I And Love And You Surf 'n Chick Review

I and love and you Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 391 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, I And Love And You 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.


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.

I And Love And You Surf 'n Chick includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • whitefish
  • chicken meal
  • turkey meal
  • herring meal
  • chicken
  • chicken liver
  • hydrolyzed chicken liver

Questionable Ingredients

  • pea starch

Potential Allergens

  • whitefish
  • herring 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, I And Love And You Surf 'n Chick's most plentiful ingredient listed is whitefish, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal and turkey 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 whitefish, herring 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 3054 cat foods in our database, I And Love And You Surf 'n Chick has:

  • more protein than average
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • an average amount of fat
  • an average amount of fiber
  • 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, I And Love And You Surf 'n Chick has approximately 391 calories per 100g (110 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 August 1, 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:

whitefish, chicken meal, turkey meal, pea protein, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), pea starch, herring meal, garbanzo beans, red lentils, chicken, sweet potatoes, dried carrots, natural flavors, ground miscanthus grass, dried egg product, whole ground flaxseed, chicken liver, calcium carbonate, taurine, olive oil, zucchini squash, cranberries, pumpkin, coconut oil, inulin, dl methionine, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, Yucca schidigeraextract, zinc sulfate, iron amino acid chelate, ferrous sulfate, salt, turmeric, niacin supplement, zinc amino acid chelate, copper sulfate, manganese amino acid chelate, Vitamin A supplement, thiamine mononitrate, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, manganous oxide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, sodium selenite, biotin, copper amino acid chelate, Vitamin B12 supplement, Vitamin D3 supplement, calcium iodate, folic acid, hydrolyzed chicken liver, yeast culture, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
44.0%
Fat: (min)
18.0%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
24.0%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
49%
Fat: (min)
20%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
27%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
391/100g

*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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