Weruva Cat Food Ingredients

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Weruva manufactures roughly 70 different cat food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

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

As of right now, our records indicate that Weruva uses roughly 85 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 Weruva, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 cat food ingredients.

  1. chicken broth
  2. chicken
  3. tuna
  4. salmon
  5. natural flavor

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Weruva is chicken broth. The most common 2nd ingredient is chicken, followed by tuna, salmon, and natural flavor.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Weruva does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 70 Weruva 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, Weruva 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 Weruva 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 Weruva.

ocean fish
1 Recipes

Ocean fish can refer to multiple species of fish, since the particular type of fish is not specified, it's difficult to discuss this ingredient. The nutritional contribution of ocean fish depends on the species included; however, fish generally provides high quality protein and fat.

The following recipes contain ocean 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, Weruva 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 Weruva is one of these top-notch brands. We've looked through all 85 Weruva 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.

There are certain situations where these ingredients may be necessary. We always recommend contacting Weruva for further clarification regarding any harmful or controversial ingredient.

We have identified 2 harmful ingredients used in certain Weruva recipes. To learn more, click on the ingredient's name.

menadione sodium bisulfite
8 Recipes

Menadione sodium bisulfite is a synthetic version of vitamin K that has been linked to many health concerns. Research has suggested possible toxic reactions in liver cells and red blood cells among other serious problems. In fact, one large chemical supplier warns, "The substance is toxic to kidneys, lungs, liver, mucous membranes. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage."

The following recipes contain menadione sodium bisulfite:

menadione sodium bisulfite complex
43 Recipes

Menadione sodium bisulfite complex is a synthetic version of vitamin K that has been linked to many health concerns. Research has suggested possible toxic reactions in liver cells and red blood cells among other serious problems. In fact, one large chemical supplier warns, "The substance is toxic to kidneys, lungs, liver, mucous membranes. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage."

The following recipes contain menadione sodium bisulfite complex:

Weruva Cat Food Ingredient Lists

Weruva Canned Cat Food Asian Fusion - With Tuna & Shirasu In Gravy

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Weruva Canned Cat Food Funky Chunky Chicken Soup With Pumpkin

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Weruva Canned Cat Food Grandma's Chicken Soup - With Chicken & Pumpkin

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Weruva Canned Cat Food Green Eggs & Chicken - With Chicken & Egg In Pea Soup

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Weruva Canned Cat Food Jolly Good Fares - Chicken & Salmon Dinner In A Hydrating Puree

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Weruva Canned Cat Food Mack & Jack - With Mackerel & Grilled Skipjack In Gravy

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Weruva Canned Cat Food Marbella Paella - With Mackerel, Shrimp & Mussels In Gravy

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Weruva Canned Cat Food Meal or No Deal - Chicken & Beef Dinner In A Hydrating Puree

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Weruva Canned Cat Food Meow Luau - With Mackerel & Pumpkin In Gravy

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Weruva Canned Cat Food Meows n' Holler Purramid - Chicken & Shrimp Dinner In A Hydrating Puree

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Weruva Canned Cat Food Mideast Feast - With Grilled Tilapia In Gravy

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Weruva Canned Cat Food Nine Liver - With Chicken & Chicken Liver In Gravy

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Weruva Canned Cat Food Outback Grill - With Sardine and Seabass In Gravy

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Weruva Canned Cat Food Paw Lickin' Chicken - Chicken Recipe In Gravy

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Weruva Canned Cat Food Polynesian BBQ - With Grilled Red Bigeye In Gravy

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Weruva Canned Cat Food Press Your Lunch! - Chicken Dinner In A Hydrating Puree

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Weruva Canned Cat Food Tic Tac Whoa! - Tuna & Salmon Dinner In A Hydrating Puree

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Weruva Canned Cat Food Who Wants To Be A Meowionaire? - Chicken & Pumpkin Dinner In A Hydrating Puree

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Weruva Canned Stews Goody Stew Shoes - Chicken & Salmon Dinner In Gravy

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Weruva Canned Stews Stewbacca - Chicken, Duck & Salmon Dinner In Gravy

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Weruva Canned Stews Stewlander - Duck & Salmon Dinner In Gravy

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Weruva Canned Stews Stew's Clues - Turkey, Chicken & Salmon Dinner In Gravy

