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I had pretty high expectations of this food. After all, any food that (as far as I can see) is only sold online and really thumps their chest about how wonderful their food is compared to all of the other brands out there should be really dang good. So I went in expecting to see greatness. After all, for 23 dollars (!!!) for a 6 pound bag, it had BETTER be good!
Oh boy. Well, they get the meat content right. Meal products are 1st, 3rd, and 8th. That’s definitely something we like to see, as it ensures a high quality animal proteins source for the cat. However, if grains are present in the food it should NOT be corn. And there are 3 ingredients that are corn based here! That’s incredible. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a food with 3 corn sources before. They throw in a great cause of food allergies (wheat) and some brewers yeast★ Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis. for good measure. For the price they are charging, they definitely could have used rice or barley★★★ Excellent source of nutrients, great grain for pets, but not “whole ground.” Can be of any quality., but they used the cheapest and worst grains you can use. Ouch.
Also, is 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. that high up on the list really necessary? You wouldn’t feed your kid a bunch of 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. would you?? Lastly, I see no source of Omega, heart-healthy fatty acids here and almost every “premium” food will have those. I’m really disappointed. This gets the stars for the meat sources, but nothing else.
What’s good about this food….
3 named meal products.
….and what’s not so good.
Way too much corn (3 ingredients worth!), wheat as 6th ingredient, brewers yeast★ Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis., 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. is high on the list, no sources of Omega fatty acids?
Chicken Meal, Ground Yellow Corn, Lamb Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols★★★★ Natural Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. preservative. and Ascorbic Acid★★ Vitamin C — this form can be harsher on stomach, anti-oxidant/immune stimulant, food preservative.), Ground Whole Wheat, Dried Brewers Yeast★ Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis., Fish Meal, Corn Germ Meal, 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., Dried Beet Pulp★ Sugar-filled fiber/filler, can lead to hyperactivity and diabetes. Can be addicting to some pets., Dehydrated Cheese, Lecithin★★★★★ A natural antioxidant, very beneficial., D-Activated Animal Sterol (Source of Vitamin D-3★★★ Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth.), Vitamin A Acetate★★★ Standard source, needed for immune function., Vitamin B12 Supplement★★★ Standard source, involved in immune response., Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. Supplement, Niacin★★★ Standard source, promotes proper digestion, healthy skin and nerves. Supplement, Riboflavin★★★ Standard source of Vitamin B2, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism., Calcium Pantothenate★★★ Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity., Choline Chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., 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., Thiamine Mononitrate★★★ Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude., Inositol★★★ Standard source, non-vitamin B-Complex metabolizes blood fats., DL-Methionine★★★ Standard source of methionine, supports healthy skin and nails, liver activity and immune health., Manganese, Dehydrated Kelp, Zinc Sulfate★★★ Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., Copper Sulfate★★★ Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism., Cobalt Sulfate, Ferrousc Sulfate, 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., 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., Dried Whey, Yucca Schidigera Extract (for odor control).