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Amore Pet Foods, the maker of Amore cat food, is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Their foods are made in-store. As the company states, the food has the benefits of raw and the convenience of kibble. They offer a wide range of air-dried and frozen foods for cats and dogs. Learn more about Amore cat food in our unbiased review.
The Cats.com Standard – Rating Amore Cat Food on What Matters
We have analyzed Amore cat food and rated it according to our standards here at Cats.com. Our grades are based on the species-appropriateness of the food, the quality of the ingredients, product variety, price, customer experience, and recall history. You can read more about our ratings here.
Here are our ratings for Amore in these key areas:
- Species-Appropriateness – 8/10
- Ingredient Quality – 9/10
- Product Variety – 8/10
- Price – 7/10
- Customer Experience – 8/10
- Recall History – 9/10
Overall Score: 8.17/10
We give Amore cat food a 49 out of 60 rating (81.67) or an A grade.
Amore Pet Foods makes foods that are locally-sourced and human grade. According to the company, their food is 100 percent natural. They make both dog and cat food. They offer foods that are air-dried and raw-frozen. They use no additives in their foods.
The company states that it prides itself on using only quality ingredients and having quality controls that ensure a safe, high quality, nutritious product. All meats are bought whole, not ground.
Amore Pet Foods is owned by Barbara Fellnermayr. From the information we found online, the company started around 2005. According to the company, Fellnermayr is passionate about caring for animals. She has been the manager of the Vancouver City Pound and the Coquitlam City Pound. During her time, the City of Vancouver declared its no-kill policy. Coquitlam City Pound did the same when Fellnermayr worked there. Today she supports rescue groups.
Sourcing And Manufacturing
Per Amore, 100 percent of their foods and treats are made in-house at the company store in Burnaby Heights near downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.
Air drying raw food preserves the nutrition of the ingredients, removing only water. Your cat gets maximum nutrition while you can store the food on a shelf without having to thaw it.
Amore specializes in making the highest quality dehydrated dog and cat food. (They prefer the term “cool air-dried” because of the special process they use.)
All ingredients are purchased locally from known farmers. They are the same farms and suppliers that supply local restaurants and grocery stores.
If you live in the Vancouver area, you can pick up food at the Amore store. They also have a free tasting bar (for dogs) in the store so dogs can sample the various foods to see which foods they prefer. Perhaps they will add a tasting bar for cats, too.
Amore will also create custom blends on orders of 200 pounds of frozen food or 50 pounds of air-dried food. Frozen orders must be picked up in store or the customer must arrange for shipping.
Free samples of Amore’s Mega Morsels are available for cats or dogs if you live in Canada. They charge $5 for shipping. If you live in the U.S., you can call the company toll free and request a sample. Limited supplies. Amore’s Mega Morsels is a cool air-dried food.
Has Amore Cat Food Been Recalled?
We didn’t find any recalls for Amore pet foods in the United States or in Canada. Do keep in mind that there really were no meaningful lists kept for recalls prior to around 2007-09 so it’s hard to be completely certain that a company has never had a recall before that time.
What Kinds Of Food Does Amore Offer?
Amore makes both food and treats for cats.
- Mega Morsels Quail (for cats)
- Mega Morsels Rabbit & Salmon (for cats)
- Mega Morsels Turkey (for cats)
- Mega Morsels Beef (for cats)
- Mega Morsels Chicken (for cats)
- Mega Morsels Salmon & Whitefish (for cats)
- Free Sample Mega Morsels
- Mega Treats – Beef
- Mega Treats – Lamb
- Mega Treats – Chicken
- Mega Treats – Camel
- Mega Treats – Chicken & Salmon
- Mega Treats – Turkey
- Mega Treats – Salmon & Whitefish
- Love Bites – Beef
- Love Bites – Chicken
- Love Bites – Buffalo
- Mega Squares – Double Buffalo Liver
- Mega Squares – Double Beef Liver
- Mega Squares – Double Chicken Liver
- Salmon Skin Treat
Amore Cat Food – Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
|Product Name||Food Type||Primary Protein||Calories||Price||Our Grade|
|Amore MEGA Morsels™ – Rabbit & Salmon (for Cats)||Air-Dried||Rabbit||144 kcal per ounce||$57.38 per lb||A|
|Amore Mega Morsels – Beef (for Cats)||Air-Dried||Beef||465 kcal per 100g||$46.58 per lb||A|
|Amore Love Bites — Chicken||Air-Dried||Chicken||100 kcal per ounce||$582.36 per lb||A-|
What Do Customers Think Of Amore Cat Food?
