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9 Lives Cat Food Review

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 45%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 52%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 17%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 97%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 74%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 47%

Company HQ

LocationSan Francisco, California

Parent company

J.M. Smucker Company

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Cat Dry Food, Cat Wet Food

Where to Buy

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Pros

  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Affordable
  • All animal protein comes from animal sourced ingredients

Cons

  • Lower than average protein content
  • The brand has been previously recalled
  • Products include meat by-products
  • Some recipes use added colors and flavors

Brand Overview

9 Lives has been on the market since 1959. The company is based in offers four dry food varieties and five wet cat food lines in a variety of flavors. 9 Lives is easily recognized by its mascots, Morris the cat and Li'l Mo, an orange tabby kitten. 9 Lives distinguishes itself by advocating for cat rescues.

How Much Does 9 Lives Cat food Cost

We’ve compared 9 Lives cat food to the other 197 cat food brands in our database.

Brand Price Market Price Avg +- From the Avg
Cat Dry Food $0.66/lb $3.21/lb -$2.55/lb
Cat Wet Food $0.09/oz $0.42/oz -$0.33/oz
9 Lives cat food is priced below the average market price for cat food.

9 Lives Nutrient Profile comparison

We’ve compared 9 Lives cat food to the other 197 cat food brands in our database.

Cat Dry Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 35.23% 38.96% -3.73%
Fat 10.23% 16.71% -6.48%
Fiber 3.98% 5.07% -1.09%

Cat Wet Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 43.02% 52.74% -9.72%
Fat 17.01% 17.71% -0.70%
Fiber 5.01% 6.33% -1.32%
All of 9 Lives cat food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to 9 Lives since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

9Lives - Cat food (12/07/2018) -+
Date: 12/07/2018
Company Name: J.M Smuckers Company
Product Description: Cat food
Recall Reason: Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
9Lives - Cat food (03/11/2020) -+
Date: 03/11/2020
Company Name: J.M Smuckers Company
Product Description: Cat food
Recall Reason: Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
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FAQ

Who owns 9 Lives cat food?

9 Lives is owned by J.M. Smucker Company.

Where is 9 Lives cat food made?

9 Lives is manufactured in the United States .

Is 9 Lives AAFCO approved?

Not, all of 9 Lives recipes are AAFCO approved, the following recipes are not AAFCO approved.

Has 9 Lives cat food been recalled?

9 Lives has been recalled 2 times in the years 2018, and 2020.

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