Overall, Nutram S1 Sound Balanced Wellness Kitten 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.
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 S1 Sound Balanced Wellness Kitten Dry 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, Nutram S1 Sound Balanced Wellness Kitten Dry's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken meal, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains salmon meal and deboned chicken as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, Nutram S1 Sound Balanced Wellness Kitten Dry also contains as top ingredients brown rice. 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 salmon meal and salmon oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.
Compared to the other 3120 cat foods in our database, Nutram S1 Sound Balanced Wellness Kitten Dry has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Nutram S1 Sound Balanced Wellness Kitten Dry has approximately 382 calories per 100g (108 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
January 5, 2020.
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:
Chicken Meal, Salmon Meal, Deboned Chicken, Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pearled Barley, Lentils, Peas, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Salmon Oil, Natural Chicken Flavor, Flaxseed, Apples, Carrots, Pumpkin, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Pomegranate, Cranberries, Chicory Root Extract, Dried Kelp, Taurine, DL-Methionine, 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
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.