Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Real Salmon Recipe Dry Cat Food Review
Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Real Salmon Recipe dry cat food is made in the USA. It uses multiple sources of protein including salmon, salmon meal, turkey meal, and pea protein. An important aspect to note in this dry food is the addition of salmon oil which is rich in omegas, organic alfalfa and several vitamins and minerals including Taurine, which aids in keeping hearts healthy and supports good immunity.
Some of the benefits of using high-quality protein and wholesome ingredients in a dry cat food include healthy skin, shiny coats, less shedding, increased energy and good digestion. Since this is a grain-free food, it is great for cats with food sensitivities or allergies. It also contains no poultry by-products, corn, wheat, soy, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
Salmon Meal, Turkey Meal, Dried Potatoes, Peas, Salmon, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Natural Flavor, Pea Fiber, Dried Yeast Culture, Salt, Organic Dried Alfalfa Meal, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Cobalt Carbonate), Taurine, Salmon Oil, Mixed Tocopherols (a Preservative), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product.
Crude Protein 35.0% min
Crude Fat 12.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.0% max
Moisture 11.0% max
Taurine 0.2% min
3,458 kcal/kg, 346 kcal/cup
Weight Daily Feeding Dry Only (cup) Daily Combination Feeding ( + Cans)
4 - 7 lbs 1/2 - 2/3 1/2 cup + 2.75 oz
7 - 10 lbs 2/3 - 3/4 2/3 cup + 2.75 oz
10 - 15 lbs 3/4 - 1 3/4 cup + 2.75 oz
It is important to keep in mind the age, activity level and weight of your cat when you decide on the feeding amount. You know your cat best, so deciding on the appropriate amount to feed them should be your decision based on the above-mentioned factors. You will also need to keep in mind how much wet food your cat eats in a day. Don’t hesitate to discuss it with your veterinarian if needed. Always remember to provide fresh water.
It is best to make a slow transition from the existing food to a new food, ideally over 5-10 days. Start by adding 25% of the new food to 75% of the old food and feed that for the first three days. Introduce 50 - 50 of the old and new food for the next few days. Toward the end of the 10-day cycle, add 75% of the new food to 25% of the old food. Make sure to keep an extra eye on your cat through this transition to see if there are any changes in the eating habits or if they start vomiting, having diarrhea or feeling constipated. If any problems start to occur, stop the transition and consult your vet immediately.
The bottom line is that Whole Earth Farms Grain Free Real Salmon Recipe dry cat food is a good quality food. Sometimes, meat meals get a bad rap, however companies such as Whole Earth Farms focus on using high quality protein meals. The ingredient list boasts of an impressive list of vitamins and minerals which will give your kitty a balanced and complete nutrition. Always take time to read the list of ingredients in any pet food you buy. Make sure the focus of the list is whole meats (or good quality meat meals), vitamins and minerals. Stay away from anything that states phrases like ‘by-products’, ‘meat and bone meal’ (there is no specification as to where it came from, ie.beef, chicken etc), colour and flavor.
By taking time to get educated on what good quality ingredients are and what to look for when you shop for pet food, you can easily find the best food that meets the nutritional needs of your cat.