Naturea pet foods were developed in Portugal and are made in the European Union. They use only certified European ingredients from European suppliers. They make both dog and cat foods. Learn more about Naturea cat food in our unbiased review.
The Cats.com Standard – Rating Naturea Cat Food on What Matters
We have analyzed Naturea 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 Naturea in these key areas:
- Species-Appropriateness – 9/10
- Ingredient Quality – 9/10
- Product Variety – 8/10
- Price – 8/10
- Customer Experience – 7/10
- Recall History – 9/10
Overall Score: 8.33/10
We give Naturea cat food a 50 out of 60 rating (83.33) or an A grade.
Naturea is a Portuguese company founded in 2010. According to the company, their goal is to provide a global benchmark feed for pet diets. They seek to provide naturally appropriate pet food. This is the starting point for all of their formulas.
According to Naturea, the first ingredients in all of their formulas are meat or fish proteins, originally fit for human consumption.
The company makes dog and cat foods, both wet and dry, that are prepared for all life stages.
Sourcing and Manufacturing
Naturea states that their meat proteins include chicken, Iberian pork, lamb, salmon, turkey, tuna, duck, trout, wild boar, and prawns. Some of these meats/fish are relatively novel for cats so they can be good for cats with food sensitivities.
Other ingredients used in recipes include sweet potatoes, apples, eggs, cranberries, spinach, carrots, tomatoes, tapioca, pumpkins, seaweeds, sunflower seeds, and whole brown rice.
They use ingredients that are exclusively from European suppliers with their origins completely traceable.
All of Naturea’s products are produced in Europe so their suppliers must follow European Union guidelines. The company states that their wet cat foods are made in a cannery in Galicia, northern Spain. The plant uses energy from wind power and runs its own fishing fleet to ensure a sustainable fishing catch in the northern Atlantic. Naturea follows the Dolphin Safe Program Earth Island Institute.
We don’t have information about where the dry food is made. Naturea contributes to a Portuguese program of reforestation implemented after recent summer wildfires. According to the company, their care and standards reflects their efforts to be a responsible brand.
Has Naturea Cat Food Been Recalled?
We didn’t find any recall notices for Naturea online. However, we could only access English languages pages. Naturea is available in many countries. For this reason we can’t be absolutely sure that the brand has never had a recall anywhere globally.
What Kinds Of Food Does Naturea Offer?
Along with dog foods, Naturea makes grain free dry cat food for cats and kittens (salmon); and Naturals dry food for cats and kittens (salmon, chicken); and wet foods. Their wet foods are available in 10 different recipes. They are formulated for all breeds and all life stages.
Naturea Wet Cat Foods
- Chicken – 100% grain free – Suitable for sterilized and unsterilized cats and kittens
- Tuna & chicken – 100% grain free – Suitable for sterilized and unsterilized cats and kittens
- Tuna with prawns – 100% grain free – Suitable for sterilized and unsterilized cats and kittens
- Chicken with rabbit – 100% grain free – Suitable for sterilized and unsterilized cats and kittens
- Cod with fig – 100% grain free – Suitable for sterilized and unsterilized cats and kittens
- Trout & salmon – 100% grain free – Suitable for sterilized and unsterilized cats and kittens
- Hake with apple – 100% grain free – Suitable for sterilized and unsterilized cats and kittens
- Tuna with papaya – 100% grain free – Suitable for sterilized and unsterilized cats and kittens
- Tuna fillets with Mussels – 100% grain free – Suitable for sterilized and unsterilized cats and kittens
- Tuna fillets with Quinoa – 100% grain free – Suitable for sterilized and unsterilized cats and kittens
In addition, Naturea makes treats for cats. All of their treat recipes are based on fresh fish and meat. Their treats also contain vegetables and seaweeds that are rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Their treats are suitable for all cats. All of their treats contain 88 percent fresh fish and meat.
- Pork liver treats
- Duck treats
- Chicken treats
- Fish treats
- Turkey treats
Naturea Cat Food – Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
|Product Name||Food Type||Primary Protein||Calories||Price||Our Grade|
|Naturea Chicken Complete Wet Food for Cats||Wet||Chicken||86 kcal per 100g||£7.41 per lb||B+|
|Naturea Lands Grain Free Cat & Kitten Food||Dry||Salmon||3900 kcal per kg||£5.66 per lb||A-|
|Naturea Naturals Dry Food for Cats & Kittens (chicken)||Dry||Chicken||4200 kcal per kg||£5.21 per lb||A|
What Do Customers Think Of Naturea Cat Food?
It was not easy to find customer reviews for Naturea cat foods in English. We’re posting what we found below.
Yet another top premium brand supplied by Miscota, with high quality ingredients which are so important for the health of our lovely pets. If you could also stock the canned wet form of Naturea for cats that would be even better, thank you Miscota. – by Sue F. reviewing Naturea Lands Cat & Kitten on 29 Dec 2014
This is the only customer review we found in English. We googled and checked many pages and retail sites.
You can check the Naturea Facebook page. They do post pictures regularly but we didn’t see any customer comments.
How Much Does Naturea Cat Food Cost?
The price seems to depend on the country but shipping will greatly affect the costs.
At Vivapets.com, in Portugal, we found the Naturea canned chicken for $1.64 per can. A case of 12 costs about $20. The shipping to the U.S. costs more than the case of cat food.
For UK customers, we found a dedicated Naturea web site. A 2-kg bag of Naturea Naturals (chicken) is £22.99. A 7-kg bag is £54.99. The salmon is slightly higher. UK customers get free delivery with the purchase of £100 or more. Items are brought to your door free of charge in 3 to 4 working days.
Delivery is via UPS.
Overall, Is Naturea Cat Food a Good Choice?
Yes, we do think Naturea foods are a good choice for cats. We were especially impressed with the brand’s dry cat foods. So many grain free foods are stuffed with peas, lentils, and legumes, regardless of their effect on pets. It is refreshing to see a pet food company thinking outside the box to find other non-grain ingredients.
Naturea’s ingredients are human-grade. They are gluten-free and don’t contain wheat, corn, or soy. They don’t contain artificial flavors or preservatives. They also contain named meat proteins as the first several ingredients in their foods.
We do have some concerns about the wet foods. The foods appear to contain good quality ingredients but it leaves a bad impression for the company web site and retail sites to have different somewhat different nutrient percentages and ingredients. We hope this is something that Naturea will fix.
How Do You Order Naturea Cat Food?
If you live in Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, or one of the other countries where Naturea is sold, check with local pet food supply stores. You can also check with pet food retailers online in those countries.