Review: Dolina Noteci Premium

Review: Dolina Noteci Premium

Are you curious what Polish producers of wet cat food have to offer? One of the most popular Polish procuder is Dolina Noteci. Is it really that good? In this post, you’ll learn about my detailed analysis, test results, and thoughts on Dolina Noteci Premium wet cat food in cans and sachets.

Few words about Dolina Noteci

The Dolina Noteci company is a fairly well-known Polish producer of cat and dog food. It is present on the Polish market for many, many years. Sadly not everyone knows that the Dolina Noteci is more than just pet food. The company has taken many steps to be greener – for which I respect them very much.

Eco-friendly

  • Dolina Noteci uses renewable energy sources (solar energy), and uses LED lighting, which consumes much less energy than ordinary light bulbs.
  • Runs a waste segregation program at the plant and cooperates with packaging recovery organizations.
  • Monitors water consumption and reuses it in processes where it is possible.

I am glad that the awareness of the obligations towards the environment is present in an increasing number of companies in Poland and in the world!

Tests and composition analysis

Last year, the company refreshed its range by changing the cat food line Dolina Noteci Premium. One flavor line is in sachets, and the other in cans – just like the Tundra, about which I wrote recently.

Dolina Noteci Premium flavor variants:

Cans 185 & 400 g:

  • Rich in lamb
  • Rich in veal
  • Rich in salmon
  • Rich in duck
  • Rich in turkey (Junior)

Sachets 85 g:

  • Cod and sardine dish (Junior)
  • Tuna dish
  • Rabbit dish
  • Beef dish (Sterilised)
  • Duck dish (Sterilised)

Price (rounded): 3 PLN for 85g sachets, 4.5 PLN for 185 g cans, 6 PLN for 400 g cans

Composition and analysis of Dolina Noteci Premium

The producer states that Dolina Noteci Premium cat food is complete cat food. I have checked whether it really is the complete and balanced base of a daily and diet for your cat.

I have analyzed the composition of all flavors and each flavor is described separately in the tabs below.

Dolina Noteci Premium in cans

Food composition

Composition: beef 25% (lungs, liver, hearts), broth, lamb 15% (hearts, meat 5%, liver), chicken 15% (liver, hearts, stomachs, skins), pork 10% (stomachs)

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 240 IU, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 550 mg, Vitamin E 95 mg, Zinc (zinc chelate of glycine hydrate, zinc oxide) 13 mg, Copper (copper sulfate, pentahydrate) 2 mg, Manganese (manganese sulfate , monohydrate) 0.5 mg, Iodine (calcium iodate, anhydrous) 0.4 mg, Taurine 800 mg.

Analytical composition: crude protein 10%, crude fat 6%, crude ash 1.5%, crude fiber 0.5%, moisture 80%, calcium 0.3%, phosphorus 0.25%.

My simple composition analysis

Taurine (mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

121

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,2

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

50%

Fats

30%

Carbs

10%

Food composition

Composition: 28% veal (lungs, liver, meat 5%, hearts), broth, chicken 27% (liver, hearts, stomachs, skins), pork 10% (stomachs), mineral substances

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 240 IU, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 550 mg, Vitamin E 95 mg, Zinc (zinc chelate of glycine hydrate, zinc oxide) 13 mg, Copper (copper sulfate, pentahydrate) 2 mg, Manganese (manganese sulfate , monohydrate) 0.5 mg, Iodine (calcium iodate, anhydrous) 0.4 mg, Taurine 800 mg .

Analytical composition: crude protein 10%, crude fat 6%, crude ash 1.5%, crude fiber 0.5%, moisture 80%, calcium 0.3%, phosphorus 0.25%.

My simple composition analysis

Taurine (mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

121

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,2

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

50%

Fats

30%

Carbs

10%

Food composition

Composition: turkey 27% (liver, stomach, fillet 5%, of the heart), broth, beef 18% (lung, liver), chicken 10% (stomach, skin), pork 10% (stomach), minerals, salmon oil 0.5%, dried beer yeast, fructooligosaccharides*, psyllium seeds**

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 240 IU, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 550 mg, Vitamin E 95 mg, Zinc (zinc chelate of glycine hydrate, zinc oxide) 13 mg, Copper (copper sulfate, pentahydrate) 2 mg, Manganese (manganese sulfate , monohydrate) 0.5 mg, Iodine (calcium iodate, anhydrous) 0.4 mg, Taurine 800 mg.

