Cat Person Cat Food Review

Cat Person makes feeding your cat quality, nutrient-dense meals easy with high-protein, low-carb and grain-free food delivered directly to your door. Featuring both wet and dry options in a wide variety of popular flavors, Cat Person’s got something for every feline.

Last Updated December 2022

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Pros Cons
Wet & dry food options, both grain-free Requires transitioning over 30 days from “regular” food
Clear labeling shows what ingredients are inside Medium & large cats require lots of cups per day, increasing waste
Lots of different flavor options—eight for wet food & three for dry food Must provide email address to see subscription recommendations & price
Fortified with oils & vitamins
Subscription customers get 10 percent off all orders, plus free shipping
Money Back Guarantee on 30 days of food
Pause or cancel subscription any time
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8.7

8.7

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Highlights
High-protein, low-carb, grain-free wet & dry food especially for cats
Meets AAFCO standards & exceeds standards for protein by at least 50 percent
Subscriptions save 10 percent versus one-time purchases
Lots of flavor options—eight for wet food, three for dry
Subscription orders ship for free anywhere in the contiguous 48 states
Pause or cancel subscription anytime
Money Back Guarantee

What is Cat Person?

Cat lovers, rejoice: There’s finally a high-quality pet food that doesn’t treat your superior purring machine like a second-class pet. Cat Person offers grain-free, ultra high-protein cat food that you can buy as a one-time purchase, or with a monthly subscription.

They’re not kidding about the high-protein part, either: Cat Person’s wet and dry food options both exceed the protein standards set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) for pet food by more than 50 percent.

Their wet food comes in eight flavors: 

  • Chicken
  • Tuna
  • Mackerel & Bream
  • Turkey & Chicken
  • Duck & Chicken
  • Duck
  • Beef
  • Salmon & Tuna

Each of these flavors is available as a pate or as shreds in gravy. In addition to meat, meat meal and broth, these foods have tapioca—which the company says adds texture—and vitamin and mineral supplements. 

Cat Person’s dry food comes in three flavors:

  • Salmon & Tuna
  • Chicken & Turkey
  • Duck & Turkey

All are sold in two-pound bags. The dry food kibble is made of meat and meat meal, as well as pea protein and peas—which the company said they chose as a binding starch because it’s low carb. The nuggets are also fortified with vitamins and minerals.

The most effective and convenient way to purchase Cat Person is to subscribe to what the company calls a “Meal Plan.” When you sign up, Cat Person takes you through a short quiz—asking about the number of cats you have, what they eat now, and any allergies they have before offering a “Starter Pack.” These packs—available in wet-only or a wet-and-dry combo—are $20 each. The wet-only pack has four boxes of five cups of food, and the wet/dry pack has two five-packs of wet food and a two-pound bag of dry.

Three weeks later, Cat Person will ship your first regular box of food, with different amounts depending on the number of cats you’ve got, and how much they eat. These shipments will then be billed and delivered every four weeks—you can change the flavors in your box, pause your subscription, or cancel any time.

All Meal Plan orders ship for free, and they’re 10 percent off the one-time purchase prices. 

If your cat doesn’t like the starter pack—or any other order—Cat Person will refund up to 30 days of food.

You can also buy any of Cat Person’s food options as a one-time purchase directly from their website. The dry food is $11 per bag, and the wet foods are $7.25 for five pre-measured cups—like cans, but with easy-open tops. Orders under $40 have a shipping fee that varies based on your location, while orders over $40 ship for free.

Cat Person’s fans say the food has solved picky eating—some say it’s the first and only wet food their cats have ever been willing to eat. Their automatic Meal Plan delivery is convenient, and the food is filled with ingredients you’ll feel good about giving your furry friend.

Cat Person puts cats first—and gives feline fanatics wet and dry options to choose from in lots of different flavors with clearly-marked ingredients. And with a subscription Meal Plan, the company makes keeping your shelves stocked—and your bill reduced with a 10 percent discount—simple.

How Cat Person Works

Cat Person puts cats first—with grain-free, high-protein wet and dry food that can be delivered to your door at a discount via a monthly subscription. Here’s how it works. 

