Edgard Cooper Cat Food Review

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Named for the two pets of the company’s founders (Edgard and Cooper), this is a young brand. The founders were looking to make better, healthier pet food using fresh meat and quality ingredients. One percent of sales goes to charity. Find out more about Edgard Cooper cat food in our unbiased review.

The We’re All About Cats Standard – Rating Edgard Cooper On What Matters

We have analyzed Edgard Cooper 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 Edgard Cooper in these key areas:

Ratings

  • Species-Appropriateness – 8/10
  • Ingredient Quality – 8/10
  • Product Variety – 8/10
  • Price – 6/10
  • Customer Experience – 7/10
  • Recall History – 8/10

Overall Score: 7.5/10

We give Edgard Cooper cat food a 45 out of 60 rating or a B+ grade.

About Edgard Cooper

Edgard Cooper was founded in 2014-16 by university friends who were looking for better dog food for their own dogs – named Edgard and Cooper. With university support and partners, after 2.5 years they were able to find suppliers who could meet their requirements.

They use fresh ingredients, meat, real fruit and vegetables, and root vegetables. Both kibble and canned food is slow-baked so nutrients are not cooked out of the food by high temperatures. Recipes are formulated by university experts.

Once the company was up and running, they began making cat food as well in 2019.

The cat food is made from fresh meat and fish, responsibly sourced. Sweet potatoes are used in the formulae. They are an excellent source of low-glycemic carbohydrates and vitamins.

Edgard Cooper’s dry cat food contains about 30 percent carbohydrates.

According to the company, none of their recipes contain any genetically modified organisms (GMO).

Edgard Cooper has a Zero Pawprint Plan. The company would like to make a positive impact on the planet by 2025. They currently have easy-to-recycle, planet-friendly packaging made of paper and bio-plastic from potatoes.

The brand is currently expanding rapidly across Europe where it has attracted attention for its natural approach to food and ethical concerns.

Sourcing And Manufacturing

Edgard Cooper pet foods has headquarters in Kortrijk, Belgium, the Flemish region of the country. The company has warehouses in Belgium but we couldn’t find a definite site for where the food is manufactured or if Edgard Cooper makes the food themselves.

We did find information that ingredients are sourced locally, as much as possible, including meats and fish. Europe has co-packing companies just as there are in the U.S.

These companies make private label foods for some pet food companies but we don’t know if Edgard Cooper is one of them. A search for job listings for the company found many openings for sales accountants and a few openings for warehouse jobs but none for working in a pet food plant.

Has Edgard Cooper Cat Food Been Recalled?

We didn’t find any recalls for Edgard Cooper pet foods online. However, the company’s foods are sold in over a dozen European countries where multiple languages are spoken. Google may only find English-language articles on the subject.

Considering the fact that Edgard Cooper continues to receive multi-million dollar investments, it seems unlikely that their food has been recalled.

What Kinds Of Cat Food Does Edgard Cooper Offer?

Edgard Cooper makes both kibble and wet cat food. Made for the European market, Edgard Cooper cat foods must meet EU guidelines on pet food manufacturing.

The cat foods use fresh fish and meat. Most of the fish is MSC-approved. MSC is the Marine Stewardship Council, an organization that supports sustainable fishing. Edgard Cooper also offers some organic cat food recipes.

The companies offers life stage formulae for kittens, adults, and senior cats (11+ years). And they offer foods for cats with allergies and special needs (grain-free, low-calorie, and gluten-free.

Edgard Cooper currently offers four dry cat foods and 10 wet foods for cats, made from a variety of meat and fish proteins.

Edgard Cooper Cat Food Reviews

#1 Edgard Cooper Turkey & Shrimp Cat Food Review

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We chose Edgard Cooper Turkey & Shrimp cat food for review because the company said it was one of their bestsellers.

