Purina Beyond Grain Free Review
Ocean Whitefish & Egg Recipe
Review of Purina Beyond Grain Free
Ocean Whitefish & Egg Recipe
This product is manufactured by Nestlé Purina Petcare.
According to our data, this Purina Beyond recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult cats. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Unlike other AAFCO approved cat foods which rely in laboratory testing to substantiate nutritional adequacy, this recipe has undergone feeding trials. In the pet food industry, feeding trials are often considered to be the superior testing method.
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Purina Beyond Natural Cat Food Grain Free Ocean Whitefish & Egg Recipe provides complete and balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult cats.
We'll begin this review of Purina Beyond Natural Cat Food Grain Free Ocean Whitefish & Egg Recipe with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is ocean whitefish. Although ocean whitefish is an excellent protein and fat source, raw ocean whitefish contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of ocean whitefish 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 chicken meal. Chicken meal is produced by cooking chicken using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of chicken and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
The third ingredient is pea protein. 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 fourth ingredient is pea starch. Pea starch is a gluten free carbohydrate derived from peas. Typically, pea starch is used as a binder in kibble.
The fifth ingredient is cassava root flour. Cassava root flour is a gluten-free carbohydrate source. Carbohydrates are a necessary component in producing kibble and cassava root flour is an excellent choice in this regard.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Purina Beyond Natural Cat Food Grain Free Ocean Whitefish & Egg Recipe 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 Purina Beyond recipe.
Next we have dried egg product. Dried egg product consists of shell-free eggs which are easy to digest and contain high quality protein. Egg protein is often given the highest biological value (BV). The BV metric measures the usability of the ingredient's protein.
The next ingredient is beef fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Fat is an important part of your cats diet, beef fat in particular is a good source of essential fatty acids.
The remaining ingredients in this Purina Beyond Natural Cat Food recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.
Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives most of its protein from animal based sources. This is an excellent property because meat based protein contains all of the necessary amino acids required by cats. In our option, this is one of the most important properties to judge when reviewing pet food, therefore we believe this is an exceptional product in this regard.
In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.
The official PawDiet rating for Purina Beyond Natural Cat Food Grain Free Ocean Whitefish & Egg Recipe is 2.5 out of 5.