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Gentle Giants Chicken & Fish Dry Cat Food

Gentle Giants Chicken & Fish Dry Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Norco, California
Parent company
Gentle Giants Products Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Cat Food
Cost per day: $0.09
Primary proteins
  • Chicken Meal
  • Menhaden Fish Meal
  • Dried Egg Product
View Feeding Instruction

Feeding Instruction

A single morning serving will allow your cat to nibble freely throughout the day. The serving size should be adjusted based on your cat's age and activity level. Water is essential to your cat's good health. Always provide your cat with a bowl of fresh water.

Kittens (Under 1 Year): Feed 2 times the Adult requirement.

Pregnant and Nursing Cats: Feed 2 - 4 times the Adult requirement.

GOT IT

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Menhaden Fish Meal, Pearled Barley, Whole Flaxseed, Natural Chicken Flavor, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Egg Product, Dried Yeast, Carrots, Spinach, Pumpkin, Dried Kelp Meal, Sodium Bisulfate, Whey, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, DL-Methionine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, New Zealand Green Mussel, Cranberries, Blueberries.

Overall Score

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60%

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 67%
? 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 64%
? 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: 12%

Fiber: 3%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 45%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 33.33%

Fat: 13.33%

Fiber: 3.33%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 50%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 28.81%

Fat: 27.98%

Carb: 43.21%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Gentle Giants has never had a product recall
  • Contains dried kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • 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 Gentle Giants since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Gentle Giants has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Gentle Giants Chicken & Fish 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 Peas. Pea is a general term to describe whole, split, or milled peas, which are a grain-free, gluten-free source of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. In pet food, pea products serve as an energy source as well as a supplementary source of vitamins and minerals.

The fourth ingredient is Sweet Potatoes. Sweet potatoes are added to pet food as an easy-to-digest source of grain-free and gluten-free carbohydrates. They contain high levels of fiber, along with a number of important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

The fifth ingredient is Oatmeal. Oatmeal is made with oats that have had their tough outer hulls removed before further processing into a coarse high-fiber substance. The oatmeal in pet food is a source of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals to support your companion’s overall well-being.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Gentle Giants Chicken & Fish Dry Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product info

$2.28

Market Price avg.

$3.25

% From the Avg

-30%

Price per 100 kcal

Product info

$0.14

Market Price avg.

$0.20

% From the Avg

-30%

Price per day

Product info

$0.09

Market Price avg.

$0.12

% From the Avg

-29%

Gentle Giants Chicken & Fish 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 Gentle Giants Chicken & Fish Dry Cat Food to the other 496 dry cat food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

Product info

33.33%

All Products avg.

38.97%

% From the Avg

-14%

DM Fat

Product info

13.33%

All Products avg.

16.72%

% From the Avg

-20%

DM Fiber

Product info

3.33%

All Products avg.

5.07%

% From the Avg

-34%

DM Carb

Product info

50%

All Products avg.

37.94%

% From the Avg

+32%

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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