Unbiased Love, Nala Cat Food Review In 2023 - Cats.com (2023)

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We’ve rated Love, Nala Cat Food on ingredient quality, species-appropriateness, recalls, and more. Read our Love, Nala Cat Food review to learn how this brand stacks up.

The Cats.com Standard—rating Love, Nala Cat Food On What Matters

We’ve rated the brand on six key criteria for quality. Here’s how it rates in each of these six crucial areas.


  • Species-Appropriateness – 9/10
  • Ingredient Quality – 9/10
  • Product Variety – 6/10
  • Price – 6/10
  • Customer Experience – 8/10
  • Recall History – 8/10

Overall Score: 7.6/10

In total, we give Love, Nala Cat food a 46 out of 60 rating or a B+ grade.

About Love, Nala Cat Food

Pet food lines inspired by celebrities are nothing new. Celebrity chef Rachael Ray teamed up with Ainsworth Pet Nutrition to launch her line in 2008 and Bobby Flay’s brand inspired by his cat Nacho was launched more recently in 2021.

Inspired by the adoption story of Nala, the Love, Nala brand was created by Pookie as a national platform committed to raising awareness for pet adoption as well as pet health and nutrition.

Nala was adopted at 5 months old from a shelter in Caliafornia. In 2012, her mom started an Instagram account to share her adoption story. Pookie and Nala’s family soon grew to welcome mom Shannon Ellis, five rescue pet siblings, and two adopted human kids.

Love, Nala launched with the introduction of a line of premium wet and dry cat foods in 2019. The company is partnered with Creative Labs and Creative Artists Agency (CAA), a leading entertainment and sports agency. Nala now has over 10 million followers, making him even more popular than Grumpy Cat.

Since launching her pet food line, Nala has accumulated a number of impressive titles. She’s the only cat represented by CAA, a Guinness World Record Holder, and was named the “most popular cat influencer” by Business Insider.

Sourcing And Manufacturing

Love, Nala’s cat food was developed in partnership with Perfection Pet Foods. Nala’s owners claim to “have been involved in the entire process of the making of Love, Nala and it was [their] mission to make something that was nutritious, safe and affordable without compromising the quality of ingredients.”

Nala’s cat food is made with quality sources of animal protein and a fiber blend to support digestive health. It’s completely free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives with no grains, fillers, or by-product meals.

Love, Nala is distributed by Love Nala, LLC which is based in Visalia, CA. According to the company website, Love, Nala makes every effort to source ingredients from the United States but admits to using internationally sourced ingredients as well.

Dry Love, Nala cat foods are made in Visalia, CA while their wet foods are made in a human-grade facility in Thailand.

Recall History

To our knowledge, Love, Nala cat food has never had a product recall. The fact that the brand was only launched a few years ago influences our rating in this category. While Love, Nala earns points for having never been recalled, it doesn’t rank as high as more established brands with a long history of excellence.

What Kinds Of Cat Food Does Love, Nala Cat Offer?

Love, Nala offers a limited selection of wet cat food and dry cat food. They currently offer two adult wet cat food formulas, two adult dry cat food formulas, and one kitten dry food formula.

All of Love, Nala’s recipes start with a high-quality source of animal protein as the main ingredient.

What Do Customers Think Of Love, Nala Cat Food?

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With over 10 million followers, Nala is a popular cat. Her cat food brand is only a few years old, however, so it hasn’t quite gained the following of longer standing brands like Blue Buffalo and Wellness.

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I wasn’t able to find many reviews for Love, Nala outside of the company website. Customer reviews are posted for all five products, though the wet foods have significantly more ratings than the dry foods. This isn’t surprising, given the fact that Love, Nala has been sold out of dry food for a while.

It’s important to take reviews posted on the brand’s website with a grain of salt. After all, the brand has the final decision over which reviews to make public. It’s not surprising that nearly all of the posted ratings are 5 stars and it’s hard to tell whether customers have submitted negative ratings or not.

I only saw a handful of ratings that weren’t 5 stars and all of them were for 4 stars. These reviews didn’t specify why they’d docked Love, Nala a star.

