Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Wet ready-made cat foods are considered more physiological and balanced than dry ones, they have enough moisture for comfortable digestion, because, as you know, most cats do not drink water well. In addition, pieces in sauce or pate are produced in metered portions, they do not need to be measured before serving, however, the shelf life of an opened spider or jar is limited to several hours. Another aspect that must be taken into account when drawing up a diet is the absence of hard components in wet food, which means that there is no prevention of dental calculus in the animal.
Foods differ in composition, depending on what they are divided into several groups: super-economy, budget segment, premium and super-premium (holistic). Breeders prefer products with the most natural composition, but they are not affordable for everyone to provide a pet on a regular basis. We present a ranking of the 16 best wet food for cats in three segments from budget to holistic.
- Rating of the best wet food for cats
- The best wet food for cats in the budget segment
- ROYAL CANIN
- BRIT PREMIUM
- NATURE'S TABLE
- GOURMET MON PETIT
- The best premium wet food for cats
- Happy cat
- Purina PRO PLAN
- The best super premium and holistic wet food for cats
- Almo nature
- 1st Choice
- Innova Evo
Rating of the best wet food for cats
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|The best wet food for cats in the budget segment||1||ROYAL CANIN||RUB 56|
|2||BRIT PREMIUM||RUB 44|
|3||NATURE'S TABLE||38 RUB|
|4||GOURMET MON PETIT||RUB 20|
|The best premium wet food for cats||1||Hill's||RUB 68|
|2||Happy cat||RUB 63|
|3||Purina PRO PLAN||RUB 53|
|The best super premium and holistic wet food for cats||1||Leonardo||108 RUB|
|3||Almo nature||72 RUB|
|6||1st Choice||RUB 70|
The best wet food for cats in the budget segment
In this category, we present products of optimal quality that are suitable for feeding cats without compromising their health.
ROYAL CANIN food is one of the most popular among available, although the cost of spiders is not the lowest – about 60-80 rubles. In the line of food in the form of pieces in sauce and pates for kittens and adult cats, with different tastes and dosages, for sterilized animals, active and passive, pedigree pets. As for the composition, not everything is unambiguous here: the basis of the feed is meat, cereals, most of it is fats, vegetable and animal by-products, milk, and mineral components. To preserve the product, the manufacturer uses preservatives. Nevertheless, the composition of the food is balanced and suitable for most healthy kittens and cats.
- Suitable for daily nutrition of healthy kittens and cats;
- Availability in any pet stores (except masmarket);
- Balanced composition;
- A wide flavored and specialized line of food in spiders and cans.
- Preservatives and offal in the composition.
BRIT PREMIUM is the second among budget safe food created in the form of chunks in sauce. The brand is not as well known as, for example, ROYAL CANIN or SHEBA, but the products are ubiquitous in pet shops, the cost of a spider is about 50 rubles.
At first glance, the composition of BRIT PREMIUM food is safe – meat and offal (sometimes fish or combinations of animal proteins), vegetable components, but the manufacturer does not disclose details, and this is a minus. Otherwise, the composition, as well as the ratio of proteins to fats, is optimal.
The BRIT PREMIUM food line is not the widest, there is a wet ration for sterilized cats, overweight pets, for kittens, a universal food. The manufacturer claims that BRIT PREMIUM is a premium class, but this cannot be said, nevertheless, such products correspond to feed with a more open and high-quality composition.
- Relatively natural composition;
- Affordable price;
- Optimal ratio of protein and fat;
- Basic line of feed.
- Undisclosed composition.
Another budget food for cats and kittens, NATURE'S TABLE, is in demand, which is dominated by animal components along with vegetable, but mainly with offal. The percentage of ingredients is not specified, which is a little confusing. However, most cat owners note a good tolerance to the diet, as well as an improvement in the condition of the animal, and this is the main thing in the matter of choosing a food.
