Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Bites Chicken vs. Mazuri Ferret Diet

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Instinct Raw Frozen Bites Chicken

Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Bites Chicken

Frozen Raw

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Ferret Diet

Mazuri Ferret Diet

Kibble

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Score
A+
Score
D
Summary

Summary

Mazuri 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. Mazuri has a slightly higher concentration of fruits, veggies, and grains. Both foods are pea-free. Mazuri contains controversial ingredients.

Protein Content

Protein Content

12%
38%
Fat Content

Fat Content

9%
20.5%
Fiber Content

Fiber Content

3%
4%
Protein to Fat Ratio

Protein to Fat Ratio

1.33 to 1
1.85 to 1
Total Ingredients

Total Ingredients

13
27
Meat Content

Meat Content

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

Fruits, Veggies, and Grains

6 total
low concentration
3 total
low concentration
Pea-free

Pea-free

Yes
Yes
Sugar-free

Sugar-free

Yes
Yes
Controversial ingredient-free

Controversial ingredient-free

Yes
No
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 controversial ingredients
Single Protein Source Recommend mixing with another protein source for variety.
Low Meat Percentage too many non-meat ingredients.
Low Quality Meat the meat ingredients are mostly by-products.
Good Protein-to-Fat Ratio 1.85 to 1.
Has Grains Linked to insulinoma.
Pea-Free Peas are linked to kidney and bladder stones.

Ingredients

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Ingredients

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

 

poultry by-product meal ground brown rice dehulled soybean meal porcine animal fat preserved with bha spray dried animal blood cells poultry fat preserved with bha glutamic acid dried beet pulp soy protein concentrate soybean oil

 

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