Top 5 Brands Of Wet Cat Food Our Members Love The Most

Jan 24, 2014 · Updated Jun 26, 2015 · ·
  1. Anne
    What do our member look for when buying food for their cats? Recurrent themes include: protein from quality meat sources; low-carb content; and grain-free recipes. You can read about them all in Choosing the Right Food for My Cat and don't forget to click through to part 2. We certainly have many members who feed raw and/or homemade diets, yet for most canned food is usually the food of choice and we even have a special guide that tells you What Makes the Best Canned Cat Food.

    We get the question in the nutrition forum all the time: Which brands and specific types of canned cat food do you recommend?

    So, let's name some names then, and "dish out" the most popular ones that are often recommended by our members. This list is based on forum mentions combined with our Canned Cat Food Reviews. Bon apetite!

    Hound & Gatos 98% Canned Cat Food - Various flavors

    The Hound and Gatos brand offers simple, high protein/low carb food. Unlike other brands, there are no grains, carrots, blueberries, or other fruits/vegetables. - Raintyger

    My picky kitties loved this food. My little girl kitty acted like she hadn't eaten in a week when she was eating this. - Denice

    Fancy Feast Classic Gourmet Cat Food

    My kitties do well on Fancy Feast, I have fed it a lot through the years as it is fairly inexpensive. My kitties really like the taste and come running when they hear the lids pop.

    - cprcheetah

    Great price for grain-free food for kitties. I enjoy that its not as smelly as other cat food and that my kitten comes running like mad whenever I serve her FF Classics. If the price wasn't enough to adore they also don't have any vegetables taking up space, kitties don't need veggies or grains in their diet. - GraveKandi

    EVO 95% Meat Canned Cat Food Variety Pack

    I tried a couple of brands but they wanted nothing to do with any of it. When I offered Evo... Let's just say I don't think they took a breath while they were eating. I would never switch from Evo except for raw diet. - tylerwaugh

    Even I like the smell! It reminds me of pate.

    Taste of the Wild Canned Cat Food

    TOTW is a grain free and all-life-stages food, so I will continue to keep them on this for the rest of their lives (they are 5 months old). It's great for their coats and is very protein based, which means less is more! - Wolfie305

    The ingredient list is nice, it's low-carb and grain-free, and it's chunks in gravy (my cat usually prefers chunks to pate)...This formula is chicken-free, making it appropriate for cats with chicken protein intolerances, and it's also free of grains and soy. There's no byproducts, either. - LilGreenAstrid

    Wellness Grain-Free Canned Cat Food

    Although it does have potatoes and carrageenan, it is pretty much found in any Petco or Petsmart as well as many other chains and independently owned stores. - Raintyger

    I love that they are completely grain free, their even gluten free! If that wasn't great enough this brand is super easy to find in all major pet stores, and even ma and pa shops. I love this brand and so does Ziggy. I highly recommend them. - GraveKandi

