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Brit is a family-owned pet food company from the Czech Republic. The company was established in 1994 and today makes a wide variety of foods for dogs, cats, and small pets. Learn more about Brit cat food in our unbiased review.
The Cats.com Standard – Rating Brit Cat Food on What Matters
We have analyzed Brit 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 Brit in these key areas:
- Species-Appropriateness – 8/10
- Ingredient Quality – 7/10
- Product Variety – 9/10
- Price – 7/10
- Customer Experience – 7/10
- Recall History – 9/10
Overall Score: 7.83/10
We give Brit cat food a 47 out of 60 rating (78.33) or a B+ grade.
Brit is a family-owned pet food company based in the Czech Republic. The company has been in business since 1994.
Brit operates as part of the VAFO Group. VAFO is a leading European super premium pet food producer. Their pet foods include dry foods, wet foods, snacks, and supplements in a wide variety of formula options, such as fresh meat, grain free, natural, bio-based, monoprotein, novel and niche ingredients, and low-grain concepts. Some of their popular brands include Brit, Carnilove, HauHau, PrimaDog, PrimaCat, Christopherus, Profine, Sam’s Field, Planet Pet, Canvit, Nutrican, Country Dog, Freddy, and Let’s Bite. Their foods are sold in more than 75 countries around the world.
Brit (VAFO) has more than 350 employees.
Brit and the VAFO Group have the following philosophy:
- Respect the health and welfare of their pet customers
- Refuse testing on laboratory animals
- They are strictly against any cruelty towards animals and they reject all animal abuse
- They do not use any ingredients that may have a negative impact on pet´s health
Sourcing And Manufacturing
Brit uses freshly prepared deboned chicken or salmon in their premium and super premium recipes. They do not use soy, any risky ingredients, or GMO ingredients.
Brit’s production is certified according to the ISO 9001 and HACCP quality standards.
The company operates three modern production plants in the Czech Republic. The VAFO Group operates multiple factories in central Europe and Scandinavia (the Czech Republic, Finland, Estonia, Poland, Germany, and Sweden); you can see them on this map. Brit’s products are distributed from their new central warehouse located in Rudna u Prahy near Prague.
The company takes part in international trade fairs (Interzoo, Zoomark, Zoosphere, CIPS, Anido).They are a proud a sponsor of international dog and cat shows held in the Czech Republic. They support a variety of interesting canine activities such as dog sports, training and sport cynology. The company also sponsors the Helppes Training Center for Assistance Dogs and Aura Canis – The Therapy Dog Organization.
Has Brit Cat Food Been Recalled?
We did not find any recalls that specifically related to Brit cat food. You should be aware that online searches using the term “Brit” will bring up stories about “British” cat foods, in general. These do not appear to relate to this brand.
What Kinds Of Food Does Brit Offer?
Not only has Brit been in business since 1994, but the VAFO Group which owns the brand is one of the largest pet food manufacturers in Europe. This means that the company makes their own foods in their own factories. Brit also comes in many different kinds of products. We found the following kinds of cat food on the Brit web site:
Brit Care: dry kibble, pouches of fillets in jelly, paste, canned food, grain free offerings; for cats with different health issues and ages
Brit Fish Dreams: supplementary food for cats in cans
Brit Premium: dry kibble, paste, sticks, meat sausages, cans, pouches, in jelly, in gravy, fillets, stew; for cats of different ages and health conditions
Brit Care Cat Snacks: Superfruits insect, herring, lamb, chicken, salmon; kittens, calming, digestion, urinary, hairball, dental, coat; Truffles with cranberry, duck, cheese; Meaty salmon, tuna, chicken
Brit has foods for cats and kittens from 1-12 months, 1-7 years, and more than 7 years of age. They have cat food in all kinds of recipes (see the foods above). They make foods for cats that are neutered/sterilized, for better coat, with hypoallergenic formulas, for weight control, for sensitive digestion, and grain free foods. They also have foods for indoor and outdoor kitties.
