Review: Cats Plate (Rabbit, Turkey, Duck) wet cat food

Review: Cats Plate (Rabbit, Turkey, Duck) wet cat food

This time, as part of my series of reviews of wet cat food, three new flavors of the Cats Plate food appeared on the Apollo plate. Each jar of food contains high-quality rabbit, turkey or duck meat accompanied by natural sources of elements. How did this cat food come out in my composition analysis and my cat Apollo’s taste test?

Few words about Cats Plate brand

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 latest, second series of Cats Plate with three flavors:

  • Turkey,
  • Rabbit (Rabbit and turkey),
  • Duck (Duck and turkey).

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

I also tested the first series of Cats Plate food, which includes the following flavors: Beef (Beef and Turkey), Fish (Cod and Chicken), and Chicken, about which you can read in my review:

Review of the first series of Cats Plate (Beef, Fish, Chicken) wet cat food

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

As I have mentioned several times (and as you can see in the pictures), the food is packed in glass jars. This solution is very practical for several reasons, and above all:

  • Instead of buying additional silicone stoppers to protect your food against spoilage and drying out, all you have to do is screw the jar and put it in the fridge.
  • Instead of throwing away the food packaging into the bin, you can reuse them, e.g. to make home-made preserves or store herbs.

Smell and consistency

I guess it will always remain a mystery to me how the manufacturer creates cat food that looks and smells so beautiful that I would taste it myself. In my opinion, the smell of food is EXCELLENT. Each of the food has a fairly moist and less dense texture than the first series of food – which is a plus in my opinion. I liked the smell and texture of the Rabbit the most.

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Composition and analysis of Cats Plate

The manufacturer states that Cats Plate wet cat food is a complete food. I will check whether this is really the complete basis of a daily and balanced diet.

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

Food composition

73% duck meat, 11% turkey hearts and stomachs, 8% turkey liver, 6.5% Omega 3 salmon oil, egg shell meal, brewer’s yeast, seaweed, dried blood, cistus, devil’s claw, agar.

Additives per kg : Taurine 2800 mg

Analytical composition : Protein 12.3%, Fat 7.3% (including saturated 1.7%), Fiber (crude fiber) 0.2%, Sodium 0.1%, Inorganic matter (crude ash) 0.9% , Carbohydrates 1.2% (including sugars 0.7%), Moisture 78%.

Additional info from producent

Additives per kg : Calcium 1179mg, phosphorus 1000mg, Vitamin A – 2290 IU, Vitamin D3 – 150 IU, Vitamin E – 13 mg, Zinc – 25 mg, Iron – 13 mg, Copper – 1.3 mg, Iodine – 0.33 mg

My simple ingredient analysis

  • Muscle meat – 72% of the total meat content.
  • Offal – 19% of the total meat content.
  • Salmon oil – a source of Omega polyunsaturated fatty acids necessary in the cat’s diet.
  • Egg shell meal – 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).
  • Cistus – a source of polyphenols that have an antioxidant effect (component of the BARF diet).
  • Devil’s claw – this herb is also known as Herringbone, which alleviates muscle and joint pain and improves appetite (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Dried blood is a source of iron (a 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

120 Kcal/100g

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,18:1

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Protein

55,91%

Fats

33,18%

Carbohydrates

5,91%

Food composition

Rabbit meat 72%, turkey hearts and stomachs 11% turkey liver 8%, salmon Omega3 oil 7.5%, egg shell meal, brewer’s yeast, seaweed, dried blood, cistus, New Zealand mussel meal, agar.

Additives per kg : Taurine 2800 mg

Analytical composition : Protein 12.2%, Fat 7.4% (including saturated 1.7%), Fiber (crude fiber) 0.3%, Sodium 0.1%, Inorganic matter (crude ash) 0.8% , Carbohydrates 1.2 (including sugars 0.8%), Moisture 78%.

Additional info from producent

Additives per kg: Calcium 1416mg, phosphorus 1180mg, Vitamin A – 2290 IU, Vitamin D3 – 150 IU, Vitamin E – 13 mg, Zinc – 25 mg, Iron – 13 mg, Copper – 1.3 mg, Iodine – 0.33 mg

My simple ingredient analysis

  • Muscle meat – 72% of the total meat content.
  • Offal – 19% of the total meat content.
  • Salmon oil – a source of Omega polyunsaturated fatty acids necessary in the cat’s diet.
  • Egg shell meal – 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).
  • Cistus – a source of polyphenols that have an antioxidant effect (component of the BARF diet).
  • New Zealand mussel meal – is a natural supplement supporting the muscular and skeletal system (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Dried blood is a source of iron (a 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

125 Kcal/100g

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,2:1

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Protein

55,45%

Fats

33,64%

Carbohydrates

5,91%

Food composition

Turkey meat 80%, turkey hearts and stomachs 8%, turkey liver 6%, salmon Omega3 oil 4%, egg shell meal, brewer’s yeast, seaweed, inulin, cistus, rosa canina, dried blood, agar.

Additives per kg: Taurine 2600 mg

Analytical composition: Protein 13%, Fat 5% (including saturated 1.4%), Fiber (crude fiber) 0.5%, Sodium 0.1%, Non-physical matter (crude ash) 1.2%, Carbohydrates 1, 2 (including sugars 0.8%), Moisture 79%.

