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Almo Nature HQS La Cucina Chicken with Apple Grain-Free Cat Food Pouches

Company info

Company HQ
Genoa, Italy
Parent company
Almo Nature

Primary proteins

  • Chicken

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$2.44

Price per oz

$0.71

Overall Score

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70%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 84%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 69%
? 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 54%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 63%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 50%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 75.68%

Fat: 8.11%

Fiber: 2.7%

Carbs: 0%

What We Like

  • Rich in protein
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • High moisture content
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives

What We Did Not Like

  • None

Recall History

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

Since 2009 Almo Nature has never been recalled.

Ingredients

Chicken, Water Sufficient For Cooking, Apple, Sunflower Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Minérals (Zinc Oxide, Reduced Iron, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Copper Glycine Complex, Potassium Iodide), Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K Activity). Caloric Content 870 kcal/kg, 47.8 kcal/1.94-oz pouch

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
14.00% 1.50% 0.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
75.68% 8.11% 0%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
79.35% 20.65% 0%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Almo Nature HQS La Cucina Chicken with Apple Grain-Free Cat Food Pouches begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Chicken. Chicken is meat from the domesticated bird of the same name. In pet food, chicken is used as a primary protein source.

The second ingredient is Water Sufficient. In pet food, the term water sufficient typically refers to the amount of water that is needed to process the rest of the ingredients.

The third ingredient is Apple. In pet food, apple serves as a source of dietary fiber, antioxidants and vitamins including vitamins A and C.

The fourth ingredient is Sunflower Oil. Sunflower oil is a type of culinary oil that is pressed from ripe sunflower seeds. In pet food, sunflower oil can be a good source of healthy fat, vitamin E, and Omega-6 essential fatty acids.

The fifth ingredient is Tricalcium Phosphate. Tricalcium phosphate combines the minerals calcium and phosphorus. The tricalcium phosphate in pet food supports your companions overall well-being, with specific benefits for the musculoskeletal system and nervous system.

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 Almo Nature HQS La Cucina Chicken with Apple Grain-Free Cat Food Pouches.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Almo Nature HQS La Cucina Chicken with Apple Grain-Free Cat Food Pouches to the other 1640 Cat Wet Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 75.68% 52.74%
DM Fat 8.11% 17.18%
DM Fiber 2.7% 6.44%

This recipe has:

  • 22.94% more protein
  • 9.07% less fat
  • 3.74% 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

Almo Nature HQS La Cucina Chicken with Apple Grain-Free Cat Food Pouches is priced within the average market price for Cat Wet Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Almo Nature HQS La Cucina Chicken with Apple Grain-Free Cat Food Pouches, we found that most of the protein is derived from plant based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 2 of the first 5 ingredients are high-quality ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is recommended.

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