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Abound cat food reviews 2019 – veterinary approved?

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Quick analysis

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Dry foods

  • Food quality 2/5
  • Sustainability 2.5/5
  • Approximate calories 375kcal/100g
  • Price $$$

Wet foods

  • Food quality 3/5
  • Sustainability 2.5/5
  • Approximate calories 68kcal/100g
  • Price $$$$

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See this post on how to decide which food is right for your cat.

Read on for our full Abound cat food reviews.

Things to consider before buying cat food

Choosing a cat food can be a difficult process. There are lots of brands, flavours and forms. Manufacturers use opaque words to describe the ingredients, and what do cats actually want from a food anyway?

“You are what you eat” is just as true for cats as for people. Choosing the right food will help keep your cat happy and healthy without hurting the environment or your wallet!

At YourPetProfessional we use a unique algorithm to assess foods based on their suitability. Our algorithm rates how well they meet cats’ nutritional requirements, the quality of the ingredients and palatability. We also rate products on price and sustainability.

The ideal food should be high in protein, have a moderate level of fat and low carbohydrates. Most of the protein should come from animal sources. It should be free of artificial preservatives and low in ingredients which could potentially harm your cat. There should be no “filler” ingredients.

When we discuss the cost of a food we take into account both the price and how calorie dense it is. This way you can get an idea of a food’s cost-per-day allowing you to compare apples with apples.

Sustainability is a rough measure of the food’s impact on the environment. Sustainable foods complement the human food chain rather than competing with it. They include high-quality, nutritious ingredients that cats love, but simply don’t fit with modern appetites. Sustainable foods use low-impact sources of animal protein.

Our recommendations will suit the vast majority of cats, but if your cat doesn’t seem to be doing well on a particular food you should always seek veterinary advice. If your cat has a specific health problem consult our guides and your veterinarian for advice.

Abound Cat Food Review

Abound is owned by Kroger and launched in 2014.

Abound as a brand avoids artificial ingredients, soy, corn and wheat.

Abound Dry ProsAbound Dry Cons
Meat 2 main ingredientsHigh levels of filler ingredients
Contains chicken mealLow protein

High carbs

Questionable ingredients

Less sustainable ingredients
Abound Wet ProsAbound Wet Cons
High proteinLow calorie density
Moderate carbsHigher than average carbs

Less sustainable ingredients

Nutritional analysis

Nutritional percentages in these charts are calculated from data in the manufacturer’s guaranteed analysis. The values in these charts may differ from actual values. Vales may vary slightly between flavours. Please contact the manufacturer directly for more information.

Abound dry food nutritional analysis (dry matter)
Abound wet food nutritional analysis (dry matter)

Protein

Protein is a key part of a cat’s diet and is required for all aspects of health. A protein level of 40% is needed to maintain muscle mass.

Abound’s dry foods contain 36% protein by dry matter. This means that feeding dry food alone may not ensure your cat maintains their muscular strength and activity level.

Abound’s wet food contains 50% protein by dry matter. Feeding this food will help maintain your cat’s muscle levels.

Carbs

There is a lot of controversy about whether cats need carbohydrates and if carbohydrates should be in cat food. Cats can absorb small amounts of carbohydrates, but too much can cause an upset tummy.

Abound’s dry foods contain a high level of carbs. This level of carbs may cause digestive upset, and will not give your cat any benefit. Less carbs would allow you to feed less to get the same benefit.

Abound’s wet foods contain higher levels of carbs than the average wet food. This level of carbs is unlikely to cause digestive upset, but will not provide any benefit to your cat.

Ingredient analysis

Positive

The two main ingredients in Abound’s dry food are animal sources. These include chicken meal. Chicken meal is a nutrient dense ingredient which is good for a cat’s health.

Abound’s dry food range is inexpensive, making it an affordable choice.

Abound’s wet food range uses mainly animal sourced ingredients, providing good sources of nutrients and flavour.

Negative

Abound’s dry foods contain substantial levels of poor quality “filler” ingredients. Barley, oatmeal and rice are of no benefit to cats.

Abound’s wet foods contain some questionable ingredients. Cats do not eat peas and carrots by choice!

Abound’s foods rate about average on our sustainability criteria. Meat by-products are completely absent from this food, see here for why food should contain by-products. The ingredients in these foods compete with the human food chain.

Also worth checking out

Nulo

Nulo are committed to using high quality ingredients and it shows. This brand surpasses our nutritional criteria. 

The foods stand out for being high in protein and low in carbohydrates.

Nulo foods are mid-range priced but offer excellent value.

Click here to check the price on Amazon.

Taste Of The Wild

Taste of The Wild is a brand that aims to create high quality and affordable cat food. The main ingredient is real meat of fish and they use unique proteins found in few other foods.

Taste of The Wild foods contain high quality ingredients, with few questionable ingredients. Taste of The Wild’s foods surpass our nutritional standards. 

Taste of the Wild’s dry food is particularly good value.

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Crave

Crave is a brand that aims to create diets that meets cats’ nutrient requirements and instinctive drive to eat protein rich food. Meat is always the main ingredient.

Crave makes good quality cat food which we rate highly. Crave foods surpass our nutrient analysis criteria. 

Crave foods stand out for flavour. Cats are widely reported to love the taste.

Crave foods are mid-range on price, though the wet foods are priced as slightly more premium than average.

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Conclusion

Choosing the right cat food will keep your cat as healthy and happy as possible. Poor quality foods can cause many health problems and ultimately lead to high vet bills. A good food should also be tasty so your cat will eat and enjoy it.

Abound’s wet foods are a reasonable quality food at a good price. They have acceptable protein and carbohydrate levels. They contain good quality ingredients.

Abound’s dry foods are of poor quality and we wouldn’t recommend feeding. They are an affordable option, but they are made with cheap “filler” ingredients.

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