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Cat Food Review –

‘Mini-Review’

Fromm® Four-Star™

• DRY FOOD HURTS CATS •

(High Carb/Chem, Artificial Ingredients, No Moisture)

• Dry Food Now = Bad Health, Suffering and Vet Bills Later •

This Isn’t Rocket Science Folks. Just Look at The Ingredients.

“Cat Food Manufacturers – Want Better Reviews? Use Better Ingredients.” – Doug Hines

– CAT FOOD MINI-REVIEW –

26 Canned Cat Foods From The Fromm®

Four-Star™ Product Line

‘Mini-Review’ in the sense that this review doesn’t cover all of Fromm’s product line

– in comparison to other reviews in this website series.

How I Evaluate Cat Foods…

“After having studied the ingredients in over 1,500 wet, canned cat foods, I created this website. This is the place to hear some truth about cat food. It’s also the place where you can learn to evaluate cat food brands yourself.” – Doug Hines

First read the Cat Food Reviews – Introduction to understand how I evaluate products.

I assign review ratings based solely on the ingredients in the can.

This is not some subjective bake-off where I am grading chocolate chip cookies because they taste good to me. My personal likes and dislikes have absolutely nothing to do with the rating process. An ingredient either contributes to, or detracts from, a cat’s health. Period. 

Look at the can’s ingredients list and compare it to the bad ingredients list HERE.

Protect your cat’s long term health. Don’t feed products which contain bad ingredients. Choose wisely now, and give your cat a good, healthy life later.

Review Ratings:

A = Superior Cat Food     B = Better Than Average     C = Average     D = Less Than Average

E = Substandard/Poor-Quality     X = Detrimental to a Cat’s Health

Based Solely on Reviewing the Ingredients

4 Products are Rated ‘D’ – Less Than Average

22 Products are Rated ‘E’ – Substandard/Poor-Quality

OVERALL PRODUCT LINE REVIEW RATING

Based solely on the ingredients, I consider Fromm Four-Star® to be a substandard cat food.

Bad and/or Questionable Ingredients in Fromm® Four-Star™ Cat Foods

See the individual products below to see which product has which ingredient.

   •  fish  •  lentils  •  chickpeas  •  broccoli  •  carrots  •  tomato paste  •  pearled barley

   •  pork  •  dried egg product  •  sweet potatoes  •  pumpkin  •  sunflower oil  •  pea flour

   •  natural flavor  •  xanthan gum  •  locust bean gum  •  cranberries  •  blueberries  •  salt

   •  which minerals exactly?  •  which vitamins exactly?  •  which probiotics exactly?

My Review Summary

My Evaluation/Review Of The Fromm® Four-Star™ Product Line

“The use of protein substitutes like lentils and chickpeas, the use of grains like barley, the use of fruit like cranberries and blueberries, the use of carbohydrate vegetable sources like carrots and sweet potatoes, are all unnecessary to a cat’s diet. 

Since a cat’s digestive tract is not configured for long-term digestion, i.e. food has a short transit time, some of these ingredients are extremely unfavorable to cats. Other ingredients are downright detrimental. Manufacturers include such ingredients because these words sound good to humans. 

There are much better products on the market. I consider Fromm’s to be a substandard cat food, and I wouldn’t feed it to my cats.”

– Doug Hines, publisher, CatNewsHeadlines.com

Individual Products from Fromm® Four-Star™

Fromm® – Four-Star™ – À La Veg® Recipes

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Pearled Barley, Chicken Broth, White Rice, Chicken Fat, Sweet Potatoes, Dried Egg Product, Peas, Chicken Liver, Dried Tomato Pomace, Pea Protein, Potatoes, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, DL-Methionine, Carrots, Apples, Broccoli, Celery, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins, Salt, Chicory Root Extract, Minerals, Cranberries, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Taurine, Blueberries, Sodium Selenite, Probiotics.

