Petcurean Cat Food Ingredients

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Petcurean manufactures roughly 33 different cat food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

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

As of right now, our records indicate that Petcurean uses roughly 155 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 Petcurean, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 cat food ingredients.

  1. chicken
  2. chicken
  3. potato
  4. carrot
  5. pea

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Petcurean is chicken. The most common 2nd ingredient is chicken, followed by potato, carrot, and pea.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Petcurean does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 33 Petcurean 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, Petcurean 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 Petcurean 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 155 Petcurean ingredients. According to our data, Petcurean does not contain any anonymous animal-based ingredients.

Cereal Grains

Certain Petcurean 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.

white rice
1 Recipes

White rice is produced by removing the husk, germ, and bran of rice grains. Unlike brown rice which contains the bran and germ, white rice is nutritionally empty.

The following recipes contain white rice:

whole brown rice
1 Recipes

Whole 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 whole brown rice:

brown rice
5 Recipes
oats
2 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:

oatmeal
1 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:

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 Petcurean products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

pork plasma
3 Recipes

Pork plasma is the colorless fluid part of a pig's blood. It may sound disgusting, but it's actually very nutritious for cats. Regardless of the nutritional aspects, consumers are shocked by this ingredient, which is why pork plasma is considered a controversial ingredient.

The following recipes contain pork plasma:

white rice
1 Recipes

White rice is produced by removing the husk, germ, and bran of rice grains. Unlike brown rice which contains the bran and germ, white rice is nutritionally empty.

The following recipes contain white rice:

canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
5 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 (preserved with mixed tocopherols):

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

Petcurean Cat Food Ingredient Lists

Petcurean

Go! Solutions (Sensitivities)
Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Pollock Recipe
Petcurean
Go! Solutions (Sensitivities) Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Pollock Recipe
First Five Ingredients
alaskan pollock
alaskan pollock meal
dried whole egg
pea
tapioca

Petcurean

Now Fresh
Grain-Free Recipe With Trout, Salmon & Herring For Adult Cats
Petcurean
Now Fresh Grain-Free Recipe With Trout, Salmon & Herring For Adult Cats
First Five Ingredients
trout
dried whole egg
potato
potato flour
pea

Petcurean

Now Fresh
Kitten Recipe With Turkey, Salmon & Duck
Petcurean
Now Fresh Kitten Recipe With Turkey, Salmon & Duck
First Five Ingredients
turkey
potato flour
pea
potato
dried whole egg

Petcurean

Go! Solutions (Skin + Coat Care)
Grain-Free Salmon Recipe For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Solutions (Skin + Coat Care) Grain-Free Salmon Recipe For Cats
First Five Ingredients
salmon
salmon meal
pea
tapioca
chicken meal

Petcurean

Now Fresh
Adult Cat Recipe With Turkey, Salmon & Duck
Petcurean
Now Fresh Adult Cat Recipe With Turkey, Salmon & Duck
First Five Ingredients
turkey
potato flour
pea
potato
pea fiber

Petcurean

Gather
Free Acres Recipe For Adult Cats
Petcurean
Gather Free Acres Recipe For Adult Cats
First Five Ingredients
organic chicken
dehydrated organic chicken
organic pea
lentil
chicken fat

Petcurean

Go! Solutions (Skin + Coat Care)
Chicken Recipe With Grains For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Solutions (Skin + Coat Care) Chicken Recipe With Grains For Cats
First Five Ingredients
chicken meal
chicken
whole brown rice
white rice
oatmeal

Petcurean

Go! Solutions (Sensitivities)
Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Duck Recipe For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Solutions (Sensitivities) Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Duck Recipe For Cats
First Five Ingredients
duck
duck meal
dried whole egg
pea
lentil

Petcurean

Go! Solutions (Carnivore)
Grain-Free Lamb + Wild Boar Recipe For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Solutions (Carnivore) Grain-Free Lamb + Wild Boar Recipe For Cats
First Five Ingredients
lamb
salmon
salmon meal
herring meal
lentil

Petcurean

Go! Solutions (Carnivore)
Grain-Free Salmon + Cod Recipe For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Solutions (Carnivore) Grain-Free Salmon + Cod Recipe For Cats
First Five Ingredients
salmon
cod
salmon meal
herring meal
pea

Petcurean

Now Fresh
Senior Cat Recipe With Turkey, Salmon & Duck
Petcurean
Now Fresh Senior Cat Recipe With Turkey, Salmon & Duck
First Five Ingredients
turkey
potato flour
pea
pea fiber
dried whole egg

Petcurean

Go! Solutions (Carnivore)
Grain Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Recipe For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Solutions (Carnivore) Grain Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Recipe For Cats
First Five Ingredients
chicken meal
chicken
turkey
duck meal
turkey meal

Petcurean

Go! Daily Defence
Chicken Stew For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Daily Defence Chicken Stew For Cats
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken broth
salmon broth
chicken liver
brown rice

