Dry Cat Food Review and Rating List

This page is a work in progress but I have a good start on it so here is a list of some of the more popular (and some of the less popular) dry cat foods that are available for purchase. These ratings are my opinions of the food based on ingredients and guaranteed analyses and only include reasons for my star rating (if needed). In cases that the particular brand of food has multiple flavors, I have chosen one to represent the others (and most of the time, the other flavors/protein sources get the same rating). They are organized alphabetically. Newly added:

4Health All Life Stages Cat Formula
Chicken, chicken meal, egg product, cracked pearled barley, ground rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), salmon, potatoes, natural chicken flavor, flaxseed, sodium bisulfate, ocean fish meal, potassium chloride, DL-methionine, choline chloride, dried chicory root, taurine, dried kelp, carrots, peas, apples, tomatoes, blueberries, spinach, dried skim milk, cranberries, rosemary extract, parsley flake, yucca schidigera extract, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.
What's Good: chicken, chicken meal, egg, barley, rice, chicken fat, salmon, potatoes, flaxseed, ocean fish meal, kelp, carrots, peas, apples, tomatoes, blueberries, spinach*, skim milk, cranberries, rosemary, parsley, probiotics, chelated minerals
What's Bad: too many grains 
Rating: 4/5 stars

4Health Grain Free Whitefish, Potato and Pea Formula for Adult Cats
Whitefish, Fish Meal, Salmon Meal, Turkey Meal, Whole Potato, Dried Peas, Pea Protein, Tapioca, Poultry Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Egg Product, Turkey, Natural Flavor, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Whole Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Dried Carrots, Choline Chloride, Dried Cranberry, Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Fish Meal, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K activity), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Cobalt Sulfate, Potassium Iodide
What's Good: whitefish, fish meal, salmon meal, turkey meal, potato, peas, tapioca, poultry fat (would prefer to see a specific species though...), dried egg, turkey, flaxseed, carrots, cranberry
What's Bad: pea protein, medadione sodium bisulfite complex (controversial form of vitamin K) 
Rating: 4/5 stars

Acana Grasslands Cat & Kitten (Canada made)

Boneless lamb, lamb meal, boneless duck, Pollock meal, duck fat, green lentils, boneless perch, herring meal, red lentils, salmon meal, chickpeas, green peas, herring oil, whole eggs, lamb fat, sun-cured alfalfa, dried kelp, pumpkin, butternut squash, spinach greens, carrots, apples, pears, cranberries, mixed tocopherols (preservative), chicory root, dandelion root, chamomile, peppermint leaf, ginger root, caraway seeds, turmeric, rose hips, freeze-dried lamb liver, freeze-dried duck liver, freeze-dried lamb, Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, plus premium vitamins and minerals
What's Good: Lamb, lamb meal, duck, pollock meal, duck fat, green lentils, boneless perch, herring meal, red lentils, salmon meal, chickpeas, green peas, herring oil, eggs, lamb fat, alfalfa, kelp, pumpkin, squash, spinach greens*, carrots, apples, pears, cranberries, and the rest of the ingredients including the freeze-dried meats.
What's Bad: Nothing!
Rating: 5/5 stars

Acana Wild Atlantic Cat Food (Kentucky made)

Whole mackerel, whole herring, whole redfish, silver hake, mackerel meal, herring meal, whole green peas, red lentils, pinto beans, cod meal, catfish oil, pollock meal, chickpeas, green lentils, whole yellow peas, herring oil, flounder, natural fish flavor, sunflower oil, sun-cured alfalfa, dried kelp, freeze-dried cod liver, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, carrots, apples, pears, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, choline chloride, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, vitamin K, mixed tocopherols (preservative), chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rosehips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product
What's Good: whole mackerel, whole herring, whole redfish, silver hake, mackerel meal, herring meal, peas, lentils, pinto beans, cod meal, catfish oil, pollock meal, chickpeas, herring oil, flounder, sunflower oil, alfalfa, kelp, freeze-dried fishes, pumpkin, butternut squash, kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, carrots, apples, pears, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chelated minerals, probiotics
What's Bad: nothing (I am not sure of the type of vitamin K but if it is menadione sodium bisulfite complex, that would knock THIS flavor down a tiny bit but the other flavors are unaffected)
Rating: 5/5 stars

Addiction Grain Free Viva La Venison Formula
Venison Meal, Dried Potatoes, Chicken Fat (Free from Chicken Protein and preserved with Mixed Tocopherols - a source of Vitamin E), Natural Flavors, Dried Egg, Dried Kelp, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Dried Carrots, Dried Cranberries, Dried Apples, Dried Spinach, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Brewers Dried Yeast, Lecithin, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Extract, Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E, Iron Proteinate, Dried Saccharomyces cerevisiae Fermentation Solubles, Insulin (from chicory root), Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Taurine, DL-Methionine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine (Vitamin B1), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12, Beta Carotene, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract
What's Good: Venison meal, dried potatoes, chicken fat, dried egg, dried kelp, alfalfa, carrots, cranberries, apples, spinach*
What's Bad: nothing
Rating: 5/5 stars


Adirondack Adult Cat Recipe
Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Ground Grain Sorghum, Egg Product, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Whitefish Meal, Oat Groats, Natural Flavor, Brewers Dried Yeast, Menhaden Fish Oil, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Lecithin, Dl-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, L-Lysine, Canola Oil, Carrots, Celery, Beets, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach, Salt, Taurine, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Organic Dried Kelp, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Citric Acid, Folic Acid, Iron Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate.
What’s Good: chicken meal, brown rice, chicken fat, egg, whitefish meal, oat groats, menhaden oil, flaxseed, canola oil, carrots, celery, beets, parsley, lettuce, watercress, spinach*, kelp, chelated minerals
What’s Bad: not enough animal ingredients
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Alley Cat Chicken & Tuna Flavors
Ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, chicken by-product meal, animal fat preserved with mixed tocopherols (source of vitamin E), ocean fish meal, tuna meal, calcium carbonate, phosphoric acid, salt, choline chloride, brewers dried yeast, dicalcium phosphate, animal digest, tetra sodium pyrophosphate, taurine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate (source of iron), niacin, manganese sulfate, vitamin E supplement, red 40, calcium pantothenate, L-alanine, copper sulfate, vitamin A supplement, rosemary extract, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), vitamin D supplement, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity)
What's Good: ocean fish meal and tuna meal included (but very low on ingredient list)
What's Bad: corn, corn gluten, soybean, by-products, non-specific animal fat, animal digest, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (controversial form of vitamin K)
Rating: 1/5 stars


Artemis Fresh Mix Feline Formula
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas, Barley, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flavor Enhancer, Fish Meal, Flaxseed, Sodium Bisulfate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, Kelp, Carrots, Apples, Tomatoes, Blueberries, Spinach, Cranberries, Rosemary Extract, Parsley Flake, Green Tea Extract, Barley Grass Extract, L-Carnitine, Enterococcus Faecieum, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Saccharomyces Cerevesiae Fermentation Solubles, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid.
What’s Good: chicken, chicken meal, peas, barley, chicken fat, fish meal, flaxseed, kelp, carrots, apples, tomatoes, blueberries, spinach*, cranberries, rosemary, parsley, probiotics, chelated minerals
What’s Bad: too many grains/plants at the front of the ingredients
Rating: 4/5 stars

Authority Adult Cat Food--this is PetSmart's brand
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice, Ground Corn, Corn Protein Concentrate, Poultry Fat (Preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Rice Flour, Fructooligosaccharides, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamin Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 supplement, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine
What's Good: chicken, chicken meal, dried egg product
What's Bad: brewers rice, corn, corn protein concentrate (lets you see that significant amounts of the protein in this food come from corn, which is not good), non-specific poultry fat, rice flour
Rating: 2/5 stars

