Hypoallergenic Cat Food - Top Novel Protein Foods For Cats With Allergies



Updated! Product ratings have been tweaked, and the list of top hypoallergenic cat foods has been adjusted to match. More info here.

Cat food allergies and intolerances are becoming increasingly more commonplace, and finding a hypoallergenic cat food that your cat can eat without symptoms can be a challenge.

Cats with food allergies will frequently scratch their heads and necks, while those with intolerances may have gastrointestinal problems like diarrhea and vomiting. If your cat is first experiencing these systems, your first stop should always be your veterinarian. Your vet will do their analysis of your pet and may suggest an elimination diet or other treatments. You and your vet are partners in your cat's health, so please follow their advice if it makes sense to you!

The most common cat food allergens are:

  • beef
  • lamb
  • seafood
  • corn
  • soy
  • dairy
  • wheat gluten

If you suspect food allergies or intolerances in your cat, it's difficult to know which ingredient may be causing your feline friend difficulties. By avoiding all of the most common allergens, you may be able to provide your cat some relief until you can decisively determine what specific ingredients your cat is reacting to.



With over 2400 commercial cat food products indexed and reviewed, here at CatFoodDB we're able to share with you our highest-rated products that do not contain any of these common allergens. They also do not contain artificial colors, chicken, turkey, or any generic "meat" products, which are other potential triggers. Since cat food allergies are thought to be linked to the proteins your cat consumes most, foods with less-common (or novel) proteins are more likely to be tolerated by feline allergy sufferers. These novel proteins typically include ingredients like duck, rabbit, venison or pork.

If you suspect your cat has food allergies or intolerances, check out any of the below foods as a possible alternative to their current diet!


#1: Instinct - Grain-Free Canned Cat Food - Venison

CatFoodDB Rating:
Allergens: None
Primary Proteins: venison and pork
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#2: Addiction - New Zealand Brushtail & Vegetables Entrée

CatFoodDB Rating:
Allergens: None
Primary Proteins: brushtail and venison
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#3: Wild Calling - Rabbit Burrow

CatFoodDB Rating:
Allergens: None
Primary Proteins: rabbit
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Stella & Chewys Absolutely Rabbit Frozen Dinner Morsels

#4: Stella & Chewys - Absolutely Rabbit Frozen Dinner Morsels

CatFoodDB Rating:
Allergens: None
Primary Proteins: rabbit
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#5: Hound & Gatos - Pork Recipe for Cats

CatFoodDB Rating:
Allergens: None
Primary Proteins: pork
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#6: Evangers - Holistic Pheasant Dinner

CatFoodDB Rating:
Allergens: None
Primary Proteins: pheasant
Similar Varieties: Rabbit and Quail Dinner
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#7: Lotus - Just Juicy Pork Stew

CatFoodDB Rating:
Allergens: None
Primary Proteins: pork
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#8: Merrick - Limited Ingredient Diet - Real Duck Recipe

CatFoodDB Rating:
Allergens: None
Primary Proteins: duck
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Want more top rated cat food products? Check out CatFoodDB's Best Wet Cat Foods and CatFoodDB's Best Dry Cat Foods!



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