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DRY CAT FOOD COMPARISON CHART

Updated  June 2,2013

What are you feeding your cat?

This is what we are feeding our cats and kittens.

 

NOT ALL GRAIN FREE CAT FOODS ARE EQUAL….the latest trend in grain free cat food is to include vegetable protein, for example peas, which are inexpensive compared to the cost of meat. The manufactures’ hope is that you will consider your diet appropriate for your cat.  Cats are carnivores and can only utilize MEAT protein. Any vegetables in a food are fiber and not metabolized.

 

· Some GRAIN FREE cat foods have a lower percentage of carbohydrates. The higher the MEAT protein percentage and fat percentage is: the lower the carbohydrate percentage.  Remember that the cats will eat less of the high meat protein food so it will cost you less to feed a top quality high protein GRAIN FREE cat food.

 

· Chicken, turkey, salmon, lamb, fish: excellent protein source

 

· Chicken meal, turkey meal, fish meals are more processed/concentrated: excellent protein source

 

· The EPA documents that euthanized cats and dogs from animal shelters can be rendered and used in pet food. Avoid foods containing: ANIMAL FAT, BY-PRODUCTS, generic “MEAT” and bone meal, ANIMAL DIGEST.  Read the article by Susan Thixton. These products are marked in blue on the chart.

 

· The best fats in dry cat food are chicken and poultry fat.  Cats need 20-24% fat in their food.

 

· Cereal GRAINS are inexpensive protein/carbohydrates which do not supply the nutrition cats need.

 

· Diets high in carbohydrates may cause health issues: diabetes, obesity,  food allergies, and IBD. Cats do not need to be over weight to develop diabetes: long with a wealth of information.

 

· Because heat destroys TAURINE, the cat food may be lacking the necessary amount cats need to maintain optimum health.  I recommend adding a little taurine to any dry and canned food.  Taurine is available at a health food store.

 

· READ the cat food labels.  How to read a label to know how much and what kind of meat is present.

 

Know what you are feeding your cat! Read the post Food not Fit for a Pet  by Dr Wendell O. Belfield, D.V.M   A cat is a carnivore and NEEDS QUALITY MEAT.  This information convinces me that feeding a homemade raw diet.  I also am supplementing my cats’ diet with a very low carbohydrate 50% meat protein grain free dry food. 

Every pet guardian needs to watch this video about the horrors uncovered in the manufacturing of an ingredient used in some pet food.   This is a very disturbing video. 

 

The nutritional profile of a cat’s favorite food: an adult mouse.  Protein: 55.8. Fat: 23.6.

 

Diabetic cats will benefit from ZERO carbohydrate Young Again Cat food.  See information below in chart.

 

Additional links for the protein, fat, carbohydrates in most CANNED and  DRY cat foods.

 

Information about ingredients and cost was obtained from PetFoodDirect .  COST updated on June 2, 2013

The cost of food does not include shipping 

Ingredients marked: red cereal GRAINS; blue animal products; green vegetables; eliminate from your cat’s diet.

 

Evaluate a food by the ingredients that are before the fat.  Since you know the fat content, the other ingredients make up the bulk of the food.  Are they a grain, a vegetable or a meat?  Cats need meat.

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Please read the label on the cat food you are using.  If it contains cereal grains, you should consider selecting a high meat protein, low carbohydrate, grain free cat food.  Your cat will eat less of the higher quality foods because they contain more meat and are more digestibleThese foods will also help to build a strong immune system to keep your cat healthier.  Be sure to change your cat’s diet slowly.

 

Your cat will benefit from the proper diet and reward you with years of purrs.

