5 Most 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 food’s quality.

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 experts.

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 cat.

What are the first 5 ingredients in an Orijen mix? Chicken meal, fresh boneless chicken, fresh boneless salmon, turkey meal and fresh chicken liver.

Click Here To Buy or Read Reviews of Orijen Dry Adult Cat and Kitten Food 


2) EVO Turkey & Chicken Dry Cat and Kitten Food


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 turkey.

Click Here To Buy or Read Reviews of EVO Turkey & Chicken Dry Cat and Kitten Food 


3) Wellness CORE Original Dry


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 meal.

Click Here To Buy or Read Reviews of Wellness CORE Original Dry 


4) Nature’s Variety Instinct Canned Chicken Formula


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.

Click Here To Buy or Read Reviews of Nature’s Variety Instinct Canned Chicken Formula 


5) Blue Buffalo Wild Delights Canned Chicken and Turkey


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 fillers.

The Blue Buffalo first five: water, chicken, turkey, chicken liver and chicken broth.

Click Here To Buy or Read Reviews of Blue Buffalo Wild Delights Canned Chicken and Turkey 

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.

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