Purina Beyond Simply Salmon & Whole Brown Rice Recipe Review

Purina Beyond Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: beef, seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 362 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, Purina Beyond Simply Salmon & Whole Brown Rice Recipe is a below average cat food, earning 5 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.


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.

Purina Beyond Simply Salmon & Whole Brown Rice Recipe includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • salmon
  • chicken meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • rice
  • whole brown rice

Potential Allergens

  • salmon
  • dried egg product
  • beef fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols

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, Purina Beyond Simply Salmon & Whole Brown Rice Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is salmon, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Purina Beyond Simply Salmon & Whole Brown Rice Recipe also contains as top ingredients rice. 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 beef fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, salmon and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from beef, seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2970 cat foods in our database, Purina Beyond Simply Salmon & Whole Brown Rice Recipe has:

  • less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • 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, Purina Beyond Simply Salmon & Whole Brown Rice Recipe has approximately 362 calories per 100g (102 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 October 6, 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:

Salmon, chicken meal, whole barley, rice, pea protein, dried egg product, whole brown rice, dried yeast, beef fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, pea fiber, natural liver flavor, phosphoric acid, sodium bisulfate, potassium chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, whole cranberries, salt, calcium carbonate, dried spinach, taurine, VITAMINS [Vitamin E supplement, niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin B-12 supplement, riboflavin supplement (Vitamin B-2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), folic acid (Vitamin B-9), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (Vitamin K), Vitamin D-3 supplement], choline chloride, MINERALS [zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
33.0%
Fat: (min)
15.0%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
34.1%
Ash: (est)
1.9%
Moisture: (max)
12.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
38%
Fat: (min)
17%
Fiber: (max)
5%
Carbs: (est)
39%
Ash: (est)
2%
Calories: (est)
362/100g

*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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