Last Updated: August 7, 2022

The 5 Best Natural Cat Food Brands & Products.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 8 min read

Cats demand a lot from us — head rubs, first dibs on the comfy chair, and eternal devotion, to name a few. And let's be honest, would we really have it any other way? Cats have an innate ability to suss out the best things in life, and food is one of them. If you've got furry friends, you know how important it is to keep them happy and healthy, and there's no better place to start than with the food you feed them!

But the cat food market is filled with options. Between wet food, dry food, grain-free food, and specialty cat foods, it's hard to know which tasty vittles are right for your kitty. That's why we did the research for you. Our list of the best cat foods contains Grove members' most-loved natural cat foods so you can pick a bag of kibble that's been approved not only by cat owners, but their cats too.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. I and Love and You Cat Kibble - Lovingly Simple Salmon & Sweet Potato

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You know what’s complicated? Taxes. Politics. Your mother’s method for folding sheets. What’s not? Lovingly Simple Limited Ingredient line. With a short list of allergy-friendly ingredients, your cat can warm up to a meal that’s made with sensitive pets in mind. You’ll be so pleased you might actually take Mom up on another sheet-folding tutorial. …
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1 x 3.4 lb bag
$13.99
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2. The Honest Kitchen Dehydrated Chicken & Fish Cat Food

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The Honest Kitchen believes human grade, whole foods provide pets the best nutrition possible. This grain free chicken and fish recipe is made with uncompromising quality control standards using real, whole food ingredients that are gently dehydrated to maintain nutrients & taste. To meet their human grade standard, they use the same whole foods …
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1 x 4 lb bag
$49.99
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3. The Honest Kitchen Dehydrated Grain Free Turkey Cat Food

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The Honest Kitchen believes human grade, whole foods provide pets the best nutrition possible. This grain free turkey recipe is made with uncompromising quality control standards using real, whole food ingredients that are gently dehydrated to maintain nutrients & taste. To meet their human grade standard, they use the same whole foods you’d …
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1 x 4 lb bag
$49.99
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4. I and Love and You Cat Kibble - Naked Essentials - Chicken & Duck

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Cats really don’t give a hoot or a hollar about what you think. But they sure do let you know what they think about your life choices. *tear* Have no fear for even the most finicky of felines appreciates good, honest food. That's why they love Naked Essentials kibble. No grains, fillers or artificial anything. Just real meat as the first ingredient …
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1 x 11 lb bag
$28.99
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5. The Honest Kitchen Dehydrated Grain Free Chicken Cat Food

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The Honest Kitchen believes human grade, whole foods provide pets the best nutrition possible. This grain free chicken recipe is made with uncompromising quality control standards using real, whole food ingredients that are gently dehydrated to maintain nutrients & taste. To meet their human grade standard, they use the same whole foods you’d …
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1 x 4 lb bag
$49.99
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FAQs

How often do you feed a cat?

How often you feed your feline friend depends on how old the cat is. Cats younger than six months could need up to three meals a day because their growing bodies require more food than older cats. If your cat is six months or older, one to two meals a day is fine.

You don't want your cat to get used to eating at a time when you're not around to feed them, so work with your own schedule when you plan out your cat's feeding schedule. Once in the morning and once at night would be an ideal routine for folks who work during the day. If you come home for lunch everyday, you might only need to fill your cat's bowl once every afternoon.

Is wet or dry food better for cats?

Whether you're a seasoned cat owner or you're thinking of adopting your first cat, it's important to know what type of food to feed them. When it comes to wet vs. dry cat food, it's really a matter of preference. Dry food is nice because it's easier to dole out and you can use it in fun toys like food puzzles.

Wet food, on the other hand, has a higher water content than dry food, plus it can help entice picky eaters to finish a meal. Many people choose the best of both worlds and feed their cats wet food and dry food. It's always a good idea to talk to your vet if you have concerns about which type of food is best for your kitty.

What do cats drink?

The only liquid you need to give your cat is water — and a lot of it! Always make sure your cat has a bowl of fresh water available because cats, like humans, require water to survive. Supplying your cat with plenty of water is especially important if you feed your cat dry food, which has a low concentration of water.

This is where wet food comes in. If you feed Mr. Kitty dry food, consider mixing in a little wet food to add some extra hydration to his diet. You could also tip some tuna juice or broth into his dry food bowl for a double boost of flavor and moisture. One thing you shouldn't give your cat to drink is cow's milk. Cats are actually lactose intolerant and while they enjoy drinking milk, it can give them a gnarly upset stomach.

What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


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