Inception Cat Food Ingredients

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Inception manufactures roughly 3 different cat food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

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

As of right now, our records indicate that Inception uses roughly 39 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 Inception, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 cat food ingredients.

  1. whitefish
  2. herring meal
  3. oats
  4. grain sorghum
  5. millet

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Inception is whitefish. The most common 2nd ingredient is herring meal, followed by oats, grain sorghum, and millet.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Inception does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 3 Inception 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, Inception 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 Inception 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 39 Inception ingredients. According to our data, Inception does not contain any anonymous animal-based ingredients.

Cereal Grains

Certain Inception 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
3 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:

oats
3 Recipes

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 oats:

grain sorghum
3 Recipes

Grain sorghum is a gluten-free carbohydrate source. This cereal grain also provides a modest amount of B vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and manganese.

The following recipes contain grain sorghum:

Controversial Ingredients

Brands which do not use any controversial ingredients are typically top-of-the-line. Avoiding all controversial ingredients indicates that the brand has not sacrificed quality for cost savings.

Our research indicates that Inception is one of these top-notch brands. We've looked through all 39 Inception ingredients and none of these ingredients were classified as controversial in our system

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

Inception Cat Food Ingredient Lists

Inception

Dry Cat Food
Chicken Recipe
Inception
Dry Cat Food Chicken Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken meal
oats
grain sorghum
chicken fat

Inception

Dry Cat Food
Turkey & Herring Meal Recipe
Inception
Dry Cat Food Turkey & Herring Meal Recipe
First Five Ingredients
turkey
herring meal
oats
grain sorghum
millet

Inception

Dry Cat Food
Fish Recipe
Inception
Dry Cat Food Fish Recipe
First Five Ingredients
whitefish
whitefish meal
oats
millet
sunflower oil