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Blackwood Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe Lean Dry Cat Food

Blackwood Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe Lean Dry Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Lisbon, Ohio
Parent company
Blackwood Pet Foods, LLC
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Cat Food
Cost per day: $0.11
Primary proteins
  • Chicken Meal
  • Egg Product
  • Pea Protein
  • Menhaden Fish Meal

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Millet, Ground Grain Sorghum, Oat Groats, Egg Product, Pea Protein, Menhaden Fish Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Whole Ground Flaxseed, DL-Methionine, Menhaden Fish Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, L-Lysine, Lecithin, Taurine, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols, Dried Seaweed Meal, Thiamine Monoitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Citric Acid, Biotin, Folic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium animalis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus reuteri Fermentation Product.

Overall Score

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65%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 47%
? 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 75%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 79%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%

Estimated Nutrient Content

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 30%

Fat: 9%

Fiber: 3.2%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 47.8%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 33.33%

Fat: 10%

Fiber: 3.56%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 53.11%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 30.1%

Fat: 21.93%

Carb: 47.96%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Blackwood has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Contains health promoting ground flaxseed for fiber
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Affordable
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • Some cats may be allergic to fish

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Blackwood since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Blackwood has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Blackwood Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe Lean 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 Millet. Millet is a gluten-free cereal grain that finds its way into a variety of products ranging from baked goods to birdseed. In pet food, millet can be a source of carbohydrates, amino acids, fiber, B vitamins, and other nutrients.

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.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Blackwood Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe Lean Dry Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$2.66

Market Price avg.

$4.07

% From the Avg

-35%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.18

Market Price avg.

$0.25

% From the Avg

-31%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.11

Market Price avg.

$0.15

% From the Avg

-30%

Blackwood Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe Lean Dry Cat Food is priced below the average market price for dry cat food.

Nutritional Analysis

Adult cat foods can have a lot of variability in calorie density but generally meet requirements for the average active cat. With formulations addressing a wide variety of needs, including weight loss or gain, indoor or outdoor living, or hairball problems, individual recipes may vary greatly in calorie, fiber, and nutritional content.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Blackwood Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe Lean Dry Cat Food to the other 534 dry cat food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

33.33%

All Products avg.

38.91%

% From the Avg

-14%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

10%

All Products avg.

16.8%

% From the Avg

-40%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

3.56%

All Products avg.

5.11%

% From the Avg

-30%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

53.11%

All Products avg.

37.83%

% From the Avg

+40%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s low in protein with low fat and high carbohydrate content relative to other dry cat foods.

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