Feline Natural Cat Food Review

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Feline Natural Cat Food Review
9.3 Total Score
  • Excellent natural diet, very low in carbs - fantastic.
Country of originNew Zealand
Available fromPet Circle, My Pet Warehouse

Feline Natural is the feline version of the K9 Natural. This is a freeze dried raw food, so retains more nutritional content than a kibble would. Before feeding it to your cat you mix it with water to rehydrate. Cat’s aren’t very good at finding water sources, and given water intake is absolutely vital to their health I find this an huge bonus to feeding a food such as this.

Feline Natural Cat Food Review

Let’s take a look at the Chicken and Lamb formula, with a Chicken and Venison formula also available.

The comments I hear most about this food are the cost per kilo which seems excessive compared to other kibbles, so it’s worth understanding a bit about freeze drying to put this into perspective. Your average chicken breast or piece of beef is mostly water, around 70%. Freeze drying will extract the water content and leave the important part of the meat with all nutritional content intact. What that means, with K9 Natural being mostly meat, is 1 kilo of this stuff was significantly more in weight prior to freeze drying.

We find only 6 ingredients in the food, with every one being meat. There’s no grains and fillers, and next to no carbohydrates. Cats are obligate carnivores so this is very much in keeping with a natural diet. I note the K9 Natural formulas for dogs now include fruits, vegetables, vitamins and minerals, so I wonder if they’ll change the cat formulas accordingly. I would see this as an improvement, as I wonder if the current recipe would cater for all nutritional requirements if fed exclusively.

Green Lipped Mussels are an excellent source of omega fatty acids and glucosamine, great for joint health and all round well being.

Feline Natural Cat Food Review

The only downside of this food is the cost. You can argue you get what you pay for, but this is very expensive as it’s only available in small bags. I’d love to see this available in larger bags which work out  To keep costs down you could always feed your cat a quality kibble in the morning and this in the evening, or something like that.

Highly recommended!

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Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Bones, Lamb Heart, Lamb Liver, Lamb Kidney, New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel

9.3 Total Score
Raw diet with Convenience!

PROS
  • Excellent natural diet, very low in carbs - fantastic.
CONS
  • Expensive.

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Jane freeman
Jane freeman
1 month ago

HI, are there reviews for cat wet food? I’m wondering about ziwipeak vs feline natural for wet food…any thoughts? Thanks for a great website

Gypsy
Gypsy
4 years ago

This was my favourite back up to prey model raw for ferrets until they changed the recipes to include too much plant matter for my liking; I’d probably still feed it to a cat though 🙂

The new ingredient list for the Chicken/Lamb:
Chicken, Lamb Heart, Lamb Kidney, Lamb Liver, Lamb Blood, Flaxseed Flakes, New Zealand Green Mussel, Dried Kelp, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Proteinate, Canola Oil, Manganese Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.

Veronika
Veronika
4 years ago
Reply to  Gypsy

Well at the end of the day flaxseed always helps with skin and coat but fish definitely helps better, without kelp they would need to supplement with synthetic vitamins so I prefer the kelp, I’d imagine it’s similar to the dry seaweed I eat tastes awful but full of vitamins and minerals you may not get often enough.

Not sure why they decided to use canola oil though, the dog formulas use sunflower oil which is better but olive oil is best.
There’s a dog food out there that puts like 500ml of olive oil in each big bag of kibble, not sure how much is in the smaller bags, but that’s a lot regardless.
Ziwipeak canned used to have olive oil, after the change they no longer do 🙁

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