Purrform Cat Food Review

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Purrform cat food is a raw food made in the UK specifically for cats. It’s made from a blend of 100 percent human-grade meat, bone, offal, and natural nutrients to closely replicate the balanced diet a cat would enjoy when eating whole prey. Learn more about Purrform cat food in our unbiased review.

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

We have analyzed Purrform 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 Purrform in these key areas:

Ratings

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

Overall Score: 7.83/10

We give Purrform cat food a 47 out of 60 rating (78.33%) or a B+ grade.

About Purrform

Purrform is made specifically for cats. The company states that it specializes in raw food. They make it simple for you to feed your cat a high quality raw food diet. The food is only frozen once so it will provide a better bite for your cat.

Purrform’s foods are grain free and high in protein content. The company offers grain free raw cat food in five rabbit and chicken flavors. They use only human-grade meats with bone and organ meats.

The food comes pre-portioned in 70 gram pouches for easy and convenient feeding (9 flavors). The food is also available in 250-gram (complementary foods) and 450-gram tubs (complete foods) for kittens and adults.

In the UK you can order online or by phone for deliver to England, Wales, and Scotland. Purrform also has a Loyalty Points program for discounts on future orders.

Purrform has headquarters in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, UK.

Sourcing And Manufacturing

It’s unclear if Purrform manufacturers their own raw foods. The company is described online as a pet food manufacturer. However, they are not listed on the PFMA (Pet Food Manufacturers Association) web site as one of the companies that produces or supplies frozen products. Purrform may work with another company to produce its frozen raw products.

Purrform does say that their foods are British-made.

Purrform is certified by the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society (RFVS), DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), and Cam 4 Animals (Complementary & Alternative Medicines – be careful looking up “cam 4 animals” online or you may find pornography!).

Purrform provides excellent information about their ingredient sourcing. Their rabbit meat comes mainly from France. All of their poultry is free-range from British farmers.

You can trace the source of various ingredients on the map on this page.

Has Purrform Cat Food Been Recalled?

We didn’t find any recalls for Purrform foods on the Food.gov site in the UK which keeps track of foods and pet foods that have had recalls.

What Kinds Of Food Does Purrform Offer?

Purrform raw foods for cats are based on the company’s philosophy that cats are obligate carnivores. They should be fed real raw meat and bone meal with no additives, preservatives, or taste enhancements. Purrform foods are grain free with high moisture meat that contains only what a cat would eat in the wild.

The recipes are made with 100 percent meat and bone. They attempt to replicate what nature would provide.

Purrform foods come frozen.

Purrform Simply Rawsome foods are made for kittens though to adult cats. Some of the foods are complete foods so there is no need to add anything else to your cat’s diet. The complete foods have a small amount of vitamins and minerals added, including taurine. They are listed as “additives.” They make up 4 grams of every 1 kg of meat included in the diet.

When making their food, it’s worth mentioning that Purrform uses the entire animal. They mince the bone and organs as well as the meat. According to the company, the bone from a rabbit or chicken makes up about 7-10 percent of the food. This is similar to what your cat would eat in the wild.

The 70 gram pouches are only available for adult cats. These are complete foods. Flavors include:

  • Chicken and ground bone with liver
  • Chicken and ground bone with heart
  • Farmed rabbit with ground bone
  • Farmed rabbit with ground bone, liver and kidney
  • Farmed rabbit with ground bone and ox heart
  • Goat and ground bone with lamb heart and liver
  • Duck with turkey breast and ground bone with duck heart
  • Pigeon with ground bone and rabbit liver
  • Quail and rabbit and ground bone with rabbit liver and kidney
  • You can also buy a trial pack or mixed boxes.

There are also 70 gram pouches of Complete Weaning Paste for Kittens in chicken or farmed rabbit.

The 250-gram tubs are available in these flavors. They are suitable for adults and kittens but they are complementary foods so you will need to feed other food.

  • Chicken breast with heart
  • Turkey breast with heart and gizzard
  • Lamb trim with heart
  • Beef trim with ox heart

The 450-gram tubs are available in these flavors. These foods are complete. They are also suitable for kittens.

  • Farmed rabbit with ground bone
  • Quail and farmed rabbit and ground bone with rabbit liver and kidney
  • Chicken with ground bone with chicken liver, heart and gizzard
  • Farmed rabbit with ground bone and ox heart
  • Beef trim with chicken and ground bone with ox heart and beef liver
  • Turkey and ground bone with turkey heart and liver

A trial pack is also available.