Brit Cat Food – Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
|Product Name||Food Type||Primary Protein||Calories||Price||Our Grade|
|Brit Care Cat Pouch Trout & Cod in Jelly||Wet||Fillets||820 kcal per kg||NA||A-|
|Brit Premium by Nature Meat Sausage Chicken & Rabbit for cats||Wet||Chicken||1415 kcal per kg||NA||A-|
|Brit Premium by Nature Cat Kitten Chicken||Dry||Chicken||3,930 kcal per kg||NA||B+|
#1 Brit Care Cat Pouch Trout & Cod in Jelly Review
Brit offers such a wide range of foods for cats, we thought it was a good idea to try to cover several of their different product lines in our reviews. We can also look at some of the different packaging formats for their recipes. Cats can have different preferences when it comes to what kind of food they prefer and Brit has more options than most brands.
Brit Care is listed as a relatively new super premium product line for the company but it covers several dozen different formulas in various packaging: kibble, pouches, cans, paste. Some are formulated for specific health issues. We decided to look at Brit Care Cat Pouch Trout & Cod in Jelly since it is likely to be a favorite for many cats. The pouches contain 85 grams.
These trout and cod fillets in jelly are enriched with carrot and rosemary for digestive support. This is a complete super premium wet food for adult cats.
According to Brit, this food is a good choice for cats that are extra picky or any cat that has issues with eating food. It has a lot of flavor appeal for cats. The fillets can help increase the diversity of your cat’s diet.
This is a grain free formula that contains 85 percent meat from the fillets. It has no GMO ingredients, no soy, and no added sugars.
The first ingredients are meat (chicken, liver, trout, cod), broth, carrot, and rosemary. There is some pea starch but it is the last ingredient, after the minerals. It likely helps make the jelly for the fillets.
We think that Brit Care Cat Pouch Trout & Cod in Jelly looks like a good food with good ingredients that many cats will enjoy. Brit’s other pouch foods also look good.
Calorie Content (ME Calculated): 820 kcal per kg
Crude protein 8.5%, crude fat 4.0%, crude fibres 0.5%, crude ash 2.0%, moisture 82.0%, calcium 0.25%, phosphorus 0.2%, sodium 0.3%
Fillets with 85% meat (62% chicken, 15% liver, 4% trout, 4% cod), broth, 3% carrot, 0,5 % rosemary, minerals, pea starch
Vitamin D3 (E671) 250 I.U., vitamin E (3a700) 150 mg, biotin (3a880) 0.5 mg, zinc (3b606) 12 mg, manganese (3b502) 3 mg, iron (3b103) 10 mg, copper (3b405) 0.4 mg, iodine (3b201) 0.7 mg, taurine (3a370) 500 mg. Contains natural antioxidants: tocopherol extracts from vegetable oil (1b306), ascorbyl palmitate (1b304) and rosemary extract
Ingredients We Liked: Meat (62% chicken, 15% liver, 4% trout, 4% cod)
Ingredients We Didn’t Like: None
Common Allergens: Chicken and fish can be allergens for some cats
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- Chicken and chicken liver, as well as fish, are good sources of protein and other nutrients
- The food is grain free, GMO-free, soy-free, and contains no added sugars
- Carrots are a source of fiber
- Rosemary is an antioxidant
- Some people may not like the added pea starch
- Some cats can become overly fond of cat foods that contain fish
#2 Brit Premium by Nature Meat Sausage Chicken & Rabbit Review
Brit Premium by Nature Meat Sausage Chicken & Rabbit is a complete food for cats. We rarely see this kind of meat roll for cats. It’s more common for dogs. We couldn’t pass up reviewing it.
If you’re not familiar with meat rolls, they typically fall somewhere near canned foods in terms of their nutrient values, though they have slightly less moisture. They are also normally high in calories. They can be a good choice for active cats or cats that need to gain weight (as long as their health situation permits).
Brit Premium by Nature Meat Sausage Chicken & Rabbit contains chicken (meat, liver, hearts, necks, stomachs), rabbit (meat, liver, hearts), peas, broth, and salmon oil as the main ingredients. As you probably know, those internal parts are appealing to most cats. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals. According to Brit, the food contains 95 percent meat with giblets.
This food contains no salt and no preservatives. This food does need to be refrigerated after it is cut open.
Since this is a sausage or rolled meat, you need to cut off a small slice of the food for your cat as a serving. You can chop it up to feed to your cat as a meal or add some to your cat’s regular food. If your cat is on the plump side, use sparingly since it is high in calories.
