Purizon Chicken and Fish vs. Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Kitten

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Purizon Chicken and Fish

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Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Kitten

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Score
F
Score
F
Summary

Summary

Purizon has a better protein to fat ratio. Merrick's ratio of 2.8 to 1 is too high. (The ideal ratio is 2 to 1.) Merrick has fewer ingredients, which is usually a good thing. Merrick has a slightly higher concentration of fruits, veggies, and grains. Both foods have peas, but Merrick has a higher concentration (5th vs 10th ingredient).

Protein Content

Protein Content

44%
42%
Fat Content

Fat Content

20%
15%
Fiber Content

Fiber Content

1.8%
3.5%
Protein to Fat Ratio

Protein to Fat Ratio

2.2 to 1
2.8 to 1
Total Ingredients

Total Ingredients

27
19
Meat Content

Meat Content

6 total
high quality
7 total
high quality
Fruits, Veggies, and Grains

Fruits, Veggies, and Grains

9 total
low concentration
4 total
low concentration
Pea-free

Pea-free

No, 10th Ingredient
No, 5th Ingredient
Sugar-free

Sugar-free

Yes
Yes
Controversial ingredient-free

Controversial ingredient-free

Yes
Yes
Remarks
Contains peas 10th ingredient. Score without peas: B
3 Protein Sources Chicken, eggs, and fish.
High Quality Meat the meat ingredients are mostly pure (meat, organs, fats, & oils).
Good Protein-to-Fat Ratio 2.2 to 1.
Grain-Free Grains are linked to insulinoma.
No Sugars or Carcinogens
Contains peas 5th ingredient. Score without peas: C
3 Protein Sources Chicken, turkey, and fish.
Middle Quality Meat the meat ingredients are a mixture of pure and by-products.
High Protein-to-Fat Ratio 2.8 to 1. Ideal ratio is 2 to 1.
Grain-Free Grains are linked to insulinoma.
No Sugars or Carcinogens

Ingredients

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Ingredients

boneless chicken meat dried chicken meat potatoes chicken fat dried egg boneless herring dried herring fish oil hydrolysed animal proteins pea fibre

 

deboned chicken chicken meal turkey meal potatoes peas natural flavor salmon meal potato protein chicken fat sweet potatoes

 

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