U
PERFECT FIT™ Advanced Nutrition 1+ Cat Food Pouches Fish 4 U
PERFECT FIT™ Advanced Nutrition Senior 7+ Cat Food Pouches Turkey 4 U
PERFECT FIT™ Advanced Nutrition Senior 7+ Cat Food Pouches Fish 4 U

Recipe and Label Analysis

PERFECT FIT™ Advanced Nutrition 1+ Cat Food Pouches Salmon 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.

PERFECT FIT™ Advanced Nutrition 1+ Cat Food Pouches Salmon recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

47.3%

Protein

29.1%

Fat

15.6%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Salmon, carrots, meat and Animal Derivatives, Fish and Fish Derivatives (including Salmon in the chunks), Derivatives of Vegetable Origin, Vegetables (including Dried Carrots), Minerals, Vegetable Protein Extracts, Yeast (including Mannan-Oligosaccharides), Various Sugars.


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 0.2%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is salmon.  Salmon is an oily marine and freshwater fish not only high in protein but also omega 3 fatty acids, essential oils needed by every cat to sustain life.

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

The third ingredient is meat and animal derivatives.  In EU pet food ingredients lists there is the option to list the names of each individual ingredient in descending weight order, as we see in AAFCO declarations. The other option is to declare groups of ingredients as categories including meat and animal derivatives.

By using category declarations this cat food recipe is not fixed, but can include different ingredients at different points — so long as the guaranteed analysis and ingredient categories listed remain the same. 

This gives the brand space to adjust its recipe to use ingredients which are more readily available or less expensive. The meat can come from any combination of cattle, pigs, sheep or goats — which can make identifying specific food allergens impossible.

Even though meat and animal derivatives are protein-rich meat concentrates, we do not consider an anonymous generic ingredient such as this to be a quality item.

The ingredient itself can come from any combination of cattle, pigs, sheep or goats — which can make identifying specific food allergies impossible.

Although most meat by-products can be nutritious, we do not consider such vaguely described (generic) ingredients to be as high in quality as those derived from a named animal source.

The fourth ingredient is fish and fish derivatives.  This is a description used in EU category declarations. In EU pet food ingredients lists there is the option to list the names of each individual ingredient in descending weight order, as we see in AAFCO declarations. The other option is to declare groups of ingredients as categories including fish and fish derivatives.

By using category declarations this cat food recipe is not fixed, but can include different ingredients at different points — so long as the guaranteed analysis and ingredient categories listed remain the same.

This gives the brand space to adjust its recipe to use ingredients which are more readily available or less expensive. The fish can come from any combination of fish species — which can make identifying specific food allergens impossible.

Even though fish and fish derivatives are protein-rich, we do not consider an anonymous generic ingredient such as this to be a quality item.

The fifth ingredient is derivatives of vegetable origin.  This is a description used in EU category declarations. In EU pet food ingredients lists there is the option to list the names of each individual ingredient in descending weight order, as we see in AAFCO declarations. The other option is to declare groups of ingredients as categories including derivatives of vegetable origin.

By using category declarations this cat food recipe is not fixed, but can include different ingredients at different points — so long as the guaranteed analysis and ingredient categories listed remain the same.

This gives the brand space to adjust its recipe to use ingredients which are more readily available or less expensive. The ingredient can come from any combination of cereals, vegetables, legumes and oil seeds — which can make identifying specific food allergens impossible.

Even though derivatives of vegetable origin can be nutritious, we do not consider an anonymous generic ingredient such as this to be a quality item.

The sixth ingredient is vegetables. Vegetables tend to be nutrient rich and can be considered to be a good addition. However, because it is not specified as to which vegetables have been used, it is not possible for us to comment any further on this ingredient.

The seventh ingredient is minerals.  Minerals are included in this ingredients list, as in Europe ingredients are declared a little differently. 

In the US our nutritional additives are listed within our ingredients list. In Europe, ingredients and additives are listed separately.  

For that reason the category of minerals can be included, to include those elements which are classed as an ingredient, rather than an additive, such as calcium carbonate and magnesium oxide.  These elements contribute to the nutritional balance of a food and we see their inclusion as a positive.

The eighth ingredient is vegetable protein extracts. This is a description used in EU category declarations. In EU pet food ingredients lists there is the option to list the names of each individual ingredient in descending weight order, as we see in AAFCO declarations. The other option is to declare groups of ingredients as categories including derivatives of vegetable origin.

By using category declarations this cat food recipe is not fixed, but can include different ingredients at different points — so long as the guaranteed analysis and ingredient categories listed remain the same.

This gives the brand space to adjust its recipe to use ingredients which are more readily available or less expensive. The ingredient can come from any combination of cereals, vegetables, legumes and oil seeds — which can make identifying specific food allergens impossible.

Even though derivatives of vegetable origin can be nutritious, we do not consider an anonymous generic ingredient such as this to be a quality item.

Even though vegetable protein extracts contain over 50% protein, this ingredient would be expected to have a lower biological value than animal protein.

And less costly plant-based products like this can notably boost the total protein reported on the label — a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this cat food.

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, PERFECT FIT™ Advanced Nutrition 1+ Cat Food Pouches Salmon recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 47.3%, a fat level of 29.1% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 15.6%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 47.3% and an above-average fat level of 29.1%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 15.6% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 62%.

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

Final Word

Perfect Fit have developed their recipes with a team of vets and pet nutritionists from WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition.  It uses good quality ingredients to deliver a strong diet option. 

Has Perfect Fit cat food been recalled in the past?

No, Perfect Fit has no history of any product recalls.

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

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About

The Perfect Fit pet food brand is owned by Mars Petcare Inc.  It was developed in collaboration with Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition.

Mars Petcare Inc. is Headquartered in McLean, Virginia and the company is entirely owned by the Mars family.

The Perfect Fit manufacturing site is located in Germany.

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