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The truth behind high protein cat food.

Cats are obligate carnivores. That means they need high protein cat food to thrive, not survive. In fact, cats have a limited ability to digest carbohydrates and plant ingredients.

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Is all high protein cat food made the same?


Not all high protein cat foods are made equal. The truth is, many brands shout about their protein quantity, but are oddly silent when it comes to their quality.

Many industry standard cat foods that market themselves as ‘high protein’ are actually packed with soy and corn proteins. Trouble is, cat’s aren’t built to digest those ingredients in large amounts.

KatKin’s fresh meat quantity is 100%. And as for our quality, we only ever use premium cuts of Fresh meat, exactly the same as you’d get from your local butcher.

So when it comes to quality vs. quantity, don’t pick one. Choose both.

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Why is high protein cat food important?

KatKin fresh meat

High protein cat food is important because your feline is a carnivore by nature.

Wild at heart
Domestic cats haven’t changed much from their wild predecessors. Cats are hunters and in nature, they eat mice, rabbits, birds and more. Domestic cats like ours still have the same high protein needs. Which is why opting for quality, high protein cat food can benefit them greatly.

Built for meat
A cat’s metabolism is designed for a strict meat-based diet. They aren't like herbivores or omnivores who are able to synthesise essential amino acids (the building blocks of proteins). A cat’s ability to do this is limited. They get their essential amino acids from their cat food.

High protein cat food is essential for health

Cats are unique in that their liver enzymes are constantly breaking down proteins for energy and to maintain their blood glucose levels. If they don’t get enough protein from food, their bodies break down their muscles to try and meet their protein and amino acid needs.

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What's so good about fresh cat food?

Transformational health benefits reported by 93% of KatKin customers

  • Better digestion, less
stink in the litter box

    Better digestion, less stink in the litter box

    No grains your cat struggles to digest = no smell, no mess, no fuss and firmer stools too.

  • More energy and

    More energy and playfulness

    Meat is a cat’s best source of energy. They'll play more and zoomie harder.

  • Shinier, thicker coat
and less hairballs

    Shinier, thicker coat and less hairballs

    Less shed, more shine thanks to good fats and nutrients Healthy inside and out.

  • Easy-to-maintain
healthy weight

    Easy-to-maintain healthy weight

    Personalised calories help cats maintain their perfect weight. No fuss.

What are the benefits of high protein cat meals?

Black and white shorthair cat eating KatKin's Quack recipe from a pink bowl

Cats need protein. Full stop.

Proteins are the building blocks of healthy muscles and organs. A cat’s hormones, immune system and metabolism also can’t function properly without it.

Amino acids are compounds essential to a cat’s everyday bodily functions. Low levels of amino acids can lead to serious health problems.

Some amino acids are classed as ‘essential’. That means they can’t automatically be made inside the body. They have to come from the food cats eat.

Taurine is one essential amino acid which plays a crucial role in vision, heart function, reproduction and helps maintain a healthy immune system.

The high protein cat food from KatKin nourishes your feline from the inside out. It supports their lean muscle mass and promotes healthy skin and coat.

The deal on single source proteins


Every cat is different. That’s why we offer a number of single source meat protein recipes which are specifically tailored to cats that may be allergic to a particular meat protein.

Au revoir allergies, no more having to carefully study ingredients lists on the back of cat food pouches.

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The difference real meat, high protein cat food makes