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Nulo FreeStyle Turkey & Duck Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Food

Nulo FreeStyle Turkey & Duck Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Austin, Texas
Parent company
Nulo Pet Food
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Fresh Frozen Cat Food
Cost per day: $1.07
Primary proteins
  • Turkey
  • Turkey Necks
  • Turkey Liver
  • 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

Turkey, Turkey Necks, Turkey Liver, Duck, Duck Liver, Ground Flaxseed, Spinach, Salmon Oil, Cranberries, Coconut Oil, Inulin, Dried Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Dried Bacillus coagulans, Fermentation Product, Taurine, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyriodoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Mixed Tocopherols (as preservative), Vitamin D3 Supplement.

Overall Score

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68%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 49%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 89%
? 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 64%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 71%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 30%

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: 42%

Fat: 37%

Fiber: 2%

Moisture: 5%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 14%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 44.21%

Fat: 38.95%

Fiber: 2.11%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 14.74%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 28.8%

Fat: 61.61%

Carb: 9.6%

Our Review

Pros
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • To our knowledge, Nulo has never had a product recall
  • Freeze-dried food retains the nutritional value of raw meat
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Contains health promoting ground flaxseed for fiber
  • 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
  • Freeze dried cat food requires rehydration, which is time-consuming
  • 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 Turkey & Duck Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw 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 Turkey Necks. Turkey necks are necks from turkeys that have been slaughtered for consumption. Meat and bones are typically included. While you might not see turkey necks in pet food often, they are sold as dog chews and as raw meat for dogs. Turkey neck offers a wide range of nutrients including protein, calcium, and amino acids.

The third ingredient is Turkey Liver. Turkey liver is a general term that can refer to fresh, frozen, cooked, or freeze dried liver from a turkey of any breed. The turkey liver in pet food is more than just a source of protein – it’s also a good source of vitamin A, copper, niacin, zinc, and other essential nutrients.

The fourth ingredient is Duck. Duck is meat from any member of the Anatidae waterfowl. In pet food, duck can serve as a primary protein source as well as a source of animal fat, minerals, and amino acids. It is sometimes used as a novel protein, and is often an ingredient in diets formulated specifically for pets with allergies.

The fifth ingredient is Duck Liver. Duck liver is one of a few organ meats that come from a duck. In pet food, duck liver serves as a source of protein, iron, and amino acids. It can be a source of novel protein in recipes formulated for pets with allergies.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Nulo FreeStyle Turkey & Duck Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per oz

Product info

$2.63

Market Price avg.

$2.54

% From the Avg

+4%

Price per 100 kcal

Product info

$1.78

Market Price avg.

$2.01

% From the Avg

-11%

Price per day

Product info

$1.07

Market Price avg.

$1.21

% From the Avg

-12%

Nulo FreeStyle Turkey & Duck Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Food is priced below the average market price for fresh frozen 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 Nulo FreeStyle Turkey & Duck Recipe Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Food to the other 66 fresh frozen cat food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

Product info

44.21%

All Products avg.

49.6%

% From the Avg

-11%

DM Fat

Product info

38.95%

All Products avg.

27.58%

% From the Avg

+41%

DM Fiber

Product info

2.11%

All Products avg.

4.38%

% From the Avg

-52%

DM Carb

Product info

14.74%

All Products avg.

17.56%

% From the Avg

-16%

Analysis Overview

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

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