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CAT FOOD

Young Again Cat Zero Carbohydrate Food

Young Again Cat Food

Purina Veterinary Diets UR Urinary St/Ox 

Purina Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function

 

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1st ingredient

Chicken meal

Chicken meal

Corn Gluten Meal

Brewers Rice

2nd ingredient

Pork protein concentrate

Pork protein concentrate

Chicken

Corn

3rd ingredient

Poultry fat

Poultry fat

Poultry By Product Meal

Corn Gluten Meal

4th ingredient

Soya oil

Potato starch

Brewers Rice

Soybean Meal

5th ingredient

Fish oil

Tomato pomace(source of fiber)

Oat Fiber

Animal Fat

6th ingredient

Herring meal

Herring meal

Wheat Gluten

Animal Digest

7th ingredient

Cellulose(source of fiber)

Vegetable Oil

Corn

Fish Meal

Fruit/Veggies/Grasses*

NO

NO

NO

NO

Protein % min

55

50

40

25

Fat % min

24

22

11

10

Crude Fiber % max

4

4

4

2

Total Dietary Fiber %

9

9

Not Available

Not Available

Ash % max

7

7

Not Available

Not Available

Moisture % max

10

10

12

11

Carbohydrate %

0%-trace Grain free

4.63% Lab analysis Grain free

27.48% *NFE Estimate

47.02% *NFE Estimate

Promotes increased water intake

NO

NO

PROMOTES INCREASED WATER INTAKE

NO

 

 

 

 

 

CAT FOOD

Royal Canin Veterinary Diets Urinary SO

Royal Canin Veterinary Diets Urinary SO Moderate Calorie

Purina One Urinary Tract Health Formula

Purina Pro Plan Urinary Tract Health Formula

 

 

 

 

 

1st ingredient

Chicken meal

Chicken meal

Corn Gluten Meal

Corn Gluten Meal

2nd ingredient

Brewers Rice

Brewers Rice

Corn

Chicken

3rd ingredient

Corn Gluten Meal

Corn Gluten Meal

Chicken

Wheat Flour

4th ingredient

Corn

Corn

Brewers Rice

Brewers Rice

5th ingredient

Chicken Fat

Powdered Cellulose

Wheat Flour

Corn

6th ingredient

Natural Flavors

Wheat Gluten

Animal Fat

Animal Fat

7th ingredient

Soy Protein Isolate

Natural Flavors

Egg Product

Egg Product

Fruit/Veggies/Grasses*

*YES

NO

NO

NO

Protein %

33

32

31

31

Fat %

14

9

12.5

14

Crude Fiber %

4.5

9

2

2

Total Dietary Fiber %

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Ash %

Not Available

Not Available

6.2

6.2

Moisture %

9

9

10

10

Carbohydrate %

30.7% *NFE Company Supplied

36% *NFE Company Supplied

39.58% *NFE Estimate

38.03% *NFE Estimate

Promotes increased water intake

CONTAINS INGREDIENT TO INCREASE THIRST

CONTAINS INGREDIENT TO INCREASE THIRST

???

???

 

 

 

 

 

CAT FOOD

Iams Veterinary Formula Urinary-S Low pH/S

Iams Veterinary Formula Urinary-O Moderate pH/O

Hills Prescription Diet c/d Multicare Feline Bladder Health

Hills Prescription Diet c/d Multicare Feline Bladder Health with Chicken

 

 

 

 

 

1st ingredient

Corn Grits

Corn Grits

Brewers Rice

Brewers Rice

2nd ingredient

Chicken Liver

Chicken

Corn Gluten Meal

Corn Gluten Meal

3rd ingredient

Chicken By product meal

Chicken By product meal

Chicken - By - Product Meal

Chicken - By - Product Meal

4th ingredient

Chicken

Chicken Liver

Pork Fat

Pork Fat

5th ingredient

Herring Meal

Chicken By products

Chicken Liver Flavor

Chicken

6th ingredient

Brewers Rice

Herring Meal

Fish Oil

Chicken Liver Flavor

7th ingredient

Dried Egg Product

Dried Egg Product

Potassium Chloride

Fish Oil

Fruit/Veggies/Grasses*

NO

NO

NO

NO

Protein %

32

32

36.1

34.6

Fat %

15.5

15.5

16.7

16.2

Crude Fiber %

2.5

2.8

0.5

0.5

Total Dietary Fiber %

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Ash %

7.2

7.2

Not Available

Not Available

Moisture %

10

10

0

0

Carbohydrate %

33.89% *NFE Estimate

33.58% *NFE Estimate

41.1% NFE Company Supplied

43.3% NFE Company Supplied

Promotes increased water intake

???

