This Purina brand claims to go above and beyond to provide nutritious, high-quality natural food for pets. But is Beyond really a good choice for your cat? Find out in our unbiased Beyond cat food review.
The Cats.com Standard—Rating Beyond on What Matters
We’ve analyzed Beyond and graded it according to the Cats.com standard, evaluating the brand on species-appropriateness, ingredient quality, product variety, price, customer experience, and recall history. Here’s how it rates in each of these six key areas.
- Species-Appropriateness – 6/10
- Ingredient Quality – 7/10
- Product Variety – 8/10
- Price – 7/10
- Customer Experience – 8/10
- Recall History – 5/10
Overall Score: 6.8/10
We give Beyond cat food a 41 out of 60 rating or a B- grade.
Beyond is a Nestlé-Purina brand emphasizing natural ingredients and traceability. The brand is Purina’s answer to the growing demand for natural foods made from simple, identifiable ingredients.
The Purina company dates back to 1894 and has since become a leader in the pet food industry. In addition to Beyond, the Purina company owns pet food brands including Friskies, Fancy Feast, Kit & Kaboodle, Muse, and more.
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Sourcing And Manufacturing
Most, but not all, of the ingredients used in Beyond cat food are sourced from North America. The company also buys ingredients from France, Japan, China, New Zealand, Chile, and other countries. As part of the brand’s traceability guarantee, they provide sourcing information for every ingredient. Their ingredient guide shares the origins of all of the grains, fruits, vegetables, meats, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids used in Purina Beyond food.
All of their suppliers are approved using a 32-step evaluation process, taking into account the supplier’s business integrity, safety and health standards, labor standards, and environmental standards.
Like other Purina brands, Beyond cat food is manufactured in Purina-owned facilities in the United States.
Has Beyond Cat Food Been Recalled?
Purina Beyond cat food has never been recalled, but other Purina brands have been recalled multiple times. Since they’re manufactured in the same facilities, it’s possible that recalls affecting other Purina brands will also impact Purina Beyond.
What Kinds Of Cat Food Does Beyond Offer?
The Beyond cat food lineup includes wet cat food, dry cat food, and treats. All Beyond foods are made without artificial additives including colors, flavors, and preservatives and are covered by the Traceability Guarantee.
This line includes both wet and dry foods. All Purina Beyond Grain-Free foods are free of corn, wheat, and soy.
This line includes two recipes. One is dry food and the other is a wet recipe. Compared to the recipes in other lines, Beyond Indoor has 10% less fat, along with added fiber and antioxidants for immune health.
Non-GMO Simple Origins
All of the foods in this line are canned recipes that have been certified GMO-free by the Non-GMO Project.
The WILD line includes dry and wet foods. Their dry foods are 38% protein, grain-free, and include freeze-dried chunks of meat. Their wet recipes are meat-based foods made with muscle and organ meats and no grains.
Beyond Cat Food – Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
|Product Name||Food Type||Price||Our Grade|
|Beyond Grain-Free Ocean Whitefish & Egg Dry Cat Food||Dry||$3.07 per lb||B|
|Beyond White Meat Chicken & Egg Recipe Grain-Free Dry Cat Food||Dry||$3.6 per lb||B|
|Beyond Grain-Free Turkey, Sweet Potato & Spinach Recipe in Gravy Canned Cat Food||Wet||$0.31 per oz||B|
What Do Customers Think Of Beyond Cat Food?
Purina Beyond is a well-liked brand that receives consistently positive reviews. Customers on Amazon and Chewy give it four to five-star reviews, with most Beyond dry foods receiving 4.5 stars and higher. Here’s what a few real customers have to say.
“I have 50 cats that I have rescued or saved to have a home forever. You can imagine all of the cat foods I have tried. Although it is a bit expensive (because I am feeding 50 cats). This is the only food the dishes are empty by the next feeding. It is grain free and gluten free, we also mix it with the Ocean White Fish. Not many stores carry this chicken in the 16 lb bag. Thank you Chewy!” – Nicky, reviewing Beyond White Meat Chicken & Egg Recipe Grain-Free Dry Cat Food
“I’ve spent hundreds on healthy cat food and could not get my cat to eat it. I saw the spinach and veggies on the label and I lost hope. BUT…i put in in the dish and he ate it. He not only ate it but he inhaled it. I can’t tell you how happy I am! Shocked!” – Marley, reviewing Beyond Turkey, Sweet Potato & Spinach Grain-Free Wet Cat Food
“I ordered this because it says no poultry by-product meal. If I had not read the bag when it arrived, my cat could have been very ill; if not worse. It clearly states on the bag that it does have poultry. I called & got my money back. Please read the ingredients before you give it to your kitty, no matter what you read online!” – Dani227, reviewing Beyond Ocean Whitefish & Egg Recipe Grain-Free Dry Cat Food
“My cats will not eat. It is kind of gross looking and smell will not buy again. Staying with American journey” – Lori, reviewing Beyond Turkey, Sweet Potato & Spinach Grain-Free Recipe Wet Cat Food
How Much Does Beyond Cat Food Cost?
Purina Beyond cat food is a moderately-priced brand. Breaking it down into daily feeding costs, Beyond dry food will cost between $0.34 and $0.42 per day for a 10-lb cat. Beyond WILD wet recipes would cost about $3.63 per day and Beyond’s Grain-Free wet food line would cost closer to $3.09 per day.
Overall, Is Beyond A Good Choice?
Thanks to its ingredient quality and the absence of potentially harmful additives, Purina Beyond appears to be one of the best brands in the Purina family.
While most of their dry foods and some of their wet recipes are high in carbohydrate content and plant inclusions, Purina Beyond WILD canned foods stand out with their low plant content and the use of select organ meats.
Where Is Beyond Cat Food Sold?
Beyond is available in big box stores, groceries, and some pet retailers. Online, you can buy Purina Beyond cat food through Target, PetSmart, Chewy, Amazon, and Walmart.