Young Again Premium High Protein

Young Again Premium High Protein



Hydrolyzed Pork, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat, Potato Starch, Chicken Liver Flavor, Tomato Pomace (source of dietary fiber), Herring Meal, DL Methionine, L Lysine, Fish Oil, Psyllium Husk (source of soluble dietary fiber), Potassium Citrate, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), Brewers Yeast, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Potassium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Tryptophan, L-ascorbyl-2polyphosphate (source of stabilized vitamin C), L-Carnitine, Guar Gum, Betaine Anhydrous, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Salt, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacinamide (vitamin B3), Biotin (vitamin B7), Thiamine Mononitrate (vitamin B1), Folic Acid (vitamin B9), Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Calcium Pantothenate (vitamin B5), Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dehydrated Pediococcus Acidilactici Fermentation Product, Beta Carotene, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Sulfate, Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid (Preservatives).

Guaranteed Analysis

(taken from official website)

Crude Protein (min.) 50.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 22.00%
Crude Fiber (max.) 3.0%
Moisture (max.) 10.00%

First 5 ingredients

Hydrolyzed Pork – this is a pork source that has been broken down by a chemical process with water. This creates a highly digestible meat protein source.

Chicken Meal – a more concentrated source of protein. Before cooking, the moisture content has already been removed therefore protein isn’t lost as much during cooking process. The end result is chicken meal being higher in protein than the first two ingredients.

Chicken Fat – provides an abundance of Omega 6 fatty acids, perhaps too much in large amounts. A source of energy and is actually essential in a cats diet. Also makes the food more palatable.

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

Chicken Liver Flavor – this is normally a sprayed dried powder that is sprayed onto the food to make it more enticing for cats.

High protein percentage Price (although food lasts longer)
Highly digestible protein Availability of the food; not common in pet stores
Ingredients not sourced from China Starch source present
Good fiber source High kcal/cup; have to really monitor intake

Bottom Line

This dry food has a great protein percentage with very little questionable ingredients. The hydrolyzed pork is a meat protein source that is not commonly seen in cat food, however it is a great source of digestible protein. It is not free from any questionable ingredients however, as the potato starch is high on the ingredients list. There are quality fiber sources present, not cheap fiber sources. Fiber helps the cat feel full longer, which in turn will hopefully help the cat eat less of the food, as this food is rather high in kcal/cup. Overall, this is a quality dry cat food that really focuses on providing the species appropriate protein percentages that cats need.

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