Analytical composition: crude protein 11%, crude fat 7%, crude ash 1.5%, crude fiber 1%, moisture 78%, calcium 0.3%, phosphorus 0.25%.

My simple composition analysis

* Fructooligosaccharides have a prebiotic effect, improve digestion and increase the absorption of nutrients.
** Psyllium seed husk is a natural defecating agent.

Taurine (mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

121,86

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,2

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

50%

Fats

31,82%

Carbs

6,82%

Food composition

Composition: Chicken 26% (liver, heart, stomach, skin), broth, salmon 15% (carcass), beef 14% (lung, liver) Pork 10% (stomach), minerals

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 240 IU, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 550 mg, Vitamin E 95 mg, Zinc (zinc chelate of glycine hydrate, zinc oxide) 13 mg, Copper (copper sulfate, pentahydrate) 2 mg, Manganese (manganese sulfate , monohydrate) 0.5 mg, Iodine (calcium iodate, anhydrous) 0.4 mg, Taurine 800 mg.

Analytical composition: crude protein 10%, crude fat 6%, crude ash 1.5%, crude fiber 0.5%, moisture 80%, calcium 0.3%, phosphorus 0.25%.

My simple composition analysis

Taurine (mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

121

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,2

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

50%

Fats

30%

Carbs

10%

Food composition

Composition: beef 25% (lung, liver, heart), broth, canard 15% (stomachs meat 5%, liver, skin) chicken 15% (liver, heart, stomach), pork 10% (stomach), minerals

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 240 IU, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 550 mg, Vitamin E 95 mg, Zinc (zinc chelate of glycine hydrate, zinc oxide) 13 mg, Copper (copper sulfate, pentahydrate) 2 mg, Manganese (manganese sulfate , monohydrate) 0.5 mg, Iodine (calcium iodate, anhydrous) 0.4 mg, Taurine 800 mg.

Analytical composition: crude protein 10%, crude fat 6%, crude ash 1.5%, crude fiber 0.5%, moisture 80%, calcium 0.3%, phosphorus 0.25%.

My simple composition analysis

Taurine (mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

121

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,2

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

50%

Fats

30%

Carbs

10%

Dolina Noteci Premium in sachets

Food composition

Composition: 26% cod (carcass), broth, beef 20% (lung, heart, liver) sardine 10% (carcass), pork 4% (stomach), salmon oil 2.6% whey protein powder 2% , minerals, dried beer yeast, fructooligosaccharides *, psyllium seeds **

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 240 IU, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 550 mg, Vitamin E 95 mg, Zinc (zinc chelate of glycine hydrate, zinc oxide) 13 mg, Copper (copper sulfate, pentahydrate) 2 mg, Manganese (manganese sulfate , monohydrate) 0.5 mg, Iodine (calcium iodate, anhydrous) 0.4 mg, Taurine 800 mg

Analytical composition: crude protein 13%, crude fat 6%, crude ash 1.5%, crude fiber 1%, moisture 78%, calcium 0.3%, phosphorus 0.25%.

My simple composition analysis

* Fructooligosaccharides have a prebiotic effect, improve digestion and increase the absorption of nutrients.
** Psyllium seed husk is a natural defecating agent.

Taurine (mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

104,45

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,2

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Protiens

59,09%

Fats

27,27%

Carbs

2,27%

Food composition

Composition: 26% tuna (carcass), broth, beef 20% (lung, heart, liver), chicken 15% (meat, liver, stomach, skin), pork 4% (stomach), minerals

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 240 IU, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 550 mg, Vitamin E 95 mg, Zinc (zinc chelate of glycine hydrate, zinc oxide) 13 mg, Copper (copper sulfate, pentahydrate) 2 mg, Manganese (manganese sulfate , monohydrate) 0.5 mg, Iodine (calcium iodate, anhydrous) 0.4 mg, Taurine 800 mg

Analytical composition: crude protein 11%, crude fat 5%, crude ash 1.5%, crude fiber 0.5%, moisture 80%, calcium 0.3%, phosphorus 0.25%.

