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

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

Cats Plate is a Polish cat food that is original because it is packed in glass jars and contains natural sources of elements (which are also used in the BARF diet). Each jar of food contains high-quality chicken, rabbit or cod meat, accompanied by natural sources of elements. This review focuses on the first Cats Plate series.

Few words about Cats Plate cat food

The makers of Cats Plate are known for their Dogs Plate dishes in jars and, more recently, Cats Plate for cats. Cats Plate are meals packed in jars and, as the manufacturer assures, prepared from Human Grade quality meat. The manufacturer cares not only about the preparation of high-quality meals for pets, but also about the environment. You can read more about the producer on his website: www.dogsplate.com

Food tests and analysis

I tested both series of Cats Plate, that is all 6 flavors

This review focuses on the first series of Cats Plate with three flavors:

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

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

I also tested the second series of Cats Plate food, which includes the following flavors: Turkey (Turkey), Rabbit (Rabbit and Turkey) and Duck (Duck and Turkey), which you can read about in my review:

Review of the second Cats Plate series (Rabbit, Turkey, Duck)

First impression

Polish products

Cats Plate cat food is a Polish product made of Polish meat, and by buying Polish products you not only support our Polish market, but also contribute to reducing emissions related to transport.

Eco-friendly

Food packaging in the spirit of less waste – jars that can be used repeatedly, e.g. for making homemade preserves or storing herbs. Practical, ecological and, above all, original solution! (I am planning to make strawberry jams in my jars.)

The producer tries to produce as little rubbish as possible, which is why the food purchased in his online store is ecologically packaged using recycled cartons and fillers. It turns out that you do not need to pack glass jars in a ton of plastic to reach their destination safely!

Jars

Cats Plate cat food is packed in jars that can be reused (instead of throwing it into the trash – 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? Bingo! Unscrewed and screwed nuts! If your cat does not eat all the food at once, just close the jar and put it in the fridge to protect the food from spoiling and drying out (you do not need to buy any additional silicone plugs!).

Smell and consistency

What is hidden in the jars? The first opening of the jar said something like this: I open the jar, it smells very appetizing and I start to wonder: is it really for cats?

It smell very appetizing 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.

You can see the first opening of the jar and the reaction of my Apollo cat on our unboxing video on YouTube:

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.

Composition and analysis of Cats Plate cat food

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.

Food composition

Cod fillets 71%, chicken hearts and stomachs 11%, chicken liver 4.6%, salmon Omega3 oil 7.7%, calcium carbonate, brewer’s yeast, seaweed, agar, dried blood, cistus.

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 info from producent

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 simple composition analysis

  • Muscle meat – 70% of the total meat content.
  • Offal – 15% of the total meat content.
  • Salmon oil – a source of Omega polyunsaturated fatty acids necessary in the cat’s diet.
  • Calcium carbonate – a source of calcium (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Brewer’s yeast – a source of B vitamins (component of the BARF diet).
  • Seaweed – a source of iodine (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Dried blood – a source of iron (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Cistus – a source of polyphenols that have an antioxidant effect (component of the BARF diet).
  • Agar – 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

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Protein

56.19%

Fats

31.9%

Carbohydrates

5.24%

Food composition

Beef meat 76%, turkey hearts and stomachs 9%, turkey liver 5.2%, salmon Omega 3 oil 4.2%, calcium carbonate, brewer’s yeast, seaweed, agar, dried blood, cistus.

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 info from producent

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 simple composition analysis

  • Muscle meat – 76% of the total meat content.
  • Offal – 15% of the total meat content.
  • Salmon oil – a source of Omega polyunsaturated fatty acids necessary in the cat’s diet.
  • Calcium carbonate – a source of calcium (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Brewer’s yeast – a source of B vitamins (component of the BARF diet).
  • Seaweed – a source of iodine (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Dried blood – a source of iron (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Cistus – a source of polyphenols that have an antioxidant effect (component of the BARF diet).
  • Agar – 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

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Protein

53.18%

Fats

34.55%

Carbohydrates

5%

Food composition

Chicken meat (thigh) 75%, chicken hearts and stomachs 8% chicken liver 5%, salmon Omega3 oil 6.4%, calcium carbonate, brewer’s yeast, seaweed, agar, dried blood, cistus.

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 info from producent

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 simple composition analysis

  • Muscle meat – 75% of the total meat content.
  • Offal – 13% of the total meat content.
  • Salmon oil – a source of Omega polyunsaturated fatty acids necessary in the cat’s diet.
  • Calcium carbonate – a source of calcium (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Brewer’s yeast – a source of B vitamins (component of the BARF diet).
  • Seaweed – a source of iodine (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Dried blood – a source of iron (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Cistus – a source of polyphenols that have an antioxidant effect (component of the BARF diet).
  • Agar – 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.

Protein

53.18%

Fats

34.55%

Carbohydrates

5%

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Comprehensive composition analysis

Content of meat and offal

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.

Plant ingredients and other fillers

I haven’t found any questionable ingredients or unnecessary additives (e.g. dyes, preservatives, vegetables, fruits, cereals, potatoes, soybeans, peas or dairy products) in the food.

Cats Plate contains natural sources of essential elements (e.g. blood) that are characteristic for the BARF diet (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food). 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.

Omega fatty acids

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.

Macronutrients

The food has a balanced analytical composition – the optimal level of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. The dry matter level of carbohydrates is around 5%, which is an acceptable amount (of course the less the better). The caloric content of feeds is on average 120 kcal per 100 grams of feed, and the energy distribution is as follows: on average, fat accounts for 59% of the caloric content, proteins on average 37.5%, and carbohydrates on average 3.5% of the total caloric content of the feed.

Taurine level

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!

Urinary system support

Unfortunately 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.

Other information

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: Cats Plate cat food

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

My opinion about Cats Plate cat food

Cats Plate is a very good cat food that does not contain any unnecessary and harmful ingredients. It has a huge advantage of meat over offal, it has a lot of taurine, salmon oil and has a really clear and accurate composition. It also has an extremely pleasant smell and texture. I am very happy that the manufacturer has decided to repeat the laboratory tests and update the labels on the products, because thanks to this I can give this series of food to my cat with a clear conscience.

I quite often reach for the flavor variants of the Cats Plate that my cat liked the most, because I am sure what is in the food. I closely follow the development of this Polish brand and will be happy to try it again when more flavor variants appear.

My cat’s opinion

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. Ranking of flavors, according to my cat Apollo:

  1. Beef
  2. Chicken
  3. Fish

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.

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