Here are some comments from satisfied customers:

“I appreciated the ingredients list, but my kitties can be really picky about texture and flavor so I hesitated to buy at first. What if I was stuck with 10 cans and nobody to eat them??? But as I mentioned, the ingredients list is quality, and tuna is #1 in my house. Let me tell you, my cats are food motivated but I’ve never heard them meow with such enthusiasm as when I get this can out. Wow! And both of them lick their plates clean.” – Tanya L. reviewing Love, Nala Tuna & Salmon Dinner in Broth

“My cat loves her new food! She can be quite picky about her food and has turned her nose up more than once when I try something new. However, she took to this immediately and has been happily eating it ever since. Thanks for making a great product and for helping non-profits.” – Emily F. reviewing Love, Nala Grain-Free Salmon & Chickpea Dry Cat Food

“Going from grocery store cat food to LoveNala … my beautiful five-year-old Maine coon mix now wakes me up every morning as he in patiently waits for me to feed him! He used to just browse throughout the day on his food but now he gobbles it all up as soon as I feed him! He’s a big fan of both the wet and dry food!”Betty B. reviewing Love, Nala Chicken & Pumpkin Dinner in Gravy

What Did Our Test Cats Think?

When I set out to order Love, Nala cat food for testing they were sold out of all three dry food recipes. I ordered both wet food formulas instead which are sold in a 12-pack of 2.8-ounce cans.

My Lova, Nala order arrived in about 10 days. I received an order confirmation email as well as shipping notifications and delivery announcements from the company.

As soon as I opened the first can of Love, Nala’s Chicken & Pumpkin Dinner in Gravy, my cats were intrigued. Bagel started gobbling it up as soon as it hit her bowl. Because Biscuit is allergic to chicken, I opened a can of Tuna & Salmon Dinner in Broth as well and she could hardly wait to dig in.

I’ve been actively trying to include more moisture in my cats’ diets, so I appreciated that both foods were made in gravy or broth. My cats really seem to enjoy shredded wet foods and they love lapping up broth. Both Love, Nala recipes earned their approval.

Love, Nala Cat Food – Top 3 Recipes Reviewed

Product NameFood TypeMain Protein SourceCaloriesPriceOur Grade
Love, Nala Chicken & Pumpkin RecipeWetChicken61 kcal/can$0.42 per ozB+
Love, Nala Chicken & Chickpea RecipeDryChicken360 kcal/cup$0.14 per ozB-
Love, Nala Tuna & Salmon Dinner in BrothWetTuna65 kcal/can$0.42 per ozA-

#1 Love, Nala Chicken & Pumpkin Recipe Wet Cat Food

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This wet cat food consists of tender shreds in a flavorful gravy. Chicken is the primary ingredient and a single source of animal protein.

My cats really seemed to enjoy the flavor of this wet food and they noticed the appealing aroma as soon as I opened the can. Because the cans are very small, I had to feed two cans per meal twice a day. Given the $0.42/ounce price tag, I can see how Love, Nala might be beyond budget for some cat owners.

Not only is Love, Nala pricey, but even their wet foods contain several unnecessary plant ingredients. I don’t have a big problem with pumpkin, but tapioca starch provides little to no nutritional value for cats, and I’d prefer an animal-based fat over the sunflower oil.

I also hate to see the inclusion of a plant protein concentrate (pea protein) over a supplemental animal protein. Overall, however, the carbohydrate content of this formula is very low.


Chicken Broth, Chicken, Pumpkin, Tapioca Starch, Sunflower Oil, Pea Protein, Calcium Chloride, Guar Gum, Natural Flavor, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Niacin Supplement, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 10%

Crude Fat: 1.5%

Crude Fiber: 1%

Moisture: 85%

Ash: 2%

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Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 66.67%

Fat: 10%

Fiber: 6.67%

Carbs: 3.33%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 70.71%

Fat: 25.76%

Carbs: 3.54%

Ingredients We LikedIngredients We Didn’t LikeCommon Allergens
ChickenTapioca Starch

Sunflower Oil

Pea Protein

Guar Gum



  • High-quality source of animal protein as first ingredient
  • Rich in moisture to support your cat’s hydration
  • Soft texture and rich flavor appealing to cats


  • Contains unnecessary plant ingredients
  • Includes a plant protein concentrate
  • Large portion sizes

#2 Love, Nala Chicken & Chickpea Recipe Dry Cat Food

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One of Love, Nala’s two dry food formulas, this recipe features chicken as the primary protein. Fresh chicken and chicken meal are the top two ingredients with supplemental protein from turkey meal and dried egg product later on the list.

I love that this recipe features chicken fat as the primary source of added fat with fish oil as a supplementary inclusion. That being said, sunflower oil is still on the list but much lower.

The main problem with this formula is the significant number of plant ingredients. In addition to starchy inclusions like potatoes, chickpeas, and peas, this recipe also includes a plant protein concentrate (pea protein).

