The 8 Best Cat Foods In Singapore

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The United States remains one of the biggest manufacturers and exporters of pet food products. Popular brands like Fancy Feast and Royal Canin are available around the world, including Singapore.

While Singapore hasn’t quite joined the ranks of many European and American companies in manufacturing their own pet food, pet parents are not lacking for options. Australia is a major supplier of pet food in Singapore and many of the biggest American brands are easy to find.

In this guide, we’ll briefly discuss what your cat needs in terms of nutrition. We’ll also talk about the kind of cat food you’ll find in Singapore and introduce you to our top picks.

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Want a quick look at the best cat foods reviewed in this article? In the comparison table below, we’ve highlighted some of the most important features of each product. You’ll find more detailed information about each product later in the article.

#1
10.0
Picked by 31 people today!

PetCubes Wild Kangaroo Fresh Cat Food

  • High-quality source of novel animal protein
  • Meat is in chunks your cat can chew and tear
  • Rich in moisture to support your cat’s hydration
#2
9.8
Picked by 31 people today!

Big Dog for Cats Turkey Raw Cat Food

  • Made with 92% meat, bone, and offal
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein and fats
  • Raw and unprocessed, made with human-grade ingredients
#3
9.5
Picked by 25 people today!

Ziwi Peak Lamb Recipe Canned Food

  • Made with ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients
  • Comprised of 92% meat, organs, and green mussels
  • Packed with species appropriate animal protein and healthy fat
#4
9.4
Picked by 21 people today!

Feline Natural Chicken & Lamb Feast Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Cat Food

  • Packed with species-appropriate animal protein
  • Green mussels provide joint-supporting glucosamine
  • Freeze-dried to preserve natural flavor and nutrition
#5
9.3
Picked by 18 people today!

Meow Wild Venison Freeze-Dried Cat Food

  • First 7 ingredients are high-quality animal ingredients
  • Made with fresh meat, ground bone, and organ meats
  • Freeze-dried to preserve flavor and nutrition
#6
9.2
Picked by 18 people today!

Tiki Cat Hawaiian Grill Ahi Tuna Grain-Free Canned Food

  • Made with a single source of high-quality animal protein
  • Doesn’t contain any added carbohydrates
  • Rich in moisture to support your cat’s hydration
#7
9.0
Picked by 18 people today!

Young Again ZERO Cat and Kitten Formula

  • Three sources of highly digestible animal protein
  • Extremely low carb content for a dry cat food
  • Rich in animal-based fatty acids
#8
9.0
Picked by 18 people today!

Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Freeze-Dried Raw Dry Cat Food

  • Packed with high-quality sources of animal protein
  • Coated with freeze-dried chicken for added protein and flavor
  • Supplemented with probiotics for healthy digestion

Before getting into the details of our top picks, let’s dive into the subject of pet food in Singapore. We’ll also offer some tips for choosing a nutritionally balanced recipe and finding cat food in Singapore.

Your Cat’s Nutritional Requirements

Cats have unique nutritional needs based on their biological status as obligate carnivores. Whereas dogs are closer to omnivores in their ability to digest plant matter to some degree, cats are designed to subsist on animal products like meat, organs, and raw bone.

Your cat requires a protein-rich diet balanced with healthy fats, ideally from animal sources. To put it simply, the fewer plant ingredients in your cat’s diet the better.

Protein is particularly essential for growth and development in kittens but also plays an important role in maintaining lean muscle in adulthood. Fat helps the body absorb and metabolize essential nutrients in addition to providing a concentrated source of energy in the form of calories.

Your cat has no biological need for carbohydrates, but he does need an assortment of vitamins and minerals. These can be obtained entirely from animal sources like organ meats and raw bone, but many commercial cat foods rely on synthetic supplements to ensure nutritional balance.

When shopping for cat food, make sure the product is formulated with an emphasis on animal-based proteins and fat with limited carbohydrate content. It’s also wise to avoid fillers like corn, wheat, and soy as well as artificial additives like flavoring, colorants, and preservatives.

