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Redford Naturals Cat Food Review

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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.

Ratings

  • 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.

Recall History

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?

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Redford Naturals dry cat food comes in small, rounded kibbles. Kate Barrington / Cats.com

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.

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Redford Naturals offers a variety of high-moisture wet foods in pate, minced, and chunky styles. Kate Barrington / Cats.com

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-

#1 Redford Naturals Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food

Redford Naturals Grain Free Chicken Recipe Cat Food

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With three animal ingredients at the top of the ingredients list, this Redford Naturals grain-free dry food is moderately rich in protein. It relies primarily on animal-sourced fat from chicken fat and appears to offer a decent amount of skin- and coat-supporting omega-3 fatty acids.

As is typical of extruded dry cat foods, this recipe is low in moisture and high in carbohydrates. Though the food doesn’t contain corn, wheat, or soy ingredients, it’s made with dried peas and dried chickpeas. These grain-free alternatives offer limited nutritional value to cats and can be hard to digest.

Overall, this is a moderate-protein, moderate-fat dry cat food formula with low moisture and high carbohydrate content.

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Dried Peas, Dried Chickpeas, Tapioca Starch, Chicken Fat, Natural Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Flaxseed, Fish Meal, Salt Choline Chloride, Fructooligosaccharide, Dried Cranberries, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative), Zinc Methionine Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Proteinate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide (Source of Iodine), Rosemary Extract.

Ingredients We Liked: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat, Fish Meal

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Dried Peas, Dried Chickpeas, Tapioca Starch

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 40%
Crude Fat: 16%
Crude Fiber: 4%
Moisture: 12%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 45.45%
Fat: 18.18%
Fiber: 4.55%
Carbs: 31.82%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 37.43%
Fat: 36.36%
Carbs: 26.2%

What We Liked:

  • Relies primarily on animal-sourced protein and fat
  • Rich in omega fatty acids for skin and coat support
  • Free from corn, wheat, and soy
  • Doesn’t contain any artificial colors or flavors

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Peas and chickpeas can be hard for some cats to digest
  • High in carbohydrates
  • No dry food provides the moisture your cat needs

#2 Redford Naturals Grain-Free Chicken & Salmon Recipe Cuts in Gravy

Redford Naturals Grain Free Cuts in Gravy Chicken & Salmon Recipe

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Another chicken-based formula, this wet cat food also contains poultry liver, eggs, and salmon. At 50% protein measured as dry matter, it’s a much more carnivore-appropriate choice than the dry food above. It’s also high in moisture to support your cat’s hydration.

While this recipe is closer to the nutrient composition we like to see in cat food, it’s still a little high in carbohydrates and contains some concerning ingredients.

Potato starch isn’t inherently harmful, but it lacks beneficial nutrients for your cat. The primary source of added fat appears to be plant-based (sunflower oil), though fish oil appears a few ingredients later. Most concerning, however, is the use of guar gum and carrageenan. Guar gum has been known to cause loose stools in some cats, but carrageenan is a known carcinogen.

Overall, this is a high-protein, high-fat wet cat food with fairly low carbohydrate content and plenty of hydrating moisture.

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Broth, Water Sufficient for Processing, Poultry Liver, Dried Egg White, Salmon, Dried Egg Product, Potato Starch, Natural Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Salt, Guar Gum, Sunflower Oil, Sodium Phosphate, Fish Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Vitamins (Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Carrageenan.

Ingredients We Liked: Chicken, Dried Egg White, Salmon, Dried Egg Product, Fish Oil

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Potato Starch, Guar Gum, Sunflower Oil, Carrageenan

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 9%
Crude Fat: 4%
Crude Fiber: 1.5%
Moisture: 82%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 50%
Fat: 22.22%
Fiber: 8.33%
Carbs: 19.44%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 40.51%
Fat: 43.73%
Carbs: 15.76%

What We Liked:

  • Contains about 50% protein measured as dry matter
  • Rich in moisture to support your cat’s hydration
  • Omega-3 fatty acids from salmon oil support skin/coat health

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Contains over 10% dry matter carbohydrate
  • Made with guar gum and carrageenan

#3 Redford Naturals Grain-Free Tuna Recipe Chunks in Gravy

Redford Naturals Grain Free Chunks in Gravy Tuna Recipe Cat Food Pouches

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With fresh tuna as the primary ingredient, supplemented with chicken liver and eggs, this wet food contains about 50% protein measured as dry matter. The fat content is a little lower than the previous recipe and appears to come primarily from sunflower oil – there’s no fish oil in this formula.

Like the previous wet food, this tuna recipe contains plenty of moisture to support your cat’s hydration. It still contains guar gum which may cause loose stools in some cats, but it’s free from carrageenan.

Overall, this is a high-protein, moderate-fat wet cat food with moderate carbohydrate content and plenty of hydrating moisture.

Ingredients

Tuna, Fish Broth, Water Sufficient for Processing, Chicken Liver, Dried Tomatoes, Dried Egg Whites, Carrots, Potato Starch, Spinach, Sunflower Oil, Dried Egg Product, Guar Gum, Natural Flavor, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Flaxseed, Blueberries, Cranberries, Choline Chloride, Sodium Carbonate, Taurine, Inulin, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid.

Ingredients We Liked: Tuna, Chicken Liver, Dried Egg Whites, Dried Egg Product

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Potato Starch, Sunflower Oil, Guar Gum

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 9%
Crude Fat: 3%
Crude Fiber: 1%
Moisture: 82%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 50%
Fat: 16.67%
Fiber: 5.56%
Carbs: 27.78%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 42.28%
Fat: 34.23%
Carbs: 23.49%

What We Liked:

  • Contains about 50% protein measured as dry matter
  • Rich in moisture to support your cat’s hydration
  • Doesn’t contain carrageenan
  • Free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Contains over 10% dry matter carbohydrate
  • Guar gum may cause loose stools in some cats

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.

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Note: The values in our nutrient charts are automatically calculated based on the guaranteed analysis and may not represent typical nutrient values. This may lead to discrepancies between the charts and the values mentioned in the body of the review.
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About Kate Barrington

Kate Barrington is a writer with over twelve years of experience in the pet industry. She is an NAVC-certified Pet Nutrition Coach and has completed coursework in therapeutic nutrition, raw feeding, and the formulation of homemade diets for pets at an accredited university. Kate enjoys cooking, reading, and doing DIY projects around the house. She has three cats, Bagel, Munchkin, and Biscuit.

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  1. Alexandra C

    Thanks for the review. It’s hard to find reviews on Redford Naturals (which you noted, as well).

    My cats really like the Redford Naturals Freeze Dried Raw varieties. We get the chicken and chicken and salmon flavors. RN is more affordable than a lot of other types of freeze dried raw cat food.

    I’d be interested in a review of the RN freeze dried raw as I imagine it’s healthier than the RN normal dry food. We also feed our girls the RN freeze dried treats.

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    1. Raiza

      Same here with the Freeze dried raw meal mixers. My boy loves both chicken and duck variants. What’s great about it too is that it adds some crunch to it than some other freeze dried options.

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  2. steven yohe

    Loved your review. Would it be possible to that you might also have the iodine content of these foods for those of us with cats suffering from hyperhtroidism?

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