Additional info from producent

Additives per kg: Calcium 1099mg, phosphorus 940 mg, vitamin A – 2250 IU, Vitamin D3 – 147 IU, Vitamin E – 15 mg, Zinc – 24 mg, Iron – 12 mg, Copper – 1.3 mg, Iodine – 0, 33 mg, Omega acids – 0.57%

My simple ingredient analysis

  • Muscle meat – 80%,of the total meat content.
  • Offal – 14% of the total meat content.
  • Salmon oil – a source of Omega polyunsaturated fatty acids necessary in the cat’s diet.
  • Egg shell meal – 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).
  • Inulin – a prebiotic that increases the beneficial intestinal microflora.
  • Cistus – a source of polyphenols that have an antioxidant effect (component of the BARF diet).
  • Rosa canina – source of, among others, vitamins C, K, B1 and B2 (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Dried blood is a source of iron (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Agar – a gelling and thickening substance that is made from red algae (a vegan substitute for gelatin).

Taurine

2600 mg/kg

Calories

103 Kcal/100g

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,17:1

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Protein

61,90%

Fats

23,81%

Carbohydrates

6,19%

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Comprehensive composition analysis

Content of meat and offal

The first thing I want to talk about is the meat and offal content of Cats Plate. Why is this so important? Offal is an important part of the cat’s diet, but too much offal may result in diarrhea in some cats. Fortunately, Cats Plate (Rabbit, Turkey, Duck) wet cat food contain 72% to 80% meat and 14% to 19% offal – that’s perfect! The meat used in food is of high quality (the manufacturer assures us of Human Grade quality), comes from Poland and is not mechanically separated.

Plant ingredients and other fillers

I don’t found questionable ingredients and unnecessary additives in the feed compositions (e.g. dyes, preservatives, vegetables, fruits, cereals, potatoes, soybeans, peas or dairy products). On the other hand, the food contains many natural ingredients with beneficial properties that are known from the BARF diet, including: beer yeast, sea algae, purges, wild rose or New Zealand mussel meal – about which you can learn more in the individual feed composition analyzes above .

Omega fatty acids

The diet 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 cat 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 foods is on average 120 kcal per 100 grams of food, and the energy distribution is as follows: on average, fat accounts for 52% of the caloric content, proteins on average 36%, and carbohydrates on average 4% of the total caloric content of the food.

Taurine level

Cats Plate contain a really large amount of another essential component of the cat’s diet – taurine, and it’s up to 2600-2800 mg / kg. It is assumed that the level of taurine in a complete feed should be at least 1500mg / kg, but of course it can also be higher, which is why I congratulate the food manufacturer for such a nice supplementation of this amino acid!

Urinary system support

Unfortunately there is no information about the exact content of calcium, phosphorus and vitamins on the label. To get this information, I had to contact the manufacturer. On the basis of the data obtained from the manufacturer, I have made calculations which show that the ratio of calcium to phosphorus in feed ranges from 1.17: 1 to 1.20: 1.

Other information

I am very pleased that in this series of Cats Plate foods, instead of chicken, we have turkey meat, which is less allergic. Unfortunately, there are still few mono-protein options and food can only be bought in 100 gram and 180 gram jars. The producer is constantly developing his food line and more and more flavors are appearing, so maybe more flavor variants will appear soon – including mono-protein ones.

Summary: Cats Plate wet cat food

Advantages

  • detailed and correct share of meat and offal in feed,
  • a lot of taurine,
  • contains salmon oil,
  • high-quality meat that is not mechanically separated,
  • contains natural sources of essential elements (e.g. beer yeast),
  • balanced level of fats, carbohydrates and proteins,
  • no dyes, flavor enhancers or preservatives,
  • without cereals, vegetables and dairy products,
  • available in ecological packaging less waste.

Disadvantages

  • not available in large packages.
  • quite high price,
  • few mono-protein options.

My opinion about Cats Plate

Cats Plate is a very good food with a balanced composition and high quality natural ingredients. I believe that food can be a complete basis for a daily and balanced diet and does not require any supplementation.

It looks like the foods from the latest Cats Plate series will join the permanent set of foods, and as soon as new flavor variants appear – I’ll definitely try them and write them.

My cat’s opinion

What is the opinion of my cat Apollo about the latest series of Cats Plate food? In the palatability test consisting in assessing the speed of licking the saucer into clean food, they were as follows:

  1. Duck
  2. Turkey
  3. Rabbit

The jar with the duck probably won with all the foods that Apollo had eaten so far. Really! I haven’t seen him in love with food yet – a truly wonderful sight. But the rabbit took last place in this ranking, because Apollo approached this taste with light reserve. He puffed up a little, whimpered, but when he dared to taste it all his doubts dissipated. Ah those kittens 😉

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2 thoughts on “Review: Cats Plate (Rabbit, Turkey, Duck) wet cat food

  1. Witam serdecznie
    Chciałam zapytać jak można zamówić i kupić państwa Karmy w UK czy jest taka możliwość ?
    Kupna w UK lub wysyłka ??

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