The AATU 80/20 dog food is really good, and you’ll be pleased to know the cat food is on par. Let’s take a look at the Chicken formula…
We start off with 85% chicken, a combination of 44% chicken and 41% dehydrated chicken. It’s worth noting this is prior to cooking and the first chicken ingredient will reduce significantly during cooking. They state on the website 3kg before cooking will make 1kg of kibble, so that’s the amount of moisture which gets cooked off.
Cats don’t need carbohydrates, but you’ll find them in all dry foods as (1) they’re necessary to hold the kibble together, and (2) to keep manufacturing costs down. Most manufacturers put emphasis on the latter, and use the cheapest and least nutritious options available. It’s nice to see AATU have opted for sweet potato, one of the better carbs and low GI. This will amount to approx. 30% of the food once cooked.
Chickpeas are included as another source of protein and fibre, and peas feature in the ingredients as well. It’s nice to see salmon oil which will go a long way to improving your cat’s skin, coat, and wellbeing.
There’s a range of fruits, vegetables, vitamins and minerals. Stinging nettle is a novelty, but great for cats to aid prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and kidney stones. That’s a really nice inclusion as so many cats suffer kidney issues on the plethora of cheap grain-based kibbles.
There are no artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives, and that’s a great point to end on.
This is a good food.
85% Chicken: (44% Chicken, 41% Dehydrated Chicken), Sweet Potato, Chickpeas, Salmon Oil, Peas, Lucerne, Tapioca, Apple, Cranberry, Pear, Blueberry, Mulberry, Orange, Bilberry, Cowberry, Carrot, Tomato, Chicory, Peppermint, Parsley, Cinnamon, Marigold, Stinging Nettle, Chamomile, Rosehip, Yucca, Spirulina, Seaweed, Aniseed, Fenugreek, Oregano, Sage, Marjoram, Thyme.