Supreme Source Cat Food Review

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Supreme Source is an American brand that makes cat and dog foods. The company currently produces two dry cat foods. Find out if these foods are a good choice for your cat in our unbiased review.

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

We have analyzed Supreme Source 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 Supreme Source in these key areas:

Ratings

  • Species-Appropriateness – 7/10
  • Ingredient Quality – 7/10
  • Product Variety – 4/10
  • Price – 7/10
  • Customer Experience – 7/10
  • Recall History – 7/10

Overall Score: 6.5/10

We give Supreme Source cat food a 39 out of 60 rating (65) or a C grade.

About Supreme Source

Supreme Source is made by American Pet Nutrition. American Pet Nutrition is a family-owned business that has been making pet food and treats since 1972. Along with making their own products, American Pet Nutrition has a long history of co-packing or manufacturing products for other pet food companies. This is a common practice in the pet food industry with companies that have large manufacturing facilities.

According to information from 2017, American Pet Nutrition (also known as American Nutrition anibrands.com) was one of the five largest dry pet food co-packers in the U.S. They make their own brands (including dog food): VitaBone®, Supreme Source®, Beggar Dog®, Atta Boy!®, Atta Cat!®, and Maintain Chunks®. It’s harder to find the foods they co-pack these days but in the past they have produced Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul, Blue Buffalo and WellPet.

Sourcing And Manufacturing

Supreme Source is made by American Pet Nutrition which has facilities in Ogden, Utah, and in Pennsylvania. According to the company,  they oversee every aspect of formulating sourcing, producing, and packaging their products.

Supreme Source refers customers to the American Pet Nutrition web site for more information about their ingredients and production processes but there is no more information there. There is only a way to contact the company.

Information for American Nutrition (the other name for American Pet Nutrition) states that they exceed FDA, AAFCO, and USDA industry-wide standards and are Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level III Certified by the Global Food Safety Initiative. They have a Food Safety Plan in place to monitor their facilities and processes.

However, American Nutrition was one of the many companies caught up in the 2007 melamine problems with contaminated pet foods through Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul, Blue Buffalo, and a few other foods.

Much of the current information about Supreme Source and American Pet Nutrition is missing including where their meat and other ingredients are sourced.

American Nutrition/American Pet Nutrition does have an overall positive reputation in the pet food industry.

Has Supreme Source Cat Food Been Recalled?

We didn’t find any recalls relating to Supreme Source cat food. However, we did find some recalls for products made by American Nutrition/American Pet Nutrition in 2007 (melamine recalls for Blue Buffalo and Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul – Diamond products). We also found a 2009 recall for peanut butter dog biscuits.

It’s hard to judge how to weigh these recalls since American Nutrition/American Pet Nutrition is one of the biggest co-packers in the United States, making pet foods and treats for other companies. Overall, the company has had a good manufacturing and recall record for nearly 50 years.

What Kinds Of Cat Food Does Supreme Source Offer?

At this time Supreme Source only offers dry cat food. It is available in two flavors: Whitefish Meal & Salmon Meal Recipe Grain-Free Cat Food and Chicken Meal & Turkey Meal Recipe Cat Food.

Supreme Source cat foods contain no corn, wheat, or soy. Their cat foods are grain-free.

The company also uses a propriety formula for “Well Boost,” a single-species seaweed superfood that supports the immune system, healthy digestion, and increases stress resistance.

These foods are also free of artificial flavors and colors.

Supreme Source Cat Food Reviews

#1 Supreme Source Whitefish Meal & Salmon Meal Recipe Grain-Free Cat Food Review

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Dry cat foods still reign supreme among cat lovers, though interest in wet foods is rising. Many people love the convenience of leaving food available for cats to nibble. Supreme Source makes two dry cat foods for you two consider if your cat loves his food dry.

Whitefish Meal & Salmon Meal Recipe Grain-Free Cat Food features whitefish meal and salmon meal as the first two ingredients. These named meals are good sources of protein for cats. Though they are meals and not whole foods, they have already had the moisture removed. This means that they are a more concentrated form of whitefish and salmon.

