Nutrience Cat Food Reviews and Ratings


WET FOOD
Go to Subzero – Canadian Pacific Pâté
Go to Subzero – Chicken Recipe
Go to Subzero – Fraser Valley Pâté
Go to Subzero – Prairie Red Pâté
Go to Subzero – Salmon Recipe
Go to Subzero – Turkey Recipe
Go to Subzero – Turkey, Salmon & Duck Recipe
DRY FOOD
Go to Subzero – Fraser Valley Formula
Go to Subzero – Prairie Red Formula


Nutrience
Subzero – Canadian Pacific Pâté

 

Ingredients

Salmon, fish broth , ocean fish, herring, natural flavour, fresh whole eggs, peas, canola oil, red lentils, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, calcium carbonate, sun-cured alfalfa meal, salmon oil, herring oil, coconut oil, salt, choline chloride, potassium chloride, freeze-dried salmon, DL-methionine, L-lysine, yeast extract, chicory root extract, yucca schidigera extract, rosemary extract, thyme extract, pumpkin, butternut squash, carrots, spinach, broccoli, apples, blueberries, cranberries, pomegranate, juniper berry extract, ginger, fennel, chamomile, peppermint leaf, licorice root, turmeric, valerian root, pea fiber, taurine, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, iron proteinate, zinc sulfate, niacin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, vitamin A supplement, sodium selenite, manganese sulfate, manganese proteinate, pantothenate calcium, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, biotin, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12, calcium iodate, folic acid.

First 5 ingredients

Salmon – A species of fish. Salmon is very popular in the fishing industry. It provides protein and may have elevated levels of mercury. Concerns about the quality of fish used in pet foods.

Fish Broth – Used to add moisture to the formula. Different from water as broth has added nutrients and proteins. Broth made from fish may have elevated levels of mercury compared to chicken broth.

Ocean Fish – A vague term for fish. Fish is an animal protein source. There are concerns about the quality of fish used to make pet food. Usually it is waste of the fishing industry.

[herring]
Natural Flavor - Added flavor to the food to make it more palatable. This natural flavor can be obtained from anything that is not man made to give the food the flavor. This means obtaining the flavor from less than desirable ingredients, such as by-products.

Ingredients to Point Out

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Egg/Egg product – The biggest concern regarding egg ingredients is the quality of eggs used in pet food formulas. Usually it is egg waste. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption.'

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Legumes – This includes lentils, chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), soybeans, or any other bean. The growing trend is to include legumes in cat food labeled as grain free, which is similar to fruits and vegetables. Legumes provide bulk and a source of carbohydrates. It makes the food appear healthier as opposed to seeing grains however legumes are unnecessary. While for these reviews, peas are under the category of vegetables, peas are also considered a legume.

Fruits - Fruits are added to make the food appear healthier. While ingredients such as blueberries, apples, bananas, etc. look good in cat food the truth is they are unnecessary. It is just as likely they won't provide any additonal benefits..

Fiber – The jury is still out as to whether ingredients like pea and potato fiber, beet pulp (which doesn't contain the sugar) are bad or good. They are bolded here just to quickly point out both sides of the story. On one hand, the argument can be made that these are cheap fiber sources that do more harm than good. On the other hand, fiber (both insoluble and soluble, fermentable and non-fermentable) has many benefits that shouldn't be overlooked. Too much of one type of fiber is where problems may occur. Each cat reacts differently.

Sodium Selenite - Many cat owners are concerned about this ingredient. It is a cheaper form of selenium and is linked with selenium toxicity. This is because ingredients such as fish, meat, and grains already contain selenium naturally. Therefore the addition of sodium selenite just adds more selenium to the formula. For what it is worth, a study has shown sodium selenite is no more harmful than natural sources of selenium.

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Subzero – Chicken Recipe

 

Ingredients

Chicken, chicken broth, chicken liver, carrots, red peppers, dried egg product, natural flavour, guar gum, menhaden fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), sweet potatoes, potassium chloride, choline chloride, spinach flakes, brewers dried yeast, xanthan gum, cassia gum, flaxseed oil, sunflower oil, taurine, salt, inulin, dried kelp, sodium ascorbate (to promote colour retention), iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, dried apples, beta carotene, oregano, parsley, sage, yucca schidigera extract, vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, rosemary extract.

First 5 ingredients

Chicken – Meat, skin, and bone of chicken. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the chicken loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Chicken Broth - Used to add moisture to the formula. Different from water as broth has added nutrients and proteins. This broth is made from chicken.