AvoDerm: Natural Chicken and Herring Meal
Chicken Meal, Ground Whole Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Ascorbic Acid), Ground Whole Brown Rice, Ground Whole Wheat, Herring Meal, Natural Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Dried Chicken Liver, Dried Brewers Yeast, Dried Chicory Root, Avocado Oil, Avocado Meal, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine Supplement, Lecithin, Dried Yucca Schidigera, DL-Methionine, Dried Kelp, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Source of Vitamin B2), Niacin, Choline Chloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Biotin, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Zinc Polysaccharide Complex, Manganese Polysaccharide Complex, Iron Polysaccharide Complex, Copper Polysaccharide Complex, Cobalt Polysaccharide Complex, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite.
What’s Good: Chicken meal, chicken fat, brown rice, herring meal, chicken liver, avocado meal, kelp
What’s Bad: corn, corn gluten, wheat.
Rating: 2/5 stars

Blue Buffalo: Chicken and Brown Rice
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Salmon Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Dried Egg, Natural Chicken Flavor, Whole Potatoes, Peas, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Cranberries, Blueberries, Apples, Blackberries, Pomegranate, Spinach, Pumpkin, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Turmeric, Fish Oil (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Oil of Rosemary, Beta Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Niacin (Vitamin B3), d-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Choline Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Salt, Caramel, Potassium Chloride, Dried Yeast (source of Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product
What’s Good: deboned chicken, chicken meal, oatmeal, brown rice,barley, chicken fat, salmon meal, menhaden fish meal, dried egg, potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, cranberries, blueberries, apples, blackberries, pomegranate, spinach*, pumpkin, flaxseed, barley grass, parsley, alfalfa meal, kelp, fish oil, probiotics
What’s Bad: nothing to speak of
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Blue Buffalo Freedom: Grain Free Chicken
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Pea Starch, Pea Fiber, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Cellulose, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Chicken Flavor, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Cranberries, Blueberries, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Turmeric, Dried Chicory Root, Oil of Rosemary, Beta Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Niacin (Vitamin B3), d-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Choline Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Salt, Caramel, Potassium Chloride, Dried Yeast (source of Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product
What’s Good: deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, peas, potatoes, chicken fat, flaxseed, carrots, sweet potatoes, cranberries, blueberries, barley grass, parsley, alfalfa, kelp, probiotics
What’s Bad: dried cellulose (filler)
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Blue Buffalo Wilderness: Chicken
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Tapioca Starch, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Peas, Dried Egg, Pea Protein, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Tomato Pomace (source of Lycopene), Natural Flavor, Potatoes, Menhaden Fish Meal (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Alfalfa Meal, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Dried Chicory Root, Potato Starch, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Caramel, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Salt, Ferrous Sulfate, Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E Supplement, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Oil of Rosemary, L-Lysine, Parsley, Kelp, Blueberries, Cranberries, Apples, Spinach, Blackberries, Pomegranate, Pumpkin, Barley Grass, Turmeric, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Copper Sulfate, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, L Carnitine, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Beta Carotene, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Calcium Iodate, Dried Yeast, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, Sodium Selenite.
What's Good: deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, tapioca starch, chicken fat, peas, dried egg, flaxseed, potatoes, menhaden fish meal, alfalfa meal, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsley, kelp, blueberries, cranberries, apples, spinach, blackberries, pomegranate, pumpkin, barley grass, probiotics.
What's Bad: nothing
Rating: 5/5 stars

Blue Buffalo Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe: Trout
Deboned Trout, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Peas, Tapioca Starch, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Pea Fiber, Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Natural Flavor, Potatoes, Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Potato Starch, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Caramel, Taurine, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Nicotinic Acid (Vitamin B3), Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E Supplement, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Lysine, Blueberries, Cranberries, Apples, Blackberries, Pomegranate, Spinach, Pumpkin, Barley Grass, Kelp, Parsley, Turmeric, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (a source of Vitamin C), Oil of Rosemary, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Copper Sulfate, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Manganese Sulfate, L-Carnitine, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Beta Carotene, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Calcium Iodate, Dried Yeast, Dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation extract
What's Good: deboned trout, chicken meal, turkey meal, peas, chicken fat, tapioca starch (a good form of starch), flaxseed, potatoes, alfalfa, sweet potatoes, carrots, blueberries, cranberries, apples, blackberries, pomegranate, spinach*, pumpkin, barley grass, kelp, parsley, probiotics
What's Bad: Nothing to mention
Rating: 5/5 stars

California Naturals Chicken & Brown Rice
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Rice, Chicken Fat, Natural Flavors, Sunflower Oil, Flaxseed, Vitamins, Potassium Chloride, Minerals, Taurine, DL-Methionine), Rosemary Extract
What's Good: chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, rice, chicken fat, sunflower oil, flaxseed, rosemary extract
What's Bad: nothing except lots of grains
Rating: 4/5 stars

California Naturals Grain Free Chicken Formula
Chicken, chicken meal, peas, chicken fat, pea fiber, sunflower oil, natural flavors, potassium chloride, minerals, vitamins, taurine, salt.
What's Good: chicken, chicken meal, peas, chicken fat, sunflower oil
What's Bad: nothing
Rating: 5/5 stars

Canidae Grain Free PURE Elements Dry Cat Food with Fresh Chicken:
Chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, potatoes, peas, chicken fat, lamb meal, menhaden fish meal, natural flavor, minerals (zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, manganous oxide, sodium selenite), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid), choline chloride, DL-methionine, taurine, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, mixed tocopherols (a source of vitamin E)
What's Good: chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, potatoes, peas, chicken fat, lamb meal, menhaden fish meal, probiotics
What's Bad: Nothing to mention.
Rating: 5/5 stars

Canidae Life Stages All Life Stages Dry Cat Food:
Chicken meal, brown rice, cracked pearled barley, peas, millet, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), turkey meal, potato protein, lamb meal, egg product, natural flavor, flaxseed, ocean fish meal, potassium chloride, choline chloride, DL-methionine, taurine, suncured alfalfa meal, inulin (from chicory root), lecithin, sage extract, cranberries, beta-carotene, rosemary extract, sunflower oil, yucca schidigera extract, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, minerals (zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, manganous oxide, sodium selenite), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid), papaya, pineapple.
What's Good: Chicken meal, brown rice, barley, peas, chicken fat, turkey meal, lamb meal, egg product, flaxseed, ocena fish meal, alfalfa meal, cranberries, probiotics, papaya, pineapple.
What's Bad: millet, too many grains/fillers
Rating: 4/5 stars


Castor & Pollux Organix: Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
Organic Chicken, Poultry Meal, Organic Peas, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Barley, Pea Protein, Organic Poultry Fat (Naturally Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Salmon Meal, Organic Flaxseed, Natural Chicken Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Calcium Sulfate, Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Taurine, Potassium Chloride, Yeast Culture (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae), Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis, Fermentation Solubles, Rosemary Extract.
What’s Good: organic chicken, poultry meal (see below for more) organic peas, organic brown rice, organic barley, organic poultry fat (see below for more), salmon meal, organic flaxseed, dried egg, chelated minerals, probiotics, rosemary
What’s Bad: non-descript poultry meal (would prefer to see chicken meal, turkey meal, etc.) can be a problem for cats with allergies, non-descript poultry fat (would prefer to see chicken fat, turkey fat, etc.), too many grains
Rating: 4/5 stars

