Natural Balance Indoor Ultra Review
Chicken & Salmon Meal Formula
Review of Natural Balance Indoor Ultra
Chicken & Salmon Meal Formula
This product is manufactured by Natural Balance Pet Foods. Natural Balance Pet Foods is a subsidiary of Big Heart Pet Brands. In addition to Natural Balance, Big Heart Pet Brands also owns Nature's Recipe, Milk Bone, Meaty Bone, Meow Mix, PupPeroni, Ally Cat, and several other brands.
According to our data, this Natural Balance recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult cats. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Natural Balance Indoor Ultra Indoor Formula - Chicken Meal & Salmon Meal 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 Natural Balance Indoor Ultra Indoor Formula - Chicken Meal & Salmon Meal with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is chicken meal. Chicken meal is produced by cooking chicken using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of chicken and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
The second ingredient is brown rice. Brown rice is naturally rich in fiber and various minerals including manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. Relative to other grains, brown rice is easy to digest.
The third ingredient is oats. Oats are an excellent carbohydrate source with considerable nutrients in addition to dietary fiber. More specifically, oats are rich in B vitamins and various minerals including manganese.
The fourth ingredient is salmon meal. Salmon meal is produced by cooking salmon using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of salmon and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
The fifth ingredient is oat fiber. Oat fiber is a concentrated dietary fiber source. Fiber can help stabilize blood sugar levels and improve or maintain colon health.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Natural Balance Indoor Ultra Indoor Formula - Chicken Meal & Salmon Meal 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 Natural Balance recipe.
Next 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 is natural flavor, which is likely included to improve palatability.
Then we have alfalfa meal. Alfalfa meal is produced from the alfalfa flowering plant. it's rich in plant based protein, dietary fiber, and various vitamins and minerals.
Moving on, we have chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid). Fat is an important part of your cats diet, chicken fat in particular is an outstanding source of omega-6 fatty acids.
Moving on with this review, we have dried egg. Dried eggs consist 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 in this review is dried potato. Dried potatoes are commonly used in pet food as a gluten-free carbohydrate source. In addition to carbohydrates, dried potatoes also supply protein and various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Our next ingredient is potato protein. Potato protein is produced by extracting the starch of potatoes. This process results in a high protein and low ash ingredient called potato protein.
salmon oil is the next ingredient in this recipe. Salmon oil is an outstanding source of omega-3 fatty acids, an important part of a cat diet.
The remaining ingredients in this Natural Balance Indoor Ultra 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 Natural Balance Indoor Ultra Indoor Formula - Chicken Meal & Salmon Meal is 3.0 out of 5.