Did you know Dine is one of the most popular wet cat foods sold in Australia? Let’s use that as a benchmark to see how Paw & Spoon from Pet Circle compares.
It’s made in Thailand which seems common with wet cat foods these days, and generally seem to be a decent standard.
As Paw & Spoon is relatively new to Australia there’s little feedback on it – I found a couple of complaints from people saying their cats didn’t eat it, but generally cats are fussy like that with a different food. Usually because they’re addicted to something they’ve been fed long term, which isn’t good.
You’re probably reading this review because you’re looking for a fairly decent wet cat food which isn’t ridiculously expensive. Paw And Spoon fits that bill being an “affordable” wet cat food. It’s a similar cost to Dine, under $1 per tin.
Let’s take a look at the Paw & Spoon Chicken formula for this review. There’s a range of different meat and fish varieties for you to choose, and it’s worth rotating between them to add variety.
Paw & Spoon cat food review
What the marketing says
Under the big letters “Paw & Spoon” we find a slogan “Gourmet Selections”. Sounds posh doesn’t it, but keep in mind that’s marketing.
The cat on the packaging’s beautiful, and I say that because he looks like my boy Bernard (even though Bernard’s not a pure Maine Coone, he’s a Ex-Street Tabby-Coone).
Onto the important stuff, Paw & Spoon meets AAFCO regulations which means it’s inclusive of all required vitamins, minerals, protein, and fat for an adult cat. This makes it “complete and balanced”.
This differs from other wet cat foods in Australia which don’t bother with the basics for your cat’s nutritional needs – something they don’t tend to tell you!
It seems all Paw & Spoon formulas are Adult only, so keep in mind they’re not suitable for kittens.
What the ingredients say
The first thing I noticed when opening a can of Paw & Spoon was the meat actually looks like real meat, and this is the same for each formula.
The first ingredients in the Chicken formula are chicken broth and chicken, which differs from other brands which list ambiguous meat or meat by-products which could be anything.
I also noticed Paw & Spoon cans are quite wet, which will be from the chicken broth as the main ingredient. It’s a better liquid nutritionally to water, but one of the benefits of wet cat food is it wards off UTIs and kidney issues which are common with cats only fed dry food.
There’s some tapioca starch which will be used as a “binder” to solidify the food somewhat. Although not necessary for a cat, when you compare it to stuff used in other brands it’s better.
I said I’d compare to Dine as a popular wet cat food, and that uses ambiguous “cereal protein” and “gelling agents”. What sounds better to you?
Paw & Spoon does have artificial and natural flavours which isn’t great, and the vitamins and minerals aren’t specified, but that’s expected with a cat food in this price range.
It’s nice to see a few beneficial inclusions, such as chicken oil as a third chicken ingredient. We also find tuna oil, something which should make your cat’s coat a little glossier and their heart, hopefully, a little healthier.
There’s a small amount of sunflower oil in there too, which in moderation is beneficial and non-toxic to cats.
If you’re looking for a wet cat food on a budget, adding a few tins of various flavours to your cat’s diet should help add nutrition and keep the cost of feeding your cat down.
After all, it’s under $1 per can.
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Ingredients of Paw & Spoon cat food (wet chicken formula):
Chicken broth, Chicken, Tapioca starch, Vitamins and Minerals, Artificial and Natural flavours, Sunflower seed oil, Chicken oil, Guar gum, Tuna oil, Taurine.
Guaranteed analysis of of Paw And Spoon cat food (wet chicken formula):
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I hope this Paw & Spoon cat food review has helped! 🐾
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