Subject: California Natural Chicken & Rice Dry Food
In this newsletter, I thought we would take a look at ingredients in California Natural - Chicken & Rice. The first five ingredients are Chicken, Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Chicken Fat and Sunflower Oil.
Chicken is the clean combination of flesh and skin with or without accompanying bone, derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken- exclusive of feathers, heads, feet, and entrails.
Chicken meal is the dry rendered (cooked down) product from a combination of clean flesh and skin with or without accompanying bone, derived from the parts of whole carcasses of chicken -- exclusive of feathers, heads, feet, or entrails.
Ground Brown Rice is the entire product obtained in grinding the rice kernels after the hulls have been removed. Ground brown rice is a high quality source of carbohydrates, B vitamins and natural fiber. Ground brown rice is slightly less digestible than ground (white) rice.
Chicken Fat is obtained from the tissues of chickens in the commercial process of rendering or extracting. Chicken fat is the highest of all animal sources in linoleic acid (over 23%), an important element for skin and coat health.
Sunflower Oil is obtained by extracting oil from sunflower seeds. Sunflower oil has a high concentration of linoleic acid (73%), which is important for good skin and coat health.
I would be very comfortable feeding this to a cat. The ingredient list is simple, does not contain a lot of fillers and Natura uses human grade chicekn in it's food. This food would also be a good choice for cats with sensitive stomachs or food allergies.