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Review:I’ve been impressed with this food ever since I’ve learned about what’s good and bad in pet foods, because it not only is a very solid food with no fillers, by-products or artificial colors, but it’s also very cheap for what you’re getting.
The ingredient list stacks up very nicely with just about any ultra-premium food you can find out there on the market. The first two ingredients are both named meat products, as is the 5th. They do throw in salmon, turkey and duck later on in the ingredient list, and while it’s far enough down where it probably doesn’t make TOO much of a difference, my bet is that altogether it’ll at least matter somewhat. Plus, it gives the food more variety. I’m counting 5 different meat sources in this food, which is incredible.
They do have a lot of grain varities in the food as well, but they’re all quality grains, so it’s not really a big deal because the meat content is high.
If you’ll notice, they also have put in quite a few veggies and fruits, such as carrots★★★★★ Natural source of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A needed for immune function), excellent fiber., peas★★★★★ Excellent source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber., apples, tomatoes, blueberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used for benefit to eyes. and spinach. That’s quite the list.
If you’re looking to get a great cat food at a good price, this is one of the top bets. The price is actually very similar to foods like Purina One but light years better in quality.
What’s good about this food….
Many meat sources, no fillers, no by-products or animal digest★ Rendered, by chemical and/or enzymatic process, non-descriptive animal tissues used for flavor., many fruits and vegetables, flax, and potatoes for carbs. Low price as well.
….and what’s not so good.
Nothing to speak of.
Chicken, chicken meal, cracked pearled barley★★★ Excellent source of nutrients, great grain for pets, but not “whole ground.” Can be of any quality.★★★★★ A nutritive, wonderful grain., chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols★★★★ Natural Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. preservative.), ocean fish★★★★★ Quality cold water fish, highly nutritious, high in fatty acids. meal, white rice, potatoes, oatmeal, millet, natural chicken flavor, salmon, turkey, duck, flaxseed★★★★★ Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber., sodium bisulfate, egg product★ Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell., methionine, potassium chloride★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., choline chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., dried chicory root, 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., kelp, carrots★★★★★ Natural source of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A needed for immune function), excellent fiber., peas★★★★★ Excellent source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber., apples, tomatoes, blueberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used for benefit to eyes., spinach, dried skim milk, cranberry powder★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used in food to help the urinary tract., rosemary extract★★★★★ Natural preservative, concentrated., parsley flake, yucca schidigera extract, L-carnitine★★ Supplements poor meat source diets, a B-vitamin factor naturally found in meat, important in regulating fat metabolism., Enterococcus faecium★★★ Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing., Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, zinc proteinate★★★★★ Best source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. supplement, niacin★★★ Standard source, promotes proper digestion, healthy skin and nerves., manganese proteinate★★★★★ Best source of manganese, necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., copper proteinate★★★★★ Best source of copper used, aids in bone formation, iron absorption, protein metabolism, bone formation, zinc sulfate★★★ Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., manganese sulfate★★★★ Manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., copper sulfate★★★ Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism., thiamine mononitrate★★★ Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude., vitamin A supplement★★★ Standard source of A, vital to immune function, develops strong eyes and bones, lowers risk to cancer., biotin★★★ Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat., potassium iodide★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., calcium pantothenate★★★ Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity., 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. (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement★★★ Standard source, involved in immune response., manganous oxide★★★ Standard source, manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., sodium selenite★★★ Standard source of selenium, powerful anti-oxidant protects the body from free radicals and heavy metals, supports immune response., vitamin D supplement, folic acid★★★ Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis..