Solid Gold Wet Cat Food Reviews



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Go to Mackerel & Tuna Recipe in Gravy
Go to Sardine & Tuna Recipe in Gravy
Go to Sea Bream & Tuna Recipe in Gravy
Go to Shrimp & Tuna Recipe in Gravy
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Go to Tropical Blendz with Salmon
Go to Tropical Blendz with Turkey
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Solid Gold
Blended Tuna Recipe in Gravy

 

Ingredients

Tuna, Water Sufficient for Processing, Tapioca Starch, Canola Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex (Source of Vitamin K), Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement.

First 5 ingredients

Tuna – A species of fish. Tuna is a great protein source.

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Tapioca Starch – Tapioca starch is extracted from the cassava plant. It is a grain-free source of carbohydrate.

Canola Oil – Canola oil is marketed as one of the healthier oils, but it usually is unhealthy. Canola oil is often in pet foods because it is cheaper than other oils.

Tricalcium Phosphate – Used mostly as an anti-caking agent. Also is a dietary supplement of calcium and phosphorus.

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.

Starch – This includes pea, potato, tapioca starch (flour). Starch is a type of carbohydrate. Cats need carbohydrates, but only very little. The addition of these extra carbohydrate sources make the % much higher than what a cat needs. Cats are not equipped to digest high amounts of carbs. These types of ingredients are mainly in cat food because they are great binders, they bind the food together effectively.

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.

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.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Overall Score


Solid Gold
Chicken & Liver Recipe in Gravy

 

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Broth, Water Sufficient for Processing, Chicken Liver, Dried Egg Product, Potato Starch, Pea Fiber, Natural Flavor, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Ground Flaxseed, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Cassia Gum, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, 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.

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.

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

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.

Dried Egg – Egg or egg product that has had the moisture removed.

Ingredients to Point Out

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.'

Starch – This includes pea, potato, tapioca starch (flour). Starch is a type of carbohydrate. Cats need carbohydrates, but only very little. The addition of these extra carbohydrate sources make the % much higher than what a cat needs. Cats are not equipped to digest high amounts of carbs. These types of ingredients are mainly in cat food because they are great binders, they bind the food together effectively.

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.

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.

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


Solid Gold
Chicken, Duck & Pumpkin Recipe in Gravy

 

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Broth, Water Sufficient for Processing, Chicken Liver, Dried Egg Product, Potato Starch, Duck, Pumpkin, Pea Fiber, Natural Flavor, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Ground Flaxseed, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Cassia Gum, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, 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.

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.

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

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.

Dried Egg – Egg or egg product that has had the moisture removed.

Ingredients to Point Out

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.'

Starch – This includes pea, potato, tapioca starch (flour). Starch is a type of carbohydrate. Cats need carbohydrates, but only very little. The addition of these extra carbohydrate sources make the % much higher than what a cat needs. Cats are not equipped to digest high amounts of carbs. These types of ingredients are mainly in cat food because they are great binders, they bind the food together effectively.

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.

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.

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


Solid Gold
Classic Paté Salmon & Beef Recipe

 

Ingredients

Salmon, Whitefish, Beef Liver, Salmon Broth, Beef, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Cassia Gum, Choline Chloride, Alfalfa Meal, Ground Flaxseed, Taurine, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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


Solid Gold
Classic Paté in Gravy With Tuna & Sardine

 

Ingredients

Water Sufficient for Processing, Tuna, Chicken, Sardine, Tapioca Starch, Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavors, Tricalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Salt, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Iron Glycine Complex, Zinc Glycine Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Glycine Complex, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Glycine Complex, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex (Source of Vitamin K), Potassium Iodide.

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Tuna – A species of fish. Tuna is a great protein source.

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.

Sardine – Small fish that are closely related to herring.

Tapioca Starch – Tapioca starch is extracted from the cassava plant. It is a grain-free source of carbohydrate.

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.

Starch – This includes pea, potato, tapioca starch (flour). Starch is a type of carbohydrate. Cats need carbohydrates, but only very little. The addition of these extra carbohydrate sources make the % much higher than what a cat needs. Cats are not equipped to digest high amounts of carbs. These types of ingredients are mainly in cat food because they are great binders, they bind the food together effectively.

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

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.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Overall Score


Solid Gold
Indoor Cat Classic Paté with Chicken

 

Ingredients

Chicken, Water Sufficient For Processing, Tuna, Dried Egg Product, Apple, Modified Tapioca Starch, Natural Flavors, Carrots, Pumpkin, Spinach, Fructooligosaccharide, Guar Gum, Calcium Sulfate, Salt, Tricalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Oxide, Reduced Iron, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Glycine Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin Supplement.

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.

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Tuna – A species of fish. Tuna is a great protein source.

Dried Egg – Egg or egg product that has had the moisture removed.

Apple – A fruit that looks healthy in a cat food formula, but like most fruits doesn’t provide any additional proven benefits.

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.'

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..

Starch – This includes pea, potato, tapioca starch (flour). Starch is a type of carbohydrate. Cats need carbohydrates, but only very little. The addition of these extra carbohydrate sources make the % much higher than what a cat needs. Cats are not equipped to digest high amounts of carbs. These types of ingredients are mainly in cat food because they are great binders, they bind the food together effectively.

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.

Calcium Sulfate – A common industrial chemical. It is a cheaper form of calcium.

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.

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


Solid Gold
Kitten Classic Paté with Chicken

 

Ingredients

Chicken, Water Sufficient For Processing, Tuna, Dried Egg Product, Sweet Potato, Modified Tapioca Starch, Natural Flavors, Carrots, Pumpkin, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sunflower Oil, Spinach, Fructooligosaccharide, Tuna Oil, Guar Gum, Magnesium Sulfate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin E Supplement, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Glycine Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin Supplement.

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.

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Tuna – A species of fish. Tuna is a great protein source.

Dried Egg – Egg or egg product that has had the moisture removed.

Sweet Potatoes - Usually in cat foods as a carbohydrate substitute as well as a bulking agent. A better alternative to potatoes yet still considered a filler ingredient.

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.

Starch – This includes pea, potato, tapioca starch (flour). Starch is a type of carbohydrate. Cats need carbohydrates, but only very little. The addition of these extra carbohydrate sources make the % much higher than what a cat needs. Cats are not equipped to digest high amounts of carbs. These types of ingredients are mainly in cat food because they are great binders, they bind the food together effectively.

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

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.

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


Solid Gold
Mackerel & Tuna Recipe in Gravy

 

Ingredients

Water Sufficient for Processing, Mackerel, Tuna, Tapioca Starch, Canola Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex (source of Vitamin K), Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement.

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Mackerel – A name for a number of fish. It is not a specific species.

Tuna – A species of fish. Tuna is a great protein source.

Tapioca Starch – Tapioca starch is extracted from the cassava plant. It is a grain-free source of carbohydrate.

Canola Oil – Canola oil is marketed as one of the healthier oils, but it usually is unhealthy. Canola oil is often in pet foods because it is cheaper than other oils.

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.

Starch – This includes pea, potato, tapioca starch (flour). Starch is a type of carbohydrate. Cats need carbohydrates, but only very little. The addition of these extra carbohydrate sources make the % much higher than what a cat needs. Cats are not equipped to digest high amounts of carbs. These types of ingredients are mainly in cat food because they are great binders, they bind the food together effectively.

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.

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.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Overall Score


Solid Gold
Sardine & Tuna Recipe in Gravy

 

Ingredients

Water Sufficient for Processing, Sardines, Tuna, Tapioca Starch, Canola Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex (source of Vitamin K), Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement.

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Sardines – Small fish that are closely related to herring.

Tuna – A species of fish. Tuna is a great protein source.

Tapioca Starch – Tapioca starch is extracted from the cassava plant. It is a grain-free source of carbohydrate.

Canola Oil – Canola oil is marketed as one of the healthier oils, but it usually is unhealthy. Canola oil is often in pet foods because it is cheaper than other oils.

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.

Starch – This includes pea, potato, tapioca starch (flour). Starch is a type of carbohydrate. Cats need carbohydrates, but only very little. The addition of these extra carbohydrate sources make the % much higher than what a cat needs. Cats are not equipped to digest high amounts of carbs. These types of ingredients are mainly in cat food because they are great binders, they bind the food together effectively.

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.

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.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Overall Score


Solid Gold
Sea Bream & Tuna Recipe in Gravy

 

Ingredients

Water Sufficient for Processing, Sea Bream, Tuna, Tapioca Starch, Canola Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex (source of Vitamin K), Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement.

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Seabream – A species of fish

Tuna – A species of fish. Tuna is a great protein source.

Tapioca Starch – Tapioca starch is extracted from the cassava plant. It is a grain-free source of carbohydrate.

Canola Oil – Canola oil is marketed as one of the healthier oils, but it usually is unhealthy. Canola oil is often in pet foods because it is cheaper than other oils.

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.

Starch – This includes pea, potato, tapioca starch (flour). Starch is a type of carbohydrate. Cats need carbohydrates, but only very little. The addition of these extra carbohydrate sources make the % much higher than what a cat needs. Cats are not equipped to digest high amounts of carbs. These types of ingredients are mainly in cat food because they are great binders, they bind the food together effectively.

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.

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.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Overall Score


Solid Gold
Shrimp & Tuna Recipe in Gravy

 

Ingredients

Water Sufficient for Processing, Shrimp, Tuna, Tapioca Starch, Canola Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex (source of Vitamin K), Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement.

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Shrimp – A small crustacean. They are low in fat yet high in cholesterol.

Tuna – A species of fish. Tuna is a great protein source.

Tapioca Starch – Tapioca starch is extracted from the cassava plant. It is a grain-free source of carbohydrate.

Canola Oil – Canola oil is marketed as one of the healthier oils, but it usually is unhealthy. Canola oil is often in pet foods because it is cheaper than other oils.

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.

Starch – This includes pea, potato, tapioca starch (flour). Starch is a type of carbohydrate. Cats need carbohydrates, but only very little. The addition of these extra carbohydrate sources make the % much higher than what a cat needs. Cats are not equipped to digest high amounts of carbs. These types of ingredients are mainly in cat food because they are great binders, they bind the food together effectively.

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.

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.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Overall Score


Solid Gold
Tropical Blendz with Chicken

 

Ingredients

Chicken, Water Sufficient For Processing, Tuna, Tapioca Starch, Dried Egg Product, Coconut Oil, Carrots, Pumpkin, Salt, Spinach, Tricalcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Magnesium Sulfate, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Carob Bean Gum, Celery Powder, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Reduced Iron, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Glycine Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K).

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.

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

Tuna – A species of fish. Tuna is a great protein source.

Tapioca Starch – Tapioca starch is extracted from the cassava plant. It is a grain-free source of carbohydrate.

Dried Egg – Egg or egg product that has had the moisture removed.

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.

Starch – This includes pea, potato, tapioca starch (flour). Starch is a type of carbohydrate. Cats need carbohydrates, but only very little. The addition of these extra carbohydrate sources make the % much higher than what a cat needs. Cats are not equipped to digest high amounts of carbs. These types of ingredients are mainly in cat food because they are great binders, they bind the food together effectively.

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.

Calcium Sulfate – A common industrial chemical. It is a cheaper form of calcium.

Sodium Tripolyphosphate – This is an inorganic (meaning man made) ingredient mainly used as a preservative. This ingredient is used in other products, such as laundry detergent. It’s an artificial preservative that does not belong in cat food.

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.

Locust Bean Gum - A self gelling thickening agent. Combines with other thickening agents to produce desired effects.

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.

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.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Overall Score


Solid Gold
Tropical Blendz with Chicken Liver

 

Ingredients

Water Sufficient For Processing, Chicken Liver, Chicken, Tuna, Tapioca Starch, Dried Egg Product, Coconut Oil, Carrots, Pumpkin, Calcium Sulfate, Salt, Spinach, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Sulfate, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Carob Bean Gum, Celery Powder, Taurine, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin E Supplement, Reduced Iron, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Glycine Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K).

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

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.

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.

Tuna – A species of fish. Tuna is a great protein source.

Tapioca Starch – Tapioca starch is extracted from the cassava plant. It is a grain-free source of carbohydrate.

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.