Castor & Pollux Organix Grain Free Chicken & Potato Recipe
Organic Chicken, Chicken Meal, Organic Peas, Organic Tapioca, Potato Protein, Organic Pea Protein, Organic Lentils, Organic Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Organic Potatoes, Organic Sunflower Meal, Natural Flavor, Organic Alfalfa Meal, Organic Flaxseed (Source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Powdered Cellulose, Organic Chicken Liver, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Salt, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Cranberries, Dried Yeast Culture, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract.
What’s Good: organic chicken, chicken meal, organic peas, organic tapioca, organic lentils, organic chicken fat, organic potatoes, organic sunflower meal, organic alfalfa meal, organic flaxseed, organic chicken liver, chelated minerals, cranberries, probiotics, rosemary
What’s Bad: too many plant proteins (peas, potato protein, pea protein, alfalfa, flaxseed, etc.)
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Adult
Chicken, chicken meal, cracked pearled barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), turkey meal, white rice, potatoes, oatmeal, millet, natural chicken flavor, salmon, turkey, duck, ocean fish meal, flaxseed, sodium bisulfate, egg product, DL-methionine, potassium chloride, choline chloride, dried chicory root, taurine, dried kelp, carrots, peas, apples, tomatoes, blueberries, spinach, dried skim milk, cranberries, rosemary extract, parsley flake, yucca schidigera extract, L-Carnitine, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product and dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.
What’s Good: chicken, chicken meal, barley, chicken fat, turkey meal, potatoes, oatmeal, salmon, turkey, duck, ocean fish meal, flaxseed, egg product, kelp, carrots, peas, apples, tomatoes, blueberries, spinach*, dried skim milk, cranberries, parsley, probiotics
What’s Bad: too many grains/fillers (rice, millet, etc.)
Rating: 4/5 stars


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Chicken & Legumes Grain Free
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Flour, Natural Flavor, Salmon, Duck, Turkey, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil (a Source of DHA), Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid.
What’s Good: chicken, chicken meal, peas, chickpeas, chicken fat, salmon, duck, turkey, salmon oil, probiotics, chelated minerals
What’s Bad: nothing
Rating: 5/5 stars

Diamond Naturals Active Cat Chicken & Rice Formula
Chicken meal, ground rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), natural chicken flavor, flaxseed, powdered cellulose, sodium bisulfate, salmon oil (a source of DHA), fish meal, methionine, choline chloride, taurine, dried chicory root, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid
What's Good: Chicken meal, ground rice, chicken fat, flaxseed, salmon oil, fish meal
What's Bad: powdered cellulose (filler), too much grain
Rating: 4/5 stars

Drs Foster & Smith Signature Series Adult Cat Food Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Brown Rice, Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Salmon Meal, Dried Egg Product, Brewers Rice, Corn Protein Concentrate, Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Flaxseed Meal, Fish Oil, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries, Salt, Dried Kelp, Dried Tomato Pomace, Pea Seed Coats, Taurine, DL-Methionine,L-ascorbyl-2 Polyphosphate, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Citric Acid and Mixed Tocopherols (preservatives), Iron Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Choline Chloride, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Cobalt Carbonate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract, and Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product
What's Good: chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, barley, chicken fat, salmon meal, egg, flaxseed, fish oil, sweet potatoes, cranberries, blueberries, kelp, chelated minerals, probiotics
What's Bad: brewers rice, corn protein concentrate (lots of corn protein which is not easily digested by cats), pea seed coats (maybe OK to increase fiber but they could use better ingredients instead to get fiber), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (controversial form of vitamin K)
Rating: 2.5/5 stars 


Dr. Tim’s Chase All Life Stages Formula

Chicken meal, brown rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed natural tocopherols, a source of vitamin E), dried plain beet pulp (sugar removed), ocean herring meal, dried whole eggs, menhaden fish oil (preserved with mixed natural tocopherols, a source of vitamin E), catfish meal, rice bran, chicken liver meal, salmon meal, ground whole flaxseed meal, dried porcine plasma protein, lecithin (sunflower derived), potassium chloride, carrots, celery, beets, parsley, lettuce, watercress, spinach, L-Lysine, DL-methionine (essential amino acid), dried kelp, dried chicory root (source of inulin), psyllium seed husk, yucca schidigera extract, choline chloride, algae fat product (source of DHA), salt, taurine, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stabilized ascorbic acid), vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, zinc proteinate, beta carotene, ferrous sulfate, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), manganese sulfate, inositol, niacin supplement, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, zinc oxide, biotin, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), copper proteinate, vitamin A supplement, riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B2), calcium pantothenate, potassium iodide (source of iodine), manganous oxide, calcium iodate, vitamin B12 supplement, sodium selenite, vitamin D3 supplement, L-Carnitine, folic acid
What’s Good: chicken meal, brown rice, chicken fat, ocean herring meal, dried eggs, menhaden oil, catfish meal, chicken liver meal, salmon meal, flaxseed, carrots, celery, beets, parsley, lettuce, watercress, spinach*, kelp, chelated minerals
What’s Bad: nothing much
Rating: 5/5 stars

Eagle Pack Original Adult Cat Formula
Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Ground Corn, Chicken Fat (naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols, citric acid and rosemary extract), Chicken (organic), Flaxseed, Brewers Dried Yeast, Poultry Liver Digest, Wheat Germ Meal, Dried Egg Product, Pork Meal, Fish Meal, Alfalfa Meal, Tomato Pomace, Dried Beet Pulp, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Chicory Root Extract, Dried Cranberry Powder, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Activated Animal Sterol (source of Vitamin D3), Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Choline Chloride, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite, Calcium Pantothenate, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Ascorbic Acid, dl-Methionine, Inositol, Polysaccharide Complexes (sequestered) Zinc, Iron, Magnanese, Copper and Cobalt, Calcium Iodate, Taurine, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Carbonate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Solubes, B. Subtillus Fermentation Solubles
What's Good: chicken meal, ground brown rice, chicken fat, organic chicken, flaxseed, dried egg product, pork meal, fish meal, alfalfa, dried cranberry powder
What's Bad: corn gluten, corn, non-specific poultry liver digest, wheat germ meal
Rating: 2/5 stars

Earthborn Holistic Feline Vantage Natural Cat Food
Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Pea Protein, Oat Meal, Dried Egg Product, Pea Fiber, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Herring Meal, Ground Barley, Ground Flaxseed, Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Salmon Meal, Whitefish Meal, Blueberry Fiber, Cranberry Fiber, Choline Chloride, Apples, Blueberries, Carrots, Spinach, Cranberries, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Taurine, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Yucca Schidgera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product.
What's Good: chicken meal, brown rice, oat meal, egg, chicken fat, herring meal, barley, flaxseed, tomato pomace, salmon meal, whitefish meal, apples, blueberries, carrots, spinach*, cranberries, canola oil, probiotics, chelated minerals, rosemary
What's Bad: too many grains 
Rating: 4/5 stars

Earthborn Holistic Primitive Feline
Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Peas, Potatoes, Dried Egg Product, Herring Meal, Salmon Meal, Ground Flaxseed, Pea Fiber, Natural Flavor, Sweet Potatoes, Whitefish Meal, Blueberry Fiber, Cranberry Fiber, Choline Chloride, Apples, Blueberries, Carrots, Spinach, Cranberries, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Taurine, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Yucca Schidgera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product.
What's Good: turkey meal, chicken meal, chicken fat, peas, potatoes, dried egg, herring meal, salmon meal, flaxseed, sweet potatoes, whitefish meal, apples, blueberries, carrots, spinach*, cranberries, canola oil, chelated minerals, probiotics, rosemary
What's Bad: nothing 
Rating: 5/5 stars

Eukanuba: Adult Chicken
Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Corn Grits, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Sodium Bisulfate, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Brewers Dried Yeast, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Salt, Rosemary Extract.
What’s Good: chicken, egg product, fish oil
What’s Bad: by-products, corn, non-specific animal fat
Rating: 2/5 stars

