Product Review: Burns cat food Original Cat – Chicken or Fish & Brown Rice

Hello everyone!

You may remember our recent tips and advice about hairballs which can be found here and how high quality cat food can help prevent hairballs from this. Following on from this we decided to get some Burns cat food and give it a test! So today Today we are going to look at their “Original Cat” range.

If you would like to find out more about Burns before reading our review please click through to their site by clicking here.

From the start our cats LOVED it even when it was still in the packaging LOL.




As you can see both Oli and Nubes were eager to get into the bag before we had a chance to open it 🙂

They were crunching away for ages on this and I shall ask them for their approval to upload a video I took of this at a later date! But below are some pictures of them crunching away.




As always Nubes didn’t really care that she was meant to eat from the pink fish bowl LOL.

As per Burns the cat food promises the following benefits for your cats:

Healthy Digestion



Healthy Skin & Coat

Taurine for healthy eyes and heart

Healthy Urinary Tract

From our two weeks trial so far we can certainly confirm that both of our cats daily toilet act has been far more pleasant than before. Not as smelly as on other foods and not once did we find a none solid present. (I am sure you all encountered this unpleasant business with cheaper high in cereal foods before 😉 )

Now let us look at the ingredients and nutritional value of the food (We have used the Chicken version for this particular part of the review):


Brown Rice (46%), Chicken Meal (37%), Maize, Chicken Fat, Chicken Livers, Seaweed, Vitamins & Minerals.

For those of you that think why should a cat food contain Rice or carbohydrates in general think about the supermarket brands and other cheaper cat food brands that put cereals as the first ingredients in their dry food instead. Brown Rice is much healthier not just for cats but also for us (Yes we too should swap away from cereal to Brown rice! :D). If you are looking for carbohydrate free food – wet food would be a better choice.

Typical Analysis:

Crude Protein 28.0%
Crude Oil & Fats 12.0%
Crude Fibre 2.0%
Crude Ash** 7.5%
Moisture 8.0%
Copper 18mg/kg
Sodium 0.29%
Calcium 1.9%
Phosphorus 1.09%
Magnesium 0.12%
Potassium 0.64%
Chloride 0.28%
Sulphur 0.10%
Essential Fatty Acid 5.24%

We especially like the fact this cat food is not too high in fats as often other dry foods are high in carbohydrates content, not so high in protein and very high in fat so this one is on the top of our list!

At time of writing the review the price was £9.36 for the ORIGINAL CAT
Chicken & Brown Rice and £11.31 for the ORIGINAL CAT
Fish & Brown Rice

Feeding instruction both types:

Feeding Guide: Burns Ocean Fish Cat Food
1.5kg – 2.5kg 15g – 30g
2.5kg – 4.5kg 30g – 50g
4.5kg – 6.5kg 50g – 70g
Feeding Guide: Burns Chicken & Brown Rice
1.5kg – 2.5kg 15g – 30g
2.5kg – 4.5kg 30g – 50g
4.5kg – 6.5kg 50g – 70g

Daily feeding costs both types:

Approximate daily feeding cost: Burns Ocean Fish cat food
Pack Size: 2kg
Daily Amount Lasts 1 Cat Cost per Day
30g 66 Days 15p per day
50g 40 Days 24p per day
70g 15 Days 34p per day
Approximate daily feeding cost: Original Cat – Chicken & Brown Rice food
Pack Size: 2kg
Daily Amount Lasts 1 Cat Cost per Day
30g 66 Days 13p per day
50g 40 Days 21p per day
70g 28 Days 31p per day

Lastly lets look at the pros and cons:


  • Low fat
  • High in protein
  • Doesn’t contain cereals (Yes it contains Brown rice instead but as mentioned before this is a far healthier alternative for crunchies as it is easier on the digestive system.)
  • Food is not too small but not too big and therefore suitable for smaller and larger cats
  • Not too expensive on the budget!


  • The one and only thing we can fault is the packaging. It would be better if you could reseal it for longer freshness, but this is nothing you can’t fix if you have a crunchy container around! 😀

And for anyone needing assistance, there are friendly Burns pet nutrition advisors who can help select the best diet for a cat, contactable via the free-phone number 0800 083 6696.

Thanks for reading our review and we hope you found it useful! If you wish to find their adult and kitten cat food range please head over to their website by clicking here.

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