Originally Posted by Jen
I agree I was going ot say that too, but I do not agree about Nutro. What do you not approve of in that food? Maybe I am just not aware of something... I love to hear thoughts on it. I know this isn't a food discussion thread but I am curious as to what you found not good in Nutro.
Nutro Max Cat Adult Roasted Chicken Flavor (ingredients in order)
1. Chicken Meal
2. Corn Gluten Meal
Corn gluten meal is the dried residue from corn after the removal of the larger part of the starch and germ, and the separation of the bran by the process employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup, or by enzymatic treatment of the endosperm.
Corn gluten meal is a low ash source of protein. Cats vs Dogs: While not the best quality source of protein, the use of corn gluten in small
amounts offer preventive health benefits for cats.
But it's the second ingredient!
3. Whole Wheat Flour
Wheat flour consists principally of the soft, finely ground and bolted meal obtained from milling wheat (containing essentially the starch and gluten of the endosperm) together with fine particles of wheat bran, wheat germ, and the offal from the tail of the mill.
Whenever flour is part of an ingredient's name, the grain has been processed and some (or all) of the nutritional value has been lost
. Frequently these flour ingredients are simply the leftover dust from processing human food ingredients.
4. Ground White Rice
5. Poultry Fat
Poultry fat is obtained from the tissues of poultry in the commercial process of rendering or extracting.
Poultry fat is a byproduct of meat processing. The origin of the contributing animals is never known; the source can be any fowl (turkey, chicken, geese, buzzard, etc.) and the resulting oil is very low in linoleic acid -- an essential fatty acid that is important for skin and coat health.
That's just the first five ingredients.