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Nulo Freestyle Senior Alaska Pollock

Nulo Freestyle Senior Alaska Pollock
Company info
Company HQ
Austin, Texas
Parent company
Nulo Pet Food
Product info
Age Range: Senior
Food Form Dry Senior Cat Food
Cost per day: $0.13
Primary proteins
  • Pollock
  • Chicken Meal
  • Turkey Meal
  • Deboned Duck
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

Pollock, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Yellow Peas, Green Lentils, Deboned Duck, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols & Citric Acid), Salmon Meal, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Miscanthus Grass, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Dried Kelp, Salmon Oil, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Calcium Carbonate, DL-Methionine, Dried Cranberries, Vitamin E Supplement, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Carnitine, Zinc Proteinate, Niacin Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Taurine, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Rosemary Extract.

Overall Score

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71%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 46%
? 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 68%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 75%
? 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

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: 38%

Fat: 14%

Fiber: 6%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 32%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 42.22%

Fat: 15.56%

Fiber: 6.67%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 35.56%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 36.54%

Fat: 32.69%

Carb: 30.77%

Our Review

Pros
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • To our knowledge, Nulo has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Made with fiber-rich flaxseed
  • Contains dried kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • Low in moisture
  • Some cats may be allergic to fish

Recall History

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

Since 2011 Nulo has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Nulo Freestyle Senior Alaska Pollock begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Pollock. Pollock is a general name for two species of white-fleshed marine fish of the Pollachius genus. In pet food, pollock can be a good source of protein, amino acids, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and many essential vitamins and minerals.

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 Yellow Peas. Yellow peas are a grain-free, gluten-free source of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. In pet food, yellow peas serve as an energy source as well as a supplementary source of vitamins and minerals.

The fifth ingredient is Green Lentils. Green lentils are legumes. In pet food, green lentils are a source of protein, fiber, and nutrients including a number of essential vitamins and minerals.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Nulo Freestyle Senior Alaska Pollock, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product info

$3.43

Market Price avg.

$3.55

% From the Avg

-3%

Price per 100 kcal

Product info

$0.22

Market Price avg.

$0.29

% From the Avg

-24%

Price per day

Product info

$0.13

Market Price avg.

$0.17

% From the Avg

-23%

Nulo Freestyle Senior Alaska Pollock is priced below the average market price for dry senior cat food.

Nutritional Analysis

As opposed to formulas intended for growth (kitten) and maintenance (adult), there are no special label requirements or legal definitions for “senior” diets. Senior diets are actually only required to meet the same nutritional needs as for adult diets. This means that there can be a lot of variation and interpretation by different food companies on what makes up a senior diet. Senior diets can have varying amounts of protein, fat, carbs, phosphorus, sodium, and fiber.

The assumptions that all senior pets need low protein, low fat and carbs, low phosphorus and sodium, and high fiber across the board are incorrect. The need for higher or lower levels of these nutrients varies greatly from cat to cat. That’s why it’s very important for senior pets for their pet parents to work with their veterinarian to decide what type of diet is most appropriate. For many young senior pets, the adult diets they’ve been on may be just fine to continue.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Nulo Freestyle Senior Alaska Pollock to the other 35 dry senior cat food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

Product info

42.22%

All Products avg.

35.48%

% From the Avg

+19%

DM Fat

Product info

15.56%

All Products avg.

16.14%

% From the Avg

-4%

DM Fiber

Product info

6.67%

All Products avg.

6.39%

% From the Avg

+4%

DM Carb

Product info

35.56%

All Products avg.

40.95%

% From the Avg

-13%

Analysis Overview

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

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