Only Natural Pet Grain-Free MaxMeat Air Dried Chicken Review

Only Natural Pet Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: None

Est. Calories: 381 cal/100g

Overall, Only Natural Pet Grain-Free MaxMeat Air Dried Chicken is an above average cat food, earning 7 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.


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.

Only Natural Pet Grain-Free MaxMeat Air Dried Chicken includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken liver
  • chicken heart

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

None

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, Only Natural Pet Grain-Free MaxMeat Air Dried Chicken's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken liver and chicken heart 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.

This product does not appear to contain any of the common feline food allergens, however this is not a guarantee that cats who suffer from allergies will by symptom-free while eating this food.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3120 cat foods in our database, Only Natural Pet Grain-Free MaxMeat Air Dried Chicken has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • more carbohydrates than average
  • more fat than average
  • significantly less fiber than average
  • 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, Only Natural Pet Grain-Free MaxMeat Air Dried Chicken has approximately 381 calories per 100g (108 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 March 6, 2017.

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, Chicken Liver, Chicken Heart, Pumpkin, Inulin (from Chicory),Vegetable Glycerin, Ground Chicken Bone, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Kelp, Parsley, Rosemary,Sea Salt, Betaine, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E Supplement), Pomegranate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Vitamin E, Yeast Extract, Iron Proteinate, Selenium Yeast, CopperSulfate, Nicotinic Acid, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate,Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin K1, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin D3Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide (source of iodine), Riboflavin Supplement (VitaminB2), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Folic Acid


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
34.0%
Fat: (min)
20.0%
Fiber: (max)
1.6%
Carbs: (est)
26.4%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
18.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
41%
Fat: (min)
24%
Fiber: (max)
2%
Carbs: (est)
32%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
381/100g

*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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