Healthy Everyday Pets Cat Food Review

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There’s something unique about Healthy Everyday Pets cat and dog foods. When you open the bag it actually has the distinctive odour of meat, something which is very uncommon with commercial pet foods. The reason for this is, unlike many, this cat food is actually made mostly from meat. Continue on with our Healthy Everyday Pets cat food review to find out why this is far more species appropriate than the rubbish many cat owners feed…

Healthy Everyday Pets Cat Food Review

On the Healthy Everyday Pets website they state this food has the highest protein and lowest carbohydrates of any Australian dry food, which is excellent given cats are obligate carnivores. 82% of protein comes from meat sources, and the food as a whole has 20% carbohydrates which is much less than other cat foods. Given the cost of meat ingredients it really goes to show how much they’re pushing for a species appropriate cat food despite reducing profit margins. Or in other words, Healthy Everyday Pets are doing the right thing by your cat, not their pockets.

Healthy Everyday Pets Cat Food Review

The two main ingredients which amount to most of the food are chicken meal and turkey meal, and we also find duck meal in the top 5 ingredients. These protein-rich bio-digestible meat ingredients are what your cat needs. We find another animal ingredient in the 6th spot which is chicken oil (the fat constituent), and the 7th ingredient as marine fish oil will do it’s bit in maintaining your cat’s wellbeing, skin, and coat.

I’ll skip back to the 3rd and 4th ingredients which are chickpea flour and tapioca. Chick pea is included in this cat food to balance the calcium from the meat meals to ensure AAFCO compliance, and tapioca is a good choice of kibble binder (to ensure it doesn’t crumble). Many pet foods ramp up ingredients such as these to keep costs down, so it’s really great to see that isn’t the case with this food.

Healthy Everyday Pets Cat Food Review

There are some really nice smaller inclusions in the food. Coconut oil is great for healthy skin, joints, and should help with cats prone to hairballs, as are the wonderful green lipped mussels which will help prevent arthritis as well as being an excellent source of omega fats. Turmeric is included as an anti-carcinogenic, and it’s good to see rosemary as a natural antioxidant.

All in all, Healthy Everyday Pets cat food is a very good choice for your furry companion!

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Healthy Everyday Pets Ingredients

Ingredients of Healthy Everyday Pets Poultry dry cat food as of July 2021:

Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Chick Pea Flour, Tapioca, Duck Meal, Chicken Oil, Marine Fish Oil, Apple, Kelp, Vitamin and Trace Mineral Premix, Whole Egg, Cellulose Powder, Algae Extract, Virgin Coconut Oil, Choline Chloride, Sea Salt, Potassium Chloride, Natural Flavours, Fructo-oligosaccarides, Mixed tocopherols and, Rosemary, Turmeric, Green Lipped Mussel, Organic Acids and Black Pepper.

Healthy Everyday Pets Guaranteed Analysis

Guaranteed analysis of Healthy Everyday Pets Poultry dry cat food as of July 2021:

Protein(min) 40%
Fat(min) 20%
Crude Fibre(max) 3.5%
Carbohydrates *(max) 20% (stated on label)
* May be estimated. Read how to calculate carbohydrates in a pet food.

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9.5 Total Score
Healthy Everyday Pets Cat Food Review

Closer to a native feline diet than most dry foods

  • Lots of meat
  • High protein/High fat/Low carbohydrate
  • Really good ingredients all round

David D'Angelo

David D'Angelo has worked as a scientist since graduating with a BSc (Hons) in 2000. In addition, David holds a CPD accredited Diploma in Pet Nutrition as well as being CPD accredited VSA (Veterinary Support Assistant). However, his experience and involvement in the pet food industry for 15+ years has given true insight into pet food, formulations, science, research, and pet food marketing. Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | Pinterest

  1. I have been feeding my dogs (a young pup and two seniors this) for the last 14 months. We have never had an issue. They gobble it up. I’m so sad that it’s no more and that the company has gone in to liquidation.

    I have a bag and a half left.

    I’m a little concerned on swapping them over to different brand once the bag has finished.

    PS: it was all thanks to you good folks that i have discovered the brand.

  2. I did some snooping on their Instagram and there are several comments, on their second most recent post, suggesting that HEP have quietly shut up shop. It’s a shame because my cat had finally started taking to the food after months of transition!

    Does anyone have suggestions on alternatives? Something that’s grain free, high in protein and similar in price. Thanks!

