In our blog describing whether carrageenan is safe for cats, it was evident that studies have shown carrageenan to have negative impacts on cats.
The main reasons why experts have concluded that carrageenan is unsafe for your cat are;
- Inflammation: Carrageenan is known to promote inflammation in the gastrointestinal system. This can lead to a host of other health problems like irritable bowel disease, ulcerations, and cancers.
- Cancer: Several studies have shown that carrageenan exposure can increase the risk for certain types of cancer, particularly in the colon and rectum.
- Causes apoptosis (cell death): In vitro studies have shown that carrageenan can induce apoptosis (cell death) in a number of cell types, including liver cells, neurons, and pancreatic cells.
All these reasons support the decision to not feed your cat food that contains carrageenan. There are a variety of cat foods on the market
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What is carrageenan first of all?
To provide some context, carrageenan is a food additive that is extracted from red seaweed. It is often used as a thickener or stabilizer in processed foods, including some cat foods.
While carrageenan has been used for centuries in food, its safety has come into question in recent years.
There are two types of carrageenan: degraded(synthetic) and undegraded(naturally occurring). Degraded carrageenan is also known as poligeenan.
It is a known carcinogen and is not allowed to be used in human food. While the industrially-produced carrageenan is banned in human food, pet food manufacturers are not currently regulated in the same way, so they can still put this ingredient in cat food.
The undegraded carrageenan is what you’ll find in natural foods like seaweed. This form of carrageenan is considered to be safe for human consumption by the FDA.
Why is carrageenan added to cat food?
Carrageenan is added to cat food as a thickener or stabilizer. It helps to give the food a desired texture and consistency.
It can also help to prevent spoilage by keeping the ingredients in the food from separating.
These two properties make it an attractive ingredient for pet food manufacturers.
What are the risks of feeding my cat food with carrageenan?
While carrageenan is considered to be safe for human consumption, there is growing evidence that it may be harmful to cats.
Studies have shown that carrageenan can promote inflammation in the gastrointestinal system. This can lead to a host of other health problems like irritable bowel disease, ulcerations, and cancers.
Carrageenan has also been shown to increase the risk for certain types of cancer, particularly in the colon and rectum. In addition, carrageenan has been shown to induce apoptosis (cell death) in a number of cell types, including liver cells, neurons, and pancreatic cells.
Given the evidence that carrageenan may be harmful to cats, it is best to avoid cat foods that contain this ingredient. There are a variety of cat foods on the market that do not contain carrageenan.
So which cat food brands do not have carrageenan?
Kitten cat food without carrageenan
|Name of Kitten Food Brand||URL of Cat Food Brand on Chewy||Customer Rating on Chewy||Price||Does it Have Carrageenan?||Cat Food Company Name||Top Ingredients||Lifestage|
|Kitten Chow Nurture Muscle & Brain Development Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/kitten-chow-nurture-muscle-brain/dp/127713||4.8054||$14.78||No||Kitten Chow||Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Rice…||Kitten|
|Fancy Feast Tender Feast Variety Pack Canned Kitten Food, 3-oz, case of 24||https://www.chewy.com/fancy-feast-tender-feast-variety-pack/dp/185227||4.5653||$19.88||No||Fancy Feast||Ocean Whitefish: Ingredients: Ocean Whitefish, Liver, Meat By-Products…||Kitten|
