Tender & True Turkey & Brown Rice Review

Tender & True Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 383 cal/100g

Price: $$$

Overall, Tender & True Turkey & Brown Rice is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 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.

Tender & True Turkey & Brown Rice includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • turkey
  • chicken meal
  • whitefish meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • tapioca starch
  • brown rice
  • potato starch
  • potato flour

Potential Allergens

  • whitefish meal
  • menhaden fish oil

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, Tender & True Turkey & Brown Rice's most plentiful ingredient listed is turkey, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal and whitefish meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Tender & True Turkey & Brown Rice also contains as top ingredients tapioca starch and brown 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 whitefish meal and menhaden fish oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3054 cat foods in our database, Tender & True Turkey & Brown Rice has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • less 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, Tender & True Turkey & Brown Rice has approximately 383 calories per 100g (108 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 November 27, 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:

Turkey, Chicken meal, Whitefish meal, Tapioca starch, Brown rice, Potato starch, Flaxseed meal, Chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Dried beet pulp, Chicken liver digest meal, Potato flour, Menhaden fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Choline chloride, Potassium chloride, Calcium carbonate, Salt, Natural mixed tocopherols, Taurine, Ascorbic acid, Vitamin E supplement, Zinc proteinate, Zinc sulfate, Manganous oxide, Manganese proteinate, Inositol, Ferrous sulfate, Niacin, Vitamin B12 supplement, Zinc oxide, Iron proteinate, Thiamine mononitrate, Biotin, Riboflavin supplement, Calcium pantothenate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Sodium selenite, Copper sulfate, Vitamin A supplement, Copper proteinate, Citric acid (preservative), Vitamin D3 supplement, Folic acid, Potassium iodide


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
30.0%
Fat: (min)
17.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.0%
Carbs: (est)
38.1%
Ash: (est)
2.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
33%
Fat: (min)
19%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
42%
Ash: (est)
2%
Calories: (est)
383/100g

*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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