PureBites Cat Treats Review

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PureBites cat treats is one of the products offered by Pure Treats, Inc., a Canadian company based in Quebec. The company has freeze-dried treats, toppers, squeezables, mixers and pates for cats and dogs. Learn more about PureBites in our unbiased review.

The We’re All About Cats Standard – Rating PureBites Cat Treats on What Matters

We have analyzed PureBites cat treats 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 PureBites in these key areas:

Ratings

  • Species-Appropriateness – 9/10
  • Ingredient Quality – 9/10
  • Product Variety – 8/10
  • Price – 7/10
  • Customer Experience – 6/10
  • Recall History – 9/10

Overall Score: 8/10

We give PureBites cat treats a 48 out of 60 rating (80) or an A grade.

About PureBites

Pure Treats, Inc. was founded in 2005. Today the company makes natural dog and cat treats, foods,  and toppers. Two of their most popular brands are PureBites and PureSnacks.

The company is focused on its core principle of asking owners to turn the bag around and look at the natural and pure ingredients used in the food.

Pure Treats makes PureBites Freeze Dried treats for cats that use only one pure ingredient in each variety.

All PureBites dog and cat treats, toppers, mixers, and pates are made with only 1-3 ingredients. PureBites complete and balanced RAW Freeze Dried Dog & Cat Food and Topper recipes are made with 19 to 25 human grade ingredients.

Pure Treats, Inc. is based in Quebec, Canada. We also found offices in Toronto, Canada.

Sourcing and Manufacturing

According to the information we found, PureBites uses human grade beef liver, chicken breast, Cheddar cheese, ocean whitefish, duck liver, turkey, lamb liver, sockeye salmon, shrimp, minnow, yellowfin tuna, green beans, sweet potato, and catnip. It’s all human grade. The meat is 100 percent USDA-inspected.

You can read more details about the ingredients here.

Most ingredients appear to be sourced in the United States. A few ingredients are sourced in New Zealand or Thailand.

PureBites lamb is sourced from New Zealand. It is then freeze dried in the USA.

All PureBites RAW freeze dried fish and seafood products are wild-caught and fished from the ocean and then freeze dried in the United States.

PureBites Jerky treats are sourced in the United States or Canada and air dried in Canada.

PureBites Mixers and Patés are made in Thailand using wild-caught fish and 100 percent pure proteins like chicken and beef.

All treats, foods, and toppers are made fresh every day. RAW freeze dried treats, food and toppers are not cooked. PureBites mixers and patés are made using a gentle cooking process so the treats are steamed in cups or containers without adding preservatives. You can read about the processes here.

According to PureBites, their products are made in the United States but they don’t identify where exactly they are made.

Have PureBites Cat Treats Been Recalled?

According to PureBites and our own search of the Internet, we did not find any recalls affecting the brand.

There was a recall for PureVita Salmon Entree in 2021 but that brand is made by a different company. There may have been some name confusion online.

What Kinds Of Food Does PureBites Offer?

Along with treats and various foods for dogs, PureBites offers the following products for cats:

  • 13 freeze-dried cat treat flavors
  • 3 cat food toppers
  • 7 cat treat/mixers (2 variety packs)
  • 4 pure protein pates
  • 4 protein and vegetable broths
  • 3 squeezable cat treats

PureBites Cat Treats Review

#1 PureBites Shrimp Freeze Dried Cat Treats

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Most of PureBites’ cat treats (as with treats made by other companies) are only meant to be given as supplemental food to your cat’s diet. No matter how good the quality of the treats or their ingredients, treats don’t have all of the nutrients your cat needs for a complete and balanced diet. You can tempt your cat to eat with treats, jazz up his meals, or give him a few snacks between his regular meals, but treats should not replace his normal meals.

PureBites Freeze Dried Cat Treats are one of the company’s most popular treats. If you and your cat like the idea of a treat that is simple and natural, these treats will appeal to you. They contain only one single ingredient. They are available in 13 different flavors.

Looking at PureBites Shrimp Freeze Dried Cat Treats, this treat is made from American-sourced, wild-caught, human-grade shrimp. The shrimp is freeze-dried RAW in the United States. You can feed it as a high value treat or use it as a topper for your cat’s meals.