How Is Pet Food Regulated In Asia?

There is a widespread opinion in the pet food industry that pet food made in Asia (specifically China) is unsafe. A major factor in the development of this opinion was the major FDA recall of Chinese pet food due to elevated levels of melamine.

After the Chinese government traced much of the poisoned pet food back to Binzhou Futian Biology Technology Co. Ltd., a number of different companies voluntarily recalled their own products. Since 2007, more than 150 pet food brands have recalled various cat and dog food recipes. Some of these brands include big names like Royal Canin, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Blue Buffalo, and Diamond Pet Foods.

So, China doesn’t have a great history when it comes to pet food safety, but does the stigma apply to other Asian countries? Perhaps not.

Thailand has become a major producer of canned cat foods and the second largest importer of pet food to the United States. Production costs are much cheaper in Thailand than in the US, but another determining factor is that most of the world’s tuna is caught there. Thailand is also a major producer of canned chicken products.

Pet food production in Thailand is overseen by the Department of Livestock Development – similar to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Thailand also has its own Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which is recognized by the US FDA.

While some Asian countries are building a name for themselves as major players in the pet food market, it’s important to evaluate individual products carefully. Many brands follow AAFCO standards for nutritional adequacy and any food exported from the USA must as well.

But What About Pet Food Produced In Singapore?

In researching cat food brands in Singapore for this review, I found that most of the brand produced in Singapore didn’t make any mention of AAFCO standards. This isn’t to say that there aren’t any standards for nutrition in pet food in Singapore, but I wasn’t able to find any specific details.

Though pet food standards in Singapore are a bit of a mystery, it’s possible that stricter regulations may be on the horizon.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, market research shows an increase in online shopping among pet owners. In fact, a report released in 2020 showed that the Asia Pacific region is one of the largest global pet care market. Many of the brands that are popular in the US and Europe are readily available for residents of Singapore through online retailers like Amazon.

As the pet food market grows, regulatory agencies throughout Asia may start to pay more attention to the pet food products manufactured in their own country.

The Best Cat Food in Singapore: Our Top Picks

My top pick is the only Singapore-made cat food brand I could find. I did find a raw food brand called Raw Instinct, but it was rebranded in 2020. The top pick on this list may, in fact, be the new company.

Some of my other top picks are Australian-made pet food companies that ship to Singapore or other Asian companies that use Australian ingredients. I’ve also included some of the most popular US-based pet food companies you can find on Amazon and other online retailers that ship to Singapore.

#1 PetCubes

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Featured in an article in Petfood Industry magazine, PetCubes is a Singapore-made pet food company that offers gently cooked food for dogs and fresh raw food for both dogs and cats. Among their gently cooked dog food line is a recipe inspired by the national dish of Malaysia and a local favorite in Singapore called nasi lemak.

PetCubes’ fresh raw cat food is available in six flavors including chicken, beef, duck, lamb, kangaroo, and venison. You can purchase these recipes individually or buy a variety pack of all six flavors. PetCubes also offers six flavors of bone broth for pets.

PetCubes appears to be a delivery-only company that offers free shipping on orders over $135. You can choose to make a one-time purchase or subcribe and save 5% on deliveries Monday through Friday between 6pm and 10pm.

Featured Recipe: PetCubes Wild Kangaroo Fresh Cat Food

First 5 Ingredients: Kangaroo Meat, Lamb Liver, Lamb Pluck, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Atlantic Salmon Oil

One of PetCubes’ more unconventional recipes, this fresh raw food features kangaroo as the primary protein. It also contains supplemental protein from lamb live and lamb pluck, but not concentrated sources of plant protein.

In fact, there are only a handful of plant ingredients in this formula, the primary one being coconut oil. Salmon oil follows this ingredient, providing an animal-based source of omega-3 fatty acids.

This recipe is made with 100% wild kangaroo meat flown in from Australia. It is formulated for cats of all breeds and life stages, including cats with food allergies. There are no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

What makes PetCubes’ raw food unique is that the meat ingredients are in the form of chunks so your cat can tear and chew the food just as nature intended.

