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Adirondack Adult Recipe Dry Cat Food

Company info

Company HQ
Lisbon, Ohio
Parent company
Adirondack Pet Food

Primary proteins

  • Chicken Meal
  • Egg Product
  • Whitefish Meal

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$31.40

Price per oz

$2.27

Overall Score

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61%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 37%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 50%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 62%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 75%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 40%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 33.33%

Fat: 15.56%

Fiber: 3.33%

Carbs: 40.56%

What We Like

  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids

What We Did Not Like

  • Low in protein
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Adirondack since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 Adirondack has never been recalled.

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Ground Grain Sorghum, Egg Product, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Whitefish Meal, Oat Groats, Natural Flavor, Brewers Dried Yeast, Menhaden Fish Oil, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Lecithin, Dl-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, L-Lysine, Canola Oil, Carrots, Celery, Beets, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach, Salt, Taurine, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Organic Dried Kelp, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Citric Acid, Folic Acid, Iron Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate. Caloric Content 3,643 kcal/kg, 398.5 kcal/cup, 3.9 kcal/g

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
30.00% 14.00% 36.50%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
33.33% 15.56% 40.56%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
29.85% 33.83% 36.32%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Adirondack Adult Recipe Dry Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Chicken Meal. In pet food, chicken meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken meat and skin. As a dry form of animal protein, it is most often found in kibble and treats.

The second ingredient is Brown Rice. Brown rice is a name for whole-grain rice with its outer hull removed. The brown rice in pet food can be a source of carbohydrates and fiber. Brown rice also contains omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.

The third ingredient is Chicken Fat. Chicken fat is a good source of omega-6 fatty acids including linoleic acid. In pet food, chicken fat also adds flavor, improves consistency, and serves as a source of the animal fat pets need for overall wellbeing.

The fourth ingredient is Mixed Tocopherols. Mixed tocopherols are a form of vitamin E. These antioxidants are used as a natural preservative. In pet food, mixed tocopherols help to prevent spoilage and oxidization.

The fifth ingredient is Ground Grain Sorghum. Ground grain sorghum is made with gluten-free grain from the sorghum plant. It has been processed into smaller particles for better absorption and a smoother texture. In pet food, ground grain sorghum can serve as a source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, iron, zinc, and vitamins B1 and B2.

After the fifth ingredient, the list includes all remaining ingredients. It’s worth noting that ingredients (other than nutritional supplements) located this far down on the list aren’t likely to have an impact on the overall rating of this Adirondack Adult Recipe Dry Cat Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Adirondack Adult Recipe Dry Cat Food to the other 534 Cat Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 33.33% 37.82%
DM Fat 15.56% 16.99%
DM Fiber 3.33% 5.15%

This recipe has:

  • 4.49% less crude protein
  • 1.43% less fat content
  • 1.82% less fiber

cats typically thrive on a diet that includes high protein content, a medium amount of fat, and a comparatively low amount of carbohydrates, along with sufficient moisture. It’s worth noting that specialty diets recommended by veterinarians might prioritize different nutrients based on your pet’s condition and unique needs.

Analysis Overview

Adirondack Adult Recipe Dry Cat Food is priced above the average market price for Cat Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Adirondack Adult Recipe Dry Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken meal based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 2 of the first 5 ingredients are controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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