NutriSource Cat & Kitten Chicken Meal, Salmon & Liver Recipe Review

NutriSource Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 365 cal/100g


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Overall, NutriSource Cat & Kitten Chicken Meal, Salmon & Liver Recipe is an above average cat food, earning 7 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.

NutriSource Cat & Kitten Chicken Meal, Salmon & Liver Recipe includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken meal
  • salmon
  • chicken livers
  • menhaden fish meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • brown rice

Potential Allergens

  • salmon
  • dried egg product
  • menhaden fish 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, NutriSource Cat & Kitten Chicken Meal, Salmon & Liver Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken meal, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains salmon and chicken livers as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, NutriSource Cat & Kitten Chicken Meal, Salmon & Liver Recipe also contains as top ingredients 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 salmon, menhaden fish meal, salmon oil and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2866 cat foods in our database, NutriSource Cat & Kitten Chicken Meal, Salmon & Liver Recipe has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • more carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • 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, NutriSource Cat & Kitten Chicken Meal, Salmon & Liver Recipe has approximately 365 calories per 100g (103 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 23, 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:

Chicken meal, brown rice, peas, salmon, chicken livers, chicken fat (preserved with tocopherols and citric acid), flax seed, dried egg product, natural flavor, yeast extract, menhaden fish meal, oatmeal, dried tomato pomace, dried plain beet pulp, brewers dried yeast, sunflower oil, salmon oil (preserved with tocopherols), phosphoric acid, DL methionine, salt, minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate), potassium chloride, dried cranberries, vitamins (vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), taurine, dried chicory root, lactic acid, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), choline chloride, inositol, yucca schidigera extract, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, rosemary extract, yeast culture, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
32.0%
Fat: (min)
19.0%
Fiber: (max)
5.0%
Carbs: (est)
26.0%
Ash: (est)
8.5%
Moisture: (max)
9.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
35%
Fat: (min)
21%
Fiber: (max)
6%
Carbs: (est)
29%
Ash: (est)
9%
Calories: (est)
365/100g

*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.


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