Good Natured Adult Indoor Cat Food - Natural, Chicken & Barley Review

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Good Natured Adult Indoor Cat Food - Natural, Chicken & Barley

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 331 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Good Natured Adult Indoor Cat Food - Natural, Chicken & Barley is a below average cat food, earning 5 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.

Good Natured Adult Indoor Cat Food - Natural, Chicken & Barley includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • brown rice

Potential Allergens

  • fish meal
  • dried 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, Good Natured Adult Indoor Cat Food - Natural, Chicken & Barley'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, Good Natured Adult Indoor Cat Food - Natural, Chicken & Barley also contains as top ingredients brown rice. 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 fish meal and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2977 cat foods in our database, Good Natured Adult Indoor Cat Food - Natural, Chicken & Barley has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • significantly more 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, Good Natured Adult Indoor Cat Food - Natural, Chicken & Barley has approximately 331 calories per 100g (94 calories/ounce), which is considerably fewer 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 May 18, 2018.

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, Brown Rice, Ground Barley, Fish Meal (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Beet Pulp, Pea Protein, Poultry Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Powdered Cellulose, Natural Flavor, Dried Peas, Dried Carrots, Ground Flaxseed, Salt, Dried Egg Product, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Dried Tomato Pomace, Dried Apple Pomace, Dl-Methionine, Inulin, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source Of Ascorbic Acid), Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
30.0%
Fat: (min)
11.5%
Fiber: (max)
8.0%
Carbs: (est)
36.7%
Ash: (est)
1.8%
Moisture: (max)
12.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
34%
Fat: (min)
13%
Fiber: (max)
9%
Carbs: (est)
42%
Ash: (est)
2%
Calories: (est)
331/100g

*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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