Evo Turkey and Chicken
Turkey, Chicken, Chicken Meal, Tapioca Starch, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, a Source of Vitamin E), Herring, Pea Fiber, Salmon Meal, Natural Flavors, Potassium Chloride, Apples, Eggs, Carrots, Menhaden Oil, Peas, Cranberries, Alfalfa Sprouts, Pumpkin, Tomatoes, Cottage Cheese, Dried Chicory Root Extract, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate), DL-Methionine, Vitamins (Betaine Hydrochloride, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Beta Carotene, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid), Taurine, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E Supplement, Direct Fed Microbials (Dried Enterococcus faecium, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus, Dried Lactobacillus casei), Rosemary Extract
What's Good: Turkey, chicken, chicken meal, tapioca, chicken fat, herring, pea fiber, salmon meal, apples, eggs, carrots, menhaden oil, peas, cranberries, alfalfa, pumpkin, tomatoes, cottage cheese, rosemary extract, probiotics.
What's Bad: Nothing really
Rating: 5/5 stars

Fancy Feast: Savory Chicken and Turkey
brewers rice, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of vitamin e), ground yellow corn, soybean meal, animal liver flavor, chicken, turkey, phosphoric acid, calcium carbonate, salt, natural and artificial flavors, potassium chloride, dried yeast, choline chloride, added color (red 40, yellow 5, blue 2 and other color), taurine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, vitamin e supplement, niacin, manganese sulfate, vitamin a supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin k activity), sodium selenite.
What’s Good: Chicken, turkey included (very low down)
What’s Bad: Brewer’s rice, by-products, corn gluten meal, non-specific animal fat, corn, soy, medadione sodium bisulfite complex (controversial source of vitamin k)
Rating: 1/5 stars***

Friskies: Surfin’ and Turfin’
Ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, chicken by-product meal, soybean meal, beef tallow preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), meat and bone meal, ocean fish meal, animal liver flavor, phosphoric acid, calcium carbonate, salt, added color, choline chloride, salmon meal, crab meal, potassium chloride, taurine, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, Red 40, ferrous sulfate, DL-Methionine, Yellow 5, manganese sulfate, Blue 2, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite. G-6001
What’s Good: ocean fish meal, salmon meal, and crab meal are all included (very low down on ingredient list though)
What’s Bad: corn, corn gluten, by-products, meat and bone meal, soy, beef tallow (low quality fat), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (controversial form of vitamin k)
Rating: 1/5 stars***

Go! Fit + Grain Free Chicken, Turkey & Duck Recipe
Chicken meal, de-boned chicken, de-boned turkey, duck meal, turkey meal, salmon meal, de-boned trout, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), natural fish flavour, peas, potatoes, whole dried egg, potato flour, tapioca, de-boned salmon, de-boned duck, salmon oil, pumpkin, apples, carrots, bananas, blueberries, cranberries, lentil beans, broccoli, spinach, cottage cheese, alfalfa, sweet potatoes, blackberries, papayas, pineapple, phosphoric acid, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, DL-methionine, taurine, choline chloride, dried chicory root, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation product, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation product, vitamins (vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, inositol, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (a source of vitamin C), thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, beta-carotene, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc oxide, manganese proteinate, copper sulphate, calcium iodate, ferrous sulphate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite), yucca schidigera extract, yeast extract, dried rosemary.
What's Good: chicken meal, deboned cicken, deboned turkey, duck meal, turkey meal, salmon meal, deboned trout, chicken fat, whole dried egg, tapioca, deboned salmon, deboned duck, salmon oil, pumpkin, apples, carrots, bananas, blueberries, cranberries, lentil beans, broccoli*, spinach*, cottage cheese, alfalfa, sweet potatoes, blackberries, papayas, pineapple, probiotics, dried rosemary
What's Bad: nothing at all
Rating: 5/5 stars

The Goodlife Recipe:
Chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, brewers rice, chicken by-product meal, animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), natural flavor, brewers dried yeast potassium chloride, dried peas, salt, taurine, DL-methionine, caramel color, dried spinach, dried tomato, dried blueberry, dried sweet potato, dried apple, dried cranberry, choline chloride, dried carrots, mixed tocopherols (a preservative), titanium dioxide color, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin, vitamin A supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate [vitamin B1], riboflavin supplement [vitamin B2], d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride [vitamin B6], vitamin D3 suppment, folic acid, biotin), minerals (zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, potassium iodide) Iron oxide color, yucca schidigera extract, sodium copper chlorophyllin.
What’s Good: chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, dried peas, dried spinach*, dried tomato, dried blueberry, dried sweet potato, dried apple, dried cranberry, dried carrots
What’s Bad: brewers rice, by-products, non-specific animal fat
Rating: 2.5/5 stars

Halo: Grain Free Chicken
Chicken, Eggs, Pea Protein, Vegetable Broth, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Whole Peas, Chicken Liver, Flax seed, Salmon Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Pea Fiber, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Green Beans, Carrots, Blueberries, Alfalfa, Cranberries, Zucchini, Calcium Sulfate, DL- Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Inulin, Salt, Vitamins (Folic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Choline Bitartrate, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Ascorbic Acid, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Magnesium Proteniate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium longum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product.
What’s Good: chicken, eggs, chicken fat, peas, chicken liver, flax seed, salmon oil, sweet potatoes, apples, green beans, carrots, blueberries, alfalfa, cranberries, zucchini
What’s Bad: pea protein too high on ingredient list which boosts overall protein percentages
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Hills Ideal Balance: Grain Free Natural Chicken and Potato
Chicken, Potatoes, Yellow Peas, Pea Protein Concentrate, Chicken Fat, Potato Starch, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Lactic Acid, Chicken Liver Flavor, Vegetable & fruit blend (Green Peas, Apples, Cranberries, Carrots, Broccoli), Calcium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, Fish Oil, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Phosphoric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Natural Flavors.
What’s Good: chicken, potatoes, yellow peas, chicken fat, dried egg product, chicken meal, vegetable and fruit blend (peas, apples, cranberries, carrots, broccoli*), fish oil
What’s Bad: no ingredients to speak of
Rating: 4.5/5 stars (earned 4.5/5 because protein percentage is too low)

Hills Science Diet: Adult Optimal Care Original
Chicken, Whole Grain Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Pork Fat, Brewers Rice , Wheat Gluten, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Calcium Sulfate, Lactic Acid, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Fish Oil, Soybean Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Iodized Salt, Taurine, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), L-Lysine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Oat Fiber, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Phosphoric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Natural Flavors, Dried Apples, Dried Broccoli, Dried Carrots, Dried Cranberries, Dried Peas.
What’s Good: Chicken, pork fat, dried egg product, fish oil, oat fiber, dried apples, dried broccoli*, dried carrots, dried cranberries, dried peas
What’s Bad: wheat, corn gluten, brewers rice, wheat gluten
Rating: 2/5 stars

Iams: Original With Chicken
Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Corn Grits, Dried Beet Pulp, Poultry By-Product Meal, Natural Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Sodium Bisulfate, Potassium Chloride, Fructooligosaccharides, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Rosemary Extract
What’s Good: chicken, egg product, fish oil
What’s Bad: by-products, corn, non-specific animal fat
Rating: 2.5/5 stars

Iams Grain Free Naturals Chicken + Turkey
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas, Pea Starch, Turkey, Tapioca Starch, Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols a Source of Vitamin E), Natural Flavors, Sodium Bisulfate, Potassium Chloride, Monosodium Phosphate, Menhaden Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols a Source of Vitamin E), DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Carrots, Tomatoes, Taurine, Spinach, Fructooligosaccharides, Cranberries, Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Manganous Oxide), Vitamins (Niacin, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement(source of Vitamin B2), Inositol, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Dried Apple Pomace, Vitamin E Supplement, Calcium Carbonate, Rosemary Extract
What's Good: chicken, chicken meal, peas, turkey, tapioca, beet pulp, chicken fat, menhaden oil, carrots, tomatoes, spinach*, cranberries, dried apple pomace, rosemary extract.
What's Bad: too many starches (2 out of the first five ingredients are starches and the sixth is a starch as well) can lead to high blood sugar.
Rating: 4/5 stars

