Rachael Ray™ Nutrish Open Water Recipe With Salmon, Atlantic Cod & Mackerel Review

Rachael Ray™ Nutrish Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 395 cal/100g

Overall, Rachael Ray™ Nutrish Open Water Recipe With Salmon, Atlantic Cod & Mackerel is an above average cat food, earning 7 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.

Rachael Ray™ Nutrish Open Water Recipe With Salmon, Atlantic Cod & Mackerel includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • salmon
  • menhaden fish meal
  • chicken meal
  • cod
  • mackerel
  • salmon meal

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • salmon
  • menhaden fish meal
  • dried egg product
  • cod
  • mackerel
  • salmon 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, Rachael Ray™ Nutrish Open Water Recipe With Salmon, Atlantic Cod & Mackerel's most plentiful ingredient listed is salmon, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains menhaden fish meal and chicken 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 salmon, menhaden fish meal, cod, mackerel, salmon meal and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3126 cat foods in our database, Rachael Ray™ Nutrish Open Water Recipe With Salmon, Atlantic Cod & Mackerel has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • 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, Rachael Ray™ Nutrish Open Water Recipe With Salmon, Atlantic Cod & Mackerel has approximately 395 calories per 100g (111 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 May 4, 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:

Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal, Chicken Meal, Dried Peas, Pea Protein, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Cod, Mackerel, Dried Sweet Potato, Tapioca, Salmon Meal, Whole Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Salt, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Ferrous Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Niacin, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
40.0%
Fat: (min)
18.0%
Fiber: (max)
4.0%
Carbs: (est)
29.0%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
9.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
44%
Fat: (min)
20%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
32%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
395/100g

*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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