9Lives Daily Essentials Cat Food

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9Lives Daily Essentials Cat Food

9Lives Daily Essentials cat food formula is designed for cats in all life stages. The first five ingredients of this formula are ground corn, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, and wheat. Other ingredients include animal digest, bone meal, salmon, beef and pyridoxine hydrochloride. The Guaranteed Analysis of this formula contains 31% Protein and 9% Fat.
 

9Lives Daily Essentials Cat Food Review

We are going to take a look at the first five ingredients of 9Lives Daily Essentials Cat Food. The first five ingredients are a good indication of the quality of cat food. The ingredients before the first fat source usually make up the vast majority of the cat food.
 

    Whole ground corn, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, whole wheat, meat & bone meal, animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), salmon, chicken, beef, animal digest, salt, phosphoric acid, choline chloride, titanium dioxide, potassium chloride, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement), taurine, minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), red 40, yellow 5, yellow 6, potassium sorbate (used as a preservative), BHA (used as a preservative), blue 1, rosemary extract.

    First Five Ingredients Analysis:

    1. Whole Grain Corn
    2. Poulty By-Product Meal
    3. Corn Gluten Meal
    4. Soybean Meal
    5. Whole Wheat
    Whole Grain Corn - the entire ear of corn ground, without husks, with no greater portion of cob than occurs in the ear corn in its natural state.

    Poultry By-Product Meal - consists of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered poultry, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs, intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidably in good processing practices.

    Corn Gluten Meal - the dried residue from corn after the removal of the larger part of the starch and germ, and the separation of the bran by the process employed in the wet milling manufacture of corn starch or syrup, or by enzymatic treatment of the endosperm.

    Soybean Meal - obtained by grinding the cake or chips which remain after removal of most of the oil from the soybeans by a mechanical extraction process.

    Whole Wheat - ground whole kernel, presumably equivalent to AAFCO's Wheat Mill Run, Wheat Middlings, Wheat Shorts or Wheat Red Dog, whose principal differences are in the percentage of crude fiber.

    Crude Protein Min 31.00 %

    Crude Fat Min 9.00 %

    Crude Fiber Max 3.00 %

    Moisture Max 12.00 %

    Calcium Min 1.00 %

    Phosphorus Min 0.80 %

    Iron Min 180 mg/kg

    Selenium Min 0.475 mg/kg

    Vitamin E Min 100 IU/kg

    Taurine Min 0.10 %

    Omega 3 Fatty Acids* Min 0.15 %

    * Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.

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Rating (out of 10)

Overall Ingredients

This score is based on ALL ingredients
2

First Five Ingredients

This score is based on the first five ingredients
2

Protein Content

This score is based on the total meat protein content
2

Grain Content

More Grains = Lower score and No Grains= 10
1

Total

1.75
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