I went to the Meow Mix site, but wasn't able to easily see any specific ingredients...bad sign. Here's a review from a pet food site...
May. 11, 2012
Meow Mix Cat Food Reviews
Top 5 Ingredients*
- Ground yellow corn
- Corn gluten meal
- Chicken by-product meal
- Soybean meal
- Beef tallow preserved with mixed-tocopherols (source of vitamin e)
Artificial Ingredients Yes Contains By-products Yes Price Range $ *Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food was selected as the recipe for this ingredient list
Meow Mix Cat Food is like junk food for cats as it tastes good but has little nutritional value. With inferior ingredients at the top of the list as well as the addition of artificial colors and controversial brewer’s yeast, we have no choice but to give this cat food a low rating.
To start with, the first two ingredients on the list are ground corn and corn meal. These supply no essential vitamins or nutrients to a cat’s diet.
Chicken by-product comes next, which is a less than ideal form of protein as it is made up of the bits of the chicken that are unfit for human consumption.
Salmon meal and fish meal do provide better forms of protein, but they are not the main ingredients and do not provide a satisfactory amount of protein for a healthy cat.
Furthermore, the artificial colors are unnecessary, and the addition of brewer’s yeast can cause allergies in cats.