Hound & Gatos Grain Free 98% Salmon, Mackerel & Sardine Recipe For Cats Review
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Review of Hound & Gatos Grain Free
98% Salmon, Mackerel & Sardine Recipe For Cats
This product is manufactured by Gott Pet Products.
According to our data, this Hound & Gatos recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Hound & Gatos Grain Free 98% Salmon, Mackerel & Sardine Recipe For Cats is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
We'll begin this review of Hound & Gatos Grain Free 98% Salmon, Mackerel & Sardine Recipe For Cats with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is salmon. Although salmon is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw salmon contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of salmon 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 fish broth. Fish broth provides both flavor and moisture; however, as with other broths, fish broth does not provide any notable nutritional contribution.
The third ingredient is mackerel. Mackerel is another excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source. As with other raw meats, mackerel contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of mackerel is dramatically reduced after cooking.
The fourth ingredient is sardine. Sardines are another outstanding protein and omega-3 fatty acids source. They also contain all of the necessary essential amino acids required by cats.
The fifth ingredient is agar-agar, which is commonly used as a thickening or gelling agent.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Hound & Gatos Grain Free 98% Salmon, Mackerel & Sardine Recipe For Cats 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 Hound & Gatos recipe.
Next 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 next ingredient is calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is a naturally occurring mineral supplement. Although it's often used as a dietary calcium supplement, it can also be used as a preservative or color retainer.
Then we have choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).
Moving on, we have taurine, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.
Moving on with this review, we have salt. Salt is an important mineral for both humans and cats. Depending on the quantity of salt used (which we cannot determine), salt may or may not be a nutritious addition in the recipe.
The remaining ingredients in this Hound & Gatos Grain Free 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 Hound & Gatos Grain Free 98% Salmon, Mackerel & Sardine Recipe For Cats is 3.0 out of 5.