There’s a lot to like about these freeze dried treats. They are 100 percent natural, high in protein, and low in calories (only 1 calorie per average treat). There are no added colors, fillers, or sweeteners.

Because these treats are natural and without additives, they are a good choice for cats with diabetes or other health issues. Cats on a restricted or limited diet can often enjoy them. Many cats with food allergies and food sensitivities can enjoy them as long as you avoid treats that might be a trigger for your cat.

Calorie Content (ME Calculated): Kcal 1 per average treat; 3139 kcals/kg; each bag contains approximately 60 treats/0.2 lbs of RAW wild-caught shrimp

Ingredients

Composition: American-sourced Wild-caught Human-grade Shrimp

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 78%
Crude Fat: 2%
Crude Fiber: 1%
Moisture: 5%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 82.11%
Fat: 2.11%
Fiber: 1.05%
Carbs: 14.74%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 80.53%
Fat: 5.01%
Carbs: 14.45%

Ingredients We Liked: American-sourced Wild-caught Human-grade Shrimp

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: None

Common Allergens: Shellfish, such as shrimp, can be an allergen for some cats

Pros

  • Made of American-sourced wild-caught human-grade shrimp
  • No added colors, fillers, or sweeteners
  • 100 percent natural, high in protein, low in calories
  • Available in 13 different flavors

Cons

  • Shellfish can be an allergen for some cats

#2 PureBites Chicken Breast – Cat Treats • Mixers

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Cats have a reputation for being picky eaters. It’s funny how adding just a little special food like a mixer can suddenly tempt your cat into eating but it’s true. That’s the idea behind PureBites Chicken Breast Cat Treats * Mixers.

These mixers/treats are available in 5 different flavors and 2 variety packs. The chicken breast mixer only contains human grade chicken breast and water. It has no artificial colors, fillers, sweeteners,  or preservatives. These mixers are a great as a treat, topper, appetizer, or mixed into your cat’s normal meal to encourage him to eat.

The human-grade chicken breast is 100 percent natural, high in protein and low in calories (only about 25 calories per tray). Water is added for the hydration that is so essential to cats.

These mixers are a good choice for diabetic cats, cats with allergies and other health issues, and cats on a limited or restricted diet. If your cat has a food allergy or food sensitivity, just be sure to choose a protein that is not a trigger for your cat.

Sourced and made in Thailand which has high food manufacturing standards.

Intended for supplemental feeding only. May be fed daily along with a complete and balanced cat food diet. Feed as a healthy treat, mixer, or appetizer for cats.

Calorie Content (ME Calculated): 25 kcals per tray; 499 kcals/kg

Ingredients

Composition: Human-grade Chicken Breast, Water

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 11%
Crude Fat: 1%
Crude Fiber: 0.5%
Moisture: 87%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 84.62%
Fat: 7.69%
Fiber: 3.85%
Carbs: 3.85%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 78.97%
Fat: 17.44%
Carbs: 3.59%

Ingredients We Liked: Human-grade Chicken Breast

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: None

Common Allergens: Chicken can be an allergen for some cats

Pros

  • Made of human-grade chicken breast and water
  • High in protein, low in calories
  • No artificial fillers, colors, sweeteners, or preservatives
  • Available in 5 different flavors and 2 variety packs

Cons

  • Chicken can be an allergen for some cats

#3 PureBites Skin & Coat Squeezables Cat Treat

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Squeezable cat treats have become very popular today. Many cats love the taste of them. PureBites has gone a step farther with their squeezable treats by making them daily health support products. Not only can cats enjoy them as treats but they offer health benefits at the same time.

PureBites offers three squeezables : PureBites Skin & Coat Squeezables Cat Treat, Heart & Eyes Squeezables Cat Treat, and Gut & Digestion Squeezables Cat Treat.

The skin & coat squeezable is made with just 5 ingredients: 100 percent pure chicken, water, tapioca starch, sunflower oil, and tuna oil. This product is sourced and made in Thailand with human-grade ingredients.

Each pouch contains 113mg of omega-3 and 1065mg of omega-6 to support skin and coat health.

