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Review:The story of the Eukanuba name, so it goes, is that the founder of Iams wanted to create a new “premium” line of foods with a memorable name to separate it from Iams. So this is the name they came up with. I have no clue where the word comes from, though. I’m sure it’s an interesting story.
Eukanuba then, as many believe, is a high-end food fed by people who really care about the animals they have. Doesn’t it just sound prestigious to say that “I feed my cat Eukanuba?”. That’s probably what they were going for with the name. Does it stack up to the name?? Let’s see….
Chicken is good in the #1 spot, but it’s weighed before dehydration so that inflates how much of the food it really is. Then we have by-products, which are far too cheap of crap to go into a food that’s as expensive as Eukanuba is. Next, we have two corn products, which anybody who has read any of the other reviews on here probably realizes, is no good for cats and of little to no actual worth. Lamb is next, which is good, but is again weighed BEFORE the dehydration process to inflate its standing. We also see brewers rice★ Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes., the leftover from brewing beer.
Fish oil and eggs★★★★ Good source of protein, free of shell. make appearances later, which are good, but brewers yeast★ Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis. is another alcohol side product that we don’t want to see.
All in all, for the reputation and price, it’s a miserable failure nearly on the level of Science Diet.
What’s good about this food….
Chicken is first. Lamb is 5th. Fish oil is included.
….and what’s not so good.
By-products, excessive use of corn, brewers rice★ Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes..
Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Corn Grits, Lamb, Brewers Rice★ Waste product from breweries, cheap, non-nutritive filler can be harsh on intestines and lead to diabetes., 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., a source of Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative.), Dried 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., Natural Flavor, Sodium Bisulfate, Potassium Chloride★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols★★★★ Natural Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. preservative., a source of Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative.), DL-Methionine★★★ Standard source of methionine, supports healthy skin and nails, liver activity and immune health., Brewers Dried Yeast★ Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis., Choline Chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., Calcium Carbonate★★★ Standard source of calcium, promotes strong bones, teeth, cardiovascular health and skeletal strength, used as a buffer to acidic foods., Vitamins (Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. Supplement, Niacin★★★ Standard source, promotes proper digestion, healthy skin and nerves., Ascorbic Acid★★ Vitamin C — this form can be harsher on stomach, anti-oxidant/immune stimulant, food preservative., Vitamin A Acetate★★★ Standard source, needed for immune function., Calcium Pantothenate★★★ Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity., Biotin★★★ Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat., Thiamine Mononitrate★★★ Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude. (source of vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride★★★ Standard source, immune stimulant, major factor in protein metabolism and red blood cell production. (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement★★★ Standard source, involved in immune response., Riboflavin★★★ Standard source of Vitamin B2, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol★★★ Standard source, non-vitamin B-Complex metabolizes blood fats., Vitamin D3★★★ Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth. Supplement, Folic Acid★★★ Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis.), Minerals (Zinc Oxide★★★ 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., Potassium Iodide★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., Cobalt Carbonate★★★ Standard source of cobalt, improves use, needed for B12 synthesis.), Salt★ Used to cover up rancid meat and fat, can cause kidney and heart disease, hypertension — used to encourage cats to drink, source of sodium chloride., Rosemary Extract★★★★★ Natural preservative, concentrated..