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  1. Anne
    @ElvisCat59 I'm afraid the resources you linked to are not evidence-based. They express opinions but not facts. There is no scientific basis to the claim that wet food is necessarily better for all cats. It's perfectly ok to decide that you are convinced by someone's opinions, just as long as you're aware that they do not reflect current scientific knowledge. If you want to learn what science tells us today, I suggest this article: A Scientific Take On Cat Nutrition By Dr. Rachel Boltz
  2. elviscat59
    Oh, I cannot agree more about feeding canned food versus dry is the healthiest and best food to prevent all kinds of health issues in our cats! My daughter and I did our own research for months, and learned about cat's digestive systems work, and the fact that they ARE carnivores, think about that..In nature, cats would not be eating dry kibble! They eat pure meat protein, chicken, turkey, beef..Avoid fish, because the sources put into cat food is more than likely tainted with Mercury..We have discussed this for over a year with our holistic vet, and she agrees about getting rid of dry food! Cat's kidneys are their most sensitive organs and they can never drink enough water to keep them hydrated and healthy. This is why so many cats get kidney disease and failure..I would suggest that anyone feeding dry food, please, for the sake of your cat's longterm health (and not for your convenience of pouring dry food into their food bowls, or whatever other reasons dry appeals to you.) we have been educated and convinced so much by reading these two wonderful cat sites, one was created by a female holistic veterinarian, the other is written with a vet, but, the main author went through losing her cats, and having serious health conditions, feeding them dry food..She did her own research, and wrote a book on the subject too..The first site, which we call the "Bible for how to feed and keep our cats as healthy as possible" is www.catinfo.org...the second site is www.felineinstincts.com.. Feline Instincts page creator wrote a very interesting book that is also a great manual on how to keep our kitties healthy for their entire lives. The book link is here: http://felineinstincts.com/product/book-a-comprehensive-true-story-of-natural-cures/..It is a very easy, interesting read that taught our family SO much..We stopped feeding dry kibble almost 2 years ago, and have seen some really positive results with our five cats..Our 12 and 13 year old cats have perfect labwork levels, and they look and act much younger than others their age! Please educate and inform yourselves on what to feed your cats, at least take a look at these two pages, and then, decide whether or not you feel you can continue feeding dry kibble..We have to think about our cat's health, more than what may be more convenient to feed each day..I want ours to live and nice, long, healthy life with us...They are part of our family and are worth this commitment....I hope I have helped many here who love their kitties as much as we do...let me know your thoughts after visiting these sites and/or reading the awesome book too!  Merry Christmas! :-)
  3. tynk15
    my cat had crystals but no surgery. His vet suggested a special food.
    Is it ok to feed Purina Pro Plan Focus urinary dry food and on occasion Prescription SO chunky stew.(likes alot, but expensive more small can)
    It is very hard to get him off Friskies shredded turkey/cheese... he just really loves it. Will feeding Friskies canned food make him develope more crystals?
    He dislikes Hounds & Gatos, Wellness brands and most from the Pet Smart.
    any suggestions of wet canned and non-pate food?
  4. Anne
    There are those who claim that but I have yet to see concrete scientific data to back that claim.
  5. sasha nicole
    I thought that dry food can cause diabetes in kitties.  But then, I'm a relatively new owner. 
  6. gladys
    Well like my cat s only vet says Dry kibble should only be fed as a snack due to the fact that cats just don' t drink enough water to compensate, and they eventually become dehydrated and in the long run end up having cystitis, diabetes, just to name a few. Furthermore, cats do not eat dry food in the wild, they are carnivores and need meat to survive. Just saying...
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  8. kollannia
    My Siamese likes wet only, with @12pieces of dry. how many of you experience this.  eats one day, or so, then turns his tail on the same thing he had been eating..for about a day.... so frustrating.  Weather, or what makes this cat do this......???? 
  9. erikaremmington
    I agree with the earlier comments about preferring dry food over wet. And if need be I just add a supplemental aditive to the food like Nupro and it always works great for my cats.
  10. bshoemaker
    One of my eight kitties was recently diagnosed with diabetes. Our veterinarian, and many articles I researched on the web indicate diabetic cats should have no more than five percent carbohydrates in their diet. Many Fancy Feast pates and flaked food fall into this category. For ease of feeding, I've decided to put all my kitties on this diet. With eight hungry cats, I go through three quarters of a case of food a day! I hope this low carb diet will increase their health, and prevent Leo's litter mates from contracting this dread disease.
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  12. ataleof3kitties
    If you have a cat with a sensitive stomach who pukes a lot, I recommend Royal Canin DIGESTIVE SENSITIVE.  It is over-the-counter. You do not have to have a prescription.  The cats seem to like the taste and it reduces vomiting.
  13. allmomskitties
    Protein is the most expensive ingredient in the food so why pay for more than you need?
    The dry food I purchase (Evolve) is 32% crude protein minimum, which more than meets the necessary standard for both cats and kittens.  
     
    Here is an excellent article on Protein Requirements for Cats:
    www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=1+1399&aid=701
  14. mrsgreenjeens
    AllMomsKitties, I hate to disagree with you, but if you compare canned to dry on a Dry Matter Basis, I think you will see that Canned is actually much higher in protein than high quality dry.  Did you see the article on how to figure out the Dry Matter % figures?  It was published earlier this month as well.  But I understand we all have our own opinions :-}
  15. allmomskitties
    I rarely give my cats canned food, as none of them provide MORE nutrition than a quality dry food, and canned is certainly not cost effective.  I consider them to be nothing more than canned treats.  The only exception to this will be if I have a cat who is hard to medicate.  Then I will add their mediation to a spoonful or canned food.