9 Lives (Daily Essentials)

9 Lives (Daily Essentials)

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9 Lives (Daily Essentials)

9 Lives (Daily Essentials)

9 Lives is a product manufactured by the J.M. Smucker Company who also manufacture EverPet and Special Kitty (Walmart brand). These two foods are rated poorly, so how does 9 Lives compare? Let’s see…

When we look at the ingredient list below, several things come out right away. First, there’s 4 fillers within the first 5 ingredients that give the cat basically nothing nutritionally. Next, the main meat product is a by-product, which means your cat is probably chowing down on intestines, feathers and beaks. Also, look at all those artificial colors at the end. Are those really necessary? Why would a cat really care how vibrant their food is?

Sure, you see salmon, chicken and beef listed, but they are very late in the ingredients and are also weighed before the dehydration process. This means the real protein content isn’t as great as it’s purported to be here.


The infamous “animal digest” makes an appearance later on in the ingredient list, making the perfect trifecta of crappy ingredients: Corn gluten meal, by-products, and animal digest. Bravo!

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9 Lives (Daily Essentials)

What’s good about this food….

Nothing to write about.

….and what’s not so good.

Far too many low-quality grains, low animal protein content, inclusion of wheat, animal digest, by-products, salt is too high on list.

9 Lives (Daily Essentials)



Whole ground corn, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, whole wheat, meat & bone meal, animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), salmon, chicken, beef, animal digest, salt, phosphoric acid, choline chloride, titanium dioxide, potassium chloride, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement), taurine, minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), red 40, yellow 5, yellow 6, potassium sorbate (used as a preservative), BHA (used as a preservative), blue 1, rosemary extract.

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