|Country of origin:||New Zealand|
|Available from:||My Pet Warehouse|
Feline Natural is the feline version of the K9 Natural. This is a freeze dried raw food, so retains more nutritional content than a kibble would. Before feeding it to your cat you mix it with water to rehydrate. Cat’s aren’t very good at finding water sources, and given water intake is absolutely vital to their health I find this an huge bonus to feeding a food such as this.
Let’s take a look at the Chicken and Lamb formula, with a Chicken and Venison formula also available.
The comments I hear most about this food are the cost per kilo which seems excessive compared to other kibbles, so it’s worth understanding a bit about freeze drying to put this into perspective. Your average chicken breast or piece of beef is mostly water, around 70%. Freeze drying will extract the water content and leave the important part of the meat with all nutritional content intact. What that means, with K9 Natural being mostly meat, is 1 kilo of this stuff was significantly more in weight prior to freeze drying.
We find only 6 ingredients in the food, with every one being meat. There’s no grains and fillers, and next to no carbohydrates. Cats are obligate carnivores so this is very much in keeping with a natural diet. I note the K9 Natural formulas for dogs now include fruits, vegetables, vitamins and minerals, so I wonder if they’ll change the cat formulas accordingly. I would see this as an improvement, as I wonder if the current recipe would cater for all nutritional requirements if fed exclusively.
Green Lipped Mussels are an excellent source of omega fatty acids and glucosamine, great for joint health and all round well being.
The only downside of this food is the cost. You can argue you get what you pay for, but this is very expensive as it’s only available in small bags. I’d love to see this available in larger bags which work out To keep costs down you could always feed your cat a quality kibble in the morning and this in the evening, or something like that.
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Excellent natural diet, very low in carbs – fantastic.
* 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%).
Chicken, Chicken Bones, Lamb Heart, Lamb Liver, Lamb Kidney, New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel