Farmina Pumpkin Feline Duck & Cantaloupe Review

Farmina Dry Cat Food Review


Farmina Pumpkin Feline Duck & Cantaloupe

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 385 cal/100g

Overall, Farmina Pumpkin Feline Duck & Cantaloupe 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.

Please note that CatFoodDB may earn a small commission on purchases made via links on this site. Thanks for your support!


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 Pumpkin Feline Duck & Cantaloupe includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • dehydrated duck
  • fresh herring
  • dehydrated herring

Questionable Ingredients

  • pea starch

Potential Allergens

  • dehydrated whole eggs
  • fresh herring
  • dehydrated herring
  • herring oil

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Farmina Pumpkin Feline Duck & Cantaloupe does contain with its top ingredients dehydrated duck which are considered quality protein sources.

Additionally, Farmina Pumpkin Feline Duck & Cantaloupe also contains as top ingredients pea starch. 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 fresh herring, dehydrated herring, herring oil and dehydrated whole eggs which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3126 cat foods in our database, Farmina Pumpkin Feline Duck & Cantaloupe 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 Pumpkin Feline Duck & Cantaloupe 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 April 10, 2021.

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:

Fresh Boneless Duck, Dehydrated Duck, Pea Starch, Chicken Fat, Dehydrated Pumpkin, Dehydrated Whole Eggs, Fresh Herring, Dehydrated Herring, Herring Oil, Dried Carrots, Sun-cured Alfalfa Meal, Inulin, Fructooligosaccharides, Yeast Extract (source Of Mannan-oligosaccharides), Dehydrated Cantaloupe Melon, Dehydrated Pomegranate, Dehydrated Apple, Dehydrated Spinach, Psyllium, Dehydrated Sweet Orange, Dehydrated Blueberry , Salt, Brewers Dried Yeast, Turmeric, Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Choline Chloride, Beta carotene, Zinc Methionine Hydroxy Analogue Chelate, Manganese Methionine Hydroxy Analogue Chelate, Ferrous Glycine, Copper Methionine Hydroxy Analogue Chelate, DL methionine, Taurine, L-Carnitine, Aloe Vera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Rosemary Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (a Preservative).


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)
17.5%
Ash: (est)
8.7%
Moisture: (max)
8.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
48%
Fat: (min)
22%
Fiber: (max)
2%
Carbs: (est)
19%
Ash: (est)
9%
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.


Want CatFoodDB in your inbox?

Sign up to be notified when we publish new cat food reviews and other ways to help you feed your cat.