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Meat Mates 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 52%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 89%
? 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 56%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 66%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 41%

Company HQ

LocationChristchurch, New Zealand

Parent company

Natural Pet Food Group Ltd

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationNew Zealand

Type of food

Dog Fresh Frozen Food, Cat Fresh Frozen Food, Dog Wet Food, Cat Wet Food

Where to Buy



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


  • Lower than average protein content

Brand Overview

Meat Mates offers meat-based foods for dogs and cats. The company’s product line features products made with cage-free chicken or single source New Zealand free-range meat, without GMOs, grain, or fillers. Meat Mates pet foods are made with limited ingredients. Shelf-stable dry varieties are freeze-dried rather than baked.

How Much Does Meat Mates Cat food Cost

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

Brand Price Market Price Avg +- From the Avg
Cat Fresh Frozen Food $2.45/oz $2.53/oz -$0.08/oz
Cat Wet Food $0.47/oz $0.42/oz +$0.05/oz
Meat Mates cat food is priced within the average market price for cat food.

Meat Mates Nutrient Profile comparison

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

Cat Fresh Frozen Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 47.38% 50.75% -3.37%
Fat 39.41% 26.97% +12.44%
Fiber 1.45% 3.06% -1.61%

Cat Wet Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 45.46% 52.74% -7.28%
Fat 36.77% 17.71% +19.06%
Fiber 3.16% 6.33% -3.17%
All of Meat Mates cat food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

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

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

Meat Mates is owned by Natural Pet Food Group Ltd.

Where is Meat Mates cat food made?

Meat Mates is manufactured in New Zealand .

Is Meat Mates AAFCO approved?

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

Has Meat Mates cat food been recalled?

No Meat Mates has never been recalled.

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