NATURE'S TABLE are products of the budget segment of decent quality, despite the dubious composition, which, moreover, contains salt, although cats do not need it, and for sterilized animals this ingredient is completely contraindicated due to the possibility of problems with the genitourinary system . The line of food is not wide – spiders are only for adult cats, but with different tastes – meat, fish, their combinations. The average price of a portion is about 35 rubles.
- Optimal composition;
- The ratio of BZHU is normal;
- Vegetables in the composition;
- Affordable price.
- Salt in the composition;
- The ratio of plant and animal components is not indicated;
- Narrow stern line.
GOURMET MON PETIT
GOURMET MON PETIT food is known for advertising, including with foreign stars of show business, despite the fact that the ready-made diet belongs to the budgetary mass market. The bags are available in a mini-format of 50 grams, which corresponds to a single serving of medium-sized cats, the spider does not need to be dosed and stored, and this is a plus for the manufacturer. GOURMET MON PETIT contains meat, but in small quantities, extracts of natural plant proteins, fish and meat soup (sometimes in combination with meat), for balance, the manufacturer added yeast and mineral components, sugars to improve the taste and get the carbohydrate rate. The balance of the BJU is maintained.
Wet ready-made food GOURMET MON PETIT can be bought at any supermarket during your regular grocery trip – no need to look for a special pet store. The cost of a spider is 50 gr. on average – about 30 rubles, but the product often becomes a participant in promotions and is sold at a discount.
- Low price;
- Balanced composition;
- Can be bought at any supermarket;
- Convenient single serving for small cats.
- Not the best lineup.
The latest in the SHEBA food category is also promoted from blue screens. It, like its predecessor GOURMET, can be bought in a regular supermarket for an average of 25-30 rubles, and this is the lowest price indicator in the segment of budget spiders. The product range is impressive: pieces with lamb, veal, chicken, rabbit, salmon, all in a tender sauce. The composition of the corresponding components, but in a small dosage, as well as herbal ingredients, mineral supplements, the full picture of the components is not disclosed in detail. There are no specialized varieties for sterilized, aged or overweight pets.
Cats mostly accept SHEBA's ready-to-eat food with pleasure. The pouches are available in both large 80 g size and 50 g mini-sachets with a serving for small cats.
- Can be bought anywhere;
- The ratio of BZHU has been normalized;
- 2 spider formats.
- Undisclosed composition.
The best premium wet food for cats
Premium segment feeds are made from natural ingredients of animal and vegetable origin, suitable for full nutrition of the animal. The composition may include offal, offal and other products that have high-quality nutritional value. the content of premium preservatives is minimized, manufacturers use either natural ingredients that naturally preserve the product, or completely exclude auxiliary ingredients.
Hill's wet food is presented in a wide range: for sterilized cats, for adult cats, for kittens, for animals with a sensitive gastrointestinal tract or overweight, to maintain immunity – the manufacturer has developed a unique composition to meet the needs of the body of four-legged cats with different lifestyles. The form of the feed is pouches for a single serving and cans with a daily portion.
The composition of the feed is well balanced – it includes meat and fish products with a designation of percentage, cereals, vegetable proteins, oils and fats. Of the synthetic components, the manufacturer uses only essential minerals that are difficult to find in products suitable for a cat. Specialized feeds include components for narrow purposes, for example, urine acidifying additives are included for animals with urolithiasis.
Breeders note: cats accept Hill's food well; when using specialized food, the pet's condition stabilizes. The diet is also recommended by veterinarians.
The average price of a spider is about 80 rubles.
- Natural composition;
- Stabilization of the animal's condition with age-related physiological problems;
- Convenient release forms;
- The optimal price for the premium segment.
- Not defined.
The second most popular premium wet food is Happy Cat. It is a product that helps to maintain the well-being of the cat and to meet the needs of the animal's body. The composition includes only natural ingredients – meat and meat products (or fish, depending on the type of feed), vegetables as a source of vegetable protein and complex carbohydrates, minerals, in particular – useful inulin. The absence of preservatives in the composition is compensated by a special technology for preparing the product and good packaging in sealed pouches.
