Best Wet Cat Food

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 3, 2020
Wet cat food allows you to add variety to the cat's diet. Also, wet food offers unique health benefits that dry and semi-moist meals cannot provide, including reducing hairball formation and supporting the urinary system. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The formula's adding natural fibers to reduce hairball formation and make sure the food remains easily digestible. The magnesium-rich ingredients will aid the urinary tract, while omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids will nourish the cat's fur and skin.

CONS

The cans are hard to open. 

OUR VERDICT

Hill's Science Diet Wet Cat Food packs every single nutrient that felines' require to keep their skin, coat, and stool in the best condition. From most perspectives, this is the best wet cat food, supporting the entire urinary system yet remaining delicious.

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Kit Contents

24 x 5.5-oz. cans

Taste

Savory chicken entree

Recommended For

Adult cats (above 12 months)

Key Ingredients

Water, Chicken, Turkey Giblets, Pork By-Products, Pork Liver, Powdered Cellulose, Corn Starch, Rice, Soybean Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Liver Flavor, Natural Flavor, Fish Meal, Guar Gum, Brewers Dried Yeast, Vitamin B12, D3, E, K Supplement, Riboflavin, Biotin

PROS

The flaxseeds and salmon oil will make the cats' skin radiant and the coat soft. The vitamin supplements will sustain the reproductive functions and make sure the cat's teeth and claws remain dense and strong. 

CONS

The cans contain large chunks. 

OUR VERDICT

I and love and you Naked Essentials Canned Wet Cat Food spoils cats, with its protein-rich recipes and grain-free food that tastes great, includes countless health benefits, and packs nothing but natural ingredients.

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Kit Contents

12 x 3-oz. cans

Taste

Cod + veggie, Turkey + veggie, Chicken + veggie (4 cans each)

Recommended For

Adult cats (above 12 months)

Key Ingredients

Meat or Fish, Spinach, Cranberries, Apples, Carrots, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Sweet Potatoes, Alfalfa Meal, Ground Flaxseed, Taurine, Salmon Oil, Iron and Zinc Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A, B12, D3, E Supplement, Riboflavin, Biotin, Folic Acid

PROS

Between the roasted chicken, gourmet salmon, and tender turkey entrees, the cat receives sufficient lean protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B, potassium iodide, selenium, and more. You can recycle the trays when you're done with them. 

CONS

The portion size is pretty small for adult cats. 

OUR VERDICT

Sheba Perfect Portions Cuts in Gravy Wet Cat Food, featuring PerfectPortions™ trays, retain the foods' appetizing smell and taste. You can open these trays without using can openers and without applying any effort at all.

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24 x 2.6-oz. twin-pack trays

Taste

Roasted chicken Entree (12 packs), Gourmet salmon entree (6 packs), Tender turkey entree (6 packs)

Recommended For

Adult cats (above 12 months)

Key Ingredients

Meat or Fish, Taurine, DL-Methionine, Vitamin D3 and E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex

PROS

To go with chicken and fish, the product rounds out the recipe with yummy vegetable accents that include carrots and spinach. The wet food's pate texture is delightful, soft and easy to manage.

CONS

The smell and taste can differ between shipments. 

OUR VERDICT

In addition to normal ingredients that most wet cat food recipes are adding to the mix, this product from Purina Beyond contains arctic char. Aside from protein and omega-3 fatty acids, this fish brings vitamin D, making the skin radiant.

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Kit Contents

12 x 3-oz. cans

Taste

Arctic char, Spinach pate

Recommended For

Adult cats (above 12 months)

Key Ingredients

Arctic Char, Chicken, Fish Broth, Liver, Fish, Spinach, Carrots, Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Guar Gum, Taurine, Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, B12, D3, E, K Supplement

PROS

In addition to shredded chicken, considerable ocean fish chunks, and liver morsels, the recipes always include delicious broth or sauce to make sure the food does not taste dry and bland. 

CONS

You'll occasionally find bones inside. 

OUR VERDICT

Between three recipes, Rachael Ray Nutrish Wet Cat Food offers decent variety so that the cat receives different health benefits from different ingredients in these recipes without getting bored and tired with the food. 

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

12 x 2.8-oz. cups

Taste

Chicken Purrcata, Paw Lickin' Chicken + Liver Recipe, Ocean Fish + Chicken Catch-iatore (4 packs each)

Recommended For

Adult cats (above 12 months)

Key Ingredients

Chicken, Water, Vegetable Oil, Taurine, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin A, B12, C, D3, E, K Supplement (Source of Vitamin C), Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Pantothenic Acid, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex 

Hill's Science Diet

Healthy Skin, Coat, and Stool

Hill's Science Diet Wet Cat Food banks on the "science" part. The savory chicken entree that's inside these cans provides the nutrition that prevents adult cats from forming hairballs. Formulated with 100% natural ingredients, the food also includes magnesium, supporting grown cats' entire urinary system – from the kidneys to the bladder, while natural fibers make the food easily digestible and address the hairball issues remaining.

Besides that, this canned cat food contains real chicken, giving cats the high-quality protein that facilitates muscle maintenance. In the meantime, the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids will be nourishing the felines' skin and coat. Adding turkey giblets, this wet cat food becomes too delicious for cats to resist.

Now, the smell is not great, so we would not recommend delaying cleaning the bowl. Also, the cans can be hard to open at times, which is unfortunate but not too concerning.

Without going into unnecessary details and mentioning every ingredient that canned cat food products these days are not complete without (like various vitamin supplements, biotin, and more), Hill's Science Diet Wet Cat Food offers the precise nutrition that cats need to keep the skin, coat, and stool healthy.

