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I And Love You dry food is below average quality, but it is an affordable option. It is slightly above average for sustainability.
I And Love You wet food is an average quality food at an affordable price. Is scores above average for sustainability.
- Food quality 2/5
- Sustainability 3.5/5
- Approximate calories 364kcal/100g
- Price $$
- Food quality 3/5
- Sustainability 3.5/5
- Approximate calories 94kcal/100g
- Price $$$
See this post on how to decide which food is right for your cat.
Read on for our full I And Love You 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.
I And Love You Cat Food Review
I And Love You is owned by Only Natural Pet and was established in 2011. The brand is based in Colorado.
I And Love You is manufactured in the USA with ingredients sourced mostly from the USA and Canada.
|I And Love You Dry Pros||I And Love You Dry Cons|
|Main 3 ingredients are animal sources||High carbs|
|Contains chicken meal||Low protein|
|Affordable choice||Moderate levels of “filler” ingredients|
|Fat from animal source|
|I And Love You Wet Pros||I And Love You Wet Cons|
|Main 4 ingredients are animal sources||Higher carbs than average|
|Moderate-high protein||Some recipes contain fish|
|Contains by-products||Some questionable ingredients|
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.
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.
I And Love You’s dry foods contain 39% protein by dry matter. This means that feeding dry food alone may not ensure your cat maintains their muscular strength and activity level.
I And Love You’s wet food contains 46% protein by dry matter. Feeding this food will help maintain your cat’s muscle levels. This protein level is slightly lower than the average wet cat food.
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.
I And Love You’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.
I And Love You’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.
The three main ingredients in I And Love You’s dry food are animal sources. These include chicken meal and turkey meal. Chicken meal and turkey meal are nutrient dense ingredients which are good for a cat’s health.
I And Love You’s dry food range is inexpensive, making it an affordable choice.
I And Love You’s wet food range uses mainly animal sourced ingredients, providing good sources of nutrients and flavour.
I And Love You’s foods rate slightly above average on our sustainability criteria. Meat by-products are present in these foods, see here for why food should contain by-products. The ingredients in these foods do not compete with the human food chain. Ingredients are also sourced locally.
I And Love You’s dry foods contain substantial levels of “filler” ingredients. Chickpeas, lentils, sweet potatoes and pea starch add little benefit for your cat.
I And Love You’s wet foods contain some questionable ingredients. Cats do not eat cranberries, apples and carrots by choice!
The wet foods in this range also contain “filler” ingredients – sweet potatoes are of minimal nutritional benefit to cats.
Most foods in the I And Love You range contain fish. Feeding foods with fish could increase the risk of certain health conditions in your cat. We would recommend avoiding, or feeding less of, the products in this range containing fish.
Also worth checking out
- Nulo – great food and great value
- Taste of The Wild – good quality and best value kibble
- Crave – best for flavour
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.
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.
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.
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.
I And Love You’s wet foods are a reasonable quality food at a good price. They have acceptable protein and carbohydrate levels. They contain good quality ingredients, but are higher in filler ingredients than is ideal.
I And Love You’s dry foods are of questionable quality and we wouldn’t recommend feeding them on their own. They are an affordable option, but they are made with cheap “filler” ingredients.