A Non-GMO Uristic Formula
Uristic is a word that means our cat food is optimized for long term urinary tract health. The amino acid Methionine raises the acidity of urine, which helps break down urine crystals, in turn reducing inflammation of the urinary tract. Methionine occurs naturally in our fresh ingredients and we supplement it with DL-Methionine to reach the exact level needed for your cat's long-term health.
Chicken Meal, Peas, Lentils, Chickpeas, Chicken Fat, Herring Meal, Egg, Menhaden Fish Oil, Organic Dried Kelp, DL-Methionine, Chelated Calcium Carbonate, Lecithin, Chelated Choline Chloride, L-Lysine, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Citric Acid, Folic Acid, Chelated Potassium Chloride, Iron Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Chelated Zinc Proteinate, Chelated Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Chelated Manganese Proteinate, Chelated Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Chelated Calcium Iodate.
Crude Protein: 35.0% min.
Crude Fat: 17.0% min.
Crude Fiber: 3.5% max.
Moisture: 10.0% max.
Phosphorus: 0.78% min.
Magnesium: 0.09% max.
Methionine: 1.0% min.
Taurine: 0.5% min.
Omega 6 Fatty Acids*: 3.4% min.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids*: 0.6% min.
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles
Grandma Mae's Country Naturals Grain Free Cat & Kitten Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.
Recommended Daily Feeding for Adult Cats
Your cat’s requirements may vary from the feeding guide below. Adjust quantities as necessary to maintain optimal weight. Feed your adult cat on a “free choice” basis. Serve the recommended amount of food each morning, and allow your cat to “nibble” throughout the day. If you need to feed separate meals, divide daily amount into equal portions. If you’re unsure about how much to feed your cat, seek veterinary advice.
If feeding Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals Cat & Kitten food for the first time, gradually adjust your cat’s current diet to avoid stomach upset. Mix 1/4 part Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals food with current food for 2-3 days. Gradually increase the new food and decrease current food over 7-10 days until you are feeding all Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals food. Keep fresh drinking water available at all times.
Recommended Daily Feeding for Kittens
Switch your kitten from mother’s milk to solid food at 4-5 weeks. To ease the adjustment, Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals Cat & Kitten Food may be moistened with water. Add one part water to three parts food.
Daily portions can vary according to age, activity, and temperament of your kitten. The entire suggested daily amount should be placed in your cat’s feeding dish. A supply of fresh drinking water should be provided at all times. See your veterinarian regularly.
One standard 8oz measuring cup holds approximately 4.25oz of Grandma Mae's Country Naturals food. Pregnant or Nursing Queens: Feed two to three times the adult amount.
Calorie Content (ME, calculated): 3700 Kcal/kg, 440 kcal/cup.
About our Wholesome Ingredients
Chicken meal is highly digestible and an excellent source of amino acids and quality protein. It is also very palatable to cats.
Peas, Lentils and Chickpeas:
These “legumes” are excellent sources of energy and protein that have a low glycemic index and do not cause blood glucose (sugar) levels to spike right after ingestion. The reason to have more than one is that a cat’s system is likely to digest a variety of these legumes more efficiently than it would if there were only one or two of them.
The highest of all animal sources in linoleic acid, chicken fat is an important element for skin and coat health. It is very palatable, high in essential fatty acids, and easily and quickly metabolized.
Fish meal is highly palatable and an excellent source of protein, fish oils, and Omega-3 fatty acids—all critical for a healthy skin and coat, normal reproduction, proper body function, and improved kitten growth rate. Menhaden is one of the richest sources of linoleic and linolenic acids. It also contains high levels of lysine, tryptophan, valine, methionine, and tyrosine, which aid growth, neuro-transmitter function, muscle metabolism, protein synthesis, and thyroid health, respectively.
As a whole food, eggs are often regarded as the perfect protein. Eggs contain a full array of minerals, including rich levels of calcium (in the yolk), all the vitamins except vitamin C, a range of high-quality saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, lecithin, and the entire range of enzymes and other longevity factors present in raw foods. Eggs are an especially good source of biotin, vitamin D, vitamin B12, iron, choline and sulfur.
Menhaden Fish Oil:
Fish oil contains the natural ingredients needed to produce a lustrous and healthy coat. It also has marine Omega-3 fatty acids.
DL-Methionine is an essential amino acid that promotes urinary health in cats. It raises the acidity of the urine, which helps break down urine crystals and in turn reduces inflammation of the urinary tract. It also regulates the formation of ammonia and can aid in creating ammonia-free urine.
Calcium carbonate provides calcium for bones and teeth. Calcium plays a role in nerve impulse transmission, muscle contraction, blood coagulation, the activation of enzyme systems, and cardiac function.
Lecithin is a a source of choline, a nutrient essential to every cell in the body as it is a main component of cell membranes in both people and pets. It also acts as a natural preservative for our food. Since preservatives are required to keep food fresh, we choose to use only natural preservatives that also provide health benefits for your pet.
Generally classified as a B-complex vitamin (referred to as vitamin B4 in some publications), choline influences the metabolism of carotene and vitamin A in animals. It is an essential component in ensuring proper nervous system function.
Cats, unlike dogs, require taurine to be added to their diets as they cannot synthesize it themselves. Taurine is essential for eye, heart, and reproductive health, and insufficient levels can lead to blindness and cardiac problems.
Yucca Schidigera Extract:
When provided in small quantities, such as in Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals, yucca schidigera extract helps boost the immune system and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Niacin is an essential vitamin and part of the vitamin B-complex. A lack of niacin can cause deficiency disease.
Kelp is a naturally balanced supplement—an abundant source of minerals, amino acids and vitamins, including essential trace minerals. These nutrients are necessary for the production of enzymes that promote healthy body functions. Kelp contains over 60 minerals and elements and 21 amino acids and simple and complex carbohydrates, which promote glandular health, especially in the pituitary, adrenal and thyroid glands.
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) promotes growth, stimulates brain action, safeguards the muscles that protect the heart, maintains red blood count, promotes healthy skin, and improves circulation.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) plays an essential role in maintaining red blood cells and producing antibodies and nerve tissue.
Riboflavin is a water-soluble vitamin essential for the normal release of energy from carbohydrates, proteins, and fat. It is also essential in the formation of antibodies and red blood cells.
Biotin promotes healthy skin and hair and is necessary for growth, digestion, and muscle function.
Vitamin A aids vision, growth, immune function, fetal development, cellular differentiation, and trans-membrane protein transfer. Vitamin A is essential for the repair of body tissues and also benefits bone formation.
Vitamin D3 promotes the formation of bones and teeth. It also plays a role in the maintenance of healthy nerve and muscle systems.
Folic acid is needed for the processing of sugar and amino acids.
Potassium chloride is an excellent source of potassium and vitamin A.
Iron aids hemoglobin and myoglobin synthesis as well as energy metabolism.
Zinc promotes the mineralization of bone, digestion of protein, and the conversion of calorie-containing nutrients into energy. Zinc further aids in enzyme reaction, cell replication, protein and carbohydrate metabolism, skin health, and wound healing.
Copper is an essential trace mineral for animals.
Manganese is an essential trace mineral for animals.