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I and love and you Naked Essentials Canned

Ditching Grains

I and love and you Naked Essentials Canned Wet Cat Food ditches grains. Instead, the product adds nutrient-rich cranberries and spinach, promoting easy digestion and making the food hard to resist. The cans do not include by-product meals, corn, rice, wheat, soy, artificial preservatives, flavors, and colors. With this multi-pack, you're purchasing cod + veggie, turkey + veggie, and chicken + veggie, 4 cans each. Aside from the meat and veggies, these cans contain flaxseeds and salmon oil, making the coat soft and the skin radiant.

Not unlike most wet cat food options, the product is formulated with vitamin A, B12, D3, and E supplements, supporting the entire reproductive system and keeping the claws and teeth strong. The difference is that these cans also include riboflavin, biotin, and folic acid, something that nursing and pregnant cats need almost more than anything else.

On the negative side, sometimes you'll find large chunks inside, so you'll have to (s)mash them before inviting the feline roommate to the feast. Even so, I and love and you Naked Essentials Canned Wet Cat Food is not easy to criticize, from the grain-free formula to the protein-packed recipes that allow cats to build and maintain serious muscle mass.

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Sheba Perfect Portions Cuts in Gravy

Easy-to-Open Trays

Sheba Perfect Portions Cuts in Gravy Wet Cat Food tells you everything you need to know about this product with its name alone. Shipping 2.6-ounce twin-pack trays, the people behind this one let you open the trays and feed the cat without estimating, measuring, and rationing the portion. Sure, the largest cats will find the portion size insufficient but they're not the majority. These trays are easy to open and you do not need to use a can opener, simply pull the lid and you're ready to serve. Also, they're recyclable.

The 24-tray shipment includes 12 roasted chicken entrees, which is the best lean protein source, allowing the cat to build and maintain lean muscle tissue. The 6 gourmet salmon entrees Gourmet salmon entree are delicious, loaded with protein too, and include omega-3 fatty acids, nourishing feline coat and skin. Third and last are the 6 tender turkey entrees, easily digestible and almost matching chicken on the lean protein source count front. All these recipes are soft, covered in delicious gravy, and without adding any grains, including corn and wheat.

Long story short, Sheba Perfect Portions Cuts in Gravy Wet Cat Food is the most hassle-free food you will find without compromising taste and health benefits.

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Purina Beyond Grain Free, Natural, Adult

Rare Fish Ingredients

Purina Beyond Adult Wet Cat Food does not quite go above and beyond compared to the products we have reviewed above. Having said that, the food inside these cans has its advantages too. First, the recipe includes arctic char, which is an excellent change of pace from the usual chicken, salmon, and turkey options. Not unlike salmon though, this fish is also brimming with omega-3 fatty acids and is an above-average protein source. Plus, arctic char is loaded with vitamin D, improving the cat's skin condition.

Setting this rare fish aside, the product contains standard ingredients, including chicken, fish broth, egg product, etc. However, you also have wholesome vegetable accents, including carrot and spinach, rounding out the recipe. Its pate texture is tender, so the food remains easily manageable.

Since this is not some cheap, third-rate product, the food has been formulated without grains like corn and wheat, without soy, without by-product meals, and without artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.

The smell and taste can differ between shipments but, even counting that, Purina Beyond Adult Wet Cat Food deserves to be here, sharing the list with these excellent cat food options that are offering felines complete and balanced nutrition.

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Rachael Ray Nutrish Grain Free

Nutritious Variety

Rachael Ray Nutrish Wet Cat Food is nutritious, so its name is an accurate one. You receive 12 cups, 2.8 ounces each. These are divided evenly between Chicken Purrcata, Paw Lickin' Chicken + Liver Recipe, and Ocean Fish + Chicken Catch-iatore. We're not crazy about these names though.

The first recipe on this list uses simple and wholesome ingredients, mixed around like shredded white chicken pieces and cooked in a delicious sauce. The second recipe is also formulated around tender chicken pieces except, this time, there are also liver morsels added to the mix and the sauce is replaced with a yummy broth. The last recipe leaves the shredded chicken too, complementing its white meat with tempting ocean fish chunks that the recipe soaks in the most delectable sauce.

Apart from that, what remains consistent between these three recipes is that there's always no corn, no wheat, no soy, no filler ingredients, and no by-products. Unfortunately, what's also somewhat consistent is that the recipes sometimes include bones.

Still, with three different recipes, Rachael Ray Nutrish Wet Cat Food offers considerable variety, so you can feed even picky eaters without worrying about them getting sick and tired of these meals in the foreseeable future.

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What Is Wet Cat Food?

Generally speaking, felines do not dislike kibbles that make dry cat food. They're easy to consume, easily digestible, and, when the product is right, taste pretty good too. But, not unlike most mammals, they cannot live off dry food alone. The diet has to be well-balanced and these wet cat food products will allow you to bring that balance to the cat's diet.

Looking at the ingredients, they're not that different from dry kibbles, packing protein sources, vitamins supplements, fatty acids, enzymes, and minerals, making the recipe as close to nutritionally complete as they can be. The difference here is that these ingredients are doused in some sauce, adding extra flavor and moisture, making the texture tender, and, before anything else, supporting the urinary tract's function by supplementing important liquids. Wet food also helps with hydration.

Sure, unlike dry kibbles, these wet meals are pretty messy and smelly, so we would recommend cleaning the bowl as soon as possible. However, considering the health benefits and the variety that these meals bring to the table, responsible pet owners will not mind the negligible downsides that come with these wet recipes.

You can also look into automatic pet feeders to streamline feeding, even though these are seldom compatible with wet food.

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Publish Date: 2020-06-03 12:22:08