Overall, I And Love And You Nude Food™ Kibble Surf 'N Chick is an above average cat food, earning 7 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
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.
I And Love And You Nude Food™ Kibble Surf 'N Chick 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, I And Love And You Nude Food™ Kibble Surf 'N Chick's most plentiful ingredient listed is cod, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal and herring meal 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 cod, herring meal, new zealand green mussel, herring oil and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 2490 cat foods in our database, I And Love And You Nude Food™ Kibble Surf 'N Chick has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, I And Love And You Nude Food™ Kibble Surf 'N Chick has approximately 391 calories per 100g (110 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
July 23, 2016.
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:
cod, chicken meal, pea protein concentrate, chicken fat (preserved with natural mixed tocopherols and citric acid), herring meal, lentils, turkey meal, garbanzo beans, dried egg product, natural chicken liver flavor, chicken liver, chicken hearts, sweet potato, dried beet pulp, apple, cranberries, spinach, tomato, carrot, taurine, calcium carbonate, new zealand green mussel, herring oil, olive oil, chia seed, dl methionine, inulin, choline chloride, vitamin E supplement, salt, turmeric, iron amino acid chelate, zinc sulfate, zinc amino acid chelate, ferrous sulfate, niacin supplement, manganese amino acid chelate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, manganous oxide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, copper amino acid chelate, sodium selenite, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, calcium iodate, folic acid, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger, dried Trichoderma reesei, yucca schidigera extract, rosemary extract
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.