Farmina Fish & Orange Adult Review

Farmina Dry Cat Food Review



Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 379 cal/100g

Overall, Farmina Fish & Orange Adult is an average cat food, earning 6 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.

Farmina Fish & Orange Adult includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • herring
  • dehydrated herring

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • herring
  • dehydrated herring
  • herring & salmon oil blend
  • dehydrated egg product

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, Farmina Fish & Orange Adult's most plentiful ingredient listed is herring, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains dehydrated herring 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 herring, dehydrated herring, herring & salmon oil blend and dehydrated 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, Farmina Fish & Orange Adult has:

  • more protein than average
  • fewer carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • significantly 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, Farmina Fish & Orange Adult has approximately 379 calories per 100g (107 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 5, 2019.

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:

Herring, dehydrated herring, potato, herring & salmon oil blend (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dehydrated egg product, chicken protein concentrate, dried carrots, sun-cured alfalfa meal, chicory root extract, fructooligosaccharide, yeast extract (source of mannan-oligosaccharides), dehydrated sweet orange, dehydrated pomegranate, dehydrated apple, dehydrated spinach, psyllium seed husk, dehydrated blackcurrant berry, dehydrated blueberry, salt, brewers dried yeast, turmeric, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid, niacin, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, choline chloride, beta-carotene, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast, DL-methionine, taurine, L-carnitine, aloe vera gel concentrate, green tea extract, rosemary extract


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
44.0%
Fat: (min)
20.0%
Fiber: (max)
1.8%
Carbs: (est)
15.7%
Ash: (est)
8.5%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
49%
Fat: (min)
22%
Fiber: (max)
2%
Carbs: (est)
17%
Ash: (est)
9%
Calories: (est)
379/100g

*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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