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Nutrience Grain Free Cat Food, 18-Pounds, Ocean Fish

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  • Featuring multiple sources of coldwater fish including deboned haddock, cod, flounder, Pollock and herring
  • Low-glycemic carbohydrates including lentils & sweet potatoes
  • Nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables & botanicals
  • Coconut oil and nutritional supplements including prebiotics, probiotics, glucosamine and chondroitin
  • Made in the USA; contains no grains, soy, by-products, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
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Product Description

Product Description

More closely mimicking a carnivore's ancestral diet, Nutrience Grain Free is packed with multiple sources of premium animal ingredients, healthy fats, whole fruits, vegetables and botanicals. Instead of grains, we've included sweet potatoes and lentils for both their nutritional value and low-glycemic properties. It's a great substitute for pets with certain food sensitivities and an excellent choice for pets with a particularly active lifestyle or for pet owners who simply prefer to feed their pets a grain free diet. Made of quality North-American ingredients in small batches for superior control and backed by our ‘No Bad Anything' promise, every bag we craft represents an unwavering attention to quality and an ongoing commitment to natural, wholesome nutrition.

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Pet Food Made with Purpose

From quality North American ingredients backed by our 'No Bad Anything' promise, to our unique small-batch production for superior control, every bag we craft represents an unwavering attention to quality and an ongoing commitment to natural, wholesome nutrition. Ultimately, living well is a choice we make for ourselves and our pets. It’s the reason we create foods you can feed with the same pride we have in making them.

Good Food is Not Great Food

There are a lot of pet foods on the market, enough to make it difficult, if not near impossible to know at first glance which one would be best for your pet. Here are some things we think you should know to make the choosing easier. Good food contains quality ingredients and is made by large corporations or is outsourced by marketing firms to be processed at the discretion of third party manufacturers. Great food contains nutritionally balanced, trustworthy Canadian and US sourced ingredients made in small batches for superior quality control. It is crafted with pride and made with purpose by companies that are family owned. Nutrience is great food, made to nourish your pet from the inside out.

Doing it Right

To provide every assurance possible that the pets we feed are well nourished and full spirited, every bag of Nutrience is processed to the highest possible standard within pet food manufacturing and is in fact equal to that of human grade facilities. Every batch made passes the most rigorous testing procedures, subscribes to the most stringent food processing policies and is double checked by third parties for safety. In addition, our facility is routinely audited by NSF International and found to be compliant with regulatory standards, client specifications and procedures.

Nutrience Grain Free Cat

    Nutrience: Frequently Asked Questions

Is the yeast culture in Nutrience formulas inactive or active? Why is one chosen over the other?
  • The yeast culture in Nutrience formulas is inactivated - carried out towards the end of the yeast's fermentation process. The inactive form is widely used in pet foods, as an this form won't continue to ferment and pose a risk to the safety and nutritional integrity of the food.
  • What is the difference between a grain and a pulse legume/fresh legume? What type of legume does Nutrience use?
  • Grains are a good source energy, protein and fiber, while legumes have a higher protein content but are lower in sulphur amino acids like methionine, a component of proteins. Legumes used in various Nutrience formulas include alfalfa, peas and lentils.
  • Where does Nutrience get its salmon from? Is it farmed or wild, and is it foreign or local?
  • The salmon in Nutrience formulas comes from fish farms based on the eastern Canadian / US coast. Farmed salmon offers a consistent supply of fish in terms of both size and quality.
  • Is the meat protein used in Nutrience formulas free range, or penned? Is it foreign or local?
  • The chicken and turkey protein in Nutrience formulas is of local origin, and the duck protein is from France; all are raised in free range conditions. The lamb in Nutrience formulas has been raised in pastures in Australia / New Zealand.
  • How important is it for me to stick to the feeding recommendations suggested on Nutrience packaging?
  • Nutrience formulas are designed based on nutritional requirements established by the NRC (National Research Council). Due to varying metabolisms among animals, however, they must be carefully monitored & feeding quantities adjusted to maintain a healthy body weight. When switching to more nutrient-dense foods such as Nutrience Grain Free, owners will find smaller quantities are necessary, to avoid weight gain.
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    Product Details

