Boreal Chicken Formula Review

Boreal Dry Cat Food Review


Boreal Chicken Formula

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 367 cal/100g

Overall, Boreal Chicken Formula is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 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.


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.

Boreal Chicken Formula includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken meal
  • salmon meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • pea starch

Potential Allergens

  • dried whole eggs
  • salmon meal

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

Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Boreal Chicken Formula does contain with its top ingredients chicken meal which are considered quality protein sources.

Additionally, Boreal Chicken Formula also contains as top ingredients pea starch. 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 salmon meal and dried whole eggs which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3126 cat foods in our database, Boreal Chicken Formula has:

  • less protein than average
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • an average amount of fat
  • 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, Boreal Chicken Formula has approximately 367 calories per 100g (104 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 March 25, 2018.

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:

resh Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas, Dried Whole Eggs, Pea Starch, Salmon Meal, Chicken & Turkey Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, source of Vitamin E), Northern White Pea Bean, Dehydrated Alfalfa, Natural Chicken Flavour, Flaxseed, Choline Chloride, Salt, Calcium Sulphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Lecithin, Zinc Methionine, Taurine, Mannanoligosaccharides, Chicory Root (Fructooligosaccharides), Dried Whole Fruits & Vegetables (Apple, Carrot, Cranberry, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Tomato), Digestive Pack (PROBIOTIC BACTERIA – Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus licheniformis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Enterococcus faecium, DIGESTIVE ENZYMES – Papain, Bromelain, Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product), Herbal Pack (Blueberries, Cranberries, Green tea Extract, Barley Grass, Spirulina), Calcium Carbonate, Ferrous Sulphate, Zinc Sulphate, Niacin, Copper Sulphate, Manganese Sulphate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin K1 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Calcium lodate


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
33.0%
Fat: (min)
18.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.0%
Carbs: (est)
28.0%
Ash: (est)
8.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
37%
Fat: (min)
20%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
31%
Ash: (est)
9%
Calories: (est)
367/100g

*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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