Overall, Boreal Functional Indoor Cat 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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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 Functional Indoor Cat includes the following:
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, Boreal Functional Indoor Cat's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, Boreal Functional Indoor Cat also contains as top ingredients buckwheat. 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, salmon oil and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 3126 cat foods in our database, Boreal Functional Indoor Cat has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Boreal Functional Indoor Cat has approximately 326 calories per 100g (92 calories/ounce), which is 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
October 17, 2020.
The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.
Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:
chicken, chicken meal, sweet potato, buckwheat, pumpkin, lentils, salmon meal, dried egg product, natural flavor, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), flaxseed, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), sun-dried miscanthus grass, lecithin, blueberry, cranberry, apple, spinach, carob, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, calcium propionate, sodium tripolyphosphate, dl-methionine, yeast extract, dicalcium phosphate, taurine, chicory root extract, salt, kelp, l-lysine, l-tryptophan, cranberry extract, l-carnitine, ginger root, chamomile flowers, fumaric acid, lactic acid, citric acid, malic acid, valerian root, yucca schidigera extract, thyme extract, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, zinc amino acid complex, iron amino acid complex, niacinamide, manganese oxide, vitamin e supplement, vitamin a supplement, calcium pantothenate supplement, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese amino acid complex, folic acid supplement, vitamin d3 supplement, vitamin b12 supplement, biotin, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, rosemary extract
Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*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.