Nutrience Natural Ocean Fish & Duck Formula – Full Review

Nutrience Natural Fish & Duck

Nutrience Natural Fish & Duck


Nutrience Natural Ocean Fish & Duck is a formula containing proteins in the main 5 ingredients.

The recipe is made with the cat’s health and wellness in mind, because it has a good balance of fish, duck, low-glycemic carbohydrates, healthy fats, fruits, vegetables and botanicals.

Nutrience Ocean Fish & Duck gives your cat the nutrients it needs according to NCR (National Research Council) and helps your pet stay active and with more energy.

It is also good for cats with a sensitive stomach. The ingredients of Nutrience are sourced from Canada and US and they follow strict quality control.


How Nutrience Natural Formula is processed

Nutrience cat food is processed in manufacturing facilities with standards equal to ours. Every stage of the processing goes through strict testing procedures and is double checked by third parties for added safety.

Nutrience’s facility is regulary audited by NSF International and with high standards, specifications and procedures. Learn about NSF International here.

Nutrience Natural bag's back

Nutrience Natural back side


Where do meats used in Nutrience Natural Ocean Fish & Duck formula come from?

Salmon comes from fish farms of eastern Canadian and US coast. Duck is from France and raised in range conditions.


How to feed your cat with Nutrience Natural Fish & Duck

Just as people, cat metabolisms are different so you must monitor and adjust for the best food intake to keep your cat a healthy weight.

This is because Nutrience Natural formula is more nutrient-dense so the cat needs smaller quantities than other cat foods.



Deboned haddock, deboned cod, deboned flounder, deboned pollock, menhaden fish meal, ocean whitefish meal, steel-cut oats, green peas, duck fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), sweet potatoes, lentils, deboned duck, tapioca, sun-cured alfalfa meal, natural fish flavour, salmon oil(source of DHA), coconut oil, pumpkin, butternut squash, carrots, spinach, broccoli, apples, pears, blueberries, cranberries, pomegranate, juniper berry extract, ginger, fennel, green tea extract, peppermint leaf, licorice root, turmeric, vitamins [vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), vitamin A supplement, niacin, calcium pantothenate, inositol, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid], minerals [zinc oxide, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganese oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite], potassium chloride, DL-methionine, lecithin, choline chloride, chicory root extract, dried kelp, yeast extract, taurine, L-lysine, yucca shidigera extract, rosemary extract, L-carnitine, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus helveticus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product.


Guaranteed Analysis

Crude protein min 34.0%, Crude fat min18.0%, Crude fiber max 3.0%, Moisture max 10.0%, Ash max
7.0%, Calcium min 1.2%, Phosphorus min 0.9%, Magnesium max 0.1%, Vitamin A min 25,000 IU/kg, Vitamin D3 min 1,600 IU/kg, Vitamin E min130 IU/kg, Taurine min.0.1%, Ascorbic acid* (vitamin C) min 60 mg/kg, Omega-6 fatty acids min5.0%, Omega-3 fatty acids* min 0.6%, Total microorganisms min.225,000,000 CFU/lb.



3 starsDeboned haddock: It contains good source of proteins but low percent of healthy fatty acids. Deboned haddock adds water to the weight. 3 stars

4 starsDeboned cod: Very good alternative of protein. 4 stars

3 starsDeboned flounder: It adds water to the weight. Good source of proteins. Not significant source of fatty acids. 3 stars

3 starsDeboned pollock: Deboned fish adds water to the weight. Pollock adds good fatty acids. 3 stars

5 starsMenhaden fish meal: Great source of fish, high concentrated protein and excellent source of healthy fatty acids. 5 stars


What are the Pros and Cons of Nutrience Natural Fish & Duck?


Size of Nutrience 18 lbs bag

Size of Nutrience 18 lbs bag


  • Fish in first 5 ingredients, no fillers or grains.
  • Low-glycemic carbohydrates
  • Nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables & botanicals
  • It contains coconut oil and probiotics
  • It does not contain corn, wheat, soy, by-products, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • Good for cats with sensitivities or allergies
  • Cats adopt to it easily
  • Cats eat less of this food and get the same nutritional sources than other brands.
  • Cats stay full longer than with other cat foods
  • It gives cats more energy and shinier coat
  • Morsels are not large, easier for cats to eat
  • It comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Made in the USA


  • It only informs 3 of the 11 essential aminoacids cats need in the food’s analysis.
  • Fish diet may lack meat sources of proteins.
  • Fish based formulas must be mixed with meat canned food.
  • Large 18 lbs bag hard to carry and not strong
  • No easy availability in stores


Added bonus with Nutrience Bag:

Nutrience 18 lbs bag comes with a zip-lock closure. This innovative package allows you to seal the bag tightly in just seconds. This system keeps the cat food fresh and crunchy and this is important because cats prefer fresh and crunchy kibbles. See a video of a cat adopting Nutrience formula in his diet here.



Nutrience Natural Fish & Duck is a good formula that does not contain carbohydrates in the main 5 ingredients and it has low glycemic carbohydrates in the rest of the formula, which avoid sugar peaks in the blood (only Nutrience Natural Fish and Orijen cat formula accomplish these two criteria).

The average rate of the main 3 ingredients it is 3.3 stars which is good.

  • Important: In addition of feeding wet cat food  you have to make sure to give your cat lots of water, especially with male cats that tend to develop urinary crystals.
  • This particular recipe is made of quality North-American and french ingredients. Cats seems to adopt it very well too, including cats used to raw diets and cats that have never eaten dry foods before.

The formula contains taurine, methionine and lysine which are very important aminoacids, but the nutritional analysis does not mention the other 8 essential aminoacids that cats need.

Nutrience Fish & Duck is a very good cat food for a maintenance diet, but it informs 3 of 11 essential aminoacids that cats need in the food’s nutritional analysis.


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