Canidae Grain Free Pure Elements Review

Chicken, Turkey and Lamb Formula Simmered In Chicken Broth

Canidae Grain Free Pure Elements Chicken, Turkey and Lamb Formula Simmered In Chicken Broth

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Review of Canidae Grain Free Pure Elements
Chicken, Turkey and Lamb Formula Simmered In Chicken Broth

This product is manufactured by Canidae Pet Food.

According to our data, this Canidae recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Canidae Grain Free Pure Elements Chicken, Turkey and Lamb Formula Simmered In Chicken Broth is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Canidae Grain Free Pure Elements Chicken, Turkey and Lamb Formula Simmered In Chicken Broth with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is chicken. Although chicken is an excellent protein source, raw chicken contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of chicken 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 broth. Chicken broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, chicken broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.

The third ingredient is turkey. Turkey is another excellent protein source. As with other raw meats, turkey contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of turkey is dramatically reduced after cooking.

The fourth ingredient is lamb. Lamb is another excellent protein source. As with other raw meats, lamb contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of lamb is dramatically reduced after cooking.

The fifth ingredient is turkey liver. Turkey liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, turkey liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Canidae Grain Free Pure Elements Chicken, Turkey and Lamb Formula Simmered In Chicken Broth 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 Canidae recipe.

Next we have sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are a common gluten free carbohydrate source in pet food. In addition to its fiber content, sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta carotene, an important antioxidant which serves as a precursor to vitamin A.

The next ingredient is sun-cured alfalfa. Sun-cured alfalfa is produced from the alfalfa flowering plant. It's rich in plant based protein, dietary fiber, and various vitamins and minerals.

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

Moving on, we have carrageenan. Carrageenan is a substance extracted from edible seaweeds. Carrageenan is typically used for its thickening and emulsifying properties.

Moving on with this review, we have salt. Salt is an important mineral for both humans and cats. Depending on the quantity of salt used (which we cannot determine), salt may or may not be a nutritious addition in the recipe.

The next ingredient in this review is guar gum. Guar gum (or guaran) is obtained from guar beans which have been dehusked, milled and screened. It's commonly used in wet food products as a thickening agent and provides a notable amount of dietary fiber.

Our next ingredient is taurine, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.

dicalcium phosphate is the next ingredient in this recipe. Dicalcium phosphate (misnomer for dibasic calcium phosphate) is commonly used in pet food and treats as a dietary calcium supplement. It can also be found in breakfast cereals, enriched flour, noodle products, pharmaceutical tablets, and toothpastes.

Next on the list is potassium chloride. Potassium chloride is a potassium supplement.

The remaining ingredients in this Canidae Grain Free Pure Elements 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.

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 Canidae Grain Free Pure Elements Chicken, Turkey and Lamb Formula Simmered In Chicken Broth is 5.0 out of 5.