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  1. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2015

    ZiwiPeak canned
    made in New Zealand. Available from Stores or online from
    • Beef 10 carb
    • Lamb 6 carb
    • Rabbit and Lamb 3carb
    • Venison 3 carb
    • Venison and Fish 5 carb
    They also have a good selection of airdried low carb foods which could be used as treats.

    K9 Natural. A natural cat food range made fresh from New Zealand.
    All low carb. It comes in Freeze Dried and canned food. The cans are free from gelling agents.
    The only thing added is water and supplements necessary to make it a complete food.
    Canned varieties of Feline Naturals include single source proteins and mixed:
    • Lamb and King Salmon Feast <1% carb
    • Chicken and Lamb Feast <1% carb
    • Beef Feast <1% carb
    • Chicken Feast <1% carb
    • Lamb Feast <1% carb
    • Beef and Hoki Feast <1% carb
    • Chicken and Venison Liver Feast. <1% carb
    The Freeze-Dried Cat Food is a complete diet, low carb and comes in:
    • Beef and Zoki Feast Freeze Dried (FD) <1% carb
    • Chicken and Lamb feast (FD) <1% carb
    • Lamb and King Salmon Feast (FD) <1% carb
    • Freeze Dried Raw Green Tripe <1% carb which would be a great treat to give cats when testing.
    For further details go to
    It is available across NZ in selected supermarkets.

    Gourmet canned food
    Available at Countdown supermarkets & online in 185g and 385g cans. Typical ingredients beef, chicken, salmon, gelling agent, flavours, Minerals, emulsifier, Vitamins, colours, taurine, chelating agent. I received the following carbohydrate % information from Gourmetcat Co NZ
    • 185g Gourmet Classic Chicken 2% max
    • 185g Gourmet Classic Turkey 2% max
    • 185g Gourmet Classic Beef 2% max
    • 185g Gourmet Tender Chicken 2.5% max
    • 185g Gourmet Tender Salmon 2.5% max
    • 185g Gourmet Chicken & Veal 2% max

    Friskies Classic Pates

    • Ocean White Fish and Tuna (4 carbs)
    • Sea Captains Choice (6 carbs)
    • Classic Seafood (5 carbs)
    • Chicken and Tuna Supreme Supper (5 carbs)
    • Salmon (3 carbs)
    • Tuna and Giblets (5 carbs)
    • Liver and Chicken (5 carbs)
    • Poultry Platter (4 carbs)

    Whiskas (jelly meat)
    Low carb.

    Fancy Feast Classic varieties
    (there will be others available apart from these)
    • Prime Filet Fish. Protein 12 fat 2 carbs 3.8 calories/100g=70
    • Chicken and Giblet Pate Protein 11 fat 4 carbs 2 calories/100g=80
    • Carved Beef Flavoured Feast Sliced Protein 11 fat 2 carbs 4.8
    • Decadent Roast Chicken Protein 11 fat 2 carbs 4.8 calories/100g=70
    • Prime Fillet of Salmon Grilled Protein 12 fat 2 carbs 4.0 calories/100g=70

    Chef canned food
    Carbs unknown but did not affect BG Level in cat when fed it (information from FDMB NZ member). Make sure to choose jelly meat cans with no cereal by-products in the ingredients.

    is a raw/frozen meat mix (veal or beef) available in stores but it is not a complete food.

    NZ Pet Food Company
    Freeze Dried Cat Food in 280g bags. Simply add water and the food rehydrates to raw food.

    • Meow Lamb and King Salmon (1.45g carb/280 g bag)
    • Meow Chicken and King Salmon (1.45 g carb/280g bag)
    • Meow Lamb and Hoki (1.45g/280g bag)
    • Meow Beef and Hoki (1.45g carb/280g bag)
    Meow Treats in 50g resealable bags
    • Meow Lamb and King Salmon
    • Meow Wild Goat
    • Meow Lamb and Hoki
    • Meow Beef and Hoki
    • Meow Chicken and King Salmon

    Higher Carb Options for your Toolbox

    • Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers Salmon and Sole Feast in Gravy (15)
    • Friskies With Chicken, Tuna and Cheese in Gravy (17 carb)
    • Friskies Turkey Dinner in Gravy (14 carb)
    • Friskies Chicken and Tuna Dinner in Gravy (14 carb)
    • Fancy Feast Tender Turkey in a Savoury Sauce (20 carb)
    • Gravy Lovers Gourmet Beef Feast in Gravy (20 carbs)
    • FF White Meat Chicken Tuscany in a Savoury Sauce (20 carbs)
    • FF Turkey Florentine with Garden Greens (15 carbs)

    Raw Diet Option

    Another option for a low carb diet is to give your cat a raw diet or a home cooked diet. Previously we did not have any premade supplements available to buy here in Australia, to add to the meat to make it a nutritionally complete diet. We now have that option available to us and the supplements to add to the meat can be bought online at
    They ship their products to all over Australia and NZ, except for the frozen meals which are only available in Perth. This product will make your raw or cooked meat meals a complete nutritional diet.
    Raw Meow Frozen Meals 3.6% carbs (only available in Perth)
    Raw Meow Mix 3.6% carbs, which is a meal completer (you add to your meat)
    Raw Meow Freeze Dried Meals 3.6% carbs which you just add water to rehydrate.
    Low Mix which is the low phosphorus Raw Meow Mix for CRD kitties, which when added to raw meat has 5.2% carbs. It has pumpkin, spinach, cranberries and psyllium in the mix.
    Low Carb Freeze Dried Treats. All treats are 0% carbs
    • Freeze Dried Kangaroo
    • Raw Chicken Breasts
    • Raw Chicken Necks
    • Raw Chicken Hearts
    • Raw Sardines
    All freeze dried, which would be perfect to give your kitty after testing the BG Levels or just as a treat.
    They also have a very friendly Facebook page which is very active, and the owner of the business is lovely and will answer any questions and help you if needed. The Facebook page is Australian Raw Fed Cats……just ask to join.
    If you are uncertain of the carb content of a food or if the carb content is not mentioned, or if you find other canned cat food in the store, look it up on these 2 links by Lisa Pierson

    Information was obtained from contacting NZ cat food companies and with the help of @flyingduster and @PussCatPrince - GA If you need more help with finding a suitable food, two caregivers who live in NZ are flying duster and PussCatPrince – GA may be able to help you. If you live in NZ and know of other suitable low carb foods please add them below
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2019
    Reason for edit: added carb content info from Gourmetcat Co NZ
  2. Red & Rover (GA)

    Red & Rover (GA) Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2016
    Thanks, Bron. I'll run the list by a friend in NZ and see if she can think of other foods. Pretty certain she feeds the K9 though.
  3. galaxygirl

    galaxygirl New Member

    Sep 22, 2019
    You forgot meat mate.
  4. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2015
    @galaxygirl can you give us some information about meat mate please such as carb content, variety available, does it comply with AAFCO standards and where it can be bought please? . Thanks so much.
  5. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2015
    I finally received information from Gourmetcat.Co.NZ about the carb content of their foods and have added that information above.
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