When you visit their website, you can click on “Get a Meal Plan” to start customizing a subscription for your cat—or cats. First, you’ll be asked to choose between a plan that’s all wet food, or one that has both wet and dry. Once you do, you’ll fill out a short quiz about your kitties: You’ll tell Cat Person how many cats you have, what kind of food they like—shreds or pate, and if they prefer poultry, fish or a variety. You’ll also indicate if they’re allergic to any proteins, and tell Cat Person how much you’re feeding them now—in a number of cans for wet food, and if you’re getting a wet-and-dry plan, how much dry food they eat in cups per day.

You then need to provide your email address to keep going—one-time customers say this is a little annoying, because if you decide not to buy the subscription, you’ve been signed up for an email list.

But after you hand over the keys to your inbox, Cat Person will show you a “Starter Pack.” This $20 box includes different foods depending on if you’ve chosen a wet-only plan, or wet and dry food.

If you’ve chosen the wet food-only option, your starter pack contains four packs of wet food, each containing five cups of 2.75 ounces of wet food. These will come in a variety of flavors based on your cat’s preferred proteins and allergies. There are eight flavors of Cat Person wet food: 

  • Chicken
  • Tuna
  • Mackerel & Bream
  • Turkey & Chicken
  • Duck & Chicken
  • Duck
  • Beef
  • Salmon & Tuna

Each of these flavors is available as a pate or as shreds in gravy. 

The starter pack of wet food and dry food has two packs of five cups of wet food—so 10 cups instead of 20—and a two-pound back of dry food. 

Dry food is available in three flavors: 

  • Salmon & Tuna
  • Chicken & Turkey
  • Duck & Turkey

Each two-pound bag contains six and three-quarters cups of dry food.

The starter packs also include a “Serve & Store” set, which includes scoopers and stay-fresh containers. The starter boxes are designed to last three weeks—while gradually transitioning your cats from their current food to Cat Person. The box includes a transition guide on how to do this, but basically, you’ll increase the amount of Cat Person food they’re eating each day while phasing out their current meals.

If your cat can’t transition or doesn’t like Cat Person, you can request a full refund.

After three weeks, Cat Person will start shipping you a full box of food every four weeks. This box will contain more food, and is offered at 10 percent off the normal, retail price of Cat Person’s offerings. It also ships free anywhere in the contiguous 48 states.

For our two 10-pound cats, the four-week box with wet and dry food costs $3.86 per day, a discount from the full, one-time purchase price of $4.29 per day for the same food. That box includes 12 wet food five-packs and three bags of dry food in each order. We got a variety of flavors—all of them, actually—in each shipment. You can change the flavors you’re receiving in your shipment up to three days before it ships each month, and you can pause or cancel your Meal Plan subscription at any time.

All of the potential food options you can receive—wet or dry—exceed the recommendations for pet food protein set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) by at least 50 percent.

If you don’t want to subscribe, you can also buy Cat Person’s food a la carte on their website. A five-pack box of any wet food flavor is $7.25, and any bag of dry food is $11. Orders over $40 ship for free.

Recipes and Ingredients

Cat Person offers wet food and dry food. Both types are grain-free, and are big on protein: All Cat Person recipes have at least 50 percent more protein than the standards set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) for pet food. They also meet the AAFCO standards for the other nutrients as well.

Some of their ingredients are also sustainably sourced and produced: All of the seafood in the fish flavors of wet food is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council, and the facility that makes Cat Food’s dry food runs on solar energy. The wet food is made at a facility in Thailand that is primarily a human food supplier, while dry food is made in the U.S. 

Cat Person’s wet food comes in eight flavors:

  • Chicken
  • Tuna
  • Mackerel & Bream
  • Turkey & Chicken
  • Duck & Chicken
  • Duck
  • Beef
  • Salmon & Tuna

Each of these flavors is available as a pate or as shreds in gravy. All of the flavors are packed into easy to open cups, and there are five of these cups in each box of Cat Person.

The side of that box lists simple percentages that show you how much of each category of ingredient is in the food: For the chicken flavor, for instance, that’s 53 percent chicken, 35 percent chicken broth, five percent dried egg, three percent tapioca, and four percent “essential nutrients and natural flavoring.”

The tapioca, Cat Person says, is to help provide texture for cats that are picky eaters. And the “essential nutrients” includes ingredients like sunflower oil, which provides fatty acids, and vitamin supplements. 

