Julia Ogden

Written by Julia Ogden

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: May 17, 2024

Weruva Truluxe Flavors Wet Cat Food Review

Updated: May 17, 2024

Our Verdict

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Weruva Truluxe Flavors wet product range is made of ten recipes which all receive the Cat Food Advisor highest rating, 4.5 stars.

This range is made with real, human-grade animal ingredients such as fish, chicken, and lamb. Recipes are high in protein and focus on providing your cat with a high-moisture diet. They are also free of grain, gluten and carrageenan.

Pros
  • High in protein
  • Human-grade recipes
  • Moisture-rich food promotes healthy hydration
  • Free from artificial ingredients
Cons
  • Complex product names may be confusing
  • Expensive

The table below shows each recipe in the range including our rating and the AAFCO nutrient profile.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Weruva Truluxe Flavors Quick N Quirky with Chicken & Turkey in Gravy 4.5 U
Weruva Truluxe Flavors Peking Ducken with Chicken & Duck in Gravy 4.5 U
Weruva Truluxe Flavors On The Cat Wok with Chicken & Beef in Pumpkin Soup 4.5 U
Weruva Truluxe Flavors Steak Frites Dinner with Beef & Pumpkin in Gravy 4.5 U
Weruva Truluxe Flavors Pretty in Pink with Salmon in Gravy 4.5 U
Weruva Truluxe Flavors Mediterranean Harvest with Tuna & Veggies in Gravy 4.5 U
Weruva Truluxe Flavors Kawa Booty with Kawakawa Tuna in Gravy 4.5 U
Weruva Truluxe Flavors Glam & Punk with Lamb & Duck in Gelee 4.5 U
Weruva Truluxe Flavors Honor Roll with Saba in Gravy 4.5 U
Weruva Truluxe Flavors Meow Me a River with Basa in Gravy 4.5 U

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Weruva Truluxe Flavor Quick N Quirky with Chicken & Turkey in Gravy 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 Truluxe Flavor Quick N Quirky with Chicken & Turkey in Gravy

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

71.4%

Protein

9.3%

Fat

11.3%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Chicken (boneless, skinless breast), chicken broth, turkey, sunflower seed oil, guar gum, tricalcium phosphate, xanthan gum, calcium lactate, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, potassium chloride, taurine, vitamin E supplement, nicotinic acid (vitamin B3 supplement), ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, thiamine mononitrate, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), folic acid, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, sodium selenite, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 0.5%

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 turkey. Turkey is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin… derived from the parts or whole carcasses of turkey”. 2

Turkey is also naturally rich in the 11 essential amino acids required by a cat to sustain life.

The fourth ingredient is sunflower seed 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 fifth 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 sixth 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 seventh ingredient is xanthan gum. Xanthan gum is a food additive used here as a thickener to create gravy-like consistency.

The eighth 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.

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Weruva Truluxe Flavor Quick N Quirky with Chicken & Turkey in Gravy looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 71.4%, a fat level of 9.3% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 11.3%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 68.9% and a mean fat level of 11.1%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 12% for the overall product line, alongside a fat-to-protein ratio of 17%.

This means the Weruva Truluxe Flavors product line contains above-average protein, near-average fat and below-average carbohydrate content when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

Weruva Truluxe Flavors wet range offers cats an excellent source of high-quality protein. They are made from 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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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

2: Adapted by the Cat Food Advisor and based upon the official definition for chicken published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials, Official Publication, 2008 Edition

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