Nulo MedalSeries Review
Indoor Cat - Duck & Cod Recipe
Review of Nulo MedalSeries
Indoor Cat - Duck & Cod Recipe
This product is manufactured by Nulo Pet Food.
According to our data, this Nulo recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult cats. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Nulo MedalSeries Indoor Cat - Duck & Cod 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 Nulo MedalSeries Indoor Cat - Duck & Cod Recipe with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is duck. Although duck is an excellent animal based protein source, raw duck contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of duck 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 meal. Turkey meal is produced by cooking turkey using a process called rendering. The rendering process dramatically reduces the natural moisture of turkey and thereby results in a highly condensed protein source.
The third ingredient is chicken meal. Chicken meal is produced by a process called rendering. In short, the rendering process involves cooking chicken until the moisture level falls below 10%. By removing the moisture, we're left with a concentrated protein powder made with chicken (i.e. chicken meal).
The fourth ingredient is cod. Cod is another excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source. As with other raw meats, cod contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of cod is dramatically reduced after cooking.
The fifth ingredient is chickpea. Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) 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 Nulo MedalSeries Indoor Cat - Duck & Cod 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 Nulo recipe.
Next we have whole pea. Whole peas are starchy members of the legume family. Other than carbohydrates, peas are notably high in plant based protein and various vitamins and minerals.
The next ingredient is dried sweet potato. Dried sweet potatoes are a common gluten free carbohydrate source in pet food. In addition to its fiber content, sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta carotene, an important antioxidant which serves as a precursor to vitamin A.
Then we have chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid). Essentially fatty acids are crucially important for optimal health, chicken fat happens to be an excellent source of omega-6 fatty acids.
The remaining ingredients in this Nulo MedalSeries 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 Nulo MedalSeries Indoor Cat - Duck & Cod Recipe is 5.0 out of 5.