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

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 Apollo’s taste test?

Few words about Cats Plate brand

“We are the best friends of your best friends,” say the creators of the Cats Plate, who up to last year was known for their Dogs Plate. The manufacturer cares not only for preparing high-quality meals for pets, but also for the environment.

You can read more about the producer on his website: www.dogsplate.com

Eco-friendly

It is the first and only cat food on the Polish market in less waste packaging – glass jars that can be reuse. (I plan to make in my strawberry jams 😉)

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!

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My tests and analysis

The first series of this cats food was released in 2019, and it included three flavors: Beef (Beef and Turkey), Fish (Cod and Chicken), and Chicken, which you can read about in my previous review:

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

This year, the manufacturer Cats Plate added three completely new food flavors to its offer, which we had the opportunity to test:

  • 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

First impression

Package

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

The manufacturer states that Cats Plate wet cat food is a complete food. Based, amongst other things, * on the guidelines of the European Federation of the Pet Nutrition Industry (FEDIAF), 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.

Turkey
Rabbit
Duck

The composition given on the packaging

Turkey meat 80%, turkey hearts and stomachs 8%, turkey liver 6%, salmon Omega3 oil 4%, egg shell meal, brewer’s yeast, sea algae, inulin, purge, wild rose, 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 information that I received from the manufacturer

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 ingredient analysis

The manufacturer gives a direct breakdown of the meat content of food: muscle meat is 80%, while offal is a total of 14%. In addition, the food contains:

  • 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 blood – is a source of iron (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Cleansing – is 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).
  • Agar is 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.

To find out the nutritional value and balance of feed, based on the guidelines of the European Federation of the Pet Food Industry (FEDIAF), I calculate the exact content of macronutrients in the food dry martter:

Protein

61,90%

Fats

23,81%

Carbohydrates

6,19%

The composition given on the packaging

Rabbit meat 72%, turkey hearts and stomachs 11% turkey liver 8%, salmon Omega3 oil 7.5%, egg shell meal, brewer’s yeast, algae, dried blood, purge, 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 information that I received from the manufacturer

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 ingredient analysis

The producer gives a direct breakdown of the meat content of meat: 72% meat, while offal a total of 19%. In addition, the food contains:

  • 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 blood – is a source of iron (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Cleansing – is 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).
  • Agar is 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.

To find out the nutritional value and balance of feed, based on the guidelines of the European Federation of the Pet Food Industry (FEDIAF), I calculate the exact content of macronutrients in the food dry martter:

Protein

55,45%

Fats

33,64%

Carbohydrates

5,91%

The composition given on the packaging

73% duck meat, 11% turkey hearts and stomachs, 8% turkey liver, 6.5% Omega 3 salmon oil, egg shell meal, brewer’s yeast, algae, dried blood, purges, 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 information that I received from the manufacturer

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 ingredient analysis

The producer gives a direct breakdown of the meat content of meat: 72% meat, while offal a total of 19%. In addition, the food contains:

  • 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 blood – is a source of iron (a component of the BARF diet).
  • Cleansing – is 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).
  • Agar is 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.

To find out the nutritional value and balance of feed, based on the guidelines of the European Federation of the Pet Food Industry (FEDIAF), I calculate the exact content of macronutrients in the food dry martter:

Protein

55,91%

Fats

33,18%

Carbohydrates

5,91%

Okiem kota

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. Rabbit
  2. Turkey
  3. Duck

The jar with the rabbit 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 duck 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 and he ate karma until his ears were shaking. Ah those kittens 😉

In my opinion

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, this kitten will not be in danger with this kitten. The foods 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.

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 .

The food has a balanced analytical composition – the optimal level of fats, carbohydrates and proteins, as well as a really substantial amount of taurine and it’s up to 2600-2800 mg / kg.

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 . I obtained information about the exact content of calcium, phosphorus and vitamins in the feed by e-mail from the producer. The calcium to phosphorus ratio in this year’s series of foods is from 1.17: 1 to 1.20: 1.

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

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.

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.

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

Deklaracja: Otrzymanie produktów do testów nie miało wpływu na recenzję. Wszystkie opinie publikowane na blogu zawsze odzwierciedlają moją uczciwą i bezstronną opinię. Lub, w zależności od przypadku, uczciwą i bezstronną opinię mojego kota Apollo.

Additional sources of knowledge:

* “3. Składniki pokarmowe” w “Podstawy żywienia psów i kotów”, red. dr n.wet. M. Ceregrzyn, prof. dr hab n. wet. R Lechowski, lek. wet. B Barszczewska, Edra Urban & Partner, Wrocław 2019
* Forum BARFny Świat kotów
* “13. Suplementy i dodatki” w “Kot na diecie BARF”, Małgorzata Olejnik, Helion, 2017
* Nutritional guidelines of the European Federation of the Pet Nutrition Industry (FEDIAF), 2019

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