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Carrageenan-free canned cat food list
« on: March 26, 2012, 01:33:26 PM »
ALWAYS read labels.  This info can change at any time.  Also labels can be used for 6 months... AFTER product has changed.

Please note that this is NOT a "list of recommended foods" in any way. The only purpose of this list is to provide quick resource to carrageenan free foods.

This is an ongoing list.  Any info, from anyone else, would also be appreciated.

More info about carrageenan here:  http://parenting-furkids.com/index.php?topic=4083.msg29589;topicseen#msg29589


Addiction - Grain Free formulas are carrageenan free, the others are not.

Against the Grain - Chicken and Pumpkin Samba and Carribean Club are carrageenan free, some of the fish flavors aren’t.

Applaws (not a complete food, for supplemental feeding only)

Blue Buffalo: Wild Delights and Blue Bistro are carageenan free (UPDATE:  April 2014 - Blue Buffalo added Carrageenan.)

By Nature - The Organic line is carrageenan free, and some (maybe all) of the "stew" line. Update7/10/15 By Nature has discontinued the Organic line
By Nature Active Defense Grain Free

Castor & Pollux

Cornucopia

Evangers - Read this FIRST!  http://parenting-furkids.com/index.php?topic=5167.msg38600;topicseen#msg38600

FirstMate (Canada)

Fromm Four Star (fish heavy)

Fussie Cat - Chicken w/Vegetables and Chicken w/Sweet Potato

Go!

Great Life Essentials Discontinued canned foods.

Halo Impulse contains agar-agar
Halo - Spots Stew varieties are carrageenan free, pates are not.
Halo Vigor contains agar-agar

Health Extension Turkey & Chicken Entree

Holistic Select

Hound and Gatos

KOHA -note: the pates contain agar-agar

Life’s Abundance Instinctive Choice

Lotus

Merrick Limited Ingredient (note: Merrick is owned by Purina 7/2015)

Murr

Natural balance - platefulls (pouches) and delectable delights (tubs, the only non-fish one is Catatoullie Stew)

Nature's Logic - not sure about the "porcine plasma" ingredient, which my brain roughly translates to pig blood, but I haven't looked it up yet.

Nature’s Variety Instinct

Newman’s Organic Grain Free

Nulo (Petsmart brand) cotians agar-agar.  All have some fish.

Nutrience

Nutrisource

Nutro - some do, some don't, be sure to read the ingredient list.

Party Animal (organic)

Pure Vita

Red Barn (check labels some formulas contain agar-agar)

Soulistic: Good Karma and Harvest sunrise do not have carageenan (there are other  carageenan-free flavors but those contain menadione)

Taste Of The Wild (full of fish)

Thrive (based in UK)

Tiki Cat: Koolina Luau and Puka-puka Luau don't have carageenan (neither do the other flavors, but they are fish based).

Tiki Gourmet Line

Wellness: Healthy Indulgence pouches - Chicken and Chicken Liver, Turkey and Chicken, Chicken and Duck. Signature Selects - CHUNKY varieties do not contain carageenan.

The Chunky Turkey in White Meat Chicken and Sauce is the only one that also does not contain fish
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The SHREDDED signature selects DO have carageenan, so be careful.
All canned versions contain Carrageenan. 

Weruva

Wild Calling

Whole Earth (owned by Purina)

ZiwiPeak Cuisine

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Re: Let's try to compile a carrageenan-free cat food list
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 02:01:52 PM »


I haven't looked at Blue in a long time, I know they've recently changed some of their formulas.....

Probably shouldn't waste your time  :(  (They're probably too "mainstream by now to ever get it right.)

Here's their new Blue Freedom:
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Because some cats just do better on a diet without grains, we’ve introduced new BLUE Freedom. It’s a grain-free food made with the finest natural ingredients. No grains, no glutens, nothing artificial.
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   Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Natural Flavor, Ground Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Cellulose, Fish Oil, Potassium Chloride, Carrageenan, Guar Gum, Cassia Gum, Taurine, Cranberries, Blueberries, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Niacin (Vitamin B3), d-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Choline Chloride, Salt
   •   http://bluebuffalo.com/cat-food/freedom-indoor-chicken-can
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One of their Feline Feasts -- don't see the carrageenan in this one -
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Chicken, Chicken Broth, Water, Salmon, Chicken Liver, Egg Whites, Peas, Potato Starch, Natural Flavor, Sodium Phosphate, Sweet Potatoes, Cranberries, Blueberries, Guar Gum, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Ground Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Niacin (Vitamin B3), d-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide, Choline Chloride, Taurine
http://bluebuffalo.com/cat-food/feline-feast-chicken-salmon

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Re: Let's try to compile a carrageenan-free cat food list
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 02:52:26 PM »
Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Natural Flavor, Ground Flaxseed (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Cellulose, Fish Oil, Potassium Chloride, Carrageenan, Guar Gum, Cassia Gum, Taurine, Cranberries, Blueberries, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Niacin (Vitamin B3), d-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Choline Chloride, Salt

And right off the bat:  sweet potatoes, "natural flavor" (um, shouldn't it "taste like chicken?"), ground flaxseed, CELLULOSE   :o :o

The second one had sweet potatoes and potato starch . . . *sigh*  :-\
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Re: Let's try to compile a carrageenan-free cat food list
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 03:31:09 PM »
I have been searching for info on this topic for a few days now. I have learned that the carageenan that is used in pet food comes from Asia, either the Phillipines/Indonesia.
http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/y4765e/y4765e0a.htm   
 Snippet                                                                                                                                                                            The above process is summarized in Figure 46 (seaweed flour branch).

