Petsumer Report Review of the Month
Petsumer Report provides a review of Nutrience Cat Food…
Nutrience Pet Foods are manufactured in company owned Hagen Pet Foods manufacturing facilities located in Waverly, NY. Pet food is not GMO free, company states “We are working very hard to only source from suppliers offering GMO-free ingredients, as this is one of our ultimate goals. We recognize a mounting demand for GMO-free foods and we aim to eventually incorporate such ingredients.” Company states meat and fish ingredients are ethoxyquin free. Meat meal ingredients contain some bone, no internal organs. Company states meat meals are made from trimmings of USDA inspected sourced meats. For more information visit Nutrience.com.
Nutrience Grain Free Turkey, Chicken & Herring Formula Cat Food Dry
Petsumer Report Rating
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Deboned turkey, chicken meal, turkey meal, green peas, sweet potatoes, lentils, tapioca, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), deboned chicken, deboned herring, whole eggs, sun-cured alfalfa meal, natural chicken flavor, chicken liver, salmon oil (source of DHA), coconut oil, pumpkin, butternut squash, carrots, spinach, broccoli, apples, pears, blueberries, cranberries, pomegranate, juniper berry extract, ginger, fennel, green tea extract, peppermint leaf, licorice root, turmeric, vitamins [vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), vitamin A supplement, niacin, calcium pantothenate, inositol, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid], minerals [zinc oxide, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganese oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], potassium chloride, choline chloride, lecithin, DL-methionine, salt, chicory root extract, taurine, dried kelp, yeast extract, glucosamine hydrochloride, rosemary extract, yucca schidigera extract, L-lysine, chondroitin sulfate, L-carnitine, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis lactis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus helveticus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product.
Crude Protein: 34% minimum Crude Fat: 18% minimum
Crude Fiber: 3% Moisture: 10%
Calories: 440 kcal/per cup
Total Microorganisms: 225,000,000 CFU/lb.
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[tab]The Nutrience Customer Service Representative stated all of the meat ingredients used in the production of our pet foods are from USDA-inspected human-consumption processing plants located in USA. Ingredients sourced outside the US (see Country of Origin tab) are sourced from similar inspection program plants. The company did not respond to questions if the ingredients themselves are inspected and approved (rejected ingredients can be sourced from USDA inspected processing plants).[/tab]
[tab]Company stated all primary ingredients are sourced from the U.S. and Canada with the exception of lamb from New Zealand, duck from Europe, coconut oil from Malaysia, and some vitamin/mineral supplements sourced from China. [/tab]
[tab]Manufactured company owned Hagen Pet Foods manufacturing facilities located in Waverly, NY. [/tab]
[tab]Manufacturer states shelf life is 15 months; this would mean the ‘Best by’ date on the packaging is 15 months past the date the food was made (method for the consumer to determine how fresh or old the food is). [/tab][/tabs]
- Manufacturer states ingredients are human grade, also states meat ingredients remain frozen until manufacture of pet food.
- The mineral listings read to be chelated or proteinated (for better mineral absorption).
- Contains alfalfa, coconut oil – health promoting ingredients.
- Supplements can be sourced from China; risk of poor quality control.
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 learn more about selenium.
This pet food contains a synthetic amino acid DL-Methionine. Click Here to read more about this supplement.
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.
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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