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 Pasture Raised Lamb 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, Open Farm Pasture Raised Lamb's most plentiful ingredient listed is pasture raised lamb, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains ocean caught whitefish meal and 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 pasture raised lamb, ocean caught whitefish meal, herring meal and herring oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from lamb or seafood food allergies.
Compared to the other 3158 cat foods in our database, Open Farm Pasture Raised Lamb has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Open Farm Pasture Raised Lamb has approximately 388 calories per 100g (110 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
February 18, 2019.
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:
Pasture raised lamb, ocean caught whitefish meal, herring meal, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), red lentils, herring oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), coconut oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), green lentils, pumpkin, natural flavour, cranberries, chicory root, apples, dandelion greens, choline chloride, salt, taurine, turmeric, sunflower oil, dried yucca schidigera extract, mixed tocopherols (a natural preservative), tricalcium phosphate, 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
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.