Raw Paws Complete Chicken Pet Food vs. Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Kitten

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Raw Paws Complete Chicken Pet Food

Freeze-Dried Raw

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Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Kitten

Kibble

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Score
A+
Score
F
Summary

Summary

Raw Paws 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.) Raw Paws has much fewer ingredients, which is usually a good thing. Merrick has a slightly higher concentration of fruits, veggies, and grains. Raw Paws is 100% pea-free; Merrick has peas as its 5th ingredient.

Protein Content

Protein Content

45%
42%
Fat Content

Fat Content

27%
15%
Fiber Content

Fiber Content

2.2%
3.5%
Protein to Fat Ratio

Protein to Fat Ratio

1.67 to 1
2.8 to 1
Total Ingredients

Total Ingredients

5
19
Meat Content

Meat Content

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

Fruits, Veggies, and Grains

None
4 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 100% meat, organs, and bone.
High Quality Meat the meat ingredients are mostly pure (meat, organs, fats, & oils).
Good Protein-to-Fat Ratio 1.67 to 1.
Grain-Free Grains are linked to insulinoma.
Pea-Free Peas are linked to kidney and bladder stones.
No Fruits, Grains, or Vegetables
No Sugars or Carcinogens
Limited Ingredients 5 total (not counting vitamins, minerals, and preservatives).
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

Legend

Ingredients

ground chicken with bone chicken heart chicken liver herring oil mixed tocopherols d-alpha tocopherol

 

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

 

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