Miko Cat Food Ingredients

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Miko manufactures roughly 6 different cat food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

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

As of right now, our records indicate that Miko uses roughly 38 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 Miko, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 cat food ingredients.

  1. chicken
  2. chicken broth
  3. sunflower oil
  4. sunflower oil
  5. tricalcium phosphate

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Miko is chicken. The most common 2nd ingredient is chicken broth, followed by sunflower oil, sunflower oil, and tricalcium phosphate.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Miko does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 6 Miko 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, Miko 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 Miko 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 38 Miko ingredients. According to our data, Miko does not contain any anonymous animal-based ingredients.

Cereal Grains

For cats, we typically recommend choosing a grain-free recipe. Cats are obligate carnivores and therefore grains are not species appropriate.

According to our data, Miko cat food recipes do not contain grains. In other words, all recipes are grain-free.

Please note, 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.

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 Miko is one of these top-notch brands. We've looked through all 38 Miko 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.

There are certain situations where these ingredients may be necessary. We always recommend contacting Miko for further clarification regarding any harmful or controversial ingredient.

We have identified 1 harmful ingredient used in certain Miko recipes. To learn more, click on the ingredient's name.

menadione sodium bisulfite complex
3 Recipes

Menadione sodium bisulfite complex is a synthetic version of vitamin K that has been linked to many health concerns. Research has suggested possible toxic reactions in liver cells and red blood cells among other serious problems. In fact, one large chemical supplier warns, "The substance is toxic to kidneys, lungs, liver, mucous membranes. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage."

The following recipes contain menadione sodium bisulfite complex:

Miko Cat Food Ingredient Lists

Miko

Premium Cat Food
Chicken Recipe In Consomme
Miko
Premium Cat Food Chicken Recipe In Consomme
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken broth
sunflower oil
potassium chloride
tricalcium phosphate

Miko

Premium Cat Food
Chicken + Vegetables Recipe In Consomme
Miko
Premium Cat Food Chicken + Vegetables Recipe In Consomme
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken broth
sweet potato
kale
sunflower oil

Miko

Premium Cat Food
Mackerel + Tuna Recipe In Consomme
Miko
Premium Cat Food Mackerel + Tuna Recipe In Consomme
First Five Ingredients
fish broth
mackerel
tuna
sunflower oil
potassium chloride

Miko

Premium Cat Food
Salmon Recipe In Consomme
Miko
Premium Cat Food Salmon Recipe In Consomme
First Five Ingredients
salmon
fish broth
sunflower oil
potassium chloride
tricalcium phosphate

Miko

Premium Cat Food
Chicken + Turkey Recipe In Consomme
Miko
Premium Cat Food Chicken + Turkey Recipe In Consomme
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken broth
turkey
sunflower oil
tricalcium phosphate

Miko

Premium Cat Food
Tuna + Tilapia Recipe In Consomme
Miko
Premium Cat Food Tuna + Tilapia Recipe In Consomme
First Five Ingredients
tuna
fish broth
sea bream
tilapia
sunflower oil