Frequently Asked Questions

What sets Fussie Cat apart from other pet foods?

Unlike many commercially available pet foods which contain large amounts of simple carbohydrates as their first or second ingredient, Fussie Cat recipes are based on our Meat First philosophy. Meat or fish is always the main ingredient. As cats are obligate carnivores, nothing but a Meat First recipe will provide complete, Physiologically Tuned™ nutrition for your pet.

Why is real meat as the first ingredient so important?

All Fussie Cat recipes are based on our Meat First™ philosophy because cats are obligate carnivores. They require high amounts of protein to thrive, and lack the digestive enzymes to properly break down and combine incomplete plant proteins. This means they must have high-quality animal protein for optimal health.

What sets Fussie Cat apart from other pet foods?

Unlike many commercially available pet foods which contain large amounts of simple carbohydrates as their first or second ingredient, Fussie Cat recipes are based on our Meat First philosophy. Meat or fish is always the main ingredient. As cats are obligate carnivores, nothing but a Meat First recipe will provide complete, Physiologically Tuned™ nutrition for your pet.

Why is real meat as the first ingredient so important?

All Fussie Cat recipes are based on our Meat First™ philosophy because cats are obligate carnivores. They require high amounts of protein to thrive, and lack the digestive enzymes to properly break down and combine incomplete plant proteins. This means they must have high-quality animal protein for optimal health.

Good to Know

SHOULD FUSSIE CAT CANNED FOODS BE REFRIGERATED AFTER OPENING?

Yes. Any unused portion must be refrigerated in a sealed container. Consider a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid. In addition, we recommend using each meal completely within four days of opening it. If your cat doesn’t care for cold food, let it sit at room temperature for around 30 minutes, or microwave it for 10 seconds (in a microwave safe dish, not the can), prior to feeding.


How do I read the dates on cans of Fussie Cat?

To help ensure you’re getting the freshest food for your cat, we provide both a “Production Date” and an “Expiration Date” on our packaging, located on the bottom of the can. It will read: “PRO MM/DD/YYYY, and EXP MM/DD/YYYY.” Never feed our pet food or any other brand to your cat past the expiration date.

What is the shelf life of Fussie Cat food?

Our recipes are vacuum sealed in our kitchen to give them a shelf life of three years. As with any pet food, never feed our meals to your pet past the expiration date, which is clearly marked on the bottom of the can.

 

Fussie Cat may be healthy, but will my cat like it?

The healthiest recipe in the world is useless if your cat won’t eat it. Conversely, the most delicious recipe falls short if it doesn’t provide the nutrition your cat’s biology demands. That’s why our recipes are all “Co-Created by Cats.™” We start with the Meat First™ ingredients your cat needs to thrive, then we taste test our meals with actual pets to create meals that are as delicious as they are nutritious.

Are Fussie Cat products available online?

Yes, you can get all of our recipes at a number of online pet specialty retailers, such as chewy.com. For a complete list of stores in your neighborhood, click here.

Fussie Cat may be healthy, but will my cat like it?

The healthiest recipe in the world is useless if your cat won’t eat it. Conversely, the most delicious recipe falls short if it doesn’t provide the nutrition your cat’s biology demands. That’s why our recipes are all “Co-Created by Cats.™” We start with the Meat First™ ingredients your cat needs to thrive, then we taste test our meals with actual pets to create meals that are as delicious as they are nutritious.

Are Fussie Cat products available online?

Yes, you can get all of our recipes at a number of online pet specialty retailers, such as chewy.com. For a complete list of stores in your neighborhood, click here.

Do’s and Dont’s


Should I feed milk to my kitten?

As a general rule, milk should only be given as a treat, if it’s well tolerated by your pet. Milk is a food and not a substitute for water. Therefore, always have fresh, clean water available for your pets. As a food, milk is incomplete and does not provide balanced nutrition for your cat. Large amounts of milk may not be well tolerated, as milk contains lactose, and high levels of lactose can cause diarrhea in some pets.

Can I feed my cat dog food, or vice versa?

No. Despite what you may have heard, cats and dogs have unique nutritional needs and should be fed meals designed specifically for their needs. Health problems may occur from not feeding your pet a complete and balanced, species appropriate diet. Check the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) statement here, or on the product packaging to determine if that recipe is appropriate for your pet’s nutritional requirements.

 

IS FUSSIE CAT EASY TO ROTATE BETWEEN FLAVORS WITH MY SENSITIVE FELINE?

Because Fussie Cat® products are formulated to have similar nutrient profiles it is a great rotational diet. If your cat is sensitive to a certain recipe we recommend that you try another.

