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Indoor and Outdoor
First Choice (1st Choice)


Indoor and Outdoor
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Chicken meal (a natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin),
Brown rice
Pearled barley
Pea protein
Chicken fat naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols
Dried egg product
Oat groats
Natural flavor
and also:
Beet pulp, Whole flaxseed, Pea fiber, Dried tomato pomace, Salmon oil, Potassium chloride, Lecithin, Calcium carbonate, Choline chloride, Salt, Calcium propionate (as a preservative), Sodium bisulfate, Yeast extract, Taurine, Chicory extract, DL-methionine, L-lysine, Ferrous sulfate, Collagen peptide, Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), Zinc oxide, Sodium selenite, Alpha-tocopherol acetate (a source of vitamin E), Glucosamine sulfate, Nicotinic acid, Chondroitin sulfate, Yucca schidigera extract, L-cystine, Calcium iodate, Manganous oxide, L-carnitine, D-calcium pantothenate,, Thiamin mononitrate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin A supplement, Cholecalciferol (a source of vitamin D3), Biotin, Dried spearmint, Dried parsley, Green tea extract, Zinc proteinate, Vitamin B12 supplement, Cobalt carbonate, Folic acid, Manganese proteinate, Copper proteinate.

Vitamins and Additives

Vitamin A 34000 IU
Vitamin C 250 IU
Vitamin D3 2000 IU
Vitamin E 150 IU


The score is calculated after relocation of fresh meat or fish ingredient(s) as explained in the calculation rule #7 in Chapter 1.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein
Crude Fat
Crude Fiber
Crude Ash
Metabolizable Energy
3534 kcal/kg


The score is calculated after relocation of fresh meat or fish ingredient(s) as explained in the calculation rule #7 in Chapter 1.

Product last updated: April 24, 2024, 11:04 PM

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Why this score?

40.0% carbohydrates of combination R
Low protein content
Pea protein at 5th place after meat
Fresh chicken at 1st place
Chelated minerals

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How the score is calculated?

The actual calculation of the score is based on sophisticated and advanced algorithm that takes into account multiple parameters.

To simplify the explanation, the calculation is based on three main criteria:

(1) Amount of protein (more is better)

(2) Amount of carbohydrates (less is better)

(3) Quality and source of ingredients.

Based on that 3 main criteria, 9 score calculation rules are used to compare the different foods.

One major assumption is that the closer an ingredient is to the top of the ingredient list, the greater its relative weight and contribution to the food.

In general, cat food is composed of protein, fats, carbohydrates, fibers, vitamins, and minerals.

Protein is the most important component in a cat’s diet, and cats primarily get their protein from animal meat.

Fat is a primary source of energy and essential fatty acids.

Carbohydrates are controversial in a cat’s diet, as cats are obligate carnivores and typically consume very few carbohydrates.

Fibers play an important role in digestion and food absorption, and vitamins and minerals are essential for different organism functions.

Dry matter values are used to compare the amount of nutrients in different cat foods.
This means that moisture is excluded from the equation to provide a more accurate comparison.

Putting all of these and more into a formula results in a product score.

The maximum score a cat food can receive is 100.
Points are added or removed based on the score calculation rules.