Redbarn Cat Food Ingredients

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Redbarn manufactures roughly 9 different cat food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

In this article, we'll explore Redbarn ingredients and answer many of the most common questions.

As of right now, our records indicate that Redbarn uses roughly 60 different ingredients.

First 5 Ingredients

Cat food ingredients in the United States are listed in descending order of pre-cooked weight. The first 5 ingredients typically constitute a significant portion of the recipe.

For Redbarn, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 cat food ingredients.

  1. chicken
  2. beef broth
  3. vegetable broth
  4. natural flavor
  5. natural flavor

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Redbarn is chicken. The most common 2nd ingredient is beef broth, followed by vegetable broth, natural flavor, and natural flavor.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Redbarn does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 9 Redbarn cat foods contain artificial food dyes.

Artificial food coloring dyes are unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients. In general, we not not recommend feeding any pet foods that contain artificial dyes.

In 2010, the CSPI raised serious concerns regarding the safety of many artificial dyes. Most of the studies referenced by the CSPI involved prolonged or excessive consumption. Since most cats consume the same foods throughout their lives, concerns raised by the CSPI are alarming to say the least.

To read more about Artificial Food Dyes, click here.

Animal By-Products

According to our records, Redbarn does not contain any animal by-products.

Animal by-products are basically the leftover parts of the the carcass after its been processed for meat. AAFCO defines by-products as the non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered mammals.

Although by-products are still fairly nutritious ingredients, consumers have equated them with slaughterhouse waste. Therefore, most premium brands, including Redbarn have decided to remove by-products and instead use named organ meats (beef liver, chicken gizzards).

For further reading on the controversy over animal by-products, click here.

Anonymous Meat Ingredients

Anonymous meats are animal-based ingredients which do not provide the source animal's name. These ingredients are controversial because they can come from almost any animal.

In addition, anonymous animal-based ingredients are very inexpensive and often the lowest quality meats that are still allowed to be used in pet food.

In general, we do not recommend feeding any products which contain anonymous meats. When in doubt, always contact the brand's customer service desk for further clarification.

Unfortunately, we've identified 1 anonymous meat ingredient used by Redbarn.

1 Recipes

Fish is typically an excellent protein and fat source. However, the specific type of fish is not mentioned and therefore we cannot discuss any specific qualities of this ingredient. In general, anonymous ingredients are low quality inclusions when compared to ingredients such as mackerel, cod, salmon, etc.

The following recipes contain fish:

Cereal Grains

For cats, we typically recommend choosing a grain-free recipe. Cats are obligate carnivores and therefore grains are not species appropriate.

According to our data, Redbarn cat food recipes do not contain grains. In other words, all recipes are grain-free.

Please note, kibble production requires a binding agent. Grains are commonly used for this purpose in cat food. When purchasing grain-free cat food, grains are often replaced with another starchy source. This is also not ideal.

To avoid grains and other starchy additions, consider feeding wet or frozen recipes.

Controversial Ingredients

Brands which do not use any controversial ingredients are typically top-of-the-line. Avoiding all controversial ingredients indicates that the brand has not sacrificed quality for cost savings.

Our research indicates that Redbarn is one of these top-notch brands. We've looked through all 60 Redbarn ingredients and none of these ingredients were classified as controversial in our system

Potentially Harmful Ingredients

Harmful ingredients are those which have been linked to adverse health effects. In general, we do not recommend feeding any product which contains any harmful ingredients.

During our review, none of the Redbarn ingredients analyzed were classified as harmful by our system. The absence of harmful ingredients is indicative of a relatively premium cat food brand.

Redbarn Cat Food Ingredient Lists

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Redbarn Grain-Free Canned Cat Food Chicken Pate For Indoor Cats


Redbarn Grain-Free Canned Cat Food Chicken Stew With Parsley & Cranberries


Redbarn Grain-Free Canned Cat Food Healthy Weight Ocean Fish Pate


Redbarn Grain-Free Canned Cat Food Salmon Stew With Parsley & Cranberries


Redbarn Grain-Free Canned Cat Food Skin & Coat Lamb Pate


Redbarn Grain-Free Canned Cat Food Tuna Pate With Green Lipped Mussels & Parsley


Redbarn Grain-Free Canned Cat Food Turkey Pate With Parsley & Green Lipped Mussels


Redbarn Grain-Free Canned Cat Food Urinary Support Beef Pate