Whitefish meal is highly digestible and good for muscles. Salmon meal provides amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat.

Supreme Source also uses peas and chickpeas which are plant sources of protein. Plant sources of protein generally boost the protein percentage of pet foods. They can be less bio-available for animals such as cats and dogs to digest well.

This formula also uses nutrient-rich seaweed. Organic Dried Seaweed Meal (Ascophyllum nodosum) is considered to be a “superfood of the sea”. It is a brown kelp-like macroalgae native to Canada’s north Atlantic region that is full of nutrients. It is supposed to be especially good for digestive health.

According to the company, 99 percent of the ingredients in this food are sourced in North and South America.

Whitefish meal, salmon meal, and other sources of animal meal will make this food appealing to many cats (and to cat lovers). Plant sources of protein boost the protein percentage a little but, overall, this food looks like it would be a nutritious dry food for cats.

Supreme Source Whitefish Meal and Salmon Meal Recipe Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO cat food nutrient profiles for all life stages.

Calculated calorie content: (ME): 3,660 kcal/kg., 395 kcal/cup.

Ingredients

Whitefish Meal, Salmon Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Sodium Bisulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Chicory Root, Organic Dried Seaweed Meal (Ascophyllum nodosum), Choline Chloride, Betaine, Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, Zinc Proteinate, Carrots, Blueberries, Cranberries, Spinach, Parsley, Pomegranates, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Manganous Oxide, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Cobalt Carbonate, Inositol, Biotin, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Rosemary Extract.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 35%
Crude Fat: 15%
Crude Fiber: 4.5%
Moisture: 10%
Ash: 7%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 38.89%
Fat: 16.67%
Fiber: 5%
Carbs: 31.67%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 35.03%
Fat: 36.45%
Carbs: 28.52%

Ingredients We Liked: Whitefish meal, salmon meal, turkey meal, dried egg product, dried chicory root, organic dried seaweed meal (Ascophyllum nodosum), blueberries and cranberries (antioxidants), chelated minerals

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Peas, chickpeas, potatoes, “natural flavor,” inositol (a neutraceutical/supplement), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity)

Common Allergens: Fish can be an allergen for some cats; poultry such as turkey can be an allergen for some cats; egg can be an allergen for some cats

Pros

  • Whitefish meal and salmon meal are good sources of meat protein for cats
  • Supreme Source uses no wheat, corn, soy, artificial flavors or colors
  • Grain-free

Cons

  • This food uses peas and chickpeas (plant sources of protein) for some of the protein in the food
  • Supreme Source only makes two cat foods at this time

#2 Supreme Source Chicken Meal & Turkey Meal Recipe Cat Food Review

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Poultry seems to be a favorite with many cats and Supreme Source meets this demand with their Supreme Source Chicken Meal & Turkey Meal Recipe Cat Food. Cats that enjoy dry cat foods might like this food. It contains no wheat, corn, or soy, and no artificial flavors or colors.

Chicken meal and turkey meal are the first two ingredients. While some people like fresh meats, these named meals are higher in protein than fresh chicken and turkey.

According to the company, they make every effort to purchase American ingredients. However, they do import ingredients when necessary. All imported ingredients meet all FDA, USDA, and state regulations. All ingredients meet ingredient specifications and strict inspection and testing guidelines prior to being received by the company.

Some components in the pre-mix (vitamin B6 and folic acid) are only available from China. Testing continues for the ingredients and the foods throughout the manufacturing process to make sure they are safe and healthy.

As with the Supreme Source whitefish cat food recipe, this formula contains Well Boost – Organic Dried Seaweed Meal (Ascophyllum nodosum) – a single-species seaweed superfood that supports immune health, improves digestion, and increases stress resistance.

We note the inclusion of peas, lentils, and faba beans. These ingredients are plant-based sources of proteins. Cats are not always able to digest plant protein as efficiently as animal sources of protein. Plant proteins do raise the protein percentage of a pet food.

Made for cats of all life stages, Supreme Source Chicken Meal and Turkey Meal Recipe Cat Food should be appealing to many cats that like dry cat food. It does contain more plant protein than we might wish, but most of the other ingredients appear to be beneficial.

