Review: Wild Freedom wet cat food

Review: Wild Freedom wet cat food

Wild Freedom is a wet cat food that I have known for quite a long time, but I have not yet tempted to write a full review of it. I decided to change it, so I bought all the available flavor variants of Wild Freedom and sat down to fully analyze each of them. Is Wild Freedom a good wet cat food? Let’s find it out!

Few words about Wild Freedom brand

Wild Freedom is Zooplus’s private label, which is produced in Bavaria, Germany. Products from this brand are inspired by cat’s instincts, are opulent in meat, and don’t contain grains

In addition to cat food, Wild Freedom also offers soft fillets for cats that I tried a while ago – you can find their review here: Review of Wild Freedom Filet Snacks treats for cats

Food tests and analysis

Wild Freedom wet cat food is currently available in the following flavors:

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  • Wide Country
  • Cold River
  • Green Lands
  • Golden Valley
  • Wild Hills
  • Deep Forest
  • Farmlands
  • Winter Edition
  • Summer Edition

Price: 8 PLN for a 400g can, 5.5 PLN for a 200g can

The manufacturer states that the Wild Freedom wet cat food is a complete food. I will check if it really is the complete basis of a daily and balanced diet.

Smell and consistency

Wild Freedom foods have a nice and meaty smell reminiscent of homemade pate. Each of the flavor variants of the food is in the form of luncheon pate with pieces of meat and a small amount of jelly.

Composition and analysis of Wild Freedom

I have analyzed the composition of all Wild Freedom flavors and each of them is analyzed in a separate tab below.

Food composition

98% chicken meat, chicken livers, chicken stomachs, chicken broth, 2% minerals.

Additives per kg: vitamin D3 200 IU, vitamin E (as all-rac-alpha-tocopheryl acetate) 25 mg, taurine 1000 mg, zinc as zinc sulfate monohydrate, 15 mg, manganese as manganese (II) sulfate monohydrate 3 mg, iodine as potassium iodide 0.5 mg

Analytical composition: protein 10.5%, fat 6%, crude ash 1.7%, crude fiber 0.3%, calcium 0.27%, phosphorus 0.2%, moisture 81%

My simple composition analysis

  • The meat content is not divided into muscle meat and offal.

Taurine

1000 mg/kg

Calories

95 kcal/100g

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,35:1

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

55,26%

Fats

31,58%

Carbohydrates

2,63%

Food composition

55% chicken meat, chicken livers, chicken broth, 43% saithe, fish broth, 2% minerals.

Additives per kg: vitamin D3 200 IU, vitamin E (as all-rac-alpha-tocopheryl acetate) 25 mg, taurine 1000 mg, zinc as zinc sulfate monohydrate, 15 mg, manganese as manganese (II) sulfate monohydrate 3 mg, iodine as potassium iodide 0.5 mg

Analytical composition: protein 10.5%, fat 6.1%, crude ash 1.8%, crude fiber 0.3%, calcium 0.27%, phosphorus 0.2%, moisture 81%

My simple composition analysis

  • The meat content is not divided into muscle meat and offal.

Taurine

1000 mg/kg

Calories

95 kcal/100g

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,14:1

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

56,5%

Fats

30%

Carbohydrates

3,5%

Food composition

53% chicken meat, chicken livers, chicken broth, 45% lamb meat, lamb kidneys, lamb livers, 2% minerals.

Additives per kg : vitamin D3 200 IU, vitamin E (as all-rac-alpha-tocopheryl acetate) 25 mg, taurine 1000 mg, zinc as zinc sulfate monohydrate, 15 mg, manganese as manganese (II) sulfate monohydrate 3 mg, iodine as potassium iodide 0.5 mg

Analytical composition : protein 11.3%, fat 6%, crude ash 1.7, crude fiber 0.3%, calcium 0.26%, phosphorus 0.19%, moisture 80%

My simple composition analysis

  • The meat content is not divided into muscle meat and offal.

Taurine

1000 mg/kg

Calories

97,03 Kcal/100g

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,37:1

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

56,5%

Fats

30%

Carbohydrates

3,5%

Food composition

53% chicken meat, chicken livers, chicken broth, 45% rabbit meat, rabbit hearts, rabbit kidneys, rabbit broth, 2% minerals.

