Vetalogica originated as a pet supplement company circa 2000 when two pharmacists realised many people were incorrectly offering their dogs human vitamins and supplements at incorrect doses. Skip to 2017 and they now offer a range of dry foods for both dogs and cats.
Let’s take a look at the Chicken formula, which I note is very similar in ingredients and composition to the well regarded (yet seemingly problematic) Ivory Coat.
Chicken Meal is a fantastic first ingredient, a dense “dried” form of chicken high in protein. The protein percentage of 34% is decent, but slightly misleading as a large proportion of this will come from the peas as the second ingredient. Peas aren’t necessarily bad, but as cats are carnivores it’s not an optimum source of protein.
All dry foods have a binder to hold them together, and in this food we find potato starch. This will account for the carbohydrates in the food which I estimate to be around 36%. Sweet potato would be a better inclusion as it’s lower GI, or even better focus on true carnivore ingredients instead of carbs.
There’s some nice inclusions in the food, such as flaxseed for heart health, skin and coat, as well as fish oil. There’s a range of select fruits and veggies and all necessary vitamins and minerals.
The food as a whole is decent in comparison to most dry cat foods. There are no nasty ingredients, cheap grains, or other fillers.
Chicken Meal, Peas, Potato Starch, Chicken Fat (Naturally preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavour, Tapioca Starch, Ground Flaxseed, Fish Oil, Dried Blueberries, Dried Spinach, Tomato Pomace, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Chickpea Flour, Dried Pumpkin, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Sea Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione (Vitamin K3), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Magnesium Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Oxide, Iodine, Sodium Selenite, Zinc Propionate), DL-Methionine, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (a Natural preservative), Rosemary Extract.
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- Lots of meat
- Lots of peas