|Meow Mix Kitten Li’l Nibbles Dry Cat Food, 3.15-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/meow-mix-kitten-lil-nibbles-dry-cat/dp/127502||4.715||$4.98||No||Meow Mix||Chicken By-Product Meal, Brewers Rice, Corn Gluten Meal…||Kitten|
|Castor & Pollux Organix Grain-Free Organic Kitten Recipe Canned Cat Food, 5.5-oz, case of 24||https://www.chewy.com/castor-pollux-organix-grain-free/dp/177248||4.4615||$69.12||No||Castor & Pollux||Organic Chicken, Water Sufficient for Processing, Organic Chicken Liver…||Kitten|
|Castor & Pollux Organix Grain-Free Organic Kitten Recipe Dry Cat Food, 3-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/castor-pollux-organix-grain-free/dp/173320||3.9286||$24.49||No||Castor & Pollux||Organic Chicken, Organic Chicken Meal, Organic Pea Protein…||Kitten|
|Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Healthy Kitten Recipe Dry Cat Food, 10-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/whole-earth-farms-grain-free-healthy/dp/115652||4.6026||$27.98||No||Whole Earth Farms||Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Dried Potatoes…||Kitten|
|Blue Buffalo Freedom Indoor Kitten Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/blue-buffalo-freedom-indoor-kitten/dp/103485||4.6372||$26.98||No||Blue Buffalo||Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Tapioca Starch…||Kitten|
|Hill’s Science Diet Kitten Tender Chicken Dinner Canned Cat Food, 5.5-oz, case of 24||https://www.chewy.com/hills-science-diet-kitten-tender/dp/37914||3.9652||$49.99||No||Hill’s Science Diet||Water, Chicken, Pork Liver…||Kitten|
|Weruva Paw Lickin’ Kitten Variety Pack Wet Cat Food, 3-oz, 18 count||https://www.chewy.com/weruva-paw-lickin-kitten-variety-pack/dp/342038||4||$32.29||No||Weruva||(Weruva Kitten, Chicken & Pumpkin Formula in Gravy) Chicken Broth, Chicken…||Kitten|
|Wellness CORE Tiny Tasters Kitten Chicken Grain-Free Minced Wet Cat Food, 1.75-oz pouch, case of 12||https://www.chewy.com/wellness-core-tiny-tasters-kitten/dp/390131||5||$15.48||No||Wellness||Boneless Chicken, Chicken Broth, Water Sufficient for Processing…||Kitten|
|Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food, 6-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/diamond-naturals-kitten-formula-dry/dp/34939||4.5842||$17.99||No||Diamond||Chicken, Chicken Meal, Grain Sorghum…||Kitten|
|Purina ONE Grain Free Natural Pate Healthy Kitten Chicken & Salmon Recipe Wet Kitten Food, 3-oz, case of 24||https://www.chewy.com/purina-one-grain-free-natural-pate/dp/192835||4.3889||$28.80||No||Purina ONE||Chicken, Liver, Chicken Broth…||Kitten|
|Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition Thin Slices in Gravy Wet Kitten Food||https://www.chewy.com/royal-canin-feline-health-nutrition/dp/29883||4.6768||$41.80||No||Royal Canin||Water Sufficient For Processing, Chicken By-Products, Chicken…||Kitten|
|Purina Pro Plan LiveClear Kitten Chicken & Rice Formula Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/purina-pro-plan-liveclear-kitten/dp/354878||4.6739||$23.48||No||Purina Pro Plan||Chicken, Rice, Corn Gluten Meal…||Kitten|
|Tiny Tiger, Kitten Classic, Ocean Whitefish Pate Recipe, Canned Cat Food, 3oz,case of 24||https://www.chewy.com/tiny-tiger-kitten-classic-ocean/dp/357252||x||$16.59||No||Tiny Tiger||Ocean Whitefish, Animal Liver, Meat By-Products…||Kitten|
|Hill’s Science Diet Kitten Healthy Cuisine Roasted Chicken & Rice Medley Canned Cat Food, 2.8-oz, case of 24||https://www.chewy.com/hills-science-diet-kitten-healthy/dp/121622||4.4688||$41.52||No||Hill’s Science Diet||Chicken Broth, Chicken, Pork Liver…||Kitten|
|Purina Pro Plan Kitten Chicken & Rice Formula Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/purina-pro-plan-kitten-chicken-rice/dp/52844||4.75||$26.48||No||Purina Pro Plan||Chicken, Rice, Corn Gluten Meal…||Kitten|
