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Adirondack Lean Adult & Senior 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, Senior

Cost per day

$34.14

Price per oz

$2.27

Overall Score

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53%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 34%
? 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 50%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 43%
? 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: 31.11%

Fat: 8.89%

Fiber: 3.33%

Carbs: 50%

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
  • Receives some negative customer reviews

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, Pearled Barley, Ground Grain Sorghum, Oat Groats, Egg Product, Whitefish Meal, Natural Flavor, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Whole Ground Flaxseed, Menhaden Fish Oil, L-Lysine, Potassium Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Lecithin, 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 3,269 kcal/kg, 285.3 kcal/cup, 3.3 kcal/g

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
28.00% 8.00% 45.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
31.11% 8.89% 50%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
30.29% 21.02% 48.69%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Adirondack Lean Adult & Senior 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 Pearled Barley. Pearled Barley is the cereal grain barley with its outer hull removed. In pet food, pearled barley serves as a source of carbohydrates. It is lower in nutrients than whole barley or barley groats.

The fourth 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.

The fifth ingredient is Oat Groats. Oat groats are whole seeds from the oat plant that have had their tough outer hulls removed. The oat groats in pet food are a source of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals to support your companion’s overall well-being.

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 Lean Adult & Senior Recipe Dry Cat Food.

Nutritional Analysis

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

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 31.11% 37.82%
DM Fat 8.89% 16.99%
DM Fiber 3.33% 5.15%

This recipe has:

  • 6.71% less crude protein
  • 8.10% 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 Lean Adult & Senior Recipe Dry Cat Food is priced above the average market price for Cat Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Adirondack Lean Adult & Senior 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, 4 of the first 5 ingredients are controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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