AATU 85/15 Cat Food Chicken 3 kg, Healthy and apparently tasty high end cat food – at a price

Rolls royce of feeding regimes, albeit at a price. Aatu started off as manufacturing what they term as “evolutionary natural feeding” for dogs which essentially is food derived from what the animal would have obtained fo itself from the natural world. The key here being that there are no “packers” such as grain which can make up a high percentage of cheaper branded pet food (in short dogs, cats and their ancestors were around long before wheat) and the protein is derived from a single source. Their venture into the cat world appears to be new as there is no mention of the product on their website (its 100% dog) and the actual food is not actually released yet. The key differential between the cat 88/15 and other higher end brands is the fact that 85% of the protein content is single source meat (in this case chicken), after all cats are carnivores. As a comparative example, “iams proactive health adult chicken” contains 40% meat and even though it is labelled “chicken” the meat actually comes from both chicken and turkey and yes even the likes of iams contain fillers such as maize & wheat. That’s a pretty staggering c60% more chicken in the aatu as opposed to the iamswell they say the proof of the pudding is in the eating and in this test aatu excelled. Our cat is predominantly a wet food one although as he also has a voracious appetite we feed it dry food at least once a day. We’ve tried all the major brands from go-cat to iams and yes whilst he does like them the aatu is the only one today where the bowl is licked clean 100% of the time and no bits are left for later. This really was somewhat of a revelation and if using this product, you can feel pretty assured that your cat is actually enjoying what they are consuming.

Style name: aatu cat duckwe have a very fussy cat, and have found food she likes, as a test we mixed in some of this with her usual dry food, and the little sod picked all these out and left the rest, that’s how good they arei hope we haven’t made her even more fussy, as these do come at a premium price. :-)whilst all cats are different, and nothing is guaranteed in life, this did seem to hold up to the promise on the packaging.

AATU 85/15 Cat Food Chicken 3 kg

  • Single protein 85/15 Ancestral diet for cats
  • Made using 3 kg of ingredients for every 1 kg of finished product
  • Super 8 – A bespoke combination of 8 Vegetables, 8 Fruits, 8 Herbs, 8 Spices & Botanicals
  • Made in Britain using only the finest ingredients
  • Grain, White potato, and Gluten Free -Hypoallergenic

We usually feed our cat dry food from a well-known brand with big orange bags, and the texture of this product is fairly similar (albeit the pieces a bit smaller). The simple test was that the cat liked and it came back for more. My only objection here really are the ingredients. 85% duck: (50% freshly prepared deboned duck, 35% dried duck), sweet potato, chickpeas, duck stock, peas, lucerne, tapioca, apple, cranberry, pear, blueberry, mulberry, orange, bilberry, cowberry, carrot, tomato, chicory, peppermint, parsley, cinnamon, marigold, stinging nettle, camomile, rosehip, yucca, spirulina, seaweed, aniseed, fenugreek, oregano, sage, marjoram, thyme. It reads more like the content of baby food than what you would expect to give a cat. So yes, i’m sure it’s healthy and has the best interests of the cat. I’ll probably stick with the standard dry cat food i usually get.

Pricey, but the cats really enjoyed it. Tried this with our two cats and they really attacked it. Normally, they’re a bit more reluctant to tackle dry food, preferring to eat wet food from tins, but they were really enthusiastic about this. The list of ingredients shows a higher than normal percentage of quality foodstuffs as well as various herbs which obviously made the food very appetising to cats – or at least it did to mine. The only negative is the price. For smaller cats, then the cost is more bearable, but when you have two greedy moggies like ours, the amount they eat makes this more of an occasional treat than a good choice as everyday food.

Very pricey and strange claim of ‘free run chicken’. There are a lot of bold writing claims on the pack, but at the end of the day, for me, it comes down to price and do my cats enjoy eating the product. Currently i can see amazon sell a 3kg bag for £29. Compared with your average ‘i try to do right by my cats’ food, say, royal canin fit 32, a 4kg bag is currently available (on amazon) for £19. That makes this an expensive food for your cats. I don’t mind treating them, but only if they are prepared to catch birds and mice that have been organically fed on ‘. ‘ otherwise the balanced diet i just paid for has been completed wasted. If you have house cats, then maybe this is for you. I’m not entirely sure what the statement ‘free run chicken’ means.

