Dolina Noteci Premium cat wet food

Dolina Noteci Premium cat wet food

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.

A few words about the 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 company

What it is Dolina Noteci Green? Most of all:

  • Uses renewable energy sources (solar energy), and uses LED lighting, which consumes much less energy than ordinary light bulbs.
  • Uses natural gas, which is low-emission, which significantly reduces CO2 emissions to the atmosphere.
  • 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.
  • Implemented the environmental management system PN-EN ISO 14001: 2015, which, among other things, improves the environmental effects of operations – protection against pollution and degradation.

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.

Available 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

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.

Composition and macro calculations

To find out the nutritional value and balance of the cat food, I calculated the exact content of macronutrients in the food (the percentage of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates relative to 100 grams of dry matter).

Dolina Noteci Premium in cans

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

Composition given by the manufacturer

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 calculations of analytical components in dry matter

Proteins (45 – 55%)

50%

Fats (22 – 35%)

30%

Carbs (max 5%)

10%

Taurine (min. 1500 mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

121

Calcium: Phosphorus (1,15:1)

1,2

Composition given by the manufacturer

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 calculations of analytical components in dry matter

Proteins (45 – 55%)

50%

Fats (22 – 35%)

30%

Carbs (max 5%)

10%

Taurine (min. 1500 mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

121

Calcium: Phosphorus (1,15:1)

1,2

Composition given by the manufacturer

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 calculations of analytical components in dry matter

Proteins (45 – 55%)

50%

Fats (22 – 35%)

31,82%

Carbs (max 5%)

6,82%

Taurine (min. 1500 mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

121,86

Calcium: Phosphorus (1,15:1)

1,2

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

Composition given by the manufacturer

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 calculations of analytical components in dry matter

Proteins (45 – 55%)

50%

Fats (22 – 35%)

30%

Carbs (max 5%)

10%

Taurine (min. 1500 mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

121

Calcium: Phosphorus (1,15:1)

1,2

Composition given by the manufacturer

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 calculations of analytical components in dry matter

Proteins (45 – 55%)

50%

Fats (22 – 35%)

30%

Carbs (max 5%)

10%

Taurine (min. 1500 mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

121

Calcium: Phosphorus (1,15:1)

1,2

Dolina Noteci Premium in sachets

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

Composition given by the manufacturer

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 calculations of analytical components in dry matter

Protiens (45 – 55%)

59,09%

Fats (22 – 35%)

27,27%

Carbs (max 5%)

2,27%

Taurine (min. 1500 mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

104,45

Calcium: Phosphorus (1,15:1)

1,2

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

Composition given by the manufacturer

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 calculations of analytical components in dry matter

Proteins (45 – 55%)

55%

Fats (22 – 35%)

25%

Carbs (max 5%)

10%

Taurine (min. 1500 mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

116,00

Calcium: Phosphorus (1,15:1)

1,2

Composition given by the manufacturer

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 calculations of analytical components in dry matter

Proteins (45 – 55%)

57,89%

Fats (22 – 35%)

26,32%

Carbs (max 5%)

5,26%

Taurine (min. 1500 mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

99,42

Calcium: Phosphorus (1,15:1)

1,2

Composition given by the manufacturer

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 calculations of analytical components in dry matter

Proteins (45 – 55%)

55,56%

Fats (22 – 35%)

19,44%

Carbs (max 5%)

5,56%

Taurine (min. 1500 mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

84,19

Calcium: Phosphorus (1,15:1)

1,11

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

Composition given by the manufacturer

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 calculations of analytical components in dry matter

Proteins (45 – 55%)

55,56%

Fats (22 – 35%)

19,44%

Carbs (max 5%)

5,56%

Taurine (min. 1500 mg/kg)

800

Calories (kcal EM/100 g)

84,19

Calcium: Phosphorus (1,15:1)

1,11

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

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In my opinion

It’s fantastic that the company tries to care for the environment. Unfortunately, Dolina Noteci Premium cat food has several advantages, but also many disadvantages.

Advantages

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

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.
  • Most food options have elevated carbohydrate levels.
  • 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 and urinary stones.
  • The food contains vitamin C. Cats produce vitamin C themselves and there is no need to supplement vitamin C with healthy cats. An excess of this vitamin leads to the formation of kidney stones.
  • No mono-protein option.

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. But I think it can be used as emergency food for your pet (when you run out of your usual cat food and you are waiting for the shipment).

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