Go! Daily Defence Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food

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Go! Daily Defence recipes give your cat whole body preventative care for life. They are nutrient-packed and nutritionist-recommended to give your cats the preventative care they need to stay strong and healthy for life. This Chicken Recipe is prepared with premium-quality chicken, antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies and essential omega oils.

Key Benefits

  • Small kibble shape and highly palatable flavor in a recipe prepared with premium-quality chicken, antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies and essential omega oils
  • Added taurine to support vision and heart function and antioxidants to support increased immunity to keep your cat healthy and happy
  • Omega oils for healthy skin and shiny coat
  • Contains no beef, wheat, corn or soy, by-product meals, added growth hormones or artificial preservatives
  • Suitable for cats of all ages

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  • Item Number
    55390
  • Weight
    16.0 pounds
  • Brand
    Petcurean
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    Canada
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, De-Boned Chicken, Whole Brown Rice, Whole White Rice, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Salmon Meal, Natural Chicken Flavour, Sunflower Oil, Rice Bran, Apples, Carrots, Potatoes, Cranberries, Flaxseed Oil, Whole Dried Egg, Salmon Oil, Alfalfa, Phosphoric Acid, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (a Source of Vitamin C), Niacin, Inositol, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulphate, Zinc Oxide, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulphate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Dl-Methionine, Dried Chicory Root, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Rosemary.

Caloric Content

4,604 kcal/kg, 552 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 32.0% min
Crude Fat 20.0% min
Crude Fiber 2.5% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Ash 6.5% max
Phosphorus 0.8% min
Magnesium 0.09% max
Taurine 0.21% min
Omega 6 3.2% min
Omega 3 0.63.0% min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Less Active Daily Feeding (Cups) Active Daily Feeding (Cups) Kitten Daily Feeding (Cups)
1 - 2 lbs 1/8 - 1/6
2 - 5 lbs 1/8 - 1/6 1/6 - 1/4 1/6 - 1/4
5 - 7 lbs 1/6 - 1/4 1/4 - 3/8 1/4 - 3/8
7 - 10 lbs 1/4 - 1/3 3/8 - 1/2 3/8 - 1/2
10 - 13 lbs 1/3 - 1/2 1/2 - 3/4 1/2 - 3/4
13 - 16 lbs 1/2 - 3/4 3/4 - 1

The amount of food your cat needs will vary depending on breed, activity level, age and climate. Use our feeding chart as a guide, adjusting the quantity fed to achieve your cat's ideal weight.

We suggest feeding twice a day, kittens more often. Provide fresh, clean water at all times. Love, attention, playtime and chin scratches should be given freely, as often as possible.

Pregnant/lactating females: increase intake by 50%.

Transition Instructions

It’s important to slowly transition your pet to a new food so their system has a chance to adapt to the change. The transition period should be at minimum, ten days and could take upwards of two weeks, depending on your pet’s sensitivity to change: On day one, introduce 10% new food / 90% old food. Keep the food at this ratio for two or more days. Next, increase the ratio to 20% new food / 80% old food for two or more days. Repeat increasing in increments of 10% until you’re feeding 100% of the new food. If your pet experiences any kind of digestive upset during this time, try slowing down the process to let his/her digestive tract adjust to the new food. Some vomiting and/or diarrhea can be normal when introducing new foods as the digestive process and the naturally occurring bacteria your pet’s body requires is a complex and delicate system. If you experience any vomiting and/or diarrhea, be sure to reduce the amount of new food the next time you feed and overall, slow the whole transition period down even more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between GO!, NOW FRESH and GATHER?

At Petcurean, we’re experts in crafting recipes designed to meet the needs of dogs and cats (and cats and dogs) of all different shapes, sizes, backgrounds and ages. Each of our three-core products were designed for a specific purpose.

GO! GO! Provides solutions for your pet’s unique dietary needs

  • Solutions-based to meet the needs of all dogs & cats
  • Limited Ingredient Diets
  • Highly palatable recipes that perform, resulting in healthier pets with less stool volume + shinier coats
  • With Grain Free, Gluten Free & Potato Free recipe options
  • High meat concentration options (GO! F+F)
  • Designed for all life stages

NOW FRESH NOW FRESH is available in life-stage and breed size (for dogs) and features 100% fresh meat and oils (no rendered ingredients)

  • Made with 100% fresh meat and fresh oil (no rendered ingredients
  • Grain & Gluten Free
  • Designed for life stages for dogs and cats and breed sizes for dogs

GATHER GATHER includes certified and organic ingredients and is sustainably produced

  • Certified ingredients (including Organic, MSC and Vegan Certifications)
  • Sustainable ingredients and suppliers
  • Utilizing fresh & dehydrated meats (no rendered ingredients)
  • Grain & Gluten Free Options
  • For Adult and Senior Dogs and Cats

I followed the feeding guidelines on your packaging, but my pet is too fat/thin. Why?