AATU 85/15 Cat Food Chicken 3 kg : High quality cat food reflected by the price, obviously the cat adores it. Cant really fault this stuff, the cat loves it (a bit too much to be honest – he gorged himself, i had to mix it with cheaper stuff so he slowed down a bit – trust me, if he eats too fast we will see it again. . Yes, that, im not going into details for the sake of politeness but if he really loves something he eats it so fast it rebounds off the back off his stomach) so this stuff gets a complete paws up from our resident kibbleaholic. Inspite of an enthusiastic paws up from the cat i really cant see me buying this, its just outside of our price range (especially as we have 4 cats) i could feed them raw for less money. It would cost us £7 a day and i dont spend that on usi really cant fault these though, if you want to feed kibble but dont like the fact they are usually mostly junk that cats cant digest (check the meat content on the labels) usually then these are the way to go. These are made of meat, no grains. Cats are obligate carnivores, they have to have meat, feeding them anything else is pointless. They need taurine from their diet so cat food is generally supplemented (as is this food). The ingredients list of these (i got the magnifying glass out) shows that they are 85% fish. That is waaaay better than any others i have read, including wet foods.

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  1. Aatu 85/15 cat food salmon and herring may have hefty health and quality benefits, as other reviewers have gone into detail i’ll skip running through what makes this particular dry food so much more expensive than other brands – in short: single source protein source and no fillers – but if a cat doesn’t like a food then that’s the end of it. My two refused to eat this food, being very picky in what they eat this doesn’t surprise me and i’m just glad this was offered for me via vine rather than wasting so much money on even a smaller pack – thus this has to be given a 3/5 rating. I will say that from observation alone it did look like a good quality food, although it did smell very pungent.
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    Aatu 85/15 cat food salmon and herring may have hefty health and quality benefits, as other reviewers have gone into detail i’ll skip running through what makes this particular dry food so much more expensive than other brands – in short: single source protein source and no fillers – but if a cat doesn’t like a food then that’s the end of it. My two refused to eat this food, being very picky in what they eat this doesn’t surprise me and i’m just glad this was offered for me via vine rather than wasting so much money on even a smaller pack – thus this has to be given a 3/5 rating. I will say that from observation alone it did look like a good quality food, although it did smell very pungent.
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    It does not have a horrible , strong smell that other car foods i’ve bought have. My vet has advised me that dry food is much better for cats and dogs than wet, tinned food. The most important thing is that my cat enjoys it and this is most definitely the case.
    1. It does not have a horrible , strong smell that other car foods i’ve bought have. My vet has advised me that dry food is much better for cats and dogs than wet, tinned food. The most important thing is that my cat enjoys it and this is most definitely the case.
      1. Both my cats enjoyed this so much i was almost tempted to try it myself. The packaging has lots of science about why it’s better for cats than normal cat food, but so often with such products they just don’t like it. This one however was consistently popular and i fear they have developed a taste for it. It’s not cheap, especially as a main food source. As a supplement it’s a little more affordable. It’s heartening to find something my little darlings enjoy so much, so i will be getting them some more.
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    Both my cats enjoyed this so much i was almost tempted to try it myself. The packaging has lots of science about why it’s better for cats than normal cat food, but so often with such products they just don’t like it. This one however was consistently popular and i fear they have developed a taste for it. It’s not cheap, especially as a main food source. As a supplement it’s a little more affordable. It’s heartening to find something my little darlings enjoy so much, so i will be getting them some more.
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    Upmarket expensive cat crunches. Upmarket fishy flavour cat crunchesthey look like coffee beans but smell very fishymy cats like them and eat them all upbut too expensive for my cats.
    1. Upmarket expensive cat crunches. Upmarket fishy flavour cat crunchesthey look like coffee beans but smell very fishymy cats like them and eat them all upbut too expensive for my cats.
      1. Gets eaten super quick and preferred to traditional brands. Cat loves it- healthy dry food that is clearly very tasty. Gets eaten super quick and preferred to traditional brands.
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    Gets eaten super quick and preferred to traditional brands. Cat loves it- healthy dry food that is clearly very tasty. Gets eaten super quick and preferred to traditional brands.
    1. If our two cats were going to review this food, i’m confident it would be five stars from them as they absolutely lap it up, even though they’re not always big fans of dried food. I’m not sure what i think about a paleo diet for cats, given that in reality they’ll still be in the kitchen trying to eat every crumb on the floor and lick every cereal bowl, but i do like the fact that this is such a natural product compared to many others.
  7. This review is from : AATU 85/15 Cat Food Chicken 3 kg

    If our two cats were going to review this food, i’m confident it would be five stars from them as they absolutely lap it up, even though they’re not always big fans of dried food. I’m not sure what i think about a paleo diet for cats, given that in reality they’ll still be in the kitchen trying to eat every crumb on the floor and lick every cereal bowl, but i do like the fact that this is such a natural product compared to many others.
    1. My cat is a fussy eater and i like to try different foods in an attempt to find one she’ll likethe first thing i noticed was this is a stronger smelling dry cat food than most. This is good as i’m sure cats ‘eat with their nose’ ( good thing really as the ‘look’ of most foods is not appealing). Difficult really to review cat food from a human’s point of view as i’m not going to eat it.I do like however the packaging which seems to use a reduced packaging to content ratio. I also like the velcro-like fastening which helps keep the food fresh. The ethos of the contents is that the composition mimics what cats ate during their evolution. I get protein but am less convinced cats ate sweet potato and cinnamonso what did my cat think of it?. She ate it happily but didn’t exactly wolf it down. I’m sure it’s a much better food than many.
  8. This review is from : AATU 85/15 Cat Food Chicken 3 kg

