Petsumer Report added many new updated reviews this month.  And we offer here a review of Pure Vita cat food.

Pure Vita Pet Food

Pure Vita Pet foods is manufactured by Tuffy’s Pet Foods a division of KLN Interprises.  Foods are manufactured at a company owned plant in Perham, MN.  Meat meal ingredients (example chicken meal) contain some bone and no internal organs; preserved with mixed tocopherols.  Fish meal is preserved with mixed tocopherols; certified to be ethoxyquin free.  Food is extruded at 350 degrees F.  For more information on Pure Vita Pet Foods visit http://www.nutrisourcedogfood.com/purevita/

Grain Free Chicken Entree Cat Food Dry

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Pledge to Quality and Origin:  Xmark-e1366300177237

Ingredients:  Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas, Pea Flour, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Yeast Extract, Pea Protein, Pea Starch, Pea Fiber, Dried Brewers Yeast, Tomato Pomace, Phosphoric Acid, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Dl Methionine, Carrots, Sunflower Oil, Minerals (Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate), Cranberries, Apricots, Cherries, Taurine, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Mineral Oil, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate), Turmeric, Dried Chicory Root, Vitamins (Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Ascorbic Acid (Source Of Vitamin C), Choline Chloride, Inositol, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Glutamic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Yeast Culture (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae), Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Subtillis Fermentation Product.

Crude Protein: 32% minimum Crude Fat: 18% minimum
Crude Fiber: 6.5% Moisture: 10%
Calories: 484 kcal/per cup  Probiotics:  100,000,000 CFU/LB

Ingredient Quality:  The Pure Vita Representative stated ingredients are human grade/human quality.Meat meal ingredients (example chicken meal) contain some bone and no internal organs; preserved with mixed tocopherols.  Fish meal is preserved with mixed tocopherols; certified to be ethoxyquin free.

Country of Origin:  Company stated ingredients are US only, excluding vitamins/minerals from Asia.

Risk Ingredients:  Supplements can be/are sourced from China.

Manufactured by:  Pure Vita Pet foods is manufactured by Tuffy’s Pet Foods a division of KLN Interprises.  Foods are manufactured at a company owned plant in Perham, MN.

Shelf Life:  Manufacturer states shelf life is 18 months; this would mean the ‘Best by’ date on the packaging is 18 months past the date the food was made (method for the consumer to determine how fresh or old the food is).

Plus: 

  • The mineral listings read to be chelated or proteinated (for better mineral absorption).
  • This food contains friendly bacteria (benefits the intestinal system and in turn the immune system of the pet); included in Guaranteed Analysis (company guarantees viable bacteria).
  • Contains Alfalfa & Flax Seed – health promoting ingredients.

Minus: 

  • Supplements can be sourced from China; risk of poor quality control.
  • Contains multiple pea ingredients that could cause gastrointestinal issues in some pets.
  • Contains DL-Methionine, a synthetic amino acid.

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Chinese foods/ingredients have been linked to numerous recalls over many years. Not all foods/ingredients sourced from China are risk, however proper quality control remains a significant concern with Chinese imports.

This pet food contains a meat meal ingredients such as Chicken Meal.  This company includes “some bone” in meat meal ingredients.  High level of bone in some meat meal ingredients is linked to high levels of fluoride; high levels of fluoride is linked to bone cancer. Click Here to learn more about meat meal ingredients.

This pet food contains peas and protein/fiber.  Click Here to learn about risks associated with high levels of ingredients in pet food.

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.

This pet food contains a synthetic amino acid DL-Methionine.  Click Here to read more about this supplement.

The pet food ingredient “egg product” is nondescript.  Egg product could be whole USDA inspected eggs, or it could be sourced from broken, damaged eggs rejected for use in human food.

 

Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,

Susan Thixton
Pet Food Safety Advocate
Author Buyer Beware, Co-Author Dinner PAWsible
TruthaboutPetFood.com
Association for Truth in Pet Food

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