Whether you have an adult cat or a kitten, there’s no better way of getting them to eat than by offering them a freshly opened can of cat food. Rich in protein and full of the moisture that cats need to get from their food, wet cat food offers a rewarding sensory experience that cats can’t resist along with the nutrition they need to stay healthy. Not all wet cat foods are created equal however. With so many options if can be difficult to know if you’re choosing the right one for your feline friend. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve compiled a list of our picks for the best canned cat foods available this year.
8. Hill’s Science Diet – Light Liver & Chicken Entree Adult Wet Cat Food
Hill’s Science Diet is formulated using a research-based recipe that uses only high-quality ingredients to give cats a healthy food with a taste they’ll love. This food includes all the essential nutrients and fiber your cat’s body needs and is made with real chicken and pork. Hill’s Light Cat Food is made using a high-protein, low fat and low calorie formulation, perfect for helping adult cats maintain a healthy body weight, all without losing muscle mass.
7. Royal Canin Feline Health – Digest Sensitive Adult Cat Food
This specialized formula by Royal Canin is designed to balance the protein, fat and carbohydrate needs of older cats into a gentle and easily digestible meal for older cats. This weight-management diet provides optimum nutrition and a protein rich recipe that cats need. It is made with chicken, pork and salmon – a delicious combination of real animal ingredients that will satisfy your cat’s nutritional requirements and instinctive preferences. This adult cat wet food also provides the added benefit of reducing litter odors through a unique recipe that increases nutrient absorption and is simple to digest, even for the most sensitive of cat tummies.
6. Soulistic Tranquil Treasures – Grain-Free Adult Wet Cat Food Variety Pack
Nourish your cat’s body and soul with this variety pack of highly nutritious wet cat foods. Using only real animal based proteins and ethically sourced ingredients, Soulistic Tranquil Treasures strives to create delicious meals that reflect the food we eat ourselves. This food is grain-free and includes only premium proteins, such as cage free, deboned chicken and duck, and wild-caught fish that is dolphin and sea turtle safe. This variety pack includes four of their top recipes: Good Karma, Tri-Fusion, Double Happiness and Golden Fortune. These premium recipes are made in a human food facility and never include any artificial colors or preservatives, grain, gluten, MSG’s or GMO’s.
5. Merrick Purrfect Bistro – Grain-Free Canned Cat Food Variety Pack
This grain-free wet food variety pack by Merrick uses only real meats in its recipe, with no by-products, corn, wheat, soy or artificial preservatives, colors or flavors. Focused on providing your cat the optimal nutrition it needs, it is enriched with the vitamins and minerals your furry friend needs to stay healthy. This variety of protein-rich patés include four flavors your cat is sure to love – chicken, beef, duck and turkey. Purrfect Bistro is always made using top-quality ingredients, such as real chicken to satisfy your cat’s instinctive appetite. This recipe never includes poultry meals, artificial flavors or preservatives, or processed grain ingredients.
4. Soulistic Mystic Menu – Grain-Free Moist & Tender Variety Pack
Another cat-approved meal by Soulistic, this grain and gluten-free menu includes minced all-animal proteins in a decadent gravy that is sure to get a purr of approval. Like with all Soulistic products, this variety pack of one of the best canned cat foods is produced in human food facility from ethically sourced ingredients and is free from artificial preservatives, colors and flavors. These moist and tender recipes include favorites such as chicken, duck, salmon and turkey, so you always know your cat is getting the best food possible.
3. Purina ProPlan Chicken, Tomato & Pasta Entree – Adult Wet Cat Food
Made with real tender chicken in a delicious gravy, this premium recipe by Purina is formulated to support your cat’s immune and digestive system. Enriched with all the essential vitamins and minerals, the ProPlan line provides exceptional nutrition and a taste cats will love. This adult formula balances the protein, fat and carbohydrate requirements of older cats to help them get all the nutrition they need while maintaining a healthy body weight. Purina is so sure your cat will love their food that they offer a money back guarantee if your cat doesn’t love the taste.
2. WholeHearted Chicken & Tuna – Grain-Free All Life Stages Wet Cat Food
Another great grain-free canned cat food option for your kitty, this all-life stages recipe is great for both kittens and adult cats. It uses chicken as its first ingredient and is protein-packed to meet the nutritional requirements of growing and grown-up cats. This formulation doesn’t use any by-products, artificial colors, corn, soy or wheat and comes enriched with the vitamins, minerals and Omega-3’s your cat needs to grow healthy and strong.
1. Hill’s Prescription Diet – Metabolic Weight Management Adult Wet Food
This specially designed prescription diet is aimed at helping overweight cats lose weight quickly and safely while still providing the nutritional requirements to keep them healthy and strong. In fact, 88% of pets fed on Metabolic will lose weight in 2 months or less. If your pet is overweight or obese, Hill’s Metabolic diet is a great option to ensure their long-term health.