Chicken Liver – It is an organ meat that has many nutrients. Toxicity due to eating too much liver is a possibility, therefore intake has to be monitored. Present in cat food in safe amounts.

Carrots – Carrots help maintain healthy skin and digestive system. For people, it is a good source of beta-carotene. Cats cannot convert that, therefore the main benefit of carrots cannot be experienced by the cat.

Red Peppers – Not specific as to what kind of pepper. Chili pepper or bell pepper? I think it’s safe to say bell pepper.

Ingredients to Point Out

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Egg/Egg product – The biggest concern regarding egg ingredients is the quality of eggs used in pet food formulas. Usually it is egg waste. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption.'

Guar Gum - A less harmful thickening agent used in cat food. Still, interferes with protein absorption and is known to cause GI upset.

Xanthan Gum - Produced naturally with help by artifical means. Can be an alternative to gluten and is usually in cat foods as a thickening agent.

Cassia Gums - Used for its thickening properties and prevents particles from settling. Causes GI upset. Studies have shown it can be harmful at high doses.

Fruits - Fruits are added to make the food appear healthier. While ingredients such as blueberries, apples, bananas, etc. look good in cat food the truth is they are unnecessary. It is just as likely they won't provide any additonal benefits..

Sodium Selenite - Many cat owners are concerned about this ingredient. It is a cheaper form of selenium and is linked with selenium toxicity. This is because ingredients such as fish, meat, and grains already contain selenium naturally. Therefore the addition of sodium selenite just adds more selenium to the formula. For what it is worth, a study has shown sodium selenite is no more harmful than natural sources of selenium.

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Nutrience
Subzero – Fraser Valley Pâté

 

Ingredients

Chicken, chicken broth, turkey, salmon, chicken liver, herring, natural flavour, fresh whole eggs, peas, red lentils, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, calcium carbonate, salmon oil, herring oil, coconut oil, sun-cured alfalfa meal, monosodium phosphate, salt, choline chloride, potassium chloride, freeze-dried chicken, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried salmon, DL-methionine, L-lysine, yeast extract, chicory root extract, yucca schidigera extract, rosemary extract, thyme extract, pumpkin, butternut squash, carrots, spinach, broccoli, apples, blueberries, cranberries, pomegranates, juniper berry extract, ginger, fennel, chamomile, peppermint leaf, licorice root, turmeric, valerian root, pea fiber, taurine, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, iron proteinate, zinc sulfate, niacin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, vitamin A supplement, sodium selenite, manganese sulfate, manganese proteinate, pantothenate calcium, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, biotin, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, calcium iodate, folic acid.

First 5 ingredients

Chicken – Meat, skin, and bone of chicken. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the chicken loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Chicken Broth - Used to add moisture to the formula. Different from water as broth has added nutrients and proteins. This broth is made from chicken.

Turkey – Meat, skin, and bone of turkey. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the turkey. loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Salmon – A species of fish. Salmon is very popular in the fishing industry. It provides protein and may have elevated levels of mercury. Concerns about the quality of fish used in pet foods.

Chicken Liver – It is an organ meat that has many nutrients. Toxicity due to eating too much liver is a possibility, therefore intake has to be monitored. Present in cat food in safe amounts.

Ingredients to Point Out

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Egg/Egg product – The biggest concern regarding egg ingredients is the quality of eggs used in pet food formulas. Usually it is egg waste. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption.'

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Legumes – This includes lentils, chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), soybeans, or any other bean. The growing trend is to include legumes in cat food labeled as grain free, which is similar to fruits and vegetables. Legumes provide bulk and a source of carbohydrates. It makes the food appear healthier as opposed to seeing grains however legumes are unnecessary. While for these reviews, peas are under the category of vegetables, peas are also considered a legume.

Fruits - Fruits are added to make the food appear healthier. While ingredients such as blueberries, apples, bananas, etc. look good in cat food the truth is they are unnecessary. It is just as likely they won't provide any additonal benefits..

Fiber – The jury is still out as to whether ingredients like pea and potato fiber, beet pulp (which doesn't contain the sugar) are bad or good. They are bolded here just to quickly point out both sides of the story. On one hand, the argument can be made that these are cheap fiber sources that do more harm than good. On the other hand, fiber (both insoluble and soluble, fermentable and non-fermentable) has many benefits that shouldn't be overlooked. Too much of one type of fiber is where problems may occur. Each cat reacts differently.

