Originally Posted by kitytize
I would choose Iams. Why because Iams foods do not contain gluten. And Iams still do not use gluten in their dry products.Taurine is still very high in these foods without any extra added. This means there is real meat in the product. It means that the protein listed is primarily from meat and not gluten or soy.
The corn in Iams is at minimum because the % of protein on the package is high. Corn isn't high in protein at around 9%. Compare this with other products that use corn or other grains and get the same or less taurine even with the taurine they add. Same for total protein. Look at the products getting the same or less protein with gluten listed in the ingredients. Gluten is 60-70% Protein.
Meat is high in all the Iams/Eukanuba products, because they do not add Taurine or gluten to any of them, and still get a respectable .16% taurine in the Iams/Eukanuba products and 34-36% protein.
The protein in Iams and Eukanuba is NOT QUALITY via MOST of us... BY products are YUK in my book in DRY no matter what and NO ONE tells EXACTLY what they are ... GLUTEN is in EVERY GRAIN.. ie says WHOLE grain IT CONTAINS GLUTEN...
Iams Kitten ingrediants
great cept it losses 66% volume and wt thus is really the 5 to 6 th ingrdiant, Chicken By-Product Meal
can be heads feet internal organs ( would be fine if % of what organ is listed) parts of blood , Corn Grits
LIKELY make ups about 15 % of wt which increases to about 20% total wt since chicken losses 66% of total wt , Ground Whole Grain Sorghum
SUGAR grain , Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E, and Citric Acid
) can be a chemical pres , Corn Meal
MORE corn thou likely only about 7-9% of over all wt , Fish Mea
l (source of fish oil)GREAT but what fish ... could be goldfish, Dried Egg Product, Dried Beet Pulp (sugar removed), Natural Chicken Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Brewers Dried Yeast, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Salt,
way to high for my taste, used this high up as a flavor enhancer,Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Niacin, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Rosemary Extract, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Inositol, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate
Nutro max which is designed toward GROCERY consumers
NO mystery it is flesh and some bone with water and most fat removed , Corn Gluten Meal
66% protein and 66-76 % digestable also aids in balencing for UTI health as does wheat in a smaller role ... corn grits or grd corn is 30-50 and low protein, Wheat Flour
high allergen in some cats but second in digestabilty to rice, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E) not chemically preserved, Ground Rice
very easily to digest , Natural Flavors, Beet Pulp, Lamb Meal
see chn meal sub in lamb, Rice Bran, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Salt
too high for my taste is aiding in flavor , Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Inositol, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Folic Acid.
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