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What do our members 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 the forum mentions combined with our Canned Cat Food Reviews. Bon appetit!
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
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.
Great price for grain-free food for kitties. I enjoy that it’s not as smelly as other cat food and that my kitten comes running 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 a raw diet. – tylerwaugh
Even I like the smell! It reminds me of pate.
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 its 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 are no byproducts, either. – LilGreenAstrid
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