We’ve rated Fussie Cat Food on ingredient quality, species-appropriateness, recalls, and more. Read our Fussie Cat Food review to learn how this brand stacks up.
The Cats.com Standard—Rating Fussie 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 – 8/10
- Product Variety – 7/10
- Price – 6/10
- Customer Experience – 8/10
- Recall History – 9/10
Overall Score: 7.5/10
In total, we give Fussie Cat food a 45 out of 60 rating or a B+ grade.
About Fussie Cat Food
Aptly named, Fussie Cat was developed to appease fussy felines. This brand is manufactured by Pets Global, Inc., an independently owned, holistic pet wellness company. Based in Valencia, CA, Pets Global, Inc. is also the name behind brands like Zignature and Essence.
Pets Global, Inc. was founded on a passion for animal welfare and they offer what they call “Physiologically Tuned” recipes for cats and dogs. The Fussie Cat brand in particular is designed for taste as well as species-appropriate nutrition.
Sourcing and Manufacturing
Fussie Cat recipes are formulated in keeping with Pets Global, Inc.’s Physiologically Tuned philosophy. Their formulas are meat-first, with complete proteins as the first ingredient. We didn’t find specific information about where Fussie Cat sources their ingredients, but many pet food companies that manufacture in Thailand also source their fish and chicken there.
Though I had a little trouble finding specific information about where and how Fussie Cat foods are manufactured, it looks like their wet foods are made in Thailand and their dry foods in the USA.
If you’re concerned about Fussie Cat being made outside the U.S. keep in mind that Thailand is becoming one of the top manufacturers of high-quality canned pet food and Fussie Cat uses an FDA-approved human food facility. Here’s an article about it, if you’re curious.
To our knowledge, Fussie Cat has not had any recalls in the history of the brand.
What Kinds of Cat Food Does Fussie Cat Offer?
Fussie Cat offers a range of wet foods, dry foods, and puree cat treats. Their wet foods are divided into eight product lines. These wet food recipes feature varied proteins, including tuna, chicken, salmon, and more.
- Super Premium
- Premium in Gravy
- Super Premium in Goat Milk Gravy
- Premium Pouches
- Fine Dining Mousse
- Fine Dining Pate
- Market Fresh Recipes
In addition to these wet options, one Fussie Cat dry cat food line is available. The Market Fresh line of kibble is made with premium animal or fish proteins, including salmon, chicken, turkey, guinea fowl, quail, and duck. These are sold in 2lb, 4lb, and 10lb bags.
What Do Customers Think of Fussie Cat Food?
Because Fussie Cat is sold on both Amazon and Chewy, I was able to find plenty of customer reviews. Most products carry at least a 3.5-star rating, though many are over 4 stars.
Many customers comment that Fussie Cat foods are true to their name in being highly palatable and appealing to even picky eaters. Customers seem to love the quality and there are several comments about the food being good for cats with sensitive stomachs. Many customers also appreciate that Fussie Cat dry foods feature novel proteins and many recipes are chicken-free.
Of the negative reviews I saw, many were related to cats simply not liking the product. Some customers were turned off by the gelatinous texture and others were concerned about the carrageenan content.
Let’s take a look at a few reviews from some of the most popular recipes from Fussie Cat.
“I was advised by my vet to put my kitty on a novel protein diet. It is very hard to find a food that fits his restrictions! This fits the bill though. He seems to enjoy this food and hasn’t shown any digestive issues. The grains of food are a good size and the smell of the food is not overpowering.” – KitKat80 reviewing Fussie Cat Market Fresh Quail & Duck Meal Recipe
“My Bengals are 4 years old and up until now had only eaten prescription (for sensitive tummies) dry food because they always used to throw up after eating any other food. Still, I felt they needed variety but was reluctant to deviate from their diet. I decided to try Fussie Cat canned food. They absolutely love it. They rush me when they hear the can opening. I am so grateful for this wonderful and nutritious catfood that together with their prescription dry food keeps them happy and healthy.” – PhyllisF reviewing Fussie Cat Premium Tuna with Prawns Formula
“One out of three cats in my household liked this food. My super-picky Siamese wouldn’t even touch it – he sniffed it, turned around and did that super annoying back paw kicking as if to bury the offending item. One of my pair of rescues refused it for a few days and only begrudgingly ate some, but his chubby brother had no problems eating his serving, his brother’s serving AND my Siamese’s serving all at once.” – Nightfall reviewing Fussie Cat Premium Tuna with Salmon Canned Food
“The lid on the can is almost impossible to open to get the food out! Once you get it about 1/2 way open you have to DIG out the food as it sticks to the interior of the can. My cats do not seem to like shredded foods – I can see it is good quality food but all mine will do is drink the broth and then dump the food on the floor.” – SiouxCitySue reviewing Fussie Cat Super Premium Chicken Formula in Gravy
What Did Our Test Cats Think?
I was impressed with the quality and variety of products Fussie Cat had to offer and my three test cats enjoyed all of the products they tried. The dry food came in bags that weren’t resealable, but they were small enough that I could just put the bag into a pet food storage bin.
In testing Fussie Cat, I found that all three products were a hit. The dry food came in pieces that seemed slightly smaller than average to me, but the food had an appealing aroma and my cats loved it. They were particularly fond of the Premium Tuna with Prawns canned food formula. Not only did it have plenty of shredded tuna, but each can had at least one full prawn.
Fussie Cat Food – Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
|Main Protein Source
|Fussie Cat Market Fresh Salmon & Chicken Meal Recipe Dry Cat Food
|Salmon & Chicken
|$4.78 per lb
|Fussie Cat Premium Tuna with Prawns Formula in Aspic Canned Cat Food
|$0.74 per oz
|Fussie Cat Market Fresh Quail & Duck Meal Recipe Dry Cat Food
|$5.35 per lb
How Much Does Fussie Cat Food Cost?
Fussie Cat isn’t the most expensive pet food brand out there, but it isn’t cheap. Their dry foods come in 2lb, 4lb, and 10lb bags which cost between $0.20 and $0.30 per ounce, but that still adds up to over $3.00 per pound. Fussie Cat canned foods average close to $0.50 per ounce.
Overall, Is Fussie Cat Food a Good Choice?
My overall impression of Fussie Cat is that it’s a decent brand. I appreciate that their dry foods often feature novel proteins and there are some chicken-free options. I also like that their canned foods are packed with animal protein and very low in carbohydrates.
That being said, I have a few concerns. First, the carbohydrate content of Fussie Cat dry foods is very high – this comes from the inclusion of a significant number of plant ingredients, including legumes and pulses. Second, most of their canned foods seem to be thickened with carrageenan. It’s also worth noting that while Fussie Cat does offer a decent variety of products, most of their canned foods are either tuna- or chicken-based.
If you’re looking for a protein-rich recipe for your cat and you don’t mind spending a little extra to get it, Fussie Cat canned foods could be a good option. You might just want to include them in a rotational diet to avoid a primarily fish-based diet.
Fussie Cat dry foods are a good option for cats with food allergies, but you can probably find something similar with lower carb content for a lower price.
Where Is Fussie Cat Food Sold?
Fussie Cat is sold by small and independent pet food retailers as well as major online retailers like Amazon and Chewy. You can find Fussie Cat online from other retailers, though you should note that Target, Petco, PetSmart, and Walmart.com are not authorized dealers of Fussie Cat.