Nutreco Wholesome Blend Salmon Recipe Review

Nutreco Dry Cat Food Review


Nutreco Wholesome Blend Salmon Recipe

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 371 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Nutreco Wholesome Blend Salmon Recipe is an average cat food, earning 6 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.

Nutreco Wholesome Blend Salmon Recipe includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • deboned salmon
  • salmon meal
  • menhaden fish meal
  • whitefish meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • pea starch

Potential Allergens

  • deboned salmon
  • salmon meal
  • menhaden fish meal
  • whitefish meal
  • herring 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, Nutreco Wholesome Blend Salmon Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is deboned salmon, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains salmon meal and menhaden fish meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Nutreco Wholesome Blend Salmon Recipe also contains as top ingredients pea starch. 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 deboned salmon, salmon meal, menhaden fish meal, whitefish meal and herring oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2970 cat foods in our database, Nutreco Wholesome Blend Salmon Recipe has:

  • less protein than average
  • 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, Nutreco Wholesome Blend Salmon Recipe has approximately 371 calories per 100g (105 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 November 11, 2016.

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 salmon, salmon meal, menhaden fish meal, peas, pea starch, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), suncured alfalfa meal, whitefish meal, natural flavour, herring oil, olive oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), pumpkin, carrots, apples, tomato pomace, calcium sulphate, tomatoes, choline chloride, cranberries, spinach, flaxseed, dried chicory root, yeast extract (source of mannan-oligosaccharides), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), 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), blueberries, raspberries, dried kelp, taurine, yucca schidigera, pomegranate, DL-methionine, L-carnitine, aniseed, cassia, thyme, chamomile, horseradish, juniper, 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 product


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
34.0%
Fat: (min)
20.0%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
23.5%
Ash: (est)
8.5%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
38%
Fat: (min)
22%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
26%
Ash: (est)
9%
Calories: (est)
371/100g

*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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