John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: May 14, 2024

Soulistic Kitten Wet Review

Updated: May 14, 2024

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

Soulistic Kitten wet food is made up of four recipes which each receives the Cat Food Advisor highest rating, 5 stars

This range of food is designed for kittens and comes in a hydrating puree for easy consumption.  The first ingredient listed is animal meat in two of the recipes, but animal meat is present in all formulas.  This food offers an excellent choice for kittens.

Pros
  • High in protein
  • Contains both animal meat and fish
  • Added vitamins
Cons
  • Contains vegetable fat
  • Limited range
  • Not complete and balanced to AAFCO nutrient profiles

The table below shows each recipe in the range including our rating. The AAFCO nutrient profile is not included on the company website or on the food labels.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Soulistic Chicken Formula Au Jus 5 U
Soulistic Chicken Breast Formula Pâté 5 U
Soulistic Tuna & Salmon Formula Pâté 5 U
Soulistic Chicken & Pumpkin Formula in Gravy 5 U

Recipe and Label Analysis

Soulistic Chicken Breast Formula Pâté 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.

Soulistic Chicken Breast Formula Pâté recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

54.5%

Protein

36.4%

Fat

1.1%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Chicken, chicken broth, natural flavor, potato starch, dried egg, sunflower oil, tricalcium phosphate, xanthan gum, locust bean gum, choline chloride, taurine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), niacin supplement (vitamin B3), calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, potassium iodide.


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is 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 second ingredient is chicken. Chicken 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 third 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 fourth ingredient is potato starch. Potato starch is a gluten-free carbohydrate used more for its thickening properties than its nutritional value.

The fifth ingredient is dried egg, a dehydrated powder made from shell-free eggs. Eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.

The sixth ingredient is sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is nutritionally similar to safflower oil. Since these oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids and contain no omega-3s, they’re considered less nutritious than canola or flaxseed oils. 

Sunflower oil is notable for its resistance to heat damage during cooking.

There are several different types of sunflower oil, some better than others. Without knowing more, it’s impossible to judge the quality of this ingredient.

The seventh ingredient is tricalcium phosphate, a beneficial source of calcium and phosphorous. In addition, this additive is used in wet foods as an emulsifier — an agent designed to disperse a food’s fats more evenly in water. 

The eighth ingredient is xanthan gum. Xanthan gum is a food additive used here as a thickener to create gravy-like consistency.

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, Soulistic Chicken Breast Formula Pâté recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 54.5%, a fat level of 36.4% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 1.1%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 67.4% and an above-average fat level of 26.7%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 1.8% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 42%.

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

Final Word

This range of food provides high protein, derived from animal meat and fish.  Vegetable fat is included which in some of the recipes drives a very high fat level.  Nonetheless, this food offers a very good choice to consider for your kitten.

The Cat Food Advisor recommends this food.

Has Soulistic Kitten Wet cat food been recalled in the past?

No.  Soulistic has not been recalled.

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

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About

Soulistic is made by Weruva, a family-owned pet food company based in the United States. 

Weruva was founded in 2006 by David and Stacie Forman and Soulistic food is made in a Thai facility.

Sources

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

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