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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 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.
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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 is too far up the list.
Chicken Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Wheat Flour, Ground Rice, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Ground Whole Wheat, Natural Flavors, Chicken, Yeast Culture, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Menhaden Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Dried Cranberry, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Inositol, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Potassium Iodide, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Dried Blueberry, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite.