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Diamond Naturals Active Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dry Cat Food

Diamond Naturals Active Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dry Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Meta, Missouri
Parent company
Schell & Kampeter, Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $1.44
Cost per day: $0.05
Primary proteins
  • Chicken Meal

Overall Score

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79%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 49%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 76%
? 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 100%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 90%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 100%

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 40%

Fat: 20%

Fiber: 3%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 27%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 44.44%

Fat: 22.22%

Fiber: 3.33%

Carb: 30%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 34.61%

Fat: 42.03%

Carb: 23.36%

What We Like

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

What We Did Not Like

  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture

Recall History

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

Since 2009 Diamond has never been recalled.

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Ground White Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Ground Miscanthus Grass, Sodium Bisulfate, Salmon Oil (Source Of DHA), Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, Kale, Chia Seed, Pumpkin, Blueberries, Oranges, Quinoa, Dried Kelp, Coconut, Spinach, Carrots, Papaya, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid. Caloric Content 4,000 kcal/kg, 400 kcal/cup

Ingredient Review

Our review of Diamond Naturals Active Chicken Meal & Rice Formula 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 Ground White Rice. In pet food, ground white rice is a source of easily digestible carbohydrates that can also add texture to the recipe. This cereal grain is gluten-free.

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 Natural Flavor. In pet food, natural flavor can come from animal products, plant sources, or even minerals. Natural flavor is added to pet food to increase palatability, helping your companion enjoy their meals more.

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 Diamond Naturals Active Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dry Cat Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Diamond Naturals Active Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dry Cat Food to the other 577 Cat Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 44.44% 38.33%
DM Fat 22.22% 16.74%
DM Fiber 3.33% 4.98%

This recipe has:

  • 6.11% more protein
  • 5.48% more fat
  • 1.65% 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

Diamond Naturals Active Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dry Cat Food is priced below the average market price for Cat Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Diamond Naturals Active Chicken Meal & Rice Formula 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, 3 of the first 5 ingredients are high-quality ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is recommended.

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