Ingredients

Kangaroo Meat, Lamb Liver, Lamb Pluck, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Atlantic Salmon Oil, Ground Eggshells, Organic Sea Kelp, Prebiotics & Probiotics Collagen Mix, Acai Berries, Ashwagandha Root, Dandelion Root, Spirulina, Vitamin E, Manganese Gluconate, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin D.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 32%
Crude Fat: 3.8%
Crude Fiber: 0.1%
Moisture: 65%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 91.43%
Fat: 10.86%
Fiber: 0.29%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 77.62%
Fat: 22.38%

What We Liked

  • High-quality source of novel animal protein
  • Meat is in chunks your cat can chew and tear
  • Rich in moisture to support your cat’s hydration
  • Save 5% on a regular delivery every 1 to 6 weeks

What We Didn’t Like

  • Contains some unnecessary plant ingredients
  • Only available online

#2 Big Dog Pet Foods

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Based in Australia, Big Dog Pet Foods are 100% natural, made with human-grade ingredients that are all raw and unprocessed. Every recipe is low-carb and grain-free as well as being free from artificial additives and fillers. They offer raw foods for dogs and cats as well as gently cooked recipes for dogs.

While Big Dog Pet Foods is not based in Singapore and is only available in stores in Australia, you can find it at Neko Neko Cat Store in Singapore. You can also order it online at NekoJam.com.

Featured Recipe: Big Dog for Cats Turkey Raw Cat Food

First 5 Ingredients: Turkey, Finely Ground Turkey Bone, Chicken, Finely Ground Chicken Bone, Beef

Featuring turkey as the primary protein, this raw cat food formula is made with a blend of fresh meat, ground bone, and organ meats. It contains 92% meat, bone, and offal which makes it rich in protein and very species-appropriate.

While this food is rich in protein and moisture, it does contain a few plant ingredients. Carrots, wheat grass, and barley grass follow the meat, bone, and offal with alfalfa and kelp at the end of the list. This recipe is also supplemented with both prebiotics and probiotics to support your cat’s digestive health.

This recipe is conveniently packaged in 115g individual patties you can thaw one or two at a time to ensure that your cat’s food is always fresh.

Ingredients

Turkey, Finely Ground Turkey Bone, Chicken, Finely Ground Chicken Bone, Beef, Beef Heart, Beef Liver, Carrots, Wheat Grass, Barley Grass, Eggs, Live Probiotics, Prebiotics, Alfalfa, Kelp.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 16%
Crude Fat: 9%
Crude Fiber: 1%
Moisture: 72%
Ash: 2.2%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 57.14%
Fat: 32.14%
Fiber: 3.57%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 42.26%
Fat: 57.74%

What We Liked

  • Made with 92% meat, bone, and offal
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein and fats
  • Raw and unprocessed, made with human-grade ingredients
  • Free from fillers and artificial additives

What We Didn’t Like

  • Contains some plant ingredients

#3 Ziwi Peak

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Ziwi Peak is based in New Zealand, but their products are available around the world. Not only can you find them on Amazon.sg, but Ziwi Peak is available in nearly two dozen local pet stores in Singapore.

All Ziwi Peak recipes are made in New Zealand with ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients. This brand offers canned food and gently air-dried food for pets, all of which are formulated according to PeakPrey ratios – up to 96% meat, organs, and New Zealand green mussels.

Featured Recipe: Ziwi Peak Lamb Recipe Canned Food

First 5 Ingredients: Lamb, Water, Lamb Lung, Lamb Kidney, Lamb Liver

Ziwi Peak is one of our most highly-rated cat foods, scoring an A- overall. We love their wet food formulas because they’re packed with species appropriate animal protein and moisture.

This recipe is made with a single source of animal protein which is also novel for many cats. This makes it a great option for cats with sensitive stomachs or food allergies. It only contains one source of added carbohydrate (chickpeas) which adds up to a very low carb content under 2% as fed.

