Diamond Naturals Review

Indoor Cat Chicken & Rice Formula

Diamond Naturals Indoor Cat Chicken & Rice Formula

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Review of Diamond Naturals
Indoor Cat Chicken & Rice Formula

This product is manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods.

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

Diamond Naturals Indoor Cat Chicken & Rice Formula 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 Diamond Naturals Indoor Cat Chicken & 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 chicken, which provides animal-based protein and important omega-6 fatty acids.

The third ingredient is pea. Peas are high-protein legumes which supply a healthy dose of dietary fiber and several important vitamins and minerals.

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

The fifth ingredient is cracked pearled barley. Cracked pearled barley is barley with the outer husk and bran layers removed. Similar to regular barley, cracked pearled barley provides carbohydrates and dietary fiber. Cracked pearled barley is however not as nutritious as regular whole grain barley.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Diamond Naturals Indoor Cat Chicken & 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 next ingredient is chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Essentially fatty acids are crucially important for optimal health, chicken fat happens to be an excellent source of omega-6 fatty acids.

Then we have natural flavor. The sole purpose of natural flavor is to improve palatability.

Moving on, we have 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.

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 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 Diamond Naturals Indoor Cat Chicken & Rice Formula is 3.0 out of 5.