John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Julia Ogden

Reviewed by Julia Ogden

Updated: April 23, 2024

Soulistic Pates Wet Review

Updated: April 23, 2024

Our Verdict


Highly Recommended

Soulistic Pates wet cat food is made up of six recipes with ratings varying from 4.5-5 stars. The average rating of the whole range is 5 stars.

This range of food comes in pate form and provides a high level of protein, derived from animal protein.  Most recipes are low in fat and carbohydrate and rich in moisture.

  • High in protein
  • First ingredient listed as animal meat, or fish
  • Low in carbohydrate
  • Low in fat
  • High in moisture
  • Added vitamins and minerals
  • Some recipes are high in carbohydrate
  • Relatively 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 label.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Soulistic Pate Chicken Dinner 4.5 U
Soulistic Pate Chicken & Turkey Dinner 4.5 U
Soulistic Pate Chicken & Tuna Dinner 5 U
Soulistic Pate Duck & Tuna Dinner 5 U
Soulistic Pate Tuna & Salmon Dinner 5 U
Soulistic Pate Tuna & Beef Dinner 5 U

Recipe and Label Analysis

Soulistic Pate Chicken & Tuna 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 Pate Chicken & Tuna Dinner recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Chicken broth, chicken, tuna, sardine, dried egg, calcium sulfate, natural flavor, locust bean gum, xanthan gum, guar gum, taurine, vitamin E supplement, zinc oxide, niacin supplement (vitamin B3), reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin a supplement, sodium selenite, vitamin B12 supplement, potassium chloride, manganese sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), copper amino acid complex, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), biotin, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, potassium iodide, 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 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 and fourth ingredients are tuna and sardine. Both are  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. 2

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 calcium sulphate, a source of supplemental calcium.

The seventh 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 eighth ingredient is locust bean gum, a gelling or thickening agent found in some wet pet foods. Extracted from the seeds of the carob tree, locust bean gum can add a notable amount of dietary fiber to a 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.

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 Pate Chicken & Tuna Dinner recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 62.5%, a fat level of 12.5% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 17%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 55.2% and a near-average fat level of 14%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 22.8% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 27%.

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

Final Word

This range of food lists the first ingredient as animal protein.  Fat content is low, moisture is high and vitamins and minerals have been added.

The Cat Food Advisor recommends this food.

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

No.  Soulistic has not been recalled.

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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].

2: [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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