|Fancy Feast Kitten Tender Turkey Feast Canned Cat Food, 3-oz, case of 24||https://www.chewy.com/fancy-feast-kitten-tender-turkey/dp/103975||4.5793||$19.99||No||Fancy Feast||Turkey, Liver, Meat By-Products…||Kitten|
|Blue Buffalo Baby Blue Healthy Growth Formula Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Kitten Dry Food||https://www.chewy.com/blue-buffalo-baby-blue-healthy-growth/dp/380386||4.8947||$20.49||No||Blue Buffalo||Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids)…||Kitten|
|Solid Gold Flavorful Feast Kitten Recipe with Chicken Pate Grain-Free Canned Cat Food, 3-oz, case of 12||https://www.chewy.com/solid-gold-flavorful-feast-kitten/dp/160736||4.1111||$20.28||No||Solid Gold||Chicken, Water Sufficient For Processing, Tuna…||Kitten|
|Blackwood Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/blackwood-chicken-meal-rice-recipe/dp/106924||4.0625||$13.49||No||Blackwood||Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols)…||Kitten|
|Wellness Complete Health Natural Grain-Free Deboned Chicken & Chicken Meal Dry Kitten Food||https://www.chewy.com/wellness-complete-health-natural/dp/141775||4.4231||$21.49||No||Wellness||Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas…||Kitten|
|Merrick Purrfect Bistro Kitten Dinner Grain-Free Canned Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/merrick-purrfect-bistro-kitten-dinner/dp/129849||4.1802||$37.92||No||Merrick||Deboned Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver…||Kitten|
|Fancy Feast Kitten Tender Chicken Feast Canned Cat Food, 3-oz, case of 24||https://www.chewy.com/fancy-feast-kitten-tender-chicken/dp/176638||4.6188||$19.92||No||Fancy Feast||Chicken, Liver, Meat By-Products…||Kitten|
|FirstMate Grain Friendly Cat & Kitten Formula Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/firstmate-grain-friendly-cat-kitten/dp/229051||4.1667||$31.99||No||FirstMate||Ocean Fish Meal, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal…||Kitten|
|Weruva Tuna & Salmon Formula in a Hydrating Puree Wet Cat Food, 3-oz, 12 count||https://www.chewy.com/weruva-tuna-salmon-formula-in/dp/342036||4.1429||$20.99||No||Weruva||Fish Broth, Tuna, Salmon…||Kitten|
|Regal Pet Foods Kitten Recipe Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/regal-pet-foods-kitten-recipe-dry-cat/dp/342771||x||$41.49||No||Regal Pet Foods||Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols)…||Kitten|
|Halo Holistic Chicken & Chicken Liver Recipe Grain-Free Kitten Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/halo-holistic-chicken-chicken-liver/dp/160074||4.3947||$27.49||No||Halo||Chicken, Chicken Liver, Dried Egg Product…||Kitten|
|Royal Canin Maine Coon Kitten Dry Cat Food, 3-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/royal-canin-maine-coon-kitten-dry-cat/dp/196432||4.7021||$24.26||No||Royal Canin||Chicken By-Product Meal, Chicken Fat, Brewers Rice…||Kitten|
|Wellness Complete Health Kitten Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal & Rice Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/wellness-complete-health-kitten/dp/373900||4.5714||$18.99||No||Wellness||Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Oats…||Kitten|
|Halo Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Kitten Canned Food, 3-oz,case of 12||https://www.chewy.com/halo-chicken-recipe-grain-free-kitten/dp/180452||4.2453||$18.99||No||Halo||Chicken, Chicken Liver, Chicken Broth…||Kitten|
|Wysong Nurture Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/wysong-nurture-kitten-formula-dry-cat/dp/56620||4.2778||$16.79||No||Wysong||Chicken Meal, Chicken, Turkey Meal…||Kitten|
