Cats Plate (Beef, Fish, Chicken) wet cat food

Cats Plate (Beef, Fish, Chicken) wet cat food

We tested the first three flavors of Polish Cats Plate cat food, which debuted on the market in 2019. The foods are original, because they are packed in glass jars and contain natural sources of elements (which are also used in the BARF diet).

A few words about the Cats Plate

The creators of Cats Plate are known for their dog dishes Dogs Plate, because only last year they added to their offer meals for cats. Cats Plate are meals packed in jars and, as provided by the producer, prepared from Human Grade quality meat. You can read more about the producer on his website: www.dogsplate.com

Eco-friendly

Packaging in the spirit of less waste – jars that we can use repeatedly, e.g. to make homemade preserves or store herbs. A practical, ecological and above all original solution!

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My tests and analysis

Courtesy of the Furtastic.pl store, we had the opportunity to test three flavors of Cats Plate food:

  • Beef (Wołowina and turkey),
  • Fish (Cod and chicken),
  • Chicken.

Price (rounded): 9 PLN for 100 g, 14 PLN for 180 g

First impression

I usually don’t start analyzing the product from the packaging, but in the case of Cats Plate I’ll make an exception. As I mentioned earlier, the jars can be used again (instead of throwing them into the bin – as in the case of a can), but this is not the end of the positives of this type of packaging.

What do jars have that cans don’t have? Bingo! Unscrewed and screwed nuts! If your cat does not eat all the food at once, just screw the jar and put in the fridge to protect the food from spoiling and drying (you do not need to buy any additional silicone plugs!).

And what is hidden in the jars? You can see the first opening of the jar and the reaction of my Apollo cat on our unboxing video on YouTube:

A jeśli chodzi o mnie to wygadało to mniej więcej tak: otwieram słoiczek, And as far as I’m concerned, it was more or less like this: I open the jar, smell a very appetizing smell and begin to wonder: is it really for cats? I wonder if any of my readers have ever tried some cat food but I wasn’t tempted, but if you do, let me know what your experience was. Hmm … What else can I describe in my first contact with the food, oh well, I will tell you abour the food consistency. All three vartiants of thi cat food have the consistency of a compact pate covered in jelly. The most creamy food seems to be Fish variant.

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Composition and analysis

The manufacturer states that the wet cat food Cats Plate is a complete (i.e. domestic) food. I check if it really is the complete basis of a daily and balanced diet.

I analyzed the composition of all three flavors and each flavor is listed in a separate tab below.

Beef
Fish
Chicken

The composition given on the packaging

Beef meat 76%, turkey hearts and stomachs 9%, turkey liver 5.2%, salmon Omega 3 oil 4.2%, egg shell meal, brewer’s yeast, sea algae, agar, dried bovine blood, dandelion .

Additives per kg : taurine 2400 mg / kg

Analytical composition : Fats 7.8% (including saturated 2.3%), Carbohydrates 1.1% (including sugars 0.7%), Fiber (crude fiber) 0.2%, Protein 11.8%, Sodium 0.04%, Inorganic matter (raw ash) 2.0% Moisture 79%, Energy value 112 kcal / 100g.

Additional information that I received from the manufacturer

Additives per kg: Calcium 1220 mg, Phosphorus 940 mg, Vitamin A 2250 IU, Vitamin D3 150 IU, Vitamin E 18 mg, Zinc 25 mg, Iron 12 mg, Copper 1.5 mg, Iodine 0.32 mg, Omega 0 , 62 -0.64%.

My ingredient analysis

The correct distribution of food content: 75% meat and 15% offal. In addition, the food contains several interesting ingredients, because some of them are characteristic of the BARF diet (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food):

  • Salmon oil – a source of Omega polyunsaturated fatty acids necessary in the cat’s diet.
  • Egg shell meal is a source of calcium (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Brewer’s yeast – is a source of B vitamins (component of the BARF diet).
  • Sea algae – is a source of iodine (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Dried beef blood – is a source of iron (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Dandelion – is a source of inulin.
  • Agar is a gelling and thickening substance that is made from red algae (a vegan substitute for gelatin).

