Solid Gold Five Oceans Review

Mackerel & Tuna Recipe in Gravy

Solid Gold Five Oceans Mackerel & Tuna Recipe in Gravy

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Review of Solid Gold Five Oceans
Mackerel & Tuna Recipe in Gravy

This product is manufactured by Solid Gold Pet, LLC.

According to our data, this Solid Gold recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Solid Gold Five Oceans Mackerel & Tuna Recipe in Gravy is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Solid Gold Five Oceans Mackerel & Tuna Recipe in Gravy with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is water sufficient for processing, which of course provides moisture.

The second ingredient is mackerel. Although mackerel is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw mackerel contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of mackerel 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 third ingredient is tuna. Tuna is another excellent protein source. As with other raw meats, tuna contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of tuna is dramatically reduced after cooking.

The fourth ingredient is tapioca. Tapioca 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 fifth ingredient is canola oil. Because canola oil is actually an improved rapeseed oil, many people are wary of its nutritional impacts.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Solid Gold Five Oceans Mackerel & Tuna Recipe in Gravy 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 Solid Gold recipe.

Next we have tricalcium phosphate. Tricalcium phosphate is typically used for its mineral contents. However, it can also be used to evenly disperse fat in wet food products.

The next ingredient is xanthan gum, which is used as a thickening and suspending agent. It's usually produced by bacterial fermentation and does not provide any nutritional value.

Then we have taurine, which is an amino acid. As with other amino acids, taurine is required for the proper functioning of the body.

Moving on, we have choline chloride. Choline chloride is member of the B-vitamin complex (vitamin B4).

Moving on with this review, we have vitamin E supplement. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin required by cats.

The remaining ingredients in this Solid Gold Five Oceans recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.

Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives a considerable 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 Solid Gold Five Oceans Mackerel & Tuna Recipe in Gravy is 2.0 out of 5.