We’ve rated Catit cat food on ingredient quality, species-appropriateness, recalls, and more. Read our Catit cat food review to learn how this brand stacks up.
The Cats.com Standard—Rating Catit Cat Food on What Matters
We’ve rated the brand on six key criteria for quality. Here’s how it rates in each of these six crucial areas.
- Species-Appropriateness – 7/10
- Ingredient Quality – 9/10
- Product Variety – 7/10
- Price – 5/10
- Customer Experience – 8/10
- Recall History – 8/10
Overall Score: 7.3/10
In total, we give Catit cat food a 44 out of 60 rating or a B grade.
About Catit Cat Food
Catit was founded in 1999 and is largely known for its interactive cat toys, pet fountains, and cat furniture. Catit products are designed with attention to both style and function to meet the needs of modern cat owners. In addition to the brand’s signature line of cat accessories, Catit has introduced a selection of food for cats.
Sourcing and Manufacturing
The Catit company is headquartered in Baie-d’urfe, Quebec, Canada and Catit products are available in Canada, the United States, and internationally.
Catit offers several lines of cat food products, most of which are made in Canada with regionally sourced ingredients. The exception is the Gold Fern line of air-dried foods which features ethically sourced proteins from New Zealand.
To our knowledge, Catit cat food has never been recalled.
What Kinds of Cat Food Does Catit Offer?
Catit offers a variety of dry and wet cat foods as well as air-dried recipes, food toppers, and treats. The brand’s dry food selection consists of three kibble-style foods, and the Catit wet food lineup includes a variety of chicken- and fish-based dinners.
The Gold Fern line of air-dried cat foods includes three recipes: chicken, beef, and lamb & mackerel. These foods feature ethically sourced proteins from New Zealand including free-range chicken, grass-fed beef, and wild-caught fish.
In 2021, Catit debuted its Nuna line of insect-based cat food. The line includes two complete and balanced dry food recipes formulated with black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae and either chicken or fish.
What Do Customers Think of Catit Cat Food?
Catit is a popular brand among cat owners, but it’s primarily known for cat toys and accessories like the Senses line of interactive cat toys and the Catit Hooded Cat Pan. Catit’s lickable cat treats are reviewed favorably on Chewy, but customer reviews for Catit’s other cat food products are hard to find outside of Amazon.
On Amazon, Catit dinner-style wet foods have an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars. The brand’s wet foods seem to go over well with finicky cats, though some reviewers were turned off by the gelatinous appearance of the dinner-style foods.
Let’s take a look at a few reviews from some of the most popular recipes from Catit.
“I gave this cat treat five stars for flavour but I’ve never actually tasted it 😉 But you can take my cat’s word for it because she loves it and she’s very fussy. I like that there is quite a bit of broth in each package so I give it to her when it’s very hot out to help her stay hydrated. Also, my cat appreciates variety and I have never seen this product in any of my local stores.” – by Natalia Reviewing Catite Divine Shreds Wet Food Topper on August 3rd, 2022
“For the price vs the size of the bag & amount inside the bag, I think these are better suited to be given to your cats as occasional special treats rather than as a complete replacement for kibble/dry food. The bag is small and would run out very quickly if you used these to replace kibble/dry food or as a topper/mixer.
However, used as treats, I would say these are AMAZING. I held one piece out for each of my 3 cats, and all 3 took sniffs, their eyes widening with interest and accepted the pieces with much gusto. I even asked them do tricks to earn some more of these “treats” (high-five/paw-shake, etc.) and they were VERY eager to comply (and you know how stubborn cats can be sometimes). The look and feel of these pieces of cat food are like small pieces of jerky (similar to beef jerky).” – by AlexB Reviewing Catit Gold Fern Air-Dried Cat Food on February 12th, 2022
“My 2 cats both hated this food. And they are not picky eaters. It has a bizarre, gelatinous texture with shredded food inside. Smells bad (even for cat food). It’s also priced the same as much better brands, yet it seems so cheap and overly processed. I will not repurchase.” – by Arky Reviewing Catit Chicken Dinner with Tuna & Kale on January 27th, 2022
“I tried to feed my cat to it for her birthday and I thought she would totally like it but she wasn’t interested at all. I tried many times to feed her with that but she wasn’t even curious. I’ll never buy it again just because I ended up throwing it away. Maybe other cats will like it. The ingredients are pretty good and I thought it would be different and interesting for my cat but sadly she wasn’t into it.” – by Freaky Yandere Reviewing Catit Divine Shreds Wet Food Topper on July 9th, 2021
What Did Our Test Cats Think?
