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We’ve rated Redford Naturals cat food on ingredient quality, species-appropriateness, recalls, and more. Read our Redford Naturals cat food review to learn how this brand stacks up.
The Cats.com Standard—Rating Redford Naturals Cat Food 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 – 6/10
- Ingredient Quality – 7/10
- Product Variety – 7/10
- Price – 7/10
- Customer Experience – 8/10
- Recall History – 9/10
Overall Score: 7.3/10
In total, we give Redford Naturals cat food a 44 out of 60 rating or a B grade.
How We Review Cat Food
To review Redford Naturals, we spent hours researching the brand, learning about its history and product lineup. We studied the company’s sourcing and manufacturing practices and scoured recall databases for reports related to safety issues. To understand how other customers feel about the brand, we read dozens of customer reviews, identifying any common patterns or trends.
Finally, our reviewer independently purchased several packages of Redford Naturals cat food and tried it out with their cats, taking notes on palatability, texture, smell, and more.
Based on this research and hands-on testing, we’ve rated the brand according to the Cats.com Standard. Learn more about the Standard here.
About Redford Naturals
Redford Naturals is a brand manufactured and sold exclusively by Pet Supplies Plus, a privately held pet supply corporation founded in Redford, Michigan in 1988. The brand offers a wide selection of wet and dry cat foods featuring animal protein as the first ingredient.
The Redford Naturals brand is marketed as a moderately priced option for cat owners seeking a carnivore-appropriate diet for their cat. But do the foods fulfill this promise? Let’s find out.
Sourcing And Manufacturing
Redford Naturals cat food is made in the USA exclusively for Pet Supplies Plus and distributed by PSP Distribution, LLC. Pet Supplies Plus doesn’t state where their products are manufactured or by whom, but some sources suggest the food is made by CJ Foods, the same Kansas-based company that, at one time, manufactured Nature’s Variety Instinct and Blue Buffalo cat foods.
According to the product packaging, the ingredients are responsibly sourced from the United States and internationally. All Redford Naturals cat foods are free from corn, wheat, and soy ingredients.
Though Pet Supplies Plus was founded over thirty years ago, the Redford Naturals line was only launched in 2018. During its limited time on the market, the brand hasn’t experienced any product recalls.
What Kinds of Cat Food Does Redford Naturals Offer?
Redford Naturals offers an extensive line of dry and wet cat food options. Their dry food selection includes recipes formulated for kittens, adult cats, and indoor cats as well as specialized recipes for weight management and sensitive digestion. The dry food lineup includes both grain-free and grain-inclusive cat food formulas.
The Redford Naturals brand offers wet foods in both cans and pouches. These products come in a variety of flavors and several textures including pâté, chunks in gravy, and shreds in gravy.
What Do Customers Think Of Redford Naturals Cat Food?
Customer reviews for Redford Naturals products are limited. The company doesn’t have a presence on third-party review sites like Trustpilot and the Pet Supplies Plus Facebook page has the Reviews feature turned off.
While there are a few customer reviews and ratings for individual products on the Pet Supplies Plus website, they are extremely limited and skew toward the positive. It’s hard to get a balanced feel for customer opinion on Redford Naturals by looking at these reviews alone.
Customers who rate the brand favorably comment that picky cats seem to like the food and that it seems to benefit their cats’ skin and coat health. Of the few negative comments posted, complaints were centered around cats simply not liking the food.
What Did Our Test Cats Think?
To test Redford Naturals, I ordered one dry food and two wet food recipes. I purchased the following products:
- 4-pound bag of Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food
- 3-ounce can of Grain-Free Chicken & Salmon Recipe Cuts in Gravy
- 3-ounce pouch of Grain-Free Tuna Recipe Chunks in Gravy
The dry cat food comes in small, rounded kibbles and it was a hit with my cats. My cats tend to enjoy gravy-style wet foods, so they liked both the canned and pouch foods we sampled.
Both wet foods had a chunky texture with plenty of gravy. The canned food had a finer, more mince-like texture than the pouch food which featured large chunks.
Redford Naturals Cat Food – Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
|Product Name||Food Type||Main Protein Source||Calories||Price||Our Grade|
|Redford Naturals Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food||Dry||Chicken||106 kcal/oz.||$0.23 per oz||B-|
|Redford Naturals Grain-Free Chicken & Salmon Recipe Cuts in Gravy||Wet||Chicken||26 kcal/oz.||$0.49 per oz||B|
|Redford Naturals Grain-Free Tuna Recipe Chunks in Gravy||Wet||Tuna||21 kcal/oz.||$0.51 per oz||B-|
How Much Does Redford Naturals Cat Food Cost?
Depending on which product you choose, Redford Naturals is a moderately-priced brand. Their dry foods are the most affordable at about $0.20 per ounce while their wet foods trend closer to $0.50 per ounce. This puts Redford Naturals in a similar price bracket as Health Extension and Rachael Ray Nutrish.
In terms of daily feeding for a 10-pound cat, it would cost about $0.44 per day to feed Redford Naturals dry food and about $4.00 per day for wet food.
Overall, Is Redford Naturals Cat Food A Good Choice?
If you’re looking for a moderately priced brand of cat food that features meat-centric recipes, Redford Naturals is a decent choice. Every recipe contains animal protein as the first ingredient and some recipes contain as much as 50% dry matter protein.
While Redford Naturals’ dry foods are their most affordable option, these foods are predictably high in carbohydrates and low in moisture. Their wet foods are more species-appropriate, though they’re pricier and still contain some undesirable ingredients.
Compared to some store brands like Aldi’s Heart to Tail, Redford Naturals is a clear winner. In the total scheme of cat food brands, however, you might do better with a similarly priced wet food like Dave’s Pet Food.
Where Is Redford Naturals Cat Food Sold?
Redford Naturals is sold exclusively by Pet Supplies Plus. You can purchase the food in stores or online. Pet Supplies Plus members may receive a discounted rate and additional perks like free delivery with a minimum purchase.