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Original Cat (ALS)

ALS
Regular
Indoor and Outdoor
Orijen

Original Cat (ALS)

ALS
Regular
Indoor and Outdoor
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Ingredients

Fresh chicken
20%
Raw turkey
10%
Raw whole herring
9%
Fresh chicken giblets (liver, heart)
6%
Raw whole hake
5%
Raw turkey liver
5%
Fresh eggs
5%
Dehydrated chicken
4%
Dehydrated turkey
4%
Dehydrated mackerel
4%
and also:
Dehydrated sardine (4%), Dehydrated herring (4%), Chicken fat (4%), Whole red lentils,, Whole peas, Whole green lentils, Whole chickpeas, Lentil fibre, Whole pinto beans, Pea starch,, Whole navy beans, Pollock oil (1%), Dried kelp, Fresh whole pumpkin, Fresh whole butternut squash, Fresh whole zucchini,, Fresh whole carrots, Fresh whole apples, Fresh whole pears, Dried chicory root, Fresh kale, Fresh spinach, Fresh beet greens, Fresh turnip greens, Whole cranberries, Whole blueberries, Whole saskatoon berries, Turmeric, Milk thistle, Burdock root, Lavender, Marshmallow root, Rosehips., Fresh poultry (30%), Fresh fish (14%), Fresh poultry giblets (11%), Dehydrated fish (12%), Dehydrated poultry (8%), Fresh eggs (5%), Chicken fat (4%)

Vitamins and Additives

Vitamin A 3750 IU
Vitamin B1 12.5 mg
Vitamin B2 0.1 mg
Vitamin B3 50 mg
Vitamin B5 8 mg
Vitamin B6 6.5 mg
Vitamin B7 0.13 mg
Vitamin B9 0.75 mg
Vitamin B12 0.1 mg
Vitamin C 12.5 IU
Vitamin D3 500 IU
Vitamin E 290 IU
Vitamin K3 0.5 mg
and also:
Choline chloride (1190mg), Zinc chelate (105mg), Copper chelate (11mg), Tocopherol extract from vegetable oils (121mg), Citric acid (40mg), Rosemary extract (80mg), Enterococcus faecium

Notes

The score is calculated after relocation of fresh meat or fish ingredient(s) as explained in the calculation rule #7 in Chapter 1.

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein
40%
Crude Fat
20%
Crude Fiber
3%
Moisture
10%
Crude Ash
8%
Calcium
1.4%
Phosphorus
1.1%
Magnesium
0.1%
Omega 3
1%
Omega 6
3.1%
Metabolizable Energy
4160 kcal/kg

Notes

The score is calculated after relocation of fresh meat or fish ingredient(s) as explained in the calculation rule #7 in Chapter 1.

Product last updated: March 31, 2024, 4:26 PM

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Why this score?

21.1% carbohydrates of combination P
-11
Low protein content
-6
Additional source of animal protein (dehydrated poultry) at 2nd place
4
Fresh poultry at 1st place
2
Dehydrated fish at 1st place
4
Natural source of taurine
5
Chelated minerals
2

How the score is calculated?

The actual calculation of the score is based on sophisticated and advanced algorithm that takes into account multiple parameters.

To simplify the explanation, the calculation is based on three main criteria:

(1) Amount of protein (more is better)

(2) Amount of carbohydrates (less is better)

(3) Quality and source of ingredients.

Based on that 3 main criteria, 9 score calculation rules are used to compare the different foods.

One major assumption is that the closer an ingredient is to the top of the ingredient list, the greater its relative weight and contribution to the food.

In general, cat food is composed of protein, fats, carbohydrates, fibers, vitamins, and minerals.

Protein is the most important component in a cat’s diet, and cats primarily get their protein from animal meat.

Fat is a primary source of energy and essential fatty acids.

Carbohydrates are controversial in a cat’s diet, as cats are obligate carnivores and typically consume very few carbohydrates.

Fibers play an important role in digestion and food absorption, and vitamins and minerals are essential for different organism functions.

Dry matter values are used to compare the amount of nutrients in different cat foods.
This means that moisture is excluded from the equation to provide a more accurate comparison.

Putting all of these and more into a formula results in a product score.

The maximum score a cat food can receive is 100.
Points are added or removed based on the score calculation rules.