Are you looking to freshen up your cat’s food?
If you’re a cat owner in the United Kingdom, you may be accustomed to feeding your feline friend dry or wet food manufactured by some traditional pet food brands.
However, you may not realise that store-bought dry food can be calorie dense, while wet food sometimes contains additives, nasties and preservatives.
Some traditional pet food brands use confusing labels with lots of ingredients that you haven’t heard of or with a long shelf life.
But there’s been a big shift towards fresh pet food amongst British cat owners in Great Britain as we look to ensure our furry friends get a complete and balanced diet.
If you’ve got a fussy feline on your hands, you may already know the benefits of tasty recipes that are full of fresh ingredients and lots of flavour.
KatKin are one such fresh cat food brand that are providing British pet parents with a healthy alternative to traditional cat food.
With the introduction complete, let’s take a closer look at KatKin, how their food works, what ingredients they use, what other cat owners are saying about their food as well as providing our verdict.
Editor's note: The content on this website is meant to be informative in nature, but it should not be taken as veterinary, medical or professional advice. The content of our articles does not constitute veterinary advice. It’s always best to speak with your vet or a certified pet nutritionist before making any changes to your pet's diet or feeding routine.
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KatKin – The Basics
KatKin offer fresh meals for cats that are personalised to meet your cat’s needs, leaving your feline feeling happy and full.
Formulated by vets, KatKin will freeze your cat’s meals before their carbon-neutral delivery service will leave the food on your doorstep to allow cat owners to permanently remove pet food from their weekly shopping list.
Creating healthy meals to ensure you’ve got a happy cat, KatKin gently steam cook their recipes to remove bad bacteria but preserve the natural nutrition and tastiness of the food.
KatKin use 100% fresh, premium meat that will be gently steamed in your cat’s recipes before being frozen in a handy pouch so you don’t have the hassle of trying to work out portion size at mealtime.
This fresh cat food brand don’t use any grains or fillers when cooking your cat’s food in their dedicated kitchen, making sure your kitten is eating just premium ingredients.
Their customer service team will get in touch once your cat has started their KatKin meals to make sure everything is going smoothly or whether you need more help with the transition.
How KatKin Works
It’s simple and straightforward to start your KatKin meal plan.
You begin by clicking “build your box” on their website so KatKin can learn some key details about your feline friend such as age, size, weight and health conditions.
Once you’ve input the key data, KatKin will look to understand whether your cat has a preferred protein source before suggesting a subscription plan based upon the information received.
It’s worth noting that KatKin’s recipes have been formulated by their Board-Certified Vet Nutritionist so you can have peace of mind your cat’s needs will be met.
KatKin’s website states that their meal plans starts from £1.75 a day, highlighting that’s less than a cup of coffee. They claim that their food offers the highest meat content for the best price there is.
Using carbon-neutral deliveries to feed your cat healthy food but protect the planet at the same time, KatKin offer a flexible plan so you can change, pause or cancel your plan online.
As we’ve already touched upon, KatKin use high-quality meat to ensure your cat gets fresh, healthy meals. Their website explains that their ingredients are fresh, premium and locally sourced.
KatKin explain that 50% of their meat comes from Red Tractor assured British Farms and 56% is up-cylced.
They’ve got an incredible range of eight recipes, which is great because we all know that cats have a tendency to be fussy with their food. You can vary your pet’s protein source to create mealtime excitement.
Let’s take a closer look at the recipes on offer.
Splash! – 100% Whitefish, Salmon and Turkey Liver.
Gobble! – 100% Fresh Turkey Thigh, Liver and Gizzards.
Cluck! – 100% Fresh Chicken Thigh, Liver and Heart.
Quack! – 100% Fresh Duck Breast, Liver and Chicken Heart.
Baaa! – 100% Fresh Lamb Trim, Heart and Liver.
Mooo! – 100% Beef Trim, Heart and Liver.
Oink! – 100% Fresh Pork Shoulder and Trim.
Bubble & Quack! – 100% Fresh premium Whitefish, Salmon and Duck Meat & Liver.
KatKin store their balanced and fresh cat food in pouches that are as easy as rip-and-serve.
One KatKin pouch equals a day’s supply of food so it’s easy to keep track of what your cat has eaten.
You don’t have to worry about fussy around with kitchen utensils trying to figure out portion size.
You can warm your cat’s food by running the pouch under warm water if your feline friend likes their meals warmed up.
