Farmina N & D Cat ChickenFarmina
95% ANIMAL-SOURCED PROTEIN & GMO-Free! Complete Cat Food for All Life Stages.
Farmina N&D Grain-Free Chicken Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages. Limited Carbohydrate, High Level of Fresh Protein, No Peas, Lentils or Pea Protein, No Added Plant Oils of Any Kind, Low Fiber.
While dogs and even cats are able to benefit from limited carbohydrates, their dietary requirements are similar to those of predator canines and felines. Anatomically, they are better structured to eat and process animal proteins and animal fats. Our diets were safety tested for two years in conjunction with a well-known veterinary hospital and the results published and reviewed by peers.
The N&D Grain-Free formulas for dogs and cats are comprised of 70% animal ingredients (pre-cooking weight) and 30% vegetables, fruits, vitamins and minerals. These diets are grain and gluten free. They range in protein from 37% to 44% for cats. Animal protein ranges from 95% to 97% of total protein, among the highest available. Virtually all of the fats in the grain-free formulas are animal-based as well. There are no added plant oils of any kind. These diets are also quite different than competing foods because we use much better quality protein sources that are devoid of bone, so ash is as low as 7.80% and calcium and phosphorous levels are controlled.
Our diets are unique in that we typically pair identical proteins in a fresh/dehydrated sequence. If we use fresh wild boar meat we will pair it with dehydrated wild boar meat. This allows us to optimize the amino acid profile of the food while also increasing protein. We do this for wild boar, chicken and herring in the grain-free formulas. Even for us there are practical limits to using fresh protein, so superior quality dehydrated sources are always used.
Ingredients: Deboned chicken, dehydrated chicken (source of glucosamine & chondroitin sulfate), potato, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dehydrated egg product, herring (source of glucosamine & chondroitin sulfate), dehydrated herring (source of glucosamine & chondroitin sulfate), herring & salmon oil blend (preserved with mixed tocopherols), chicken protein concentrate, dried carrots, sun-cured alfalfa meal, chicory root extract, fructooligosaccharide, yeast extract (source of mannan-oligosaccharides), dehydrated pomegranate, dehydrated apple, dehydrated spinach, psyllium seed husk, dehydrated blackcurrant berry, dehydrated sweet orange, dehydrated blueberry, salt, brewers dried yeast, turmeric, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid, niacin, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, choline chloride, beta-carotene, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast, DL-methionine, taurine, L-carnitine, aloe vera gel concentrate, green tea extract, rosemary extract.
Crude Protein (min): 44.00%
Crude Fat (min): 20.00%
Crude Fiber (max): 1.80%
Moisture (max): 10.00%
Ash (max): 8.50%
Calcium (min): 1.50%
Phosphorus (min): 1.30%
Magnesium (max): 0.09%
Taurine (min): 0.40%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (min): 3.30%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min): 0.90%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA*) (min): 0.50%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA*) (min): 0.30%
Glucosamine* (min): 900mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate* (min): 600mg/kg
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.
Supplemental Information: Percentage of Protein from Animal Sources: 97%; Calories ME from: Protein: 39%; Fats: 43%; All Other Ingredients: 18%.
I've been trying to find a dry food for my senior cat that meets the best existing guidelines, she will actually eat, and won't upset her delicate tummy. The grain-free food I've been giving her for years started causing upset, and I don't want her diet to be only wet food if possible (she has always preferred dry food, but wet food is easier for her to digest at this point). This is the answer! She loves it, and after a couple of weeks, not a single upset tummy incident. Even better, it comes in a bag that actually seals really well, so it stays fresher. So glad Hip Hound carries this.