By Nature Turkey, Green Peas & Herring Recipe Review

By Nature Dry Cat Food Review



Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 370 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, By Nature Turkey, Green Peas & Herring 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 Turkey, Green Peas & Herring Recipe includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • deboned turkey
  • chicken meal
  • turkey meal
  • deboned chicken
  • deboned herring
  • chicken liver

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • deboned herring
  • whole eggs
  • salmon oil [source of dha)

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 Turkey, Green Peas & Herring Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is deboned turkey, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal and turkey 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 herring, salmon oil [source of dha) and whole eggs which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2415 cat foods in our database, By Nature Turkey, Green Peas & Herring Recipe has:

  • less protein than average
  • 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 Turkey, Green Peas & Herring Recipe has approximately 370 calories per 100g (105 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 turkey, chicken meal, steel-cut oats, green peas, turkey meal, sweet potatoes, lentils, chicken fat [preserved with mixed tocopherols), deboned chicken, deboned herring, tapioca, whole eggs, natural chicken flavor, sun-cured alfalfa meal, chicken liver, salmon oil [source of DHA), coconut oil, pumpkin, butternut squash, carrots, spinach, broccoli, apples, pears, blueberries, cranberries, pomegranate, juniper berry extract, ginger, fennel, green tea extract, peppermint leaf, turmeric, potassium chloride, DL-methionine, salt, lecithin, choline chloride, 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], L-lysine, yeast extract, taurine, yucca schidigera extract, rosemary extract, 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)
34.0%
Fat: (min)
18.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.0%
Carbs: (est)
28.0%
Ash: (est)
7.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
38%
Fat: (min)
20%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
31%
Ash: (est)
8%
Calories: (est)
370/100g

*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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