Allprovide Raw Food Review

What originally provoked my search for a new raw cat food was my desire to remove all plant & clay fillers from my cats’ diet.  I found Allprovide online and decided to give it a shot. We are on our 3rd delivery of it so I feel it’s time to review this brand.

Allprovide is located in Norcross, Georgia.

They make species-appropriate, grain-free food for both cats and dogs that is formulated with the help of holistic veterinarian Dr. Judy Morgan.

They use only USDA inspected meats that are approved for human consumption from local farms. It really does look like the meat you would feed yourself, ground up.

You can find more specific details about their meat suppliers here.

They make 3 single protein, fish-free flavors for cats:

  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Beef

 

thawed Allprovide on plate

Thawed and ready to eat!

 

All of their foods contain turmeric. This ancient spice has gotten extremely popular  for both people and pets for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits (thanks to the curcuminoids it contains).

Keep in mind though that cats can smell so much better than we can so if your cat won’t eat a particular food, it may not be the meat it doesn’t like, it may be one or more of the other ingredients like spices, supplements or vegetables.

The texture is very similar to but maybe a bit more firm/solid than other frozen diets. The chicken and turkey flavors have more “juice” when thawed compared to the beef.

I usually go through 1 pouch per day between 2 cats. I’ll feed them each 1/4 of a pouch in the morning and again in the evening. I like to store the opened pouch in the fridge in a cute kitty Pyrex container.

cat pyrex glass storage container

Refrigerate unused portions for up to 3 days.

These ghost and reindeer designs are super cute too.

The pouches Allprovide comes in are made of BPA-free plastic.

AllProvide Frozen pouches

These pouches are actually very convenient for thawing & portioning, however they are a pain in the butt to open. You’ll need scissors or a sharp knife to do the job.

I swear when I got my first order, I was able to pull the pouches open with my fingers. Guess not.

One pouch is equal to 8 ounces, two pouches is equal to 1 pound.

They’re easy to thaw. Simply throw a pouch into a bowl of hot water or let sit on the counter for a few hours.

They require a minimum order amount of 10 pounds total, but you can order as many pounds of each flavor as you want.

It comes shipped in a reusable Styrofoam box with dry ice with directions. The dry ice has usually evaporated by the time it arrives but the food is still frozen.

If I order on Tuesday, they will ship it on Wednesday and it will be waiting at my door by lunchtime on Saturday.

These Styrofoam boxes make great small coolers to take to the cabin. And of course the cardboard boxes make great cat forts too.

It is the most affordable raw frozen cat food I’ve found that can be ordered online at $4.50 per pound (if you find a cheaper one let me know), and shipping is $4 to most states in the US, including Minnesota. 10 pounds is just $49.

The cost of shipping to states west of Minnesota (AZ, CA, ID, MT, NA, NE, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY)  is only $16.

It is also available in some pet stores in Georgia & surrounding states.

Allprovide food unboxed

This is what 10 pounds of beef looks like.

I wish my taste testers loved this food as much as I do because the price is right but like any pre-made raw cat food, there are some pros and cons.

Originally they loved the beef, but don’t really dig it as much anymore. They don’t like the chicken or turkey and will only eat these if I mix in some canned food or Rad Cat.

I will probably still keep this in their rotation for variety, maybe a few times per year.

Would I recommend this to a friend? Yes.

Pros:

  • Very affordable
  • Single Protein diets
  • No fish or grains
  • Easy to thaw & portion pouches
  • Reusable Styrofoam box
  • Convenient to order online

 

Cons:

  • Only 3 flavor options
  • Beef is one of the top 2 food allergens in cats
  • Contains flaxseeds
  • Plastic pouches can be hard to open (scissors required)
  • Minimum 10 pound order
  • Calorie content not available on website- generic feeding guidelines

 

Click here to order directly through their website.

See more raw food reviews here!

Have you tried Allprovide? What raw food does your cat like?

Leave a comment below!

 

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6 comments

  1. Win Bill says:

    You mentioned that it has flaxseed. Flaxseed is pretty healthy is it? What is wrong with that? Anyway, the raw food you mentioned sounds pretty convenient. It sounds almost like Amazon with on time delivery. The three flavor sounds a little limited. Animals are just like humans. If they get bored of something, they really won’t eat it. However, like you said, just keep rotating. I am sure you will have found other foods soon too.

    • admin says:

      Yes, I will be putting up at least 7-10 more raw food reviews in the next few months.

      More flavors from this brand would be appreciated for sure!

      Flaxseeds= plant material. While you’re right that flaxseed does have nutritional benefits for species that can digest them (humans), cats’ bodies cannot. I wonder if Allprovide added them as a fiber source?

  2. Barb says:

    Hi! Thanks for this very in-depth and informative review of Allprovide raw food.

    I’m a big fan of raw food for my cat. The trouble is getting him to eat it. I’ve tried to put a speck about the size of my baby fingernail in his regular food and then he won’t eat it. I’ve tried and tried.

    Do you have any suggestions as to how I can get my cat to eat raw food?

    • admin says:

      It can be difficult with some cats for sure. Is your cat addicted to dry food? Or canned food?

      I always tell people it is okay to mix raw or alternate with canned, but not dry.

      You may end up having to try a huge variety of different pre-made raw diets along with plain pieces of raw meat & organs from the grocery store without any supplements mixed in.

      Or you can try adding a ‘topper’ to it- smash up a piece of dehydrated meat (PureBites treats), or FortiFlora, tuna juice (if no fish allergies), parmesan cheese, etc. just during the transition period.

      Unfortunately, many brands do not have trial sizes but these ones do: Primal, Nature’s Variety, Rad Cat.

      Good luck!

  3. Carol says:

    Hi, decided to try these diets with my pets. My dog loves it! Any flavor! Could not get my cats to eat it at all ! Tried everything but they smell it & walk away!????

    • admin says:

      Hi!
      This is a common issue with cats. It happens with dry and canned foods as well. They can be extremely picky eaters! Cats may not like a certain brand or flavor, and sometimes there’s nothing we can do to change that.
      Cats will not want to eat food that is cold. Some have strong texture preferences; try adding a bit of warm water to it. My cats would only consistently eat Allprovide when I mixed it with a low carb canned cat food. Some cats are willing to eat raw food mixed with canned, and some will not touch it.
      Other things to try include sprinkling tasty toppings on the raw food such as real parmesan cheese, Purina Fortiflora, or crushed freeze dried meat treats such as PureBites or Vital Essentials.
      The Ultimate Winner for pre-made raw food in my house is Rad Cat, which I also reviewed.

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