The Wild Brushtail and Berries Entrée blends dry convenience with the natural goodness found in raw foods. This raw dehydrated pet food from Addiction Foods Inc. has been designed to lock in the entire meat flavor and also preserve its natural enzymes and vitamins. It uses more than 45% of flavorsome, highly nutritious and exclusive Brushtail from New Zealand. Brushtail is a wild marsupial that is harvested because of the damage it brings to agricultural land.
This cat food has low allergic reactants and is rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids. This unique cat food also consists of high quantities of hypoallergenic and fresh tasting meats. Made at the Addiction manufacturing plant located in New Zealand, Wild Brushtail and Berries Entrée food guarantees you a grain-free and high quality cat food. It is also a great alternative to lamb, chicken or beef and can be served mixed with some home cooked food, rehydrated with some warm water, dry, mixed with canned food or kibble, or with whatever else your cat loves.
This cat food gives the impression that it is one of those “must have” foods for your cat. Even though some complaints of cats having a hard time adapting to the food abound, it is important to establish whether the ingredients make it a worthwhile investment.
The Wild Brushtail and Berries Entrée has been specifically formulated to be as natural as possible, and that is why it contains no GMOs, grain, fillers, byproducts, artificial flavors, corn, flavorings, wheat and preservatives. It contains:
Ingredients in Addiction Wild Brushtail and Berries Entree Cat food
Rosemary extracts, Lecithin, Canola oil, Tocopherols (preservatives), Zinc Sulphate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulphate, Potassium Iodate, Ferrous Sulphate, Copper Sulphate, Niacin, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid, Supplement of Vitamin B12, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Vitamin E, D and A supplements, Taurine, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Spinach, Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Tapioca, Sunflower seeds, Papayas, Carrots, Potatoes and Brushtail.
The Brushtail is free from steroids and artificial hormones. The berries are rich in anti-oxidants while the Taurine supports your cat’s eye & heart health. The raw fruits & vegetables are rich in Phytochemicals and Vitamins.
Wild Brushtail and Berries Entrée Cat Food Allergy Risk
Cat allergies are mostly caused by soy, corn and wheat. Since the Wild Brushtail and Berries Entrée does not contain any of those ingredients, most cat owners do not have to worry about allergic reactions from this food. What’s more, this cat food contains hypoallergenic properties, which make it a wonderful food choice for your cat; even those that have food allergies. To be on the safe side, you are advised to always check the ingredients list of any cat food before feeding it to your cat. Also, if your cat suffers from an unusual food allergy, you should consult with a veterinarian before switching to this or any other type of cat food.
Poor Quality Ingredients Commonly Found In Cat Food
Some of the ingredients you may find in some cat foods have been known to cause serious problems for cats. Here are some of the more common ingredients found:
Ethoxyquin, BHA and BHT : These chemical preservatives are normally used in the preservation of cat foods.Even so, they are suspected to be carriers of agents that cause cancer. In light of this, many pet foods have been moved towards natural preservatives like Vitamins E and C.
By-products of meat: This is about the lowest quality meat product that can be included in any cat food. We are very disappointed to see this ingredient listed. Meat By-Products are parts of slaughtered animals including the lungs, spleen, kidneys, brain, liver, blood, bone, partially defatted low-temperature fatty tissue, and stomach and intestines freed of their contents. In addition, meat by-products can also legally contain animals that were dead, dying, or diseased before slaughtering. Many times, animals with tumors are ground and processed, meaning, ground up cancerous tumors could legally be included in your pets food. While unlikely, it can even legally include road kill. Perhaps worst of all, this ingredient COULD include meat from euthanized cats, dogs, horses, or other animals. Meat by-product is an unnamed meat source and you never know for sure where it is coming from or what animals are being used. Also note that meat by-products are not approved for human consumption. It consists of unwanted parts only acceptable in the pet food or feed industries. This is one of the most controversial meat ingredients that could be included and there is much to be concerned about when purchasing any pet food that includes meat by-products.
Soy and Wheat: Both soy and wheat are known as “filler ingredients” in both cat and dog food products. Filler ingredients are used to help make your cat feel more full, but don’t offer much in the way of nutrition. These are very cheap ingredients for pet food companies to use but also boosts the protein percentage in the food. Unfortunately, cats are obligate carnivores and so they can’t actually process these plant based proteins the same way they can process meat based proteins. Some cats also have allergic reactions to these ingredients or may have a tough time digesting them. In smaller quantities, these ingredients are generally ok, but they are considered lower quality ingredients without much nutritional value and pose some health risks to cats.
Thankfully, Addiction Wild Brushtail and Berries cat food does not contain these harmful ingredients.
The Wild Brushtail and Berries Entrée is with no doubt a superb raw recipe for almost any cat. Having a combination of premium brushtail, which is known to promote coat & skin health and the exceptional nutritional benefits, your cat will definitely enjoy eating the Addiction Wild Brushtail and Berries Entrée.