Pronature Original Chicken With Lamb Review

Pronature Dry Cat Food Review


Pronature Original Chicken With Lamb

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: lamb and corn

Est. Calories: 333 cal/100g

Overall, Pronature Original Chicken With Lamb 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 With Lamb includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken meal
  • lamb meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • corn

Potential Allergens

  • corn
  • lamb 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, Pronature Original Chicken With Lamb's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken meal, which is considered a quality protein source.

Additionally, Pronature Original Chicken With Lamb 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 lamb meal and corn which may be problematic for cats who suffer from lamb or corn food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

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

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • 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 With Lamb has approximately 333 calories per 100g (94 calories/ounce), which is considerably fewer 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, oatmeal, pearled barley, chicken fat naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols, dried beet pulp, lamb meal, natural flavor, lecithin, pea fiber, choline chloride, salt, whole flaxseed, sodium bisulfate, potassium chloride, 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, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin A supplement, cholecalciferol (a source of Vitamin D3), biotin, sodium selenite, Vitamin B12 supplement, calcium iodate, folic acid


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
27.0%
Fat: (min)
12.0%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
39.0%
Ash: (est)
8.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
30%
Fat: (min)
13%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
43%
Ash: (est)
9%
Calories: (est)
333/100g

*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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