Solid Gold is a company known globally for the production of high-quality, carefully formulated animal food. They use organic ingredients that come together to improve your pet’s overall health. In this article, we review five of the best cat foods from the various Solid Good cat food ranges, detailing the primary ingredients as well as taking a look at the potential allergens and overall effect of the food in question. The aim of this review guide is to give you a better understanding of the Solid Gold brand as a whole as well as the extensive range of products they offer to fit the needs of almost any cat.

Solid Gold Cat Food Review

1 Solid Gold Indigo Moon Grain-Free Dry Cat Food

Solid Gold Indigo Moon Grain-Free Dry Cat Food
Key features:
  • Brand: Solid Gold
  • Allergens: Chicken, Dried Eggs
  • First 5 ingredients: Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Peas, Chicken
  • Primary Proteins: Chicken, Egg, Ocean Fish
  • Calories: 455 kcal/cup
  • Flavor: Chicken & Eggs
  • Type: Dry Cat Food
  • Life Stage: All Life Stages

With the Solid Gold Indigo Moon, the main ingredient is chicken, which is included in the formula to provide high levels of protein for muscle growth. What’s more, the choice of superfoods used here ensures that this probiotic blend is packed with all the minerals and vitamins your cat will need to thrive. Equally, Indigo Moon is grain-free by design and features nutrient-packed superfoods such as almonds, pumpkins, lentils, and broccoli.

This is a food designed with the specific goal of shifting your cat to a high protein diet. Such a diet is especially beneficial to outdoor cats that spend a lot of their time being highly active, as it helps them to recover their strength more quickly following a long day of exploring. The only thing we will say is that this would not be the best flavor of the Indigo Moon range for cats that have developed protein allergies, as eggs and chicken are high on the list of allergens.

Ingredients:

Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Peas, Chicken, Dried Eggs, Ocean Fish Meal, Natural Flavors, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, DL-Methionine, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Chicory Root, Carrots, Pumpkin, Parsley, Apples, Cranberries, Blueberries, Lettuce, Celery, Beets, Watercress, Spinach, Broccoli, Spearmint, Almond Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Sesame Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Thyme, Lentils, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Sulfate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Rosemary Extract, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product.

What others say about it:
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My cat is a picky eater, so I’ve been on a search for an amazing brand of dry food for quite a while. After trying this out, I can say with confidence that this is a high quality brand. It is also very healthy according to the ingredients on the back. My cat absolutely loves this food. He gets excited everyday when I grab my measuring cup and open up the food pantry for his meal. I highly recommend.

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2 Solid Gold Let’s Stay In Chicken, Lentil & Apple Recipe

Solid Gold Let's Stay In Chicken, Lentil & Apple Recipe
Key features:
  • Brand: Solid Gold
  • Allergens: Chicken, Dried Eggs, Flaxseed
  • First 5 ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Lentils, Peas, Turkey Meal
  • Primary Proteins: Chicken, Turkey, Ocean Fish, Eggs
  • Calories: 425 kcal/cup
  • Flavor: Chicken, Lentil & Apple Recipe
  • Type: Dry Cat Food
  • Life Stage: Adult

The Katz-n-Flocken Everyday Nutrition range is a food that is not afraid to utilize every type of ingredient that would be beneficial to your cat on a daily basis. Many people tend to opt for grain-free cat food under the assumption that all cats are allergic to grains and that they should be avoided – however that is not true. Grains are a fantastic source of natural, healthy carbohydrates as well as providing an abundance of fiber and minerals.

The decision to use lamb and brown rice in this recipe also brings additional fiber as well as a rich source of protein to the table. Fortunately, lamb is often quite lean, meaning your kitty won’t be eating an excess of fat with this food – this is also represented in the relatively low caloric density (when compared to other Solid Gold food lines). This means your cat can enjoy larger meals for a more satisfying eating experience.

Ingredients:

Meal, Lentils, Peas, Turkey Meal, Pea Protein, Pea Fiber, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Ocean Fish Meal, Apples, Ground Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Dried Eggs, Carrots, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pumpkin, Blueberries, Cranberries, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid), Calcium Sulfate, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Taurine, DL-Methionine, Dried Chicory Root, Rosemary Extract, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product.