Purrform Cat Food Review

#1 Purrform Farmed Rabbit & Ground Bone, Liver & Kidney (Adult Cat) Review

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If you like the idea of feeding your cat a raw diet, Purrform has a lot of positives. Their foods are grain free and high in protein content. Plus, they only use human-grade meats with bone and organ meats (offal). The only additives are a small amount of vitamins and minerals (including taurine) to make sure the food is nutritionally complete. It’s very close to what your cat would eat if he could go hunting for his own food.

Purrform’s 70 gram pouches are intended for adult cats. They are sold in packages of 6 pouches.

The food is only frozen once after it is minced. You can thaw it out when you’re ready to feed your cat and it will be fresh.

The 70 gram pouches are available in nine different flavors as well as two different mixed packages and a trial package.

The pouches are small. The farmed rabbit and ground bone, liver and kidney cat food contains 148 calories per 100 grams. A typical cat weighing 10 pounds needs between 200-290 calories per day, depending on his activity level. You would need to feed such a cat around three pouches (70 grams each) per day.

We do think the Purrform pouches look like good foods for adult cats. Not all cats like raw food so you might want to try a sample before you make a definite decision.

Calorie Content (ME Calculated):148 kcal per 100 grams

Ingredients

Composition: Rabbit 90%, Rabbit Liver 5%, Rabbit Kidney 5%.

Nutritional Additives (per kg): Vitamin A 1250 iu, Vitamin D3 100 iu, Vitamin E 17.5 mg, Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate 27.8 mg, Manganese Sulphate Monohydrate 3.1 mg, Taurine 250 mg.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 18.8%
Crude Fat: 8.2%
Crude Fiber: 1%
Moisture: 68.2%
Ash: 3.5%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 59.12%
Fat: 25.79%
Fiber: 3.14%
Carbs: 0.94%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 48.19%
Fat: 51.04%
Carbs: 0.77%

Ingredients We Liked: Rabbit, rabbit liver, rabbit kidney

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: None

Common Allergens: None

Pros

  • High in meat protein
  • Grain free
  • Contains no artificial colors or preservatives
  • Human-grade meat

Cons

  • Not every cat likes a raw diet
  • Expensive

#2 Purrform Beef Trim with Ox Heart (Adult and Kitten) Review

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The Purrform 250 gram tubs are made for cats and kittens. These are complementary foods so you will need to feed your cat or kitten other food to make sure their diet is complete.

Unlike the pouches, these foods do not have vitamins or minerals added. They don’t contain bone. They only contain meat and organ meat.

These tubs are higher in calories than the 70 gram pouches. The beef trim with ox heart, for example, has 173 calories per 100 grams.

In other ways these foods are similar to the Purrform pouches. They are made from human-grade meat, they are grain free, they are high in protein, they contain no preservatives, and they are only frozen once before they are sent to you.

As long as you fill out your cat’s diet with additional food to make it complete, we think the Purrform 250-gram tubs, such as Purrform Beef Trim with Ox Heart, are good choices.

Calorie Content (ME Calculated):173 kcal per 100 grams

Ingredients

Composition: 85% Minced Beef Trim, 15% Ox Heart.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 18%
Crude Fat: 12.5%
Crude Fiber: 0.5%
Moisture: 69%
Ash: 1.4%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 58.06%
Fat: 40.32%
Fiber: 1.61%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 37.22%
Fat: 62.78%

Ingredients We Liked: Minced beef trim, ox heart

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: None

Common Allergens: Beef can be an allergen for some cats

Pros

  • High in meat protein
  • Made from human-grade meat
  • Grain free
  • No additives

Cons

  • Not every cat likes a raw diet
  • These are complementary meals instead of complete diets so you will need to add more to your cat’s food

#3 Purrform Chicken with Ground Bone with Chicken Liver, Heart & Gizzard (Adult Cat) Review

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Purrform’s 450-gram tubs are complete and balanced diets. According to the web site, the food is either singled minced, which is suitable for cats over 9 months old, or double minced which is suited for kittens under 9 months old. If you would like some of the foods for kittens, check this page.

Since these are complete diets, Purrform has added a small amount of vitamins and minerals to the food, including taurine. Those are the only additives. There are no preservatives or other extra ingredients. The meat is human-grade and the food is grain free.

The food is high in meat protein and contains bone and organ meat. This is close to what your cat would eat if he could hunt for himself.

The chicken with ground bone with chicken liver heart and gizzard has 155 calories per 100 grams.

We think Purrform’s 450 gram tubs are a good choice. They are complete diets and they seem to be nutritious for cats.

Calorie Content (ME Calculated):155 kcal per 100 grams.

Ingredients

Composition: 80% Minced Chicken with Ground Bone, Chicken Liver 10%, Chicken Heart 5%, Chicken Gizzard 5%.