|AvoDerm Natural Kitten Chicken & Herring Meal Formula Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/avoderm-natural-kitten-chicken/dp/104693||4.4615||$14.99||No||AvoDerm||Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Ground Whole Brown Rice…||Kitten|
|Hill’s Science Diet Kitten Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/hills-science-diet-kitten-chicken/dp/241931||4.6721||$20.49||No||Hill’s Science Diet||Chicken, Brewers Rice, Pea Protein…||Kitten|
|Hill’s Science Diet Kitten Tender Chicken Recipe Cat Food, 2.8-oz pouch, case of 24||https://www.chewy.com/hills-science-diet-kitten-tender/dp/244607||3.5278||$41.52||No||Hill’s Science Diet||Water, Chicken, Pork Liver…||Kitten|
|Chicken Soup for the Soul Kitten Chicken, Brown Rice & Pea Recipe Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/chicken-soup-soul-kitten-chicken/dp/191815||4.5402||$37.99||No||Chicken Soup for the Soul||Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal…||Kitten|
|Purina Pro Plan Kitten Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/purina-pro-plan-kitten-shredded-blend/dp/174776||4.6742||$15.88||No||Purina Pro Plan||Chicken, Corn Gluten Meal, Rice…||Kitten|
|Wellness Complete Health Kitten Chicken Entrée Recipe Canned Wet Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/wellness-complete-health-kitten/dp/34455||4.4339||$41.28||No||Wellness||Chicken, Chicken Liver, Chicken Broth…||Kitten|
|Merrick Backcountry Grain-Free Kitten Recipe Cuts Chicken & Duck in Gravy Cat Food Pouches, 3-oz, case of 24||https://www.chewy.com/merrick-backcountry-grain-free-kitten/dp/150973||4.25||$40.32||No||Merrick||Deboned Chicken, Chicken Broth, Duck Broth…||Kitten|
|Hill’s Science Diet Kitten Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/hills-science-diet-kitten-chicken/dp/37893||4.7508||$46.99||No||Hill’s Science Diet||Chicken, Brown Rice, Wheat Gluten…||Kitten|
|Merrick Purrfect Bistro Grain-Free Healthy Kitten Recipe Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/merrick-purrfect-bistro-grain-free/dp/115588||4.6259||$27.98||No||Merrick||Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal…||Kitten|
|Blue Seal EnTrust Kitten Chicken Meal Recipe Dry Cat Food, 6-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/blue-seal-entrust-kitten-chicken-meal/dp/281753||x||$17.16||No||Blue Seal||Chicken Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Fat (Mixed Tocopherols Preservative)…||Kitten|
|Weruva Chicken & Tuna Formula in Gravy Wet Cat Food, 3-oz, 12 count||https://www.chewy.com/weruva-chicken-tuna-formula-in-gravy/dp/342030||3.8125||$20.99||No||Weruva||Chicken Broth, Chicken, Tuna…||Kitten|
|Wellness CORE Grain-Free Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/wellness-core-grain-free-kitten/dp/146746||4.24||$23.79||No||Wellness||Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Deboned Chicken…||Kitten|
|Weruva Chicken Formula Au Jus Wet Cat Food, 3-oz, 12 count||https://www.chewy.com/weruva-chicken-formula-au-jus-wet-cat/dp/342034||4.3333||$20.99||No||Weruva||Chicken, Chicken Broth, Natural Flavor…||Kitten|
|Weruva Chicken Breast Formula in a Hydrating Puree Wet Cat Food, 3-oz, 12 count||https://www.chewy.com/weruva-chicken-breast-formula-in/dp/342032||4.4074||$20.99||No||Weruva||Chicken, Chicken Broth, Natural Flavor…||Kitten|
|Halo Holistic Wild Salmon & Whitefish Recipe Grain-Free Kitten Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/halo-holistic-wild-salmon-whitefish/dp/160076||4.6||$31.99||No||Halo||Salmon, Whiteﬁsh, Dried Egg Product…||Kitten|
|Weruva Kitten Can Jam! Chicken, Tuna, & Salmon Flavored Pate Canned Cat Food Variety Pack, 3-oz, case of 12||https://www.chewy.com/weruva-kitten-can-jam-chicken-tuna/dp/399491||5||$21.49||No||Weruva||**Chicken Formula Au Jus**: Chicken, Chicken Broth, Natural Flavor…||Kitten|
