​Animonda Carny Cat Food Review

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Animonda is a German pet food manufacturer and Carny cat food is one of their most popular brands. Carny is available in a wide variety of products as well as animal and fish proteins. Learn more about Animonda and Carny cat food in our unbiased review.

​The We’re All About Cats Standard – Rating Animonda Cat Food on What Matters

We have analyzed Animonda and Carny cat food and rated it according to our standards here at We’re All About Cats. Our grades are based on the species-appropriateness of the food, the quality of the ingredients, product variety, price, customer experience, and recall history. You can read more about our ratings here.

Here are our ratings for Animonda and Carny in these key areas:

Ratings

  • Species-Appropriateness – 8/10
  • Ingredient Quality – 7/10
  • Product Variety – 8/10
  • Price – 7/10
  • Customer Experience – 7/10
  • Recall History – 8/10

Overall Score: 7.5/10

We give Animonda and Carny cat food a 45 out of 60 rating (75%) or a B+ grade.

​About Animonda Carny

Animonda (meaning “the world of animals”) began in 1991 with the vision of producing high quality pet food. The company has roots in the traditional butcher’s trade but it was inspired by nature. They wanted to develop dog and cat food that would make a difference. They wanted to help pet owners care for healthy cats and dogs, making sure they only got the very best food.

Today the company uses natural raw materials instead of artificial flavorings. They avoid using flavor enhancers. Their foods are species-appropriate and do not use artificial colors or added sugar or soy.

The company only sells their pet foods through specialist retailers. Their foods are now available in some 35 countries.

Animonda is part of the Heristo Group, a specialist in pet food and one of the major players in the area of meat processing and delicacies for human consumption in Europe.

Animonda also contributes to animal shelters, pet food banks, the homeless, and pets in disasters.

You can read about the company’s commitment to sustainability and biodiversity here.

Animonda does not use animal testing.

Other brands made by Animonda include:

  • Vom Feinsten – cat and dog food for small, picky pets;
  • GranCarno® – made with fresh meat (similar to Carny)
  • Rafiné® – with sauce, jelly, a pate and dry food for cats;
  • Milkies® – liquid snacks for cats;
  • INTEGRA® Protect – dietetic nutrition available in seven varieties: for adiposity, diabetes, joints, urolith, intestinal, kidney, sensitive digestive system.

Animonda has headquarters in Bad Rothenfelde, Niedersachsen Germany.

​Sourcing And Manufacturing

We didn’t find any specific information about where Animonda sources its ingredients.

The Heristo Group has manufacturing facilities in Bremen, Germany; Hattem, Netherlands; and Vigo County, Indiana (USA). There may also be some manufacturing facilities for Animonda in Bad Rothenfelde, Germany but we can’t confirm that information.

​Has Animonda Cat Food Been Recalled?

We didn’t find any recalls for Animonda products. However, our Google searches typically return results in English. We may not get results in German or other languages. We can’t state that Animonda has never had a recall.

​What Kinds Of Food Does Animonda Offer?

If your cat likes it, Animonda Carny probably offers it. At least in wet foods.

The brand makes a large number of foods using many different animal and fish proteins. They have foods for adult cats, seniors, and kittens. They have foods that are grain-free, in sauce, and in pate form. They offer foods that are single protein, gluten-free, and made for cats with sensitive digestion. Food comes in cans, trays, and pouches.

Carny also provides food that features a number of exotic animal proteins such as kangaroo and ostrich. These novel proteins can be beneficial for some cats that might have allergies to more common meat proteins.

We found 84 Carny products on the Animonda web site.

​Animonda Cat Food Review

#1 Animonda Carny Beef + Codfish with Parsley Roots Cat Food Review

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At one time, a large number of the Carny foods relied on beef as a staple in their cat foods. That has changed today. If you like Animonda Carny, your cat doesn’t have to go near beef ingredients. The brand has a diverse range of animal and fish proteins. That said, the Carny Beef & Codfish with Parsley Roots formula is one of their top-selling recipes.

All of the beef and cod in the food are 100 percent fresh. The food has 45 percent meat and 20 percent fish content. The beef includes named organ meats which are beneficial for cats, as well as muscle meat. This recipe contains no grains, soya, or sugar. It has no artificial colors or preservatives. And, it has natural taurine.

