Just Food For Cats Review

Reviews March 15, 2021

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Just Food For Cats Review

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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 72+ hours of research on this cat food

About Just Food For Cats Food

Just Food For Cats falls under the brand “Just Food for Dogs” and was founded by Shawn Buckley in 2010 with four core values: truth, honesty, reason and fact. His intention was to offer human-grade, all-natural food for cats and dogs as well as aim to improve the quality and length of life for as many pets as possible with healthy and balanced meals.

Just Food For Cats offers only one type of cat food currently, Just Cats Fish and Chicken. They also offer Salmon Bark Treats for Cats.

The brand is the top vet-recommended fresh pet food on the market, and two independent universities conducted year-long trials proving their recipes boost the immune system of pets in a healthy way.

Just Food For Cats makes all its food in USDA-inspected kitchens, which are in California, New York, and Washington, and are staffed by full-time food safety experts and nutrition consultants. who can help you choose the best food for your cat. Each recipe includes USDA inspected and approved meats, as well as quality ingredients intended for human consumption. These ingredients are even supplied by the same farms that provide the food we eat at home and sold at restaurants.

Just Food For Cats Food Sourcing And Manufacturing

Parent Company/ Owned by Just Food for Dogs
Company Net Worth unknown
Dry Food Manufactured United States
Wet Food Manufactured United States
Number of Recipes 1
FDA Approved Yes

Recall History

Just Food For Dogs issued a voluntary recall in 2018 due to potential Listeria contamination of green beans used in three of their dog food recipes. However, Just Food for Cats food have never been recalled.

How It Works?

We began by going to Just Food For Dogs website to see what they have to offer under the “Just Cats” section. According to their website they currently offer only one food recipe for cats which is a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet for adult cats of all breeds. They also offer cat treats.

Cat Food selection on the Just Food for Dogs website

You can choose to make a one time purchase or sign up for auto ship and have your cat’s food delivered every 1 to 8 weeks at your choosing. You can change or cancel your auto ship at any time. You may also be able to pick up food if you live near one of their manufacturing locations and save 5% off your purchase.

Once you set up an account you will be able to add profiles for your pets and information on their veterinarians if you want.

Just Food For Cats does not offer free shipping until you spend $100.

After placing an order I received an email confirmation as well as a FedEx tracking number. You can also log into your account to check your shipping status.

The package arrived on my doorstep less than a week later. The Fresh Frozen Just Cats meals came neatly packaged in recyclable, vacuum sealed packaging and each holds several days worth of meals. Each package is clearly labeled with the recipe name and ingredients, as well as details about the ingredients.

These Fresh Frozen meals can be stored in the freezer and will stay fresh up to 12 months and for 3-6 days in the refrigerator after thawing and opening.

Recipes Reviewed and Analyzed

#1 Just Cats Fish & Chicken

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein 12.0% Min
  • Crude Fat 4.5% Min
  • Crude Fiber 0.5% Max
  • Moisture 77.0% Max

Ingredients

Alaskan Pacific Wild-Caught Cod, Chicken Thighs, Chicken Heart, Chicken Liver, Dried Yuca Root, Atlantic Sardines, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Dried Seaweed Meal


To better understand the JustCats Fish & Chicken recipe, we analyzed the first 5 ingredients.

Alaskan Pacific Wild-Caught Cod is an excellent source of low-calorie protein and a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, niacin, vitamin B12 & B6, potassium, phosphorus, and selenium. It provides your cat with a luxurious coat.

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

Chicken Heart is an organ meat protein, that provides thiamine, folate, selenium, phosphorus, zinc, CoQ10 and several B vitamins. It also contains amino acids, as well as large amounts of taurine.

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

Dried Yuca Root primarily added to pet food to help reduce the odor of their waste. Yucca has high numbers of saponins and polyphenolics which might help reduce joint inflammation.


#2 Salmon Bark For Cats – Treats

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein 45% Min
  • Crude Fat 1.5% Min
  • Crude Fiber 0.5% Max
  • Moisture 4% Max
  • Ash 3% Max

Ingredients

Wild-Caught Salmon Fillet, Dried Yuca Root


To get a better understanding of these Salmon Bark for Cats treats, we analyzed the two ingredients.

Wild-Caught Salmon Fillet is the clean flesh of the fish without head or bones. It is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein and many essential vitamins.

Dried Yuca Root primarily added to pet food to help reduce the odor of their waste. Yucca has high numbers of saponins and polyphenolics which might help reduce joint inflammation.


Just Food For Cats Experience

My cats ate Just Food for Cats Just Cats Fish & Chicken for a week, once per day. Because cats do not need to be transitioned like dogs, they started on this food immediately in place of their old food. This has never been an issue for my cats but some more picky cats may need old food mixed with the new.

Just Food for Cats being opened

Both my cats eat in the evening and were given between a 1/4 and 1/2 cup at meal time. According to Just Food for Cats if your cat is between 2 and 10 pounds you can feed him .25 to .05 cups per day. Since both my cats fit in that weight group that is what they got.

Close up of Just Food for Cats Just Cats Fish & Chicken recipe

Both cats loved this recipe but neither cleared the bowl or licked it clean. This maybe because this recipe was much drier than the wet food they have been eating recently. I did try adding a little water to it and they seemed to eat more of it.

My cat Genghis trying Just Cats Fish & Chicken recipe

Once the packaging is open you will need to store it in a container. Not only is this packaging not easy to open but it is not resealable in any way.

Is Just Food For Cats A Good Cat Food?

It really is. Their recipes are all made with human grade ingredients that meet the nutritional requirements established by the AAFCO and every recipe is formulated with USDA ingredients and comes from natural sources.

In addition to high quality, high protein and low carbohydrate food, they are completely transparent and list all ingredients right on the packaging. They also offer a detailed description of each ingredient on the website and explain the benefits of each, for your cat.

The downfall here is the lack of selection and having only one recipe for cats, to date.

If you’re not satisfied with Just Food for Cats, you can return it for a full refund at any time. However, the shipping and delivery fees are non-refundable.

How Much Does Just Food For Cats Food Cost?

Just Food for Cats fresh-frozen cat food costs $11.45 for one 18-ounce package and the Salmon Bark Cat Treat bags cost $12.95 each. If your cat is between 2 and 10 pounds like mine, this can cost you approximately $2.86 to $3.81 per day.

Remember you need to spend $100 to get free shipping when ordering from the Just Food for Dogs website.

Where Is Just Food For Cats Food Sold?

Just Food for Cats cat food is available on their website at www.JustFoodForDogs.com. You can also buy it directly at their retail kitchens, select veterinary clinics and hospitals, and Pet Food Express stores in California.

You might also find Just Food for Cats food in some Petco stores across the United States. You can check their Find a Location tool to find a local store near you that carries the Just Cats food.

Amy is the founder of Cat Mania and a Certified NAVC Pet Nutritionist. She is the proud owner of two cats and a dog and her love for animals has led her to a successful career as a freelance writer specializing in pet care, nutrition, and product reviews.
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