These ingredients contribute to an estimated carbohydrate content around 30% as fed. This is a little above average for a “premium” dry food and much higher than we’d like to see.

Overall, this appears to be a moderate protein, moderate fat formula with higher than average carbohydrate content.


Chicken, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Chickpeas, Turkey Meal, Peas, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Powdered Cellulose, Pea Fiber, Flaxseeds, Fish Oil, Dried Egg Product, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Dicalcium Phosphate, Sunflower Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate), Blueberries, Cranberries, Citric Acid (Preservative), Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 32%

Crude Fat: 14%

Crude Fiber: 6.5%

Moisture: 10%

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Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 35.56%

Fat: 15.56%

Fiber: 7.22%

Carbs: 41.67%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 30.92%

Fat: 32.85%

Carbs: 36.23%

Ingredients We LikedIngredients We Didn’t LikeCommon Allergens

Chicken Meal

Turkey Meal

Chicken Fat

Fish Oil

Dried Egg Product




Pea Protein



  • Numerous high-quality sources of animal protein
  • Chicken fat as the primary source of added fat
  • Free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives


  • Fiber content may be too high for some cats
  • Doesn’t contain the moisture your cat needs
  • Contains unnecessary plant ingredients, including plant protein concentrate

#3 Love, Nala Tuna & Salmon Dinner in Broth Wet Cat Food

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Compared to the previous wet food formula, this recipe is a little higher in protein but a little lower in moisture. It still contains plenty of animal-based protein and, in this case, no plant protein concentrates.

Tuna and salmon are the primary ingredients in this formula. Again, we see some plant ingredients including carrots and tapioca starch along with sunflower oil as the only source of added fat.

The calorie content of this recipe is a little bit higher, but it’s still very low for a cat food which means larger portions may be necessary.

If your cat is overweight, it might be a good option to help him lose weight, however. Love, Nala wet food is also a great option for older cats or cats with dental problems as well as picky eaters.

Overall, this appears to be a very high-protein, low-fat formula with very low carbohydrate content.


Tuna Broth, Tuna, Salmon, Carrots, Sunflower Oil, Tapioca Starch, Calcium Chloride, Guar Gum, Natural Flavor, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Spinach, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Niacin Supplement, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex.

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Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 12%

Crude Fat: 1.5%

Crude Fiber: 1%

Moisture: 83%

Ash: 2.5%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 70.59%

Fat: 8.82%

Fiber: 5.88%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 76.71%

Fat: 23.29%

Ingredients We LikedIngredients We Didn’t LikeCommon Allergens


Sunflower Oil

Tapioca Starch

Guar Gum



  • Two sources of high-quality animal protein
  • Very low carbohydrate content
  • Rich in moisture to support your cat’s hydration


  • Contains unnecessary plant ingredients
  • Low fat content, large portion sizes

How Much Does Love, Nala Cat Food Cost?

One of Love, Nala’s goals is to make high-quality pet food more affordable. While their dry food formulas average $0.14 per ounce, that still equates to nearly $2.25 per pound. Their wet food formulas are pretty pricey at $0.42 per ounce.

With the recommended 1 ½ to 2 ½ cans per 4 pounds of bodyweight daily, you’d spend between $3.54 and $5.90 per day to feed an 8-pound cat. An 11-pound bag of Love, Nala dry food would last a 9-pound cat about a month, making your daily price much lower, around $0.84 per day.

Overall, Is Love, Nala Cat Food A Good Choice?

Love, Nala stands up to their promises in creating pet foods centered around animal proteins. Their recipes are free from by-product meals and artificial additives, but they still contain more plant ingredient than we’d like. Even their wet foods contain plant ingredients (including some plant protein concentrates).

The brand also claims to value affordability. While that may be true for their dry foods, Love, Nala wet food is on par with pricier brands like Tiki Cat and Open Farm.

If you’re going to buy Love, Nala cat food we recommend springing for the more expensive wet food. These products are much lower in carbohydrate and contain the moisture your cat needs for hydration.

If your budget only accounts for dry food, we’d urge you to consider supplementing your cat’s diet with a more affordable wet food like American Journey.

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Where Is Love, Nala Cat Food Sold?

Love, Nala cat food is currently only available for sale in the United States. It’s only available for purchase on the brand’s website, either as a one-time purchase or a recurring order.


