Overall, Nutreco Wholesome Blend Turkey & Duck Recipe is an above average cat food, earning 7 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 Wholesome Blend Turkey & Duck Recipe 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 Wholesome Blend Turkey & Duck Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken meal, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains deboned turkey 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 dried whole egg which may be problematic for cats who suffer from eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 2835 cat foods in our database, Nutreco Wholesome Blend Turkey & Duck Recipe has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Nutreco Wholesome Blend Turkey & Duck Recipe has approximately 367 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:
Chicken meal, deboned turkey, peas, dried whole egg, navy beans, pea starch, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), suncured alfalfa, flaxseed, deboned duck, natural flavour, tomato pomace, algae meal, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), beta-carotene, niacin, vitamin A supplement, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid), choline chloride, salt, calcium sulphate, minerals (calcium carbonate, ferrous sulphate, zinc sulphate, copper sulphate, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese sulphate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate), carrots, apples, pumpkin, tomatoes, spinach, zucchini, cranberries, blueberries, olive oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), taurine, yucca schidigera, dried kelp, dried chicory root, yeast extract (source of mannan-oligosaccharides), L-carnitine, aniseed, cassia, thyme, rosemary, green tea, horseradish, barley grass, ginger, turmeric, fenugreek, aloe vera, 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
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.