About 92% of this recipe is made up of fresh meat, organs, and New Zealand green mussels. The addition of lamb bone adds a natural source of essential minerals while green muscles contribute joint-supporting glucosamine and chondroitin.

While this formula is an excellent choice in terms of nutrition, it is pretty pricey.

Ingredients

Lamb, Water Sufficient for Processing, Lamb Lung, Lamb Kidney, Lamb Liver, Chickpeas, Lamb Tripe, Lamb Heart, New Zealand Green Mussel, Lamb Bone, DL-Methionine, Dried Kelp, Minerals (Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex), Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid).

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 9.5%
Crude Fat: 6%
Crude Fiber: 2%
Moisture: 78%
Ash: 3%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 43.18%
Fat: 27.27%
Fiber: 9.09%
Carbs: 6.82%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 37.15%
Fat: 56.98%
Carbs: 5.87%

What We Liked

  • Made with ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients
  • Comprised of 92% meat, organs, and green mussels
  • Packed with species appropriate animal protein and healthy fat
  • Very low carbohydrate content, under 2% as fed

What We Didn’t Like

  • Fairly expensive
  • Contains some unnecessary carbohydrate

#4 Feline Natural

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Founded in 2006 by Geoff Bowers, Feline Natural is the cat food brand of K9 Natural. Bowers originally created the company after spending three months observing wild wolves in Alaska. He spent some time developing raw diets for his own dogs then eventually created a raw dog food company: K9 Natural.

In 2011, K9 Natural was named New Zealand’s fastest-growing manufacturer. It was around this time that the cat food line Feline Natural was launched. This brand focuses on whole prey ratios with ingredients primarily sourced from sustainable farms and fisheries in New Zealand.

Featured Recipe: Feline Natural Chicken & Lamb Feast Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Cat Food

First 5 Ingredients: Chicken, Lamb Heart, Lamb Kidney, Lamb Liver, Lamb Blood

This nutrient-dense formula from Feline Natural is gently freeze-dried to preserve flavor and the nutritional integrity of the raw ingredients. It contains less than 15% carbohydrate as fed which makes it a pretty species appropriate choice.

Fresh chicken is the primary ingredient in this recipe, supplemented with lamb organs and New Zealand green muscle. The organ meats provide extra protein and healthy fats as well as essential vitamins and minerals. The New Zealand green mussels are rich in glucosamine and chondroitin which helps to support your cat’s joints.

This recipe does contain some plant ingredients, but only two: flaxseed flakes and dried kelp. There are no fillers or artificial additives. We’ve given this brand an overall rating of B+.

Ingredients

Chicken, Lamb Heart, Lamb Kidney, Lamb Liver, Lamb Blood, Flaxseed Flakes, New Zealand Green Mussel, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Magnesium Oxide, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 48%
Crude Fat: 31%
Crude Fiber: 1%
Moisture: 8%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 52.17%
Fat: 33.7%
Fiber: 1.09%
Carbs: 13.04%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 35.48%
Fat: 55.65%
Carbs: 8.87%

What We Liked

  • Packed with species-appropriate animal protein
  • Green mussels provide joint-supporting glucosamine
  • Freeze-dried to preserve natural flavor and nutrition
  • Low in carbohydrates, under 15% as fed

What We Didn’t Like

  • Fairly expensive
  • Should be rehydrated to provide moisture

#5 The New Zealand Natural Pet Food Co.

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Made in New Zealand with 100% locally sourced ingredients, this cat food is packed with protein from fresh meat and organs and essential nutrients from ground bone. The brand was created out of a desire to provide pet parents with a safe and convenient way to give their pets a wholesome diet that is as close to raw as possible.

The New Zealand Natural Pet Food Co. primarily offers freeze-dried raw formulas made with at least 97% meat, organs, and bones. Many of their proteins are novel for the average cat, including options like wild venison, wild brushtail, duck, and hoki.

Featured Recipe: The New Zealand Natural Pet Food Co. Meow Wild Venison Freeze-Dried Cat Food

First 5 Ingredients: Wild Venison, Lamb, Lamb Green Tripe, Lamb Heart, Lamb Liver

Another freeze-dried cat food formula, this recipe features wild venison as the primary protein. It also contains fresh lamb, lamb organs, and ground lamb bone.