Feeding Guidelines are simply a place to start. You should increase or decrease the amount you feed based on your pet’s activity level and weight.

Are the ingredients used in Petcurean products “human-grade”?

All of our fresh meat and meat meal ingredients are sourced from animals passed fit for human consumption by the CFIA. The fruits and vegetables used in our recipes also come from the human food chain. We do not, however, claim that our ingredients are “human-grade”; once an individual ingredient leaves a “human-grade” processing facility and enters a “pet food” processor, the ingredient loses its “human-grade” classification.

What is an organic ingredient?

A certified organic ingredient provides a guarantee that the ingredient has met strict government standards for how food is grown, handled and processed; using organic agricultural methods. Organic agriculture focuses on farming practices that encourage soil and water conservation and regeneration, and reduces pollution. Organic farmers use natural fertilizers and pest control methods to benefit the soil, plants and animals for a healthy environment.

Where are your products made?

Petcurean dry pet foods are produced in Ontario, Canada. Our canned products are primarily produced in Ontario, Canada and secondarily at a plant in New Jersey, USA. Our SPIKE Jerky Treats are manufactured in Gainsville, Georgia and our SPIKE Treat Bars are made in Brampton, Ontario. We are 100% China free for processing and ingredient sourcing. None of our meat proteins, grains, cereals, fruits and vegetables in any of our recipes are processed in China, and none of our ingredients are sourced in China.

Do you use wheat gluten, or rice protein concentrate in any of your recipes?

No. Glutens from wheat and rice protein concentrate are an inferior source of protein and we prefer to use only premium sources of protein (in the form of meat, poultry and fish).

What is a meal (i.e. chicken meal)?

Fresh meat is converted into a meat meal by a third party using a cooking process. This process removes the water from the meat and allows pet food manufacturers to add meat meal as a dry ingredient. Meat meals are used in pet food to ensure a finished pet food kibble which is high in quality protein and more nutrient dense (since it takes 3 to 5 lbs of fresh meat to produce 1 pound of meal). In addition, meat meals have an increased shelf life as compared to fresh meat. At Petcurean, we ensure all of our meat meals are not preserved with ethoxyquin, BHA or BHT between slaughter and processing and require all of our suppliers and partners to use natural preservatives (Vitamin E). Petcurean only uses ‘named’ meat meals (such as chicken meal) in our foods as these meals are of higher quality protein source and are made only from muscle meats and bone.

What kind of preservatives do you use in your recipes?

Petcurean uses only natural mixed tocopherols* to preserve our food; we don’t use any artificial or chemical preservatives in our salmon meal or any of our pet food recipes (no ethoxyquin, BHA or BHT). We are extremely diligent regarding this issue and take extra steps to ensure all of our suppliers and partners are fully compliant. *Mixed tocopherols are also an excellent source of vitamin E

Is your food baked or extruded?

Our goal is to maintain the nutritional integrity of the ingredients we use in our recipes and so we extrude our foods at temperatures which are lower than typical baking. The end result; a nutrient-rich, highly digestible product for pets.

Where are the ingredients used in your products sourced?

GO!™ and NOW FRESH™ Products: All of the meat proteins, grains, cereals, fruits and vegetables in our GO!™ and NOW FRESH™ products are sourced from North America (as close to the production facility as possible) with the exception of our pasture raised lamb and grass fed venison which is sourced from Australia and New Zealand (from EU certified plants). We choose to partner with a trusted network of local farmers and ranchers who can provide us with the freshest and highest-quality product possible; this not only fulfills our requirement for freshness and nutritional integrity, but using local sources means less emissions polluting our air from long-distance trucking. We are 100% China free for processing and ingredient sourcing. None of our meat proteins, grains, cereals, fruits and vegetables in any of our recipes are processed in China, and none of our ingredients are sourced in China.

Who owns Petcurean?

Petcurean is a family owned business, and is still owned by the two people who originally founded the company in 1999.

