Adirondack Indoor Whitefish & Lentils Review

Adirondack Dry Cat Food Review


Adirondack Indoor Whitefish & Lentils

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 359 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Adirondack Indoor Whitefish & Lentils is a below average cat food, earning 5 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.


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.

Adirondack Indoor Whitefish & Lentils includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • deboned whitefish
  • menhaden fish meal
  • whitefish meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • tapioca starch

Potential Allergens

  • deboned whitefish
  • menhaden fish meal
  • whitefish meal
  • menhaden fish oil

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, Adirondack Indoor Whitefish & Lentils's most plentiful ingredient listed is deboned whitefish, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains menhaden fish meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your cat's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.

Allergen alert: This product contains deboned whitefish, menhaden fish meal, whitefish meal and menhaden fish oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2962 cat foods in our database, Adirondack Indoor Whitefish & Lentils has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • less fiber than average
  • 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, Adirondack Indoor Whitefish & Lentils has approximately 359 calories per 100g (101 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 May 19, 2019.

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 Whitefish, Menhaden Fish Meal, Lentils, Peas, Fava Beans, Tapioca Starch, Whitefish Meal, Canola Oil (preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Pea Protein, Chickpeas, Dried Alfalfa Meal, Menhaden Fish Oil (preserved With Mixed Tocopherol), Dl-methionine, Choline Chloride, Monosodium Phosphate, Taurine, L-lysine, Salt, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries, Fructooligosaccharide (fos), Ascorbic Acid, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Organic Dried Kelp, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, D-calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Citric Acid, Folic Acid, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate , Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Dried Fermentation Product (dried L. Casei Fermentation Product, Dried L. Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried B. Animalis Fermentation Product And Dried L. Reuteri Fermentation Product)


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
32.0%
Fat: (min)
12.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.5%
Carbs: (est)
41.4%
Ash: (est)
1.1%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
36%
Fat: (min)
13%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
46%
Ash: (est)
1%
Calories: (est)
359/100g

*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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