What are the best quality cat foods you can buy in Canada? Canada is home to some of the best quality cat food brands in the world! In fact, Canadian brands lead the way in innovation and sustainability. We have carefully evaluated dozens of Canadian pet food brands, closely scrutinizing every aspect of the manufacturer and their recipe. Here are just a few of the things we consider:

  • Quality and source of ingredients, including how fresh the ingredients are, where they’re sourced from, whether they include antibiotics or hormones, if they’re GMO free, organic, and more.
  • Manufacturing practices and transparency. We believe the manufacturers of the foods we feed our beloved pets should be accountable for every step of the manufacturing process.
  • Innovation and sustainability. As we move towards a more eco-friendly world, pet food manufacturers should be focused on developing earth-friendly standards and practices as well.

Here are the top 10 best Canadian made cat foods for 2021:

#1: Smack

Smack has won the #1 spot in our top dog foods list for the last two years, and their cat foods are no exception. 

Since 2008, Smack has made exceptionally high quality pet foods in their Winnipeg, Manitoba facility. Not only are their foods some of the healthiest we’ve ever seen, they’re also extremely convenient to feed.

All Smack products are backed by food engineering, biochemistry, holistic medicine, and a deep love of animals. These are the tools that allow Smack to develop an innovative, industry-leading approach to pet food manufacturing. Smack’s recipes are made mostly from certified organic ingredients, including the best quality cuts of human-grade meat (like whole, bone-in chicken), and a carefully chosen range of organic produce. 

Best of all, Smack’s foods are dehydrated in their raw form, ensuring maximum nutrient retention. Because of their high meat content, Smack is highly palatable; perfect for fussy felines. 

There are three unique Smack cat formulas to choose from: Pacific Fish Feast, Purrfect Pork, and Very Berry Chicken, and Salmon. Smack’s recipes are loaded with wholesome, nutritiously-dense superfoods, and don’t require any synthetic supplementation. Read our full review of Smack Pet Foods here.

Highlights of Smack Pet Foods:

  • Synthetic-free
  • 5 formulas: Pacific Fish Feast, Purrfect Pork, and Very Berry Chicken, and Salmon
  • Made mostly with certified-organic, human-grade ingredients
  • Loaded with nutrient-dense superfoods
  • Highly palatable; perfect for finicky cats
  • Manufactured in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Self-manufactured
  • Food type: dehydrated raw
  • Size options: 250g, 1.5kg bags
  • Price: $$$

#2: Carna4

Carna4 is consistently one of our best selling brands year over year, and for good reason; they’re one of the few foods on this list containing absolutely no synthetics of any kind. Unlike most commercial cat foods, Carna4 foods are so nutrient dense, synthetic vitamins premixes are not needed during the manufacturing process.

Since 2010 Carna4’s team of nutritionists, food scientists and engineers have been harnessing the nutritional power of superfoods to make exceptional quality pet foods. Using organic sprouted seeds – one of the most nutrient-dense foods on Earth – combined with 100% fresh, table-grade meats, and whole produce, Carna4 is loaded with nutrition and flavour. 

Organic sprouted seeds in Carna4 are an outstanding source of antioxidants, enzymes, and probiotics. All Carna4 formulas are free from hormones, antibiotics and GMO’s. Carna4 offers two cat food recipes: chicken and fish. These formulas are perfectly suitable for cats of all sizes, shapes, and life stages. 

Carna4 sets rigorous testing standards for their products, and every batch is tested for safety by a third-party research and laboratory testing firm. This firm specializes in testing foods and health products for major consumer goods companies in Canada. Carna4 is also a big supporter of sustainable ingredient sourcing and humane farming practices. 

Highlights of Carna4 Cat Food:

  • Synthetic-free
  • 2 formulas: chicken and fish 
  • Made with superfood organic sprouted seeds
  • Made in: Quebec, Canada
  • Food type: gently-baked kibble
  • Size options: 2 LB or 4 LB
  • Price: $$$

#3: Zeal

Zeal entered the Canadian pet food industry two years ago. This interesting brand of gently air-dried pet food focuses on simple recipes that incorporate human-grade whole organs; nutrient powerhouses that provide your cat with a boost of protein, iron, zinc, and more. 

