This limited ingredient cat food is great for cats that have an irritable digestive tract because it contains flaxseed, chicken, chicken meal, and chicken fat. The three forms of chicken are also an excellent source of protein, so your cat will get strong muscles.
Important note: Flaxseed is not harmful, but senior cats and cats that are ill may not be able to digest it. As a result, they will not get any nutrients from this particular ingredient.
Cats who can digest flaxseed will benefit greatly from it! This ingredient is also good for your pet’s skin, fur, and the immune system. It is an incredible natural supplement!
Despite the fact that I have a lot of positive things to say about this food, I DO NOT recommend it! It has rosemary and spearmint extracts, which have proven to be toxic to cats. Rosemary extract can induce seizures and spearmint extract has a harmful substance called salicylate.
This food also contains green tea extract. Researchers have not yet determined whether or not this substance is dangerous to cats. Since it is unclear, I suggest that you stay away from foods with green tea extract. We always need to be cautious when it comes to our pets’ health!
Natural Balance Green Pea & Chicken Formula
Green Peas, Chicken Meal, Chicken, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Calcium Carbonate, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin), Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.
Pet food ingredients, nutritional values, and the way they are labeled for consumers are monitored by several organizations in the United States including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the NGO, Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).
- CRUDE PROTEIN – 30.0% min
- CRUDE FAT – 12.0% min
- CRUDE FIBER – 4.0% max
- MOISTURE – 10.0% max
- TAURINE – 0.1% min
- OMEGA-6 FATTY ACIDS – 2.5% min
- OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS – 0.5% min
- 3600 kcal/kg, 410 kcal/cup
|Weight||Daily Feeding (Cup)|
|4 LBS or Less||Up to 4/8|
|4 - 7 LBS||Up to 5/8|
|7 - 10 LBS||Up to 3/4|
|10 - 13 LBS||Up to 8/10|
|13 - 16 LBS||Up to 1|
Feed adult cats once or twice a day. It is recommended that you follow the feeding amount table when introducing adult cats to this food. Feeding amounts must be altered according to cats’ nutritional requirements. A tiny portion of this food can be added to food bowls as a treat.
Make sure to give pregnant and nursing females ½-2 more portions each day. Portions should also be adjusted for senior cats. They have less energy, so they require less food. Giving them less will help them maintain a normal weight. Keep in mind that not all senior cats enjoy crunchy foods.
Please note that feeding amounts are subject to change based on cats’ breed, activity, and mood. These instructions are for cats who are active and healthy.
Consult your vet before putting additional supplements in this food. Having a normal body weight is crucial to your cat’s well-being. Always ask your vet about your cat’s weight if you notice there is a problem. Make sure your cat has fresh water every day.
Never switch your cat’s food immediately. You need to change it over a span of 5-7 days.
The Bottom Line
Concerned cat owners should steer clear of this food. While there are only tiny amounts of rosemary and spearmint extracts in it, it can still be a problem because these amounts add up. This is especially true if you feed your cat multiple bags.
Rosemary extract is especially dangerous to cats that already suffer from seizures or other kinds of neurological disorders. Green tea extract is a questionable ingredient since the mental and physical effects that it has on cats is unclear. For this reason, it is best that you avoid it.
A brand of food that is like this one but does not contain these extracts would be perfect for your pet! Make sure to read the ingredients carefully before you purchase it. You do not want to accidentally choose something that has ingredients that are questionable.
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