Do you guarantee your products?

Yes, our products are 100% guaranteed. On the rare occasion that a pet will not eat or has a physical difficulty with one of our recipes, please return the bag to the store where you bought the product, along with your receipt, for a full refund or exchange for another one of our products.

What is your company’s stance on sustainability?

Petcurean is committed to sustainable business practices, and we are continuing to encourage the flexible packaging industry to invest in the research and development required to make our packaging 100% recyclable. For our GO!, NOW FRESH and SUMMIT recipes, the packaging’s plastic interior lining is made from material that currently can’t be recycled; since all of our foods are free of artificial preservatives, this layer is essential to ensure our premium-quality food is kept fresh and safe.

For GATHER, we searched high and low for a sustainable packaging option that is durable and is able to adequately maintain product freshness. We learned that in the waste reduction hierarchy, the most important factor in packaging sustainability is reducing the amount of material used, followed by reusing material, and then recycling or composting. This is why we selected to use a plastic that is made from 30% plant-based material instead of petroleum-based plastic. This earth-friendly plastic is produced from sugarcane, a plant that is highly efficient in terms of water consumption and captures carbon dioxide from the atmosphere while it grows.

With GATHER, we’ve also put extra focus around sourcing from suppliers with certified and organic ingredients which are sustainably produced. Every partner we considered as a provider of ingredients for our GATHER recipes were required to meet our strict criteria for sustainability, based on five key pillars, including:

  1. Following humane animal welfare practices
  2. Protecting water supplies and limiting water use
  3. Protecting farmer, rancher and producer livelihoods
  4. Ensuring the preservation of natural resources
  5. Actively working to preserve biodiversity

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  • The kids hate it but.

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    Not one of 12 would eat this willingly, at first! Studies say cats can distinguish healthfull foods and will eventually choose to eat them instead of junk... they're eating less of the twinkie Purina and throwing less of this on the floor these days. One day an 8 lb bag will feed my 4 for a month. My mom's might just keep eating the twinkie food. GREAT nutrition: hallmarks include low amount to food, good ingredients, and reduced waste and smells. Better haircoats.

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  • He likes it!

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    Our new adoptee came to us and promptly went on a hunger strike due to changes in his life. Our vet recommended this food and he has been fine ever since.

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  • Good food for cats

    By on

    I think she likes it; been mixing with the other flavor of this brand that I have.

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  • Well, they're eating it!

    By on

    They apparently love this food because they look like they are expanding!

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  • No Cigar!

    By on

    I read the reviews on Go! Chicken Recipe before buying it as my cats are fairly picky. One lady said she had FIVE picky cats and all FIVE liked this food. So, I purchased it as my male kitty has been on Purina Naturals (chicken & rice) for years, but seems to have an allergy to something in the product. The odds were high they would like Go! But, neither cat would eat it. It has just sat in the bowl all week. Big bummer. Now, I'm stuck with this large bag of expensive food.

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  • A Food Everyone Likes...

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    I decided to purchase this food after trying three others with my five cats. One is very picky and when faced with the other foods, he just didn't eat. This food came with all the healthy ingredients I was looking for, and it is something they all will eat. The size is perfect, as I have one cat that will spit larger pieces all over the place. The big selling point was that it has all the amino acids cats need for health, something that some of the other premium foods didn't have. Worth the higher price!!

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  • So happy I found this food

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    I learned of this food on Facebook when someone posted a food recall. I had not heard of it previously and am so happy to now be able to feed it to my kitties. Thank you Chewy.com for carrying the healthiest of foods.

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  • The best cat food ever!!!

    By on

    This is my cats favorite food. It makes his coat shiney and his litter box is not as stinky definitely makes a difference. I recently tried another food and was a big mistake. My cat ate his food much slower then usuall and continued to beg for other food which was unusual and litter box wasn't as it was before. I know now I need to keep GO food in stock. I'm glad chewy carries it.

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  • My cats took to this right away

    By on

    Been trying to find a quality dry food for my cats, even the one compromised kidneys. Although this has a questionable ingredient, the overall quality is very good and my cats started eating it right away and continue to. I don't, however, buy this from Chewy any longer, the shipping times are just too long now.

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  • Excellent product

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    I've been feeding my cats GO! dry cat food for years and they don't like any other brand. This one is their favorite flavor but I do alternate - they aren't so crazy about the Freshwater Trout + Salmon though but they'll eat it.

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