Overall, Canadian Naturals Turkey & Salmon 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.
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.
Canadian Naturals Turkey & Salmon 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, Canadian Naturals Turkey & Salmon's most plentiful ingredient listed is turkey, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains 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.
This product does not appear to contain any of the common feline food allergens, however this is not a guarantee that cats who suffer from allergies will by symptom-free while eating this food.
Compared to the other 3120 cat foods in our database, Canadian Naturals Turkey & Salmon has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Canadian Naturals Turkey & Salmon has approximately 393 calories per 100g (111 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
October 14, 2017.
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:
Turkey, turkey meal, peas, potatoes, chicken fat (stabilized with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of vitamin 9, salmon meal, natural flavour, tomato pomace, egg, flaxseed, choline chloride, phosphoric acid, potassium chloride, DL-methione, L-lysine, fruits and vegetables (cranberry, apple, blueberry, carrot, spinach, tomato, sweet potato, broccoli, pumpkin, banana ), breweris yeast, sodium chloride, vitamins (vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, calcium pantothenate, thiamine, pyridoxine, riboflavin, vitamin K, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12), minerals (zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), rosemary extract, taurine, yucca schidigera extract, Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, 8ifido bacterium bifidium thermophilum fermentation product, Streptococcus faecium fermentation product, spices (peppermint, garlic, parsley, green tea extract, turmeric, thyme, rosemary, cayenne, cinnamon, chamomile)
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.