    • Product Dimensions: 18 x 13 x 5.5 inches ; 18 pounds
    • Shipping Weight: 20.1 pounds
    • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
    • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
    • ASIN: B00IDZTW2G
    • Item model number: C2563
    • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,627 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
    • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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    By Eric Sedensky TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 23, 2014
    Flavor Name: Turkey;Chicken;Herring Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    Based on what I've read about this product and the list of ingredients, Nutrience is very nutritious and should be good for any cat. Problem is, neither of our two cats will eat the stuff. They nibbled at the first few servings, but after a few days, these kibbles just languished in their bowls. If we mixed this with some other dry food, they miraculously and thoroughly ate around it, sucking up what they liked and leaving this to (again) languish in the bowl. I’d reason with my cats if I could, but it would no doubt be like the discussion my wife and I have about broccoli: "It’s good for you, eat it." "No, I don’t like it." I give it two and a half stars for at least being a well-packaged, high-quality product, but ultimately, the cats gave it two non-opposable thumbs down.
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    Flavor Name: Turkey;Chicken;Herring Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    Why buy a "designer" pet food? A couple of good reasons would be concern about the quality of the food (remember the pet food recalls due to contamination in China?) and the nutritional value of the food (cats and dogs are of the scientific order Carnivora, which means "flesh eaters", not "grain eaters"). The makers of Nutrience Grain Free Cat Food emphasize that their food is made in small batches in human-grade manufacturing facilities from local (Canada, US) ingredients. The ingredients more closely replicate a carnivore diet of protein combined with fruits, vegetables, herbs, probiotics and other nutrients.

    I asked a close friend to test this on her beautiful 17-year-old cat, Amber. She's in good health for her age, with some joint pain due to arthritis. Amber has eaten a well-known dry cat food her whole life, but we thought the ingredients in Nutrience might be more beneficial in helping her remain healthy and active in her golden years.
    Of course, the big question was: would Amber eat it? My friend's few attempts to switch to other cat food brands through the years had been failures due to Amber's evident and total dislike of the new food. The suggestions on the Nutrience package were followed and it was slowly added in greater proportions to her bowl of dry food. The changeover was a complete success, taking less than a week. The morsels of food are small and crumble fairly easily, requiring less effort for her to chew them. This may be one reason she now almost empties the bowl of food, something that didn't happen with the previous brand.
    We are hoping the glucosamine and chondroitin in the Nutrience Grain Free Cat Food will alleviate some of Amber's arthritic pain, but it's too early to tell. All we can say is she seems pretty perky for an old kitty!
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    I've had my 3 fur babies on Spots Stew Grain Free cat food for several months since one of my kitties developed a grain allergy. For the most part, that has done well, at least until today! I'm so glad I took a chance on Nutrience. All 3 absolutely love this food. I have 2 older Maine Coons & a Russian Blue that's just a year old this month. As far as canned food, they all like different flavors (which drives me crazy! WTH?) But as far as this dry food they ADORE it. It smells better than Spots Stew, and looks more wholesome. I did some research on the company that makes Nutrience (their name is Hagen & they are located in Canada) and it seems that they pride themselves on the fact their food "has no bad anything". That's comforting for those individuals who own kitties with health conditions. For me, it's about not wanting to feed my cats poor quality food...in order to maintain good health, because I know that the savings on cheap pet food will catch up with me one day with very expensive vet bills. Not to mention the pain and suffering my pets would endure needlessly. The quality of the ingredients in this food is very apparent, and the fact that my cats LOVE it is even better. I noticed that they eat a bit less, and the horking of hairballs has reduced considerably along with putrid cat box smells. That may be because this food has probiotics included in the ingredients (?).

    Note: This is an 18 lb. bag (!) 6 lb. of Spot's Stew is about $25, that's what I normally spend. So, this 18 lb. bag saves me about $25 for the same amount of food (which would be 3 bags @ 6lb. each = $75). Is it more expensive than other brands? Actually, no. It's less expensive pound for pound. Check out how much you're spending on your cat food if you're feeding a good quality brand (add up what 18 lb.
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    Flavor Name: Ocean Fish Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    When my little Princess Pea first came to live with me. I started out feeding her all wet food of various brands, but she always had messy, almost runny stools, so I switched to part wet and part dry and she stabilized. However, when I started paying attention, I realized that the ingredient list on most readily available dry cat food starts with whole ground corn and then poultry, fish, or meat by-products. Now some by-products, like chicken hearts and livers for example, are actually very nutritious foods for cats, but when the list starts with whole ground corn I don't hold out much hope for the better meat by-products to be what was used.

    I was about to start getting Blue Buffalo, which, like Nutrience, has an impressive ingredient list but costs quite a bit more when the chance to try Nutrience came along. The ingredient list between the two brands is comparable. They both have de-boned fish and poultry sources as their primary ingredients, as well as fruits and vegetables. Everything I've read states fruits and vegetables pass through a cat's system unprocessed as they don't have the enzymes that humans have that break them down. They also cannot convert polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils, and cannot convert beta-carotene into vitamin A. For that reason, I can't say what the value of the fruits and vegetables in cat foods is for, however even the fresh, raw cat food recipes I've seen online have human grade supplements for vitamins which are derived from fruits and vegetables so for now I can't speak against it.

    It's nice to want your pet to eat healthier right away, but to avoid shocking or upsetting their system you should always gradually switch their food over the course of about 7-10 days.
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