Cat Kibble Chart

This information is for cats.
If you have ferrets, please check out Ferret Love

Last updated: (3 days ago)

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Kibble can generally be left out for days without spoiling. However, it needs something (usually a grain) to bind all of the ingredients together to form its solid shape. Therefore most kibbles are high in fruit, veggie, and/or grain content, which is not great for cats. 

Notice how raw diets clearly advertise their meat percentage ("96% meat, organs, and bone" on Ziwipeak for example) but kibbles do not. They hide this information, which is why I don't have it for most of these foods yet.

Kibble Brands

Note: the average score is for each brand's kibbles only. They may offer other types that score higher or lower.

All Kibbles

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Analysis Ingredients
Name Score Meat Protein Fat grain-
free
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Orijen Regional Red B - 40% 20% deboned beef deboned wild boar deboned goat deboned lamb lamb liver
Thrive PremiumPlus Chicken Complete Dry Food B 90% 52% 22% dried chicken meat chicken chicken fat sweet potato potato
Orijen Tundra B - 40% 20% deboned goat deboned wild boar whole arctic char deboned venison steelhead trout
Orijen Six Fish B - 40% 20% whole atlantic mackerel whole atlantic herring flounder whole acadian redfish atlantic monkfish
Acana Meadowlands B - 36% 18% deboned chicken deboned turkey chicken liver chicken meal catfish meal
Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Boost Grain-Free Duck B - 40% 23.5% duck turkey meal chicken meal chicken fat white fish meal
Farmina N&D Prime Wild Boar B - 44% 20% wild boar dehydrated wild boar sweet potatoes boneless chicken dehydrated chicken
Farmina N&D Prime Lamb B - 42% 20% lamb dehydrated lamb sweet potatoes chicken fat dried whole eggs
Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Longevity 20% Freeze-Dried Raw Meal Blend Chicken B 82% 41% 24% chicken chicken meal turkey meal menhaden fish meal chicken fat
Dr. Elsey's cleanprotein Chicken B - 59% 18% chicken dried egg product pork protein concentrate gelatin chicken fat
Dr. Elsey's cleanprotein With Salmon B - 56% 17% salmon dried chicken dried egg product gelatin salmon hydrolysate
Acana Grasslands B - 36% 18% deboned duck deboned chicken eggs chicken meal turkey meal
Nature's Variety Instinct Original Grain-Free Rabbit B - 40.5% 22.5% rabbit turkey meal menhaden fish meal chicken fat white fish meal
Catit Recipes Oak Valley B - 38% 18% deboned pork deboned beef beef liver pork liver deboned lamb
Rawz Meal Free Dehydrated Salmon and Chicken B - 40% 12% salmon dehydrated deboned chicken dehydrated chicken whitefish turkey
Nutrivet INNE Sterilized Cat (Chat Stérilisé) B 80% 46% 16% chicken turkey duck guinea fowl potatoes
Young Again 50/22 Premium High Protein B - 50% 22% hydrolyzed pork chicken meal chicken fat potato starch chicken liver flavor
Catit Recipes Pacific Bay B - 38% 18% salmon pollock cod haddock flounder
Wellness CORE Original B - 45% 18% deboned turkey deboned chicken turkey meal chicken meal peas
Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Boost Grain-Free Chicken B - 41% 22% chicken chicken meal turkey meal menhaden fish meal peas
Nutrience SubZero Prairie Red B - 40% 20% deboned beef deboned lamb deboned wild boar beef liver lamb liver
SquarePet HMLC Turkey & Chicken Formula B - 48% 20% turkey chicken turkey meal chicken meal salmon meal
Rawz Meal Free Dehydrated Chicken and Turkey B - 40% 12% dehydrated chicken dehydrated deboned chicken chicken turkey chicken liver
Farmina N&D Prime Chicken B - 44% 20% boneless chicken dehydrated chicken sweet potatoes chicken fat dried whole eggs
Nature's Variety Instinct Original Grain-Free Duck B - 40% 23% duck turkey meal chicken meal chicken fat white fish meal
