Overall, Boreal Original Fish Trio Grain Free 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.
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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 Original Fish Trio Grain Free 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 Original Fish Trio Grain Free's most plentiful ingredient listed is salmon, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains whitefish meal as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, Boreal Original Fish Trio Grain Free 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, whitefish meal, salmon meal, menhaden fish meal and dried whole egg which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 3144 cat foods in our database, Boreal Original Fish Trio Grain Free has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Boreal Original Fish Trio Grain Free has approximately 350 calories per 100g (99 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:
salmon, whitefish meal, pea, dried whole egg, pea starch, salmon meal, menhaden fish meal, northern white pea bean, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), dehydrated alfalfa meal, natural flavor, flaxseed, choline chloride, calcium sulfate, lecithin, calcium propionate, yeast extract, chicory root extract, taurine, dl-methionine, apple, carrot, cranberry, spinach, ferrous sulfate, vitamin e supplement, dried blueberry, zinc sulfate, zinc amino acid complex, niacin supplement, copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, vitamin a supplement, iron amino acid complex, thiamine mononitrate, manganese amino acid complex, calcium pantothenate supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, biotin, copper proteinate, vitamin b12 supplement, sodium selenite, vitamin d3 supplement, folic acid supplement, calcium iodate.
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.