Well-Known Cat Food Companies
When it comes to cat food, there are just too many brands to
choose from. Cats being the second most popular pets in the US,
the cat food companies certainly took notice. Of course not all
cat food companies manufacture perfectly nutritious cat food.
Many of them are still top-notch however.
A number of cat food companies will claim their products are
“organic” and superior in various ways. But cat food quality
can only be judged based on its ingredients. To be truly high
quality, the cat food must:
•use named meat protein sources
•contain no by-products
•contain no fillers (ex. corn, wheat or soy)
•contain no artificial ingredients or preservatives
Ingredients are usually listed by weight. So the first five
ingredients listed in any brand is a good indicator of the cat
Below you will find 5 of the brands that have the highest
standards and the most positive reviews among pet owners. They
pretty much meet the criteria and are supported by many
1) Orijen Dry
Adult Cat and Kitten Food
Orijen Dry Adult Cat and Kitten Food make the list. If you
swing by the Consumer Search website, you’ll find that this
brand consistently gets high ratings. The meat used is
high-quality. It also helps that the ratio of the meat to other
ingredients is high. This company manufactures cat food from
Canada and uses locally-sourced non-frozen meats. Each bag is
composed of 80% protein and 20% fruits and veggies.
Now you’re probably thinking that cats are carnivores.
You’re correct obviously! But hunting in the wild, cats still
consume fruits and vegetables straight out of their prey’s
belly. So having 20% of fruits and veggies readily mixed in the
cat food actually supplies them with many healthful vitamins
and minerals in a form that can be digested easily by the
What are the first 5 ingredients in an Orijen mix? Chicken
meal, fresh boneless chicken, fresh boneless salmon, turkey
meal and fresh chicken liver.
Here To Buy or Read Reviews of Orijen Dry Adult Cat and
2) EVO Turkey
& Chicken Dry Cat and Kitten
According to Consumer Research, EVO Turkey & Chicken Dry
Cat and Kitten Food is the best dry cat food there is. Pet Food
Talk agreed and generously awarded this brand 4 out of 5 stars.
What separates EVO from other brands? It’s free of grain and
the carbohydrate content is low. Plus, their formula is loaded
with high quality protein from real meats and meals.
When it comes to ingredients, the first 5 in an EVO mix are:
chicken meal, chicken fat, herring meal, chicken, and
Here To Buy or Read Reviews of EVO Turkey & Chicken Dry
Cat and Kitten Food
3) Wellness CORE
Wellness has all-natural ingredients and protein content
derived from quality sources. And if reviews are to be
believed, it’s the brand cats are most willing to eat. It helps
that the formula actually improves the cats’ overall
well-being. This is a grain-free diet, therefore artificially
made ingredients and preservatives are non-existent. Bonus: it
has probiotics and these are good for the cat’s digestion.
The first five ingredients in Wellness are deboned turkey,
deboned chicken, chicken meal, whitefish meal and herring
Here To Buy or Read Reviews of Wellness CORE Original
Variety Instinct Canned Chicken
Canned cat food is a very decent substitute to kibbles
because it has more moisture and is generally healthier.
Unfortunately, many canned cat foods have carrageenan in them.
Nature’s variety is one of the very few cat food companies that
don’t utilize thickeners in their formulas. Instead, each can
is made up of 95% chicken meat and liver, plus approximately 5%
vegetables and fruits. Another plus point is that they do not
contain grain and gluten.
The first five ingredients in this formula include chicken,
turkey, chicken broth, chicken liver and ground flaxseed.
Here To Buy or Read Reviews of Nature’s Variety Instinct
5) Blue Buffalo
Wild Delights Canned Chicken and
Blue Buffalo produces a whole line of quality dry and canned
cat foods and they regularly receive good reviews because the
company uses only the best ingredients. In fact, they are proud
of how each formula is made to almost mimic a cat’s natural
diet in the wild. The mix doesn’t contain gluten, grain,
artificial colors, flavors and preservatives or any other
The Blue Buffalo first five: water, chicken, turkey, chicken
liver and chicken broth.
Here To Buy or Read Reviews of Blue Buffalo Wild Delights
Canned Chicken and
When it comes to cat food, it’s always best to check what
the ingredients are. When it comes to cat food companies, you
can’t go wrong with the above brands.