|Website||Nood Cat Food|
Nood cat food is an American brand manufactured in Thailand, and sits as one of the pricier (and better) brands in Coles. For our Nood cat food review we’ll take a look at the Cage-Free Chicken with Probiotics Recipe, which we can consider on par with the alternative Salmon recipe. Nood also offer a range of wet pouches and a Nood dog food range.
Nood Cat Food Review
On the packaging of Nood cat food we find a whole heap of marketing combined with a picture of succulent chicken and super healthy-looking vegetables. There’s even a slice of orange which adds some nice colour, but I can’t remember the last time I saw a cat eating orange. They state “only ingredients that matter”, but two of the main ingredients are rice and tapioca which don’t strike me as ingredients that matter to an obligate carnivore.
They tell us Chicken is the first ingredient, which it is, but that doesn’t necessarily make it the most significant ingredient. It’s possible the first 6 or 7 ingredients are relatively equal, and if we put on our Sherlock Holmes hat and take a puff of a pipe we can do some clever detective work…
One of the statements on the Nood website claims “14% superfoods and rice”. Given all the superfoods are listed a few notches down from salt at 1% we can assume most of this 14% is actually rice, not superfoods. That would suggest the first 6 ingredients are all 14%, which would give us rice, tapioca, and sweet potato as half of the main ingredients, and none of which are species appropriate for a cat.
This tallies further with chicken fat as the 5th ingredient matching the fat percentage which also happens to be 14%.
So what we seem to have is a food which is half meat, half other stuff. We’re not accounting for chicken being listed first based on wet-weight either, and this will whittle down significantly during cooking.
Nevertheless, Nood cat food is better than other cat foods we find in supermarkets, especially those made of cereal and cereal by-products which will likely, over time, lead to the terrible health and expensive vet bills for your furry friend.
So what are our options? Nood cat food might be the best many of us can afford, and if that’s the case we have a simple answer to keeping feeding within budget – perhaps feed Nood cat food alongside some nice tasty meat (or stuff like chicken drumsticks/wings/necks/offal).
One final point – we mentioned the slice of orange on the bag. Where’s the orange in the ingredients!?
We hope our Nood cat food review has been of use. If it has, let us know in the comments!
Where to Buy Nood Cat Food
Nood cat food, including Nood Cage-Free Chicken Recipe, is available in Coles supermarkets.
Nood Cat Food Ingredients (Cage-Free Chicken Recipe)
Ingredients of Nood Cage-Free Chicken dry cat food as of June 2021:
Chicken, Poultry meal, Rice, Tapioca, Chicken fat, Digested animal protein (Poultry liver and Fish), Sweet potato, Salmon oil, Vitamins (Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Nicotinic acid, Pantothenic acid, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Folic acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12), Minerals (Zinc, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Iodine, Selenium), Salt, Dicalcium phosphate, Choline Chloride, Mixed berries (Blueberry, Cranberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Mulberry), Green pea, Potassium chloride, Taurine, Methionine, Pumpkin, Carrot, Probiotic (Bacillus subtilis), Spinach, Natural mixed tocopherols.
Nood Cat Food Guaranteed Analysis (Cage-Free Chicken Recipe)
Guaranteed analysis of Nood Cage-Free Chicken dry cat food as of June 2021:
|Crude Fibre||(max) 3.5%|
|Carbohydrates *||(max) 34%|
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- Not bad for a supermarket
- No really bad ingredients like cereals or cereal by-products
- Not as much meat as you would think