List of Best Dry Cat Food
This list of the best dry cat food contains food that has been manufactured inside the United States and is made from ingredients that are sourced from the U.S. as well. Even though a food contamination can occur to any brand regardless of where it is manufactured, we believe that these manufacturers have a good history with manufacturing quality food.
Merrick made our list of the best dry dog food, so it’s surprising that it is showing up with some of the best dry cat food as well. Merrick Before Grain is a grain-free cat food has never been part of a pet food recall from the FDA.
The first ingredient is whole meat and second is meat meal. Because it is a grain-free recipe, the carbohydrates mostly come from dehydrated potatoes. Many cats have allergies due to grains in food. The grain-free approach of Merrick Before Grain can remove the most common allergens to cats. However, if your cat is allergic to specific proteins like chicken, you will want to choose a formula that will fir their needs.
Chicken Deboned, Chicken Meal, Potato Dehydrated, Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat(preserved with mixed tocopherols a source of Vitamin E), Sweet Potato Dehydrated, Natural Chicken & Pork Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Yeast Culture, Blueberry Dried, Organic Alfalfa, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Rosemary Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum fermentation product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite
Wysong has been making pet food since 1979 and because of their quality, have made our list of best dry cat food. Wysong Fundamentals contains a formula of 40% animal protein. The first main ingredient is Organic Chicken, and the second is brown rice. While rice is a grain, cats with rice allergies are generally low. The rice is designed to expand when ingested which will allow your cat to feel full.
This forula does contain cheese. So if you cat has any lactose allergies, it would be recommended to stay away from this food.
Organic Chicken, Brown Rice, Peas, Potato, Chicken Meal, Beet Pulp, Natural Chicken and Fish Flavor, Montmorillonite Clay, Flaxseeds, Cheese, Whey, Salt, Molasses, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Propionate, Citric Acid, Apple Pectin, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract, Chicory Root, Hemicellulose Extract, Yeast Extract, Fish Oil, Carrots, Celery, Beets, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach, Minerals (Potassium Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Vitamins (Ascorbic Acid [source of Vitamin C], Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid).
Young Again 50/22 Dry Cat Food
Young Again 50/22 is a low carb and high protein formula. It has a guarantee of 50% protein and 22% fat. Many breeders have been happy with this formula and use it regularly. With the high protein content, it is even more important that the protein comes specifically in the form of animal protein and not plant protein which can cause issues with many cats.
While all ingredients aren’t sourced from the United States, they do seem to be honest of their origins. This is what is stated from their website:
“We purchase ingredients from the United States, Canada (FOS), France (Purified starch product), Switzerland (Bioceuticals) and Guar Gum from India. Our vitamins and minerals are purchased from a company in the U.S.. They source from: USA, Canada, Finland, Japan, France, Germany, New Zealand and Scotland. Additionally, we do have two ingredients that can only be sourced from China; Taurine and Folic Acid. Our supplier in the U.S. requires approval certification before purchasing from them. This approval process includes the verification of their quality procedures and proof of quality certifications. These ingredients are retested before use for purity, ensuring their quality.”
Even with the sources of these ingredients, I still think this dry cat food deserves to be on the list of best dry cat food.
Chicken Meal, Pork Protein Concentrate, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Rosemary Extract, Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Potato Starch, Fish Oil, Tomato Pomace (Source of Dietary Fiber), Natural Chicken Flavor, Herring Meal, L Lysine, DL Methionine, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Cellulose (Source of Dietary Fiber), Yeast, Yeast Extract, Fructooligosaccharides, Taurine, Calcium Carbonate, Fat Product (Source of DHA Omega-3 from Algae), Rosemary Extract, Mixed Tocopherols, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, L-Tryptophan, N, N-Dimethylglycine (DMG) HCI, L-Carnitine, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Betaine Anhydrous, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacinamide, Copper Sulfate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Propionate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Sulfate.
Best Dry Cat Food Conclusion
I hope this list of dry cat foods has helped narrow down your choices for selecting the best dry food for your kitty.