We’ve rated Untamed on ingredient quality, species-appropriateness, recalls, and more. Read our Untamed cat food review to learn how this brand stacks up.
The Cats.com Standard—Rating Untamed 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 – 9/10
- Product Variety – 7/10
- Price – 6/10
- Customer Experience – 9/10
- Recall History – 9/10
Overall Score: 8/10
In total, we give Untamed cat food a 52 out of 60 rating or an A grade.
NOTE: These ratings are based on an in-depth exploration of the brand and reading dozens of customer reviews. I was not able to personally test the cat food given that Untamed is a UK-based company.
The story of Untamed goes back to 2019 when a cat owner named Ben experienced a cat-astrophe – his furry friend, Sian, became very sick. After following veterinarian recommendations with limited results, Ben followed the advice of a family friend who worked as a pet nutritionist. Ben ditched Sian’s big brand cat food and switched him to a human-grade, whole-meat diet. The results were immediate.
After switching to a high-quality, whole-meat diet, Sian went through a dramatic transformation. He became healthier than he’d ever been, his coat looked great, and even his poop looked better.
Once word got out about Sian’s amazing transformation, Ben’s friends wanted to know his secret. Together with fellow cat parents Lenny and Marco, Ben set out to create their own cat food brand out of their own kitchen. Thus, Untamed was born. Though Untamed has outgrown their home kitchen, they still use the same simple recipes and high-quality ingredients to create natural diets for cats that nourish their bodies like nature intended.
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Sourcing and Manufacturing
Untamed is on a mission to raise standards across the board by setting high standards themselves. They use prime cuts of human-grade whole meat in vet-formulated recipes made with twice the protein standard in the industry.
In addition to using premium-quality ingredients, Untamed gently steam cooks their food to lock in flavor and nutrition. Their formulas are completely free from fillers, grains, sugars, and artificial additives. Plus, their packaging is 100% recyclable.
Untamed sources their ingredients from Europe and South East Asia and their canning partner is based in Thailand. In addition to being one of the premier suppliers of canned tuna and chicken in the world, this partner produces food for humans and has been awarded a grade A certification by the British Retail Food Consortium in Food Safety.
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To our knowledge, Untamed has never had a product recall. It’s important to recognize that UK pet food companies aren’t regulated by the FDA. They are, however, held to the standards determined by the FEDIAF, the trade body representing the European pet food industry.
What Kinds of Cat Food Does Untamed Offer?
Untamed is a wet food-only cat food company. They offer ten different recipes in two textures. Half of their recipes are made with premium proteins simmered in gravy while the other half are served in jelly to lock in moisture. These formulas are particularly good for cats with sensitive stomachs.
Here’s a list of Untamed’s cat food recipes:
- Chocka Chicken in Gravy
- Chocka Chicken with Ham in Gravy
- Full-On Fishy in Gravy
- Tuck-In Tuna in Gravy
- Tuck-In Tuna with Shrimp in Gravy
- Chocka Chicken in Jelly
- Chocka Chicken with Duck in Jelly
- Tuck-In Tuna in Jelly
- Tuck-In Tuna with Salmon in Jelly
- Tuck-In Tuna with Shrimp in Jelly
All of Untamed’s cat food formulas are made with at least 50% real animal protein along with moisture-rich broth. Most of their recipes contain a small amount of tapioca for thickening (1% total composition) and the gravy recipes contain sunflower oil and added vitamins and minerals.
It’s important to note that while Untamed’s gravy recipes are nutritionally complete, their jelly formulas are designed to be fed alongside your cat’s existing wet food or dry food diet.
What Do Customers Think of Untamed Cat Food?
Given that Untamed is based in the UK, I wasn’t able to order samples of the food myself. This makes it all the more important to read customer reviews for the brand. Untamed has over 180 customer reviews on TrustPilot.com, nearly all of which are 5-star reviews.
Many customers commented on the high quality and high protein content of the food. There are many comments about fussy cats liking the recipes and some customers found their cats had improved energy levels after a few weeks on the new diet.
Here are a few snippets from positive reviews:
“My cat Lulu is 21 years old and absolutely loves this food and seems to have more energy I have recommended untamed cat food to my cat friends.”- Christopher Scott
“Communicating with the team behind Untamed has always been easy peasy and a pleasure. You know there’s a real person answering your email and that they really care about what they do.”- Aleksandra Lemo Niewiadomska
“My cats absolutely love this untamed food. Their bowls are licked clean after every meal and that’s saying something for my two fussy felines! Great choice of flavors in both jelly and gravy and good value for money.”- Jennifer Cunnington
The only negative review worth noting comes from a customer whose 18-year-old cat stopped eating Untamed cat food after an initial improvement on the diet. Her veterinarian suggested the high protein content may have been an issue, given the senior cat’s kidney condition.
Untamed Cat Food – Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
|Product Name||Food Type||Main Protein Source||Calories||Price||Our Grade|
|Chocka Chicken in Gravy||Wet||Chicken||N/A||£0.26 per oz||A|
|Full-On Fishy in Gravy||Wet||Tuna||N/A||£0.26 per oz||A|
|Tuck-In Tuna in Jelly||Wet||Tuna||N/A||£0.26 per oz||B+|
How Much Does Untamed Cat Food Cost?
Untamed is a cat food subscription service that delivers cans of wet cat food to your door once a month. When you sign up, you can start with a trial variety pack of 12 cans for just £8.00 which will roll into a recurring monthly plan at full price.
Pricing for Untamed meal plans is based on how many cans you receive per month. Untamed suggests 1 can (75g) a day as a meal topper or 2 cans (150g) per day as a complete diet for the average 4kg (9 lbs.) cat. Larger or more active cats may require 3 cans (225g) of food per day.
Using the example of a female 4-year-old cat, Untamed recommended a monthly plan consisting of 56 cans delivered every 4 weeks for £53.75 a month. To receive 1 can per day costs £31.35 per month and the 3 can daily plan costs £78.40 per month.
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Overall, Is Untamed Cat Food A Good Choice?
Though I wasn’t able to test Untamed cat food myself, I’m confident in the quality of this brand. Not only do they use premium-quality ingredients like human-grade whole meat, but they gently steam-cook their formulas to lock in moisture, flavor, and nutrition. None of their recipes contain grains, fillers, or artificial additives and they are extremely low in carbohydrates.
The primary thing to keep in mind with the Untamed brand is that only the recipes in gravy are nutritionally complete. You can use the recipes in jelly to supplement your cat’s dry food or wet food diet, but they shouldn’t be the only thing you feed your cat.
Where Is Untamed Cat Food Sold?
Untamed cat food is only sold through the brand’s website. To get started, simply click the “Try Not” button at the top of the page. You’ll be asked to provide some basic information about your cat that Untamed will use to design a custom meal plan featuring their products.