Pronature Original Chicken Review

Pronature Dry Cat Food Review


Pronature Original Chicken

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and corn

Est. Calories: 363 cal/100g

Overall, Pronature Original Chicken is a significantly below average cat food, earning 3 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.

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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.

Pronature Original Chicken includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • corn
  • corn gluten meal

Potential Allergens

  • corn
  • corn gluten meal
  • menhaden fish 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, Pronature Original Chicken's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken meal, which is considered a quality protein source.

Additionally, Pronature Original Chicken also contains as top ingredients corn. 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 menhaden fish oil, corn and corn gluten meal which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or corn food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3122 cat foods in our database, Pronature Original Chicken has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • more carbohydrates than average
  • 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, Pronature Original Chicken has approximately 363 calories per 100g (103 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 February 18, 2018.

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 meal, corn, chicken fat naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols, oatmeal, dried beet pulp, corn gluten meal, whole flaxseed, natural flavor, pea fiber, lecithin, menhaden fish oil, salt, choline chloride, potassium chloride, sodium bisulfate, calcium propionate (as a preservative), DL-methionine, taurine, ferrous sulfate, alpha-tocopherol acetate (a source of Vitamin E), zinc oxide, Yucca schidigera extract, nicotinic acid, dried cranberries, rosemary extract, manganous oxide, d-calcium pantothenate, zinc proteinate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin A supplement, cholecalciferol (a source of Vitamin D3), manganese proteinate, biotin, sodium selenite, copper proteinate, Vitamin B12 supplement, calcium iodate, folic acid


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
28.0%
Fat: (min)
18.0%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
32.0%
Ash: (est)
8.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
31%
Fat: (min)
20%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
36%
Ash: (est)
9%
Calories: (est)
363/100g

*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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