What others say about it:
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I am always looking for premium cat food that’s affordable and all my cats will eat. This is their favorite and mine too because of its high quality. My cats poop doesn’t stink and with 4 cats that’s important. They also don’t poop as much. Which means the food is well utilized in their body . The higher quality of your pets food the better utilized it is and there is less stool and it does not stink. I have tried so many other brands of cat food and my cats either refuse it or just nibble at it. Solid Gold is a good, consistent brand and the only food I will buy. My cats prefer the one I’m including a picture of but Solid Gold has several formulas to fit your cats tastes. It’s a reasonable price and of course Chewy makes keeping a supply of it easy. Highly recommend this food.

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3 Solid Gold Winged Tiger Quail & Pumpkin Cat Food

Solid Gold Winged Tiger Quail & Pumpkin Cat Food
Key features:
  • Brand: Solid Gold
  • Allergens: Chicken, Eggs, Tapioca
  • First 5 ingredients: Quail, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Peas, Potatoes
  • Primary Proteins: Quail, Turkey, Chicken, Ocean Fish, Eggs
  • Calories: 385 kcal/cup
  • Flavor: Quail & Pumpkin
  • Type: Dry Cat Food
  • Life Stage: Adult

The Winged Tiger from Solid Gold is the best cat food for adult cats. It is specifically formulated to benefit cats with sensitive stomachs since it not only contains lean protein to reduce the fat content but also avoids grains that are known to be high on the list of possible allergens which may be causing the original problems.

Furthermore, this food has an especially high fiber content as a result of including several delicious and beneficial superfood ingredients such as pumpkin, chickpeas, and carrots for fast and smooth digestion. there is also the incorporation of fiber-rich probiotics created and patented by Solid Gold to improve your cat’s gut health. This will allow your cat to properly absorb the nutrients they are receiving from the diet you have put them on, improving their overall health in the process.

Ingredients:

Quail, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Tapioca, Chickpeas, Ocean Fish Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pumpkin, Natural Flavor, Dried Eggs, Carrots, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Blueberries, Cranberries, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Taurine, DL-Methionine, Dried Chicory Root, Rosemary Extract, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product.

What others say about it:
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My cats enjoy it and I even bought the same flavor for the dog because she kept stealing their kibble. Some of my cats had dandruff and I saw an improvement just a few weeks of switching over. One in particular consistently threw up his dry food and thankfully this brand hasn’t had the same effect.

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4 Solid Gold Katz-n-Flocken Whole Grain Dry Cat Food

Solid Gold Katz-n-Flocken Whole Grain Dry Cat Food
Key features:
  • Brand: Solid Gold
  • Allergens: Chicken Meal, Flaxseed, Dried Eggs, Pearled Barley
  • First 5 ingredients: Lamb, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Ocean Fish Meal, Pearled Barley
  • Primary Proteins: Lamb, Chicken, Ocean Fish, Egg
  • Calories: 380 kcal/cup
  • Flavor: Lamb & Brown Rice with Pearled Barley
  • Type: Dry Cat Food
  • Life Stage: All Life Stages

The Katz-n-Flocken Everyday Nutrition range is a food that is not afraid to utilize every type of ingredient that would be beneficial to your cat on a daily basis. Many people tend to opt for grain-free food under the assumption that all cats are allergic to grains and that they should be avoided – however that is not true. Grains are a fantastic source of natural, healthy carbohydrates as well as providing an abundance of fiber and minerals.

The decision to use lamb and brown rice in this recipe also brings additional fiber as well as a rich source of protein to the table. Fortunately, lamb is often quite lean, meaning your kitty won’t be eating an excess of fat with this food – this is also represented in the relatively low caloric density (when compared to other Solid Gold food lines). This means your cat can enjoy larger meals for a more satisfying eating experience.