Additives per kg: vitamin D3 200 IU, vitamin E (as all-rac-alpha-tocopheryl acetate) 25 mg, taurine 1000 mg, zinc as zinc sulfate monohydrate, 15 mg, manganese as manganese (II) sulfate monohydrate 3 mg, iodine as potassium iodide 0.5 mg

Analytical composition: protein 10.7%, fat 6%, crude ash 1.7%, crude fiber 0.3%, calcium 0.32%, phosphorus 0.24%, moisture 81%

My simple composition analysis

  • The meat content is not divided into muscle meat and offal.

Taurine

1000 mg/kg

Calories

95 kcal/100g

Calcium:Phosphorus

1,33:1

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

56,32%

Fats

31,58%

Carbohydrates

1,58%

Food composition

63% chicken meat, chicken gizzards, chicken liver, chicken broth, 35% duck meat, duck hearts and duck broth, 3% minerals.

Additives per kg: vitamin D3 200 IU, vitamin E (all rac-alpha-tocopherol acetate) 25 mg, taurine 1000 mg, zinc (zinc sulfate monohydrate) 15 mg, manganese (manganese (II) sulfate monohydrate) 3 mg, iodine as potassium iodide 0.5 mg.

Analytical composition : protein 11%, fat 6.8%, crude ash 1.9%, crude fiber 0.3%, moisture 79%.

Additional info from producent

Calcium 0,4 %, Phosphorus 0,2 %.

My simple composition analysis

  • The meat content is not divided into muscle meat and offal.

Taurine

1000 mg/kg

Calories

106 kcal/100g

Calcium:Phosphorus

2:1

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

52,38%

Fats

32,38%

Carbohydrates

4,76%

Food composition

53% chicken meat, chicken livers, chicken broth, 45% venison (deer meat, venison, fallow deer meat), game broth, 2% minerals.

Additives per kg: vitamin D3 200 IU, vitamin E (as all-rac-alpha-tocopheryl acetate) 25 mg, taurine 1000 mg, zinc as zinc sulfate monohydrate, 15 mg, manganese as manganese (II) sulfate monohydrate 3 mg, iodine as potassium iodide 0.5 mg

Analytical composition: protein 11%, fat 6.6%, crude ash 1.8%, crude fiber 0.3%, Calcium 0.3%, Phosphorus 0.22%, moisture 80%

My simple composition analysis

  • The meat content is not divided into muscle meat and offal.

Taurine

1000 mg/kg

Calories

102 kcal/100g

Calcium:Phosphorus

1,36:1

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

55%

Fats

33%

Carbohydrates

1,5%

Food composition

62% chicken meat, chicken livers, chicken broth, 36% beef lung, beef, beef broth, 2% minerals.

Additives per kg : vitamin D3 200 IU, vitamin E (as all-rac-alpha-tocopheryl acetate) 25 mg, taurine 1000 mg, zinc as zinc sulfate monohydrate, 15 mg, manganese as manganese (II) sulfate monohydrate 3 mg, iodine as potassium iodide 0.5 mg

Analytical composition: protein 10.5%, fat 6.9%, crude ash 1.7%, crude fiber 0.3%, Calcium 0.31%, Phosphorus 0.2%, moisture 80%

My simple composition analysis

  • The meat content is not divided into muscle meat and offal.

Taurine

1000 mg/kg

Calories

103 Kcal/100g

Calcium:Phosphorus

1,55:1

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

52,5%

Fats

34,5%

Carbohydrates

3%

Food composition

63% chicken meat, chicken livers and chicken stock, 36% veal lungs, veal broth, veal hearts, 2% minerals.

Additives per kg: vitamin D3 200 IU, vitamin E (all-rac-alpha tocopheryl acetate) 25 mg, taurine 1000 mg, zinc (zinc sulfate monohydrate) 15 mg, manganese (manganese (II) sulfate monohydrate) 3 mg, iodine (potassium iodide) 0.5 mg.

Analytical composition: protein 10.9%, fat 6.4%, crude ash 1.7%, crude fiber 0.3%, moisture 80%, calcium 0.31%, phosphorus 0.2%

My simple composition analysis

  • The meat content is not divided into muscle meat and offal.

Taurine

1000 mg/kg

Calories

114 Kcal/100g

Calcium:Phosphorus

1,55:1

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

54.5%

Fats

32%

Carbohydrates

3.5%

Food composition

62% chicken meat, chicken livers, chicken broth, 36% duck meat, duck hearts, duck broth, 2% minerals

Additives per kg: vitamin D3 200 IU, vitamin E (as all-rac-alpha-tocopheryl acetate) 25 mg, taurine 1000 mg, zinc as zinc sulfate monohydrate, 15 mg, manganese as manganese (II) sulfate monohydrate 3 mg, iodine (potassium iodide) 0.5 mg

Analytical composition: protein 11.8%, fat 7.6%, crude ash 1.7%, crude fiber 0.3%, calcium 0.4%, phosphorus 0.2%, moisture 78%

My simple composition analysis

  • The meat content is not divided into muscle meat and offal.

