B.F.F. Best Feline Friend Originals Review

Tuna & Pumpkin Valentine Recipe

B.F.F. Best Feline Friend Originals Tuna & Pumpkin Valentine Recipe

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Review of B.F.F. Best Feline Friend Originals
Tuna & Pumpkin Valentine Recipe

This product is manufactured by Weruva International, Inc.

According to our data, this B.F.F. Best Feline Friend recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult cats. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

B.F.F. Best Feline Friend Originals Tuna & Pumpkin Valentine Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult cats.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of B.F.F. Best Feline Friend Originals Tuna & Pumpkin Valentine Recipe with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is tuna. Although tuna is an excellent protein source, raw tuna contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of tuna 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 water sufficient for processing, which increases the food's moisture content.

The third ingredient is pumpkin. Pumpkin is an excellent carbohydrate source, rich in dietary fiber and various minerals. It's also rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant which is a precursor to vitamin A.

The fourth ingredient is potato starch. Potato starch is a gluten-free ingredient extracted from potatoes. Unlike whole potatoes, the starch itself does not provide a notable amount of nutrition.

The fifth ingredient is sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is an omega-6 fatty acid source. Unlike other oils (flax, canola, etc), sunflower oil does not provide omega-3 fatty acids; However, the balancing omega-3 fatty acids are most likely supplied by another oil or fat source.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in B.F.F. Best Feline Friend Originals Tuna & Pumpkin Valentine 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 B.F.F. Best Feline Friend recipe.

Next we have tricalcium phosphate. Tricalcium phosphate is typically used for its mineral contents. However, it can also be used to evenly disperse fat in wet food products.

The next ingredient is xanthan gum, which is used as a thickening and suspending agent. It's usually produced by bacterial fermentation and does not provide any nutritional value.

Then we have choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).

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 vitamin E supplement. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin required by cats.

The remaining ingredients in this B.F.F. Best Feline Friend Originals 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.

Final Thoughts

In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.

The official PawDiet rating for B.F.F. Best Feline Friend Originals Tuna & Pumpkin Valentine Recipe is 2.5 out of 5.