1) Poultry by-product meal: This is undefined meat, and by-product at that, meaning it has very loose regulation and should be considered an inferior primary protein source.Primary ingredients:
Poultry by-product meal, corn meal, corn gluten meal, ground whole wheat, brewers rice, soy flour, animal fat preserved with mixed tocopherols (form of vitamin E), fish meal, meat and bone meal, brewers dried yeast, phosphoric acid, animal digest, calcium carbonate, tetra sodium pyrophosphate, salt,
Crude protein (min) 34.0%, crude fat (min) 13.0%, crude fiber (max) 4.5%, moisture (max) 12.0%, linoleic acid (min) 1.25%, arachidonic acid (min) 0.02%, calcium (min) 1.1%, phosphorus (min) 0.9%, selenium (min) 0.30 mg/kg, vitamin A (min) 10,000 IU/kg, vitamin E (min) 70 IU/kg, taurine (min) 0.15%.
As you can see, the primary ingredients are all named quality meats, its high protein and fat as a cat diet should be according to most, and while its not the lowest carbs (likely due to the potato), its quite reasonable and the food is manufactured for an ideal urinary PH.Blue Wilderness Duck: Deboned Duck, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Potato Starch, Fish Meal(source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Peas, Whole Potatoes, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Chicken Flavor, Alfalfa Meal..
Crude Protein 40.0% min Crude Fat 18.0% min Crude Fiber 3.5% max Moisture 10.0% max Magnesium 0.08% min Taurine 0.15% min Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 0.8% min Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 3.5% min
It depends on what you do have where you live. Compared with many cheap brands it is good. And thus - it MAY be the best dry food you can get at your local food shop.Is Purina “complete” dry cat food the most nutritious brand for adult cats?
Splendid and well done!I frequently find stray cats near my work and home, and some of these are wild. I put out dry food and water, get them better, and then take them in for spaying or neutering. So I need some brand of dry food, but I want it to be nutritious, as many of these cats are quite ill when I find them.
This site is a great resource, thanks.
I would like to know about "The China Connection" as well.As for ingredients from China, I don't know where to find that information. How did you find out that Cat Chow doesn't have ingredients sourced from China?