    My cat is a fussy eater and i like to try different foods in an attempt to find one she’ll likethe first thing i noticed was this is a stronger smelling dry cat food than most. This is good as i’m sure cats ‘eat with their nose’ ( good thing really as the ‘look’ of most foods is not appealing). Difficult really to review cat food from a human’s point of view as i’m not going to eat it.I do like however the packaging which seems to use a reduced packaging to content ratio. I also like the velcro-like fastening which helps keep the food fresh. The ethos of the contents is that the composition mimics what cats ate during their evolution. I get protein but am less convinced cats ate sweet potato and cinnamonso what did my cat think of it?. She ate it happily but didn’t exactly wolf it down. I’m sure it’s a much better food than many.
    1. My cat will eat them but prefers other stuff. These biscuits are really darknin colour – almost black, really, and they don’t smell of much. My cat wasn’t very keen on them really and sniffed them a lot. He did eat them but he will leave them if there is anything else on offer. To be honest like most cats he’s very fussy and he likes variety as a rule. And i’m sure if he weren’t so well fed he’d eat these more keenly.
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    My cat will eat them but prefers other stuff. These biscuits are really darknin colour – almost black, really, and they don’t smell of much. My cat wasn’t very keen on them really and sniffed them a lot. He did eat them but he will leave them if there is anything else on offer. To be honest like most cats he’s very fussy and he likes variety as a rule. And i’m sure if he weren’t so well fed he’d eat these more keenly.
    1. It’s difficult to review this product as i am completely reliant upon my two geriatric lady-muck cats who have a tendency to turn their little pink noses up at things on a whim. The cat biscuits themselves were very small which i liked and when i first poured them into their bowls i was delighted to see that they were gobbled up immediately. Anyone who owns cats, though, will realise that everything is done on their own terms so when i happily poured a second helping later that day, with one sniff and a swish of a tail, they had taken their snooty selves back off into the living room. I have not managed to get them interested again since. Cats live by their own rules.
  10. This review is from : AATU 85/15 Cat Food Chicken 3 kg

