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Petsumer Report Review of the Month

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 YoungAgainPetFood.com

 

 

 

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
None.

Manufactured By
Manufactured at company owned facility in Minnesota.

Plus

  • 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).

Minus

  • 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
TruthaboutPetFood.com
Association for Truth in Pet Food

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15 comments

  1. 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. 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!

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

  4. Are foods ever re reviewed on petsumer? Like if a company/food was reviewed in 2012, would it be reviewed again later(say the following year) to see if anything has changed?

  5. Thank you! Buying a subscription now

  6. Just fyi, I called nature’s variety twice last week to ask about their rabbits being from china. They stated that they get their rabbits from France and that nothing is shipped to China for any kind of processing. They also stated that nothing comes from china. How well do you think I can take their word for it? They said it had been awhile since they used china

    • Until we can get the certification program going (which would certify human grade and country of origin of all ingredients) – consumers have no choice but to trust manufacturers. There is no guarantee (but we are going to make one happen soon).

  7. One last question. Are the reviews dated? I can’t seem to find when the reviews were written.

    • No – they aren’t dated. But I can tell you all of the reviews in Petsumer have been done within the last year. We moved Petsumer to a WordPress format a year ago.

  8. I started feeding my Border Collies Farmina N&D and was so happy I started the cats on the food as well.

    Nothing can compare to these foods, nothing. I have used everything and these are the best foods for dogs and cats.

  9. Young Again cat food is no cure for diabetes nor a substitute for insulin, as their product descriptions imply. I put my diabetic cat on their Zero Carb food, based on the claims they make of getting cats back to normal glucose levels, and all the money we’ll save on insulin as a result.

    Well, the food had no effect whatsoever on my cat’s diabetes, which continued to grow worse, until he ended up in critical condition. His insulin dosage wasn’t sufficient to keep glucose in healthy range, and this food was of no help. Furthermore, my vet informed me that all-protein and high-protein diets bring their own set of risks, as they are harder on the kidneys, and kidney disease is another common problem in aging cats.

    So if you want to believe it will *prevent* diabetes in your currently healthy cats, and hope that it will not induce kidney disease in them, sure go for it. Keeping your cat away from high carbs is a good idea.

    The trick to selling more product, is that since your cat doesn’t have diabetes yet, you’ll have no evidence that the food *isn’t* working, so you’ll continue buying it, much like you continue to take Vitamin B or garlic, as it may prevent heart attacks, and since you haven’t had a heart attack yet, it must be working.

    But don’t buy Young Again thinking it will help or cure your already diabetic cat. It will not. My diabetic cat is alive and healthy now, thanks to the correct insulin dosage, and a diabetic food from the vet. He went from near death ketoacidosis while on a Young Again diet, to pure bliss, running and playing like a kitten.

  10. I get my food at a only natural place and was told rosemary extract is toxic to cats, but see it on the list of ingredients. Upon further research on the internet i read the same thing but seeing it here I am not sure now. Please help explain thanks!

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