Petcurean

Go! Daily Defence
Salmon Pate Recipe For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Daily Defence Salmon Pate Recipe For Cats
First Five Ingredients
salmon
salmon broth
chicken liver
brown rice
flaxseed

Petcurean

Go! Daily Defence
Turkey Pate Recipe For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Daily Defence Turkey Pate Recipe For Cats
First Five Ingredients
turkey
turkey broth
turkey liver
salmon
flaxseed

Petcurean

Go! Fit + Free
Grain Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Pate Recipe For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Fit + Free Grain Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Pate Recipe For Cats
First Five Ingredients
chicken
turkey
chicken liver
chicken broth
turkey liver

Petcurean

Go! Fit + Free
Grain Free Chicken, Turkey + Trout Stew For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Fit + Free Grain Free Chicken, Turkey + Trout Stew For Cats
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken broth
turkey broth
chicken liver
turkey

Petcurean

Go! Sensitivity + Shine
Grain Free Duck Pate Recipe For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Sensitivity + Shine Grain Free Duck Pate Recipe For Cats
First Five Ingredients
duck
turkey broth
turkey liver
dried egg product
potato

Petcurean

Go! Solutions (Carnivore)
Grain-Free Salmon + Cod Pate For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Solutions (Carnivore) Grain-Free Salmon + Cod Pate For Cats
First Five Ingredients
salmon
cod
salmon broth
tapioca
cod liver

Petcurean

Go! Solutions (Sensitivities)
Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Pollock Pate For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Solutions (Sensitivities) Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Pollock Pate For Cats
First Five Ingredients
alaskan pollock
salmon broth
tapioca
canola oil
cod liver

Petcurean

Go! Sensitivity + Shine
Grain Free Freshwater Trout + Salmon Pate Recipe For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Sensitivity + Shine Grain Free Freshwater Trout + Salmon Pate Recipe For Cats
First Five Ingredients
trout
salmon
salmon broth
herring meal
flaxseed

Petcurean

Now Fresh
Chicken Pate With Bone Broth
Petcurean
Now Fresh Chicken Pate With Bone Broth
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken bone broth
chicken liver
tapioca
cod liver

Petcurean

Now Fresh
Cod Pate With Bone Broth
Petcurean
Now Fresh Cod Pate With Bone Broth
First Five Ingredients
cod
chicken bone broth
chicken
chicken liver
tapioca

Petcurean

Go! Solutions (Sensitivities)
Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Duck Pate For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Solutions (Sensitivities) Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Duck Pate For Cats
First Five Ingredients
duck
duck broth
tapioca
dried egg whites
pumpkin

Petcurean

Go! Solutions (Carnivore)
Grain-Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Pate For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Solutions (Carnivore) Grain-Free Chicken, Turkey + Duck Pate For Cats
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken liver
chicken broth
turkey broth
turkey

Petcurean

Go! Solutions (Carnivore)
Grain-Free Minced Lamb + Wild Boar Recipe For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Solutions (Carnivore) Grain-Free Minced Lamb + Wild Boar Recipe For Cats
First Five Ingredients
lamb
chicken
chicken broth
turkey broth
chicken liver

Petcurean

Go! Solutions (Skin + Coat Care)
Minced Chicken Recipe With Grains For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Solutions (Skin + Coat Care) Minced Chicken Recipe With Grains For Cats
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken broth
chicken liver
carrot
tapioca

Petcurean

Go! Solutions (Skin + Coat Care)
Salmon Pate With Grains For Cats
Petcurean
Go! Solutions (Skin + Coat Care) Salmon Pate With Grains For Cats
First Five Ingredients
salmon
chicken
chicken broth
salmon broth
chicken liver

Petcurean

Now Fresh
Minced Chicken Recipe With Bone Broth Gravy
Petcurean
Now Fresh Minced Chicken Recipe With Bone Broth Gravy
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken bone broth
turkey bone broth
chicken liver
pork plasma

Petcurean

Now Fresh
Pork Pate With Bone Broth
Petcurean
Now Fresh Pork Pate With Bone Broth
First Five Ingredients
pork
turkey bone broth
potato
carrot
pea

Petcurean

Now Fresh
Turkey Stew With Bone Broth
Petcurean
Now Fresh Turkey Stew With Bone Broth
First Five Ingredients
turkey
turkey bone broth
potato
carrot
pea

Petcurean

Now Fresh
Wild Salmon Pate With Bone Broth
Petcurean
Now Fresh Wild Salmon Pate With Bone Broth
First Five Ingredients
salmon
turkey bone broth
potato
carrot
pea

Petcurean

Now Fresh
Wild Salmon Stew With Bone Broth
Petcurean
Now Fresh Wild Salmon Stew With Bone Broth
First Five Ingredients
salmon
turkey bone broth
potato
carrot
pea