Holistic Select Cat Food Review

WebsiteHolistic Select
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Holistic Select seems to be easy to get hold of in Australia, with most pet stores selling it. That’s a good thing as it’s a decent food.

There’s a few recipes in the range, but I’ll focus on the Chicken Meal recipe for this review. The others are on par. They also offer a grain free range.

Holistic Select Cat Food Review

Chicken Meal is the main ingredient, which is great to see. It’s a concentrated source of chicken and high in digestible protein – perfect for cats. We also find anchovy and sardine meal, which further enhances the protein in the food.

There are two choices of grain, the first being ground brown rice, and further down the ingredients we find oatmeal. Cat’s don’t need grains, but we often find them in pet foods to bulk them up. They’re both decent choices of grain which added fibre to the food, and neither grain is a common cause of allergies.

Chicken fat provides a great source of energy, omega fats for a healthy coat, as well as natural flavour. Menhaden fish oil is a nice inclusion for omega fats, as are the fish meals. We find a wonderful range of fruits, vegetables, vitamins, and minerals, which really round off the food as a balanced diet.

This is a high quality food which is readily available in our local pet stores. Recommended.

Holistic Select Cat Food Review


Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Oatmeal, Anchovy & Sardine Meal, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Natural Chicken Flavor, Carrots, Pumpkin, Menhaden Fish Oil, Cranberries, Tomato Pomace, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Apples, Choline Chloride, Salt, Peas, Potassium Chloride, Organic Quinoa, Inulin, Taurine, Minerals [Zinc Polysaccharide Complex, Iron Polysaccharide Complex, Copper Polysaccharide Complex, Manganese Polysaccharide Complex, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate, Potassium Iodide], Vitamins [Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid], Papaya, Dried Kelp, Blueberries, DL-Methionine, Pomegranate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Fennel, Ground Peppermint, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Product, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract.

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8 Total Score
Earthborn on a Budget

  • High protein
  • High fat
  • Decent meat and fish ingredients
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. Is chicken meal safe for long term or is deboned chicken a better 1st ingredient?

    • Reply
      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) April 26, 2016 at 9:00 am

      Hi Les, “deboned chicken” is a way of saying “chicken” which sounds more appealing. It’s just chicken. It contains a lot of water so isn’t as significant as chicken in a protein-dense meal form. But whether it’s chicken or chicken meal, it still doesn’t say anything about the quality of the ingredient.

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