Review: TUNDRA cat wet food

Review: TUNDRA cat wet food

Tundra wet cat food appeared on the Polish market quite recently. Are you wondering if this food is a good choice for your cat? In this post, you’ll learn about my detailed analysis, test results, and thoughts on Tundra wet cat food in cans and sachets.

Few words about Tundra

The creators of TUNDRA food were inspired by wild tundra, boreal forests and wild snow leopards. The result of this inspiration is grain-free food that contains 62-70% meat – including wild Pacific salmon or free-range ducks and turkeys.

My tests and analysis

One flavor line of food is 85gram sachets, while the other flavor line is 400gram and 200gram cans.

Cans 200 & 400 g:

  • Turkey Pur
  • Chicken Pur
  • Salmon and duck
  • Wild rabbit and chicken
  • Duck, turkey and pheasant
  • Lamb and venison

Sachets 85 g:

  • Turkey Pur
  • Turkey and deer
  • Rabbit and trout
  • Duck, chicken, turkey and salmon
  • Duck, chicken, turkey and pheasant

Price (rounded): 4.5 PLN for 85 g sachet, 5.5 PLN for 200 g cans, 9 PLN for 400 g cans

Smell and consistency

The smell is strong but very pleasant in both versions (in sachets and cans). The canned version is more creamy than sachet ones. Some food versions contain vegetables that are visible to the naked eye.

Composition and analysis of Tundra

The producer states that Tundra cat food is complete cat food. I have checked whether it really is the complete and balanced base of a daily and diet for your cat.

To find out the nutritional value and balance of the cat food, I calculated the exact content of macronutrients in the feed (the percentage of protein, fats, and carbohydrates relative to 100 grams of dry matter).

TUNDRA in cans

The composition given on the packaging

Ingredients: Meat (min. 65% turkey meat), offal (hearts, livers, turkey stomachs), sea buckthorn (2%), cranberry (2%), blueberries (2%), minerals

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 200j.m., Taurine 1500mg, Zinc 15mg, Manganese 3mg, Iodine 0.75mg

Analytical composition: crude protein 10.4%, crude fat 5.9%, crude fiber 0.4%, crude ash 2.4%, humidity 80%.

My simple composition analysis

Taurine (mg/kg)

1500

Calories (kcal/100g)

104

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

52%

Fats

29.5%

Carbs

4.5%

The composition given on the packaging

Ingredients: Meat (min. 60% chicken meat), offal (10% hearts, stomachs and chicken livers), cranberry (5%), minerals, cress

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 200j.m., Taurine 1500mg, Zinc 15mg, Manganese 3mg, Iodine 0.75mg

Analytical composition: crude protein 10.3%, crude fat 5.7%, crude fiber 0.4%, crude ash 2.5%, moisture 80%.

My simple composition analysis

Taurine (mg/kg)

1500

Calories (kcal/100g)

107,5

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

51.5%

Fats

28.5%

Carbs

5.5%

The composition given on the packaging

Ingredients: Meat (min. 45% turkey meat, min. 20% rabbit meat), offal (hearts, livers, turkey stomachs, hearts, livers, rabbit stomachs), berries (3%), rosehips (2% ), minerals

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 200j.m., Taurine 1500mg, Zinc 15mg, Manganese 3mg, Iodine 0.75mg

Analytical composition: crude protein 10.3%, crude fat 5.7%, crude fiber 0.4%, crude ash 2.5%, moisture 80%.

My simple composition analysis

Taurine (mg/kg)

1500

Calories (kcal/100g)

107,5

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

51.5%

Fats

28.5%

Carbs

5,5%

The composition given on the packaging

Ingredients: Meat (min. 35% turkey meat, min. 20% duck meat, min. 10% pheasant meat) and offal (hearts, livers, turkey stomachs, duck hearts and stomachs, pheasant hearts and stomachs) ), pumpkin 3%, berries (2%) minerals

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 200j.m., Taurine 1500mg, Zinc 15mg, Manganese 3mg, Iodine 0.75mg

Analytical composition: crude protein 10.4%, crude fat 5.8%, crude fiber 0.4%, crude ash 2.3%, moisture 80%.

My simple composition analysis

Taurine (mg/kg)

1500

Calories (kcal/100g)

108,5

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

52%

Fats

29%

Carbs

5.5%

The composition given on the packaging

Ingredients: Meat (min. 31% deer, min. 31% lamb), offal (hearts, livers, deer lungs, intestines, hearts, lamb liver), carrots (3%), sweet potatoes (3%), sea buckthorn (2 %), minerals, dandelion (0.1%)

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 200j.m., Taurine 1500mg, Zinc 15mg, Manganese 3mg, Iodine 0.75mg

Analytical composition: crude protein 10.2%, crude fat 5.6%, crude fiber 0.5%, crude ash 2.1%, moisture 80%.

