Fancy Feast Cat Food Review

Reviews October 14, 2020
Fancy Feast Cat Food Review

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Fancy Feast Cat Food Review

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Fancy Feast Cat Food Review

Why Should You Trust this Review

  • I’ve been a cat mom for 30 plus years
  • I have volunteered at animal shelters for over 15 years
  • I frequently review and confirm information with veterinarians
  • I conducted 12+ hours of research on this cat food

About Purina Fancy Feast Cat Food

Fancy Feast cat food is manufactured by Nestlé Purina Petcare. Purina’s origin dates back to 1894 when William H. Danforth partnered with George Robinson and William Andrews and founded the Robinson-Danforth Commission Company, to feed farm animals. The name of the company was changed to Ralston Purina in 1902. Purina established the first pet nutrition and care center at Purina Farms near Gray Summit, Missouri in 1926. Today it is known as the Nestle Purina Pet Care Center.

Fancy Feast was created in 1982 and marketed as a gourmet wet food for your cat. Three years after it’s release it was purchased by Purina. In 2017 Purina was purchased by Nestle, creating Nestle Purina Petcare and is now the second highest earning pet food company in the world.

Purina Cat Chow is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.

Fancy Feast Sourcing and Manufacturing

Parent Company/ Owned by  Nestle Purina PetCare
Company Net Worth 11.2 Billion
Dry Food ManufacturedSt Louis, Missouri
Wet Food ManufacturedSt Louis, Missouri
Number of Recipes 26
FDA Approved Yes

Recall History

To date there have been no recalls for Fancy Feast cat food.

Top 5 Recipes Reviewed and Analyzed

#1 Fancy Feast Gourmet Naturals White Meat Chicken Recipe Pate Canned Cat Food

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein 9.0%
  • Crude Fat 5.0%
  • Crude Fiber 1.5%
  • Moisture 78%
  • Taurine 0.05%

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Broth, Liver, Turkey, Fish, Natural Flavors, Minerals [Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Mono And Dicalcium Phosphate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Iodide], Guar Gum, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Salt, Vitamins [Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B-3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), Vitamin A Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B-7), Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9), Vitamin D-3 Supplement]


To better understand the Fancy Feast Gourmet Naturals White Meat Chicken Recipe Pate Canned Cat Food recipe, we analyzed the first 5 ingredients.

Chicken is a good source of protein, low in fat, low in sodium and is a low-carb food.

Poultry broth is rich in vitamins, minerals and collagen. These components can help improve your cat’s digestion and overall immunity.

Liver contains high amounts of protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, trace minerals and is an amazing source of omega 3 and six fatty acids.

Turkey is a high quality protein full of nutrients and is highly digestible. It is low in calories and high in Selenium and Tryptophan both of which benefit the immune system.

Fish is a great source of protein and safe for cats when not fed consistently. It can be great for immunity boosting, muscle growth and tissue growth. Unfortunately we do not know what type of fish is being used.


#2 Fancy Feast Classic Chicken Feast Canned Cat Food

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein 10.0%
  • Crude Fat 5.0%
  • Crude Fiber 1.5%
  • Moisture 78.0%
  • Taurine 0.05%

Ingredients

Chicken, Poultry Broth, Liver, Meat By-Products, Fish, Artificial And Natural Flavors, Tricalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Added Color, Salt, Minerals [Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Iodide], Taurine, Vitamins [Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B-3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), Vitamin A Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B-7), Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9), Vitamin D-3 Supplement], Sodium Nitrite (To Promote Color Retention)


To get a better understanding of this Fancy Feast Classic Chicken Feast, we analyzed the first 5 ingredients.

Chicken is a good source of protein, low in fat, low in sodium and is a low-carb food.

Poultry broth is rich in vitamins, minerals and collagen. These components can help improve your cat’s digestion and overall immunity.

Liver contains high amounts of protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, trace minerals and is an amazing source of omega 3 and six fatty acids.

Meat by-products are the non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered mammals. It includes, but is not limited to lungs, spleen, kidneys, brain, livers, blood, bone, partially defatted low temperature fatty tissue, & stomachs & intestines freed of their contents.

Fish is a great source of protein and safe for cats when not fed consistently. It can be great for immunity boosting, muscle growth and tissue growth. Unfortunately we do not know what type of fish is being used.


#3 Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers Chicken Feast in Grilled Chicken Flavor Gravy Canned Cat Food

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein 9.0%
  • Crude Fat 2.0%
  • Crude Fiber 1.5%
  • Moisture 82.0%
  • Taurine 0.05%

Ingredients

Poultry Broth, Chicken, Liver, Wheat Gluten, Meat By-Products, Turkey, Corn Starch-Modified, Artificial And Natural Flavors, Soy Flour, Salt, Tricalcium Phosphate, Added Color, Potassium Chloride, Natural Grilled Chicken Flavor, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Mono And Dicalcium Phosphate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K Activity), Manganese Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Potassium Iodide


Here we analyzed the first five ingredients to get a better understanding of what is included in this Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers Chicken Feast in Grilled Chicken Flavor Gravy Canned Cat Food.