This recipe has a creamy texture that appeals to cats. It’s high in protein and contains 109 calories per pouch. It has no artificial colors, fillers, sweeteners, or glycerin.

Tapioca starch is gentle on a cat’s stomach. It is rare for animals to have a sensitivity to this ingredient.

Not only do these squeezable recipes offer health benefits but they are a good treat choice for cats that have health issues, food allergies and sensitivities, or that are on a limited or restricted diet. They can be given as a healthy, functional treat, a mixer, or food topper for your cat.

Calorie Content (ME Calculated): 109 calories per pouch; 1541 kcals/kg

Ingredients

Composition: Chicken, Water, Tapioca Starch, Sunflower Oil, Tuna Oil

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 9%
Crude Fat: 7%
Crude Fiber: 0.5%
Moisture: 80%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 45%
Fat: 35%
Fiber: 2.5%
Carbs: 17.5%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 30.51%
Fat: 57.63%
Carbs: 11.86%

Ingredients We Liked: Chicken, Tuna oil

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: None

Common Allergens: Chicken can be an allergen for some cats

Pros

  • Combines a tasty treat with health benefits
  • High in protein
  • No artificial colors, sweeteners, fillers, or glycerin

Cons

  • Some cats can be allergic to chicken

What Do Customers Think Of PureBites Cat Treats?

We found lots of positive customer reviews for PureBites online. There are a few negative reviews but not many.

Positive Reviews

My cat loves your salmon treats as well as the chicken. – Sheralyn, reviewing PureBites Cat Treats

My diabetic cat loves these and it’s kind of shocking as he’s a picky eater. He’ll eat the tuna, white fish, chicken, duck and the salmon ones. – Tim, reviewing PureBites Cat Treats

Negative Reviews

We bought three flavors of Pure bites for our 2 cats and found it a total waste. Neither of them would even licks the product. This happened with all 3 flavors. We have tried other companies and the cats love them. Don’t waste your money. – Karl of Schenectady, NY, reviewing PureBites Cat Treats on Feb. 26, 2021

My son’s girlfriend purchased a 40 gram bag of PureBites freeze dried chicken breast over the holidays. After giving our three cats roughly a third of the bag, I was very surprised to find a packet of silica desiccant in the food. The bag was marked Uline, which is is large packaging firm. This silica gel is not consumable, and therefore poses a potential health risk to a cat, if the bag breaks and the animal ingests it by mistake. I have emailed two complaints to this company, with lot number information, etcetera and have been ignored, other than the automated response that indicates that they will answer back within 24 to 48 hours. Since they seem so proud of having no consumer issues, I would like to make it clear that they in fact, do have issues. – L. of Lasalle, ON, reviewing PureBites Cat Treats on Jan. 21, 2020

How Much Do PureBites Cat Treats Cost?

We found PureBites on Chewy, Amazon, Petsmart, Petco, and HomesAlive in Canada. A bag of PureBites RAW Freeze-Dried Shrimp Cat Treats is about $4.

A case of 12 PureBites 100 Percent Chicken Breast Treats * Mixers is about $16.50. The trays are 1.76 ounces.

A 15-count box of PureBites Squeezables Skin & Coat Cat Food Toppings (2.5 ounce tubes) is about $26.

Overall, Are PureBites Cat Treats A Good Choice?

With human-grade ingredients and no artificial fillers, colors, sweeteners, or preservatives, we think PureBites cat treats look like good options for your cat. We also like the fact that the company offers them in a variety of formats – toppers, mixers, squeezables, RAW freeze-dried, along with pates and broths.

We do note that there were several negative comments online from people who said they found desiccant packets in their treats (to reduce moisture). This does pose a problem if your cat should happen to rip open a bag of treats and eat the packet so we hope this problem has been fixed.

There are a lot of different treats right now as mixers, toppers, and squeezables but not all of them have such high quality ingredients. PureBites seems most similar to Whole Life cat foods and treats.

How Do You Order PureBites Cat Treats?

PureBites cat treats are available through leading North American pet specialty stores such as Petco and PetSmart. You can find them on Chewy.com and Amazon.com. They are also available in neighborhood pet stores throughout Canada and the United States and in other countries.

If you have trouble finding a store, you can use the store locator on the PureBites 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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