Meowing Heads cat food is made by the same folks who make Barking Heads dog foods. Meowing Heads is a British company. Learn more about their foods for cats in our unbiased review.
The Cats.com Standard – Rating Meowing Heads Cat Food on What Matters
We have analyzed Meowing Heads 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 Meowing Heads in these key areas:
- Species-Appropriateness – 7/10
- Ingredient Quality – 7/10
- Product Variety – 6/10
- Price – 8/10
- Customer Experience – 7/10
- Recall History – 8/10
Overall Score: 7.17/10
We give Meowing Heads cat food a 43 out of 60 rating (71.67) or a B+ grade.
About Meowing Heads
Meowing Heads was formed in 2008-09 when Paul, Dave, and Jim of Petfood UK left their previous jobs at an American pet food company that had been purchased by Mars Corporation. They decided to make their own pet food. This plan led to Meowing Heads.
It was announced in December 2021 that Meowing Heads and Petfood UK were being purchased by Inspired Pet Nutrition (IPN), a UK-based pet food and treat manufacturer. IPN is said to be the largest producer of dry pet foods in the UK.
Meowing Heads was previously owned by Petfood UK. The company also owned Barking Heads, Bailey Bites, and AATU: Evolutionary Natural Feeding for Dogs. Petfood UK is based in Herefordshire, UK. According to their online profile, their pet food products are sold in over 30 countries.
Meowing Heads has a smaller online presence than Petfood UK or Barking Heads. We did find current Meowing Heads postings on Facebook.
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Sourcing and Manufacturing
Meowing Heads states that the ingredients for their foods are sourced in the UK as much as possible. The company doesn’t provide specific information about their cat food ingredients. However, we did find ingredient information when we checked the dog food listings. Cats are mentioned, along with dogs, in the discussion of ingredients.
The company says that it uses:
- 100 Percent Natural, Free-run Chicken
- 100 Percent Natural, Grass-fed Beef
- 100 Percent Natural, Grass-fed Lamb
- 100 Percent Natural Scottish Salmon
- 100 Percent Natural, Free-run Turkey
- 100 Percent Natural, Free-run Duck
- 100 Percent Natural Tuna
- 100 Percent Natural Trout
- 100 Percent Natural Sardines
You can see the other ingredients used on this page.
As for manufacturing, from the inforrmation we found online, the Petfood UK products, including Meowing Heads, are made at Dalton Airfield, Topcliffe, Thirsk, in North Yorkshire, UK. Whether this includes all of the company’s products or only the dry or wet foods, we can’t say. IPN, which has acquired Petfood UK recently, also has pet food manufacturing facilities in Kinmel, Wales.
Has Meowing Heads Cat Food Been Recalled?
We didn’t find any recalls online for Meowing Heads. It’s not always easy to find every recall for every country so we can’t say with certainty that Meowing Heads has never had a recall. However, if the company had any kind of large recall, it should have turned up.
What Kinds Of Cat Food Does Meowing Heads Offer?
Meowing Heads currently offers both wet and dry food. Most of the information we found online pertained to their dry foods. Dry foods may have been their early focus but they have a decent variety of wet foods now.
The company makes foods for cats of all ages: adults, kittens, and seniors. They also make foods for cats of all sizes. They have a light food (dry) for overweight cats.
Primary ingredients in their foods include salmon, chicken, and turkey, with a few other meats in some foods.
The wet cat food we found from Meowing Heads is sold in 100-gram pouches instead of tins.
Meowing Heads is also sold in variety packs and bundles for people who like to buy a lot at one time. They even offer a “mega pack” that features sixty 100-gram pouches of various wet foods.
According to one article about the company, the owners stated that their foods “are guaranteed to contain nothing but high-quality meat and fish, topped up with scrummy veg, herbs, and other ingredients that are great for pet health – like added vitamins and minerals. In short, everything you need to feed happy, healthy dogs and cats.”
Meowing Heads Cat Food – Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
|Meowing Heads Paw Lickin’ Chicken wet food
|99 Kcal per 100g
|£5.14 per lb
|Meowing Heads So-fish-ticated Salmon dry food
|400 Kcal per 100g
|£5.60 per lb
|Meowing Heads Smitten Kitten dry cat food
|400 Kcal per 100g
|£5.31 per lb
What Do Customers Think of Meowing Heads Cat Food?
We found lots of reviews online about Meowing Heads. On TrustPilot.com they are interspersed with reviews for Barking Heads dog food.
Some 85 percent of the reviewers gave the company 5 stars. Many of the negative reviews related to the shipping service or delays.
My 15yo senior kitizen loves the four flavours that have arrived at part of the Meowing Heads variety pack. Yes, each one absolutely reeks but she also seems to love this. And a happy cat is a happy home. – by Mackrz reviewing Barking Heads & Meowing Heads on Feb 2, 2022
This food is the best I have ever fed my Cat,I was a veterinary nurse so know a fair bit about animal nutrition is this is amazing and just as important as the health benefits my cat loves it. I free feed the dry food, he never overeats and give him the wet as a treat in the evening. Delivery was prompt, I’m very happy customer and my cat says a big thankyou 😻- by Joanne Fernie reviewing Barking Heads & Meowing Heads on Oct 7, 2021
My cat loves the food, but the subscription service has been extremely variable, with mix up after mix up. Hence the average rating. Staff generally helpful but honestly beginning to feel this is more trouble than it’s worth. – by Eileen Prior reviewing Barking Heads & Meowing Heads on Feb 3, 2022
Their cat food is actually really good, but the shipping and the customer service is a nightmare.
This is the story:
We ordered our first one, and after 2 weeks we were still waiting. Never had an answer to my emails until we wrote a bad review here. They replied immediately, send us a new packet and a free one to say sorry. Cats really like it so we ordered more.
After other couple of “normal” orders again its been 2 weeks that our order is lost somewhere and 2 different people replied to my many emails with a standard “sorry we are working on it” … but nothing happens.
So here we are again giving it another 1 star hoping we finally get the cat food we ordered and paid for 2 weeks ago.
The food is actually really good, but if you want to order it just go through some big shop distributor since it seems obvious that this company have some serious logistics problems. – by Jae Cristiano reviewing Barking Heads & Meowing Heads on Mar 25, 2021
How Much Does Meowing Heads Cat Food Cost?
Prices vary depending on where you buy Meowing Heads. On the company site, a one-time purchase of 10 pouches of Paw Lickin’ Chicken wet food is £11.50. A 1.5 kg bag of Meowing Heads dry cat food, such as So-fish-ticated Salmon, costs £15.99 on the company site.
Meowing Heads is also sold at Sainsbury’s, Petsathome.com, Ocado.com, and many other retailers, both online and at brick and mortar stores.
Overall, Is Meowing Heads Cat Food a Good Choice?
Yes, we think Meowing Heads is a good cat food brand. They appear to use good quality ingredients from good sources. They use meat from free-run and grass-fed sources. Their foods don’t contain artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. The foods we looked at appeared to contain sensible ingredients that would be healthy for cats.
We would compare Meowing Heads to Lily’s Kitchen and Edgard + Cooper cat foods.
How Do You Order Meowing Heads Cat Food?
The company offers a subscription service on their products which does provide a discount. For example, a one-time purchase of a package of 10 pouches (100-grams each) of Paw Lickin’ Chicken wet food is £11.50. With the subscription service the cost is £9.20.
You can also buy Meowing Heads at various pet stores in the UK. It’s also sold online. Meowing Heads is also available in some 30-plus countries.