However, the seaweed flour is coloured, often has a high bacterial count and is not suitable for human consumption. Nevertheless it immediately found a large market in canned pet food because it is a good gelling agent and was so much cheaper than refined carrageenan. The temperatures used in the canning process destroy any bacteria so the high bacterial count in the SRC is not a problem. Sometimes the dried product is just chopped into pieces, not milled, and sold as a raw material to refined carrageenan processors. It is called alkali treated cottonii (ATC) or alkali treated cottonii chips (ATCC), or even simply cottonii chips. If this treatment is done in the country of origin of the seaweed, such as the Philippines or Indonesia, this means processors in Europe and United States of America have cheaper transport costs per tonne of carrageenan, compared with shipping dried seaweed. They have also left behind some waste products, which reduces their waste treatment costs

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Re: Let's try to compile a carrageenan-free cat food list
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 04:50:24 PM »
-Taste of the Wild
-Newman's Organic Grain Free
-Nature's Variety Instinct
-Life's Abundance Instictive Choice

I found those on http://www.naturalcatcareblog.com/2010/12/the-7-best-natural-commercial-cat-foods-so-far/ which has a list of the BPA/carrageenan free cat food. 

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Re: Let's try to compile a carrageenan-free cat food list
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2012, 06:07:51 PM »
And right off the bat:  sweet potatoes, "natural flavor" (um, shouldn't it "taste like chicken?"), ground flaxseed, CELLULOSE   :o :o

The second one had sweet potatoes and potato starch . . . *sigh*  :-\

I caught that cellulose too.  Cellulose is a deal breaker for me.

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Re: Let's try to compile a carrageenan-free cat food list
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2012, 06:09:19 PM »
-Taste of the Wild
-Newman's Organic Grain Free
-Nature's Variety Instinct
-Life's Abundance Instictive Choice

I found those on http://www.naturalcatcareblog.com/2010/12/the-7-best-natural-commercial-cat-foods-so-far/ which has a list of the BPA/carrageenan free cat food. 

Thanks Mo!  TOTW, those are all fishy, aren't they?  Life's Abundance, eh?  I need to check that one out.

Oh yes, now I remember, it's got fish in it (shrimp)

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Re: Let's try to compile a carrageenan-free cat food list
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2012, 09:53:27 AM »
Food that is carrageenan free today, may not be tomorrow.   bangshead
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Re: Let's try to compile a carrageenan-free cat food list
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2012, 08:01:13 AM »
Food that is carrageenan free today, may not be tomorrow.   bangshead

Sadly, that is too true.  I've got the two cats who have exhibited digestive and/or intestinal problems (struvite and regurgitation for the one, diarrhea and mal-absorption for the other) completely off any foods containing carrageenan.  Which is good, but what isn't good is it means they are eating only two foods.  Castor & Pollux chicken vegetable casserole (which contains spinach and other fruits and veggies) and By Nature Organic Turkey&Chicken, which contains menadione Bisulfates (as the last ingredient).  I HOPE I can feel happy (nut never complacent) about this now and stop stressing so much.  The other kitty is still eating foods with carrageenan.  I may, eventually switch her to the foods the other two are eating, but she seems to need more variety.

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Re: Carrageenan-free cat food list
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2012, 10:19:07 PM »
Add Lotus to the list of being carrageenan free, but...

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Chicken Broth, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Ocean Fish, Dried Peas, Natural Chicken Liver Flavor, Agar-Agar, Carrots, Asparagus, Cranberries, Blueberries, Ground Whole Flaxseed, New Zealand Green Mussel, Eggs, Clams, Salmon Oil, Olive Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sea Salt, Dried Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Betaine, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Niacin, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.

http://www.lotuspetfoods.com/pate-cat.php
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Re: Carrageenan-free cat food list
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2012, 01:44:04 PM »
Blue Wilderness wild delights.  (chunks in gravy) The only one that doesn't contain fish:
Wild Delights™ Chicken & Turkey Recipe

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Ingredients

    Chicken,
    Chicken Broth,
    Water,
    Turkey,
    Chicken Liver,
    Egg Whites,
    Potato Starch,
    Natural Flavor,
    Guar Gum,
    Sodium Phosphate,
    Dried Egg,
    Potassium Chloride,
    Salt,
    Vitamin A Supplement,
    Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1),
    Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2),
    Niacin (Vitamin B3),
    d-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5),
    Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6),
    Biotin (Vitamin B7),
    Folic Acid (Vitamin B9),
    Vitamin B12 Supplement,
    Vitamin D3 Supplement,
    Vitamin E Supplement,
    Iron Amino Acid Chelate,
    Zinc Amino Acid Chelate,
    Cobalt Amino Acid Chelate,
    Copper Amino Acid Chelate,
    Manganese Amino Acid Chelate,
    Sodium Selenite,
    Potassium Iodide,
    Taurine,
    Choline Chloride,
    Calcium Carbonate
http://www.bluebuffalo.com/cat-food/wild-delights-chicken-turkey


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Re: Carrageenan-free cat food list
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Re: Carrageenan-free cat food list
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2012, 01:51:56 PM »
Blue Bistro (Chunks in gravy style)

(no fish, but carrots and spinach)

http://www.bluebuffalo.com/bistros

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Re: Carrageenan-free cat food list
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2012, 02:03:38 PM »
Hounds and Gatos (never heard of it before) priced about the same as the others. Some are fish free.  High in calories though.

http://houndgatos.com/cat-products.aspx

 

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