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9 Lives Cat Food Review

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Company HQ

LocationSan Francisco, California

Parent company

J.M. Smucker Company

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Dry Cat Food, Wet Cat Food

Ratings

54%
? 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 7%
? 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%
Pros
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Affordable
  • All 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 price to the other 197 cat food brands in our database.

Dry Cat Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per lb$0.72$3.25-78%
Price per 100 kcal$0.05$0.20-77%
Price per day$0.03$0.12-75%

9 Lives Dry Cat Food is priced below the average market price for cat food.

Wet Cat Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per oz$0.09$0.43-79%
Price per 100 kcal$0.33$1.76-81%
Price per day$0.20$1.05-81%

9 Lives Wet Cat Food is priced below the average market price for cat food.

9 Lives Nutrient Profile Comparison

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

Dry Cat Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Protein 35.23% 38.97% -10%
Fat 10.23% 16.72% -39%
Fiber 3.98% 5.07% -21%

Wet Cat Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Protein 43.02% 52.80% -19%
Fat 17.01% 17.70% -4%
Fiber 5.01% 6.35% -21%

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 Cat Food Review since 2011. 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

faq-item-image Who owns 9 Lives cat food?

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

faq-item-image Where is 9 Lives cat food made?

9 Lives is manufactured in the United States .

faq-item-image Is 9 Lives AAFCO approved?

Yes, all of 9 Lives recipes are AAFCO approved.

faq-item-image Has 9 Lives cat food been recalled?

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

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