According to the nutritional information provided, an 85 gram can of this food is made up of 40 percent chicken, 14 percent turkey, 6 percent shrimp, minerals, 0.25 percent cranberries, 0.13 percent turmeric, and 0.13 percent basil. It also contains zinc 15.2 mg, manganese 3.2 mg, iodine 0.5 mg, and taurine 804.9 mg.

The food has 9 percent crude protein, 5.5 percent crude oils and fats, 0.2 percent crude fiber, 2 percent crude ash, and 82 percent moisture. In the United States this would be the guaranteed analysis.

We can convert these figures into the dry matter basis for the food. This means removing the water from the figures to see what remains. If we do this we find that the food contains 50 percent protein, 30.6 percent crude oils and fats, 1.1 percent fiber, and 18.3 percent carbohydrates.

The 50 percent protein would be a good amount for your cat.

Edgard Cooper says that the turkey and shrimp in this food are especially appealing to picky eaters. That’s probably true with the shrimp. According to the company, they say that they make sure all of their foods have at least 60 percent meat or fish since cats are carnivores. This seems to refer to the weight before cooking and not the dry matter basis.

The food does not contain anything processed, artificial, or dried. Taurine is added which is good for your cat’s heart and eye health.

Cranberries provide antioxidants and are believed to be good for the urinary tract. Many cats can have problems with their urinary tract.

Edgard Cooper Turkey & Shrimp cat food appears to be a very healthy food with good ingredients that most cats should enjoy.

Ingredients

Composition: Chicken 40%, Turkey 14%, Shrimps 6%, Minerals, Cranberries 0.25%, Turmeric 0.13%, Basil 0.13%.

Nutritional Additives/kg: Zinc 15.2 Mg, Manganese 3.2 Mg, Iodine 0.5 Mg, Taurine 804.9 Mg.

Analytical Constituents: Crude Protein 9%, Crude Oils And Fats 5.5%, Crude Fibres 0.2%, Crude Ash 2%, Moisture 82%.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 9%
Crude Fat: 5.5%
Crude Fiber: 0.2%
Moisture: 82%
Ash: 2%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 50%
Fat: 30.56%
Fiber: 1.11%
Carbs: 7.22%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 38.04%
Fat: 56.46%
Carbs: 5.5%

Ingredients We Liked: Turkey, shrimp, cranberries, turmeric

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Basil

Common Allergens: Chicken

Pros

  • Meat and simple ingredients
  • Slow-cooked
  • Locally-sourced ingredients

Cons

  • Chicken is 40 percent of the ingredients but it’s not in the product name
  • The company is a little light on providing information about where their ingredients are sourced

#2 ​Edgard Cooper Fresh MSC Whitefish

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With 14 recipes, including four dry kibbles, Edgard Cooper has lots of choices for your cat. If your cat likes a dry food, you can choose from fresh free-run chicken, fresh MSC whitefish, fresh free-run chicken, duck & fish, and fresh free-run chicken & MSC whitefish. We chose fresh MSC whitefish (“Glorious Whitefish” on the bag) for our review.

Made with 60 percent MSC whitefish, this recipe contains lots of fresh fish that cats love. The fish is MSC-certified. MSC is the Marine Stewardship Council. Fish caught following their standards help protect the ocean and safeguard seafood supplies for the future so you can feel good about the cat food you buy.

Fish such as whitefish is packed with omega-3 which is good for your cat’s skin and coat, along with other body functions.

This food contains no fish meal and nothing artificial, processed, or dried. The food is cooked in small batches so it’s fresher. Edgard Cooper adds prebiotics, salmon oil, and linseed to increase nutrition and improve your cat’s digestion. This recipe also contains glucosamine and chondroitin to support joint health. And it contains added taurine which is essential for eye and heart health.

Edgard Cooper uses no genetically-modified ingredients.

With lots of fish from sustainable sources and other good quality ingredients, this is a kibble that cats should enjoy.

This food contains 372 kcal per 100 grams.

​Ingredients

Composition: Fresh MSC* whitefish 60%, sweet potatoes, peas, pea protein, salmon oil, chicken gravy, chicken fat, linseed, minerals, mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS), fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), nettle 0.03%, chamomile 0.03%, cranberries 0.03%, fennel 0.03%, watercress 0.03%, catmint 0.03%, glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate.

