DR. ELSEY'S Clean Protein Duck Recipe Grain-Free Dry Cat Food, 2-lb bag - Chewy.com

Dr. Elsey's Clean Protein Duck Recipe Grain-Free Dry Cat Food

By Dr. Elsey's
Rated 4.0286 out of 5 stars

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About This Item


  • Promote a healthy body mass and post-meal satisfaction with this protein-packed food.
  • Find the highest amount of protein possible in the primary ingredients, including duck, chicken, and pork.
  • Formulated to be low-glycemic with only 4% of energy from carbohydrates.
  • No-to-low oxalate ingredients prevent calcium oxalate crystals and bladder stones that can afflict your kitty.
  • Free of grain, gluten, and filler, yet full of vitamins and minerals such as Omega 3 fatty acids and taurine.

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Questions & Answers

4 Customer Questions

What is the carbohydrate % of this food?
Answer by ChewyMay 12, 2021
This recipe has a carbohydrate content of 8.77% on a dry matter basis and 7.90% as fed.

What is the protein, fat, carb and phosphorus content on a dry matter basis?
Answer by ChewyMay 18, 2021
This recipe has a Protein content of 58.56%, Fat content 19.99%, Carbohydrate content 8.77% and a Phosphorus content of 0.89% on a dry matter basis.

On a dry matter basis, how much dicalcium phosphate is included in this recipe in g/1000 kcal ?
Answer by ChewyApr 11, 2022
The Dicalcium phosphate is a percentage of this formula amount and is proprietary to the Dr. Elsey's formula.

is this food safe for 11 month old kitten about to be 12 months old, and a year old on her birthday
Answer by ChewyJun 30, 2021
This recipe is suitable for cats of all life stages and sizes.

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Rated 4.0286 out of 5 stars
35 Ratings
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35 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Laufey on Nov 7, 2022

Good dry food

After much research this is the best dry food I can find. It has adequate animal protein (cats can't process plant proteins so they are essentially fillers). Loki is a busy boy and I want him to have kibble if he gets hungry between meals- his main calories come from wet foods served twice each day and he averages about 1 ounce of kibble each day. Only issue is that this is frequently out of stock.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Helen on Nov 7, 2022

I didn't know she would love Duck so much

She was having tummy issues and a friend brought over a bag of the clean protein Duck flavored. She really likes the flavor and was able to keep it down. It was good to see her eating again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By None on Jul 10, 2022

A treat for my Serval.

As a cereal type of cat food, I find that this one is the cleanest. It doesn’t have by products, fruits, veggies, etc., that cats don’t need. My guy loves this so I’ll get it for him as a once in a while “treat”. It’s grossly overpriced but I find it’s worth it because I go through all the trouble to grind raw meats from my butcher’s (like rabbit, duck, quail, lamb) I don’t want to ruin his diet by giving him something that is tainted with garbage “junk food” that is most of cat kibble today. He’s 12 years old and acts and looks like a one year old. Feeding the right foods is key to good health of your wonderful buddy.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Dana on Aug 15, 2022

Sadly the cats did not approve of the duck

I give it three stars because of quality, but unfortunately my cats did not like the duck flavor. I usually use the rabbit but due to availability issues I was forced to try this one. They were actually picking this out of the bowl and spitting it out.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kelly on Nov 5, 2022

Best dry cat food

My cats love this food. I only feed dry food in the morning and they all live it.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Nick on Jul 12, 2022

Formula changed again

This was one of the flavors that remained true to the old formula. Well that's changed. This is now like the salmon flavor and has a dark color and waxy texture. I am no longer buying this brand of dry food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mona on Jun 16, 2022

Excellent Healthy Low ash

I researched extensively for a dry food that was healthy for my cats, Dr. Elsey's is the one, they love the duck and the rabbit. I also feed American Journey large can pate turkey and turkey/salmon also low ash and healthy. And thank you Chewy for being the best!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By jadebunny on Jun 25, 2022


my very fussy cats devour this kibble from Dr. Elsey. The Duck and Rabbit versions are their favorites. Not so much the chicken, yet still they eat it handsomely.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Elle on Mar 23, 2022

Split vote took some convincing

I decided to try Dr. Elsey’s because with its ingredient list and macronutrient percentages it’s one of the best dry foods on the market. The 6.6lb bags were sold out in every flavor except rabbit and duck, so I tried my luck with the duck flavor. One cat reacted like it was crack and couldn’t get enough of it, while the other cat wouldn’t touch it. Reactions on this flavor seem to be kind of mixed across the board, and I saw that starkly between my two cats (they’re also close sisters, which made it weirder that they’d have such polarizing opinions). I decided to sample other flavors and bought the small bag of salmon, which both cats loved. Surprisingly, somehow the salmon flavor convinced my skeptic cat that the duck flavor was also food and now she eats it enthusiastically too! Overall that makes this food and flavor a win, but it took some convincing to get there

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SueO on May 16, 2022

My cats love this food!

I purchased multiple flavors of this product for my diabetic cat but haven't opened all of them yet. All 4 of my cats love this food and the switch to low carb food has helped to lower blood sugar for the diabetic cat.