Every batch of Zeal is carefully air-dried at 80°C, resulting in a consistency similar to beef jerky or artisanal meats. Zeal uses only locally sourced, human-grade ingredients, without the use of any artificial binders, fillers, preservatives, or dyes. Best of all, Zeal is a more affordable option than most dehydrated raw brands.

Zeal comes with a high meat inclusion, making it another excellent option for picky cats. Currently, Zeal only offers one recipe for cats, a delicious salmon and turkey blend.

Highlights of Zeal Cat Food:

  • Made in: British Columbia
  • High-quality dehydrated raw
  • More affordable than other dehydrated raw cat foods
  • Food type: gently air-dried
  • Size options: 14 oz
  • Price: $$-$$$ 

#4: Orijen

Orijen is consistently one of the best Canadian-made brands on the market. In fact, the manufacturer of Orijen (Champion Pet Foods) has earned an international reputation for their food manufacturing and sourcing practices. Orijen believes firmly in sourcing from fresh, local farms, and virtually all ingredients found in Orijen cat foods are sourced within one-hundred kilometres from their manufacturing facility. As a result, Champion Pet Foods have won more awards than any other pet food maker in the world.

Orijen’s high meat inclusion and subsequent high protein content not only results in an irresistible food choice for fussy cats, it also packs plenty of nutrient-dense ingredients to keep your cat healthy and thriving. There are several unique formulations to choose from. Thinking of trying a unique flavour combination for your kitty? Consider Orijen Tundra, with fresh goat, wild boar, venison, arctic char, free-run duck, and more – all in one kibble! 

Highlights of Orijen Cat Food:

  • Made in Alberta
  • Self-manufactured
  • Whole-prey, high meat inclusion
  • Grain-free, all-life stage formulas
  • Fresh ingredients sourced from local farms
  • Food type: dry kibble
  • Size options: 1.8kg & 5.4kg
  • Price: $$$  

#5: CaniSource

CaniSource cat food was founded in 2005 in Quebec, where they still operate. Their foods are made in the CaniSource kitchen, where they aim to replicate the requirements and processes for creating human grade foods in a premium quality cat food. In fact, all of the ingredients that come into the CaniSource kitchen are certified for human consumption, ensuring your cat is eating the best quality ingredients.

Currently, CaniSource offers two formulas for cats; grain free fish, and red meat. CaniSource cat foods are lightly dehydrated to lock-in the original nutrients and vitamins. Best of all, these formulas are Clean Label Project certified.

Highlights of CaniSource Cat Food:

  • Made in Quebec
  • Self-manufactured, handmade
  • Certified human grade ingredients
  • Fresh ingredients sourced from local farms
  • Food type: dehydrated raw
  • Size options: 1 kg, 3 kg
  • Price: $$$  

#6: Acana

Acana, the sister brand to Orijen, is also made in Alberta by Champion Pet Foods. Using the same quality ingredients, and the same award-winning manufacturing practices, Acana is among the most popular health-food brands for cats today. 

So what is the difference between Acana and Orijen? Simply put, the difference is meat inclusion. Acana’s cat formulas are made with up to 75% meat, whereas Orijen’s meat content can tip the scales at around 90%. Acana has 8 recipes available for cats: Wild Prairie, Grasslands, Pacifica, and Ranchlands are their classic flavours. Acana’s four newest formulas include First Feast (kitten), Indoor Entree, Bountiful Catch, and Homestead harvest.