Nutritional Additives (per kg): Vitamin A 1250 iu, Vitamin D3 100 iu, Vitamin E 17.5 mg, Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate 27.8 mg, Manganese Sulphate Monohydrate 3.1 mg, Taurine 250 mg.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 16.3%
Crude Fat: 11.1%
Crude Fiber: 0.5%
Moisture: 70.2%
Ash: 3.1%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 54.7%
Fat: 37.25%
Fiber: 1.68%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 37.68%
Fat: 62.32%

Ingredients We Liked: Minced chicken with ground bone, chicken liver, chicken heart, chicken gizzard

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: None

Common Allergens: Chicken can be an allergen for some cats

Pros

  • High in protein
  • Made with no artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors
  • Made from human-grade meat
  • Grain free

Cons

  • Not all cats like a raw diet

What Do Customers Think Of Purrform Cat Food?

We had no trouble finding customer reviews online. Most customers agreed that the food was very high quality. However, there was a difference of opinion about the customer service.

Positive Reviews

Convenience And High Quality

I have been using Purrform for my two cats for about 2 years now and my cats love it. One won’t eat anything else and the other likes as a treat in small amounts. The main reason I continue to buy this product is convenience, the single packets that I can just pull out the freezer a few hours before use make this so easy.

I wish it was sold more locally but I have never found anything to match it. – by Judith Parkes Reviewing  Purrform on Oct 6, 2019

5 Star

I am satisfied with their products. I have been raw feeding my cats and when i found Purrform it made it easier for me to continue their diet. Everytime I put down their meal, they finished everything and nothing was gone to waste. Very easy and properly prepared. I never had any issue with their packaging, its neat and fresh. Deliveries are always on time. I just wish its cheaper it’s the only con but the quality is superb. My cats love it. – by A Wan Reviewing Purrform on Jul 10, 2019

Negative Reviews

Would Happily Give No Stars As They…

Would happily give no stars as they don’t care when they let you down. My frozen order was due on Friday. It was delayed and I was promised it would arrive on Saturday morning as a priority. It didn’t arrive. Then the courier tried to deliver it on Monday even though it was 96 hours out of the freezer and defrosted. I told them not to deliver it. Purrform then dispatched another batch and I was told that would arrive today (Tuesday). It’s now 6.30 pm and no food. Time to change brands I think, not that Purrform will care one iota. – by Jane Reviewing Purrform on October 17, 2022

Atrocious Customer Service

As others have said, the food is great but customer service is atrocious. The majority of my orders haven’t been delivered on time and they don’t even email to let you know. You have to chase and the order gets sent out a few days later. I wish there was another brand that offered the same quality food so I could switch. – by charlotte Reviewing Purrform on October 23, 2021

Reply From Purrform

Dear Charlotte, We are very sorry the service has fallen below expectations. We would always get in touch with our customers when we are aware of any delivery problems with the courier. In your case we did leave a message on your mobile to let you know that we were unable to send your parcel, due to our courier having delivery issues in your area, as a result of driver shortages. Our message did notify you that we have a stockist in the London area that also provides a delivery service. This would be a better short term alternative, until the courier is back to normal. As we are closed at weekends, we were unable to respond to your messages previously, for which we apologise. Unfortunately, in view of the current economic situation in the the UK, many couriers are experiencing delivery issues and we are trying our very best to ensure that our customers are kept updated, where necessary. We do understand that this is extremely frustrating and can only apologise. on Oct 25, 2021

How Much Does Purrform Cat Food Cost?

As you would expect from a raw food made using human-grade meat, Purrform is somewhat expensive.

Most of the 70 gram pouches (6 pouches per pack) cost £7.50.

The 250 gram tubs cost £4.50 BUT there is a minimum purchase of 6 tubs online from Purrform which raises the price considerably!

The 450 gram tubs range from £5.25 to £7.35.

If you’re buying from Purrform, a minimum of 10 frozen tubs/items or 4 boxes of pouches are required before checking out.

Overall, Is Purrform Cat Food A Good Choice?

We do think that Purrform raw cat food is a good quality food. The company appears to be having some delivery problems which may or may not be related to the pandemic. If you want to try the food and you don’t want to go through the company, there are a number of stores throughout Britain that sell Purrform. They could provide a dependable way to buy the food while delivery problems are sorted out.

If you are interested in other raw cat foods, you might consider Amore and Stella & Chewy raw foods for cats.

How Do You Order Purrform Cat Food?

You can buy Purrform cat food directly from the company through their web site. However, we need to point out that a number of customers left negative reviews about the delivery from the company in recent months. This could be a temporary problem due to the pandemic.

Purrform raw foods are frozen when they are shipped so long delays in delivery can be a particular problem if the food thaws out before it is delivered.

The company delivers to England, Wales, and Scotland.

If you would like to avoid delivery, Purrform is widely available in pet centers and other stores in England.

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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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