  3. There doesn’t appear to be any stock of this product right now and even on their website you can’t make orders. Anyone know what’s going on?

    • Reply
      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) June 1, 2023 at 6:19 pm

      Hi Tony, I’m aware of some current issues affecting a few Australian brands, HEP included, but at this stage it’s not my place to say what they are. If HEP make a customer announcement I’ll share it here, but they haven’t as yet.

  4. My cats love this food. The problem is that it is very difficult to purchase. I ordered from their website in February and after not hearing anything for a couple of weeks, after much effort, managed to speak to someone. They said they were changing webshop software and would send it to me. I still didn’t hear anything for 10 days and contacted them again and this time it was sent, with a complimentary treat. I have now tried to order again and it is out of stock (or the website is not working) and it appears to be out of stock everywhere. I have tried contacting them with no avail. so my question is – have they closed down?

  5. Upon this recommendation, I tried this for my 2 x 14 year old cats. They had been on Hill Science Diet Weight Perfect for years and love that food. Tried Healthy Everyday by first mixing it with Hills Science Diet and they would not touch it let alone presenting it to them without mixing it up. It appears they would rather starve than eat this. Silly me for buying a huge 10kg bag. Feed it to the birds now and back to Hills!

    • Hi Martin
      My cats love this food and I can’t buy anywhere. I’d be interested in buying your 10kg bag or what’s left of it. I’m in Melbourne

    • Reply
      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) March 20, 2023 at 9:00 pm

      Hi Martin, cat’s get confused with new foods, especially if they’ve been on the previous food for a long time. They simply don’t recognise the new food as food.

      It might be worth persisting, either by adding some kind of broth or fresh meat to the biscuits, or giving them a mix of the two foods. Hopefully you’ll have some success rather than waste a bag.

  6. Do you consider the seafood recipe just as good?

    • Reply
      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) October 12, 2022 at 5:08 pm

      Hi Charis, yes I do, and there’s no reason why you wouldn’t rotate between the formulas (unless your dog has an intolerance to specific meat proteins).

  7. Hi can I feed this food to a kitten?

  8. Thanks so much for providing this review. I adopted a six year old Ragdoll with no teeth a month ago or so. Like so many others I have had her on royal canin and hills wet food but after reading your reviews…. I am looking to change her diet.

    All of the highest scoring cat foods I have looked at so far seem to not make wet food. Is that right? I am a tad lost how to navigate the wet food only foods for my gummy girl.

    Hoping you can help point me in the right direction.

    • Reply
      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) February 19, 2022 at 4:34 pm

      Hi Julie, many of the top rated brands have wet foods. Some to look at are K9 Naturals, Balanced Life, Zealandia, Canidae, Taste of the Wild, Ziwi Peak, Raw Meow. It also depends on where you shop, and you can also feed fresh meats/organs as well.

  9. Is Healthy Everyday dry food good for cats over the age of 12 or are there specific good quality dry and wet foods for senior cats?

    • Reply
      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) January 30, 2022 at 8:39 pm

      Hi Sheryl, I’d say so, yes. Senior cats have a strong dependency on meat protein and fat and in terms of cat kibble this is one of the best Australian foods in that respect. Wet foods/fresh foods/raw are also worth adding to the mix.

  10. When we adopted our cats, they came with Royal Canin – and that’s what I’d bought, too. They love it and Hills, but I was less impressed when I read the reviews here. I’m in the process of transitioning them to Healthy Every Day Pets. The cats aren’t happy about it, but we’re getting there.

    • It’ll be tough, due to RC spraying their foods with what I call msg oil lol. But you’ll get to that point eventually. Good on ya for finding this place and changing though.

      RC and Hills don’t believe cats are carnivores. If they did they’d sell species appropriate foods, but they don’t.

      Cats being the way they are also require moisture from their diet. So I’d add some sort of wet food as well. To ensure no blockages occur or crystals form.

  11. How does Nood cat dry food compare to this?

    • Reply
      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) November 24, 2021 at 8:38 pm

      Hi David, I try not to directly compare brands as there are so many factors – not just composition and ingredients, but also price and availability is a factor for many, as well as breed and lifestyle. Healthy Everyday Pets has a high rating as it’s one of the highest meat kibbles you can buy, and for a carnivorous cat that’s a big plus.

      • Wouldn’t that title go to Orijen? unless you mean Australia only foods.

