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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 76%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 56%
? 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 33%
? 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 88%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 73%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 48%

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

Chewy

Pros

  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Affordable

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 202 cat foods in our database.

Brand Price Market Price Avg +- From the Avg
Cat Dry Food $0.77/lb $3.49/lb -$2.72/lb
Cat Wet Food $0.09/oz $0.43/oz -$0.34/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 202 cat foods in our database.

Protein Market Protein Avg +- From the Avg
Cat Wet Food 46.63% 51.63% -5%
Cat Dry Food 35.23% 38.25% -3.02%
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?

Yes, all of 9 Lives recipes are 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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