Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Bites Chicken vs. Nulo FreeStyle High-Meat Turkey & Duck

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Instinct Raw Frozen Bites Chicken

Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Bites Chicken

Frozen Raw

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FreeStyle High-Meat Turkey & Duck

Nulo FreeStyle High-Meat Turkey & Duck

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Score
A+
Score
F
Summary

Summary

Nulo 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 fewer ingredients, which is usually a good thing. Nulo has a slightly higher concentration of fruits, veggies, and grains. Nature's Variety is 100% pea-free; Nulo has peas as its 5th ingredient.

Protein Content

Protein Content

12%
40%
Fat Content

Fat Content

9%
18%
Fiber Content

Fiber Content

3%
4%
Protein to Fat Ratio

Protein to Fat Ratio

1.33 to 1
2.22 to 1
Total Ingredients

Total Ingredients

13
18
Meat Content

Meat Content

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

Fruits, Veggies, and Grains

6 total
low concentration
7 total
low concentration
Pea-free

Pea-free

Yes
No, 5th Ingredient
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. 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 5th ingredient. Score without peas: C
4 Protein Sources Turkey, fish, chicken, and duck.
High Meat Percentage most of the top ingredients are meat-based.
Middle Quality Meat the meat ingredients are a mixture of pure and by-products.
High Protein-to-Fat Ratio 2.22 to 1. Ideal ratio is 2 to 1.
Grain-Free Grains are linked to insulinoma.
No Sugars or Carcinogens

Ingredients

Legend

Ingredients

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

 

deboned turkey turkey meal menhaden fish meal deboned cod yellow peas red lentils chicken fat deboned duck sweet potatoes chickpeas

 

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