Halo Impulse Grain Free Sensitive Stomach Quail & Garden Greens Recipe Pate Review
Review of Halo Impulse Grain Free Sensitive Stomach
Quail & Garden Greens Recipe Pate
This product is manufactured by Halo.
According to our data, this Halo recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult cats. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Halo Impulse Grain Free Sensitive Stomach Quail & Garden Greens Recipe Pate is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for the maintenance of adult cats.
We'll begin this review of Halo Impulse Grain Free Sensitive Stomach Quail & Garden Greens Recipe Pate with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is quail. Quail is a medium size game bird and an excellent novel protein source. However, raw quail contains a significant amount of moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of quail 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. Chicken is the most common meat ingredient used in cat food. It provides high-quality protein and fat. However, more than 60% of chicken is water.
The third 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 fourth ingredient is chicken liver. Organ meats like chicken liver are an excellent source of protein, fat, and essential vitamins and minerals. Although organs may not sound appealing, organs are an important component of a carnivorous animal's diet.
The fifth ingredient is water, which increases the food's moisture content.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Halo Impulse Grain Free Sensitive Stomach Quail & Garden Greens Recipe Pate 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 Halo recipe.
Next we have egg. Eggs 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. The usage of natural flavor to improve palatability is fairly common practice in cat food products.
Then we have agar-agar, which is commonly used as a thickening or gelling agent.
Moving on, 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 remaining ingredients in this Halo Impulse Grain Free Sensitive Stomach 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.
In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.
The official PawDiet rating for Halo Impulse Grain Free Sensitive Stomach Quail & Garden Greens Recipe Pate is 5.0 out of 5.