Farmina N&D Ocean canned cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 4 stars.
This range contains high amounts of protein from good quality meat sources. The carbohydrate content is low across the range and moisture is high. This wet cat food is high quality.
- High quality meat and protein content
- Low in carbohydrate
- Fish oil is in each recipe
- No plant based protein used
- Expensive versus other wet cat foods
Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile: Growth (kitten), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.
The Farmina N&D Ocean wet product line includes seven cat foods.
|Sea Bass, Sardine and Shrimp||4||M|
|Tuna and Shrimp||4||M|
|Tuna, Cod, Shrimp & Pumpkin Kitten recipe||4||G|
|Tuna, Cod, Shrimp & Pumpkin||4||M|
|Tuna and Salmon||4||M|
|Tuna, Sardine and Shrimp||4||M|
|Tuna, Squid and Shrimp||4||M|
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Recipe and Label Analysis
Farmina N&D Ocean Tuna, Cod, Shrimp & Pumpkin 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.
Farmina N&D Ocean Tuna, Cod, Shrimp & Pumpkin recipe
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Tuna steak, cod fillet, pumpkin, shrimp, fish oil, animal fat, fructo-oligosaccharides, chondroitin sulphate, glucosamine, vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, choline chloride, zinc (zinc chelate of hydroxy analogue of methionine), manganese (manganese chelate of hydroxy analogue of methionine), iron [iron(ii) chelate of glycine hydrate], copper (copper chelate of hydroxy analogue of methionine), dl-methionine, taurine, l-carnitine
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 0.7%
Red denotes any controversial items
The first ingredient is tuna steak. 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 second ingredient is cod fillet, a marine species of fish native to both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America.
Although it is a quality item, raw fish contains up to 73% water. After cooking, most of that moisture is lost, reducing the meat content to just a fraction of its original weight.
After processing, this item would probably account for a smaller part of the total content of the finished product.
The third ingredient is pumpkin. Pumpkin is a nutritious addition high in complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene and dietary fiber.
The fourth ingredient is shrimp. Shrimp are small crustaceans closely related to krill. Shrimp is a rich source of many nutrients, including iodine and omega 3 fatty acids.
The fifth ingredient is fish oil. Fish oil is naturally rich in the prized EPA and DHA type of omega-3 fatty acids. These two high quality fats boast the highest bio-availability to dogs and humans.
Depending on its level of freshness and purity, fish oil should be considered a commendable addition.
The sixth ingredient is animal fat. Animal fat is a generic by-product of rendering, the same high-temperature process used to make meat meals.
Since there’s no mention of a specific animal, this item could come from just about anywhere: salvaged roadkill, spoiled supermarket meat…even dead, diseased or dying cattle.
For this reason, we do not consider generic animal fat a quality ingredient.
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.
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, Farmina N&D Ocean Tuna, Cod, Shrimp & Pumpkin recipe looks like an above-average wet product.
The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 62.5%, a fat level of 16.7% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 12.8%.=
As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 58.6% and above-average fat level of 18.7%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 14.7% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 33%.
This means this Farmina N&D Ocean range contains higher than average protein, lower than average carbohydrate, higher than average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.
This cat food is very good quality with the first two ingredients listed as meat sources. This is why the protein content is so high. The range is designed predominantly for adult cats.
Has Farmina cat food been recalled in the past?
No. To the best of our knowledge, Farmina cat foods has never had a product recall.
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In 1965 Francesco Russo founded Russo Mangimi, a company which specialized in animal nutrition.
In 1999, the company’s focus shifted to the pet food industry – its aim was to develop foods based on scientific studies around pet well-being. It then teamed up with Farmina, an English company, which specialized in food research and formulation.
Mangimi’s manufacturing facilities are based in Europe and Farmina foods are mostly sourced from Italy.
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