Laura Ward

Written by Laura Ward

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: June 5, 2024

Weruva Kitten (Wet) Review

Updated: June 5, 2024

Our Verdict


Highly Recommended

Weruva Kitten product range is made of five recipes which all receive the Cat Food Advisor highest rating, 5 stars.

This range is formulated to provide kittens with the nutrients they need to grow and is easily digestible. It is made with real, human-grade animal ingredients such as fish, chicken, and lamb. Recipes are high in protein and free of grain, gluten and carrageenan.

The kitten range is formulated to meet AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for feline growth.

  • High in protein
  • Easy to digest for kittens
  • Human-grade recipes
  • Moisture-rich food promotes healthy hydration
  • Free from artificial ingredients
  • Lack of flavor variation
  • Complex product names may be confusing

The table below shows each recipe in the range including our rating and the AAFCO nutrient profile: Growth (kitten), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Weruva Kitten Chicken Formula Au Jus 5 G
Weruva Kitten Chicken Breast Formula in a Hydrating Puree 5 G
Weruva Kitten Tuna & Salmon Formula in a Hydrating Puree 5 G
Weruva Kitten Chicken & Tuna Formula in Gravy 5 G
Weruva Kitten Chicken & Pumpkin Formula in Gravy - Chicken, Tuna & Pumpkin 5 G

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Weruva Kitten Chicken Formula Au Jus 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 Kitten Chicken Formula Au Jus

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Chicken, chicken broth, natural flavor, dried egg, tricalcium phosphate, sunflower oil, guar gum, xanthan gum, locust bean gum, fish oil, 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. 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 second 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 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 dried egg, a dehydrated powder made from shell-free eggs. Eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value

The fifth 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 sixth ingredient is sunflower seed oil. Sunflower seeds are a good source of plant-based fatty acids that are also rich in vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.

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

The ninth 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 tenth ingredient is fish oil. Fish oil is naturally rich in the prized EPA and DHA type of omega-3 fatty acids. These two high-quality fats boast the highest bio-availability to cats and humans.

Depending on its level of freshness and purity, fish oil should be considered a commendable addition.

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 Kitten Chicken Formula Au Jus looks like an above-average wet product and is high in protein too.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 70.6%, a fat level of 35.3% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 0%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 69% and a mean fat level of 27.2%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 1% for the overall product line, alongside a fat-to-protein ratio of 42%.

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

Final Word

Weruva Kitten recipes offer an excellent source of high-quality protein and nutrients needed for feline growth.  They are made with natural, wholesome ingredients free from grains, carrageenan, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

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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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.


1: Association of American Feed Control Officials

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