We’ve rated Performatrin Ultra on ingredient quality, species-appropriateness, recalls, and more. Read our Performatrin Ultra cat food review to learn how this brand stacks up.
The Cats.com Standard— Rating Performatrin Ultra 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 – 5/10
- Ingredient Quality – 5/10
- Product Variety – 6/10
- Price – 7/10
- Customer Experience – 7/10
- Recall History – 8/10
Overall Score: 6.33/10
In total, we give Performatrin Ultra cat food a 38 out of 60 rating or a C+ grade.
About Performatrin Ultra
The Performatrin pet food brand offers a diverse array of products for dogs and cats using high-quality ingredients without any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. The brand claims to offer formulas tailored to the unique needs of different breed sizes, ages, and activity levels in both dogs and cats.
All of Performatrin’s pet products are scientifically formulated by their in-house pet nutritionist, though the brand doesn’t name this expert on their website. Neither do they provide any specific information about how they source their ingredients or where their products are manufactured.
Sourcing And Manufacturing
While the Performatrin website doesn’t provide much in the way of information about their ingredients or manufacturing, their pet food labels do. Performatrin pet food is manufactured in Canada using “domestic and imported ingredients.”
Though Performatrin appears to be a pet food company based in Canada, their products are formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by AAFCO for all life stages.
To the best of our knowledge, the Performatrin pet food brand has not had a product recall to date. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to determine how old the company is, so it’s difficult to say whether the lack of recalls is due to quality brand management or simply being new to the industry.
What Kinds Of Cat Food Does Performatrin Ultra Offer?
The Performatrin Ultra brand offers over 50 different varieties of canned and dry cat food products. They offer recipes for adult cats and kittens as well as specialized formulas for healthy weight management and limited ingredient diets. Their canned foods come in pate, bisque, and stew textures, packaged in 3-ounce, 5.50ounce, or 13.2-ounce cans and 3.5-ounce bowls.
What Do Customers Think Of Performatrin Ultra Cat Food?
Because Performatrin Ultra cat food is only sold in stores and from limited online retailers, it was difficult to obtain a lot of information about the typical customer experience. On Supermarket.com, Performatrin Ultra has eight 5-star reviews and sixteen 4-star reviews.
Let’s take a look at a few customer reviews from some of the most popular recipes from this brand.
“My cat has been on the Ultra food for a year and a half now. Age 7, indoor neutered male, he was always asking for more food before. He actually leaves some on the plate with the Ultra food. Healthy shiny coat and energy to play more are also noticeable changes.” – Dinnertime for Francis, reviewing Performatrin Ultra Turkey, Salmon & Duck Pate
“I have two VERY picky eaters and it’s a pain to ever find a brand that they will both eat. This brand of cat food is one of the few items that they both enjoy and you would think I starve them with how they eat this food like candy/treats. Awesome stuff! Great value and I feel like I’m giving them the best.” – Amandajo8629, reviewing Performatrin Ultra LID Green Pea & Duck Formula
“I bought this for my cat thinking it would be the same chunkier texture like trout bisque but it is not. This flavor is more of a pate (which my cat does not like).” – Pb6050, reviewing Performatrin Ultra Grain-Free Salmon Bisque Cat Food
What Did Our Test Cats Think?
My test cats were very pleased with Performatrin Ultra cat food – both the dry food and canned food formulas. The dry food comes in small, triangular kibbles that should be easy for cats of all ages to chew and the canned food had a looser-than-average pate texture which made it easy to spoon out.
I also loved the packaging Performatrin Ultra uses. The resealable tops on their dry food bags are incredibly convenient and much easier to use than many brands.
Performatrin Ultra Cat Food – Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
|Product Name||Food Type||Main Protein Source||Calories||Price||Our Grade|
|Performatrin Ultra Grain-Free Ocean Recipe Dry Cat Food||Dry||Ocean Whitefish||455 kcal/cup||$0.18 per oz||C|
|Performatrin Ultra Limited Green Pea & Duck Formula Dry Cat Food||Dry||Duck||422 kcal/cup||$0.25 per oz||D|
|Performatrin Ultra Grain-Free Turkey, Salmon & Duck Pate Canned Food||Wet||Turkey||122 kcal/can (3oz.)||$0.31 per oz||B|
How Much Does Performatrin Ultra Cat Food Cost?
Performatrin appears to be a moderately priced cat food brand, though prices vary among their different product lines. The Performatrin Ultra line is a little more expensive than the original Preformatting line of products, possibly because it includes novel proteins and limited ingredient diets.
At the time of this review, Performatrin Ultra dry cat food ranges from $13.99 for a 2.5-pound bag up to $37.99 for a 13.2-pound bag, making the average cost for their dry food about $2.87 per pound or about $0.18 per ounce. Performatrin Ultra canned foods are about $0.31 per ounce.
For the average 10-pound cat who eats between 2 and 2.5 ounces of food per day, Performatrin ultra would cost about $0.30-$0.40 per day for dry food and around $1.00 per day for wet food.
Overall, Is Performatrin Ultra Cat Food A Good Choice?
While Performatrin Ultra uses high-quality animal ingredients in all their recipes, they are outweighed by starchy carbohydrates and plant-based proteins. The brand’s canned food formulas were much lower in added carbohydrate than their dry foods, but still contained a significant number of plant ingredients.
Overall, I can’t happily recommend Preformatting Ultra’s products as being species-appropriate for cats. This brand is also a little hard to find online and in stores, so you’re really better off going with a brand that’s more available and that uses more animal than plant ingredients.
Where Is Performatrin Ultra Cat Food Sold?
Because Performatrin is a Canadian company, you’re most likely to find it in-store in Canada. The brand appears to be sold in specialty pet stores and smaller independent retailers, though you can also purchase it online at PetSupermarket.com.