To review Catit cat food, I ordered one bag of Gold Fern air-dried cat food, two wet food tubs, and one wet food pouch, all directly through Catit’s online store.
I tested Catit’s Gold Fern Gently Air-Dried Lamb & Mackerel recipe which is sold in a resealable 14-ounce bag. The first thing I noticed was the product’s pungent aroma – my cats noticed it too. The food has an appearance and texture similar to jerky, though a little bit drier without being crumbly.
For wet food, my cats and I tested Catit’s Fish Dinner with Salmon & Green Beans, Chicken Dinner with Duck & Potato, and Divine Shreds Chicken with Tuna & Carrot recipes.
Both Catit’s chicken and fish dinners came in plastic 2.8-ounce (80g) tubs. They’re sold individually on Catit’s website which was convenient for testing but might not be cost-effective for daily feeding. The food itself was very soft and the texture was somewhere in between a mousse and a pate with chunks of meat and vegetables.
Catit’s Divine Shreds are marketed as food toppers. They contain a lot of liquid with very fine shreds of chicken or fish and small bits of vegetables. My cats enjoyed all of the Catit wet foods.
Catit Cat Food – Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
|Main Protein Source
|Catit Gold Fern Air-Dried Lamb & Mackerel Cat Food
|$0.89 per oz
|Catit Chicken Dinner with Salmon & Carrot Wet Cat Food
|$0.78 per oz
|Catit Old Maple Farm Dry Cat Food
|$0.23 per lb
How Much Does Catit Cat Food Cost?
Catit cat food is expensive, especially if you buy the wet in individual packages. A 2.8-ounce tub of Catit Chicken or Fish Dinner was priced at $2.19 in January 2023, making the per-ounce cost about $0.78. Buying a 30-pack Catit Dinner Bistro Box cost $54.99, dropping the per-ounce price to about $0.65. Divine Shreds wet food toppers were priced at $1.69 each or $17.99 for a multipack of 12 pouches.
At the time of purchase, Catit Gold Fern air-dried food cost $12.50 for a 14-ounce bag. The price appeared to be marked down from $24.99, however, so I’m not sure whether it was a temporary discount or not. At $12.50 per bag, the per-ounce cost of Catit Gold Fern was under $1 which makes it significantly less expensive than Ziwi Peak’s air-dried cat food.
The cost to feed a 10-pound cat Catit wet food would be about $6.93 per day whereas the daily cost to feed Catit Gold Fern air-dried food would only be about $1.25. Catit’s traditional dry cat foods are their most cost-effective product and would cost about $0.41 per day for a 10-pound cat.
Overall, Is Catit Cat Food a Good Choice?
With their high carbohydrate content, the cost of Catit dinner-style wet foods doesn’t appear to be justified. You could pay less for a higher-protein, lower-carb wet food from Tiki Cat or Hound & Gatos. Catit kibble is much more cost-effective but also has a high carbohydrate content and makes heavy use of peas and lentils.
Perhaps the most species-appropriate choice in Catit’s lineup is the Gold Fern line of air-dried foods. Though much less hydrating than wet food, Catit’s air-dried food has 16% moisture compared to 10% moisture in the average kibble and, because it’s so calorie-dense, isn’t much less expensive to feed than Catit’s wet foods.
Where Is Catit Cat Food Sold?
While you can find a variety of Catit toys and treats on Chewy, this online retailer doesn’t currently sell Catit’s wet or dry cat food. The best place to find Catit’s full product line is on the brand’s website or on Amazon. Some independent pet retailers and animal feed stores appear to carry a limited selection as well.