Nulo Freestyle High-Meat Kibble Hairball Management Turkey & Cod Recipe Review

Nulo Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 350 cal/100g

Price: $$$


Please note that CatFoodDB may earn a small commission on purchases made via links on this site. Thank you for your support!

Overall, Nulo Freestyle High-Meat Kibble Hairball Management Turkey & Cod Recipe is a significantly above average cat food, earning 8 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.


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.

Nulo Freestyle High-Meat Kibble Hairball Management Turkey & Cod Recipe includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • deboned turkey
  • chicken meal
  • deboned cod
  • turkey meal
  • salmon meal

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • deboned cod
  • salmon meal
  • salmon 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, Nulo Freestyle High-Meat Kibble Hairball Management Turkey & Cod Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is deboned turkey, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal, deboned cod 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 deboned cod, salmon meal and salmon oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, Nulo Freestyle High-Meat Kibble Hairball Management Turkey & Cod Recipe has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • an average amount of fat
  • 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, Nulo Freestyle High-Meat Kibble Hairball Management Turkey & Cod Recipe has approximately 350 calories per 100g (99 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 December 17, 2021.

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:

Deboned Turkey, Chicken Meal, Deboned Cod, Turkey Meal, Chickpeas, Green Lentils, Ground Miscanthus Grass, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols & Citric Acid), Salmon Meal, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Calcium Carbonate, DL-Methionine, Dried Cranberries, Dried Kelp, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Vitamin E Supplement, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Carnitine, Taurine, Zinc Proteinate, Niacin Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Rosemary Extract


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
40.0%
Fat: (min)
16.0%
Fiber: (max)
7.0%
Carbs: (est)
21.0%
Ash: (est)
6.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
44%
Fat: (min)
18%
Fiber: (max)
8%
Carbs: (est)
23%
Ash: (est)
7%
Calories: (est)
350/100g

*Note that 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 and moisture in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Optionally, manufacturers may also publish a product's ash content. When they are not published an average of 3% ash for wet food, and 6% ash for dry food, will be used. Because exact nutritional percentages are not available and 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. Any other manufacturer published values in a product's Guaranteed Analysis is done at the manufacture's discretion, and is not used in any of the calculations done by CatFoodDB.

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.


Want CatFoodDB in your inbox?

Sign up to be notified when we publish new cat food reviews and other ways to help you feed your cat.