Petsumer Report Review of the Month


Petsumer Report provides review of Young Again Cat Food this month.


All Young Again pet foods are manufactured in company owned facilities in Minnesota.  No ingredient is preserved with ethoxyquin – the company requires suppliers to use natural tocopherols and rosemary extract.  Young Again was very prompt with all requests for information.  For more information on Young Again Pet Food visit




Zero Carb Cat Food Dry

Petsumer Report Rating

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YoungAgainZeroIngredients:  Chicken Meal, Pork Protein Concentrate, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Rosemary Extract, Mixed Tocopherols and Ascorbic Acid), Fish Oil, Herring Meal, Cellulose, (Source of Dietary Fiber), Fructooligosaccharides, Natural chicken flavor, L-Lysine, Guar Gum, DL Methionine, Yeast, Yeast extract, Calcium carbonate, Taurine, L-Threonine, L-Tryptophan, Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, L-Carnitine, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract, Zinc Proteinate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Magnesium Proteinate, Betaine Anhydrous, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacinamide, D-Biotin, Manganous Sulfate, Vitamin A Acetate, Copper Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Riboflavin, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Iodate, Calcium Propionate, N, N-Dimethylglycine (DMG) HCI, D-Activated Animal Sterol (Source of Vitamin D3), Cobalt Sulfate.

Crude Protein:  55% minimum Crude Fat:  24% minimum
Crude Fiber:  4% Moisture:   10%
Calories:   590 kcal/per cup

Ingredient Quality
The Young Again Customer Service representative stated ingredients are sourced from USDA and or FDA inspected facilities, no clarification provided if all meats are USDA inspected and approved (certified human grade).

Country of Origin
Company stated ingredients are from United States, Canada (FOS), France (Purified starch product), Switzerland (Bioceuticals) Guar Gum from India.  Supplements country of origin is USA, Canada, Finland, Japan, France, Germany, New Zealand and Scotland and China.

Risk Ingredients

Manufactured By
Manufactured at company owned facility in Minnesota.


  • Ingredients are sourced from USDA or FDA inspected facilities.
  • Contains multiple animal proteins – chicken, pork, herring.
  • The mineral listings read to be chelated or proteinated (for better mineral absorption).


  • Contains DL-Methionine, a synthetic amino acid.
  • This food does include probiotics (friendly bacteria that benefits the intestinal system and in turn the immune system of the pet), however they are not listed in the Guaranteed Analysis (no company guarantee bacteria is viable).


Learn More

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

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.


To explain the rating – only the first five ingredients – the majority of the food – are rated and listed in bold type. Grey Font ingredients imply ingredients providing pets little to no nutrition, and Red Font ingredients are Red Flag ingredients that are potentially dangerous to pets. Quality ingredients are listed in bold black font. Five quality ingredients gives the pet food a five Paw Print rating. Four quality ingredients gives the pet food a four Paw Print rating, and so forth. Four Paw Prints is the highest rating possible for a canned pet food. Do not rely on the paw print rating alone; read the Plus/Minus information and manufacturer information at the top of each page.

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Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,

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

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  1. Dianna

    Thank you for this review of Young Again cat food. I have been feeding my 17 cats their other low carb cat food, and have recently switched to their zero carb food. I have no diabetic cats and want to keep it that way. The older ones do indeed act “young again” at times, it is funny to watch the play. I am very happy with this food. BTW, I am diabetic and eat a zero carb diet myself. Thanks again for what I consider a good review.

  2. Linda Muir

    Do I remember that you, Susan, recommended against feeding dry kibble of any kind. Somewhere on one of your pages, or your book, you said feed your cat canned food or wet food not kibble.

    Yet you are giving a thumbs up to this food, which is kibble. I am confused!

    • Susan Thixton

      I don’t feed my own pets kibble (cats or dogs) but I don’t make that ‘recommendation’ to others – choosing a pet food, even choosing a style of feeding (can, kibble, fresh, raw) is a very personal decision. There are just too many variables for a one size fits all pet food. What works for me and my pets doesn’t necessarily work for you and your pets. With Petsumer, ratings are based on the first five ingredients and if they provide any nutrition. The rating system doesn’t make judgments if the food is can, kibble, or raw – it is a very simple system. And it rates the same way for any style of food. The Plus/Minus of Petsumer and the Learn More gives petsumers additional information to base their pet food purchasing decisions on.
      And also – the rating is not a ‘thumbs up’ from me. It’s just a rating based on those first five ingredients (nutrition providing ingredients or not).

  3. Mirel

    I bought their food once but was scared off by the yeast extract. Do you happen to know if it is safe?

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