Review of Aldi Dry Cat Food | Heart to Tail

Looking for a review of Aldi dry cat food, Heart to Tail brand? I searched online while still in the store, but I couldn’t find recent opinions. Against my better judgment, I took a chance on a 16-pound bag.

The smaller bags weren’t the same flavor, and they were considerably more expensive. I figured if my two kitties didn’t like the one I chose the feral cats at the county park would be thrilled to have it.

I’ve purchased hard food in the past that my cats absolutely hated the big star-shaped pieces. They weren’t starving to death by any means, but they didn’t eat as much as usual either. Felines have different tastes and preferences just as people do, and it helps to know what others think.

Product Description and DetailsReview of Aldi Dry Cat Food: Heart to Tail

  • 16-lb bag was $8.46 on 5/17/18 – Northwest IN Aldi store
  • Contains omega-6 for skin and coat health
  • No synthetic dyes
  • Small round and triangular pieces
  • Complete & balanced nutrition
  • First three ingredients are: poultry by-product meal, ground yellow corn, and corn gluten meal
  • Made in the USA

My Cat’s Review of Aldi Dry Cat Food: Heart to Tail

I won’t go into feeding instructions and tips since they’re basically the same for all dry cat foods. My main goal in writing my review of Aldi cat food is to answer the all-important question.

Do cats like Aldi dry cat food or not?

Like I said before, they have specific likes and dislikes just as we do. What my cat likes yours may hate, but it’s nice to have a second opinion. That’s why I wanted to publish a recent review of Aldi hard cat food. I added a small handful to the old kibble to see if they’d try it.

My cats approved, but my cat’s veterinarian didn’t.

Why not?

The Vet Said, “Always Feeding Your Cat Cheap Food is Like Eating Fast Food Every Day!

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Did My Cats Like Aldi Hard Cat Food or Not?

Unfortunately, Heart to Tail isn’t top-quality in every way, but not all of us can afford top-quality grain-free cat food. The label says it provides complete nutrition, and that’s good enough temporarily. I shop at Aldi in an effort to save money, and their pet food appears to be just as healthy as name brands with similar ingredients.


My cats eat Heart to Tail brand, but my vet said that feeding cats cheaper food that contains grain is the same as humans eating fast food every day. It’s fine in a pinch, but they need better food for good health.

He suggested Crave, and I’ve shared it above. Considering that my cat could live longer by eating higher quality food, it’s worth every penny. My cat LOVES it more than any hard food that I’ve ever purchased.

Please Come Back and Share Your Cat’s Opinion

If you decide to try Heart to Tail cat food from Aldi, please come back and share your experience.

Did your cat like it or not?

Feel free to leave your opinion in the comment section below, and help others decide if it’s worth trying.


Kimberly Dalessandro (a.k.a. Crystal Ray) began her online writing career in 2005 with PageWise Incorporated and went on to become a top writer for both Associated Content and Yahoo Voices under the pen name Crystal Ray. In early 2017 she launched Blue Crystal Sky ~ Everything Under the Sun. She is continually coming up with new ideas to share with the world.

5 thoughts on “Review of Aldi Dry Cat Food | Heart to Tail

  • February 11, 2021 at 8:51 AM

    Thanks for this review! Saw how cheap it was n that it said complete nutrition but wasn’t sure how good it’d be for my babies.

  • December 4, 2020 at 4:28 PM

    Our cats received the “Pure Being’ Advent Calendar of treats this Christmas from our wonderful neighbors. The little squares are bone hard and our usually voracious cats will not touch the treats!

    Could they have been kept on the shelf for too long? It is such a cute idea! and attractive packaging, but I wonder if it is normal for the treats to be so difficult to eat? They are packaged in small 4-piece plastic and they are supposed to be “salmon and sweet potato”!

    • December 4, 2020 at 7:19 PM

      Hi, Jackie. My cats haven’t tried those particular treats, but they’ve tried Pure Being Grain-Free Chicken Treats from Aldi, and they wouldn’t eat them. My dog turned his nose up to them too.

      I still have the package. The main ingredients are chicken, potato flavor, gelatin, vegetable glycerin, and potato starch. In all honesty, that’s probably why they won’t eat them. Potatoes aren’t something cats (or dogs) typically eat, and the chicken must not be enough to make them appealing.

      That was so kind of your neighbor to think of your kitties!

      Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you and your family.

  • October 13, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    We buy the dry Aldi cat food as a matter of controlling costs. We started out leaving table scraps for the Raccoon and then suddenly cats began to appear. One mother cat had 5 kittens hiding in the bushes. It seemed like every other day there was another cat. Even though we feed them 3 times a day, they are looking into our patio room begging for more chicken bones. Cats go absolutely nuts over KFC and Popeyes bones & scraps. The leftover fat, skin, and bones from a turkey disappears overnight. At last count, we had six feral cats –three of which we can now pet. These cats are just skin & bones and it’s hard for me to ignore them because I grew up in poverty and know what it’s like to be hungry for extended years.

    • November 1, 2019 at 10:16 AM

      Mr. Clowers, it is so kind of you to feed the cats, but soon you will have 40 cats. Please research your local humane societies or cat rescues for a low-cost or free spay/neuter program. Call and ask vets if they can offer you a discount if you bring in multiple cats and you are doing everyone a service. You want to use a humane trap that you may be able to borrow from the above-mentioned. You might try to raise money from your neighbors on NextDoor (ask them to pay vet directly, if they don’t feel comfortable giving you cash). Again, thank you for caring, but try to get them fixed.

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