Starch – This includes pea, potato, tapioca starch (flour). Starch is a type of carbohydrate. Cats need carbohydrates, but only very little. The addition of these extra carbohydrate sources make the % much higher than what a cat needs. Cats are not equipped to digest high amounts of carbs. These types of ingredients are mainly in cat food because they are great binders, they bind the food together effectively.

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.

Calcium Sulfate – A common industrial chemical. It is a cheaper form of calcium.

Sodium Tripolyphosphate – This is an inorganic (meaning man made) ingredient mainly used as a preservative. This ingredient is used in other products, such as laundry detergent. It’s an artificial preservative that does not belong in cat food.

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.

Locust Bean Gum - A self gelling thickening agent. Combines with other thickening agents to produce desired effects.

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.

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.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Overall Score


Solid Gold
Tropical Blendz with Salmon

 

Ingredients

Water Sufficient For Processing, Salmon, Chicken, Tuna, Tapioca Starch, Dried Egg Product, Coconut Oil, Carrots, Pumpkin, Salt, Spinach, Calcium Sulfate, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Magnesium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Carob Bean Gum, Beta Carotene, Taurine, Zinc Oxide, Reduced Iron, Vitamin E Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Glycine Complex, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K).

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

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 – 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.

Tuna – A species of fish. Tuna is a great protein source.

Tapioca Starch – Tapioca starch is extracted from the cassava plant. It is a grain-free source of carbohydrate.

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.

Starch – This includes pea, potato, tapioca starch (flour). Starch is a type of carbohydrate. Cats need carbohydrates, but only very little. The addition of these extra carbohydrate sources make the % much higher than what a cat needs. Cats are not equipped to digest high amounts of carbs. These types of ingredients are mainly in cat food because they are great binders, they bind the food together effectively.

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.

Calcium Sulfate – A common industrial chemical. It is a cheaper form of calcium.

Sodium Tripolyphosphate – This is an inorganic (meaning man made) ingredient mainly used as a preservative. This ingredient is used in other products, such as laundry detergent. It’s an artificial preservative that does not belong in cat food.

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.

Locust Bean Gum - A self gelling thickening agent. Combines with other thickening agents to produce desired effects.

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.

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.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Overall Score


Solid Gold
Tropical Blendz with Turkey

 

Ingredients

Water Sufficient For Processing, Turkey, Chicken, Tuna, Tapioca Starch, Dried Egg Product, Coconut Oil, Carrots, Pumpkin, Salt, Spinach, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Carob Bean Gum, Celery Powder, Taurine, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin E Supplement, Reduced Iron, Niacin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Glycine Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K).

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

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.

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.

Tuna – A species of fish. Tuna is a great protein source.

Tapioca Starch – Tapioca starch is extracted from the cassava plant. It is a grain-free source of carbohydrate.

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.

Starch – This includes pea, potato, tapioca starch (flour). Starch is a type of carbohydrate. Cats need carbohydrates, but only very little. The addition of these extra carbohydrate sources make the % much higher than what a cat needs. Cats are not equipped to digest high amounts of carbs. These types of ingredients are mainly in cat food because they are great binders, they bind the food together effectively.

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.

Calcium Sulfate – A common industrial chemical. It is a cheaper form of calcium.

Sodium Tripolyphosphate – This is an inorganic (meaning man made) ingredient mainly used as a preservative. This ingredient is used in other products, such as laundry detergent. It’s an artificial preservative that does not belong in cat food.

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.

Locust Bean Gum - A self gelling thickening agent. Combines with other thickening agents to produce desired effects.

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.

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.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Overall Score


Solid Gold
Turkey, Giblets & Pumpkin Recipe in Gravy

 

Ingredients

Turkey, Turkey Broth, Water Sufficient for Processing, Chicken, Turkey Giblets, Dried Egg Product, Potato Starch, Pumpkin, Natural Flavor, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Ground Flaxseed, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Cassia Gum, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, 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.

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.

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

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.

Turkey Giblets – The giblets of turkeys. Giblets usually mean the neck, heart, liver, kidneys, or gizzard.

Ingredients to Point Out

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.'

