Open Farm Cat Food Review

Country of originUnited States
Available fromPet Circle

Open Farm really stacks up as one of the best cat foods available in Australia. They also offer something very special, the ability to trace all the ingredients in your specific bag. You simply go to their website and type in the bag number, and voila, they’ll tell you exactly where every ingredient came from!

Open Farm Cat Food Review

They take pride in their ingredients coming from family farms, being antibiotic and growth hormone free, and non-GMO fruits and veggies.

Let’s delve in a little deeper to the Homestead Turkey & Chicken Recipe

First off it’s a high protein (37%) high fat (18%) kibble which is very respectable and assures us lower carbs (sugars) than cheaper alternatives. It’s likely the ratios of the first 6 ingredients are relatively equal, of which we have 4 meat ingredients to 2 legumes. That’s pretty good for a kibble, and it’s nice to see an excellent mix of meat and fish – turkey, chicken, ocean whitefish meal, and herring meal. Chickpeas and red lentils aren’t too bad either, but as cats are carnivores these will provide less nutritional value than the meat and fish.

Open Farm Cat Food Review

There’s some excellent ingredients in the food, and it’s nice to see the use of coconut oil rather than cheaper alternatives. It’s also preserved naturally with rosemary extract rather than the ambiguous chemicals you find in many cheap cat foods.

Bonus: Check out the Open Farm wet food cartons – they’re great!

Highly recommended.


Humanely Raised Turkey, Humanely Raised Chicken, Ocean Whitefish Meal, Herring Meal, Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas), Red Lentils, Coconut Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Ocean Menhaden Fish Meal, Green Lentils, Pumpkin, Natural Flavour, Non-GMO Cranberries, Dried Chicory Root Extract Choline Chloride, Apples, Choline Chloride, Salt, Dandelion Greens, Taurine, Turmeric, Potassium Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Yucca Schidigera Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, D-calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract

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9.1 Total Score
One of the best dry cat foods available in Australia!

  • Meat, Meat, Fish, Fish!
  • High protein & fat, low carbs
  • Quality ingredients throughout
  • Transparency and traceability

  1. Hey. I came across your page while looking (yet again) for a suitable kibble for a cat with a history of a full urinary blockage (5yrs ago).
    My vet refuses to give any recommendations that aren’t Royal Canin. Unfortunately, RC has caused other issues for my cat (excessive weight gain and constipation & very large, painful bm’s) and I can’t afford to go to a different vet.

    I haven’t been able to find any QUALITY kibbles that fall within suitable percentages of phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium to maintain urinary health.

    Do you have any suggestions? I’m in Canada. I’ve been looking at Open Farm, but I’m nervous to switch.
    I’ve read so much information regarding feline urinary health, but I always appreciate advice from someone more knowledgeable.

    My cats currently get wet food with added water every night, their food/water dishes are cleaned daily, they have a fountain (but the male cat in question is afraid of it), I only give filtered water, and I clean the litter 1x-3x daily.

    Sorry, tl;dr…
    I’d greatly appreciate any advice on urinary health kibble and supplements that are safe for my male cat who almost died from a full blockage 5 years ago.

    Thank you kindly.

    • Reply
      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) October 5, 2023 at 10:28 pm

      Hi Lothian, I would suggest keeping kibble to a minimum if possible, particularly any high-carbohydrate kibble. I would also suggest feeding a decent wet, freeze dried (with added clean water), air dried, or BARF patties (not sure what you would call BARF in Canada) – it sounds like you’re doing this already, and the water fountain is always a bonus. Fresh/raw might be a good option as well, even as part of the diet?

      I’m not sure if that helps? I expect you’ve changed their diet significantly since the blockage 5 years ago?

  2. I think this is one of the most affordable in the list of Best Cat Food. But unfortunately, my non-fussy, food loving cats does not like this. I tried 2 flavours but I have to sit there and encourage them to eat every morning. So I am back to hunt a substitute to this one.

  3. there are no meat percentage for their either dry nor wet food.

    • Reply
      Pet Food Reviews (Australia) August 4, 2023 at 10:31 pm

      Hi Jeffrey, it’s not often you’ll find percentages of meat on a pet food. Even if you do they’re often a little misleading, such as having a wet weight percentage which is significantly reduced once extruded into a kibble and moisture is cooked off.

  4. I’m not sure if my replies are working properly or if it was deleted? Love this helpful website! Just again asking about the amount of legumes in this recipe. Does you know of a decent cat kibble without so many legumes? Also not sure about the high rating with legumes and the splitting of ingredients.

  5. I am thinking of getting this for my cat, as ziwi is getting too expensive. But I am surprised at the high rating as I am concerned about the amount of legumes. And how the lentils are split in the ingredients. It’s really hard to find a a half decent cheaper alternative to ziwi.

  6. I’ve just transitioned my cat on to Open Farm products and have notices she is drinking more water than usual. Any thoughts on the Sodium content of the dry and wet foods?
    Thanks 🙂

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