Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Bites Chicken vs. SquarePet HMLC Turkey & Chicken Formula

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Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Bites Chicken

Frozen Raw

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SquarePet HMLC Turkey & Chicken Formula

Kibble

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Score
A+
Score
B
Summary

Summary

SquarePet 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. Nature's Variety has a slightly higher concentration of fruits, veggies, and grains. Both foods are pea-free.

Protein Content

Protein Content

12%
48%
Fat Content

Fat Content

9%
20%
Fiber Content

Fiber Content

3%
3.5%
Protein to Fat Ratio

Protein to Fat Ratio

1.33 to 1
2.4 to 1
Total Ingredients

Total Ingredients

13
20
Meat Content

Meat Content

3 total
high concentration, high quality
6 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
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. 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
3 Protein Sources Turkey, chicken, and fish.
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 2.4 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

Ingredients

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Ingredients

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

 

turkey chicken turkey meal chicken meal salmon meal dried egg whites chicken fat preserved with mixed tocopherols tapioca natural chicken flavor apples