John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Julia Ogden

Reviewed by Julia Ogden

Updated: April 23, 2024

Soulistic Moist & Tender Wet Review

Updated: April 23, 2024

Our Verdict


Highly Recommended

Soulistic Moist and Tender wet cat food is made up of six recipes which each receive the Cat Food Advisor second highest rating, 4.5 stars

This range of food comes in cans, is gravy based and each recipe delivers a high level of protein, derived from good quality animal and fish sources.

  • High in protein
  • Contains animal meat and fish
  • Added vitamins and minerals
  • Free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives
  • Includes vegetable fat
  • More expensive than some cat foods
  • 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 Moist & Tender Chicken Dinner 4.5 U
Soulistic Moist & Tender Turkey Dinner 4.5 U
Soulistic Moist & Tender Duck Dinner 4.5 U
Soulistic Moist & Tender Beef Dinner 4.5 U
Soulistic Moist & Tender Lamb Dinner 4.5 U
Soulistic Moist & Tender Salmon Dinner 4.5 U

Recipe and Label Analysis

Soulistic Moist & Tender Chicken Dinner 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 Moist & Tender Chicken Dinner recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Chicken broth, chicken, tuna, tapioca starch, natural flavor, sunflower oil, guar gum, calcium sulfate, celery powder, potassium chloride, taurine, choline chloride, salt, vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, niacin supplement, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), tricalcium phosphate, vitamin A supplement, manganese sulfate, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, calcium pantothenate, copper amino acid complex, riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), biotin, folic acid, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K3), 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, which 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 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.

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

The fifth 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 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 guar gum, a gelling or thickening agent found in many wet pet foods. Refined from dehusked guar beans, guar gum can add a notable amount of dietary fiber to any product.

The eighth ingredient is calcium sulfate, a source of supplemental calcium.

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 also contains menadione which is a controversial form of vitamin K linked to liver toxicity, allergies and the abnormal break-down of red blood cells.

Since vitamin K isn’t required by AAFCO in its nutrient profiles, we question the use of this item in any feline recipe.


Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Soulistic Moist & Tender Chicken Dinner recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 50%, a fat level of 12.5% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 29.5%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 50% and a near-average fat level of 12.5%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 29.5% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 25%.

This means this Soulistic Moist & Tender range contains higher than average protein, near-average carbohydrate and near-average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

This range of food contains good quality protein sources.  It does contain vegetable fats and has added vitamins and minerals.  This food offers a good diet option to consider.

The Cat Food Advisor recommends this food.

Has Soulistic Moist & Tender 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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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.


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

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