By Nature 95% Chicken & Lamb Recipe Review

By Nature Canned Cat Food Review



Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: lamb

Est. Calories: 90 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, By Nature 95% Chicken & Lamb Recipe is an above average cat food, earning 7 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.

By Nature 95% Chicken & Lamb Recipe includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken liver
  • lamb
  • lamb liver

Questionable Ingredients

  • guar gum

Potential Allergens

  • lamb
  • lamb liver
  • lamb broth

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, By Nature 95% Chicken & Lamb Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken liver, lamb and lamb liver 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.

Please also be aware that this product contains guar gum, which is an additive that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in cats.

Allergen alert: This product contains lamb, lamb liver and lamb broth which may be problematic for cats who suffer from lamb food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2415 cat foods in our database, By Nature 95% Chicken & Lamb Recipe has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • an average amount of fat
  • significantly less fiber than average
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, By Nature 95% Chicken & Lamb Recipe has approximately 90 calories per 100g (25 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of calories compared to the average of the other wet 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 August 6, 2017.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.

Important Note: This product may have been discontinued by the manufacturer, as the above linked product website was no longer functioning when last checked.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Chicken, chicken liver, lamb, lamb liver, chicken broth, lamb broth, sweet potato, potassium chloride, tricalcium phosphate, guar gum, agar-agar, salt, xanthan gum, calcium carbonate, cassia cum, carrots, apples, cranberries, broccoli, spinach, turmeric, fennel, blueberries, pomegranate, taurine, choline chloride, Vitamin A supplement, Vitamin D3 supplement, Vitamin E supplement, Vitamin B12 supplement, biotin, sodium selenite, folic acid, calcium iodate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, d-calcium pantothenate, niacin supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
9.5%
Fat: (min)
5.0%
Fiber: (max)
0.5%
Carbs: (est)
4.0%
Ash: (est)
3.0%
Moisture: (max)
78.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
43%
Fat: (min)
23%
Fiber: (max)
2%
Carbs: (est)
18%
Ash: (est)
14%
Calories: (est)
90/100g

*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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