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Review:Solid Gold Indigo Moon is one of my favorite foods. It’s not because it has a shiny, sparkly gold bag either, but because the ingredients are top-notch and they even have some interesting and unique ingredients you don’t often see in cat foods.
The meat content is solid. Chicken meal is first, chicken is 4th, and ocean fish★★★★★ Quality cold water fish, highly nutritious, high in fatty acids. meal is 7th. The protein percentage is well over 40%, which is quite high. Suffice it to say that your cat will get its fill of animal proteins from this food, which is really one of the most important barometers of a good food.
Next, look at all those oils in it. You have salmon oil, almond oil and sesame oil, which are all awesome ways to get the requisite amount of fat desired into the food. The cheapest way to do it is to put disgusting beef fat in it…the best way is what you’re seeing here. Also, it’s heart healthy and unsaturated.
Look at those fruits and vegetables: blueberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used for benefit to eyes., cranberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used in food to help the urinary tract., carrots★★★★★ Natural source of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A needed for immune function), excellent fiber., broccoli★★ Nutritious but can lead to gas. Very gimmicky., and parsley. I’ve never seen the latter two in a pet food.
The best part is that it isn’t that hard to find, and it’s even carried in some major pet stores. Not only that, but it’s one of the cheaper high-end foods out there. Recommended.
What’s good about this food….
Protein percentage is high, potatoes, various high quality oils, fruits and veggies.
….and what’s not so good.
Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Canola Oil★★★★★ Excellent source of fat for energy and healthy coat contains 10% omega 3 fatty acids and half the saturated fat found in other vegetable oils commonly used in pet food., Chicken, Natural Chicken FlavorSalmon Oil, Ocean Fish★★★★★ Quality cold water fish, highly nutritious, high in fatty acids. Meal, 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., Choline Chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., Dried Chicory Root, Parsley Flakes, Pumpkin Meal, Almond Oil, Sesame Oil, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Thyme, Blueberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used for benefit to eyes., Cranberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used in food to help the urinary tract., Carrots★★★★★ Natural source of beta carotene (precursor to Vitamin A needed for immune function), excellent fiber., Broccoli★★ Nutritious but can lead to gas. Very gimmicky., Zinc Proteinate★★★★★ Best source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. Supplement, Niacin★★★ Standard source, promotes proper digestion, healthy skin and nerves., Manganese Proteinate★★★★★ Best source of manganese, necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Copper Proteinate★★★★★ Best source of copper used, aids in bone formation, iron absorption, protein metabolism, bone formation, Zinc Sulfate★★★ Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., Manganese Sulfate★★★★ Manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Copper Sulfate★★★ Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism., Thiamine Mononitrate★★★ Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude., Vitamin A Supplement★★★ Standard source of A, vital to immune function, develops strong eyes and bones, lowers risk to cancer., Biotin★★★ Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat., Potassium Iodide★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., Calcium Panthothenate, Riboflavin★★★ Standard source of Vitamin B2, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism., Pyridoxine Hydrochloride★★★ Standard source, immune stimulant, major factor in protein metabolism and red blood cell production., Vitamin B12 Supplement★★★ Standard source, involved in immune response., Manganous Oxide★★★ Standard source, manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Sodium Selenite★★★ Standard source of selenium, powerful anti-oxidant protects the body from free radicals and heavy metals, supports immune response., Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid★★★ Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis..