Dry Kibble for All Cats & Life Stages
Promote a healthy, active lifestyle for your cat with the veterinarian-formulated ingredients found in Dr. Elsey’s cleanprotein™. Try all of our high protein, whisker licking good kibble flavors.
Keeping your cat and bag full for longer, a 6.6 pound bag of cleanprotein™ typically lasts between 30 – 58 days depending on the size of your cat.
Salmon, dried chicken, dried egg product, gelatin, salmon hydrolysate, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dried chickpeas, flaxseed, pork protein isolate, natural flavor, potassium citrate, fructooligosaccharide, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid), potassium chloride, minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, calcium carbonate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, iron amino acid chelate, manganese amino acid chelate, zinc amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate, sodium selenite, cobalt carbonate, ethylenediamine dihydroiodide), taurine, mixed tocopherols (preservative), salt, rosemary extract.
Crude Protein (min) 56.0%, Crude Fat (min) 17.0%, Crude Fiber (max) 4.0%, Moisture (max) 12.0%, Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min) 0.25%, Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min) 0.25%, Vitamin E (min) 150 IU/kg, Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min) 1.6%.
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO cat food nutrient profiles.
Caloric Content (calculated)
Metabolizable Energy: 4,030 kcal/kg, 544 kcal/cup.
Dry Weight (kibble)
Please use the information below as an initial recommendation only and adjust as needed based on age, size, and activity level.
|2-5 lbs||¼ – ⅓ cup, 33-45 gm|
|6-11 lbs||⅓ – ½ cup, 45-67 gm|
|12 lbs. & up||½ – ⅔ cup, 67-90 gm|
Offer up to four times recommended daily feeding during gestation/lactation. Offer up to two times recommended daily feeding for kittens. Making the transition from your cat’s current food should be gradual to prevent any digestive upsets. Allow 7-10 days to make the transition by adding a little more Dr. Elsey’s cleanprotein™ each day and decreasing your current cat food. Dr. Elsey’s cleanprotein™ Chicken Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
Dr. Elsey’s cleanprotein™ emulates a cat’s natural carnivorous diet. Protein helps control hunger and maintain healthy body weight. Cats get very little carbohydrates in the wild from eating grass and plants for fiber. Cats do not normally eat grain, rice, vegetables, and fruits.
Protein is an important nutritional profile in your cat’s diet, with animal proteins having the highest biological value (BV) as compared to grains, fruits, and vegetables. Dr. Elsey’s cleanprotein™ helps promote a healthy, active lifestyle for all cats.
Chronic Kidney Disease is the #1 Cat Killer
Cats Are Not Small Dogs – So Don’t Feed Them the Same
At Dr. Elsey’s we put the true needs of a cat in the bag before you pour them out. The primary ingredients in Dr. Elsey’s cleanprotein™ are among the highest biological value proteins, emulating a cat’s ancestral diet.
Think your cat’s food is unique? Pick up a bag of comparable dog food and you will most likely find that the ingredient profiles and guaranteed analysis are very similar. The instinctual diet of a cat should be derived from animal based proteins, not plants and filler ingredients high in oxalate. Our feline friends require over 36% protein to prevent muscle wasting and over 50% protein to promote an ideal body mass.
Cats are not carb-friendly and their ancestral diet is comprised of less than 6% carbohydrates.
A small dog’s ancestral diet includes around 14% carbohydrates percent of total diet.
A Game Changer – Low Oxalate Diet
The right diet for your cat can go a long way in the prevention of calcium oxalate in the urine. Dr. Elsey’s cleanprotein™ diet is 95% animal-based protein. This is important in that plant material is high in oxalate and it has been estimated that 10 to 50% of urinary oxalate is derived from dietary oxalate.
Dr. Elsey’s cleanprotein™ was inspired by the protein levels found in natural prey. Dr. Elsey’s cleanprotein™ has low oxalate by excluding plants commonly found in competitive diets to help ensure healthy kidney function and an active lifestyle.
What is Oxalate and Why Does it Matter?
Oxalic acid is an organic acid produced in animals and plants when sugars and other carbohydrates and carbon sources (protein) are metabolized. Your body and your pet’s body obtain oxalates in two ways, some is absorbed from your diet and some you manufacture in your own body.
As a leading cause of death in felines, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is one of the worst outcomes a cat owner can face. Research has shown that the prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) to be even higher than previously believed, with 50% of cats of all ages and as many as 80.9% of cats 15 years of age and older diagnosed with CKD.
You are what you eat is an old adage that always bears the test of time. That adage applies to your cat’s diet as well. At Dr. Elsey’s we put the true needs of a cat in the bag before you pour them out. All of our products are scientifically inspired and crafted with care.