Oct. 21, 2016
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*Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food was selected as the recipe for this ingredient list
Meow Mix Cat Food is like junk food for cats as it tastes good but has little nutritional value. With inferior ingredients at the top of the list as well as the addition of artificial colors and controversial brewer’s yeast, we have no choice but to give this cat food a low rating.
To start with, the first two ingredients on the list are ground corn and corn meal. These supply no essential vitamins or nutrients to a cat’s diet. Chicken by-product comes next, which is a less than ideal form of protein as it is made up of the bits of the chicken that are unfit for human consumption. Salmon meal and fish meal do provide better forms of protein, but they are not the main ingredients and do not provide a satisfactory amount of protein for a healthy cat. Furthermore, the artificial colors are unnecessary, and the addition of brewer’s yeast can cause allergies in cats.
Despite the inferior ingredients in Meow Mix Cat Food, cat owners claim that their pets go crazy for this food. Just like with junk food, sometimes the things that are the least healthy can be extremely delicious. Cats love both the dry and wet versions of this food. In addition, the super low prices are very appealing to cat owners on a budget. A pack of 48 cups of wet food at 2.75 ounces each retails for about $25-$35.
However, many cat owners refuse to serve this food to their cats simply for the ingredient list alone. The low quality meats, fatty beef tallow, and added chemicals for color are a big turn-off for those who strive to feed their cats natural foods that are high in protein. Many people believe that although cats seem to love the taste of this food, it may be better as an occasional treat rather than a staple diet.
“Meow Mix – It’s all about the mix!” This catchy slogan is featured in many of the Meow Mix commercials, advertisements and marketing material. However, Meow Mix is often referred to as a “budget” cat food formula, without any real nutritional benefits for cats.
The company who makes Meow Mix cat food is called Del Monte Foods. Del Monte Foods is one of the largest producers of food products in the United States. Del Monte produces food items for both animals and people. Meow Mix is made at the “Meow Mix Facility”, which is a 200,000 square foot warehouse in Alabama. This same facility also produces formulas for other cat food brands. Though Meow Mix was previously owned by Purina, it was divested in the year 2000, and is now owned exclusively by Del Monte Foods.
Meow Mix cat food is not listed on the FDA’s pet food recall website, and has not been involved in any recent recalls. However, 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.
The first two ingredients of most Meow Mix brand formulas are ground yellow corn and corn gluten meal. Chicken by-product meal seems to be the main source of protein in Meow Mix formulas. The fat source in Meow Mix is usually beef tallow. Animal digest is also present in many of the formulas, as well as soybean meal. All Meow Mix formulas contain added salt and chemical coloring.
Meow Mix is definitely not suitable for cats that have allergies. This is because it is a high-carbohydrate formula, and corn is the main ingredient. Most cats have difficulty digesting corn, even if they don’t have a corn-specific food allergy. If your cat has a specific allergy, you should always read the ingredients of any cat food formula.
Where can I buy Meow Mix?
You may be wondering, “Where can I buy Meow Mix Cat Food?”. To assist you, we have included links on the specific Meow Mix formula pages to purchase Meow Mix Cat food.
How much Meow Mix should I feed my cat?
A common question that many pet owners have, is “How much Meow Mix 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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Meow Mix Cat Food Ingredient List
Ground Yellow Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken By-Product Meal, Soybean Meal, Beef Tallow Preserved with Mixed-Tocopherols (Source of Vitamin E), Turkey By-Product Meal, Salmon Meal, Oceanfish Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Phosphoric Acid, Animal Digest, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Tetra Sodium Pyrophosphate, Calcium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Added Color (Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 2 and other Color), Salt, Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, L-alanine, Niacin, Vitamin Supplements