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Last updated: 03 Nov 2020

I and Love and You Cat Food Review

Key features

High-quality real meat is the first ingredient

Contains flaxseed and salmon oil for promoting a healthy coat

Contains no thickener

Rich in essential nutrients

Key features

Added superfood ingredients

Contains digestive enzymes, prebiotics, and probiotics

Limited-ingredients formula

High protein content - 44 percent

Key features

Very affordable

High-quality real meat is the first ingredient

Contains flaxseed and salmon oil for promoting a healthy coat

Rich in essential nutrients like omega 3 and 6

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Angela Westfall
Published 15:39 pm

Do you know what goes into the cat food that you purchase for your cat? Most cat owners purchase food for their cat from only certain brands because that is what they are used to. But how many times do we take the time to take a closer look at the nutritional value of the cat food that we buy? In this I and Love and You Cat Food Review, we will take a look at their products and conduct an unbiased review of this cat food brand. So let’s begin.

I and Love and You Cat Food Review

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Let’s start with the I and Love and You Naked Essentials Canned Wet Cat Food as it is also our pick for the best choice. If you are looking for a high-quality cat food recipe that is guaranteed to be without gluten, then this Naked Essentials cat food recipe is what you are looking for. I and Love and You Cat Food pays close attention to ensuring that its cat food recipes are grain-free. This I and Love and You Naked Essentials Canned Wet Cat Food is made with savory salmon. However, there are 11 other recipes of Naked Essentials to choose from. Plus, they all guarantee you a grain-free formula for your cat. I and Love and You Naked Essentials Canned Wet Cat Food is also available in three different sizes to choose from. It contains no fillers, no by-products from any of the ingredients used, and no artificial flavors. It is made with high-quality protein sources with added essential nutrients such as omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

Available in more than 11 different recipes

Comes in three different sizes to choose from

Grain-free formula

Contains no fillers and no by-products

Specification:
  • Brand: I and love and you
  • Model: Savory Salmon
  • Weight: 5.3 pounds

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From our best choice pick to our best value pick, we have the I and Love and You Naked Essentials Canned Dry Cat Food. I and Love and You Naked Essentials Canned Dry Cat Food comes in four different recipes to choose from. Each recipe has high-quality protein sources, either chicken, duck, or salmon. It also comes with added ingredients like pumpkin and trout. Pumpkin especially is ideal for ensuring that your cat’s digestive system gets all the support it needs because of its fiber content. I and Love and You Naked Essentials Canned Dry Cat Food is also available in three different sizes to choose from – 3.4 pounds, 6 pounds, and 11 pounds. Just like all its other recipes, I and Love and You Naked Essentials Canned Dry Cat Food is also a grain-free formula. It contains no fillers, no thickeners, no by-products of any of the meat ingredients, and no artificial colors and preservatives. This protein-rich formula contains 34 percent protein content with added essential nutrients such as omega 3 and 6 fatty oils from flaxseed. This helps to improve the cat’s coat.

Available in different recipes to choose from

Comes in three different sizes to choose from

Grain-free formula

Contains no fillers and no by-products

Specification:
  • Brand: I and love and you
  • Model: F14071
  • Weight: 3.4 pounds

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From our best value pick to our premium pick, we have the I and Love and You Nude Dry Cat Food Grain-Free Limited Ingredient. If your cat is suffering from digestion-related issues or even allergies, then the I and Love and You Nude Dry Cat Food Grain-Free Limited Ingredient is a good choice for diet as it comes with a limited ingredients recipe. It is available in two recipes to choose from – poultry a plenty recipe, and surf ‘n chick recipe. Again, staying true to the company’s grain-free formula, this I and Love and You Nude Dry Cat Food Grain-Free Limited Ingredient is absolutely gluten-free. Instead, it comes with flaxseed, coconut oil, pumpkin, and turmeric in what the company describes as a superfood combination. It also contains real meat as its protein sources, offering a high-protein cat food. I and Love and You Nude Dry Cat Food Grain-Free Limited Ingredient also contains prebiotics, probiotics, digestive enzymes, as well as omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

Available in two different recipes to choose from

Grain-free formula

Contains no fillers and no by-products

Contains no fillers or by-products

Specification:
  • Brand: I and love and you
  • Model: F10022
  • Weight: 5.13 pounds

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Moving on, we have the I and Love and You Lovingly Simple Grain-Free Dry Cat Food, which is also specially formulated for cats that have sensitive stomachs. Cats that have sensitive stomach issues, as well as certain food allergies, require a special tweak in their diet. And this is exactly what the I and Love and You Lovingly Simple Grain-Free Dry Cat Food offers. It comes with a limited ingredients formula as well as easily digestible protein that is very friendly to sensitive stomachs. As usual, it is also a grain-free formula and contains no gluten. I and Love and You Lovingly Simple Grain-Free Dry Cat Food can also be used as a transitioning diet to help transition your cat’s food over a period of ten days. It contains no fillers and thickeners. It also comes with no artificial flavors, no artificial preservatives, no additives, as well as no artificial colorants. I and Love and You Lovingly Simple Grain-Free Dry Cat Food is also rich in essential nutrients such as omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

Specially formulated for cats with sensitive stomachs

Rich in prebiotics, probiotics, and digestive enzymes

Contains no poultry

Can be used as a transitional diet

Specification:
  • Brand: I and love and you
  • Model: F15071
  • Weight: 3.5 pounds