IAMS For Vitality Kitten Food with Fresh Chicken B - 37% 21% dried chicken dried turkey maize pork fat chicken
Young Again ZERO B - 54% 26% hydrolyzed pork chicken meal chicken fat chicken liver flavor guar gum
Nutrience SubZero Fraser Valley Formula B - 42% 20% deboned chicken deboned turkey chicken meal turkey meal salmon
Nature's Variety Instinct Original Grain-Free Chicken B - 41% 21% chicken chicken meal turkey meal menhaden fish meal peas
Essence Air & Gamefowl B 86% 40% 20% turkey chicken duck duck meal turkey meal
Go! Solutions Fit + Free Grain Free Chicken, Turkey, and Duck B - 47.3% 19.5% chicken meal de-boned chicken chicken fat de-boned turkey turkey meal
Acana Wild Prairie B - 37% 18% chicken meat turkey meat chicken liver dehydrated chicken meat dehydrated turkey meat
Nature's Variety Instinct Original Grain-Free Chicken for Kittens B - 42.5% 22.5% chicken turkey meal menhaden fish meal peas chicken fat
Wellness CORE Kitten B - 45% 18% deboned turkey turkey meal deboned chicken chicken meal peas
Orijen Cat & Kitten B - 40% 20% chicken meat turkey meat whole eggs chicken liver whole flounder
Essence Ranch & Meadow B 86% 39% 19% lamb pork lamb meal mutton meal pork meal
Nulo FreeStyle High-Meat Chicken & Cod B - 40% 20% deboned chicken chicken meal turkey meal deboned cod whole peas
Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Boost Grain-Free Salmon B - 42% 18.5% salmon menhaden fish meal white fish meal pacific whiting pacific sole
Acana Wild Atlantic B - 36% 18% whole mackerel whole herring whole hake acadian redfish mackerel meal
Nature's Variety Instinct Ultimate Protein Duck B - 47% 17% duck chicken chicken eggs tapioca ground flaxseed
Essence Ocean & Freshwater C 86% 40% 17.5% herring mackerel whitefish catfish meal whitefish meal
Catit Recipes Old Maple Farm C - 40% 18% deboned chicken deboned turkey chicken meal turkey meal pea protein
Nulo FreeStyle High-Meat Turkey & Duck C - 40% 18% deboned turkey turkey meal menhaden fish meal deboned cod yellow peas
Blue Wilderness Kitten Chicken C - 40% 20% deboned chicken chicken meal pea protein tapioca starch menhaden fish meal
Applaws Complete Dry Adult Cat Chicken with Extra Salmon C 82% 37% 20% dry chicken meal dry salmon chicken mince potato salmon
Halo Holistic Grain Free Chicken & Chicken Liver Kitten Recipe C - 33% 19% chicken chicken liver dried egg product dried peas soy protein concentrate
Nature's Variety Instinct Ultimate Protein Chicken C - 47% 17% chicken tapioca chicken fat ground flaxseed natural flavor
Applaws Complete Dry Adult Cat Chicken with Extra Lamb C 80% 37% 17% dry chicken dry lamb dry potato chicken mince beet pulp
IAMS Proactive Health High Protein C - 38% 18% chicken chicken byproduct meal corn grits ground whole grain corn salmon
Performatrin Ultra Grain-Free Original Kitten Recipe C - 40% 18% turkey chicken meal potato duck meal peas
Chicken Soup Classic Kitten C - 36% 20% chicken chicken meal turkey meal brown rice cracked pearled barley
Taste of the Wild Lowland Creek Feline Recipe C - 36% 16% duck duck meal turkey meal chicken meal sweet potatoes
Stella & Chewy's Raw Blend Kibble C - 39% 15.5% chicken chicken meal lentils peas chicken fat
Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Kitten C - 42% 15% deboned chicken chicken meal turkey meal potatoes peas
SquarePet Squarely Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Formula C - 36% 16% chicken chicken meal brown rice white rice chicken fat
Stella & Chewy's Raw Coated Chicken Kibble C - 38% 16% chicken chicken meal lentils peas chicken fat
Purina Pro Plan Kitten Chicken & Egg Formula C - 42% 19% chicken pea protein chicken meal cassava root flour dried egg product
Nulo MedalSeries High-Meat Chicken C - 38% 18% deboned chicken chicken meal yellow peas green lentils chicken fat
Applaws Complete Dry Adult Cat Chicken with Extra Duck C 84% 37% 20% dry chicken meal dry duck meal freshly prepared chicken mince potato beet pulp
