Addiction Canned Cat Food Review
New Zealand Venison & Apples Entree
Review of Addiction Canned Cat Food
New Zealand Venison & Apples Entree
This product is manufactured by Addiction Foods LLC.
According to our data, this Addiction recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Addiction Canned Cat Food New Zealand Venison & Apples Entree is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
We'll begin this review of Addiction Canned Cat Food New Zealand Venison & Apples Entree with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is venison. Although venison is an excellent protein source, raw venison contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of venison is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.
The second ingredient is carrot, which are naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant.
The third ingredient is apple. Apples are high in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins and minerals.
The fourth ingredient is potato. Potatoes are commonly used in pet food as a gluten free carbohydrate source which also provides various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
The fifth ingredient is pea. Peas are starchy members of the legume family. Other than carbohydrates, peas are notably high in plant based protein and various vitamins and minerals.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Addiction Canned Cat Food New Zealand Venison & Apples Entree are not as important as the first five ingredients.
However, collectively they still have a significant impact on the overall quality of the product. Therefore, we'll continue discussing the remaining ingredients in this Addiction recipe.
Next we have carrageenan. Carrageenan is a substance extracted from edible seaweeds. Carrageenan is typically used for its thickening and emulsifying properties.
The next ingredient is cassia gum. Cassia gum is made from the endosperm of a legume called senna obtusifolia. It's commonly used as a thickener and gelling agent in pet food.
Then we have dried seaweed. Dried seaweed is an excellent source of a multitude of vitamins and minerals.
Moving on, we have taurine, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.
Moving on with this review, we have choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).
The next ingredient in this review is calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is a naturally occurring mineral supplement. Although it's often used as a dietary calcium supplement, it can also be used as a preservative or color retainer.
The remaining ingredients in this Addiction Canned Cat Food recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.
Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives a considerable amount of protein from non-meat ingredients. This is an undesirable property because plant based protein often lacks many of the necessary amino acids required by cats. This property is typically found in lower quality products.
In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.
The official PawDiet rating for Addiction Canned Cat Food New Zealand Venison & Apples Entree is 3.0 out of 5.