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On the spreadsheet I created which ranks cat foods by their ingredients and what placing they are within the list, this food placed dead last. Looking at the ingredients, it isn’t all that hard to see why. The first two ingredients are worthless corn ingredients that do nothing but disrupt digestion, especially the evil “gluten meal”.
The meat sources are by-products and “meat and bone meal”, which ensures that your cat is eating stuff that wouldn’t even be found in your house otherwise because of the sheer gross-out factor.
Sure, they put in 3 “meal” products in this, but it’s all so low in the ingredient list that it hardly matters. The overseeing organization of pet foods requires that, in order to call a food by a particular name (say, oceanfish), that it contain a certain minimal percentage of that meat. That’s obviously what they’ve done here. It isn’t out of concern of pet health, or it’d be higher on the list. It’s just for labelling. What a shame.
Where to buy?
We recommend Only Natural Pet Store as an ethical retailer selling high quality pet foods:
What’s good about this food….
They do include a few meal products, but they are far down the list.
….and what’s not so good.
Corn as first 2 ingredients, animal proteins are of very poor quality, soybeans, and salt is too far up ingredient list.
Ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, meat and bone meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), soybean meal, animal liver flavor, phosphoric acid, calcium carbonate, salt, potassium chloride, oceanfish meal, albacore tuna meal, salmon meal, yellowfin tuna meal, crab meal, dried seaweed, choline chloride, taurine, zinc sulfate, added color (Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 40, Blue 2), ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, calcium phosphate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.