        I use the cat Orijen, they used to love it more than they do now. I think there’s just too much variety, I opened so many bags.

        I need to go back to 3x foods to choose from, I’m currently on like 7. They’d rather eat other things than their food as the smell of every food mixed together is likely very overwhelming.

        Well maybe that’s the issue who really knows what the real one is. But yeah I need to settle down with the opening of the bags.

        • Orijen just put their prices up!!!!! $76.95 for 1.8kg of Regional Red and $69.95 for the other flavours! Ridiculous!

        • I was getting the 340g for $15, so it was never really expensive for me. The food lasted a minimum of 1 month. But anyone buying the kilo plus bags is going to feel the increase. I reckon that the small amount of customers they had, just got much smaller. Even small rises in price put the price out of range for most.

          Cooked it’s not even 85% meat cause that’s before it’s cooked. Once you cook the water out of the meat and fish the percentage drops to like 40%. Each ingredient is around 5% for the meats and fish, honestly the food doesn’t feel like it’s worth the price once you really look into the percentages.

          I’m not a fan of grain free anymore though, realised my girl does better on grain. So until we get the grained formulas, no more Orijen in this house.

  12. Does it contain taurine?

    • Reply
      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) November 20, 2021 at 6:11 pm

      Hi Sue, taurine is naturally sourced from animal ingredients so not always listed on a cat food which contains a sufficient amount of meat. As most pet foods tend to be made from non-meat ingredients it is then subsequently added to meet the minimum AAFCO requirement (500mg per kilo).

        • Pet Food Reviews (Australia) November 22, 2021 at 5:16 pm

          Hi again Sue, for further clarification I ran your question by Michael who owns Healthy Everyday Pets (interesting guy actually – Hugh Jackman’s personal trainer!). He said the cat formulas contain ~2.5x AAFCO minimum requirement, and that’s based on the meat content alone. No supplemental taurine necessary.

  13. With all their new recipes, I wonder if perhaps they never upgraded the analysis. I’ve gone over it many times, I have zero clue how they get the carbs so low. It honestly just doesn’t make any sense.

    If the kibble was soft/cold pressed etc, I could, cause the moisture would be higher. But as it stands to make the carbs as low as they are is impossible with the analysis as it is.

    Okay with this cat version it is possible, I mean I got 22%, but one or more of the other versions, doesn’t make sense.

    Getting 32% on the puppy, analysis says maximum 20%. Going over them, 99% don’t make any sense. How are the percentages the same across most of the range as well? Athlete 12% carbs, I got 26%.

    Somethings just not adding up here.

    • Reply
      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) October 26, 2021 at 4:42 pm

      It’s because of variance in protein/fat/ash/moisture. Many manufacturers don’t list ash or moisture percentages, and most guaranteed analysis have minimum percentages for protein and fat when it’s often more. It can work either way though, as pet foods which have a typical analysis or ambiguous figures may suggest more protein and fat than they actually have to conceal the amount of carbohydrates in the food.

      • Right, they are minimums, I forgot about that. Typically the ash is usually 8% and moisture from 8-12%. I usually just do 8 and 10 though.

  14. Hi – Fantastic review. Just a couple of questions:

    What are your thoughts on Pete Evans being one of the founders of this brand? Its pretty established that he’s a bit of a nut job with his ‘pseudoscience’ facts, but has this affected the generation for this recipe / the marketing of this cat food? could we have just been fooled again into purchasing his snake oil once again?

    I bring this up as their website has now plastered this review all over theirs as if it’s like they’ve just had a PR nightmare and now scrambling to cover their mistakes? (also would like to note- the name Pete Evans is now no longer anywhere on the website) – all seems a little suspicious to me..?

    I would also like to bring to query the now adjusted guaranteed analysis as of Oct 2021:

    • Crude Protein (min%): 40
    • Crude Fat (min%): 20
    • Crude Fibre (max%): 4
    • Total Carbohydrates (%): 20
    • Metabolisable Energy kcal/kg: Minimum 4,000
    • Total Ash (max%): 8

    I’m a little illiterate when it comes to these itemized analyses… so would HealthyEverydayPets still be the best bet to go for even with the adjusted analysis, and would it still be worthwhile to adjust my cat’s diet to this despite the controversy in one of the founders of this brand?

    Please let me know your thoughts!


    • He posted to his Facebook what everyone believed was a neo nazi cartoon, after this stunt whether deliberate or he simply really didn’t know.

