Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Bites Chicken vs. Evolution Gourmet Fondue Vegan

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Instinct Raw Frozen Bites Chicken

Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Bites Chicken

Frozen Raw

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Gourmet Fondue Vegan

Evolution Gourmet Fondue Vegan

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Score
A+
Score
F
Summary

Summary

Evolution has a better protein to fat ratio. Nature's Variety's ratio of 1.33 to 1 is too low. (The ideal ratio is 2 to 1.) Nature's Variety has much fewer ingredients, which is usually a good thing. Evolution has a slightly higher concentration of fruits, veggies, and grains. Nature's Variety is 100% pea-free; Evolution has peas as its 4th ingredient. Evolution contains sugars, which have been linked to insulinoma.

Protein Content

Protein Content

12%
30%
Fat Content

Fat Content

9%
14%
Fiber Content

Fiber Content

3%
3.5%
Protein to Fat Ratio

Protein to Fat Ratio

1.33 to 1
2.14 to 1
Total Ingredients

Total Ingredients

13
26
Meat Content

Meat Content

3 total
high concentration, high quality
1 total
low concentration, low quality
Fruits, Veggies, and Grains

Fruits, Veggies, and Grains

6 total
low concentration
4 total
low concentration
Pea-free

Pea-free

Yes
No, 4th Ingredient
Sugar-free

Sugar-free

Yes
No
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. 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
Contains peas 4th ingredient. Score without peas: F
Contains Sugars Linked to insulinoma.
Chicken-Free Good for ferrets that are sensitive to chicken. See all
Low Meat Percentage too many non-meat ingredients.
Low Quality Meat the meat ingredients are mostly by-products.
Good Protein-to-Fat Ratio 2.14 to 1.
Has Grains Linked to insulinoma.

Ingredients

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Ingredients

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

 

whole grain oatmeal high protein maize gluten meal high protein soybean meal pea protein potato flakes molasses dicalcium phosphate dl methionine natural flavor phosphoric acid

 

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