Iams Healthy Naturals: Wholesome Chicken
Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Brewers Rice, Ground Whole Grain Barley, Chicken Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Sodium Bisulfate, Potassium Chloride, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Animal Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), DL-Methionine, Dried Apple Pomace, Dried Carrots, Brewers Dried Yeast, Fructooligosaccharides, Dried Peas, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Dried Spinach, Dried Tomatoes, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamins (Niacin, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Rosemary Extract
What’s Good: chicken, barley, chicken meal, egg product, fish oil, carrots, peas, spinach*, tomatoes
What’s Bad: by-products, corn, brewers rice
Rating: 3/5 stars

Iams Premium Protection:
Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Corn Grits, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Chicken Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Natural Flavor, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Sodium Bisulfate, Potassium Chloride, Fructooligosaccharides, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, Vitamins (Niacin, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (source of vitamin B2), Inositol, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), L-Carnitine, Rosemary Extract
What’s Good: chicken, chicken fat, chicken meal, egg product, fish oil
What’s Bad: by-products, corn
Rating: 3/5 stars

Meow Mix: Original Choice
Ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, chicken by-product meal, soybean meal, beef tallow (preserved with mixed tocopherols), animal digest, calcium carbonate, turkey by-product meal, salmon meal, ocean fish meal, phosphoric acid, choline chloride, salt, potassium chloride, titanium dioxide (color), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, vitamin A supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate [source of vitamin B1], riboflavin supplement [source of vitamin B2], pyridoxine hydrochloride [source of vitamin B6], menadione sodium bisulfite complex [source of vitamin K activity], vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), minerals (ferrous sulfate [source of iron], zinc oxide, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), taurine, yellow 6, yellow 5, red 40, blue 2, rosemary extract
What’s Good: salmon meal, ocean fish meal (listed very low on ingredient list)
What’s Bad: corn, corn gluten, by-products, soy, beef tallow (low quality fat), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (controversial form of vitamin k)
Rating: 1/5 stars

Natural Balance Alpha Chicken, Turkey Meal and Duck Dry Cat Formula
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Pea Protein, Garbanzo Beans, Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Duck, Potato Starch, Natural Flavor, Sweet Potatoes, Dried Egg, Alfalfa Meal, Pumpkin, Salmon Oil, Carrot Pomace, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Celery Pomace, Cranberries, Blueberries, Vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid), Kelp Meal, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Inulin, Taurine, Minerals (zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate), Beet Pomace, DL-Methionine, Ascorbic Acid (source of vitamin C), Choline Chloride, Parsley Pomace, Lettuce Pomace, L-Lysine, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Watercress Pomace, Spinach Pomace, Citric Acid And Mixed Tocopherols (preservatives), Rosemary Extract.
What’s Good: Chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, potatoes, garbanzo beans, peas, chicken fat, duck, sweet potatoes, egg, alfalfa, pumpkin, salmon oil, cranberries, blueberries, kelp, rosemary.
What’s Bad: pomace of various veggies and fruits (carrot, celery, beet, parsley, lettuce, watercress and spinach) instead of the whole veggie/fruit. Not really BAD, but could be better.
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets: Green Pea & Duck Dry Cat Formula
Peas, Duck, Duck Meal, Pea Protein, Canola Oil, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, DL-methionine, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Folic Acid.
What’s Good: peas (but NOT good as a first ingredient), duck, duck meal, canola oil, flaxseed
What’s Bad: peas as first ingredient and pea protein as fourth (lots of protein in this food comes from peas and not meat)
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Natural Balance Original Ultra: Whole Body Health Chicken Meal & Salmon Meal Dry Cat Formula
Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Chicken, Oats, Chicken Liver, Salmon Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Duck Meal, Natural Flavor, Menhaden Oil, Pea Fiber, Oat Fiber, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Iodate), Taurine, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), L-Tryptophan, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Mixed Tocopherols (preservative), Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries, L-Lysine, Dried Kelp, Dried Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract.
What’s Good: chicken meal, brown rice, chicken, oats, chicken liver, salmon meal, chicken fat, duck meal, menhaden oil, cranberries, blueberries, kelp, rosemary.
What’s Bad: too many grains/carbs (rice, oats, pea fiber, oat fiber, etc.)
Rating: 4/5 stars

Natural Balance Wild Pursuit: Chicken, Turkey Meal & Quail Dry Cat Formula
Chicken, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Dried Peas, Dried Garbanzo Beans, Pea Protein, Dried Egg, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Chicken, Quail, Tapioca Starch, Brewers Dried Yeast, Menhaden Oil, Natural Flavor, Alfalfa Meal, Chicken Liver, Dried Pumpkin, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Cranberries, Blueberries, Dried Kelp, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Iodate), Taurine, Choline Chloride, Inulin, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Montmorillonite Clay, Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid (Preservatives), Dried Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract.
What’s Good: chicken, turkey meal, chicken meal, peas, garbanzo beans, egg, chicken fat, quail, tapioca, menhaden oil, alfalfa, chicken liver, pumpkin, cranberries, blueberries, kelp, rosemary.
What’s Bad: nothing
Rating: 5/5 stars

Natural Planet Organics Dry Cat Food
Organic chicken, chicken meal, organic yellow peas, organic flax seed, organic barley, organic oats, organic brown rice, organic dried eggs, natural liver flavor, tuna meal, brewers yeast, phosphoric acid, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), organic sunflower oil, sea salt, potassium chloride, DL methionine, proteinated minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, cobalt proteinate), potassium sorbate, organic broccoli, organic cranberries, organic kelp, organic carrots, organic pumpkin seeds, organic sunflower seeds, tomato, yeast culture (saccharomyces cerevisiae, enterococcus faecium, lactobacillus acidophilus, aspergillus niger, trichoderma longibrachiatum, bacillus subtillis), taurine, chicory extract, vitamins (vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex
What's Good: organic chicken, chicken meal, yellow peas, flaxseed, barley, oats, brown rice, dried eggs, tuna meal, chicken fat, sunflower oil, probiotics
What's Bad: too many grains/fillers, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (controversial form of vitamin K)
Rating: 4/5 stars


Nature’s Logic Feline Chicken Meal Feast
Chicken Meal, Millet, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed tocopherols), Pumpkin Seed, Yeast Culture, Spray Dried Chicken Liver, Dried egg product, Alfalfa Nutrient Concentrate, Montmorillonite Clay, Dried Kelp, Spray dried Lamb Plasma, Dried Tomato, Almonds, Dried chicory Root, Dried carrot, Dried Apple, Menhaden Fish Meal, Dried pumpkin, Dried apricot, Dried blueberry, Dried spinach, Dried broccoli, Dried cranberry, Parsley, Dried Artichoke, Rosemary, Dried Mushroom, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Bifidium Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Dried Pineapple Extract, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract.
What’s Good: chicken meal, millet, chicken fat, pumpkin seed, chicken liver, dried egg, montmorillonite clay, kelp, tomato, carrot, apple, menhaden fish meal, pumpkin, apricot, blueberry, spinach*, broccoli*, cranberry, parsley, artichoke, rosemary, mushroom, probiotics
What’s Bad: nothing much but millet as the second ingredient before more meats
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Nature's Variety Instinct: Chicken Meal Formula
Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tapioca, Chicken, Menhaden Fish Meal, Tomato Pomace, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Montmorillonite Clay, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite), Freeze Dried Turkey, Freeze Dried Chicken (including Freeze Dried Ground Chicken Bone), Freeze Dried Turkey Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Butternut Squash, Ground Flaxseed, Dried Kelp, Broccoli, Apple Cider Vinegar, Salmon Oil, Dried Chicory Root, Blueberries
What's Good: chicken meal, chicken fat, tapioca, chicken, Menhaden fish meal, tomato pomace, alfalfa, carrots, apples, cranberries, freeze-dried turkey, freeze-dried chicken, freeze-dried turkey liver, pumpkinseeds, probiotics, squash, flaxseed, kelp, broccoli*, salmon oil, blueberries
What's Bad: nothing
Rating: 5/5 stars

