Only Natural Pet Cat Food Ingredients

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Only Natural Pet manufactures roughly 26 different cat food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

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

As of right now, our records indicate that Only Natural Pet uses roughly 166 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 Only Natural Pet, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 cat food ingredients.

  1. chicken
  2. turkey meal
  3. chicken meal
  4. garbanzo bean
  5. chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols)

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Only Natural Pet is chicken. The most common 2nd ingredient is turkey meal, followed by chicken meal, garbanzo bean, and chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols).

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Only Natural Pet does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 26 Only Natural Pet 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, Only Natural Pet 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 Only Natural Pet 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 166 Only Natural Pet ingredients. According to our data, Only Natural Pet 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, Only Natural Pet 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

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 Only Natural Pet products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

pea protein
6 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:

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

Only Natural Pet Cat Food Ingredient Lists

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All Natural Cat Treats
100% Wild Caught Minnows
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All Natural Cat Treats 100% Wild Caught Minnows
First Five Ingredients
minnow

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Feline PowerFood
Fowl & Fish Dinner
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Feline PowerFood Fowl & Fish Dinner
First Five Ingredients
turkey
menhaden meal
turkey meal
garbanzo bean
chicken fat

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Feline PowerFood
Kitten Power Dinner
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Feline PowerFood Kitten Power Dinner
First Five Ingredients
chicken
turkey meal
chicken meal
garbanzo bean
chicken fat

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Feline PowerFood
Poultry Dinner
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Feline PowerFood Poultry Dinner
First Five Ingredients
chicken
turkey meal
chicken meal
garbanzo bean
chicken fat

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Feline PowerFood
Rabbit Dinner
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Feline PowerFood Rabbit Dinner
First Five Ingredients
rabbit meal
turkey meal
chicken meal
garbanzo bean
chicken fat

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PowerFusion
Fowl & Fish Dinner
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PowerFusion Fowl & Fish Dinner
First Five Ingredients
turkey
menhaden meal
turkey meal
garbanzo bean
chicken fat

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PowerFusion
Poultry Dinner
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PowerFusion Poultry Dinner
First Five Ingredients
chicken
turkey meal
chicken meal
garbanzo bean
chicken fat

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RawNibs
Cage Free Chicken
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RawNibs Cage Free Chicken
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken heart
chicken liver
sweet potato
broccoli

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RawNibs
Wild Caught Salmon & Cod For Cats
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RawNibs Wild Caught Salmon & Cod For Cats
First Five Ingredients
wild salmon
wild caught cod
lake superior cisco
sweet potato
broccoli

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Raw Bars
Feathered Feast - Chicken, Turkey & Duck
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Raw Bars Feathered Feast - Chicken, Turkey & Duck
First Five Ingredients
chicken
turkey
chicken heart
turkey heart
turkey liver

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Raw Bars
Fresh Catch - Chicken, Whitefish & Rabbit
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Raw Bars Fresh Catch - Chicken, Whitefish & Rabbit
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken heart
chicken liver
whitefish
rabbit

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Grain-Free Pate
Chicken & Liver Dinner
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Grain-Free Pate Chicken & Liver Dinner
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken broth
chicken liver
salmon
pea

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Grain-Free Pate
Seafood Dinner
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Grain-Free Pate Seafood Dinner
First Five Ingredients
whitefish
fish broth
salmon
pea
tilapia

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Grain-Free Pate
Turkey & Liver Dinner
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Grain-Free Pate Turkey & Liver Dinner
First Five Ingredients
turkey
turkey broth
turkey liver
pea
salmon

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Grain-Free Pate
Chicken & Egg Dinner
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Grain-Free Pate Chicken & Egg Dinner
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken broth
chicken liver
pea
natural flavor

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Grain-Free Pate
Duck & Beef Dinner
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Grain-Free Pate Duck & Beef Dinner
First Five Ingredients
duck
duck broth
beef
pea
tricalcium phosphate

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Grain-Free Pate
Rabbit & Pork Dinner
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Grain-Free Pate Rabbit & Pork Dinner
First Five Ingredients
rabbit
rabbit broth
pork
pork liver
tricalcium phosphate

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Grain-Free Pate
Turkey & Chicken Dinner
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Grain-Free Pate Turkey & Chicken Dinner
First Five Ingredients
turkey
chicken
turkey broth
chicken broth
turkey liver

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Supplements
Digestive Balance Chewables (Healthy Digestion Support)
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Supplements Digestive Balance Chewables (Healthy Digestion Support)
First Five Ingredients
brewers yeast
water
glycerin
natural chicken liver flavor
flaxseed oil

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Supplements
Hairball Chewables (Healthy Skin & Coat Support)
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Supplements Hairball Chewables (Healthy Skin & Coat Support)
First Five Ingredients
brewers yeast
water
glycerin
natural chicken liver flavor
flaxseed oil

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All Natural Cat Treats
100% Cage Free Chicken Breast
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All Natural Cat Treats 100% Cage Free Chicken Breast
First Five Ingredients
chicken breast

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All Natural Cat Treats
100% Wild Caught Salmon
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All Natural Cat Treats 100% Wild Caught Salmon
First Five Ingredients
salmon

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All Natural Cat Treats
Wild Caught Bonito Flakes
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All Natural Cat Treats Wild Caught Bonito Flakes
First Five Ingredients
bonito

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Tasty Bites
Digestive Chicken & Cream Flavor Cat Treats
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Tasty Bites Digestive Chicken & Cream Flavor Cat Treats
First Five Ingredients
chicken meal
dried brewers yeast
water
glycerin
cream flavor

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Tasty Bites
Hairball Chicken & Cream Flavor Cat Treats
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Tasty Bites Hairball Chicken & Cream Flavor Cat Treats
First Five Ingredients
chicken meal
dried brewers yeast
water
glycerin
cream flavor

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Tasty Bites
Urinary Tract Chicken & Cream Flavor Cat Treats
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Tasty Bites Urinary Tract Chicken & Cream Flavor Cat Treats
First Five Ingredients
chicken meal
dried brewers yeast
water
glycerin
cream flavor