|Instinct Raw Meals Cage-Free Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Kitten Food, 9.5-oz bag||https://www.chewy.com/instinct-raw-meals-cage-free-chicken/dp/296638||3.6364||$23.99||No||Instinct||Chicken, Beef Liver, Beef Spleen…||Kitten|
|Weruva Chicken & Pumpkin Formula in Gravy Wet Cat Food, 3-oz, 12 count||https://www.chewy.com/weruva-chicken-pumpkin-formula-in/dp/342028||4.2917||$20.99||No||Weruva||Chicken Broth, Chicken, Tuna…||Kitten|
|Now Fresh Grain-Free Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food, 3-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/now-fresh-grain-free-kitten-formula/dp/287676||4.4091||$26.99||No||Now Fresh||De-Boned Turkey, Whole Dried Egg, Peas…||Kitten|
|Applaws Chicken Breast in Broth Wet Kitten Food, 2.47-oz can, case of 24||https://www.chewy.com/applaws-chicken-breast-in-broth-wet/dp/312809||4.7619||$45.34||No||Applaws||Chicken, Rice, Rice Flour, Chicken Broth.||Kitten|
|Purina Beyond Chicken & Oatmeal Recipe Dry Kitten Food||https://www.chewy.com/purina-beyond-chicken-oatmeal-recipe/dp/363079||5||$17.99||No||Purina Beyond||Chicken, Chicken Meal, Barley…||Kitten|
|Instinct Kitten Grain-Free Pate Real Chicken Recipe Natural Wet Canned Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/instinct-kitten-grain-free-pate-real/dp/149501||3.6186||$32.28||No||Instinct||Chicken, Chicken Broth, Salmon…||Kitten|
|American Journey Kitten Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/american-journey-kitten-chicken/dp/270206||4.4||$20.99||No||American Journey||Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Tapioca Starch…||Kitten|
|Tiny Tiger, Kitten Classic, Variety Pack, Whitefish & Poultry Pate Recipe, Canned Cat Food, 3oz,case of 24||https://www.chewy.com/tiny-tiger-kitten-classic-variety/dp/357256||4||$17.09||No||Tiny Tiger||Turkey Pate Recipe: Turkey, Animal Liver, Meat By-Products…||Kitten|
|Optimeal Vital Nurture Kitten Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/optimeal-vital-nurture-kitten-chicken/dp/368355||X||$24.18||No||Optimeal||Deboned Chicken, Rice, Chicken Meal…||Kitten|
|Applaws Tuna Fillet in Broth Wet Kitten Food||https://www.chewy.com/applaws-tuna-fillet-in-broth-wet/dp/312812||4.7727||$47.81||No||Applaws||Tuna, Rice, Rice Flour, Fish Broth.||Kitten|
|Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition Dry Cat Food for Young Kittens||https://www.chewy.com/royal-canin-feline-health-nutrition/dp/53328||4.7607||$56.99||No||Royal Canin||Chicken By-Product Meal, Brown Rice, Brewers Rice…||Kitten|
|Halo Whitefish Recipe Pate Grain-Free Canned Kitten Food, 3-oz, case of 12||https://www.chewy.com/halo-whitefish-recipe-pate-grain-free/dp/221127||4||$18.99||No||Halo||Ocean Whitefish, Turkey, Turkey Broth…||Kitten|
|Fancy Feast Gourmet Naturals White Meat Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Pate Kitten Canned Cat Food, 3-oz can, case of 12||https://www.chewy.com/fancy-feast-gourmet-naturals-white/dp/241373||4.462||$13.56||No||Fancy Feast||Chicken, Turkey, Liver…||Kitten|
|Purina ONE Healthy Kitten Formula Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/purina-one-healthy-kitten-formula-dry/dp/119347||4.7245||$25.70||No||Purina ONE||Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal…||Kitten|
|Kitten Chow Naturals Original with Added Vitamins, Minerals & Nutrients Dry Cat Food, 13-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/kitten-chow-naturals-original-added/dp/182563||4.8049||$16.98||No||Kitten Chow||Chicken, Chicken By-product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal…||Kitten|
|Blue Buffalo Baby Blue Healthy Growth Formula Grain-Free High Protein Chicken & Pea Recipe Kitten Dry Food||https://www.chewy.com/blue-buffalo-baby-blue-healthy-growth/dp/380390||4.8636||$16.99||No||Blue Buffalo||Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein…||Kitten|