Sodium Selenite - Many cat owners are concerned about this ingredient. It is a cheaper form of selenium and is linked with selenium toxicity. This is because ingredients such as fish, meat, and grains already contain selenium naturally. Therefore the addition of sodium selenite just adds more selenium to the formula. For what it is worth, a study has shown sodium selenite is no more harmful than natural sources of selenium.

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Nutrience
Subzero – Prairie Red Pâté

 

Ingredients

Beef, beef liver, beef broth, pork, lamb, salmon, herring, ocean fish, natural flavour, fresh whole eggs, peas, red lentils, canola oil, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, calcium carbonate, sun-cured alfalfa meal, salmon oil, herring oil, coconut oil, salt, choline chloride, potassium chloride, freeze-dried beef, freeze-dried beef liver, freeze-dried salmon, DL-methionine, L-lysine, chicory root extract, yucca schidigera extract, yeast extract, thyme extract, rosemary extract, pumpkin, butternut squash, carrots, spinach, broccoli, apples, blueberries, cranberries, pomegranate, juniper berry extract, ginger, fennel, chamomile, peppermint leaf, licorice root, turmeric, valerian root, pea fiber, taurine, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, iron proteinate, zinc sulfate, niacin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, vitamin A supplement, sodium selenite, manganese sulfate, manganese proteinate, pantothenate calcium, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, biotin, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, calcium iodate, folic acid.

First 5 ingredients

Beef – Meat, skin, and bone of cattle. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, it loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Beef Liver – An organ meat coming from bovines, usually cattle. Liver is very nutritious.

Beef Broth – Used to add moisture to the formula. Different from water as broth has added nutrients and proteins. This broth is made from beef.

Pork -The skin, meat, and bone of pigs. Pork is an animal that is not often an ingredient in cat food.

Lamb – Meat, skin, and bone of lamb. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, it loses most of its moisture as well as protein.

Ingredients to Point Out

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Egg/Egg product – The biggest concern regarding egg ingredients is the quality of eggs used in pet food formulas. Usually it is egg waste. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption.'

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Legumes – This includes lentils, chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), soybeans, or any other bean. The growing trend is to include legumes in cat food labeled as grain free, which is similar to fruits and vegetables. Legumes provide bulk and a source of carbohydrates. It makes the food appear healthier as opposed to seeing grains however legumes are unnecessary. While for these reviews, peas are under the category of vegetables, peas are also considered a legume.

Fruits - Fruits are added to make the food appear healthier. While ingredients such as blueberries, apples, bananas, etc. look good in cat food the truth is they are unnecessary. It is just as likely they won't provide any additonal benefits..

Fiber – The jury is still out as to whether ingredients like pea and potato fiber, beet pulp (which doesn't contain the sugar) are bad or good. They are bolded here just to quickly point out both sides of the story. On one hand, the argument can be made that these are cheap fiber sources that do more harm than good. On the other hand, fiber (both insoluble and soluble, fermentable and non-fermentable) has many benefits that shouldn't be overlooked. Too much of one type of fiber is where problems may occur. Each cat reacts differently.

Sodium Selenite - Many cat owners are concerned about this ingredient. It is a cheaper form of selenium and is linked with selenium toxicity. This is because ingredients such as fish, meat, and grains already contain selenium naturally. Therefore the addition of sodium selenite just adds more selenium to the formula. For what it is worth, a study has shown sodium selenite is no more harmful than natural sources of selenium.

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Subzero – Salmon Recipe

 

Ingredients

Salmon, salmon broth, carrots, peas, dried egg product, red peppers, sunflower oil, torula dried yeast, guar gum, natural flavour, spinach flakes, sweet potatoes, potassium chloride, choline chloride, brewers dried yeast, salt, taurine, parsley, inulin, menhaden fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), flaxseed oil, sodium ascorbate (to promote colour retention), dried kelp, oregano, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, dried apples, thiamine mononitrate, sage, beta carotene, vitamin E supplement, yucca schidigera extract, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, rosemary extract.

First 5 ingredients

Salmon – A species of fish. Salmon is very popular in the fishing industry. It provides protein and may have elevated levels of mercury. Concerns about the quality of fish used in pet foods.

Salmon Broth – Broth made from salmon. Broth is used to add moisture to the cat food.