????

???

???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAT FOOD

Hills Prescription Diet k/d Feline Renal Health

Hills Prescription Diet s/d Feline Dissolution

9 Lives Plus Care

Wysong Uretic

 

 

 

 

 

1st ingredient

Brewers Rice

Brewers Rice

Corn

Chicken

2nd ingredient

Corn Gluten Meal

Chicken - By - Product Meal

Corn gluten meal

Chicken Giblets

3rd ingredient

Pork Fat

Pork Fat

Poultry By P meal

Oat Groats

4th ingredient

Chicken - By - Product Meal

Corn Gluten Meal

Wheat

Fish Oil

5th ingredient

Dried egg Product

Dried Egg Product

Animal Digest

Salt

6th ingredient

Dried Chicken

Calcium Sulfate

Animal Fat

Dried Whey

7th ingredient

Powdered Cellulose

Lactic Acid

Meat and bone meal

DL-Methionine

Fruit/Veggies/Grasses*

NO

NO

NO

*YES

Protein %

27.9

33.6

31

32

Fat %

21.9

26.2

9

15.5

Crude Fiber %

2.1

0.6

3

4

Total Dietary Fiber %

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Ash %

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Moisture %

0

0

12

12

Carbohydrate %

43.5% NFE Company Supplied

32.6% NFE Company Supplied

40.16% *NFE Estimate

31.18% *NFE Estimate

Promotes increased water intake

???

???

???

???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NFE Company supplied= pet food company supplied Guaranteed analysis for Protein, Fat, Fiber, Moisture and Ash which can then be added together and

 

subtracted from 100 to estimate the carbohydrate contents of the food or NFE.

 

*NFE Estimate    =   Companies have supplied the percent contained of Protein, fat, fiber and moisture but did not supply the Ash Content. 

 

Young Again Pet Food has estimated the carbohydrate content of these diets by assuming an ash content of 7%.   

 

Typical ash content for almost all cat foods is usually between 6-10%.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients marked in red are cereal grains, fruits, vegetables, plant proteins, or ingredients that contain plant proteins.

 

Fruit/ Veggies/ Grasses* - Contains one or more of the following groups of food:  Fruits, Vegetables, Grasses or Forage materials. 

All information was taken from Individual company websites between Sept 8th- Sept 22, 2011.

 

Young Again Pet Food Company will update this information when any company supplies us with any new published data. 

 

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CAT FOOD

 

1st ingredient

2nd ingredient

3rd ingredient

4th ingredient

5th ingredient

6th ingredient

Protein %

Fat %

Carbohydrate %

K/cal per cup

COST

**includes shipping

Innova EVO

 

Turkey

Chicken meal

Chicken

Herring meal

Chicken fat

Peas

50

22

8% Grain free

602

15.4# @ 3.27#

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Taste of the Wild

Chicken meal

Peas

Sweet Potato Chicken fat

Potato protein

Venison

42

18

Grain free

390

15# @ $2.07/#

 

Solid Gold

Indigo Moon

Chicken meal

Potato

Canola Oil

Chicken

Pea protein

Chicken Flavor

46

20

13.5% Grain free

450

15# @  $2.67/#

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Nature’s Variety

Instinct

Chicken meal

Chicken fat

Tapioca

Chicken

Fish Meal

Tomato pomace

45

19

Grain free

448

12.1# @ 3.33/#

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Young Again Cat Food

Chicken meal

Pork protein consent

Poultry fat

Potato starch

Tomato pomace

Herring meal

50

22

5% Grain free

590

25# @ $4.36/#  **

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Orijen 6 Fresh Fish

Salmon

Herring

Salmon meal

Herring meal

Pollock meal

Flounder

42

20

16% Grain free

 