|Wellness CORE Tiny Tasters Kitten Chicken Grain-Free Pate Wet Cat Food, 1.75-oz pouch, case of 12||https://www.chewy.com/wellness-core-tiny-tasters-kitten/dp/390121||4.5||$15.48||No||Wellness||Chicken, Chicken Broth, Water Sufficient for Processing…||Kitten|
|Purina Pro Plan Kitten Chicken & Egg Formula Grain-Free Kitten Food||https://www.chewy.com/purina-pro-plan-kitten-chicken-egg/dp/154886||4.7027||$26.48||No||Purina Pro Plan||Chicken, Pea Protein, Chicken Meal…||Kitten|
|Blue Buffalo Wilderness Kitten Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/blue-buffalo-wilderness-kitten/dp/36709||4.737||$24.98||No||Blue Buffalo||Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein…||Kitten|
|Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Kitten Gastrointestinal Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/royal-canin-veterinary-diet-kitten/dp/254696||4.3333||$63.99||No||Royal Canin Veterinary Diet||Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn, Chicken Fat…||Kitten|
|Farmina Natural & Delicious Kitten Prime Chicken & Pomegranate Canned Cat Food, 2.8-oz can, case of 12||https://www.chewy.com/farmina-natural-delicious-kitten/dp/223684||4.2727||$27.48||No||Farmina||Chicken, Herring, Eggs…||Kitten|
|Royal Canin Feline Breed Nutrition Persian Kitten Dry Cat Food, 3-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/royal-canin-feline-breed-nutrition/dp/53324||4.7778||$23.29||No||Royal Canin||Chicken By-Product Meal, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat…||Kitten|
|Weruva Kitten Fur Baby Favorites Chicken Flavored Shredded Wet Cat Food Variety Pack, 3-oz can, case of 12||https://www.chewy.com/weruva-kitten-fur-baby-favorites/dp/399489||4||$21.49||No||Weruva||**Chicken Formula Au Jus** Chicken, Chicken Broth, Natural Flavor…||Kitten|
|ACANA First Feast High-Protein Kitten Dry Cat Food, 4-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/acana-first-feast-high-protein-kitten/dp/286013||4.7857||$19.99||No||ACANA||Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Herring Meal…||Kitten|
|Fancy Feast Kitten Tender Salmon Feast Canned Cat Food, 3-oz, case of 24||https://www.chewy.com/fancy-feast-kitten-tender-salmon/dp/176640||4.5616||$17.96||No||Fancy Feast||Salmon, Liver, Meat By-Products…||Kitten|
|Almo Nature HQS Natural Chicken Recipe Kitten Canned Cat Food, 2.47-oz can, case of 24||https://www.chewy.com/almo-nature-hqs-natural-chicken/dp/209561||4.3333||$37.20||No||Almo Nature||Chicken, Water Sufficient for Processing, Cheese…||Kitten|
|Solid Gold Touch of Heaven Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Kitten Grain-Free Dry Cat Food, 6-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/solid-gold-touch-heaven-chicken-sweet/dp/169726||4.2353||$22.24||No||Solid Gold||Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal…||Kitten|
|Iams Perfect Portions Healthy Kitten Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Cuts in Gravy Wet Cat Food Trays, 2.6-oz, case of 24 twin-packs||https://www.chewy.com/iams-perfect-portions-healthy-kitten/dp/185976||4.3654||$25.92||No||Iams||Chicken Broth, Chicken, Chicken Liver…||Kitten|
|Applaws Sardine w/ Mackerel in Broth Pot, 2.21-oz, case of 18||https://www.chewy.com/applaws-sardine-w-mackerel-in-broth/dp/50318||X||$35.81||No||Applaws||Sardine 48%, Fish Broth 35%, Mackerel 12%, Rice 5%||Kitten|
|Made By Nacho Cage-Free Chicken, Chicken Liver & Bone Broth Recipe Kittens Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/made-by-nacho-cage-free-chicken/dp/532886||4.8||$14.99||No||Made by Nacho||Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oats…||Kitten|
|Hill’s Science Diet Indoor Kitten Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/hills-science-diet-indoor-kitten-dry/dp/37865||4.7116||$28.50||No||Hill’s Science Diet||Chicken, Wheat Gluten, Brown Rice…||Kitten|