Nutritional additives/kg: Vitamin A 17,000 IU, vitamin D3 1,500 IU, vitamin E 150 mg, taurine 1300 mg. Zinc 30 mg; iodine 2 mg; selenium 0.2 mg; copper 10 mg; zinc 40 mg.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 30%
Crude Fat: 17%
Crude Fiber: 3%
Moisture: 10%
Ash: 10%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 33.33%
Fat: 18.89%
Fiber: 3.33%
Carbs: 33.33%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 29.62%
Fat: 40.76%
Carbs: 29.62%

Ingredients We Liked: Fresh MSC whitefish, salmon oil, chicken fat, fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), cranberries, glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Peas, pea protein – boost the protein percentage and are not really necessary

Common Allergens: Fish is an allergen for some cats

​Pros

  • Lots of MSC whitefish (60 percent)
  • Slow-cooked
  • Locally-sourced ingredients
  • Probiotics

​Cons

  • The company is a little light on providing information about where their ingredients are sourced
  • The fresh fish could be listed lower in the ingredient list after cooking when the water is removed

#3 Edgard Cooper Organic Beef & Veal

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For cats who are very particular, Edgard Cooper makes several organic wet foods: organic chicken, organic fish & chicken, and organic beef & veal. These organic recipes use carefully-sourced ingredients from farms with higher welfare standards that help animals thrive and grow. Edgard Cooper already meets EU guidelines with all of their foods but these recipes stand out a little more.

The organic beef & veal formula (called “Appetising Veal & Beef” on the can) is perfect for carnivorous cats with a hearty appetite. It is made from all organic meats (39 percent beef, 12 percent veal, and small amounts of pork and chicken). If your cat loves meats, this is a perfect recipe!

Organic basil and organic nettle are added to boost the natural vitamins and minerals. Plus, many cats enjoy having a few healthy botanicals mixed in with their meat.

This recipe doesn’t contain any meat meal or anything artificial, processed, or dried. Edgard Cooper slow-cooks their foods so they are more nutritious.

This organic formula is also grain-free. And, it contains added taurine which is essential for your cat’s eye and heart health.

According to Edgard Cooper, this recipe is suitable for neutered cats as well as other adult cats.

Made with all organic ingredients, Edgard Cooper’s organic beef & veal wet food will appeal to cats that love meats.

This food has 91 kcal per 100 grams.

​Ingredients

Composition: *Produced from 100% controlled organic farming. Organic beef* 39%, organic veal* 12%, organic pork*, organic chicken*, minerals, organic basil* 0.1%, organic nettle* 0.1%.

Nutritional additives/kg: Zinc 15.2 mg, manganese 3.2 mg, iodine 0.5 mg, taurine 804.9 mg.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 9.5%
Crude Fat: 5.5%
Crude Fiber: 0.2%
Moisture: 82%
Ash: 2%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 52.78%
Fat: 30.56%
Fiber: 1.11%
Carbs: 4.44%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 40.16%
Fat: 56.46%
Carbs: 3.38%

Ingredients We Liked: Organic beef, organic veal, organic pork, organic chicken

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: None

Common Allergens: Beef and chicken, and to a lesser extent pork, can be allergens for some cats

​Pros

  • Organic beef, organic veal, organic pork, and organic chicken are all excellent sources of meat for your cat
  • Slow-cooked
  • Locally-sourced ingredients

​Cons

  • This organic food is a little more expensive than Edgard Cooper’s other canned foods but probably worth the money because of the ingredients.

What Do Customers Think Of Edgard Cooper Cat Food?

We found lots of reviews for Edgard Cooper pet food online, especially at Trustpilot.com. There are a huge number of reviews considering the company has only been around for about 5-7 years. Most of the reviews are very positive.