Highlights of Acana Cat Food:

  • Made in Alberta
  • Self-manufactured
  • Numerous formulas to choose from
  • Fresh, whole ingredients sourced from local farms
  • Food type: dry kibble
  • Size options: 1.8 kg, 4.5 kg
  • Price: $$

 #7: FirstMate

The history of British Columbia-based FirstMate is a rich and interesting one with its beginnings in commercial fishing. This family owned and operated company takes great pride in the quality, safety and performance of their products. FirstMate’s Executive Vice President is a Veterinarian and Pet Nutritionist, reinforcing their commitment to quality and nutritional excellence.  

FirstMate specializes in both grain-free and also grain-friendly dry kibble formulas. In their grain friendly line, FirstMate offers a chicken-based cat & kitten formula, as well as a lower calorie chicken and fish indoor cat formula. FirstMate’s grain-free kibble options include chicken with blueberries, and pacific fish with blueberries.

Owning their own cannery has it’s advantages, too. FirstMate offers a variety of high quality canned cat foods at an affordable price. Some of FirstMate’s most popular canned formulas include chicken, turkey, tuna, and salmon.

Read our complete review of the FirstMate brand here.

Highlights of FirstMate Cat Foods:

  • Made in British Columbia
  • Family owned
  • Self-manufactured
  • Grain-free and three grain-friendly options
  • Value-priced, grain-inclusive options
  • Food type: dry kibble, cans
  • Size options: 5 lb, 13.2 lb
  • Price $-$$

#8: GO! Solutions

GO! Solutions is one of three brands made by British Columbia-based Petcurean. 

With higher than average meat inclusion, Go! Solutions is a super-palatable option for even the fussiest cat. A higher meat content comes with a slightly higher price tag, but it is well worth it for the quality of this product. Go! Solutions offers a full line of grain free, grain friendly, and limited ingredient options.

All Go! Solutions formulas are uniquely designed to help cat owners manage their cat’s protein, fat, and carbohydrate intake. Plus, their recipes are ideal for solving problems, such as food allergies, skin and coat care, and sensitive tummies. Go! Solution’s unique formulas include lamb & wild boar, and pollock.

Go! Solutions offers complimenting dry kibble recipes as well as canned/ tetra pack recipes.

Petcurean is also an environmentally-progressive company; currently in the process of developing 100% recyclable bags. This can be a complicated process, as the plastic interior lining is essential to keeping their products fresh and safe. Many of the other products that Petcurean makes are completely recyclable, too. 

On staff, Petcurean has the backing of their Senior Nutritionist; a Ph.D. in companion animal nutrition, with a master’s degree in human nutrition. 

Highlights of GO! Cat Foods:

  • Made in Fraser Valley, British Columbia
  • Self-manufactured
  • Limited-ingredients
  • High meat content
  • Great choice for fussy cats
  • Environmentally-conscious ethics
  • Size options: 3 lb, 8 lb, 16 lb
  • Price $$-$$$

#9: Boréal

After more than twenty years of manufacturing high-quality pet foods, Boréal has consistently been among the top cat food brands in Canada. 

Boréal’s approach to feline health focuses on grain-free and grain-friendly formulas with high-quality meats, using nutritious low-glycemic carbohydrates like peas and beans.

Boreal offers 3 original formulas; chicken with turkey and trout, and fish trio. Additionally, Boreal offers a functional indoor cat and a senior cat recipe. 

Highlights of Boreal Cat Foods:

  • Made in Ontario
  • Most ingredients sourced from Canada
  • Affordable, healthy options for the price-conscious consumer
  • Food type: dry kibble, cans
  • Dry Size options: 5 lb, 12 lb
  • Can Size options: 156 gram, 369 gram
  • Price $-$$

#10. Harlow Blend

Based out of Mississauga, Ontario, Harlow Blend is created by an animal lover, for animal lovers, and has ties in the Canadian pet food industry dating back to 1993.

All ingredients used in Harlow Blend exceed FDA guidelines for human consumption, meaning they are of the highest quality available. Their ingredients are sourced from Canada, USA, and New Zealand. 