Based on the ingredients and nutrient values, we think Brit Premium By Nature Meat Sausage Chicken & Rabbit looks like a good food for cats. Some cats might take some time to get used to it since this is an unusual method of feeding them but they should like it if they try it. Recommended.
Calorie Content (ME Calculated): Metabolisable Energy 1415 kcal per kg
Moisture 68.0 %, crude protein 12.0 %, fat content 9.0 %, crude ash 6.3 %, crude fibre 0.5 %
65% chicken (meat, liver, hearts, necks, stomachs ), 30% rabbit (meat, liver, hearts), 3.6 % peas, 0.9% broth, 0.5% salmon oil
Taurin (3a370) 650 mg, vitamin D3 (E671) 300 IU, vitamin E (3a700) 150 mg, zinc (3b606 ) 15 mg, iron (E1) 12 mg, manganese (E5) 2.5 mg, Iodine (3b201) 1.0 mg, copper (E4) 0.6 mg, biotin (3a880) 0.5 mg
Ingredients We Liked: Chicken (meat, liver, hearts, necks, stomachs ), rabbit (meat, liver, hearts), salmon oil
Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Peas
Common Allergens: Chicken can be an allergen for some cats
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Caloric Weight Basis
- Good sources of animal protein
- 95% meat with giblets
- Salmon oil is good for your cat’s skin, coat, and heart
- No salt or preservatives
- Contains peas
- Some cats may not like eating food from a meat roll
#3 Brit Premium by Nature Cat Kitten Chicken Review
Even though many of us worry about our cats consuming enough moisture in their diets, some cats still like to eat dry cat food. If you have a cat that prefers dry food, sometimes you have to give in and feed your cat a dry food while encouraging him to drink enough water; or add some wet food or broth to his kibble to get more moisture in his diet. At least you need to make sure you are feeding a good quality dry food.
Brit makes a number of dry foods in their Brit Care and Brit Premium lines. We wanted to look at one of their foods that would equate to an all life stage formula so it could be fed to cats of all ages. Brit Premium by Nature Cat Kitten Chicken is formulated for kittens 1-12 months. It’s also for pregnant and lactating cats and can be fed to any adult cat.
The first ingredients in this food are: dehydrated chicken, rice, chicken fat, peas, and dehydrated salmon. It also contains apple pulp as a source of fiber. Chicken and salmon are excellent sources of protein for cats. Chicken fat is a good source of quality fat. Fat is necessary in your cat’s diet for energy. In addition, some vitamins are only soluble in fat.
This is a dry cat food so we expect a starch such as rice, at least in moderation.
The food also contains hydrolyzed chicken liver which is a good source of vitamins. It also contains salmon oil which provides omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are good for your kitten and cat’s skin, coat, heart, eyes, and brain development.
The food also has MOS and FOS. MOS are prebiotics that are good for your cat’s digestion. FOS are kinds of fructose that provide dietary fiber. It also contains herbs such as rosemary and curcuma (turmeric) which provide antioxidants and other health benefits for your cat.
Overall, Brit Premium by Nature Cat Kitten Chicken dry food appears to contain healthy ingredients and should provide good nutrition for your growing kitten or adult cat. Do make sure that you make fresh water easily available for your cat if you feed a dry food.
Calorie Content (ME Calculated): 3,930 kcal per kg
Crude protein 40.0%, crude fat 18.0%, crude fibre 2.8 %, crude ash 8.0%, moisture 10.0%, calcium 1.4 %, phosphorus 1.0 %, sodium 0.5 %, magnesium 0.1%
Chicken dehydrated 40%, rice, chicken fat, peas, salmon dehydrated 4%, dried apple pulp, chicken liver hydrolyzed 2%, salmon oil 2%, dried spinach 0.5%, mannan-oligosaccharides (150 mg/kg), fructo-oligosaccharides (120 mg/kg), yucca Mojave (80 mg/kg), dried rosemary (12 mg/kg), dried cloves (12 mg/kg), dried citrus (12 mg/kg), dried curcuma (12 mg/kg)
Vitamin A (3a672a) 22,000 IU, vitamin D3 (3a671) 900 IU, vitamin E (3a700) 700 mg, vitamin C (3a312) 300 mg, taurine (3a370) 2,300 mg, biotin (3a880) 1.8 mg, zinc (3b606) 150 mg, manganese (3b504) 55 mg, iron (3b106) 45 mg, copper (3b406) 11 mg, iodine (3b201) 3.7 mg, selenium (3b810) 0.17 mg, L-methionine (3c305) 4,000 mg. Omega-3: 0.54%, Omega-6: 2.4%
Ingredients We Liked: Chicken dehydrated, chicken fat, salmon dehydrated, dried apple pulp, chicken liver hydrolyzed, salmon oil, mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS), fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS)
Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Peas
Common Allergens: Chicken and fish (salmon) can be allergens for some cats
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- High in protein from chicken, salmon, and chicken liver
- No wheat, no soy, and no corn
- Contains prebiotics, dietary fiber, and natural antioxidants
- Peas are the fourth ingredient so they may boost the protein percentage to some degree
- The food is high in calories compared to some foods. Growing kittens and pregnant females can use lots of calories but if you feed it to an adult cat, it’s best to measure how much you feed.
