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This review is for Now Fresh Grain Free for adult cats, made by the Petcurean company.
Too be honest I’m a bit confused with this food. There’s some excellent ingredients, but it lacks in what’s important. What struck me immediately is there’s very little meat content in this food. De-boned turkey is the top ingredient, but once cooked this becomes relatively insignificant. There’s no other meat source backing this up other than salmon and duck, but these are way down the list and not worth mentioning. We also find a number of supplements in the food, such as lysine and carnitine; tell-tale signs the meat content is lacking.
The protein in this food mostly comes from the peas and eggs, two excellent choices for a food lacking in meat. Potatoes are a good source of fibre. There’s a range of fruits and vegetables in the food which is really nice to see, and canola and coconut oil for necessary omega fatty acids.
We all know cats are carnivores, so unless your cat has severe allergies to meats, I’d keep looking. It’s certainly not a bad food, but other Petcurean products are better.
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What’s good about this food….
Good protein sources, fruits, and veggies. Some high-quality nutrients are included.
….and what’s not so good.
Strongly lacking in meat. Phosphoric acid.
De-boned turkey, potato flour, peas, potatoes, pea fibre, whole dried egg, tomato, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), flaxseed, natural flavour, coconut oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), de-boned salmon, de-boned duck, apples, carrots, pumpkin, bananas, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, papayas, pineapple, grapefruit, lentil beans, broccoli, spinach, cottage cheese, alfalfa sprouts, alfalfa, calcium carbonate, phosphoric acid, sodium chloride, lecithin, potassium chloride, DL-methionine, taurine, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (a source of vitamin C), niacin, inositol, vitamin A supplement, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, beta-carotene, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), minerals (zinc proteinate, ferrous sulphate, zinc oxide, iron proteinate, copper sulphate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), dried kelp, L-lysine, dried chicory root, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation product, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation product, yucca schidigera extract, L-carnitine, marigold, dried rosemary.