For their wet food, Cat Person suggests feeding one to three serving cups of wet food per day for every four to eight pounds of your cat’s weight.

Cat Person has three dry food recipes: 

  • Salmon & Tuna
  • Chicken & Turkey
  • Duck & Turkey. 

All are sold in two-pound bags containing six and three-quarter cups of dry food nuggets.

Those nuggets are made of dehydrated meat and meat meal, animal fats, peas, pea protein, taurine—an essential amino acid—some fish oils, and vitamins and minerals. If the peas throw you for a loop: Cat Person says they chose the green legumes because their kibble needed a starch to hold the nuggets together, and peas were one of the lowest-carb options.

For their dry food, Cat Person suggests that five- to nine-pound cats eat one-third to two-thirds of a cup per day. Bigger cats should get up to a cup of nuggets per day.

How Much Does Cat Person Cost?

When you subscribe to Cat Person for regularly scheduled delivery of their food, it’s called a “Meal Plan,” and comes in two types—wet food only, or wet and dry food.

Once you’ve picked one of those two options by clicking on “Meal Plan” from the homepage of their website, you set up your Meal Plan by taking a short quiz—you’ll tell Cat Person how many cats you have, how much they eat now—in numbers of cans for wet food, and volume measured in cups for dry food—and about their favorite proteins in foods—poultry, fish, or a variety. From that choice, you’ll be asked if there are any proteins in those categories that your cats are allergic to. You’ll also be asked the type of wet food your cats prefer—shreds in gravy, or pate.

Based on your choices, Cat Person generates a Meal Plan for your kitties: First, there’s a starter pack containing some food and a “Serve & Store Set” comprised of scoopers and stay-fresh tops for wet food containers. Then, there’s your normal Meal Plan order—an amount of food that Cat Person will ship to you every four weeks to refill your stores of wet and/or dry food.

If you’ve chosen the wet food-only option, your starter pack contains four packs of wet food, each containing five cups of 2.75 ounces of wet food. These will come in a variety of flavors based on your cat’s preferred proteins and allergies. There are eight flavors of Cat Person wet food:

  • Chicken
  • Tuna
  • Mackerel & Bream
  • Turkey & Chicken
  • Duck & Chicken
  • Duck
  • Beef
  • Salmon & Tuna


Each of these flavors is available as a pate or as shreds in gravy. 

The starter pack of wet food and dry food has two packs of five cups of wet food—so 10 cups instead of 20—and a two-pound back of dry food. Dry food is available in three flavors: 

  • Salmon & Tuna
  • Chicken & Turkey
  • Duck & Turkey

Each two-pound bag contains six and three-quarters cups of dry food.

Both types of starter packs cost $20—down from the regular price of $25.50 for the wet/dry combo, and $29 for the wet-only box. Three weeks after the starter box arrives, you’ll start receiving “normal” Meal Plan orders, containing more food. These orders ship every four weeks. For our two cats, who usually eat two total cans of wet food and a half-cup of dry kibble each day, Cat Person shipped 12 wet food five-packs and three bags of dry food in each of these orders. We got a variety of flavors—all of them, actually—in each shipment. You can change the flavors you’re receiving in your shipment up to three days before it ships each month, and you can pause or cancel your Meal Plan subscription at any time.

When ordering on a Meal Plan, orders ship for free. The food is also discounted by 10 percent—for our two cats, their monthly order feeds them for $3.86 per day, down from $4.29 per day at the full price. If we’d opted for wet food only, their food would cost $2.80 per day, down from $3.11.

You can also order Cat Person food without a subscription, though it costs a little more. When ordering a la carte, a five-pack of wet food cups in any flavor is $7.25, and a bag of dry food is $11. Both of these are 10 percent less on a subscription. A la carte orders can also carry a delivery fee, which varies based on your location. Orders over $40, though, ship free. And all Meal Plan orders ship for free.

For adult cats, Cat Person recommends one to three of their wet food cups for every four to eight pounds of bodyweight. Which means that each of our 10-pound tabbies needs three to four per day—so the starter pack may not last as long as you think … if you’re feeding your cat an all-Cat Person diet. But the company actually recommends transitioning them over gradually: You’ll serve some of Cat Person’s food with some of their old food and, over the course of five days, work your way up until the bowl is half and half. Then over the rest of the first month, you’ll transition your felines to full bowls of cat person. This transition period is how the starter pack is able to last for three weeks.

If your cats don’t like Cat Person’s food after all the transition time, or you can’t transition them over successfully in 30 days, Cat Person will refund 30 days’ worth of food.

How Does Cat Person Compare?

With so many human-grade pet foods to choose from, it’s hard to know which one is perfect for your pet. Here’s how Cat Person stacks up:

Cat Person Smalls Nom Nom Blue Buffalo Bobcat Raw Food
Cost Per Day $3 and up $3 and up About $4 and up About $2 About $3.70
Wet and Dry Food Options Yes Yes No Yes No
Money Back Guarantee Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes, if there are shipping issues
Subscription and One-Time Purchase Options Yes No No No Yes
Free Shipping Yes Yes Yes No Yes

Why We Love It: The Bottom Line

As its name implies, Cat Person treats your cat like a person. They make wet and dry foods for cats not as an afterthought, but by design, with high-protein ingredients, low-carb, grain-free starch sources, and lots of flavors … all delivered to your door with a discount when you subscribe.

By giving Cat Person just a little info about your cats—and your email address—the company builds you a discounted Starter Box to try transitioning your cat to their food, introducing it little by little over the course of several weeks. If your cats don’t like it, Cat Person will give you a full refund. If they transition and like it, you’ll start receiving Cat Person food every four weeks, with no shipping fees.

And that food comes in lots of flavors—eight different kinds of wet food in both pate and shreds in gravy styles, and three varieties of dry. The subscription box will include flavors catered to your cat’s favorite flavors and food allergies. 

If you don’t want to subscribe, your cat can still enjoy Cat Person. Unlike many other direct-to-consumer pet companies, Cat Person also sells their food a la carte. It costs a little more $11 for a bag of dry food, and $7.25 for five packs of wet—and shipping is only free if you buy more than $40 worth.

Fans of Cat Person say it’s helped reduce the amount of vomiting in their cats, overcome picky eating, and become the one wet food they’ll run for.

About Cat Person

Jimmy Wu and Lambert Wang said they felt cats were being neglected by big pet stores—with all the cat food and materials relegated to the back of the store. They founded Cat Person in May 2020 to embrace their cat love—and to provide food, treats, and cat accessories designed specifically for felines. The company was backed by a startup incubator run by Harry’s Inc., makers of a direct-to-consumer men’s razor product.

Cat Person partners with the Animal Care Centers of New York (ACC), donating Cat Person food and supplies to set foster parents up for success and to give rescues a great start on their journey to find their forever homes.

Reviews

JT Johnson

My cat puked often on her other high quality dry food. I have introduced Cat Person over the past month, slowly blending it with her old food. We are at about 80% CP now and she has not puked once since the transition. We are satisfied and I just placed an order for 2 more bags. Two thumbs up!

Maggie

I was looking for a cat food delivery and BAM! I saw Cat Person. My Stella loves shreds in broth and we are always running out. I took the short quiz and a few days later got the food. It took her a day or so to adjust. However, now at feeding time, she RUNS for her food. I couldn’t be more happy that we have found an amazing stress free and nutritious solution for our girl. She’s more active. Her coat is so soft. Thank you Cat Person!

Judy

After yet another attempt at finding our cat food online (out of stock) and our local store (empty shelf) and failing, we decided to search for a brand/company who would be able to provide a quality cat food consistently. We found Cat Person and decided to give their food a try. We like that there are plenty of flavors and types of food (pate, shredded, dry), and we can pick and choose and even change our monthly orders as needed. oh, and their cat toys are great and they send packaging that our cats can play in, too!

Brigitte

Excellent experience with cat person. High quality ingredients reasonably priced and portions are good. Packaging is very nice and I loved the box it arrived in and my cat loves it too. My cat has been slow on taking to the food however she is very very picky but has at least eaten some of it. I am thinking about taking her off of wet food for a while since everything I buy she has a problem with. So when it is time to buy more dry food I am going to try your food first. I would encourage anyone looking for high quality food to try this for yourself.

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