What is the most healthiest cat food out there? ›

  • Hill's Science Diet. ...
  • Royal Canin. ...
  • Purina Pro Plan. ...
  • Merrick. ...
  • Farmina. ...
  • VetDiet. ...
  • Nature's Logic. ...
  • Earthborn Holistic.
Jun 13, 2022

Why is there a shortage of dry cat food in 2023? ›

Since the start of COVID, every node in the supply chain has been disrupted, resulting in a shortage of pet foods, including cat food. Besides supply chain issues, pet food makers also suffered from a shortage of necessary ingredients for making pet foods, such as meat and fish.

Why is Walmart out of cat food 2023? ›

The COVID-19 supply chain issues are to blame for the wet cat food shortage. This dilemma in the supply chain affected the dog food availability last year and now has spread to a shortage of cat food this year. This limited availability of cat food is now experienced in different states of the USA.

What are top 5 cat foods? ›

The 5 Best Natural Cat Food Brands & Products.
  • I and Love and You Cat Kibble - Lovingly Simple Salmon & Sweet Potato.
  • The Honest Kitchen Dehydrated Chicken & Fish Cat Food.
  • The Honest Kitchen Dehydrated Grain Free Turkey Cat Food.
  • I and Love and You Cat Kibble - Naked Essentials - Chicken & Duck.
Dec 29, 2022

What foods will be in short supply in 2023? ›

Champagne will be in short supply in 2023, not just because of the drought, but because demand has rebounded from the pandemic faster than producers can create the bubbly beverage. Butter, corn, tomatoes and eggs are also on the list of potential shortages, as well as baby formula.

What dry cat food has never had a recall? ›

Hound & Gatos has never been recalled. 100% of the protein in this recipe comes from animal sources, making this a biologically appropriate choice for your cat. It contains exclusively real meat and no byproducts.

What should I stock up on now? ›

If you have the space, experts recommend a week's supply of food and water. Choose foods that don't require refrigeration and are not high in salt. Your stockpile should also contain flashlights, a manual can opener, a radio, batteries and copies of important documents.

Which foods will be in short supply? ›

10 Grocery Shortages We're Already Seeing In 2023
  • Eggs.
  • Tinned Fish.
  • Beef.
  • Champagne.
  • Lettuce.
  • Canned Drinks and Foods.
  • Sunflower Oil and Palm Oil.
  • Bread and Other Wheat Products.
Jan 26, 2023

How long will the cat food shortage last? ›

In July 2021 and April 2022, pet food factory incidents also played a role and further hindered aluminum production exports, and the Chinese government enforced rules to improve carbon emissions issues. The shortage, however, may end in 2023.

Why is there a shortage of pet food 2023? ›

“The amount available doesn't cover the market like it needs to,” he says. “Raw materials, according to my suppliers, raw materials are diverted first towards human use.” Additionally, staffing issues, rising prices and slower deliveries across the board are contributing to the pet food shortage.

What is the best cat food for cats with no appetite? ›

Canned Food and Toppers

For sick cats that are not eating well, offering a very savory canned food is often a good first step. Canned food can be offered alone or mixed with kibble. Purina's Fancy Feast and Friskies have many flavors and varieties, including shreds, chunks, and pâté canned food options.

What is the best cat eating? ›

Cooked, lean meats such as beef, chicken, turkey, liver and lamb are all ok for you cat to eat. However, it's important that you take great care when serving to make sure the meat's cooked through – never give cats raw meat – and remove all skin and bones before feeding your cat.

What are 3 foods you should never feed your cat? ›

Some of the most toxic food for cats include onions & garlic, raw eggs & meat, chocolate, alcohol, grapes and raisins. Avoid feeding your cat table scraps, especially around the holidays, as these may contain potentially toxic ingredients.

What are 3 bad cat food ingredients? ›

Ingredients to avoid:

Corn and wheat gluten. Meat and grain meals and by-products. BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole) BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)

What is the best wet cat food according to vets? ›

Here's What A Few Veterinarians Have To Say About Cat Food

The brands she recommends are Science Diet, Royal Canin, Purina Pro Plan, and Eukanuba. If these brands are too expensive for her clients, she recommends “any of the Purina lines such as Purina One, or Purina Cat Chow.

What is the most important ingredient in cat food? ›

What Should I Look for in Cat Food?
  • Protein. This is the most important ingredient in cat food by far. ...
  • Fat. Cats need 20 to 24 percent fat in their food. ...
  • Carbohydrates. Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they need to eat meat to survive and no biological need for carbohydrates like grains. ...
  • Treats and Snacks.
Jan 19, 2023

Why do vets not like grain-free cat food? ›

"With an all-natural and grain-free type diet they are lacking an amino acid called taurine which essentially predisposes them to a heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy," Billmaier said.

