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This food from Nutro seems so very basic to me. They’ve incorporated a sole meat source, with a few grain ingredients behind it, and that seems to be it. No healthy oils for Omega fatty acids or lineolic acid, no alternative meat sources, no fruits or vegetables. It’s actually one of the simplest foods I’ve seen, save for the loads of ingredients most of us can’t even pronounce.
Nutro has two main lines: Natural Choice and Max. In the case of both cats and dogs, Max is the weaker of the two. Due to the high use of corn gluten, wheat and lack of other nutrients/ingredients that should be basic in a supposed “premium” food, I would recommend against Nutro Max.
What’s good about this food….
Beef meal is first, rice is top grain.
….and what’s not so good.
Corn gluten meal is 3rd, multiple wheat ingredients, no Omega sources, no fruits/veggies.
Beef Meal, Ground Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Rice Bran, Ground Whole Wheat, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Wheat Flour, Natural Flavors, Sodium Bicarbonate, Calcium Carbonate, Monosodium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Carbonate, Yeast Culture, L-Lysine, Salt, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Oxide, Dried Kelp, Lecithin, Garlic Flavor, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin (source of Vitamin B2), Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity).