Overall, Grandma Mae's Chicken Meal & Brown Rice is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 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.
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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.
Grandma Mae's Chicken Meal & Brown Rice includes the following:
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, Grandma Mae's Chicken Meal & Brown Rice's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken meal, which is considered a quality protein source.
Additionally, Grandma Mae's Chicken Meal & Brown Rice 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 menhaden fish meal and eggs which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 3126 cat foods in our database, Grandma Mae's Chicken Meal & Brown Rice has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Grandma Mae's Chicken Meal & Brown Rice has approximately 378 calories per 100g (107 calories/ounce), which is 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
January 1, 2020.
The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.
Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:
Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Barley, Pea Protein, Eggs, Menhaden Fish Meal, Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Liver Flavor, Flaxseed Meal, Brewer s Yeast, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Chelated Potassium Chloride, Chelated Choline Chloride, Cranberries, Blueberries, Sweet Potato, Apples, Carrots, Parsley, Watercress, Spinach, Celery, Lecithin, Salt, L-Lysine, Chelated Calcium Carbonate, Monosodium Phosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product*, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product*, Dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum Fermentation Product*, Dried Bifidobacterium longum Fermentation Product*, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product*, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Selenium Yeast, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Chelated Copper Sulfate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Chelated Manganese Sulfate, Riboflavin, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Chelated Calcium Iodate.
Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*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.