Honest Fussie Cat Food Review

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Score: 7.5/10

Bottom Line

Great for picky eaters, but has a few issues like the heavy use of tuna.


  • Protein rich
  • Positive reviews
  • No by-products


  • High carb dry food
  • Added carrageenan
  • High in tuna

Fussie Cat is a newcomer on the cat food market, that is getting a lot of attention lately.

Review summary:

The good?

High protein.

Most products are rich in protein, which cats prefer when given a choice. Great for fussy eaters.

The bad?

Added tuna.

Tuna is an occasional food source for cats. Too much can lead to mercury toxicity.

The ugly?

Added carrageenan.

A controversial thickener that can cause digestive upset. Not cool.

In short:

Fussy cat friendly.

The name promises being a great choice for fussy eaters, and customers agree.

Their wet food is low carb, and high in protein. Great for diabetic cats and weight control.

The tuna makes this sketchy as a sole source of nutrition, and the carrageenan doesn’t impress. The dry cat food isn’t amazing.

But overall, solid.

Best for:

  • Picky eaters
  • Adult cats (1-7 years)
  • Diabetic cats

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After more info on Fussie Cat?

In the rest of this Fussie Cat food review I’ll go through ingredients, nutrition, and price of this cat food.

Whilst I haven’t personally tested this one, I’ll do my best to offer as much insight into whether this cat food is a good choice for your furry friend.

Finally, I’ll answer frequently asked questions on this brand.

Let’s get into the article.

The goal of this website is to help cat owners learn more about taking care of their cats. I am not a veterinarian and I recommend seeking the advice of a vet for any further questions.

Fussie Cat Food Review

In this review I’ll compare:

  • Ingredients
  • Nutrition
  • Value for money

For most of this analysis I’ll look at the most popular product Fussie Cat Premium.


Just ok.

Two of the first five ingredients are meat based. No grains or gluten.

The main ingredient is tuna. Tuna is high in mercury, which can build up over time if eaten a lot.

I’m not a huge fan of the use of gums, carrageenan, and sunflower oil. Gums and carrageenan can irritate digestion.

Sunflower oil doesn’t benefit cats as they don’t assimilate the fatty acids in this food.

Ingredient breakdown (top 10):

TunaBHigh quality protein, but too much mercury for daily feeding
Water sufficient for processingABoosts hydration for kidney health
SalmonAOmega 3 for healthy joints
Sunflower seed oilDCats can’t use the linoleic acid from plant based oils & don’t enjoy the taste
Calcium carbonateAHigh bioavailability supplemental calcium for skeletal health
Locust bean gumCMay reduce taurine absorption
CarrageenanDThickener that can irritate digestion
Guar gumCMay reduce taurine absorption
Choline chlorideASource of choline, important for nervous system health
Potassium chlorideAElectrolyte for heart and muscle function
Ingredients for Fussie Cat Premium with any notes about benefits and drawbacks

Ingredients: 8/10


Good, mostly.

Fussie Cat Premium is low calorie, which is great for a healthy weight.

However, low calorie isn’t optimal for senior cats, as they struggle to maintain weight.

Protein is high, far exceeding AAFCO’s recommended 30% protein (dry matter) for energy production and strength.

All products meet AAFCO’s nutrition guidelines for all life stages, except Fussie Cat Premium (only for adults aged 1-7 years).

Nutrition comparison:

Fussie Cat FoodTypeLife stageKcal/kgKcal/g (dry)Protein*FatCarbWaterCa: P#
Fussie Cat Market FreshDryAll3,5503.938.9%*16.7%30.6%10.0%1.3:1
Fussie Cat Market FreshWetAll1,3145.945.5%31.8%0.0%78.0%N/A
Fussie Cat PremiumWetAdult (1-7 yrs)6123.875.0%8.8%0.6%84.0%N/A
Fussie Cat Super PremiumWetAll6003.564.7%20.6%0.0%83.0%N/A
Fussie Cat food nutrition analysis for cat food range *dry matter basis #calcium to phosphate ratio

Nutrition: 9/10

Value for Money

A little high.

Fussie Cat Premium is a little more expensive compared to most brands.


A good quality cat food, with no grains and gluten. But not suitable as a main food source due to the tuna content.

Similar options:

Value: 7/10

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Fussie Cat Owned by?

Daniel Hereford is the president and CEO of Pet’s Global as of 2021.

Pet’s Global owns for pet food brands, including Fussie Cat. Fussie Cat is a US company based in California.

They own the following brands:

  • Zignature (dog food only)
  • Inception Pet Foods (dog and cat food)
  • Essence Pet Foods (dog and cat food)
  • Fussie Cat (cat food only)

Pet’s Global is a relative newcomer, starting up in 2010.

is Fussie Cat Made in the USA?


Fussie Cat market fresh dry food is made in the USA. All their other food is manufactured in Thailand at human grade facilities.

They do not have any facilities in China, where well-known melamine (plastic) pet food contamination scandal happened in 2007.

The Department of Livestock Development (DLD), an analog of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, regulates Thailand facilities.

The standard of these facilities is strict and FDA approved.

Is Fussie Cat Grain Free?


All Fussie Cat products (including dry food) are grain-free.

Is Fussie Cat food for kittens?


Fussie Cat has three product ranges that are suitable for all life stages.

That means they are suitable for kittens, adults, and senior cats.

Options include:

  • Fussie Cat market fresh
  • Fussie Cat super premium

Fussie Cat premium wet food is only suitable for adults (1-7 yrs) and not kittens.

Is fussie cat hypoallergenic?


Most of the Fussie Cat food range contains chicken and tuna. Common protein sources.

If you are after a cat food that’s hypoallergenic, you’ll need a novel protein source.


  • Lamb
  • Turkey
  • Goat

What is Aspic Cat Food?

Savory jelly.

Fussie Cat have a variety of aspic cat food choices, which suit cats that like jelly textured foods.

How Much Should I Feed My Cat Fussie Cat?

Most adult cats need at least one tin of 2.8 ounce wet food per 2-3 pounds of body weight.

Fussie Cat come in two wet food sizes – 2.8 or 5.5 ounce cans.

The amount of food needed varies due to age, activity, and pregnancy.

Always weigh your cat before finding out how much to feed them and use an online calculator. Also check the food before serving.

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Fussie Cat is an occasional choice that suits fussy adult cats (1-7 yrs).

It’s low carb and calorie for weight control. Cats enjoy it.

Main downsides are the tuna content (high mercury) and carrageenan.

Best for:

  • Picky eaters
  • Adult cats (1-7 years)
  • Diabetic cats

Where to find Fussie Cat?

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I'm qualified dietitian that's turned their attention to cat nutrition. My goal is to help tease out the science on how best to feed your cat.