Essence Ocean & Freshwater Recipe Grain-Free Dry Cat Food

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Description

Give your feline friend a bowl of meaty goodness at mealtime with Essence Ocean & Freshwater Grain-Free Dry Cat Food. This premium, dry cat food is made from sustainable animal sources. It’s also high in protein and packed with delicious, wholesome fish favorites like salmon, herring and sardines. Since it’s grain-free and free of red meat and potato, this food it makes a great option for cats with sensitive stomachs.

Key Benefits
  • Premium, dry cat food made from sustainable animal sources.
  • High in protein.
  • Made without red meat or poultry.
  • Grain-free recipe.
  • Free of potatoes.

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  • Item Number
    264243
  • Weight
    10.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, High-Protein, Natural, No Corn No Wheat No Soy
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Salmon, Herring, Sardines, Mackerel, Cod Meal, Pollock Meal, Catfish Meal, Red Lentils, Green Lentils, Olive Oil, Herring Meal, Natural Flavors, Coconut Flour, Navy Beans, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Pumpkin, Taurine, Fructooligosaccharide, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, D Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), New Zealand Green Mussel, Chia Seed Oil.

Caloric Content

3,680 kcal/kg, 418 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein40.0% min
Crude Fat17.5% min
Crude Fiber5.0% max
Moisture10.0% max
Calcium1.5% min
Phosphorus1.0% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids1.0% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids1.6% min
Taurine0.2% min
Feeding Instructions
WeightDaily Feeding (cup)
Up to 2 lbs1/8-1/5
2-4 lbs1/5-1/4
4-6 lbs1/4-1/3
6-8 lbs1/3-1/2
8-10 lbs1/2-2/3
10-12 lbs2/3-3/4
12-14 lbs3/4-1

Kittens post weaning to 5-months-old, feed three time as much food as an adult cat of the same weight. Between 5-months and 1-year, feed your kittens 1.5-2 times as much food as an adult cat and start feeding kittens as adults after 1 year. For pregnant females, monitor and maintain as adequate source of food so that your pregnant or lactating cat can freely eat as she needs. Always maintain a clean water supply that your pregnant or lactating cat can easily access.

Transition Instructions

Mix approximately 25% of the new food in with the previous food for the first three days. For the next three days, mix half of the new food and half of the previous food for three days. Lastly, mix 25% of the previous food with the new food. At the end of this period, you will then be able to feed the new food to your dog solely.

About Essence Original Cat Food

Essence Original Cat Food

These clean and nutritious, multi-protein kibble recipes contain 85% or higher animal or fish protein ingredients. Matching canned cat food recipes are also available, all of which contain 96% animal or fish protein ingredients.

Versatile Menu

Whether your pet prefers one animal protein over another, is sensitive to grains, or enjoys having grains in her diet, there’s an Essence Pet Food for her. Essence Pet Foods offers both grain-free and ancient grain inclusive recipes, with a variety of different animal proteins. With so many options to choose from, finding an Essence recipe for your pet is a breeze.

Cat

Packed with Protein

Cats love animal protein in their diet, that’s why all Essence Original Cat Food features a minimum of 85% animal protein ingredients. The high content of quality animal protein ingredients makes Essence Pet Foods highly palatable.  With a variety of different animal protein options available, there is sure to be an Essence Pet Food recipe your cat will love.

Farm-to-Plate Philosophy and Sustainably Sourced Ingredients

Essence always keeps your pet’s health and wellness as their number one priority. That’s why they always select the healthiest vegetables to pair with high-quality animal proteins for all of their recipes. The result? Food that your pet loves and that you feel good about!

Pumpkin

Helps support your pet’s skin and coat health, while an abundance of the amino acid cucurbitacin help eliminate parasites.

Coconut Flour

Contains Medium Chain Triglycerides (MTC's), which can help eliminate bacteria, sustain hunger levels and increase cognitive ability.

Sea Vegetables

Help balance blood pH levels and are a great source of fundamental minerals.

Chia Seed Oil

Packed with antioxidants, which help encourage a proper balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

Complete and Balanced Formula

Your cat will benefit from the variety of minerals in these recipes, including iron, copper, manganese, zinc proteinate, calcium iodate and selenium yeast. 

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are also included because they are extremely important for your furry best friend, as they help support brain development and regulate blood pressure. Both types of fatty acids help maintain your pet’s immune system functions, too.

Vitamins E, A and D3 can help soothe and restore the health of your cat’s skin and coat, while vitamins B3 and B12 help break down fatty acids for healthy skin and proper digestion.