Carrots – Carrots help maintain healthy skin and digestive system. For people, it is a good source of beta-carotene. Cats cannot convert that, therefore the main benefit of carrots cannot be experienced by the cat.

Peas – Used as a protein source and bulking agent. Peas high on an ingredient list indicate that a lot of peas are in the formula.

Egg Product – Can be whole eggs, egg whites, yolk, or blends with other ingredients. These eggs are removed from the shells before being processed.

Ingredients to Point Out

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Egg/Egg product – The biggest concern regarding egg ingredients is the quality of eggs used in pet food formulas. Usually it is egg waste. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption.'

Guar Gum - A less harmful thickening agent used in cat food. Still, interferes with protein absorption and is known to cause GI upset.

Xanthan Gum - Produced naturally with help by artifical means. Can be an alternative to gluten and is usually in cat foods as a thickening agent.

Cassia Gums - Used for its thickening properties and prevents particles from settling. Causes GI upset. Studies have shown it can be harmful at high doses.

Fruits - Fruits are added to make the food appear healthier. While ingredients such as blueberries, apples, bananas, etc. look good in cat food the truth is they are unnecessary. It is just as likely they won't provide any additonal benefits..

Sodium Selenite - Many cat owners are concerned about this ingredient. It is a cheaper form of selenium and is linked with selenium toxicity. This is because ingredients such as fish, meat, and grains already contain selenium naturally. Therefore the addition of sodium selenite just adds more selenium to the formula. For what it is worth, a study has shown sodium selenite is no more harmful than natural sources of selenium.

Overall Score


Nutrience
Subzero – Turkey Recipe

 

Ingredients

Turkey, turkey broth, turkey liver, carrots, red peppers, natural flavour, guar gum, menhaden fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), tricalcium phosphate, sweet potatoes, potassium chloride, choline chloride, spinach flakes, brewers dried yeast, xanthan gum, cassia gum, flaxseed oil, sunflower oil, taurine, salt, inulin, dried kelp, sodium ascorbate (to promote colour retention), iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, dried apples, beta carotene, oregano, parsley, sage, yucca schidigera extract, vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, rosemary extract.

First 5 ingredients

Turkey – Meat, skin, and bone of turkey. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the turkey. loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Turkey Broth – This broth is made from turkey. It is used to add moisture to the formula. Different from water as broth has added nutrients and proteins.

Turkey Liver – An organ meat packed full of nutrients. Toxicity due to eating liver is a concern but it is present in cat food in safe amounts.

Carrots – Carrots help maintain healthy skin and digestive system. For people, it is a good source of beta-carotene. Cats cannot convert that, therefore the main benefit of carrots cannot be experienced by the cat.

Red Peppers – Not specific as to what kind of pepper. Chili pepper or bell pepper? I think it’s safe to say bell pepper.

Ingredients to Point Out

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Guar Gum - A less harmful thickening agent used in cat food. Still, interferes with protein absorption and is known to cause GI upset.

Xanthan Gum - Produced naturally with help by artifical means. Can be an alternative to gluten and is usually in cat foods as a thickening agent.

Cassia Gums - Used for its thickening properties and prevents particles from settling. Causes GI upset. Studies have shown it can be harmful at high doses.

Fruits - Fruits are added to make the food appear healthier. While ingredients such as blueberries, apples, bananas, etc. look good in cat food the truth is they are unnecessary. It is just as likely they won't provide any additonal benefits..

Sodium Selenite - Many cat owners are concerned about this ingredient. It is a cheaper form of selenium and is linked with selenium toxicity. This is because ingredients such as fish, meat, and grains already contain selenium naturally. Therefore the addition of sodium selenite just adds more selenium to the formula. For what it is worth, a study has shown sodium selenite is no more harmful than natural sources of selenium.

Overall Score


Nutrience
Subzero – Turkey, Salmon & Duck Recipe

 

Ingredients

Turkey, turkey liver, turkey broth, carrots, salmon, duck, red peppers, natural flavour, guar gum, tricalcium phosphate, sweet potatoes, potassium chloride, choline chloride, spinach flakes, brewers dried yeast, xanthan gum, cassia gum, flaxseed oil, sunflower oil, menhaden fish oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), taurine, salt, inulin, dried kelp, sodium ascorbate (to promote colour retention), iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, dried apples, thiamine mononitrate, beta carotene, oregano, parsley, sage, yucca schidigera extract, vitamin E supplement, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, rosemary extract.