Ingredients:

Lamb, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Ocean Fish Meal, Pearled Barley, Pea Protein, Peas, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Ground Flaxseed, Dried Eggs, Natural Flavor, Calcium Sulfate, Carrots, Pumpkin, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Blueberries, Cranberries, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Dried Chicory Root, Rosemary Extract, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product.

What others say about it:
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Both of my cats love it! I have researched Solid Gold cat food products and I appreciate the ingredients, both with dry and wet food. One of my cats has sensitive stomach issues and wouldn’t eat other cat foods, but she really seems to enjoy Solid Gold. I highly recommend it!

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5 Solid Gold Five Oceans Shreds Canned Cat Food

Solid Gold Five Oceans Shreds Canned Cat Food
Key features:
  • Brand: Solid Gold
  • Allergens: NONE
  • First 5 ingredients: Tuna, Water Sufficient For Processing, Tapioca Starch, Sunflower Oil, Carrots
  • Primary Proteins: Tuna
  • Calories: 161 kcal/6oz can
  • Flavor: Blended Tuna
  • Type: Canned Cat Food
  • Life Stage: All Life Stages

Unlike many other wet cat foods, we appreciate that the Five Oceans collection has the protein source listed as the first ingredient as opposed to the processing water content. This is a pure diet consisting of only the named proteins without any fillers (such as ocean fish). Whilst filler proteins are not necessarily bad as they often provide additional vitamins and minerals, they can be a source of confusion for cat owners looking to monitor their kitty’s diet.

This is a holistic, gluten-free formula containing an abundance of blended tuna combined with delicious gravy to produce the ideal, rich flavor any cat would love to have. If you’re not wanting to feed your cat just one texture of food, you could easily mix this with biscuits for a mix of crunch and chew. Such a combination also makes the dry food easier to process and provides additional hydration.

Ingredients:

Tuna, Water Sufficient For Processing, Tapioca Starch, Sunflower Oil, Carrots, Pumpkin, Spinach, Canola Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Xanthan Gum, Taurine, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin E Supplement, Reduced Iron, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K)

What others say about it:
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Yes, my group of picky eaters liked this blend. Some of them turn up their noses at fishy foods, but all of them cleaned their dishes with it. I have two cats on special grain free diets, so all of them endure the richness of this diet.

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6 Solid Gold Fit as a Fiddle Weight Control Dry Cat Food

Solid Gold Fit as a Fiddle Weight Control Dry Cat Food
Key features:
  • Brand: Solid Gold
  • Allergens: Chicken Meal, Dried Eggs
  • First 5 ingredients: Pollock, Turkey Meal, Peas, Tapioca, Chickpeas
  • Primary Proteins: Pollock, Turkey, Ocean Fish, Chicken, Egg
  • Calories: 360 kcal/cup
  • Flavor: Alaskan Pollock
  • Type: Dry Cat Food
  • Life Stage: Adult

Solid Gold has designed this weight-controlling diet by focussing on the improvement of gut health as the first port of call. Often unnecessary weight gain can be the product of difficulty digesting food properly. Additionally, a cat that frequently experienced constipated will likely begin to gain weight as their body is struggling to rid itself of the waste material it no longer wants or needs.

Fortunately, this is a grain and gluten-free recipe, making it suitable for cats with particularly sensitive stomachs. The easy digestibility comes from the inclusion of high-fiber proteins such as chicken and turkey as well as highly nutritious and easily digestible superfoods such as carrots, pumpkin, blueberries, and cranberries. Furthermore, the use of salmon oil in this recipe is perfect for both lubricating your cat’s gut and caring for their skin and coat.

Ingredients:

Pollock, Turkey Meal, Peas, Tapioca, Chickpeas, Pea Fiber, Ocean Fish Meal, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Dried Eggs, Potatoes, Carrots, Potassium Chloride, Pumpkin, Choline Chloride, Blueberries, Cranberries, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), DL-Methionine, Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid), Calcium Sulfate, Dried Chicory Root, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Rosemary Extract, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product.

