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Embraced for decades by holistically oriented pet parents and holistic veterinarians, raw feeding is becoming more and more mainstream as cat parents look for alternatives to feeding highly processed commercial pet foods. I’ve been feeding raw for the past ten years, and have seen my cats thrive on it.

I started feeding Darwin’s about five years ago, and it has become a perennial favorite.

Darwin’s Natural Pet Food

There are so many things to like about Darwin’s, both in terms of what’s in the food and what’s not:

  • 100% meat – no animal-by-products or fillers
  • Ethically sourced human grade ingredients from farms they trust
  • Formulated under the guidance of veterinary nutritionists
  • Free range, pasture raised, cage-free meats
  • No GMO
  • No steroids
  • No hormones
  • Made fresh: you will receive your meals 4-6 weeks from production
  • Ready to serve

In short: as far as I’m concerned, they’re doing everything right.

Even better: it’s delivered right to your door

I’m not a fan of running errands or shopping. If something can be delivered to my door, I’m all over it. Darwin’s is packed in eco-friendly packaging with dry ice to ensure that food is shipped and delivered safely. The packaging can be recycled or composted.

Darwin’s offers a convenient autoship schedule so you’ll never have to worry about running out of food. The timing of delivery is flexible, and Darwin’s friendly customer service team will gladly adjust your schedule as needed.

Raw feeding made easy

The food come packaged in convenient 8 ounce sealed packs. It takes about 24 hours for one pack to thaw in the refrigerator, so feeding is no harder than feeding canned food. The only difference is that instead of opening a can, you’re defrosting a pack of food.

The food is more nutrient dense than other brands with higher vegetable or moisture content. One 8 ounce pack yields three meals for Allegra, who weighs about nine pounds.

Allegra loves Darwin’s turkey formula. She has occasionally eaten their chicken formula, but she’s a little lukewarm on that. Ruby loved Darwin’s and ate it almost all the way to the end of her life.


Special offer: get 10 pounds for $14.95!

Darwin’s has an introductory offer that can’t be beat so you can try this for your own cats: For $14.95, you get 10 pounds of raw food. You can customize the flavors depending on your cat’s taste preferences.

Once you place your introductory order, you are automatically set up for automatic shipments (you choose the frequency of shipment,) but you can cancel or change this at any time.

For more information and to order, please visit


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12 Comments on Darwin’s Raw Cat Food: A Perennial Favorite at Our House

  1. Would this food be good for my senior cat? I just find out she has squamous carcinoma. I don’t have long. This cancer ranges from 3 months to a year and grows fast.

    • I’m so sorry about your cat’s diagnosis, that’s such an awful cancer. Yes, this food is appropriate for all life stages, including senior cats.

  2. I tried two different frozen raw foods & my cats wouldn’t even try one bite. I just don’t know if they would eat this one. My two adult cats get good quality canned food at least twice a day with a teaspoon of water mixed in for additional moisture. They eat a variety of protein sources, which I rotate, very well, but raw… hmmm.

  3. Thanks for this information Ingrid. I will also add that Darwin’s has wonderful customer service and if your little cat cannot eat the huge amount of food they send, you can ask for fewer packets or for the food to be sent less frequently. I find it is easiest to unwrap when it is still frozen. Cricket loves it.

    Do you worry about the high phosphorus content as our kitties age? This might be a problem for older kitties or those with kidney disease. But maybe all raw food has this problem. I don’t know. What do you think?

  4. I am switching my kitties over to this exclusively. How many times a day do you feed her? Reason I ask is they told me 4-6 oz per day per cat depending on size. So I bought a kitchen scale to measure out. I usually feed my kitties three times a day and my boys who are younger and active are around 9 lbs and the girls who are older (over 10) are about 7 lbs. Just wanted to see your experience based on their recommendations!

    • Three meals a day is great and actually more closely mimics how a cat would eat in the wild – multiple small meals a day. I feed Allegra twice a day, 1/3 of an 8 ounce pack at each meal, just because that’s what she’s always been used to. General recommendations range from 24 to 35 calories per pound of body weight per day to keep an average adult cat at a healthy, normal weight. For young, highly active cats, I’d feed based on the high end of that range, for older, less active ones it really depends. Definitely monitor their weights (I recommend weighing monthly), and adjust as needed.

      • Thank you! They are gonna look at me and be like: wait that’s all I get now? I have realized that with so many of the high quality canned foods i had been feeding them being hard to find that I would sit down and calculate how much it would cost me monthly for the raw. On average I was spending about 400 a month on canned food for them IF I could find things on sale which means under 40 bucks a case to me haha). Now that had gotten harder I realized that the Darwins is about 133 every two weeks for four of them (one has FIV so still gonna feed him canned) and it will end up saving me money. Now if only I didnt have to spend 80 bucks a month on their litter… (the only litter that all 5 will use inside the box all the time for the first time in about 10 years with the girls is boxiepro) lol

        • Ha! Yes the litter cost can get up there. I’m all for feeding cats the healthiest food you can. Just don’t throw away their old food in case they don’t adjust well to this. And don’t be disappointed. Best of luck!!!

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