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Duck, Duck Meal, Chicken, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein, Dried Egg Product, Potatoes, Pearled Barley, Peas, White Rice, Sweet Potatoes, Chicken Fat, Chicken Liver, Dried Tomato Pomace, Salmon Oil, Brown Rice, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, DL-Methionine, Carrots, Apples, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Chicory Root Extract, Taurine, Vitamins, Minerals, Cranberries, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Blueberries, Sodium Selenite, Probiotics.

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Duck, Duck Broth, Turkey, Turkey Liver, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Minerals, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Cranberries, Blueberries, Locust Bean Gum, Xanthan Gum, Taurine, Vitamins.

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Salmon, Salmon Meal, Whitefish, Pearled Barley, White Rice, Fish Broth, Herring Meal, Dried Egg Product, Peas, Potatoes, Salmon Oil, Chicken Fat, Chicken Liver, Dried Tomato Pomace, Sweet Potatoes, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, DL-Methionine, Carrots, Apples, Broccoli, Celery, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins, Chicory Root Extract, Salt, Minerals, Cranberries, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Taurine, Blueberries, Sodium Selenite, Probiotics.

Fromm® – Four-Star™ – Recipes

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Turkey, Turkey Broth, Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Pea Protein, Duck Meal, Dried Egg Product, Potatoes, Dried Tomato Pomace, Turkey Liver, Chicken Fat, Goose, Salmon Oil, Sweet Potatoes, Duck, Flaxseed, Pheasant, Quail, Carrots, Natural Flavor, DL-Methionine, Pumpkin, Apples, Broccoli, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Chicory Root Extract, Taurine, Vitamins, Minerals, Cranberries, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Blueberries, Sodium Selenite, Probiotics.

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Trout, Whitefish, Menhaden Fish Meal, Dried Egg Product, Salmon Meal, Whole Barley, Whole Oats, Brown Rice, Natural Flavor, Canola Oil, Oatmeal, Pearled Barley, Salmon Oil, Dried Tomato Pomace, Miscanthus Grass, Flaxseed, DL-Methionine, Broccoli, Apples, Vitamins, Chicory Root Extract, Taurine, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Minerals, Salt, Cranberries, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Sodium Selenite, Blueberries, Probiotics.

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Salmon, Chicken, Salmon Meal, Duck Meal, Chicken Meal, Dried Egg Product, Pea Protein, Chickpeas, Sweet Potatoes, Whitefish, Potatoes, Peas, Dried Tomato Pomace, Salmon Oil, Chicken Fat, Chicken Liver, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, DL-Methionine, Carrots, Apples, Broccoli, Celery, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins, Salt, Chicory Root Extract, Minerals, Cranberries, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Taurine, Blueberries, Sodium Selenite, Probiotics.

Fromm® – Four-Star™ – Other Recipes

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Beef Liver, Dried Egg Product, Salmon Meal, Chickpeas, Peas, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein, Potatoes, Dried Tomato Pomace, Chicken Fat, Beef, Chicken Liver, Salmon Oil, Sweet Potatoes, Lentils, Cheese, Flaxseed, Carrots, Natural Flavor, DL-Methionine, Apples, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Potassium Chloride, Chicory Root Extract, Vitamins, Minerals, Salt, Blueberries, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Taurine, Cranberries, Sodium Selenite, Probiotics.

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Chickpeas, Dried Egg Product, Lentils, Peas, Pea Protein, Potatoes, Dried Tomato Pomace, Chicken Liver, Chicken Fat, Cheese, Sweet Potatoes, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Pea Fiber, DL-Methionine, Pears, Apples, Broccoli, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Olive Oil, Chicory Root Extract, Vitamins, Minerals, Cranberries, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Blueberries, Sodium Selenite, Parsley, Probiotics.

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Rabbit, Duck, Chicken Meal, Dried Egg Product, Peas, Lentils, Chickpeas, Potatoes, Turkey Liver, Duck Meal, Chicken, Pea Protein, Dried Tomato Pomace, Chicken Fat, Salmon Oil, Pea Flour, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, DL-Methionine, Carrots, Apples, Broccoli, Alfalfa Sprouts, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Chicory Root Extract, Vitamins, Minerals, Cranberries, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Taurine, Blueberries, Sodium Selenite, Probiotics.

