By Nature Ocean Whitefish & Green Peas Recipe Review

By Nature Dry Cat Food Review



By Nature Ocean Whitefish & Green Peas Recipe

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 367 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, By Nature Ocean Whitefish & Green Peas Recipe is an average cat food, earning 6 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 Ocean Whitefish & Green Peas Recipe includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • deboned ocean whitefish
  • ocean whitefish meal
  • menhaden fish meal
  • deboned herring

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • deboned ocean whitefish
  • ocean whitefish meal
  • menhaden fish meal
  • deboned herring
  • salmon oil

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 Ocean Whitefish & Green Peas Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is deboned ocean whitefish, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains ocean whitefish meal and menhaden fish meal 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.

Allergen alert: This product contains deboned ocean whitefish, ocean whitefish meal, menhaden fish meal, deboned herring and salmon oil (source of dha) which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2452 cat foods in our database, By Nature Ocean Whitefish & Green Peas Recipe has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • 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, By Nature Ocean Whitefish & Green Peas Recipe 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 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:

Deboned ocean whitefish, ocean whitefish meal, pea protein, menhaden fish meal, green peas, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), tapioca, sweet potatoes, lentils, deboned herring, sun-cured alfalfa meal, natural fish flavor, salmon oil (source of DHA), coconut oil, potassium chloride, pumpkin, butternut squash, carrots, spinach, broccoli, apples, pears, blueberries, cranberries, pomegranate, juniper berry extract, ginger, fennel, green tea extract, peppermint leaf, turmeric, choline chloride, lecithin, taurine, salt, chicory root extract, vitamins [Vitamin E supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin A supplement, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, inositol, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, Vitamin B12 supplement, Vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid], minerals [zinc oxide, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganese oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], DL-methionine, yeast extract, glucosamine hydrochloride, yucca schidigera extract, L-lysine, rosemary extract, chondroitin sulfate, L-carnitine, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus helveticus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
38.0%
Fat: (min)
18.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.5%
Carbs: (est)
23.0%
Ash: (est)
7.5%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
42%
Fat: (min)
20%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
26%
Ash: (est)
8%
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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