Supreme Source® Chicken Meal and Turkey Meal Recipe Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO cat food nutrient profiles for all life stages.

Calculated calorie content: (ME): 3,650 kcal/kg., 394 kcal/cup.

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Peas, Lentils, Faba Beans, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potato Starch, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Sodium Bisulfate, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Organic Dried Seaweed Meal (Ascophyllum nodosum), Choline Chloride, Betaine, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Carrots, Blueberries, Cranberries, Spinach, Parsley, Pomegranates, Taurine, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Niacin Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Vitamin A Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Cobalt Carbonate, Inositol, Biotin, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Rosemary Extract.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 35%
Crude Fat: 15%
Crude Fiber: 4.5%
Moisture: 10%
Ash: 7%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 38.89%
Fat: 16.67%
Fiber: 5%
Carbs: 31.67%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 35.03%
Fat: 36.45%
Carbs: 28.52%

Ingredients We Liked: Chicken meal, turkey meal, dried egg product, salmon oil, organic dried seaweed meal (Ascophyllum nodosum), blueberries and cranberries (antioxidants), chelated minerals

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Peas, lentils, faba beans, potato starch, “natural flavor,” inositol, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity)

Common Allergens: Chicken and turkey are allergens for some cats, eggs are allergens for some cats

Pros

  • Chicken meal and turkey meal are good sources of meat protein for cats
  • Supreme Source uses no wheat, corn, soy, artificial flavors or colors
  • Grain-free

Cons

  • This food uses peas, lentils, and faba beans (plant sources of protein) for some of the protein in the food
  • Supreme Source only makes two cat foods at this time

What Do Customers Think Of Supreme Source Cat Food?

The majority of customers on Chewy.com give Supreme Source cat foods 5 stars. However, there are a few customers who report that their cats didn’t like the food. Approximately 93-95 percent of customers said they would recommend the foods.

Positive Reviews

Smells Good?

My cats will eat anything dry like it is candy, so eating this isnt an issue. I wanted to get something that I was sure was healthy, no corn etc. This smells more like real food. It is like they avoided adding in fishy extreme smells and just stuck with real ingredients. No science to that but they did eat it all and at least leaves a human being with a good impression as to the healthy aspect of the food.- by orlandomike on Oct 29, 2019

Good For Sensitive Stomach

My cat has a sensitive stomach and can’t digest the popular brands of cat food very well. Every other week I’ll find her throw up or poop around the house, but since switching to Supreme Source, she hasn’t had those issues. I’m thinking because its grain free and on the healthier side. If it makes my cat happy, I’ll stick with this brand. :)- by Victoria on Apr 11, 2021

Negative Reviews

It May Be Healthy But My Cats Don’t Really Care For It.

My cats will eat it but I can tell they don’t love it. They just kind of snack on it instead of eating it as a meal. I’ll use up this bag but won’t buy it again.- by nope on May 27, 2019

Completely Hated.

My cats will not only refuse this food, but will also avoid the other food dishes when out.- by Willow on Jan 31, 2020

How Much Does Supreme Source Cat Food Cost?

Supreme Source cat food is modestly priced. On Chewy.com, a 3-lb bag of the whitefish formula is $10.93. An 11-lb bag costs $29.15. The costs are slightly less with autoship.

The chicken formula is a little higher. A 3-lb bag of the chicken recipe costs $11.76 while an 11-lb bag costs $30.18. Both are a little lower with autoship. No real explanation for the difference in price between these two very similar formulas.

Overall, Is Supreme Source Cat Food A Good Choice?

Yes, we think these two dry Supreme Source cat foods are good foods. They are free of wheat, corn, soy, and artificial colors and flavors. Both recipes feature good meat protein from named sources. The use of seaweed containing nutrients that appear to be good for a cat’s digestion is also a benefit.

There are a few ingredients that we could do without such as the peas, chickpeas, and lentils but, overall, these appear to be good dry cat foods.

How Do You Order Supreme Source Cat Food?

You can buy Supreme Source cat food online from Chewy.com, Amazon, in pet stores, and in some supermarkets.

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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