Diamond Naturals Review

Active Cat Chicken Meal & Rice Formula

Diamond Naturals Active Cat Chicken Meal & Rice Formula

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Review of Diamond Naturals
Active Cat Chicken Meal & Rice Formula

This product is manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods.

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

Diamond Naturals Active Cat Chicken Meal & Rice Formula 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 Diamond Naturals Active Cat Chicken Meal & Rice Formula with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first 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 second ingredient is ground white rice. Ground white rice is another name for white rice flour, which is a gluten free carbohydrate source.

The third ingredient is chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Fat is an important part of your cats diet, chicken fat in particular is an outstanding source of omega-6 fatty acids.

The fourth ingredient is natural flavor, which is likely included to improve palatability.

The fifth ingredient is flaxseed. Flaxseeds are an outstanding source of omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber. They also provide a notable amount of protein, B vitamins, and various minerals.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Diamond Naturals Active Cat Chicken Meal & Rice Formula 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 Diamond recipe.

Next we have powdered cellulose. Powdered cellulose is produced from minuscule pieces of wood pulp and plant fibers. Other than its fiber content, powdered cellulose lacks any nutritional contribution.

The remaining ingredients in this Diamond Naturals 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 Diamond Naturals Active Cat Chicken Meal & Rice Formula is 2.5 out of 5.