Fromm Cat Food Ingredients

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Fromm manufactures roughly 32 different cat food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

In this article, we'll explore Fromm ingredients and answer many of the most common questions.

As of right now, our records indicate that Fromm uses roughly 136 different ingredients.

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 Fromm, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 cat food ingredients.

  1. chicken
  2. chicken broth
  3. pearled barley
  4. pearled barley
  5. white rice

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Fromm is chicken. The most common 2nd ingredient is chicken broth, followed by pearled barley, pearled barley, and white rice.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Fromm does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 32 Fromm 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.

Animal By-Products

According to our records, Fromm 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 Fromm 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 136 Fromm ingredients. According to our data, Fromm does not contain any anonymous animal-based ingredients.

Cereal Grains

Certain Fromm 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.

millet
1 Recipes

Millet is a great source of gluten-free fiber. It's also an excellent source of B-vitamins, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus.

The following recipes contain millet:

whole oats
1 Recipes

Whole oats are an excellent carbohydrate source with considerable nutrients in addition to dietary fiber. More specifically, oats are rich in B vitamins and various minerals including manganese.

The following recipes contain whole oats:

whole barley
1 Recipes

Whole barley is a nutritious carbohydrate source. It's a great source of dietary fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc.

The following recipes contain whole barley:

white rice
9 Recipes
brown rice
2 Recipes

Brown rice is naturally rich in fiber and various minerals including manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. Relative to other grains, brown rice is easy to digest.

The following recipes contain brown rice:

oatmeal
2 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:

oat hull
1 Recipes

The following recipes contain oat hull:

Controversial Ingredients

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 4 controversial ingredients inside Fromm products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

dried tomato pomace
13 Recipes
white rice
9 Recipes
pea protein
8 Recipes

Pea protein is produced by removing the starchy parts of peas. Pea protein is considered controversial because it provides a substantial plant based protein boost. This boost is undesirable because plant based protein is typically lower in biological value when compared to meat based proteins.

The following recipes contain pea protein:

canola oil
1 Recipes

Canola oil is a plant-derived oil from the seeds of canola plants. Although fat is an essential component of any diet, canola oil is controversial in pet food. Proponents claim that canola oil provides a better fat profile in comparison to other plant based oils. However, opponents claim that canola oil is typically produced with genetically modified rapeseed and that rapeseed oil has multiple adverse health affects.

The following recipes contain canola oil:

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 Fromm ingredients analyzed were classified as harmful by our system. The absence of harmful ingredients is indicative of a relatively premium cat food brand.

Fromm Cat Food Ingredient Lists

Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Beef Livattini Veg Recipe

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Chicken A La Veg

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Chicken au Frommage Recipe

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Duck A La Veg Recipe

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Game Bird Recipe Cat Food

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Hasen Duckenpfeffer Recipe

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Salmon A La Veg

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Salmon Tunachovy Recipe

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Surf & Turf Recipe Food For Cats

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Trout & Whitefish Recipe

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Fromm Gold Adult

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Fromm Gold Kitten

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Fromm Gold Healthy Weight

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Beef Pate

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Beef & Venison Pate

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Chicken and Salmon Pate For Cats

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Chicken, Duck and Salmon Pate For Cats

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Chicken Pate

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Duck A La Veg Pate

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Chicken and Duck Pate For Cats

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Lamb Pate

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Salmon and Tuna Pate For Cats

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Seafood & Shrimp Pate

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Shredded Chicken In Gravy Entree

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Shredded Turkey In Gravy Entree

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Surf & Turf In Gravy Entree

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Turkey & Duck Pate

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Turkey Pate

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Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Turkey & Pumpkin Pate

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Fromm PurrSnickety Chicken Pate

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Fromm PurrSnickety Salmon Pate

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Fromm PurrSnickety Turkey Pate

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