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Horizon Legacy Cat & Kitten Grain-Free Dry Cat Food

Horizon Legacy Cat & Kitten Grain-Free Dry Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Saskatchewan , Canada
Parent company
Horizon Pet Nutrition
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $3.03
Cost per day: $0.11
Primary proteins
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Meal
  • Turkey Meal
  • Salmon

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Peas, Pea Starch, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Source of Vitamin E), Salmon, Salmon Meal, Egg Product, Herring Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Source of Vitamin E), Fructooligosaccharides, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Pineapple, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Rhizopus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Bifidum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Taurine, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Ferrous Sulphate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Sulphate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Sulphate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Magnesium Oxide.

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Overall Score

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66%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 48%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 88%
? 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 61%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 50%
? 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

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 40%

Fat: 19%

Fiber: 2.4%

Moisture: 9%

Ash: 9.8%

Carb: 19.8%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 43.96%

Fat: 20.88%

Fiber: 2.64%

Carb: 21.76%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 37.76%

Fat: 43.55%

Carb: 18.69%

Our Review

Pros
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
Pros
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Some cats may be allergic to fish

Recall History

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

Since 2009 Horizon has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Horizon Legacy Cat & Kitten Grain-Free Dry Cat Food 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 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 third ingredient is Turkey Meal. The turkey meal in pet food is typically a byproduct of turkey meat production. Turkey meal is high in protein, and is easy for pets to digest. It is a good source of B vitamins and amino acids to support your pet’s overall well-being.

The fourth 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 fifth ingredient is Pea Starch. Pea starch is a gluten-free starch that comes from ground peas. The pea starch in pet food is a source of carbohydrates, and is typically used as a thickener, filler, or gelling agent.

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 Horizon Legacy Cat & Kitten Grain-Free Dry Cat Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Horizon Legacy Cat & Kitten Grain-Free Dry Cat Food to the other 496 dry cat food recipes in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 43.96% 38.97%
DM Fat 20.88% 16.72%
DM Fiber 2.64% 5.07%
DM Carb 21.76% 37.94%
Caloric Content 3780 kcal/kg 3629 kcal/kg

This recipe has:

  • 4.99% more protein
  • 4.16% more fat
  • 2.43% less fiber
  • 35.30% less carb
  • 151 more kcal/kg

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.

Price Analysis

Product info Market Price Avg.
Price per lb $3.03 $3.25
Price per 100 kcal $0.18 $0.20
Price per day $0.11 $0.12

Analysis Overview

Horizon Legacy Cat & Kitten Grain-Free Dry Cat Food is priced below the average market price for dry cat food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Horizon Legacy Cat & Kitten Grain-Free Dry Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken based sources.

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