Rating: | Price: $$$ | WebsiteThe 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, the leftover from brewing beer.
Fish oil and eggs make appearances later, which are good, but brewers yeast 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.
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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.
Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Corn Grits, Lamb, Brewers Rice, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Sodium Bisulfate, Potassium Chloride, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), DL-Methionine, Brewers Dried Yeast, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Salt, Rosemary Extract.