John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: May 30, 2024

Pure Bites Pates (Wet) Review

Updated: May 30, 2024

Our Verdict


Highly Recommended

Pure Bites Pates canned product range is made of four recipes which all receive the Cat Food Advisor rating, 5 stars.

This range of canned food comes in pate form and each recipe has  limited ingredients made with human grade animal meat.  High in protein, low in carbohydrate and rich in fat and moisture, with no additives, or fillers.  A very good natural choice of diet, although it is a product that is only formulated as an addition to your cat’s current diet.

  • High in protein
  • Low in carbohydrate
  • High in animal fat and moisture
  • Limited range
  • More expensive than other cat foods
  • Supplemental feeding only

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
Pure Bites Chicken Pure Protein Paté for Cats 5 U
Pure Bites Duck Pure Protein Paté for Cats 5 U
Pure Bites Chicken & Pumpkin Pure Protein Paté for Cats 5 U
Pure Bites Chicken & Beef Pure Protein Paté for Cats 5 U

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Pure Bites Chicken & Pumpkin Pure Protein Paté for Cats 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.

Pure Bites Chicken & Pumpkin Pure Protein Paté recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Human grade chicken, pumpkin.

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 0.5%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is human grade chickenChicken 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 second ingredient is pumpkin.  Pumpkin is a nutritious addition high in complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene and dietary fiber.

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Pure Bites Chicken & Pumpkin Pure Protein Paté recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 50%, a fat level of 25% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 17%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 48.5% and an above-average fat level of 29.2%.  Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 14.3% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 60%.

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

Final Word

The Cat Food Adviser recommends this food as it is a very natural option of food type for a cat.  Human grade animal protein drives a very high protein level and with carbohydrate low and fat and moisture content high, this food offers a very good option.  However, this food is designed to add to your cat’s current diet.

Has Pure Bites cat food been recalled in the past?

No.  Pure Bites has not had any product recalls.

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Pure Treats, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Quebec, Canada. It also has offices in Toronto, Canada.  

PureBites uses human grade ingredients and are 100 percent USDA-inspected.  Most ingredients appear to be sourced in the United States.  However, there are a few ingredients from New Zealand or Thailand.


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

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