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And, our last but definitely not least entry is the I and Love and You Grain-Free Feed Meow Meal Enhancer. As its name suggests, the I and Love and You Grain-Free Feed Meow Meal Enhancer is a meal topper and not a complete diet on its own. It is supposed to be added to your cat’s existing diet by pouring it directly over the kibble. It is specially made to help support your cat’s digestive system as it is packed with minerals, vitamins, omegas, and essential nutrients that help to promote a healthy gut. I and Love and You Grain-Free Feed Meow Meal Enhancer is available in four different flavors to choose from. It is also available in two different packaging sizes. None of the recipes contain animal meals, and it is very good for cats that have eating disorders as well as cats that are picky eaters. I and Love and You Grain-Free Feed Meow Meal Enhancer is made with no fillers, gluten, wheat, or soy. Plus, it contains essential nutrients that help to boost your cat’s digestive system.

Meal enhancer

To be added to a cat’s normal diet

Helps to boost the cat’s digestive system

Available in different flavors to choose from

Specification:
  • Brand: I and love and you
  • Model: P11060
  • Weight: 3.04 ounces

I and Love and You Cat Food Buying Guide

Company Information

The I and Love and You Cat Food brand was launched by Only Natural Pet in 2011. The company is based in Colorado in the United States of America and started as a pet specialty retailer. With time the company decided to branch into its own brand of cat food. As a result, it put together a team to create a new brand of pet food that could compete with the best in the market. The I and Love and You Cat Food was born and manufactured in the United States of America. However, most of the ingredients that the company uses are sourced from outside of the United States.

You may be wondering whether there has ever been an I and Love and You Cat Food Recall. The answer is no for the cat food but it’s dog food treats were recalled in July 2015 when the company released a statement issuing a recall of their beef gullet dog treats because of the possibility of being contaminated by salmonella.

I and Love and You Cat Food produces both wet and dry cat food that can be grouped into three main types – Naked Essential, Nude Food, and Lovingly Simple. Each recipe is specially formulated for specific cat needs. I and Love and You Cat Food also has its unique diet topper that can be poured onto a cat’s kibble to help boost its digestive system.

Cat eating food from a bowl

Why Choose This Brand?

  • No-grain, gluten-free

I and Love and You Cat Food prides itself in its no-grain gluten-free formula. None of its recipes contain any grain ingredients. Thus, if your cat is suffering from food allergies, you have absolutely nothing to worry about.

  • Rich meat recipes

I and Love and You Cat Food recipes are all very rich in high-quality protein from high-quality meat sources. The recipes offer a minimum of 30 percent protein content, which is very high as compared to other brands. It also contains some of the lowest carbs and fat content available.

  • Essential nutrients

We have already mentioned the fact that I and Love and You Cat Food recipes are gluten-free and, therefore, ideal for cats with allergies. The company also focuses a lot on the digestive health of the cat. Thus, its cat food recipes come with certain essential nutrients and ingredients that support the digestive system, such as omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, prebiotics, probiotics, flaxseeds, and pumpkin. It makes I and Love and You Cat Food recipes ideal even for cats that are very picky eaters.

  • Cost

I and Love and You Cat Food recipes may not be the cheapest you can find out there, but they are definitely not the most expensive. One can say that they are reasonably priced considering what they offer. Plus, their cat food recipes have gathered a lot of positive reviews from buyers.

Ingredient Analysis

The main feature of I and Love and You Cat Food recipes is the fact that they are all grain-free. However, compared with other brands in the market, the I and Love and You Cat Food recipes do not impress a big deal when it comes to the ingredients used. However, each recipe has just enough essentials that your cat will need. All the recipes feature high-quality protein from natural sources. These include salmon, chicken, and turkey. And because the company focuses a lot on supporting the digestive system, their recipes also feature ingredients such as flaxseed and pumpkin. You will also find common ingredients such as sweet potatoes and lentils. The recipes also have a healthy dose of essential nutrients such as potassium, vitamins A, E, D3, and B 12. The ingredients are also rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, prebiotics, and probiotics. In general, I and Love and You Cat Food contains a protein percentage of at least 30 percent. Carbohydrates also make up at least 20 percent, while fat makes up at least 10 percent.

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Pros & Cons

Pros
  • I and Love and You Cat Food rating is definitely above average in terms of the quality of ingredients delivered.
  • None of the recipes contain any grain-based ingredient. Thus, it is ideal for cats that have allergy issues as well as picky eaters.
  • I and Love and You Cat Food recipes have a very high protein content. Thus you can rest assured that your cat will get all the protein it needs to fuel its lean muscles. Plus, the carbs and fat content are not too many to put your cat at risk of being overweight.
Cons
  • Compared to the top brands on the market, I and Love and You Cat Food does not have the best when it comes to the variety of ingredients available.
  • Again, compared to other brands, I and Love and You Cat Food recipes are not specially formulated for specific cat ages and cat lifestyles.
Angela Westfall
Angela Westfall
Angela has fostered, adopted, screened and saved cats for over 15 years. She is known as one of Central Ohio’s most passionate and knowledgeable cat enthusiasts. Her rescue, Angels Assisting Felines has partnerships with PetSmart and PetSuppliesPlus to help more cats find great homes.
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