This month we provide a review of Nutro Natural Choice Cat Food.

Nutro Pet Food

Nutro Pet Foods are a product of Mars Petcare. All Mars pet foods sold in the U.S. are manufactured by company owned U.S. facilities.  Meat meal ingredients (example chicken meal) contains muscle meat, bone, and ligaments; fish meal ingredients are preserved with Vitamin E.  Nutro did not respond to pet food cooking time and temperature questions.  For more information visit www.Nutro.com

Recall Information

Numerous products recalled in 2007 – Click Here to view.
Product pull in 2009 – Click Here to view.
2009 Recall – Click Here to view.

 

Nutro Natural Choice Adult Sliced Turkey Entree Cat Food Can

 

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Ingredients

Turkey Broth, Turkey, Turkey Liver, Pork Broth, Egg Product, Natural Flavors, Minerals (Calcium Carbonate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), Guar Gum, Tetra Potassium Pyrophosphate, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [Vitamin B6], Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Xanthan Gum, Taurine.

 

Crude Protein:  10% minimum Crude Fat:  3% minimum
Crude Fiber:  1% Moisture:   82%
Calories:  69 kcal/per 3 oz. can

 

Ingredient Quality

The Nutro Customer Service representative stated ingredients are human grade, no information provided if ingredients are USDA inspected and approved.

Country of Origin

Company stated ingredients are mainly sourced from the U.S.  No information provided to country of origin of supplements.

Risk Ingredients

None.

Manufactured By

Manufactured at company owned facilities in the U.S.

Shelf Life

Manufacturer states shelf life is 3 years; this would mean the ‘Best by’ date on the packaging is 3 years past the date the food was made (method for the consumer to determine how fresh or old the food is).

Plus

  • Company states ingredients are human grade.
  • The mineral listings read to be chelated or proteinated (for better mineral absorption).
  • Small cans do not contain a BPA lining.

 

Minus

 

Learn More

The sodium selenite ingredient in this cat food is not noted under minus as it would be in a dog food. The reason: the safer form of delivering selenium to the pet food, selenium yeast, is not yet approved for use in cat foods by the FDA. This manufacturer is using sodium selenite because it is the only option for this supplement. Click Here to read more about selenium.

BPA or Bisphenol A is a chemical commonly added to the plastic lining inside canned foods (human foods and pet foods). BPA comes with risks. Click Here and/or Here to learn more about BPA.

Probiotics are not added to raw, dehydrated raw, or canned pet foods. The processing systems would destroy the bacteria.

Per pet food regulations, canned foods with a moisture content higher than 78% are required to be named ‘with gravy’ or ‘in sauce’.  This pet food doesn’t appear to contain that labeling requirement.