Solid Gold Cat Food: How Solid Are The Ingredients?

Solid Gold cat food

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Overall Rating

8.0/10

Pros

  • Chicken used as the first ingredient
  • High-quality ingredients used
  • Affordable price
  • Grained and Grain-Free formulas available
  • Positive customer reviews

Cons

  • Too many pea ingredients used

Solid Gold cat food as a solid history among the holistic pet food industry. For years it has been a brand name synonymous with quality and grain-free ingredients. However, even with a solid history in the industry and amongst cat owners, does it really offer the quality ingredients for cats that it claims?

We will find that out in this honest Solid Gold cat food review.

For this review, I will be focusing on the Indoor Cat Chicken, Lentil and Apple Recipe.

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Solid Gold cat food

My Honest Solid Gold Cat Food Review

 

Name: Solid Gold

Website URL: www.solidgoldpet.com

Flavors Available: Alaskan Pollock, Alaskan Pollock & Egg, Chicken & Egg, Chicken, Lentil & Apple, Salmon, Lentil & Apple, Quail & Pumpkin, Lamb & Brown Rice with Pearled Barley and Chicken & Sweet Potato

Formulas: Weight Control, High Protein, Indoor Cat, Sensitive Stomach, Everyday Nutrition, and Kitten

Sizes Available: 3 pounds, 6 pounds and 12 pounds

Price: Varies

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Pros. vs. Cons.

Pros:

  • Chicken used as the first ingredient
  • High-quality ingredients used
  • Affordable price
  • Grained and Grain-Free formulas available
  • Positive customer reviews

Cons:

  • Too many pea ingredients used

 

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (Min.) 36.0% Omega-6 Fatty Acids (Min.) 2.0%*
Crude Fat (Min.) 16.0% Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Min.) .5%*
Crude Fiber (Max.) 8.0% DHA (Doxosahexaenoic Acid) (Min.) 0.05%
Moisture (Max.) 10.0% Lactic Acid Bacteria (Min.) 2 x 10^5 cfu/g*
Vitamin E (Min.) 100 IU/kg (Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei)
Taurine (Min.) 0.1%*

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Lentils, Peas, Turkey Meal, Pea Protein, Pea Fiber, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Ocean Fish Meal, Apples, Ground Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Dried Eggs, Carrots, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pumpkin, Blueberries, Cranberries, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid), Calcium Sulfate, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Taurine, DL-Methionine, Dried Chicory Root, Rosemary Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product.

 

Ingredient Breakdown

Chicken

This is a high-quality protein source. Keep in mind at the end of the cooking process, the chicken is reduced by at least half.

Chicken Meal

This is a high-quality protein source that can contain as much as 300% more protein than chicken contains alone.

Lentils

This ingredient is used as a plant-based source of additional protein, dietary fiber, and essential micronutrients.

Peas

This ingredient is used as a plant-based source of carbohydrates, dietary fiber, Vitamin K and Manganese.

Turkey Meal

This is a high-quality protein source that can contain as much as 300% more protein than turkey contains by itself.

Pea Protein

This plant-based ingredient is a source of additional protein. It is typically used in pet foods to inflate the protein content on the label.

Pea Fiber

This ingredient is a plant-based source of dietary fiber, specifically insoluble fiber. Considering the number of pea ingredients in this food, this is seen as nothing more than a filler.

Chicken Fat

This ingredient is used as a healthy source of fat, a source of additional protein and a source of Omega 3 fatty acids.

Ocean Fish Meal

This is a high-quality protein source that can contain as much as 300% more protein than ocean fish contains alone. It is also a source of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids that can support healthy skin and a shiny coat.

Apples

This ingredient is a source of dietary fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium and Vitamin K.

Ground Flaxseed

This ingredient is a source of additional protein, Omega 3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, and lignans.

Natural Flavor

This ingredient is used as a flavoring agent. It is made from a variety of meat, fruit and vegetable sources.

Dried Eggs

This ingredient is used as a source of additional protein.

Carrots

This ingredient is a source of beta carotene, dietary fiber, Vitamin K, Potassium and natural antioxidants.

Potassium Chloride

This ingredient is used as a potassium supplement.

Choline Chloride

This ingredient is used as a supplement for Vitamin B4.