Newman’s Own Organics: Adult
Organic Chicken, Poultry Meal, Organic Soybean Meal, Organic Sorghum, Fish Meal, Organic Peas, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Millet, Organic Rice, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Organic Oats, Organic Barley, Organic Flax Seed, Organic Canola Oil, Natural Flavors, Organic Carrots, Organic Cranberries, DL-Methionine, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Parsley, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Zinc), Iron Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Iron), Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Manganese), Copper Amino Acid Complex (Source of Chelated Copper), Niacin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Lecithin, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Cobalt Proteinate (Source of Chelated Cobalt), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Rosemary Extract, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite, Dehydrated Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Bifidobacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dehydrated Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product.
What’s Good: Organic chicken, fish meal, organic peas, organic brown rice, organic oats, organic barley, organic flax seed, organic canola oil, organic carrots, organic cranberries, parsley, probiotics
What’s Bad: non-specific poultry meal (this ingredient is NOT a by-product, just non-specific and could be chicken, turkey or duck), soy, non-specific poultry fat (again, could be any species of poultry),
Rating: 4/5 stars

Nulo Medal Series Adult Cat Food
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Deboned Cod, Whole Peas, Lentils, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Pea Fiber, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Dried Chicory Root, Dried Kelp, Dried Sweet Potato, Dried Cranberries, Calcium Carbonate, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera, Zinc Proteinate, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Iron Proteinate, Niacin Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Pyridoxidine Hydrochloride, Selenium Yeast, Riboflavin Supplement, Bacillus Coagulans, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract
What’s Good: Deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, deboned cod, whole peas, lentils, chicken fat, pea fiber, natural chicken flavor, ground flaxseed, dried chicory root, dried kelp, dried sweet potato, dried cranberries, probiotics, rosemary extract
What’s Bad: nothing
Rating: 5/5 stars



Nutrisca Grain-Free Chicken Recipe
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas, Turkey Meal, Chickpeas, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Pea Protein, Tomato Pomace, Sunflower Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Dl Methionine, Cranberries, Blueberries, Apples, Taurine, Carrots, Celery, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach, Beets, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Niacin, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Actetate, Manganese Proteinate, Iodine Iodate, Folic Acide, Cobalt Proteinate, Selenium Selenite, Biotin, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Rosemary Extract.
What’s Good: chicken, chicken meal, peas, turkey meal, chickpeas, chicken fat, sunflower oil, cranberries, blueberries, apples, carrots, celery, parsley, lettuce, watercress, spinach*, beets, chelated minerals, rosemary
What’s Bad: nothing much
Rating: 5/5 stars

Nutro: Max Cat Adult Chicken
Chicken Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Wheat Flour, Ground Rice, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Ground Whole Wheat, Natural Flavors, Chicken, Yeast Culture, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Menhaden Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Dried Cranberry, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Inosotol, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Potassium Iodide, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Dried Blueberry, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite.
What’s Good: Chicken meal, chicken, Menhaden fish oil, cranberry, dried blueberry
What’s Bad: corn gluten, wheat, non-specific poultry fat, menadione sodium bisulfate complex (controversial source of vitamin k)
Rating: 1.5/5 stars

Nutro: Natural Choice Chicken and Whole Brown Rice
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brewers Rice, Pea Protein, Whole Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Potato Protein, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Natural Flavors, Oat Fiber, Soybean Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Salt, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Iron Proteinate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Niacin Supplement, Selenium Yeast, Manganese Proteinate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Calcium Pantothenate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract
What’s Good: chicken, chicken meal, brown rice, chicken fat, alfalfa, flaxseed
What’s Bad: brewers rice, soy
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Orijen Cat & Kitten
Boneless chicken, chicken meal, chicken liver, whole herring, boneless turkey, turkey meal, turkey liver, whole eggs, boneless walleye, whole salmon, chicken heart, chicken cartilage, herring meal, salmon meal, chicken liver oil, chicken fat, red lentils, green peas, green lentils, sun-cured alfalfa, kelp, pumpkin, butternut squash, spinach greens, carrots, apples, pears, cranberries, mixed tocopherols (preservative), chicory root, dandelion root, chamomile, peppermint leaf, ginger root, caraway seeds, turmeric, rose hips, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, freeze-dried chicken, freeze-dried turkey, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product + vitamins and minerals
What's Good: Chicken, chicken meal, chicken liver, herring, turkey, turkey meal, turkey liver, eggs, walleye, salmon, chicken heart, chicken cartilage (sounds gross but is a great source of nutrients and is sourced safely), herring meal, salmon meal, chicken liver oil, chicken fat, red lentils, green peas, green lentils, alfalfa, kelp, pumpkin, squash, spinach greens*, carrots, apples, pears, cranberries, and the rest of the ingredients including the freeze-dried meats.
What's Bad: Nothing at all!
Rating: 5/5 stars

Purina Cat Chow:
Poultry by-product meal, corn meal, corn gluten meal, ground whole wheat, brewers rice, soy flour, animal fat preserved with mixed tocopherols (form of vitamin E), fish meal, meat and bone meal, brewers dried yeast, phosphoric acid, animal digest, calcium carbonate, tetra sodium pyrophosphate, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, calcium phosphate, taurine, zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, added color (red 40), copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), sodium selenite
What’s Good: fish meal, included
What’s Bad: by-products, corn, corn gluten, wheat, brewers rice, soy, non-specific animal fat, meat and bone meal, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (controversial source of vitamin k)
Rating: 1/5 stars***

Purina Deli Cat:
Brewers rice, soybean meal, corn gluten meal, meat and bone meal, ground yellow corn, beef tallow preserved with mixed-tocopherols (source of Vitamin E), fish meal, turkey by-product meal, phosphoric acid, salt, brewers dried yeast, dried liver digest, added color (Red 40, Blue 2, Yellow 5, Yellow 6 and other color), potassium chloride, choline chloride, tetra sodium pyrophosphate, taurine, DL-Methionine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, calcium carbonate, vitamin supplements (E, A, B-12, D-3), niacin, L-Alanine, calcium pantothenate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, citric acid, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite.
What’s Good: fish meal
What’s Bad: brewers rice, soy, corn gluten, meat and bone meal, corn, beef tallow (low quality fat), by-products, liver digest, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (controversial source of vitamin k)
Rating: 1/5 stars***


Purina Muse: Charmed with Chicken Natural Chicken, Egg & Pumpkin Grain Free
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Cassava Root Flour, Pea Starch, Natural Flavor, Dried Egg Product, Pea Protein, Canola Meal, Beef Fat Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Dried Pumpkin, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Sodium Bisulfate, Phosphoric Acid, Spinach, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamins (Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine, Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D-2 Supplement, Biotin, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex [Source of Vitamin K Activity]).
What’s Good: chicken, chicken meal, cassava root flour (tapioca), dried egg, canola meal, pumpkin, spinach*
What’s Bad:  beef fat (not as bad as a non-descript fat but not a great type of fat), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (controversial source of vitamin K)
Rating: 4.5/5 stars***

Purina ONE: Chicken and Rice
Chicken, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, wheat flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), whole grain corn, soy protein isolate, fish meal, animal liver flavor, potassium chloride, phosphoric acid, calcium carbonate, caramel color, choline chloride, salt, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, taurine, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite. J-4153
What’s Good: Chicken, fish meal
What’s Bad: brewers rice, corn gluten meal, by-products, wheat, non-specific animal fat, corn, soy, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (controversial source of vitamin k)
Rating: 2/5 stars***

