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Cat Food Review - Savage Cat Food®

An Exceptionally Good Cat Food

• DRY FOOD HURTS CATS •

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

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

• DRY FOOD HURTS CATS •

(High Carb/Chem, Artificial

Ingredients, No Moisture)

Dry Food Now =

Bad Health, Suffering

and Vet Bills Later

Why So Many

Bad Reviews?

Just Look at

The Ingredients.

Why So Many

Bad Reviews?

Just Look at

The Ingredients.

Savage Cat Food® is Frozen – Not Canned

“Other than preparing a raw recipe yourself, this is

the best manufactured cat food you can feed your cats.”

– Doug Hines

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 = Below Average

E = Poor Choice

X = Detrimental to a Cat’s Health

Based Solely on Reviewing the Ingredients

I rate Savage Cat Food® as an A+ Superior Cat Food

Savage

Cat Food®

“Increase Your Cat’s Health And Longevity

By Feeding A Raw Prey-Based Diet”

Bad and/or Questionable Ingredients in

Savage Cat Food®?

If you look at this section of other reviews on this website, you’ll see entire lists of bad and/or questionable ingredients. There are no bad and/or questionable ingredients in any of Savage’s product lines. That’s something I’ve never been able to say about any other cat food – canned or frozen.

My Review Summary

My Evaluation/Review Of The Entire

Savage Cat Food® Product Line

Those of you who have followed my cat food reviews for years know quite well that I am very, very critical of cat food manufacturers in general. Most companies use substandard ingredients, some of which are downright detrimental to a cat’s long-term health. Most cat food manufacturers are more dedicated to shelf life than they are to a cat’s life, and most all of them should be ashamed of themselves.

•••

Not so with Savage Cat Food®!!  In fact, Savage is the best cat food I have ever found.

Simply put… Available at stores throughout the U.S. and also available for direct shipping to your doorstep, Savage provides ingredients which are beneficial to a cat’s overall health and wellbeing. AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE ALL LOOKING FOR, RIGHT?

Perhaps first and foremost, Savage Cat Food® provides the required nutritional value for obligate carnivores without all the detrimental things found in other cat foods – things such as soy, wheat gluten, corn, rice, fruits, vegetables, kelp, algae, GMOs, or artificial colorings / flavorings / preservatives. No BPA lined cans either.

Secondly, Savage Cat Food® contains real animal bone and marrow, the nutrients of which cannot be fully replicated with eggshell, which is a recommended add-in ingredient to most raw food at-home recipes.

Thirdly, Savage Cat Food® is not subjected to High Pressure Processing, which can damage helpful bacteria and change the taste of foods.

•••

Transitioning your cat(s) from dry to canned to raw? Read the tips on Savage’s website, or better yet, I have an entire page on my website about transitioning [click here].

•••

One question I have for Savage is “Why the difference in ingredient structure between your boxed, individual 3oz. packets and your 12/24oz. bulk tubs?”

With chicken, for example, packets include actual chunks of diced chicken breast that encourage chewing and gnawing. The tub food is the same as the packet food except that the breast (or muscle/meat) chunks are ground up – making it easier for cats with special dental needs. Dental needs aside, I would prefer to see the breast/muscle/meat chunks included in the tub foods to support the chewing/gnawing needed by the average non-dental-problematic cat.

[Savage’s Response: We began making this food in 2014 and when we started we only offered the packet version of our food with the chunks. At the time, many people would write in and say their cat didn’t like the chunks (would eat around them, or leave them behind, or were missing teeth and couldn’t eat them) so we would recommend other brands of raw food that were all ground up. We continued this until Fall 2018 when RadCat closed. Over the next few weeks, hundreds of requests came in for our food in a purely ground tub version. So to try to satisfy those cat customers we released the tub version of our food. We agree with you that the chunks are superior and should be eaten by as many cats as possible, but we also want as many cats eating raw as possible.]

•••

Aside from serving size convenience, packets eliminate the need for bulk product portioning, diminish the freezer-to-refridgerator-to-plate thawing time, and enable the quick warm-tap-water food warmup which I insist on for my cats. Bulk tubs, on the other hand, offer product convenience for feeding a multi-cat family, and you can easily repack the food for smaller serving portions.

•••

The only suggestion I have for improving Savage Cat Food® is that they broaden their protein choices to include other species-appropriate foods from herbivore/ungulate animals such as: beef, venison, caribou, bison, elk, llama, alpaca, or moose. I hope they never, ever, ever use pork or fish, both of which contain things detrimental to a cat’s health. [Read more about these subjects here.]

Ps. I’m not exactly thrilled with the porcine pancreas tissue ingredient, but I guess that’s a minor concession to my standards.