Taurine

2400 mg/kg

Calories

122kcal/100g

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,3:1

The composition given on the packaging

Cod fillets 71%, chicken hearts and stomachs 11%, chicken liver 4.6%, salmon Omega3 oil 7.7%, egg shell meal 2.8%, beer yeast, sea algae, agar, dried beef blood, dandelion.

Additives per kg : taurine 2800 mg / kg

Analytical composition : Fats 6.7% (including saturated 1.4%), Carbohydrates 1.1% (including sugars 0.7%), Fiber (crude fiber) 0.2%, Protein 11.8%, Sodium 0.04%, Inorganic matter (raw ash) 2.3% Moisture 81%, Energy value 112 kcal / 100g.

Additional information that I received from the manufacturer

Additives per kg : Calcium 1279 mg, Phosphorus 980 mg, Vitamin A 2250 IU, Vitamin D3 150 IU, Vitamin E 18 mg, Zinc 25 mg, Iron 12 mg, Copper 1.5 mg, Iodine 0.32 mg, Omega 0 , 62 – 0.64%

My ingredient analysis

The correct distribution of food content: 70% meat and 15% offal. In addition, the food contains several interesting ingredients, because some of them are characteristic of the BARF diet (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food):

  • Salmon oil – a source of Omega polyunsaturated fatty acids necessary in the cat’s diet.
  • Egg shell meal is a source of calcium (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Brewer’s yeast – is a source of B vitamins (component of the BARF diet).
  • Sea algae – is a source of iodine (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Dried beef blood – is a source of iron (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Dandelion – is a source of inulin.
  • Agar is a gelling and thickening substance that is made from red algae (a vegan substitute for gelatin).

Taurine

2800 mg/kg

Calories

112kcal/100g

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,31:1

The composition given on the packaging

Chicken meat (thigh) 75%, chicken hearts and stomachs 8% chicken liver 5%, salmon Omega3 oil 6.4%, egg shell meal, brewer’s yeast, sea algae, agar, dried beef blood, dandelion.

Additives per kg : taurine 2800 mg / kg

Analytical composition : Fats 7.8% (including saturated 2.3%), Carbohydrates 1.1% (including sugars 0.7%), Fiber (crude fiber) 0.2%, Protein 11.8%, Sodium 0.04%, Inorganic matter (raw ash) 2% Moisture 80%, Energy value 122 kcal / 100g.

Additional information that I received from the manufacturer

Additives per kg : Calcium 1560 mg, Phosphorus 1200 mg, Vitamin A 2250 IU, Vitamin D3 150 IU, Vitamin E 18 mg, Zinc 25 mg, Iron 12 mg, Copper 1.5 mg, Iodine 0.32 mg, Omega 0 , 62 – 0.64%.

My ingredient analysis

The correct distribution of food content: 75% meat and 13% offal. In addition, the food contains several interesting ingredients, because some of them are characteristic of the BARF diet (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food):

  • Salmon oil – a source of Omega polyunsaturated fatty acids necessary in the cat’s diet.
  • Egg shell meal is a source of calcium (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Brewer’s yeast – is a source of B vitamins (component of the BARF diet).
  • Sea algae – is a source of iodine (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Dried beef blood – is a source of iron (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Dandelion – is a source of inulin.
  • Agar is a gelling and thickening substance that is made from red algae (a vegan substitute for gelatin).

Taurine

2800 mg/kg

Calories

122 kcal/100g

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,3:1

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

To find out the nutritional value and balance of food, I calculate the exact content of macronutrients in the feed: the percentage of protein, fats and carbohydrates relative to 100 grams of dry matter (after deducting water) based on the guidelines of the European Federation of the Pet Food Industry (FEDIAF).