With limited carbohydrate conclusions, this Meow Wild Venison cat food is a very species appropriate choice. Though there are a few plant ingredients (like kelp and rosemary), the estimated carbohydrate content is still under 15% which is much lower than the average dry cat food.

Like all of The New Zealand Natural Pet Food Co.’s recipes, this product is made in small batches and gently freeze-dried to preserve the natural flavor and nutritional integrity of the raw ingredients.

While this formula is very expensive, it’s a great product to use as a meal mixer or topper. There are plenty of other recipes to choose from as well, making it a good choice for cats with food allergies or sensitive stomachs.

Ingredients

Wild Venison, Lamb, Lamb Green Tripe, Lamb Heart, Lamb Liver, Lamb Kidney, Ground Lamb Bone, Kelp, Green Lipped Mussels, Manuka Honey, Rosemary, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Hoki Oil, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine Mononitrate), Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Salt.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 60%
Crude Fat: 20%
Crude Fiber: 2%
Moisture: 5%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 63.16%
Fat: 21.05%
Fiber: 2.11%
Carbs: 13.68%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 49.35%
Fat: 39.95%
Carbs: 10.69%

What We Liked

  • First 7 ingredients are high-quality animal ingredients
  • Made with fresh meat, ground bone, and organ meats
  • Freeze-dried to preserve flavor and nutrition
  • Hoki oil provides an animal-based source of omega 3s

What We Didn’t Like

  • Contains some plant-based ingredients
  • Very expensive

#6 Tiki Cat

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Owned by a company called Petropics, Tiki Cat was founded by Christine Hackett who previously worked in research and development for Petco. The brand was founded in 2005 with the goal of creating low-carbohydrate cat foods mad only with meat and supplements. Their products are made in Thailand with ingredients sourced as close to the manufacturing plant as possible.

Tiki Cat offers a wide variety of cat foods, most of which are canned or in pouches. They have a limited selection of dry foods but a total of more than 40 flavors and textures overall. All products are free from artificial additives like colors, flavors, and preservatives.

Featured Recipe: Tiki Cat Hawaiian Grill Ahi Tuna Grain-Free Canned Food

First 5 Ingredients: Tuna, Tuna Broth, Sunflower Seed Oil, Calcium Lactate, Tricalcium Phosphate

Made with a single source of animal protein, this Tiki Cat canned food is a great choice for cats with sensitive stomachs and food allergies. It contains only three main ingredients: tuna, tuna broth, and sunflower seed oil.

As Tiki Cat promised, this recipe contains no added carbohydrates. It’s a bit of a shame to see a plant-based oil as the only source of added fat, but it is by no means a red flag.

This canned food formula is presented as chunks in a rich broth. It isn’t thickened with carrageenan and doesn’t contain any starchy fillers like grains or potatoes.

Tiki Cat is another highly rated cat food brand, earning an overall grade of A-. The primary downside of these formulas is the price.

Ingredients

Tuna, Tuna Broth, Sunflower Seed Oil, Calcium Lactate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Copper Sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement. Menadione Sodium Bisulfite.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 16%
Crude Fat: 2%
Moisture: 78%
Ash: 2%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 72.73%
Fat: 9.09%
Carbs: 9.09%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 70%
Fat: 21.25%
Carbs: 8.75%

What We Liked

  • Made with a single source of high-quality animal protein
  • Doesn’t contain any added carbohydrates
  • Rich in moisture to support your cat’s hydration
  • Free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives

What We Didn’t Like

  • Only source of added fat is plant-based

#7 Young Again

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While Young Again is manufactured in the United States, the company does have a distributor in Singapore. The food is distributed by Can & Clover Pte Ltd, located near Geylang, Singapore.

The brand was founded in 1987 and launched their first line of products in 1990. The hallmark of Young Again cat foods is the low-carbohydrate content. Young Again products are known among discerning pet owners, though they keep a pretty low profile and only sell directly through their website.

