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I know it's no Nutro but what do you think of these ingredients?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I won't mention the name cuz I don't want to cause any problems with brand issues:


I always hear the DJ on the radio promote the heck out of *this food*. I was curious so I checked it out. I know the by-products are not great but the first ingredient is Chicken at least. I know it is nonot the absolute best, but it is better then a lot of foods right? What about everything below the natural flavour? I call that the fine print cuz I never know what to look for in there...


Ingredients
Chicken, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, oat meal, brown rice, whole grain wheat, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), wheat gluten, whole grain corn, natural flavor, dried beet pulp, calcium phosphate, potassium chloride, phosphoric acid, calcium carbonate, canola oil, soybean oil, salt, choline chloride, malted barley flour, dried cranberries, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, taurine, zinc sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.


*this brand* Natural Blends Chicken & Oat Meal Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance of adult cats.
Compare *this food* Natural Blends with other brands
post #2 of 13
I would personally look for something without the corn gluten, by-products, wheat, wheat gluten, and whole grain corn...They aren't considered to be good for cats. So this personally would be a thumbs down from me, even though chicken is the first ingredient. On the other hand, at least it has that going for it.
post #3 of 13
Well the chicken is going to shrink, making the corn gluten meal the first ingredient. I don't have a problem with GLM, but not as the main protien. Cats need an animal-based protien as the main protien source. Followed by the chicken by product meal, and three kinds of grain, and animal fat instead of poultry or chicken fat. I think I know exactly which one you're talking about, and I read the ingredients and put it right back on the shelf. I wouldn't buy this one.

Amber
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
thats what i thought, its funny too cuz the dj who "supposedly" buys it lost two of her cats in the past few months. not that it is directly food related, just ironic
post #5 of 13
Ingredients
Chicken, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, oat meal, brown rice, whole grain wheat, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), wheat gluten, whole grain corn, natural flavor, dried beet pulp, calcium phosphate, potassium chloride, phosphoric acid, calcium carbonate, canola oil, soybean oil, salt, choline chloride, malted barley flour, dried cranberries, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, taurine, zinc sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.


Corn gluten is a great accersory protein but like Amber said it shouldnt be first ...4 grains to one meat doesnt make it with me...
post #6 of 13
It's like grain slurry with chicken chips. That's pretty unnatural as far as a normal feline diet goes.
post #7 of 13
I agree with the other comments made. That doesn't sound like the ideal food to feed your cat.
post #8 of 13
Umm...ew? That food is disguisting!
post #9 of 13
Is this the Purina Naturals food in what looks like an oatmeal canister? I'm pretty sure it is. What's really bad is that the packaging is really attractive, and if the packaging was ANY indication of quality, the food would be GREAT. So people who don't know anything about cat food are looking at this crap, and thinking it's just great and buying it :-( Because you know, it's natural, and has whole grains. People don't realize that while whole grains are good for PEOPLE, they aren't what a CAT needs. I wish companies would just be honest and the cheap foods should have to have a disclaimer on th bag saying "WARNING: You are ONLY getting what you are paying for, nothing more. But possibly less."

Amber
post #10 of 13
I feel like there should be a pet food pyramid
post #11 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by momof3rugratz
I feel like there should be a pet food pyramid


sure would not be a bad thing.
post #12 of 13
I know that why I mentioned it. I think the pet-food is confusing. I get lost in it all. I have to write it all down as a cheat sheet for later.
post #13 of 13
"Animal Fat": When they don't specify the animal they probably have something to hide. What kind of animal does the fat come from?

"Poultry Fat": Pigeons from a big city?

"Salt": Cats don't need all that sodium.
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