Price And Delivery
As we already touched upon, KatKin claim that their fresh food costs from £1.75 a day. We checked this out by entering the details of one of our a cat taste testers and it worked out at £2.04 a day – that’s £57 a month (28 pouches for 28 days). KatKin will deliver your cat’s food direct to your door using their carbon-neutral delivery.
What Are Customers Saying?
KatKin has an average rating of 4.9 stars based upon nearly 2,000 reviews on independent review website Trustpilot.
Dianne hailed KatKin as “wonderful” after transforming her fussy cat.
I have a very very fussy cat, but after trying Kat Kin not any more!! She loves it and eats every morsel. Her coat is shiny and she is healthier, a different cat in fact. Well done Kat Kin. A wonderful product.
Anne believes KatKin’s premium cat food is worth every penny.
My cat seems to LOVE KatKin food. She actually eats it with relish. Instead of being under our feet all day now, she eats her breakfast and takes herself to bed! (She’s 13). It’s more expensive than run of the mill cat food but it’s not money wasted. Happy cat equals happy owners!
Christine was over the moon to see her cat’s improvement on KatKin.
My cat, Mischa was proving very difficult to feed, I’d got to the place where I was throwing away more than she ate. A grumpy cat and I wasn’t happy with the waste of money! The litter smelt very bad and she was generally quite ‘flat’. I happened across an advert for KatKin and decided to give it a trial. I did think it’s a bit pricey at first but honestly, you get what you pay for and in my opinion, she’s worth every penny! My goodness, the change in Mischa was almost overnight ….. she cleared every plateful of food , except for the fish, she’s not a fan !! The litter was so different, she’d been ‘runny’ for ages and it improved completely, the awful smell went, oh yes !!! Even better, her general overall health improved. Her coat is silky soft, she’s got more energy and is generally a happier cat.
We recruited a taste tester – Maurice the Ragdoll – to test out KatKin over the course of a month to see whether the food lives up to the hype. Here’s the feedback from Maurice’s owners Jess and Joe:
“We thought the packaging was great. We really liked the morning and evening packaging to give a very concise idea of the correct portion per day. The packaging is recyclable so this is a huge bonus!
Signing up their subscription was easy and their questionnaire made everything feel very tailored to Maurice’s needs. It was also good to hear he is the correct weight for his age and breed and they would tailor his portions in line with this.
The flat packaging made the meal pouches super easy to stack in the freezer. We were able to utilise freezer space as best as possible (we only have a small freezer so this was a big positive).
The variety of flavours is great and love how meaty everything was. We could see that the recipes used real ingredients without fillers.
The chicken sprinkles/ seasoning was a genius touch – Mo went crazy for those and would entice him to eat (he is a fussy boy). We would consider buying those as a stand alone product.
As no gravy / jelly in the mix- Mo couldn’t get away with just eating that bit, which is a huge positive and a problem with the vast majority of cats.
We found the portion size to be HUGE. Mo literally ate 1/4 to 1/2 of the allotted amount per day. He is fussy, so he still has a bowl of kibble too.
The only downside living in a hot flat is that the food can get a little stinky.
But Maurice definitely enjoyed the food overall – but continues to be fussy and eats on his terms (standard cat!).”
KatKin is a premium cat food service so you should expect to pay more than the regular cat food that you find on your supermarket’s shelf. Having said that, you’re paying for the premium ingredients in the recipes.
The KatKin box comes with a lot of insulation, which you can’t send back to this cat food company – yet. Hopefully this might change in the future to further add to their sustainable practices.
Anything Else To Consider?
You can’t make a one-off purchase of KatKin’s meals on their website but their subscription plan is flexible so you can pause or cancel at any time.
KatKin do offer a two-week trial box with 14 days’ worth of food so you can see if your cat likes their food and you can try to transition your feline friend to their high quality meals.
They offer a 14 day trial for £14 – so just £1 a day to put your cat’s health first.
The insulation included in KatKin’s delivery box is 100% wool – this can be composted, put out for birds to use as nesting material, or used to line pots and planters, or as a blanket for your cat.
Conclusion – Our Final Thoughts
We’ve reached the end of our KatKin review.
They’re a fresh cat food delivery company who are looking to provide British cats with the chance to eat high-quality meat sourced from UK farms.
Their meals are personalized to meet your cat’s specific needs, whether your pet is overweight or needs to gain some pounds.
KatKin have an impressive range of eight recipes so there should be something for even the fussiest cats.