What Do Customers Think Of Brit Cat Food?
We found customer reviews for Brit cat foods on Zoomalia.co.uk which appear to be from French speakers. Most of the reviews were positive and 80 percent said they would recommend the food again.
Very happy, my cats love it !!! Exceptional value for money, that’s why I opted for this feed.- by Rocío reviewing On publié il y a 1 an
Very satisfied with this product. The 2 cats eat them without worry. Reasonable price- by Virginie reviewing On publié il y a 2 ans
I was seduced by the composition which seems very good to me, my cat jumped on it the first day then shunned them …- by Milène reviewing On publié il y a 1 an
These croquettes look good, but my cat has eaten 4 or 5, and since then does not want them at all …- by Béatrice reviewing On publié il y a 4 ans
How Much Does Brit Cat Food Cost?
If you are in the U.S., you can order Brit cat foods from Vivapets.com (in Portugal). The prices for the food are reasonable but the shipping costs tend to be high.
We found Brit Blue Cat Adult Chicken, 8 kg, on the site for $5.96. This food has chicken meal and poultry protein along with maize, rice, corn gluten, and poultry fat so it appears to be a lower quality food than the foods sold in Europe.
In Italy we found 7 kg bags of super premium dry Brit cat food currently selling for around € 51.74. It appears that prices have almost doubled for the super premium foods in the last four years, perhaps due to supply chain issues.
If you live in one of the countries where Brit cat foods are sold, you may find better prices locally.
Overall, Is Brit Cat Food A Good Choice?
Yes, we do think that Brit cat foods are good foods, in general. Brit Care and Brit Premium foods, in particular, look like they have very good formulas. That includes their wet and dry foods.
We do note that Brit is made by a very large company in Europe so they seem to have a range of foods. The Brit Blue Cat food we found with some lower quality ingredients would not be considered a high quality product.
Nutritionally, we would compare Brit dry foods to recipes from popular brands like Purina One or Blue Buffalo. Some of their wet foods are similar to those from Tiki Cat.
How Do You Order Brit Cat Food?
Brit sells their cat food in about 75 countries. Check the Brit web site for shops in your area. Type in an address or shop name to find a store that sells the food near you.
I have been trying to find a certain food for my cat (1 year old) who is neutered, he is a 5.4 kg male and we are worried that he is too fat for his age. We want to switch to Brit sterilized, until now he was fed Purina pro plan sterilized juniors, he was neutered at the age of 8 months. Until he was castrated, he was fed Applaws kitten and Schesir. Can you make a topic about food for neutered cats?
Thank you so much for your efforts!
Hi Stefan, it’s an interesting idea! Usually, people will just cut back on their cat’s existing kitten food rather than switching diets altogether, but it’s definitely worth giving some more attention in a full article. Thank you!
Althought you said the Brit care food is a good brand and has good formulas, you compared Brit dry food to Blue Buffalo, which I know is not seen as a very good option for cats food.
Could you clarify this info, please? As I am feeding my cat a mix of Acana and Brit care food.
This was in terms of the nutritional value of the dry food only—not the brand as a whole. Overall, Brit Care looks like a more reputable, trustworthy brand than Blue Buffalo, and I think you can feel more confident feeding their recipes than those from Blue Buffalo. I’ve edited the article to clarify.
Thanks for the review
I may buy it for my cats.