Re: grain free and inexpensive... wet food
Fish broth, tuna, whitefish, vegetables (carrots & peas) natural & artificial flavors, guar gum, cane sugar, salt, tricalcium phosphate, calcium sulfate, parsley, carrageenan, potassium chloride, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), folic acid, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), biotin, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12) minerals (zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium iodide, sodium selenite), sodium nitrite (to promote color retention).
Here's the major things that jump out at me as negative about this food, lots of more minor things, but these would be the triggers that would make me avoid it:
1. First ingredient should be a protein, not water.
2. Artificial flavors....yuck
3. Cane sugar...cats don't need sugar added to their food
4. Menadione sodium bisulfite....a known carcinogen
5. Sodium nitrite....a known carcinogen
In addition, there's the whole human grade ingredients vs pet food grade...I buy foods made of human grade, I don't want my cats eating food made from 4D animals (dead, dying, disabled, & diseased), mold or bug infested, feces etc. Even human grade doesn't completely avoid it, but it's better than pet grade. Meow Mix doesn't use human grade ingredients, the top brands like Wellness, EVO etc. do...that's where your money goes, not to TV commercials with singing cats.
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