What others say about it:
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I have been switching my two girls around on various dry food for a long time trying to find a good fit. One has mild constipation issues and has prescription treats and dry food I supplement her with, but she did not do well on just those and seems to get a skin reaction as those are full of grains and fillers. I was looking for a decent quality grain free, high protein, low cal food to give her that was also high in fiber. This seems to have done the trick – they both enjoy it and it is keeping them both feeling well.

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7 Solid Gold Tropical Blendz Grain-Free Canned Food

Solid Gold Tropical Blendz Grain-Free Canned Food
Key features:
  • Brand: Solid Gold
  • Allergens: Chicken, Dried Egg Product, Salt (irritant)
  • First 5 ingredients: Chicken, Water Sufficient For Processing, Tuna, Tapioca Starch, Dried Egg Product
  • Primary Proteins: Chicken, Tuna
  • Calories: 223 kcal/6oz can
  • Flavor: Chicken & Coconut Oil
  • Type: Canned Cat Food
  • Life Stage: All Life Stages

Delicious, holistic food from the wet Solid Gold cat food range. Tropical Blendz is a great choice for long-haired cat owners. This is because, as we know, cats love to groom themselves. However, this can lead to the development of hairballs within their stomach that can cause a blockage and be a source of great discomfort for your kitty.

The use of coconut oil in this recipe helps to lubricate your cat’s stomach and prevent the build-up of fur over time. Coconut oil (along with fish such as tuna) also helps to smooth your cat’s coat and nourish the skin, which can stop hairs from falling out quite so easily, further preventing a potential problem in the future. Another little side note is that they have once again placed the protein about the processing water on the ingredients list.

Ingredients:

Chicken, Water Sufficient For Processing, Tuna, Tapioca Starch, Dried Egg Product, Coconut Oil, Carrots, Pumpkin, Salt, Spinach, Tricalcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Magnesium Sulfate, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Carob Bean Gum, Celery Powder, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Reduced Iron, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Glycine Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K).

What others say about it:
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I have two cats. After three years of eating Wellness grain-free wet food, they both refused to eat anymore. It was the battle of will power and after a week, I caved and they won. I was worried they wouldn’t like this but the more finicky of the duo licked the bowl clean and it has been a week!

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8 Solid Gold Holistic Delights Creamy Bisque Wet Cat Food Pouches

Solid Gold Holistic Delights Creamy Bisque Wet Cat Food Pouches
Key features:
  • Brand: Solid Gold
  • Allergens: Chicken, Dried Egg, Salt (irritant)
  • First 5 ingredients: Water Sufficient For Processing, Chicken, Tuna, Pea Protein, Coconut Milk
  • Primary Proteins: Chicken, Tuna
  • Calories: 82 kcal/pouch
  • Flavor: Chicken & Coconut Milk
  • Type: Wet Cat Food
  • Life Stage: All Life Stages

Solid Gold cat food comes in all shapes and sizes. The Holistic Delights creamy bisque range is yet another food choice for cat parents to opt for. Not only does this provide additional hydration (more so than canned food), but it is also ideal for topping your cat’s dinner to add a little bit of extra flavor and texture to an otherwise standard meal.

Mixing wet food with dry cat food adds some luxury and helps to make a meal more irresistible, and so if you have yourself a fussy cat, but perhaps don’t have the budget to feed them solely on wet food options, this is a great alternative. The Holistic Delights pouches are filled with calcium for strong bones, along with antioxidants and a plethora of vitamins and minerals for improved health overall.

Ingredients:

Water Sufficient for Processing, Chicken, Tuna, Pea Protein, Coconut Milk, Carrot, Potato, Dried Egg, Tricalcium Phosphate, Salt, Sunflower Oil, Xanthan Gum, Magnesium Sulfate, Tapioca Starch, Taurine, Zinc Glycine Complex, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Ferronyl Iron, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Manganese Glycine Complex, Selenium Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Glycine Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K).

What others say about it:
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Cat love this food. Even more so the crab and coconut flavor. Can’t get either flavor at all. Having to find other food that she’ll eat is proving expensive. And she throws up what she eats out of hunger that she doesn’t like. She hates any of the other flavors of this brand as well.

