Iams Purrfect Grain Free Review

White Meat Chicken Breast Recipe Shreds In Sauce

Iams Purrfect Grain Free White Meat Chicken Breast Recipe Shreds In Sauce

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Review of Iams Purrfect Grain Free
White Meat Chicken Breast Recipe Shreds In Sauce

This product is manufactured by Mars Petcare Inc..

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

Iams Purrfect Grain Free White Meat Chicken Breast Recipe Shreds In Sauce 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 Iams Purrfect Grain Free White Meat Chicken Breast Recipe Shreds In Sauce 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. 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 modified tapioca starch. Tapioca starch is a gluten-free starch extracted from cassava roots. Starch is a necessary component in producing kibble and tapioca is an excellent choice in this regard. The modified term indicates that the tapioca starch has been treated or processed in order to expose or improve some property.

The fourth 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.

The fifth 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.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Iams Purrfect Grain Free White Meat Chicken Breast Recipe Shreds In Sauce 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 Iams recipe.

Next we have pea protein. Pea protein is produced by removing the starchy parts of peas. Pea protein is considered controversial because it provides a substantial plant based protein boost. This boost is undesirable because plant based protein is typically lower in biological value when compared to meat based proteins.

The next ingredient is natural flavor. Natural flavor is used to modify the foods flavor and increase palatability.

The remaining ingredients in this Iams Purrfect Grain Free recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.

Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives a substantial 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 Iams Purrfect Grain Free White Meat Chicken Breast Recipe Shreds In Sauce is 2.0 out of 5.