Pro Plan Focus Indoor Care Salmon & Rice Cat Food
Purina Beyond Salmon & Brown Rice Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance of adult cats.
BLUE Indoor Health Natural Salmon and Brown Rice Recipe Adult Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.
Rice bran is what makes brown rice brown. It is the fibrous outer portion of the rice grain. Many cat foods incorporate brown rice and/or rice bran; these are allowed ingredient in pet foods. Unfortunately, a study done about 10 years ago found that rice bran depletes taurine when fed to cats…and because brown rice includes the bran, researchers speculated that it may also cause problems.If you are feeding your cat dry food, please consider …but in any case, make sure that your cat food does not contain rice bran or excessive amounts of brown rice.There are several brands of cat food that use rice bran as an ingredient. Some of these are “weight management” foods, and most of them are dry foods. Of course, , but the rice bran issue is worth noting as well. The research indicates that foods containing rice bran or brown rice need extra taurine, but it is impossible to tell from the limited information on the label if this caution is being followed. In at least one case, rice bran is the third ingredient, while taurine is far down on the list, after Vitamin D; this suggests that the taurine may be inadequate.Holy Toledo, how on earth does anyone who reads the JAVMA article on nutritional lessons for carnivores justify serving "rice protein concentrate" to an animal that derives minimal nutritional benefit from plant-based carbohydrates? This is more than a "slight compromise" with the ideal. This is a completely backwards, upside-down diet. Are all these grains good for an obligate carnivore? I know that the pet food industry literature says that grains are generally "well tolerated" by cats. But if my cat is sick, I don't want to give him food he might be able to 'tolerate.' I want optimal nutrition that's going to build and sustain real health over the long haul. Actually, I want that even if my cat seems well.ABOUND Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe cat food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO cat food nutrient profiles for growth and maintenance.I note with more than a little horror that the pet food industry is now aggressively exploiting the so-called "natural feeding craze". Near as I can tell, this consists of putting essentially the same darn stuff in earth-tone colored bags, putting the word "nature" in the product name, making a colossal fuss about using Vitamin E as a preservative, and including soft-focus photographs of vegetables and whole grain rice on the package. Carrots and whole grain rice for carnivores? Hello? My brain starts coming out of my ears when I read the ingredient labels on many of these new "natural" foods. And don't even get me started on the folly of the new "indoor formula" dry foods. Indoors or outdoors, cats are carnivores.