Primal Raw Frozen Formulas Review
Feline Chicken and Salmon Formula
Review of Primal Raw Frozen Formulas
Feline Chicken and Salmon Formula
This product is manufactured by Primal Pet Foods.
According to our data, this Primal recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Unlike other AAFCO approved cat foods which rely in laboratory testing to substantiate nutritional adequacy, this recipe has undergone feeding trials. In the pet food industry, feeding trials are often considered to be the superior testing method.
Primal Raw Frozen Formulas Feline Chicken and Salmon Formula provides complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages and is comparable in nutritional adequacy to a product which has been substantiated using AAFCO feeding tests.
We'll begin this review of Primal Raw Frozen Formulas Feline Chicken and Salmon Formula 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 neck. In addition to the muscle meat, chicken necks include bones which are an excellent source of calcium and phosphorus.
The third ingredient is chicken gizzard. Chicken gizzards are meaty organ meats which provide high quality protein. They are naturally low in fat and play an important role in the digestive system of chickens and other birds. As with other organ meats, chicken gizzards are an excellent addition in the recipe.
The fourth 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 fifth 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.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Primal Raw Frozen Formulas Feline Chicken and Salmon Formula 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 Primal recipe.
Next we have organic kale. Organic kale is a nutritionally dense dark green vegetable rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Kale also contains sulforaphane, a compound believed to have anti-cancer properties.
The next ingredient is organic squash. Organic squash is an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Then we have organic carrot. Organic carrots are an excellent source dietary fiber and minerals. In addition, carrots are rich in beta carotene, an antioxidant which is a precursor to vitamin A.
The remaining ingredients in this Primal Raw Frozen Formulas 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 Primal Raw Frozen Formulas Feline Chicken and Salmon Formula is 5.0 out of 5.