Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Bites Chicken vs. Orijen Tundra

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Instinct Raw Frozen Bites Chicken

Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Bites Chicken

Frozen Raw

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Tundra

Orijen Tundra

Kibble

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Score
A+
Score
F
Summary

Summary

Orijen 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. Nature's Variety has a slightly higher concentration of fruits, veggies, and grains. Nature's Variety is 100% pea-free; Orijen has peas as its 21st ingredient.

Protein Content

Protein Content

12%
40%
Fat Content

Fat Content

9%
20%
Fiber Content

Fiber Content

3%
3%
Protein to Fat Ratio

Protein to Fat Ratio

1.33 to 1
2 to 1
Total Ingredients

Total Ingredients

13
50
Meat Content

Meat Content

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

Fruits, Veggies, and Grains

6 total
low concentration
14 total
low concentration
Pea-free

Pea-free

Yes
No, 21st 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 21st ingredient. Score without peas: B
Chicken-Free Good for ferrets that are sensitive to chicken. See all
6 Protein Sources Goat, boar, fish, venison, duck, and lamb.
High Meat Percentage most of the top ingredients are meat-based.
High Quality Meat the meat ingredients are mostly pure (meat, organs, fats, & oils).
Good Protein-to-Fat Ratio 2 to 1.
Grain-Free Grains are linked to insulinoma.
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

 

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