Nutrience Grain Free
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Nutrience make some great dog foods, and I’m happy to say the cat foods are too. This review is for the Grain Free range, although they offer the cheaper Natural and Original ranges as well. Within the Grain Free range we are offered a choice of Turkey, Chicken, and Herring, or Ocean Fish. Both are of equal quality, although this review focuses on Turkey, Chicken, and Herring.
I’ll start by pointing out there are 5 animal protein sources in the top 10 ingredients, which is great to see. They’re good choices too, with the top 3 being deboned turkey followed up by chicken and turkey meals – all great, lean meats. Fantastic!
We find green peas and lentils in the top ingredients, as well as sweet potatoes as a source of carbs. These are good choices, as are whole eggs as an additional source of protein which is a solid inclusion in the food.
Salmon oil is included as a source of necessary omega fats, as is coconut oil which is a wonderful ingredient with numerous benefits (anticarcinogenic, helps arthritis and joints, good for coat, skin, and can balance the metabolism). Many vets are saying all cats should be given coconut oil, so it’s always great to see a food which includes it.
I really find this food hard to fault. All the ingredients are well considered and of a decent quality. It’s a great food. Period.
Oh, and it’s great value for money too!
Correspondence from Nutrience: “All our dog and cat grain free foods (turkey, chicken & herring, and ocean fish formulas) have received the Glycemic Research Institute’s confirmation that they have been certified Diabetic-Friendly as well as Low-Glycemic by the institute.”
That’s good to hear, and something for Nutrience to be proud of.
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What’s good about this food….
Excellent meat proteins, great ingredient choices, well balanced, and includes essential oils and the wonderful inclusion of coconut oil.
….and what’s not so good.
Deboned turkey, chicken meal, turkey meal, green peas, sweet potatoes, lentils, tapioca, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), deboned chicken, deboned herring, whole eggs, sun-cured alfalfa meal, natural chicken flavor, chicken liver, salmon oil (source of DHA), coconut oil, pumpkin, butternut squash, carrots, spinach, broccoli, apples, pears, blueberries, cranberries, pomegranate, juniper berry extract, ginger, fennel, green tea extract, peppermint leaf, licorice root, turmeric, 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, iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganese oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], potassium chloride, choline chloride, lecithin, DL-methionine, salt, chicory root extract, taurine, dried kelp, yeast extract, glucosamine hydrochloride, rosemary extract, yucca schidigera extract, L-lysine, chondroitin sulfate, L-carnitine, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis lactis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus helveticus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product.