First 5 ingredients

Turkey – Meat, skin, and bone of turkey. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the turkey. loses most of its moisture as well as protein. A common ingredient found in cat food.

Turkey Liver – An organ meat packed full of nutrients. Toxicity due to eating liver is a concern but it is present in cat food in safe amounts.

Turkey Broth – This broth is made from turkey. It is used to add moisture to the formula. Different from water as broth has added nutrients and proteins.

Carrots – Carrots help maintain healthy skin and digestive system. For people, it is a good source of beta-carotene. Cats cannot convert that, therefore the main benefit of carrots cannot be experienced by the cat.

Salmon – A species of fish. Salmon is very popular in the fishing industry. It provides protein and may have elevated levels of mercury. Concerns about the quality of fish used in pet foods.

Ingredients to Point Out

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Guar Gum - A less harmful thickening agent used in cat food. Still, interferes with protein absorption and is known to cause GI upset.

Xanthan Gum - Produced naturally with help by artifical means. Can be an alternative to gluten and is usually in cat foods as a thickening agent.

Cassia Gums - Used for its thickening properties and prevents particles from settling. Causes GI upset. Studies have shown it can be harmful at high doses.

Fruits - Fruits are added to make the food appear healthier. While ingredients such as blueberries, apples, bananas, etc. look good in cat food the truth is they are unnecessary. It is just as likely they won't provide any additonal benefits..

Sodium Selenite - Many cat owners are concerned about this ingredient. It is a cheaper form of selenium and is linked with selenium toxicity. This is because ingredients such as fish, meat, and grains already contain selenium naturally. Therefore the addition of sodium selenite just adds more selenium to the formula. For what it is worth, a study has shown sodium selenite is no more harmful than natural sources of selenium.

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Subzero – Fraser Valley Formula

 

Ingredients

Deboned chicken, deboned turkey, chicken meal, turkey meal, salmon, chicken liver, chicken heart, turkey liver, turkey heart, herring, cod, cod liver, whole eggs, peas, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), red lentils, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, natural chicken flavor, sun-cured alfalfa meal, freeze-dried chicken, freeze-dried pumpkin, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried green mussels, freeze-dried cod liver, freeze-dried kelp, salmon oil, herring oil, coconut oil, pumpkin, butternut squash, carrots, spinach, broccoli, apples, blueberries, cranberries, pomegranate, juniper berry extract, ginger, fennel, chamomile, peppermint leaf, licorice root, turmeric, valerian root, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), vitamin A supplement, niacin, calcium pantothenate, inositol, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid), minerals (zinc oxide, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), salt, choline chloride, taurine, potassium chloride, DL-methionine, L-lysine, chicory root extract, yucca schidigera extract, yeast extract, thyme extract, glucosamine hydrochloride, rosemary extract, chondroitin sulfate, L-carnitine, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus helveticus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product.

First 5 ingredients

Deboned Chicken - Meat, and skin without the bone of chicken. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the chicken loses most of its moisture as well as protein.

Deboned Turkey - Meat, and skin without the bone of turkey. About 70% moisture therefore is always seen near the top of ingredients lists. After cooking, the turkey loses most of its moisture as well as protein.

Chicken Meal - The dried rendered skin, meat, and bone of chicken. This excludes the head, feet, and intestines. If the ingredients list states ‘boneless’ than the meal is skin and meat without the bone. A more concentration source of protein.

Turkey Meal - The dried rendered skin, meat, and bone of turkey. This excludes the head, feet, and intestines. If the ingredients list states ‘boneless’ than the meal is skin and meat without the bone. A more concentration source of protein.

Salmon – A species of fish. Salmon is very popular in the fishing industry. It provides protein and may have elevated levels of mercury. Concerns about the quality of fish used in pet foods.

Ingredients to Point Out

Meals – Meals are a concentrated source of protein, more so than actual meat like chicken, turkey, etc. Sometimes up to 50% more protein. The concern with meals over regular meat is that meals can legally contain the ‘4Ds.’ This means dead, diseased, dying, and disabled animals.

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Egg/Egg product – The biggest concern regarding egg ingredients is the quality of eggs used in pet food formulas. Usually it is egg waste. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption.'

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Legumes – This includes lentils, chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), soybeans, or any other bean. The growing trend is to include legumes in cat food labeled as grain free, which is similar to fruits and vegetables. Legumes provide bulk and a source of carbohydrates. It makes the food appear healthier as opposed to seeing grains however legumes are unnecessary. While for these reviews, peas are under the category of vegetables, peas are also considered a legume.

