Propheco warns for cat croquettes without meat or with less protein

Propheco warns for cat croquettes without meat or with less protein

What are cat croquettes made of?

First of all, Profeco illustrated in the Consumer Magazine, about the ingredients from which the croquettes are made, the vitamins, amino acids and minerals they contain.

The dough with which they make the croquettes is made from cereals such as corn, rice, wheat, oatmeal and meat flour from chicken, pork and beef and/or fish.

For this reason, they contain vitamins A, D, E, K, Choline, B1, B2, B3, B4, B6, B7, B9 and B12. In addition, they contain glycine, methionine, taurine and thyronine, all amino acids required by cats. And, finally, they contain the following minerals: selenium, magnesium, sodium, yttrium, iron, calcium, manganese, copper, phosphorus and zinc.

What did Profeco’s quality study analyze on croquettes?

Profeco focused on reviewing the digestibility of each brand of croquettes for cats. Digestibility is a criterion that determines the nutritional value of food, it measures the level of utilization of nutrients. The ideal digestibility value is around 80%.

In addition, it analyzed the information that, in the labeling, each brand gives the consumer: label, nutritional content, feeding guide for portions, warnings and recommendations, commercial name, legends of use, country of origin and batch and expiration date.