Overall, Nutreco Naturally Fresh Salmon & Chicken - Easy To Digest is a below average cat food, earning 5 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
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.
Nutreco Naturally Fresh Salmon & Chicken - Easy To Digest 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, Nutreco Naturally Fresh Salmon & Chicken - Easy To Digest's most plentiful ingredient listed is deboned salmon, which is considered a quality protein source.
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 salmon and dried whole egg which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 2727 cat foods in our database, Nutreco Naturally Fresh Salmon & Chicken - Easy To Digest has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Nutreco Naturally Fresh Salmon & Chicken - Easy To Digest has approximately 368 calories per 100g (104 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
November 11, 2016.
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:
Deboned salmon, dried whole egg, navy beans, peas, pea protein, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), pearled barley, deboned chicken, flaxseed, natural flavour, pearl millet, calcium carbonate, dicalcium phosphate, quinoa, vitamins (choline chloride, vitamin E supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (a source of vitamin C), niacin, beta carotene, vitamin A supplement, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin K supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid), minerals (ferrous sulphate, zinc sulphate, copper sulphate, manganese sulphate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, iron proteinate), calcium sulphate, salt, potassium chloride, dried chicory root, yeast extract (source of mannan-oligosaccharides), sodium tripolyphosphate, apples, carrots, cranberries, DL-methionine, spinach, taurine, sweet potatoes, barley grass, tomatoes, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried Bacillus licheniformis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium bifidum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation produc
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.