What is the Best Cat Food in Australia?
As we continue to push for better regulation in the Australian pet food industry it can be hard to trust many pet food brands. Our 2021 Best Cat Food in Australia list will offer you a great starting point in deciding what to feed your cat. Our reviews are independent, unbiased, and offer insight into ingredients and guaranteed analysis. What does the labelling really say?
Please note this list is for dry foods, but please do not let that convince you dry foods offer the best diet for your cat. Your cat should be fed a varied diet including moisture-rich wet and fresh foods, with an emphasis on whole prey ingredients (meat, meat fat, organs). Many of the best-rated cat foods have corresponding wet food ranges, not to mention excellent Australian raw/barf products (many these days made from quality human grade ingredients).
If you’re baffled with conflicting information on the web about feeding a cat, then spare a quick 10 minutes to read the short guide How To Feed A Dog (don’t worry, the same simple logic applies to cats).
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What is the best cat food in Australia?
The below list of cat food reviews represent a selection of our best-rated cat foods in Australia. All cat foods on this list of reviews are rated highly from a formulation which is species-appropriate for a cat as an obligate carnivore. As such all these cat foods have a high meat content and minimum carbohydrates. Read more about our nutrition analysis requirements.
How our best cat food in Australia list is chosen
All our cat food reviews are written firstly as an overview of the ingredients and analysis, but there are many other factors taken into account. Many cat foods come from the same manufacturer as other brands, and we monitor trends with each manufacturer. With some leading Australian manufacturers we have many reports of sickness or diarrhoea, and other manufacturers hardly any at all.
The cat foods on our “Best Cat Food in Australia” list will change over time, either as formulas change, or feedback and other factors change. Brands we have rated very highly in the past have at times been bought up or switched manufacturers and shown drastic changes in quality – very sad considering the consumer loyalty which has been built up.
If you’ve had a positive or negative experience on a cat food in Australia then let us know, either on our Facebook page or the comments section below. All feedback matters!
Varying your cat’s diet is something we see as a good thing, so keep that in mind as well. Your cat doesn’t need to be fed a single brand of dry cat food any more than we would eat a single brand of breakfast cereal for every meal day after day.
Nutrition Analysis of the Best Cat Foods
All the foods on the list must meet our stringent criteria. In a nutshell, here are a few:
- Must meet AAFCO requirements.
- Must have sufficient protein and fat.
- Must have sufficient meat ingredients.
- Must not contain any nasty or ambiguous ingredients.
- Must avoid allergenic or problematic ingredients.
- Must have a long standing reputation and good consumer feedback.
We Care What You Think – Your Feedback is Useful!
Many people contact us daily with feedback or consumer issues. These are valuable to us and help us adjust ratings accordingly. In the past, sadly, highly rated brands have suffered from formula changes, ingredient changes, or manufacturer changes. If you’re aware of any problems – let us know.
All our reviews are independent and unbiased, using nutritional analysis of the ingredients and composition. The reviews aim to inform you what the ingredients really mean, and what they really say based on Australian Pet Food Standards AS 5812.
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We hope our Best Cat Food in Australia list has helped you out.