Nutram I17 Ideal Solution Support Indoor Dry Review

Nutram Dry Cat Food Review


Nutram I17 Ideal Solution Support Indoor Dry

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 363 cal/100g

Overall, Nutram I17 Ideal Solution Support Indoor Dry is a below average cat food, earning 5 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.

Nutram I17 Ideal Solution Support Indoor Dry includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken meal
  • deboned chicken
  • salmon meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • brown rice

Potential Allergens

  • whole eggs
  • salmon meal
  • 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, Nutram I17 Ideal Solution Support Indoor Dry's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken meal, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains deboned chicken 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 meal, salmon oil and whole eggs which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3136 cat foods in our database, Nutram I17 Ideal Solution Support Indoor Dry 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, Nutram I17 Ideal Solution Support Indoor Dry has approximately 363 calories per 100g (102 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 January 5, 2020.

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 Meal, Deboned Chicken, Whole Eggs, Peas, Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Pearled Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Salmon Meal, Lentils, Dried Beet Pulp, Natural Chicken Flavor, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Pea Fiber, Powdered Cellulose, Apples, Carrots, Pumpkin, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Pomegranate, Cranberries, Chicory Root Extract, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Vitamins & Minerals (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (source of Vitamin B3), Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), d-Calcium Pantothenate (source of Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Riboflavin (source of Vitamin B2), Beta-Carotene, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Salt, Psyllium Seed Husk, Yucca schidigera Extract, Spinach, Celery Seeds, Peppermint, Chamomile, Turmeric, Ginger, Rosemary


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
28.0%
Fat: (min)
15.0%
Fiber: (max)
6.0%
Carbs: (est)
39.2%
Ash: (est)
1.9%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
31%
Fat: (min)
17%
Fiber: (max)
7%
Carbs: (est)
44%
Ash: (est)
2%
Calories: (est)
363/100g

*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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