Essence Air & Gamefowl Recipe Grain-Free Dry Cat Food

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Give your feline friend a bowl of meaty goodness at mealtime with Essence Air & Gamefowl Grain-Free Dry Cat Food. This premium, dry cat food is made from sustainable animal sources. It’s also high in protein and packed with delicious, wholesome ingredients like guinea fowl, duck and turkey. Since it’s grain-free and free of red meat, fish and potato, this food makes a great option for cats with sensitive stomachs.

Key Benefits
  • Premium, dry cat food made from sustainable animal sources.
  • High in protein.
  • Made without red meat or fish.
  • Grain-free recipe.
  • Free of potatoes.

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  • Weight
    4.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, High-Protein, Natural, No Corn No Wheat No Soy
Nutritional Info

Guinea Fowl, Duck, Turkey, Chicken, Duck Meal, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Garbanzo Beans, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavors, Guinea Fowl Meal, Red Lentils, Coconut Flour, Potassium Chloride, Tricalcium Phosphate, Pumpkin, Choline Chloride, Dandelion Greens, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, Fructooligosaccharide, Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Chia Seed Oil.

Caloric Content

3,940 kcal/kg, 448 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein40.0% min
Crude Fat20% min
Crude Fiber4.0% max
Moisture10.0% max
Calcium1.5% min
Phosphorus1.0% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.25% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids3.0% min
Taurine0.2% min
Feeding Instructions
WeightDaily Feeding (cup)
Up to 2 lbs1/8-1/5
2-4 lbs1/5-1/4
4-6 lbs1/4-1/3
6-8 lbs1/3-1/2
8-10 lbs1/2-2/3
10-12 lbs2/3-3/4
12-14 lbs3/4-1

Kittens post weaning to 5-months-old, feed three time as much food as an adult cat of the same weight. Between 5-months and 1-year, feed your kittens 1.5-2 times as much food as an adult cat and start feeding kittens as adults after 1 year. For pregnant females, monitor and maintain as adequate source of food so that your pregnant or lactating cat can freely eat as she needs. Always maintain a clean water supply that your pregnant or lactating cat can easily access.

Transition Instructions

Mix approximately 25% of the new food in with the previous food for the first three days. For the next three days, mix half of the new food and half of the previous food for three days. Lastly, mix 25% of the previous food with the new food. At the end of this period, you will then be able to feed the new food to your dog solely.

About Essence Original Cat Food

Essence Original Cat Food

These clean and nutritious, multi-protein kibble recipes contain 85% or higher animal or fish protein ingredients. Matching canned cat food recipes are also available, all of which contain 96% animal or fish protein ingredients.

Versatile Menu

Whether your pet prefers one animal protein over another, is sensitive to grains, or enjoys having grains in her diet, there’s an Essence Pet Food for her. Essence Pet Foods offers both grain-free and ancient grain inclusive recipes, with a variety of different animal proteins. With so many options to choose from, finding an Essence recipe for your pet is a breeze.


Packed with Protein

Cats love animal protein in their diet, that’s why all Essence Original Cat Food features a minimum of 85% animal protein ingredients. The high content of quality animal protein ingredients makes Essence Pet Foods highly palatable.  With a variety of different animal protein options available, there is sure to be an Essence Pet Food recipe your cat will love.

Farm-to-Plate Philosophy and Sustainably Sourced Ingredients

Essence always keeps your pet’s health and wellness as their number one priority. That’s why they always select the healthiest vegetables to pair with high-quality animal proteins for all of their recipes. The result? Food that your pet loves and that you feel good about!


Helps support your pet’s skin and coat health, while an abundance of the amino acid cucurbitacin help eliminate parasites.

Coconut Flour

Contains Medium Chain Triglycerides (MTC's), which can help eliminate bacteria, sustain hunger levels and increase cognitive ability.

Sea Vegetables

Help balance blood pH levels and are a great source of fundamental minerals.

Chia Seed Oil

Packed with antioxidants, which help encourage a proper balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

Complete and Balanced Formula

Your cat will benefit from the variety of minerals in these recipes, including iron, copper, manganese, zinc proteinate, calcium iodate and selenium yeast. 

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are also included because they are extremely important for your furry best friend, as they help support brain development and regulate blood pressure. Both types of fatty acids help maintain your pet’s immune system functions, too.

Vitamins E, A and D3 can help soothe and restore the health of your cat’s skin and coat, while vitamins B3 and B12 help break down fatty acids for healthy skin and proper digestion.

About Essence

Essence is a line of pet food from Pets Global Family of Brands. Essence has two distinct lines, both offering kibble and canned varieties—Essence Original, which is available for dogs and cats, and Essence Limited Ingredient Recipe, which is available for dogs only.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Choice

    By Felix on Nov 13, 2021

    Quality ingredients, reasonable price. One of my cats really enjoys eating this flavor; the other prefers Essence Ocean and Freshwater. There haven't been any upset stomachs alternating between the two flavors. The kibble bits are small but this seems to help the older cat from dropping bits.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Kibble so small cats have trouble eating

    By Rae5 on Oct 14, 2021 top500Contributor

    The ingredients are good and my cats seem to like the food. The issue is the kibble size. It looks like chicken feed, it's very tiny. The pieces fall out of my cats mouths so it is difficult for them to chew this food. I think most pieces just get swallowed whole. If the kibble were larger I'd give this 5 stars.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Kitten is obsessed

    By Catherine on Sep 13, 2021

    I recently adopted a 6 month old kitten and after some research, landed on trying this as a dry food option to supplement the wet food I’m feeding him primarily. It was an instant hit! He absolutely loves this food—so much so, I’ve needed to start using a slow feeder with it or else he’d mow through it in seconds. I really like the high protein content, the ingredient list, and the small kibble size. I also like the absence of fish in this formula. If you’re looking for a new dry food, I’d highly recommend trying this brand!

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the sample

    By Siuju on Oct 11, 2021

    My cat loves the sample of this food but when I buy the whole bag, he doesn't seem to enjoy as much. Besides the bag is opened and not a brand new one. I don't know if it's a return stock or something.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great food

    By XochiMochi on Oct 22, 2021

    My cats like it just as much as they like any other cheaper food I bought them. All with the added bonus of them eating an incredibly healthy dry food.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    our go-to food!

    By luna on Nov 5, 2021

    this food is high protein, has a great ingredients list, and my cats love it! perfect.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected, and for a reasonable price

    By hahaimgoingbroke on Jun 13, 2021

    Was feeding another premium brand that was much too costly for a multi-cat household, plus they were pretty "meh" about it anyway. Decided to try this one out because it appears to be of a similar quality as what I was feeding (I try to avoid fillers and vague ingredients as much as I can) and surprisingly they all seemed to love it on the first try, which is pretty impressive considering they all have very different tastes. The 10lb bulk size is a better deal if you have multiple cats as well.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Kitty approved

    By Essence on Jul 19, 2021

    The quality of this food is incredible. Kitty has so much energy! The kibble size is tiny though and it took Kitty a couple days to get used to eating it; Although his previous kibble was huge. We are very happy with this brand!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great option for sensitive stomachs

    By Essence on May 31, 2021

    My cat Luna has a very sensitive stomach, and the vet suggested a grain free food with wild game bird. She really ever gets sick now, and now my two boys have also taken a liking to it, and will only eat this food. The wet food can version of this is great too.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Small Kibble

    By UrbanCat on May 23, 2021

    I accidentally ordered a case! Oh well, they'll eat it eventually. Would prefer kibble just a little bit larger, they seem to like it better that way.

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