We’ve rated Raised Right cat food on ingredient quality, species-appropriateness, recalls, and more. Read our Raised Right cat food review to learn how this brand stacks up.
The Cats.com Standard—Raised Right 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 – 9/10
- Ingredient Quality – 10/10
- Product Variety – 6/10
- Price – 6/10
- Customer Experience – 4/10
- Recall History – 9/10
Overall Score: 7.3/10
In total, we give Raised Right cat food a 44 out of 60 rating or a B grade.
About Raised Right
Raised Right is a fresh pet food company founded and owned by the Ruud family. The family works alongside veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker to formulate recipes that are limited in ingredients and low in carbohydrates.
The company proudly states on their website that they were the first pet food company to voluntarily submit a recipe to be tested by Check Your Pet Food. The Original Turkey Adult Dog Recipe they submitted matched the guaranteed analysis on the label as well and met AAFCO standards for complete and balanced canine nutrition.
It’s worth noting, however, that this test was run in November 2019. Raised Right does not appear to have sent their food for retesting.
Sourcing And Manufacturing
All of Raised Right’s products are made with human-grade ingredients in USDA-inspected facilities. The food is cooked at low temperatures to kill food-borne pathogens while maintaining high levels of moisture. Every batch is lab-tested for pathogens.
Raised Right appears to source most of their ingredients from the United States and offers a map on their homepage where you can see the state from which each ingredient comes.
In addition to offering transparency on their ingredients, Raised Right is purposeful with their packaging. They have partnered with Carbonfund.org to offset the carbon emissions produced by their home delivery service through forest preservation and reforestation efforts.
While Raised Right’s packaging is not plastic-free, they’ve partnered with rePurpose Global to remove the equivalent amount of plastic from the ecosystem.
In researching the Raised Right brand, we didn’t find any evidence of product recalls.
What Kinds Of Cat Food Does Raised Right Offer?
Raised Right is a fresh pet food company that only offers their products online. Their foods are sold in 16-ounce bags and delivered frozen. Every Raised Right recipe is made with a single source of animal protein, either chicken or turkey.
For several years, Raised Right only offered two formulas. While they’ve doubled their selection, the two new recipes don’t appear to differ significantly in composition. The main difference seems to be the replacement of carrots and blueberries with pumpkin.
When placing an order, you can choose how many bags you want of each of the four recipes. The food is only sold in 4-pack sample boxes or full boxes of 16 bags.
What Do Customers Think Of Raised Right Cat Food?
While Raised Right has over four hundred reviews posted on their website, a quick scroll through the list didn’t reveal many below a 5-star rating. Out of 46 reviews on the Raised Right Facebook page, the company has a 4.9-star rating and it’s hard to tell how much control the company has over which reviews are made public.
Though there are a few third-party reviews of Raised Right out there, I didn’t find a significant number I was confident were unbiased and the brand has no reviews on TrustPilot.
Here’s what one customer has to say about Raised Right cat food on Facebook:
“Cats love it too! I have two cats 4 and 3 (mother and daughter). Both have GI issues to the point of each having been in intensive care for a week at a time. My youngest one almost died a year ago because she could not keep anything down. After being released from a very good and very prestigious center, I found a holistic vet who recommended Raised Right. A year ago she could barely eat 1/4 tsp of food. Now, she is doing amazing. Both cats love the chicken with the peas and carrots as well as the turkey and they even eat the blueberries. I love how well the food is packed when it comes, it thaws quickly and smells great.” – Erin Finigan on June 6, 2020
Given the lack of negative reviews online, I’m not sure I got a balanced feel for the average customer’s experience with Raised Right cat food. The only negative reviews I could find were of Raised Right treats and toppers from Amazon.
“Beef Liver treats smelled great for my Maine Coon, but the average chips are 2 inches by 2 inches were too large for my cat. Trying to crumble them at mealtime was impossible. Not like a potato chip. Breaking it caused it to break into pieces that had sharp edges or pointed shards. It also does NOT readily melt in a couple of minutes to soft pieces when mixed in wet cat food.” – Cynthia Y Reviewing Raised Right Beef Meat Bites on February 22, 2022
“These are very hard cracker-like pieces that when broken up result in VERY sharp edges! My cat already choked on a piece and I can’t believe this style of treat. They’re going straight in the bin. Go buy freeze dried liver instead.” – Pardon Sardon Reviewing Raised Right Beef Meat Bites on October 4,2021
Raised Right Cat Food – Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
|Main Protein Source
|Raised Right Original Turkey Adult Cat Recipe
|0.69 per oz
|Raised Right Original Chicken Adult Cat Recipe
|0.69 per oz
|Raised Right Turkey & Pumpkin Pate for Adult Cats
|0.69 per oz
How Much Does Raised Right Cat Food Cost?
You can purchase four 16-ounce bags for $53.95 plus $9.99 in shipping or buy a full box which includes 16 bags for $175.84 with free shipping.
While you’re not required to start a subscription, Raised Right does offer custom meal plans with schedule deliveries every 2 to 20 weeks. Shipping is free but there is no per-bag discount.
At $10.99 per 16-ounce bag, Raised Right fresh cat food costs $0.69 per ounce. Using the custom meal planner for a 10-pound, normally active cat, it would cost about $4.12 per day to feed a diet of 100% Raised Right. The meal planner also includes options to feed 50% or 25% Raised Right.
Overall, Is Raised Right a Good Choice?
Our opinion of Raised Right cat food is a mixed bag. On the one hand we love that they use human-grade ingredients, and their products have a very limited list of ingredients. We also appreciate that their formulas contain a single source of animal protein.
What we didn’t like was the odd texture and appearance of the food – our test cats didn’t either. The per-ounce price of the food is comparable to other fresh food brands like Smalls but what makes it expensive is the fact that you have to buy sixteen bags at a time unless you want to pay $9.99 for each 4-bag shipment.
Even more concerning, however, is the lack of negative reviews online. My own experience with Raised Right was lackluster and I have to imagine that other cat owners would give the brand less than 5 stars.
While the quality of Raised Right cat food seems high and the formulas are species-appropriate for cats, I’d caution against ordering a full-sized box until you know your cat likes the food.
Where Is Raised Right Cat Food Sold?
Raised Right is only available for purchase through the brand’s website, though you aren’t required to start a subscription to sample it. You can find Raised Right treats and meal toppers on Amazon, but this retailer no longer appears to carry their fresh food products.