Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Cat Food Review

Abound Dry Cat Food Review


Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Cat Food

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 376 cal/100g

Overall, Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Cat Food is a below average cat food, earning 5 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.

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Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a cat food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.

Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Cat Food includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • deboned chicken
  • chicken meal
  • turkey meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • whole ground brown rice

Potential Allergens

  • fish meal

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

In this case, Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Cat Food's most plentiful ingredient listed is deboned chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Cat Food also contains as top ingredients whole ground brown rice. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.

Allergen alert: This product contains fish meal which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3134 cat foods in our database, Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Cat Food has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • less fat than average
  • an average amount of fiber
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
In general, cats have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Cat Food has approximately 376 calories per 100g (106 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of calories compared to the average of the other dry cat foods in the CatFoodDB.


All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on June 19, 2017.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Ground Barley, Oatmeal, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Fish Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Turkey Meal, Dried Cellulose, Natural Chicken Flavor, Potatoes, Peas, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Cranberries, Blueberries, Flaxseed Meal, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Salt, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-carnitine, L-lysine, Dried Chicory Root, Beta Carotene, Vitamins: Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Minerals: Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Brewers Dried Yeast, Zinc Sulfate, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
32.0%
Fat: (min)
15.0%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
39.0%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
36%
Fat: (min)
17%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
43%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
376/100g

*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each cat food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.

Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.


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