Meow Mix Grain Free With Usa Chicken Review

Meow Mix Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: beef, seafood, soy and artifical colors

Est. Calories: 358 cal/100g

Price: $

Overall, Meow Mix Grain Free With Usa Chicken is a significantly below average cat food, earning 3 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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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.

Meow Mix Grain Free With Usa Chicken includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken

Questionable Ingredients

  • chicken by-product meal
  • soy flour
  • pea starch

Potential Allergens

  • soy flour
  • beef fat
  • fish oil
  • red 40
  • yellow 5
  • blue 2

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Meow Mix Grain Free With Usa Chicken does contain with its top ingredients chicken which are considered quality protein sources. In this case, Meow Mix Grain Free With Usa Chicken's first ingredient listed (and hence the most plentiful) is chicken by-product meal which is considered an inferior ingredient.

Additionally, Meow Mix Grain Free With Usa Chicken also contains as top ingredients soy flour. 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 beef fat, fish oil, soy flour, red 40, yellow 5 and blue 2 which may be problematic for cats who suffer from beef, seafood, soy or artifical colors food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3137 cat foods in our database, Meow Mix Grain Free With Usa Chicken has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • 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, Meow Mix Grain Free With Usa Chicken has approximately 358 calories per 100g (101 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 August 4, 2019.

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 By-product Meal, Peas, Soy Flour, Beef Fat (preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Chicken, Flaxseed, Pea Starch, Natural Flavor, Phosphoric Acid, Salt, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate (source Of Phosphorus), Caramel Color, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, L-lysine Monohydrochloride, Minerals (zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin), Fish Oil (preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Citric Acid (preservative), Taurine, Dl-methionine, Lactic Acid, Mixed Tocopherols (preservative), Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 2, Rosemary Extract


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
36.0%
Fat: (min)
12.0%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
37.0%
Ash: (est)
1.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
40%
Fat: (min)
13%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
41%
Ash: (est)
1%
Calories: (est)
358/100g

*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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