Young Again’s headquarters is located in Stacy, Minnesota and they source their ingredients from various countries including the United States, Canada, France, and New Zealand. All of their meat ingredients are purchased from FDA or USDA approved human food facilities.

Featured Recipe: Young Again ZERO Cat and Kitten Formula

First 5 Ingredients: Hydrolyzed Pork, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat, Chicken Liver Flavor, Guar Gum

All of Young Again’s dry food formulas are designed to be extremely low in carbohydrates which makes them good for diabetic cats and unusually species-appropriate for a dry food. Keep in mind, however, that no dry food supplies the moisture your cat needs.

This recipe starts out with hydrolyzed pork and chicken meal as the primary proteins, supplemented with herring meal. The only two sources of added fat are animal-based as well – chicken fat and fish oil. These ingredients supply essential fatty acids.

Unlike other extruded kibbles, this recipe doesn’t contain any starchy ingredients to hold it together. Guar gum acts as a binder in this case, but it doesn’t contain any carbohydrate – only soluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps the stool retain water to soften them which could be a benefit for constipated cats but other cats may develop loose stools on this food.

Overall, this recipe is rich in animal protein and healthy fats but extremely low in carbohydrates. Just keep in mind the calorie content is very high (650), so the average cat may only need ¼ cup a day.

Ingredients

Hydrolyzed Pork, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat, Chicken Liver Flavor, Guar Gum, Herring Meal, DL Methionine, L-Lysine, Fish Oil, Psyllium Husk (source of soluble dietary fiber), Potassium Citrate, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Brewers Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Potassium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Tryptophan, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of stabilized vitamin C), L-Carnitine, Betaine Anhydrous, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Salt, Yucca Schidigera Extract,Rosemary Extract, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacinamide (vitamin B3), Copper Proteinate, Biotin (vitamin B7), Thiamine Mononitrate (vitamin B1), Folic Acid (vitamin B9), Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Calcium Pantothenate (vitamin B5), Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dehydrated Pediococcus Acidilactici Fermentation Product, Beta Carotene, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols, Potassium Sorbate and Citric Acid (Preservatives).

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 54%
Crude Fat: 26%
Crude Fiber: 3%
Moisture: 10%
Ash: 5.5%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 60%
Fat: 28.89%
Fiber: 3.33%
Carbs: 1.67%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 45.51%
Fat: 53.22%
Carbs: 1.26%

Ingredients We Liked: Hydrolyzed Pork, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat, Herring Meal, Fish Oil

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Guar Gum, Brewers Yeast

Common Allergens: Chicken, Fish

What We Liked:

  • Three sources of highly digestible animal protein
  • Extremely low carb content for a dry cat food
  • Contains two animal-based fats
  • Free from synthetic additives like flavors, colors, and preservatives

What We Didn’t Like:

  • No dry food provides the moisture cats need
  • Very high calorie content – pay attention to serving sizes

#8 Instinct

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Launched in 2002 in Lincoln Nebraska as a small pet food manufacturer, Instinct is now owned by a Barcelona-based firm called Agrilomen. Even so, it continues to operate as an independent company with headquarters in St. Louis, MO. Instinct offers a variety of meat-centric recipes, many of which include raw, fresh, and freeze-dried ingredients.

Being a US-made brand, Instinct pet foods contain mostly US-sourced ingredients. The exceptions are some of their animal proteins which are sourced from New Zealand, Australia, France, and Italy. Though overall a pretty reliable brand, Instinct has had four recalls since launching in 2002 but none within the last 10 years.

Featured Recipe: Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Freeze-Dried Raw Dry Cat Food

First 5 Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Peas

Formulated for cats in all life stages, this Instinct dry food is packed with animal protein and healthy animal-based fats.

The first ingredient is cage-free chicken, supplemented with additional protein from chicken meal, turkey meal, and menhaden fish meal. Chicken fat provides a nutrient-rich source of animal-based fat and calories to fulfill your cat’s energy requirements.

