Nature's Recipe Culinary Favorites Grilled Recipe Wet Cat Food Review

Our Recommendation

Nature's Recipe Culinary Favorites Stew Recipe with Tuna  & Garden Vegetables Wet Cat Food is made with real tuna and mackerel in a rich, savory broth with the added benefits of vegetables such as sweet potato and peas. It does not contain any corn, wheat, soy, artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, meat by-products or by-products meals. Since tuna and mackerel are listed as the first few ingredients, you can be confident that your cat is getting plenty of good protein to help with muscle growth. This formula is chock full of vitamins and minerals to help with skin and coat health and overall wellbeing.

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Fish Broth, Tuna, Mackerel, Peas, Sweet Potato, Sunflower Oil, Guar Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Salt, Natural Flavor, Calcium Sulfate, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Glycine Complex, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite), Carrageenan, Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K Activity), Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Magnesium Sulfate.

Nutritional Analysis

Pet food ingredients, nutritional values, and the way they are labeled for consumers are monitored by several organizations in the United States including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the NGO, Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein             9.0% min

Crude Fat                     2.0% min

Crude Fiber                  1.0% max

Moisture                     84.0% max

Taurine                         0.05% min

Caloric Content

764 kcal/kg, 60 kcal/cup

Feeding Amounts

It is important to keep in mind the age, activity level and weight of your cat when you decide on the feeding amount. According to the manufacturer, it is suggested to feed 1 can daily per 3lbs of adult weight.

Having said that, you know your cat best so deciding on the appropriate amount to feed them should be your decision based on the above-mentioned factors. You will also need to keep in mind how much dry food your cat eats in a day. Don’t hesitate to discuss it with your veterinarian if needed. Always remember to provide fresh water at all times and refrigerate any unused food promptly.  

Transition Instructions

It is best to make a slow transition from the existing food to a new food, ideally over 5-10 days. Start by adding 25% of the new food to 75% of the old food and feed that for the first three days. Introduce 50 - 50 of the old and new food for the next few days. Toward the end of the 10-day cycle, add 75% of the new food to 25% of the old food. Make sure to keep an extra eye on your cat through this transition to see if there are any changes in the eating habits or if they start vomiting, having diarrhea or feeling constipated. If any problems start to occur, stop the transition and consult your vet immediately.

The Bottom Line

Nature's Recipe Culinary Favorites Grilled Recipe with Real Tuna & Garden Vegetables Wet Cat Food is a good quality cat food with an economical price tag. The formula uses real tuna and mackerel as the first few ingredients along with sweet potato and peas to give some added nutrition. You will not find any corn, wheat, soy, artificial flavors or colors or any by-products in this food. 

Although it would be ideal if Nature’s Recipe would consider omitting carrageenan and guar gum (both thickeners which could potentially cause gastrointestinal issues), the food is safe for any healthy, adult cat to consume. If you have a kitty with a sensitive stomach, try to find food that does not use any thickeners. Overall, this formula will provide the necessary nutrition for an active, growing cat.

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