Simply Nourish Indoor Hairball Control Adult Dry Cat Food Natural, With Grain, Salmon Review

Simply Nourish Dry Cat Food Review


Simply Nourish Indoor Hairball Control Adult Dry Cat Food Natural, With Grain, Salmon

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 318 cal/100g


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Overall, Simply Nourish Indoor Hairball Control Adult Dry Cat Food Natural, With Grain, Salmon is a below average cat food, earning 5 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.

Simply Nourish Indoor Hairball Control Adult Dry Cat Food Natural, With Grain, Salmon includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • deboned salmon
  • salmon meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • ground brown rice

Potential Allergens

  • deboned salmon
  • salmon meal
  • 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, Simply Nourish Indoor Hairball Control Adult Dry Cat Food Natural, With Grain, Salmon's most plentiful ingredient listed is deboned salmon, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains salmon meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Simply Nourish Indoor Hairball Control Adult Dry Cat Food Natural, With Grain, Salmon also contains as top ingredients ground 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 deboned salmon, salmon meal and fish 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, Simply Nourish Indoor Hairball Control Adult Dry Cat Food Natural, With Grain, Salmon has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly 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 Indoor Hairball Control Adult Dry Cat Food Natural, With Grain, Salmon has approximately 318 calories per 100g (90 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 February 7, 2022.

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 Salmon, Salmon Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Brown Rice, Potato Protein, Powdered Cellulose, Ground Flaxseed, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Dried Chicory Root, Fish Oil (Preserved withMixed Tocopherols), Pea Fiber, Dried Cranberries, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Minerals (Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols & Citric Acid (Preservatives), Rosemary Extract


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
32.0%
Fat: (min)
10.0%
Fiber: (max)
7.5%
Carbs: (est)
34.5%
Ash: (est)
6.0%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
36%
Fat: (min)
11%
Fiber: (max)
8%
Carbs: (est)
38%
Ash: (est)
7%
Calories: (est)
318/100g

*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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