About Essence

Essence is a line of pet food from Pets Global Family of Brands. Essence has two distinct lines, both offering kibble and canned varieties—Essence Original, which is available for dogs and cats, and Essence Limited Ingredient Recipe, which is available for dogs only.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

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    By VtMary on Jan 25, 2022

    I hate giving a bad review but I thought that I was getting my cats a healthy treat. The message was loud and clear and my cats even left the kitchen. I feed a good premium kibble from Solid Gold which they really like so they are used to grain free. This kibble has a very strong smell which even seemed a little off putting. When they said no I was saddened. I tried to give what was in the bowl to my Labrador, he took a bite and spit it out ! He will eat anything. Well, needless to say, I will dispose of the remainder of the bag.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a favorite

    By DiamondNaturalsKitten on Dec 14, 2021 top1000Contributor

    We had 4 cats when I tried this recipe. Not one of them showed much interest, only eating it if there was nothing else. The kibble has a really STRONG fish smell, to the point where I double bagged it to try to contain the smell. Also, the bag contained a lot of crumbs. I'm not sure if that was a result of the packaging process or that the kibble crumbled easily. Either way, that was another reason for the cats not to eat it as they don't seem to like crumbs.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Must be Good - But Not happy with the leaked waste in the packing box

    By Jack on Oct 14, 2021

    Well, I hadn't opened this package when it first arrived, due to many hey reasons, but my cats sure knew there was FOOD in there as they kept scratching and biting at the box. Well, I finally opened it some days after receiving it -- and somehow during shipping a lot of the Dry Cat Food was all over inside the box and packaging, thus it went all over the floor when the box was completely opened. I let them eat from the floor until they had enough and then cleaned up the rest and threw it away with the remainder of wasted cat food. NOT the way I expect to use a Good cat food for the first time ordering. VERY Disappointed to say the least.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Choice

    By Felix on Nov 13, 2021

    Quality ingredients, reasonable price. One of my cats really enjoys eating this flavor; the other prefers Essence Air and Gamefowl. There haven't been any upset stomachs alternating between the two flavors. The kibble are small but this seems to help the older cat from dropping bits.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Kitties like it.

    By ChristiW on Dec 1, 2021

    Its quality food and a win with the kitties. They like having this added to their smorgasbord. Essence is a good brand & comparable in price, or a bit better, with other quality brands.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Cats say, "No Thank You"

    By Meghan on Aug 31, 2021

    I was sure that my cats would love this when I opened the bag because it smells (powerfully) of fish but, alas, they refused to eat it. I have a LOT of cats and they ALL refused to eat this food. I even picked up their other dry food and withheld treats and they still wouldn't eat it (but got very good at tripping me to get my attention so I'd feed them). I have absolute confidence that this is a great product and would make my cats healthier (which is why I gave it two stars instead of one) - IF they'd eat it that is... maybe it would have worked if I had started them on this food as kittens (like a child that grows up in a house that eats lots of vegetables)? I even tried mixing it with I was sure that my cats would love this when I opened the bag because it smells (powerfully) of fish but, alas, they refused to eat it. I have a LOT of cats and they ALL refused to eat this food. I even picked up their other dry food and withheld treats and they still wouldn't eat it (but got very good at tripping me to get my attention so I'd feed them). I have absolute confidence that this is a great product and would make my cats healthier (which is why I gave it two stars instead of one) - IF they'd eat it that is... maybe it would have worked if I had started them on this food as kittens (like a child that grows up in a house that eats lots of vegetables)? I even tried mixing it with canned food but they left that too so the stray cat got it. He did eat it but it wasn't his normal "chow down" eating so I'm guessing it's not very palatable to the cats. Maybe it's just that my cat's have eaten the cat equivalent of "McDonalds" all their lives and aren't interested in changing to quality, nutritionally dense food? … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Yet another failure

    By Nichtsolecker on Dec 23, 2021

    I had such high hopes that this would be the one, but he will not touch it. Also, I found it fairly malodorous.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Ghost's favorite food

    By Casper on Nov 20, 2021

    She has a sensitive stomach and after a year, we finally found a cat food that she doesn't throw up. It definitely stinks, but worth it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Calm bellies and soft fur

    By Moose on Aug 18, 2021

    Just like humans, things cats eat come out through their skin and hair. Our two girls are softer than a brand new teddy bear since we switched their food! Our Tortie girl (not pictured) has a very sensitive stomach and I’m pleased to say we no longer find piles of undigested food around the house. Her fur is also SO soft!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Essence Ocean recipe kibble

    By ellyshayyatthay on Aug 10, 2021

    It's rare for them all to like the same food, but 3 cats give this flavor 12 paws up. The size of the kibble is smaller than most other brands too which is a plus for one of my Abyssinian cats who occasionally gets the larger sized kibble caught in his throat. Strong fish smell, but maybe that is a good thing since this is supposed to be an ocean and freshwater recipe. ;))

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