Science Diet Nature’s Best (Oceanfish & Brown Rice)
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This is marginally better than Science Diet’s Original Cat Food, but that isn’t saying all that much because that food is absolutely awful. Here, we at least see that ocean fish is the first ingredient, which is extremely important for cats since they are carnivores. The problems arise when corn gluten is the 2nd biggest ingredient. They know, as we do, that it is difficult to digest for cats and a source of many food allergies so why use it? It’s a horrible ingredient, and brewers rice (3rd) brings little to the table as well. It’s all so disappointing for this food.
I will say that they rebound with the use of barley and brown rice for the next grains, and they do include chicken meal later on down the list. That chicken meal should be further up the list as a 2nd meat source, but it’s nice to at least see it here. It’s also nice to see a good list of fruits and veggies present. I’m torn on if this food is a 2 or 3 star food. The sins of using brewers rice and corn gluten are too much for me, though. If 2 of the first 3 ingredients are crap, that’s a 2 star food.
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What’s good about this food….
Ocean fish is first, barley & rice are used, flaxseed.
….and what’s not so good.
Corn gluten meal is 2nd, brewers rice is main grain.
Ocean Fish, Corn Gluten Meal, Brewers Rice, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Cracked Pearled Barley, Brown Rice, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Meal, Soy Protein Isolate, Flaxseed, Whole Grain Oats, Cranberries, Apples, Calcium Sulfate, Chicken Liver Flavor, Carrots, Peas, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Broccoli, Taurine, 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), Vitamin E Supplement, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, Iodized Salt, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.