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Inception Turkey & Herring Meal Recipe Dry Cat Food

Inception Turkey & Herring Meal Recipe Dry Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Valencia, California
Parent company
Pets Global
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Cat Food
Cost per day: $0.09
Primary proteins
  • Turkey
  • Herring Meal
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

Turkey, Herring Meal, Oats, Milo, Millet, Ground Flaxseeds, Turkey Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavors, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Fructooligosaccharide, Salt, Dandelion Greens, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Vitamins (Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid)

Overall Score

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63%

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 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 69%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 65%
? 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 73%

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: 14%

Fiber: 7%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 7%

Carb: 32%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 33.33%

Fat: 15.56%

Fiber: 7.78%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 35.56%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 31.25%

Fat: 35.42%

Carb: 33.33%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Inception has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Contains health promoting ground flaxseed for fiber
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 Inception since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Inception has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Inception Turkey & Herring Meal Recipe Dry Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Turkey. Turkey is an easily digested meat that’s relatively low in fat. In pet food, turkey might be the primary protein source or it may be part of a blend made with different proteins.

The second ingredient is Herring Meal. Herring meal is the ground, dried tissue from the herring fish. In pet food, herring meal can serve as a source of easily digested protein, amino acids, and essential fatty acids to benefit your companion’s overall health.

The third ingredient is Oats. Oats are seeds from the oat plant, usually with their tough outer hulls removed before further processing into a coarse high-fiber substance. The oats in pet food are a source of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals to support your companion’s overall well-being.

The fourth ingredient is Milo. Also known as sorghum, milo is a gluten-free grain from the milo or sorghum plant. In pet food, milo can serve as a source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, iron, zinc, and vitamins B1 and B2.

The fifth 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.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Inception Turkey & Herring Meal Recipe Dry Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product info

$2.67

Market Price avg.

$3.25

% From the Avg

-18%

Price per 100 kcal

Product info

$0.16

Market Price avg.

$0.20

% From the Avg

-23%

Price per day

Product info

$0.09

Market Price avg.

$0.12

% From the Avg

-21%

Inception Turkey & Herring Meal Recipe 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 Inception Turkey & Herring Meal Recipe 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

15.56%

All Products avg.

16.72%

% From the Avg

-7%

DM Fiber

Product info

7.78%

All Products avg.

5.07%

% From the Avg

+53%

DM Carb

Product info

35.56%

All Products avg.

37.94%

% From the Avg

-6%

Analysis Overview

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

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