Pieces in sauce are accepted with pleasure by cats, even the fastidious in their diet. The Happy Cat line is varied in product composition, but the manufacturer does not offer wet specialized feed. Accordingly, the selection of the type of food will have to be done independently, taking into account the composition, for example, for aged or neutered cats. That doesn't stop breeders from opting for Happy Cat Chunks and Pâtés to feed healthy adult cats and kittens, though.
The average price of a spider is about 60 rubles.
- Natural composition without preservatives;
- Diverse flavor line;
- Affordable price for the segment;
- Cats love Happy Cat food.
- There are no specialized feeds, only for adult cats and kittens.
Purina PRO PLAN
In the line of Purina feeds, a well-known masmarket brand, there is a PRO PLAN series – premium products recommended by veterinarians. However, not everything is so simple: the composition includes meat products and fish, vegetable and animal fats, mineral components, vitamins, but all components, except for meat, do not have a percentage designation. Spiders in salmon are made on the basis of meat products, fish in them is only 4%, which misleads the buyer. Note that in other feeds, meat is no more than 25%, or even less. Despite this fact and the predominance of herbal ingredients in the composition, breeders and owners of cats note the good tolerance of the product and even an improvement in the pet's well-being, provided that the diet is suitable for a particular animal.
The line of wet food Purina PRO PLAN includes specialized diets for kittens and adults, spayed, aged pets, quadruped with health features. The average price of a spider is about 50-60 rubles.
- Good absorption of feed;
- Diverse line of feed;
- Natural balanced composition;
- Approved and approved for use by veterinarians.
- Small proportion of natural meat in the composition.
The German brand Animonda presents a diverse line of ready-to-use wet food for cats with different characteristics of the body, age and breed. The assortment includes pieces in filling, pates, portioned pouches and cans. The gustatory palette is also varied – feed with beef, chicken, pork, turkey, fish and their combinations.
Animonda food is natural in composition, most of its products lack plant components – only pure meat, offal and vitamins. This must be taken into account when drawing up a diet – it does not contain plant fiber and complex carbohydrates. Not surprisingly, the cost of spiders and cans is the highest in the category.
- Mainly meat feed;
- Specialized lines for cats with features;
- No preservatives in all Animonda foods.
- The highest price of the presented feed in the category.
The best super premium and holistic wet food for cats
Premium holistic food is made from products suitable for human nutrition, which means that only high-quality and selected products are included in the composition.
The food of the German brand Leonardo is an excellent option for regular feeding of cats. It is based on meat and meat offal, animal proteins, broth, minerals; the kitten product contains eggs and additional fats. Excellent performance in terms of energy composition – protein in feed is not less than 10%, and fat – about 5%. The consistency of the product is shaped pieces in a sauce, produced in spiders or cans of 200 and 400 gr. The product is suitable for feeding cats with food allergies, gluten intolerance, digestive disorders and other health problems. The Leonardo line includes wet food for sterilized pets, kittens, adult cats, but the main part is universal food.
Owners of the tailed beasts note: cats are happy to eat Leonardo wet food, animals with digestive problems return to normal. Nutrition is also recommended by veterinarians and, in some cases, the diet is prescribed for animals.
- 100% natural diet;
- The product is based on meat, offal and fats;
- Wide product line;
- Recommended for cats with food allergies;
- Convenient forms of release in different volumes.
- Product price.
The Grandorf food is the highest class holistic. For their manufacture, the manufacturer uses selected varieties of dietary meat – rabbit, turkey, lamb, as well as fish – cod, salmon. These components contain a lot of protein, omega-acids, additionally, minerals and fiber are introduced into the composition for good digestion of cats of different ages. The manufacturer does not use vegetable ingredients, but in some types of feed it introduces seafood – shrimp, mussels, squid, crab meat.
