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Nutro Max, eh?? Max what? After looking at what’s in it, I’m left wondering this. Nutro Natural Choice seems to be a much better product for the money if you’re really stuck on getting a Nutro product. If you go to the review of that food and then to this one, the differences will be clear. I’ll take a look at this food here.
As in Natural Choice, chicken meal starts things off and that’s a good thing to see. It degenerates from there. Fillers like corn and wheat take the 2nd, 3rd and 6th locations. That streak from 2nd to 6th is only interrupted by ground rice and poultry fat. Well at least they got ONE grain right (the rice, that is). However, cats shouldn’t be eating this much grain in any case, even if the grain they were using wasn’t crappy like corn and wheat.
After that, there’s absolutely nothing really to write about. “Chicken” is in the 8th spot, and since it was weighed before dehydration, its inclusion matters very little. After that, my only comments are that 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. should not be that high on the ingredient list, and that I’m disappointed with Nutro. For the price they charge, they could certainly do better. If you’re that brand loyal to Nutro, go to Natural Choice.
What’s good about this food….
Chicken meal is first, rice is used, fish oil.
….and what’s not so good.
Corn gluten meal is far up on list, wheat comprises 2 of top ingredients, 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 too far up the list.
Chicken Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Wheat Flour★ Poorly digested filler, can cause allergies and bowel problems., Ground Rice, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols★★★★ Natural Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. preservative., a source of Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative.), Ground Whole Wheat, Natural Flavors, Chicken, Yeast Culture, Potassium Chloride★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., 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., Menhaden 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.), Choline Chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., DL-Methionine★★★ Standard source of methionine, supports healthy skin and nails, liver activity and immune health., 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., Zinc Sulfate★★★ Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., Dried Cranberry, Ferrous Sulfate★★★ Standard source of iron, promotes oxygen-rich blood, immune support., Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. Supplement, Inositol★★★ Standard source, non-vitamin B-Complex metabolizes blood fats., Niacin★★★ Standard source, promotes proper digestion, healthy skin and nerves., Copper Sulfate★★★ Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism., Ascorbic Acid★★ Vitamin C — this form can be harsher on stomach, anti-oxidant/immune stimulant, food preservative. (source of Vitamin C), Manganous Oxide★★★ Standard source, manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Riboflavin★★★ Standard source of Vitamin B2, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Potassium Iodide★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., Calcium Pantothenate★★★ Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity., Vitamin A Supplement★★★ Standard source of A, vital to immune function, develops strong eyes and bones, lowers risk to cancer., Vitamin B12 Supplement★★★ Standard source, involved in immune response., Pyridoxine Hydrochloride★★★ Standard source, immune stimulant, major factor in protein metabolism and red blood cell production. (source of Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate★★★ Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude. (source of Vitamin B1), Dried Blueberry, Biotin★★★ Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat., Vitamin D3★★★ Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth. Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex★★★ Standard source of Vitamin K activity, necessary for blood clotting, aids as anti-parasitic for intestinal worms. (source of Vitamin K activity), Folic Acid★★★ Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis., Sodium Selenite★★★ Standard source of selenium, powerful anti-oxidant protects the body from free radicals and heavy metals, supports immune response..