Taurine

1000 mg/kg

Calories

97,03 Kcal/100g

Calcium:Phosphorus

2,0:1

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

53,64%

Fats

34,55%

Carbohydrates

2,73%

Comprehensive composition analysis

Content of meat and offal

The first thing he always analyzes in food is the content of meat and offal in the composition. In the case of Wild Freedom wet cat food, the labels do not indicate how much muscle meat or offal is present. Why is it so important? Offal is an important part of a cat’s diet, but complete feeds should not contain more than 20% of offal in the composition. Too much offal can cause diarrhea in some cats.

When there are ambiguities in the composition of the feed analyzed by me, I always send an e-mail to the producer asking for the missing data and clarification of the inaccuracies. This was also the case with Wild Freedom. To my questions about the individual content of meat and offal, I received the answer that they cannot give me exact numbers as they vary from batch to batch. So it looks like the producer does not control the amount of meat and offal in the pet food more closely and therefore is not able to include this information on the labels of Wild Freedom pet foods.

Urinary system support

The ratio of calcium to phosphorus in each flavor of Wild Freedom varies from 1.14: 1 to 2: 1, which is not ideal. I would like to invite cat owners with urinary tract problems to take a look at the individual composition analyzes presented above in this review. Additionally, Wild Freedom Wild Hills (Duck and Chicken) did not have the calcium and phosphorus content on the label, so I had to ask the manufacturer about them.

Macronutrients

The analytical composition of Wild Freedom pet foods is balanced, i.e. it contains the optimal level of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. The caloric content of the feeds is kept at 90-105 kcal per 100 grams of feed, and the energy distribution is as follows: fat accounts for about 60% of the caloric value, proteins for about 40%, and carbohydrates for about 4% of the total caloric value.

Plant ingredients and other fillers

Wild Freedom wet cat food does not contain any clogs (grain, rice, vegetables) or chemical additives in the form of flavor enhancers, preservatives and dyes.

Omega fatty acids

Unfortunately, they do not contain an important component of the cat’s diet, which is salmon oil. They also do not contain any other animal ingredient that provides the cat with Omega polyunsaturated fatty acids – that is, their additional supplementation is necessary.

Taurine level

There is also a problem with taurine. All flavors of Wild Freedom foods contain only 1000 mg / kg of taurine. This is not an optimal amount, as complete cat foods should contain about 1500 mg / kg of taurine (and in many cases they have even more).

Other information

Despite the variety of flavors, all Wild Freedom foods contain chicken, which disqualifies them in case of poultry allergy. Additionally, only one food variant is mono-protein – Wide Country.

Advantages

  • optimal level of carbohydrates, proteins and fats,
  • no dyes and preservatives,
  • without grains, rice, vegetables and dairy products.

Wady

  • no specified proportion of meat and offal in the feed,
  • low taurine level,
  • only one mono-protein option,
  • only available in two online stores,
  • does not contain salmon oil.

My opinion about Wild Freedom wet cat food

Wild Freedom foods have a natural composition, but unfortunately also have a lot of shortcomings and shortcomings. I am particularly offended by the lack of specification of the content of meat and offal, because I am not sure how much meat it really has and I cannot classify this food as high-meat. In addition, I am shocked by the lack of Omega polyunsaturated fatty acids in the composition and the relatively low level of taurine.

I am aware that many people consider Wild Freedom to be a good wet cat food and recommend it in various forums and social groups, but in my opinion this food is just average compared to other foods in the same price range. Food advertised as a complete food for cats should contain the optimal amounts of ingredients necessary in a cat’s diet, and Wild Freedom, unfortunately, wet cat food did not live up to this task. Due to the shortcomings and ambiguities in the composition, which I wrote about in detail above in my composition analysis, Wild Freedom did not meet my expectations and I do not think it is suitable for regular feeding to a cat.

My cat’s opinion

Despite the fact that Wild Freedom cat wet food did not meet my expectations, my fluffy kitten liked most of the food’s flavors – in addition to the Cold River fish flavor. But that was to be expected. When it comes to fishy flavors, Apollo is really picky and hardly any fish food can really please him.

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