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

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

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 357 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Simply Nourish Source Indoor Adult Cat Food - Grain Free, High Protein, Fish & Chicken is an above average cat food, earning 7 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 Indoor Adult Cat Food - Grain Free, High Protein, Fish & Chicken includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken meal
  • turkey meal
  • chicken

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • fish
  • dried egg product

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

Although not the first product listed (which is the most plentiful), Simply Nourish Source Indoor Adult Cat Food - Grain Free, High Protein, Fish & Chicken does contain with its top ingredients chicken meal, turkey meal and chicken which are considered 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 and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2970 cat foods in our database, Simply Nourish Source Indoor Adult Cat Food - Grain Free, High Protein, Fish & Chicken has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • less fat than average
  • significantly 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 Indoor Adult Cat Food - Grain Free, High Protein, Fish & Chicken has approximately 357 calories per 100g (101 calories/ounce), which is 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 December 27, 2016.

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:

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


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
39.0%
Fat: (min)
16.0%
Fiber: (max)
8.0%
Carbs: (est)
24.3%
Ash: (est)
2.8%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
43%
Fat: (min)
18%
Fiber: (max)
9%
Carbs: (est)
27%
Ash: (est)
3%
Calories: (est)
357/100g

*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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