The Best Wet Cat Foods

We all know cats can be judgmental. They have no problem turning up their noses (or tails) at bowls of food they don’t particularly like. And wanting to kowtow to their individual needs, we cat lovers will go above and beyond to provide them with whatever they want to get their purr engines fully revved up. But even the pickiest of eaters can't resist the aroma of wet cat food. So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best wet cat foods to keep Fluffy happy, satisfied, and full.

Purina Fancy Feast

Leave Your Cat Purring

Fancy Feast from Purina is just that – a fancy feast for your cat.
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Pop open a can of Purina Grilled Fancy Feast and watch your cats purr. We’re not exaggerating. This wet cat food has a knack for getting cats’ senses tingling. They’ll purr, they’ll rub up against your leg, and then they’ll thank you by taking an all-too satisfying nap. And the best part, Fancy Feast contains all the essential vitamins and minerals that your cats crave. With over a dozen different flavors to choose from, there’s enough variety to keep this feast fancy and fresh meal after meal.


  • 100% complete and balanced nutrition for cats
  • Available in a 24 pack
  • Several different flavors and textures
  • A great and healthy alternative to dry food


  • Ingredients have changed over the years, sometimes turning cats off
  • May cause stomach irritation in some cats with digestion issues

Sheba Wet Cat Food

Ideal For Sensitive Tummies

This wet cat food from Sheba provides the perfect portions for your feline friend so nothing goes to waste.
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Sheba delivers on its promise of serving the perfect amount of wet cat food in each portion along with ingredients that are ideal for sensitive cats. Free of corn, soy, and wheat, each container of Sheba is rich in protein and flavor. As a bonus, you’ll find there won’t be any messy leftovers that you might find with the overly-portioned canned foods.


  • Protein-rich
  • Lacking corn, soy, and wheat
  • Perfectly-portioned containers
  • Designed to eliminate messy leftovers


  • Packaging can be difficult to open
  • Tends to run on the drier side

Purina Fancy Feast Classic Pate

Cats Love A Classic

Made with high-quality ingredients, the Paté Collection from Purina's Fancy Feast gives your cat a little something extra to sink their teeth into.
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Purina packs in the flavor with this 24-pack of classic pate canned wet food. Designed for adult felines, it provides them with 100% complete and balanced nutrition. And for cats that snub their noses at most wet foods, you’ll find that they’re naturally drawn to the texture of this delicious pate.


  • A pate texture that cats adore
  • 100% complete and balanced nutrition
  • Contains 24 pull-top cans
  • Gourmet recipes in each can


  • Contains Vitamin K, which may irritate cats with sensitive stomachs

Purina Beyond Grain Free Natural Adult Wet Cat Food

Wholesome Ingredients For Your Cat

Purina goes above and beyond with grain-free adult wet cat food.
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Purina is once again back on the list, this time with their premium, grain-free adult wet cat food. With over a dozen different varieties and flavors, the Beyond line from Purina is free of corn, wheat, and soy, as well as containing zero artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Adding to the healthy appeal is a list of wholesome vegetable accents, including spinach.


  • Grain-free
  • Contains zero artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives
  • Wholesome vegetable accents
  • A healthy alternative to other canned cat foods


  • Can irritate cats who have a sensitive stomach
  • May cause certain cats to break out in hives

Purina Friskies Gravy Wet Cat Food

Drenched In Delicious Gravy

This 24 pack includes 4 different flavors of tantalizing gravy-covered morsels.
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Purina is back on this list with their 24-can variety pack that comes with 6 different wet foods that are smothered in gravy. Adding to the appeal is the fact that each flavor is made with tender chunks of real meat, poultry, or seafood. And as Purina always has your cat’s best interest at heart, this variety pack is free of macadamia nuts.


  • 24 cans with 4 different flavors
  • Each can comes with ample amounts of gravy
  • Made with real meat, poultry, or seafood
  • Ideal for cats with sensitive stomachs


  • The cans have been known to dent during shipping
  • The monthly subscription can be a nuisance to change or cancel

Frequently Asked Questions

What are certain things I should look for when purchasing wet cat food?

There are so many varieties out there, it’s almost a trial-by-error type of deal. Some cats love gravy, some don’t. Some love a pate texture while others don’t. It’s best to read the ingredients, too, as some may irritate your cat’s stomach and cause skin irritations. But once you find that perfect brand, both you and your cat will be more than thankful.

Does pricier necessarily mean better?

It does not. Yes, certain high-quality ingredients allow some brands to charge more, but that doesn’t mean your cat will take to the high-end wet foods. In fact, you’ll find that some of the more affordable options will turn out to be your cat’s favorite.

Are there advantages to wet food over kibble?

There are some definite advantages. For one, wet food is easier on your cat’s teeth, which is crucial once your four-legged furry friends grow into seniors. Plus, wet food comes in a greater variety of flavors, and some options come in assorted variety packs. From a personal standpoint, having two cats myself, I can tell you for a fact that they absolutely love the popping sound that comes with opening up a can of wet food. Their purr motors fire right up and they start rubbing against my leg. An added advantage to wet food is that a majority of brands pack their cans with essential vitamins and minerals.