Almo Nature Natural Cat Food (Wet) Review And Nutritional Analysis
- Meat is the first ingredient – 1 Star
- Uses some unnamed meats – 1 Star
- Above average protein content – 1 Star
- Less than 4 controversial ingredients – 1 Star
- Catological Discretionary Rating – 1 Star
THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE, BALANCED FOOD. IT IS MEANT TO BE USED AS A SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD, NOT FED BY ITSELF.
Here’s a few important points to consider for this particular line:
- Meat is the first, and in some cases, the only ingredient
- There are not enough added vitamins and minerals to be considered a complete and balanced food by AAFCO, who sets the industry standards for pet food
- This is a supplemental food ONLY. It is not to be fed without feeding your cat another “complete and balanced” food
- No fillers whatsoever
The Almo Nature Natural product line includes 21 wet recipes/flavors.
Each recipe below includes its related AAFCO nutrient profile when available on the product’s official webpage or packaging: Growth (G), Maintenance (M), All Life Stages (A), Supplemental (S) or Unspecified (U).
The star rating is a rough average of all of the flavors in a single line of food. If an individual recipe scored lower or higher, we will mark that below, next to the flavor.
- Almo Nature Natural Chicken Drumstick in Broth (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Salmon & Chicken in Broth (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Tuna & Chicken in Broth (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Tuna in Broth Pacific Style (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Chicken & Liver in Broth (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Chicken and Cheese (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Trout & Tuna in Broth (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Chicken & Shrimp in Broth (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Mackerel in Broth (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Salmon in Broth (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Salmon with Carrots in Broth (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Tuna & Clams in Broth (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Chicken Breast in Broth (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Tuna in Broth Atlantic Style (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Tuna & Cheese in Broth (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Chicken with Pumpkin in Broth (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Tuna & Shrimp in Broth (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Tuna & Whitebait Smelt in Broth (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Mixed Seafood in Broth (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Ocean Fish in Broth (S)
- Almo Nature Natural Tuna with Corn in Broth (S)
Almo Nature Natural Chicken & Liver in Broth was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.
Almo Nature Natural Chicken & Liver in Broth
Wet Cat Food
|Estimated Nutrient Content|
|Dry Matter Basis||90%||4.5%||0%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||89%||11%||0%|
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Fiber (guaranteed analysis)
Is real, named meat the first ingredient?
Chicken, Water Sufficient for Cooking, Liver.
Ingredients in red are controversial or of questionable quality.
The first ingredient in this cat food is chicken. Good.
While quality of the individual ingredient can vary, chicken is a good protein source for cats.
It’s also important to note that chicken contains about 70% water, so when it is processed and cooked for use in cat food, it will become a smaller part of the total recipe.
After water sufficient for processing, the second ingredient is liver. Good.
Liver is an important organ meat that your cat would eat in the wild to get extra protein, vitamins, and minerals.
This is usually a sign of a high quality food.
To read a more in depth article about any of the ingredients listed here, check out our Cat Food Ingredient Wiki (currently under development).
The Catological Verdict on Almo Nature Natural Wet Cat Food
Remember – this is a Supplemental food.
That means it must not be the only food you feed your kitty.
It does not include enough vitamins and minerals, nor does it include enough fat to be biologically appropriate for an all-the-time food.
It is an above average wet product.
Meat is the first, and in many cases only, ingredient.
We can assume that this is a meat-based cat food, without enough meat to make it biologically appropriate for your cat’s dietary needs. But again, it should be used as an add-on to another complete and balanced cat food.
To review, on a dry matter basis, this food is 90% protein, 4.5% fat, and 0% carbs.
As a group, the brand has an average protein content of 85%, and average fat content of 4.4%, and an average carb content of 0%.
Compared to the other 2000+ foods in our database, this food has:
- Above average protein.
- Below average fat.
- Below average carbs.
Because it is almost entirely made up of meat, as a supplemental dish, our average rating for this brand is 5 stars.
Almo Nature Cat Food Recall History
We do not believe that a recall indicates a low quality food or company, and we respect the fact that sometimes things happen that cause a manufacturer to recall a food.
Usually these things are non-life-threatening, and we think it’s important to take a moment to be thankful about just how few recalls there really are in the industry, considering the enormous volume of food produced.
However, we do believe that a history of recalls may point to a larger issue with a company, and that discerning consumers want to know who they’re buying from, especially when it comes to something as important as the food you feed your beloved cat.
Here is a list of recalls that have affected the Almo Nature brand in the past:
- We could not find any evidence of a recall in Almo Nature’s history.
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Where To Buy Almo Nature Cat Food
We recommend purchasing your pet products from Chewy.com. They continually prove that they walk the walk while talking the talk, and I’ve never dealt with a more dedicated pet-parent base of people than those who work at Chewy.
Plus, they offer 20% off and free shipping on lots of orders.