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Nutrience Original

Nutrience Original

The Natural and Grain Free offerings from Nutrience are very good, but how good is the standard food in comparison?

From looking at the top 5 ingredients this is definitely a good food. Chicken Meal as the main ingredient ensures your cat is getting an excellent highly digestible animal protein source, which is a #1 requirement. Brown Rice is better than white rice, and Oatmeal is a decent grain. Peas are a decent inclusion and provide a further source of protein as well as fibre, but being the 3rd ingredient we need to account these will bulk up the protein levels in the food. Pea protein isn’t as easy for a dog to digest than the meat protein from the chicken meal.

Where this food falls slightly short of the other Nutrience offerings is the inclusion of dried beet pulp which is a sugary filler, and brewers dried yeast which isn’t a quality ingredient.

Moving on from this we find a great range of fruits, vegetables, oils, and other sources of nutrients in the food, making it very well balanced. Salmon Oil is nice to see, and we also find flaxseed which is an excellent source of nutrients.

If you can afford Nutrience Natural or Nutrience Grain Free then do that, but otherwise the Original formula is still a very good choice. Recommended.

 


What’s good about this food….

Well balanced, good ingredients, good price.

….and what’s not so good.

Slightly more filler than other Nutrience forumlas.

Ingredients:

Chicken meal, brown rice, green peas, oatmeal, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dried beet pulp, natural chicken flavor, flaxseed, calcium carbonate, brewer’s yeast, salmon oil (source of DHA), blueberries, cranberries, carrots, vitamins [vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), vitamin A supplement, niacin, calcium pantothenate, inositol, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid], minerals [zinc oxide, zinc proteinate, ironproteinate, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganese oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], potassium chloride, salt, DL-methionine, L-lysine, chicory root extract, choline chloride, yeast extract, glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sulfate.