GranataPet DeliCatessen wet cat food

GranataPet DeliCatessen wet cat food

In the search for the perfect feed I came across GranataPet DeliCatessen. This cat food is associated with a fantastic story of a man, his labrador and pomegranate seeds, who created food for animals because he couldn’t find the perfect one on the market. But is GranataPet a true ideal for cats? You will find out in my review!

Interesting history of the GranataPet brand

GranataPet is a well-known German brand that produces food for dogs and cats. The history begins when Markus Fuchsenthalera was looking for food perfect for his dog Ciara, but his search was unsuccessful. That’s why he decided to create his own food and during this process he discovered the beneficial properties of pomegranate – hence the name of the company, and pomegranate seeds are added to their pet food to this day.

You can read more about the manufacturer on his website: www.granatapet.de/en/

Tests and analysis

There are nine different flavors of GranataPet DeliCatessen:

  • Veal
  • Chicken
  • Veal with rabbit
  • A turkey with a pheasant
  • Lamb with turkey
  • Duck with poultry
  • Tuna with duck
  • Salmon with turkey
  • Salmon with seafood

Price (rounded): PLN 5.5 for a 200g can, PLN 9 for a 400g can.

First impression

The food has a distinct and quite pleasant aroma. How does GranataPet DeliCatessen wet food appear on a plate? Very appetizing, because it is quite moist and finely ground meat.

Composition and analysis

The manufacturer states that wet cat food GranataPet DeliCatessen is complete food. I will check if they can really constitute the complete basis of a cat’s daily and balanced diet. For testing, I received two flavors of GranataPet DeliCatessen food from Furtastic.pl shop. An analysis of each of these food flavors can be found separately in the tabs below.

Duck with poultry
Veal with rabbit

The composition given on the packaging

Duck and poultry 72% (duck 36% – muscle meat, heart, liver; poultry, 36% muscle meat, heart, stomach, liver), duck and poultry broth 25%, pomegranate seeds 1%, salmon oil 1%, minerals 1%, green mussels 0.1%

Additives per kg : vitamin A 3,000 IU / kg, vitamin D3 200 IU / kg, vitamin E 30 mg / kg, biotin 300 mg / kg, taurine 1,500 mg / kg, zinc as zinc sulfate, monohydrate 15 mg / kg, manganese as manganese (II) sulfate monohydrate (3 mg / kg), iodine as calcium iodide anhydrous (0.75 mg / kg), selenium as sodium selenate 0.03 mg / kg.

Analytical composition : crude protein 10.3%, fat 6.5%, crude ash 1.9%, crude fiber 0.4%, moisture 80%

Additional information that I received from the manufacturer

Calcium 0.32%, phosphorus 0.28%

My ingredient analysis

  • Pomegranate seeds – support the circulatory, immune and nervous systems.
  • Salmon oil – a source of Omega polyunsaturated fatty acids necessary in the cat’s diet.
  • Biotin – vitamin B7.
  • Green mussels – support the muscular and skeletal system.

Taurine

1500 mg/kg

Calories

94,43 kcal/100g

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,14:1

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

51,50%

Fats

32,50%

Carbohydrates

4,5%

The composition given on the packaging

Veal and rabbit 72% (veal 36% muscle meat, heart, stomach, liver; rabbit 36% muscle meat, heart, liver), veal and rabbit broth 24.9%, pomegranate seeds 1%, salmon oil 1%, minerals 1%, green mussels 0.1%

Additives per kg : Vitamin A 3,000 IU / kg, vitamin D3 200 IU / kg, vitamin E 30 mg / kg, biotin 300 mg / kg, taurine 1,500 mg / kg, zinc as zinc sulfate monohydrate 15 mg / kg, manganese as sulfate Manganese (II) monohydrate 3 mg / kg, iodine as calcium iodide anhydrous 0.75 mg / kg, selenium as sodium selenate 0.03 mg / kg.

Analytical composition : crude protein 11%, fat content 6.4%, crude ash 0.3%, crude fiber 1.9%, moisture 80%

Additional information that I received from the manufacturer

Calcium 0.3%, phosphorus 0.27%

My ingredient analysis

  • Pomegranate seeds – support the circulatory, immune and nervous systems.
  • Salmon oil – a source of Omega polyunsaturated fatty acids necessary in the cat’s diet.
  • Biotin – vitamin B7.
  • Green mussels – support the muscular and skeletal system.

Taurine

1500 mg/kg

Calories

94,28 kcal/100g

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,11:1

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%

Fats

32%

Carbohydrates

2%

In my opinion

Both flavors of the GranataPet DeliCatessen food that I have tested have a balanced composition – the optimal level of carbohydrates, proteins and fats as well as the appropriate content of taurine. When it comes to the content of meat and offal, food has 72% of muscle meat (including heart content) and offal, with a clear advantage of muscle meat. They also contain salmon oil, which is a source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids necessary in the cat’s diet.

I did not find any “questionable ingredients” such as dyes, preservatives, vegetables, fruits, cereals, soybeans, peas and dairy products. Instead, there are ingredients with beneficial properties, e.g. green mussel, which as a supplement has a positive effect on the muscular and skeletal systems.

Advantages

  • does not contain vegetables or fruits,
  • without cereals, soy and dairy products.
  • no dyes and preservatives,
  • contains salmon oil,
  • the correct amount of taurine,
  • a large selection of flavors and various types of meat,
  • available in large cans,
  • optimal levels of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

Disadvantages

  • only two mono-protein options.

I believe that GranataPet DeliCatessen is a very good quality food and can provide a complete basis for a daily and balanced cat diet. I will gladly try other flavors in the future 😉

My cat’s opinion

Apollo sipped both flavors eagerly and it was obvious that the smell of food intrigued him. In the palatability test (the speed of licking the plate clean) the “Veal with a rabbit” wins.

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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