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This review is for the Grain Free Wild Sea Catch recipe from Earthborn. They also offer a chicken-based Primitive Feline and a lower protein/lower fat Meadow Feast which is a lamb recipe. All recipes are as good as this one, so it depends on what suits your requirements.
I’ll start by pointing out the protein level in Wild Sea Catch is an astonishing 44%. This is the highest level of protein I’ve seen in a dry cat food available in Australia, and I consider that a good thing. A cat’s natural diet is predominantly protein, so this food is in good keeping.
The top two ingredients are both named fish meals, salmon and herring, which will constitute most of the protein in the food. It’s a really nice combination to see. There’s also chicken meal and turkey meal in the food which really gives this a fishy/meaty punch.
Canola oil is the third ingredient which is unusually high for a pet food. It’s rich in omega 3 and 6 which is great, but I’ll point out it’s a slightly controversial oil for a pet food. Some people are for, others are against, with little evidence suggesting it’s bad for cats. Fish oils are better, which I’m sure are catered for in this food anyway. As an interesting fact, the word “canola” stands for “CANadian + Oil + Low Acid”.
Potato is a decent inclusion for carbohydrates, and peas for extra protein and fibre. As with other Earthborn recipes we find their trademark range of fruits and veggies – cranberries and blueberries, apples, carrots, and spinach – which really round off this food and give testament to the holistic in the brand name.
I consider this a 5 star food, one of the best available in Australia. Recommended.
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Fantastic fish and meat content. Well balanced holistic food.
Canola oil is slightly controversial.
* Carbohydrates aren’t listed on pet food labels. This value is calculated based on levels of protein, fat, moisture, and ash. Estimated values for moisture and ash have been used where these values haven’t been given (moisture of 10%, and ash of 8%).
Salmon Meal, Herring Meal, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Peas, Potatoes, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein, Turkey Meal, Dried Egg Product, Pea Fiber, Natural Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Blueberry Fiber, Cranberry Fiber, Choline Chloride, Apples, Blueberries, Carrots, Spinach, Cranberries, Taurine, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Vitamins, Minerals, Probiotics.