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Is Solid Gold a Good Cat Food?

The Short History of Solid Gold Company

This company was founded by Sissy Harrington-McGill in the United States after she noticed a vast difference between dogs in the United States and those in Germany. Sissy was a Great Dane handler and a very competitive one at that. What she observed was that her Great Danes lived to be nine years old, while German dogs who stayed in Europe typically lived for three to four years longer on average. Research and observation led her to conclude that the only difference between the European Danes and their American-bred counterparts was their diet.

It took a while, and a lot of preparation but Sissy began work to bring German dog food standards into the United States. She obviously did not stop there as she decided to extend her research to cats as well. With the official launch of Solid Gold in the 1970s, they quickly became one of the first pet food brands, known for incorporating a variety of carefully curated superfoods that aid in holistic health.

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Where is Solid Gold Cat Food Made?

All Solid Gold dry dog and cat foods, supplements, and treats are made and distributed from the USA. However, the tuna-based canned cat foods are made in Thailand in facilities. These facilities are also used to manufacture human-grade tuna and as a result, meet the high quality and safety standards expected of Solid Gold.

Where Do They Source Their Ingredients From?

Solid Gold’s ingredients are sourced from various countries around the world to find the best possible option. However, the majority of their ingredients are sourced in the U.S. But for a more in-depth dive into ingredient sourcing please feel free to take a look at the lists below:

Meat Proteins:

• Venison – Australia

• Turkey – USA

• Chicken – USA

• Beef – USA

• Bison – USA

• Menhaden Herring (ocean fish meal) – USA

• Pollock – USA

• Quail – France

• Duck – France

• Salmon – Bering Strait

• Lamb – USA

• Lamb Meal – New Zealand OR Australia

Superfoods:

• Pumpkin – California

• Sweet Potato – North Carolina

• Cranberries – Canada

• Tomato Pomace – California

Whole Grain:

• Brown Rice – Arkansas

• Oatmeal – Canada

Amino Acids:

• Taurine – Japan

Product Lines – Differences and Which One You Should Choose

Fit as a Fiddle: Weight Control Dry Cat Food

Weight control begins with proper digestion. This grain-free, gluten-free formula contains a healthy supply of omega fatty acids as well as highly digestible superfood ingredients that provide plenty of fiber to ease digestion and encourage proper nutritional absorption.

Five Oceans Canned Cat Food

A grain and gluten-free recipe containing the named fish proteins as the key ingredients. This particular line would be great for long-haired cats prone to matting, as the abundance of omega fatty acids will help to keep their coat sleek and smooth. The main takeaway with this particular range is that there is absolutely no mammal-based protein used – only fish.

Holistic Delights: Bisque Wet Cat Food

The Holistic Delights range is suitable for all life stages, including kittens, which makes this a great weaning option. They have chosen to use coconut milk as opposed to standard dairy to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction and make it easier for young stomachs to process. This is also a complete grain and gluten-free recipe that is specifically designed to provide your cat not only with a burst of flavor but also plenty of hydration.

Indigo Moon: High Protein Dry Food

Formulated with especially active cats in mind, the Indigo Moon is packed with protein (the highest of all the Solid Gold dry foods) to assist in both energy levels and recovery after a big day of exploration and exercise. The generous supply of protein is the result of chicken meal and ocean fish meal as the first ingredients, both of which are extremely high in protein content (much higher than standard fresh chicken). Making this a great choice for owners of active cats. If you are looking for more options, check out our guide on high protein cat foods.

Let’s Stay In: Indoor Cat Dry Food

Specifically designed for cats that live their life inside the house. The Let’s Stay In range prioritizes the use of a multitude of vitamins to boost their immune health as much as possible and provide them with the best protection, as indoor cats are typically more vulnerable to picking up germs carried in by visitors. This particular food also has a lower fat index, as indoor cats are not generally as well exercised as their outdoor counterparts. Check out our guide on food for indoor cats for more info.

