Chicken Soup For The Soul Grain Free Cat Food - Chicken & Legumes Recipe Review

Chicken Soup for the Soul Dry Cat Food Review


Chicken Soup For The Soul Grain Free Cat Food - Chicken & Legumes Recipe

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 385 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Chicken Soup For The Soul Grain Free Cat Food - Chicken & Legumes 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.

Chicken Soup For The Soul Grain Free Cat Food - Chicken & Legumes Recipe includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken meal
  • salmon
  • duck
  • turkey

Questionable Ingredients

  • pea flour

Potential Allergens

  • salmon
  • 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, Chicken Soup For The Soul Grain Free Cat Food - Chicken & Legumes Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken 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 salmon and salmon oil (a source of dha) which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2490 cat foods in our database, Chicken Soup For The Soul Grain Free Cat Food - Chicken & Legumes Recipe has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly 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, Chicken Soup For The Soul Grain Free Cat Food - Chicken & Legumes Recipe has approximately 385 calories per 100g (109 calories/ounce), which is a few more 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 October 2, 2016.

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:

chicken, chicken meal, peas, chickpeas, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), pea flour, natural flavor, salmon, duck, turkey, choline chloride, salmon oil (a source of dha), taurine, dried chicory root, yucca schidigera extract, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, zinc proteinate, vitamin e supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), vitamin a supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin (vitamin b2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6), vitamin b12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin d supplement, folic acid


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
32.0%
Fat: (min)
16.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.0%
Carbs: (est)
39.0%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
36%
Fat: (min)
18%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
43%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
385/100g

*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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