Natural Planet Chicken & Peas Review

Natural Planet Dry Cat Food Review


Natural Planet Chicken & Peas

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: eggs

Est. Calories: 364 cal/100g

Overall, Natural Planet Chicken & Peas 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.

Natural Planet Chicken & Peas includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • organic brown rice

Potential Allergens

  • organic dried eggs

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

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 organic dried eggs which may be problematic for cats who suffer from eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3134 cat foods in our database, Natural Planet Chicken & Peas has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • 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, Natural Planet Chicken & Peas has approximately 364 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 February 14, 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:

Chicken & Peas Formula Just like you, your cat’s health depends on the proper blend of minerals, vitamins, meats, vegetables, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Natural Planet has taken all the guesswork out of feeding your cat, leaving you with the peace of mind that you are making the best healthy choice for your cat. This is not just another organic cat food. Made With: Free Range Chicken Organic Grains Vegetables NATURALLY PRESERVED Available in: 2.2 lb. and 6 lb. bags Return INGREDIENTS GUARANTEED ANAYLSIS NUTRIENT PROFILE FEEDING GUIDELINES Organic chicken, chicken meal, organic peas, organic barley, organic pea protein, natural flavor, organic oats, organic brown rice, organic sunflower oil, organic flax seed, dried brewers yeast, lactic acid, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), salt, dicalcium phosphate, organic apple cider vinegar, organic dried eggs, DL methionine, minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, cobalt proteinate), organic cranberries, organic dried kelp meal, organic carrots, organic pumpkin seeds, organic sunflower seeds, choline chloride, broccoli, dried tomato pomace, zinc propionate, calcium propionate (a preservative), taurine, dried chicory root, potassium chloride, vitamins (vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), yucca schidigera extract, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, rosemary extract, yeast culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
30.0%
Fat: (min)
14.0%
Fiber: (max)
6.0%
Carbs: (est)
40.0%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
33%
Fat: (min)
16%
Fiber: (max)
7%
Carbs: (est)
44%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
364/100g

*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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