My simple composition analysis

Taurine (mg/kg)

1500

Calories (kcal/100g)

116,5

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

51%

Fats

28%

Carbs

7,5%

The composition given on the packaging

Ingredients: Poultry meat (min. 25% chicken meat min. 20% duck meat), fish (min. 20% salmon), offal (hearts, livers and stomachs from chicken, hearts and stomachs from duck, carrots (5% ), minerals, scum (0.1%), parsley (0.1%)

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 200j.m., Taurine 1500mg, Zinc 15mg, Manganese 3mg, Iodine 0.75mg

Analytical composition: crude protein 10.2%, crude fat 5.5%, crude fiber 0.4%, crude ash%, moisture 80%.

My simple composition analysis

Taurine (mg/kg)

1500

Calories (kcal/100g)

118.5

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

51%

Fats

27,5%

Carbs

8%

TUNDRA in sachets

The composition given on the packaging

Composition: 97% turkey (including meat, hearts, liver, stomachs and meat stock), pumpkin, minerals (0.5%), dried egg shells, catnip

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 200j.m., Taurine 1500mg, Zinc 20mg, Manganese 2mg, Iodine 0.2mg

Analytical composition: crude protein 11%, crude fat 6%, crude fiber 0.4%, crude ash 2.3%, moisture 79%.

My simple composition analysis

Taurine (mg/kg)

1500

Calories (kcal/100g)

115.95

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

52.38%

Fats

28.57%

Carbs

6.19%

The composition given on the packaging

Composition: 32% duck (including meat, hearts, meat stock), 32% chicken (meat, liver, stomachs, meat stock), 23% turkey (meat, hearts, liver and meat stock), 12% salmon (meat, whole carcasses, meat stock), carrots, minerals (0.5%), dried egg shells

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 200j.m., Taurine 1500mg, Zinc 20mg, Manganese 2mg, Iodine 0.2mg

Analytical composition: Crude protein 11%, Crude fat 6%, Crude fiber 0.4%, Crude ash 2.2%, Moisture 79%

My simple composition analysis

Taurine (mg/kg)

1500

Calories (kcal/100g)

118.33

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

52.38%

Fats

28.57%

Carbs

6.67%

The composition given on the packaging

Composition: 66% turkey (including meat, hearts, liver, stomach and meat stock), 31% venison (meat and meat stock), berries, dried egg shells, minerals (0.5%), dandelion

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 200j.m., Taurine 1500mg, Zinc 20mg, Manganese 2mg, Iodine 0.2mg

Analytical composition: crude protein 11%, crude fat 6.5%, crude fiber 0.4%, crude ash 2%, moisture 79%.

My simple composition analysis

Taurine (mg/kg)

1500

Calories (kcal/100g)

113.69

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

52.38%

Fats

30.95%

Carbs

5.24%

The composition given on the packaging

Ingredients: 45% turkey (including meat, hearts, liver, stomachs and meat stock), 36% duck (meat, hearts, liver, meat stock), 18% pheasant (meat and meat stock), minerals (0.5% ), dried egg shells

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 200j.m., Taurine 1500mg, Zinc 20mg, Manganese 2mg, Iodine 0.2mg

Analytical composition: Crude protein 11%, Crude fat 6%, Crude fiber 0.4%, Crude ash 2.1%, Moisture 79%

My simple composition analysis

Taurine (mg/kg)

1500

Calories (kcal/100g)

120.71

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

52.38%

Fats

28.57%

Carbs

7.14%

The composition given on the packaging

Composition: 63% rabbit (including meat, hearts, liver, meat stock), 32% trout, zucchini, minerals (0.5%), catnip

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 200j.m., Taurine 1500mg, Zinc 20mg, Iodine 0.2mg

Analytical composition: crude protein 11%, crude fat 6%, crude fiber 0.4%, crude ash 2.1%, moisture 79%.

My simple composition analysis

Taurine (mg/kg)

1500

Calories (kcal/100g)

120.71

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

52.38%

Fats

28.57%

Carbs

7.14%

Comprehensive analysis of the composition

The Tundra cat wet food has a balanced composition – an optimal level of fats and proteins as well as an adequate content of taurine. The residual amounts of vegetables, fruits, and herbs in some flavors rise the number of carbohydrates – a maximum of 3 percentage points, but this is a really small margin you can afford.

Advantages

  • without cereals and gluten,
  • the right amount of taurine,
  • optimal fat and protein levels.
  • large selection of flavors,
  • variety – 8 different meats,
  • two mono-protein flavors.

Disadvantages

  • in Poland it is available only in one online store,
  • no information about the content of calcium and phosphorus,
  • slightly elevated carbohydrates.

My opinion about Tundra

After my analysis, I think that Tundra can be the complete basis of a daily and balanced diet. I hope that food will soon be more available and new flavors will come.

My cat’s opinion

Did my cat Apollo like it? Apollo eated all the food variants eagerly. It seems that lamb and deer meat could compete with his favorite beef (which, unfortunately, is not yet found in Tundra cat foods).

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I am Joanna and together with my cat Apollo, I create the Apollo Fluffy Cat blog, where I share my experiences and knowledge about cats and ecology so that you can learn how to become a better and more mindful cat parent! You can found more about me, Apollo and our blog's mission on the "About Us" page.

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