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Weruva Canned Stews Stewy Lewis - Lamb, Chicken & Salmon Dinner In Gravy

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Weruva Canned Stews Taco Stewsday - Beef, Chicken & Salmon Dinner In Gravy

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen 1 If By Land, 2 If By Sea - Tuna, Beef & Salmon In Gravy Recipe

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen Chicken Frick 'A Zee - Chicken Recipe Au Jus

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen Chick Magnet - Chicken & Mackerel In Gravy Recipe

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen Fowl Ball - Chicken and Turkey Recipe Au Jus

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen Funk In The Trunk - Chicken Recipe In Pumpkin Consomme

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen Goldie Lox - Chicken and Salmon Recipe In Au Jus

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen Kitty Gone Wild - Wild Salmon Recipe Au Jus

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen La Isla Bonita - Mackerel and Shrimp Recipe Au Jus

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen Lamb Burgini

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen Love Me Tender - Chicken & Duck In Gravy Recipe

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen Mack, Jack and Sam - Salmon, Mackerel & Skipjack Tuna In Gravy Recipe

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen Pumpkin Jack Splash - Tuna In Pumpkin Soup Recipe

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen Pumpkin Lickin' Chicken - Chicken In Pumpkin Soup Recipe

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen (Slide N' Serve Pate) Cat Times At Fridgemont - Duck & Tuna Dinner

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen (Slide N' Serve Pate) Cat To The Future - Chicken & Salmon Dinner

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen (Slide N' Serve Pate) Cattyshack - Chicken & Shrimp Dinner

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen (Slide N' Serve Pate) Meowiss Bueller - Chicken & Lamb Dinner

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen (Slide N' Serve Pate) The Breakfast Cat - Chicken & Pumpkin Dinner

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen (Slide N' Serve Pate) The Karate Kitty - Beef & Salmon Dinner

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen Splash Dance - Chicken and Ocean Fish Recipe Au Jus

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen The Double Dip - Chicken and Beef Recipe Au Jus

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Weruva Cats In The Kitchen Two Tu Tango - Sardine, Tuna and Turkey Recipe Au Jus

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Weruva Slide N' Serve Paté Family Food - Chicken Breast Dinner With Tuna

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Weruva Slide N' Serve Paté Jeopurrdy Licious - Chicken Breast Dinner

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Weruva Slide N' Serve Paté Let's Make A Meal - Lamb & Mackerel Dinner

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Weruva Slide N' Serve Paté Love Connection - Chicken & Salmon Dinner

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Weruva Slide N' Serve Paté Meal of Fortune - Chicken Breast Dinner With Chicken Liver

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Weruva Slide N' Serve Paté Name 'Dat Tuna - Tuna Dinner

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Weruva Slide N' Serve Paté The Newly Feds - Beef & Salmon Dinner

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Weruva Slide N' Serve Paté The Slice Is Right - Wild Caught Salmon Dinner

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Weruva Stew! Kettle Call - Beef, Chicken and Salmon Dinner In Gravy

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Weruva Stew! Simmer Down - Turkey, Chicken and Salmon Dinner In Gravy

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Weruva Stew! Stick A Spork In It - Duck and Salmon Dinner In Gravy

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Weruva Stew! Stir The Pot - Lamb, Chicken and Salmon Dinner In Gravy

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Weruva Stew! Too Hot To Handle - Chicken, Duck and Salmon Dinner In Gravy

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Weruva Stew! What a Crock - Chicken and Salmon Dinner In Gravy

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Weruva TruLuxe Glam 'N Punk - With Lamb & Duck In Gelee

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Weruva TruLuxe Honor Roll - With Saba In Gravy

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Weruva TruLuxe Kawa Booty - With Kawakawa Tuna In Gravy

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Weruva TruLuxe Mediterranean Harvest - With Tuna & Veggies In Gravy

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Weruva TruLuxe Meow Me A River - With Basa In Gravy

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Weruva TruLuxe On The Cat Wok - With Chicken & Beef In Pumpkin Soup

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Weruva TruLuxe Peking Ducken - With Chicken & Duck In Gravy

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Weruva TruLuxe Pretty In Pink - With Salmon In Gravy

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Weruva TruLuxe Quick 'N Quirky - With Chicken & Turkey In Gravy

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Weruva TruLuxe Steak Frites - With Beef & Pumpkin In Gravy

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