Farmina N&D Skin and Coat Quail

Farmina N&D Skin and Coat Quail

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Ingredients

fresh quail, dehydrated quail, pea starch, fish oil (from herring), quinoa seed, flaxseed, dried coconut, turmeric, inulin, fructooligosaccharides, yeast extract (source of mannan-oligosaccharides), psyllium, calcium carbonate, dicalcium phosphate, calcium sulfate dihydrate, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, brewers dried yeast, glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, Marigold extract (source of lutein). Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin C , Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Vitamin H, folic acid, Vitamin B12, Choline Chloride, Beta‐Carotene, zinc chelate of the analogous methionine hydroxylase, manganese chelate of the analogous methionine hydroxylase, ferrous chelate of glycine hydrate, copper chelate of the analogous methionine hydroxylase, selenised yeast inactivated, DL‐methionine, taurine, L-lysine HCI, L-cystine, L-tryptophane, Organoleptic additives: aloe vera extract, green tea extract, rosemary extract. Antioxidants: tocopherol‐rich extracts of natural origin.

Guaranteed Analysis

(taken from official website)

Crude Protein (min.) 30.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 16.00%
Crude Fiber (max.) 2.3%
Moisture (max.) 9.00%

First 5 ingredients

Fresh Quail – skin, meat and bone. Before cooking is measured with moisture content. This allows it to be at beginning of ingredients list because water makes it heavy. After cooking it loses most of its nutrients (as well as the water), making the final product lighter and actually low in protein. Still considered a high quality ingredient despite all this.

Dehydrated Quail – skin, meat and bone. This quail has had the moisture content removed before being added to the formula. This means that it is not as heavy therefore it being at the top of the ingredients list means a lot of the dehydrated quail is in the formula, which is good.

Pea Starch – this is pure starch that has been extracted from peas. Starch is a type of carbohydrate.

Fish Oil – oils extracted from unnamed fish. Fish oil is high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids provide numerous benefits; they are known as the ‘good oil.’

Quinoa Seed – these are the seeds from the quinoa plant. It is not a grain but usually cooked like one. A plant based protein source.

PROS CONS
Great protein source: quail Lower protein percentage
Very few filler ingredients Not a common brand to find in stores
Omega-3 fatty acid source Plant based protein present
Selenium yeast not sodium selenite Starch

Bottom Line

This particular dry food from Farmina contains less filler ingredients than their other dry foods. The meat protein source is a good one. Quail is extremely beneficial and is often considered a better protein source than chicken. It does have a non meat protein source as well. Quinoa seed appears to be a healthy alternative to grain, however it is not necessary in the food. It is a healthier filler ingredient for lack of a better term. There is an unnecessary starch source as well. This dry food does have it’s fair share of unnecessary ingredients but overall as far as commercial dry cat foods go, it is a quality one. An issue would be the availability of this food in North America. This company is based out of Italy so it is not easily accessible in pet stores if you live in North America.

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