Harlow Blend cat recipes consist of three tasty formulas: turkey fusion, fish fusion, and chicken and salmon blend. Their formulas are slow cooked at low temperatures, are low in magnesium, and help promote balanced urinary ph. Plus, their recipes are ideal for cats of all ages.

Highlights of Harlow Blend Cat Foods:

  • Family-owned
  • Ingredients sourced from Canada, USA, and New Zealand 
  • Three recipes to choose from
  • Low magnesium
  • Slow cooked at low temperature
  • PH balanced for optimal urinary tract health
  • Food type: dry kibble
  • Size options: 3 lbs, 7.5 lbs, 10 lbs, & 15 lbs
  • Price: $$

Also read: The Top 21 Canadian Made Dog Foods for 2021

About Brandon Forder

Brandon holds multiple certifications in pet nutrition and canine psychology. He has more than twenty-five years experience specializing in pet nutrition, behaviour, and healthy pet lifestyles. Brandon has a lifelong passion for helping people become great pet parents. He has written hundreds of informative pet-related articles for newspapers, magazines, web, and radio.

41 Responses

  1. Hi Brandon, I loved this! I am currently looking for new cat food and this was really helpful. One quick question: has Valens ever made your list? What do you think of it?

    1. Hi Debbie, thank you for posting. Valens is not a brand I have had any personal experience with at this time. We are always re-evaluating our rankings, so I will be sure to have a closer look at the Valens brand. Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

  2. Just picked up our first bag of Acana, new to me, for our 5 month old kitten. As with any new food you never know how your pet will like it. Let me just say she Devoured it and kept going back to the bowl for one more nibble!
    I was convinced this was a good choice when I read the ingredient list, I also liked that it was all Canadian and locally sourced. Hands down win for us and our furry little girl!

  3. So glad to see FirstMate on your top 10 list. My Pet food store in town recommend it as I was looking for a Canadian made quality cat food with a good price. My cats love the food and had no digestive issues that others on the list caused that I had tried. I love everything about this company. I had forgot the name when I threw the bag out and thought I’d see if it came up if I googled top pet foods in Canada and Walla!! 🙂 Thanks for the reviews.

  4. Hi Brandon,
    I highly approve of your list! I’ve been intensively researching cat food for the past 3 years and have come to the same conclusions, especially smack and Carna4 being the top two! I looove the ingredients list of Smack best but Carna4 contains twice more fibre so it won in terms of digestion. I’m wondering if you have a list like this one for canned cat food?(Canadian or otherwise) If not a list, then a couple recommendations? Based on your current dry food list and level of criteria, I completely trust your suggestions!

    1. Hello, Anisa. Thank you for your comments and questions. I appreciate your vote of confidence!

      We currently do not have a top canned cat food list, however we do sell a wide variety of the highest quality canned cat foods in the industry.

      Among our most popular Canadian canned cat foods include Canada Fresh, and FirstMate.

      I hope you find this information helpful, Anisa. I am at your service if you have any questions.

  5. Hi Brandon, my cat Trouble, has digestion issues (ultrasound & best guess IBS) and is on RC hypoallergenic hydrolyzed food consisting of Brewers rice, hydrolyzed soy protein, chicken fat, powdered cellulose etc. He had a skin rash which means Atopica (allergy drops) for life. I love my kitty and I don’t want him to suffer (or cost more than my daughter’s university education) therefore I’m hoping you can recommend something that is extremely easy to digest from Canadian top 10 list that may help us get him back to a more natural diet & hopefully a healthier cat.
    Thank you so much for your opinion.
    Leah

    1. Hello, Leah. Thank you for posting.

      When it comes to optimal digestion, you cannot go wrong with dehydrated raw. Consider trying something like Smack or Orijen. As far as kibbles, go, Carna4 is arguably the most easily digestible option by virtue of the organic sprouted seeds.

      You may have to experiment a little to determine which products work best for your kitty, however these are among our most popular products for cats with sensitive stomachs and digestive issues.

      I hope that helps, Leah!

