Canadian Naturals is a family-owned company based in British Columbia, Canada. The company relies on locally-sourced, fresh ingredients to make foods for dogs and cats. Learn more about Canadian Naturals in our unbiased review.
The Cats.com Standard – Rating Canadian Naturals Cat Food on What Matters
We have analyzed Canadian Naturals 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 Canadian Naturals in these key areas:
- Species-Appropriateness – 7/10
- Ingredient Quality – 7/10
- Product Variety – 6/10
- Price – 7/10
- Customer Experience – 8/10
- Recall History – 9/10
Overall Score: 7.33/10
We give Canadian Naturals cat food a 44 out of 60 rating (73.33) or a B grade.
About Canadian Naturals
Canadian Naturals is a family-owned pet food company with decades of experience in the pet industry. Their products are made in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. According to the company, their ingredients are locally-sourced. They use fresh, whole foods in every batch they make.
The company makes several different product lines for dogs. They currently only make four dry cat foods.
Along with using regional ingredients, Canadian Naturals’ ingredients are non-GMO, made in Canada, and they offer grain-free options.
Unlike many pet food companies, Canadian Naturals doesn’t provide a section “About Us” so we don’t have any real information about the family that owns the company or how they became involved in making pet food. Other than retail sites that sell the food, we didn’t find any PR stories about Canadian Naturals or stories about the company online.
Sourcing And Manufacturing
Canadian Naturals states that it uses locally-sourced, Canadian-made ingredients in its foods. Their West Coast Kitchen is located in the heart of the Fraser bally in Abbotsford, British Columbia in Canada, a fertile agriculture and farming center. According to Canadian Naturals, their facilities use the most up-to-date small batch cooking equipment to produce their pet foods.
The company follows the most stringent certification in the pet food industry by cooking their products in a SQF3 and HACCP-certified kitchen.
All of their raw ingredients are tested with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to make sure they are safe and high quality.
Raw ingredients and samples of the pet food made are kept for 24 months in-house.
The company has a full-time quality assurance team.
As for exactly who makes Canadian Naturals, we found several pet food manufacturers in Abbotsford and the surrounding area. The largest of the manufacturers is OmniPET which is known for making private label dry pet foods for other companies. OmniPET also has their own laboratories.
Has Canadian Naturals Cat Food Been Recalled?
We didn’t find any recalls for Canadian Naturals after checking multiple sources in the United States and Canada. If the company has ever had a recall, it was before such records were being posted online.
What Kinds Of Food Does Canadian Naturals Offer?
As mentioned earlier, Canadian Naturals only offers four cat foods and they are all dry kibbles. These are the four foods:
- Turkey & Salmon Cat Recipe – Formulated for Cats & Kittens with Regional Ingredients, Antioxidants. Grain Free and GMO/Gluten Free.
- Chicken & Rice Cat Recipe – Formulated for Indoor Cats & Kittens with Regional Ingredients and antioxidants. GMO Free.
- Grain Free Salmon Cat Recipe – Formulated for Cats & Kittens with Regional Ingredients, Antioxidants. Grain Free and GMO/Gluten Free.
- Grain Free Whitefish Cat Recipe – Formulated for Cats & Kittens with Regional Ingredients, Antioxidants. Grain Free and GMO/Gluten Free.
Canadian Naturals uses regional, farm-fresh meats such as deboned chicken and deboned turkey from Fraser valley. Salmon comes from the Pacific Ocean. They also say their herring, trout, cod, and halibut are fresh. Beef and pork are fresh from Alberta. Fruits and vegetables are fresh from the Fraser valley and the Okanagan valley. Peas and lentils are from Saskatchewan.
The lamb is from New Zealand. The company also uses herbs and supplements for good health.
Canadian Naturals Cat Food – Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
|Product Name||Food Type||Primary Protein||Calories||Price||Our Grade|
|Canadian Naturals Turkey & Salmon Cat Recipe||Dry||Turkey||3958 kcal per kg||$5.66 per lb||B|
|Canadian Naturals Chicken & Rice Cat Recipe||Dry||Chicken||3908 kcal per kg||$5.39 per lb||B+|
|Canadian Naturals Grain Free Salmon Cat Recipe||Dry||Salmon||3789 kcal per kg||$5.66 per lb||B|
What Do Customers Think Of Canadian Naturals Cat Food?
Most of the reviews we found come from Homesalive.ca in Canada. We didn’t find any terrible reviews.
My cats just love this food so much. Their coats are amazing! – by Shane, reviewing Grain Free Salmon Cat Recipe on 03 Apr 2020
Finally a cat food my picky eater loves! After years of trying different food my cat gobbles this up! Thanks! – by Ashley L. reviewing Canadian Naturals Cat Food – Chicken & Brown Rice on 5 May 2020
The cats eat it – by Karen C. reviewing Canadian Naturals Cat Food – Turkey & Salmon on 30 Nov 2020
My cats like this food but prefer royal canin. Wish they preferred this brand more because price is better! – by Val B. reviewing Canadian Naturals Cat Food – Turkey & Salmon on 16 Jun 2020
How Much Does Canadian Naturals Cat Food Cost?
Canadian Naturals is moderately priced. We found the 1.36 kg bag of Canadian Naturals Grain Free Turkey & Salmon for $14.99. The 2.95 kg bag cost $21.99 and the 6.8 kg bag cost $42.99.
Overall, Is Canadian Naturals Cat Food A Good Choice?
Yes, though we have some misgivings about the large amounts of peas and lentils used in the foods. We prefer some of their foods that use fewer peas. If your cat has eaten grain-free foods before that contain a lot of peas and didn’t have any problems, then you will probably like Canadian Naturals. They use good, locally-sourced ingredients and they seem to have a good manufacturing record.
On the other hand, if your cat has any problem with grain-free foods or foods that contain lots of peas and lentils, we would suggest you look for foods that don’t contain so many peas.
We found Canadian Naturals to be comparable to Blue Buffalo and Taste of the Wild.
How Do You Order Canadian Naturals Cat Food?
You can buy Canadian Naturals on the company’s web site. You can also find it in some pet stores in Canada. It’s sold at PetMax, Petland, online through Homesalive.ca, and through Nupetfooddelivery.com in the Vancouver area.
We didn’t find Canadian Naturals sold in the United States at this time.