In food for kittens and adult cats, Grandorf are available in cans in a dosage of 70 grams. Consistency – pieces in a gentle sauce or broth. The average price is about 100 rubles per bottle.
- Natural meat composition;
- Diet food;
- Combination of meat and seafood;
- Well accepted by cats.
- High price per serving.
The Almo Nature brand is recognizable among cat lovers, it produces pate, meat mousses, chunks in sauce for cats of different ages and with health characteristics. In addition to animal protein, products contain plant ingredients (vegetables, cereals), therefore, when choosing a food, it is necessary to take into account whether the pet is allergic to these ingredients (in each type of pieces, individually or in combination).
The form of release of Almo Nature wet food is portioned pouches or cans at an average price of up to 100 rubles, which is not so expensive for a super-premium or holistic food.
- Natural composition of animal and plant components;
- Specialized cat food with features;
- Optimal price;
- Convenient release forms.
- Herbal ingredients (it is necessary to determine the presence of allergies in a cat).
The next Bozita wet food in our review differs from its analogues in packaging – instead of the usual polymer spiders and cans, the manufacturer used a multi-layer Tetra Recart ™ cardboard box. In this form, the products are conveniently transported, stored, and empty containers are subsequently disposed of.
The Bozita line of food is impressive – it contains food for younger and older cats, for adults, food from lamb, poultry, pork and beef – all ingredients have a high nutritional value, and canned salmon and shrimp contain natural seafood from Sweden. The manufacturer included a unique immunomodulator MacroGard®, added omega acids, vitamins. Some types include herbs and vegetables.
In terms of a portion, the cost of Bozita natural food is quite acceptable – a box of 370 grams will cost about 180 rubles.
- Lightweight cardboard packaging;
- A wide selection of feeds for the main ingredient;
- Low price per serving;
- Composition enriched with immunomodulators and vitamins.
- Not defined.
Applaws food does not need advertising, experienced breeders and ordinary cat owners already know about them. The main source of protein in them is selected meat, fish fillets and seafood. The composition contains plant components, but in small quantities, allergenic cereals in the diet are replaced with potatoes – a source of complex carbohydrates, potassium, other vegetables and herbs are also present. The product is enriched with vitamins and microelements, and preservatives are completely absent.
Applaws are available in spiders and cans. The price for them is high – about 100 rubles.
- 80% of the feed consists of animal products;
- Vegetables and herbs in the composition instead of cereals;
- The chunks are well accepted by cats;
- Food for animals of different ages.
- High price;
- Not available in all stores.
1st Choice holistic food is an unusual diet option for kittens, adult and senior cats. The manufacturer, along with the main component – meat or fish, uses exotic pineapples, papaya and other fruits. The composition may also include shrimp and other seafood, vegetables, omega acids, vitamins. The exotic diet is completely balanced, but it must be introduced carefully – unusual components are not suitable for all cats, but we did not find any special complaints from breeders.
1st Choice wet food can be purchased in portions, but the manufacturer does not use pouches. The price of a portion is about 85-95 rudders.
- Natural, mainly meat composition;
- Balanced diet;
- Delicious food for cats;
- Optimal price.
- Exotic components in the composition, careful introduction into the diet is necessary.
At the end of the review, we present Innova Evo wet food – a premium product for the daily diet of cats. It is used by European breeders of thoroughbred four-legged, products are imported to Russia in small batches, it is not easy to find it. The situation is complicated by the short shelf life – only 12 months due to the natural composition and the absence of preservatives. Experienced owners order Innova Evo directly from foreign suppliers.
The composition of the feed – selected meat, fish, hypoallergenic herbal ingredients, mineral supplements, vegetables, dried berries. The line includes solutions for kittens, older cats, spayed individuals.
- Natural composition without preservatives;
- Diet for cats with special features;
- Suitable for fastidious animals of all breeds.
- Difficult to buy in Russia.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.