      He was removed from literally every single thing he was a part of or to be a part of. This of course included this food, that is why he is gone from it.

      Personally I looked at the cartoon and agreed with it, not realising in the least that it was anything neo nazi. So it was to me anyways a very easy thing to misunderstand.

      In all honesty I reckon he was like me, he had no idea what it really meant. I guess now he’s got the lesson to check everything before posting.

      • Reply
        Pet Food Reviews (Australia) October 26, 2021 at 5:21 pm

        Personally I think he was largely victimised for having a viewpoint which didn’t conform to the common narrative. On many occasions I felt he had simply thought for himself and formed his own opinion, which is something I can relate to as most of this website is about thinking for yourself and using common sense (such as “Why do we feed our cats corn?” when the corporations that be tell us “corn is good for carnivores”). Sadly, for prominent celebrity figures like Pete Evans it’s not acceptable these days to have an opinion which differs from the common narrative. Most of the time I found Pete Evans to promote good health, wellbeing, and positivity, so to see him publicly shamed for posting a meme allegedly promoting hatred (when in all possibility wasn’t the intention) I find the whole thing rather ridiculous. But that was 2020 in a nutshell.

        • Yes unfortunately opinion isn’t a thing people like these days, with anything really. Even Covid has it’s issues with this, there is either pro vax or anti vax, there is no longer any in between’s. If your pro choice your a nut job now. It’s a sad world we’re heading into.

          I found a lot of the stuff I saw to do with him as pretty good, I was looking at some supplements as I do from time to time from every brand. They looked incredibly natural and healthy. The thing we all want supplements to be honestly. In fact anything really.

    • Reply
      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) October 25, 2021 at 6:37 pm

      Hi Conrad,

      Healthy Everyday Pets has always been founded by Michael Ryan and his wife Zoe Bingley Pullin. Michael is a professional in health and fitness, and Zoe is a holistic nutritionist and chef (she was on Good Chef Bad Chef). They created the brand when they realised most pet foods were high carb/sugars which doesn’t fit with either a canine or feline appropriate diet. Pete Evans as a paleo chef at the time was a perfect candidate to endorse the brand, as paleo fits perfectly when it comes to pets. Unfortunately for them, and for Pete Evans, the ensuing negative media and cancellation meant they had to drop Pete from the brand. Call it a PR nightmare if you will.

      As far as I’m concerned, what people think of Pete Evans, rightly or wrongly, bares absolutely no relation to this pet food. The rating is justified given how it’s formulated, and what it’s formulated from. I wish other brands would follow suit and offer our pets more meat over cheap carbohydrates, but it’s always apparent profit is put before pet health. The small ingredients inclusions are also good in this cat food.

      40% protein (mostly from meat) and 20% fat is excellent, and as a guaranteed analysis these are guaranteed minimum amounts.

      A number of brands promote the reviews on this website as they’re independent. I’m grateful for them for their support in doing so, and I believe it’s only one of the rotating banners on their front page.

  15. Hi, I’m looking for food to help my cat lose weight. She’s been on the Hill’s Metabolic (my vet’s recommendation) for months and has gained weight! She’s an indoor cat, about four years old. Would the Healthy Everyday Pets be suitable for her?

    • Cats are obligate carnivores which means high carb diets go undigested by them and they gain weight off them. The lower carb you go the better, this food may help, as the carbs are much lower than in the Hills.

      I’d also get your cat onto a wet food to help with hydration and reducing the chance of crystal formation and organ problems later down the track.

      Cats only really need meat/organs and some bone, they have zero use for carbohydrates. Look into Orijen and possibly Acana too from Very Pet. Buy the smallest 340g bag to sample if your cat likes the food or not.

      I’d also like to add that changing a cats diet can be very problematic, as they are imprint eaters. If they’ve never had a food like this before they may not want it or understand it’s actual food.

      You may have to look online how to switch foods if she ends up not wanting it. It can be an unfortunately lengthy process. Good luck.

  16. but 2% salt would be too high that would put cat on the risky of kidney disease. Cats dont need so much salt.

  17. We are very happy with this cat food, however we are having trouble buying it. While some may not like Pete Evans for speaking his mind, the fact is this is a great food for your cat. Pete’s knowledge of nutrition is amazing. Hopefully we can find a supplier as my cats love this food. They are healthy with shiny coats.

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