Salmon Oil

This ingredient is used as a source of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which can help support healthy skin and a shiny coat.

Pumpkin 

This low-calorie ingredient is highly beneficial to cats. It is a source of Vitamin A, natural antioxidants, Lutein, Vitamin B2, Iron, Vitamin E, Manganese, Copper and Vitamin C. It can help to promote optimal digestion, can help ease constipation, can ease diarrhea and can help cats maintain optimal body weight. You can learn more about the benefits of pumpkin for cats here.

Blueberries

This ingredient is a source of dietary fiber, potassium, folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and phytonutrients.

Cranberries

This ingredient is a source of essential nutrients that can help lower the risk of urinary tract infections. It is also a source of dietary fiber.

 

Formulas, Sizes and Price

Grain-Free Indigo Moon: High Protein

Just as the name states, this formula of Solid Gold cat food is made using only the finest grain-free ingredients cats need. It is made with high-quality protein sources perfect for cats who need food to fuel high energy needs.

Flavors Available: Alaskan Pollock and Chicken

Sizes Available: 3 pounds, 6 pounds and 12 pounds

 

Grain-Free Let’s Stay In: Indoor Cat


This is the perfect formula for indoor cats who could benefit from a grain-free diet. It is made specifically to combat hairballs and features real meat cats will love.

Flavors Available: Chicken, Lentils & Apples and Salmon, Lentils & Apples

Sizes Available: 3 pounds, 6 pounds and 12 pounds

 

Whole Grain Katz-N-Flocken: Everyday Nutrition


This formula by Solid Gold is specially crafted to support everyday whole grain nutrition for cats of all ages. It is made with real lamb as the first ingredient and whole-grain ingredients cats will benefit from.

Sizes Available: 4 pounds and 12 pounds

 

Grain-Free Fit As a Fiddle: Weight Control


This formula by Solid Gold is specially formulated to help support weight loss and healthy weight maintenance in overweight kitties. It is made with real meat as the first ingredient and is loaded with grain-free ingredients to keep cats feeling full for longer periods of time.

Sizes Available: 3 pounds, 6 pounds and 12 pounds

 

Grain-Free Winged Tiger: Sensitive Stomach


This formula by Solid Gold is the perfect formula for cats who suffer from food sensitivities or allergies. It features limited ingredients and novel proteins such as quail to keep allergies from acting up.

Sizes Available: 3 pounds and 6 pounds

 

Grain-Free Touch of Haven: Kitten


This is the perfect recipe for aging and growing kittens. It is a natural and grain-free diet, filled with all of the essential nutrients kittens need to grow into healthy adults.

Sizes Available: 6 pounds

 

Solid Gold Cat Food Reviews by Cat Owners

Most of the Solid Gold cat food reviews that have been left by actual cat owners are pretty positive. It seems unanimous that cats owners love this food. Let’s take a closer look at what some cat owners have been saying about this food below.

“This food solved my dilemma. I have tried so many cat foods for my cat, but he would end up either vomiting or refusing to eat altogether. Until I switched him to this food. He can’t get enough of it.” -Ebarg1, September 8th

“This is my cat’s favorite food. When I first gave them this food, both of them scarfed it down in just a few minutes. I love the psychedelic packaging myself.” -Sharky, January 8th

“This is the best cat food ever. Not only is it affordable, but now my cats don’t get any more hairballs. I love this stuff!” -CatSoup, January 26th

“My Picky Maine Coon loves it! My Maine Coon has refused to eat any other brand but Solid Gold. It has been 4 months now and my cat is still enthusiastic about this food.” -IndoMK, August 21st

“My finicky cat gives this food 5 stars. I am so happy I found this food.” -Mouse, July 11th

 

Solid Gold Cat Food: The Bottomline

At the end of the day, Solid Gold cat food is a healthy brand that will certainly benefit any cat. It is loaded with plenty of high-quality protein that cats can benefit from. However, my main issue with this food is that it contains too many pea ingredients, most of them being used as fillers. Aside from that, with positive cat owner reviews, plenty of formula options and an affordable price, this is a food I highly recommend.

Final Verdict:
Recommended

 

Have you fed your cat Solid Gold cat food? If so, did you agree with my review? Did you disagree with it? Let me know in the comments section below.

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