ABOUT NATURAL PLANET ORGANICS
Natural Planet Organics is a product made in USA. They are certified by Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO), an internationally recognized symbol of organic integrity (this certification exceeds the United States Department of Agriculture USDA organic standards).
Organic foods means the land farm has not had any chemicals applied, such as herbicides or chemical fertilizers for at least three years.
Healthy and safe standards
The health safety is 100% controlled in the whole production process and the first testing begins with the ingredients. They purchase ingredients only from approved suppliers who have agreed to meet predetermined specifications. They test in-factory laboratory every step in the production process.
Natural Planet Organics and PureVita have the same high quality production standards (they belong to the same Company). You can check the complete testing process and their “4 Life System” formula here.
I will review Natural Planet Organics Dry Food formula analyzing its first 5 ingredients, Pros and Cons of the formula and finally a conclusion.
This cat food has been created for cat owners that want a pesticide-free diet for their cats.
The formula contains fresh and organic ingredients including crude meat organic chicken. This dry cat food is the perfect formula if you want to have peace of mind you are feeding your cat with certified natural an organic ingredients.
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, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), choline chloride, yucca schidigera extract, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), calcium iodate, sodium selenite, rosemary extract.
Crude Protein (Min.) 30.0% 30 g/100g
Crude Fat (Min.) 14.0% 14 g/100g
Crude Fiber (Max.) 6.0% 6 g/100g
Moisture (Max.) 10.0% 10 g/100g
Vitamin E (Min.) 125 IU/kg 125 IU/kg
*Omega – 6 Fatty Acids (Min.) 3.5% 3.5 g/100g
*Omega – 3 Fatty Acids (Min.) 1.0% 1 g/100g
(Vitamin C) (Min.) 100 mg/kg 100 mg/kg
*Taurine (Min.) 800 mg/kg 1800 mg/kg
ANALYSIS OF FIRST 5 INGREDIENTS OF NATURAL PLANET ORGANICS
Organic chicken: Chicken’s muscles add water. Less proteins, weighing more. Good complement to chicken meal. 2 stars
Chicken meal: Excellent source of high concentrated proteins, very good for cats. 5 stars
Organic yellow peas: Good source of vegetable protein. 4 stars
Organic flax seed: Whole seeds provide better source of omega-3 fatty acids. Excellent source of nutritive fiber. 5 stars
Organic barley: Excellent grain and a good source of nutrients. Barley is not whole ground so its quality it is not known . 3 stars
What are the Pros and Cons of Natural Planet Organics?
- Ultra Premium Organic category cat food.
- Ingredients 100% organic food certified by OTCO.
- All the ingredients are certified non-Genetically Modified
- Minerals in natural form easily digestible.
- Real meat chicken as primary ingredient (30%), organic as well.
- Contains omega 3 and 6.
- Core organic nutrition.
- Barley contains gluten
- Good for cats with yeast infection.
- “4 Life System”.
- For all life stages.
- It informs some of the 11 essential amino-acids cats need in the food’s nutritional analysis, but not all of them.
- Chicken meal is not organic
- 3rd and 5th ingredients add carbohydrates (though, very nutritive vegetable proteins)
- Availability to find on stores.
Natural Planet Organics dry food Chicken formula it is a good alternative for cat owners that want to minimize the consumption of pesticides in the cat diet. This cat food it is not free of carbohydrates but it is well balanced and it contains high sources of omega-3 without including salmon (salmon adds mercury to the cat’s diet).
The largest part of a cat food is represented by the first 5 ingredients, but in order to rate a cat food I consider the first 3 ingredients for a more accurate rating of the quality of proteins in the formula. Considering its first 3 ingredients, Natural Planet Organics Chicken formula has an average rate of 3.6 stars.
Taking down 1/2 of a star because it is not free of carbohydrates, the average rating it’s 3.1 stars, which is very good for a non-carbohydrate-free cat food. However, the formula does not inform the 11 essential amino acids cats need in the food’s nutritional analysis.
Important Point: Dry cat foods are not sufficient for a healthy cat diet and they MUST be complemented with canned wet food, plus giving your cat plenty of water at all times. Your cat’s water intake must come from food and water.
√ I recommend Natural Planet Organic in a mixed diet with wet canned food, for:
- Adult healthy and active cats
- If you want your cat to eat a formula with fewer pesticides in the ingredients.
x I don’t recommend this cat food:
- As the only source of proteins for your cat
- If you prefer a gluten-free diet for your pet
- If you want a formula labeling all the amino acids cats need.
- If you want a 100% organic cat food
– Natural Planet Organics is recommended by DC Ranch Animal Hospital.
– Natural Planet Organics is recommended by Nzymes.com, a Corporation dedicated to the health and welfare of people and pets all over the world.