John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: May 14, 2024

PetKind Tripe Dry Food Review

Updated: May 14, 2024

Our Verdict

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PetKind Tripe Dry cat food is made up of two products which both receive the Cat Food Advisor rating, 4 stars.

This range offers plenty of protein derived from tripe and other animal protein sources.  Each formula does have added plant-based proteins which needs to be considered when evaluating the protein content.

Pros
  • Contains animal proteins
  • Enriched with fish oils for Omega 3
  • A lot of species appropriate ingredients
Cons
  • High in carbohydrate
  • Contains plant-based protein
  • Limited range

The table below shows each recipe in the range including our rating and the AAFCO nutrient profile

Product line Rating AAFCO
PetKind Tripe Dry for Cats – Green Tripe & High Seas Formula 4 A
PetKind Tripe Dry for Cats – Green Tripe & High Skies Formula 4 A

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Recipe and Label Analysis

PetKind Tripe Dry for Cats – Green Tripe & High Seas Formula 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.

PetKind Tripe Dry for Cats – Green Tripe & High Seas Formula

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

37.8%

Protein

17.8%

Fat

36.4%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Lamb tripe, salmon, salmon meal, herring meal, fish meal, sweet potato, potato, fish oil, canola oil, flaxseed, pumpkin meal, kelp meal, spinach, carrot, broccoli, cranberry, apple, blueberry, banana, natural flavour, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, taurine, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin E supplement, a-tocopherol acetate, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, calcium carbonate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, choline chloride, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried bifido bacterium bifidium thermophilum fermentation product, dried streptococcus faecium fermentation product, yucca schidigera, rosemary, cayenne, peppermint, thyme, green tea extract.


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 2.5%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is lamb tripe. Tripe usually consists of the first three chambers of a cud-chewing animal’s stomach. As unappetizing as it may seem to us humans, tripe is palatable to many cats and sometimes even includes the stomach’s contents, too.

The second ingredient issalmon. 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 salmon meal. Because salmon meal is considered a meat concentrate, fish meal contains almost 300% more protein than fresh fish itself.

Fish meal is typically obtained from the “clean, dried, ground tissue of undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings” of commercial fish operations. 1

The fourth and fifth ingredient is herring meal and fish meal.. Because it is considered a meat concentrate, bothcontains almost 300% more protein than fresh fish itself.

Fish meal is typically obtained from the “clean, dried, ground tissue of undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings” of commercial fish operations. 2

Because various fish contain different types of fats, we would have preferred to have known the source species of the fifth ingredient.

The sixth and seventh ingredients are sweet potato and potato. Both are a gluten-free source of complex carbohydrates in cat food. They are naturally rich in dietary fiber and beta carotene.

Yet with the exception of perhaps their caloric content, potatoes are of only modest nutritional value to a cat.

The eighth 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.

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.

It also contains canola oil which can be a controversial item. That’s because it can sometimes (but not always) be derived from genetically modified rapeseed.

Yet others cite the fact that canola oil can be a significant source of omega-3 fatty acids.

In any case, plant-based oils like canola are less biologically available to a cat than fish oil as a source of quality omega-3 fats.

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.

Finally, the company appears to have applied friendly bacteria to the surface of the kibble after cooking. These special probiotics are used to enhance a cat’s digestive and immune functions.

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, PetKind Tripe Dry for Cats – Green Tripe & High Seas Formula looks like an above-average dry product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 37.8%, a fat level of 17.8% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 36.4%.

As a group, the brand features a near-average protein content of 35.6% and a near-average fat level of 16.7%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 39.8% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 47%.

This means this PetKind Tripe Dry range contains near-average protein, near-average carbohydrate and near-average fat, when compared to typical dry cat food.

Final Word

This range of food is based on tripe and animal proteins.  However, plant-based proteins are also included, along with added vitamins and minerals.  In general, this range offers a good dry food option.

Has PetKind Tripe Dry Food cat food been recalled in the past?

No.  PetKind has not had any product recalls.

You can view a complete list of all cat food recalls since 2021 here.

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About

PetKind is a family-owned business based in British Columbia on Canada’s west coast.

Most of the company’s ingredients are sourced from Canada, the United States, and New Zealand.

The Tripe Dry and Canada Fresh foods are made in Canada.

Sources

1: [1. Association of American Feed Control Officials].

2: [1. Association of American Feed Control Officials].

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