Almo Nature is an Italian brand of pet food, known for their commitment to biodiversity, high quality sourced ingredients, and products that are free from grains, soy, corn, wheat, and gluten.
Almo Nature was started in 2000 by Pier Giovanni Capellino, a long-time entrepreneur in pet food. In fact, Almo Nature was the first brand in the world to introduce pet food made with 100 percent HFC ingredients. This means that the ingredients were originally intended for human consumption.
Today, Almo Nature develops high-quality wet and dry dog and cat food, as well as all-natural cat litter that is free from chemical additives. Over 17 years, Almo Nature has constantly set new industry standards by manufacturing pet products that are safe and environment-friendly. Almo Nature is now a multinational company headquartered in Genoa, Italy, with subsidiaries in United States, Canada Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, and China.
Besides manufacturing premium pet food, Almo Nature also supports various animal-related causes under the aLmore umbrella. These projects include Love Food, where one million meals are donated each year for cats and dogs at rescue centers; AdoptMe, where the project helps dogs and cats in shelters find forever homes; Reduce the Conflict, which aims to support farmers by providing dog food for livestock guard dogs instead of inhumane predator management methods; and Dog Blood Donor, a database of dogs who donate blood funded by Almo Nature in partnership with the National Association of Italian Veterinarians (ANMVI) and the National Federation of Italian Veterinarians Orders (FNOVI).
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Types of cat food
Almo Nature believes that the predatory nature of cats should be respected. Not only are cats strictly carnivorous, but are also fond of hunting prey, as can be seen from their behavior when chasing mice or hunting flies and lizards. To make sure that cats get a diet that’s conducive to their natural physiological characteristics, Almo Nature manufactures five different lines of cat food. This is good news for cat owners because so many lines mean variety and flavor to keep kitties happy and sated.
Let’s take a look at each line of cat food.
The HQS Natural line of cat food from Almo Nature consists of pre-cooked, high quality sourced human grade chicken, tuna, salmon, mackerel, ocean fish and seafood cooked in their own broth. The Natural line meals are all Limited Ingredient Diet formula that has a high energy source, along with natural vitamins, proteins, essential amino-acids such as lysine, methionine, taurine, and others. The pieces of fish and meat are shredded, cooked and preserved in their own broth for maximum taste and nutrition.
The Natural line has 22 recipes, some of which are:
- Chicken drumstick in broth
- Chicken with pumpkin in broth
- Chicken breast in broth
- Mixed seafood in broth
- Salmon in broth
- Tuna with cheese in broth
- Mackerel in broth
- Ocean fish in broth
The HQS Complete line of cat food has pre-cooked high quality sourced human grade chicken, tuna, salmon, and mackerel served in their own broth, along with an addition of mineral and vitamins. The Complete meals have 60 percent meat or fish content, and the rest 40 percent is made of cheese, and nutritious vegetables and fruits like pumpkin, apples, and carrots, which give kitties a balanced meal. The HQS Complete meals are natural sources of essential amino acids with added minerals and vitamins. The contents are shredded and preserved in palatable gravy.
There are six recipes in this line:
- Chicken recipe with Carrots in Gravy
- Chicken recipe with Cheese in Gravy
- Chicken recipe with Green Beans in Gravy
- Tuna recipe with Pumpkin in Gravy
- Salmon recipe with Apple in Gravy
- Mackerel recipe with Sweet Potatoes in Gravy
The HQS Green line of cat food consists of raw packed; high quality sourced human grade chicken steam-cooked in their own pouch. The unique cooking process gives the small chunks of meat an intense and inviting smell while making the natural broth nutritious and tasty.
There are two recipes from this line:
- Chicken breast
- Chicken drumstick
HQS La Cucina
Almo Nature claims that the HQS LA Cucina line of cat food is of “gourmet meal” quality. The pre-cooked gourmet high quality sourced tuna and chicken recipes are served in their own tasty broth. The content has 55 percent meat or fish, and the rest is made of nutritious vegetables and fruits like apples and papaya. The taste of La Cucina is different from all other lines of Almo Nature cat food, so it makes even the fussiest cat happy.
There are six recipes in this line:
- Chicken dinner with pineapple
- Chicken dinner with whitefish
- Tuna dinner with papaya
- Chicken dinner with apples
- Tuna dinner with lobster
- Tuna dinner with sole
Kitties love tuna, and that’s the reason why the HQS Daily line of cat food features pre-cooked red tuna meat served in their own broth. Tuna meals are a high source of energy. The thin shredded cuts preserved in their own broth are not only easy to eat, but also delicious to your kitty’s taste buds.
There are five recipes in this line:
- Tuna with shrimp
- Tuna with chicken
- Tuna with salmon
- Tuna with mackerel
What makes Almo Nature different?
The one element that makes Almo Nature stand out is their promise of High Quality Sourced ingredients. HQS ingredients refer to meat or fish that were originally fit for human consumption and are now used only for pet food. This ensures that there is no artificial, non-food grade content in the meals. Not only can humans recognize the content of the meals, but pets are also happy and satisfied with their food.
The production of the cat food is thoroughly controlled to make sure there is no expired or outdated product on the market. All Almo Nature products are free of grains and gluten, so even the sensitive kitties can safely consume them without any allergic reactions.
The thin shredded pieces of meat are easy to eat and digest. The content preserved in their own broth keeps the biological value of the food intact. The food is rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids, low in fats, and additive, thickener, and Carrageenan free.
Where to buy?
Almo Nature products are available at several leading pet stores, and online retailers like Chewy, Pet Flow, Pet Food Direct, and Amazon.
What customers think
The Almo Nature Natural Chicken Breast in Broth Grain-Free Canned Cat Food on Chewy has a 100 percent positive rating. The product has a 5 rating out of 5, with all cat owners recommending it. Some of the reviews are as follows:
“My cats are very picky with wet food, I struggle to get them to eat it. They have free access to Dr. Elsey’s dry food, and I feed wet twice a day. This is not a complete food so I only feed it a few times a week, but they all enjoy it, one of the few foods they will lick the bowl clean, and I think it’s a good addition to a healthy dry food. Smells and looks like fresh chicken breast.” – duckpond
“Grayling is 8 and is slowing down. A big outdoor cat. He developed a digestion issue and was throwing up and having diarrhea. The vet recommended changing his diet to soft. But he didn’t like anything until I brought home a tester of Almo Nature chicken. Loves it.” – Betsy
“I was searching for a shredded meat in broth type food to replace another brand which had been reformulated and had begun causing digestive issues with my youngest cat. After trying several different products, I found Almo and it has been exactly what I was looking for. I use the meat as a topper on other canned food to increase protein and encourage healthy chewing for my two ragdolls, and use some of the broth to mix in with my 17 year old’s renal support food to increase its appeal for her. No digestive issues, fair price, variety of flavors, three happy cats.” – KarenP
Almo Nature Natural Chicken Breast in Broth Grain-Free Canned Cat Food
Rating – 5 out of 5
Key ingredients: Chicken Breast, Water Sufficient for Cooking.
Like all meals from Almo Nature, this one also has prime cuts of chicken cooked, packaged and stored in their own broth in order to keep the micronutrients intact. The meal is made with 100 percent natural ingredients, to keep it as close to the natural food eaten by cats.
It must be noted that this meal is intended for supplemental feeding only because it does not contain sufficient nutrients. Like all meals from Almo Nature, this should also be served alongside a balanced diet.