Open Farm Homestead Turkey & Chicken Recipe Review

Open Farm Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 388 cal/100g

Overall, Open Farm Homestead Turkey & Chicken Recipe is a significantly above average cat food, earning 8 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.

Open Farm Homestead Turkey & Chicken Recipe includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • humanely raised turkey
  • humanely raised chicken
  • ocean caught whitefish meal
  • ocean caught herring meal
  • ocean caught menhaden fish meal

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • ocean caught whitefish meal
  • ocean caught herring meal
  • ocean caught menhaden fish meal

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, Open Farm Homestead Turkey & Chicken Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is humanely raised turkey, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains humanely raised chicken, ocean caught whitefish meal and ocean caught herring meal 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 ocean caught whitefish meal, ocean caught herring meal and ocean caught menhaden fish meal which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3120 cat foods in our database, Open Farm Homestead Turkey & Chicken Recipe has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • more carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • 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, Open Farm Homestead Turkey & Chicken Recipe has approximately 388 calories per 100g (110 calories/ounce), which is a few more 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 February 18, 2019.

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:

Humanely raised turkey, humanely raised chicken, ocean caught whitefish meal, ocean caught herring meal, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), red lentils, coconut oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), ocean caught menhaden fish meal, green lentils, pumpkin, natural flavour, cranberries, dried chicory root extract, apples, choline chloride, salt, dandelion greens, taurine, turmeric, potassium chloride, dicalcium phosphate, dried yucca schidigera extract, mixed tocopherols (a natural preservative), rosemary extract, Vitamin e supplement, thiamine mononitrate, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, biotin, vitamin a supplement, riboflavin supplement, vitamin b12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin d3 supplement, folic acid, Calcium carbonate, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
37.0%
Fat: (min)
18.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.0%
Carbs: (est)
30.2%
Ash: (est)
1.8%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
41%
Fat: (min)
20%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
34%
Ash: (est)
2%
Calories: (est)
388/100g

*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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