HOW DO I KNOW FUSSIE CAT PROVIDES MY PET WITH QUALITY NUTRITION?

All Fussie Cat foods are made in an FDA-approved kitchen that also produces human-grade foods. We regularly inspect everything from the manufacturing process to the raw ingredients that go in our foods so you can rest assured your cat’s meals are prepared under the strictest guidelines for quality control that meets international standards.

Cats are true carnivores

Known as obligate carnivores, the physiology of all cats has evolved to process meat, and about 20% of a cat’s diet should be protein.

IS FUSSIE CAT EASY TO ROTATE BETWEEN FLAVORS WITH MY SENSITIVE FELINE?

Because Fussie Cat® products are formulated to have similar nutrient profiles it is a great rotational diet. If your cat is sensitive to a certain recipe we recommend that you try another.

HOW DO I KNOW FUSSIE CAT PROVIDES MY PET WITH QUALITY NUTRITION?

All Fussie Cat foods are made in an FDA-approved kitchen that also produces human-grade foods. We regularly inspect everything from the manufacturing process to the raw ingredients that go in our foods so you can rest assured your cat’s meals are prepared under the strictest guidelines for quality control that meets international standards.

Cats are true carnivores

Known as obligate carnivores, the physiology of all cats has evolved to process meat, and about 20% of a cat’s diet should be protein.

Do you perform any invasive animal testing in developing your products?

No, and we never will. Our company was founded on the basis of providing delicious, nutritionally correct, value conscious meals for your cat. To fine-tune our recipes, we conduct trials where our food is fed to pets. This is done in a comfortable, stress-free environment for the animals.

 

Do you do perform any invasive animal testing in developing your products?

No, and we never will. Our company was founded on the basis of providing delicious, nutritionally correct, value conscious meals for your cat. To fine-tune our recipes, we conduct trials where our food is fed to pets. This is done in a comfortable, stress-free environment for the animals.

Fussie Facts

Racing Hearts

A cat’s heart rate varies between 120 and 140 beats per minute.

Hot Blooded

A cat’s normal temperature runs at 101.5° fahreinheit, compared with 98.6° for humans.

Brush Daily

Brushing your catʼs teeth daily is the best way to keep their mouth healthy.

Racing Hearts

A cat’s heart rate varies between 120 and 140 beats per minute.

Hot Blooded

A cat’s normal temperature runs at 101.5° fahreinheit, compared with 98.6° for humans.

Brush Daily

Brushing your catʼs teeth daily is the best way to keep their mouth healthy.

 

Grooming

A cat’s tongue is filled with backwards-facing spines. A cat will use its tongue as a hairbrush, licking its coat to keep it clean. Regular grooming of the coat can help prevent the ingestion of hairballs.

Sensitive Ears

Cats have incredibly sensitive hearing and can detect higher-pitched sounds than either dogs or humans.

Take care with human foods

Some human foods are toxic to cats, including chocolate. Large amounts of onions or garlic are also poisonous to cats.

Avoid human medications

Many human medicines should never be given to cats. For example, the common painkiller acetaminophen, found in medications like Tylenol, is extremely toxic to cats. Consult your veterinarian before administering any medication.

Night Vision

Cats can see clearly at night with as little as one-sixth the light level required for humans.

Grooming

A cat’s tongue is filled with backwards-facing spines. A cat will use its tongue as a hairbrush, licking its coat to keep it clean. Regular grooming of the coat can help prevent the ingestion of hairballs.

Sensitive Ears

Cats have incredibly sensitive hearing and can detect higher-pitched sounds than either dogs or humans.

Take care with human foods

Some human foods are toxic to cats, including chocolate. Large amounts of onions or garlic are also poisonous to cats.

Avoid human medications

Many human medicines should never be given to cats. For example, the common painkiller acetaminophen, found in medications like Tylenol, is extremely toxic to cats. Consult your veterinarian before administering any medication.

Night Vision

Cats can see clearly at night with as little as one-sixth the light level required for humans.

 
 
 

What is AAFCO and is Fussie Cat
AAFCO approved?

AAFCO stands for Association of American Feed Control Officials. All Fussie Cat recipes are formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO for all life stages of your pet. This certifies that Fussie Cat is a nutritionally complete product that can be fed to your pet as its sole ration without adding any other substance except water. For more information on AAFCO regulations, visit aafco.org.

 

What is AAFCO and is Fussie Cat
AAFCO approved?

AAFCO stands for Association of American Feed Control Officials. All Fussie Cat recipes are formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO for all life stages of your pet. This certifies that Fussie Cat is a nutritionally complete product that can be fed to your pet as its sole ration without adding any other substance except water. For more information on AAFCO regulations, visit aafco.org.