We’ve rated MAC’s on ingredient quality, species-appropriateness, recalls, and more. Read our MAC’s cat food review to learn how this brand stacks up.
The Cats.com Standard—Rating Mac’s 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 – 9/10
- Ingredient Quality – 9/10
- Product Variety – 6/10
- Price – 7/10
- Customer Experience – 7/10
- Recall History – 8/10
Overall Score: 7.7/10
In total, we give MAC’s cat food a 46 out of 60 rating or a B+ grade.
Based in Bavaria, Germany, MAC’s is a canned cat food brand catered to cats with food allergies and sensitivities. All of their recipes are gluten- and grain-free, plus free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. MAC’s also states that their recipes are made from the “best pieces of heart, liver, or lung and contains no bone meal or formed meat.”
Unfortunately, that’s about all the information we were able to find on this brand. We couldn’t find a brand website for MAC’s and there are limited independent reviews on there. The most information we could find was on ZooPlus.
Sourcing and Manufacturing
MAC’s cat food is made in Germany and the company appears to be based in Bavaria, but we were unable to find any specific information about where or how the products are made. According to the information on ZooPlus, MAC’s is made with 70% meat content and free from animal and bone meal as well as formed meat.
We weren’t able to find specific information about the sourcing of MAC’s ingredients. Most of their formulas appear to feature a combination of fresh meat and organ meats as well as some animal by-products and synthetic supplements.
Our research didn’t reveal any product recalls for MAC’s cat food.
What Kinds Of Cat Food Does Mac’s Offer?
MAC’s offers a limited selection of canned cat foods featuring proteins like chicken, beef, veal, turkey, salmon, and duck. Their products are sold singly and in multipacks with options packed in jelly and pate style. They also have a line of single protein recipes for cats with food allergies.
What Do Customers Think of Mac’s Cat Food?
Not only did we have a great deal of trouble finding specific information about MAC’s and their products, but we had some difficulty locating customer reviews as well. This isn’t particularly surprising given that MAC’s is a German company.
Of the reviews we found (mostly on ZooPlus), we get the sense that customers are satisfied with the quality of the food as well as its high protein content. There are some questions about certain ingredients like bananas and cranberries as well as one comment about a strange odor, but most of the reviews we saw were positive.
Let’s take a look at a few reviews from some of the most popular recipes from MAC’s.
“A good quality food with plenty of varied meat content in each pouch and free from the ingredients and additives that most other brands market and sell. The meat content is good as it includes the meat plus heart, liver, stomach and neck, giving a wider and more natural range of the animal meat protein source. MAC’s offer a good choice as a change and variety to Thrive Complete.”- Nta16 reviewing MAC’s Cat Multipack
“My cats like this, its very difficult to get such a good meat % for a reasonable price when your feeding 10 cats, of course, my Maine coons would eat felix all the time but it does them no good, but they love this and the high meat content means I am happy to feed it, though I am a little unsure why it has chunks of bananas in it.”- Andrea Abbott reviewing MAC’s Cat Saver Pack
“I used to buy MAC’s with Beef and my cat loved it! But last two months the meat in the cans is gray, smelly, lots of fat in it. From best wet food, MAC’s turn in to the worst s***e ever. What happened?”- Anna Pryzwecka reviewing MAC’s Cat 6 x 200g
MAC’s Cat Food – Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
|Product Name||Food Type||Main Protein Source||Calories||Price||Our Grade|
|MAC’s Beef and Chicken Hearts Canned Cat Food||Wet||Chicken||N/A||€1.94 per can||A|
|MAC’s Kitten Turkey, Beef, & Duck Canned Cat Food||Wet||Turkey||N/A||€1.50 per can||A-|
|MAC’s VetCare Mono Sensitive Lamb Recipe Canned Cat Food||Wet||Lamb||N/A||€1.58 per can||A-|
How Much Does MAC’s Cat Food Cost?
Pricing on MAC’s cat food may vary depending on where you live, but a 6-pack of 400g cans seems to sell for between €11 and €12. For an 18-pack of 200g cans, you’ll pay about €25.
Overall, Is Mac’s Cat Food A Good Choice?
It’s difficult to get a full impression of MAC’s cat food brand because it is a German-based company with limited information available online.
From what we can gather off the product information on ZooPlus, however, MAC’s cat food appears to offer species-appropriate nutrition for cats. Their canned foods are packed with animal protein from muscle meat and organ meats with extremely limited carbohydrate content, if any at all.
While we love the ingredients in MAC’s cat recipes, we don’t know where the ingredients are sourced or how the products are made. Take this recommendation with a grain of salt and do your own research if you live in Europe where you may have more access to information about MAC’s cat food.
Where Is Mac’s Cat Food Sold?
As a German cat food company, MAC’s seems to have limited availability in the UK but may be easier to find in other parts of Europe. ZooPlus seems to be the best place to find MAC’s cat food online.