Alley Cat Chicken & Tuna Flavors Dry Cat Food
- Made in the USA
IngredientsGround 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 L-4511
crude fat 9.00%
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Comments about Alley Cat Chicken & Tuna Flavors Dry Cat Food:
First, let me say that I'm not biased against this product alone. There are many poor quality pet foods out there and in my opinion, this is one of them.
Of the first 5 ingredients: Ground yellow corn and corn gluten meal are the first 2 and therefore the largest amounts. Corn is a poor choice for cats as it is implicated in allergic reactions, obesity, digestive disorders, diabetes and skin problems. It is cheap to keep costs down.
"Animal fat preserved with mixed tocopherols" is also in the top five. Animal fat is made by rendering decomposing animal carcasses, roadkill and euthanized pets and cooking them with the fur, bones, internal organs still attached. (Sorry, for those of you with delicate stomachs.) If it doesn't say "chicken fat" or "beef fat" beware the source of the ingredient. Again, it's cheap.
I'll stop there, but you get the point. Please do some research yourselves to get a real understanding of pet food ingredients and never trust commercials or advertisements. My sincere suggestion is to take a look at the ingredients in your pets food and learn what they mean. It's an eye opener and I will never use this, or most other supermarket brands again. There are alternatives that are healthier and wont break the bank.
On another note, cats are strictly carnivores and get their moisture primarily from their food. Dry food has little moisture. Carbohydrates are strictly fillers of little nutritional value, if any, but are unavoidable in dry food. Canned food is therefore MUCH healthier for them than dry. If you have to go for dry, get one of good quality. Again, check it out yourself.