Acana Homestead Harvest C - 33% 16% deboned chicken chicken meal turkey meal oatmeal whole peas
Purina Pro Plan Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula C - 42% 19% chicken corn gluten meal rice beef fat soybean meal
Chicken Soup Classic Adult C - 34% 18% chicken chicken meal turkey meal brown rice peas
IAMS Proactive Health Healthy Kitten C - 33% 21% chicken chicken by-product meal ground whole grain corn ground sorghum chicken fat
Applaws Complete Kitten Food C - 38% 20% dried chicken meat meal chicken mince potatoes yeast beet pulp
Kirkland Maintenance Cat Chicken & Rice Formula C - 30% 20% chicken chicken meal whole grain brown rice ground white rice chicken fat
Purina Kitten Chow Naturals C - 40% 15% chicken chicken by-product meal corn gluten meal soy flour ground yellow corn
Blue Wilderness Adult Chicken D - 40% 18% deboned chicken chicken meal pea protein tapioca starch peas
Earthborn Holistic Primitive Feline D - 40% 18% turkey meal chicken meal peas chicken fat pea starch
Blue Wilderness Adult Duck D - 40% 18% deboned duck chicken meal pea protein peas tapioca starch
Halo Holistic Grain Free Wild Salmon & Whitefish Kitten Recipe D - 33% 19% salmon whitefish dried egg product dried peas tapioca
Applaws Complete Dry Adult Cat Food Chicken D - 33% 16% chicken breast chicken meal peas lentils chicken fat
Taste of the Wild Turkey Limited Ingredient Recipe D - 33% 15% turkey lentils sunflower oil natural flavor salmon oil
Nature's Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Turkey D - 35.5% 16.5% turkey meal peas turkey tapioca canola oil
Taste of the Wild Rocky Mountain Feline Recipe D - 42% 18% chicken meal peas sweet potatoes chicken fat pea protein
Applaws Complete Dry Adult Cat Food Whitefish Recipe with Country Vegetables D - 32% 16% whitefish whitefish meal peas lentils chicken fat
Hill's Prescription Diet c/d Multicare with Chicken Dry Cat Food D - 33.8% 15.7% chicken whole grain corn corn gluten meal whole grain wheat brewers rice
Hill's Prescription Diet t/d D - 35% 17% chicken by-product meal brewers rice corn gluten meal whole grain corn powdered cellulose
Chicken Soup Grain-Free Chicken & Legumes D - 32% 15% chicken chicken meal peas faba beans pea protein
Taste of the Wild Angus Beef Limited Ingredient Recipe D - 30% 15% beef lentils sunflower oil natural flavor salmon oil
Taste of the Wild Canyon River Feline Recipe D - 32% 16% trout ocean fish meal sweet potatoes potatoes pea protein
Hill's Prescription Diet d/d Feline Duck & Green Pea Formula D - 34.5% 21.3% yellow peas pea protein duck green peas pork fat
Applaws Complete Dry Adult Cat Ocean Fish with Salmon D 50% 34% 15% white fish peas herring meal chickpea flour lentils
Stella & Chewy's Raw Coated Salmon Kibble D - 35% 14% salmon ocean fish meal lentils chickpeas peas
Chicken Soup Grain-Free Salmon & Legumes D - 32% 15% salmon menhaden fish meal peas lentils pea protein
Meow Mix Kitten Li'l Nibbles F - 36% 15% chicken by-product meal brewers rice corn gluten meal whole ground corn soybean meal
Earthborn Holistic Feline Vantage F - 36% 14% chicken meal ground brown rice pea protein oat meal dried egg product
Catit Nuna Insect Protein & Herring F - 32% 13% black soldier fly larvae hydrolyzed yeast protein herring meal millet peas
Catit Nuna Insect Protein & Chicken F - 32% 13% black soldier fly larvae hydrolyzed yeast protein millet peas lentils
Friskies Farm Favorites F - 30% 10.5% ground yellow corn chicken by-product meal corn gluten meal soybean meal ground wheat
Friskies Indoor Delights F - 30% 9% ground yellow corn corn gluten meal chicken by-product meal soybean meal beef tallow
Evolution Gourmet Fondue Vegan F 0% 30% 14% whole grain oatmeal high protein maize gluten meal high protein soybean meal pea protein potato flakes
Evolution Gourmet Ultra Life Organic Vegan F 0% 30% 16% organic sunflower meal organic peas organic soybeans organic soybean meal organic soybean oil