    It’s difficult to review this product as i am completely reliant upon my two geriatric lady-muck cats who have a tendency to turn their little pink noses up at things on a whim. The cat biscuits themselves were very small which i liked and when i first poured them into their bowls i was delighted to see that they were gobbled up immediately. Anyone who owns cats, though, will realise that everything is done on their own terms so when i happily poured a second helping later that day, with one sniff and a swish of a tail, they had taken their snooty selves back off into the living room. I have not managed to get them interested again since. Cats live by their own rules.
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    General claws up, but unlikely to become a staple. This is quite an expensive product, and you don’t get a huge amount of it for your money, but to be fair, both my cats seemed to love it. In fact, they ate pretty much all of it, which is very unusual, although the final bowl-full had one or two pellets left in the bottom. So they seem to like it, but, of course, because they are cats, you’re never sure whether it’s just the novelty factor, meaning it is possible you will buy more, and they will refuse to go near it: such, of course, is the nature of cats. I suspect that this is probably one of those occasional treat buys, rather than a regular staple, because they do seem to like a variety of different brands and flavours, and it is priced on the steep side for something you may have to throw away. Your furry friend may, however, completely different, and may hate it, because that is the nature of cats, but it’s worth a try.
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    General claws up, but unlikely to become a staple. This is quite an expensive product, and you don’t get a huge amount of it for your money, but to be fair, both my cats seemed to love it. In fact, they ate pretty much all of it, which is very unusual, although the final bowl-full had one or two pellets left in the bottom. So they seem to like it, but, of course, because they are cats, you’re never sure whether it’s just the novelty factor, meaning it is possible you will buy more, and they will refuse to go near it: such, of course, is the nature of cats. I suspect that this is probably one of those occasional treat buys, rather than a regular staple, because they do seem to like a variety of different brands and flavours, and it is priced on the steep side for something you may have to throw away. Your furry friend may, however, completely different, and may hate it, because that is the nature of cats, but it’s worth a try.
    1. My fussy cat has loved this brand of dry food and seems very happy to eat it. This is an expensive product with ambitious claims about the sourcing of ingredients. If you can afford it and your cat likes it, it could be a good addition to a healthy diet for your pet. I am not certain the price tag is justified though.
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    My fussy cat has loved this brand of dry food and seems very happy to eat it. This is an expensive product with ambitious claims about the sourcing of ingredients. If you can afford it and your cat likes it, it could be a good addition to a healthy diet for your pet. I am not certain the price tag is justified though.
    1. Catilicious but eye wateringly expensive. Five stars from the cat, three stars from me. This appears to be a high quality cat food and the gf’s cat certainly wolfed it down, so it gets a thumb up from her (the cat) but that is in a context that what she (the cat) is normally fed on her ability (the cat) to get through the cat flap can often seem marginal. On discovering the price (the gf) despite being generally bonkers about the cat announced something to the effect that it isn’t going to happen.
      1. Catilicious but eye wateringly expensive. Five stars from the cat, three stars from me. This appears to be a high quality cat food and the gf’s cat certainly wolfed it down, so it gets a thumb up from her (the cat) but that is in a context that what she (the cat) is normally fed on her ability (the cat) to get through the cat flap can often seem marginal. On discovering the price (the gf) despite being generally bonkers about the cat announced something to the effect that it isn’t going to happen.
  14. High quality dry cat food, 5 out of 5 cats ate it. . As other reviewers have pointed out this is the high end of dry cat food, in that it is filled with natural ingredients, 85% of it being a combination of herring and salmon and the other 15% is plant derivatives. So it is filled with quality ingredients but it does come at a price. Having 5 cats who are all fussy in their own way, i have seen all 5 eat this dried food (which is not always the case). However, my oldest cat (and greediest) has stomach issues, we were advised to use purina pro plan dry cat food veterinary diets ha st/ox hypoallergenic clinical diet, 3. 5 kg for him, he dived into aatu and within 5 minutes had brought it all back up. So if your cat has sickness issues i would possibly not buy the aatu. Price comparison for 3kg we pay £21. 49 on amazon for the purina hypoallergenic whereas aatu is £31.
    1. High quality dry cat food, 5 out of 5 cats ate it. . As other reviewers have pointed out this is the high end of dry cat food, in that it is filled with natural ingredients, 85% of it being a combination of herring and salmon and the other 15% is plant derivatives. So it is filled with quality ingredients but it does come at a price. Having 5 cats who are all fussy in their own way, i have seen all 5 eat this dried food (which is not always the case). However, my oldest cat (and greediest) has stomach issues, we were advised to use purina pro plan dry cat food veterinary diets ha st/ox hypoallergenic clinical diet, 3. 5 kg for him, he dived into aatu and within 5 minutes had brought it all back up. So if your cat has sickness issues i would possibly not buy the aatu. Price comparison for 3kg we pay £21. 49 on amazon for the purina hypoallergenic whereas aatu is £31.
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    Cats loved this, and i’d recommend it as a more ethical alternative to bulked out dried food. Be warned, though that ethics cost: you can buy most popular brands for a lot less.
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    Cats loved this, and i’d recommend it as a more ethical alternative to bulked out dried food. Be warned, though that ethics cost: you can buy most popular brands for a lot less.
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    Cat seems to like it but woah that price. There’s only one thing to say with cat food reviews really, isn’t there: does the cat like it?. That’s the only question with me anyway. Our cat is slightly fussy and she keeps changing her mind so i’m always glad to try something new. This dry food was enthusiastically greeted at first showing. It’s been diminishing returns since then but she’s still eating it. I’m kind of hoping she doesn’t love it because once this 200g packet is finished i couldn’t afford to get another. This small packet is more than twice the price by weight than the kilo bag. And it’s more expensive than feeding her the most expensive fresh salmon i can find in my supermarket.
    1. Cat seems to like it but woah that price. There’s only one thing to say with cat food reviews really, isn’t there: does the cat like it?. That’s the only question with me anyway. Our cat is slightly fussy and she keeps changing her mind so i’m always glad to try something new. This dry food was enthusiastically greeted at first showing. It’s been diminishing returns since then but she’s still eating it. I’m kind of hoping she doesn’t love it because once this 200g packet is finished i couldn’t afford to get another. This small packet is more than twice the price by weight than the kilo bag. And it’s more expensive than feeding her the most expensive fresh salmon i can find in my supermarket.
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    I have to say our cat loved this and could probably have eaten the whole bag in an evening. There are two issues here though; the price and the size of the bag. Yeah, i get that it is better than the go cat she usually has but really this is way to expensive to buy all the time. My cat won’t be too disappointed as she never reads my amazon reviews. So, obviously quality food but way too expensive.
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    I have to say our cat loved this and could probably have eaten the whole bag in an evening. There are two issues here though; the price and the size of the bag. Yeah, i get that it is better than the go cat she usually has but really this is way to expensive to buy all the time. My cat won’t be too disappointed as she never reads my amazon reviews. So, obviously quality food but way too expensive.

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