Amore is a Canadian brand and seems to have a low profile, mostly serving local pet lovers in the Vancouver area. We had a hard time finding many reviews. Most of the reviews we did find were very positive. For the most part, they came from Google Reviews.
Good store, great staff, absolutely wonderful owner! Gotta go and get your babies samples, too! – by X Xx reviewing Amore Cat Food a year ago.
Quite literally the only thing my girls would eat on a regular basis! Will turn their nose up to Everything but Amore products. I have tried everything from home cooking recipes, to Raw, and freeze dried diets , all flavours and kinds of kibbles to no avail. once they discovered Amore the ate daily and still do! Best discovery I found for my divas! Thank you Amore. – by Collin Jamaal Capron reviewing Amore Cat Food 3 years ago.
… So then this happened. When I offered the dry pieces, Mo sniffed it and turned his head. Kismet sniffed it and poked it off my hand, and when it fell on the floor (the way she likes to eat stuff, rather than out of hands), she hopped over it and left. I have it mixed in with their wet food now, which is the chicken dinner Friskies tonight. There’s some moist stuff mixed in, and some dry stuff as toppers. Mo sniffed it a bit and walked away. He’s a glutton and desperate for food when I first put meals down, but he does not seem into this. I held the plates to both of their faces and even with the Friskies, they’re uninterested. Mo has grazed a bit, of course on Kismet’s food, but neither are wolfing it down …
EDIT; as the most subservient cat owner, I went out and took their wet food dishes to each cat where Mo lapped up a bunch, but he seemed to lick around the turkey as he found it. Kismet was taking bites of her food, and even picked up and bit the turkey pieces alone, and nearly cleaned her plate. I think a combination of letting it sit and absorb water longer, and have the wet food juices add flavour made the morsels a little more appealing. We’ll see how tomorrow goes. – by pinkdagger reviewing Amore Pet Food on June 9, 2014
Our cats eat it but doesn’t seem like it’s their favourite food. bits of food will be usually left in the plates, which never happens with their fav foods. One of my cat threw up every time she eats this but another cat is completely fine. Also, I wish that 3lb package comes with closable tops – by Ellie Milner reviewing Mega Morsels Organic Beef on July 17, 2022
How Much Does Amore Cat Food Cost?
As you might expect with dehydrated human grade ingredients, Amore is pricey. 100 grams of Love Bites Chicken is $12.99. The cost goes up to $128.39 for 1 kg.
Mega Morsels – Beef (for cats) starts at ½ pound for $23.29 and goes up to $132.09 for 3 pounds.
Mega Morsels– Rabbit & Salmon (for cats) starts at $28.69 for ½ pound and goes up to $168.89 for 3 pounds.
Although Amore is expensive, it is important to keep in mind that you are buying dehydrated food. The water has been removed and it has to be rehydrated. That means that you only give your cat a very small amount at feeding time. The food tends to last much longer than kibble or wet food.
Overall, Is Amore Cat Food A Good Choice?
Yes, we do think Amore cat foods are a good choice. The ingredients are superior, coming from local farmers who supply Vancouver restaurants and grocery stores. Everything Amore sells is made in their own store.
We would like to see more nutrient information provided on their labels. Otherwise, we think these are excellent cat foods. Some customers did say their cats were not enthusiastic about the food but most customers raved about Amore.
We have rated this food highly based mostly on the very good ingredients. The questions about the guaranteed analysis raise questions about who is formulating the food.
Compared to other cat foods, Amore most closely resembles some of the Honest Kitchen dehydrated foods that include animal protein. We would give the nod to Amore because they can customize meals for your cat upon request. You can also view the food being prepared if you are in the Vancouver area. On the other hand, Amore has a limited selling area compared to Honest Kitchen.
How Do You Order Amore Cat Food?
If you live in the Vancouver area you can buy the food directly from the Amore store in Burnaby, British Columbia. If you live in Canada, contact Amore and ask about the closest store in your area that carries their food.
You can also order from them online or over the phone. They deliver Mega Morsels and frozen foods in the Lower Mainland of Canada and Mega Morsels across Canada.
If you live in the United States, call for information.
Their phone number in Canada is (778) 892-6673.