BIXBI freeze-dried cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 5 stars.
This food’s production process helps to lock in more naturally sourced nutrients. The first ingredients listed are from animal meat sources, which were originally for human consumption and provide a very high level of protein.
These are simple and natural recipes with very little added.
- Good quality animal protein - originally for human consumption
- Low in carbohydrate
- No added fillers
- Limited range
Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile: Growth (kitten), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.
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Recipe and Label Analysis
BIXBI Rawbble freeze-dried cat food – chicken & salmon 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.
BIXBI Rawbble freeze-dried cat food - chicken & salmon recipe
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Chicken with ground bone, salmon, whitefish, pumpkin, coconut flour, fenugreek seed, magnesium proteinate, calcium carbonate, salt, tocopherols (preservative), choline chloride, coconut oil, potassium chloride, vitamins (vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, niacin supplement, vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), dandelion greens, taurine, salmon oil, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, potassium chloride, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate).
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 5%
Red denotes any controversial items
The first ingredient is chicken with ground bone. Chicken is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken”. 1
Chicken is naturally rich in the 11 essential amino acids required by a cat to sustain life. The ground bone is an excellent source of natural calcium.
The second ingredient is salmon. Salmon is an oily marine and freshwater fish not only high in protein but also omega 3 fatty acids, essential oils needed by every cat to sustain life.
The third ingredient is whitefish, a marine or freshwater species native to Canada and the California coast.
The fourth ingredient is pumpkin. Pumpkin is a nutritious addition high in complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene and dietary fiber.
The fifth ingredient is coconut flour, a powder derived from dried, defatted coconut meat. This cereal grain replacement is high in fiber and low in digestible carbohydrates. In addition, coconut flour also contains about 18% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this cat food.
The sixth ingredient is fenugreek seed. Fenugreek seed is high in fiber and a source of nutrients. Fenugreek seed is reported to have many benefits to health and has been used as a herbal solution in parts of the world traditionally.
Reported benefits included controlling blood sugar, balancing cholesterol, soothing properties and effects on digestive and reproductive systems.
It must be noted that there have been no studies so far which have found inclusion of fenugreek seeds in the diets of cats to provide health benefits.
The seventh ingredient is magnesium proteinate, a chelated mineral, which means that magnesium has been chemically attached to protein. This makes it easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better cat foods.
The eighth ingredient is calcium carbonate, likely used here as a dietary mineral supplement.
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.
This food also contains chelated minerals that have been chemically attached to protein. This makes them easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better cat foods.
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Based on its ingredients alone, BIXBI Rawbble freeze-dried cat food – chicken & salmon recipe looks like an above-average freeze-dried product.
The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 46.3%, a fat level of 30.5% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 15.2%.
As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 49.5% and an above-average fat level of 31.1%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 11.5% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 63%.
This means this BIXBI freeze-dried range contains higher than average protein, lower than average carbohydrate and higher than average fat, when compared to typical Freeze-dried cat food.
This range of food has good quality animal protein listed as the first ingredient and offers a very good, natural diet option for your cat.
The Cat Food Advisor recommends this food.
Has BIXBI cat food been recalled in the past?
No. BIXBI Pet has not had any cat food product recalls.
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BIXBI Pet Company was founded in 2008 by James Crouch, who is the current CEO. Its headquarters are based in Colorado. All its ingredients are made whole foods from the USA, and it uses local and fresh produce whenever it’s available.
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