15# @ $4.13/#

Orijen Cat and

Kitten

Chicken

Chicken meal

Boneless salmon

Turkey meal

Chicken liver

Herring meal

42

20

15% Grain free

15# @ $3.83/#

 

CAT FOOD

 

1st ingredient

2nd ingredient

3rd ingredient

4th ingredient

5th ingredient

6th ingredient

Protein %

Fat %

Carbohydrate %

K/cal per cup

COST

Blue Buffalo Wilderness HP

Chicken

Chicken meal

Turkey meal

Potato starch

Fish meal

Chicken fat

40

18

Grain free

 

12# @ $3.42#

California Natural GF Chicken

Chicken

Chicken meal

Peas

Chicken fat

Pea fiber

Sunflower oil

42

16

Grain free

 

15# @ $2.87/#

Before Grain Chicken

Chicken

Chicken meal

Potato dehydrate

Turkey meal

Chicken fat

Sweet potato

36

18

Grain free

 

11.1# @ $2.55/#

Breeder Choice Pinnacle

Chicken meal

Chicken

Potato protein

Potato flour

Chicken fat

Ocean fish

42

18

Grain free

 

15# @ $3.27/#

CAT FOOD

 

1st ingredient

2nd ingredient

3rd ingredient

4th ingredient

5th ingredient

6th ingredient

Protein %

Fat %

Carbohydrate %

K/cal per cup

COST

Natural Balance Pea and Chicken

Peas

Chicken meal

Chicken

Pea protein

Chicken fat

Flaxseed oil

30

12

38.9 Grain Free

 

10# @ $2.10/#

Natural Balance Alpha Chicken

Chicken

Chicken meal

Potato

Turkey meal

Garbonzo bean

Pea

35

12

Grain free

 

10# @ $3.00/#

Young Again Cat Zero Carb Food

Chicken meal

Pork protein consent

Poultry fat

Soya oil

Fish oil

Herring meal

55

24

0% Grain free

590

25# @ $5.16/#  **

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Eagle Pack Premium Kitten

Chicken meal

Ground brown rice

Chicken fat

Corn gluten meal

Ground corn

Anchovy meal

34

21

26

 

12# @ $2.04/#

Wellness  Kitten Health

Boned chicken

Chicken meal

Rice

Ground barley

Ground rice

Chicken fat

36

18

26

 

5.9# @ $3.93/#

Royal Canin

Siamese

Chicken meal

Corn gluten meal

Chicken

Barley

Corn

Rice

38

12

 

 

6# @ $4.75/#

Royal Canin

Kitten 36

Chicken meal

Rice

Corn gluten meal

Corn

Chicken fat

Chicken

36

17

 

 

3.5# @ $5.34/#

Eukanuba

Kitten

Chicken

Chick By P meal

Corn meal

Corn grits

Animal fat

Beet pulp

36

23

 

 

8# @ $2.88/#

Pro Plan Kitten Chicken – Rice

Chicken

Chick By P meal

Corn gluten meal

Brewer rice

Beef tallow

Soybean meal

40

18

 

 

7# @ $3.50/#

Iams ProActive Lamb – Rice

Chicken By P meal

Corn meal

Corn grits

Lamb

Brewer rice

Animal fat

32

14

 

 

4.4# @ $2.95/#

Chicken Soup for Cat Lovers

Chicken

Salmon

Chicken meal

Brown rice

Chicken fat

Oatmeal

30

20

28

 

18# @ $1.61/#

Purina One

Healthy Kitten

Chicken

Chick By P meal

Corn gluten meal

Brewer rice

Soy flour

Animal fat

40

18

31

 

