By Nature Seven Seafood Platter Review

By Nature Dry Cat Food Review


By Nature Seven Seafood Platter

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 357 cal/100g

Overall, By Nature Seven Seafood Platter 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.


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 Seven Seafood Platter includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • salmon meal
  • chicken meal
  • herring meal
  • salmon
  • catfish meal
  • crab meal
  • sardine meal
  • chicken livers

Questionable Ingredients

  • ground brown rice

Potential Allergens

  • salmon meal
  • herring meal
  • salmon
  • egg product
  • catfish meal
  • crab meal
  • sardine meal
  • herring 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 Seven Seafood Platter's most plentiful ingredient listed is salmon meal, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, By Nature Seven Seafood Platter also contains as top ingredients ground 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 salmon meal, herring meal, salmon, catfish meal, crab meal, sardine meal, herring oil and egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3120 cat foods in our database, By Nature Seven Seafood Platter has:

  • less protein than average
  • more carbohydrates than average
  • 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 Seven Seafood Platter has approximately 357 calories per 100g (101 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 June 23, 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:

Salmon Meal, Ground Oats, Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potato Meal, Herring Meal, Salmon, Menhaden Meal, Egg Product, Tomato Pomace, Catfish Meal, Lobster Meal, Crab Meal, Sardine Meal, Natural Flavor, Chicken Livers, Herring Oil, Yeast Culture, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Blueberries, Cranberries, Dried Chicory Root, Raspberries, Turmeric, Niacin Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Betaine, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Dried Bacillus Licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
34.0%
Fat: (min)
16.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.0%
Carbs: (est)
29.0%
Ash: (est)
8.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
38%
Fat: (min)
18%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
32%
Ash: (est)
9%
Calories: (est)
357/100g

*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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