  6. Can you please tell me if Now Fresh ( salmon) has been rated? It’s a wet food, a petcurean product.
    Thanks.

  7. Hello Brandon, I have 4 cats, fed 3 different kinds of food. 1 who eats Pro Plan Veterinary Diets for a urinary problem, one with an allergy problem (Hills, prescription diet z / d) and a metabolic eat for overweight problem. I did a lot of research to find a food that could be suitable for the 4 depending on their conditions. To date I have found ACANA Pacifica but it is a little high in Calcium, Phosphate and Magnesium for urinary problems. Thanks for your good advice. Sorry for the text, I am French (Quebec)

    1. Hello, Guylaine. Thank you for posting.

      I understand how difficult it can be to have multiple pets with different nutritional requirements. I am happy to help if you have any questions.

  8. Hi Brandon
    I was hoping you could suggest a food product that would be good for my 2 cats who both has health issues. (Both will not eat the recommended vet food) my 13 year old has pancretitis and my mane coon aged 8 is diebetic and hungry all the time and needs something to keep him full and help loose weight. Right now they eat fancy feast. I tried the vet food that they should be on but they will not eat it and is wasting my money tring. Also tried other higher priced like Hills, royal canin, 3 to 4 others all with failure. I also tried Fresh pet which is a raw food nope first day was ok but not now. Any suggestion ? Do you offer trial size bags to see which one they will eat ?
    Thank you so much

    1. Hello, Linda. Thank you for your post. I am happy to help.

      Considering the information you have provided, I feel you will have to consider feeding each cat different foods as their health problems require uniquely different dietary criteria.

      For an insatiable diabetic cat, feeding a high protein, low glycemic, grain-free diet is optimal. Brands like Orijen and Go! would be worth consideration. However, these kind of diets are generally not recommended for cats with pancreatitis as the fat and protein content may be too high, potentially making the problem worse. For cats with pancreatitis, it is wise to look for a diet containing low-moderate fat and protein as to not upset the pancreas. Acana Indoor Entree is a popular option. You should also consider a digestive enzyme and probiotic supplement for your pancreatic cat, as well.

      I hope you find this information helpful. Linda. I am happy to help if you have any other questions.

  9. Hey Brandon

    Two of my cats are eating ID Hill prescription dry food that the vets sell. Based on the list you provided what would be the equivalent dry food to go for.

  10. My cats stopped eating their cat food when I changed my dog to new dog food and only ate that. So I figured new cat food would be good. Instead they have lost weight and condition, my beautiful Siberian is about 1 lb lighter. Help don’t know what they would eat.

    1. Hello, and thank you for your post.

      When it comes to cats and their appetite, it is very much an individualized situation as all cats like different flavours and textures. Experimenting is required here as you will need to try new foods to evaluate things like level of interest, digestion, skin and coat quality, and more. Regularly rotating among high quality foods will also help keep your cat’s interest piqued. Consider keeping a food journal and record which foods your cat likes and dislikes. Over time you will have a great short list of foods to rotate among.

      When it comes to the tastiest foods for cats, meat content is king. The higher the meat inclusion, the greater the interest (usually). Dehydrated raw brands like Smack, Zeal, and Orijen Freeze Dried are among your best best. When it comes to dry kibbles, Orijen, Carna4, Go!, and others are worthy considerations.

      I hope you find this information helpful. I am here to help if you need anything!

  11. My 5 year old female cat grooms constantly and occasionally vomits hair balls. I have been feeding her Acana for indoor cats. Is this a good choice for her?

    1. Hello, Jackie. Thank you for your post.

      Acana is among the highest quality foods on the market. To solve your cat’s hairball issue, a hairball supplement would be the perfect solution.

      I am happy to help if you have any other questions. Thanks, Jackie.

  12. Hey Brandon thank you for the recommendation. My cat loves Orijen dry food but she’s very picky when it comes to wet canned food . She use to love trulex by werna but then she suddenly stopped eating that. The only thing she likes now is beyond brand i get that from loblaws. What’s your thought on that? Is that any good or what other brands would you recommend for cats who are really picky with their food, could
    You name few so I can experiment with them . Thanks any help would be really appreciated !!