16# @ $2.03/#

Max Cat roasted Chicken Kitten

Chicken meal

Corn gluten meal

Wheat flour

Poultry fat

Ground rice

Beet pulp

34

20

25

 

3# @ 3.43/#

Iams ProActive Health Kitten

Chicken

Chick By P meal

Corn meal

Chicken fat

Beet pulp

Ground sorghum

33

21

 

 

17.4# @ $2.97/#

Iams Premium Protection Adult

Chicken

Chick By P meal

Corn meal

Corn grits

Chicken fat

Chicken meal

32

21

 

 

8.7# @ $2.70/#

CAT FOOD

 

1st ingredient

2nd ingredient

3rd ingredient

4th ingredient

5th ingredient

6th ingredient

Protein %

Fat %

Carbohydrate %

K/cal per cup

COST

CAT FOOD

 

1st ingredient

2nd ingredient

3rd ingredient

4th ingredient

5th ingredient

6th ingredient

Protein %

Fat %

Carbohydrate %

K/cal per cup

COST

CAT FOOD

 

1st ingredient

2nd ingredient

3rd ingredient

4th ingredient

5th ingredient

6th ingredient

Protein %

Fat %

Carbohydrate %

K/cal per cup

COST

Nutro Natural Choice Kitten

Chicken

Chicken meal

Pea protein

Chicken fat

Brewers rice

Brown rice

36

19

 

 

6.5# @ $3.82/#

Pro Plan Adult Chicken & Rice

Chicken

Brown rice

Corn gluten meal

Poultry By P meal

Wheat gluten

Oat meal

40

16

 

 

16# @ $2.38/#

Natural Balance Ultra Premium

Chicken meal

Chicken

Brown Rice Salmon meal

Barley

Oatmeal

34

18

 

 

15# @ $2.29/#

Science Diet Indoor Kitten

Chick By P meal

Ground corn

Corn gluten meal

Animal fat

Chick liver flavor

Brewers rice

39.7

24.5

 

 

15.5# @ $2.84/#

Science Diet

Adult Indoor

Chicken

Whole wheat

Corn gluten meal

Animal fat

Powdered Cellulose

Pea Bran Meal

29.5

16

 

 

15.5# @ $2.84/#

Fancy Feast Gourmet Chicken

Brewer rice

Poultry By Product

Corn gluten meal

Ground yellow corn

Animal fat

Soybean meal

32

16

 

 

7# @ $2.71/#

Science Diet Sensitive Stomach

Brewer rice

Corn gluten meal

Animal fat

Pork meal

Dried eggs

Ground Corn

31

18

32

 

15.5# @ #3.23#

Purina Deli  Cat 

 

Brewers rice

Soybean meal

Corn gluten meal

Meat & bone meal

Ground corn

Beef tallow

32

9

 

 

3.5# @ $2.08/#

 

CAT FOOD

 

1st ingredient

2nd ingredient

3rd ingredient

4th ingredient

5th ingredient

6th ingredient

Protein %

Fat %

Carbohydrate %

K/cal per cup

COST

9 Lives Plus Care

Tuna & Egg

Ground yellow corn

Corn gluten meal

Poultry By P meal

Whole wheat

Animal digest

Animal fat

31

12

 

 

16.5# @ $1.28/#

Purina Cat Chow

Poultry BP meal

Ground corn

Wheat flour

Corn gluten meal

Soybean meal

Brewer Rice

31.5

11

37

 

16# @ $1.30/#

Meow Mix Original

 

Ground yellow corn

Corn gluten meal

Chick By P meal

Soybean meal

Beef tallow

Turkey By P meal

31

12

.

