Lotus Oven-Baked Duck Recipe Grain-Free Dry Cat Food

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Description

Your cat will dance around her bowl at mealtime when you serve the Oven-Baked Duck dry cat food from Lotus. With real duck, wholesome vegetables and legumes, your kitty is sure to enjoy this flavorful tango of ingredients—but this grain-free food was designed to be so much more than flavorful. Duck is the first ingredient, putting high-quality protein first, and salmon oil is added for a nourishing dose of omega-3 fatty acids. Your kitty will enjoy the flavor of wholesome fruits and vegetables—like carrots, apples, blueberries and pumpkin—while she gets the carbohydrates she needs from whole green peas and sweet potatoes. So, you don't need to compromise health for taste after all!

Key Benefits
  • Wholesome, flavorful dry food is oven-baked in Canada, with all the goodness your feline needs to stay strong, healthy and happy.
  • Grain-free recipe avoids common ingredients like rice and barley, for cats who are sensitive or choosy pet parents who prefer to go without grains.
  • Tasty formula is made with real, high-quality protein like duck, clams, pork liver and duck meal.
  • Relies on healthful, low-starch carbohydrates—like peas and tapioca—rather than fillers.
  • Includes antioxidants from fruits, sweet potatoes, carrots and potatoes.

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  • Item Number
    82115
  • Weight
    9.0 pounds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, Low Glycemic, No Corn No Wheat No Soy
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Duck, Duck Meal, Pork Liver, Whole Dried Green Peas, Dried Egg Product, Pea Fiber, Tapioca Flour, Turkey Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Brewers Dried Yeast, Organic Soybean Oil (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Natural Yeast Flavor, Olive Oil, Salmon Oil, Carrots, Apples, Clams, Garlic, Blueberries, Pumpkin, Spinach, Sea Salt, Calcium Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Niacin, Vitamin E Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Oxide, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera, Inulin, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Solubles, Dried Lactobacillus Lactis Fermentation Solubles, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Solubles, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

3,531 kcal/kg, 417.7 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein35.0% min
Crude Fat15.0% min
Crude Fiber5.25% max
Moisture10.0% max
Ash6.5% max
Taurine0.12% min
Vitamin E50 IU/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.85% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids2.0% min
Ascorbic Acid200mg/kg min
Feeding Instructions

Feeding Guidelines: Cups (8 oz) per day

Cat/Kitten WeightWeaning to 4 months4 to 7 months7 to 9 Months9 to 12 MonthsAdult Maintenance
1 lbs1/41/41/4
4 lbs11/21/21/21/4
6 lbs1 3/413/41/21/2
8 lbs 1 1/413/41/2
10 lbs 1 1/2113/4
12 lbs 1 1/213/4
14 lbs 1 1/21 1/41

For cats greater than 14 lbs add 1/8 cup of food for every 2 lbs.

FAQ

Why is baked dry pet food better than extruded dry pet food?

Because we bake our dog and cat foods, we are able to use up to twice as much fresh meat as extruded pet foods. Then there’s better palatability - in 1 third - party study, Lotus Wholesome Duck Recipe fed 11/2 times better as a first choice against the leading specialty dry duck formulas for dogs. And we do it all without any added flavors or sprayed on fats (Feel the difference - Lotus is not greasy like most extruded foods).Baked foods are cooked at 1 atmospheric pressure slowly cooking and browning each piece of Lotus. Extruders cook food at 2 - 3 times atmospheric pressure using steam. Extruded kibble gets its puffy appearance from being cooked at such high pressure, then being released back into normal atmospheric pressure after cooking. This is cooking from the inside out (think microwave).Oven - baked Lotus retains 100% of its vitamins. Extruded dog and cat foods typically lose an average of 40% of their vitamins. This means that all of Lotus’ fresh fruits and vegetables still provide all of those wonderful antioxidants to keep your best friend’s cells healthy. Lotus even retained 100% of its proteins compared to extruded foods that typically lose 20% during drying the drying process.Feed less! A bag of Lotus lasts 20% longer. This is because a cup of Lotus weighs only 4 oz and many extruded foods weigh an average of 6 ozSlow oven - baking takes about 3 times as long, but we think all the benefits are worth it.

