PETCUREAN Go! Fit + Free Grain-Free is a meat based dry cat food containing a good amount of meat protein (46%) and zero grains.
The formula contains the natural source of energy for cats which are meat proteins and fat, but not too much fat that will make the cat overweight. The main source of meat is chicken, also adding turkey and duck; further down the list, trout and salmon.
Protein is high on this recipe because chicken meal has been labeled as the first ingredient. Chicken meal is pure concentrated proteins because the water has been extracted by cooking the meat with high temperature. Additionally, de-boned ingredients give cats the crude source of proteins they need; giving them a good balance of meat proteins. The formula also includes fresh garden vegetables, farm-grown fruits and human grade oils rich in essential fatty acids, Omega-6 and Omega-3.
The recipe is lower in carbohydrate than common grain-free formulas. Also, cats will need a lower intake of this food because they’ll be satisfied with less amount. PETCUREAN Go! Fit + Free Grain-Free is available in 0.5lb, 4lb, 8lb, and 16lb bag sizes.
- Grain-free formula
- No by-product meals, added growth hormones or artificial preservatives
- High in proteins of 46% (changed recently from 48%)
- Low in carbohydrates
- Fresh farm-grown ingredients
- Prebiotics and Probiotics to enhance digestive functions
- With essential taurine to support your cat’s eyes and heart and other essential aminoacids
- DHA and EPA to aid brain and eye development
- Essential fatty acids; omega-3 and omega-6 for healthy skin and coat
- Antioxidants to support increased immunity
- Suitable for all life stages
- New: Now with new velcro zipper
Chicken meal, de-boned chicken, de-boned turkey, duck meal, turkey meal, salmon meal, de-boned trout, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), natural fish flavour, peas, potatoes, whole dried egg, potato flour, tapioca, de-boned salmon, de-boned duck, salmon oil, pumpkin, apples, carrots, bananas, blueberries, cranberries, lentil beans, broccoli, spinach, cottage cheese, alfalfa, sweet potatoes, blackberries, papayas, pineapple, phosphoric acid, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, DL-methionine, taurine, choline chloride, dried chicory root, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation product, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation product, vitamins (vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, inositol, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (a source of vitamin C), thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, beta-carotene, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc oxide, manganese proteinate, copper sulphate, calcium iodate, ferrous sulphate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite), yucca schidigera extract, yeast extract, dried rosemary.
Crude protein (min) 46%, Crude fat (min) 18%, Crude fiber (max) 1.5%, Moisture (max) 10%, Ash (max) 9%, Magnesium (max) 0.09%
*Omega 6 (min) 3.1%, *Omega 3 (min) 0.3%
Calorie Content: ME = 4298 kcal/kg or 473 kcal/cup
Microorganisms (min) 90,000,000 CFU/lb (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium).
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.
GO! FIT + FREE™ grain free cat recipes are formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO cat food nutrient profiles for all life stages.
DAILY FEEDING GUIDELINES
|Cat Weight||Less Active||Active||Kitten|
|1-2lb (0.5-1kg)||N/A||N/A||1/8 – 1/6 cup (15 – 20g)|
|2-5lb (0.9-2.3kg)||1/8 – 1/6 cup (15 – 25g)||1/6 – 1/4 cup (20 – 33g)||1/6 – 1/4 cup (20 – 33g)|
|5-7lb (2.3-3.2kg)||1/6 – 1/4 cup (25 – 35g)||1/4 – 3/8 cup (33 – 53g)||1/4 – 3/8 cup (33 – 53g)|
|7-10lb (3.2-4.5kg)||1/4 – 1/3 cup (35 – 40g)||3/8 – 1/2 cup (53 – 60g)||3/8 – 1/2 cup (53 – 60g)|
|10-13lb (4.5-6kg)||1/3 – 1/2 cup (40 – 65g)||1/2 – 3/4 cup (60 – 98g)||1/2 – 3/4 cup (60 – 98g)|
|13-16lb (6-7.3kg)||1/2 – 3/4 cup (65 – 90g)||3/4 – 1 cup (98 – 120g)||N/A|
How much Petcuren Go! Fit food to feed your cat will depend on its activity level, age, breed and climate. Use this feeding chart as a guideline and adjust the portions until to get your cat’s ideal weight. It is recommended feeding kittens more often and make sure to provide a fresh, clean source of water at all times. Also, give your feline friend plenty of toys to play with, scratchers, and of course, love and attention.
As a note, I’ve been feeding my cat this formula for a while now, but when I want to give her a break from chicken protein (to avoid chicken allergies) I feed her Petcurean Go Sensitivities Limited Ingredient and she likes it too.
ANALYSIS OF FIRST 5 INGREDIENTS OF PETCUREAN GO! FIT + FREE GRAIN-FREE:
Chicken meal: Excellent source of proteins for cats. It’s pure concentrated chicken meat because water has been extracted when cooked. 5 stars.
De-boned chicken: They’re mostly muscles that have about 84% water, lowering the real proteins in total weight. However, it has been listed as second ingredient. 3 stars
De-boned turkey: contains water in meat (muscles), adding weight to the formula, which means less protein nutrition. Chicken has better proteins than turkey, however, turkey is a much better third ingredient than peas or any other type of carbohydrates commonly found in grain-free formulas. 3 stars
Duck meal: Good alternative protein source. Duck meal it’s pure concentrated proteins. 5 stars
Turkey meal: As “meal” means turkey has more concentrated proteins. 4 stars.
What are the Pros and Cons of Petcurean Go! Fit + Free Grain-Free Chicken?
- No by-products meals
- No corn, wheat, beef or soy
- No artificial preservatives
- Good level of magnesium (0.09%)
- Low carbohydrate formula
- Fresh farm-grown ingredients
- Essential fatty acids
- It lists all the 11 essential aminoacids cats need to be healthy
- High concentrated proteins in 5 first ingredients
- No carbohydrates in first 5 ingredients
- Now it comes with Velcro zipper for better sealing
- Formula contains potatoes, flour potatoes and tapioca, though further down on the list (11, 13, 14). Though, it’s not a high in carbohydrate formula.
PETCUREAN Go! Fit + Free Grain-Free Chicken Formula is a well balanced meat-based dry cat food because it adds different sources of meat proteins such as chicken, turkey, duck, salmon, trout and it also contains chicken fat, with is an essential source of energy for cats.
It’s important to mention that this formula has a very high ratio of proteins with 46% and for this reason you need to feed your cat with a small amount of this dry food (see the chart on this review) and complement with wet food in its diet. Additionally, you must provide your cat plenty of fresh water at all times.
Chicken and duck are excellent sources of protein for cats, while turkey it is a good third ingredient, because it adds proteins to the formula and not carbohydrates, which is commonly found in grain-free formulas. They usually list “peas” or “potato” as third ingredient.
Though the 5 first ingredients represent main part of the formula, I decided to rate the cat food using the first 3 ingredients to measure a more accurate rating of the protein content in the formula. Petcurean Go has a 3.6 stars rate, which means this is a very good cat food, informing the 11 essential amino-acids cats need.
Petcurean Go! Fit + Free Grain-Free Formula is an excellent cat food that requires you to feed your cat the right amount due to its high percentage of proteins. I feed my cat this food and I recommend it.
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