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NutriSource Cat Kitten Chicken Rice Canned Cat Food

NutriSource Cat  Kitten Chicken  Rice Canned Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Perham, Minnesota
Parent company
KLN Family Brands
Product info
Age Range: Kitten
Food Form Wet Kitten Food
Cost per day: $0.88
Primary proteins
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Liver
  • Dried Egg

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Brown Rice Flour, Dried Egg, Flaxseed Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Dried Kelp, Alfalfa Meal, Calcium Sulfate, Salt, Lecithin, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Taurine, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Choline Chloride, Betaine, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Niacin, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Ehtylenediamine Dhydriodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex.

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 62%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 79%
? 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 43%
? 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 64%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 50%

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: 9%

Fat: 8%

Fiber: 1.5%

Moisture: 78%

Ash: 1.9%

Carb: 1.6%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 40.91%

Fat: 36.36%

Fiber: 6.82%

Ash: 8.64%

Carb: 7.27%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 29.97%

Fat: 64.7%

Carb: 5.33%

Our Review

Pros
  • High moisture content
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Contains dried kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Affordable
  • Free of plant-based thickeners
  • Has all the nutrients your kitten or mother cat needs
Cons
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins

Recall History

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

Nutri Source - Pure Vita Salmon Entrée Dog Food (10/12/2021) -+
Date: 10/12/2021
Company Name: Tuffy's Pet Foods, Inc.
Product Description: Pure Vita Salmon Entrée Dog Food
Recall Reason: Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

Ingredient Review

Our review of NutriSource Cat Kitten Chicken Rice Canned 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 Broth. Chicken broth is made by boiling chicken meat, skin, and bones to obtain nutrients including fat, vitamins, and minerals. In pet food, chicken broth increases moisture and improves flavor.

The third ingredient is Chicken Liver. Chicken liver is one of a few organ meats that come from a chicken. In pet food, chicken liver serves as a source of protein, iron, and amino acids.

The fourth ingredient is Brown Rice Flour. Brown rice flour is ground dried rice kernels with the nutritious bran still attached. The brown rice flour in pet food is a source of carbohydrates and fiber. It can also be a thickening and texturizing agent.

The fifth ingredient is Dried Egg. Dried egg is a broad term that can refer to dried egg yolks, dried egg whites, dried whole eggs, eggshells, or any combination of different parts of the egg. In pet food, dried egg is typically used as a source of protein, although it also has thickening and binding properties.

When we analyzed the ingredients in NutriSource Cat Kitten Chicken Rice Canned Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per oz

Product Price

$0.44

Market Price avg.

$0.49

% From the Avg

-10%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$1.47

Market Price avg.

$1.66

% From the Avg

-12%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.88

Market Price avg.

$1.00

% From the Avg

-12%

NutriSource Cat Kitten Chicken Rice Canned Cat Food is priced below the average market price for wet kitten food.

Nutritional Analysis

Because kittens are rapidly growing and developing, they have higher requirements for calories, protein, and other nutrients. Kitten foods have a higher caloric density to provide for the energy needs for growth. It’s recommended that kittens consume a kitten diet until they reach 1 year of age.

With that in mind, we’ve compared NutriSource Cat Kitten Chicken Rice Canned Cat Food to the other 63 wet kitten food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

40.91%

All Products avg.

50.77%

% From the Avg

-19%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

36.36%

All Products avg.

24.53%

% From the Avg

+48%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

6.82%

All Products avg.

6.79%

% From the Avg

+0%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

7.27%

All Products avg.

10.56%

% From the Avg

-31%

Analysis Overview

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

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