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Weruva Cat Food Review 2019 – Veterinary approved?

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Quick analysis

Weruva’s foods are high quality cat foods. They surpass our nutrient analysis criteria. We have  only some quibbles with some ingredients.

Weruva’s foods are average for sustainability due to their use of antibiotic, hormone and cage free meat sources. Unfortunately Weruva foods lose points because they are manufactured in Thailand. This adds to shipping emissions and Thailand has low animal welfare standards.

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Wet foods

  • Food quality 4/5
  • Sustainability 3/5
  • Approximate calories 64kcal/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 Weruva cat food review.

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.

Weruva Cat Food Review

Weruva was launched in 2006. The name comes from the names of the founders’ cats – Webster, Rudi and Vanessa.

Weruva produces foods high in moisture, high in animal ingredients and low in plant ingredients.

Weruva’s foods are produced in Thailand.

Weruva ProsWeruva Cons
Meat/fish main ingredientMany recipes contain fish
Very high proteinLow calorie density
Low carbsPlant source of fat

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.

Weruva 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.

Weruva’s foods contain 77% protein. This level is higher than average and means that Weruva foods will more than supply the protein needs of even the most active cat.

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.

Weruva’s dry foods contain a low level of carbs. This level of carbs is ideal. This level should not cause any digestive upset and means that you are not paying for ingredients which do not benefit your cat.

Ingredient analysis

Positive

Animal protein makes up the majority of the protein in the wet foods. Cats cannot produce taurine or arachidonic acid. These are two of the essential building blocks of protein which are only found in meat. The high proportion of animal protein in these foods will more than adequately provide these essential nutrients and keep your cats healthy.

Quality animal protein sources like those seen in these foods are palatable to cats. This means your cat is likely to enjoy the taste. A wide search of pet owner feedback online shows that Weruva foods have good ratings. The majority of reviewers noted that their cats really enjoy the flavour.

The main ingredients in the wet foods are high quality, this means that you aren’t paying for fillers that do not benefit your cat.

Weruva foods contain very few filler ingredients, so you are not paying for ingredients that do not benefit your cat.

Negative

The primary source of fat in these foods come from vegetables, not animal origin. This is not as important as protein coming from animal sources, but it is suboptimal.

Weruva foods fall a little short of our sustainability criteria. Meat by-product meal is 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. Ingredients are sourced from around the world, not locally. This adds to carbon emissions from transporting and also food waste.

Many foods in the Weruva 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

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.

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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.

Weruva’s wet foods are a great quality food for your cat. They are have high protein levels and low carbohydrates. The ingredients are high quality, but we would prefer to see more fats from animal sources.

Weruva’s wet foods have average sustainability. Weruva use antibiotic, hormone and cage free animals, but the foods are produced and shipped from Thailand. Thailand has lower animal welfare standards.

Weruva’s wet foods have a lower calorie density than most foods, which means you will need to feed more of them. This makes them less good value.

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