The cod in this food provides valuable omega-3 fatty acids which are good for your cat’s skin, coat, and heart function. Cod is also very easy for cats to digest.

This recipe is a complete food for cats between the ages of 1 and 6 years.

Carny Beef & Codfish with Parsley Roots cat food appears to be high in protein from meat and fish. It looks like a good wet cat food for adult cats.

Calorie Content (ME Calculated):105 calories per 100 grams.

​Ingredients

Composition:

45 % Beef (Liver, Lung, Heart, Udder, Meat, Kidney), 20 % Cod, 2 % Parsley Roots, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride.

Analytical Constituents:

Crude Protein 11.5%, Crude Fat 6.5%, Crude Fibre 0.5%, Crude Ash 1.8%, Moisture 79%, Taurine 0.8 G/kg

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 11.5%
Crude Fat: 6.5%
Crude Fiber: 0.5%
Moisture: 79%
Ash: 1.8%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 54.76%
Fat: 30.95%
Fiber: 2.38%
Carbs: 3.33%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 41.09%
Fat: 56.41%
Carbs: 2.5%

Ingredients We Liked: Beef, cod

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Sodium chloride (salt)

Common Allergens: Beef and fish can both be allergens for some cats

​Pros

  • High in meat and fish protein
  • No grains, soya, or sugar
  • No artificial colors or preservatives

​Cons

  • These foods are rich; a few customers report their cats have smelly poop or some diarrhea at first

#2 Animonda Carny Pure Turkey Single Protein Review

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If you have a cat with sensitive digestion, you may find yourself looking for food that has a single source of protein. Animonda Carny offers three kinds of single protein wet foods that use a single animal protein. One food features chicken, one has beef, and one food uses turkey.

Carny Pure Turkey Single Protein cat food uses 100 percent fresh, meaty ingredients. It contains 68 percent turkey, including organ meats. The only meat protein it contains is turkey. It contains no grains, soya, or sugar. It has no artificial colors or preservatives.

This food is formulated for adult cats from 1 to 6 years of age.

This recipe does contain rapeseed oil (canola oil). Animonda states that rapeseed oil is a natural source of omega-3 fatty acid which is true. However, cats (like dogs) are not able to efficiently convert the alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in seed and nut oils to something they can use. They need to get their fatty acids from meat and (even better) fish. The rapeseed oil in this food provides calories but it is unlikely to provide your cat with much in the way of omega-3 fatty acids.

Carny Pure Turkey Single Protein cat food could be beneficial for cats that need a single protein food. This is a complete food for adult cats.

Calorie Content (ME Calculated):93.21 Kcal per 100 grams.

​Ingredients

Composition:

68 % Turkey (Heart, Liver, Stomach, Meat, Neck), Canola Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride.

Analytical Constituents:

Crude Protein 10.5%, Crude Fat 5.5%, Crude Fibre 0.5%, Crude Ash 2.5%, Moisture 80%.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 10.5%
Crude Fat: 5.5%
Crude Fiber: 0.5%
Moisture: 80%
Ash: 2.5%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 52.5%
Fat: 27.5%
Fiber: 2.5%
Carbs: 5%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 42.24%
Fat: 53.74%
Carbs: 4.02%

Ingredients We Liked: Turkey

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Canola oil

Common Allergens: Turkey can be an allergen for some cats but it is less likely to be a problem than chicken

​Pros

  • High in turkey protein
  • Contains no grains, soya, or sugar
  • Has no artificial colors or preservatives.

​Cons

  • Contains rapeseed oil (canola oil)

#3 Animonda Carny Chicken, Duck + Goose Country Cat Food Review

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One of the product lines we found that looks like cats would enjoy is Carny Country. These wet foods are small trays, said to be in sauce. They have ingredients such as beef, duck & reindeer, turkey, beef & deer; beef, lamb & pheasant; chicken, veal & venison; chicken, turkey & trout;; and chicken, duck & goose.

We looked at Animonda Carny Chicken, Duck & Goose Country cat food.

