Cat Food Brand Reviews: 20 Brands Tested

Below are my reviews of cat food brands, divided by their wet and dry food offerings. I always recommend that cats eat wet food in their diet.

Wet Food Rankings

Brand
Company
Texture &
Flavor Variety
Ingredient Quality
Meat Content
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus content
Omega 3s

Instinct

4.6/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.7/5
3.7/5
3.7/5
3.7/5
1%-2%
3.7/5

Nature’s Logic

4.9/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
4.1/5
2.5/5
5/5
5/5
0.8%-2.2%
4/5

Weruva

4.2/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.4/5
5/5
5/5
4.5/5
0.5%-2%
2/5

Nulo

4.3/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.6/5
4.5/5
5/5
4.5/5
1.1%-1.8%
4.5/5

Soulistic

4/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.4/5
5/5
5/5
4/5
0.7%-1.2%
2/5

Freshpet

3.9/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
4.2/5
3.5/5
4.5/5
4/5
1.2%-1.7%
3/5

Wellness

3.7/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.8/5
5/5
5/5
4/5
0.6%-2.2%
2/5

Fromm

3.7/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.7/5
2.5/5
5/5
4.5/5
1%-1.7%
2/5

Natural Balance

3.8/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.5/5
5/5
4.5/5
4/5
1%-2%
4/5

Nutro

3.6/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.8/5
3.5/5
4.5/5
4.5/5
1.5%-2%
2/5

Rachael Ray

3.4/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.4/5
4/5
5/5
4/5
1.0%-1.7%
2/5

Hill’s Science Diet

3.2/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
4.3/5
5/5
3/5
2.5/5
0.6%-0.8%
3.5/5

Blue Buffalo

3/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.3/5
4.5/5
5/5
4/5
1.5%-2.5%
1.5/5

Iams

3.8/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.8/5
5/5
3.5/5
5/5
1.2%-2.5%
3/5

Fancy Feast

3.4/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
4/5
5/5
3/5
4.5/5
1%-2.5%
2/5

Royal Canin

3.2/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
4.7/5
4/5
3/5
3/5
0.5%-1.6%
3.5/5

4health

2.5/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
2.1/5
4/5
4.5/5
4/5
1.3%-1.7%
3.5/5

Pure Balance

2.3/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
2.2/5
3.5/5
5/5
4/5

Chicken Soup

2.2/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
2.4/5
3.5/5
4.5/5
4/5
1.5%-2.5%
2/5

Kirkland

1.9/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
2.1/5
2.5/5
4.5/5
3.5/5
1.5/5

Dry Food Rankings

Brand
Company
Texture &
Flavor Variety
Ingredient Quality
Meat Content
Calories (kcal/cup)
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus content
Omega 3s

Instinct

4.6/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Calories (kcal/cup)
0.8%-2.2%
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.7/5
3.7/5
3.7/5
3.7/5
385 to 500
1.0% to 2.6%
3.7/5

Nature’s Logic

3.9/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Calories (kcal/cup)
0.8%-2.2%
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
4.1/5
3.5/5
5/5
3.5/5
457 to 520
1.1% to 1.9%
2.5/5

Nulo

4.3/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Calories (kcal/cup)
0.8%-2.2%
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.6/5
3.5/5
5/5
4/5
421-450
1.0%
5/5

Wellness

3.6/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Calories (kcal/cup)
0.8%-2.2%
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.8/5
4/5
4.5/5
3.5/5
450 to 500
1.1%-1.8%
4.5/5

Fromm

3.3/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Calories (kcal/cup)
0.8%-2.2%
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.7/5
3.5/5
4.5/5
3/5
417 to 453
0.9%-1.3%
4/5

Natural Balance

2.5/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Calories (kcal/cup)
0.8%-2.2%
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.5/5
4.5/5
3.5/5
2/5
410
1.0%-1.5%
5/5

Nutro

2.6/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Calories (kcal/cup)
0.8%-2.2%
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.8/5
4/5
4.5/5
2.5/5
376-442
1.2%-1.5%
2/5

Rachael Ray

2.1/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Calories (kcal/cup)
0.8%-2.2%
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.4/5
3.5/5
3.5/5
2.5/5
350 to 475
0.9-1.6%
3/5

Hill’s Science Diet

2.6/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Calories (kcal/cup)
0.8%-2.2%
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
4.3/5
4.5/5
2.5/5
2/5
280 to 500
0.7%
3.5/5

Blue Buffalo

2.7/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Calories (kcal/cup)
0.8%-2.2%
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.3/5
5/5
4/5
2.5/5
346 to 450
1%-1.7%
5/5

Iams

1.6/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Calories (kcal/cup)
0.8%-2.2%
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
3.8/5
4/5
2/5
1.5/5
302 to 400
0.5%-1.3%
3/5

Fancy Feast

1.5/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Calories (kcal/cup)
0.8%-2.2%
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
4/5
3/5
2/5
2/5
400 to 480
1.3%
3/5

Royal Canin

2.9/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Calories (kcal/cup)
0.8%-2.2%
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
4.7/5
4/5
3/5
2.5/5
250 to 350
0.5%-1.2%
3/5

4health

2.2/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Calories (kcal/cup)
0.8%-2.2%
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
2.1/5
4/5
4.5/5
2.5/5
313 to 368
1.0%-1.8%
5/5

Pure Balance

1.5/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Calories (kcal/cup)
0.8%-2.2%
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
2.2/5
4/5
4.5/5
2.5/5
300 to 450

Chicken Soup

2.2/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Calories (kcal/cup)
0.8%-2.2%
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
2.4/5
3/5
4.5/5
2.5/5
360 to 400
1.2%
3.5/5

Kirkland

1.5/5

Company
3.7/5
Texture/Flavor Variety
3.7/5
Ingredient Quality
3.7/5
Meat Content
3.7/5
Calories (kcal/cup)
0.8%-2.2%
Typical Dry Matter Phosphorus Content
0.8%-2.2%
Omega 3s
3.7/5
2.1/5
3/5
4.5/5
2.5/5
300 to 443
3.5/5