Why do some of the lotus kibble pieces look like they have grill marks on them?

Lotus dry foods are baked in real ovens, like the 1 you have at home. So, of course, there will be some browning from the oven. The Lotus kibbles come out shaped slightly different from each other—the same way homemade cookies are never perfectly round.

Where does lotus source all of their ingredients?

All ingredients are sourced in North America (USA and Canada). There are 3 exceptions on our ingredient lists: New Zealand Green Mussel, Deboned Lamb and Lamb Meal - all these great ingredients come from New Zealand.

Where is lotus made?

Our oven - baked foods are made in small batches in a family owned and operated Canadian bakery. all of our canned foods are made in small batches in our very own micro - cannery in California.

Why are whole grains beneficial?

We use whole grains because of the many nutritional benefits they provide. For example, brown rice provides vitamin E to help maintain healthy cells. Brown rice also supplies insoluble fiber which becomes food for the good bacteria in your pet’s large intestine.In fact, our brown rice is actually more expensive than chicken meal because it’s the same brown rice you’d cook at home. Although chicken meal is a nutritious ingredient, it’s not used in the household kitchen.Rye is another whole grain, but this 1 has the highest concentration of lignans, antioxidant like compounds that help keep cells healthy.Barley and oatmeal are a great source of B vitamins, as well as insoluble fiber, which can help feed good bacteria in the large intestine.

What makes the oil blend in lotus so good for my pet’s skin and coat?

We selected 3 special oils for our dog food, each with their own amazing benefits. We chose soy oil because it is a good source of omega - 6 and omega - 3 fatty acids in the form of Alpha Linolenic Acid. We chose olive oil because it’s a rich source linoleic acid (omega - 6). And we added salmon oil because it’s rich in 2 omega - 3 fatty acids - DHA and EPA. DHA has been shown to improve learning in puppies whose mothers were fed a diet containing DHA. All Lotus cat recipes contain chicken fat as well because cats have an increased need for fat, as compared to dogs.

How do I know that lotus is really ethoxyquin free?

Lotus only purchases proteins that are specified by the manufacturer to be preserved with vitamin E, citric acid, and rosemary. This means all our fish, fish meal, chicken, chicken meal, lamb, lamb meal, duck, and duck meal are all naturally preserved. We do this even though we could claim our food is natural by just adding a natural preservative to the food and not worrying about how our proteins are preserved. We feel it’s necessary to go the extra mile and commit to never buying proteins that are preserved with things like Ethoxyquin, BHT, or BHA even though they are cheaper.

I hear many pet food companies say their food contains no soy. will the soy oil in lotus cause an allergic reaction in my dog or cat?

No, the soy oil is 1 of the oils in Lotus that supplies both linoleic acid (an omega 6 fatty acid) and alpha linolenic acid(an omega 3 fatty acid). It is not a protein like soybean meal which is often used as an inexpensive source of protein in some foods. Allergies are primarily caused by proteins, not fatty acids or oils. In fact, Lotus does not use any concentrated plant based proteins like soybean meal, potato protein, pea protein or rice protein concentrate, for that very reason.

I’ve heard that taurine is a necessary nutrient for cats. I’ve seen added taurine recently in some lamb and rice foods for dogs. why doesn’t lotus add taurine to their lamb and rice formula for dogs?

Because dogs can produce taurine if they have all of the required amino acids. Lotus lamb supplies these amino acids with lamb meat, Pollock and lamb meal as protein sources and not just lamb meal. Lamb meal tends to be higher in ash (bone) and collagen than lamb meat and doesn’t have as much usable protein. Also, Lotus does not use ingredients like rice bran which is often combined with lamb meal which is often the only protein source in other dog foods. When a dog is fed this type of diet, he/she may not get all of the required amino acids to produce taurine, so those dog foods add taurine. A deficiency in taurine can lead to heart issues.

