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Essence 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 49%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 81%
? 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 100%
? 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 52%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 59%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 45%

Company HQ

LocationValencia, California

Parent company

Pets Global, Inc.

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Dog Dry Food, Cat Wet Food, Cat Dry Food, Dog Wet Food

Where to Buy



  • High protein content
  • No recalls that we could find
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • All animal protein comes from animal sourced ingredients


  • Price is above market average

Brand Overview

Essence is a new brand of dog food from the same company behind Zignature, owned by California-based Pets Global, Inc. The brand offers high-protein food from sustainable sources for both dogs and cats, creating recipes based on the philosophy that modern pets descend from wild carnivores and are biologically designed to consume meat. All the food is made in the USA in factories located in Montana and South Dakota.

How Much Does Essence Cat food Cost

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

Brand Price Market Price Avg +- From the Avg
Cat Wet Food $0.36/oz $0.42/oz -$0.06/oz
Cat Dry Food $4.20/lb $3.21/lb +$0.99/lb
Essence cat food is priced above the average market price for cat food.

Essence Nutrient Profile comparison

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

Cat Wet Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 46.07% 52.74% -6.67%
Fat 31.72% 17.71% +14.01%
Fiber 4.84% 6.33% -1.49%

Cat Dry Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 44.07% 38.96% +5.11%
Fat 20.92% 16.71% +4.21%
Fiber 4.81% 5.07% -0.26%
All of Essence cat food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

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

Since 2009 Essence has never been recalled.
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Who owns Essence cat food?

Essence is owned by Pets Global, Inc..

Where is Essence cat food made?

Essence is manufactured in the United States .

Is Essence AAFCO approved?

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

Has Essence cat food been recalled?

No Essence has never been recalled.

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