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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:
- 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
Edgard Cooper Turkey & Shrimp Cat Food Review
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.
Chicken 40%, Turkey 14%, Shrimps 6%, Minerals, Cranberries 0.25%, Turmeric 0.13%, Basil 0.13%.
Zinc 15.2 Mg, Manganese 3.2 Mg, Iodine 0.5 Mg, Taurine 804.9 Mg.
Crude Protein 9%, Crude Oils And Fats 5.5%, Crude Fibres 0.2%, Crude Ash 2%, Moisture 82%.
Dry Matter Basis
Caloric Weight Basis
Ingredients We Liked: Turkey, shrimp, cranberries, turmeric
Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Basil
Common Allergens: Chicken
- Meat and simple ingredients
- Locally-sourced ingredients
- 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
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.
Jul 14, 2021
Our cat loves the product
Our cat loves the product.
He finished his meal this morning within 15 minutes.
May 11, 2021
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😁
May 2, 2021
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.
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@example.com 🤗
Have a nice day
Marlies from Edgard & Cooper 🐾
May 2, 2021
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.