Purina ONE Beyond: Chicken and Whole Oat Meal
Chicken, chicken meal, pea protein, dried egg product, whole barley, whole brown rice, whole oat meal, dried yeast, beef fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, dried beet pulp, natural liver flavor, dried carrots, dried sweet potatoes, dried apples, phosphoric acid, salt, sodium bisulfate, taurine, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, potassium chloride, choline chloride, calcium carbonate, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, manganese sulfate, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, copper sulfate, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite. C-4260
What’s Good: Chicken, chicken meal, dried egg product, whole barley, whole brown rice, whole oat meal, dried carrots, dried sweet potatoes, dried apples.
What’s Bad: too many grains/fillers, beef fat (not a good source of fat), dried beet pulp (a filler), natural liver flavor (what animal?), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (controversial form of vitamin K).
Rating: 3/5 stars***

Purina ONE Beyond Grain Free Ocean Whitefish & Egg Recipe
Ocean whitefish, chicken meal, pea protein, pea starch, cassava root flour, dried egg product, beef fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, dried yeast, canola meal, pea fiber, natural liver flavor, dried sweet potatoes, phosphoric acid, potassium chloride, salt, sodium bisulfate, choline chloride, taurine, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, calcium carbonate, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite. A-4263
What's Good: ocean whitefish, chicken meal, dried egg product, canola meal, dried sweet potatoes
What's Bad: too many fillers/starch up high on ingredient list, beef fat (not a good source of fat), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (controversial form of vitamin K)
Rating: 3.5/5 stars***

Purina ONE Beyond Superfood Blend Herring, Egg & Sweet Potato Recipe
Herring, chicken meal, brewers rice, barley, pea protein, oat meal, dried egg product, beef fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols, dried yeast, sweet potatoes, natural liver flavor, canola meal, fish oil, salt, sodium bisulfate, phosphoric acid, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, choline chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, taurine, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite. A-4262
What's Good: Herring, chicken meal, barley, oat meal, dried egg product, sweet potatoes, canola meal, fish oil
What's Bad: Too many grains/fillers, Brewers rice, beef fat (not a good source of fat), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (controversial form of vitamin K)
Rating: 3/5 stars***

Purina ProPlan:
Chicken, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, dried egg product, wheat flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), fish meal, soy protein isolate, animal liver flavor, brewers dried yeast, potassium chloride, phosphoric acid, salt, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, Vitamin E supplement, taurine, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite
What’s Good: chicken, dried egg product, fish meal
What’s Bad: brewers rice, corn gluten meal, by-products, wheat, non-specific animal fat, soy, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (controversial source of vitamin k)
Rating: 2/5 stars***

Royal Cainin: Indoor Adult
Chicken meal, brown rice, rice, corn, corn gluten meal, chicken fat, chicken, natural chicken flavor, pea fiber, rice flour, rice hulls, wheat gluten, dried beet pulp (sugar removed), soya oil, sodium silico aluminate, dried brewers yeast, fructo-oligosaccharides, anchovy oil (source of EPA/DHA), calcium sulfate, salt, potassium chloride, dried egg product, choline chloride, DL-methionine, taurine, vitamins (DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), niacin supplement, biotin, riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), D-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement), sodium tripolyphosphate, tea (green tea extract), trace minerals (zinc oxide, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), L-carnitine, rosemary extract, preserved with natural mixed tocopherols (source of vitamin E) and citric acid.
What’s Good: chicken meal, brown rice, chicken fat, chicken, anchovy oil, egg product
What’s Bad: corn, corn gluten meal, rice hulls, wheat gluten
Rating: 1.5/5 stars

Solid Gold: Indigo Moon
Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Canola Oil, Chicken, Natural Chicken Flavor, Salmon Oil, Ocean Fish Meal, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Parsley Flakes, Pumpkin Meal, Almond Oil, Sesame Oil, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Thyme, Blueberries, Cranberries, Carrots, Broccoli, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Calcium Panthothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid
What’s Good: Chicken meal, potatoes, canola oil, chicken, salmon oil, ocean fish meal, parsley, pumpkin, blueberries, cranberries, carrots, broccoli*
What’s Bad: nothing except chicken meal being the only meat in the first three ingredients
Rating: 4.5/5

Special Kitty Seafood Catch--this is Walmart's brand and I could only find the ingredient list for the "Seafood" variety
Ground Yellow Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Poultry By-Product Meal, Animal Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavors, (Source of Shrimp, Crab, Salmon And Tuna Flavors), Fishmeat, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Brewers Dried Yeast, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Color Added (Yellow #5, Yellow #6, Red #40), Dl-Methionine, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Parsley Flakes, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganous Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Sodium Selenite, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate.
What's Good: absolutely nothing except perhaps parsley flakes (which doesn't really count but is about the ONLY thing that could even be considered as good)
What's Bad: corn, corn gluten, by-products, non-specific animal fat, fishmeat (whatever that's supposed to be because I've never seen that listed before), artificial colors (lots of them), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (controversial form of vitamin K)
Rating: 0/5 stars... this might be the absolute worst cat "food" out there. It has also tested POSITIVE for pentobarbital (the chemical used to euthanize animals) before. I cannot even bring myself to give this one star.

Taste of the Wild: Rocky Mountain Feline
Chicken meal, peas, sweet potatoes, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), pea protein, potato protein, roasted venison, smoked salmon, natural flavor, ocean fish meal, DL-methionine, potassium chloride, taurine, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.
What’s Good: Chicken meal, peas, sweet potatoes, chicken fat, roasted venison, smoked salmon, ocean fish meal, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, probiotics
What’s Bad: nothing
Rating: 5/5 stars

Wellness: Complete Health Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal and Rice
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Rice, Ground Barley, Ground Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Chicken Liver, Salmon Meal, Natural Chicken Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Cranberries, Cranberry Extract Powder, Cranberry Fiber, Chicory Root Extract, Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Biotin], Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate], Taurine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, L-Carnitine, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract.
What’s Good: deboned chicken, chicken meal, ground barley, rice, chicken fat, chicken liver, salmon meal, cranberries, probiotics
What’s Bad: nothing to speak of except high quantities of rice
Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Wellness CORE: Original
Deboned Turkey, Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whitefish Meal, Herring Meal, Peas, Turkey Meal, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Cranberries, Chicory Root Extract, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)],Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate], Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract.
What’s Good: deboned turkey, deboned chicken, chicken meal, whitefish meal, herring meal, peas, turkey meal, potatoes, chicken fat, flaxseed, cranberries, salmon oil, probiotics
What’s Bad: nothing to speak of
Rating: 5/5 stars


Wellness TruFood: Chicken, Chicken Liver & Lentils Recipe
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Chickpeas, Peas, Chicken Liver, Lentils, Flaxseed, Chicken Hearts, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tapioca Flour, Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Beets, Coconut Oil, Cranberries, Choline Chloride, Turmeric, Calcium Carbonate, Chia Seeds, Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, Zinc Proteinate, Spinach, Mixed Tocopherols Added to Preserve Freshness, Broccoli, Ginger, Pumpkin, Parsley, Apples, Blueberries, Kale, Purple Carrots, Niacin, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Inulin, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Folic Acid, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Thermophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Bulgaricus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract
What’s Good: chicken, chicken meal, chickpeas, peas, chicken liver, lentils, flaxseed, chicken hearts, chicken fat, tapioca, beets, coconut oil, cranberries, chelated minerals, spinach*, broccoli*, pumpkin, parsley, apples, blueberries, kale, purple carrots, probiotics, rosemary
What’s Bad: nothing
Rating: 5/5 stars