What new foods are coming in 2023? ›

2023 Food & Drink Trends
  • Plant-Based Protein Innovations (Including Seafood!) ...
  • Low- and No-ABV Drinks Reign Supreme. ...
  • Retro Foods That Remind You of Childhood. ...
  • Dates to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth. ...
  • Immersive Dining Experiences. ...
  • Avocado Snacks and Desserts. ...
  • The Next Generation of Non-Milk Milks.
Jan 19, 2023

What are the top foods for 2023? ›

Nationwide, meatballs are the #1 food for 2023. Guacamole, chips and salsa, tater tots, and chili round out the top five this year. More than 9,000 Google search terms was analyzed to determine the most popular foods across the United States for the big game.

What cat food has no ingredients from China? ›

The Honest Kitchen 100% human grade pet food for cats and dogs is made in the USA. The Honest Kitchen pet foods contain no ingredients from China, and are soy free, GMO free, wheat free, and corn free.

Does Fancy Feast come from China? ›

Most Purina products are sourced and manufactured in the United States. A few products are made in Thailand—Fancy Feast Purely, Broths, and Flaked Fish & Shrimp. Regardless of location, all products are made in company-owned facilities.

Is there something wrong with Fancy Feast cat food? ›

In fact, many Fancy Feast cat food products contain fish that may carry high levels of mercury. These products can cause the effects of mercury poisoning over a long period of time, and it can result in severe health problems. One common effect of mercury poisoning is kidney damage.

What food to stock up on for power outage? ›

Fruit: canned fruits, applesauce. Healthy Snacks: granola bars, trail mix, rice cakes, dried fruit. Comfort food: Pop-tarts, doughnuts, sweets.
  • Water: A gallon per person is enough for seven days. ...
  • Juice: Canned, boxed or plastic filled.
  • Milk: Powdered or shelf-stable, in single-serving boxes.

What canned foods last the longest? ›

The longest-lasting canned foods are canned meat 4-30 years, followed by canned vegetables 3-8 years, canned beans 3-6 years, canned fish 3-6 years, canned rice 2-6 years, canned broth 3-5 years, canned soups 2-4 years, and lastly canned fruits which only last around 1-2 years.

Should I be stockpiling food? ›

Building a stockpile of food isn't meant to stir up fear. Instead, it's a great way to make shelf cooking more manageable and to save money in the long run. So, all those disclaimers aside, before you start stocking up, figure out how much of your budget you can afford to allocate to building up your food reserves.

Will there be a wheat shortage in 2023? ›

The WFP predicts that by 2023 there will be a shortage of wheat and corn, which are two staple products in the food supply chain. The reports also estimate that these shortages will increase global food prices and could even trigger a new global recession.

What foods will be in short supply because of war? ›

Bread, pasta and cereals. Wheat is the key component of these everyday foods. Almost a third of the world's wheat is supplied by Russia and Ukraine, known as Europe's breadbasket. Ports are closed and infrastructure is in chaos, meaning different sources of this vital crop need to be found.

Will food prices go down in 2023? ›

Food prices are expected to grow more slowly in 2023 than in 2022 but still at above historical average rates. In 2023, all food prices are predicted to increase 7.9 percent, with a prediction interval of 5.5 to 10.3 percent.

Should cats have food available all day? ›

The digestive system of a cat is built to eat 2-3 small meals a day. Grazing or free feeding is a term, which refers to allowing your cat access to dry food all day, everyday - can severely impact the longevity of their lives.

Should cats have food available all the time? ›

"If a cat can maintain his weight, free choice feeding is okay," says Dr. Kallfelz. Even dry food left out for your cat to free feed needs to be fresh, so be sure to provide new food each day. If free feeding doesn't work, you need to control how much they eat.

What cat food lasts the longest? ›

Dry cat kibble will last much longer before spoiling than canned wet food. If you've decided that the low maintenance of dry kibble matches your lifestyle better, you can swap your cat's diet from wet to dry food.

Will there be shortage of food in the years to come? ›

There have been several food shortages in 2022, with several factors influencing the scarcities in the global food supply chain. While any one of these problems could be cause for concern, all of them together add up to the likelihood of further food shortages coming down the line.

