Jan. 16, 2017
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We give Friskies Cat Food a very low rating for its lack of quality protein and inclusion of cheap fillers. A quick look at the ingredient lists reveals that corn and corn gluten meal are the first two ingredients in many of the formulas. Corn is very hard for cats to digest, and contains little nutritional value. In addition, many cats are allergic to corn.
Cats are carnivores, and so they need a great deal of animal protein in their diet. Friskies Cat Food contains little animal protein. In fact, much of the protein in these formulas comes from animal by-products and meat and bone meal. By-products could contain beaks, feet, bones, or other undesirable parts of animals. Another downfall of this food is the addition of artificial flavors and colors. These chemical additives are absolutely unnecessary in a cat food. Overall, this is a very low-quality cat food. We do not recommend Friskies Cat Food as part of a balanced, nutritious diet for your cat.
Although Friskies Cat Food contains little meat and cheap, low-quality fillers, cats seem to love this brand. This may be because it contains artificial flavors that taste good for cats. This is an inexpensive brand of cat food, so many cat owners buy it to save on costs. However, there are quite a few people who refuse to feed this food to their cats as they believe it contains inferior ingredients. The high levels of corn and corn gluten meal are a huge turn-off for some, as are the animal by-products.
Although there is some meat in the formulas, it is only present in small amounts. Many cat owners believe that the company cuts on production costs by including cheap ingredients with little nutritional value in their cat food formulas. While some cat owners continue to buy this brand due to its low price, others prefer to pay a bit more for cat food formulas that contain better quality ingredients and more meat.
Friskies cat food is everywhere – at the grocery store, online, even at some gas stations! Friskies is a common brand name that is well-known by many cat owners. However, the low nutritional content of Friskies cat food has many cat owners concerned. Many people feel that even though Friskies is very convenient since it is readily available, and it is inexpensive, it is still not worth feeding your cat this food.
The company who makes Friskies cat food is called Nestle Purina PetCare Company. Nestle Purina PetCare Company owns many different pet food brand names, including Alpo dog food, Tender Vittles cat food, Purina Pro Plan, Purina ONE, Go-Cat, Dog Chow and Beneful. The logo for Nestle Purina PetCare is the commonly seen white and red checkered logo that is present on much of the packaging material for their products. Nestle Purina PetCare was created in 2001, as the result of the merger between Nestle’s pet food division and Ralston Purina.
Friskies cat food is not listed on the FDA’s pet food recall website, and has not been involved in any recent recalls. However, it should be noted that Nestle Purina PetCare did have some of their other brands that were affected by the 2007 pet food recalls. In order to make sure that your cat’s food is safe, it’s always highly recommended that you check the FDA’s pet food recall website. This will help you to stay updated on the latest pet food recall information.
Ground yellow corn is the first ingredient in all of the dry Friskies cat food formulas. The second ingredient is often corn gluten meal, or a chicken/poultry by-product meal. The fats in Friskies cat food formulas come from beef tallow, which is usually high on the ingredients list. Artificial flavors, artificial colors and salt are also present in many of the dry Friskies cat food formulas. In general, it seems that Friskies cat food is very high in carbohydrates.
Since Friskies cat food formulas seem to mostly contain corn, they are not recommended for cats with allergies. Cats are obligate carnivores, and aren’t able to easily digest simple carbohydrates such as corn. Soy is also present in Friskies cat food, and is another common allergen. If your cat has a specific allergy, you should always read the ingredients of any cat food formula.
Where can I buy Friskies?
You may be wondering, “Where can I buy Friskies Cat Food?”. Friskies is available in any large pet store and grocery store. You can also buy Friskies Cat Food online at all of the major pet food stores and big box stores.
How much Friskies should I feed my cat?
A common question that many pet owners have, is “How much Friskies cat food should I feed my cat?”. Since the answer is dependent on several factors (such as your cat’s age, weight, activity level, etc) always follow the specific instructions on your formula’s packaging.
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Friskies Cat Food Ingredient List
Ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, chicken by-product meal, meat and bone meal, soybean meal, beef tallow preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), turkey by-product meal, powdered cellulose, animal liver flavor, soybean hulls, malt extract, phosphoric acid, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, dried cheese powder, added color (Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Red 40, Blue 2 and other color), parsley flakes, taurine, calcium phosphate, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, manganese sulfate, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite. D-6002