Poultry broth is rich in vitamins, minerals and collagen. These components can help improve your cat’s digestion and overall immunity.

Chicken is a good source of protein, low in fat, low in sodium and is a low-carb food.

Liver contains high amounts of protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, trace minerals and is an amazing source of omega 3 and six fatty acids.

Wheat Gluten is a substitute for high-quality protein sources in pet food. Many pet food manufacturers add cheap grain products like wheat gluten to cat food as filler, to save on cost.

Meat by-products are the non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered mammals. It includes, but is not limited to lungs, spleen, kidneys, brain, livers, blood, bone, partially defatted low temperature fatty tissue, & stomachs & intestines freed of their contents.


#4 Fancy Feast Grilled Tuna Feast in Gravy Canned Cat Food

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein 11.0%
  • Crude Fat 2.0%
  • Crude Fiber 1.5%
  • Moisture 80.0%

Ingredients

Fish Broth, Tuna, Wheat Gluten, Liver, Chicken, Meat By-Products, Corn Starch-Modified, Artificial and Natural Flavors, Corn Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Salt, Soy Protein Concentrate, Added Color, Minerals [Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Iodide], Taurine, Choline Chloride, Vitamins [Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B-3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), Vitamin A Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B-7), Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9), Vitamin D-3 Supplement], Red 3


To get a better understanding of this Fancy Feast Grilled Tuna Feast in Gravy Canned Cat Food, we analyzed the first 5 ingredients.

Fish broth is what remains after fish are cooked slowly over a long period of time. It is rich in arginine, and it helps to metabolize protein waste and reduces blood pressure.

Tuna is a great source of protein and safe for cats when not fed consistently. Its great for immunity boosting, muscle growth and tissue growth.

Wheat Gluten is a substitute for high-quality protein sources in pet food. Many pet food manufacturers add cheap grain products like wheat gluten to cat food as filler, to save on cost.

Liver contains high amounts of protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, trace minerals and is an amazing source of omega 3 and six fatty acids.

Chicken is a good source of protein, low in fat, low in sodium and is a low-carb food.


#5 Fancy Feast Gourmet Savory Chicken & Turkey Dry Cat Food

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein 34.0%
  • Crude Fat 17.0%
  • Crude Fiber 3.0%
  • Moisture 10.0%

Ingredients

Ground Rice, Poultry By-Product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Beef Tallow Naturally Preserved With Mixed-Tocopherols, Whole Grain Corn, Soybean Meal, Liver Flavor, Chicken, Turkey, Phosphoric Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Salt, Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Fish Oil, Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], Taurine, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Biotin (Vitamin B-7), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K)], Dl-Methionine, Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 2


Here we analyzed the first five ingredients to get a better understanding of what is included in this Fancy Feast Gourmet Savory Chicken & Turkey Dry Cat Food.

Ground rice is considered a form of whole grain that is filled with antioxidants and fiber. It is considered empty calories for cats and is a carbohydrates cats do not need.

Poultry by-product meal is made up of the clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered poultry. This includes parts such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines which has been ground or otherwise reduced in particle size. This is a cheap way to keep the protein levels up and the production costs down. This is considered a “suitable” source of protein for pet food.

Corn gluten meal does contain protein but not the kind of protein that cats digest very well. Cats have to eat twice as much corn to get the same amount of protein that they would from animal proteins.

Beef tallow is the fat extracted from rendered beef, and by law, must not be derived from chemically euthanized animals.

Whole grain corn may provide some beneficial nutrients to cats, but is not biologically appropriate. Corn is difficult to digest and pales in comparison to animal protein. Corn used as the primary ingredient in cat food is an inexpensive source of calories.


Is Fancy Feast a Good Cat Food?

With the use of low-quality ingredients, below average protein, questionable fillers, dyes and animal by-products, I would not recommend most of Fancy Feast’s foods for your cat or kitten.

When considering most of the Fancy Feast Cat Food ingredients there are several types of fillers within the first 5 ingredients, which offer your cat very little nutrition and could be harmful. In addition to that there many low-quality grains, low animal protein content, by-products, and meals too high on list for most recipes. Some of the recipes also contain gluten meal, ground corn, soybean meal, dyes and artificial flavors which can cause problems in cats who suffer from food allergies.

Fancy Feasts Gourmet Naturals recipes contain both healthy and low quality ingredients, making it a little better option. It’s redeeming qualities are the use of real meat as the first ingredient and it is grain corn and soy free.

Where is Fancy Feast Cat Food Sold?

Fancy Feast Cat Foods are available in most grocery store chains and big box stores, although varieties may vary. You can also purchase Fancy Feast online through Amazon, Chewy, and various pet food retailers.

Amy is the founder of Cat Mania and a life long cat lover. She also writes for various other pet related websites. She is passionate about helping pet parents create a healthy and happy lifestyle for their fur-babies.
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