Goodlife Salmon Recipe Review

Goodlife Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and corn

Est. Calories: 366 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, Goodlife Salmon Recipe is a significantly below average cat food, earning 3 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.

Goodlife Salmon Recipe includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • salmon
  • chicken meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • brown rice
  • corn gluten meal
  • chicken by-product meal
  • brewer’s rice

Potential Allergens

  • salmon
  • corn gluten meal

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, Goodlife Salmon Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is salmon, which is considered a quality protein source.

However, this product also lists chicken by-product meal within its top ingredients. By-products are typically considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients.

Additionally, Goodlife Salmon Recipe also contains as top ingredients brown rice, corn gluten meal and brewer’s 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 salmon and corn gluten meal which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or corn food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3054 cat foods in our database, Goodlife Salmon Recipe has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • more carbohydrates than average
  • less fat than average
  • 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, Goodlife Salmon Recipe has approximately 366 calories per 100g (103 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 October 11, 2017.

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:

Salmon, Brown Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken By-product Meal, Brewer’s Rice, Chicken Meal, Animal Fat (preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Brewers Dried Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Dried Peas, Salt, Added Color, Taurine, Dl-methionine, Iron Oxide Color, Choline Chloride, Dried Apples, Tomato Pomace, Dried Sweet Potato, Dried Cranberries, Blueberry Pomace, Dried Spinach, Vitamins (vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thimaine Mononitrate [vitamin B1], Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [vitamin B6], Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin), Dried Carrots, Mixed Tocopherols (a Preservative), Minerals (zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, D-calcium Pantothenate, Potassium Iodide), Yucca Schidigera Extract


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
38.0%
Fat: (min)
15.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.5%
Carbs: (est)
30.0%
Ash: (est)
7.5%
Moisture: (max)
6.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
40%
Fat: (min)
16%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
32%
Ash: (est)
8%
Calories: (est)
366/100g

*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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