Grain Free Salmon Meal Recipe for Cats & Kittens
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.
Salmon Meal, Field Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Chickpeas, Herring Meal, Tapioca, Dried Egg, Lentils, Pea Protein, Flaxseed Meal, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Cranberries, Blueberries, L-Lysine, Calcium Carbonate, Monosodium Phosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium longum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Chelated Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Selenium Yeast, Ferrous Sulfate, Chelated Copper Proteinate, Chelated Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Riboflavin, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Chelated Cobalt Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate.
Total Microorganisms* 3.5x104 CFU/lb MIN
Crude Protein: 31% MIN
Crude Fat: 19% MIN
Crude Fiber: 2.5% MAX
Moisture: 10.0% MAX
Methionine: 1.0% MIN
Taurine: 0.3% MIN
Omega 6 Fatty Acids*: 0.7% MIN
Omega 3 Fatty Acids*: 3.8% MIN
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles
Grandma Mae's Country Naturals Grain Free Salmon & Salmon Meal Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.
Recommended Daily Feeding Information for Adult Cats:
Your cat’s feeding requirements may vary. 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 ¼ 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 Information for Kittens:
Switch your kitten from mother’s milk to solid food at 4-5 weeks. To ease the adjustment, 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.
Pregnant or Nursing Queens:
Feed two to three times the adult amount.
Calorie Content (ME, calculated): 3820 KCAL/KG, 460 KCAL/CUP
One standard 8oz measuring cup holds approximately 4.25oz of Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals food.
About our Wholesome Ingredients
Salmon and Salmon Meal:
In addition to being an excellent source of protein, salmon is one of the best natural sources of omega-3 essential fatty acids.
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.
Tapioca, which is derived from the cassava plant, provides a healthy, non-GMO and gluten free source of energy for your dog. It is low in cholesterol and unhealthy fats and is a good source of iron and calcium.
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.
Pea protein is a concentrated protein extracted from field peas. It contains many essential amino acids and is a great source of iron and lysine. These help to support muscle growth and keep your pets immune system healthy. The majority of protein in Grandma Mae's Formulas always comes from fresh meat and/or high quality meat meals, but different types of protein contain different amino acid combinations so we include a small amount of pea protein in some of our formulas for your dog or cat's optimal health.
Flaxseed meal is a good source of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids, which produce a soft, luxuriant coat.
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.
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.
Cranberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C and prevent harmful bacteria from thriving in the urinary tract, reducing the rate of urinary tract infections.
Blueberries are a rich source of antioxidants and therefore may help prevent cancer. Blueberries also contain fiber, potassium, and Vitamins A & C. The nutrients in blueberries aid in promoting proper urinary tract health and good eyesight.
Apples are especially high in non-pro vitamin A carotenes and pectin, a remarkable type of fiber that has been shown to boost many beneficial effects. Apples are also rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C as well as several B-complex vitamins, including vitamin B6, folic acid and potassium.
Among common vegetables, the carrot is the richest source of pro-vitamin A. Carrots also contain beta-carotene—an antioxidant—and vitamins B, C, D, E, K, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, and iron.
Fresh parsley is an herb associated with reducing urinary tract inflammation, while aiding in digestion and improving kidney function.
Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach, Celery:
Lettuce, Spinach, Watercress and Celery provide antioxidants and health-protecting phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals. They are high in Vitamin A and antioxidants providing protection against free radicals (cancer causing agents).
Calcium is important for strong bones and teeth. Calcium plays a role in nerve impulse transmission, muscle contraction, blood coagulation, the activation of enzyme systems, and cardiac function.
Monosodium phosphate is a good source of the calcium and phosphorus necessary for healthy bones and teeth.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a probiotc-beneficial bacteria that produce organic acids (such as lactic and acetic) and digestive enzymes.
Microbials like Bacillus Subtilus lessen gas and bloating and promote consistent growth, healthier coats, resistance to disease, and better overall health.
Enterococcus faecium produces short-chain fatty acids that modulate the gut pH level and provide a source of fuel for cells lining the gut. This, in turn, strengthens the intestinal cells, helps enhance nutrient absorption, and stimulates immune functions in dogs.
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.
Selenium yeast is a safe and natural form of selenium, an essential element in your pets diet. It also acts an antioxidant and may be beneficial for brain function.
Ferrous Sulfate (Iron):
Iron aids hemoglobin and myoglobin synthesis as well as energy metabolism.
Copper Sulfate and Proteinate:
Copper is an essential trace mineral for animals.
Manganese Proteinate and Sulfate:
Manganese is an essential trace mineral for animals.
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.
Niacin is an essential vitamin and part of the vitamin B-complex. A lack of niacin can cause deficiency disease.
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 D3 promotes the formation of bones and teeth. It also plays a role in the maintenance of healthy nerve and muscle systems.
Chelated Cobalt Proteinate:
Cobalt is an important constituent of the vitamin B12 molecule.
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.
Folic acid is needed for the processing of sugar and amino acids.