Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: November 1, 2022 by Crystal Uys
I am deeply saddened to announce that as of today, Radagast Petfood Inc., the makers of the wonderful Rad Cat raw diets, are shutting down production. The company made this difficult decision for economic reasons, following two recent recalls.
“The expenses of these events, along with slow reimbursement from insurance, and some distributors who, collectively, over the last few months have withheld hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments … have made it economically impossible for us to continue…for that we are very sorry and we promise we tried our best” wrote company founders Tracey and Janice on their website.
I considered Rad Cat one of the best commercial raw diets on the market. Allegra and Ruby absolutely love this food. I personally know of many cats who have been brought back to vibrant health from various issues after being put on this diet. My heart is breaking for all of the cat parents whose cats have been helped by this diet, and who now find themselves scrambling to find a replacement.
This is a profound loss for cats, and for the raw food industry.
For a detailed explanation of the events that led up to this difficult decision, please read Rad Cat’s statement on their website.
I know I’m not alone when I say I sincerely hope that Tracey and Janet will regroup and find a way to relaunch and make this wonderful diet available again. If you know of anyone who would like to invest in this effort, please get in touch with them!
October 18 update: Rad Cat started a crowdfunding campaign with the goal of raising funds to pay outstanding debts to vendors, suppliers and distributors who have supported them over the 14 years they were in business, and to reboot and relaunch the brand. If you would like to contribute, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/how-to-help-rad-cat-after-closure
About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.