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Ever questioned the quality
of your cat's dry food?

Discover the quality score and choose the best dry food for your cat
1110 dry cat foods across 303 brands

What is Cat Food Central?

Cat Food Central is a robust platform offering detailed analyses of 1110 dry cat foods across various brands.

We specialize in providing cat owners with precise nutritional scores between 0 and 100 based on protein content, carbohydrate levels, and ingredient quality.

Our independent approach ensures that each product is evaluated without bias, solely based on its nutritional value, helping you make the best dietary choices for your feline friends.

Nutrition First

Our evaluations are rooted in expert research, ensuring each cat food’s rating reflects its true nutritional value without brand influence.
This approach guarantees that your choices are informed by health priorities first.

Ingredient
Transparency


We delve deep into the contents of each cat food, revealing details about protein sources, carbohydrates, ingredients order, and more. This transparency helps you understand exactly what’s in your cat’s bowl.

Real-Time Market Insights

Stay updated with the
latest market information,
including 
current prices
and user 
ratings.
Make 
cost-effective
decisions without
compromising on quality.

Compare & Identify

Utilize our scoring system to compare brands and products directly based on comprehensive nutritional criteria. Easily identify the best food options tailored to your cat’s dietary needs.

Dedicated Research

We gather all data firsthand from product packages and manufacturer websites. Our dedication to research ensures the information provided is always current and reliable.


Nutrition First

Our evaluations are rooted in expert research, ensuring each cat food’s rating reflects its true nutritional value without brand influence.
This approach guarantees that your choices are informed by health priorities first.

Ingredient
Transparency

We delve deep into each cat food’s contents, revealing details about protein sources, carbohydrates, ingredient order, and more. This transparency helps you understand exactly what’s in your cat’s bowl.

Real-Time Market Insights

Stay updated with the
latest market information,
including 
current prices
and user 
ratings.
Make 
cost-effective
decisions without
compromising on
quality.

Compare & Identify

Utilize our scoring system
to compare brands and products directly based on comprehensive nutritional criteria. Easily identify the best food options tailored
to your cat’s dietary
needs.

Dedicated Research

We gather all data firsthand from product packages and manufacturer websites. Our dedication to research ensures the information provided is always current and reliable.

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Orijen
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Orijen
1090 Views
4.7

Common Questions

  • Can I suggest a product for review on your site?

    Absolutely! We welcome suggestions for new products to review.
    Please contact us with your product recommendations.

    1. What can I do if I disagree with a score or find a mistake on your site?

      We welcome feedback and are committed to accuracy, period!

      Like in any industry, manufacturers might change the formulas, ingredients, and other critical factors in their products to adjust to competition, regulation, trends, and more.

      Of course, this might affect the details and scoring of the products we cover.

      If you believe there is a discrepancy in our scoring or have additional information, please contact us.
      We are open to re-evaluating products in light of new evidence.

    2. How often do you update the product details and food scores?

      We regularly update our products' details and calculated scores to reflect new research, changes in formulations, and new products entering the market. This ensures that our information is current and relevant.

      You can see it for yourself:

      1. Visit a product page.
      2. Click the Product Details button.
      3. Scroll down to the bottom of the nutritional information
      4. You will see this line: "Product last updated: [date/time]"

      Search 1

      Click the Product Details button

      Search 2
      Check the "Product last updated" below every product page's last nutrition information block.

    3. Why should I trust your scoring system for dry cat food?

      Our scoring system is based on years of comprehensive research focusing on critical nutritional aspects like protein content, carbohydrate levels, and ingredient quality. While individual responses to food can vary, our scores provide a solid foundation for comparing the nutritional value of different dry cat foods.

      We examine each product's guaranteed analysis, adjust for dry matter, and apply our scoring rules to assess its nutritional value.

      We gather all the information from the products' packages and manufacturers' websites. We do not accept sponsorships or advertisements from pet food brands to ensure our evaluations remain unbiased and focused solely on helping cat owners make informed decisions.

      We show prices, offers from sellers, and product ratings from the web. However, these factors, including taste and flavor, are NOT considered in the score calculation formula and are presented as additional factors you might want to consider when choosing the best dry cat food.

    4. Is there a cost associated with accessing the scoring and details on your website?

      Absolutely NOT!
      Accessing the information on Cat Food Central is FREE and doesn't require registration at this stage.

      In the future, we might offer some features for registered and logged-in users only.

    5. I love this site! Can I help somehow?

      Thank you! That’s the best compliment we can get! 
      Here’s how you can help:

      1. Product feedback: Did you find a mistake in the data? A missing product? Let us know!
      2. Is something on the site not working correctly? We’re so sorry! We're constantly improving the site, and bugs might occur. Let us know, and we’ll fix it ASAP!
      3. Do you have an idea how we can improve Cat Food Central? Please let us know today!
      4. Did you find Cat Food Central helpful?
        Share your thoughts about it everywhere you can so that more people will benefit!
      5. Are you excited about Cat Food Central?
        Reply to posts about dry cat food in your favorite social media groups/channels and spread the word!

    6. How do you calculate the quality score of dry cat foods?

      Our quality score is based on a meticulous methodology that considers factors such as the amount and quality of protein, carbohydrate levels, and the quality and source of ingredients. We analyze each product's guaranteed analysis, adjust for dry matter basis, and apply our scoring rules to assess each food's nutritional value.

    Didn't find a dry food?

    Provide as many details as you can so we can analyze the missing product and add it.

    Thank you!

    Didn’t find the product you’re using?

    Email us to feedback@petbywire.com with the full product name and any additional info you have (product photos, name of brand etc) so we can add it.

    Found a mistake?
    Missing info?

    Provide as many details as possible about Search so we can make it better!

    Thank you!

    How the score is calculated?

    The actual calculation of the score is based on sophisticated and advanced algorithm that takes into account multiple parameters.

    To simplify the explanation, the calculation is based on three main criteria:

    (1) Amount of protein (more is better)

    (2) Amount of carbohydrates (less is better)

    (3) Quality and source of ingredients.

    Based on that 3 main criteria, 9 score calculation rules are used to compare the different foods.

    One major assumption is that the closer an ingredient is to the top of the ingredient list, the greater its relative weight and contribution to the food.

    In general, cat food is composed of protein, fats, carbohydrates, fibers, vitamins, and minerals.

    Protein is the most important component in a cat’s diet, and cats primarily get their protein from animal meat.

    Fat is a primary source of energy and essential fatty acids.

    Carbohydrates are controversial in a cat’s diet, as cats are obligate carnivores and typically consume very few carbohydrates.

    Fibers play an important role in digestion and food absorption, and vitamins and minerals are essential for different organism functions.

    Dry matter values are used to compare the amount of nutrients in different cat foods.
    This means that moisture is excluded from the equation to provide a more accurate comparison.

    Putting all of these and more into a formula results in a product score.

    The maximum score a cat food can receive is 100.
    Points are added or removed based on the score calculation rules.