Nulo Medalseries High-Meat Kibble Indoor Cat Trout & Duck Recipe Review

Nulo Dry Cat Food Review


Nulo Medalseries High-Meat Kibble Indoor Cat Trout & Duck Recipe

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 358 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Nulo Medalseries High-Meat Kibble Indoor Cat Trout & Duck Recipe 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.

Nulo Medalseries High-Meat Kibble Indoor Cat Trout & Duck Recipe includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • deboned trout
  • turkey meal
  • chicken meal
  • deboned duck

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • deboned trout

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, Nulo Medalseries High-Meat Kibble Indoor Cat Trout & Duck Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is deboned trout, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains turkey meal and chicken 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 deboned trout which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3048 cat foods in our database, Nulo Medalseries High-Meat Kibble Indoor Cat Trout & Duck Recipe has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • 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, Nulo Medalseries High-Meat Kibble Indoor Cat Trout & Duck Recipe has approximately 358 calories per 100g (101 calories/ounce), which is fewer 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 October 14, 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:

Deboned Trout, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Whole Peas, Lentils, Pea Fiber, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols & Citric Acid), Deboned Duck, Natural Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Dried Chicory Root, Dried Kelp, Dried Sweet Potato, Dried Cranberries, Calcium Carbonate, DL Methionine, Taurine, Zinc Proteinate, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Iron Proteinate, Niacin Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin Supplement, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
38.0%
Fat: (min)
14.0%
Fiber: (max)
5.5%
Carbs: (est)
30.3%
Ash: (est)
2.2%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
42%
Fat: (min)
16%
Fiber: (max)
6%
Carbs: (est)
34%
Ash: (est)
2%
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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