Laura Ward

Written by Laura Ward

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: January 18, 2024

Weruva Paté Wet Cat Food Review

Updated: January 18, 2024

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

Weruva Cat Paté wet cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor second-highest rating, 5 stars.

This range is formulated to be hydration-focused and easily digestible. It is made with real, human-grade animal ingredients such as fish, chicken, and beef. Recipes are high in protein and free of artificial flavors and genetically modified organisms (GMO).

Pros
  • High in protein
  • Human-grade recipes
  • Moisture-rich food promotes healthy hydration
  • Free from artificial ingredients
Cons
  • Complex product names may be confusing
  • Recipes have an unspecified AAFCO profile

Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile: Growth (kitten), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

The product line includes 15 cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Press Your Lunch! - Chicken Paté 5 U
Meal or No Deal! - Chicken and Beef Dinner 5 U
Who Wants To Be A Meowionaire? - Chicken & Pumpkin Dinner 5 U
Press Your Dinner! - Chicken Breast Dinner with Deboned Chicken 5 U
Jolly Good Fares - Chicken & Salmon Dinner 5 U
Meows n' Holler PurrAmid - Chicken & Shrimp Dinner 5 U
Tic Tac Whoa! - Tuna & Salmon Dinner 5 U
The Slice is Right - Wild Caught Salmon Dinner 5 U
Name 'Dat Tuna - Tuna Dinner 5 U
The Newly Feds - Beef & Salmon Dinner 5 U
Let's Make a Meal - Lamb & Mackerel Dinner 5 U
Love Connection - Chicken & Salmon Dinner 5 U
Family Food - Chicken Breast Dinner with Tuna 5 U
Meal of Fortune - Chicken Breast Dinner with Chicken Liver 5 U
Jeopurrdy Licious - Chicken Breast Dinner 5 U

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Weruva Press Your Lunch! Chicken Dinner 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.

Weruva Press Your Lunch! Chicken Dinner

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

61.5%

Protein

15.4%

Fat

15.1%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Chicken broth, chicken, sunflower oil, natural flavor, xanthan gum, locust bean gum, tricalcium phosphate, potato starch, calcium lactate, choline chloride, taurine, zinc sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B1), niacin supplement (Vitamin B3), calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, manganese sulfate, riboflavin supplement (Vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), copper sulfate, 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 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 fourth 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 fifth ingredient is xanthan gum, a food additive used here as a thickener to create gravy-like consistency.

The sixth 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.

The seventh ingredient is tricalcium phosphate, a beneficial source of calcium and phosphorus. 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 potato starch. Potato starch is a gluten-free carbohydrate of only modest nutritional value to a cat.

The ninth ingredient is calcium lactate, a calcium additive made by the action of lactic acid and calcium carbonate. The ingredient is most likely used here as a calcium supplement prized for its notably high bio-availability.

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.

There are no controversial ingredients in this recipe which indicates it is of high quality.

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Weruva Press Your Lunch! Chicken Dinner looks like an above-average wet product and is high in protein too.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 61.5%, a fat level of 15.4% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 15.1%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 58.8% and a mean fat level of 16%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 17.3% for the overall product line, alongside a fat-to-protein ratio of 28%.

This means the Weruva Cat Paté product line contains higher than average protein, average fat and below-average carbohydrate content when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

Weruva Cat Paté recipes are an excellent source of high-quality protein and nutrients. They are made with natural, wholesome ingredients free from artificial flavors and GMO. They are  also high in moisture.

Has Weruva cat food been recalled in the past?

No, there are no recorded recalls for Weruva.

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

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About

Weruva Inc. company’s headquarters is in Natick, Massachusetts, but the food is manufactured in Thailand.

It was founded in 2006 by David and Stacie Forman and is still family-owned.

Sources

1: Association of American Feed Control Officials

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