Simply Nourish Source Adult Cat Food - Grain Free, High Protein, Rabbit & Chicken Review

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Simply Nourish Source Adult Cat Food - Grain Free, High Protein, Rabbit & Chicken

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 375 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Simply Nourish Source Adult Cat Food - Grain Free, High Protein, Rabbit & Chicken is a significantly above average cat food, earning 8 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.

Simply Nourish Source Adult Cat Food - Grain Free, High Protein, Rabbit & Chicken includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • rabbit
  • chicken meal
  • turkey meal
  • dried chicken

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • fish 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, Simply Nourish Source Adult Cat Food - Grain Free, High Protein, Rabbit & Chicken's most plentiful ingredient listed is rabbit, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal and turkey 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 fish meal which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2835 cat foods in our database, Simply Nourish Source Adult Cat Food - Grain Free, High Protein, Rabbit & Chicken has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • an average amount of fat
  • more fiber than average
  • 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, Simply Nourish Source Adult Cat Food - Grain Free, High Protein, Rabbit & Chicken has approximately 375 calories per 100g (106 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 22, 2017.

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:

Rabbit, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Dried Potatoes, Dried Peas, Dried Chicken, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potato Protein, Flaxseed, Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavors, Fish Meal, Dried Chicory Root, Dried Cranberries, Dried Carrots, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate [Source of Ascorbic Acid], Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Pantothenic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin), Choline Chloride, Minerals (Salt, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Taurine


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
40.0%
Fat: (min)
18.0%
Fiber: (max)
5.5%
Carbs: (est)
23.6%
Ash: (est)
3.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
44%
Fat: (min)
20%
Fiber: (max)
6%
Carbs: (est)
26%
Ash: (est)
3%
Calories: (est)
375/100g

*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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