As with other Carny products, this food uses 100 percent fresh meat ingredients. It contains no grains, soya, or sugar. And it has no artificial colors or preservatives. It is formulated for cats from 1 to 6 years of age. This is a complete cat food.

This food is made up of 52 percent chicken (including organ meats), 8 percent duck meat, and 4 percent goose meat. It does sound like cats would like it.

Calorie Content (ME Calculated):95.6 Kcal per 100 grams.

​Ingredients

Composition:

52 % Chicken (Meat, Liver, Heart, Gizzard), 8 % Duck Meat, 4 % Goose Meat, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride.

Analytical Constituents:

Crude Protein 10%, Crude Fat 6%, Crude Ash 1.7%, Crude Fibre 0.3%, Moisture 81%.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 10%
Crude Fat: 6%
Crude Fiber: 0.3%
Moisture: 81%
Ash: 1.7%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 52.63%
Fat: 31.58%
Fiber: 1.58%
Carbs: 5.26%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 39.11%
Fat: 56.98%
Carbs: 3.91%

Ingredients We Liked: Chicken, duck meat, goose meat

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Contains salt

Common Allergens: Chicken can be an allergen for some cats

​Pros

  • High in meat protein
  • Contains no artificial colors or preservatives
  • No grains, soya, or sugar

​Cons

  • Contains salt but it appears to be a small amount

​What Do Customers Think Of Animonda Cat Food?

There are lots of reviews online for Animonda Carny. Most of them are very positive.

Positive Reviews

My cat is very fussy she also has a sensitive stomach, she LOVES this food which I brought on chance as she’s not very keen on beef – by Amber reviewing  Animonda Carny Adult on 16/10/18

I have 3 cats who are all fussy eaters,I bought this food for them and they absolutely love it so much they all lick their bowls clean – by Lotus Shephard reviewing Animonda Carny Adult on 01/12/18

Negative Reviews

I always bought a lot of Carny, various tastes, and my cat was very happy with, no problems at all. Now the tins come not tightened and I had to claim for. It happened 3 times. My cat had vomit after the first tin but only because I didn’t see immediately that the tin had lost the vacuum sealing. I hope that Zooplus will do something with the producer. – by Annarosa Ivaldi reviewing  Animonda Carny Adult on 04/25/18

My two indoor cats love this food,but since they have been in this food my goodness they have the smelliest poops I have ever smelt! They are very normal poops so it’s not causing any digestive issues apart from the smell They have always been on a grain free diet and I have never had this problem before. I wonder if this for is too rich for them. It’s a shame as the cats always finish the food and if it wasn’t for the stink it would be a 5 star review! I guess its back to the old food which wasn’t so appetising for the cats. – by Molly Perrin reviewing Animonda Carny Adult on 12/06/15

​How Much Does Animonda Cat Food Cost?

We found the Carny Beef & Cod with Parsley Roots for €9.29 for a 6 200-gram cans. Other Carny adult cans were sold for the same price.

The adult cat single protein foods were priced online at €11.99 for 6 200-gram cans.

We found the Carny Country adult food sold online in packages of 32 100-gram trays. These packages were between €34.99 and €37.49, depending on the ingredients.

​Overall, Is Animonda Cat Food A Good Choice?

Yes, we do think that Animonda Carny foods look like very good cat food. Every food we examined appeared to have good quality ingredients with plenty of animal protein. They use no soy, sugar, or grains; and no artificial preservatives or colors. Their wet foods have a minimal number of ingredients so they are more natural for your cat.

For comparison, Animonda Carny would be similar to Lily’s Kitchen and Monge Super premium foods.

​How Do You Order Animonda Cat Food?

You can purchase Animonda Carny foods on the Animonda web site. We also found the foods on Zooplus.co.uk, German Amazon, Bitiba.co.uk, and other pet food retailers online.

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About Carlotta Cooper

Carlotta Cooper is a long-time contributing editor for the weekly dog show magazine DN Dog News. She's the author of The Dog Adoption Bible, a Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) award winner. In addition, she is an American Kennel Club Gazette breed columnist and the author of several books about dogs and other animals. She has been reviewing pet foods and writing about dog food for more than 10 years.

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