Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Bites Chicken vs. Catit Gold Fern Beef

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Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Bites Chicken

Frozen Raw

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Catit Gold Fern Beef

Air-Dried Raw

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Score
A+
Score
A+
Summary

Summary

Catit has a better protein to fat ratio. Nature's Variety's ratio of 1.33 to 1 is too low (too fatty). (The ideal ratio is 2 to 1.)Catit has slightly fewer ingredients, which is usually a good thing.Nature's Variety has a slightly higher concentration of fruits, veggies, and grains.Both foods are pea-free.

Protein Content

Protein Content

12%
39%
Fat Content

Fat Content

9%
24%
Fiber Content

Fiber Content

3%
2%
Protein to Fat Ratio

Protein to Fat Ratio

1.33 to 1
1.63 to 1
Total Ingredients

Total Ingredients

12
11
Meat Content

Meat Content

3 total
high concentration, high quality
4 total
high concentration, high quality
Fruits, Veggies, and Grains

Fruits, Veggies, and Grains

6 total
low concentration
None
Pea-free

Pea-free

Yes
Yes
Sugar-free

Sugar-free

Yes
Yes
Controversial ingredient-free

Controversial ingredient-free

Yes
Yes
Remarks
Single Protein Source Recommend mixing with another protein source for variety.
High Meat Percentage 93% meat, organs, and bone.
High Quality Meat the meat ingredients are mostly pure (meat, organs, fats, & oils).
Low Protein-to-Fat Ratio 1.33 to 1 (too fatty). Ideal ratio is 2 to 1.
Grain-Free Grains are linked to insulinoma.
Pea-Free Peas are linked to kidney and bladder stones.
No Sugars or Carcinogens
Chicken-Free Good for ferrets that are sensitive to chicken. See all
2 Protein Sources Beef and seafood.
High Meat Percentage 95% meat, organs, and bone.
High Quality Meat the meat ingredients are mostly pure (meat, organs, fats, & oils).
Good Protein-to-Fat Ratio 1.63 to 1.
Grain-Free Grains are linked to insulinoma.
Pea-Free Peas are linked to kidney and bladder stones.
No Fruits, Grains, or Vegetables
No Sugars or Carcinogens

Ingredients

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Ingredients

chicken chicken liver chicken heart montmorillonite clay ground flaxseed salmon oil carrots apples butternut squash vitamins

 

beef beef kidney beef liver natural flavoring green-lipped mussel fish oil calcium carbonate salt inulin brewer’s yeast