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Your kitten deserves a nutritionally balanced diet that comes from high-quality ingredients, but it’s even better if those ingredients are 100% ethically sourced. Open Farm cat food checks both of these boxes and more, especially in this wild-caught salmon recipe.
This salmon recipe dry food is formulated to meet the nutritional requirements of cats in all life stages, which means it works just as well for your kitten as it does for adult cats. Wild Pacific salmon is the first ingredient, and it is followed by two additional sources of high-quality animal protein: whitefish meal and herring meal.
Not only does this formula contain plenty of animal-based protein, but it contains two sources of omega-rich animal-based fats – herring oil and salmon oil. We’d prefer to see one of these listed ahead of the primary added fat, coconut oil, but we’re happy to see them nonetheless.
The main downside of this formula is its high inclusion of plant-based ingredients. The dry matter carb content is just over 34%, which is higher than average for dry cat food. Also, this recipe doesn’t provide the high-moisture content that your kitten needs.
Each cup of dry food contains 470 calories.
Wild Pacific Salmon, Ocean Whitefish Meal, Ocean Herring Meal, Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas), Red Lentils, Coconut Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Herring Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Pumpkin, Natural Flavor, Green Lentils, Salmon Oil, Non-GMO Cranberries, Chicory Root, Apples, Dandelion Greens, Choline Chloride, Salt, Turmeric, Dried Yucca Schidigera Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Taurine, Rosemary Extract
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What We Liked:
- Wild Pacific salmon as the first ingredient
- Supplemented with two concentrated sources of animal protein
- Herring and salmon oils for omega fatty acids
- No animal by-products or vaguely named ingredients
What We Didn’t Like:
- Contains a significant number of plant-based ingredients
- Dry matter carbohydrate content is fairly high at over 34%
- Doesn’t contain the moisture your kitten needs