Boreal Proper Chicken Meal Review

Boreal Dry Cat Food Review


Boreal Proper Chicken Meal

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 352 cal/100g

Overall, Boreal Proper Chicken Meal 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 Proper Chicken Meal includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken meal
  • herring meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • brown rice

Potential Allergens

  • herring 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, Boreal Proper Chicken Meal's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken meal, which is considered a quality protein source.

Additionally, Boreal Proper Chicken Meal also contains as top ingredients 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 herring meal which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3016 cat foods in our database, Boreal Proper Chicken Meal has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • 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, Boreal Proper Chicken Meal has approximately 352 calories per 100g (99 calories/ounce), which is fewer 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:

Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Oat Meal, Pearled Barley, Chicken Fat (Naturally Preserved with Vitamin E), Herring Meal, Apple Pomace, Hydrolyzed Chicken Protein, Beet Pulp, Natural Chicken Flavour, Whole Flaxseed, Whole Chia Seed, Whey Powder, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Methionine, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Ferric Methionine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Methionine, Niacin Supplement, Folic Acid Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Sulphate, Manganese Methionine, Vitamin A Supplement, Selenium, Riboflavin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin Supplement, Vitamin D Supplement, Calcium Iodate


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
32.0%
Fat: (min)
15.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.5%
Carbs: (est)
32.0%
Ash: (est)
7.5%
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)
36%
Ash: (est)
8%
Calories: (est)
352/100g

*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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