Halo Sensitive Stomach Cat Review
Holistic Turkey & Turkey Liver Recipe
Review of Halo Sensitive Stomach Cat
Holistic Turkey & Turkey Liver Recipe
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 Sensitive Stomach Cat Holistic Turkey & Turkey Liver Recipe 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 Sensitive Stomach Cat Holistic Turkey & Turkey Liver Recipe with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is turkey. Although turkey is an excellent protein source, raw turkey contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of turkey 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 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.
The third ingredient is 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 fourth ingredient is oatmeal. Oatmeal is simply coarsely ground oats and therefore contains the entire oat grain. As with regular oats, oatmeal is rich in dietary fiber, B vitamins, and various minerals.
The fifth ingredient is dried pea. Dried peas are an excellent carbohydrate source, naturally rich in dietary fiber and protein.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Halo Sensitive Stomach Cat Holistic Turkey & Turkey Liver Recipe 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 soybean protein concentrate. Soybean protein concentrate is produced by removing the water soluble carbohydrates from soybeans. The inclusion of non-meat protein typically degrades the overall quality of protein in the recipe. This degradation is due to the inferior amino acid profile of plant based proteins.
The next ingredient is pearled barley. Pearled barley is barley with the outer husk and bran layers removed. Similar to regular barley, pearled barley provides carbohydrates and dietary fiber. Pearled barley is however not as nutritious as regular whole grain barley.
Then we have chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), which is an excellent source of omega-6 fatty acids.
Moving on, we have natural flavor, which enhances the flavor of the food.
Moving on with this review, we have pea fiber. Pea fiber is a concentrated dietary fiber source. Fiber can help stabilize blood sugar levels and promote colon health.
The next ingredient in this review is salmon oil. Salmon oil is an outstanding source of omega-3 fatty acids, an important part of a cat diet.
Our next ingredient is calcium sulfate. Calcium sulfate is a food additive that helps control acidity levels and functions as a firming agent. It's not a desirable ingredient, but it is considered safe by the FDA in small quantities.
The remaining ingredients in this Halo Sensitive Stomach Cat 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.
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 Sensitive Stomach Cat Holistic Turkey & Turkey Liver Recipe is 2.5 out of 5.