While the top four ingredients are animal-based, there is a significant number of plant ingredients on the list. This includes starchy ingredients like peas and tapioca as well as fiber-rich fruits. The total fiber content isn’t excessive, but it may still be higher than the average cat needs.

What makes this dry food unique is that the kibbles are sprayed with a coating of freeze-dried chicken heart. Not only does this enhance the flavor and aroma of the food, but it adds a hint of extra protein.

Instinct earned a B rating in our in-depth review with the primary issue being the brand’s recall history. It’s also a fairly pricey brand, though by no means the most expensive on this list.

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tapioca, Natural Flavor, Dried Tomato Pomace, Montmorillonite Clay, Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Choline Chloride, Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Taurine, Freeze Dried Chicken, Freeze Dried Chicken Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Freeze Dried Chicken Heart, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 41%
Crude Fat: 21%
Crude Fiber: 3%
Moisture: 9%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 45.05%
Fat: 23.08%
Fiber: 3.3%
Carbs: 28.57%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 34.75%
Fat: 43.22%
Carbs: 22.03%

What We Liked

  • Packed with high-quality sources of animal protein
  • Coated with freeze-dried chicken for added protein and flavor
  • Supplemented with probiotics for healthy digestion
  • Chicken fat is a nutrient-rich source of healthy animal fat

What We Didn’t Like

  • Contains unnecessary plant ingredients
  • Carbohydrate content is high, over 25% as fed

Singapore-Made Cat Treats And Supplemental Foods

While the options are limited for cat food made in Singapore, there are a few local companies that make treats and supplements which may be available for shipping.

#1 Ola’s Favourites

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This local Singapore shop offers a wide variety of natural treats for pets. In addition to “Barkday” cakes for dogs, Ola’s Favourites sells single-ingredient treats made with 100% human-grade meat ingredients. Check out their selection of organ treats, meaty chews, and food topper powders.

#2 Feed My Paws

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Opened in 2013, Feed My Paws is a pet bakery that offers a wide variety of cat treats including pork jerky, dehydrated green lipped mussels, crunchy nuggets, and even cat birthday cakes. All products are handmade using human-grade fresh meat and fish. They’re completely free from preservatives.

#3 Kit Cat

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This Singapore-based company offers a variety of wet and dry cat foods as well as freeze-dried treats, fillet treats, and goat milk. Kit Cat offers cat foods made with unique ingredients like katsuobushi, a smoked and fermented form of skipjack tuna (also known as bonito flakes). The brand’s wet foods are formulated for all life stages, but I wasn’t able to determine whether they are complete and balanced. Some recipes contain only fresh fish, water, and thickening agents while others contain added taurine.

Where To Buy Cat Food In Singapore

As is true in the United States, Singapore has a wide variety of pet food retailers. Some of the most popular choices include CatSmart, Pet Master, and SingPet. These stores also offer online shopping, some with free delivery in Singapore over a certain order size.

If you prefer to shop online, you’ll find that many of the several online pet retailers will ship to Singapore. Amazon is likely to be your best bet – Chewy does not ship internationally. Some major U.S. pet stores like Petco will ship to Singapore through an independent international shipping company called Borderlinx.

Final Thoughts

If you’re shopping for cat food in Singapore, you have plenty of options to choose from. Not only are there a few healthy choices for Singapore-made pet food, but with Australia being so close-by, access to premium products is simple.

The most important thing you can do for your cat is select a nutritionally balanced cat food appropriate for his life stage. It’s uncertain whether Singapore-made pet food is formulated to the same nutritional standards as US-made food, but there’s no reason to believe these foods are of lower quality.

Still, if you’re more comfortable with a tried-and-true brand, you can find them online at Amazon and from other Singapore-based retailers.

About Kate Barrington

Kate Barrington holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and is the published author of several self-help books and nutrition guides. Also an avid dog lover and adoring owner of three cats, Kate’s love for animals has led her to a successful career as a freelance writer specializing in pet care and nutrition. Kate is also a blogger for a number of organic and natural food companies as well as a columnist for several pet magazines.

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