Ownat is a Spanish pet food brand that uses natural ingredients, fresh meat, a slow-cooked process, and no artificial coloring or preservatives. They offer both dry and wet food as well as grain-free and grain-inclusive recipes. Learn more about Ownat cat food in our unbiased review.
The Cats.com Standard – Rating Ownat Cat Food on What Matters
We have analyzed Ownat 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 Ownat in these key areas:
- Species-Appropriateness – 8/10
- Ingredient Quality – 8/10
- Product Variety – 7/10
- Price – 8/10
- Customer Experience – 7/10
- Recall History – 8/10
Overall Score: 7.67/10
We give Ownat cat food a 46 out of 60 rating (76.67%) or a B grade.
Ownat is one of the brands made by Cotecnica SCCL in Bellpuig, Lledia, less than two hours’ drive from Barcelona, Spain.
The company began in 1982 with the centralized manufacture of vitamin supplements and premixes for stock food. They also managed the centralized purchase of cereals, pulses, and other raw materials, providing technological and nutritional support for feed formulation. Today, pet food is a fundamental part of the company’s work.
Other brands produced by Cotecnica include Brokaton, Cotagro, Pylkron, Pylkron Premium, and Pylkron Grain-Free. They previously produced the brand Maxima.
Sourcing and Manufacturing
Cotecnica has two factories and specializes in making premium dog and cat foods with fresh meat. They export to 35 markets and make a wide range of products.
Cotecnica has a pet food production center, a compound feed factory, a quality control laboratory, and a research and development center where they house several breeds of dogs and cats.
In the quality control laboratory the company performs quality control checks from the time raw materials are delivered by suppliers. All feeds are analyzed throughout the various stages of preparation to guarantee nutrients are correctly balanced.
The company operates the most advanced extrusion technology currently available to enable the appropriate use of proteins from fresh and natural ingredients such as poultry, cattle, pigs, and fish.
Regarding ingredients, the company states that they are strongly rooted in their region of Spain but they also have an international vision. They don’t provide specifics about where their ingredients are sourced.
Ownat states on their web site that their definition of “natural ingredient” complies strictly with the recommendations of the FEDIAF (European Pet Food Industry Federation). FEDIAF states that natural pet foods should only contain components to which nothing has been added and have undergone only processing that maintains their natural composition.
Has Ownat Cat Food Been Recalled?
We didn’t find any recalls related to Ownat cat foods in Europe. However, our Google searches only return results in English. If there were recalls in Spanish-speaking countries or countries with other languages, they might not show up. We can’t say with certainty that Ownat has never had a recall.
What Kinds Of Food Does Ownat Offer?
Ownat has several product lines (or “families,” as they call them) for cats.
Ownat Classic dry cat food is a premium line that uses real fresh meat and natural ingredients. These foods have no added colorants, preservatives, or artificial ingredients. The cat food formulas include fish, daily care, light, kitten, sterilized, and hairball.
Ownat Ultra dry cat food is for ultra digestibility. It contains 30 percent fresh meat, low grains (only whole grains), and no added preservatives, colorants, or artificial ingredients. This food is also slow-cooked. The cat formulas include sterilized and chicken & rice.
Ownat Grain-Free dry cat food is free of cereals, rich in proteins, and low in carbohydrates. They come in several formulas. Ownat Just Grain-Free is available in adult chicken and sterilized. Ownat Grain-Free Prime (50 percent fresh meat) is available in adult chicken & turkey; sterilized; sterilized fish; hair & skin formula; and kitten.
Ownat Wetline is 100 percent natural, with high percentages of fresh meat and fish. These foods are grain-free and slow-cooked in their own juices. They contain no artificial coloring or preservatives. Current offerings include sterilized chicken & turkey, sterilized chicken & salmon, and sterilized turkey & tuna; veal & turkey, chicken & shrimps, turkey & chicken, kitten salmon & turkey, and salmon & herring. These recipes are sold in pouches and cans.
Ownat Cat Food– Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
|Ownat Wetline Veal and Turkey Grain-Free Cat Food
|1005 kcal per kg
|Ownat Grain-Free Prime Hair & Skin Cat Food
4190 kcal per kg
|Ownat Ultra Sterilized Cat Food
|3680 kcal per kg
What Do Customers Think Of Ownat Cat Food?
Most of the reviews we found online for Ownat cat foods were very positive. Lots of people gave the foods four or five stars but they didn’t leave a written review. Some people left reviews in Spanish or Italian. We’re posting the reviews we found in English.
My 5 cats are good after having this !!! because of the high protein and low fat, this is very good for the fur and cats’ health! I recommend this!! – jglzdc reviewing Ownat Cat Food on May 17, 2022
Very good! Best value for grain-free food. – Henning F. reviewing Ownat Cat Food a year ago
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How Much Does Ownat Cat Food Cost?
We found prices all over the map, depending on which product line we checked. Ownat Classic, which uses maize (corn) and wheat, was the lowest-priced food but even it varied depending on the recipe. A 4kg bag of Ownat Classic Daily Care cost $12.07 at the online site Miscota.com.
Ownat Ultra was €14.77 on Pet4people.com. A 1kg bag of Ownat Grain-Free Prime Hair & Skin Care on the same site was €11.80.
We found the Wetline foods sold in pouches (12 x 85 grams) for €20.80 on Masdemascotas.com or €1.75 each. Prices vary so check around. The Wetline foods also come in cans but they contain more and also cost more.
Overall, Is Ownat Cat Food A Good Choice?
Yes, we do think that Ownat is a good brand. The Wetline foods, in particular, look like they are top notch. The Ultra and Grain-Free Prime recipes have high meat protein contents. The ingredients look like they have been carefully formulated. We are not a fan of peas and legumes but the good ingredients in these dry foods appear to outweigh the use of the whole peas.
Ownat also makes Ownat Classic which uses corn (maize) and wheat. This is a more average dry cat food though it is very popular. We found it sold widely at all of the popular online pet food retailers and it had lots of positive ratings.
How Do You Order Ownat Cat Food?
Ownat doesn’t appear to sell their foods through their web site. We only found their foods through online retailers by searching for the different product lines.
Ownat says that their foods are available in 35 markets. We found them in Ireland, parts of Europe, Malta, and parts of Asia. They may be for sale in the UK but the foods didn’t come up for us in a search on Amazon.co.uk.