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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