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.
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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.
By Nature Seven Seafood Platter 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, 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.
Compared to the other 3121 cat foods in our database, By Nature Seven Seafood Platter has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, By Nature Seven Seafood Platter has approximately 357 calories per 100g (101 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
June 23, 2018.
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 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
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.