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Nulo Freestyle is a grain-free cat food and focuses on a high protein, healthy carb diet to keep your cat active and full of energy. It is great to see that over 80% of the protein in Nulo Freestyle comes from real lamb, chicken, salmon, turkey or cod. One of the most important points for this cat food brand is that they never use poultry or meat by-products, GMO’s, artificial colors, preservatives or flavors and that every can is carrageenan- free.
You will also notice that Nulo uses low glycemic ingredients and alternate carb options like lentils and sweet potatoes and says a big no to empty fillers like potato, tapioca, gluten, wheat, corn or soy. I also really like the fact that they add gut-friendly probiotics to aid in digestion.
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Deboned Cod, Whole Peas, Lentils, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols & Citric Acid), Natural Flavor, Pea Fiber, Ground Flaxseed, Dried Chicory Root, Dried Kelp, Dried Sweet Potato, Dried Cranberries, Calcium Carbonate, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Zinc Proteinate, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Iron Proteinate, Niacin Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin Supplement, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract.
Pet food ingredients, nutritional values, and the way they are labeled for consumers are monitored by several organizations in the United States including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the NGO, Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).
(ME calculated) 3,868 kcal/kg, 486 kcal/cup
Crude Protein (Min)
Crude Fat (Min)
Crude Fiber (Max)
Vitamin A (Min)
Vitamin E (Min)
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* (Min)
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* (Min)
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* (Min)
Bacillus coagulans (Min)
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.
Contains a source of viable naturally occurring microorganisms.
A cat’s requirement may vary from the guidelines below due to age, breed, environment and activity level. Adjust food as required to maintain optimal body weight. Always provide plenty of clean, fresh water and hugs. 1 cup = 8 oz
Cat’s Age 7-13 Weeks 4-6 Months 7-12 Months Adult
(cups/day) (cups/day) (cups/day) (cups/day)
Up to 4 lb: ½ – 1 ½ – ¾ ¼ – ½ ¼ – ½
4 – 6 lb: 1¼ – 1¾ ¾ – 1 ½ – ¾ ½
7 – 9 lb: 2 – 2¼ 1¼ – 1½ ¾ – 1 ?
10 – 12 lb: 2½ – 2¾ 1½ – 1¾ 1 – 1¼ ¾
13 – 15 lb: – 1¾ – 2 1¼ – 1½ 1
* For adults over 15 lb, feed 1 cup +¼ for each 4 lb.
Pregnant or nursing mothers may require up to three times the amounts shown. Ask your veterinarian if you’re unsure.
When introducing a new type of food to your cat, it is important to do it gradually, over a period of 5 – 10 days. Start by adding a small amount of the new food to their existing food. Every day, increase the amount of new food added. Keep an eye on the food to make sure your cat is eating it. If the transition goes smoothly, you will be feeding your cat the new food by the end of the week or by day 10.
The Bottom Line
As a pet parent, finding quality food for my cat is one of my top priorities. I look past the hype and pay close attention to ingredient labels. In my opinion, Nulo provides a balanced diet for your cat with quality ingredients. The fact that they don’t use any artificial flavorings, GMO’s or preservatives speaks volumes to the quality they want to serve to the cat community. These fresh, small batch recipes are created to provide long-lasting energy for your kitty. The patented BC30 probiotic that they use helps in the aid of digestion, reduce gas and also increase the nutrient absorption. I would recommend Nulo Freestyle for anyone looking to switch to a grain-free cat food.