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Freshpet Cat Food Review

Company HQ

LocationSecaucus, New Jersey

Parent company


Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUS us-flag

Type of food

Wet Cat Food


? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 77%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 76%
? 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 5%
? 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 0%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 55%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 100%
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • All protein comes from animal sourced ingredients
  • All recipes are free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives
  • Lower than average protein content
  • The brand has been previously recalled

Brand Overview

Freshpet Cat food is locally sourced using farm-raised meats, and all-natural fruits and vegetables. The food is refrigerated and can be served as-is or used as a topper over kibble. FreshPet does not contain cheap fillers, animal by-products, hormones, antibiotics, or meals.

How Much Does Freshpet Cat Food Cost

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

Freshpet Wet Cat Food Price Comparison

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per lb$7.99$7.990%
Price per 100 kcal$1.05$2.41-56%
Price per day$0.63$1.44-56%

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

Freshpet Nutrient Profile Comparison

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

Wet Cat Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
DM Protein 48.57% 53.21% -9%
DM Fat 28.57% 17.63% +62%
DM Fiber 4.29% 6.56% -35%
DM Carb 18.57% 14.04% +32%

All of Freshpet cat food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Freshpet Cat Food Review since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Freshpet - Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food (06/13/2021) -+
Company Name:Freshpet Inc.
Product Description:Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food
Recall Reason:Potential for Salmonella
Freshpet - Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe (06/18/2022) -+
Company Name:Freshpet Inc.
Product Description:Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe
Recall Reason:Potential Salmonella contamination

Lawsuit History

A securities class action lawsuit has been filed against Freshpet, Inc., a pet food company. The lawsuit alleges that the company made false and misleading statements regarding its business, operational practices, and financial performance, which artificially inflated its stock price. The lawsuit claims that Freshpet failed to disclose important information to its investors, including production and manufacturing issues that affected product availability and quality. The lawsuit seeks to represent investors who purchased Freshpet securities during a specific time period and suffered financial losses as a result of the alleged deceptive practices.


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faq-item-image Who owns Freshpet cat food?

Freshpet is owned by FreshPet.

faq-item-image Where is Freshpet cat food made?

Freshpet is manufactured in US us-flag.

faq-item-image Is Freshpet AAFCO approved?

Yes, all of Freshpet recipes are AAFCO approved.

faq-item-image Has Freshpet cat food been recalled?

Freshpet has been recalled 2 times in the years 2021, and 2022.

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