Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Canned Review

Chicken Jumble With Liver

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Canned Chicken Jumble With Liver

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Review of Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Canned
Chicken Jumble With Liver

This product is manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc..

According to our data, this Earthborn Holistic recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for adult cats and growing kittens. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Canned Chicken Jumble With Liver is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for adult cats and growing kittens.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Canned Chicken Jumble With Liver with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first 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 second 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 third ingredient is potato. Potatoes are commonly used in pet food as a gluten free carbohydrate source which also provides various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

The fourth ingredient is chicken liver. Chicken liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, chicken liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.

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 Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Canned Chicken Jumble With Liver 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 Earthborn Holistic 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 natural flavor. Although natural flavor does not provide any nutritional value, it does improve palatability.

Then 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.

Moving on, we have 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.

Moving on with this review, we have potassium chloride. Potassium chloride is a potassium supplement.

The remaining ingredients in this Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Canned 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 Earthborn Holistic Grain Free Canned Chicken Jumble With Liver is 3.0 out of 5.