[Savage’s Response: We include all of those glandulars: adrenal, spleen, pancreas and thymus tissue, as a form of glandular therapy, a practice endorsed by holistic veterinarians (https://wholisticmatters.com/glandular-therapies-for-pets/) that says that gland supports that gland in the animal eating it. It also goes with our “whole prey” mentality, that a cat is going to be eating those glands when they eat their prey. When trying to find a source of these glands for the cat food, there were not very many options. For instance, we were unable to source chicken glands in the quantities we need. So we found a company in New Zealand that makes freeze dried glandulars for humans and these are the ones that we include in our cat food. We are limited to what they have available, which is larger animals like sheep and swine. We believe that including the pancreas tissue has more benefits than excluding it because of it’s origin.]

I completely agree with, and appreciate, Savage’s response above. I especially like their “whole prey” mentality, and I understand their predicament in finding tissue sources. Most importantly, I concur with the last line… “We believe that including the pancreas tissue has more benefits than excluding it because of it’s origin.”

•••

You can visit Savage Cat Food®’s website here, and be sure to check out their FAQ page to have your questions answered.

My Conclusion? You can’t find better cat food anywhere. And that’s saying a mouthful.

– Doug Hines, publisher, CatNewsHeadlines.com

Individual Products from Savage Cat Food®

Individual 3oz. packets – two box sizes

REVIEW RATING: A+ Exceptionally Good Cat Food

Manufacturer’s Product Page       

Frozen raw cat food made from California certified organic chicken. Whole chicken is ground with bones and organs, and breast meat is diced and added in for advanced oral care.

Ingredients: Whole chicken* with bones, chicken* hearts, chicken* liver, egg yolks, water, organic psyllium husk powder, wild salmon oil, taurine, vitamin E supplement, bovine adrenal tissue, bovine spleen tissue, bovine thymus tissue, porcine pancreas tissue, salt, vitamin B complex (thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement).

*All chicken is certified organic, free range, certified humane and antibiotic free.

REVIEW RATING: A+ Exceptionally Good Cat Food

Manufacturer’s Product Page       

Frozen raw cat food made from American raised rabbit and lamb. Whole rabbits are ground with bones and lamb organs, and muscle meat is cubed and added in for advanced oral care.

Ingredients: Whole rabbit* with bones, lamb** hearts, lamb** livers, egg yolks, water, organic psyllium husk powder, taurine, vitamin E supplement, bovine adrenal tissue, bovine spleen tissue, bovine thymus tissue, porcine pancreas tissue, salt, vitamin B complex (thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement).

* All rabbit is antibiotic free **All lamb is certified humane

REVIEW RATING: A+ Exceptionally Good Cat Food

Manufacturer’s Product Page       

Frozen raw cat food made from duck humanely raised in California. Single protein, no fish oils, great for cats with allergies or who need a food with a slightly higher fat and calorie content.

Ingredients: Whole duck* with bones, duck* hearts, duck* livers, egg yolks, water, organic psyllium husk powder, taurine, vitamin E supplement, bovine adrenal tissue, bovine spleen tissue, bovine thymus tissue, porcine pancreas tissue, salt, vitamin B complex (thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement).

*All duck is certified humane and antibiotic free

Two tub sizes – 12oz. & 24oz. – made from #1 recyclable plastic

REVIEW RATING: A+ Exceptionally Good Cat Food

Manufacturer’s Product Page       

Frozen raw cat food made from California certified organic chicken. Whole chicken is ground with bones and organs, then mixed with egg yolks and supplements.

Ingredients: Whole chicken* with bones, chicken* hearts, chicken* liver, egg yolks, water, organic psyllium husk powder, wild salmon oil, taurine, vitamin E supplement, bovine adrenal tissue, bovine spleen tissue, bovine thymus tissue, porcine pancreas tissue, salt, vitamin B complex (thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement).

*All chicken is certified organic, free range, certified humane and antibiotic free.

REVIEW RATING: A+ Exceptionally Good Cat Food

Manufacturer’s Product Page       

Frozen raw cat food made from American raised rabbit and lamb. Whole rabbits are ground with bones and lamb organs, then mixed with egg yolks and supplements.

Ingredients: Whole rabbit* with bones, lamb** hearts, lamb** livers, egg yolks, water, organic psyllium husk powder, taurine, vitamin E supplement, bovine adrenal tissue, bovine spleen tissue, bovine thymus tissue, porcine pancreas tissue, salt, vitamin B complex (thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement).

* All rabbit is antibiotic free **All lamb is certified humane

REVIEW RATING: A+ Exceptionally Good Cat Food

Manufacturer’s Product Page       

Frozen raw cat food made from duck humanely raised in California. Single protein, no fish oils, great for cats with allergies or who need a food with a slightly higher fat and calorie content. Whole ducks are ground with bones and organs, then mixed with egg yolks and supplements.

Ingredients: Whole duck* with bones, duck* hearts, duck* livers, egg yolks, water, organic psyllium husk powder, taurine, vitamin E supplement, bovine adrenal tissue, bovine spleen tissue, bovine thymus tissue, porcine pancreas tissue, salt, vitamin B complex (thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement).

*All duck is certified humane and antibiotic free

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