|Fancy Feast Kitten Tender Ocean Whitefish Feast Canned Cat Food, 3-oz, case of 24||https://www.chewy.com/fancy-feast-kitten-tender-ocean/dp/103973||4.6509||$19.28||No||Fancy Feast||Ocean Whitefish, Liver, Meat By-Products…||Kitten|
|Evolve Chicken, Pea, & Sweet Potato Recipe Kitten Formula Grain-Free Dry Kitten Food, 2.75-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/evolve-chicken-pea-sweet-potato/dp/107674||3.9545||$8.72||No||Evolve||Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas…||Kitten|
|Farmina N&D Prime Chicken & Pomegranate Recipe Kitten Dry Food, 3.3-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/farmina-nd-prime-chicken-pomegranate/dp/234229||4.6875||$29.95||No||Farmina||Boneless Chicken, Dehydrated Chicken, Sweet Potatoes…||Kitten|
|Blue Buffalo Healthy Growth Kitten Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/blue-buffalo-healthy-growth-kitten/dp/32029||4.7655||$26.98||No||Blue Buffalo||Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal (Source Of Omega 3 Fatty Acids)…||Kitten|
|Iams Perfect Portions Healthy Kitten Chicken Recipe Pate Grain-Free Cat Food Trays, 2.6-oz, case of 24 twin-packs||https://www.chewy.com/iams-perfect-portions-healthy-kitten/dp/158375||4.6102||$25.92||No||Iams||Chicken, Water, Poultry Liver…||Kitten|
|Nutro Wholesome Essentials Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Kitten Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/nutro-wholesome-essentials-chicken/dp/202648||4.76||$17.98||No||Nutro||Chicken, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein…||Kitten|
|Instinct Original Kitten Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Cat Food, 4.5-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/instinct-original-kitten-grain-free/dp/149475||4.4451||$27.99||No||Instinct||Chicken, Turkey Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal…||Kitten|
|ORIJEN Free Run Chicken & Turkey, & Wild Caught Salmon & Herring Grain-Free Dry Kitten Food, 4-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/orijen-free-run-chicken-turkey-wild/dp/337376||4.4571||$25.99||No||ORIJEN||Chicken, Turkey, Salmon…||Kitten|
|Royal Canin Feline Health Nutrition Dry Cat Food for Spayed/Neutered Kittens, 2.5-lb bag||https://www.chewy.com/royal-canin-feline-health-nutrition/dp/39445||4.7479||$19.99||No||Royal Canin||Chicken By-Product Meal, Brewers Rice, Corn…||Kitten|
|Fancy Feast Tender Feast Kitten Variety Pack Canned Cat Food, 3-oz, case of 12||https://www.chewy.com/fancy-feast-tender-feast-kitten/dp/176302||4.5521||$10.68||No||Fancy Feast||Chicken: Chicken, liver, meat by-products…||Kitten|
|Fancy Feast Gourmet Naturals Natural Wild Alaskan Salmon Recipe Grain-Free Pate Kitten Canned Cat Food, 3-oz can, case of 12||https://www.chewy.com/fancy-feast-gourmet-naturals-natural/dp/241375||4.4027||$9.50||No||Fancy Feast||Salmon, Chicken, Liver…||Kitten|
|Iams ProActive Health Kitten Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/iams-proactive-health-kitten-dry-cat/dp/121263||4.7177||$27.98||No||Iams||Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Whole Grain Corn…||Kitten|
|Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Digestive Care with Chicken Dry Cat Food||https://www.chewy.com/hills-prescription-diet-id-digestive/dp/54766||4.706||$57.99||No||Hill’s Prescription Diet||Chicken, Cracked Pearled Barley, Corn Gluten Meal…||Adult, Kitten, Senior|
Best Cat Food without Carrageenan:
Hill’s Science Diet Adult Indoor Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food
The overall best cat food diet without carrageenan is the Hill’s Science Diet Adult Indoor Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food which has been rated 4.3/5 by 500+ cat owners on Chewy.
