Valens Indoor Review

Valens Dry Cat Food Review


Valens Indoor

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 326 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Valens Indoor is an average cat food, earning 6 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.

Valens Indoor includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • fresh deboned chicken
  • fresh salmon
  • chicken meal
  • salmon meal
  • chicken liver
  • cod liver

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • fresh salmon
  • salmon meal
  • freeze dried salmon
  • cod liver

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, Valens Indoor's most plentiful ingredient listed is fresh deboned chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains fresh salmon, chicken meal, salmon meal and chicken liver 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 fresh salmon, salmon meal, freeze dried salmon and cod liver which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2490 cat foods in our database, Valens Indoor has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly 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, Valens Indoor has approximately 326 calories per 100g (92 calories/ounce), which is considerably 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 October 14, 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:

Fresh deboned chicken, fresh salmon, chicken meal, salmon meal, chicken liver, peas, sweet potatoes, freeze dried salmon, flaxseed, tomato pomace, natural flavour, cod liver, salt, pea protein, calcium carbonate, yeast culture, L-lysine, DL-methionine, potassium chloride, choline chloride, dried Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation extract, choline chloride, chicory root extract, beet extract, L-tryptophan, kelp meal, sodium bisulfate, taurine, L-carnitine, blueberries, carob, cranberries, ginger root, apples, dried Lactobacillus fermentation extract, yeast extract, elderberries extract, cranberry extract, rosemary extract, chamomile flowers, thyme extract, Yucca Schidigera extract, valerian root, carrots, spinach, pumpkins, dehydrated Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dehydrated Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dehydrated Bifidobacterium bifidum thermophilum fermentation product, dehydrated Streptococcus faecium fermentation product, niacinamide, zinc sulphate, ferrous sulphate, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, vitamin E, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulphate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, vitamin A, menadione sodium bisulfate complex (source of vitamin K activity), manganous oxide, vitamin D3, manganese proteinate, calcium iodate, folic acid, sodium selenite, biotin, vitamin B12, green tea extract, turmeric root, fennel, paprika, cayenne


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
30.0%
Fat: (min)
12.0%
Fiber: (max)
5.0%
Carbs: (est)
34.0%
Ash: (est)
9.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
33%
Fat: (min)
13%
Fiber: (max)
6%
Carbs: (est)
38%
Ash: (est)
10%
Calories: (est)
326/100g

*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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