In terms of transparency on the Trustpilot.com site, Edgard Cooper typically replies to negative reviews within one week or less and has replied to 96 percent of their negative reviews. On the down side with the reviews, some of them are not in English so they may not be helpful if you don’t speak other languages. We didn’t see a way to translate the reviews on the site.

Positive Reviews

Our cat loves the product.

He finished his meal this morning within 15 minutes. – by Sudheer Grandhi on Jul 14, 2021

10/10

I decided to try to order food for Thommy (my cat) and he loved it. The quality of the food is really good and my cat now doesn’t eat that much like before because this food is better. I ordered 2 times and the delivery is really quick and one time I had to use the help of customer service and they were very friendly and helpfull. I will continue to buy the food for sure😁 – by Ana Melo on May 11, 2021

Negative Reviews

Fussy Cat

Unfortunately my cat doesn’t seem to like healthy food although he was ok with the biscuits and I plan to order more of them. – by Sara Vian on May 2, 2021

Reply from Edgard & Cooper, May 19, 2021

Hi Sara 👋

Thank you very much for your 3 stars and you feedback! We’re glad your feline friend loved our kibble 🤩

Unfortunately, cats are indeed quite fussy in general and our (wet) food is something completely different than what your kitty is used to 😅
We don’t use meat meal or grains, we add healthy herbs and berries and everything is free of chemicals! Being creatures of habit, most cats need to take their time to appreciate this.

If you would like some tips on how to make the transition more successful, feel free to contact us on our chat or via [email protected] 🤗

Have a nice day
Marlies from Edgard & Cooper 🐾

Disappointed

I ordered four individual flavours as a trial. Sadly they arrived really squashed, making it quite awkward to dispense the contents. My cat did not like the consistency of the food, so shall not reorder. – by Valerie Day on May 2, 2021

Reply from Edgard & Cooper, May 3, 2021

Hi there Valerie 😸👋

First of all, thank you for wanting to try our food for your special feline friend! We’re happy with the trust you have in our brand 🤩

Second, I’d like to apologise for the damaged goods upon delivery. If this happens, you can always contact [email protected] with the issue and some pictures and we’ll do everything in our power to find a satisfying solution for you 🤗

Regarding the taste and your cat’s liking of the product, did you introduce the food slowly? We always recommend a slow transition since cats are rather fussy eaters and our food is something completely different since we don’t use any meat meal, grains or chemicals! 🌱
So it might take your cat a little while longer to learn to appreciate this healthy food.

We’re always available to provide some tips on transitioning. We’ll also be launching some new cat products in the near future that might be more to his liking texture wise so be sure to keep an eye on our website 👀😉

Have a nice day,
Marlies from Edgard & Cooper 🐾

How Much Does Edgard Cooper Cat Food Cost?

Edgard Cooper pet foods are available in several hundred pet stores across Europe, in the UK, and in Ireland. They can also be ordered online. The prices online from the company for the dry cat food range from €4.99 for 0.3 kg of food to €22.99 for 1.75 kg of food.

For the cans of wet cat food sold from the Edgard Cooper web site, most of the 85 gram cans are €0.99. The organic wet foods (also 85 grams) are €1.19. A case of 19 cans is €18.81. A case of 19 of the organic cat foods is €22.61.

Overall, Is Edgard Cooper Cat Food A Good Choice?

Yes, Edgard Cooper cat food appears to be a good brand. The ingredients in the foods look good. Some customers did have complaints about the delivery service.

If you are in Europe and wish to buy this brand, you might be happier buying it from a local store, at least until any delivery issues are worked out. This is still a young brand and they may be experiencing some growing pains.

It would be nice to know more about where the food is made and where the ingredients are sourced but many companies are reluctant to share this information.

Many people who buy this food are interested in supporting the environment and the company’s sustainability policies. The company has built up a lot of good will. In some reviews people even noted that they would continue to buy the food despite the fact that their cat didn’t like it.

How Do You Order Edgard Cooper Cat Food?

You can order Edgard Cooper cat food from the company’s web site.

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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