Unfortunately, calculations turned out to be impossible, because the analytical components listed on the packaging of feeds add up above 100%. I directed the question to the producer, what is the reason for this.

I got an explanation that the reason for the inaccuracy is the process of testing humidity and individual components separately in the laboratory, where the test results of several samples are averaged. The producer assured me that the amount of carbohydrates is small and added that the moisture content of the food may be slightly overstated. Unfortunately, he noticed that the sum of the average results exceeds 100% after printing the jar labels.

I am sorry to say that with currently available data I am not able to make reliable calculations of the content of analytical components in the dry matter.

My cat’s opinion

Ranking of flavors, according to my cat Apollo:

  1. Beef
  2. Chicken
  3. Fish

Apollo tried all three variants of the food and his verdict was very easy to predict: beef wins in the test of palatability and the speed of licking the plate clean. Chciken was very close to taking first place with Beef, but not everything disappeared from the plate. My cat approached the Fish food with great reserve, because he doesn’t like fish flavors. It was only after a few minutes of reflection at the plate that he decided to eat it.

In my opinion

On each packaging is clearly marked how many offal we have and how much meat. The foods contain 71% to 76% meat and about 15% offal. This is a very good proportion. An additional advantage is the meat, which is not mechanically separated, comes from Poland and is of Human Grade quality.

The food contains natural sources of essential elements (e.g. blood) that are characteristic of the BARF diet. For the first time I meet with such a solution of supplementation in wet cat food and I must admit that I am really satisfied with this solution. The composition of the feed also includes salmon oil, which is a source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids necessary in the cat’s diet.

In addition, the foods contain a substantial amount of another essential component of the feline diet – taurine, and as much as 2400-2800mg / kg. It is assumed that the level of taurine in complete feed should be at least 1500mg / kg, but of course it can also be higher, therefore I congratulate Cats Plate for such a nice supplementation!

Unfortunately, despite the fact that the package contains sources of elements, there is no information on the exact content of calcium, phosphorus, vitamins and other important elements. To get this information I had to contact the manufacturer who answered my questions really quickly and precisely. The ratio of calcium to phosphorus in food is about 1.3: 1, which is slightly higher than it should be for cats with kidney problems.

Quite a big problem for me is the analytical composition given on the packaging, which is unbelievable (ingredients add up above 100%). For this reason, it is not possible to make correct calculations to determine the level of fats, proteins and carbohydrates in the food sm, i.e. I am not able to tell if the food is balanced.

The food is available only in fairly small packages (100 grams and 180 grams) and has only three flavors, two of which contain chicken elements – Chicken and Fish. In addition, we have only one mono-protein version – Chicken. This is a rather poor choice, but keep in mind that the product is new on the market, so it’s no surprise that the manufacturer offers a limited range of flavors. It remains only to wait what flavor variants and packaging sizes will appear in the future.

Summary

Advantages

  • contains Human Grade meat that is not mechanically separated,
  • detailed and correct share of meat and offal in feed,
  • a lot of taurine,
  • contains salmon oil,
  • contains natural sources of essential elements (e.g. beef blood),
  • available in ecological packaging – jars,
  • no dyes and preservatives,
  • without cereals, vegetables and dairy products.

Disadvantages

  • only one mono-protein option,
  • quite high price,
  • no large packaging (the largest packaging contains 180g of food),
  • lack of reliable data on the analytical composition enabling calculation of the level of carbohydrates, fats and proteins in dry matter

Cats Plate food seems to be quite good food, but it is very difficult for me to clearly determine if the food is balanced or not due to the lack of correct information on the analytical composition. I hope that the manufacturer will repeat laboratory tests and products with updated and correct analytical composition will appear on the market. I will carefully follow the further development of this brand and will be happy to try it again when more flavor variants appear.

FTC: I received this product for free, but this does not affect the review at all. All reviews on our blog will always reflect my honest and unbiased opinion. Or, as the case may be, my cat Apollo’s honest and unbiased opinion.

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