Azmira wet cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 4 stars.
The food is made using quality ingredients including several primary meat sources with a high protein content. Azmira invests in safety testing and verifying its ingredients. This recipe does not contain by-products, wheat gluten, or rice protein concentrate.
- High protein content
- Contains good quality meat protein sources
- No by-products
- Does not contain gluten, or rice protein
- Limited choice as only one recipe in the range
Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile: Growth (kitten), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.
The product line includes one cat food recipe.
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Recipe and Label Analysis
A detailed recipe and nutrient analysis of the Azmira Ocean Fish Formula is given below.
Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.
Azmira Ocean Fish Formula
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Ocean fish, ocean fish broth, chicken liver, turkey, tuna, oat bran, brown rice, flaxseed, tricalcium phosphate, dried kelp, lecithin, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, vitamins (thiamine mononitrate, vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin A supplement, biotin, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid), garlic powder, taurine, minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, copper proteinate, potassium iodide, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite), choline chloride, salt
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 4%
Red denotes any controversial items
The first ingredient is ocean fish. This item is typically sourced from clean, undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings of commercial fish operations.1
Unfortunately, the phrase “ocean fish” is vague and does little to adequately describe this ingredient. Since some fish are higher in omega-3 fats than others, it’s impossible for us to judge the quality of this item. In any case, fish meat is naturally rich in the 11 essential amino acids required by a cat to sustain life.
The second ingredient is ocean 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 third ingredient is chicken liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.
The fifth 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 dog to sustain life.
This item is typically sourced from clean, undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings of commercial fish operations.2
The sixth ingredient is oat bran, a nutritious by-product obtained from milling whole grain oats. The bran is the fiber-rich outer layer of the grain containing starch, protein, vitamins and minerals.
The seventh ingredient is brown rice, a complex carbohydrate that (once cooked) can be fairly easy to digest. However, aside from its natural energy content, rice is of only modest nutritional value to a cat.
The eighth ingredient is flaxseed, one of the best plant sources of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Provided they’ve first been ground into a meal, flax seeds are also rich in soluble fiber. However, flaxseed contains about 19% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this cat food.
From here the list goes on to include a number of other items. But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of the product.
However, this recipe contains sodium selenite, a controversial form of the mineral selenium. Sodium selenite appears to be nutritionally inferior to the more natural source of selenium found in selenium yeast.
Recipe star rating: 4
Based on its ingredients alone, Azmira Ocean Fish Formula looks like an above-average wet product.
The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 45.5%, a fat level of 4.5% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 42%.
This means the Azmira Ocean Fish Formula contains higher than average protein, higher than average carbohydrate and below-average fat, when compared to typical types of wet cat food.
The Azmira Ocean Fish Formula does not contain by-products, wheat gluten, or rice protein concentrate. It does include good quality meat and protein sources and the Cat Food Advisor would recommend it.
It is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO cat food nutrient profiles for all life stages.
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Azmira Holistic Animal Care was founded by Dr. Lisa S. Newman in 1982. It is located in Tucson, Arizona, United States, and has representation in many different countries all over the world, including Singapore, Japan and China.
Azmira produces many different types of products, including dog food, cat food, ferret food, homeopathic remedies and herbal extracts.
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