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I believe this is the PetSmart brand of food, as it is the only place I’ve found it and it is the only website I found it advertised on. It’s quite prominent in the store, so I’ve included it here. Being as how they’re the largest pet store retailer in the USA, my guess is that they know what good nutrition really should be.
This food starts out well but then fizzles in a big bang. The start, with chicken and chicken meal, shows good protein sources for the cat. There are no by-products, and no digusting animal digest★ Rendered, by chemical and/or enzymatic process, non-descriptive animal tissues used for flavor.. These are definitely good signs.
But then it just falls apart. Brewers rice★ Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes. and 2 instances of corn tell us that what they are trying to do is basically fill the rest of the food with garbage, hoping that the meat products alone make it a quality product. That’s really only half the game, though. It’s true cats are carnivores, but they can benefit from good fiber sources like fruits and veggies, and from quality grains that are easily digested. I don’t see that here.
Based on the meats, it gets a 2 star rating, there’s nothing in this food to move it past that.
What’s good about this food….
First 2 ingredients are meats.
….and what’s not so good.
Terrible grain choices: brewers rice★ Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes., 2 corn sources, no fruits/veggies.
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice★ Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes., Corn Gluten Meal, Ground Corn, Animal Fat★ Non-descriptive source indicates 4-D fat chemically preserved, difficult to digest, potentially carcinogenic. (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols★★★★ Natural Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. preservative.), Natural Flavor, Beet Pulp★ Sugar-filled fiber/filler, can lead to hyperactivity and diabetes. Can be addicting to some pets., Dried Egg Product★ Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell., Canola Oil★★★★★ Excellent source of fat for energy and healthy coat contains 10% omega 3 fatty acids and half the saturated fat found in other vegetable oils commonly used in pet food., Corn Oil, Potassium Chloride★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., Vitamins (Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2 Polyphosphate, Niacin★★★ Standard source, promotes proper digestion, healthy skin and nerves., Vitamin A Supplement★★★ Standard source of A, vital to immune function, develops strong eyes and bones, lowers risk to cancer., Thiamin Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate★★★ Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity., Vitamin D3★★★ Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth. Supplement, Riboflavin★★★ Standard source of Vitamin B2, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism., Pyridoxine Hydrochloride★★★ Standard source, immune stimulant, major factor in protein metabolism and red blood cell production., Folic Acid★★★ Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis., Biotin★★★ Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat., Vitamin B12 Supplement★★★ Standard source, involved in immune response.), Choline Chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., Minerals (Zinc Sulfate★★★ Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., Ferrous Sulfate★★★ Standard source of iron, promotes oxygen-rich blood, immune support., Copper Sulfate★★★ Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism., Manganese Sulfate★★★★ Manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Calcium Iodate★★★ Source of iodine, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength., Sodium Selenite★★★ Standard source of selenium, powerful anti-oxidant protects the body from free radicals and heavy metals, supports immune response.), Dicalcium Phosphate★ Can become toxic to body — texturizer in can food., Taurine★★★ Standard source, necessary for cats who are unable to manufacture taurine on their own, helps regulate nervous system, promotes thyroid and cardiovascular health. Some benefit to dogs..