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Do these ingredients sound OK?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Couldnt get any of Pebbles normal biscuits yesterday, so I decided to try her on a new brand. It hasn't been out that long in the UK. the flavour is Fresh chicken with duck and liver

Fresh Chicken (min 26%), chicken meal, whole rice, corn, chicken oil, duck meal (min 4%), chicken liver (min 4%), fish meal, beet pulp, whole egg powder, yeasts, minerals, vitamins.
post #2 of 17
Looks pretty ok to me - you always need to look out for the first 5 ingredience - you don't want too many or if possible any filler there.
post #3 of 17
other than the corn and generic fish meal looks very good
post #4 of 17
Looks ok, except for the corn.. And rice.. I like all meat.
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by booktigger
Couldnt get any of Pebbles normal biscuits yesterday, so I decided to try her on a new brand. It hasn't been out that long in the UK. the flavour is Fresh chicken with duck and liver

Fresh Chicken (min 26%), chicken meal, whole rice, corn, chicken oil, duck meal (min 4%), chicken liver (min 4%), fish meal, beet pulp, whole egg powder, yeasts, minerals, vitamins.
Hi, There's better quality out there. I don't like the "whole rice" and corn. That means the rice is white if they don't mention and corn is high in sugar. It's good that they have so much meat..the other thing is the beet pulp, that's a lot of sugar, too...whole egg powder: I'd prefer seeing egg than egg powder. I don't care for yeasts. The other thing is the minerals and vitamins, are they synthetic (-sulfates and -oxides) or natural (chelated)? Natural is healthier/ higher quality.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by bloob & valo
Hi, There's better quality out there. I don't like the "whole rice" and corn. That means the rice is white if they don't mention and corn is high in sugar. It's good that they have so much meat..the other thing is the beet pulp, that's a lot of sugar, too...whole egg powder: I'd prefer seeing egg than egg powder. I don't care for yeasts. The other thing is the minerals and vitamins, are they synthetic (-sulfates and -oxides) or natural (chelated)? Natural is healthier/ higher quality.

You need a lesson in beet pulp , only in farm animal food does it have sugar ... in domestic animals it is only the pulp no sugar allowed..

This is a dry food??? then only evo has no grain
post #7 of 17
[quote=sharky]You need a lesson in beet pulp...

Looks like it was just given to me. Thanks
post #8 of 17
[quote=bloob & valo]
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Originally Posted by sharky
You need a lesson in beet pulp...

Looks like it was just given to me. Thanks
Anytime , I had the same issue when I first saw that in cat and dog food
post #9 of 17
Beet pulp is a great source of fiber...
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Hell603
Beet pulp is a great source of fiber...
that is true , it also doesnt affect the overall digestabilty ....

I have heard of one cat allergic to it..
post #11 of 17
Yes, when the ingredients state "beet pulp (sugar removed)" I had thought that meant that just "beet pulp" meant there's sugar in it. I guess some brands are just letting us know that there's no sugar in it, in case we didn't know.
post #12 of 17
Ok - instead of whole rice I would prefer Brown Rice and of course no Corn. However all this depends on how well your baby can digest these igredience. My mom's girl piper has a stomach made from Iron *LOL* but my Loki can't handle this at all.
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
Am still slightly confused!! There may be better quality foods, but I live in the UK without access to a pet shop, so very hard to find any.

Sharkey - yes, this is a dry food. These are the ingredients to the food she normally has - she is a very fussy eater. I do wonder about the word highlighted in red.

Fresh Organic Chicken (min.26%), Rice, Poultry Meal, Maize, Chicken Oil, Fish Meal, Whole Egg Powder, Whole Linseed, Fish Oil, Chicken Livers, Yeasts, Minerals, Fructo-oligosaccharides, DL-Methionine.
post #14 of 17
It's about the same as the food you normally buy if we refer to fillers only.

It still has white rice (brown rice is prefrred), corn (Maize) and Fructo- oligosaccarides, a class of simple carbohydrates found naturally in certain plants

The other ingredience however seem to be of much better quality!
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Hell603
It's about the same as the food you normally buy if we refer to fillers only.

It still has white rice (brown rice is prefrred), corn (Maize) and Fructo- oligosaccarides, a class of simple carbohydrates found naturally in certain plants

The other ingredience however seem to be of much better quality!
Yes, booktigger, the new food is better! I looked around the Internet for foods in the UK, and you're right--not much. The only good one I found in the way of dry food is the Nutrience Elite-Hairball (the other Nutrience formulas were no good). I think you found the best one, or check out the ingredients of the one I found:

Chicken meat, brewers rice, pearled barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), dehydrated chicken, dried beet pulp, rice bran, dried egg product, hydrolysed chicken liver flavouring, lecithin, yeast culture, flaxseed meal, salt, phosphoric acid, potassium chloride, DL-methionine, calcium propionate (preservative), choline chloride, dried Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation extract, bromelain, dried kelp, dried rosemary, dried thyme, dried oregano, dried fenugreek, dried fennel, dried cayenne, dried ginger, rosemary extract, dried corn soluble fermentation product, yucca schidigera extract, iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc methionine complex, zinc oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin E supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, inositol, niacin, taurine, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, vitamin A
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ADULT CAT FOOD ELITE HAIRBALL CONTROL
acetate, riboflavin, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid.
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by booktigger
Am still slightly confused!! There may be better quality foods, but I live in the UK without access to a pet shop, so very hard to find any.

Sharkey - yes, this is a dry food. These are the ingredients to the food she normally has - she is a very fussy eater. I do wonder about the word highlighted in red.

Fresh Organic Chicken (min.26%), Rice, Poultry Meal, Maize, Chicken Oil, Fish Meal, Whole Egg Powder, Whole Linseed, Fish Oil, Chicken Livers, Yeasts, Minerals, Fructo-oligosaccharides, DL-Methionine.
Fructo-oligosaccharides are a class of sugars that contain fiber, I eat them when I can... it look s good cept for corn and chn livers in dry food worry me ..
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by sharky
that is true , it also doesnt affect the overall digestabilty ....

I have heard of one cat allergic to it..
Make that two, unless you have Jamie in mind.
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