    1. Hello, Hasan. Nice to hear from you again.

      With regard to the Beyond canned food you have been buying from Loblaws, is made by Purina. Purina is not one of my recommended brands.

      The best approach to finding a new food is to continue to experiment with new products. The only way we can evaluate a cat’s level of interest is to try it first. Consider trying brands like Canada Fresh, FirstMate, and Ziwi Peak.

      Please have a look at my recommendations and let me know your thoughts. I’m always happy to help!

      Thank you, Hasan.

  13. What are your thoughts on Rayne Nutrition – specifically Rabbit Maintenance wet food? My cat is on for possible food sensitivity – (licking, scratching, chewing) – likely to chicken anything. It’s a bit pricy but I think it’s made in BC and he likes it. Unfortunately you can only get through a veterinarian so I find costs are widely varied between vet clinics. Thanks

    1. Hello, Margo. Thank you for your post.

      As far as prescription veterinary diets in Canada go, Rayne is among the highest quality options. Most prescription pet foods in Canada are, in my opinion, fairly low quality compared to other non-prescription alternatives. I do not have any personal experience with this brand, however after reading the ingredients list on their website, it seems comparable to the many mid-level dog foods on the market. Their formulas seem to be fairly limited ingredient, which is beneficial for reducing variables for food trials, hypoallergenic diets, and more.

      In my opinion, there would be higher quality, less expensive alternatives to pick from that are not exclusively sold through vet clinics.

      I hope you find this information helpful, Margo.

  14. Thank you for informative article what do you think of made in Ontario ‘natuRAWls’ for cats?
    And do you think I need to add a probiotic or omega-3 if it’s just raw chicken, chicken organ meats bones and trout (at 10%)?

    She is a junk food lover and other than that just wants to eat grocery store wet food that is fish, and cat crack -Temptations! (I inherited her w bad habits…)

    Trying to introduce her to Naturawls as recommended By a cat breeder (with 15 animals)
    But there isn’t any supplementation in the food and I notice the site recommends it for dogs… thank you for any expertise.

    1. Thank you for posting your questions.

      This list does not include frozen raw foods. I do not have any personal experience with natuRAWls brand.

      To ensure your kitty is getting all the nutrition she needs, consider a supplement like Flora4. This sprouted seed supplement will bridge any nutritional gaps.

      I hope you find this information helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

  15. Hi! I have a 5 month old ragdoll and I’ve been feeding him what was recommended by the breeder (1 scoop of wet food per day and free feeding dry food – both Nutrience Infusion). Since I buy it at Petsmart I’m thinking it’s probably not the healthiest. He’s also sadly had the runs since we got him. What do you recommend for a 5 month old kitten? And should I continue with the wet food in addition to the dry food? He goes absolutely crazy for the wet stuff. Thanks!!

    1. Hello, Alyssa. Thank you for posting. I am happy to help.

      With regards to recommending a diet suitable for your kitty, every food on this list would be worth consideration. I am a firm believer in rotating diets regularly, so consider switching it up as often as needed. Try some new foods and see how your kitty does on them!

      You can certainly continue feeding high quality canned cat foods. The extra water found in canned food is very beneficial for your kitty.

      I hope you find this information helpful, Alyssa. I am here to help if you have any further questions.

  16. I feed my 8yr old cat hills science diet perfect weight. We got another rescue who is now just over a year old and Im now looking to feed them both the same kibble.
    What would you suggest as an affordable (and easy to find) kibble for both cats.

    1. Hello, Bonnie. Thank you for your post. I am happy to help.

      All of the brands on this list are widely available throughout Canada. We ship Canada wide, as well, so please consider supporting our small, family-owned business.

      With regards to suggestions, I believe rotating cat foods regularly is very beneficial. Consider switching up the food every so often. As far as a human-grade equivalents to the Hill’s Science Diet goes, consider brands like FirstMate Indoor Cat formula.

