Chicken Soup for the Soul Adult Dry Cat Food has a complete formula to satisfy your cat’s nutrition needs, adding wholesome ingredients to keep your pet healthy and ensuring its well-being through its adult life.
The recipe is tasty to satisfy your picky cat’s taste and at the same time your pet is getting premium nutrition with high quality ingredients.
The recipe is meat based with crude and concentrated proteins satisfying your cat’s carnivore diet. The formula also incorporates small amounts of vegetables as the cat would eat in preys and botanicals to help with the cat’s digestive process and to reduce food disturbances.
The formula contains L-carnitine which helps to metabolize fats and maintain a healthy weight for your pet, blueberries and cranberries add a good antioxidant boost.
Chicken Soup For The Soul is a complete formula with a very reasonable price. The product is made in the USA, following the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.
- High quality food for a good price
- No artificial preservatives, ingredients are naturally preserved with chelated minerals
- It helps to keep teeth clean and remove plaque
- Formula contains chicory root to reduce the risk of intestinal parasites.
- L-carnitine helps to burn fats and maintain a healthy weight
- It is a meat based formula, including the highest quality ingredients
- It satisfies cat’s nutritional needs and it helps to promote your pet’s lifelong health
- Made in the USA
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 fermentation products of Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus plantarum, 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.
Crude Protein 34.0% minimum – Crude Fat 20.0% minimum – Crude Fiber 3.0% maximum – Moisture 10.0% maximum – Zinc 150 mg/kg minimum – Selenium 0.3 mg/kg minimum – Vitamin E 150 IU/kg minimum – Taurine 0.15% minimum – Omega-6 Fatty Acids* 3.0% minimum – Omega-3 Fatty Acids* 0.5% minimum.
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profile.
Calorie Content: 3,926 kcal/kg (367 kcal/cup); Calculated Energy that can be metabolize.
Weight (pounds) Cups /p Day
3 – 5 1/4 — 1/3
5 – 10 1/3 — 2/3
10 – 15 2/3 — 3/4
15 – 20 3/4 — 11/4
ANALYSIS OF FIRST 5 INGREDIENTS OF CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL:
Chicken: Contains water in muscles, adding weight to protein levels. 2 stars
Chicken Meal: Excellent source of high concentrated proteins for cats. 5 stars
Cracked Pearled Barley: Nutritive, excellent grain, but it contains gluten. 3 stars
Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols): Very good source of energy and flavor. Chicken fat is preserved with Vitamin E, good for cats, not so good for dogs. 4 stars
Turkey Meal: Meal means cooked and pulverized. It may include all parts of the turkey. 4 stars
What are the Pros and Cons of Chicken Soup For The Soul cat food?
- The formula is made with wholesome ingredients
- High in proteins (34% min. crude protein guaranteed)
- With vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and botanical
- Healthy fatty acids, Omega-3 and Omega-6
- Taurine for the cat’s eyes and heart health
- L-carnitine to maintain a healthy weight
- No artificial preservatives
- Tasty for cats
- Reasonable price
- Made in the USA
- It informs some of the 11 essential amino acids cats need in food’s nutritional analysis.
- Chicken as the first ingredient may add some water when weighed.
- Turkey meal may include all parts of the turkey
- Barley contains gluten
Chicken Soup For The Soul it is a very good cat dry diet formula that includes crude meats and nutritive sources of fiber. Chicken as the first ingredient and chicken meal as secondary ingredient give crude and concentrate protein from chicken. Cracked pearled barley it is a very nutritive, excellent quality grain. Chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols) it is a good source of energy and flavor, it is preserved with Vitamin E. Turkey meal adds more concentrate protein.
The main part of a cat food formula is the first 5 ingredients. However, I consider the first 3 ingredients to rate a cat food to have a better idea of the quality of proteins. Considering the first 3 ingredients, the average rate of this cat food is 3.3 stars, which is good. Taking down 1/2 of a star because it contains peas (carb) and barley (grain/gluten) of the ingredients, the final rate it’s 2.8 stars, which is OK for a dry cat food containing carbohydrates on the main ingredients.
Very Important: Dry cat foods are not sufficient for a healthy cat diet and they must be mixed with canned wet food and giving your cat plenty of water at all times. The cat’s water intake must come from food and water.
After analyzing these 5 main ingredients it can be concluded that Chicken Soup For The Soul Dry formula is a good quality cat food for a maintenance diet of a very active cat, though, it only informs some of the 11 amino acids cats need in the food’s analysis. However, if you are looking for a gluten-free diet for your pet, I would research more.