Jan. 16, 2017
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*Purina ONE® SmartBlend® Chicken & Rice Formula was selected as the recipe for this ingredient list
Purina One Cat Food gets a very low rating from us. The company claims to make ‘super premium’ cat food with real poultry and fish and plenty of vitamins for a balanced diet. The ingredient list for the dry food does show that meat is the first ingredient. Unfortunately, the ingredients that follow are somewhat controversial. Brewer’s rice, corn gluten meal, wheat flour, and whole corn appear very high on the ingredient list. These are cheap, low quality ingredients that generally do not contain sufficient amounts of nutrients for cats. Corn and wheat in particular contribute nothing to a cat’s diet.
In fact, cats are carnivores and they derive most of their nutrients and vitamins from animal tissue. The canned wet food also seems to contain high levels of carbohydrates as well as artificial flavors. The addition of meniodone is especially disturbing, as this has been linked to serious health problems in cats. Although cats may like the taste of this food, we do not recommend it as part of a balanced and nutritious diet.
Cat owners give mixed reviews about Purina One Cat Food. Some people say that they like the healthy ingredients, and the fact that their cats love the taste of the food. They say their cats exhibit shinier coats and more energy after eating this food. The number one ingredient in many of the formulas is meat, and this seems to bode well with many cat owners. Another positive note is the reasonable price.
On the other hand, some cat owners claim that this food uses too many cheap fillers like corn and wheat. They say that their cats suffer allergies to these ingredients, and that some cats even vomit after eating this food. In addition, quite a few cat owners dislike the fact that animal by-products are used in the food. Animal by-products could be made up of animal bones, feet, necks, or other unappealing body parts. While some pet owners do not mind the addition of controversial ingredients, others choose to avoid this brand and search for higher quality food.
Cat owners are very familiar with the Purina One name. Purina One sells thousands of bags and cans of cat food every day. Purina One uses phrases such as “provide healthy changes that you can see” and “promote a lifetime of good health” in their marketing materials. However, is Purina One cat food a good option for your cat’s health? Here is some information to help you to understand if Purina One is right for your cat.
The company who makes Purina One cat food is called Nestle Purina Pet Care Company. The company is the result of a merger between Nestle’s “Friskies PetCare Company” and the Ralston Purina Company, which took place in December of 2001. The headquarters of Nestle Purina PetCare are currently located in St. Louis, Missouri.
According to current information, Purina One cat food is not involved in any pet food recalls, and is not listed on the FDA’s pet food recall list. Always check the latest updates to make sure that your cat’s food has not been involved in a pet food recall.
Many of the Purina One cat food formulas have a high-quality protein source as their first ingredient. This may include chicken, beef or salmon. However, a number of the other ingredients in Purina One cat food formulas include gluten meal, brewers rice, corn poultry by-products, whole-grain corn, soybean meal and salt. Some of these ingredients, such as wheat, are often classified as “fillers”, and not necessarily the best food for your cat. They are calories without any nutritional value.
There are a couple of ingredients contained in Purina One cat food formulas that may cause allergic reactions in some cats. Since there are cats that are allergic to corn, including corn as an ingredient in Purina One food may cause a reaction. Wheat is another allergen that is contained in many Pro Plan cat food formulas.
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Customer reviews of Purina One cat food formulas are mixed. Some cat owners like the price and say that their cats are healthy and love the taste of the food. Other cat owners disagree, even with the low price point. They did not feel as though it was worth it since the ingredients are of such a low quality.
Have you fed your cat any of the Purina One cat food dry or canned formulas? Do you have feedback that could help other pet owners? Please share your review of Purina One cat food!
Purina ONE Cat Food Ingredient List
Chicken, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, wheat flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), whole grain corn, fish meal, soy protein isolate, animal liver flavor, phosphoric acid, potassium chloride, caramel color, choline chloride, salt, calcium carbonate, Vitamin E supplement, taurine, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, niacin, 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.