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.
Newman's Own Advanced Cat Formula 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, Newman's Own Advanced Cat Formula's most plentiful ingredient listed is organic chicken, which is considered a quality protein source.
Additionally, Newman's Own Advanced Cat Formula also contains as top ingredients organic soybean meal. 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 fish meal and organic soybean meal which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or soy food allergies.
Compared to the other 3126 cat foods in our database, Newman's Own Advanced Cat Formula has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Newman's Own Advanced Cat Formula has approximately 352 calories per 100g (99 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
June 25, 2017.
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:
Organic Chicken, Poultry Meal, Organic Soybean Meal, Fish Meal, Organic Sorghum, Organic Peas, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Millet, Organic Rice, Organic Canola Oil, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Organic Oats, Organic Barley, Natural Flavors, Organic Flax Seed, Organic Carrots, Cranberries, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, Taurine, Parsley, Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Niacin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Lecithin, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Cobalt Proteinate (Source of Chelated Cobalt), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Rosemary Extract, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite, Dehydrated Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bifidobacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product
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.