My simple composition analysis

Taurine (mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

116,00

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,2

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

55%

Fats

25%

Carbs

10%

Food composition

Composition: rabbit 26% (meat 12%, liver, kidneys), broth, beef 20% (lung, heart, liver), chicken 15% (meat, liver, stomach, skin), pork 4% (stomach), minerals

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 240 IU, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 550 mg, Vitamin E 95 mg, Zinc (zinc chelate of glycine hydrate, zinc oxide) 13 mg, Copper (copper sulfate, pentahydrate) 2 mg, Manganese (manganese sulfate , monohydrate) 0.5 mg, Iodine (calcium iodate, anhydrous) 0.4 mg, Taurine 800 mg

Analytical composition: crude protein 11%, crude fat 5%, crude ash 1.5%, crude fiber 0.5%, moisture 81%, calcium 0.3%, phosphorus 0.25%.

My simple composition analysis

Taurine (mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

99,42

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,2

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins)

57,89%

Fats

26,32%

Carbs

5,26%

Food composition

Composition: beef 26% (lung, meat 10%, liver, heart), chicken 25% (stomach, liver, meat, heart), broth, pork 4% (stomach), minerals, pea starch, fructooligosaccharides *, psyllium **

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 240 IU, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 1050 mg, Vitamin E 95 mg, Zinc (zinc chelate of glycine hydrate, zinc oxide) 13 mg, Copper (copper sulfate, pentahydrate) 2 mg, Manganese (manganese sulfate , monohydrate) 0.5 mg, Iodine (calcium iodate, anhydrous) 0.4 mg, Taurine 800 mg, Lcarnitine 800 mg. Urine acidifiers / kg: ammonium chloride 0.2 g, DLmethionine 4000 mg.

Analytical composition: crude protein 10%, crude fat 3.5%, crude ash 1.5%, crude fiber 2%, moisture 82%, calcium 0.2%, phosphorus 0.18%.

My simple composition analysis

* Fructooligosaccharides have a prebiotic effect, improve digestion and increase the absorption of nutrients.
** Psyllium seed husk is a natural defecating agent.

Taurine (mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

84,19

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,11

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

55,56%

Fats

19,44%

Carbs

5,56%

Food composition

Composition: Duck 26% (meat 10%, stomachs, hearts), broth, beef 15% (lung, liver), chicken 10% (liver, stomach), pork 4% (stomach), minerals, pea starch, fructooligosaccharides *, psyllium **

Additives per kg: Vitamin D3 240 IU, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 550 mg, Vitamin E 95 mg, Zinc (zinc chelate of glycine hydrate, zinc oxide) 13 mg, Copper (copper sulfate, pentahydrate) 2 mg, Manganese (manganese sulfate , monohydrate) 0.5 mg, Iodine (calcium iodate, anhydrous) 0.4 mg, Taurine 800 mg

Analytical composition: crude protein 10%, crude fat 3.5%, crude ash 1.5%, crude fiber 2%, moisture 82%, calcium 0.2%, phosphorus 0.18%.

My simple composition analysis

* Fructooligosaccharides have a prebiotic effect, improve digestion and increase the absorption of nutrients.
** Psyllium seed husk is a natural defecating agent.

Taurine (mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

84,19

Calcium: Phosphorus

1,11

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

55,56%

Fats

19,44%

Carbs

5,56%

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Comprehensive composition analysis

Advantages:

  • good variety – several types of meats in the composition, optimal level of fats and proteins (in cans),
  • no cereals and gluten, no vegetable additives,
  • no preservatives, no flavor enhancers, no dyes,
  • relatively good ratio of calcium and phosphorus.

Disadvantages

  • Too small amount of taurine – it has only 800 mg, and should be 1000-1500mg / kg and up.
  • The foods contain up to 65% meat products, of which about 10% is muscle meat. All the rest of the composition of animal origin are offal. Offal is an important part of the cat’s diet, but too much offal may result in diarrhea in some cats.
  • Too high carbohydrate levels in some food variants.
  • The food contains vitamin C. Cats produce vitamin C themselves and there is no need to supplement vitamin C to healthy cats. An excess of this vitamin leads to the formation of kidney stones.
  • Sterilized sachets contain substances that acidify urine (ammonium chloride and DLmethionine). There is no need to acidify the urine of healthy cats. Prolonged use of such a diet can lead to kidney stones and urinary problems.
  • No mono-protein options.

My opinion about Dolina Noteci Premium

It’s fantastic that the company tries to care for the environment. I had high hopes for Dolina Noteci Premium and I am feeling disappointed. After analysis, I find that both the composition and values ​​of the analytical components deviate from the norm. In my opinion, wet cat food Dolina Noteci Premium cannot be the complete basis of a daily and balanced diet.

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