 

16# @ $0.94/#

Friskies Indoor

Delights

Ground yellow corn

Corn gluten meal

Chick By P meal

Meat & bone meal

Soybean meal

Beef tallow

30

9

38

 

16# @ $1.22/#

Whiskas

Meaty Selections

Poultry By P meal

Ground corn

Corn gluten meal

Animal fat

Wheat flour

Nat poultry flavor

35

13

 

 

15# @ $1.33/#

 

CAT FOOD

 

1st ingredient

2nd ingredient

3rd ingredient

4th ingredient

5th ingredient

6th ingredient

Protein %

Fat %

Carbohydrate %

K/cal per cup

COST

Felidae GF ELEMENTS

Chicken meal

Turkey meal

Lamb

Potatoes

Potato protein

Peas

39

20

Grain free

 

15# @ $2.73/#

Blue Buffalo Freedom GF

Chicken

Chicken meal

Turkey meal

Peas

Potato

Pea starch

32

13

Grain free

 

10# @ $3.36/#

Acana PrairIe Feast

Chicken meal

Russet potato

Chicken

Peas

Whitefish

Chicken fat

35

19

Grain free

 

15.4# @ $3.08/#

CAT FOOD

 

1st ingredient

2nd ingredient

3rd ingredient

4th ingredient

5th ingredient

6th ingredient

Protein %

Fat %

Carbohydrate %

K/cal per cup

COST

Life Abundance

 

Chicken meal

Brown rice

Chicken fat

Beet pulp

Dried egg

Catfish meal

33

21

28

 

16.5# @ $2.63/#

Natural Balance Pea and Duck

Peas

Duck meal

Duck

Canola oil

Flaxseed

Natural flavor

30

12

Grain free

 

10# @ $2.34/#

Innova Prime Grain Free

Chicken

Chicken meal

Peas

Turkey

Flaxseed

Pea fiber

42

20

Grain free

 

12# @ $3.40/#

Tuscan Natural Carne GF

Turkey

Chicken

Chicken meal

Pea protein

Herring meal

Chicken fat

40

22

Grain free

 

15# @ $3.50/#

Innova Kitten

 

Turkey

Chicken

Chicken meal

Chicken fat

Barley

Brown Rice

40

22

 

 

6# @ $3.13/#

Tuscan Natural Harvest

Chicken meal

Turkey meal

Chicken

Brown rice

Sweet potato

Lentils

36

20

 

 

15# @ $3.17/#

Hill’s Ideal Balance GF adult

Chicken

Potatoes

Peas

Pea protein

Chicken fat

Potato starch

33

23.2

31.8 Grain free

 

10# @ $3.59/#

Science Diet Ideal Balance Mature

Chicken

Brewer rice

Pea protein conc.

Dried egg

Brown rice

Animal fat

32

21.1

34.3

 

15# @ $2.67/#

Science Diet Healthy Kitten

Chicken By P meal

Ground corn

Animal fat

Corn gluten meal

Brewers rice

Chicken liver flavor

33

23

 

 

15.5# @ $2.84/#

CAT FOOD

 

1st ingredient

2nd ingredient

3rd ingredient

4th ingredient

5th ingredient

6th ingredient

Protein %

Fat %

Carbohydrate %

K/cal per cup

COST

CAT FOOD

 

1st ingredient

2nd ingredient

3rd ingredient

4th ingredient

5th ingredient

6th ingredient

Protein %

Fat %

Carbohydrate %

K/cal per cup

COST

Earthborn Holistic Feline Vantage

Chicken

Brown rice

Pea protein

Oat meal

Dried egg

Pea fiber

36

14

 

 

14# @ $2.09/#

Now Fresh GF Kitten

Turkey

Potato flour

Peas

Potato

Dried egg

Canola oil

33

20

Grain free

 

8# @ $4.81/#

Now Fresh GF Adult

Turkey

Potato flour

Peas

Potato

Dried egg

Canola oil

31

18

Grain Free

 

8# @ $4.44/#

Wellness Core

Fish & Fowl

Deboned turkey

Deboned chicken

Chicken meal

Whitefish meal

Herring meal

Peas

45

11

15% Grain free

 

12# @ $3.33/#