Whiskas: Meaty Selections Chicken and Turkey
Ground Yellow Corn, Chicken By-product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Animal Fat (Preserved with BHA/BHT), Natural Poultry Flavor, Wheat Flour, Rice, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Turkey By-product Meal, Caramel Color, Calcium Carbonate, dl-Methionine, Taurine, Trace Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Iodide), White Fish Meal, Vitamins (dl-Alpha Tocopherol, {Source of Vitamin E} Folic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Niacin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement {Vitamin B2}, Vitamin D3 Supplement, d-Cilium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate {Vitamin B1}, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride {Vitamin B6}), Red 3, Ethoxyquin (A Preservative)
What’s Good: white fish meal
What’s Bad: corn, by-products, corn gluten, non-specific animal fat, wheat
Rating: 1/5 stars

Wild Calling! Western Plains Stampede: Turkey & Sweet Potato Cat Recipe
Turkey Meal, Turkey, Sweet Potato, Lentils, Turkey Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Tapioca, Dried Peas, Turkey Liver, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Coconut Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Dried Seaweed Meal, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Taurine, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Copper Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Sodium Selenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid.
What's Good: Turkey meal, turkey, sweet potato, lentils, turkey fat, tapioca, dried peas, turkey liver, flaxseed, coconut oil, seaweed meal, probiotics
What's Bad: Nothing at all!
Rating: 5/5 stars

WYSONG Epigen Canine/Feline
Organic Chicken, Chicken Meal, Chicken Giblets, Vegetable Protein (consisting of one or more of the following: Potato Protein, Rice Protein, Corn Protein, Wheat Protein), Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols as a source of Vitamin E), Eggs, Yogurt, Flax Seed, Apple, Beet Pulp, Plums, Inulin, Dried Wheat Grass Powder, Dried Barley Grass Powder, Krill Oil, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Oregano Extract, Sage Extract, Rosemary Extract, Direct-Fed Microorganisms (Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactococcus lactis, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus lactis), Ascorbic Acid, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement
What's Good: Organic chicken, chicken meal, chicken giblets, eggs, yogurt, flaxseed, apple, plums, barley grass, krill oil, kelp, probiotics
What's Bad: vegetable protein (not "bad" really but is not specific enough since it could be any of several sources), non-specific poultry fat, wheat grass.
Rating: 4/5 stars

*spinach and broccoli have been shown to irritate a cat’s bowels and are not suitable for cats with IBS but are otherwise healthy ingredients.

***As of now, I would not recommend ANY Purina branded foods (this includes Friskies, Fancy Feast, Deli Cat, and many others made by Purina) because they appear to have some issues causing animals to become sick. My two cats were affected by this as were many others.

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  1. My current recommended foods are:
    Acana (any of the flavors)
    Addiction Grain Free Viva La Venison Formula
    Blue Buffalo: Chicken and Brown Rice
    Blue Buffalo Freedom: Grain Free Chicken
    Blue Buffalo Wilderness: Chicken
    Blue Buffalo Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe: Trout (or other flavors such as red meat or rabbit)
    California Naturals Grain Free Chicken Formula
    Canidae Grain Free PURE Elements Dry Cat Food with Fresh Chicken:
    Evo Turkey and Chicken
    Go! Fit + Grain Free Chicken, Turkey & Duck Recipe
    Halo: Grain Free Chicken
    Hills Ideal Balance Grain Free Natural Chicken & Potato
    Innova Dry Cat Food
    Innova Nature's Table Adult Cat Food
    Nature's Variety Instinct: Chicken Meal Formula
    Nulo Medal Series Adult Cat Food
    Orijen Cat & Kitten (or other flavors)
    Solid Gold: Indigo Moon
    Taste of the Wild: Rocky Mountain Feline
    Wellness: Complete Health Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal and Rice
    Wellness CORE: Original
    Wild Calling! Western Plains Stampede: Turkey & Sweet Potato

    Top Grain-Free Options (a lot of these overlap with the ones above):
    Acana (any flavor)
    Addiction Grain Free Viva La Venison Formula
    Blue Buffalo Freedom: Grain Free Chicken (or other flavor)
    Blue Buffalo Wilderness: Chicken (or salmon or duck)
    Canidae Grain Free PURE Elements Dry Cat Food with Fresh Chicken
    Evo Turkey and Chicken
    Go! Fit + Grain Free Chicken, Turkey & Duck Recipe
    Nature's Variety Instinct: Chicken Meal Formula (or other flavor)
    Orijen (any flavor)
    Taste of the Wild: Rocky Mountain Feline
    Wellness CORE: Original
    Wild Calling! Western Plains Stampede: Turkey & Sweet Potato (or other flavors)

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  2. Can you rate Solid Gold Duck and Pumpkin vs Blue Buffalo Wilderness rabbit?

    My cats have been on Wild Blue Buffalo for a long time.But my middle cat has had both crystals in bladder and packed anal glands, So I am trying to decide which would be better? Any thoughts on these 2 in a side by side comparison?

    THanks in advance...Michelle

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    1. Hello. First, I am not a vet so I can't give you any treatment recommendations. However, I would be glad to rate those foods for you and give you my opinion on which might be better (but again, I'm not a vet). First off, I'm not sure which type of crystals your kitty has had (struvite, oxalate, or urate). These can be caused by various things. Struvite crystals are usually caused by too high of a urine pH and/or too much magnesium in the diet (too much magnesium can cause a high pH). However, the other two types can form in acidic urine (low pH). Oxalate crystals can form from too much sodium, protein, calcium or vitamin D (or too little water, which is likely the bigger issue in many cases). If the crystals are struvite, selecting a diet low in magnesium (the Blue Buffalo Rabbit actually has the same "guaranteed" level of magnesium as some of the urinary prescription foods) would help. The Solid Gold doesn’t seem to have magnesium levels listed on the website so I cannot say for SURE what they are. I doubt they are very high because most cat foods nowadays do not add too much. If the crystals are either of the other two types, the best bet might be adding some canned food to your cats’ diets (if they will eat it). This doesn’t mean you have to feed ALL canned food, but adding some will help “flush out” the bladder and prevent crystals from forming. As for the ratings of the two foods (and I removed the “insignificant” ingredients from the foods to save some space), I am adding a separate reply to your comment below.

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    2. Solid Gold: Duck, Pearled Barley, Chickpeas, Turkey Meal, Peas, Chicken Meal, Pollock Meal, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pumpkin, Dried Egg, Flaxseed, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Taurine, Carrots, Celery, Beet, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach, Dried Chicory Root, Apples, Cranberries, Blueberries, Broccoli, Spearmint, Almond Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Sesame Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Kelp, Thyme, Lentils,
      What’s Good: duck, barley, chickpeas, turkey meal, peas, chicken meal, Pollock meal, brown rice, chicken fat, pumpkin, egg, flaxseed, salmon oil, veggies, fruits
      What’s Bad: nothing really (slightly higher carbohydrate than Blue Buffalo) but would like to see a meal before the 4th slot.
      Rating: 4.5/5 stars

      Blue Buffalo: Rabbit, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Tapioca Starch, Peas, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Deboned Chicken, Menhaden Fish Meal (Source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Pea Fiber, Flaxseed (Source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids), Dried Egg, Potatoes, Alfalfa Meal, Potato Starch, Taurine, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Blueberries, Cranberries, Apples, Blackberries, Pomegranate, Spinach, Pumpkin, Barley Grass, Kelp, Parsley, Turmeric, Oil of Rosemary,
      What’s Good: rabbit, chicken meal, turkey meal, tapioca starch, peas, chicken fat, deboned chicken, menhaden fish meal, flaxseed, egg, potatoes, veggies, fruits
      What’s Bad: nothing really
      Rating: 5/5 stars

      Overall, these two foods are both really good. Depending on what type of crystals formed, you MIGHT want to switch to the lower protein/phosphorus of the two (the Solid Gold) but adding canned food (if you are not already feeding it) would be my first change before ANYTHING else. How old is the kitty with the problems?

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