Julia Ogden

Written by Julia Ogden

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: May 16, 2024

Solid Gold Purrfect Pairings Wet Cat Food Review

Updated: May 16, 2024

Our Verdict

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Solid Gold Purrfect Pairings wet product range is made up of four recipes with ratings varying from 3.5 to 4 stars. The average rating of the whole range is 4 stars

The recipe is made with goat milk for easy digestion and ensures it is a tasty source of nutrients.  It also includes vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and taurine for all-around, balanced nutrition.

Pros
  • High moisture content
  • Doesn’t contain fillers
  • Rich in species-appropriate protein
  • Doesn't contain by-products or artificial additives
Cons
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins

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

Product line Rating AAFCO
Solid Gold Purrfect Pairings (Savory Mousse) With Chicken and Goat Milk 4 A
Solid Gold Purrfect Pairings (Savory Mousse) With Salmon & Goat Milk 4 A
Solid Gold Purrfect Pairings (Savory Mousse) With Tuna & Goat Milk 3.5 A
Solid Gold Purrfect Pairings (Savory Mousse) With Chicken Liver & Goat Milk 3.5 A

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Purrfect Pairings (Savory Mousse) With Salmon & Goat Milk 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.

Purrfect Pairings (Savory Mousse) With Salmon & Goat Milk

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

50%

Protein

9.1%

Fat

32.9%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Water sufficient for processing, salmon, tuna, pea protein, goat milk, tapioca starch, carrots, pumpkin, salt, tricalcium phosphate, potatoes, spinach, potassium chloride, guar gum, sodium bicarbonate, choline chloride, celery powder, taurine, beta carotene, zinc oxide, reduced iron, vitamin e supplement, niacin supplement, sodium selenite, manganese sulfate monohydrate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, copper amino acid complex, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, biotin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, potassium iodide, folic acid, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K)


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is water, which adds nothing but moisture to this food. Water is a routine finding in most wet cat foods. 

The second 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 third ingredient is 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 fourth ingredient is pea protein, what remains of a pea after removing the starchy part of the vegetable.  Even though it contains over 80% protein, this ingredient would be expected to have a lower biological value than meat.  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 meat content of this cat food.

The fifth ingredient is goat milk.  Goat’s milk is rich in calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D. It contains slightly less lactose and can be considered nutritionally similar to cow’s milk.

The sixth ingredient is tapioca starch, a gluten-free, starchy carbohydrate extract made from the root of the cassava plant.

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

The eighth ingredient is pumpkin.  Pumpkin is a nutritious addition high in complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene and dietary fiber.

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.

This recipe receives a 4-star rating.

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Solid Gold Purrfect Pairings (Savory Mousse) With Salmon & Goat Milk recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 50%, a fat level of 9.1% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 32.9%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 47.7% and a mean fat level of 15.9%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 28.4% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 34%.

This means the Solid Gold Purrfect Pairings wet product line contains higher than average protein, near-average carbohydrate and near-average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

This recipe includes a range of quality ingredients along with added vitamins, minerals, taurine and antioxidants.  It also includes goat milk which can help digestion. It is a well balanced recipe providing all round nutrition.

Has Solid Gold cat food been recalled in the past?

Yes. In 2012, Solid Gold recalled limited numbers of its Wolf Cub dog food for suspected salmonella, after the bacteria was discovered in Diamond Pet Foods Gaston, South Carolina, facility. To read the full details of this recall, visit the Dog Food Advisor.

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

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About

Sissy Harrington-McGill founded Solid Gold in 1970 after noticing that Great Dane dogs living in Germany lived, on average, four years longer than those that lived in the United States.  

Solid Gold was one of the first pet food brands to use the holistic label, incorporating a variety of what the company describes as “carefully curated superfoods”.

All of Solid Gold’s dry cat food is manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods in the United States. Most of their wet cat food is made in Thailand.

Sources

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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