Science Diet (Adult Original)
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Note: The formula for this food has changed (see comments). The rating of the review still stands.
Science Diet is a pet food tragedy to me, because they’ve done such a good job at advertising their brand and making their package seem as if their food is top quality for your loved pet. They’ve also bought off many vets to recommend their products because money talks. You’d think that for the exorbitant price that it’d be a pretty good product. After all, since it can exceed 3 dollars a pound, they’ve got to be accounting for that price somewhere.
Well, I’m still looking. The main meat source are cheap by-products that you wouldn’t feed directly to your cat and certainly wouldn’t even go near yourself. There are two instances of corn, the worst filler of all, within the first 5 ingredients. Brewers rice, which is the worthless leftover of the alcohol brewing process is the 3rd biggest ingredient.
They have “chicken liver flavor” listed as well. Why the “flavor”? Why not just put the damn liver in there for the nutritional value? Ugh.
It’s such a waste too. I’ve given it a second star just because they didn’t put any artificial colors or animal digest in it, and they loaded it with a lot of minerals and vitamins. Of course, putting supplements in the food is less necessary if the ingredients themselves are good.
For the money, this is the biggest rip-off in cat food today.
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What’s good about this food….
….and what’s not so good.
By-products are main protein source, corn is a top ingredient, brewers rice.
Chicken By-Product Meal, Ground Whole Grain Corn, Brewers Rice, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Iodized Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.