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Salmon, Salmon Meal, Fish Broth, Peas, Pea Protein, Whitefish, Potatoes, Pea Flour, Dried Egg Product, Dried Tomato Pomace, Chicken Fat, Chicken Liver, Tuna, Anchovy, Salmon Oil, Sardine Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, DL-Methionine, Zucchini, Carrots, Apples, Broccoli, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Chicory Root Extract, Vitamins, Minerals, Cranberries, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Taurine, Sodium Selenite, Blueberries, Probiotics.

Fromm® – Four-Star™ – In Gravy

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Sweet Potatoes, Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavor, Minerals, Xanthan Gum, Calcium Citrate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Vitamins.

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Turkey, Turkey Broth, Sweet Potatoes, Sunflower Oil, Pea Flour, Natural Flavor, Minerals, Xanthan Gum, Calcium Citrate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Vitamins.

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Fish Broth, Shrimp, Sweet Potatoes, Salmon Oil, Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavor, Minerals, Xanthan Gum, Calcium Citrate, Choline Chloride, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Vitamins.

Fromm® – Four-Star™ – Pâtés

REVIEW RATING: D – Less Than Average

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Chickpeas, Broccoli, Tomato Paste, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Salmon Oil, Minerals, Xanthan Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Taurine, Vitamins.

REVIEW RATING: D – Less Than Average

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Duck, Flaxseed, Tomato Paste, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Minerals, Xanthan Gum, Dried Egg Product, Locust Bean Gum, Taurine, Vitamins.

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Lamb, Lamb Broth, Lamb Liver, Pearled Barley, Pork, Tomato Paste, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Minerals, Xanthan Gum, Calcium Sulfate, Locust Bean Gum, Taurine, Vitamins.

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Salmon, Fish Broth, Tuna, Chicken Liver, Whitefish, Flaxseed, Tomato Paste, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Minerals, Xanthan Gum, Dried Egg Product, Locust Bean Gum, Taurine, Vitamins.

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Salmon, Whitefish, Salmon Broth, Shrimp, Chicken Liver, Pearled Barley, Chicken, Tomato Paste, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Minerals, Xanthan Gum, Calcium Sulfate, Locust Bean Gum, Taurine, Vitamins.

REVIEW RATING: D – Less Than Average

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Turkey, Broth, Turkey Liver, Pearled Barley, Chicken, Tomato Paste, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Minerals, Xanthan Gum, Calcium Sulfate, Locust Bean Gum, Taurine, Vitamins.

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Beef, Beef Broth, Beef Liver, Venison, Lentils, Sweet Potatoes, Tomato Paste, Salmon Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Minerals, Calcium Sulfate, Xanthan Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Taurine, Vitamins.

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Beef, Beef Broth, Beef Liver, Pearled Barley, Pork, Tomato Paste, Minerals, Calcium Sulfate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Taurine, Vitamins.

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Turkey, Turkey Broth, Turkey Liver, Duck, Lentils, Sweet Potatoes, Chicken, Tomato Paste, Salmon Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Minerals, Calcium Sulfate, Locust Bean Gum, Xanthan Gum, Taurine, Vitamins.

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Turkey, Turkey Broth, Turkey Liver, Lentils, Pumpkin, Tomato Paste, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Salmon Oil, Minerals, Xanthan Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Taurine, Vitamins.

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Salmon, Chicken Liver, Whitefish, Flaxseed, Tomato Paste, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Minerals, Xanthan Gum, Dried Egg Product, Locust Bean Gum, Taurine, Vitamins.

REVIEW RATING: D – Less Than Average

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Duck, Salmon, Flaxseed, Tomato Paste, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Minerals, Xanthan Gum, Dried Egg Product, Locust Bean Gum, Taurine, Vitamins.

REVIEW RATING: E – Poor Choice, Poor Ingredients

Manufacturer’s Product Page       Find the ingredients shown in bold HERE.

Ingredients: Duck, Duck Broth, Turkey, Turkey Liver, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Minerals, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Cranberries, Blueberries, Locust Bean Gum, Xanthan Gum, Taurine, Vitamins.