Eagle Pack Cat Food Ingredients
According to our research, Eagle Pack manufactures 2 cat food recipes using 53 unique ingredients. To evaluate the quality of ingredients used by Eagle Pack, we've studied all 53 ingredients. In this article, we'll share our findings on Eagle Pack ingredients.
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First 5 Ingredients
Cat food ingredients in the United States are listed in descending order of pre-cooked weight. The first 5 ingredients typically constitute a significant portion of the recipe.
For Eagle Pack, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 cat food ingredients.
- chicken meal
- chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Eagle Pack is chicken meal. The most common 2nd ingredient is oatmeal, followed by pea, oatmeal, and chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols).
Artificial Food Coloring Dyes
Eagle Pack does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 2 Eagle Pack cat foods contain artificial food dyes.
Artificial food coloring dyes are unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients. In general, we not not recommend feeding any pet foods that contain artificial dyes.
In 2010, the CSPI raised serious concerns regarding the safety of many artificial dyes. Most of the studies referenced by the CSPI involved prolonged or excessive consumption. Since most cats consume the same foods throughout their lives, concerns raised by the CSPI are alarming to say the least.
To read more about Artificial Food Dyes, click here.
According to our records, Eagle Pack does not contain any animal by-products.
Animal by-products are basically the leftover parts of the the carcass after its been processed for meat. AAFCO defines by-products as the non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered mammals.
Although by-products are still fairly nutritious ingredients, consumers have equated them with slaughterhouse waste. Therefore, most premium brands, including Eagle Pack have decided to remove by-products and instead use named organ meats (beef liver, chicken gizzards).
For further reading on the controversy over animal by-products, click here.
Anonymous Meat Ingredients
Anonymous meats are inexpensive low-quality ingredients that can come from practically any animal. These type of ingredients are often used to produce very inexpensive cat foods.
In general, we prefer ingredients which specify the animal source used to derive the ingredient. For example, ingredients such as duck fat are much better than animal fat or poultry fat.
In our analysis, we've looked through all 53 Eagle Pack ingredients. According to our data, Eagle Pack does not contain any anonymous animal-based ingredients.
Certain Eagle Pack cat food recipes contain one or more grains. The specific ingredients are listed below.
For cats, we typically recommend choosing a grain-free recipe. Cats are obligate carnivores and therefore grains are not species appropriate.
The kibble production requires a binding agent. Grains are commonly used for this purpose in cat food. When purchasing grain-free cat food, grains are often replaced with another starchy source. This is also not ideal.
To avoid grains and other starchy additions, consider feeding wet or frozen recipes.
Oatmeal is simply coarsely ground oats and therefore contains the entire oat grain. As with regular oats, oatmeal is rich in dietary fiber, B vitamins, and various minerals.
The following recipes contain oatmeal:
Rice is a gluten-free carbohydrate source. As long as the bran and germ of the grain are intact, rice can provide a notable amount of fiber and nutrition. However, because the type of rice ("brown" or "white") is not specified, we cannot make this determination.
The following recipes contain rice:
In most cases, ingredients which are given the controversial classification can be substituted with higher-quality alternatives. You should evaluate each controversial ingredient independently to see if there is truly a valid cause for concern.
Keep in mind, certain sacrifices often must be made to produce cat foods at a reasonable price. In general, the more expensive the product, the fewer controversial ingredients you'll find.
In our analysis, we've identified 1 controversial ingredient inside Eagle Pack products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.
Tomato pomace is a by-product of tomato manufacturing. It's considered a controversial ingredient because many people believe it is an inexpensive low quality filler. However, tomato pomace provides a notable amount of dietary fiber, B vitamins, Lycopene, and vitamin A. Although it is a very inexpensive ingredient, it is not nutritionally empty.
The following recipes contain tomato pomace:
Potentially Harmful Ingredients
Harmful ingredients are those which have been linked to adverse health effects. In general, we do not recommend feeding any product which contains any harmful ingredients.
During our review, none of the Eagle Pack ingredients analyzed were classified as harmful by our system. The absence of harmful ingredients is indicative of a relatively premium cat food brand.
Eagle Pack Cat Food Ingredient Lists
Natural Cat Food
Natural Cat Food Indoor Adult
First Five Ingredientschicken meal
Natural Cat Food
Natural Cat Food Original Adult
First Five Ingredientschicken meal
dried brewers yeast