Fruits - Fruits are added to make the food appear healthier. While ingredients such as blueberries, apples, bananas, etc. look good in cat food the truth is they are unnecessary. It is just as likely they won't provide any additonal benefits..

Zinc Oxide – Artificially produced source of zinc more often seen in non-food materials. This includes rubber, paints, creams, and batteries. Poisoning due to ingesting too much zinc oxide will occur; present in cat food in safe amounts. Many people don't like to see this ingredient in cat food.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Sodium Selenite - Many cat owners are concerned about this ingredient. It is a cheaper form of selenium and is linked with selenium toxicity. This is because ingredients such as fish, meat, and grains already contain selenium naturally. Therefore the addition of sodium selenite just adds more selenium to the formula. For what it is worth, a study has shown sodium selenite is no more harmful than natural sources of selenium.

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Nutrience
Subzero – Prairie Red Formula

 

Ingredients

Deboned beef, deboned lamb, deboned wild boar, beef liver, lamb liver, wild boar liver, deboned bison, pork meal, lamb meal, salmon, herring, cod, cod liver, peas, pork fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), whole eggs, red lentils, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, natural pork flavor, sun-cured alfalfa meal, freeze-dried beef liver, freeze-dried pumpkin, freeze-dried green mussels, freeze-dried cod liver, freeze-dried kelp, salmon oil, herring oil, coconut oil, pumpkin, butternut squash, carrots, spinach, broccoli, apples, blueberries, cranberries, pomegranate, juniper berry extract, ginger, fennel, chamomile, peppermint leaf, licorice root, turmeric, valerian root, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), vitamin A supplement, niacin, calcium pantothenate, inositol, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid), minerals (zinc oxide, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), potassium chloride, choline chloride, salt, taurine, DL-methionine, L-lysine, chicory root extract, yucca schidigera extract, yeast extract, thyme extract, glucosamine hydrochloride, rosemary extract, chondroitin sulfate, L-carnitine, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus helveticus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product.

First 5 ingredients

Deboned Beef – The meat and skin of bovines, usually cattle, without the bones.

Deboned Lamb – The meat and skin of lambs, with the absence of bones.

Deboned Wild Boar -The skin and meat of wild boar. In this instance, bone is not present. Wild boar is a meat source that is not often an ingredient in cat food.

Beef Liver – An organ meat coming from bovines, usually cattle. Liver is very nutritious.

Lamb Liver – Liver is full of nutrients, yet intake should be monitored. This liver comes from lambs.

Ingredients to Point Out

Meals – Meals are a concentrated source of protein, more so than actual meat like chicken, turkey, etc. Sometimes up to 50% more protein. The concern with meals over regular meat is that meals can legally contain the ‘4Ds.’ This means dead, diseased, dying, and disabled animals.

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Egg/Egg product – The biggest concern regarding egg ingredients is the quality of eggs used in pet food formulas. Usually it is egg waste. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption.'

Legumes – This includes lentils, chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), soybeans, or any other bean. The growing trend is to include legumes in cat food labeled as grain free, which is similar to fruits and vegetables. Legumes provide bulk and a source of carbohydrates. It makes the food appear healthier as opposed to seeing grains however legumes are unnecessary. While for these reviews, peas are under the category of vegetables, peas are also considered a legume.

Fruits - Fruits are added to make the food appear healthier. While ingredients such as blueberries, apples, bananas, etc. look good in cat food the truth is they are unnecessary. It is just as likely they won't provide any additonal benefits..

Zinc Oxide – Artificially produced source of zinc more often seen in non-food materials. This includes rubber, paints, creams, and batteries. Poisoning due to ingesting too much zinc oxide will occur; present in cat food in safe amounts. Many people don't like to see this ingredient in cat food.

Copper Sulfate – Is an irritant and is linked to copper toxicity. Many do not like the presence of this ingredient in cat food because it has many other uses. It can be found in the leather, wood, battery, ink, paint, and metal industries.

Sodium Selenite - Many cat owners are concerned about this ingredient. It is a cheaper form of selenium and is linked with selenium toxicity. This is because ingredients such as fish, meat, and grains already contain selenium naturally. Therefore the addition of sodium selenite just adds more selenium to the formula. For what it is worth, a study has shown sodium selenite is no more harmful than natural sources of selenium.

Overall Score


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