Chicken Formula Ingredients:
Chicken, chicken liver, eggs, organic sprouted barley seed, herring, ground fava beans, sweet potato, organic sprouted flaxseed, organic sprouted lentils, organic sprouted peas, potato starch, kelp, cranberry, sea salt, sunflower oil, nutritional yeast, natural baking soda.
Recommended Daily Feeding Guide
|BODY WEIGHT||CUPS PER DAY|
ME as fed Calculated – Chicken Cat Food Formula: 4,400 kcal/kg or 407 kcal/8 fl. oz. cup;
Carna4 may be free-fed throughout the day or fed at specific meal times. Plenty of fresh, clean water should be available at all times.
To free-feed Carna4, fill your cat’s bowl each morning with the recommended portion and make the bowl accessible all day. To feed by scheduled meals, divide the recommend daily portion by the number of meals fed. If you are using Carna4 in combination with other diets be sure to calculate the calories contributed from the foods and reduce the amount of Carna4 accordingly. Although Carna4 is a great complement to raw feeding, we do not recommend feeding Carna4 and raw in the same meal.
Transitioning to Carna4: It may take several days for your cat to adjust to the richer nutrients in Carna4. Start by mixing one part Carna4 to four parts of your cat’s old food. Gradually increase the proportion of Carna4 over 7-10 days until you are feeding all Carna4.
For picky cats, take several Carna4 nuggets in your hands and rub them together. Then put the food away and pet your cat all over. Doing this 2-3 times BEFORE introducing the food makes the smell more familiar to your cat and increases the likelihood they will try a new food.
Your cat may have larger stools in the early part of his or her transition period as the better quality fiber in Carna4 helps to clean out the colon. This is a normal and healthy effect and you will see the stools return to a normal size later in the transition. When transitioning to Carna4 from another diet, try sprinkling in some Flora4 ground sprouted seeds food topper to help aid digestion and normalize stools faster.
Carna4 Hand Crafted Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages – but offers much more. In fact, our nutrient content exceeds AAFCO requirements in all cases. You can see for yourself in the following table:
THE DATA IN THIS TABLE REPRESENTS OUR MOST RECENT TEST RESULTS OF OUR FOOD. THERE MAY BE SMALL VARIANCES COMPARED TO THE INFORMATION ON THE PRINTED BAGS YOU PURCHASE AS WE CONTINUALLY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE QUALITY OF OUR INGREDIENTS.
MINIMUM NUTRIENT VALUE PER KG – AS FED
|NUTRIENT||Carna4 Cat – Chicken||
|AAFCO Growth Cat|
|Crude Fiber||4% (max)|
|Methionine – cysteine||1.40||0.99%||0.99%|
|Phenylalanine – tyrosine||2.55||0.79%||0.79%|
|NUTRIENT||Carna4 Cat – Chicken||AAFCO Adult Cat||AAFCO Growth Cat||AAFCO Maximum|
|DHA & EPA||1.29%|
|Minerals & Essential Nutrients|
|Copper||18 mg||4.5 mg||13.5 mg|
|Iodine||2.67 mg||.031 mg||0.31 mg|
|Iron||129 mg||72 mg||72 mg|
|Manganese||32 mg||6.75 mg||6.75 mg|
|Selenium||0.85 mg||0.09 mg||0.09 mg|
|Zinc||190 mg||67 mg||67 mg||1800 mg|
|AAFCO Growth Cat||AAFCO Maximum|
|Vitamin A||14,500 IU||4,500 IU||8,100 IU||675,000 IU|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||17.9 mg||4.5 mg||4.5 mg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||9.8 mg||3.6 mg||3.6 mg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||103 mg||54 mg||54 mg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)||23.5 mg||4.5 mg||4.5 mg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||9.8 mg||3.6 mg||3.6 mg|
|Vitamin B12||0.17 mg||0.02 mg||0.02 mg|
|Vitamin K||0.77 mg||0.09 mg||0.09 mg|
|Folate||1.15 mg||0.17 mg||0.17 mg|
|Choline||2,700 mg||2,160 mg||2,160 mg|
|Vitamin C||120 mg|
|Vitamin D||2,320 IU||450 IU||675 IU||9,000 IU|
|Vitamin E||415 IU||27 IU||27 IU|
|Vitamin B7 (Biotin)||0.34 mg||0.06 mg||0.06 mg|
|Total Probiotics (Microorganisms)||18 billion cfu|
|Bacillus coagulans||89 million cfu|
|Bacillus subtilis||45 million cfu|
|Bifidobacterium bifidum||730 million cfu|
|Bifidobacterium infantis||98 million cfu|
|Enterococcus faecium||61 million cfu|
|Lactobacillus acidophilus||1.09 billion cfu|
|Lactobacillus casei||370 million cfu|
|Lactobacillus lactis||1.65 billion cfu|
|Lactobacillus plantarum||116 million cfu|
|Saccharomyces boulardii||58 million cfu|
|Saccharomyces cerevisiae||226 million cfu|
|Fructooligosaccharide (FOS)||10,000 mg|
|Mannooligosaccharides (MOS)||9,000 mg|
Please note that Carna4’s “Guaranteed Minimum per kg as fed” is our food’s guaranteed nutrient content in its regular state in the bag, including moisture.