Nutro Adult Chunky Loaf Review
Salmon & Duck Dinner
Review of Nutro Adult Chunky Loaf
Salmon & Duck Dinner
This product is manufactured by Mars Petcare Inc..
According to our data, this Nutro recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for the maintenance of adult cats. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Nutro Adult Chunky Loaf Salmon & Duck Dinner 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 Nutro Adult Chunky Loaf Salmon & Duck Dinner with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is chicken, which provides animal-based protein and important omega-6 fatty acids.
The second 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 third 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 fourth ingredient is chicken liver. Chicken liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, chicken liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.
The fifth ingredient is duck. Duck is another excellent protein source. As with other raw meats, duck contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of duck is dramatically reduced after cooking.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Nutro Adult Chunky Loaf Salmon & Duck Dinner 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 Nutro recipe.
Next we have pork broth. As with other broths, pork broth is a source of flavor and moisture.
The next ingredient is natural flavor. The usage of natural flavor to improve palatability is fairly common practice in cat food products.
Then we have guar gum. Guar gum (or guaran) is obtained from guar beans which have been dehusked, milled and screened. It's commonly used in wet food products as a thickening agent and provides a notable amount of dietary fiber.
Moving on, we have sodium phosphate. Sodium phosphate is a generic term used for salts of sodium and phosphate. It is most likely used as a emulsifier, thickening agent, or leavening agent.
Moving on with this review, we have potassium chloride, which is a potassium supplement.
The remaining ingredients in this Nutro Adult Chunky Loaf 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 Nutro Adult Chunky Loaf Salmon & Duck Dinner is 5.0 out of 5.