Starch – This includes pea, potato, tapioca starch (flour). Starch is a type of carbohydrate. Cats need carbohydrates, but only very little. The addition of these extra carbohydrate sources make the % much higher than what a cat needs. Cats are not equipped to digest high amounts of carbs. These types of ingredients are mainly in cat food because they are great binders, they bind the food together effectively.

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.

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


Solid Gold
Holistic Delights (Beef is the example shown)

NOTE: All Holistic Delights have the same ingredients, just a slight variation in the main meat protein source. Holistic Delights Beef contains beef, Holistic Delights Chicken contains chicken, and so on…
The difference is in the amount of calories the different flavors contain per pouch.
Beef contains 79 kcal/pouch.
Chicken contains 82 kcal/pouch.
Crab contains 76 kcal/pouch.
Salmon contains 88 kcal/pouch.
Shrimp contains 77 kcal/pouch.
Tuna contains 77 kcal/pouch.
 

Ingredients

Water Sufficient for Processing, Beef, Tuna, Pea Protein, Coconut Milk, Carrot, Potato, Dried Egg, Sunflower Oil, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Tapioca Starch, Magnesium Sulfate, Taurine, Zinc Glycine Complex, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Ferronyl Iron, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Manganese Glycine Complex, Selenium Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Glycine Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K).

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

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.

Tuna – A species of fish. Tuna is a great protein source.

Pea Protein – Protein extracted from the yellow pea. It is protein from a non-animal source, providing little to no nutrition.

Coconut Milk -Liquid from the mature coconut, it is high in saturated fat making it not ideal for cats. It does not contain lactose, unlike milk from mammals. If your cat is lactose intolerant, coconut milk is not a concern in this regard.

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.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

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.'

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.

Starch – This includes pea, potato, tapioca starch (flour). Starch is a type of carbohydrate. Cats need carbohydrates, but only very little. The addition of these extra carbohydrate sources make the % much higher than what a cat needs. Cats are not equipped to digest high amounts of carbs. These types of ingredients are mainly in cat food because they are great binders, they bind the food together effectively.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Overall Score


Solid Gold
Purrfect Pairings (Chicken & Goat Milk is the example shown)

NOTE: All Purrfect Pairings have the same ingredients, just a slight variation in the main meat protein source. Purrfect Pairings Chicken contains chicken, Purrfect Pairings Salmon contains salmon, and so on…
The difference is in the amount of calories the different flavors contain per bowl.
Chicken contains 86 kcal/bowl.
Chicken Liver contains 76 kcal/bowl.
Salmon contains 78 kcal/bowl.
Shrimp contains 88 kcal/bowl.
Tuna contains 80 kcal/bowl.
Whitefish contains 95 kcal/bowl
 

Ingredients

Water Sufficient for Processing, Chicken, Tuna, Potato, Pea Protein, Goat Milk, Chicken Fat, Modified Tapioca Starch, Salt, Tricalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate, Iron Glycine Complex, Zinc Glycine Complex, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Glycine Complex, Niacin Supplement, Copper Glycine Complex, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K3).

First 5 ingredients

Water - Used to add moisture to the formula. In canned foods, moisture percentage can be up to 80%.

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.

Tuna – A species of fish. Tuna is a great protein source.

Potatoes - A grain-less carbohydrate. Often used in grain free formulas because they are easier to digest than grains. Also used as a bulking agent. An overall filler ingredient.

Pea Protein – Protein extracted from the yellow pea. It is protein from a non-animal source, providing little to no nutrition.

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.

Non-Meat Protein – This refers to protein extracted particularly from non-meat sources, this includes pea and potato protein amongst others. These ingredients have a low biological value. The protein from these sources simply cannot be used effectively by cats, as this protein lacks essential amino acids the cat needs.

Starch – This includes pea, potato, tapioca starch (flour). Starch is a type of carbohydrate. Cats need carbohydrates, but only very little. The addition of these extra carbohydrate sources make the % much higher than what a cat needs. Cats are not equipped to digest high amounts of carbs. These types of ingredients are mainly in cat food because they are great binders, they bind the food together effectively.

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

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.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex/Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite – A man-made form of Vitamin K. There are concerns over toxicity relating to this ingredient in cat food.

Overall Score



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