Nulo Medalseries High-Meat Kibble Limited Ingredient Diet Chicken Recipe-1 Review

Nulo Dry Cat Food Review


Nulo Medalseries High-Meat Kibble Limited Ingredient Diet Chicken Recipe-1

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 382 cal/100g

Overall, Nulo Medalseries High-Meat Kibble Limited Ingredient Diet Chicken Recipe-1 is an above average cat food, earning 7 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.

Nulo Medalseries High-Meat Kibble Limited Ingredient Diet Chicken Recipe-1 includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • deboned chicken
  • chicken meal
  • chicken hearts
  • chicken livers

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • salmon oil

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 Limited Ingredient Diet Chicken Recipe-1's most plentiful ingredient listed is deboned chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains 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 salmon oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3126 cat foods in our database, Nulo Medalseries High-Meat Kibble Limited Ingredient Diet Chicken Recipe-1 has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • 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, Nulo Medalseries High-Meat Kibble Limited Ingredient Diet Chicken Recipe-1 has approximately 382 calories per 100g (108 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 April 11, 2021.

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 Chicken, Chicken Meal, Yellow Peas, Green Lentils, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols & Citric Acid), Whole Flaxseed, Miscanthus Grass, Chicken Hearts, Chicken Livers, Natural Chicken Flavor, Salmon Oil, Chicken Cartilage, Salt, DL-Methionine, Dried Chicory Root, Dried Cranberries, Dried Kelp, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, Potassium Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Iron Proteinate, Niacin Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Manganous Oxide, Biotin, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Rosemary Extract.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
38.0%
Fat: (min)
18.0%
Fiber: (max)
4.5%
Carbs: (est)
27.3%
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)
20%
Fiber: (max)
5%
Carbs: (est)
30%
Ash: (est)
2%
Calories: (est)
382/100g

*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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