Made with high-quality ingredients and healthy fiber, Hill’s Science Diet Adult Indoor Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food is a nutritious meal that supports digestive health and reduces hairballs.
This dry cat food contains no carrageenan, an additive that can cause gastrointestinal issues in cats. It also supports the natural development of your cat’s teeth and gums with essential minerals like calcium and phosphorus to help keep your feline friend healthy.
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Indoor Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult cats.
This cat food features a delicious blend of high-quality chicken, which is an excellent source of protein and essential amino acids, as well as whole grains and vegetables. It also contains antioxidants and vitamins that support your cat’s immune system. This complete diet is made with natural ingredients without any artificial colors or preservatives, so you can feel good about feeding it to your feline
- No carrageenan
- Supports digestive health with its antioxidants
- No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
- Made here in the USA
- Natural fiber reduces hairballs
- Made of whole chicken and no by products.
- Contains essential minerals
- Some cats may not like the taste
- Contains Corn Gluten Meal which is common allergen for cats
Snappy Tom Lites Tuna with Pumpkin Canned Cat Food
Snappy Tom Lites Tuna with Pumpkin Canned Cat Food is a great meal for your cat. This wet food contains no carrageenan and has high-protein content. It can be fed to all breeds and life stages of cats.
Snappy Tom Lites is a healthy, balanced diet for cats. It is made with real tuna, which is an excellent source of protein and essential amino acids. This formula also contains pumpkin, which is a natural source of fiber that helps support digestive health.
This wet food also contains vitamins and minerals that support your cat’s immune system. This formula is grain-free and does not contain any carrageenan, artificial colors or preservatives.
- No carrageenan
- High protein content
- Can be fed to all breeds and life stages of cats
- Contains pumpkin for digestive health
- Grain-free formula
- Did not disclose all its ingredients
Royal Canin Adult Fit & Active Dry Cat Food
Looking for a dry cat food tailored specifically for adult cats with outdoor access and without any bad carrageenan ingredient? Royal Canin Adult Fit & Active is here to help! This food helps support the health of athletic cats and provides immune support with an exclusive blend of antioxidants. Plus, it’s carrageenan-free for those who are looking to avoid that ingredient. And finally, this food helps maintain a healthy weight with a precise calorie content.
Royal Canin Adult Fit & Active Dry Cat Food is a balanced diet that helps to maintain optimal cat health and wellness. The food is enriched with vitamins and minerals, and can be served alone as a complete and balanced diet for cats, or as a complement to Royal Canin Adult Instinctive Wet Cat Food formulas.
- Contain omegas for a healthy coat
- No carrageenan
- Supports the health of athletic cats
- Provides immune support with an exclusive blend of antioxidants
- Maintains a healthy weight with a precise calorie content
- One of the more expensive options on the market
Other Royal Cannin cat food without this ingredient;
- Royal Canin Aroma Selective Dry Cat Food, 3-lb bag
- Royal Canin Savor Selective Dry Cat Food
Senior cat food without carrageenan
Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Senior Vitality Salmon & Vegetable Stew Canned Cat Food
Our overall best senior cat food without carrageenan is Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Senior Vitality Salmon & Vegetable Stew Canned Cat Food. This wet food contains no carrageenan and is packed with nutrients that support the health of seniors cats.
This diet is designed to provide essential nutrition and a savory taste for older cats. This wet food contains a proprietary blend of ingredients that support your cat’s interaction, energy, vitality, and brain function.
Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Senior Vitality Salmon & Vegetable Stew canned cat food is made with natural ingredients like salmon and vegetables, and it helps support healthy skin coat with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and vitamin E.
- No carrageenan
- Packed with nutrients that support the health of senior cats
- Formulated to provide essential nutrition and a savory taste for older cats
- Made with natural ingredients like salmon and vegetables
- It helps support healthy skin coat with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and vitamin
- Contains chicken broth as the first ingredient which is known to contain no nutritional value.
Q: Is carrageenan safe for cats?
A: No, carrageenan is not safe for cats. It is a potential carcinogen and can cause gastrointestinal problems. Studies have shown that it can also lead to weight gain and liver damage in cats as well.
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