      Otherwise, consider all the brands on this list as your highest quality options. They are all worth trying!

      I hope this helps, Bonnie. I am here to help if you have any further questions.

  17. Just wondering if you do any testing for mercury, pcbs and other toxins found in fish, considering the human grade tuna and salmon can be high, I imagine that pet foods which don’t have to meet the same standards, is even worse

    1. Hello, Joe. Thank you for your post.

      The brands on this list maintain the highest levels of testing standards and practices in the industry. Information about each brand’s safety standards can be found on their websites.

      For example, Champion Pet Foods, manufacturer of Acana and Orijen, have a great white paper entitled ORIJEN AND ACANA FOODS IN COMPARISON TO PET FOOD SAFETY STANDARDS.

      All of the brands on this list test rigorously for contaminants, toxins, mold, heavy metals, and more; the majority of this testing is conducted by third party laboratories.

      I hope this information helps, Joe. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

  18. Hi Brandon,

    I know about Origen, Acana and Now because I have used them in the past. For the past few years I have been using Blue Buffalo for my 13 year old cat. Blue is not on your list probably because it’s made in the USA. What do you think about Blue? My cat’s healthy but maybe a bit overweight even if I follow the guidelines. Thanks for your input.

    1. Hello, Yves. Thank you for posting.

      You are correct in assuming Blue Buffalo is not on this list because it is manufactured in the USA. With regards to quality, Blue is regarded as a super premium brand, thus competing with the highest quality brands on the marketplace. While my personal experience with Blue Buffalo is somewhat limited, my main concern with them is their recall history; Blue Buffalo has had 3 sizeable recalls since 2007.

  19. Hi,
    I have an 11 yr old Rag Doll who will not eat wet food at all. I thought I was giving him a good cat food with Blue Wilderness but at times he will eat it and immediately throw it up again. No hairballs in the upchuck, so it is not hairballs. I would like to try something else for him what do you suggest? I would also like him to eat some wet food but so far he won’t have anything to do with it….any suggestions there.

    1. Hello, Linda. Thank you for your post. I am happy to help.

      From your description of your cat throwing up immediately after eating the Blue Wilderness, that sounds like a consumption problem, not a problem with the food itself. If a cat eats their food to quickly, they will oftentimes regurgitate their food. This is very common among pets. Keep this in mind, as I am inclined to think the issue was not the food itself, but rather the rate of consumption. Odds are, if you were able to feed smaller portions throughout the day, or use a slow-feed bowl, then the regurgitation should correct itself.

      With that said, some of our most popular canned cat foods include Canada Fresh, FirstMate, and Schesir.

      Variety is important for many cats. Try experimenting with different brands/flavours to determine which ones your kitty likes most.

      I hope you find this information helpful, Linda.

  20. Hi I am looking for a dry cat food for my Scottish Fold cat that has problems with his gums. I have had him on Science Diet Dental from the Vet, and was wondering if there is a better or at least equal one on you list. Science Diet is very expensive, and as I have two cats that eat the same dry food, I would like to find a good tooth kibble for them both. Thanks

    1. Hello, Jackie. Thank you for your post. I am happy to help.

      Personally, I do not believe dental-specific cat foods work well enough without additional support; cats do not chew with all their teeth, so while a dental kibble may offer some benefits to some teeth, what happens to the rest of the mouth that receives no cleaning? There will ultimately always be areas of the mouth that receive little to no cleaning. Moreover, the vast majority of dental-specific foods on the market are of lower quality; none of my highest rated Canadian cat foods make dental-specific cat foods. For the most part, dental-specific pet foods are a product of excellent marketing, with quality being a secondary consideration.

      With that said, my advise would be to feed any high quality cat diet (any food on this list would be ideal), and support long-term dental health with a supplement like Plaque Off. Supplements like these provide cleaning support for the entire mouth.

      I hope you find this information helpful. Please let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you.

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