Originally Posted by sharky
Chicken meal, brown rice, corn, corn gluten meal, rice, chicken fat (naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract and citric acid), chicken, pea fiber, natural chicken flavor, beet pulp (sugar removed), wheat gluten, dried brewers yeast, rice hulls, sodium silico aluminate, fructo-oligosaccharides, soya oil, salmon oil, sodium chloride, calcium sulfate, dried egg powder, potassium chloride, L-lysine, choline chloride, DL-methionine, sodium tripolyphosphate, taurine, Vitamins [dl-alpha tocopherol (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C*), niacin, biotin, riboflavin (vitamin B2), d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid], Trace Minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], L-carnitine, green tea extract.
I don't like feeding any sort of food with corn or corn gluten in it and I would be very careful with wheat based foods. Being that cats are natural carnivores, I also believe they should be on a food that is more meat and organ filled.
The ingredient list on the cat kibble Mittens is on is as follows (Nature's Variety Beef and Barley Medley):
Beef( where listed on ingrediants , Barley, Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Flaxseed, BEEF where it should be [color="Green"]Menhaden Fish[COLOR], Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Montmorillonite, Flaxseed Oil, Freeze Dried Beef, Freeze Dried Beef Liver, Freeze Dried Salmon Oil,Menhaden Fish where it should be Cottage Cheese, Apples, Cranberries, Whole Eggs, Kelp, Parsley, Artichoke, Inulin, Rosemary, Sage, Clove, Fermentation Products (Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product Dehydrated), Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (a source of Vitamin C), Carotene, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Folic Acid, Riboflavin Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Biotin, Choline Chloride, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Ferrous Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Taurine, and Vitamin B12 Supplement.
I would say no since the meat is the fifth and sixth ingrediants rather than the first... an ave 15lb bag would have three lbs of chn meal ... I would guess with the beef being sixth and about 12th I would imagine has about 18 ounces of meat , though it is hard to say ... Beef at a lb fresh is 4.5 to 5.5 ounce of meal ( what it is when the h2o is out)
appr 1 lb of meal if first ingrediant per 5lbs
appr 5 ounces of fresh if first ingrdiant
the RC has alot more meat