Review: Power of Nature Minkas Meat on Monday wet cat food

Review: Power of Nature Minkas Meat on Monday wet cat food

Power of Nature Minkas Meat on Monday wet cat food is quite popular among our Instagram followers. Is it really that good?

Few words about Power Of Nature

The producer of Power Of Nature food is the German company Cats Country, which has been operating on the market for almost 30 years. The manufacturer produces pet food for cats and dogs. You can read more about the producer on the website: https://www.cats-country.de/en/

Food tests and analysis

Power of Nature Minkas Meat on Monday wet food has four flavor variants:

  • Rabbit, Quail, Chicken and Trout,
  • Chicken and Guinea Fowl,
  • Chicken, Salmon and Shrimps,
  • Chicken and Quail.

Price (rounded): around 1,5 EUR for a 85 gram can.

The manufacturer states that the Power of Nature Minkas Meat on Monday is a complete food for cats. I will check if it really is the complete basis of a daily and balanced diet.

Smell and consistency

After opening the Power of Nature Minkas Meat on Monday can, I felt a pleasant and natural smell of the food. The content of the cans is in the form of a delicate pate with pieces of vegetables and a bit of jelly.

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Composition and analysis of Power of Nature Minkas Meat on Monday

I have analyzed the composition of all Power of Nature Minkas Meat on Monday flavors and each flavor is described separately in the tabs below.

Food composition

Chicken 20%, rabbit meat 20%, quail meat 20%, trout 20%, vegetables (zucchini, broccoli, carrots), rapeseed oil, minerals.

Additives per kg : vitamin D3 135 IE, E2 (iodine) 0.45 mg, E5 (manganese) 1.35 mg, E6 (zinc) 3.3 mg, taurine 2500 mg. Technological additives: E499 Gum Cassia 1275mg.

Analytical composition : protein 9%, fat 6.5%, fiber 0.5%, ash 2.5%, moisture 80%

My simple composition analysis

  • The meat content is not divided into muscle meat and offal.
  • Rapeseed oil – in the human diet it is a source of unsaturated fatty acids, while cats are food specialized for eating meat, so they poorly absorb nutrients from plant materials.
  • Cassia gum – thickening and gelling agent.
  • Vegetables – unnecessary addition.
  • There are no data on the content of calcium and phosphorus.

Taurine

2500 mg/kg

Calories

113 kcal EM/100 g

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

45%

Fats

32,50%

Carbohydrates

7,5%

Food composition

Chicken 50%, guinea fowl 30%, sea fish, vegetables (zucchini, broccoli, carrots), rapeseed oil, minerals.

Additives per kg : vitamin D3 135 IE, E2 (iodine) 0.45 mg, E5 (manganese) 1.35 mg, E6 (zinc) 3.3 mg, taurine 2500 mg. Technological additives: E499 Gum Cassia 1275mg.

Analytical composition : protein 9%, fat 6.5%, fiber 0.5%, ash 2.5%, moisture 80%

My simple composition analysis

  • The meat content is not divided into muscle meat and offal.
  • Rapeseed oil – in the human diet it is a source of unsaturated fatty acids, while cats are food specialized for eating meat, so they poorly absorb nutrients from plant materials.
  • Cassia gum – thickening and gelling agent.
  • Vegetables – unnecessary addition.
  • There are no data on the content of calcium and phosphorus

Taurine

2500 mg/kg

Calories

113 kcal EM/100 g

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

45%

Fats

32,50%

Carbohydrates

7,5%

Food composition

Chicken 50%, sea fish 40% (including salmon 30%), shrimp 4%, vegetables (zucchini, broccoli, carrots), rapeseed oil, minerals.

Additives per kg : vitamin D3 135 IE, E2 (iodine) 0.45 mg, E5 (manganese) 1.35 mg, E6 (zinc) 3.3 mg, taurine 2500 mg. Technological additives: E499 Gum Cassia 1275mg.

Analytical composition : protein 9%, fat 6.5%, fiber 0.5%, ash 2.5%, moisture 80%

My simple composition analysis

  • The meat content is not divided into muscle meat and offal.
  • Rapeseed oil – in the human diet it is a source of unsaturated fatty acids, while cats are food specialized for eating meat, so they poorly absorb nutrients from plant materials.
  • Cassia gum – thickening and gelling agent.
  • Vegetables – unnecessary addition.
  • There are no data on the content of calcium and phosphorus

Taurine

2500 mg/kg

Calories

113 kcal EM/100 g

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

45%

Fats

32,50%

Carbohydrates

7,5%

Food composition

Chicken 50%, quail 30%, sea fish, vegetables (zucchini, broccoli, carrots), rapeseed oil, minerals.

Additives per kg : vitamin D3 135 IE, E2 (iodine) 0.45 mg, E5 (manganese) 1.35 mg, E6 (zinc) 3.3 mg, taurine 2500 mg. Technological additives: E499 Gum Cassia 1275mg.

Analytical composition : protein 9%, fat 6.5%, fiber 0.5%, ash 2.5%, moisture 80%

My simple composition analysis

  • The meat content is not divided into muscle meat and offal.
  • Rapeseed oil – in the human diet it is a source of unsaturated fatty acids, while cats are food specialized for eating meat, so they poorly absorb nutrients from plant materials.
  • Cassia gum – thickening and gelling agent.
  • Vegetables – unnecessary addition.
  • There are no data on the content of calcium and phosphorus

Taurine

2500 mg/kg

Calories

113 kcal EM/100 g

My calculations of analytical components in d.m.

Proteins

45%

Fats

32,50%

Carbohydrates

7,5%

Comprehensive composition analysis

Labels on Power of Nature Minkas Meat on Monday don’t shows how much meat and offal is actually contained in the food. This is very bad because we cannot be certain how much of what is actually in the food. Why is it so important? Complete feeds should not contain more than 20% offal in the composition because too much offal may cause diarrhea.

The food contains a really large amount of taurine – up to 2500 mg / kg. It is assumed that the level of taurine in complete feed should be at least 1500 mg / kg, and here we have as much as 2500 mg / kg. Good job!

The food does not contain salmon oil, which is an important component of the cat’s diet. Instead of salmon oil, the manufacturer adds rapeseed oil, which is not used in the cat’s diet. Cats are specialized for eating meat, so they poorly absorb nutrients from plant materials.

The food does not contain grains, rice, potatoes, flavor enhancers, preservatives, dyes, but it does contain a thickening agent – cassia gum. The food also contains a completely unnecessary addition of vegetables, which, just like in the case of rapeseed oil, does not add much positive to the cat’s diet. All these unnecessary plant additives have a negative impact on the analytical composition of the feed. because they increase carbohydrate levels in all flavors.

None of the available flavors are mono-protein and all foods are chicken-based, and are only available in small 65-gram cans.

Advantages

  • a large amount of taurine,
  • no dyes and preservatives,
  • without cereals and dairy products.

Disadvantages

  • the proportion of meat and offal in the feed is not specified,
  • increased level of carbohydrates,
  • no mono-protein options,
  • no large packages,
  • contains vegetables and rapeseed oil,
  • does not contain salmon oil.

My opinion on Power of Nature Minkas Meat on Monday

After the analysis, I find that both the composition and values ​​of the analytical ingredients differ from the norm in the FEDIAF nutritional guidelines. In my opinion, due to all these shortcomings and irregularities, Power of Nature Minkas Meat on Monday wet cat food cannot be a complete basis for a daily and balanced diet.

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What do You think?

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