Almo Nature HFC Natural Light Meal cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 4.5 stars
This range of food is either meat, or fish that was originally human grade and is steamed and packed in its natural broth. It has very few ingredients and some recipes do have added vitamins and supplements. Each recipe offers high protein. Be aware that the products offer a small meal size, so you may wish to supplement this with kibble because it is not a balanced diet on its own.
- High protein content from meat and fish sources
- Low in carbohydrates
- High moisture content
- Added vitamins and supplements
- Expensive versus other wet cat foods
- Not a complete, or balanced meal alone
Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile: Growth (kitten), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.
The Almo Natural HFC Natural Light Meal product line includes six cat foods.
|HFC Natural Light Meal Atlantic Tuna||4.5||U|
|HFC Natural Light Meal Tuna and Shrimps||4.5||U|
|HFC Natural Light Meal Tuna, Chicken and Ham||4.5||U|
|HFC Natural Light Meal Chicken Fillet||4.5||U|
|HFC Natural Light Meal Chicken Breast||4.5||U|
|HFC Natural Light Meal Chicken and Tuna||4.5||U|
Recipe and Label Analysis
HFC Natural Light Meal Tuna, Chicken and Ham recipe was selected to represent the other products in the line for a detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.
Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.
HFC Natural Light Meal Tuna, Chicken and Ham recipe
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Fish broth, tuna, chicken, ham, rice
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 0.1%
Red denotes any controversial items
The first ingredient is fish broth. Broths are of only modest nutritional value. Yet because they add both flavor and moisture to a cat food, they are a common component in many wet products.
The second ingredient is tuna. Tuna is an oily marine fish not only high in protein but also omega 3 fatty acids, essential oils needed by every cat to sustain life.
This item is typically sourced from clean, undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings of commercial fish operations. 1
The third ingredient is chicken. Chicken is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken”. 2
Chicken is naturally rich in the 11 essential amino acids required by a cat to sustain life.
The fourth ingredient is ham, pork that’s been salted, smoked, and cured.
Pork itself can be described as “the clean flesh derived from slaughtered pork” and includes skeletal muscle or the muscle tissues of the tongue, diaphragm, heart or esophagus. 3 It’s naturally rich in all 11 essential amino acids required by a cat to sustain life.
The fifth and final ingredient is rice. Is this whole grain rice, brown rice or white rice? Since the word “rice” doesn’t tell us much, it’s impossible to judge the quality of this item.
Recipe star rating 4.5
Based on its ingredients alone, HFC Natural Light Meal Tuna, Chicken and Ham recipe looks like an above-average wet product.
The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 84.4%, a fat level of 3.8% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 3.9%.
As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 83.3% and a below-average fat level of 3.7%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 5% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 4%.
This means this Almo Nature HFC Natural Light Meal range contains higher than average protein, lower than average carbohydrate and lower than average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.
This range of recipes offers high quality protein sourced from either meat, or fish. It is supplemented by vitamins, has low carbohydrate content and high moisture. Overall this food offers a good diet option for your cat. Serve sizes are smaller than average, so bear this in mind.
The Cat Food Advisor recommends this food.
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Pier Giovanni Capellino founded Almo Nature in 2000 in Genoa, Italy, and it is still based there today. Their focus is on providing minimalist foods made from high quality ingredients.
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