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Solid Gold Indigo Moon with Chicken & Eggs Grain-Free High Protein Dry Cat Food

Solid Gold Indigo Moon with Chicken & Eggs Grain-Free High Protein Dry Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Chesterfield, Missouri
Parent company
Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Cat Food
Cost per day: $0.13
Primary proteins
  • Chicken Meal
  • Chicken
  • Dried Eggs
  • Ocean Fish Meal

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Peas, Chicken, Dried Eggs, Ocean Fish Meal, Natural Flavor, Carrots, Potassium Chloride, Pumpkin, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid), Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Blueberries, Cranberries, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Rosemary Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product.

Overall Score

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73%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 73%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 71%
? 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 65%
? 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 65%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 89%
? 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: 42%

Fat: 20%

Fiber: 3%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 25%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 46.67%

Fat: 22.22%

Fiber: 3.33%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 27.78%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 36.34%

Fat: 42.03%

Carb: 21.63%

Our Review

Pros
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • 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 Solid Gold since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Solid Gold - Dog Food (05/08/2012) -+
Date: 05/08/2012
Company Name: Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc.
Product Description: Dog Food
Recall Reason: Potential for salmonella

Ingredient Review

Our review of Solid Gold Indigo Moon with Chicken & Eggs Grain-Free High Protein Dry Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first 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 second ingredient is Potatoes. Potatoes are versatile starchy root vegetables that provide carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and some fiber. In pet food, potatoes can add texture and flavor while replacing other starches. Many grain-free and gluten-free pet foods contain potatoes.

The third ingredient is Canola Oil. Canola oil – also known as rapeseed oil – is a oil pressed from rapeseeds. In pet food, canola oil serves as an inexpensive source of fat, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, and vitamins E and K.

The fourth ingredient is Mixed Tocopherols. Mixed tocopherols are a form of vitamin E. These antioxidants are used as a natural preservative. In pet food, mixed tocopherols help to prevent spoilage and oxidization.

The fifth ingredient is Peas. Pea is a general term to describe whole, split, or milled peas, which are a grain-free, gluten-free source of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. In pet food, pea products serve as an energy source as well as a supplementary source of vitamins and minerals.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Solid Gold Indigo Moon with Chicken & Eggs Grain-Free High Protein Dry Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$4.94

Market Price avg.

$4.27

% From the Avg

+16%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.22

Market Price avg.

$0.26

% From the Avg

-18%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.13

Market Price avg.

$0.16

% From the Avg

-19%

Solid Gold Indigo Moon with Chicken & Eggs Grain-Free High Protein 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 Solid Gold Indigo Moon with Chicken & Eggs Grain-Free High Protein Dry Cat Food to the other 534 dry cat food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

46.67%

All Products avg.

38.91%

% From the Avg

+20%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

22.22%

All Products avg.

16.8%

% From the Avg

+32%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

3.33%

All Products avg.

5.11%

% From the Avg

-35%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

27.78%

All Products avg.

37.83%

% From the Avg

-27%

Analysis Overview

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

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