Who does the artwork on lotus’ packaging?

All of the Lotus packaging artwork is done by Bay Area artist Nicholas Wilton. The natural, organic shapes and textures represented in Wilton’s work reflect the organic, holistic nature of Lotus foods. That’s why we chose Wilton to illustrate the images that our art director, Betsy Nathane designed. Wilton’s work can be found at nicholaswiltonpaintings.com

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    "WE" both love it!

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    This kibble got my approval from the list of ingredients; the first 3 are Duck, Duck Meal, Pork Liver. And then, some clams but no fish, no preservatives, and NO GRAIN. Then I put a bowl of it out and it was approved by my Himalayan. I like the rough shape of the kibbles, I think it makes them easier to crunch, as cats cannot chew. My cat gets a blend of 5 different kibbles in her feeder. I make up an assortment as the feeder needs to be filled. She will take her paw and pull out one at a time and eat it. When we run into a kibble she doesn't like, she will push it to the side and I will find a pile of them hidden behind the water bowl. That's saying it loud and clear. She really likes this kibble This kibble got my approval from the list of ingredients; the first 3 are Duck, Duck Meal, Pork Liver. And then, some clams but no fish, no preservatives, and NO GRAIN. Then I put a bowl of it out and it was approved by my Himalayan. I like the rough shape of the kibbles, I think it makes them easier to crunch, as cats cannot chew. My cat gets a blend of 5 different kibbles in her feeder. I make up an assortment as the feeder needs to be filled. She will take her paw and pull out one at a time and eat it. When we run into a kibble she doesn't like, she will push it to the side and I will find a pile of them hidden behind the water bowl. That's saying it loud and clear. She really likes this kibble, by itself she will eat it, and in a blend, none of them behind the water bowl! so Win/Win! … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a one will touch it

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    This food is so hard, none of my 6 will even attempt it. I tried soaking it over night then add hot water and even add nutritional yeast for enticement...won’t go near it! I don’t understand why they sell this it is very unappealing.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    3 spoiled girls (me&cats)

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    This stuff is great. It costs a billion dollars but I think it's worth it. After many food rotations, switching between the lotus duck and chicken is always a success. My Persians know, on the one hand that it isn't a treat, so it isn't like a fur flying feed circus, but it's gratifying to NEVER throw out a full bowl of kibble because it's always yummy for them. This stuff is really great quality and is a favorite of my cats! Recommend. (And I love the artwork on the bag!)

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Nasty cat food

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    Cats will not go near bowl. They have been puking all night after eating.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Dry food? They think it’s an appetizer and/or dessert!

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    Just like the vet ordered, my 2 kittens are on a canned diet (Lotus, of course), but I also got a small bag of the dry food for a treat. Now they refuse to start eating a meal (even if it’s venison!), unless there’s an appetizer of oven-baked duck recipe crunchies from Lotus served on the dining room table! (Ok, they’re spoiled, but they love their Lotus).

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    My cat would not touch it

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    One of his vets recommended this as being more healthy than his other dry food because it is baked. Not a real picky eater, my boy never even tried one piece.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    great quality

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    Great quality food but my cat would just not eat it. She loves the lotus canned but isn't interested in the kibble.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    They like it

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    They like it, and I was shocked because my little mau girl doe not like duck. But I had to find another protein to because they might be allergic to their favorite protein which is chicken.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    great quality food

    By on Top 1000 Contributor

    I'm currently feeding my kitten Lotus Duck Pate and Chicken Kitten Recipe dry. He didn't love this as much as the Kitten Recipe so I'm currently giving this to him a few pieces at a time which he eats and seems to enjoy. Although I would like to get him on a 100% grain free diet, neither of us are in any hurry.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy cats

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    I have four new cats and wanted a dry cat food to supplement their canned food. They enjoy this as much as their canned. But I am most impressed with Chewy.com!

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