Purina Muse Cat Food Ingredients

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Purina Muse manufactures roughly 46 different cat food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

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

As of right now, our records indicate that Purina Muse uses roughly 90 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 Purina Muse, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 cat food ingredients.

  1. chicken
  2. chicken
  3. liver
  4. sunflower oil
  5. calcium lactate

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Purina Muse is chicken. The most common 2nd ingredient is chicken, followed by liver, sunflower oil, and calcium lactate.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Purina Muse does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 46 Purina Muse 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, Purina Muse 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 Purina Muse 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 animal-based ingredients which do not provide the source animal's name. These ingredients are controversial because they can come from almost any animal.

In addition, anonymous animal-based ingredients are very inexpensive and often the lowest quality meats that are still allowed to be used in pet food.

In general, we do not recommend feeding any products which contain anonymous meats. When in doubt, always contact the brand's customer service desk for further clarification.

Unfortunately, we've identified 3 anonymous meat ingredients used by Purina Muse.

fish
6 Recipes

Fish is typically an excellent protein and fat source. However, the specific type of fish is not mentioned and therefore we cannot discuss any specific qualities of this ingredient. In general, anonymous ingredients are low quality inclusions when compared to ingredients such as mackerel, cod, salmon, etc.

The following recipes contain fish:

poultry broth
5 Recipes

Poultry broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, poultry broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution. In addition, we typically prefer the specific type of poultry specified (chicken broth, turkey broth, quail broth, etc), which is not done here.

The following recipes contain poultry broth:

ocean fish
2 Recipes

Ocean fish can refer to multiple species of fish, since the particular type of fish is not specified, it's difficult to discuss this ingredient. The nutritional contribution of ocean fish depends on the species included; however, fish generally provides high quality protein and fat.

The following recipes contain ocean fish:

Cereal Grains

Certain Purina Muse 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.

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 5 controversial ingredients inside Purina Muse products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

canola meal
6 Recipes
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:

canola oil
3 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.

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

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

menadione sodium bisulfite complex
40 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:

Purina Muse Cat Food Ingredient Lists

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Purina Muse Filets In Pouches Natural Chicken Recipe With Tuna Flakes In Broth

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Purina Muse Filets In Pouches Natural Ocean Fish Recipe With Carrots & Tuna Flakes In Broth

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Purina Muse Filets In Pouches Natural Salmon Recipe With Scallops In Broth

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Purina Muse Filets In Pouches Natural Tuna Recipe With Shrimp In Broth

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Purina Muse Filets In Tubs Natural Tuna & Tilapia Recipe In Broth With A Baby Clam Topper

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Purina Muse Grain Free Paté Natural Chicken & Carrot Recipe

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Purina Muse Grain Free Paté Natural Chicken Recipe

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Purina Muse Grain Free Paté Natural Ocean Whitefish & Mackerel Recipe

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Purina Muse Grain Free Paté Natural Salmon Recipe

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Purina Muse Grain Free Paté Natural Salmon & Shrimp Recipe

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Purina Muse Grain Free Paté Natural Turkey & Spinach Recipe

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Purina Muse Infused Chicken Recipe

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Purina Muse Infused Chicken & Tuna Recipe

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Purina Muse Infused Ocean Whitefish Recipe

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Purina Muse Infused Salmon Recipe

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Purina Muse In Gravy Natural Chicken Recipe Accented With Tomato & Carrot

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Purina Muse In Gravy Natural Chicken Recipe

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Purina Muse In Gravy Natural Salmon Recipe Accented With Tomato & Spinach

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Purina Muse In Gravy Natural Salmon Recipe

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Purina Muse In Gravy Natural Tuna Recipe

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Purina Muse In Gravy Natural Tuna & Shrimp Recipe

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Purina Muse MasterPieces Natural Arctic Char Recipe

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Purina Muse MasterPieces Natural Chicken Recipe

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Purina Muse MasterPieces Natural Duck Recipe

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Purina Muse MasterPieces Natural Pheasant Recipe

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Purina Muse MasterPieces Natural Quail Recipe

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Purina Muse MasterPieces Natural Tuna Recipe

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Purina Muse Creatables Simply Sauce Natural Chicken Gravy With Carrots

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Purina Muse Creatables Simply Sauce Natural Salmon Gravy With Spinach

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Purina Muse Creatables Simply Sauce Natural Seafood Chowder

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Purina Muse Creatables Tender Filets Natural Flaked Salmon

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Purina Muse Creatables Tender Filets Natural Flaked Tuna

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Purina Muse Creatables Tender Filets Natural Shredded Chicken

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