Touch of Heaven: Kitten Dry Food

This is a range formulated only for weaning kittens. It contains high-density, lean proteins which can support rapid growth spurts as well as assist in strong muscle development and recovery. This food is also rich in DHA for better cognitive development and is rich in omega for better skin and coat health. Last but not least, Solid Gold has included plenty of superfood ingredients including potato, pea, carrots, and pumpkin to support their overall health throughout those early development stages.

Wholesome Selects Canned Food

The Wholesome Selects range is a more diverse wet food option for cats less likely to react to specific ingredients. Whilst they have still elected to avoid any grains and gluten in this recipe, it does tend to combine multiple animal proteins for more varied natural flavors. So if you have a picky kitty it’s definitely worth trying then with Wholesome Selects.

Katz-N-Flocken: Everyday Nutrition Dry Food

This is one of the few recipes that proudly shows the use of whole grains in the formula. Whole grains can be excellent sources of healthy carbohydrates. Whole grains are often replaced with potatoes in recipes to provide the carbs that are missing once the grains are removed. However, potato does not have as high a nutritional value as whole grains, and so if your cat doesn’t have a grain allergy this is a more beneficial option.

Purrfect Pairings: Savoury Mousse Cat Food

The Purrfect Pairing food range is made with flavor and texture in mind. This is a food developed to suit cats of all ages, therefore they have decided to go with a mousse that can be easily eaten and digested by weaning kittens. They are also made using goat’s milk as opposed to cow’s milk to help avoid the possibility of an allergic reaction.

Flavourful Feast: Classic Paté Canned Food

With a classic pate texture for cats to enjoy, the Flavorful Feast Solid Gold cat food range does exactly what it says on the tin – provides bundles of flavor. This is done by using the named protein as the first ingredient with water as the second (meaning the taste is not watered down). This is also a holistic diet made to support cats of all ages.

Triple Layer: Paté, Mousse & Shreds Cat Food

The Tripe Layer range perfectly encapsulates both whimsy and variety in these multi-layered tubs. The design and thought that has gone into producing this range put it high on the list for owners of picky cats. The multiple layers create a variation in the flavor experience as your kitty works its way through the meal. However, it doesn’t have to be eaten this way and can be easily mixed together if you prefer.

Tropical Blendz: Paté With Coconut Oil Canned Food

The Tropical Blendz food contains coconut oil as one of the key ingredients for a variety of reasons. Coconut oil helps to lubricate your cat’s stomach and prevents an excessive amount of ingested hair from forming into a hairball. It is also highly regarded as an ideal ingredient to care for your cat’s coat and skin as it is naturally nourishing and hydrating.

Bone Broth & NutrientBoost Food Toppers

The ideal choice for fussy eaters. If you find your cat is not taking to their new solid gold cat food as easily as you might have liked, then the use of a food topper to add a boost of flavor and texture generally works to entice them to eat their new food more readily. Not only do these toppers taste fantastic, but they also have nutritional value, so you’re not just wasting your money.

Supplements

The Solid Gold supplement options include D-Zyme chews, SeaMeal chews, Berry Balance Chews and Hairball Aid chews. Each has its own advantages. The D-Zyme chews utilize digestive enzymes and probiotic acids to encourage faster and easier digestion as well as help the body to better absorb the nutrients for the food ingested.

SeaMeal’s chews are focused on the care of your cat’s coat and skin with the use of omega fatty acids. The SeaMeal chews also use seaweed to provide a big boost of vitamins to support immune system health and digestion. Similarly, the Berry Balance chews use antioxidants and minerals to maintain your cat’s urinary tract and reduce the risk of a UTI.

Hairball Aid chews can be very much worth having if you have a long-haired cat that likes to groom itself often. These chews use psyllium husk to reduce the chance of hairball development in the stomach whilst also helping your cat to pass the ingested hair more easily.

Let’s Take a Closer Look at The Ingredients

Meat

In all Solid Gold foods, meat is the primary ingredient. They make use of lean proteins such as quail, chicken, turkey, and salmon to provide a rich source of protein as well as fiber. With the addition of high-quality meat, Solid Gold cat food sets a high standard for its many cat food ranges, with animal protein always taking the top spot.

