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Hound & Gatos Grain-Free Cage Free Turkey Recipe Dry Cat Food

Hound & Gatos Grain-Free Cage Free Turkey Recipe Dry Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
New York City, New York
Parent company
Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corp
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $5.20
Cost per day: $0.22
Primary proteins
  • Deboned Turkey
  • Egg

Ingredients

Deboned Turkey, Egg, Sweet Potato, Tapioca, Turkey Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Turkey Flavor, Flaxseed, Calcium Carbonate, Minerals (Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Proteinate, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Salt, Yeast Hydrolysate (Source Of Beta-Glucans), Cranberries, Blueberries, Broccoli, Dandelion Greens, Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Niacinamide, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pantothenic Acid, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin), Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Taurine.

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 35%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 75%
? 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 24%
? 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%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 83%

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: 29%

Fat: 17%

Fiber: 2.5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 41.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 32.22%

Fat: 18.89%

Fiber: 2.78%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 46.11%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 25.94%

Fat: 36.93%

Carb: 37.12%

Our Review

Pros
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture

Recall History

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

Since 2011 Hound & Gatos has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Hound & Gatos Grain-Free Cage Free Turkey Recipe Dry Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Deboned Turkey. Deboned turkey is a general term for turkey meat that has had the bones removed. The deboned turkey in pet food is a valuable protein source as well as a source of other essential nutrients to benefit your companion’s overall wellbeing.

The second ingredient is Egg. In pet food, egg serves as a source of high quality protein, vitamins, and minerals. The simple term “egg” can refer to any part of the egg or any combination of egg parts including yolk, white, and shell.

The third ingredient is Sweet Potato. The sweet potato is a root vegetable that offers vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. In pet food, sweet potato is sometimes used as a source of grain-free carbohydrate.

The fourth ingredient is Tapioca. Tapioca is a type of starch that comes from the cassava root. It is often used as a filler or binder, as well as a source of easily digested carbohydrates. In pet food, tapioca is often added to grain-free and gluten-free recipes.

The fifth ingredient is Turkey Fat. Turkey fat is a good source of omega-6 fatty acids including linoleic acid. In pet food, turkey fat also adds flavor, improves consistency, and serves as a source of the animal fat pets need for overall wellbeing.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Hound & Gatos Grain-Free Cage Free Turkey Recipe Dry Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Product infoMarket Price Avg.% From the Avg
Price per lb$5.2$3.25+60%
Price per 100 kcal$0.36$0.20+78%
Price per day$0.22$0.12+81%

Hound & Gatos Grain-Free Cage Free Turkey Recipe Dry Cat Food is priced above 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 Hound & Gatos Grain-Free Cage Free Turkey Recipe Dry Cat Food to the other 496 dry cat food recipes in our database:

Product infoAll Products avg.% From the Avg
DM Protein32.22%38.97%-17%
DM Fat18.89%16.72%+13%
DM Fiber2.78%5.07%-45%
DM Carb46.11%37.94%+22%
Caloric Content3162 kcal/kg3629 kcal/kg-13%

Analysis Overview

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

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