Why is Fancy Feast out of stock? ›

Canned cat food — from well-known brands like Fancy Feast, Friskies and 9 Lives — is the most elusive. Several factors are responsible, including pandemic-related manufacturing delays, bad weather, and an uptick in pet ownership and pampering.

How much food should I stockpile per person? ›

To prepare, pack at least 2,000 calories of food per adult per day. In addition, pack at least one gallon of water per person per day for drinking and sanitation in clean plastic containers.

What is the best food replacement for cats? ›

Here are some cat-safe foods to help feed your cat in an emergency:
  • Asparagus.
  • Boiled plain rice.
  • Broccoli.
  • Carrots.
  • Cooked egg whites or scrambled egg.
  • Cooked barley or oats.
  • Cooked chicken (skinless and boneless)
  • Green beans.

What is the best non prescription food for cats with kidney disease? ›

#1 Overall Best Non-Prescription: Weruva Wx Phos Focused Chicken Formula in Gravy Grain-Free Wet Food. Available without a prescription, this low-phosphorus wet cat food features lean protein from chicken and egg whites with nutrient-rich chicken fat and fish oil for essential fatty acids and omega-3s.

Is there really a difference in cat food? ›

The main difference between dry and canned cat food is the amount of water that the food contains. Dry cat food contains approximately 10% of water, and the other 90% consists of dry matter such as carbohydrates, fats and vitamins. Canned food contains much more water—approximately 70%—compared to dry matter.

Is Grain Free better or worse for cats? ›

Are Grain-Free Diets Dangerous for Cats? For cats and their owners, grain-free diets do not pose a health risk. Although there is a suggested link between grain-free dog food and canine heart disease, no such link appears to exist in cats.

Why is Blue Buffalo not recommended? ›

Blue Buffalo's “claims are deceptive because their Blue Wilderness products all contain high levels of dietary carbohydrates, which are neither healthy for dogs nor a meaningful part of the diet of grey wolves.”

Does my cat really need grain free food? ›

No, cats don't need grains to live happy, healthy lives. Many vets recommend a diet for housecats that resembles what a cat would eat in the wild. Wild cats are obligate carnivores, which means that their natural diet is 70% or more meat-based protein.

What are 3 ingredients in cat food to avoid? ›

Ingredients to avoid:

Corn and wheat gluten. Meat and grain meals and by-products. BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole) BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)

What is the cheapest and healthiest way to feed a cat? ›

Poultry is usually the cheapest. Think wings, carcasses, and necks – plenty of meat and fat attached to pliable, edible bones. Organ meat is cheap and goes a long way. Buy in bulk to save up.

What is a cheap healthy way to feed a cat? ›

Keep reading for everything you need to know about feeding your cat while saving money.
  1. Buy in bulk. Buying cat food in bulk can help you save money! ...
  2. Look at subscriptions. ...
  3. Buy bigger bags. ...
  4. Shop around. ...
  5. Switch their diet to cheaper cat food. ...
  6. Change their treats. ...
  7. Homemade cat food may be cheaper. ...
  8. Keep your cat hydrated.

What not to feed a cat with kidney disease? ›

High salt (sodium) diets may increase blood pressure and may worsen kidney damage, so diets designed for pets with kidney disease are low in sodium. You should also avoid feeding high salt treats such as cheese, bread, deli meat, and many commercial dog and cat treats.

How can I reverse my cats kidney disease naturally? ›

Key treatment strategies for feline CKD include supporting hydration, reducing phosphorus (usually through protein restriction), regulating blood pressure and controlling calcium levels.
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What can I give my cat to improve kidney function? ›

Your cat's kidneys thrive on water, which they use to flush toxins from their body. You can help keep your cat's kidneys healthy by encouraging your cat to drink as much water as possible.

How can you tell if cat food is good quality? ›

One of the most important items to consider when choosing a cat food is found on the back of the cat food container. The nutritional adequacy statement tells you if the product will serve as a complete and balanced meal for your cat's particular life stage.

What is the difference between cheap and expensive cat food? ›

Compared to less expensive brands that you might find at a grocery or big box store, some premium brands may have higher digestibility and higher amounts of more expensive ingredients such as animal fat, protein, and fish oil, or different amounts or ratios of other essential nutrients well above the required minimums.

Is it OK to feed my cat cheap cat food? ›

In some countries, the cheapest cat foods are made with inferior quality components and there is little actual meat. So, even though they may be cheap foods, if they're labelled as complete they should contain all the essential nutrients your cat needs.


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