Live probiotics

Both live and “dead” probiotics are often used as a way to encourage healthy digestion. They work by neutralizing bad bacteria in the gut and encouraging the growth of good bacteria so that nutrition is more easily absorbed during the digestive stage. They are found mostly in dry cat foods, and they help in the overall growth and development of your feline. Cat probiotics are ideal for cats with sensitive stomachs; thus, they can work excellently with cats experiencing issues such as IBD.

Superfoods

Superfoods are used in cat food to deliver all the required nutrients and minerals for growth and development. Giving your cat superfoods is a sure way to protect them from diseases and any form of malnutrition. Superfoods in cat food include; fish, blueberries, carrots, lean chicken, lean pork, lean beef, and pumpkin.

Grains

Solid Gold tends to avoid grains and gluten as much as possible since they can trigger allergic reactions in cats. However, grains are not as toxic for cats as many people are led to believe and can be an extremely healthy source of carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fiber – to name a few. Fortunately, Solid Gold hasn’t completely sworn off grains, with a few options available advertising the use of whole grains within the recipe.

Vitamins and Minerals

Solid Gold doesn’t only choose ingredients with high nutritional value, but they also include supplementary vitamins and minerals to fill any gaps that may have been missed – such as vitamin c and vitamin e supplement additions. They even include vitamin supplements in the wet food ranges. This is especially helpful for strengthening the immune system of indoor cats, who are often not exposed to as many outside germs as an outdoor cat would be.

Check out some of our cat food guides, such as Cat Food for IBD and Hypoallergenic Cat Food.

woman feeding her black cat

Food Recall History

While Solid Gold has had some recalls in the past, we’re happy to say that the only recalls they have ever had were in 2012 and were for dog food. The two affected lines were called WolfClub and WolfKing. The reason for the recall was due to the potential risk of salmonella. However, there has been no further recalling since 2012. So we are coming up on a decade with no recalls, with absolutely no cat food recalls to date. The full information of the recalled lines is listed below:

  • WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food, 4 lb., 15 lb. and 33 lb., Best by Dec. 30, 2012, and batch code starting with SGB1201A31X
  • WolfKing Large Breed Adult Dog Food, 4 lb., 15 lb. and 28.5 lb., Best by Dec. 30, 2012, and batch code starting with SGL1201A32X

Price

It’s difficult to provide a price for Solid Gold cat food as it entirely depends on the particular line of food you’re looking to purchase. If it’s more specialized or uses a particularly premium meat protein then the prices will go up. However, the typical price for a 6-pound bag of dry food appears to sit around the $17-24 mark, which we think is pretty reasonable considering the ingredient quality in the food you’re getting.

Additionally, the canned food range appears to cost around $15-17 for a pack of 12 x 3-oz cans. Considerably more pricey than the dry food, for sure. However, this price difference is not exclusive to Solid Gold – wet cat food is always the more expensive dietary option.

Where can I buy Solid Gold Cat Food?

Fortunately, Solid Gold cat food is available in a whole bunch of places! If you’re looking to order online then you can purchase it from either Amazon, Chewy, or PetSmart. The readily available nature of Solid Gold cat food is just another reason why we can appreciate the brand for its accessibility and empathy with the customers.

In a Nutshell, Is Solid Gold Cat Food a Good Choice?

That would depend on whether or not your cat likes it at the end of the day. This is a technically sound cat food brand dedicated to the proper balance of nutrition, with plenty of variations on the classic theme in the effort to suit the needs of a wide variety of cats depending on their individual dietary requirements and allergic tendencies. And so, yes, we would say they are most certainly a good choice so long as your cat is interested in the food you’re giving them (and even if not, you could always try mixing the dry and wet food together to entice them to give it a try).

Eloise Hands

Eloise is the owner of a Malamute/Akita cross, a first-time mum, and an animal enthusiast from England. She comes from a family which has never gone a day without a pet (or 3!), and over the years has learned all the best tips and tricks to raising a difficult pet. A knowledge that she has put to good use, to help others navigate the limitless world of pet care.